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Saints continue their pipeline to the CFL; Sign two more players

Adam Bighill is a New Orlean Saint

The New Orleans Saints signed two more players from the Canadian Football League today, continuing their pipeline.  The Saints signed Erik Harris last year who played quite a bit for the Saints this year before getting injured.

Today the team signed former BC Lions linebacker Adam Bighill and DB Forrest Hightower from the Ottawa Redblacks.

Hightower, 24, is a two-year CFL veteran from San Jose State. He stands 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds. He intercepted four passes in 16 regular season and postseason games, including two in Grey Cup championship to help the Ottawa Redblacks win the 2016 title, according to NOLA.com

Bighill, 28, is a six-year CFL veteran from Central Washington. He stands 5-foot-10 and 230 pounds. He was a four-time CFL all-star and named the league’s most outstanding defensive player in 2015.

Could Brandin Cooks be traded out of New Orleans after his blow up to media?

Brandin Cooks drew major praise from Super Bowl winning head coach Bill Belichick

Brandin Cooks traded in the offseason? I would want him on my team

Could New Orleans Saints wide out Brandin Cooks be on his way out in the Big Easy?  He told reporters this week, every once in a while you have to speak up for yourself. Cooks added, “Closed mouths don’t get fed.” This happened after he was not thrown one pass last week.

That is not the only thing he said. He continued to talk saying he wanted to get the ball more.

“I feel like the opportunities will come,” Cooks said, via NOLA.com. “But at the same time this is a very emotional game and every once in a while you have to express that and you have to express what you want. Closed mouths don’t get fed.”

He added: “It’s one of those things, the competitor. I was a little frustrated, but at the same time our offense was moving the ball, we won the game, so that was the bright side of it. I was just thinking from a competition standpoint. I always want to help. I feel like I necessarily didn’t (against the Rams).”

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, feels Cooks could be on his way out because there are not enough balls to go around:

Cooks (51 catches for 736 yards and six scores) is on pace to have 30 fewer targets than last season. Though he’s averaging 14.4 yards per catch, more than last year, those numbers are skewed by a 98-yarder and an 87-yarder.

It’s a tricky situation, made more difficult by Cooks’ close relationship with Brees. But the fact that the Saints, the No. 1 offense, scored 49 points without him catching a ball last week might contribute to what should be a very interesting offseason.

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro is facing a four game suspension

Kenny V is facing a four game suspension

Kenny V is facing a four game suspension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Saints S Kenny Vaccaro is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL drug policy for use of Adderall.

Saints lose safety Erik Harris for the year to a torn ACL; Injured in practice

The New Orleans Saints appear to have lost another player on defense this season, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. The reports states safety Erik Harris underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ACL and meniscus that he suffered in practice on Monday.

Harris played college football at California University of Pennsylvania and attended New Oxford High School in New Oxford, Pennsylvania. He has also been a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Harris is known for playing many positions, including free and strong safety, halfback (which has an entirely different meaning than the American football halfback), cornerback, weakside linebacker and strong-side linebacker.

Erik Harris injured his knee in practice

Erik Harris injured his knee in practice

Saints have signed small school CB B.W. Webb

B.W. Webb worked out for the Titans yesterday and landed a contract

B.W. Webb was signed by the Saints

With Delvin Breaux out for at least six to eight weeks with a broken bone in his leg, the Saints added a depth player by signing B.W. Webb.

According to agent Sunny Shah, the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with cornerback B.W. Webb.

Webb played college football at William & Mary, and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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