I've been pimping Shaun Phillips as an experienced vet that still has some gas left but who will not command a mega contract as a good OLB option for the Saints.
Just adding an interesting note here: he chose Purdue to catch passes from Brees. Drew & Sproles certainly know him. Hope he's our next San Diego refugee to be bigger here than for the Bolts.
"I actually thought I was going to Purdue to play tight end," said Phillips, who played tight end and defensive end in high school. "I'll never forget, I watched Drew play in the (1998) Alamo Bowl and I saw them drop a bunch of passes and I thought, 'Oh, well, if I can't do anything right, I know I can catch the ball, so I'm going to Purdue.' "
His first clue something was amiss: When he arrived in Indiana, he was given No. 53.
"I'm like, 'How am I going to play tight end if I'm No. 53?' " he said.
The answer: He wasn't.
"I was kind of upset, but then I found out defensive ends make more money and I'd rather be the hitter, not the hittee," Phillips said. "I just learned to love playing defensive end and rushing the passer." LINK
Interesting also that potential draftee Dion Jordan also went to college starting as a WR & TE before transitioning to defense. Phillips
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