Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Saints Nation: Jammal Brown placed on IR, shelved for season

It's official, former Pro Bowl tackle Jammal Brown will not play for the Saints in 2009. That leaves the Saints with Jermon Bushrod and Zach Strief to man the left tackle spot. For the time being, the Saints have re-signed Center Nick Leckey to replace Brown's left vacant roster spot on the 53 man squad. Leckey was released late last week when the Saints promoted quarterback Chase Daniel from the practice squad to the active roster. This is big blow for the Saints, as I was hoping they might be able to regain Brown for the second half of the season. It is yet to be determined whether the Saints will remain content with Bushrod and Strief on their roster or if they'll go out and seek another tackle to create more competition. They have worked out a few veterans in the past weeks, so don't rule out a new signing. Remember Bushrod also aggravated his leg injury last week and is questionable against the Jets. If Strief is slotted to fill in at left tackle that leaves primary backup guard Jamar Nesbit as the most likely candidate to step in if there was an injury.