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papz 10-01-2012 11:16 AM

Saints work out WR Deon Butler/Jason Hill
 
The Saints are working out free agent WR Deon Butler.

It's Butler's first workout since he was cut loose by the Seahawks. A 2009 third-round pick, injury limited Butler to five games and six catches last season. He'd be a pure depth signing for the Saints.

SaintsSource: Aaron Wilson on Twitter

Mardigras9 10-01-2012 11:25 AM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
Defense??
Why are they not trying to improve there? Is there anyone out there on the market that could be inserted onto the D line?

Danno 10-01-2012 11:26 AM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
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Originally Posted by Mardigras9 (Post 445163)
Defense??
Why are they not trying to improve there? Is there anyone out there on the market that could be inserted onto the D line?


I doubt it. Everyone we have is average. There are no above average D-linemen waiting for a call.

jeanpierre 10-01-2012 11:43 AM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 445164)
I doubt it. Everyone we have is average. There are no above average D-linemen waiting for a call.

Exactly, the good ones would have been signed in the offseason; which is when we should have signed, but...

...we were a little distracted with a new basketball team acquisition...

...then there was the matter of Rodger Goodell's bountygate...

...not to mention we were locked in a contract dispute with Tom Condon...

...though we did add several linebackers, the defensive line, safeties, and offensive tackle positions just didn't command enough priority then...

TheOak 10-01-2012 12:05 PM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
You cant sign what is not available.

Try and find a Left Tackle... Just try and find one available and worth the paper to sign him.

You can only upgrade a position if upgrades are available.

TheOak 10-01-2012 12:13 PM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
Deon Butler is a deep threat... Replacement for Meachem and situational.

He is 5'10' 183 lbs and runs a 4.38 in the 40... 4th among all WR in the 2009 Combine, and 11.3 60yd shuttle 3rd in the combine.

He is a hair faster than Meachem@ 4.39
and a match with Henderson. 4.32-4.4

NonieT 10-01-2012 12:14 PM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
We signed a guard off the Falcon's practice squad. They should put him in at tackle. Evans and Nicks were converted tackles. Why could they not convert a guard to tackle.

TheOak 10-01-2012 12:15 PM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
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Originally Posted by NonieT (Post 445203)
We signed a guard off the Falcon's practice squad. They should put him in at tackle. Evans and Nicks were converted tackles. Why could they not convert a guard to tackle.


Falcons practice squad does not = Saints starter.

NonieT 10-01-2012 12:16 PM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
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Originally Posted by x626xBlack (Post 445204)
Falcons practice squad does not = Saints starter.

How do you know?

TheOak 10-01-2012 12:22 PM

Re: Saints work out WR Deon Butler
 
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Originally Posted by NonieT (Post 445206)
How do you know?

If they are not good enough to start for the Falcons, and NO OTHER team poached them from their practice squad through week 4 = not a starter.

Maybe depth.. Not a starter.

Saints o-line
9 sacks / 18 QB hits
yards/rush 4.3


Falcons o-line
11 sacks / 22 QB hits
yards/rush 4.1

Who would you suggest he replace? You don't reform a guard to Tackle mid season.


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