New Orleans Saints: The Fourth Wide Receiver Conundrum

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Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Adrian Arrington (87) warms up before the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Saints 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Adrian Arrington #87

Arrington entered the NFL as a 7th round draft choice of the Saints in 2008.  New Orleans traded a 2009 6th draft for Arrington.  He started on the practice squad was called to the active roster during the 2010 season.

His NFL debut in a match up against the Bucs on January 2, 2011, was pretty spectacular.  He led the team with 7 receptions, totaling 79 yards.   His last sighting was in the NFC Divisional game against the San Francisco 49ers.

In that game, he made one catch for 17 yards but also Carlos Rogers forced him into an incomplete pass.  Arrington has been somewhat injury prone but that has not stopped five other teams from making him offers that he has turned down. At present he is being groomed for the slot position.

*Interesting tidbits–Arrington was only bested in his college career as a Michigan Wolverine by Mario Manningham.

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    Hello Gene!
    I think we’ll keep 6-WR’s again this year= Colston, Deverey, Moore, Morgan, Roby and Toon.
    Arrington has worn out his welcome and is not physical, nor big enough to knock DB’s off the line of scrimmage.
    Be cool big daddy!

  • RobFerrara

    Roby is not in the mix at WR other than as an emergency.  His place will be on special teams.  Toon will be on the roster as a fourth or fifth WR because there’s no way they could get him through waivers on to the practice squad.  That leaves Morgan and Arrington to fight for the last WR position.  Morgan can still go to the practice squad but not Arrington.  Conceivable the Saints could end up keeping all of them.