Hit with injuries for the second straight year apparently cost Rod Harper his job with the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
The Southeast High graduate defied all odds last year when he jumped from the Arena Football League 2 Arkansas Twisters onto a roster spot with the Saints. He unfortunately was injured and didn’t play though he was on the team for entire season, including its Super Bowl triumph.
Harper was hit with a hip injury in this year’s camp, which forced him to lose some valuable practice time and a pre-season game. The punt returner/receiver then fell behind as others stepped up and he was cut last week.
The Saints receiving corps was already congested and the emergence of Adrian Arrington made things even tougher for Harper and fellow receiver Mark Bradley, who was also cut.