Stallworth a smart move for Eagles
Exhibit A of Saints' reconstruction: It's safe to say that the Saints are in a complete rebuilding mode under first-year head coach Sean Payton. The Stallworth trade is just another example of this. They've traded away tackle Wayne Gandy, defensive tackle Jonathan Sullivan, linebacker Courtney Watson, Stallworth and halfback Michael Bennett. The Saints weren't going to re-sign Stallworth after the season, so it made some sense to get value for him. The only problem is that the Saints are now thin along the offensive line and at wide receiver. Joe Horn still is the go-to receiver. The other receiver position is wide open between Devery Henderson, Bethel Johnson and seventh-round choice Marques Colston. Colston has been impressive and is a lock to make the team now.
Going Old School in Oakland: Jeff George's signing in Oakland was the talk of the NFL on Monday. And why shouldn't it be? George has stayed in shape and has one of the strongest arms in the league. Art Shell is trying to go Old School Raiders by bringing back the deep pass, and it's certainly an old school move to bring back George, who hasn't played the past several years. His signing, though, must be a sign the Raiders are concerned about Andrew Walter's right shoulder. Walter has been decent during the preseason but he didn't play against the Lions last Friday. Some think the Raiders wanted to give Walter's shoulder a rest. Though he hasn't been named yet, Aaron Brooks will start at quarterback for Oakland.
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