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saint5221 11-06-2003 07:25 AM

Times Pic part 3 A Quick Glance Saints 2003 Acquisitions
No link to this didn't have it on the Pic Site for some reason

Compiled by Brian Allee-Walsh


LT Wayne Gandy
free agent acquisition

Perhaps the ideal replacement for kyle Turley; preformed well in run blocking and pass protection; very durable at age 32; a solid player and teammate on and off the field

WLB Derrick Rodgers
Trade Miami

Physical, tough, brings energy to his position, a good student of the game; has 52 tackles, one interception, six pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and four special teams tackles; started last eight games.

P Mitch Burger
free agent acquisition

Continues to be amoung the NFL leadersat his position; ranks #2 in the NFL and #1 in the NFC in net average at 38.8 yds and tied for 5th overall with a 44.9 yd average; has a strong leg with ability to directional punt.


FS Tebucky Jones
Trade new England

Has not justified blockbuster trade andlarge salary; has not made big plays and has missed a bundle of tackles, team officals are hopeful he will mature into the system; has 38 tackles and 4 pass break-ups.

TE Ernie Conwell
free agent acquisition

Has droped some balls, but also caught 26 passes for 290 yds and two tds; outstanding leader, great work ethic, good blocker, still learning the system

CB Ashley Ambrose
free agent acquisition

scored big td one interception return aginst Tampa Bay; smart, savvy, good technique offsets his lack of speed; has 21 tackles; 2 interceptions and 6 pass break ups; a solid #3 corner.

MLB Orlando Ruff
free agent acquisition

Not a great athlete but has brought stability to the LB corps the last 6 games; has a physical presance is good in the box and is getting a better understanding of the system; has 29 tackles.

CB Dale Carter

Haslett considers him one of the games best shut down corners, although the stats do not bear that out; has 28 tackles, no interceptions one sack and 2 pass break ups. he has made 15 starts since joining the team misseason last year.

DT Johnathan Sullivan
draft pick

Played better the last few games but needs to raise his level of play consistent basis; shoul benifit from offseason strength and conditioning program; need to understand NFL is a career and full time job; has 15 tackles and one sack.

DL Melvin Williams
draft pick

A plesant surprise; has started two games and played in 7 others; has 10 tackles, 1 pass breakup and 1 fumble recovery.


S Victor Green
free agent acquisition

A solid in-season pick up,provides veteran depth in the secondary and special teams, recovered onside kick in Tampa Bay; has 13 tackles, 2 pass breakups and 3 special teams tackles.

RB Ki-Jana Carter
free agent acquisition

a plesant surprise, good running skills but lacks the big burst,the former #1 overall pick has accepted his role with open arms; has 18 carries for 64 yds and 1 TD, caught 1 pass for 11 yds

QB Todd Bouman
trade Minnesota

Has only played briefly completeing 5 of 9 passes for 62 yds and one TD

Henry Ford
free agent acquisition

The former first round pick has been slowed by injuries; seemed like a good signing but needs to get on the field, needs to get in the rotation down the strech.

OT Jon Stinchcomb
draft pick

Consider this a red shirt season has been inactive for all 9 games, will compete for the #3 tackle spot next year.

LB Cie Grant
draft pick

Has played in 4 games and hade 1 tackle, has three special teams tackles. Is expected to challenge for MLB next year.

Montrae Holland
draft pick

Has played in all 9 games was on the field during winning drive against Tampa Bay; should compete for starting job next year.

WR Talman Gardner
draft pick

Had two critical drops in carolina; caught first pass in Tampa; has a world of ability, good size and speed but needs to improve pass-catching skills.

DT Kendrick Allen
rookie free agent

Has played in 3 games since joining the team oct 5; has two tackles and one pass breakup; a big man with a lot of upside.

TE Zack Hilton
rookie free agent

played in one game has been inactive for 6 and dressed for two but did not play. Is a work in progress.

[Edited on 11/6/2003 by saint5221]

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