With Jermon Bushrod now in Chicago, the Saints need a new starting left tackle for this season. It sounds like the front-runner to take over is rookie Terron Armstead.
A MAGNET WITH NO NAME! That’s how Coach Sean Payton described the team’s depth chart at left tackle during the offseason. With the departure of free agent left tackle Jermon Bushrod to the Chicago Bears, the Saints must find a replacement from among three candidates: the oft-injured Charles Brown, third-round draft pick Terron Armstead and veteran Jason Smith, a perceived bust after being selected by the St. Louis Rams with the second overall pick in the 2009 draft. My bet is on Armstead before all is said and done.
I can’t imagine Smith getting the job and Armstead was pretty impressive for the Saints during their spring workouts.