DE Paul Spicer Back With Saints After Grant Lands On IR


Defensive End Paul Spicer has re-joined the Saints after the club placed starting DE Charles Grant on injured reserve with a torn triceps suffered in the Saints last regular season game at Carolina.

Ironically Grant was one of only a few starters to play at Carolina, the Saints opted to rest most all after securing home field advantage in the play-offs.

Spicer, a ten year veteran, spent training camp with the Saints after being released by the Jaguars, he played in all four pre-season games before being released in the final roster trim before the regular season.

Spicer was actually slated to start in the place of Grant for the first four games of the season as it was reported by the league Grant was going to be suspended for violating the leagues substane abuse policy.

However the suspension was revoked after the league learned a Minnesota court blocked the suspensions of Kevin and Pat Williams who were both facing the same suspension for the same voilation of the substance abuse policy.

Grant started every game this year and was credited with 53 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

His career stats amount to 424 tackles, 47 sacks, 30 pass deflections and one interception.

In his ten year career Spicer has 349 tackles, 28.5 sacks, 15 pass deflections and one interception.