In 2002, ex-Saints QB Jake Delhomme signed with another team because he wanted a starting job and starting money.
In 2010, ex-Saints QB Jake Delhomme signed with another team because he wanted a starting job and starting money.
Delhomme, after his flight to New Orleans was delayed, has signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns, ostensibly to be their starting quarterback. ESPN is reporting that Delhomme has been given starting money, to the tune of nearly $7 million per year for two years.
The Saints were prepared to meet with Delhomme this weekend for the possibility of the Louisiana-Lafayette returning to his first pro team for a backup job behind Drew Brees.
Veteran defensive end James Hall remains the Saints' only free agent visit so far.
Patrick Swilling Jr., son of former Saint great linebacker Pat, was named MVP of the 5A basketball title game as Brother Martin won the state championship. Patrick has decided to focus on football in college, and is a three star safety undeclared in the recruiting process so far. He's considering his dad's alma mater, Georgia Tech, as well as Ole Miss, Miami, Kentucky, and Auburn.
The Saints have announced that their 2010 training camp will remain at Saints headquarters in Metairie.