“You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em. Now every gambler knows that the secret to surviving
Is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep. ‘Cause every hand’s a winner and every hand’s a loser, And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.”"
Like the Gambler in Kenny Rogers famous song, Sean Payton demonstrated today why he is the Gambler…
Despite the perception that the New Orleans Saints is already harboring a stable of quality receivers, Sean Payton continues to sign them up.
The Saints waived rookie kicker Jose Maltos on Monday to make room for receivers Steve Breaston and Brent Leonard, who returned to the Saints after he was waived July 30. Maltos arrived to compete with marksman Garrett Hartley, who seemed vulnerable after missing two attempts within the 40 yard line last year. Waiving Maltos places Hartley as a virtual lock to be the starting kicker for the Saints come September, barring injury.
“I thank God and thank you very much for your support, God is always in control and trust him, thanks for all your support,” Maltos tweeted in Spanish.
The Saints also waived/injured wide receiver Chris Givens to make room for the other receivers.
“Finally back with #whodatnation. Back to work!” tweeted Leonard, a rookie out of Louisiana-Monroe.
The Saints are looking to add wide receiver depth after Joe Morgan went down with an injury during Saturday’s scrimmage. Breaston is a 6′ 0″ seven-year veteran who was last with the Kansas City Chiefs. “We worked a few guys out but Breaston is a guy who’s got experience, he can run, and he is also a guy who has seen a lot of snaps in this league. He had a good workout so now we’ll see how he does. “
Word on Joe Morgan was kept close to the vest. Payton would say that wide receiver Joe Morgan will receive a second opinion on the knee injury Morgan sustained during last Saturday’s Black and Gold scrimmage. He wouldn’t elaborate on Morgan’s injury. But Sean did offer up that Marques Colston is returning, and he is “just getting back into the flow”.
“The nature of what he has is something that can get irritated, so it needs some rest,” Payton said. “So we were able to give him that. I just don’t want to have a setback. …
“With guys like Colston and (Jonathan) Vilma, there’s a handful of these players that have played quite a bit that we just have to monitor snaps. We always have.”
He also added that Patrick Robinson is coming back from injury as well.
It’s clear that the interest in wide receivers for the Saints is a result of the injury to Joe Morgan during the scrimmage game this past weekend. And with the influx of wide receiver talent, there is no need to rush Colston along. It’s also pretty clear that Sean Payton knows what he has in Drew Brees, and it loading up that offense with every possible weapon he can.
It’s a gamble son. And every team is a winner… especially a team with Sean Payton as it’s head coach.
Written by: @milroyigglesfan