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    You have our free FOX 8 Final Play App, so you already get tons of big Black & Gold team info and tools at your fingertips. But here's something else you can get! During this promotional period, you will be able to access entry for our FINAL PLAY GETAWAY CONTEST

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    You have our free FOX 8 Final Play App, so you already get tons of big Black & Gold team info and tools at your fingertips. But here's something else you can get! During this promotional period, you will be able to access entry for our FINAL PLAY GETAWAY CONTEST

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  • Payton calls Saints performance against the Chargers on Friday 'crisp'

    Payton calls Saints performance against the Chargers on Friday 'crisp'

    Michael Thomas shined in Friday's workout with the Chargers. Nola.comMichael Thomas shined in Friday's workout with the Chargers. Nola.com
    Today's work was much lighter between the Saints and Chargers was much lighter. They wore no pads only shells and helmets, and they only practiced two hours instead of two and a half like Thursday. While they certainly weren't perfect, overall the Saints had much better execution today than Thursday.  "I thought overall it was a little bit crisper today than yesterday. I just thought from an assignment standpoint we had a few too many yesterday on tape watching team p...more>>
    Today's work was much lighter between the Saints and Chargers was much lighter. They wore no pads only shells and helmets, and they only practiced two hours instead of two and a half like Thursday. While they certainly weren't perfect, overall the Saints had much better execution today than Thursday.  "I thought overall it was a little bit crisper today than yesterday. I just thought from an assignment standpoint we had a few too many yesterday on tape watching team p...more>>
  • Instant analysis of Saints-Chargers workouts day two

    Instant analysis of Saints-Chargers workouts day two

    Drew Brees should see his first action of the preseason Sunday against the Chargers. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees should see his first action of the preseason Sunday against the Chargers. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints and Chargers wrapped up two days of workouts in Costa Mesa this afternoon. Saturday the Saints will have a walk through, and Sunday they face the Chargers in their second preseason game. Here's the highlights of workout #2. Don't see Saints' Fleener, Harbor, Dural, Lampman, Allen, Anthony, Calhoun, Breaux (obviously). — Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 18, 2017   Michael Thomas great catch in traffic for TD during 7 on 7 — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@Sean...more>>
    The Saints and Chargers wrapped up two days of workouts in Costa Mesa this afternoon. Saturday the Saints will have a walk through, and Sunday they face the Chargers in their second preseason game. Here's the highlights of workout #2. Don't see Saints' Fleener, Harbor, Dural, Lampman, Allen, Anthony, Calhoun, Breaux (obviously). — Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 18, 2017   Michael Thomas great catch in traffic for TD during 7 on 7 — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@Sean...more>>
  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints/Chargers joint practice

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints/Chargers joint practice

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    The Saints get ready to take on the Chargers

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    The Saints get ready to take on the Chargers

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  • Saints center Max Unger passes physical; debut uncertain

    Saints center Max Unger passes physical; debut uncertain

    The Saints' maligned offensive line got a boost Thursday when it was ruled that Max Unger passed his physical, according to the league transaction wire. 

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    The Saints' maligned offensive line got a boost Thursday when it was ruled that Max Unger passed his physical, according to the league transaction wire. 

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  • Saints-Chargers Joint Practice #1: Instant Analysis

    Saints-Chargers Joint Practice #1: Instant Analysis

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    The Saints took their show on the road Thursday to practice with and against the Chargers, in the first of two joint sessions leading up to Sunday's preseason game. Media were only allowed to shoot video for the first 45 minutes of practice but took in all of practice and the following are some quick hits from the action: Some notes from Saints 1st team D vs Chargers1st team O: Anzalone at will in base & nickel# Marcus Williams at safety Crawley & Williams CB — Sea...

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    The Saints took their show on the road Thursday to practice with and against the Chargers, in the first of two joint sessions leading up to Sunday's preseason game. 

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  • No Breaux, next man up at cornerback for the Saints

    Williams knows all too well about injuries taking away playing time. Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneWilliams knows all too well about injuries taking away playing time. Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    With Delvin Breaux out for six weeks, one of the Saints motto's comes into play, next man up. "For all of us. We all have to step it up a notch. Because he's a big part of our defense. We can all play. We need to step it up for him, and also for the defense, to make sure we win games," said cornerback P.J. Williams. Williams missed 14 games last season due to a concussion he suffered at the Giants. Last week against the Browns was his first time hitting an opponent si...more>>
    With Delvin Breaux out for six weeks, one of the Saints motto's comes into play, next man up. "For all of us. We all have to step it up a notch. Because he's a big part of our defense. We can all play. We need to step it up for him, and also for the defense, to make sure we win games," said cornerback P.J. Williams. Williams missed 14 games last season due to a concussion he suffered at the Giants. Last week against the Browns was his first time hitting an opponent si...more>>
  • Former Saints and Pelicans react to medical staff firings

    Former Saints and Pelicans react to medical staff firings

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    Wednesday's news of the Saints firing two doctors from their medical staff in lieu of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula being misdiagnosed as a contusion sparked a series of reactions from former Saints and a former Pelican, since both teams share the same medical staff. 

