Lamarr Houston working out for Saints

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In their never-ending quest to fix one of the league’s worst defenses, the Saints are taking a look at a veteran pass-rusher today.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Saints are working out linebacker Lamarr Houston.

Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears this summer, and was expected to be close to a return for some team that wanted him. The Saints could certainly use the help, and the 30-year-old Houston is worth a look.

He has some familiarity with Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen from their days together with the Raiders.

The Saints are last in the league in total defense, giving up 512.5 yards per game. For context, the Jets are 30th and have allowed just (!?!) 409.0 yards per game.

The Saints have also allowed 32.5 points per game (31st in the league, thanks Jets at 33.0) and have just two sacks in two games.

6 responses to “Lamarr Houston working out for Saints

  1. Hope he makes the squad, Lamarr is a good team guy and had a run of bad luck with the Bears. Hopefully he returns to his old form!

  2. Life long fan, 12 year tix holder….. These defenses over the last four years are comical. I offer this to NFL fans, wanna feel good about your team, watch a saints game. It truly is entertainment at its finest….. If you enjoy watching train wrecks, that is. Signed, hot n humid deja vu fan in south Louisiana. 0-2

  3. My son coached Michael Mauti in high school, they still talk a lot. Mauti said nobody on the team likes Dennis Allen, he called him a little prick…if you don’t like the man you play for that is a problem.

  4. Yeah Dennis Allen is not a real defensive coordinator… He’s at most a secondary coach disguised as a DC. A slow motion train wreck at its finest

  5. He stole a lot of money from the Bears but then what FA they’ve signed in the last 20 years hasn’t? Good luck to the Saints but I think he’s done.

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