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Saints WR Arrington ready for bigger role

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By Dan Parr

A bigger role might be in store for Saints WR Adrian Arrington this season.

Arrington, a seventh-round pick in 2008, received his first taste of NFL regular-season action last season — he made a game-high seven catches for 79 yards against the Buccaneers in Week 17 — and we're hearing the Saints believe he's ready for a spot on the active roster every week.

The team's moves in the upcoming free-agent signing period will help dictate Arrington's involvement on offense. He would be a natural replacement for Devery Henderson if the Saints decide to cut Henderson, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune suggested last month that parting ways with Henderson is a possibility for the team.

Henderson, who is signed through 2012, has a base salary of $2.25 million this season, but his salary-cap figure is greater than his salary. The Saints could be in major need of cap flexibility and cutting Henderson, especially if they're confident the 6-3, 192-pound Arrington is ready to step in, could be a sensible move.

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