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  • Report: Saints are placing LB Ellerbe on Injured Reserve

    Report: Saints are placing LB Ellerbe on Injured Reserve

    Ellerbe is headed to the IR according to a report. Source: Mark LaGrangeEllerbe is headed to the IR according to a report. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Yesterday, the Saints announced linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was headed to the PUP list. Today, it's being reported Ellerbe is going to the injured reserve list with a foot injury. That's according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Our own Sean Fazende confirmed the report this afternoon. Once healthy, the Saints will release the much-injured Ellerbe. Ellerbe missed time during minicamp with a foot injury. In two years with the Saints, Ellerbe only played in 15 contest. Ellerbe ...more>>
    Yesterday, the Saints announced linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was headed to the PUP list. Today, it's being reported Ellerbe is going to the injured reserve list with a foot injury. That's according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Our own Sean Fazende confirmed the report this afternoon. Once healthy, the Saints will release the much-injured Ellerbe. Ellerbe missed time during minicamp with a foot injury. In two years with the Saints, Ellerbe only played in 15 contest. Ellerbe ...more>>
  • New Orleans Saints preseason game times

    New Orleans Saints preseason game times

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    The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule including pre-game coverage from FOX 8.

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    The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule including pre-game coverage from FOX 8.

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  • Saints confirm injury woes with PUP list designations

    Terron Armstead is one of four Saints on the PUP list. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Terron Armstead is one of four Saints on the PUP list. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Less than a month after the Saints announced that they were ending defensive tackle Nick Fairley's season due to a heart condition, four players were added to the list of injury concerns. 

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    Less than a month after the Saints announced that they were ending defensive tackle Nick Fairley's season due to a heart condition, four players were added to the list of injury concerns. 

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  • Saints sign LB Michael Mauti

    Saints sign LB Michael Mauti

    Source: Twitter.com/Michael MautiSource: Twitter.com/Michael Mauti

    Michael Mauti is returning to the Saints, the linebacker tweeted Monday. 

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    Michael Mauti is returning to the Saints, the linebacker tweeted Monday. 

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  • No tickets left for Saints Saturday practice

    No tickets left for Saints Saturday practice

    Saints open training camp Thursday on Airline Drive. Source: FOX 8Saints open training camp Thursday on Airline Drive. Source: FOX 8
    The Saints first training camp practice open to the fans on Saturday, no longer has tickets available. The workout Saturday runs from 8:50 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The Saints Thursday and Friday workouts are closed to fans. Tickets are free to training camp practices open to the fans, but you need to register on the Saints website to receive them. #SaintsCamp tickets for this Saturday (July 29) have been distributed. All other dates are still available! ???: https://t.co/w9zkCOfVQs pic...more>>
    The Saints first training camp practice open to the fans on Saturday, no longer has tickets available. The workout Saturday runs from 8:50 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The Saints Thursday and Friday workouts are closed to fans. Tickets are free to training camp practices open to the fans, but you need to register on the Saints website to receive them. #SaintsCamp tickets for this Saturday (July 29) have been distributed. All other dates are still available! ???: https://t.co/w9zkCOfVQs pic...more>>
  • Source: Saints WR Travin Dural will be ready for camp

    Source: Saints WR Travin Dural will be ready for camp

    Dural will be competing for the fourth or fifth WR spot. FOX 8Dural will be competing for the fourth or fifth WR spot. FOX 8

    Saints wide receiver Travin Dural is off the non football injury list and will be healthy for the start of camp, a source confirmed to FOX 8 sports. The former LSU Tiger is expected to compete for the team's fourth and fifth wide receiver position.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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    Saints wide receiver Travin Dural is off the non football injury list and will be healthy for the start of camp, a source confirmed to FOX 8 sports. The former LSU Tiger is expected to compete for the team's fourth and fifth wide receiver position.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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  • AFR: Saints pre-training camp 53-man roster projection

    AFR: Saints pre-training camp 53-man roster projection

    The Saints will conduct their first practice of training camp Thursday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)The Saints will conduct their first practice of training camp Thursday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The time has just about come for football to jump back to the forefront of the sports landscape. 

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    The time has just about come for football to jump back to the forefront of the sports landscape. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: Players 5 to 1

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

    The final five players on our Saints Countdown are here but unfortunately for the franchise, injury questions loom large over the beginning of the list.

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    The final five players on our Saints Countdown are here but unfortunately for the franchise, injury questions loom large over the beginning of the list.

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  • Ranking the Saints: Players 10 to 6

    Ranking the Saints: Players 10 to 6

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

    The Saints countdown is done ranking newcomers after six were unveiled in the first ten on our list. 

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    The Saints countdown is done ranking newcomers after six were unveiled in the first ten on our list. 

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  • Where to park for Saints Training Camp practices

    Where to park for Saints Training Camp practices

    The Saints are returning to Metairie for training camp in 2017.The Saints are returning to Metairie for training camp in 2017.

     Parking at practices is free based on availability.

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     Parking at practices is free based on availability.

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  • Do's and don'ts for attending Saints Training Camp in Metairie

    Do's and don'ts for attending Saints Training Camp in Metairie

    The Saints are returning to Metairie for training camp in 2017.The Saints are returning to Metairie for training camp in 2017.

    How to make the most of Saints Training Camp this season. 

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    How to make the most of Saints Training Camp this season. 

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  • How Saints fans get Training Camp tickets

    How Saints fans get Training Camp tickets

    The Saints wrapped up their offseason program Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).The Saints wrapped up their offseason program Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).

    Saints fans interested in attending any of the open practices can find free tickets here.

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    Saints fans interested in attending any of the open practices can find free tickets here.

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  • Ranking the Saints: Players 15 to 11

    Ranking the Saints: Players 15 to 11

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

    Our countdown of the top twenty Saints players continues with a trio of free agency additions, a second year pro and an injury-prone veteran.

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    Our countdown of the top twenty Saints players continues with a trio of free agency additions, a second year pro and an injury-prone veteran.

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  • Saints announce training camp schedule, including practices open to public

    Saints announce training camp schedule, including practices open to public

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

    The New Orleans Saints are back in Metairie for training camp after three years in West Virginia but not all practices will be open to the public. 

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    The New Orleans Saints are back in Metairie for training camp after three years in West Virginia but not all practices will be open to the public. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: Players 20 to 16

    Saints Countdown: 20 to 16

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

    With the Saints season looming, we're ranking the twenty best players on the roster heading into 2018. 

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    With the Saints season looming, we're ranking the twenty best players on the roster heading into 2018. 

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  • Mickey Loomis offers reasons for optimism about Saints in 2017

    Mickey Loomis offers reasons for optimism about Saints in 2017

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Saints training camp is back in New Orleans for the first time since 2013, which is also the last time the black and gold made the playoffs. 

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    Saints training camp is back in New Orleans for the first time since 2013, which is also the last time the black and gold made the playoffs. 

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  • Hagan's House: Roger Federer is the greatest of all-time

    Hagan's House: Roger Federer is the greatest of all-time

    Source: John Togasaki / Flickr CommonsSource: John Togasaki / Flickr Commons

    Roger Federer stands at 19 major titles and counting. Given how well he played at Wimbledon this year, winning the tournament without dropping a set, it's safe to say he's the man to beat wherever he goes.

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    Roger Federer stands at 19 major titles and counting. Given how well he played at Wimbledon this year, winning the tournament without dropping a set, it's safe to say he's the man to beat wherever he goes.

