In addition to the surprising release of Hamilton, Saints Coach Sean Payton also announced that the club waived undrafted rookie free agents Harold Bielby, Mike Smith, Harry Flaherty, C.J. Gable and Ryan Colburn.
Sean Payton might be the best coach in football. He has teamed with Drew Brees to do magic. Anyone questioning his will to win can look no further than the hiring of Gregg Williams. Payton agreed to pay part of his earnings to bring him aboard. Good call since the Saints only became consistent winners since Williams has run the defense. Now both sides of the ball are deadly.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, No. 28 overall pick Mark Ingram is “coming on fast” at Saints camp and is expected to be “heavily involved” in the team’s regular offense to open the season.
Most of the deal was agreed last week, when the NFL owners ended a 4½-month lockout and allowed most players to return to work and sign contracts. But some details needed to be ironed out, and teams’ new signees couldn’t practice until those details were settled and the final deal ratified.
But let’s not go and crown them just yet. There is another NFC team that has a little more quietly assembled a championship quality roster — the New Orleans Saints.
Veteran center Olin Kruetz is coming town for a free agent visit with the New Orleans Saints, where he has a chance to reprise a starting role.
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