*Note I will be updating the list as the signings roll in

Saints sign DE Tavaris Barnes – Clemson to a contract


Athletic base end with well broad shoulders and well defined legs. Good initial foot quickness off the ball. Springs into blockers with arms extended keeping himself clean. Crashes hard down the line in backside pursuit and plays with energy. Intriguing potential as interior third down rusher using twists and stunts.


Never a full-time starter. Failed to play in more than 30 percent of the defensive snaps in any of his four years at Clemson. Is underdeveloped as a pass rusher. Will bull rush and use an occasional slant move to pressure quarterback, but lacking in skill right now. Needs to improve hand usage as rusher. Run-around athlete still learning the game. – NFL.com

The Saints sign ILB Stephon Sanders – SMU to a contract

Senior (2014): Played and started in 11 games, missing the final game of the season… Ranked second on the team with 70 tackles, including 43 solo stops… Led the team with eight tackles for loss… Had a season-high 10 tackles on two occasions (at East Carolina, Houston)… Recorded 2.5 sacks on the season… Tallied four pass breakups and one QBH… Had at least five tackles in eight games… HONORS: Selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

The Saints sign LB Markus Pierce Brewster – West Texas A&M to a contract

Junior Year (2012): Played in all 13 games, started in all 13 games…Transferred prior to the 2012 season to SU from the City College of San Francisco … Against Northwestern, in his SU debut, recorded seven tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of three yards and recovered a fumble … Against USC, tallied one tackle, 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard … Against Stony Brook, totaled two tackles, including one solo and one for a loss of three yards … At Minnesota, had one tackle … Against Pittsburgh, recorded two tackles, including one solo … At Rutgers, tallied six tackles, including one solo and one tackle for a loss of one yard … Against UConn, had one solo tackle, including his first career sack for a loss of 12 yards … At South Florida, notched two tackles, including one solo … At Cincinnati, had a quarterback hurry … Against Louisivlle, recorded two tackles, including one solo and one for a loss of three yards … At Missouri, recorded four tackles, including one solo and one tackle for a loss of three yards … At Temple, had two solo tackles, including one for a loss of one yard.

Note: Brewster got kicked off the Syracuse team for his arrest in a burglary

The Saints sign DT  Ashaad Mabry – UTSA to a contract


The Saints sign WR R.J. Harris – New Hampshire to a contract

The Saints sign OL Cyril Lemon – North Texas to a contract

Offensive lineman Cyril Lemon (6-foot-2 3/4, 312 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.45 seconds with the wind and 5.55 seconds against the wind. He had a 24-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-4 broad jump. Lemon ran the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.84 seconds and the three-cone drill in 8.22 seconds. Lemon — who has 34-inch arms — performed 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Lemon has been a four-year starter at North Texas and was a good player for the Mean Green. He had a good positional workout at the pro day, but needs to improve his strength. He’ll be a good free agent to bring into camp.- Gil Brant

The Saints sign OT  Doniel Gambrell – Notre Dame to a contract


Athletic big man with an NFL frame and long arms. Excellent first-step quickness and lateral movement. Has the footwork necessary to crossface or hook defender. Has athleticism necessary to play tackle but might fit inside at guard. Plays from two- and three-point stance. Flashes ability to play with desired hand placement and punch. Smooth glider to second level and can mirror and finish in space. Has enough length and natural ability to redirect from guard position when pass rushers get to his edge. Praised by scouts for his maturity and leadership. Gambrell more than held his own against FBS-level competition during practices for the College Gridiron Showcase in Arlington, Texas.


Needs to improve his instincts and understanding of offense. Will seek to go get defensive end on running plays where he simply needs to hold his ground and run the defender upfield. Has decent kick­-slide and set-up, but relies on quick­ sets and will set out too wide, opening door for inside moves. Struggles to redirect back inside and shut down inside moves. Tends to panic and rush to edge when he sees blitzer coming. Needs more consistent leverage and hip snap to capture and contain in run game. – NFL.com

The Saints sign DT  Kaleb Eulls – Mississippi St to a contract.

