“(The Packers) said they’re designing plays for Brandon to isolate him against linebackers and take advantage of his size and speed,” Marciano said. “He can create some mismatches.”
A former Ohio Mr. Football who helped Piqua to a 2006 Division II state championship, Saine rushed for 1,408 yards and caught 55 passes for 616 yards during his Buckeyes career. He joins a running back corps that includes, among others, Ryan Grant, the starter since midway through 2007 who missed all but eight carries last season with an ankle injury, returning leading rusher Brandon Jackson and James Starks, who was a standout during the Packers’ playoff run.
“The Packers have said not only will (Saine) make the team, but he’ll play a significant amount,” Marciano said. “That’s how much they like him.”
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