Monday, May 09, 2005

In Need of Linebackers

It's no secret the Saints are desperate for linebacker help. They have 14 linebackers on the roster and have continued to pursue free-agent Chad Brown. Traditionally, only nine have made the final roster. Among the group are newcomers Levar Fisher, Alfred Fincher, Russel Rabe and Cabel Rohloff.

Third-year veteran Cie Grant, who has been sidelined for two seasons with knee injuries, is also in the mix. The increased competition could jeopardize the roster spots of veterans Orlando Ruff and Derrick Rodgers, who started in the middle and on the weak side for the majority of the past two seasons. If neither wins a starting spot they are likely roster cuts because of their veteran salaries.

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