All Things Saints: Your Daily News 2/4


Dec 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) on a 37 yard pass play in the final minute of the fourth quarter as New Orleans Saints free safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) defends. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Today may seem as a relatively quiet day in the New Orleans Saints world. However, there are a couple of items to pass along your way for news today.

Monday ended up being all business for NFL teams, as rosters became unfrozen.

Former safety, Isa Abdul-Quddus, has been claimed off of waivers by the Detroit Lions. Quddus was surprisingly waived by the team on January 7th, and has quickly found a new home.

Former defensive back, Eric Frampton, cleared waivers Monday. Frampton was waived on January 1st.

Mike Triplett | | Ranking Saints needs: No. 3 Wide Receiver

"As I wrote in my latest mailbag, I don’t think the Saints need to upgrade with a new “No. 1 receiver.” But they certainly need to start re-stocking the shelves with their longtime veterans getting older. And they could use a dynamic downfield threat somewhere in the mix."

The Saints missed Joe Morgan this season, as it took away their deep threat. Kenny Stills filled in nicely for Morgan, but he’s shown that he doesn’t have to be a deep threat. The Saints have to hope their youth can get things going. Nick Toon and Andy Tanner are in make or break situations, and we’re not sure if the team will have Lance Moore or Robert Meachem next season. In a prolific passing attack scheme, this is without a doubt a high priority for the black and gold. Perhaps the lack of wide receiver depth is a tremendous bargaining chip for Jimmy Graham.

New Orleans Saints | Tim Lelito: 2013 Season In Review

"Best Game: Started at right guard in the New Orleans Saints primetime 17-13 win at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12 when the Saints only gave up one sack. Two days prior to the Falcons contest, Lelito attended his grandmother’s funeral, the woman who adopted him and raised him, in Fowlerville, Mich."

No doubt Tim Lelito made his presence felt this season, and his story is very encouraging. He easily became a fan favorite after the news broke around his grandmother, and we only wish the best for Tim next season.

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