August 29, 2009

Game Day

The Saints and Raiders kick off in Oakland today at 3pm CST.

  • The Saints starters should see second half snaps today.
  • RB Reggie Bush was a game time decision with his balky calf injury, and was ruled out.
  • S Darren Sharper is also a game-time decision. We'll see.
  • WR Lance Moore will play for the first time this preseason.
  • Jermon Bushrod will get his second preseason start in place of Jammal Brown at left tackle.
  • Jeremy Parnell, the undrafted raw athlete from Ole Miss, has been moved from defensive line to tight end and will now be tried at offensive tackle.
  • RB Pierre Thomas did not make the trip to Oakland. He was joined by TE Darnell Dinkins, OT Anthony Davis, OT Jammal Brown, S Chip Vaughn and WR D'Juan Woods.
  • Ex-Saint punter Glenn Pakulak, having lost the punter competition this past week to rookie draft pick Thomas Morstead, has claimed off waivers by the Jets.
  • The offseason deal to have Tom Benson buy the Dominion Tower, adjacent to the Superdome, and lease it to the state has finally been approved. That transaction was critical to an agreement to keep the Saints in New Orleans through 2025 and then secure the 2013 Super Bowl.
  • Its a bizarre twist of fate that four years ago, Katrina was ravaging New Orleans and the 2005 Saints were playing a silly preseason game in Oakland, then watching the city flood.

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