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Saints activate 3rd QB

Posted by Chris Brown on September 26, 2009 – 9:12 pm

The Saints only had two quarterbacks on their roster, Drew Brees and veteran Mark Brunell. But that changed Saturday.

New Orleans called former Missouri standout QB Chase Daniel up from the practice squad. To make room for him on the roster the team released reserve center Nick Leckey. The main reason Daniel was called up now is because WR Lance Moore typically serves as the team’s emergency QB.

But with Moore out this week, head coach Sean Payton apparently didn’t want to take any chances.

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Saints down three starters for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 25, 2009 – 6:49 pm

The New Orleans Saints will be without two key players on offense and one on defense Sunday.

WR Lance Moore and RB Mike Bell are both out with hamstring and knee injuries respectively. Starting DT Kendrick Clancy is also out.

RB Pierre Thomas (knee), DE Charles Grant (hamstring) , SS Roman Harper (hamstring), TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) and LT Jermon Bushrod (filling in for injured starting LT Jamaal Brown) are all probable.

There’s also speculation that Reggie Bush might see his punt return opportunities trimmed back and 1st-year WR Rod Harper used.

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Saints RB Mike Bell not looking good for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 24, 2009 – 7:39 pm

For the second straight day Saints RB Mike Bell did not participate in practice due to a knee injury.

The rushing duties appear as though they will fall to Pierre Thomas and Lynell Hamilton for the Saints this week. Thomas, who is coming off a knee injury himself has practiced fully the past two days.

Starting DT Kendrick Clancy (knee) also did not practice again on Thursday. If he can’t go Remi Ayodele or former Bills DE Anthony Hargrove would step in for him.

DE Charles Grant (hamstring) practiced on Thursday again on a limited basis. Not having him at 100 percent wouldn’t be a bad thing for the Bills.

WR Lance Moore (hamstring) also did not practice for a second straight day and is not looking good for Sunday.

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