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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints have added some veteran depth at fullback, announcing the signing of Greg Jones on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Jones appeared in all 16 games for Houston in 2013. He played 332 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus records. An ...

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Old 08-06-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
 
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Saints add fullback Greg Jones

The Saints have added some veteran depth at fullback, announcing the signing of Greg Jones on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Jones appeared in all 16 games for Houston in 2013. He played 332 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus records.

An 10th-year pro from Florida State, Jones (6-1, 251) has primarily been a blocker throughout his career, with the bulk of his 272 carries coming early in his career with Jacksonville.

The Saintsí addition of Jones comes on the heels of blocking back Erik Lorig missing a few days of practice. According to Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Lorig is dealing with a leg ailment.

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With Lorig hurt, Saints sign free agent FB Greg Jones | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Keeping the seat warm for Lorig.
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This guy was the real deal as a pure blocking fullback just a couple of years ago. I don't think he'll be around for very long but it does make you think we're going to be power-running the ball a lot. At least in the preseason.
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This guy was the real deal as a pure blocking fullback just a couple of years ago. I don't think he'll be around for very long but it does make you think we're going to be power-running the ball a lot. At least in the preseason.
If we are going to do that our O-line has to be right.
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It never hurts to bring in some insurance and let him learn the system. Way to be on top of things Mickey.
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Kind of like calling a temp agency and getting some short-term labor...
not bad deal though- he gets a couple weeks pay and the other 31 teams get a free look
That guy ran people in college, but that was a long, long, time ago
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I hope Lorig is OK. Everyone who ran behind him last year was successful. I think Tampa had three different backs go for at least 100yds last year. I know whoever was starting at RB for Tampa last year did great in Fantasy Football.
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This guy was the real deal as a pure blocking fullback just a couple of years ago. I don't think he'll be around for very long but it does make you think we're going to be power-running the ball a lot. At least in the preseason.

it has been a good while since the saints have had a proven lead blocker and that is exactly what they went out and got. pass blocking is pretty darn good too.
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