3. Curtis Lofton
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The Falcons weren’t sold on Curtis Lofton being an every down linebacker, one of the reasons the Saints were able to swoop in and get the player from their arch-rival. When the season ended, it was apparent the Saints and Lofton were right.
Lofton led the Saints with 123 tackles and had a sack. He also had seven tackles for a loss, two quarterback hits, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Lofton was one of the bright spots on an otherwise dismal unit.
The Saints’ middle linebacker was always around the ball and was always a positive influence, at least through the media, for his teammates. He believes in Steve Spagnuolo’s system and will be a big player in making sure that others are on board when the season begins.
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