Posted August 20, 2012 on
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New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has traded an undisclosed draft choice to Seattle for veteran linebacker Barrett Ruud.
The acquisition of Ruud, who is heading into his eighth NFL season, comes on the heels of injuries to three of the Saints' top linebackers.
Saints starting middle linebacker Curtis Lofton has a high ankle sprain and starting weak side linebacker David Hawthorne underwent arthroscopic surgery on Monday to repair his meniscus, which he apparently tore during Friday night's preseason game against Jacksonville. Also injured against Jacksonville was top reserve linebacker Chris Chamberlain, who is out for the season with a torn left knee ligament.
Ruud played six seasons in Tampa Bay and one in Tennessee before signing with Seattle last April.
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The New Orleans Saints have announced that they’ve acquired linebacker Barrett Ruud in a trade from the Seattle Seahawks.
“New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has acquired veteran linebacker Barrett Ruud from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a future undisclosed draft pick,” the Saints announced on their website.
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Linebacker Barrett Ruud was acquired by the Saints, who sent an undisclosed future draft pick to the Seahawks. Ruud was signed by Seattle after the Seahawks' starting middle linebacker, David Hawthorne, signed with New Orleans in free agency. The Seahawks then drafted Bobby Wagner in April, and the rookie has started the first two preseason games and had clearly won the job...
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With the money and power that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has you would think he could eat at any restaurant he wants. Well not exactly, there’s one place he’s not welcome and that is at a restaurant owned by Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
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