J.T. Barrett To Participate in New Orleans Saints' Rookie Minicamp

By Dan Hope on April 30, 2018 at 11:32 am
J.T. Barrett at the East-West Shrine Game

Another Buckeye is headed to the New Orleans Saints, at least for a few days.

Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has accepted an invitation to the Saints' rookie minicamp, Ohio State's official football Twitter account announced on Monday morning.

Barrett previously accepted an invitation to the Indianapolis Colts' rookie minicamp on Saturday after the draft. It was not immediately clear whether Barrett would still participate in the Colts' minicamp in addition to the Saints, or whether he would just be trying out for the Saints instead. The Colts are scheduled to hold their rookie minicamp May 11-13. The Saints have not yet announced dates for their rookie minicamp.

The Saints have been known for their interest in former Buckeyes in recent years, drafting Marshon Lattimore in 2018 and Michael Thomas and Vonn Bell in 2017. Fellow Ohio State products Ted Ginn and Kurt Coleman are also on the Saints' roster.

New Orleans' quarterback currently consists of Drew Brees, Tom Savage and Taysom Hill. If Barrett can earn a roster spot at the Saints' rookie minicamp, he could have a chance – perhaps a better chance than he'd have with the Colts – to beat out Savage or Hill for a backup quarterback spot.

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