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Glenn Foster getting noticed in New Orleans

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As the Saints try to improve a defense that was historically bad in 2012 via a change from a 4-3 to a 3-4 front, they need guys who can make the alignment work.  They’ve found one in an unlikely place.

Undrafted rookie defensive end Glenn Foster, who played college football at Illinois, has three sacks, three quarterback hits, and a forced fumble in two preseason appearances.

He’s playing exceptionally well,” coach Sean Payton said, via Brett Martel of the Associated Press.  “When you get a player who comes in a rookie class as an undrafted free agent and is playing like he is and well enough to make the team, that’s a good deal.

“He is very consistent, explosive.  He was a player, after the draft, that a handful of teams were interested in and fortunately for us we were able to get him.”

“He told me that I had a legitimate shot of making the team,” Foster said of Payton.  “Pierre Thomas, from Illinois . . . he’s here on this team.  I felt confident that I was able to fit into this 3-4 defense.”

Foster, who remains a third-stringer behind Akiem Hicks and Jay Richardson on the unofficial depth chart, gets another chance to stake his claim to a roster spot on Sunday, when the Saints visit the Texans.

The more young, cheap players the cap-strapped Saints can find, the better.  If Foster can make the team and become a contributor, he’ll be under contract at a bargain-basement rate for three seasons, allowing the Saints to take care of veterans like tight end Jimmy Graham, whose rookie contract expires after the coming season.

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10 Responses to “Glenn Foster getting noticed in New Orleans”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 24, 2013 6:35 PM

    More like Aryan Foster.

  2. joelvis72 says: Aug 24, 2013 7:00 PM

    No matter which team you pull for, it’s always good to see these low-round and undrafted guys come in and play well enough to make the team.

  3. saints12013 says: Aug 24, 2013 7:01 PM

    Learn how to spell before you come on a Saints thread there pal. It’s Arian Foster.

  4. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 24, 2013 7:12 PM

    Either the saints are annoying, they have a finesse team and their coach covered up the bounty program and when he was suspended last year his team puts a big picture of him in the practice field..”do your job” yeah sean DO YOUR JOB and play by the rules you cheater. I’ll never forget jimmy graham celebration after he thought he’d beat the niners in the playoff game, wish the camera would’ve zoomed in when DAVIS made the catch! ahahaha

  5. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 24, 2013 7:12 PM

    *way

  6. mrlaloosh says: Aug 24, 2013 7:27 PM

    Niners will never win with Joe Camel at quarterback.

  7. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 24, 2013 7:49 PM

    ^^haha but i bet you’ll tune in to watch….

  8. ausernamethatisavailable says: Aug 24, 2013 9:20 PM

    Niners. Yeah I remember when they use to win superbowls. I was like 12. They are second best in there own division. Deal with it.

  9. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 24, 2013 9:32 PM

    He certainly looks the part. A guy like that has gotta be hungry.

  10. sb44champs says: Aug 26, 2013 9:45 AM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says:
    Aug 24, 2013 7:12 PM
    Either the saints are annoying, they have a finesse team and their coach covered up the bounty program and when he was suspended last year his team puts a big picture of him in the practice field..”do your job” yeah sean DO YOUR JOB and play by the rules you cheater. I’ll never forget jimmy graham celebration after he thought he’d beat the niners in the playoff game, wish the camera would’ve zoomed in when DAVIS made the catch! ahahaha
    ===========================
    You have to copy and paste a negative repetitive message about the Saints for what? Obviously jealous the Saints won a recent Super Bowl, lol..

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