On The Bubble
Position: Running back
Years in the NFL: Rookie
Acquired: Singed as an undrafted free agent
Career highlights: A converted cornerback, Strozier recorded four career crries for 12 yards while at Tulane. He also had 11 catches for 60 yards.
Strengths: Strozier has flashed several times in practices due to his quickness, breaking off a few big runs. He has also decent hands and can catch passes out of the backfield.
Must improve on: Strozier is a raw running back and might be a project. He will need to find a way to contribute on special teams if he if hopes to make the team. It will be an uphill battle.
Projection: The Saints appear well set at running back. Strozier, who has six carries for 16 yards this preseason, will need to make a major impact in the final two games if he hopes to make the roster.
Spotlight on ... running backs
- On solid ground: Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas,
- Work to do: Travaris Cadet
- Plenty to prove: Derrick Strozier,
- Camp developments: Thomas expects his role to change this year after leading the team in carries last season.
“Well I can’t say I grow a real good one. It was until I play, I was just going to grow it out. It’s getting shaved off pretty soon.”
Saints QB Drew Brees on the goatee he grew while sidelined with a left oblique strain.
“He’s the best of the best; his quickness, ability to play low and bend the edge. He’s kind of the same skill set as Junior Galette, being able to block and go up against Junior is a good look for Robert Mathis.”
Saints OL Terron Armstead on the Colts’ Robert Mathis. The Saints and Colts play Saturday night in Indianapolis.
Did not participate: FB Erik Lorig, WR Andy Tanner, LB Khairi Fortt, CB Rod Sweeting, LB Victor Butler, S Marcus Ball, T Ty Nsekhe and S Ty Zimmerman.
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