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    Wednesday's news of the Saints firing two doctors from their medical staff in lieu of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula being misdiagnosed as a contusion sparked a series of reactions from former Saints and a former Pelican, since both teams share the same medical staff. 

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  • Sean Payton reacts to Delvin Breaux misdiagnosis

    Sean Payton reacts to Delvin Breaux misdiagnosis

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints took to the field Wednesday for their final practice before heading to California for joint practices with the Chargers but the 16th session of training camp was vastly overshadowed by the news of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula. 

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    The Saints took to the field Wednesday for their final practice before heading to California for joint practices with the Chargers but the 16th session of training camp was vastly overshadowed by the news of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula. 

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  • Report: Saints fire doctors after misdiagnosis of Breaux's injury

    Report: Saints fire doctors after misdiagnosis of Breaux's injury

    Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp.Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp.

    Originally diagnosed as a knee contusion, Breaux actually has a fractured fibula and will miss 4-6 weeks.

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    Originally diagnosed as a knee contusion, Breaux actually has a fractured fibula and will miss 4-6 weeks.

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  • The Extra Point: Dont's of Fantasy Football drafting in 2017

    The Extra Point: Dont's of Fantasy Football drafting in 2017

    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    In my second season writing The Extra Point fantasy football blog, and as a champion in one of my toughest leagues last season, we’re starting this year off with the big don’ts when selecting your championship squad. 

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    In my second season writing The Extra Point fantasy football blog, and as a champion in one of my toughest leagues last season, we’re starting this year off with the big don’ts when selecting your championship squad. 

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  • Around the NFL: Need to See, OBJ preseason edition

    Around the NFL: Need to See, OBJ preseason edition

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    The first week of the NFL Preseason didn't see too many highlights from team's starters, much less superstars but nonetheless, Odell Beckham, Jr. has found a way to show off his skills.

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    The first week of the NFL Preseason didn't see too many highlights from team's starters, much less superstars but nonetheless, Odell Beckham, Jr. has found a way to show off his skills. 

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  • Grayson enters pivotal third season with Saints

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    It's year three for Garrett Grayson and it's clear he's at a crossroads in his Saints' career. 

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    It's year three for Garrett Grayson and it's clear he's at a crossroads in his Saints' career. 

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  • Strief: "We have to win or there's going to be changes"

    Strief: "We have to win or there's going to be changes"

    Zach Strief and Drew Brees both started with the Saints in 2006. Source: Nola.comZach Strief and Drew Brees both started with the Saints in 2006. Source: Nola.com

    The Saints are coming off back-to-back-to-back 7-9 seasons. Below mediocrity, and missing the playoffs won't work four years in a row on Airline Drive. The players are aware of this, but aren't ready to predict what will happen in 2017. "I think it's really hard to say at this point what this team's destiny is. I think there's a lot of guys that have a sense of urgency. I think everyone around here realizes the importance of this season," said offensive lineman Zach Streif....

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    The Saints are coming off back-to-back-to-back 7-9 seasons. Below mediocrity, and missing the playoffs won't work four years in a row on Airline Drive. The players are aware of this, but aren't ready to predict what will happen in 2017. "I think it's really hard to say at this point what this team's destiny is. I think there's a lot of guys that have a sense of urgency. I think everyone around here realizes the importance of this season," said offensive lineman Zach Streif....

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  • Saints place emphasis on close game situations

    Saints place emphasis on close game situations

    Source: FOX 8 PhotoSource: FOX 8 Photo

    In the NFC South, one of the league's most competitive divisions, there's a very small margin between winning and losing. 

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    In the NFC South, one of the league's most competitive divisions, there's a very small margin between winning and losing. 

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  • Payton and Breaux react to trade talk

    Payton and Breaux react to trade talk

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    15 practices are now complete for the Saints but the big news Monday came just before practice began when reports surfaced that the team was shopping Delvin Breaux for a trade. 

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    15 practices are now complete for the Saints but the big news Monday came just before practice began when reports surfaced that the team was shopping Delvin Breaux for a trade

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  • Report: Delvin Breaux on trading block

    Report: Delvin Breaux on trading block

    Delvin Breaux among seven inactives for Saints game against the Cardinals. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Delvin Breaux among seven inactives for Saints game against the Cardinals. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Breaux has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

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    Breaux has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

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  • Xavier Rush latest product of Tulane-Saints pipeline

    Xavier Rush latest product of Tulane-Saints pipeline

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    When Tulane hired Curtis Johnson away from his post as Saints Wide Receivers coach in late 2011, it seemed like a natural assumption that he would set up a pipeline. 

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    When Tulane hired Curtis Johnson away from his post as Saints Wide Receivers coach in late 2011, it seemed like a natural assumption that he would set up a pipeline. 

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  • Juan's World: Brees' helmet slam

    Juan's World: Brees' helmet slam

    Source: FOX 8 ImageSource: FOX 8 Image

    Wait...What? Helmet Slam? By Drew Brees? That can't be right but it's how I'm starting this edition of Juan's World, so welcome in.

