QB Brunell relishes chance to play for Saints (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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NFL veteran says New Orleans 'headed in the right direction'

Jimmy Smith / New Orleans Times-Picayune

When veteran quarterback Mark Brunell suddenly found himself on the open NFL market after being released by the Washington Redskins at the outset of the free-agency signing period, he suddenly had the opportunity to travel the country on a recruiting trip of sorts.

He could have sat and listened to sales pitches from teams looking for a solid, worst-case-scenario backup, taken his time, eaten a few meals on someone else's nickel, and strung out the bargaining process by playing one team, or one city, against the other.

Apparently, it wasn't necessary.

"This is it, one visit, and it was a great visit," Brunell said this week after arriving in New Orleans to begin working in the Saints' offseason conditioning program. "I had a great time with people I know are just good people. I could really tell that this organization, this team was headed in the right direction. Full Story – Picayune

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