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Saints sign OT Tyrus Thompson

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 22: Tyrus Thompson #72 of the Minnesota Vikings sets a block for Mario Jr. Edwards #97 of the Oakland Raiders during the preseason game on August 22, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 20-12. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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The Saints have signed offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson following a minicamp tryout, per various reports.

A sixth-round pick of the Vikings in 2015, Thompson was waived-injured at the conclusion of the preseason and later waived from the injured-reserve list. He then spent time on the practice squads of both the Jaguars and Lions and was recently waived by the Lions.

The Saints had five players with NFL experience in as tryout players for their weekend rookie minicamp, which concluded Sunday. Pass rusher Matt Shaughnessy, defensive tackle C.J. Wilson and kickers Connor Barth and Nate Freese were also in the minicamp.

Thompson was a two-year starter at Oklahoma and a first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2014.