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Steve Smith, Robert Meachem escape PUP lists

A pair of big-play receivers in the NFC South got back on the practice field Monday morning.

In Carolina, Steve Smith began to participate in individual drills, roughly eight weeks after the Ronnie Lott of flag football broke Smith’s arm over the summer.  Smith won’t be ready for contact anytime soon and isn’t expected to play in the preseason. Smith should be ready to the Giants open the New Meadowlands Stadium in Week 1.

Down in New Orleans, Saints wideout Robert Meachem was taken off his PUP list and returned to a full practice for the first time since May surgery on his toe. 

There are many areas in which the Saints can expect a decline this year, especially defensive turnovers.  Their pass-catching group is one area they could improve, however.

The Saints’ gaggle of wideouts and tight ends are all healthy at the same time for the first time, and boast impressive continuity.

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11 Responses to “Steve Smith, Robert Meachem escape PUP lists”
  1. robert ethen says: Aug 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    Lucky dogs to dodge the PUP list.

  2. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 16, 2010 12:27 PM

    Meachem is a BEAST!!

  3. The Real Shuxion says: Aug 16, 2010 12:30 PM

    I look at the NFC South as such:
    New Orleans is a beast
    Atlanta is Jeckyl and Hyde
    Carolina seems on the way down
    Tampa is a project that can succeed with time.
    Also…
    A sweet story that will make you smile and be sad for one dog.
    Vicks dogs: Where are they now….
    http://www.parade.com/news/2010/08/15-vicks-dogs.html
    Florio outta post this.

  4. Kay Bee says: Aug 16, 2010 12:30 PM

    There are many areas in which the Saints can expect a decline this year, especially defensive turnovers. Their pass-catching group is one area they could improve, however.
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    Maybe that’s true for most teams, but the Saints have probably the best leader in the league at QB.
    I hate how people expect the Saints not to force lots of turnovers again this year. Turnovers are FORCED and if you have an attacking defense, they’ll always force them in large volumes.

  5. JohnnyFootballHero says: Aug 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    Steve Smith (Panthers) is gonna make Steve Smith (Giants) look like Steve Smith (American Dad).

  6. The Real Shuxion says: Aug 16, 2010 12:54 PM

    # robert ethen says: August 16, 2010 12:22 PM
    Lucky dogs to dodge the PUP list.
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    If the balls stop going up, you are no longer on the PUP.

  7. clintcooper says: Aug 16, 2010 1:08 PM

    Yay! Robert Meachem!

  8. Kay Bee says: Aug 16, 2010 1:16 PM

    JohnnyFootballHero says:
    August 16, 2010 12:40 PM
    Steve Smith (Panthers) is gonna make Steve Smith (Giants) look like Steve Smith (American Dad).
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    I like that. LOL

  9. QotSA says: Aug 16, 2010 1:40 PM

    The real Steve Smith wears #89 and plays for Carolina.

  10. jram says: Aug 16, 2010 3:00 PM

    The Real Shuxion, great post, thanks for the link. You’re right Florio should post it as good reminder of what a prick and thug Vick is.

  11. Vee says: Aug 16, 2010 4:38 PM

    The Real Shuxion got the NFC South just about right. Though they didn’t show it in the first preseason game, the Saints could be SCARY good – the best receiving corps just got better, and the defense added some depth? Whew!

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