Noles begin NFL training camps, Freeman signs with Saints

New Orleans’ roster continues to take on a Florida State flavor. And it turned out to be a big weekend for Devonta Freeman.

The Seminole running back completed his degree this summer, graduated on Friday and tried out for the Saints on Saturday. Freeman’s agent confirmed the one-year deal with ESPN on Saturday afternoon.

New Orleans’ roster features Jameis Winston, Derrick Kelly, Patrick Robinson and P.J. Williams. Now that Drew Brees has retired, Winston is competing with Taysom Hill for the starting quarterback job.

“Being able to experience Sean (Payton) and Drew’s relationship, it gave me a good grasp of the system. But obviously reps are what’s important,” Winston told ESPN.com. “This year, I’ve probably got more reps in three days than I got all of last year. So it’s an incredible feeling to be able to go out there and have the opportunity to execute.”

Below is a list of Seminoles in training camps. Note some players, including Vince Williams, have retired. Others, like Chris Thompson, Timmy Jernigan and Demarcus Christmas, are free agents.

FSU players on NFL rosters

Cam Akers (Rams): Injured Achilles, out for 2021

Terrence Brooks (Texans)

Brian Burns (Panthers)

Dalvin Cook (Vikings)

Ronald Darby (Broncos)

Mario Edwards Jr. (Bears)

Cameron Erving (Panthers)

John Franklin (Buccaneers)

Devonta Freeman (Saints)

Graham Gano (Giants)

Eddie Goldman (Bears)

Bobby Hart (Bills)

Dustin Hopkins (Washington Football Team)

Rodney Hudson (Cardinals)

Ryan Izzo (Texans)

Derwin James (Chargers)

Roderick Johnson (Texans)

Christian Jones (Bears)

Fredrick Jones (Lions)

Lamarcus Joyner (Jets)

Joshua Kaindoh (Chiefs)

Derrick Kelly (Saints)

Rick Leonard (Washington Football Team)

Trey Marshall (Broncos)

Gabe Nabers (Chargers)

Hamsah Nasirildeen (Jets)

Derrick Nnadi (Chiefs) 

Jacques Patrick (Bengals) 

Jalen Ramsey (Rams)

Xavier Rhodes (Colts)

Janarius Robinson (Vikings)

Patrick Robinson (Saints)

Asante Samuel Jr. (Chargers)

Stanford Samuels III (Packers)

Terrance Smith (Cardinals) 

Josh Sweat (Eagles)

Auden Tate (Bengals)

DeMarcus Walker (Texans)

P.J. Williams (Saints)

Marvin Wilson (Browns)

Jameis Winston (Saints)