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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Veteran FB Eckel returns to Saints Posted: December 21st, 2009 | NFL.com Staff | Tags: Kyle Eckel, New Orleans Saints The Saints have re-signed FB Kyle Eckel, a league source told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. Eckel first joined the ...

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Old 12-22-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Veteran FB Eckel returns to Saints

Veteran FB Eckel returns to Saints

Posted: December 21st, 2009 | NFL.com Staff | Tags: Kyle Eckel, New Orleans Saints

The Saints have re-signed FB Kyle Eckel, a league source told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

Eckel first joined the Saints on Oct. 29 and played in five games, starting once. He was released Dec. 8.

Eckel has 175 yards and two touchdowns in 22 career games with the Saints, Eagles, Patriots and Dolphins.

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Wtf
... blocking?
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well, stats say we do better when we have a WORKING FB....
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I love this move. We can definitely used him to provide some protection for Brees without banging up our running backs. We may or may not not need him against Tampa Bay, but in the playoffs, he could come in very handy.
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Yeah ..if he can block ...yay!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:51 AM   #7
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it has to be because shockey is hurt and they need Dave Thomas to stay at TE and not play FB.
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it has to be because shockey is hurt and they need Dave Thomas to stay at TE and not play FB.
Or Bush who is a great blocking back but pulled up with a slightly pulled hamstring.
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Yeah, it's def for blocking. D. Thomas has done well flexing as a TE, but we need him running routes. Reggie does block well, but of course he is nicked up right now. (as usual)

I'd said this when we loss him, I'll say it again - Heath Evans was a big loss. Yes, we managed to keep winning but it's a game like the Cowboy's game where it comes back to bite you. His blocking was outstanding. Guy could run block and pass protect all day.
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho Sexy View Post

I'd said this when we loss him, I'll say it again - Heath Evans was a big loss. Yes, we managed to keep winning but it's a game like the Cowboy's game where it comes back to bite you. His blocking was outstanding. Guy could run block and pass protect all day.
Yep. Plus Eckel could signal the rest of others.
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