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    Wait...What? Helmet Slam? By Drew Brees? That can't be right but it's how I'm starting this edition of Juan's World, so welcome in.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #14

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #14

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    Five takeaways from the Saints 14th practice of training camp. 

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    Five takeaways from the Saints 14th practice of training camp. 

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  • Saints Camp Day 14: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 14: Instant Analysis

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints' first preseason game is firmly in the rear-view mirror and their second test against the Chargers is just one week away. 

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    The Saints' first preseason game is firmly in the rear-view mirror and their second test against the Chargers is just one week away. 

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  • After Further Review: Updated Saints roster projection

    After Further Review: Updated Saints roster projection

    Sean Payton is getting a clearer picture of his roster. (FOX 8 photo)Sean Payton is getting a clearer picture of his roster. (FOX 8 photo)

    With one preseason game in the books, it’s the prefect to update my 53-man Saints roster projections. A few players forced a few changes.

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    With one preseason game in the books, it’s the prefect to update my 53-man Saints roster projections. A few players forced a few changes.

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  • Tommylee Lewis primed for more big catches this preseason

    Tommylee Lewis primed for more big catches this preseason

    Tommylee Lewis is producing big-time catches throughout camp.  (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Tommylee Lewis is producing big-time catches throughout camp. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Tommylee Lewis produced the catch of the night against the Browns with a diving his 32-yard reception. Plays like this could no doubt help the second-year Saint make a roster when final cuts come at the end of the month. "There's a lot of competition at wide receiver. He's one of those guys that's obviously fighting for a roster spot," said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. "How he plays in the kicking game and how he plays going forward, all those things will factor in. ...

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    Tommylee Lewis produced the catch of the night against the Browns with a diving his 32-yard reception. Plays like this could no doubt help the second-year Saint make a roster when final cuts come at the end of the month. "There's a lot of competition at wide receiver. He's one of those guys that's obviously fighting for a roster spot," said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. "How he plays in the kicking game and how he plays going forward, all those things will factor in. ...

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  • Saints rookie Alex Anzalone credits Florida system for smooth transition to NFL

    Saints rookie Alex Anzalone credits Florida system for smooth transition to NFL

    Michael Thomas and Alex Anzalone; Michael DeMocker, NOLA.comMichael Thomas and Alex Anzalone; Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com

    Alex Anzalone may have only played 18 games at Florida but he was on campus for four seasons and credits the defensive school he got with the Gators for his smooth transition to the NFL.

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    Alex Anzalone may have only played 18 games at Florida but he was on campus for four seasons and credits the defensive school he got with the Gators for his smooth transition to the NFL.

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  • Alvin Kamara showcases burst in preseason debut

    Alvin Kamara showcases burst in preseason debut

    Source: Raycom BroadcastSource: Raycom Broadcast

    It did not take long for Saints fans to see the shifty, change-of-pace style they hoped for when Alvin Kamara was drafted in the third round of the 2017 draft.

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    It did not take long for Saints fans to see the shifty, change-of-pace style they hoped for when Alvin Kamara was drafted in the third round of the 2017 draft.

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  • Tommylee Lewis showcases versatility and velocity

    Tommylee Lewis showcases versatility and velocity

    Source: Raycom Saints BroadcastSource: Raycom Saints Broadcast

    Tommylee Lewis made his way onto the Saints roster in 2016 thanks in large part to his speed and ability to put it to good use on special teams but he established in the first preseason game of 2017 that his game has more to it.

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    Tommylee Lewis made his way onto the Saints roster in 2016 thanks in large part to his speed and ability to put it to good use on special teams but he established in the first preseason game of 2017 that his game has more to it.

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  • Marcus Williams showing potential as a rookie

    Marcus Williams showing potential as a rookie

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    2017 marked the second straight year that the Saints drafted a safety in the second round and if Marcus Williams can follow in Vonn Bell's footsteps as a rookie, the team will have two young players under contract at the position when Kenny Vaccaro becomes a free agent in 2018. 

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    2017 marked the second straight year that the Saints drafted a safety in the second round and if Marcus Williams can follow in Vonn Bell's footsteps as a rookie, the team will have two young players under contract at the position when Kenny Vaccaro becomes a free agent in 2018. 

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  • Curtis Lofton sees youth eventually winning out for Saints at MLB

    Curtis Lofton sees youth eventually winning out for Saints at MLB

    Source: Raycom Saints BroadcastSource: Raycom Saints Broadcast

    In 2014, Curtis Lofton led the Saints in tackles and after he moved on to Oakland, Stephone Anthony filled his shoes and also managed to lead the team in take downs.

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    In 2014, Curtis Lofton led the Saints in tackles and after he moved on to Oakland, Stephone Anthony filled his shoes and also managed to lead the team in take downs.

