Saints news: Saints complete the signing of another defensive lineman

Saints sign Nathan Latu to a UDFA deal.
The sibling of an NFL tight end will seek his own opportunity.
The New Orleans Saints have acquired Oklahoma State defensive lineman Nathan Latu as an undrafted free agent.

Latu, the brother of San Francisco 49ers tight end Cameron Latu, joined the Cowboys as a defensive starter after transferring from junior college.

He measures 6’5″ and weighs 250 pounds, with a lengthy build, fast footwork, and the ability to disrupt opponents’ running games.

During his time in Stillwater, he recorded 46 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks.

Currently, Latu will wear #54 in the Black and Gold. However, statistics may alter prior to the season due to roster cutbacks, among other factors.

The Saints declined Turner’s fifth-year option.

Houston’s first-round choice has struggled with injuries throughout his career.
The Saints will not exercise the fifth-year option on DE Turner’s contract.

Turner, the Saints’ first-round draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, has suffered a string of injuries in his first few seasons in the Crescent City. During his three seasons on the field, he has 38 total tackles and three sacks.

This revelation comes as no surprise, as Turner will now need to stay on the field and contribute if he wants to return to the Saints. Otherwise, New Orleans will look to younger edge rushers or address the position through the draft or free agency.



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