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John DeShazier's New Orleans Saints Mailbag
June 21, 2017 08:27 PM | John DeShazier


This is our last New Orleans Saints mailbag before training camp. Looking forward to picking up where we left off. Till then, here we go:

@_iDoTally: Will the Saints have a spot on the team for an undrafted strong safety in camp?

JD: If one is good enough, absolutely. Not to sound trite, but they'll make room for anybody that shows he can help, undrafted or not. If you're specifically talking safety, it seems that at least four are locks (Kenny Vaccaro, Vonn Bell, Marcus Williams and Rafael Bush). Not to mention, Erik Harris is trying to return from injury. So that likely will be a tough rotation to crack, and yet, there's a reason teams go through offseason workouts and compete during training camp. If a guy can create a space for himself, then he can win a spot on the roster (or the practice squad).

@SF_HGA: What are your thoughts on the Saints trying to sign LBJ as a threat at receiver?

JD: Who? Honestly, the only LBJ that I can think of right now is LeBron, so you'll have to forgive my lack of knowledge and give me a little more info. Thanks.

@JeffreyE1804: Will it be possible to get Drew Brees to sign this picture for me? (NOTE: Jeffrey is a Marine, and attached a photo of himself with Brees to his question.)

JD: Jeffrey, Brees has a high regard for those who defend our country, and my guess is that he'd be honored to autograph it. I'd suggest you mail it to the facility, to his attention, and include your request along with a self-addressed envelope for the return. The address to the Saints practice facility is 5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003. And THANK YOU for your service. My caveat is this: By no means am I guaranteeing that it will be signed, only suggesting what I believe is the best avenue to achieve your goal. Brees likely receives hundreds (thousands?) of requests, so I don't want to give approval on his behalf. But I do believe that's the best way for you to approach it.

@Dj_Audiofiend: How does Hau'oli Kikaha look in practice so far?

JD: He's working his way back into form, but we really won't know until he participates in contact drills. Obviously, we're hoping for the best - the guy has torn his left ACL three times; that's not something you'd wish on your worst enemy, let alone a man who's as nice as Kikaha. But as far as running around and participating, sure, he's progressing. Just have to see how it holds up when it's time for him to plant and turn the corner, change directions, etc.

@tflem97: Hey @JohnDeShazier what's the chance you hook me up for tickets to a game next season?

JD: I've got you covered, bro. Just email me your name and address, and I'll take care of it. (And a credit card number, the expiration date on the card, the name of the cardholder as it appears on the card, and those three numbers on the back.) What games are you wanting to attend?

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