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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; What is going on with Murray. I see he is injured? What is wrong. Season has not even started. No way this guy makes it the distance. The screw ups. One, not re-signing Ingram. Two letting Ozigo go. So stupid. ...

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Old 09-04-2019, 11:33 PM   #11
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What is going on with Murray. I see he is injured? What is wrong. Season has not even started. No way this guy makes it the distance. The screw ups. One, not re-signing Ingram. Two letting Ozigo go. So stupid. We saved almost no cash at the most critical position. Totally dumb.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:33 AM   #12
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

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Yea I wanted Ozigbo but nothing wrong with getting familiar with as many players as you can in preparation for the worst.
Iím just hoping itís not saying anything about Murray.
Did they sign Ozigbo to the active roster or their PS?
He had to be signed to their active roster for three weeks and then could be waived and signed to their practice squad. The Saints were probably hoping he'd clear waivers to be signed to their own practice squad.

And teams all across the league are bringing in waves of players, including RB's, for tryouts. It's called due diligence. They do it the same time every year and people people try to make more out of it than is there every year.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:36 AM   #13
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

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What is going on with Murray. I see he is injured? What is wrong. Season has not even started. No way this guy makes it the distance. The screw ups. One, not re-signing Ingram. Two letting Ozigo go. So stupid. We saved almost no cash at the most critical position. Totally dumb.
Nothing is up with Murray. I'm not seeing where you are seeing he is injured. He's not listed at all on any injury report I have seen. Anzalone is, but Payton said he'll be ready for game one.

Ozigbo was clearly not ready for the 53 man roster. You don't want one of your roster RB's to be one that can't handle pass protection (the number one issue that haunts rookie RB's.)
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:58 AM   #14
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

Ozigbo was let go to keep Dwayne Washington for Special Teams.. You remember Special Teams? Where we b*tch and complain each and every year that we are not very good...?

We also bi*ch and complain every year that we are splitting time between an overloaded back field...

Sean Payton saved everyone some heartache by improving special teams and eliminating the possibility that people would be screaming "put Ozigbo in" at the television on Sunday..

That's a win/win?
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:10 AM   #15
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Nothing is up with Murray. I'm not seeing where you are seeing he is injured. He's not listed at all on any injury report I have seen. Anzalone is, but Payton said he'll be ready for game one.

Ozigbo was clearly not ready for the 53 man roster. You don't want one of your roster RB's to be one that can't handle pass protection (the number one issue that haunts rookie RB's.)

We are looking at Murphy. Whenever we do that someone is hurt. And don't tell me Ozigbo can't block. Murphy is 5'8 and under 200lbs. Payton tried to get cute and Ozigbo got snatched immediately.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:53 AM   #16
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

Payton has shown time and again that he will take experience over upside at certain positions. RB is one of those positions.

Ozigbo is a Jaguar now and that's that.

Kickoff is Monday Night fellas.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:18 AM   #17
 
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

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Payton has shown time and again that he will take experience over upside at certain positions. RB is one of those positions.

Ozigbo is a Jaguar now and that's that.

Kickoff is Monday Night fellas.
Wait.... we're not signing Ozigbo from the Jags PS? NeauxFW !

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Old 09-05-2019, 09:26 AM   #18
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Wait.... we're not signing Ozigbo from the Jags PS? NeauxFW !
Why would we? The Saints coaching staff and Sean Payton are smart. I see talent in Ozigbo but none of us has the vision & insight as our coaches. All we see is the finished product on Sundays.

My point here is to trust the system.
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
Yea I wanted Ozigbo but nothing wrong with getting familiar with as many players as you can in preparation for the worst.
Iím just hoping itís not saying anything about Murray.
Did they sign Ozigbo to the active roster or their PS?
All waiver claims must be signed to the active roster. Only a player that clears waivers and becomes a free agent can be signed to a practice squad.

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Old 09-05-2019, 11:52 AM   #20
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

We haven’t heard anything from camp in regards to Murray aside from an injury. He played like 2 series in one preseason game which tells me they are taking it slow with him. With the Saints history of signing under performing or injured Vets/FA I don’t see why anyone would believe Murray is any different.
That’s why many are skeptical about him. I’m not saying Ozigbo is a better option for the 53 but I have a feeling we will regret losing him.
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