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Hargrove finds home in New Orleans

Posted by Chris Brown on September 24, 2009 – 8:01 pm

Former Bills DE Anthony Hargrove, whose trouble off the field ultimately ended his time in Buffalo has reclaimed his career with the Saints in New Orleans.

Currently a rotational defensive lineman for New Orleans, Hargrove has played both DE and DT for the Saints and has five tackles through two games.

“In Anthony’s case he’s come in here and really worked his tail off,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton. “Got his weight down and is in good shape. He’s playing with a high energy level and he’s taken advantage of this opportunity and am happy for him.”

Hargrove had to work his tail off to make the roster after sitting out all of 2008 due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

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DE Hargrove finds a job

Posted by Chris Brown on May 19, 2009 – 1:35 pm

DE Anthony Hargrove, who was suspended by the league for a year after violating the league’s substance abuse policy on the heels of other off the field incidents signed with the New Orleans Saints. That according to the Times-Picayune.

Former Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt is now the Saints’ linebackers coach and reportedly put in a good word. But Hargrove though talented is anything but stable in making good decisions.

I once had a long conversation with him where he told me about the voices in his head. He said there are 11 people living up there and they all “come out” at different times. He rattled off their names like it was nothing. The list by the way included three or four female personalities. He just told me he has fun with it so it must be an act of his that gets laughs in the locker room.

Some of his teammates at the time were convinced he was nuts. Still he was pretty talented and he was a monster on kickoff coverage on special teams. The league re-instated him just this past February.

His former Bills teammates will be able to see him in Week 3 when the Saints come to town, that is if he’s still on the roster. New Orleans has an awful lot of distractions.

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Don’t think Hargrove is an option

Posted by Chris Brown on February 27, 2009 – 10:30 pm

For those Bills fans that were hoping Hargrove had cleaned up his act, think again. There’s a warrant out for Hargrove’s arrest after he failed to do his community service as part of his sentence for his training camp run-in two years ago in Rochester.

He could potentially face jail time. The dude just came off of NFL suspension and now this. Hard to believe an NFL team will touch a guy that still doesn’t have all his ducks in a row with plenty of time on his hands.

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