The full list of tryouts for the Saints includes:
- OLB Lamarr Houston
- DL Leger Douzable
- DL Demontre Hurst
- DL Ricky Jean Francois
- DL George Johnson
- DL Kendall Langford
- OL Michael Ola
- TE Timothy Wright
- DE C.J. Wilson
- DE Malliciah Goodman
- OT Will Beatty
- DT Jaye Howard
- LB Jacob Lindsey
- CB Trovon Reed
- CB Bradley Sylve
This is the first reported interest in Houston since he became available.
Houston, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Raiders back in 2010. After four years in Oakland, the Bears signed Houston to a five-year, $35 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed.
The Bears placed Houston on injured reserve during the preseason and recently released him with an injury settlement.
It is worth mentioning that Houston landed on the team’s injured reserve in 2014 and 2016 with ACL injuries.
In 2016, Houston recorded four tackles and no sacks for the Bears over the course of two games.
Howard, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He lasted just over a year in Seattle before he was waived and later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs.
Howard re-signed with Kansas City last year and was in the final year of his two-year, $10 million contract and set to make a base salary of $3.7 million for the 2017 season when the Chiefs cut him loose.
The Bears signed Hoard to a contract a few days after this year’s draft only to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
In 2016, Howard appeared in eight games for the Chiefs and recorded 24 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 55 interior defensive lineman out of 127 qualifying players.
Beatty, 32, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2009. He spent all six years of his career in New York before he was released in a move that freed up $4,175,000 in available cap space for the Giants.
Beatty’s 2015 season ended when tore his pectoral muscle while working in the weight room. The Giants later re-signed him to a one-year, $1.1 million contract at the start of last season.
In 2016, Beatty appeared in seven games for the Giants.
We have them featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.