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  • Ranking the Saints: #6 Delvin Breaux

    Ranking the Saints: #6 Delvin Breaux

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    At number six is cornerback Delvin Breaux. After a breakout 2015 campaign, 2016 was a tough season for Breaux. He only played in six games after breaking his fibula and was never quite right when he returned. A shoulder injury forced him to end the season on IR. But 2017 is a new year and during the offseason, Breaux looked like his old self. He is without question the team's number one cornerback and will be expected to play like it this season. 

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    At number six is cornerback Delvin Breaux. After a breakout 2015 campaign, 2016 was a tough season for Breaux. He only played in six games after breaking his fibula and was never quite right when he returned. A shoulder injury forced him to end the season on IR. But 2017 is a new year and during the offseason, Breaux looked like his old self. He is without question the team's number one cornerback and will be expected to play like it this season. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #7 Mark Ingram

    Ranking the Saints: #7 Mark Ingram

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange
    Checking in at number seven is running back Mark Ingram. While no one was paying attention, Ingram quietly became one of the better backs in the NFL. 2016 was his best season to date as he surpassed a thousand yards for the first time in his career, the first Saints back to do so since Deuce McAllister back in 2006. He also had a career-high 5.1 yards per carry and added 46 catches. Even with the addition of Adrian Peterson, Ingram will still be option number one...more>>
    Checking in at number seven is running back Mark Ingram. While no one was paying attention, Ingram quietly became one of the better backs in the NFL. 2016 was his best season to date as he surpassed a thousand yards for the first time in his career, the first Saints back to do so since Deuce McAllister back in 2006. He also had a career-high 5.1 yards per carry and added 46 catches. Even with the addition of Adrian Peterson, Ingram will still be option number one...more>>
  • Ranking the Saints: #8 Willie Snead

    Ranking the Saints: #8 Willie Snead

    At number eight is wide receiver Willie Snead who has gone from practice squad unknown to one of Drew Brees' most trusted weapons. It's been quite a journey for Snead. The Ball State product has earned Brees' trust by amassing 141 receptions, nearly 1,900 yards and seven touchdowns in two seasons. Those numbers should remain steady in 2017, which just so happens to be a contract year. For the past two seasons, Snead has given the Saints plenty of bang for the buck

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    At number eight is wide receiver Willie Snead who has gone from practice squad unknown to one of Drew Brees' most trusted weapons.

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  • Morten Andersen critical of Saints' handling of his departure

    Morten Andersen critical of Saints' handling of his departure

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

    At the beginning of August, Morten Andersen will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Saints but speaking via conference call about his career Wednesday, Andersen was critical of the franchise.

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    At the beginning of August, Morten Andersen will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Saints but speaking via conference call about his career Wednesday, Andersen was critical of the franchise.

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  • Ranking the Saints: #9 Kenny Vaccaro

    Ranking the Saints: #9 Kenny Vaccaro

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    At number nine is safety Kenny Vaccaro, who has been used all over the field since he's been with the Saints. 

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    At number nine is safety Kenny Vaccaro, who has been used all over the field since he's been with the Saints. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #10 Sheldon Rankins

    Ranking the Saints: #10 Sheldon Rankins

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    Checking in at number ten is defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, whose role became a whole lot more important with the season-ending injury to Nick Fairley. 

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    Checking in at number ten is defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, whose role became a whole lot more important with the season-ending injury to Nick Fairley. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #11 Adrian Peterson

    Ranking the Saints: #11 Adrian Peterson

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

    He may be number 11 on our countdown, but new Saints running back Adrian Peterson is one of the greatest to ever play. 

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    He may be number 11 on our countdown, but new Saints running back Adrian Peterson is one of the greatest to ever play. 

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  • FFF: It's LSU Football prediction time, and some thoughts on New Orleans hamburgers

    FFF: It's LSU Football prediction time, and some thoughts on New Orleans hamburgers

    Bud's Broiler and LSU Football are in this week's edition of FFF. Source: FOX 8/Nola.comBud's Broiler and LSU Football are in this week's edition of FFF. Source: FOX 8/Nola.com

    In this edition of FFF, I focus on the LSU Tigers in 2017, and a legendary hamburger spot in New Orleans. 

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    In this edition of FFF, I focus on the LSU Tigers in 2017, and a legendary hamburger spot in New Orleans. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe

    Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe

    Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe (Source: Nola.com)Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe (Source: Nola.com)
    At #12 on our countdown is linebacker Danell Ellerbe. When healthy Ellerbe is arguably the top linebacker on the Saints' roster. It's just that he isn't healthy all that often. In two season in New Orleans, he's missed 17 games. During OTA's Ellerbe broke a bone in his foot which sidelined him once again. He's expected back in time for training camp. He'll likley return to the starting line at weakside linebacker once he's healthy. However, if his health becomes an issue again, ...more>>
    At #12 on our countdown is linebacker Danell Ellerbe. When healthy Ellerbe is arguably the top linebacker on the Saints' roster. It's just that he isn't healthy all that often. In two season in New Orleans, he's missed 17 games. During OTA's Ellerbe broke a bone in his foot which sidelined him once again. He's expected back in time for training camp. He'll likley return to the starting line at weakside linebacker once he's healthy. However, if his health becomes an issue again, ...more>>
  • Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor

    Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor

    Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Coming in at #13 is yet another new face, defensive end Alex Okafor. It's no secret the Saints' biggest defensive flaw in 2016 was a lack of a pass rush off the edge. That's where Okafor comes in. One look at the film study Okafor is noticeably quicker than any defensive lineman currently on the Saints roster. The former Arizona Cardinal is also betting on himself this year after signing a one-year contract with the Saints this offseason. Hopefully, that turns out to be a win-win for...more>>
    Coming in at #13 is yet another new face, defensive end Alex Okafor. It's no secret the Saints' biggest defensive flaw in 2016 was a lack of a pass rush off the edge. That's where Okafor comes in. One look at the film study Okafor is noticeably quicker than any defensive lineman currently on the Saints roster. The former Arizona Cardinal is also betting on himself this year after signing a one-year contract with the Saints this offseason. Hopefully, that turns out to be a win-win for...more>>
  • Chasing Destiny: Michael Mauti's quest to return to the NFL

    Chasing Destiny: Michael Mauti's quest to return to the NFL

    Michael Mauti is determined to resume his NFL career (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).Michael Mauti is determined to resume his NFL career (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).

    Living the dream. It's a phrase used often by many but for Michael Mauti, it was his reality. 

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    Living the dream. It's a phrase used often by many but for Michael Mauti, it was his reality. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr.

    Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr.

    Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr.  (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).

    At number 14 on our countdown is wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. 

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    At number 14 on our countdown is wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell

    Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell

    Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell (Michael DeMocker, nola.com/Times Picayune).Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell (Michael DeMocker, nola.com/Times Picayune).

    Coming in at number 15 is safety Vonn Bell. 

