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Andrus Peat Not Likely To Start At Rt


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Saints coach Sean Payton said he envisions Andrus Peat playing right tackle.

Peat worked at both tackle spots in minicamp, but he has zero chance of unseating Terron Armstead at left tackle. That means his best shot at playing time is at right tackle, with incumbent Zach Strief possibly moving inside. The situation will be fluid throughout camp.

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett doesn’t expect rookie Andrus Peat to beat out Zach Strief for the right tackle job.

Peat has dealt with conditioning issues after Stanford’s quarter-system forced him to miss the first two weeks of OTAs. He’s facing an uphill battle to unseat Strief before Week 1. Peat is at risk of falling behind.

Saints rookie Andrus Peat said he has not taken any snaps at guard this offseason.

Most of Peat's work has come behind Zach Strief at right tackle. There was some speculation either Peat or Strief would kick to left guard after the Saints traded Ben Grubbs, but it appears New Orleans is comfortable with Tim Lelito. Peat will need a strong training camp to unseat Streif at right tackle. He will likely open the season in a swing role.

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