Wide receiver becomes another thin position for the New Orleans Saints


Aug 28, 2011; Oakland CA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Adrian Arrington (87) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Oakland Raiders 40-20. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

After New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson went down with an injury on Sunday and others seemed to be just down in the skill department, the team looked like it added two more weapons for quarterback Drew Brees.  But that wasn’t the case in an announcement today.

It appeared yesterday that the Saints had re-signed wide receivers Adrian Arrington and Greg Camarillo after Arrington was released on Friday and Camarillo at the end of preseason, in a move to pad the position.

Yet interim head coach Aaron Kromer said today that Arrington had been placed on injured reserve officially ending what was supposed to be the season that he emerged as a contender for a wide receiver spot.

Instead it will be Camarillo that attempts to fill the void and possibly step in for an injured Henderson this Sunday if he can’t play.  Henderson did not practice today due to being diagnosed with a consussion.

Wide receiver Joe Morgan was also expected to have a breakout performance but instead had a breakdown.  Kromer stated that while Morgan did well in blocking, he didn’t do so well with catching the football.  His debut saw him drop several key passes, a problem he had during training camp.

While the receiver position has always been a strength of the Saints for the past three seasons, now it becomes one that is thrown into a bit of an unknown as a Sunday game against their division rival Carolina Panthers is quickly approaching.