Saints' Anthony embracing linebacker shuffle, Laurinaitis (Yahoo Sports)

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Saints' Anthony embracing linebacker shuffle, Laurinaitis (Yahoo Sports)

New Orleans Saints linebacker Stephone Anthony (50) goes through drills during NFL football practice in Metairie, La., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Anthony, a 2015 first-round pick who quickly took over as starting middle linebacker, is preparing for a position change. New Orleans plans to have free-agent acquisition James Laurinaitis take over that spot and the defensive play-calling and alignment responsibilities that go with it. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Saints linebacker Stephone Anthony isn’t so much concerned about the job he’s lost as the one he’s gained. Whatever helps the team,” Anthony said as he recounted an offseason phone call in which linebackers coach Joe Vitt informed him that he’d be moved out of his starting middle linebacker spot to make way for free-agent acquisition James Laurinaitis. The middle linebacker has arguably the most responsibility in an NFL defense.

Source: Yahoo NFL