Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Saints Nation: Rookie signing status

With 8 days remaining till training camp, the Saints have yet to sign any of their 4 drafted rookies. Below you'll see the players drafted and their current status:

Rd. 1: Malcolm Jenkins, CB unsigned
Rd. 4: Chip Vaughn, S, unsigned
Rd. 4: Stanley Arnoux, LB, unsigned
Rd. 5: Thomas Morstead, (pictured) P, unsigned

A little alarming when you consider that the other teams in the NFC South have all signed AT LEAST 4 drafted rookies to contracts. The good news is there's still a little time, and with one of the smallest draft class in the NFL it won't take much to get it done. It remains to be seen what the Saints will do with Stanley Arnoux who tore his Achilles tendon and is already out for the season prior to signing a contract. No reason to think the Saints won't sign him regardless, but you never know.

Mickey Loomis better get to work!


Drew Brees had a chat on yesterday and you can review the transcript HERE. Definitely worth the read!

Click HERE for a Q&A the Sporting News had with Jonathan Vilma.