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Demon duo to try out for Saints
May 17, 2014 | 135 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Northwestern State defensive tackle Lesley Deamer and safety Bert White are among the participants in the New Orleans Saints' rookie minicamp.

Deamer and White were invited to the camp on a tryout basis and could be offered free agent contracts. Deamer (6-3, 304), an Amite product, was a second-team All-Southland Conference choice last fall while White (5-11, 205), from Baton Rouge-Redemptorist, was on the preseason watch list for the Senior Bowl, overcame a sprained knee in preseason and finished strongly down the stretch of his senior year.

The Saints coaching staff will conduct five practices, wrapping up Sunday afternoon, led by head coach Sean Payton. Deamer will be working under NSU graduate Bill Johnson, who played center for the Demons from 1975-79 and began his coaching career under coaches A.L. Williams and Sam Goodwin. Johnson has been the Saints' defensive line coach since their Super Bowl championship season in 2009, and previously coached in Denver and Atlanta after a long collegiate coaching career.

"I'm excited about getting to work with Coach Johnson. I've heard about him and we have the same purple blood running through our veins," said Deamer. "This weekend is all about making the coaching staff notice me and making a great impression. It's a great opportunity and especially since it's the Saints, the state's team."
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