Canadian offensive lineman Sage Doxtater has been invited to New Orleans Saints mini-camp following the completion of the XFL season.
Doxtater started five games at left tackle for the Houston Roughnecks in 2023 but was inactive for five more due to injury. XFL players are unable to officially sign NFL contracts until May 15.
The 24-year-old originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2022 but was waived with an elbow injury following training camp last year. He briefly spent time on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice roster, only to be released in November. After a string of NFL workouts, he rejoined the Saints’ practice squad in January but was not signed to a reserve/futures contract following the season.
A member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, Doxtater was selected 12th overall in the second round of the 2021 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts but opted to return to school for his additional year of COVID eligibility. He started 48 games over five seasons at left tackle for New Mexico State.
The six-foot-six, 317-pound blocker put up 27 reps on the bench press at his pro day in 2022. He also ran a 5.40-second forty-yard dash, posted a 28-inch vertical and eight-foot, five-inch broad jump, and ran a 4.99-second short shuttle and 8.17-second three-cone drill.