Saints' roster shuffle includes new OT Tyrus Thompson, LB Tony Steward

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints announced the signing of three tryout players from this past weekend, including two former sixth-round draft picks.

They signed offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson (a sixth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2015), linebacker Tony Steward (a sixth-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2015) and undrafted rookie wide receiver Jake Lampman from Ferris State.

To make room on their roster, the Saints made some mildly surprising cuts. They waived quarterback Griffin Neal, whom they had signed earlier this year after a 2015 stint playing in Germany. They also waived undrafted rookie safety Mike Caputo from Wisconsin and second-year receiver Shane Wynn.

Thompson (6-foot-5, 330 pounds) already is on his fourth NFL team. He spent time on the practice squads in both Jacksonville and Detroit last year before being cut by the Lions last week.

Steward (6-0, 241) was cut by the Bills last month. His rookie season was hampered by injuries as he played in only seven games with two tackles.

The Saints also are expected to sign at least two other players that tried out during their rookie minicamp. Air Force tight end/long snapper Garrett Griffin agreed to a deal with the team, according to a source, though he will require approval to play because of his military commitment. And San Jose State defensive back Jimmy Pruitt’s agency, International Sports Agency, tweeted that he had signed with the Saints on Sunday, though that move hasn’t been confirmed.