Jul 30, 2008

Saints Sign Ellis

All of the Saints draft picks will be in camp, starting today. The Saints have signed 1st round pick Sedrick Ellis to a 5-year deal, ending his training camp hold out. The Saints now have all their draft picks signed, and there are only two unsigned picks in the league.

This is great news for the Saints and better news for Ellis, who will be competing for a starting job. Sure he missed a few practices, but he was a participant in offseason workouts and will still have plenty of time (and four preseason games) to get fully acclimated to the defense. If he had held out long enough to miss the preseason games, then he would have been in trouble. Now he can be in the line up next week when the Saints play the Cardinals.

The injury bug continued at practice yesterday. RB Chris Barclay may be out for the season after suffering a leg injury last night.

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