New Orleans Saints: Week In Review Link Dump 5.30.10


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The Saints finally got to work at defending their Super Bowl championship this week hitting the field for their first series of OTA’s.

Most players were in attendance even with OTA’s not being mandatory with exception to left tackle Jammal Brown and running back Pierre Thomas who are both holding out for new deals.

Brown’s future is clouded after multiple trade rumors surfaced during the draft and then the team selected USC LT Charles Brown in the second round, an ominous sign.

Jammal is certainly seeking a blockbuster deal to become the highest paid tackle in the NFL after developing into arguably the best tackle in the league over the last few seasons.

Thomas is reportedly seeking a new deal similar to that of St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson who signed a multi-year 49.3M contract extension in 2007.

New Orleans surely wants to keep Thomas in the mix as he has developed into a key component of the Saints offense but want him for the right price, not Steven Jackson money.

For now it looks like neither Brown nor Thomas will be getting a new deal anytime soon and it remains to be seen if either player will continue to hold out when OTA’s become mandatory.

Tight end Jeremy Shockey had a medical emergency when he went down in the Saints weight room with a seizure before being rushed to the hospital. By all accounts he is fine and has been released, no information has been given as to the cause of the attack.

With wide receivers Devery Henderson (Hernia) and Robert Meachem (Toe) limited with injury receivers Courtney Roby and Rod Harper have taken their spots and are running with the first team offense.

Both players are taking full advantage of the time drawing praise from head coach Sean Payton for their sticky hands and willingness to learn.

Although unlikely they will unseat Meachem or Henderson for their starting roles it should make for an interesting training camp battle.

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