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Marques Clark stopped playing organized football when his eligibility with Division II Henderson State ran out in 2006. Drew Brees helped him get his first shot in the NFL this month.
It just so happens that Brees does offseason throwing at a San Diego-area high school where Clark got a job about two years ago as a wide receivers coach. Brees noticed Clark working out there and asked him if he wanted to run some routes.
Brees says Clark caught nearly every ball, leading the star QB to wonder whether Clark had slipped through the cracks.
Brees told the Saints that Clark deserved at least a look. Clark flew in for his tryout this past week and says being offered a contract was like an ''out-of-body experience.''
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Saints receiver Adrian Arrington has been on the bubble ever since New Orleans took him in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.
But with a spot opening in the receiver rotation after Robert Meachem signed with San Diego in free agency, Arrington knows now is the time for him to earn consistent playing time.
Arrington has the offense memorized after four seasons with the Saints...
The last thing Pierre Thomas expected to see was suspended head coach Sean Payton staring him down the moment he walked into the Saints' indoor field.
''My first word that came out of my mouth was, `Wow.' Then I said, `He's mad,''' Thomas said Friday evening, following the second practice of training camp. ''That's the Payton look. He...
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Metairie, Louisiana -- A quite large, quite odd picture hangs over New Orleans Saints practices. Suspended coach Sean Payton with the words, DO YOUR JOB. Every step you take..... Why not click the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
He may be gone for the upcoming season, but suspended coach Sean Payton definitely is not forgotten. How could he be, when there's a self-portrait literally hanging over the Saints' collective heads?
As FOX reporter Jennifer Hale shared via Twitter, the team on Friday added a giant-sized picture of Payton atop their indoor training facility. The picture features a serious...
An intense greeting from suspended head coach Sean Payton awaits Saints players as they enter their indoor practice field.
Assistant head coach Joe Vitt says the massive mural of Payton's pursed-lip, squinted-eye glare, which was hung before Friday's second practice of training camp, resembles a look every assistant coach and player has gotten when their performances started...
It's still very early in camp but all accounts suggest Adrian Arrington is having a fantastic one so far. The departure of Robert Meachem to the Chargers this offseason has opened the door wide for someone to step up and become the Saints' fourth receiver. Arrington's ability to hang around the roster appeared to be coming to an end with the emergence of Joe Morgan last...
The blocked punt that etched Steve Gleason into Saints lore and became symbolic of New Orleans' resilience in the face of disaster is now immortalized in a nine-foot statue outside the Superdome.
''That statue is not about football,'' Gleason, straining to speak because of the effects of ALS, said moments before the formal unveiling on a rain-soaked Friday afternoon...
I hope you all had a good weekend - there's been lots of Saints news floating around. Here's some material to catch up on what's been going on over the weekend in Saints land in case you missed it.Larry Holder and Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com (man that sounds so weird) talk about the injuries so far. The Saints are a little banged up at corner but it doesn't sound too...
Drew Brees offseason contract dispute with the Saints hasn't dampened his desire to be a good teammate, or to take care of his team's fans who have been braving the heat and rain to come out to Saints training camp. On Saturday fans were treated to free Plum Street Snoballs as Brees had arranged for a truck to come to practice. "It was funny because a few days before...
A semblance of normalcy has returned to the New Orleans Saints, who started practicing Thursday with recently re-signed star quarterback Drew Brees back on the field.
Brees even decided his first practice following a months-long contract holdout was as good a time as any to throw deep.
''I said, `Hey, we're going throw some balls down the field that maybe we shouldn...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said that players don't trust Roger Goodell when he was asked about players' attitudes towards the NFL commissioner.
Some QBs just aren't worthy of the "elite" title yet. Or are they? According to a few players around the league, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco and Tony Romo belong in the rarefied air that Tom Brady, Drew Brees and co breath.