New Orleans Saints WR Courtney Roby impressive in preseason

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Aug 9, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Courtney Roby (15) reacts to making a reception during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE


When you are commonly referred as a return specialist in the NFL it is because of one of two reasons.

1) You truly are a great special teams player and 2) most would not consider you to be a good option at wide receiver.

Courtney Roby has validated the former with his past play and is busy proving the latter this preseason.

Through the first two preseason games, Roby leads the Saints (and the NFL) with 139 receiving yards.

Roby is second on the team in receptions with 9 catches. That is pretty good for a guy that had not had a reception since 2009.

Things have changed since 2009. There was talk of Roby possibly being expendable if wide out Joseph Morgan worked out as a dual threat at wide receiver and in special teams.

Rookie wide out Nick Toon and veteran wide outs Andy Tanner, Adrian Arrington, and Devery Henderson give the Saints some increased depth at the position as well.

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