Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saints Nation: Saints Add Another Ex Bear, Guard Terrence Metcalf

8 year veteran Terrence Metcalf has signed on to join the Saints with a one year deal. He joins Alex Brown and Jason McKie as former Bears to sign with the Saints this offseason. With the recent release of Jamar Nesbit, Metcalf is the lone proven veteran backup guard on the team. Given his competition, he could easily end up on the team's final 53 as interior depth on the offensive line. The Saints released rookie free agent Joe Tonga to make room for Metcalf on the roster.

I like the move. Metcalf is a proven veteran that's a capable player in the league. With the loss of Nesbit this offseason, the Saints needed a player to step in and provide depth behind Nicks and Evans. Should anything happen to those two stud guards, God forbid, I feel confident Metcalf could be the guy to give the Saints a good to adequate fill in performance.