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    Coming in at number 15 is safety Vonn Bell. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #16 Larry Warford

    Ranking the Saints: #16 Larry Warford (FOX 8 photo).Ranking the Saints: #16 Larry Warford (FOX 8 photo).
    Coming in at #16 is another newcomer, guard Larry Warford. Warford comes to the Saints after four seasons as a starter for the Lions.The Saints signed him to  a four-year, $34 million contract because they believe he's the player that can fill the void left at right guard by Jahri Evans, one of the best guards in team history. His position is crucial. With Drew Brees, the Saints have always placed a premium on interior offensive line protection. It's a responsibility the team ex...more>>
    Coming in at #16 is another newcomer, guard Larry Warford. Warford comes to the Saints after four seasons as a starter for the Lions.The Saints signed him to  a four-year, $34 million contract because they believe he's the player that can fill the void left at right guard by Jahri Evans, one of the best guards in team history. His position is crucial. With Drew Brees, the Saints have always placed a premium on interior offensive line protection. It's a responsibility the team ex...more>>
  • Ranking the Saints: #17 A.J. Klein

    A.J. Klein appears ready to take on a starting role in New Orleans (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).A.J. Klein appears ready to take on a starting role in New Orleans (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).
    At #17 on our countdown is another newcomer to the Saints' defense, A.J. Klein. Backing up Luke Keuchly and Thomas Davis in Carolina for four years, Klein came to New Orleans ready to step out of the their shadows. The Saints believe he's ready to do that and paid him like it. During the offseason, he received first team reps at all three linebacker spots and will almost certainly be a starter at one of them. The hope is wherever he plays, he'll be a force for the Saints' revamped li...more>>
    At #17 on our countdown is another newcomer to the Saints' defense, A.J. Klein. Backing up Luke Keuchly and Thomas Davis in Carolina for four years, Klein came to New Orleans ready to step out of the their shadows. The Saints believe he's ready to do that and paid him like it. During the offseason, he received first team reps at all three linebacker spots and will almost certainly be a starter at one of them. The hope is wherever he plays, he'll be a force for the Saints' revamped li...more>>
  • Ranking the Saints: #18 Zach Strief

    Ranking the Saints: #18 Zach Strief (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)Ranking the Saints: #18 Zach Strief (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)
    Coming in at #18 is old faithful, Zach Strief. Strief will turn 34 this season and remains steady as ever. For the second time in three years, the Saints drafted his replacement with Andrus Peat and now Ryan Ramczyk. Yet, Strief is still here and remains a steady starter. In 2016, Strief started all 16 games at right tackled and has missed just one game in the last three seasons. In 2017, he'll be counted on once again especially early on with the injuries to Terron Armstead and Max ...more>>
    Coming in at #18 is old faithful, Zach Strief. Strief will turn 34 this season and remains steady as ever. For the second time in three years, the Saints drafted his replacement with Andrus Peat and now Ryan Ramczyk. Yet, Strief is still here and remains a steady starter. In 2016, Strief started all 16 games at right tackled and has missed just one game in the last three seasons. In 2017, he'll be counted on once again especially early on with the injuries to Terron Armstead and Max ...more>>
  • Ranking the Saints: #19 TE Coby Fleener

    Ranking the Saints: #19 TE Coby Fleener

    #19: Tight end Coby Fleener. (Source: Mark Lagrange)#19: Tight end Coby Fleener. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    Saints tight end Coby Fleener looks the part but didn't completely play the part during his first season in New Orleans. 

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    Saints tight end Coby Fleener looks the part but didn't completely play the part during his first season in New Orleans. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #20 Marshon Lattimore

    Ranking the Saints: #20 Marshon Lattimore

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Our top-20 countdown with the youngest player on our list. At 21 years old, Marshon Lattimore was college football's top-rated cornerback and when he unexpectedly slipped to the Saints at #11 in the draft, he was too good for the black and gold to pass up

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    Our top-20 countdown with the youngest player on our list. At 21 years old, Marshon Lattimore was college football's top-rated cornerback and when he unexpectedly slipped to the Saints at #11 in the draft, he was too good for the black and gold to pass up

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  • After Further Review: With Nick Fairley down, Sheldon Rankins must step up

    After Further Review: With Nick Fairley down, Sheldon Rankins must step up

    Nick Fairley will miss the 2017 season (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).Nick Fairley will miss the 2017 season (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).

    You have to feel for Nick Fairley. He worked to reshape his image last season and bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the team. 

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    You have to feel for Nick Fairley. He worked to reshape his image last season and bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the team. 

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  • Fairley latest Saints defensive lineman ruled out for upcoming season in summer months

    Fairley latest Saints defensive lineman ruled out for upcoming season in summer months

    Source: FOX 8 PhotoSource: FOX 8 Photo

    The Saints announced Monday what had been feared for weeks; Nick Fairley will not play in 2017 due to his heart.

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    The Saints announced Monday what had been feared for weeks; Nick Fairley will not play in 2017 due to his heart.

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  • Juan's World: Fairley's Out for the Season

    Juan's World: Fairley's Out for the Season

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Welcome in to Juan's World where the word 'condition' takes on a whole new meaning today. We we're reminded once again that every time the Saints seemingly take one step forward, it won't be long before they're falling two steps back. Nick Fairley's heart condition will keep him out for the 2017-18 season. It's a blow that, up until a couple of months ago, the Saints didn't anticipate having to deal with. After-all, this 'condition' is something that Fairley has been dealing with eve...

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where the word 'condition' takes on a whole new meaning today. We we're reminded once again that every time the Saints seemingly take one step forward, it won't be long before they're falling two steps back. Nick Fairley's heart condition will keep him out for the 2017-18 season. It's a blow that, up until a couple of months ago, the Saints didn't anticipate having to deal with. After-all, this 'condition' is something that Fairley has been dealing with eve...

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  • Saints place DT Nick Fairley on reserve

    Saints place DT Nick Fairley on reserve

    DT Nick Fairley, 90 (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)DT Nick Fairley, 90 (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness list.

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    New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness list.

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  • Saints sign first round pick Ryan Ramczyk

    Saints sign first round pick Ryan Ramczyk

    The Saints have signed their entire draft class. 

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    The Saints have signed their entire draft class. 

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  • FFF: Vegas and fans taking a guarded approach to 2017 Saints

    FFF: Vegas and fans taking a guarded approach to 2017 Saints

    Drew Brees is entering the final year of his deal with the Saints.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees is entering the final year of his deal with the Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    In this edition of FFF I focus on the wait-and-see attitude of Saints fans going into the 2017 season. Plus, a look at Emeril Lagasse's restaurant Meril. FOOTBALL With five weeks to go until Saints training camp starts, usually in the summer months Who-Dat Nation is chatting up "This could be the year talk." That's usually, but in 2017 that's not the case. First off Vegas is ho-hum on the Saints in 2017. Their predicted win total for the Black and Gold is eight. Well...more>>
    In this edition of FFF I focus on the wait-and-see attitude of Saints fans going into the 2017 season. Plus, a look at Emeril Lagasse's restaurant Meril. FOOTBALL With five weeks to go until Saints training camp starts, usually in the summer months Who-Dat Nation is chatting up "This could be the year talk." That's usually, but in 2017 that's not the case. First off Vegas is ho-hum on the Saints in 2017. Their predicted win total for the Black and Gold is eight. Well...more>>
  • Saints sign center Chris Watt

    Saints sign center Chris Watt

    The Saints have signed veteran center Chris Watt, the team announced Monday. 

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    The Saints have signed veteran center Chris Watt, the team announced Monday. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from the Saints offseason

    After Further Review: Five takes from the Saints offseason

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    Judging football in June is tough. If everything we saw at the end of the offseason was real then Nick Toon, would've been an All-Pro. Still some storylines have emerged that are worth watching when training camp rolls around.

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    Judging football in June is tough. If everything we saw at the end of the offseason was real then Nick Toon, would've been an All-Pro. Still some storylines have emerged that are worth watching when training camp rolls around.

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  • Source: Terron Armstead suffers torn labrum, out 4-6 months

    Source: Terron Armstead suffers torn labrum, out 4-6 months

    Terron Armstead. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Terron Armstead. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints will be without left tackle Terron Armstead for 4-6 months after tearing his labrum, a source confirmed to FOX 8 sports. Armstead, who was steadily returning from various injuries in 2016,

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    The Saints will be without left tackle Terron Armstead for 4-6 months after tearing his labrum.

