Steve Gleason to announce Saints' pick

The last year or so hasn’t been filled with a lot of great news for the New Orleans Saints. But here’s something that’s extremely positive.

Former New Orleans defensive back and special-teams ace Steve Gleason will make the announcement when the Saints make their third-round pick in next week’s draft.

Gleason forever claimed a spot in New Orleans lore when he blocked a punt in the first game in the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. But Gleason, who now is dealing with ALS, has become a motivational figure that goes way beyond football.

Here’s a story I did during Super Bowl week on what Gleason is doing to help others with the disease.