Adrian Arrington’s career has not gone as smoothly as he had hoped. Arrington was released by the New Orleans Saints and then re-signed this past Tuesday. However, Arrington’s season will be over now that the Saints have placed him on the injured reserve list.
Arrington had been dealing with a knee injury he suffered during training camp. Arrington said that he would be ready for week one but he did not play and it appears that his surgically-repaired knee has not completely healed
Arrington tweaked his knee during practice on Wednesday and now the former seventh round pick will try to make the Saints again next season. Arrington was poised to be the number four receiver for the Saints this season but he was not able to stay healthy.
It has been a frustrating career so far for Arrington, who only has nine career catches. Arrington has not been able to stay healthy for the Saints but appeared to finally be ready to contribute for the Saints until his knee injury.
Arrington has been very injury-prone thus far in his career but it is encouraging that the Saints retained him. Despite all of the injuries the Saints obviously believe in Arrington and are hoping he can come back next season and stay healthy.
The Saints are starting to look a little thin at their receiving corps with Arrington out. Wide receiver Devery Henderson missed practice on Thursday after suffering what appeared to be a concussion during the Saints week one loss to the Washington Redskins.
Furthermore, wide receiver Marques Colston injured his foot during practice last week and was ineffective in the Saints’ opening game. Rookie wide receiver Nick Toon was put on the IR earlier in the season and will likely require surgery on his injured foot.
The Saints did however re-sign wide receiver Greg Camarillo and he should provide some depth in the receiving corps. Despite all of the injuries the Saints still have some depth at wide receiver but not as much as they would like.
Hopefully Arrington can come back next season and make the Saints again and show everyone what he’s got.