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  • Browns win 20-14, extend Saints preseason losing streak to 10 games

    Browns win 20-14, extend Saints preseason losing streak to 10 games

    Adrian Peterson was one of numerous Saints sitting out the preseason opener. Source: Edwin GoodeAdrian Peterson was one of numerous Saints sitting out the preseason opener. Source: Edwin Goode
    The Saints sat offensive weapons Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, and Adrian Peterson against the Browns. With so much firepower on the bench, someone needed to step up. It was actually two Saints that did so, running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis Kamara, the former Tennessee Vol broke free for a 12-yard run on the first drive of the contest. On the Saints second drive, Kamara ran through the secondary for a 22-yard carry. The 22-yarder eventually led to a Wil Lutz 22-ya...more>>
    The Saints sat offensive weapons Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, and Adrian Peterson against the Browns. With so much firepower on the bench, someone needed to step up. It was actually two Saints that did so, running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis Kamara, the former Tennessee Vol broke free for a 12-yard run on the first drive of the contest. On the Saints second drive, Kamara ran through the secondary for a 22-yard carry. The 22-yarder eventually led to a Wil Lutz 22-ya...more>>
  • Half: Browns lead the Saints 7-6

    Half: Browns lead the Saints 7-6

    The Saints opened the preseason on the road without a lot of their starters on the field. Source: Edwin GoodeThe Saints opened the preseason on the road without a lot of their starters on the field. Source: Edwin Goode
    The Saints sat offensive weapons Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, and Adrian Peterson against the Browns. With so much firepower on the bench, someone needed to step up. Through one half of play, rookie Alvin Kamara took the torch and ran with it. The former Tennessee Vol broke free for a 12-yard run on the first drive of the contest. On the Saints second drive, Kamara ran through the secondary for a 22-yard carry. The 22-yarder eventually led to a Wil Lutz 22-yard field goal, the only point...more>>
    The Saints sat offensive weapons Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, and Adrian Peterson against the Browns. With so much firepower on the bench, someone needed to step up. Through one half of play, rookie Alvin Kamara took the torch and ran with it. The former Tennessee Vol broke free for a 12-yard run on the first drive of the contest. On the Saints second drive, Kamara ran through the secondary for a 22-yard carry. The 22-yarder eventually led to a Wil Lutz 22-yard field goal, the only point...more>>
  • After Further Review: Preseason can provide clarity for Saints

    After Further Review: Preseason can provide clarity for Saints

    So here it is, another season of saints football is on the horizon. Tonight is the first step In a long journey. The game's outcome will mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but what we see from

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    So here it is, another season of saints football is on the horizon. 

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  • Sean Payton explains preseason game expectations

    Sean Payton explains preseason game expectations

    Source: FOX 8 PhotoSource: FOX 8 Photo

    The Saints' offseason mission to overhaul the roster into a winning team will be put to the test Thursday night as the preseason begins in Cleveland. Sean Payton spoke exclusively to FOX 8's Sean Fazende earlier this week about his memories of the past ten preseasons he's coached "There's openers I can look back on and feel like I was surprised, good or bad. There's times you open the preseason and it's kind of what you expected. It's  hard to predict." League ru...

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    The Saints' offseason mission to overhaul the roster into a winning team will be put to the test Thursday night as the preseason begins in Cleveland. Sean Payton spoke exclusively to FOX 8's Sean Fazende earlier this week about his memories of the past ten preseasons he's coached "There's openers I can look back on and feel like I was surprised, good or bad. There's times you open the preseason and it's kind of what you expected. It's  hard to predict." League ru...

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  • FFF: Sign Brees now!

    FFF: Sign Brees now!

    Brees is entering the final year of his contract. Source: Garland GillenBrees is entering the final year of his contract. Source: Garland Gillen

    In the latest edition of FFF we focus on getting Brees signed before the regular season starts. 

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    In the latest edition of FFF we focus on getting Brees signed before the regular season starts. 

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  • Brees loves Adrian Peterson's intensity on the field

    Brees loves Adrian Peterson's intensity on the field

    Peterson last played a preseason snap in 2011. Source: Garland GillenPeterson last played a preseason snap in 2011. Source: Garland Gillen

    Drew Brees is a ball of energy for the Black and Gold. He's the emotional and vocal leader of the offense. This training camp, #9 might've met his equal when it comes to passion for the game. "I have played in some Pro Bowls with him. I knew his level on intensity, because even in the Pro-Bowl it can be kind of chill there in the beginning," said Drew Brees. "His level of intensity when he was running the ball is far beyond what was the typical tempo. You could tell th...

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    Drew Brees is a ball of energy for the Black and Gold. He's the emotional and vocal leader of the offense. This training camp, #9 might've met his equal when it comes to passion for the game. "I have played in some Pro Bowls with him. I knew his level on intensity, because even in the Pro-Bowl it can be kind of chill there in the beginning," said Drew Brees. "His level of intensity when he was running the ball is far beyond what was the typical tempo. You could tell th...

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #11

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    Five takeaways from the Saints' 11th practice. 

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    Five takeaways from the Saints' 11th practice. 

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  • Saints Camp Day 11: Instant Analysis

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Saints training camp lasts until the third preseason game but the black and gold wrapped up the pre-preseason portion of their practices Monday and will only have a walk-thru before their Thursday night game in Cleveland. 

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    Saints training camp lasts until the third preseason game but the black and gold wrapped up the pre-preseason portion of their practices Monday and will only have a walk-thru before their Thursday night game in Cleveland. 

