New Orleans Saints Release CB Jason David, Sign CB Gregg Fassitt
Its been talked about, blogged, tweeted, discussed, and now it s a reality — Jason David is no longer a New Orleans Saint.
I guess success on the practice field just did not translate for David on the football field as the corner back was on the wrong end of several big Bengal plays in the Saints first pre-season game.
During training camp David has distinguished himself with big plays and good coverage, garnering praise from his coaches and new DC Gregg Williams.
His game time performance though leaves allot to be desired.
David was beat by Ochocinco for a hefty gain downfield and also was beat by Chris Henry for a touchdown — this on the heels of a few offensive pass interference calls to boot.
Depending on who you talked to this is a long overdue dismissal, warranted by David’s constant inconsistent play.
David has taken the brunt of the criticism for the Saints dismal secondary over the last few years, but say what you want David turned in a solid end to the 2008 season.
David lead the team in interceptions last season with 5 and was second in passes defensed behind Randall Gay. He appeared in 27 games with 18 starts for the Saints over the past two seasons and made 75 tackles (65 solo), eight interceptions, 18 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Unfortunately he was just not able to stay consistent in his play since his arrival via free agency from the Colts in 2007.
In his place the Saints have signed CB Gregg Fassitt to the roster. Fassitt played his college ball at Grambling State and is a native to New Orleans. He had spent time with the Saints previously during the 2008 training camp but suffered a knee injury that knocked him out for the entire 2008 season.
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