Wednesday, head coach George Seifert joked about possibly playing linebackers coach Sam Mills against his old New Orleans team, Thursday he acknowledged that he is going to go with back-ups in two of the three linebacker spots.
Strongside linebacker Hannibal Navies (ribs) will not play against New Orleans, Kory Minor will get the call in his place. Weakside linebacker Dean Wells (back spasms) (who was filling in for the injured Dan Morgan) is unlikely to play, he'd be replaced by Nate Hemsley who was signed by the club last week.
Special teams star Jerrod Cooper was fined $5,000 for getting into a right with San Francisco's Derrick Deese Sunday night. Deese was fined $10,000. Both players were thrown out of the game. Cooper joked that he'd been in fights before but not on the football field.
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Some good news for the offensive line as they prepare for the Saints front four...center Jeff Mitchell practiced both Wednesday and Thursday and is a go for the Saints Sunday.