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Saints cut former Pro Bowler Stinchcomb

Jonathan Stinchcomb AP

The Saints cut their longest tenured player Monday when they let go of tackle Jonathan Stinchcomb.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune points out that the 2003 second-round pick was among the most popular players in the organization.  He was the team’s Man of the Year in 2008 and a Pro Bowler in 2009.

Stinchcomb’s play slipped in 2010 because of a knee injury and he underwent a serious quadricep surgery in the offseason. The Saints will get younger at right tackle with either Zach Strief or Charles Brown.

“He’s gonna be on the ‘Wall of Fame’ that we have down our hallway, and I think he should be in the Saints’ Hall of Fame one day,” G.M. Mickey Loomis told the Picayune. “He’s meant a lot to our organization, for a number of reasons, including his play on the field.”

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40 Responses to “Saints cut former Pro Bowler Stinchcomb”
  1. zeussuperman says: Aug 15, 2011 9:15 PM

    Ex Pro Bowler, huh?

    So… how long until he signs with the Eagles?

  2. joelvis72 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:19 PM

    Now that’s a surprise. I attended his very first mini-camp practice after being drafted with Johnathan “Press Box Buffet” Sullivan.

  3. titans18 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:19 PM

    Saints Wall of Fame. Great honour. Thanks for cutting me.

  4. goawayeverybody says: Aug 15, 2011 9:24 PM

    Best of luck to you Stinch. You are a great player and I am certain you will land somewhere. God knows the Bears could use your skills.

  5. mdd913 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:25 PM

    One of the truly great guys and a hell of a player in his prime.

    I feel bad for guys like Stinchcomb who bust their butts every single day and never get the credit (or the payday) that they deserve.

  6. dkeyser says: Aug 15, 2011 9:25 PM

    He was the worst member of that line last year and there were calls to sit him. Perhaps they wanted to get Brown on the field to see what he is made of

  7. clavette says: Aug 15, 2011 9:27 PM

    sounds like he didnt heal as expected from last season

  8. mdd913 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:27 PM

    Now that’s a surprise. I attended his very first mini-camp practice after being drafted with Johnathan “Press Box Buffet” Sullivan.

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    What’s funny is, when that draft happened, Sullivan was considered the can’t miss player and Stinchcomb was the iffy pick. Sully had worlds of talent but not an ounce of pride. Stinchcomb had marginal talent but turned himself into one of the game’s best right tackles.

  9. androk23 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:28 PM

    For the love of God, make a move Buffalo.

  10. unbreakable02215 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:34 PM

    Based on what I’m seein right now on tv you’re gonna have competition from the Jets for his services.

  11. mdd913 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:37 PM

    He was the worst member of that line last year and there were calls to sit him.

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    He was also playing the whole year with a quad muscle that had completely separated from the bone. Most guys wouldn’t even be able to walk, much less play NFL football at an average level.

  12. gallaghedj311 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:38 PM

    Solid player for the Saints. Eagles will gladly take a look at him :)

  13. cletusvandam says: Aug 15, 2011 9:41 PM

    I hope the bears see this

  14. doorandwindowplus says: Aug 15, 2011 9:44 PM

    Youth movement. Stinchcomb was slow against speed rushers last year.

    Brown will be a solid RT. Saints didn’t draft him in the 1st last year to sit on the bench.

  15. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Aug 15, 2011 9:45 PM

    Spend some of that league-leading cap room Mike Brown! Poor Andy Dalton will spend this season on his back otherwise.

  16. opie333 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:45 PM

    Go get him Bears!

  17. plum13sec says: Aug 15, 2011 9:47 PM

    Colts?

  18. ninjapleazee says: Aug 15, 2011 9:48 PM

    you mean.. make the move Jerry Angelo

  19. cardsfann1 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:48 PM

    Cards please sign him!!!

  20. shmed105 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:48 PM

    The Eagles need a good right tackle to protect Vick’s blind side. Go Birds!!!

  21. richm2256 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:52 PM

    shmed105 says:
    The Eagles need a good right tackle to protect Vick’s blind side.
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    Vick’s blind side is the entire field in front of him.

