August 14, 2009

Game Night for Preseason Opener at Home

  • Its game night in the Superdome, Saints v Bengals, 7pm CST, televised by Cox Sports.
  • HBO Films is also in attendance, filming the second episode of the Bengals' reality miniseries Hard Knocks with six of their own cameras, according to Saints PR man Greg Bensel.
  • For what its worth in tonight's meaningless exhibition, the Saints are three point favorites.
  • Both starting quarterbacks are expected to play far less than the rest of the starters as Drew Brees and Carson Palmer make cameos tonight. Palmer's brother Jordan is expected to play more.
  • The Saints special teamers, including their unchallenged placekicker Garrett Hartley, both punters Glenn Pakulak and Thomas Morstead, and new longsnapper Jason Kyle, practiced in the Superdome this week.
  • To quote RB Pierre Thomas' tweet earlier today: "Ya'll ready to fill the Dome? LET IT ROCK!! LET IT ROCK!! LET IT ROCK!!"
  • Reserve CB Reggie Jones has been placed on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles injury in camp this week.
  • Including Jones, these players are out for tonight's action: CB Tracy Porter (hamstring), LB Mark Simoneau (torn triceps), S Chip Vaughn (knee meniscus), WR D'Juan Woods (pinched nerve in neck), DE Bobby McCray (back), WR Courtney Roby (hamstring)
  • We were surprised to see WR Lance Moore not on that list. Will he play? UPDATE: Moore did not play.

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