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 serious.
Jim Varney, also of NOLA.com, talks about how Junior Galette and Martez Wilson leave the DE position looking pretty good. Man, if one of those two guys could pan out it would be a huge boost. And by “pan out”, I mean have a season long major impact rushing the passer.
Bradley Handwerger of WWL writes about Cam Jordan in year 2, and how he can improve. While I did think his run support was overall pretty strong, I can’t imagine him getting much worse.
This is a random source, but a Knoxville, TN website talks about how the time is now (or never) for Adrian Arrington. I wrote a very similar piece so I obviously agree with this and recommend it.
NFL.com discusses how there has been no news on Jermon Bushrod getting a new contract. I’d be surprised, honestly, if Bushrod signed something prior to the end of the season. I would have said the same for Thomas Morstead, though, so you never know.
The Marques Clark story has been making the rounds, courtesy of Mike Tripplett of NOLA.com, and it’s really one of the more incredible football stories I’ve heard. It definitely has a Michael “Beerman” Lewis feel to it. I can’t imagine this guy has any shot at making the team, but it’s pretty cool that Drew Brees was able to get him this opportunity.
ESPN.com sheds light on the Falcons’ decision to deny the Saints request to use their symbol for the Steve Gleason statue on the punter, who’s kick Gleason blocked.
Thomas Morstead is blogging during camp on the Saints’ official site. Check out his first entry.
Enjoy and have a good week!