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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DE/OLB Paul Kruger is scheduled to visit the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> on Tuesday after being released by the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash">#Browns</a>. The Saints... <a href="https://t.co/MntkaxKLfG">https://t.co/MntkaxKLfG</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/770487131210940420">August 30, 2016</a></blockquote>
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"DE/OLB Paul Kruger is scheduled to visit the Saints on Tuesday after being released by the Browns. The Saints made a strong push to sign Kruger in 2013, and their interest makes sense again, since coach Sean Payton listed the pass rush as one of New Orleans' biggest concerns following Friday's preseason loss to the Steelers."
 

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Kruger to visit NOLA tommorow (per ESPN/Triplett)

Well...that was quick
 

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Hmm well guess it is needed more then oline
 

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I know Cleveland wasn't that good, but what did he look like stat wise during his tenure there?
 

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I know Cleveland wasn't that good, but what did he look like stat wise during his tenure there?
He was a 3-4 Defensive End... So, stats aren't going to look favorable. posted 11 sack year in 14. 2.5 last year. He's a pass Rusher, but father time might caught up to him. I hope he post a favorable workout tomorrow.
 

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He was a 3-4 Defensive End... So, stats aren't going to look favorable. posted 11 sack year in 14. 2.5 last year. He's a pass Rusher, but father time might caught up to him. I hope he post a favorable workout tomorrow.

he played SAM last year so numbers suffered greatly
 

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The new defensive coaching staff has been studying tapes of Paul Kruger, trying to find the right spots for the outside linebacker. Kruger played for Horton in 2013, and had only 4.5 sacks. He was good against the run. He exploded for 11.0 sacks in 2014 in Mike Pettine's defense. Then in 2015, Pettine had Kruger more in pass coverage, and he had a miserable season with 2.5 sacks and wasn't effective defending the run.
 

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i hadn't realised that he weighed 270lbs.

I'm a little more optimistic than earlier... While he primarily has always been a 3-4 OLB, he does have some size apparently to play a 4-3 DE. His Run Defense numbers haven't been horrible, so if he can hold up against the run, I think he could be the starting DE opposite Cam Jordan.

Edabali, Gwacham, Tull, Kikaha, even Chris McCain and Kruger honestly, are all 3-4 OLBs. It's been a tough process trying to "square peg/round hole" a fit, but maybe one will stick. It's the punishment for changing DC's so many years there is no set identity or scheme for players
 

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