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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 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 ...

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Saints will play in preseason Hall of Fame Game

New Orleans Saints will play in preseason Hall of Fame Game
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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.
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Sweet!!! An extra pre-season game should help Spags install his system.
HEAR HEAR!!!!!
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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.
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Roaf!!!! You Da Man!!!!!!
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extra game for an injury
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extra game for an injury
Can happen in practice as well.
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extra game for an injury

I was waiting for that one...
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Blah. Another pro bowl like game. Good for the rookies though. They should rename it the rookie bowl.
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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).
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Isn't the roster limit at 80 during the preseason; until the first cut after the 3rd preseason game
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