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  • NFL Draft: 'Mr. Irrelevant' is a badge of honor and the vacation is pretty sweet

    NFL Draft: 'Mr. Irrelevant' is a badge of honor and the vacation is pretty sweet

    Saturday, April 28 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-04-28 23:10:47 GMT

    Two-hundred-fifty-six men will be drafted into the NFL this week but only one of them will join one of the league’s most exclusive clubs.

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    Two-hundred-fifty-six men will be drafted into the NFL this week but only one of them will join one of the league’s most exclusive clubs.

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  • Saints take CB Kamrin Moore and RB Boston Scott in 6th round

    Saints take CB Kamrin Moore and RB Boston Scott in 6th round

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8
    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    In the sixth round of the NFL Draft the Saints took cornerback Kamrin Moore and running back Boston Scott.

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    In the sixth round of the NFL Draft the Saints took cornerback Kamrin Moore and running back Boston Scott.

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  • Saints draft RB Boston Scott with 201st pick in sixth round

    Saints draft RB Boston Scott with 201st pick in sixth round

    With their second pick of the sixth round the Saints landed a player with Louisiana ties. 

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    With their second pick of the sixth round the Saints landed a player with Louisiana ties. 

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  • Saints draft S Natrell Jamerson with 164th overall pick in fifth round

    Saints draft S Natrell Jamerson with 164th overall pick in fifth round

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange
    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    The New Orleans Saints have drafted safety Natrell Jamerson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have drafted safety Natrell Jamerson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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  • Saints draft OT Rick Leonard 127th overall in the fourth round of the NFL Draft

    Saints draft OT Rick Leonard 127th overall in the fourth round of the NFL Draft

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8
    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    The New Orleans Saints have selected offensive tackle Rick Leonard as the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have selected offensive tackle Rick Leonard as the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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  • Saints take WR Tre'Quan Smith in the 3rd round of NFL Draft

    Saints take WR Tre'Quan Smith in the 3rd round of NFL Draft

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    In the third round of the NFL draft, the Saints have selected wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith for the 91st overall pick. 

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    In the third round of the NFL draft, the Saints have selected wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith for the 91st overall pick. 

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  • Saints trade up to draft DE Marcus Davenport in first round of the NFL draft

    Saints trade up to draft DE Marcus Davenport in first round of the NFL draft

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    In the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints decided to trade up for the number 14 pick and draft defensive end Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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    In the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints decided to trade up for the number 14 pick and draft defensive end Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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  • After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
  • Loomis offers insight into Saints' draft strategy

    Loomis offers insight into Saints' draft strategy

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    After a historically successful 2017 draft class saw the Saints secure the NFL's offensive and defensive rookies of the year, general manager Mickey Loomis spoke Wednesday about his strategies for the upcoming selection process. The following is a verbatim of that conversation with reporters, as transcribed by the New Orleans Saints: Are quarterbacks rated higher on your draftboard than maybe they were five to eight years ago? “No, I don't think so. I wouldn't say that. We bu...more>>
    After a historically successful 2017 draft class saw the Saints secure the NFL's offensive and defensive rookies of the year, general manager Mickey Loomis spoke Wednesday about his strategies for the upcoming selection process. The following is a verbatim of that conversation with reporters, as transcribed by the New Orleans Saints: Are quarterbacks rated higher on your draftboard than maybe they were five to eight years ago? “No, I don't think so. I wouldn't say that. We bu...more>>
  • Loomis Live at 10 a.m. - Can the Saints repeat epic 2017 draft?

    Loomis Live at 10 a.m. - Can the Saints repeat epic 2017 draft?

    Cam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina.Source: Nola.comCam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina.Source: Nola.com

    If you could describe the Saints 2017 draft in one word, epic comes to mind. 

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    If you could describe the Saints 2017 draft in one word, epic comes to mind. 

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  • After Further Review: Payton plays the pre-draft game with QB comments

    After Further Review: Payton plays the pre-draft game with QB comments

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Sincere or smokescreen, that is the question? In Peter King’s latest MMQB article, Sean Payton was unusually pointed in his criticism of this year’s quarterback class or at least the consensus top four of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield.

