Oh my lordy lord I never really expected that! I thought he was totally out of our pay bracket. This is unbelievable news.
To lose the talents of Reggie was sad but understanable given the cap restraints but to then replace him with a guy who gives you a 'comparable skill set' as coach Payton stated is a huge statement of intent. It means we have a premier kick and punt returner, 3rd down back and somehow who can create those misalignments that Payton so loves.
Here's some of the talent we can expect.
This is great, great news. With a backfield consisting of Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Chris Ivory and Darren Sproles I think you would be hard pushed to find a better unit in the league! It's a complete set.
You've got your hard running between the tackles, short yardage options. Some great outside break away options, backfield blocking as well as a set of versatile receivers out of the backfield.
To have that on the field next to Brees, one of the best O lines going and a talented set of receivers (well if a couple can up their hand consistency) you've got to think this is the most complete O unit in the league.
Moore, Bushrod and Sproles in the space of 24 hours = awesome.
Sad to see Randall Gay, Reggie and Remi Ayodele heading out as all have given great survice. I hope they go on to good things.
Still concerned about that soft underbelly on D but I'm sure Payton and Co. have it in hand. The next 48 hours could be revealing.