August 17, 2009

Notes: Brooks still interested, Deuce still a businessman, more from around the league

  • Future Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks, still a free agent, is hopeful that he will join the Saints soon. The Raiders also flirted with Brooks but instead signed free agent linebacker Morlon Greenwood.
  • Deuce McAllister's current unemployment (a relative term, for sure) and failed Nissan dealership aside, he's still an enterprising businessman, especially in his home state. McAllister and NBA superstar Tracy McGrady are opening a new high-concept restaurant in Pearl, Mississippi, which combines sports-themed atmosphere, high-definition televisions, indoor mini-golf and a covered driving range. Check out Mac and Bones Golf and Grill if you're local.
  • It's confirmed: Saints kicker Garrett Hartley will not appeal and will miss the first four games of the Saints to serve his Adderall suspension from the NFL. He's now the third Saint starter to miss the first four games, joining defensive ends Will Smith and Charles Grant.
  • The Saints nicked up Bengals QB Carson Palmer, he's expected to miss the next preseason game with a high ankle sprain.
  • TE Kolo Kapanui, waived by the Saints early this offseason after an indecent exposure incident near the French Quarter in New Orleans, has been picked up by the Bengals.
  • Mandeville native, Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti is out for the year with a knee injury. The former high school All-American is son of former Saint great LB Rich Mauti.
  • Former NFL QB Trent Green will join the broadcast booth for FOX with Chris Meyers this season, his first assignment to call the Lions@Saints game in September.

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