July 28, 2009

Notes: Three Days Before Camp

  • Five first round picks have signed as of this writing, none were drafted anywhere close to 14th, so no help for Mickey Loomis and Ben Dogra.
  • According to this website's semi-scientific calculations, Aaron Brooks is the best player to ever wear the jersey number 2 in NFL history. That's a bit mind-boggling.

    Sam Mills is the best player ever to wear #51, edging out Dick Butkus, and Rickey Jackson is the best player ever to wear #57. Willie Roaf is the best player ever to wear #77.

    Other Saints on this list: Bobby Hebert was the third best player to ever wear the number 3, short-time Saint Kerry Collins is the third best player ever to wear number 5 (though he wore #13 in New Orleans), current Saint backup Mark Brunell is the third best player ever to wear #8 (though he wears #11 in New Orleans), Drew Brees is the third best player ever to wear #9, Chuck Muncie was the second best player ever to wear #46, La'Roi Glover is the second best player ever to wear #97.

    Louisiana natives Bubby Brister, Terry Bradshaw, Marshall Faulk, Aeneas Williams also were on the list.

  • New Saints long snapper Jason Kyle has started a website, Pro Player Connect, with the goal of verifying the identity of sports celebrities for social and professional networking.

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