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  • Adrian Peterson's vegan diet working well so far

    Adrian Peterson's vegan diet working well so far

    Peterson still looks the part. The question is, can he still get it done at 32? (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)Peterson still looks the part. The question is, can he still get it done at 32? (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)

    Minus the occasional visit to Church’s Chicken, according to Adrian Peterson himself, the former Viking’s gone about 80 percent vegan. 

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    Minus the occasional visit to Church’s Chicken, according to Adrian Peterson himself, the former Viking’s gone about 80 percent vegan. 

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  • Around the NFL: Need to See

    Around the NFL: Need to See

    Source: FOX 8 FileSource: FOX 8 File

    Some lighthearted NFL moments caught on camera.

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    Some lighthearted NFL moments caught on camera.

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  • Justin Drescher reunites with the Saints

    Justin Drescher reunites with the Saints

    Saints long snapper Justin Drescher. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com| The Times-Picayune)Saints long snapper Justin Drescher. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com| The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints bring a familiar face back to the special teams unit.

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    The Saints bring a familiar face back to the special teams unit.

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  • Big crowd watches Saints take training camp to Tulane

    Big crowd watches Saints take training camp to Tulane

    Saints fans packed Tulane to see the Sunday workout. Source: Chris HaganSaints fans packed Tulane to see the Sunday workout. Source: Chris Hagan

    Sunday night under the lights at Yulman Stadium was a much welcomed change for the Black and Gold. Cooler temperatures and a break in the monotony sparked a more up-tempo practice. 

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    Sunday night under the lights at Yulman Stadium was a much welcomed change for the Black and Gold. Cooler temperatures and a break in the monotony sparked a more up-tempo practice. 

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  • Saints Camp Day 10: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 10: Instant Analysis

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    The Saints took the show on the road for the tenth practice of training camp and although they didn't travel as far as they have the last three seasons going to West Virginia, their Sunday evening journey Uptown to Tulane was viewed as a coup for fans and the team. 

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    The Saints took the show on the road for the tenth practice of training camp and although they didn't travel as far as they have the last three seasons going to West Virginia, their Sunday evening journey Uptown to Tulane was viewed as a coup for fans and the team. 

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  • Morten Andersen enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Morten Andersen enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    It's one of the greatest nights in pro football. For the hall of fame class of 2017, it was finally time to get enshrined. For Morten Andersen, he took the road less traveled yet there he was officially at football immortality. 

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    It's one of the greatest nights in pro football. For the hall of fame class of 2017, it was finally time to get enshrined. For Morten Andersen, he took the road less traveled yet there he was officially at football immortality. 

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  • Heat and humidity hit Saints hard at Saturday's workout

    Heat and humidity hit Saints hard at Saturday's workout

    The Saints Saturday workout was highlighted by the heat and humidity. Source: Nola.comThe Saints Saturday workout was highlighted by the heat and humidity. Source: Nola.com

    The days of West Virginia are long gone. No seventy degree practices with little humidity. Today was hot and muggy, and the players could feel it. A handful of Saints left practice early due to the brutal conditions. 

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    The days of West Virginia are long gone. No seventy degree practices with little humidity. Today was hot and muggy, and the players could feel it. A handful of Saints left practice early due to the brutal conditions. 

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  • Ken Crawley is 'prepared' for year two with the Saints

    Ken Crawley is 'prepared' for year two with the Saints

    Ken Crawley is feeling better prepared for his second year with the Saints. Source: Nola.comKen Crawley is feeling better prepared for his second year with the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Not much was expected out of Crawley in 2016. But injuries forced the Saints to play the inexperienced rookie early in his rookie year, playing 15 games. The former Colorado Buffalo took his lumps, but the school of hard knocks has him ready for this fall. "Just got me more prepared. I took some growing pains last year. Now I'm prepared, and anticipating what's going to be there. Learning different kind of routes. Concepts that are going to hurt or defense," said Ken Crawle...more>>
    Not much was expected out of Crawley in 2016. But injuries forced the Saints to play the inexperienced rookie early in his rookie year, playing 15 games. The former Colorado Buffalo took his lumps, but the school of hard knocks has him ready for this fall. "Just got me more prepared. I took some growing pains last year. Now I'm prepared, and anticipating what's going to be there. Learning different kind of routes. Concepts that are going to hurt or defense," said Ken Crawle...more>>
  • Morten Andersen recalls his improbable journey to the HOF

    Morten Andersen recalls his improbable journey to the HOF

    Morten Andersen will be third Saint enshrined into the Pro Football HOF. Source: Nola.comMorten Andersen will be third Saint enshrined into the Pro Football HOF. Source: Nola.com
    There have been many unique journeys here to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but perhaps none have been more improbable than Morten Andersen's. Football was never a part of Andersen's life plans, yet here he is, with the ultimate honor as one of the greatest to ever play. "Once I bought into the American dream I was all-in. Just like Jerry Jones pushed all his chips in when he bought the Cowboys. I felt the same way about my career. Fully invested, and just there," said Mor...more>>
    There have been many unique journeys here to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but perhaps none have been more improbable than Morten Andersen's. Football was never a part of Andersen's life plans, yet here he is, with the ultimate honor as one of the greatest to ever play. "Once I bought into the American dream I was all-in. Just like Jerry Jones pushed all his chips in when he bought the Cowboys. I felt the same way about my career. Fully invested, and just there," said Mor...more>>
  • Four takes from Saints training camp day seven

    Four takes from Saints training camp day seven

    The Saints practice indoors on day seven of training camp.The Saints practice indoors on day seven of training camp.

