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Lehr was accused of using steroids late last season. If he tests positive for a banned substance like he did with the Falcons in 2006, Lehr could be suspended for an entire season.
Well isn't that peachy.
 

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He would just take on Goody's role from last year of backup at C/G/T.
Unless they want him to start he would be a good signing.
 

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If you haven't noticed this team is paper thin at Guard/Center. Right now the team's backup G's are Tim Duckworth (a journeyman signed off the street last year) and Andy Alleman. Alleman got abused last preseason by camp body DTs. His 295 lb weight showed when facing 300+ DTs. Right after the well known cocky Alleman was drafted he arrogantly declared he would be a start very soon for the Saints. He was noticably silent by the end of TC. He's a long term project and might be only suited to play Center in the NFL. We should get a better idea this preseason if the team has anything more than a backup in Alleman. But he's got a long way to go....how far? Well if he plays twice as good this preseason as last he'd be a marginal NFL backup.

The team has to do something about a backup Guard/Center. Lehr's recent steriod history if troublesome but he's being pursued as a pure depth. If he can get past the charges then he should sign for cheap and would be adequate depth. If not the Saints are going to have to use one of their precious few draft picks on one.
 

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Lehr would be a nice depth Vet signing, for sure...

But the Steroid thing is kinda scary.....Wikipedia said he took Ephedrine to lose weight (take that with a grain of salt), and another article (Dallas Morning News) his agent stated that he took a "over-the-counter drug". Still, if the Saints sign him or have interest, I'm pretty sure that they have done their homework and would avoid any player like this if it was severely worrisome.
 

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An offensive lineman will be drafted somewhere come draft weekend.
 

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Btw Matt Lehr's biggest problem has been that he's too light. Which is probably why he used steroids (to bulk up/add strength). He's basically Faine's size.
 

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Lehr would be a nice depth Vet signing, for sure...

But the Steroid thing is kinda scary.....Wikipedia said he took Ephedrine to lose weight (take that with a grain of salt), and another article (Dallas Morning News) his agent stated that he took a "over-the-counter drug". Still, if the Saints sign him or have interest, I'm pretty sure that they have done their homework and would avoid any player like this if it was severely worrisome.

What is wrong with ephedrine?

You buy it at Wal-greens as BRONKAID. LOL you know nothing about illegal drugs
 

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What is wrong with ephedrine?

You buy it at Wal-greens as BRONKAID. LOL you know nothing about illegal drugs

I didn't say anything was wrong with Ephedrine...I'm just stating what Wikipedia says. Apparently it is banned from the NFL.

But news outlets says he took Steroids.
 

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Boy we're cheap... very thrifty... this will be another one of those low dollar short term contracts that we sign guys that need to prove something.

I like it. Even if he gets busted again it won't cost us much.
 

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