New Orleans Saints: Shaun Rogers’ Signing Is Smartest of 2011 Offseason

March 2, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints made a huge acquisition earlier tonight. Literally.
The addition of 340-pound defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, who they signed to a one-year contract worth over $4 million, was a great way to start the offseason in ‘Nawlins.
This move, which has the potential to pay dividends by the time the 2011 season is in the books, seems to have gotten overlooked by all of the hoopla we like to call the NFL draft.
Rogers, turning 32 in less than two weeks, is the opposite of taking a younger approach and improving via the draft, but it is a quick fix to a weakness in New Orleans. The running game was the Saints' Achilles heel in 2010. Excluding the turnovers of course, but that's a different story.
Lucky for New Orleans, its pass defense bailed the rest of the team out of tight situations, allowing the fourth-least passing yards per game, and just 13 touchdowns through the air all season (least amount in NFL).
If the Saints can bring ba...

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