    Day seven saw the Saints practice indoors, but the theme of an intense training camp continued.

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    Day seven saw the Saints practice indoors, but the theme of an intense training camp continued.

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  • New Orleans Saints move Sunday camp session to Tulane's Yulman Stadium

    New Orleans Saints move Sunday camp session to Tulane's Yulman Stadium

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    The gates to Yulman Stadium will open at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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    The gates to Yulman Stadium will open at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium dedicated to Saints owner Tom Benson

    Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium dedicated to Saints owner Tom Benson

    (Source: Twitter / @ProFootballHOF)(Source: Twitter / @ProFootballHOF)

    The dedication will take place Thursday morning before the Hall of Fame game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals.

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    The dedication will take place Thursday morning before the Hall of Fame game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals.

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  • Saints running back competition gets tougher by the day

    Saints running back competition gets tougher by the day

    With seven running backs on the roster, there's no shortage of competition.

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    With seven running backs on the roster, there's no shortage of competition.

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  • Saints Camp Day 6: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 6: Instant Analysis

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints returned to the practice field on Airline Drive Wednesday morning after taking Tuesday off. 

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    The Saints returned to the practice field on Airline Drive Wednesday morning after taking Tuesday off.

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  • Saints sign running back Darius Victor

    Saints sign running back Darius Victor

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    The Saints added to their crowded backfield Tuesday with the signing of Darius Victor, announced by the player's representatives.

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    The Saints added to their crowded backfield Tuesday with the signing of Darius Victor, announced by the player's representatives.

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  • Deuce McAllister not concerned by scuffles in training camp

    Deuce McAllister not concerned by scuffles in training camp

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints have a break from the heat Tuesday as Sean Payton is giving the team their first day off after five straight practices to start training camp.

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    The Saints have a break from the heat Tuesday as Sean Payton is giving the team their first day off after five straight practices to start training camp.

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  • After Further Review: Updated Saints 53-man roster projection

    After Further Review: Updated Saints 53-man roster projection

    Brandon Coleman has made several big plays early in camp (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Brandon Coleman has made several big plays early in camp (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    With the Saints set to take their first off day, it was the perfect time to reset my roster projection. It's still way too early, there's so much more to evaluate. Nonetheless, here's where things stand. Most have stayed the same but there have been some new moves. 

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    With the Saints set to take their first off day, it was the perfect time to reset my roster projection. It's still way too early, there's so much more to evaluate. Nonetheless, here's where things stand. Most have stayed the same but there have been some new moves. 

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  • Brandon Coleman continues impressive camp with top play of day five

    Brandon Coleman continues impressive camp with top play of day five

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    On Sunday's Final Play on FOX 8, analyst Deuce McAllister called Brandon Coleman "the surprise of camp" with big plays every day. 

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    On Sunday's Final Play on FOX 8, analyst Deuce McAllister called Brandon Coleman "the surprise of camp" with big plays every day. 

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  • Saints Camp Day 5: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 5: Instant Analysis

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Adrian Peterson, Zach Strief and Manti Te'o all returned to the field after taking Sunday off.

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    Adrian Peterson, Zach Strief and Manti Te'o all returned to the field after taking Sunday off.

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  • Deuce McAllister projects situational playing time for Marshon Lattimore

    Deuce McAllister projects situational playing time for Marshon Lattimore

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    On Sunday night's edition of Final Play on FOX 8, Saints radio analyst Deuce McAllister provided realistic expectations for the 11th overall pick.

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    On Sunday night's edition of Final Play on FOX 8, Saints radio analyst Deuce McAllister provided realistic expectations for the 11th overall pick.

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  • Sterling Moore, defensive backs rising to the challenge

    Sterling Moore, defensive backs rising to the challenge

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    There's no shortage of competition at cornerback in camp. Sean Payton called it a position in pencil, not pen, and his defensive backs embraced the challenge. 

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    There's no shortage of competition at cornerback in camp. Sean Payton called it a position in pencil, not pen, and his defensive backs embraced the challenge. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice No. 4

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice No. 4

    Ted Ginn is capable of big catches and big drops as we saw Sunday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Ted Ginn is capable of big catches and big drops as we saw Sunday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    Sean Fazende's five takeaways from Day 4 of Saints training camp.

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    Sean Fazende's five takeaways from Day 4 of Saints training camp.

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  • Saints Camp Day 4: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 4: Instant Analysis

    Drew Brees was very complimentary of Ryan Ramczyk after today's practice. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Drew Brees was very complimentary of Ryan Ramczyk after today's practice. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints' fourth day of training camp was their second in front of the watching eyes of the Who Dat Nation and their second in full pads. Adrian Peterson took the day off to rest his 32-year-old body. Below are a series of instant analysis posts from the FOX 8 sports staff: Brees to Snead pic.twitter.com/pkLRDqTFOC — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@SeanFazendeFOX8) July 30, 2017 Most interesting plays in one on ones: -Lattimore locking up Michael Thomas. -Ted Ginn Jr beating PJ W...

