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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Is there anyone out there worth a damn that we can sign this late in the game? If so how do we make space. Armstead didn't bother me much because it was kind of expected and we've done ok without ...

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Old 07-25-2017, 11:39 AM   #1
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Offensive line?

Is there anyone out there worth a damn that we can sign this late in the game? If so how do we make space. Armstead didn't bother me much because it was kind of expected and we've done ok without him in the past. Missing Unger is gonna hurt if he can't get back early. Kelemente was a surprise. That leaves us dangerously thin and I think it's a concern worth addressing.

I really think we have the potential to finally have a good to great running game which will help take some of the pressure off Brees. We are deep there too.

If a couple of these starters had gone down during the season fine, but starting out of the gate this thin is what bothers me.

Imo we have to win one of the first 2 games. We do that and we can make a run.

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Old 07-25-2017, 11:52 AM   #2
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I think you are overreacting to Kelemente's being designated as preseason Active/PUP. Any player that is currently unable to clear the pre-camp physical gets placed on the PUP, no matter how minor the situation may be.

Last year at this time:

07/25/2016 25 - Placed LT Terron Armstead, WR Vincent Brown, LB Hau'oli Kikaha and CB Keenan Lewis on the active/physically unable to perform list.
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I think you are overreacting to Kelemente's being designated as preseason Active/PUP. Any player that is currently unable to clear the pre-camp physical gets placed on the PUP, no matter how minor the situation may be.

Last year at this time:

07/25/2016 25 - Placed LT Terron Armstead, WR Vincent Brown, LB Hau'oli Kikaha and CB Keenan Lewis on the active/physically unable to perform list.
And how many played?
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And how many played?
Exactly.

And those were far from minor injuries or simply not passing a physical.
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And how many played?
Armstead. That was the one I was wanting to point out. He was close to being ready, but not there yet. Another notable name on the 2017 Active/PUP list is Andrew Luck. Any doubt he's going to play?

If there was anything of great note about Kelemente we would have had word. Y'all are welcome to expect the worst. I don't.
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And common sense would dictate that anyone worth their salt would have already been signed; especially on the O-Line which teams put a pretty high premium on...
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And common sense would dictate that anyone worth their salt would have already been signed; especially on the O-Line which teams put a pretty high premium on...
So basically it was a stupid question and not worth pointing out?
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Re: Offensive line?

Michael Oher just became a FA but he is a tackle, and not a very good one.
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Michael Oher just became a FA but he is a tackle, and not a very good one.
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Both lines need help need to add a vet to both sides kaihl Barnes is not the vet imho go get the center from tje jets ungar may or may not be healthy and center is the most inportant for our offense
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