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New Orleans Saints we wanted to see – No. 2: J.R. Sweezy
Signing J.R. Sweezy seemed like a really good late offseason move for the Saints but so far, it hasn’t gone as smoothly as the Saints were hoping for. On paper, Sweezy made a lot of sense for this team, as he provided the important offensive line depth they needed heading into a critical season.
Watching Sweezy play in the preseason has been another story, however, as he’s struggled while running with the second-team o-line. Calvin Throckmorton has outperformed Sweezy to this point and if that’s the case, keeping the long-time veteran around might not make much sense.
The preseason finale gave Sweezy one last chance to show that he could make an impact with this team when the time comes. That opportunity has been taken from him, however, and now, the chances of Sweezy staying on the roster aren’t great, especially with him being outperformed by Throckmorton.
Sweezy hasn’t been talked about much to this point simply because he was never an option to start but the Saints need to be focusing on their o-line depth and Sweezy factors in there. He might make the roster based on his experience but he needed this final preseason game and fans were looking forward to seeing if he upped the ante at all.