Monday, August 3, 2009

Saints Nation: Charles Grant misses weight assignment

It turns out Charles Grant was the one player who missed his weight assignment, coming in at a swollen 288. In his defense that's lighter than he was last year, though the team has given him a target of 283. Really, it's infuriating to see that one of the top paid guys on the team that has mailed it in ever since his payday still can't report to the team at his needed weight. One might think the upcoming 4 game suspension AND lackluster seasons he's produced would motivate him to work hard. I wonder how much he'll even play once he's back from the suspension, to be honest.

Will Smith, on the other hand, showed up 10-11 pounds lighter at 274. Nice to see. He was looking a little heavy last year and I'm sure the hernia didn't help his workout routine. This year he's light and healthy, so I fully expect him to come back from his 4 game suspension and tear it up.

Other notes:

-- Jabari Greer continues to impress. I've said it before, but the guy might be the best corner we have. He'll definitely be in the starting lineup by week 1 at this rate, whether it's alongside Randall Gay or Tracy Porter.

-- Word is Bush is sitting out of practice and on the bike again this morning. Hopefully it's just a precaution, but they're definitely taking it easy on his knees.

-- According to, Jason David has been tearing it up to, albeit against backups. Maybe he won't be cut just yet.

-- Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Kendrick Clancy are banged up and have sat out the past couple practices. Dunbar has a tweaked hamstring and should be fine, Clancy has back issues that might take more time to recover from.

-- Per Jeff Duncan on twitter: "Devery Henderson not looking ood on punt returns. 3 drops". Better not let that bleed to your pass catching skills, Dev, we've been down that road before.