Saints sign safety Sharrod Neasman, cut Mykkele Thompson

The New Orleans Saints had a new face at organized team activities on Thursday, welcoming safety Sharrod Neasman to the 90-man roster.

Neasman, 26, went undrafted out of Florida Atlantic in 2016, and he spent the past two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He appeared in three games as a rookie, 11 in 2017 and has five career tackles.

The signing of Neasman should become official Thursday evening. To make room for him, the team waived safety Mykkele Thompson.

At OTAs on Thursday, the Saints had some new absences. In addition to running back Mark Ingram and wide receiver Brandon Coleman, who were gone last week, safety Kurt Coleman and running back Daniel Lasco were not seen at practice.

Tight end Benjamin Watson returned after being gone last week. Offensive lineman Andrus Peat and defensive ends Alex Okafor Trey Hendrickson were on the field as spectators. Defensive end Cameron Jordan and linebacker A.J. Klein both did more work than last week as they’re working back from injuries.

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