In the latest string of NFL Rumors New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Adrian Arrington is expected to be ready for the Saints’ season opener. This might come as a bit of a surprise considering Arrington just had surgery on his knee.
What makes this rumor even more surprising is that Arrington has not even started running in the pool, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. However, interim coach Joe Vitt says he expects Arrington to be ready for the season opener.
Unless Arrington is healing at a super human rate I just don’t see how he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Vitt is obviously being very optimistic about Arrington’s return and this is great news for Arrington.
Despite his knee injury, Arrington survived the first major roster cut this past Monday and remains on the Saints roster that currently stands at 75. Arrington was expected to be the number four receiver going into the regular season but his knee injury proved to be a major setback.
If Arrington is ready for the Saints regular season opener against the Washington Redskins I will be very surprised. On the other hand, if Arrington is in fact ready for the regular season opener I think it will be in limited playing time and it will definitely be nice to see him out there. Whether Arrington plays in the opener or not it seems like he will definitely make the Saints final 53-man roster.
If Arrington makes the Saints final roster that would be great and I would be very happy for him because his hard work and loyalty would have finally paid off. If he makes the final roster it would prove that the Saints believe in Arrington just as much as he has believed in them for his entire career.
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