Ten players with Louisiana ties set for Saints’ rookie camp

Ten players with Louisiana ties — including two each from LSU and Southern — are among the 70 players who will participate in the Saints’ three-day rookie minicamp that begins Friday.

The former LSU players are kicker Josh Jasper and defensive tackle Josh Downs, while former Southern wide receiver Charles Hawkins and defensive back Chantz Stevenson will also be on hand for five practice sessions at the Saints training facility in Metairie.

The other six others are quarterback Ryan Griffin and long snapper Billy Johnson (Tulane), safety Malcolm Bronson (McNeese State), wide receiver Brent Leonard and tight end Keavon Milton (UL-Monroe), and former Scotlandville High cornerback Korey Lindsey (Southern Illinois).

Johnson is the son of Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson.

Saints rookie minicamp roster

The 70 players slated for the Saints’ rookie minicamp, which runs through Sunday:

No. Name Pos. School

1 Dalton Botts^ P Miami (Fla.)

2 Jose Maltos^ K n/a

2 Jon Richt^ QB Mars Hill

3 Josh Jasper^ K LSU

3 John Beck^ QB BYU

4 Ryan Griffin# QB Tulane

11 Kyle Fisher^ WR Bloomsburg

14 Andy Tanner$ WR Midwestern St.

17 Brent Leonard^ WR UL-Monroe

18 Saalim Hakim$ WR Tarleton State

19 La’Rod King^ WR Kentucky

19 Chantz Stevenson^ DB Southern

20 A.J. Davis$ CB Jacksonville St.

20 Khiry Robinson^ WR W. Texas A&M

22 Jermaine Robinson^ DB Toledo

24 Nathan Hoyte^ RB Albany State

26 Wayne Warren^ S Rutgers

29 Ryan Lacy# CB Utah

29 Eric Stephens^ RB Texas Tech

30 Duron Carter^ WR Floida Atlantic

31 Dion Turner$ CB Southern Utah

31 Charles Hawkins^ WR Southern

32 Kenny Vaccaro* S Texas

34 Shawne Alston# RB West Virginia

No. Name Pos. School

34 Korey Lindsey^ CB S. Illinois

35 Austin Johnson$ FB Tennessee

35 Damein Anderson^ CB Mississippi St.

38 Rod Sweeting# CB Georgia Tech

39 Vaughn Carraway^ S Temple

40 Brandyn Thompson^ CB Boise State

44 Taimi Tutogi^ FB Arizona

44 Nate Ness^ CB Arizona

45 Luke Anderson^ S Wyoming

46 Ray Shipman# LB UCF

47 Baraka Atkins^ LB Miami (Fla.)

48 Malcolm Bronson^ S McNeese St.

49 Billy Johnson^ LS Tulane

49 Brandon Robinson^ DB Liberty

52 Kevin Reddick# LB North Carolina

55 Eric Martin# LB Nebraska

55 Jeremiah Warren^ G South Florida

58 Chase Thomas# LB Stanford

59 Rufus Johnson* LB Tarleton State

61 Elliot Mealer# C Michigan

61 Brian Schaefering^ DL Lindenwood

62 Braylon Broughton$ DE TCU

62 Cory Procter^ C Montana

63 Ryan Lee$ G Furman

No. Name Pos. School

63 Semisi Tokolahi^ DL Washington

65 Quinn Ojinnaka^ G Syracuse

65 Josh Downs^ DT LSU

67 Bill McHale^ LB Yale

68 Tim Lelito# G Grand Valley St.

68 Bill Ross^ LB Ark.-Pine Bluff

69 Shaq Wilson^ LB South Carolina

70 Robert Maci^ LB Purdue

72 Terron Armstead* T Ark.-Pine Bluff

72 Joshua Lynn^ LB Furman

74 Glenn Foster# DE Illinois

74 Patrick Brown^ T UCF

75 Lou Alexander^ OL Syracuse

76 Blaize Foltz^ OL TCU

79 Tyler Deacon^ G Arkansas

79 Eric Norwood^ DE South Carolina

83 Keavon Milton# TE UL-Monroe

84 Kenny Stills* WR Oklahoma

85 Andrei Lintz^ TE Washington St.

86 Ryan Deehan^ TE Colorado

89 Josh Hill# TE Idaho State

92 John Jenkins* DT Georgia

* — rookie draft pick; # — rookie free agent;
$ — Saints veteran; ^ — on tryout