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    The Saints' fourth day of training camp was their second in front of the watching eyes of the Who Dat Nation and their second in full pads. Adrian Peterson took the day off to rest his 32-year-old body. Below are a series of instant analysis posts from the FOX 8 sports staff: Brees to Snead pic.twitter.com/pkLRDqTFOC — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@SeanFazendeFOX8) July 30, 2017 Most interesting plays in one on ones: -Lattimore locking up Michael Thomas. -Ted Ginn Jr beating PJ W...

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  • Coby Fleener looking for a big improvement in year 2 with the Saints

    Coby Fleener looking for a big improvement in year 2 with the Saints

    Coby Fleener expects his numbers to improve with Drew Brees running the offense. (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)Coby Fleener expects his numbers to improve with Drew Brees running the offense. (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)

    If you look at Fleener's numbers from 2016, this camp will be essential for the embattled tight end. 

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    If you look at Fleener's numbers from 2016, this camp will be essential for the embattled tight end. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #3

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #3

    Corey Fuller is pushing hard for a roster spot with an impressive camp so far. Source: FOX 8Corey Fuller is pushing hard for a roster spot with an impressive camp so far. Source: FOX 8

    Take One: Corey Fuller shines Corey Fuller has taken advantage of early opportunities. Saturday was his day to shine. During 1-on-1’s he beat Delvin Breaux on a go route. The coverage was good but Fuller was able to reel in the Drew Brees pass with one hand. Fuller also caught one earlier in the drill over DeVante Harris. Later, he got open on a shallow crossing route. There was a clear coverage bust as Fuller was all alone when he caught and raced for a big gain. Take Two: P...

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    Take One: Corey Fuller shines Corey Fuller has taken advantage of early opportunities. Saturday was his day to shine. During 1-on-1’s he beat Delvin Breaux on a go route. The coverage was good but Fuller was able to reel in the Drew Brees pass with one hand. Fuller also caught one earlier in the drill over DeVante Harris. Later, he got open on a shallow crossing route. There was a clear coverage bust as Fuller was all alone when he caught and raced for a big gain. Take Two: P...

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #2

    Take One: Ramczyk stays with the 1’s Another day with the first team at left tackle for Ryan Ramczyk. Ramczyk split reps with Khalif Barnes but received the majority of them at the position. #71 will be one of the first players I observe Saturday when the pads officially come on. Take Two: Nickel looks The linebacker group remained the same Friday but the Saints did unveil a few wrinkles to their nickel package. When the Saints went five defensive backs, Klein shifted over t...

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    Take One: Ramczyk stays with the 1’s Another day with the first team at left tackle for Ryan Ramczyk. Ramczyk split reps with Khalif Barnes but received the majority of them at the position. #71 will be one of the first players I observe Saturday when the pads officially come on. Take Two: Nickel looks The linebacker group remained the same Friday but the Saints did unveil a few wrinkles to their nickel package. When the Saints went five defensive backs, Klein shifted over t...

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  • Delvin Breaux, cornerbacks ready to step up

    Delvin Breaux, cornerbacks ready to step up

    Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp.Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp.

    The Saints' cornerbacks have their work cut out for them during training camp.

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    The Saints' cornerbacks have their work cut out for them during training camp.

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  • Michael Thomas embracing criticism in second year

    Michael Thomas embracing criticism in second year

    (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Michael Thomas has gained the trust of Drew Brees.(Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Michael Thomas has gained the trust of Drew Brees.

    Michael Thomas was the sixth receiver taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, yet he won the rookie receiving triple crown of catches, yards and touchdowns, fueled in large part by the fact that he was overlooked until the 47th overall selection. 

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    Michael Thomas was the sixth receiver taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, yet he won the rookie receiving triple crown of catches, yards and touchdowns, fueled in large part by the fact that he was overlooked until the 47th overall selection. 

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  • Adrian Peterson excited to return to his first NFL fan base in Minnesota

    Adrian Peterson excited to return to his first NFL fan base in Minnesota

    The return of a former player in professional sports can go either way; a player can be booed mercilessly or applauded for their contributions. Adrian Peterson has facts to back up his confidence that he'll be welcomed back warmly "My wife sent me a link two days ago and it was showing that my jersey sales, the New Orleans Saints jersey, is the leading seller in Minnesota so the fan base there is still strong so it'll be good to get back out in front of them." After ten yea...

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    The return of a former player in professional sports can go either way; a player can be booed mercilessly or applauded for their contributions. Adrian Peterson has facts to back up his confidence that he'll be welcomed back warmly "My wife sent me a link two days ago and it was showing that my jersey sales, the New Orleans Saints jersey, is the leading seller in Minnesota so the fan base there is still strong so it'll be good to get back out in front of them." After ten yea...

