Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saints Nation: Remi Ayodele and Jermon Bushrod Sign Their Tenders, Too

Thanks to this story on NOLA.com we've learned that Remi Ayodele and Jermon Bushrod have both signed their 1 year restricted free agent tenders, and they are now on board for the 2010 version of the Saints. Both were surprise starters for the Saints going into the SuperBowl at defensive tackle and left tackle, respectively. Both stepped in and performed well in spot duty as starters, though their starting spot for 2010 is anything but assured. At the very least they provide solid depth, though.

Also being reported, for what it's worth, is that Jammal Brown is skipping the offseason workout program as he attempts to negotiate a long term contract. He has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender, so it's possible the Saints could elect to trade him. It's possible he's eventually signed, but I don't really expect the Saints to invest in him long term based on his injury history. With the emergence of Zach Strief and Jermon Bushrod last year, too, I think this potentially makes Jammal Brown expendable. Don't be shocked if he's used in a draft day trade.