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strato 09-04-2011 09:01 AM

New Orleans Saints landed the biggest free agent in the offseason
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Literally, it's hard to argue that the New Orleans Saints didn't pluck the biggest free agent off the market this year.

See, despite the team's reasonable statistical ranking against the run last season - New Orleans ranked a middle-of-the-pack 16th overall, allowing 112.3 yards and 4.3 yards per attempt - there was an obvious hole that required a plug.

And, well, you have to figure that Shaun Rogers and his 6-foot-4, 350-pound frame can plug a man-sized hole.

So the Saints lured the defensive tackle in March with a one-year, $4 million deal and the likelihood of team achievement. Because Rogers' previous 10 NFL season have been spent in Cleveland and Detroit, franchises that couldn't find the postseason with a searchlight, map, GPS and posse.

"The proof is in the decision," Rogers said. "I had other options and, obviously, I chose this place because of the ability to win and to win now."

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Seer1 09-04-2011 11:17 AM

Ha ha! I forgot about the whole automatic in the carry on thing. I'm hopin' he doesn't "forget" anything this year.

homerj07 09-04-2011 01:38 PM

I think it is so cool that we "attract" people form other teams

Choupique 09-04-2011 04:51 PM


Rugby Saint II 09-05-2011 08:27 PM

The man looked tired. I hope he likes doing the up/downs cause' GW likes it.

lumm0x 09-05-2011 11:59 PM

Ellis/Rogers/Franklin is a nice 3 rotation.

Saint_LB 09-06-2011 05:48 AM

Well...he certainly is big.

iceshack149 09-06-2011 01:03 PM

The Saints were sharp in signing him before the lockout. He has played for some dogs and I'm hoping that he will be a bad dude.

Pre-season didn't show me anything but that could be by design.

FireVenturi 09-06-2011 01:10 PM


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