After taking a look at a weekend rookie minicamp, the Saints decided to shuffle the bottom of the roster.
The biggest name of the group is journeyman defensive end Baraka Atkins, who, surprisingly, is not the guy from “The A-Team.”
Atkins was a fourth-round pick in 2007, who has two years in the league with the Seahawks, and has spent time in camps with the 49ers, Broncos, Steelers and Cowboys. That gives him some degree of background with new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan from last year, and when you’re changing systems, that doesn’t hurt.
According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, they also signed wide receiver Brent Leonard, defensive back Korey Lindsey, kicker Jose Maltos, running back Khiry Robinson and guard Jeremiah Warren.
The Saints also waived running back Shawne Alston, cornerback Ryan Lacy and center Ryan Lee, keeping them at the 90-man roster limit.