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Saints Training Camp Preview: Rookie Edition Part 3

Linebackers Coleman and Maxwell are long shots to make the team. More than likely they will be lucky to make the practice squad. Pro-bowler Jonathan Vilma is the quarterback of the entire defense, so his middle linebacker spot is solid. Marvin Mitchell and Jo-Lonn Dunbar have been trading off as his backup. So it will […]

Saints lose DE Charles Grant For Playoffs

The Saints placed starting DE Charles Grant on injured reserve today with a torn triceps tendon. Grant suffered the injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to Carolina. The DE was having a solid season before the injury, recording 44 tackles and 5.5 sacks on the season. Grant suffered a similar injury last season […]

DE Smith and Grant Both Avoid Suspensions

Brian McCarthy of the National Football League Public Relations Office is reporting via his Twitter page that New Orleans Saints defensive ends Will Smith and Charles Grant will not be suspended “at this time,” according to commissioner Roger Goodell. “Goodell: Considerations of fairness, uniform application of our policies, and competitive integrity all support deferring the […]

League Likely to Rule Soon on Saints Suspensions

The Washington Post reports that a ruling may come down soon on the Saints suspensions: The league is expected to rule in the next day or two whether it will enforce its four-game suspensions against New Orleans Saints defensive ends Charles Grant and Will Smith for testing positive last year for a banned diuretic. The […]

PFW: Saints D-Line a Question Mark Heading Into 2009

One area where people seem to think the Saints need help in 2009 is their defensive line. Pro Football Weekly in their recent Audibles section had the following quote from either an NFL scout, coachor front-office personnel about Saints unit as training camp closes in: “The Saints’ defensive line is a big question. Charles Grant […]

2009 The Dawn of a New “D” Part 2

Over this and the next 2 installments I will break down my thoughts on the defense, area by area starting with the defensive line then I will follow up with the linebackers and secondary over the next 2 articles. Last year our defensive line came under a lot of criticism and still is because of […]

DE Grant Placed on IR; Team Brings Back Thomas

The season is over for Saints starting defensive end Charles Grant, who was placed on IR Monday with a triceps injury. The team moved quickly to replace Grant, by re-signing veteran defensive tackle Hollis Thomas. “Charles has played a key role for our team since we drafted him six years ago,” GM Mickey Loomis said. […]

Saints Win Opener: Defense Helps Offense Beat Tampa 24-20

The New Orleans Saints began their 42nd season with an impressive win against a division rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, giving the city and the fans a big lift as they prepare for the possible arrival of Hurricane Ike. New Orleans provided a show which included the long-awaited debut of TE Jeremy Shockey, three offensive […]