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  • After Further Review: Saints wrap up off season with third day of minicamp

    After Further Review: Saints wrap up off season with third day of minicamp

    The Saints wrapped up their offseason program Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).The Saints wrapped up their offseason program Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).

    School let out a little bit early for the Saints today. The team cut practice short by about an hour on their final day of minicamp. 

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    School let out a little bit early for the Saints today. The team cut practice short by about an hour on their final day of minicamp. 

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  • Saints rookie Marshon Lattimore improves as minicamp closes

    Saints rookie Marshon Lattimore improves as minicamp closes

    It's not everyday a head coach compares his first round pick to a Grammy-winning rapper, but that's exactly what Sean Payton did with Marshon Lattimore. "I told him, he's going to be like Kendrick Lamar," Payton said. "They're all getting in line to go see him. That's how it is for a rookie corner." For his part, Lattimore welcomes the target on his back. "It's all good, I want them to come at me, more plays for me," Lattimore said. "That's h...more>>
    It's not everyday a head coach compares his first round pick to a Grammy-winning rapper, but that's exactly what Sean Payton did with Marshon Lattimore. "I told him, he's going to be like Kendrick Lamar," Payton said. "They're all getting in line to go see him. That's how it is for a rookie corner." For his part, Lattimore welcomes the target on his back. "It's all good, I want them to come at me, more plays for me," Lattimore said. "That's h...more>>
  • After Further Review: Marshon Lattimore impresses at Day 2 of Saints minicamp

    After Further Review: Marshon Lattimore impresses at Day 2 of Saints minicamp

    The Saints completed their second day of minicamp Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).The Saints completed their second day of minicamp Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).

    First round pick Marshon Lattimore had his best practice the offseason. Lattimore split reps with the first team and made the most of them.

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    First round pick Marshon Lattimore had his best practice the offseason. Lattimore split reps with the first team and made the most of them.

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  • Hau'Oli Kikaha eager to return from third ACL injury

    Hau'Oli Kikaha eager to return from third ACL injury

    Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)

    After three ACL tears on the same knee, Saints defensive end Hau'Oli Kikaha knows the odds are stacked against him.

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    After three ACL tears on the same knee, Saints defensive end Hau'Oli Kikaha knows the odds are stacked against him.

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  • After Further Review: Saints minicamp observations

    The Saints completed their first day of minicamp Tuesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).The Saints completed their first day of minicamp Tuesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).

    Analysis from Sean Fazende following Day 1 of Saints minicamp 2017.

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    Analysis from Sean Fazende following Day 1 of Saints minicamp 2017.

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  • Heat, threat of rain doesn't keep Saints fans from minicamp

    Heat, threat of rain doesn't keep Saints fans from minicamp

    (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo)(Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo)

    Fans packed into the team's Metairie training facility in Metairie Tuesday for the first day.

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    Fans packed into the team's Metairie training facility in Metairie Tuesday for the first day.

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  • Report: Saints to sign QB Ryan Nassib

    Report: Saints to sign QB Ryan Nassib

    Report: Saints to sign quarterback Ryan Nassib (nfl.com)Report: Saints to sign quarterback Ryan Nassib (nfl.com)
    The Saints will add another quarterback to their roster, according to the NFL Network. According to Ian Rapaport, the Saints are adding Ryan Nassib. Nassib was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 draft by the New York Giants. This is the latest in a string of moves the Saints have made to their quarterback room this offseason. The team parted ways with longtime backup Luke McCown and signed Chase Daniel. Garrett Grayson is also on the roster.  For his career, Nassib has app...more>>
    The Saints will add another quarterback to their roster, according to the NFL Network. According to Ian Rapaport, the Saints are adding Ryan Nassib. Nassib was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 draft by the New York Giants. This is the latest in a string of moves the Saints have made to their quarterback room this offseason. The team parted ways with longtime backup Luke McCown and signed Chase Daniel. Garrett Grayson is also on the roster.  For his career, Nassib has app...more>>
  • Saints monitoring London safety in preparation for trip

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    For the second time in franchise history, the Saints will play a game in London. But unlike their 2008 trip, this fall's trip across the Atlantic Ocean will be on the heels of two major terror attacks in England. 

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    For the second time in franchise history, the Saints will play a game in London. But unlike their 2008 trip, this fall's trip across the Atlantic Ocean will be on the heels of two major terror attacks in England. 

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  • Nick Fairley awaiting third medical opinion on heart condition

    Nick Fairley awaiting third medical opinion on heart condition

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    With a rare June breeze blowing, the Saints concluded their final OTA on Thursday. But the day’s biggest story came from someone not in attendance. 

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    With a rare June breeze blowing, the Saints concluded their final OTA on Thursday. But the day’s biggest story came from someone not in attendance. 

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  • After Further Review: WR's shine on final day of Saints OTA's

    After Further Review: WR's shine on final day of Saints OTA's

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    With a pleasant breeze in the air, the Saints concluded OTA’s Thursday. 

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    With a pleasant breeze in the air, the Saints concluded OTA’s Thursday. 

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  • FFF: Why Odell Beckham, Jr. is making a great financial decision

    FFF: Why Odell Beckham, Jr. is making a great financial decision

    Odell Beckham, Jr. is skipping OTA's, and it's the right  move. . (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Odell Beckham, Jr. is skipping OTA's, and it's the right move. . (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    In this edition of FFF I weigh in Odell Beckham, Jr. bailing on OTA's, and what to make of a saturated New Orleans restaurant scene. FOOTBALL The biggest non-story of the summer in the NFL is easily the practice habits of Odell Beckham, Jr. The former Newman Greenie and LSU Tiger skipped voluntary OTA's for the Giants, and the national media are "losing it" because of his absence.  These practices are "voluntary." He's not getting fined for missing these wo...more>>
    In this edition of FFF I weigh in Odell Beckham, Jr. bailing on OTA's, and what to make of a saturated New Orleans restaurant scene. FOOTBALL The biggest non-story of the summer in the NFL is easily the practice habits of Odell Beckham, Jr. The former Newman Greenie and LSU Tiger skipped voluntary OTA's for the Giants, and the national media are "losing it" because of his absence.  These practices are "voluntary." He's not getting fined for missing these wo...more>>
  • Saints sign WR Dan Arnold

    Saints sign WR Dan Arnold

    Saints signed wide receiver Dan Arnold (FOX 8 photo).Saints signed wide receiver Dan Arnold (FOX 8 photo).

    The Saints signed wide receiver Dan Arnold Monday and waived guard Drew Iddings. 

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    The Saints signed wide receiver Dan Arnold Monday and waived guard Drew Iddings. 

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  • Report: Saints Nick Fairley has heart condition, career in jeopardy

    Report: Saints Nick Fairley has heart condition, career in jeopardy

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a heart condition that could jeopardize his career, Jennifer Hale of FOX Sports reported.

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    Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a heart condition that could jeopardize his career, Jennifer Hale of FOX Sports reported.

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  • Source: Marshon Lattimore signs fully guaranteed contract with Saints

    Source: Marshon Lattimore signs fully guaranteed contract with Saints

    Source: Lattimore signed a fully guaranteed contract with the Saints (Source: AP)Source: Lattimore signed a fully guaranteed contract with the Saints (Source: AP)
    Saints first round pick Marshon Lattimore signed a fully guaranteed contract with the club, a source told FOX 8 Sports. Lattimore's deal is four years with a team option for a fifth. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. In the NFL, most contracts are not fully guaranteed.  The Saints took Lattimore with 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft. The team has signed six of their seven draft selections. Ryan Ramczyk is the only draft pick left unsigned.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. ...more>>
    Saints first round pick Marshon Lattimore signed a fully guaranteed contract with the club, a source told FOX 8 Sports. Lattimore's deal is four years with a team option for a fifth. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. In the NFL, most contracts are not fully guaranteed.  The Saints took Lattimore with 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft. The team has signed six of their seven draft selections. Ryan Ramczyk is the only draft pick left unsigned.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. ...more>>
  • Drew Brees cautiously optimistic after second week of Organized Team Activities

    Drew Brees cautiously optimistic after second week of Organized Team Activities

    Source: FOX 8 ImageSource: FOX 8 Image

    The Saints were without head coach Sean Payton for the final practice of their second week of Organized Team Activities as he attended funeral services for long time friend Cortez Kennedy. But back in New Orleans, his team marched on. 

