Monday, September 7, 2009

Saints Nation: Saints announce practice squad

The Saints announced their 8 man practice squad, and you'll recognize all the names as players recently cut from the team to make room for the 53 man roster. All the names, that is, except one. The one player the Saints have added to the team that was not on board previously is former Missouri Quarterback Chase Daniel (pictured), who when released by the Redskins and opted to sign with the Saints practice squad instead of Washington's (source). Considering the Saints go into the season with 2 quarterbacks on their roster, this is a great pickup. He's a young and promising quarterback with an incredibly successful college career, and he'll be able to learn the system behind some of the finest pedigree of NFL veterans in Drew Brees and Mark Brunell. Hopefully many of you are as excited as I am about the possible future development of this newest Saint.

The other 7 players to make the Saints' practice squad are: WR Adrian Arrington, G Tim Duckworth, CB Danny Gorrer, HB P.J. Hill, T Jermey Parnell (who also tried out at DE and TE), DT DeMario Pressley and WR Matt Simon (source). I'm a little sad to not see Herb Donaldson on this list, but glad that the Saints we're able to hold onto Arrington, Gorrer, Hill and Pressley especially. Those 4 could end up getting called up if there's injuries to the players ahead of them and I believe they could contribute this season if needed.

Happy Labor Day Saints fans!