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Saints sign former Dolphins RB Patrick Cobbs

METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have added veteran free agent running back Patrick Cobbs to their roster.

Cobbs fills a void left by the absence of running back Joique Bell, who is out an estimated 2-3 weeks with a knee injury suffered in the Saints' preseason win last Friday over the San Francisco 49ers. The Saints indicate that Bell has a strained posterior cruciate ligament.

A five year NFL veteran out of North Texas, Cobbs (o played in 54 games with the Miami Dolphins including three starts.

Cobbs was awarded the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award as voted by his Dolphins teammates. The annual award, which has members of every NFL team select one of their teammates, is awarded to those who are "role models of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage."

Name Patrick Cobbs
Born 1/31/1983
Height 5-8
Weight 205
College North Texas
RECEIVING
Year Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2010 (MIA) 8 91 11.4 29 2
2009 (MIA) 3 23 7.7 10 0
2008 (MIA) 19 275 14.5 80 2
2007 (MIA) 2 20 10.0 11 0

RUSHING
Year Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2010 (MIA) 4 0 0.0 4 0
2009 (MIA) 6 36 6.0 19 0
2008 (MIA) 12 88 7.3 44 1
2007 (MIA) 15 47 3.1 12 1

DEFENSE
Year S-Tkl A-Tkl Total Sack S-Yds PD FF Safety
2010 (MIA) 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 (MIA) 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 (MIA) 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2007 (MIA) 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0

KICKOFF RETURNS
Year Returns FC Yds Lng TD
2010 (MIA) 22 0 431 40 0
2009 (MIA) 16 0 361 39 0
2008 (MIA) 8 0 189 60 0
2007 (MIA) 5 0 44 11 0

FUMBLES
Year Fumbles Own-Rec Rec-Yds Rec-TD Forced Opp-Rec ORec-Yds ORec-TD
2010 (MIA) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
Had a solid season as a senior, rushing for 1,154 yards on 231 carries and scored six touchdowns...Has decent bulk and low center of gravity...Led the nation in rushing in 2003 season (1,570) and ranked in the top six in rushing touchdowns (17) and all-purpose yards (1,661)...Has seen his stock decline since 2003 after losing almost all of 2004 season to injury...Shared the backfield with Jamario Thomas in 2005...Could be a sleeper in the draft...Will probably be a special teams contributor and used for spot running duties.
 

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