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    Sincere or smokescreen, that is the question? In Peter King’s latest MMQB article, Sean Payton was unusually pointed in his criticism of this year’s quarterback class or at least the consensus top four of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield.

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  • Draft profile: Leighton Vander Esch

    Draft profile: Leighton Vander Esch

    Leighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State.  Leighton Vander Esch TwitterLeighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State. Leighton Vander Esch Twitter
    Leighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State.  Leighton Vander Esch TwitterLeighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State. Leighton Vander Esch Twitter
    Linebacker is not a glaring position of need. The Saints are pretty well stocked there. But when the 27th pick comes up, and Boise State's Leigthon Vander Esch is still around, he just might be too good to pass up. Forcing the Saints to stay true to their best player available approach. Vander Esch is a unique prospect in that he's big at 6-4, 256 pounds, but very rangy and athletic. He ran an impressive 4.65-40, a6.88 three-cone drill, and a 39.5 vertical jump. He was also very pro...more>>
    Linebacker is not a glaring position of need. The Saints are pretty well stocked there. But when the 27th pick comes up, and Boise State's Leigthon Vander Esch is still around, he just might be too good to pass up. Forcing the Saints to stay true to their best player available approach. Vander Esch is a unique prospect in that he's big at 6-4, 256 pounds, but very rangy and athletic. He ran an impressive 4.65-40, a6.88 three-cone drill, and a 39.5 vertical jump. He was also very pro...more>>
  • Draft profile: South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert

    Draft profile: South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert

    Dallas Goedert could be the next Jimmy Graham for the Saints. Source: South Dakota StateDallas Goedert could be the next Jimmy Graham for the Saints. Source: South Dakota State

    We begin with a player that's been slotted to the Saints for quite some time. In fact, he's been my selection in both of my mock drafts. He's South Dakota State tight end, Dallas Goedert. A pass-catching tight end,who dominated last season with 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. He head 92 catches, and 11 touchdowns his junior season. Even with the signing of Ben Watson, the Saints should still be in the market for a legitimate downfield, pass...

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    We begin with a player that's been slotted to the Saints for quite some time. In fact, he's been my selection in both of my mock drafts. He's South Dakota State tight end, Dallas Goedert. A pass-catching tight end,who dominated last season with 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. He head 92 catches, and 11 touchdowns his junior season. Even with the signing of Ben Watson, the Saints should still be in the market for a legitimate downfield, pass...

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  • Source: Saints host Boise St. linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 pre-draft visit

    Source: Saints host Boise St. linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 pre-draft visit

    Source: Saints hosted Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 visit last month (photo: nfl.com)Source: Saints hosted Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 visit last month (photo: nfl.com)

    The Saints hosted Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on a top-30 visit back in March, a league source told FOX 8 sports. The Saints also had a formal interview with Vander Esch at the Combine. Each team is allotted thirty pre-draft visits to their facility with prospects. Vander Esch could be available when the Saints pick at 27 in the first round. During his junior season at Boise State, Vander Esch had 141 tackles and four sacks. His ability in pass coverage has allowed h...

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    The Saints hosted Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on a top-30 visit back in March, a league source told FOX 8 sports. The Saints also had a formal interview with Vander Esch at the Combine. Each team is allotted thirty pre-draft visits to their facility with prospects. Vander Esch could be available when the Saints pick at 27 in the first round. During his junior season at Boise State, Vander Esch had 141 tackles and four sacks. His ability in pass coverage has allowed h...

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  • Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...more>>
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...more>>
  • After Further Review: Fazende Mock Draft 2.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have the same success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have the same success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    With the first few waves of free agency over, it’s time to reset the board with a new mock draft. Round One (27th): Dallas Goedert, Tight End South Dakota St. Even with Benjamin Watson, the Saints will still address tight end in the draft. They’ve worked out South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst and met with Goedert. Despite some other options potentially available at this spot, I’m sticking with Goedert. His pass-catching prowess would fit in perfectly with t...more>>
    With the first few waves of free agency over, it’s time to reset the board with a new mock draft. Round One (27th): Dallas Goedert, Tight End South Dakota St. Even with Benjamin Watson, the Saints will still address tight end in the draft. They’ve worked out South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst and met with Goedert. Despite some other options potentially available at this spot, I’m sticking with Goedert. His pass-catching prowess would fit in perfectly with t...more>>
  • Sean Payton talks new ownership, free agency and draft during NFL owners meeting

    Sean Payton talks new ownership, free agency and draft during NFL owners meeting

    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    The New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton will be speaking at the coaches breakfast during the annual NFL Owners meeting.  