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    The Saints were without head coach Sean Payton for the final practice of their second week of Organized Team Activities as he attended funeral services for long time friend Cortez Kennedy. But back in New Orleans, his team marched on. 

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  • After Further Review: Ginn goes deep, Williams shines and other observations from Saints OTA #6

    Saints finished their second week of OTA's Thursday (FOX 8 photo).Saints finished their second week of OTA's Thursday (FOX 8 photo).

    No Sean Payton at OTA #6. He and other staff members attended the funeral of Cortez Kennedy. In his absence, it looked like assistant head coach Dan Campbell ran things. 

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    No Sean Payton at OTA #6. He and other staff members attended the funeral of Cortez Kennedy. In his absence, it looked like assistant head coach Dan Campbell ran things. 

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  • Lance Moore signs contract with Saints, retires from NFL

    Lance Moore signs contract with Saints, retires from NFL

    Lance Moore signs and retires as member of Saints (Michael DeMocker NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Lance Moore signs and retires as member of Saints (Michael DeMocker NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Wide receiver Lance Moore is returning to the Saints, sort of. 

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    Wide receiver Lance Moore is returning to the Saints, sort of. 

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  • After Further Review: Observations from Saints OTA #3

    Judging by the unusually high amount of media at practice, it’s safe to say people are itching for Saints news. On Thursday, we got our first glimpse of the new look Saints with their third OTA open to the media. 

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    Judging by the unusually high amount of media at practice, it’s safe to say people are itching for Saints news. On Thursday, we got our first glimpse of the new look Saints with their third OTA open to the media. 

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  • Saints rookies begin to mesh with veterans

    Saints rookies begin to mesh with veterans

    Rookie RB Alvin Kamara takes hand-off from Chase Daniel.Rookie RB Alvin Kamara takes hand-off from Chase Daniel.

    The headliner during the first week of Saints OTA’s is without a doubt Adrian Peterson. But looking at the bigger picture, it’s also the first time that the Saints’ rookies practice alongside the veterans. 

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    The headliner during the first week of Saints OTA’s is without a doubt Adrian Peterson. But looking at the bigger picture, it’s also the first time that the Saints’ rookies practice alongside the veterans. 

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  • After Further Review: Four intriguing position battles to keep an eye on during Saints OTA's, training camp

    After Further Review: Four intriguing position battles to keep an eye on during Saints OTA's, training camp

    Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)

    It's football in May, let the overreaction begin! All kidding aside, we’ll get our first chance to view the 2017 Saints on Thursday. It's only the first week of OTA's, so any observations should be met with caution. It;s still way early in the process. Nonetheless, with the roster now set, this team has significant questions at certain positions. We broke down the top four. 

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    It's football in May, let the overreaction begin! All kidding aside, we’ll get our first chance to view the 2017 Saints on Thursday. It's only the first week of OTA's, so any observations should be met with caution. It;s still way early in the process. Nonetheless, with the roster now set, this team has significant questions at certain positions. We broke down the top four. 

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  • Delvin Breaux excited about health, Saints secondary heading into 2017 season

    Delvin Breaux excited about health, Saints secondary heading into 2017 season

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    The promise of Delvin Breaux's rookie year in 2015 was clouded by an injury-riddled 2016 campaign but Breaux is healthy and enjoying the first week of Saints Organized Team Activities. 

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    The promise of Delvin Breaux's rookie year in 2015 was clouded by an injury-riddled 2016 campaign but Breaux is healthy and enjoying the first week of Saints Organized Team Activities. 

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  • NFL stadiums ranked: See how the Superdome stacks up

    NFL stadiums ranked: See how the Superdome stacks up

    New Orleans was considered as a potential backup option to host the 2021 Super Bowl. (Source: FOX 8 photo)New Orleans was considered as a potential backup option to host the 2021 Super Bowl. (Source: FOX 8 photo)

    Where’s the best place to watch an NFL football game if you don’t choose the comfort of your own couch?

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    Where’s the best place to watch an NFL football game if you don’t choose the comfort of your own couch?

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  • Jonathan Vilma and Carl Nicks headline the Saints HOF 2017 class

    Jonathan Vilma and Carl Nicks headline the Saints HOF 2017 class

    Vilma helped the Saints win the 2009 Super Bowl. (Photo by Ted Jackson, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune) (Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Vilma helped the Saints win the 2009 Super Bowl. (Photo by Ted Jackson, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune) (Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints Hall of Fame today announced two new member for 2017, guard Carl Nicks and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.  Both were vital pieces to the Saints 2009 Super Bowl championship. Vilma, the defensive captain, amassed 130 tackles in '09, and a career-high three interceptions. Vilma played six season in the Black and Gold. Nicks started all 19 games in the 2009 season. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2010. Both will be formally inducted the weekend of the Bears game, October 27-2...

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    The Saints Hall of Fame today announced two new member for 2017, guard Carl Nicks and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.  Both were vital pieces to the Saints 2009 Super Bowl championship. Vilma, the defensive captain, amassed 130 tackles in '09, and a career-high three interceptions. Vilma played six season in the Black and Gold. Nicks started all 19 games in the 2009 season. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2010. Both will be formally inducted the weekend of the Bears game, October 27-2...

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  • FFF: Brees ready for the 'competition' of OTA's

    FFF: Brees ready for the 'competition' of OTA's

    Drew Brees and the Saints begin OTA's this week. (Mark LaGrange)Drew Brees and the Saints begin OTA's this week. (Mark LaGrange)

    In this edition of FFF we catch up with Drew Brees as OTA's start for the Saints. Plus, what the closing of Primitivo means for Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. 

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    In this edition of FFF we catch up with Drew Brees as OTA's start for the Saints. Plus, what the closing of Primitivo means for Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. 

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  • Brees spends day before first OTA giving back to New Orleans

    Brees spends day before first OTA giving back to New Orleans

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    On the eve of the Saints ramping up their offseason program to begin Organized Team Activities, Drew Brees made two $20,000 donations to Second Harvest Food Bank in Elmwood, in partnership with Dunkin' Donuts and on behalf of the Brees Dream Foundation.

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    On the eve of the Saints ramping up their offseason program to begin Organized Team Activities, Drew Brees made two $20,000 donations to Second Harvest Food Bank in Elmwood, in partnership with Dunkin' Donuts and on behalf of the Brees Dream Foundation.

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  • A Kicker's Comeback: Garrett Hartley prepares for one more chance

    A Kicker's Comeback: Garrett Hartley prepares for one more chance

    Jim Henderson's call still echoes in the ears and sends chills down the spines of Saints fans. "It's good! It's goooooood! Pigs have flown, hell has frozen over! The Saints are on their way to the Super bowl!"

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    Jim Henderson's call still echoes in the ears and sends chills down the spines of Saints fans. "It's good! It's goooooood! Pigs have flown, hell has frozen over! The Saints are on their way to the Super bowl!"

