A few days ago, the Saints added CB Fabian Washington who was with the Baltimore Ravens last season. Head Coach Sean Payton admitted in an interview that with CB Tracy Porter coming off microfracture knee surgery, they needed a veteran presence in the backfield. Porter did state that he expects to be able to start the season opener.
Yesterday it was announced that DE Turk McBride was signed after he had just finished with the Detroit Lions last season. McBride is coming of a stellar season with 5.5 sacks. With DE Will Smith likely to be suspended for four games, McBride is being brought in to help bolster the defensive line.
It was announced this morning that LB Clint Ingram was added to the roster. Ingram, who previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, was actually signed with the Saints last year. However, Ingram was released in October 2010 because his rehabilitation from an ACL injury was taking too long.
No doubt that Ingram is being brought in as insurance and competition. The coaching staff obviously liked what they saw last year from Ingram to bring him back. It seems that the Saints are making sure key positions are being covered and that they don’t want a repeat of last season with injuries.
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