Training camp officially kicks off this Wednesday, July 26 for the New Orleans Saints, but that isn't stopping the front office from potentially making improvements to the roster.

It's been reported that five-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Trai Turner will be meeting with the team today.

If the team would sign Turner, it would be a homecoming as he graduated from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans and played collegiately at LSU.

A third-round selection by the Carolina Panthers in 2014, Turner has played in the league for a total of nine seasons.

His first six years were with the Panthers, where he earned an impressive five consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 2015 to 2019.

Since 2020, Turner has bounced around. He has spent one year each with the Chargers, Steelers, and last year was with the Washington Commanders.

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However, the 6'3", 315-pounder is just 30 years old and can bring a lot to an NFL team.

Turner is an outstanding run blocker and still agile enough to be a solid pass protector.

The 30-year-old Turner has also been durable during his nine-year career. He's only missed 20 games over that stretch. (Seven of those games missed were in 2020 with the Chargers.)

He's started 118 of his 126 game appearances, mostly at right guard.

If signed, Turner would compete for an interior line spot amongst a group that includes Cesar Ruiz, Andrus Peat, Calvin Throckmorton, James Hurst, and rookie Nick Saldiveri.

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