Well, it looks like a former Falcons safety has turned to the evil empire.
No, not that one. The other one.
Saints signed S Sharrod Neasman, per source. Neasman previously attended the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) May 31, 2018
So, Sharrod Neasman, the former backup to Keanu Neal, has gone to the Saints. As our fearless leader Dave Choate noted on Twitter, this is, like, the third former Falcons safety to sign with New Orleans (Rafael Bush and Robenson Therezie also come to mind).
The move does give the ‘Aints a decent backup secondary player who can handle special teams duties if he’s able to crack the roster, and takes an option off the table for Atlanta if they need a veteran option at the spot in case the summer competition underwhelms.
He’ll have intel to share with the dastardly Superdome foes, but hopefully, not that much. As our own Steve in Brooklyn notes, the Birds need to counter-strike.
Falcons have to return the favor now by signing someone who recently played for the Saints https://t.co/qEsescjsBi— Steve (@SteveInBrooklyn) May 31, 2018
But, anywho, I suppose we wish Neasman well — he was a good player to have around — and we’ll continue to see who the team grooms to take on his duties in the defense.
My money’s on second year Georgia alum Quincy Mauger to lock down the spot now that Neasman’s out of the picture. The team seems to have kept him around for a reason, and he showed a flash here and there in 2017 preseason. Safeties Marcelis Branch, Chris Lammons, Secdrick Cooper and Tyson Graham could also vie for the spot.
So, fare the well, Sharrod, and don’t take it personally when we boo at you this fall.