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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; New Orleans continues to shop in the bargain basement bin. We absolutely love the Aubrayo Franklin signing. Wednesday’s agreement with tackle Alex Barron won’t make the same impact, but New Orleans did pick up some veteran depth at a position ...

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Saints sign OT Alex Barron

New Orleans continues to shop in the bargain basement bin.

We absolutely love the Aubrayo Franklin signing. Wednesday’s agreement with tackle Alex Barron won’t make the same impact, but New Orleans did pick up some veteran depth at a position in need.

Doug Tatum of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Barron is board.

Jermon Bushrod was brought back to the left tackle. The team has Jonathan Stinchcomb at right tackle and Charles Brown behind them. Barron provides veteran insurance in case one of the above gets hurt.


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Old 08-03-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Initial reaction from LeCharles Bentley

Awww..Mickey Loomis was doing so well..almost pitched perfect gm. RT @ProFootballTalk: Alex Barron joins the Saints Alex Barron joins the Saints | ProFootballTalk
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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yea, I am not a fan of this signing....even if its for depth.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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Camp body until Brown can go is my guess
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:57 AM   #5
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Larry Holder - Payton talks about adding Barron

Sean Payton on adding T Alex Barron: “It’s a veteran player and we’re just trying to look at mostly our depth and the flexibility we have during this training camp. So we want to take a peek at these guys and see what they can do while they’re hear.”

Everything I have read re; Barron is not very good. Mostly a 1st round bust.

Given C. Brown is rehabing the knee...a camp body IMHO.
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What exactly has Bentley done, since he left New Orleans?
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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Wow what a surprise, it's a depth move so the real tackles can rest during camp, low risk and any reward is a bonus, Saints need linemen for the 4th qtr of preseason games anyways
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:22 PM   #8
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Saints signed OT Alex Barron, formerly of the Cowboys.

It's more depth for the Saints, who were able to retain starting LT Jermon Bushrod in free agency. Barron is a former first-round pick and has the upside to fill a swing tackle role. The Saints also signed journeyman tackle George Foster.

Related: George FosterSource: Larry Holder on Twitter Aug 3, 12:18 PM
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:33 PM   #9
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Barron hasn't been a pro bowl tackle but hes been serviceable. Whats up with Streif id like to see him hold that RT spot if Stinchcomb continues to get molested
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We need some preseason bodies.
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