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Saints Tried To Get Beanie

In a Saturday press conference following the selection of cornerback Malcolm Jenkins with the 14th overall pick in the draft, Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis conceded that the team tried to get back into the bottom of round one.
The target?  Ohio State running back Beanie Wells.
“We thought we had a pretty good opportunity at a couple of points in the back half of the draft and it ended up not happening,” Loomis said.  “That’s kind of disappointing at the time, but we couldn’t be happier than we are right now to have Malcolm on our team.”
The Cardinals selected Wells with the 30th 31st overall pick.
Because the Saints had sent their second-round pick and fifth-round pick to the Giants for Jeremy Shockey, they likely would have had to give up at least a first-round pick in 2010 for a shot at getting back into the bottom of round one.
Their interest in Wells suggests that they might be looking at running backs on day two.  Remaining tailbacks include Shonn Greene of Iowa, Cedric Peerman of Virginia, Andre Brown of N.C. State, Gartrell Johnson of Colorado State, Javon Ringer of Michigan State, and Jeremiah Johnson of Oregon.
The Saints have only three more picks — two fourth-rounders and a seventh-rounder.

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20 Responses to “Saints Tried To Get Beanie”
  1. SF Saints Fan says: Apr 25, 2009 11:15 PM

    I am so glad the Saints were unsuccessful in trying to trade back into the first round to get Beanie Wells. The guy scares me with his injury history and his reputation for not playing hurt. (I would say he is a wuss, but I would get killed out on an NFL football field…….on second thought Wells may find that they hit even harder in the NFL.)
    I would like to see them target Rashad Jennings out of Liberty if they stay in the fourth round and don’t trade up. They may have to get back into the late third to get Jennings. If not, they may try to move into the upper part of the third and get Shonn Greene from Iowa. He is a bruiser and would really be a great compliment to Florio’s favorite player Reggie Bush. Greene is not the sharpest tool in the shed and he may struggle in the Saints complicated offense. But if Bush could learn it I guess Florio would agree that anyone can.

  2. brent84 says: Apr 25, 2009 11:20 PM

    Cardinals actually picked 31 Florio.

  3. Banvard316 says: Apr 25, 2009 11:23 PM

    The Cardinals drafted at 31 you dumb shit!

  4. patsman76 says: Apr 25, 2009 11:23 PM

    Hey Florio, you left out the best day 2 running back…..Ian Johnson.

  5. 3074326 says: Apr 25, 2009 11:29 PM

    How can you hate Beanie Wells (to cardsfan)? Have you seen an interview with the guy? Always has a smile on his face and never has anything bad to say about anyone.
    His injuries have been cleared by a doctor, he participated in the Combine and workouts, he’s healthy. He’s had two injuries that I can think of his entire career. He missed three games in three years at OSU. He’ll be fine. The Cards got a good character guy, as well as a great talent.

  6. northwoodsviking says: Apr 25, 2009 11:35 PM

    Shonn Greene will be ten times the rb than “beenie” will be in the nfl. Mark my words. Just keep him out of the North.

  7. Robopunter says: Apr 25, 2009 11:35 PM

    And to think, the Cards drafted Beanie Wells with Michael Mitchell just sitting there on the board.

  8. Eddie Drycleaner says: Apr 25, 2009 11:45 PM

    Cardsfan is a tool. Period. Full stop. End of sentence.

  9. Tyler E. says: Apr 26, 2009 12:08 AM

    Dude, relax, Beanie will be a great addition to your team. Wells is a top 10 talent who had the misfortune of a turf toe injury that scared some teams off. Plus not many teams needed a RB. The Cardinals got a steal at pick 31.

  10. carpkillah says: Apr 26, 2009 12:30 AM

    I believe the Cards picked at 31.

  11. flamincheney says: Apr 26, 2009 1:10 AM

    I think ringer would be a decent reach in rd 3-4. He has had knee surgery in the past, but with RB’s being a 5yr or less production position they could still get a lot more than they are paying by taking a guy like that.

  12. at_one says: Apr 26, 2009 1:41 AM

    I’m sure you specifically used the words “Remaining tailbacks include…” to indicate that you weren’t attempting to name them all. Still, though, I’m surprised Rashad Jennings (of Liberty) didn’t make your list. He’s as good (if not better) than every RB you mentioned who doesn’t have a last name that is also a color.

  13. notkrisroe says: Apr 26, 2009 2:14 AM

    He who hesitates…

  14. pjhurley says: Apr 26, 2009 2:42 AM

    They took Beanie Wells with the 31st pick overall, not the 30th.

  15. GeauxSaints12 says: Apr 26, 2009 3:08 AM

    Shonn Greene please

  16. CardCore says: Apr 26, 2009 3:33 AM

    You knuckle head! Ken Whisenhunt was jazzed to make this pick.
    I’m SO glad the Cards have a staff of professional people to make important decisions like this instead of having to rely on somebody like you that doesn’t know their ASS from a hole in the ground! You need to go pay Bidwill a visit and explain to him why you would be so much better at making these decisions. I’m real damn sure he’ll hustle around and fire both of them so he can put your lame ass on the payroll.

  17. ShimSham says: Apr 26, 2009 3:40 AM

    Thankfully they were saved from themselves on that one.

  18. misterj says: Apr 26, 2009 3:52 AM

    how about glen coffee?

  19. inmymind says: Apr 26, 2009 8:32 AM

    Say goodbye to Edge. He may end up in New Orleans, especially since Colts took a RB as well.

  20. kevin_b says: Apr 26, 2009 10:01 AM

    I’m so glad that attempt failed. It is not that I don’t think Beanie is a good player, just that we don’t need him and what it would have cost to get him. Pierre was very good last year when used, he can handle the load. We can get a RB in the 4th. If we had traded up for a LB or a DT that would have been fine, but we don’t need another 1st round RB especially at what it would cost to get him. Now lets steal Leroy Hill from the Seahawks and finally replace Shanle.

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