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Preston Parker a Lock to Make Saints Roster After Performance vs. Chiefs


Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Preston Parker (87) celebrates after a touchdown catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Chiefs 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints have an issue at wide receiver with Joe Morgan out for the year and Marques Colston sitting on the PUP list with an injury.

In Week 1 of preseason action, the Saints had no issues at all moving the ball up and down the field via the passing attack thanks to a receiver by the name of Preston Parker.


Parker is a third-year receiver who has bounced around the league to this point. He exploded on to the scene in his Saints debut against the Kansas City Chiefs for four catches, 44 yards and two touchdowns. Larry Holder of says head coach Sean Payton called the performance “exceptional”, which is nothing but a good sign:

"So when Saints coach Sean Payton said Parker had an “exceptional” game during the team’s 17-13 preseason win over Kansas City last Friday, Parker knew he made quite the impression with his four catches for 44 yards and two touchdowns.It’s the type of game that can give a receiver a leg up on the competition in a crowded field on candidates vying for the fifth wideout spot on the final roster."

Not only is Parker making a name for himself, he has versatility to boot. He has acted as a punt and kick returner in the past as well, making him all the more versatile and a piece the coaching staff should want to keep around when the roster is cut down to 53.

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