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  • Saints Camp Day 2: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 2: Instant Analysis

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints have yet to don full pads but the big change in wardrobe for day two was rookie Marshon Lattimore sporting jersey number 23. Marcus Murphy's release Wednesday freed up the jersey for Lattimore and allowed fellow rookie corner DeJuan Butler to go from #33 to #34. Here are some other observations from day two: Play of Day: Coleman beat Delvin Breaux on a deep route from Brees — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@SeanFazendeFOX8) July 28, 2017 Garrett Grayson had a nice connec...

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    The Saints have yet to don full pads but the big change in wardrobe for day two was rookie Marshon Lattimore sporting jersey number 23. Marcus Murphy's release Wednesday freed up the jersey for Lattimore and allowed fellow rookie corner DeJuan Butler to go from #33 to #34. Here are some other observations from day two: Play of Day: Coleman beat Delvin Breaux on a deep route from Brees — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@SeanFazendeFOX8) July 28, 2017 Garrett Grayson had a nice connec...

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  • Sean Payton noticing differences of training camp in New Orleans heat

    Sean Payton noticing differences of training camp in New Orleans heat

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints have yet to hold a fully padded practice in New Orleans but the high heat and humidity is already proving to be a physical challenge. 

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    The Saints have yet to hold a fully padded practice in New Orleans but the high heat and humidity is already proving to be a physical challenge. 

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  • Local First Traffic: Important message for those headed to Saints Fan Fest

    Local First Traffic: Important message for those headed to Saints Fan Fest

    This map explains where Saints fans should park near the training facility. (FOX 8)This map explains where Saints fans should park near the training facility. (FOX 8)

    The New Orleans Saints want to give fans a heads-up on new parking issues for this training camp.

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    The New Orleans Saints want to give fans a heads-up on new parking issues for this training camp.

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  • Juan's World: Camp Observations

    Welcome in to Juan's World, Training Camp 1st Edition. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World, Training Camp 1st Edition. 

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  • Training camp location can make a big difference

    Training camp location can make a big difference

    Don't underestimate how much it can help to hold training camp in the heat.

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    Don't underestimate how much it can help to hold training camp in the heat.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #1

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #1

    Marshon Lattimore made a nice play at practice Thursday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Marshon Lattimore made a nice play at practice Thursday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    It was an overall pretty vanilla practice to start training camp 2017. There were no pads, of course, and the team stayed in base personnel the entire practice. Take One: Ramczyk runs with the 1’s Just as Sean Payton said, Ryan Ramczyk was at left tackle Thursday. He split time with the first team at the position with Khalif Barnes. With no pads, it was hard to get a gauge on exactly how well he did. But the fact that the Saints were comfortable enough to put him there this qu...

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    It was an overall pretty vanilla practice to start training camp 2017. There were no pads, of course, and the team stayed in base personnel the entire practice. Take One: Ramczyk runs with the 1’s Just as Sean Payton said, Ryan Ramczyk was at left tackle Thursday. He split time with the first team at the position with Khalif Barnes. With no pads, it was hard to get a gauge on exactly how well he did. But the fact that the Saints were comfortable enough to put him there this qu...

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  • Payton pleased with first day of Saints training camp

    Payton pleased with first day of Saints training camp

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    For the first time since 2013, the Saints opened training camp within the friendly confines of their facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

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    For the first time since 2013, the Saints opened training camp within the friendly confines of their facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

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  • Rookie Marshon Lattimore earns praise to start camp

    Rookie Marshon Lattimore earns praise to start camp

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore praised following first day of Saints Training Camp.

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    Rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore praised following first day of Saints Training Camp.

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  • Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing to replace Terron Armstead

    Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing to replace Terron Armstead

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing for spot vacated by injured veteran, Terron Armstead.

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    Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing for spot vacated by injured veteran, Terron Armstead.

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  • Saints prepare for training camp in Louisiana heat

    Saints prepare for training camp in Louisiana heat

    From West Virginia back to New Orleans, the Saints say they're well prepared for the difference in climate this summer during practice. 

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    From West Virginia back to New Orleans, the Saints say they're well prepared for the difference in climate this summer during practice. 

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  • Sean Payton addresses injuries as Saints training camp opens

    Sean Payton addresses injuries as Saints training camp opens

    Sean Payton is confident Terron Armstead will play in 2017(NOLA.com).Sean Payton is confident Terron Armstead will play in 2017(NOLA.com).
    Wednesday was reporting day for saints training camp 2017 and as practice is set to begin. Injuries remain a dominant storyline. The Saints have dealt with many. None bigger than Nick Fairley. His season is over and very likely his career is too, though Sean Payton wouldn't confirm it. "I would never sit at this table and use the word 'never.'"Payton said. "I think as we sit here today, though, we've prepared ourselves for him not playing this seaso...more>>
    Wednesday was reporting day for saints training camp 2017 and as practice is set to begin. Injuries remain a dominant storyline. The Saints have dealt with many. None bigger than Nick Fairley. His season is over and very likely his career is too, though Sean Payton wouldn't confirm it. "I would never sit at this table and use the word 'never.'"Payton said. "I think as we sit here today, though, we've prepared ourselves for him not playing this seaso...more>>
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