A rock solid starter and leader on the defensive line for four seasons … Started all 52 games of his career acquiring 118 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss of 34 yards, four sacks, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery … Named to the 2011 All-SEC Freshman Team in a vote by the league’s coaches . . . Was the only defensive freshman (true or redshirt) to start all 13 games in the SEC in 2011 . . . Saw time at both defensive tackle and defensive end during developmental season but played predominantly at defensive tackle his final three seasons … Selected to the Senior Bowl following his final season.

The Saints sign OG Sean Hickey – Syracuse to a contract



Can get good movement when he locks in. At his best in jump sets, with a good punch and good leverage inside. Walls off defenders effectively in run game. Can drop his anchor and take a stand against power rushers when needed.


Looks lost when he gets to the second level. Poor footwork on every wide defender. Plays with low, wide hands on pass pro, which leads to a lack of punch. Turns his shoulders and opens up too quickly in pass pro. Does not look for work downfield. Lacks thickness through his chest.- NFL.com

The Saints sign TE Jack Tabb – North Carolina to a contract


The Saints sign TE Harold Spears – New Hampshire to a contract


Thick target who isn’t easily knocked off of his feet after the catch. Plays with soft hands and above-average catch radius. Able to handle the big hit over the middle while still finishing the catch. Can make the tough catches look easy. Productive two-year run with 90 catches for 1,316 yards and 8 touchdowns. Uses his high school basketball experience to his advantage as it pertains to body control.


Looks slow and unnatural at times when getting into his routes. Feels like he’s counting steps as he runs routes. Looked much bigger than verified height (a little shorter than 6-foot-4), which speaks to level of competition he faced. Poor run blocker at this juncture. Leans into blocks and can’t consistently sustain them. Lacks aggressive demeanor when asked to block and hand placement needs work. – NFL.com

The Saints sign WR Malcome Kennedy – Texas A & M to a contract



Generally reliable hands when asked to catch over the middle. Good size for a slot receiver. Scouts say he has football intelligence you look for. Tough player. Willing to work the middle when called on. Played hurt. Creates leverage downfield through quality of his routes. Finds ways to make defenders miss at times in space, despite average athleticism.


Shows very little functional acceleration to open passing windows against man coverage. Primarily a possession receiver who benefited from system. Waits too long on throws to get to him rather than snatching with extended arms. Marginal athleticism. Dances a little too much after the catch. Doesn’t make as many tough catches as he could.

Draft Projection -Priority free agent

The Saints sign DT Bobby Richardson – Indiana to a contract


STRENGTHS: Light on his feet with the lateral quickness to sidestep blocks and close on the quarterback…good flexibility and body control for the position, making him a moving target for blockers…uses his long arms and large hands to effectively rip through blocks or reach into the sky – six pass break-ups and three blocked kicks in his career…very good backfield vision and run awareness to quickly locate…smart player who diagnoses quickly to sniff out plays and react.

Motor doesn’t quit, working through the whistle…versatility to play inside and outside with experience up and down the defensive line in college…senior captain and self-made player who works hard between games to improve – coachable and works his tail off in practice…adequate production for the position, averaging almost five tackles per start at Indiana…offers versatility for even and odd fronts.

WEAKNESSES: Well-built, but has room to add bulk and get stronger…lacks the brute power to overwhelm blockers and spends too much time hand fighting and locked up one-on-one…upright and tight rusher and mechanics need to improve – focused more on the end result and not enough on the process.

Needs to develop his pre-snap reads to better anticipate and put himself in position to make stops…was moved around in college and didn’t become fully comfortable at one position…inconsistent pass rush moves and won’t be a volume sack artist – three of his 5.5 sacks as a senior came in the season opener against FCS-level Indiana State…minor durability concerns, missing 2014 spring practice after off-season hernia/groin surgery.