March 6, 2010

Free Agency quiet in Metairie, Saints retain two

  • A pair of reserves, C Nick Leckey and S Pierson Prioleau, have re-signed in New Orleans.

    Leckey is the top backup at center now with the departure of interior utilityman Jamar Nesbit. It isn't likely he'll be challenging for the starting job, though Leckey has started 32 games in his seven year career with three teams, though no starts have come with the Saints. Leckey is eight years out of Kansas State.

    Prioleau is Gregg Williams' boy, with the reserve safety following Williams through four cities now. Preceeding New Orleans, Prioleau played under Williams in Buffalo, Washington and Jacksonville. A special teamer and situational defensive backup, Prioleau will be 33 this season, his 12th out of Virginia Tech. Prioleau is a good locker room and glue guy, and a helpful insider evangelist of Williams' often practice methods and defensive system.

  • Prioleau isn't the only safety the Saints have talked to. Their own Darren Sharper remains on the free agent market, and talks between the two sides have been "positive." Sharper is still local, as we noted yesterday, but one of his strongest outside suitors, the New York Giants, signed ex-Arizona safety Antrel Rolle to the largest contract at the position ever.

  • The Saints' other unrestricted free agent starter, LB Scott Fujita, is visiting the Browns today in Cleveland.

  • Saints CB Jabari Greer had his number retired in a ceremony at his high school in Jackson, Tennessee.

  • Around the league: Former Saints draft pick Andy Alleman signed with the Colts, former Saints defensive tackle Grady Jackson was cut by the Lions, former Saints receiver Terrance Copper re-signed with the Chiefs.

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