Mar 27, 2007
It might not seem like a big deal, but the Saints this week re-signed WR Terrance Copper to a one-year contract. Previously, I had heard that he might not be back due to interest elsewhere. The Saints have lost veteran Joe Horn, so keeping Copper around was important. Copper had some fumbling problems last year, but he was a helpful and effective player for them, catching 23 passes for 385 yards and 3 TDs. The Saints won’t be sneaking up on anyone in 2007, so it’s important for them to retain as many weapons as possible. And let’s be honest: this is a thin wide receiving corps to begin with.
The Saints last year listed Copper as Horn’s backup, but I would imagine WR Devery Henderson will see the field more, opposite Marques Colston. They did, however, use a lot of 3-WR sets, so Copper should see the field plenty and will give Drew Brees another solid receiver with some size to go along with Colston. With those two receivers on the field, not to mention new TE Eric Johnson, this should contintue to be a diverse passing attack with Henderson being the big-play guy.
It’s good news for QB Drew Brees, who will have plenty of weapons at his disposal again this year.