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JOESAM2002 05-09-2003 02:54 PM

Another Tight end
Saints | Rasby Agrees to Terms
Fri, 9 May 2003 12:18:23 -0700's Len Pasquarelli reports the New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free agent TE Walter Rasby on an undisclosed deal.
I know i'll sleep better tonight. Where's the linebacker? :casstet:

truck 05-09-2003 03:21 PM

Another Tight end
I do not know a lot about this guy. Does this mean the end of Boo Williams or David SLoan? We can only keep three on the roster I thought.
Conwell- Sloan(?)- Boo (?)- new guy. WHo is out here?

JOESAM2002 05-09-2003 03:33 PM

Another Tight end
Saints reach agreement with TE Rasby

By Len Pasquarelli

Continuing to bolster a position of need, the New Orleans Saints have reached a contract agreement with veteran tight end Walter Rasby, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Rasby, 30, is the second free agent tight end acquired by the Saints in the past few weeks, joining former St. Louis Rams starter Ernie Conwell. Contract details of the Rasby deal, which is agreed to but not yet signed, were not yet available.

The addition of Rasby, whose NFL resume includes 54 starts, provides New Orleans a proven blocker at the position. Conwell is more noted as a receiver and, since the Saints like to use a variety of two-tight end alignments, Rasby is a nice complement.

By acquiring Rasby, the Saints now have four tight ends on the roster, counting David Sloan and Boo Williams. It is likely all four will go to training camp, but Sloan is still rehabilitating from offseason toe surgery, and there have been some rumors Williams has been mentioned in some trade talks.

New Orleans will be the fifth different franchise with which Rasby has played. The nine-year veteran began his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted college free agent in 1994. He has also played with Carolina (1995-97), Detroit (1998-2000) and Washington (2001-2002).

He started 20 games in two seasons with the Redskins but the team made little effort to re-sign him this offseason.

In 118 career appearances, Rasby has 52 receptions for 470 yards and five touchdowns. He started nine times in 2002 and posted eight catches for 78 yards.

lumm0x 05-09-2003 04:32 PM

Another Tight end
Rasby replaces the loss of Lamont Hall as far as the type of contributions he made. I believe this means the injuries to Conwell and Sloan have the team concerned about the TE position for this year. Does this signify Sloan getting cut? I personally think he\'s due to break out this year if healthy, especially with the addition of Conwell. I\'d like to see Boo Williams have one last kick at the cat. He has that shine at times that makes you hope he turns the corner.....we\'ll see.

JOESAM2002 05-09-2003 04:54 PM

Another Tight end
I agree Lumm. I hope Boo can stay with us. He just needs to pick up his pace some. I wonder if he can play inside linebacker? LOL

D_it_up 05-09-2003 08:32 PM

Another Tight end
Hell, JOESAM...From what I\'ve heard about Boo and his sudden growth spurt, we may not have needed to draft Jonathan Sullivan....We could have played him at DT :P

subguy 05-10-2003 07:30 AM

Another Tight end
Saints: Rasby agrees to terms

by Fanball Staff -
Saturday, May 10, 2003

The Saints added another veteran tight end to the roster Friday by agreeing to terms with unrestricted free agent Walter Rasby, according to ESPN. Rasby joins David Sloan, Boo Williams, and the recently-signed Ernie Conwell on the roster.

Conwell has the starting gig and Rasby will be the blocker. Williams could be traded or released if Sloan completely rehabs from offseason toe surgery.

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