August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Courtney Roby (15) against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Is Courtney Roby Ever Going to Play Receiver?

Courtney Roby is no doubt one of the best special teamers the Saints have on the roster. He has returned the ball as well as played other positions in the return game. But, he has yet to make his mark in the passing game. Which begs the question: Is Courtney Roby ever going to play receiver?


This is the second year in a row that we have heard Roby’s chances of playing receiver in the Saints offense. As you can see, he is starting early this year. Terrance Harris from had this to say today:

Courtney Roby may not be the forgotten man at receiver after all[sic]. He has made a couple nice catches in camp included a nice in the corner this morning from Brees over Malcolm Jenkins.

Last year during camp it seemed like he had a legitimate chance of nabbing a spot and push for playing time. This year, he is starting camp out great and has made some nice catches. The only problem is that Andy Tanner, Saalim Hakim, Kenny Stills, and Nick Toon have all been doing really well. Andy Tanner has especially had some nice opportunities so far this camp.


Every player should show that he can do more than just play special teams. But, as we have learned in the past few years, Roby is a special teams ace. Maybe that is where he belongs permanently. There is a lot of time between now and the start of the regular season and anything can happen so lets wait and see if he can steal a spot on the offense.


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