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#4 – Everyone Is Thrilled About Having Andy Tanner

Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner (14) makes a touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Any, and I mean any player who was released in the past week should look at Andy Tanner. He’s the absolute definition of perseverance and dedication. I called attention previously in my article, Drew Brees Endorses Andy Tanner, that this only helped his case to make this team.

"“It definitely was a nerve-racking process,” Tanner said Saturday afternoon, about 20 minutes after the NFL’s 5 p.m. CST deadline. “Today was definitely one of the longest days of my life. “I was trying not to watch the clock and hoping the phone wasn’t going to ring today. But it feels good to have finally made it and to know my hard work has paid off.”"

Has any player on any other team been such a fan favorite, and never play on Sunday? I seriously doubt it. Tanner’s long journey from 2010, and 30 plus transactions in his career is shaping up to be one of the best stories on the NFL. You can expect some extra noise at any point this season in the Superdome when Andy Tanner makes plays.

Again, Andy, we’re thrilled for you.