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Saints Wrap Up Pre-Season Against Dolphins

Tonight’s game will definitely be chock full of players who you won’t see playing this season. Tonight may not seem important to the fans but it is the most important game in some of these players’ lives. Miami Head Coach Cam Cameron told the Associated Press, “…there is going to be a group of guys in Dolphin uniforms that this is the biggest game of their life. It really is. No one looks at it that way, but the guys playing are because this is their opportunity.” So if you do choose to watch tonight at least you will get to see guys playing as if their life depended on it, because for a lot of these players it sort of does. Football is their life, and until they get cut, it is also their livelihood. After tonight’s game 20 or so players form both teams will be out of work and looking for jobs and most of them aren’t going to find them in the NFL.

The only Saints starters expected to play tonight are WR Marques Colston and WR Devery Henderson. After missing the past two pre-season games these two players have a bit more work to do before the season starts and some game experience will help. QB Jamie Martin will get the start while starting QB Drew Brees watches from the sidelines. 3rd string QB Tyler Palko will take the snaps in the 2nd half. Palko’s situation is an interesting one, he has played well this pre-season but last season there were only two QB’s on the roster. But Coach Payton says he’s willing to keep Palko as the third QB based on his performance thus far.

The game starts at 7:00pm and will be broadcast on WNOL-TV, the CW. Their pre-game show starts at 6:30pm.

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