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ILB James Laurinaitis - New Orleans Saints

6-2, 244Born: 12-3-1986College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

The Saints snapped up veteran linebacker James Laurinaitis in free agency to be the quarterback of their defense, taking the pressure off Stephone Anthony and - they hope - solidifying the unit in the process. Laurinaitis' play has tailed off in the past couple of seasons, but he is more than capable of topping 80 solo tackles on a Saints defense that still has its warts. A three-down role is not a certainty with Dannell Ellerbe and Anthony competing with him. (August 7)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 29, 28, 31, 34
Overall Redraft - 78, 59
ILB Dynasty - 23, 23, 25, 29

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2013 STL 16 85 31 3.5 0 2 2 8 0
2014 STL 16 81 28 3.5 0 2 0 3 0
2015 LA 16 61 48 1 1 0 1 1 0
2016 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 74 * * * * * * *
2016 PROJ-Norton 16 86 * * * * * * *

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