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May 29, 2012

Winnewisser Signs Free Agent Contract With New Orleans Saints

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The New Orleans Saints have signed Scott Winnewisser, an undrafted free agent from Cal Poly.

New Orleans Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis made the announcement Monday. The Saints currently have 84 signed players on their roster.
 
Winnewisser, 6-5, 301, joins the team after participating with 63 other free agents, rookie draft picks and veterans in the Saints' rookie mini-camp May 11-13. The versatile lineman played mostly at tackle but moved to right guard in his senior campaign at Cal Poly.

Winnewisser, a graduate of Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara, appeared in 38 games with 33 starts in his five-year career as a Mustang. Following the 2011 season, he earned first-team All-Great West Conference honors after being a second-team selection in 2010 and 2009.

Winnewisser served as a team captain and was voted most inspirational by his Mustang teammates following a 6-5 season in which Cal Poly ranked sixth in the FCS in rushing yards.
 
The Santa Barbara, CA native began his collegiate career as a walk-on for Cal Poly. Winnewisser graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering.
 
This week, the Saints will conduct organized team activities, off-season training sessions, through Thursday. The team continues OTAs June 11-14.

Winnesisser is the second former Mustang football player to sign an NFL contract this month.

Cornerback Asa Jackson was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft in late April and has signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

Former Cal Poly defensive end Matt Singletary was invited to try out with the Minnesota Vikings and participated in their rookie minicamp in early May but has yet to sign anywhere.