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New Orleans Saints promote receiver Adrian Arrington to active roster, sign defensive tackle Marlon Favorite to practice squad

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

January 20, 2010, 11:02AM

As expected, the Saints filled their open roster spot with receiver Adrian Arrington, who has spent the entire season on the practice squad. They signed former LSU defensive tackle Marlon Favorite to the practice squad to replace Arrington.

The Saints needed another healthy body at receiver because of the uncertain status of Robert Meachem's ankle injury. We'll get our first update on Meachem's health this afternoon.

Arrington (6-3, 192) has been with the Saints for two years since being drafted in the seventh round out of Michigan last year but he's never been on the active roster. He spent his rookie season in injured reserve.

Favorite (6-1, 317) has been bouncing around the league in his rookie season. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with Carolina, then spent time on the practice squads in St. Louis, Kansas City and Seattle during the year.


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blacksuit
Posted by blacksuit
January 20, 2010, 11:20AM

Cool GO BLUE and GEAUX TIGERS!!!

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shipdawg
Posted by shipdawg
January 20, 2010, 11:24AM

yeah we all kinda expected this would happen. DAMN i wish meach would play. what about shockey is he ok?

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saintzfan55
Posted by saintzfan55
January 20, 2010, 11:33AM

I can't wait to see Arrington in action, I hope he earns that roster spot!

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KeepTheDomeLoud
Posted by KeepTheDomeLoud
January 20, 2010, 11:45AM

Fans, be vigilant; be valiant

Remember what a difference we made against the Cards.

One Last Push toward the Final Goal.

OUR LAST STAND

Be a difference maker for our team in Our DOME--Our Home

Keep it Loud and Proud from Huddle to Snap.

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rockguy
Posted by rockguy
January 20, 2010, 12:18PM

Will you please stop posting this stuff over and over. You've made your point LONG ago. Say something relevant to the article in question!

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tboneforever1
Posted by tboneforever
January 20, 2010, 11:56AM

I like it. I'm sure the vikings have zero film on Arrington, but we all know what he can do. they should design a few plays just for him in the 4-5 wide sets, so he can take advantage of being overlooked.

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dubshakk
Posted by dubshakk
January 20, 2010, 12:05PM

Welcome to the show Adrian, Geaux Tigers Marlon! Old Man Favre is gonna get crushed on Sunday!

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bondcrash
Posted by bondcrash
January 20, 2010, 12:05PM

As much as I like the guy I cant see him being active, unless Meach is a complete no-go and Moore is still nicked.

Agree - there is zero film as he hasnt taken a single NFL snap yet (apart from pre-season where he connected with that Brunell bomb... nice). but we will see

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mandrelldjones
Posted by Manny
January 20, 2010, 12:17PM

I think if Arrington is descent and has hands, he can be an advantage or "X" factor if he is overlooked. I believe in the staff signing him for a reason. Both guys for all its worth! Nobody really believes in us anyway, but the WhoDat Nation, so I would reeeeally love to shock the world since nobody really thinks we'll win it all especially those sickening cowboy fans! (sigh)

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rockguy
Posted by rockguy
January 20, 2010, 12:27PM

Yeah, it would be a great storyline if Arrington came out of nowhere and had a huge 2 or 3 TD, 150 yard day against Minnesota that helped Saints win the game. Kinda like Miles Austin over at Dallas!

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rockguy
Posted by rockguy
January 20, 2010, 12:23PM

New Orleans is sure keeping a tight lid on the severity of the Meachem injury. Just Saints' luck. The defense finally gets back to almost completely healthy and now we get Meachem and Shockey on the offensive side with problems. Man, I sure hate to see Meachem out for this game since he represents such an excellent deep threat.

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bertdawg
Posted by bertdawg
January 20, 2010, 12:24PM

i don't think robert being out is as hurtful as shockey......do ya'll remember dallas?!?! he is sooooo vital to our pass protection both when he's blocking and when he goes in motion......we need him bad!!! let's all throw some prayers up for all of them cause we're hard to beat when everybody's 100% (or close to it)

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bondcrash
Posted by bondcrash
January 20, 2010, 12:39PM

Totally agree... Shockey is irreplaceable for this team

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DaunteKnowsBest
Posted by DaunteKnowsBest
January 20, 2010, 12:39PM

Fans may not be willing to talk trash but read what Daunte Culpepper had to say:

Q: What do you think will be the keys to this game?
DC: If the Vikings can stay patienton offense and be aggressive and smart on defense, they will quiet down the Superdome crowd by controlling the clock and keeping Drew Brees off the field or having to run from a collapsing pocket.
If that Vikings' defensive front plugs up the middle and Jared (Allen) starts roping steer, it could get ugly for the Saints. If the Vikings feed those two great running backs and give them some opportunities to catch the ball out of the backfield there will be some great opportunities for Brett (Favre) and the wide receivers as the game progresses.

Q: Where do the Vikings have the edge, and where do the Saints have the edge?
DC: The Vikings have a better defense, and the Saints have home-field advantage, which could affect the Vikings' offense. I am sure that coach (Brad) Childress will prepare those guys for that loud-and-crazy environment

Q: How much will home-field advantage mean for the Saints?
DC: It will matter most if it becomes a shootout and the Vikings are forced to pass too much. Those fans will stop yelling and start drinking if they see too much of Adrian (Peterson) and Chester (Taylor) on offense and Jared roping steer on defense.

Hey, Daunte, we don't fold that easy. They call us the Big Easy because we are easy to be around not because we are push overs!!

KEEP IT LOUD AND PROUD FROM HUDDLE TO SNAP

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truthknolies
Posted by truthknolies
January 20, 2010, 1:03PM

Daunte knows nothing. HE doesn't know...he's away from this team's following...he doesn't know that we are going to bring the noise AND the energy that will destroy Brett Favre...halfway to the weekend.

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s97fever
Posted by s97fever
January 20, 2010, 1:06PM

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO!
IT'S ON NOW. ARRINGTON'S WAY BETTER THAN MEACHEM....

THIS IS ARRINGTON'S BREAK-OUT GAME - JUST WATCH!

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lemc601
Posted by lemc601
January 20, 2010, 1:10PM

Arrington can play. If you put him out there he will catch that ball. He would have broken into the rotation anyway if he could return kicks and taken Roby's sport. Speaking of Roby he is a wide receiver right. Why isn't he out there on 4 and 5 sets. He can catch too. If not then make him a DB. He can run and tackle cant he.

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davidyeargin
Posted by DavidY
January 20, 2010, 1:29PM

Roby plays on all return and coverage teams. That limits his practice time with the offensive team as a wide receiver. He's valuable where he is; who would replace him on all the coverage and return teams if he were to get hurt?

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datman
Posted by datman
January 20, 2010, 1:17PM

Anyone on this board know the status of Shockey?

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shipdawg
Posted by shipdawg
January 20, 2010, 1:41PM

we don't even know what arrington can do on a pro level, preseason is irrelevant. so we can't even make an arugument to say he's better than meachem, but i hope you right bout it being his breakout game.

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