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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sheldon Mickles Advocate Sportswriter Hardly anyone noticed when the New Orleans Saints signed former University of Iowa defensive tackle Mitch King to the practice squad just before the 2010 season finale against the Tampa Bay Bucs. And no one batted ...

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Old 08-23-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Sheldon Mickles
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Hardly anyone noticed when the New Orleans Saints signed former University of Iowa defensive tackle Mitch King to the practice squad just before the 2010 season finale against the Tampa Bay Bucs.

And no one batted an eye when King, who played in four games with the Indianapolis Colts last season, was signed to a futures contract by the Saints before the lockout of players by the owners.

Take a quick glance at the 6-foot-2, 280-pounder and you’ll see why King looks out of place alongside the other members of the interior of the Saints defensive line - namely Shaun Rogers (6-4, 350), Aubrayo Franklin (6-1, 317), Sedrick Ellis (6-1, 307) and Swanson Miller (6-4, 310).

But, as King and Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson will tell you, it’s not always about size in the NFL. Which is why King has flashed some skills in his team’s first two exhibition games.

“Mitch plays with a lot of effort, a lot of effort and energy,” said Johnson. “I’ll be honest, when he came in here I thought he was just a guy that came in for a camp-roster spot.”

“But he’s been a big surprise to me,” he said. “He’s a good football player with good instincts.”

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‘A big surprise’ | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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I hope we hang on to this guy.
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Has he really looked good in the games? Where was he when Houston was running our asses off!!
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Has he really looked good in the games? Where was he when Houston was running our asses off!!
Where was any of our DT's when Houston was running our asses off?
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I didn't think we would be ran on like that with the acquisition of the big DTs! It's way too early though!
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I like these effort players. A team can never have too many of them.
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KING!!!! I like this guy
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I noticed this guy in the first preseason game. What really caught my eye is when he ran down a WR that hauled in a screen pass and caught him 25 yards downfield near the sideline. I thought King was in at LB because of his size, then I watched the next play and saw him on the line.. I went WOW!
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If someone like the Broncos who need DL help could put him in their rotation, I think he could be a productive player. There's just too much talent ahead of him on the Saints depth chart.
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