METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Drew Brees is coming to grips with the fact
that a couple familiar faces will be missing from the table when he
joins the offensive line for dinner each week.
That also means two new starters among the five guys protecting
Brees on every play, a change that doesn't necessarily worry the
Saints quarterback, but does have his attention.
Brees says chemistry among the five linemen is crucial and often
takes longer to develop than at other position groups.
New Orleans lost former starting center Jonathan Goodwin in free
agency and on Monday released five-year starting right tackle Jon
Newly acquired veteran Olin Kreutz will take over at center,
while either veteran reserve Zach Strief or 2010 second-round pick
Charles Brown will play right tackle.