New Orleans Saints wide receiver Adrian Arrington’s knee injury has required him to get surgery to repair a meniscus tear. Interim head coach Joe Vitt has not given a timetable for Arrington’s return which is not a good sign at all. With Arrington out and getting surgery it has many people believing that his days with the Saints are pretty much over. It is unfortunate for Arrington as he was having a terrific training camp and it looked like he was going to secure the number four receiver position. Arrington’s surgery is a huge setback for him as he has not been able to stay healthy since joining the Saints.
Arrington has only played five games in his NFL career as injuries have constantly plagued him and held him back. It is very frustrating to see a player who has been so loyal and put in so much work to suffer a setback like this. Arrington’s chances of making the 53-man roster are now in jeopardy and he most likely won’t even make it. Arrington might find himself on the Saints’ practice squad yet again as he rehabs his knee surgery. However, since Arrington appears to be so injury prone the Saints could potentially cut him.
Despite Arrington’s injury the Saints have some other receivers that could vie for the fourth wide receiver position. Wide receiver Andy Tanner has turned a lot of heads in the Saints’ first two preseason games. Tanner is the current favorite to claim the number four receiver slot as he has outplayed wide receiver Joseph Morgan.
No one is sure how long Arrington will be out and I wish him a speedy recovery. However, if and when he returns it might not be in a Saints uniform. Arrington’s days as a Saint are numbered but maybe he needs a change of scenery to revitalize his career.
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