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WhoDat!656 05-09-2013 09:16 AM

Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro
 
Early this week, Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said that he wouldnít do anything to make first-round pick Kenny Vaccaroís transition to the professional ranks more difficult than it needs to be.

He isnít the only veteran safety in New Orleans to take a welcoming stance toward a player who could conceivably wind up taking his job. Roman Harper said that he expected to see the Saints draft a safety this year and that he was happy with any addition that will help the defense because ďitís not about any particular playerĒ when making decisions about how to get better as a team.

ďOf course. And the biggest thing is, we needed to draft a safety at some point this year. Iím what, Year 8? Malcolm is in the last year of his deal. Itís part of the business. If you donít think thatís gonna happen, youíre wrong,Ē said Harper, via Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. ĒSo Iím looking forward to the competition. Iíve seen some of the things that weíre installing. Looks like weíve got some different things that we can really make some things go. So itís gonna be good.Ē

Itís not an attitude we always see from veteran players when they face their likely replacements, but it is the most realistic one as well as being the one thatís best for the team. There was some question early this offseason about whether or not the Saints would hold onto Harper, who is set to make $5.25 million in 2013. The Saints have already guaranteed half that salary, so Harperís roster spot is likely safe and all he can really do now is play as well as possible so that he can wash away any lingering memories of a mediocre 2012 season in hopes of securing a job in the years to come.

Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro | ProFootballTalk

Rugby Saint II 05-09-2013 02:31 PM

Re: Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro
 
Maybe he should adopt Drews attitude where your backup never sees the field.

homerj07 05-09-2013 08:14 PM

Re: Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro
 
Lets hope competition brings out the best in both of them

jeanpierre 05-10-2013 06:40 AM

Re: Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro
 
If Vaccaro is half as good as some scouts think he is, and should Malcolm regain his form - the saga of the Jason David of safeties may finally come to an end...

Vrillon82 05-10-2013 07:43 AM

Re: Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro
 
Vaccaro will have no problem taking Harpers place.

44Champs 05-10-2013 09:40 AM

Re: Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro
 
Harper and Jenkins have always had great attitudes and are all-class when it comes to being model teammates.

foreverfan 05-10-2013 12:08 PM

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