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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Austin Johnsonís exile did not last long. The Saints brought the fullback back to the practice squad on Thursday after releasing him earlier this week. New Orleans has long liked to use a fullback as part of its offense, but ...

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Old 11-05-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Austin Johnsonís exile did not last long.

The Saints brought the fullback back to the practice squad on Thursday after releasing him earlier this week.

New Orleans has long liked to use a fullback as part of its offense, but Johnson lost snaps to tight end Michael Hoomanwanui, who has been filling some of the fullback duties.

The Saints released offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann from the practice squad to make room for Johnson.

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Old 11-05-2015, 08:15 PM   #2
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Re: Saints bring Austin Johnson back to practice squad

How in the world is he still eligible for the practice squad? I thought you weren't eligible after being on the active roster for at least six games.
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I think you have to actually be active on game day. He didn't dress out over the last 2 or 3 weeks so he must have barely come in under the limit.
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Re: Saints bring Austin Johnson back to practice squad

He played a few games for us last year too, though. Is the rule six career games active, or is it that you have to be active for at least six in a season? I can't remember anymore. Guess I should look that up now. Then again, it's only Austin Johnson, lol.
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Re: Saints bring Austin Johnson back to practice squad

Man has always done good things, he should be on that active squad and playing...

Assuming we're committed to the run...

Now, I'm a Sean Payton fan and will probably open my wrists when he joins forces with Jurrah in Big D, but...

I am of the conviction that Sean Payton only runs the ball to remind himself how often he's actually calling pass plays!
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Re: Saints bring Austin Johnson back to practice squad

Put fullback on active, Hightower on practice and give Murphy a shot!
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Put fullback on active, Hightower on practice and give Murphy a shot!
Hightower can't be on the practice squad. He ran out of eligibility years ago.
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Assuming we're committed to the run...
Good one JP .
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How in the world is he still eligible for the practice squad? I thought you weren't eligible after being on the active roster for at least six games.
The new CBA rules for PS players is about as complicated as Martian Calculus.

http://blackandgold.com/saints/73807...ice-squad.html (Saints players eligible for the Practice Squad)
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I would love to see a game this year where the FB gets 2-3 TDs. Probably will too now that everyone is starting to contribute.
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