As expected the Saints signed second year wide receiver Adrian Arrington to the active roster to fill the roster spot of the recently retired Deuce McAllister after the injury to Robert Meachem.
Meachem’s status for Sundays NFC Championship game is uncertain at this point but the Saints are expected to provide an update at some point today.
However if they were certain he would be available to play they wouldn’t have promoted Arrington in his place.
Arrington was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 draft, a placement not complementary of his talent, but has been plagued by nagging injuries landing on the Saints practice squad two consecutive years.
At 6-3 192 he can be a matchup problem that is able to leap over defenders to get the ball, he also showed an ability to stretch the field in a pre-season game against Houston when he had three catches for 77 yards with a long of 45.
To take Arrington’s place on the practice squad the Sains signed former LSU defensive tackle Marlon Favorite.
Favorite went undrafted in 2009 and has bounced around the league this year spending time with the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks.
Favorite is considered a promising developmental project with good strength and athleticism but the knock against him is that scouts question his pass rush ability and note that he can be easily washed out of the play by one blocker.
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