Barring something unexpected, the resolution of injured New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan’s pending drunken-driving case won’t be a story the team will have to deal with before the end of this season.
Morgan’s trial had been scheduled for Wednesday; but 1st Jefferson Parish Court Judge Rebecca M. Olivier granted a delay that the Saints wideout requested on Monday alongside his lawyer, Donald “Chick” Foret, records show.
Olivier tentatively set the new date for the morning of March 18.
“We were able to get the type of players we were kind of looking for and I think we had three really good draft classes. We’ve done well in free agency, and it’s kind of now all coming to fruition.” RON RIVERA, Panthers coach
When the Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints in the 2012 season finale, Panthers second-year coach Ron Rivera sounded for all the world like he wouldn’t be back for a third season.
“Mettenberger’s draft projection was all over the map before his ACL injury. Now? Who knows.” DANE BRUGLER, CBSSports.com
Just a few days ago, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was a highly projected NFL draft prospect leading a high-powered offense in the final weeks of his senior year.
He’s now hobbled with only surgery in his immediate future.
LSU confirmed Wednesday that Mettenberger will miss the Tigers’ bowl game with a season-ending knee injury suffered Friday in the win over Arkansas.
Some time ago, a Destrehan coach posted a message for the 2013 football team on the locker room doors. On both the outside and the inside, there is a photo of the Mercedez-Benz Superdome and beneath it, a simple question mark.
It begs the questions, “Who will be going to the Dome next weekend?” Or, more specifically, it begs the question, “Will it be Destrehan?”
“That’s everybody’s dream,” said senior linebacker RaeJuan Marbley. “We all want to get to the Dome.
After having their departure from Seattle late Monday night delayed by a problem with their chartered flight and not getting back until Tuesday afternoon, the New Orleans Saints were back at work Wednesday.
While the coaching staff immediately went to the office Tuesday to continue their preparations for Sunday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers, with whom they share the NFC South lead, the players were in Wednesday for film and weightlifting sessions only.
All in all, coach Sean Payton said, their travel adventures weren’t that big of a problem.
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis said Wednesday it’s frustrating to be injured again, but he also looked at the bright side.
Davis, the 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick, missed 18 games with a mild concussion and shoulder and leg ailments last season, his rookie year. He will miss four to six weeks with his latest injury, a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his left hand, which he suffered during Sunday’s victory against the Knicks in New York.