Saints' Shockey losing his edge

The outspoken tight end may soon find himself in a backup role

Updated: August 28, 2009, 10:07 AM ET
By Mike Tanier | Football Outsiders

With the regular season approaching, the Football Outsiders use their unique brand of analysis to break down each of the league's 32 teams. The series continues today with a look at the New Orleans Saints.

Season Preview -- New Orleans Saints

A volatile tight end may be relegated to second-string duties, while the Saints' secondary gets a boost from a promising second-year corner.

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