Should The Saints Sign Marcus Washington


Published: July 8, 2009

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... the 2009 off-season.

Marcus Washington is a solid veteran outside linebacker who fits great into Gregg Williams’ defense. This would bring some knowledge to the other outside linebackers who are figuring out Gregg Williams’ system in New Orleans.

Gregg Williams is an aggressive defensive coordinator who likes to blitz and give opposing offenses different looks in an attempt to confuse them. Seeing that he does love to blitz why not bring a linebacker who can get after the quarterback?

In his career Washington has recorded 37.5 sacks in eight seasons with only one season that he did not record a sack and that was in 2008 when Gregg Williams left Washington and joined Jacksonville. Washington also recorded 378 tackles and 18 pass deflections in his time with Gregg Williams.

There are many concerns with Washington when it comes to his health, which is an issue since he has not completed a full season since 2005. Washington has foun...

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