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  • Saints find new surface for offseason training

    Saints find new surface for offseason training

    Source: Tammie Mills, FOX 8Source: Tammie Mills, FOX 8

    The offseason is a time for training, conditioning and developing chemistry among teammates.  

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    The offseason is a time for training, conditioning and developing chemistry among teammates.  

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  • Saints rookie defensive ends ready to prove their ability

    Saints rookie defensive ends ready to prove their ability

    Trey Hendrickson of Florida Atlantic University. (Source: Florida Atlantic University)Trey Hendrickson of Florida Atlantic University. (Source: Florida Atlantic University)

    Trey Hendrickson and Al-Quadin Muhammad come from two very different paths to the Saints, but they have the same goal when it comes to making an impact with their new team.

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    Trey Hendrickson and Al-Quadin Muhammad come from two very different paths to the Saints, but they have the same goal when it comes to making an impact with their new team.

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  • Saints have a plan for undrafted cornerback Arthur Maulet

    Saints have a plan for undrafted cornerback Arthur Maulet

    Arthur Maulet returns an interception. (Raycom / WMC)Arthur Maulet returns an interception. (Raycom / WMC)

    The Saints don’t show any bias when it comes to where and how they acquire potential contributors to their secondary. Arthur Maulet could be the next undrafted player to land a key role with the black and gold.

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    The Saints don’t show any bias when it comes to where and how they acquire potential contributors to their secondary. Arthur Maulet could be the next undrafted player to land a key role with the black and gold.

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  • Saints sign veteran guard Josh LeRibeus and others following rookie minicamp

    Saints sign veteran guard Josh LeRibeus and others following rookie minicamp

    Saints made several roster moves after rookie minicamp (FOX 8 photo).Saints made several roster moves after rookie minicamp (FOX 8 photo).
    The Saints have added veteran depth to their offensive line. The team announced they've signed guard Josh LeRibeus. LeRibeus was originally drafted by Washington in the third round (71st overall) of the 2012 draft.In four seasons, he played in 28 games with 12 starts. Other Signings RB Trey Edmunds G Drew Iddings G/T Khalif Barnes TE Clay Harbor  To make room for these additions, the Saints cut safety Shiloh Keo and waived wide receiver Ahmad Fullwood,  tackle And...more>>
    The Saints have added veteran depth to their offensive line. The team announced they've signed guard Josh LeRibeus. LeRibeus was originally drafted by Washington in the third round (71st overall) of the 2012 draft.In four seasons, he played in 28 games with 12 starts. Other Signings RB Trey Edmunds G Drew Iddings G/T Khalif Barnes TE Clay Harbor  To make room for these additions, the Saints cut safety Shiloh Keo and waived wide receiver Ahmad Fullwood,  tackle And...more>>
  • Source: Saints sign TE Harbor and OL Barnes

    Source:Saints have signed tight end Clay Harbor to a one-year deal.Source:Saints have signed tight end Clay Harbor to a one-year deal.
    The Saints have signed veterans tight end Clay Harbor and offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, a source told FOX 8. Both participated in last weekend's rookie minicamp. Barnes bounced on and off the Saints' roster in 2016. He can play either guard or tackle. Harbor is entering his eighth season in the NFL. He's played for the Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots and Lions.His best season was 2014 in Jacksonville when he finished with 26 receptions for 289 yards and one touchdown. Both players sign...more>>
    The Saints have signed veterans tight end Clay Harbor and offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, a source told FOX 8. Both participated in last weekend's rookie minicamp. Barnes bounced on and off the Saints' roster in 2016. He can play either guard or tackle. Harbor is entering his eighth season in the NFL. He's played for the Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots and Lions.His best season was 2014 in Jacksonville when he finished with 26 receptions for 289 yards and one touchdown. Both players sign...more>>
  • Saints welcome rookies with rookie minicamp

    Saints welcome rookies with rookie minicamp

    (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)(Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

    It's the official welcome to the NFL for Saints rookies. 

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    It's the official welcome to the NFL for Saints rookies. 

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  • Saints expect Unger back in August

    Saints expect Unger back in August

    Saints expect Max Unger back in August. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints expect Max Unger back in August. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    After initial reports had Saints center Max Unger out for five months, Sean Payton had a much more optimistic timetable Saturday. Payton said the team expects Unger back in August and is hopeful he can play in the third preseason game.   "We anticipate early August. I see him being able to possibly get into preseason. Our goal would be week three (of the preseason)," Payton said. "That is where he is at and it wasn’t anything new and yet we were hoping ...more>>
    After initial reports had Saints center Max Unger out for five months, Sean Payton had a much more optimistic timetable Saturday. Payton said the team expects Unger back in August and is hopeful he can play in the third preseason game.   "We anticipate early August. I see him being able to possibly get into preseason. Our goal would be week three (of the preseason)," Payton said. "That is where he is at and it wasn’t anything new and yet we were hoping ...more>>
  • FFF: 5-stars in high school, doesn't mean success in NFL Draft

    FFF: 5-stars in high school, doesn't mean success in NFL Draft

    Speedy Noil was a five-star recruit coming out of Edna Karr. (Source: Nola.com)Speedy Noil was a five-star recruit coming out of Edna Karr. (Source: Nola.com)

    In this space last time out, I broke down how tough it is to pick a star quarterback in the NFL draft. For every Tom Brady there's a JaMarcus Russell.

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    In this space last time out, I broke down how tough it is to pick a star quarterback in the NFL draft. For every Tom Brady there's a JaMarcus Russell

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  • Zach Strief showing veteran wisdom entering 12th season

    Zach Strief showing veteran wisdom entering 12th season

    For the second time in three seasons, the Saints have drafted a potential replacement for Zach Strief and while Andrus Peat appears to have found his home at left guard, Ryan Ramczyk projects to be the team's right tackle...eventually. Strief came into the league in 2006 as a seventh round pick and is now the second-longest tenured player on the roster, behind only Drew Brees. At this point, he's developed a laid back perspective about the inevitable end to his career "I've been...

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    For the second time in three seasons, the Saints have drafted a potential replacement for Zach Strief and while Andrus Peat appears to have found his home at left guard, Ryan Ramczyk projects to be the team's right tackle...eventually. Strief came into the league in 2006 as a seventh round pick and is now the second-longest tenured player on the roster, behind only Drew Brees. At this point, he's developed a laid back perspective about the inevitable end to his career "I've been...

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  • Colts will immortalize Peyton Manning with a statue and jersey retirement

    Colts will immortalize Peyton Manning with a statue and jersey retirement

    Peyton will participate in the Manning Passing Academy next month in Thibodaux. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Peyton Manning is enjoying retirement.Peyton will participate in the Manning Passing Academy next month in Thibodaux. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Peyton Manning is enjoying retirement.

    The statue of Peyton Manning will be unveiled October 7th at 3PM. 

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    The statue of Peyton Manning will be unveiled October 7th at 3PM. 

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  • Saints waive DE/LB Royce LaFrance

    Saints waive DE/LB Royce LaFrance

    Saints have waived Royce LaFrance. (Source: Brett Duke,  NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints have waived Royce LaFrance. (Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints have waived defensive end/linebacker Royce LaFrance. 

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    The Saints have waived defensive end/linebacker Royce LaFrance. 

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  • Saints release TE Jake Stoneburner

    Saints release tight end Jake Stoneburner (FOX 8 graphic)Saints release tight end Jake Stoneburner (FOX 8 graphic)

    The Saints have released tight end Jake Stoneburner, according to his Twitter profile. 

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    The Saints have released tight end Jake Stoneburner, according to his Twitter profile. 

