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So, those rumblings you've been hearing about the AFC east actually looking like a respectable division in 2015?

That might turn out to be frighteningly true. The New Orleans Saints, for whatever reason, are having a fire sale. The Dolphins have taken advantage, stealing a young talented receiver from the bayou.




Kenny Stills may be familiar to some of you who remember the Patriots comeback win against the Saints back in 2013. The one that ended with a Kenbrell Thompkins game winning catch as time expried.

Well, before Thompkins' there was Stills.

The Saints trailed 23-17 with just over 3 minutes left in the game. They were facing 3rd and 20. That's when Drew Brees launched a 34 yard endzone strike to Kenny Stills, who beat Alfonzo Dennard on the coverage. Stills was the Saint's best receiver that day, hauling in 3 catches for 64 yards and that touchdown.

That was Stills' rookie year. He's only 22 and has built up a pretty impressive stat sheet in his short time in the league. Last season he virtually doubled the amount of catches from his rookie season (63 catches, 931 yards) and he already has 8 touchdowns to his name. He's also had a reception of at least 69 yards in each of his two seasons. Coupled with Mike Wallace, and you have two hard to defend deep threats.

Jeff Ireland was the former Miami general manager, now he's a college scout for the Saints. Is that potentially why the Saints are making the trade for Dannell Ellerbe?

It's a head scratching deal, but, the fact remains that Stills is headed to the Dolphins and that makes them a whole lot better.

Michael Saver 3/13/2015 01:09:00 PM Edit
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