MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Courtney Roby of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after defeating the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
There had been rumors that a couple teams had a keen interest in free agent special teams ace and gunner Courtney Roby this offseason, so the news today that the Saints re-signed him is very welcome information. Per Kristian Garic:
#Saints agree to terms with WR Courtney Roby. Per league source #specialteamstud
— Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) March 17, 2013
This ensures the kick and punt coverage units will have their team captain back and the team can build off what came very close to being a net punt average NFL record. The Saints actually made the mistake once a couple years ago of cutting Roby and they were extremely fortunate to get him back a couple weeks later when they realized how instrumental he was to the team's success. I'm glad they didn't make the same mistake of viewing him as disposable this offseason.