Saints safety Tyrann Mathieu joins team for training camp

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Tyrann Mathieu
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New Orleans Saints safety Tyrann Mathieu made his return and debut as training camp Wednesday.

According to team officials, Mathieu missed the first week of camp while dealing with a personal matter.

“I don’t think we’re there. We’re kind of allowing him the space to handle what he needs to handle and we’ll be sitting here with open arms when he’s ready to come back,” Saints head coach Dennis Allen said.

Mathieu inked a three-year, $33 million deal with the Saints this offseason. The former LSU and St. Augustine standout spent the past three season with the Kansas City Chiefs, appearing in a pair of Super Bowls and winning one. Mathieu has also played five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and one with the Houston Texans.

The Saints intend to pair Mathieu with fellow free agent addition Marcus Maye as the team’s new starting safety tandem.

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