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Halo 09-23-2014 06:50 PM

Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
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Offensive Lineman Eric Olsen was with the Saints from 2012-2013. He played in every game in 2012, but was placed on injured reserve in 2013 and waived with an injury settlement.

The Saints had a visit set up with cornerback Derek Cox prior to last year but he ultimately signed a 4-year, $20 million contract with the San Diego Chargers. The Saints ultimately signed Keenan Lewis, while Cox was cut after only one season.

Cox began last season as a starter for the Chargers but was benched after seven games.

Cox, 28, spent training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, but was cut after the third preseason game. He also had a brief offseason stint with the Baltimore Ravens, but didn't make the 53-man roster.


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Danno 09-23-2014 06:56 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
I like Olsen, he looked good when he was here. Solid back-up.

ScottF 09-23-2014 07:15 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 613553)
I like Olsen, he looked good when he was here. Solid back-up.

methinks Goodwin injury might be serious
Lelito for Goodwin isn't bad...next guy up for Lelito might be an issue

Danno 09-23-2014 07:20 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottF (Post 613555)
methinks Goodwin injury might be serious
Lelito for Goodwin isn't bad...next guy up for Lelito might be an issue

Maybe, but I think Olsen has taken snaps at Center too.

IIRC we cut Olsen because he was injured, now maybe if he's healthy???

Our front office may suck at acquiring LB's, but OL has never been a problem. They seem to be able to find adequate OL just throwing darts, drunk, in the dark, left handed, wearing a cast...

Danno 09-23-2014 07:25 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
Also, it appears Cox's strength was playing press man coverage.

I think San Diego used him as a zoner.

Sound familiar?

saintfan 09-23-2014 07:49 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
And my phone still isn't ringing.

I will not retire. Repeat. I will NOT retire...

Halo 09-23-2014 07:54 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
That's a whole lot of tryouts and scheduled practices. LOL

halloween 65 09-23-2014 08:58 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 613559)
Also, it appears Cox's strength was playing press man coverage.

I think San Diego used him as a zoner.

Sound familiar?

Might be what we need!!

billyt81 09-23-2014 10:54 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
Dumb question I guess but Olsen kid, related to HOF Merlin Olsen?

Jack Vegas 09-23-2014 11:09 PM

Re: Saints try out cornerbacks Derek Cox and Brandon Ghee, o-lineman Eric Olsen, offensive guard Lemuel Jeanpierre and center Alex Parsons
 
Olsen was with the Steelers last year, IIRC. He was a pretty decent backup with us for a stretch. Still I'm surprised they want to bring somebody in, I thought Kelemete played pretty well preseason.

Cox must have really gone downhill fast to get cut from so many teams in just a year. He was pretty decent at one point I thought.


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