  22. jdandcoke says: Aug 15, 2011 9:54 PM

    please eagles….sign stinchcomb and make him your starting right tackle….please….this is the move that will surely not backfire and undoubtedly put your team completely over the top.

    signed,

    a giants fan

  23. gadzod says: Aug 15, 2011 9:56 PM

    PLEASE GOD! I’m praying Ralph Wilson will open up his wallet and get this guy! At this point, anybody over 300 lbs with a pulse should be considered at RT, and to get Stinchcomb would be more than that!

  24. radrntn says: Aug 15, 2011 9:58 PM

    i am sure plenty of teams including raiders will take a good long look at him, and add depth to their rosters……bottom line is the entire league is getting younger, and harder for vets to make rosters now…just wait until the 53 roster cuts take place…I know there is going to be plenty of jaws dropping, and head scratching with those cuts.

  25. polo550 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:59 PM

    The Ravens could use this guy. Lord knows they have the worst set of RTs in the league right now.

  26. thepythons36 says: Aug 15, 2011 10:03 PM

    49ers need this kinda help

  27. Move Them Chains says: Aug 15, 2011 10:13 PM

    Go get him Ozzie!

  28. dkeyser says: Aug 15, 2011 10:24 PM

    He was also playing the whole year with a quad muscle that had completely separated from the bone. Most guys wouldn’t even be able to walk, much less play NFL football at an average level.
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    So he played hurt. there is no questioning the mans heart, BUT if he was that injured then he should have taken some time off and got healed up. He could have hurt himself even worse. If he was 50% then that hurts the team. There were games last year where he was aweful and if he was that hurt then the coaching staff should have sat his ass down till he was 100%. Had that happend then he may still be on the team

  29. doug1grohlin says: Aug 15, 2011 10:28 PM

    This has Bears all over it. Go get him!

  30. jeffperk says: Aug 15, 2011 10:32 PM

    Ravens? He has to be better than “Turnstyle” Cousins!! What do you think Ozzie?

  31. jbalt says: Aug 15, 2011 10:33 PM

    There you go Ozzie

  32. bearfan51 says: Aug 15, 2011 11:28 PM

    Bears!

  33. andyreidisfat says: Aug 15, 2011 11:34 PM

    I think San Fran should be taking a look here. I really am shocked t this one. We all knew there would be really good player cut this offseason but still, this guy is a team leader. They must really like C. Brown.

    I say he ends up in San Fran, AZ, or depending on how long Okung is out Seattle could be in play. I guess it hink he is going to the NFC west lol

  34. pmars64 says: Aug 16, 2011 12:15 AM

    How bad can other o-lines be when fans are begging to sign this guy? He may be a great guy, but, wow, was he mediocre. I’ve watched plenty of Saints games and he was never more than adequate and was saved by Brees’ mobility, but, hey, if your line sucks that bad, I’m sure he’d be an upgrade!

  35. tobiaslane says: Aug 16, 2011 3:46 AM

    Stinchcomb would be the perfect veteran for the Bears to bring in anchoring the right side. If the Bears went that direction then they could switch Carimi to LT. What do you do with Webb some may ask? I would slide him inside next to Stinchcomb. I’d love to see Garza back at G with Spencer at C. This way there would be a veteran on one side of the youngsters. Carimi, Webb, and Spencer could grow together with the two vets lending some guidence.

  36. wannabeqb says: Aug 16, 2011 5:21 AM

    Can we stop with referring to guys as “former pro-bowler” now? All it seems to mean nowadays is that his team wasnt in the SuuperBowl that year.

  37. turbodog1027 says: Aug 16, 2011 7:48 AM

    He almost got Brees killed several times last year. Very slow off the line. Better at run blocking for sure

  38. tv426 says: Aug 16, 2011 8:15 AM

    I’m sure the Pats will sign him. Then everyone in the media will ask “what does Bill know?”. Bill knows only to sign every team’s castoffs, that is all Bill knows. Amazingly, he gets all the credit when one works and takes none of the blame when it doesn’t.

  39. gridironmike says: Aug 16, 2011 8:32 AM

    Hey, wannabe. His team WAS is the Super Bowl that year. You don’t have to play in the game to be considered a Pro Bowler. Any other comments?

  40. uncletuna says: Aug 16, 2011 8:58 AM

    That’ll sure cool down the Hot Tub at Saints Camp…

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