Since Adrian Arrington entered the NFL as a seventh round draft pick in 2008 he has always fought the hard fight to secure a roster spot with the New Orleans Saints.
Buried on a depth chart, looking up at one of the NFL’s deepest receiving cores in Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Robert Meachem, and Devery Henderson has been no easy task.
During his rookie season in 2008 Arrington saw very little actual action in the preseason catching two passes for 46 yards.
The Saints didn’t cut him, but just days before the seasons start he was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury.
In 2009 Arrington distinguished himself against the Houston Texans when he caught three passes for 77 yards, with a long catch of 47 yards.
He was signed to the practice squad that year, but was later added to the active roster prior to the Saints NFC Championship game against the Vikings, he stayed on through their Superbowl victory.
So 2010 was supposed to be the year Arrington finally made the active roster, which was evident given the effort he put during the preseason.
In all four games he produced, totaling 11 catches for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Finally he made the active roster and dressed for the Saints first three games of the 2010 season before being released, only to be re-added to the practice squad three days later in October.
New Orleans did not keep him on the practice squad long before adding him back to the active roster later in December prior to the Saints last regular season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He caugh seven passes for 76 yards in his first actual NFL game.