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Old 08-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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Donít sleep on versatile LB Kyle Knox

He probably won't clear waivers to make the practice squad again.
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My vote for the most under-the-radar New Orleans Saints roster hopeful this summer goes to linebacker Kyle Knox. The third-year pro reminds me of guys like Ramon Humber and Rafael Bush, who have quietly developed into core special teams players and defensive role players in recent years.

Knox, 25, has barely drawn any attention from the media or the fan base because the spotlight usually falls on either the star players or the newcomers. And Knox is neither.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder joined the Saintsí practice squad last October. Then he was called up to the active roster for the two playoff games, mostly to help on special teams. He made one tackle.

Now Knox is making a strong push for a full-time gig. He started on all four of the Saintsí special teams units in last weekís preseason opener at the St. Louis Rams. And he has spent most of the summer with the second-string defense, playing both outside and inside linebacker.

Knox was in on the Saintsí first-string goal-line defense during Wednesdayís practice -- where he made an outstanding effort to hit running back Travaris Cadet at the goal line (though thereís still an open debate over whether or not Cadet scored).

Knox said he is eagerly accepting every role the coaches throw at him. After bouncing around from Seattle to Jacksonville to New Orleans since 2012, the former undrafted free agent out of Fresno State said any role is better than nothing.

ďIíd rather be on the field and play any position, and I feel like Iím versatile enough. Whatever you need me to do, Iíll do it,Ē said Knox, who said he has never let himself get too frustrated, despite missing the 53-man cut in Seattle each of the past two summers and being released by Jacksonville after a four-game stint last year.

ďI always try to stay positive,Ē Knox said. ďItís always a tough time when you donít have a job. But I just stayed prayerful, and I just focused on what I wanted to do.Ē

Knox was mostly used as a pass-rush specialist by all three NFL teams. But the Saints have moved him inside this summer to the weakside linebacker spot, where he played in college.

Humber, whom Knox said he leans on for advice quite a bit, said Knox has a unique skill set because of his impressive speed -- ďhe can flyĒ -- and his long arms, which allow Knox to keep blockers at bay.

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Re: Donít sleep on versatile LB Kyle Knox

He seems to be a good special teamer but it's hard to imagine him making the team for any other reason. Too many good players ahead of him.
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He seems to be a good special teamer but it's hard to imagine him making the team for any other reason. Too many good players ahead of him.
Another team will claim him
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Re: Donít sleep on versatile LB Kyle Knox

Now Knox is making a strong push for a full-time gig. He started on all four of the Saints’ special teams units in last week’s preseason opener at the St. Louis Rams. And he has spent most of the summer with the second-string defense, playing both outside and inside linebacker.

that is exactly what he needs to do to make the club. i always like blue collar players.
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Now Knox is making a strong push for a full-time gig. He started on all four of the Saintsí special teams units in last weekís preseason opener at the St. Louis Rams. And he has spent most of the summer with the second-string defense, playing both outside and inside linebacker.

that is exactly what he needs to do to make the club. i always like blue collar players.
Jo-lonn Dunbar was exactly the same for us, played special teams for years and it took one injury to Vilma and he pretty much never left the starting lineup again
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Re: Donít sleep on versatile LB Kyle Knox

the guy is small- generously listed at 6'1
I remember when we picked him up that I thought he was a safety.
Wish him the best, but I think for long term Sunseri wins the roster spot
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i always like blue collar players.
They're the most fun to root for.
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Re: Donít sleep on versatile LB Kyle Knox

A guy who really flashed against the Rams was Todd Davis number 95. I'm gonna really keep an eye on him.
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Everything I've read about says really good things about him. I know they can't all make it but I am pulling for him.
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