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Old 12-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Saints Sign CB Marcus McCauley

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 4:30 PM

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Tuesday that the club has signed free agent cornerback Marcus McCauley and waived cornerback Chris McAlister. The club also placed linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar on injured reserve.

McCauley is a third-year player who originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings (72nd overall) in 2007. The 6-1, 203-pound Fresno State product has played in 27 career regular-season games – all but one of them with the Vikings – with 10 starts, and has tallied 66 tackles, 10 passes defensed and five tackles on special teams.

The 26-year old Rancho Cordova, Calif. native has also played in one career postseason game, making one tackle on special teams. He was waived by the Vikings at the conclusion of the 2009 preseason and has subsequently had stints with the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, playing in one game for Detroit.

McAlister was signed by the Saints as a free agent November 18 and played in two games with the club, making four tackles with a forced fumble that he also recovered. The 11-year veteran defender spent his previous 10 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

Dunbar is a second-year player who has played in nine games this season with three starts, making 16 tackles on defense and adding 12 more stops on special teams. He suffered hamstring injury in the Saints’ victory at Washington Sunday that will end his 2009 season.

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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I would have liked to see McAllister given more time to get into game shape, but he did play poorly against the Redskins and Payton Inc. has had a couple of full weeks to evaluate him. Good luck Chris... if we win a Superbowl, I think you still get a ring!

I remember McCauley being highly touted out of college, supposely first round talent, but slipped because of a poor combine... especially the 40 yard dash.
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I would have liked to see McAllister given more time to get into game shape, but he did play poorly against the Redskins and Payton Inc. has had a couple of full weeks to evaluate him. Good luck Chris... if we win a Superbowl, I think you still get a ring!

I remember McCauley being highly touted out of college, supposely first round talent, but slipped because of a poor combine... especially the 40 yard dash.
There are 2 open roster spots. They didn't need to cut McAlister to sign McCauley.

I'll bet there's another player to be announced. probably Brooks or that other LB we looked at around mid-season.
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Does this mean that Jabari Greer and/or Tracy Porter will be out much longer than we had hoped?

Or, are the Saints just going to keep our two starting corners on the shelf until the playoffs to make sure we are healthy there?
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Loomis better be careful making to many moves could back fire in the locker room.
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Some team (Atlanta maybe) is going to sign CMac.
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I will be the first to admit that these guys
in charge know way more than I do, about
personell, but still, this switching players
every week, can't be good for "team play".
Consistency of players creates a better
team game. Not switching potential starters
every week.
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In Loomis I trust.
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Fresno State: One of the best cover cornerbacks in the country ... a consensus preseason All-WAC slection ... a fast, physical player who has excelled against some of the nation's top receivers ... coming off a breakout year that saw him become more consistent and one of the teams' top defensive players ... a lockdown player, who can play man-to-man against anyone ... doesn't have a lot of career interceptions because teams don't throw at him very often ... is very strong and a great open field tackler ... named to the 2006 Bronco Naqurski Award watch list ... ran a 4.31 40-yard dash during NFL Timing Day.

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There are 2 open roster spots. They didn't need to cut McAlister to sign McCauley.

I'll bet there's another player to be announced. probably Brooks or that other LB we looked at around mid-season.
LoL, damn thats crazy... hahahaha, i was just talk'n 2 my cousine on the fone earlier & he said the same exact thing. LoL, i swear that was like DEJAVEAUX, lmao.... DONT get me WRONG, i would love foe the both of yall to be CORRECT!!!

I still DONT like the way they handled McCalister though. YES, i know that we all dont know wut goes on behind closed door's & that there's more to it, but even though he's a lil older now, he still can play. He did struggle a bit with WASH, but i'd had liked for him to have had atleast another week or so too let him get back on his feet!!! (That's just me though)
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