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Report Card Grades for Every New Orleans Saints Rookie Through Preseason Week 2
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The New Orleans Saints have played three preseason games in the first two weeks of the preseason. They won the first against the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game, then lost the last two by slim margins to the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively. 

More important than even wins and losses in preseason is how the team plays, especially its newcomers, rookies and other young players. 

As a whole group, the 2012 class of Saints rookies has been fairly impressive. A number of players are challenging for roster spots and perhaps even playing time. 

And they're doing that on a team that promises to win 10-plus games and make its fourth consecutive playoff appearance. 

For as much crap as much of the media (myself included) gave the team for its draft, the rookie class of the Saints so far has looked better than advertised. 

There have been a few disappointments (Andrew Tiller being placed on IR due to a torn triceps injury stands high above that list), but for the most part, the youngsters have already shown they are only going to improve an already great football team. 

Enough hearsay though, let's look at each individual rookie thus far and give them a grade. 

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