Tryout Tuesday in New Orleans brought a couple of fullbacks with colorful nicknames to town.
Per a league source, the Saints tried out John Conner and Henry Hynoski — the Terminator and the Hynoceros, respectively. Neither has been signed.
The Saints have a fullback on the roster. But Austin Johnson was a surprise scratch for Sunday’s win at Indy, which suggests that he’s called out of favor.
Conner (picture) has played for the Jets, Bengals, and Giants. He returned to the Jets in 2014, and he followed coach Rex Ryan to Buffalo earlier this year. Conner didn’t make it to Week One. Hynoski, a four-year veteran, spent his full career with the Giants and appeared in every game last year.
Also getting tryouts on Tuesday in New Orleans were linebackers Henry Coley, Jeff Luc, and Jason Williams and long snappers Patrick Scales and Christian Yount. Coley was signed to the practice squad.
The Saints currently have an open roster spot; they released defensive back Sammy Seamster on Tuesday.