John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com
Jealousy brought Taylor Stallworth here.
The New Orleans Saints’ 300-pound, undrafted rookie defensive tackle used to be a 230-pound baseball player, through his freshman year of high school. But Stallworth noticed that while hundreds flocked to the Murphy High football games in Mobile, Ala., he likely could count the fans at the baseball games on his fingers and toes, with a few digits remaining.
Stallworth wanted to perform for the bigger, vocal crowd. In the NFL, they won’t get much bigger or more vocal than the one for which he’ll perform on Sunday.
The latest beneficiaries of Stallworth putting away his baseball glove and giving up playing third and first base are the Saints, for whom Stallworth could play a major defensive role in Sunday’s game against Cleveland in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Tyeler Davison (foot) has been declared out for the game, paving the way for Stallworth to make his NFL debut. He was inactive for the season opener against Tampa Bay. ...
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