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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 preseason as well as the drafting of Nick Toon this year. But he has responded by having the best start to a camp of his career. In fact, he's been better than Devery Henderson who has struggled so far. The rookie Nick Toon, by comparison, has struggled mightly early on as he tries to get adjusted to NFL life. Arrington's injury history is extensive enough that one small nick or setback could be the final straw, but for the time being the Saints are going to have an extremely hard time justifying his released if he continues at this pace.
It would be one thing if Nick Toon was going toe to toe with Arrington, but he's apparently in the weeds and really struggling big time so far. It'll definitely be something to keep a very close eye on in the Hall of Fame game this upcoming weekend. Joe Morgan is apparently doing a pretty good job, too, especially making explosive plays downfield. I've maintained the Saints will likely keep two of Arrington, Morgan and Toon. Arrington and Morgan both missed their respective inaugural seasons with injuries so getting through camp and preseason healthy is no given here. There's a strong chance injuries will dictate in the end which of the three guys the Saints will retain. Admittedly, we're still a very long way away from figuring that out. If the preseason ended today, though, Arrington would be the clear cut favorite to land a top four spot on the receiving core.
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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...
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.
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...
Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a member of the players' union executive board, told Sports Illustrated that respect and trust are issues that should concern commissioner Roger Goodell. "Nobody trusts him. Nobody trusts him," Brees said. "I'm not talking about a DUI, or using a gun in a strip club, which are pretty clear violations. I think there're too...
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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
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune the Saints are not planning to open talks with Jermon Bushrod, who is heading into a contract year, before the season. On the surface, Bushrod is a valuable member of the Saints’ offense. He has allowed just 7 sacks in the last 2 seasons on one of the league’s most pass heavy offenses and made the Pro-Bowl last year. Pro-Bowl offensive...
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...
We aren’t going to think that Drew Brees’ feelings towards NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has anything to do with the penalties the Saints faced or Head Coach Sean Payton’s suspension, this has to be rational. Right?
Peter King with Sports Illustrated recently sat down Drew Brees and Brees’ did not disappoint.
“Nobody trusts him. Nobody trusts him. I’m not talking...
Due to Bountygate, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is currently not with the team for the start of training camp.
However, it looks like the Saints found a solid remedy for that by putting up a huge photo of Payton in the Saints practice facility:
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New Orleans Saints fans that watched training camp Saturday were given Plum Street Snoballs...by quarterback Drew Brees.
“I had a bunch of them say thanks for the snowballs,” Brees said. “It was...
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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...