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The Saints made an adjustment to their 53 man roster today saying goodbye to safety Jonathon Amaya, a guy they acquired inthe Reggie Bush trade, in favor of another R. Bush. That's right, the Saints claimed safety Rafael Bush off waivers from theBroncos and added him to the active roster to replace Amaya. Bush is a strong safety that has special teams promise, so it'sprobably a lateral move from Amaya, although Amaya (who was supposed to be a special teams stud) has been poor defensivelyand a bit disappointing during his year in New Orleans. What I like most about this pick up is that Bush was on the AtlantaFalcons' practice squad in 2010 and 2011 and can give the Saints some intel. Bush was signed by the Broncos late last seasonwhile still on the Falcons' practice squad to play on special teams, but he didn't make final cuts this time.
In addition to adding Bush to the active roster, the news has leaked that the Saints have signed...
Andy Tanner, Jerico Nelson and Ricky Henry (guard from Bears) to their practice squad. There are still five open spots on that squad yet to be announced and they are expected to be official sometime tomorrow. Henry is a mammoth interior guard from Nebraska who started one game for the Bears last year. Henry spent almost all of 2011 on the Bears' practice squad as an undrafted rookie.
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OFFENSEQuarterback: (1) Drew Brees, (2) Chase Daniel, (3) Sean CanfieldDrew Brees, the record-breaking, highest-paid player in the league, is poised to be luminous again this year.Chase Daniel, constantly at the side and under the wing of Brees, has significantly improved since this time last year, as evidenced by his preseason performance.This year fans can breathe a sigh of relief...
Tonight we will find out what final cuts the Saints make to get down to the league mandated 53 man roster. There's a good chance the news of some will trickle in as the day progresses. Below is my final attempt at guessing the 53 man roster. Keep in mind, the roster below assumes Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Lawrence Wilson and Ramon Humber start week 1 on the suspended list....
Well, we have covered the Tight Ends.
We have covered the Wide Receivers.
We have covered the Running Backs.
Now it's time for the most important position of them all. Many would say the most important position in sports. It's time to talk about the Quarterbacks.
We are in a period where the Quarterback position is changing as radically as it has ever done. We had...
The Saints have signed eight players to their practice squad, including rookie safety Jerico Nelson, tight end Michael Higgins and receiver Andy Tanner.
Nelson grew up in suburban New Orleans and played at Arkansas.
The 6-foot-5, 242-pound Higgins spent part of 2011, his rookie season, on both the Saints' practice squad and active roster, appearing in two regular-season games...
The New Orleans Saints have claimed safety Rafael Bush off waivers from the Denver Broncos and waived safety Jonathon Amaya.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Bush spent the second half of last season with Denver, appearing in six games and making three tackles, all on special teams.
Bush joined the NFL as an undrafted rookie with Atlanta in 2010 and spent most of that season on the practice...
I swore I was going to start writing about my beloved Cowboys.But I can't let this pass.Yesterday, Kenny Britt's suspension was announced - a measly one game for an offender who was driving drunk, even after repeated run-ins with the law.Meanwhile, Jonathan Vilma serves a year for a bounty program that is still unproven in the minds of most people outside of the league office...
The New Orleans Saints announced today that they’ve placed rookie wide receiver Nick Toon on injured reserve.
The following Saints players were placed on reserve/injured: RB Joe Banyard, S Jose Gumbs, CB Marquis Johnson & WR Nick Toon.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 1, 2012
Toon was playing well in training camp and the preseason.
Denver Broncos safeties Rafael Bush and Mike Adams at training camp on July 30, 2012. (Kyle Montgomery/BroncoTalk.net photo)
The Road to 53 is never an easy one for coaches and team executives, but maybe John Elway and John Fox can sleep a little easier knowing a handful of the players they cut have landed elsewhere in the NFL.
Safety Rafael Bush has landed on the 53-man roster of...
The roster tweaks have been plentiful in the last 24 hours, and after Rafael Bush the Saints have added another new face to their defensive backfield. This time it's Jerome Murphy, formerly of the Saint Louis Rams. Murphy was waived during final cuts by the Rams and the Saints snatched him for their 53 man roster in favor of Elbert Mack - who is now no longer on the roster....
The Denver Broncos have unveiled their 53-man roster, and although there aren't too many shocks of the 22 casualties, there are a few that are worth noting and analyzing.
Amongst the released were 10-year veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, third-year cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson, third-year safety Rafael Bush and sixth-year tackle Ryan Harris.
Florence was a surprise...