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  • Report: Unger likely to start season on the PUP

    Report: Unger likely to start season on the PUP

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Saints center Max Unger may not be available to start the season, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network. Rapaport said Unger suffered a foot injury and will likely start the season on PUP. Unger

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    Saints center Max Unger may not be available to start the season, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network. Rapaport said Unger suffered a foot injury and will likely start the season on PUP. Unger was the one of the assets the Saints received in the Jimmy Graham trade and has been rock solid in the middle of the Saints offensive line. He has started 31 games in two seasons w

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  • Adrian Peterson eager to embark on Saints tenure

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

    After playing in just 21 games the last three seasons and changing teams for the first time in his career, Adrian Peterson is eager to take the field as a member of the Saints. 

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    After playing in just 21 games the last three seasons and changing teams for the first time in his career, Adrian Peterson is eager to take the field as a member of the Saints. 

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  • Peterson: I have a lot of years left

    Peterson said he still has years left in his career (nfl.com).Peterson said he still has years left in his career (nfl.com).
    Don't call new Saints running back Adrian Peterson over the hill At 32, Peterson is convinced he is not done. "One thing that I really just dislike about the NFL is kind of how you allow people to put guys in a box, especially running backs." Peterson told reporters." After that 30-mark like guys are going downhill and that's not necessarily the case.  In my mind, I feel like I have a lot of years left. I feel like I'll have the opportunity to retire when I f...more>>
    Don't call new Saints running back Adrian Peterson over the hill At 32, Peterson is convinced he is not done. "One thing that I really just dislike about the NFL is kind of how you allow people to put guys in a box, especially running backs." Peterson told reporters." After that 30-mark like guys are going downhill and that's not necessarily the case.  In my mind, I feel like I have a lot of years left. I feel like I'll have the opportunity to retire when I f...more>>
  • Saints sign 12 undrafted free agents

    Saints sign 12 undrafted free agents

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    The New Orleans Saints wasted no time after the 2017 NFL Draft adding to their crop of free agents.

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    The New Orleans Saints wasted no time after the 2017 NFL Draft adding to their crop of free agents.

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  • Vegas betting Saints have a disappointing season

    Vegas betting Saints have a disappointing season

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Can the Saints win more than 8 games? NFL 2017 regular season win totals were revealed by Las Vegas sportsbook South Point on Sunday. 

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    Can the Saints win more than 8 games? NFL 2017 regular season win totals were revealed by Las Vegas sportsbook South Point on Sunday. 

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  • After Further Review: What we learned from '17 Saints draft

    After Further Review: What we learned from '17 Saints draft

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    We’ve graded the Saints seven-player draft class, now it’s time to examine what we learned from one of the more entertaining drafts in quite some time. 

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    We’ve graded the Saints seven-player draft class, now it’s time to examine what we learned from one of the more entertaining drafts in quite some time. 

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  • After Further Review: Grading the Saints 2017 Draft

    After Further Review: Grading the Saints 2017 Draft

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    Now that the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, FOX 8's Sean Fazende provides his draft grades fro the Saints picks.

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    Now that the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, FOX 8's Sean Fazende provides his draft grades fro the Saints picks.

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  • Saints draft Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad in the 6th round

    Saints draft Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad in the 6th round

    The New Orleans Saints have selected Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad with their last pick of the draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have selected Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad with their last pick of the draft. 

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  • Saints safety Marcus Williams addresses the media

    Saints safety Marcus Williams addresses the media

    What is your reaction to being drafted by the Saints? “It’s a great feeling just hearing my name called I can’t even explain it right now with all my family around. Being able to come and be a part of that organization it’s amazing.

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    What is your reaction to being drafted by the Saints? “It’s a great feeling just hearing my name called I can’t even explain it right now with all my family around. Being able to come and be a part of that organization it’s amazing.

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  • VIDEO: Sean Payton breaks down the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft

    VIDEO: Sean Payton breaks down the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft

    Payton said the Saints nabbed one of the four best prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft

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    Payton said the Saints nabbed one of the four best prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft

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  • LSU safety Jamal Adams headed to New York Jets

    LSU safety Jamal Adams headed to New York Jets

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:05 AM EDT2017-04-28 13:05:47 GMT

    With the 6th pick of the first round, the New York Jets have picked former LSU safety Jamal Adams.

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    With the 6th pick of the first round, the New York Jets have picked former LSU safety Jamal Adams.

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  • LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White drafted by the Buffalo Bills

    LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White drafted by the Buffalo Bills

    The Buffalo Bills have drafted former LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White with the 27th pick of the first round.

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    The Buffalo Bills have drafted former LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White with the 27th pick of the first round.

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  • BLOG: Live from the NFL Draft

    BLOG: Live from the NFL Draft

    Social media buzz on the NFL draft...

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    Social media buzz on the NFL draft...

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  • Leonard Fournette drafted fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars

    Leonard Fournette drafted fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars

    Courtesy: Mark LaGrangeCourtesy: Mark LaGrange

    Former LSU Tiger and New Orleans native Leonard Fournette has been drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the number four pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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    Former LSU Tiger and New Orleans native Leonard Fournette has been drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the fourth pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

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  • Loomis looking at large draft board filled with defenders

    Loomis looking at large draft board filled with defenders

    Mickey Loomis/FILE (FOX 8)Mickey Loomis/FILE (FOX 8)

    How do you pare down 130 players to the right seven to bring into the New Orleans Saints organization?

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    How do you pare down 130 players to the right seven to bring into the New Orleans Saints organization?

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  • Saints, top prospects get ready for tonight's NFL draft

    Saints, top prospects get ready for tonight's NFL draft

    (Source: WVUE)(Source: WVUE)

    Tonight in Philadelphia NFL prospects will be hoping to hear their name called in the 2017 NFL Draft. The first-round selections start at 7 p.m.

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    Tonight in Philadelphia NFL prospects will be hoping to hear their name called in the 2017 NFL Draft. The first-round selections start at 7 p.m.

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  • Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Breakdown: The 2017 Draft

    Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Breakdown: The 2017 Draft

    In the three days of the 2017 draft, 253 players will be selected. It's improbable to forecast who...impossible to forecast where.

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    In the three days of the 2017 draft, 253 players will be selected. It's improbable to forecast who...impossible to forecast where.

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  • Leonard Fournette: 'I finally get to chase my dream'

    Leonard Fournette: 'I finally get to chase my dream'

    Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)

    The legend of Leonard Fournette started at St. Aug his freshman year, and Thursday night in Philadelphia, it will only grow. 

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    The legend of Leonard Fournette started at St. Aug his freshman year, and Thursday night in Philadelphia, it will only grow. 

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  • Derek Barnett: 'It would be fun to team up with Cam Jordan'

    Derek Barnett: 'It would be fun to team up with Cam Jordan'

    Derek Barnett (FOX 8 photo)Derek Barnett (FOX 8 photo)

    Many mock drafts, including FOX 8's Sean Fazende, predict the Saints will take Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett.

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    Many mock drafts, including FOX 8's Sean Fazende, predict the Saints will take Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett.

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  • Juan's World: Bring on AP

    Juan's World: Bring on AP

    Welcome in to Juan's World where I'm happy with the Saints newest addition.

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where I'm happy with the Saints newest addition.

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  • FFF: Drafting a franchise QB can involve some luck

    FFF: Drafting a franchise QB can involve some luck

    JaMarcus Russell was considered a can't-miss QB when the Oakland Raiders drafted him in 2007. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)JaMarcus Russell was considered a can't-miss QB when the Oakland Raiders drafted him in 2007. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

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    For the first time in ten years, I'll be covering the NFL Draft this week in Philadelphia. Back in 2007, the big story was former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell going first overall to the Oakland Raiders. 

