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Old 09-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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The New Orleans Saints are blue collar, hard working and resilient - just like the fans that support the team.

Since their inception in 1967, the Saints organization has been a haven for the underdog, the late-round draft picks and undrafted free agents that have rewarded the team by blossoming in Black and Gold attire.

The 2012 roster features 11 players that found their way to the final 53, in some cases overcoming tremendous odds.

-Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, undrafted free agent in 2011

-LB Jonathan Casillas, undrafted arrival in 2009.

-QB Chase Daniel, signed as undrafted FA by Redskins in 2009, released in camp before signed by Saints

-DE Junior Galette, undrafted FA in 2010

-PK Garrett Hartley, drafted by Broncos in 2008, cut and signed by Saints in '08

-RB Chris Ivory, undrafted signee by Saints in 2010

-WR Lance Moore, undrafted FA signed by Browns 2005, cut in August camp, signed by Saints '05

-WR Joseph Morgan, undrafted FA in 2011

-WR Pierre Thomas, undrafted FA signed by Saints in 2007

-RB Travaris Cadet, undrafted FA signed by Saints 2012

-DT Tyrun Walker, undrafted FA signed by Saints in 2012





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Old 09-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore are the only proven ones on the list.
Everybody else still has question marks about them or hasn't fully arrived on the scene yet. jmho
I'm not knocking any of them. I think that they all have huge upside they just need more time to develop. I do believe that they are ready to contribute more. Most of these guys have only been with the team a few years.
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

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Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore are the only proven ones on the list.
I'd almost add Quddus to that list, kid is a very serviceable backup, and could start for some teams. Not to mention he lays the wood on special teams...
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

How about adding Tom Johnson to that list:

2005 Draft: undrafted
2006 UDFA, signed by the Colts (06-07)
- in '06 he was released after training camp
- re-signed by the Colts in '07, but sent to the Cologne Centurions (NFL Europe)
2007 with the Philadelphia Soul (AFL)
2009 joined the Calgary Stampeders (CFL)

2011 signed by the New Orleans Saints to a 3-year contract
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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The coaching staff & scouts do a good job. I mean look at Colston (7th round) & even Graham (3rd round)
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

It baffles me how well we do in late rounds and FA but can't draft in early rounds worth a ****
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

Heck. Take me for example. I'm the unknown fan who lives out in the people's republic of California!
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore are the only proven ones on the list.
Everybody else still has question marks about them or hasn't fully arrived on the scene yet. jmho
I'm not knocking any of them. I think that they all have huge upside they just need more time to develop. I do believe that they are ready to contribute more. Most of these guys have only been with the team a few years.
Chris Ivory is legit, aside from injury problems. He is basically our version of Joseph Addai.
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

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I'd almost add Quddus to that list, kid is a very serviceable backup, and could start for some teams. Not to mention he lays the wood on special teams...
Jenkins better be on his A game every game, Quaddus is breathing down his neck.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:31 AM   #10
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Re: Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent

What about Hartley !
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