Tootie Robbins (1993)
Replacing 13-year veteran Stan Brock wasn’t going to be an easy or popular decision, but one that New Orleans felt was necessary at the time. The Saints used their first-round (8th overall) pick on offensive tackle Willie Roaf, and it wasn’t a given that he’d take the starting duties for the team’s offense.
That’s where James ‘Tootie’ Robbins came in. Robbins was a 10-year veteran of the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals from 1982-1991, and was coming off a one-year stint with the Green Bay Packers. The Saints shelled out a 3-year, $4.7 million contract for Robbins, but it was all for not. Robbins didn’t even last three months with the team, as Roaf absolutely took his job from him.
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