Saints add 6 to roster, including Korey Lindsey

Associated Press file photo by Matthew HintonNew Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis speaks during a media availability at the team's training facilities. Show caption
Associated Press file photo by Matthew HintonNew Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis speaks during a media availability at the team's training facilities.

Baton Rouge native Korey Lindsey, a former Scotlandville High standout, was among six players signed by the New Orleans Saints on Monday following the team’s three-day rookie minicamp.

Lindsey, a 5-foot-10, 194-pound cornerback, participated in the minicamp on a tryout basis. He was signed with wide receiver Brent Leonard, kicker Jose Maltos, defensive end Baraka Atkins, running back Khiry Robinson and guard Jeremiah Warren.

A seventh-round pick by Cincinnati in 2011, Lindsey, 24, has been on the active roster with Indianapolis and Arizona for parts of the past two seasons. He also has spent time on the practice squad of three teams, including the Cardinals.

A two-time all-district pick at Scotlandville, Lindsey played in 50 games at Southern Illinois with 36 starts and finished with 14 interceptions. He was a first-team Football Championship Subdivision All-American his junior and senior years.

Leonard, 6-2 and 186 pounds, played at UL-Monroe. The former walk-on was the Warhawks’ leading receiver last season with 104 catches for 1,118 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s the school’s all-time leader with 209 receptions.

A native of Keller, Texas, Leonard canceled a scheduled workout with Dallas to accept a tryout invite from the Saints.

Also, the Saints waived running back Shawne Alston, cornerback Ryan Lacy and center Ryan Lee. Alston and Lacy were rookie free agents who signed after the draft last month.

Charity events

  • Organizers of the Healing4Heroes golf tournament announced that the event will be July 20 at Squirrel Run Golf Club in New Iberia. It’s a four-player scramble with an $85 entry fee per golfer and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Former Saints player Michael Lewis will hit the first tee shot. For more information, contact Ronnie “Speedy” Baudoin at (337) 781-1958 or speedelowz@gmail.com.
  • The Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation, founded by Saints safety Roman Harper, will host its fourth annual Sainted Weekend from June 4-9 in Harper’s hometown of Prattville, Ala. The weekend will consist of a kids fun day, a leadership dinner, a celebrity pairing party and silent auction and a celebrity golf tournament and riverboat cruise. For more information, contact Princess Harper at (334) 301-3789 or harperptal41@charter.net; or Irene Kohn at (334) 549-4999 or ibkohn02@gmail.com.
  • The 22nd annual Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner is sold out. Tickets remain for the third annual Saints Hall of Fame auction/reception from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Saints’ indoor facility in Metairie. Tickets can be purchased at the door until 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact Ken Trahan at kentrahan@aol.com or (504) 471-2192.