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Danno 02-23-2012 04:44 PM

Saints will play in preseason Hall of Fame Game
 
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New Orleans Saints will play in preseason Hall of Fame Game
http://www.nola.com/...ortedly_22.html
Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints will play in the preseason Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 5, a league source confirmed. As first reported by FOXSports.com, the Saints volunteered to play in this year's annual preseason opener because it will coincide with offensive tackle Willie Roaf's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame that weekend.


The Saints' opponent is not yet known. By playing in the Hall of Fame Game, that means the Saints will play five preseason games this year. The rest of their preseason schedule will be announced at a later date.

The Saints last played in the Hall of Fame Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2007 exhibition season.
Sweet!!! An extra pre-season game should help Spags install his system.

Halo 02-23-2012 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 379904)
Sweet!!! An extra pre-season game should help Spags install his system.

HEAR HEAR!!!!! :bng:

Euphoria 02-23-2012 05:31 PM

Sure extra game to get ready for the SB run but also...

Fitting way to honor a Saint going into the Hall of Fame... Roaf.

73Saint 02-23-2012 05:48 PM

Roaf!!!! You Da Man!!!!!!

Speedy Ron 02-23-2012 05:50 PM

extra game for an injury

Danno 02-23-2012 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Ron (Post 379914)
extra game for an injury

Can happen in practice as well.

73Saint 02-23-2012 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Ron (Post 379914)
extra game for an injury


I was waiting for that one...

lynwood 02-23-2012 05:59 PM

Blah. Another pro bowl like game. Good for the rookies though. They should rename it the rookie bowl.

Danno 02-23-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by lynwood (Post 379918)
Blah. Another pro bowl like game. Good for the rookies though.

Good for rookies is the point. We'll have an extra game to evaluate/develop the draft picks and UDFA's and get the defense accustomed to the new coaching staff.

This is a good thing. No one says Drew and the vets have to play any more snaps than they would in a 4 game pre-season.

Obviously the offense doesn't need the extra game, but it can only help the defense which hopefully will have quite a few new faces.

IIRC you're also allowed more players than normal on your roster (not 100% sure on that tho).

|Mitch| 02-23-2012 06:12 PM

Isn't the roster limit at 80 during the preseason; until the first cut after the 3rd preseason game


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