Veteran Johnathan Goodwin Returns To New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have done quite a bit of re-tooling this offseason. A lot of new faces will be wearing the black & gold in 2014. The Times Picayune reports, a veteran is making his return. Center Johnathan Goodwin played for the Saints from 2006-2010. He signed a free agent contract with the Forty Niners in 2011.
The Saints offensive line has eroded in recent years, with several pro bowl caliber players to leaving via free agency. Quarterback Drew Brees was sacked a career high 37 times in 2013. That can’t be allowed to continue. Rookie Terron Armstead was inserted at left tackle late last season. Center Brian De la Puenta signed a free agent contract with the Bears this spring. Goodwin will be flanked by pro bowl guards Ben Grubbs, and Jahri Evans. Veteran Zack Strief returns at right tackle. These are good moves, in my humble opinion. Recent playoff exits at the hands of Seattle and San Francisco have made it clear the Saints need to be more physical if they want another Lombardi Trophy.