- Mar 10, 2005
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There were a couple of postings about the Saints in Pro Football Weekly's "Whispers" column. Thought you guys may want to know:
Our Packers sources tell us the Saints tried very hard to hold on to Russ Ball, who was hired earlier this week as Green Bay’s new vice president of football administration/player finance after having spent the last six seasons in New Orleans. But Ball has strong Midwestern roots and ultimately opted to go to work for the Packers. We hear Ball’s strong ties within the Packers’ organization carried a lot of weight. Not only did he previously work with both head coach Mike McCarthy and personnel man John Schneider on two different teams each, Ball has also worked previously with 10 of Green Bay’s assistant coaches, as well as research director Mike Eayrs.
Though it would appear the Saints are settled at offensive tackle with Pro Bowler Jammal Brown and Jon Stinchcomb in place, our source in New Orleans told us not to be surprised if they select a tackle early in April’s draft. Word is, Stinchcomb is thought to be very replaceable, and his contract expires after the 2008 season.