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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints LB Manti Te'o also said there will be a "level of comfort" working with Saints LB coach Mike Nolan again after they worked together with the Chargers. But Te'o said, "he didn't really recruit me at all. New Orleans kind of recruited itself." Te'o will also join several fellow Polynesians on the Saints' roster – including edge rusher Hau'oli Kikaha, who is from the same hometown in Hawaii. Te'o said he has followed Kikaha's career.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints LB Manti Te'o said he'll play "wherever they need me … whatever's going to put me in position to get the running back, quarterback, receiver or whoever has the ball." The Saints are now loaded with middle linebackers with Te'o, newly-signed A.J. Klein, last year's starter Craig Robertson and former first-round pick Stephone Anthony. Te'o did say, however, that it's his goal to emerge as the signal caller from that group – something he has done "since Pop Warner." "I've always been a leader, whether it was inside or outside, I've always been a signal caller," Te'o said. "And it's not just to have on my resume, it's because I'm most comfortable when guys depend on me. To have their trust helps elevate my game. To have that responsibility brings out the best in me, and it's something I'm real comfortable with."

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Complete list of NFL coaches at Ohio State's Pro Day: John Harbaugh, Bill Belichick, Todd Bowles, Hue Jackson, Marvin Lewis, Mike Mularkey, Sean Payton, Mike Tomlin and Jim Caldwell.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm getting plenty of messages on social media this week from Miami Dolphins fans expressing dislike for potentially drafting a guard in the first round. Usually, I agree. But this year is different for a few reasons. First, I like Forrest Lamp as a prospect. I project he will be a good NFL guard who is versatile enough to be a backup offensive tackle when injuries occur. That is valuable. Second, we finally saw what steady guard play (Laremy Tunsil, Jermon Bushrod) can do for Miami's offense last season. Do you really want to go back to the guard play of 2012-2015 when Ryan Tannehill was the most sacked QB in that span? Third, the Dolphins are picking No. 22 after making the playoffs, not their usual spot in this top 15. Finally, I don't trust Miami can find starting-caliber guards in the middle rounds. We've seen the team fail at that multiple times in recent years with the Dallas Thomas and Billy Turners of the world.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are re-signing RB Cedric Peerman, a source confirmed. Peerman is an important piece on their special teams units. He made the 2015 Pro Bowl for his special teams play but spent half of 2016 on injured reserve. Zac Jackson (@akronjackson) first reported the news.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton and secondary coach Aaron Glenn are among those in attendance at Ohio State's pro day – which should come as no surprise, since the Buckeyes have two defensive backs projected as possible top-10 draft picks (CB Marshon Lattimore and S Malik Hooker). Runner/receiver Curtis Samuel is also an intriguing prospects for the Saints, among other Buckeyes. And the Saints obviously have a good track record when it comes to drafting Ohio State players, including WR Michael Thomas and S Vonn Bell in the second round last year.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Dr. Bruce Darden from OrthoCarolina performed microdisectomy back surgery on Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson on Tuesday and, according to team officials, everything went as expected. Dr. Pat Connor from OrthoCarolina performed knee surgery on Damiere Byrd on Thursday and everything also went as expected. Both are expected to be ready for training camp but not offseason workouts. It will be interesting to see how Johnson's situation impacts Carolina in terms of drafting an end. With Johnson set to turn 31 in July and Julius Peppers, 37, at the other end spot a younger, long-term solution is needed.

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