Saints | Family issues and wrist caused Simmons to retire
Thu, 3 Aug 2006 22:07:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons retired from the league due to family issues that required his attention and a wrist injury that flared up on him. The wrist was the same injury that kept him out of the entire 2005 season. A spokesman for Premier Sports, the agency that represents Simmons, claims Simmons informed Saints officials of his intention to retire and that he has filed the pertinent paperwork with the league office.

Saints | Polley at weakside linebacker
Fri, 4 Aug 2006 01:30:16 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Tommy Polley has replaced LB Anthony Simmons as the team's starter at weakside linebacker.

Looks like Tommy Polley will be starting somewhere again this season, and it looks like the Saints still have probably the weakest LB corps in the league