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  • Saints finalize contract with Adrian Peterson

    Saints finalize contract with Adrian Peterson

    Adrian Peterson is visiting the Saints next week (Michael DeMocker, nola.com/Times Picayune)Adrian Peterson is visiting the Saints next week (Michael DeMocker, nola.com/Times Picayune)

    The New Orleans Saints have signed running back Adrian Peterson to a two-year contract worth $7 million.

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    The New Orleans Saints have signed running back Adrian Peterson to a two-year contract worth $7 million.

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  • Report: Saints 'close' to deal with Peterson

    Report: Saints 'close' to deal with Peterson

    The Saints and Adrian Peterson are nearing a contract, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network.

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    The Saints and Adrian Peterson are nearing a contract, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network.

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  • Saints 2017 schedule announced

    Saints 2017 schedule announced

    The National Football League announced the 2017 regular season schedule tonight and the highlights for the New Orleans Saints slate includes at least two prime time nationally-televised games, a nationally broadcast contest from London’s Wembley Stadium and a home opener against the defending Super Bowl champions. 

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    The National Football League announced the 2017 regular season schedule tonight and the highlights for the New Orleans Saints slate includes at least two prime time nationally-televised games, a nationally broadcast contest from London’s Wembley Stadium and a home opener against the defending Super Bowl champions. 

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  • Source: Saints to open season in Minnesota on Monday Night Football

    Source: Saints to open season in Minnesota on Monday Night Football

    Report: Saints will open their season on the road against the Vikings on Monday Night Football(FOX 8 photo).Report: Saints will open their season on the road against the Vikings on Monday Night Football(FOX 8 photo).

    The Saints will open their season in primetime, according to Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

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    The Saints will open their season in primetime, according to Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

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  • Report: Malcolm Butler signs restricted free agent tender with New England

    Report: Malcolm Butler signs restricted free agent tender with New England

    Malcolm Butler (R) has signed his tender with the Patriots opening the door for a potential trade to New Orleans (FOX 8 Photo)Malcolm Butler (R) has signed his tender with the Patriots opening the door for a potential trade to New Orleans (FOX 8 Photo)

    The trade talks between the Saints and Patriots for cornerback Malcolm Butler could heat back up very soon.

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    The trade talks between the Saints and Patriots for cornerback Malcolm Butler could heat back up very soon.

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  • Saints begin offseason conditioning program Monday

    Saints begin offseason conditioning program Monday

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    The Saints will begin offseason workouts.

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    The Saints will begin offseason workouts.

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  • Report: Snead to participate in offseason workouts, has not signed tender

    Report: Snead to participate in offseason workouts, has not signed tender

    (Photo by Mark Lagrange)  Willie Snead.(Photo by Mark Lagrange) Willie Snead.

    Wide receiver Willie Snead will be in attendance when the New Orleans Saints open voluntary offseason workouts Monday.

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    Wide receiver Willie Snead will be in attendance when the New Orleans Saints open voluntary offseason workouts Monday.

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  • Leonard Fournette attends Saints local pro day

    Leonard Fournette attends Saints local pro day

    The Saints held their local pro day for local draft prospects Friday and Leonard Fournette was there.

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    The Saints held their local pro day for local draft prospects Friday and Leonard Fournette was there.

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  • Saints free agent film study: A.J. Klein

    Saints free agent film study: A.J. Klein

    A.J. Klein appears ready to take on a starting role in New Orleans (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)A.J. Klein appears ready to take on a starting role in New Orleans (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    A.J Klein LB Contract: Three years/$15 million (fourth year is voidable) Strengths: Aggressive/Fast- Klein was trained to trust his eyes and when he makes a decision he goes full speed. There's very little hesitation in his game. This helps when diagnosing plays, he is able to close gaps quickly. In Oakland was a perfect example, when he ran down Derek Carr and forced a fumble. He has good sideline-to-sideline range.  Strength- Klein is not an easy player to block. His raw ...more>>
    A.J Klein LB Contract: Three years/$15 million (fourth year is voidable) Strengths: Aggressive/Fast- Klein was trained to trust his eyes and when he makes a decision he goes full speed. There's very little hesitation in his game. This helps when diagnosing plays, he is able to close gaps quickly. In Oakland was a perfect example, when he ran down Derek Carr and forced a fumble. He has good sideline-to-sideline range.  Strength- Klein is not an easy player to block. His raw ...more>>
  • Football, Fùtbol, Food: Should the Saints take Fournette if available?

    Football, Fùtbol, Food: Should the Saints take Fournette if available?

    Fournette is projected to go in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Source: Mark LaGrangeFournette is projected to go in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Source: Mark LaGrange

    FOOTBALL Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette is projected by many mock drafts to be picked in the top ten. He dropped the "water weight" from the NFL Combine, and now weighs in at 228 pounds. The Jaguars (4th pick) and the Panthers (8th pick) could be nice landing spots for the St. Augustine alum. But, he could drop, it happens, just ask Aaron Rodgers.  The Saints pick at #11 in the first round. So if Fournette was still available at the Saints spot, should they...

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    FOOTBALL Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette is projected by many mock drafts to be picked in the top ten. He dropped the "water weight" from the NFL Combine, and now weighs in at 228 pounds. The Jaguars (4th pick) and the Panthers (8th pick) could be nice landing spots for the St. Augustine alum. But, he could drop, it happens, just ask Aaron Rodgers.  The Saints pick at #11 in the first round. So if Fournette was still available at the Saints spot, should they...

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  • NOLA Ice: Stanley Cup Playoffs preview

    NOLA Ice: Stanley Cup Playoffs preview

    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    It has been 15 years since New Orleans saw professional hockey in town and while that drought has no end in sight, there is plenty to be excited for on the ice as the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs crank up Wednesday night. 

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    It has been 15 years since New Orleans saw professional hockey in town and while that drought has no end in sight, there is plenty to be excited for on the ice as the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs crank up Wednesday night. 

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  • Report: Saints are placing LB Ellerbe on Injured Reserve

    Report: Saints are placing LB Ellerbe on Injured Reserve

    Ellerbe is headed to the IR according to a report. Source: Mark LaGrangeEllerbe is headed to the IR according to a report. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Yesterday, the Saints announced linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was headed to the PUP list. Today, it's being reported Ellerbe is going to the injured reserve list with a foot injury. That's according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Our own Sean Fazende confirmed the report this afternoon. Once healthy, the Saints will release the much-injured Ellerbe. Ellerbe missed time during minicamp with a foot injury. In two years with the Saints, Ellerbe only played in 15 contest. Ellerbe ...more>>
    Yesterday, the Saints announced linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was headed to the PUP list. Today, it's being reported Ellerbe is going to the injured reserve list with a foot injury. That's according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Our own Sean Fazende confirmed the report this afternoon. Once healthy, the Saints will release the much-injured Ellerbe. Ellerbe missed time during minicamp with a foot injury. In two years with the Saints, Ellerbe only played in 15 contest. Ellerbe ...more>>
  • 'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

    'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

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  • 'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

    'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

    The Tulane football team gave the "Angry Wave" valuable national exposure. (Source: FOX 8)The Tulane football team gave the "Angry Wave" valuable national exposure. (Source: FOX 8)

    Troy Dannen took over the Tulane athletic department in December of 2015. Only months into his new gig, the "Angry Wave" received a rebirth under the new AD.

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    Troy Dannen took over the Tulane athletic department in December of 2015. Only months into his new gig, the "Angry Wave" received a rebirth under the new AD.

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