The Saints will have to make their picks in the NFL draft before commissioner Roger Goodell announces the discipline on the defensive players who took part in the BountyGate scandal.
Unlike a year ago, when an early run on quarterbacks caught most NFL draft prognosticators flat-footed, most have now resigned themselves to the notion that the QB count might reach four before the first round is done Thursday night.
”The Falcons already have an excellent team and excellent coaches and schemes and talent and all that good stuff,” Samuel said in a telephone interview. ”I’m just going to add to the bunch to get the one common goal.”
“We’ve got the greatest fans in this sport,” he said. “There’s a close relationship that I … don’t take for granted.”
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