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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — What a mess on the Saints interior line.

Neither second-year pro Tim Lelito nor veteran Jonathan Goodwin have stepped forward during the first nine days of training camp to become the front-runner at center, holding back defensive teammates during drills, as well as each other.

One spot over, Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs on Monday evening missed his sixth consecutive practice with an undisclosed injury, leaving doubt on coach Sean Payton’s recent statement that Grubbs’ injury is minor.

Perhaps the best, new option is Senio Kelemete, a former fifth-round draft pick of Arizona in the 2012. Kelemete, whose versatility allows him to play guard and tackle, earned first-team snaps Monday at center.

“He’s had a ton of reps, and I would say he’s been pretty impressive,” Payton said in advance of Friday night’s preseason opener at St. Louis. “Because of the injury up front — we’re waiting for Grubbs to get back — listen, he knows what to do, and I think he’s handled it pretty well.”

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Old 08-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #2
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well best to find out now than later
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Why is he getting reps at center? Grubbs is out and we are thin at tackle. Center seems like are only depth position
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We're looking for versatility. I am excited about Armstrong at center.
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It would be great if we had a quality backup that could play across the entire line. That could allow an additional body on the 53 at another position, or two.
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This is concerning to me. Our line had problems last year and it showed. We need depth for these positions.
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I wonder if this prompted the roster changes announced yesterday.

Manase Foketi, from T to T/G
Marcel Jones, from T to G
Jason Weaver, from T to T/G
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:14 AM   #8
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waiver watch is on red alert
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Jones is gargantuan---if he sticks at guard Brees won't be able over to throw over the middle because he won't be able to see
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Aaaaggghhh!!!!!
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