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    The New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton will be speaking at the coaches breakfast during the annual NFL Owners meeting.  

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  • Tulane's Melvin Frazier moving up NBA mock drafts

    Tulane's Melvin Frazier moving up NBA mock drafts

    Melvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.comMelvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.com
    Melvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.comMelvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.com
    Melvin Frazier lit up nationally-ranked Wichita State to the tune of 22 points last week. These performances are becoming the norm for the Higgins alum, but that wasn't the case only two years ago. "I heard guys questioning his ability. Last year we got in and started talking to him about the weaknesses in his game. What we needed to do to develop his game. Try to help him get to the next level," said Tulane Head Coach Mike Dunleavy. Now Frazier is moving up NBA mock ...more>>
    Melvin Frazier lit up nationally-ranked Wichita State to the tune of 22 points last week. These performances are becoming the norm for the Higgins alum, but that wasn't the case only two years ago. "I heard guys questioning his ability. Last year we got in and started talking to him about the weaknesses in his game. What we needed to do to develop his game. Try to help him get to the next level," said Tulane Head Coach Mike Dunleavy. Now Frazier is moving up NBA mock ...more>>
  • FFF: Sometimes you're just lucky with the NFL Draft

    FFF: Sometimes you're just lucky with the NFL Draft

    Reuben Foster was drafted 31st overall by the Niners in 2017. Source: Nola.comReuben Foster was drafted 31st overall by the Niners in 2017. Source: Nola.com

    On this edition of FFF we focus on lady luck in the NFL Draft, American Christian Pulisic is one of the top teenage soccer players in the world, and a review of restaurant Carrollton Market FOOTBALL Right after the 2017 NFL Draft it was well documented the Saints wanted former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. The Niners swooped in right before the Black and Gold and took Foster. Reuben Foster: Saints 'were certain' they'd pick me The Saints instead drafted Ryan Ramczyk ...

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    On this edition of FFF we focus on lady luck in the NFL Draft, American Christian Pulisic is one of the top teenage soccer players in the world, and a review of restaurant Carrollton Market FOOTBALL Right after the 2017 NFL Draft it was well documented the Saints wanted former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. The Niners swooped in right before the Black and Gold and took Foster. Reuben Foster: Saints 'were certain' they'd pick me The Saints instead drafted Ryan Ramczyk ...

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  • After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)

    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

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    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

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  • Report: FOX to carry NFL Draft

    Report: FOX to carry NFL Draft

    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    According to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, FOX will be carrying the NFL draft this year. 

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    According to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, FOX will be carrying the NFL draft this year. 

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  • NFL, FOX Sports reach 'Thursday Night Football' 5-year deal

    NFL, FOX Sports reach 'Thursday Night Football' 5-year deal

    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media
    The National Football League and Fox Sports has reached a five-year agreement to broadcast Thursday Night Football beginning with the 2018 season.  According to the article on NFL.com, the agreement awards FOX Sports with a five year deal that includes 11 games between Weeks 4-15, excluding Thanksgiving night. to be broadcast on FOX, simulcast via NFL Network, and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes. In addition, NFL Network will exclusively televise seven gam...more>>
    The National Football League and Fox Sports has reached a five-year agreement to broadcast Thursday Night Football beginning with the 2018 season.  According to the article on NFL.com, the agreement awards FOX Sports with a five year deal that includes 11 games between Weeks 4-15, excluding Thanksgiving night. to be broadcast on FOX, simulcast via NFL Network, and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes. In addition, NFL Network will exclusively televise seven gam...more>>
  • 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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  • 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 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 first picks under Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton

    Saints first picks under Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton

    Sheldon Rankins, DT/FILE (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Sheldon Rankins, DT/FILE (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    It's one of the most optimistic days of the year for Saints fans. The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off tonight in Philadelphia and the Black and Gold have two picks in the first round.

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    It's one of the most optimistic days of the year for Saints fans. The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off tonight in Philadelphia and the Black and Gold have two picks in the first round.

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  • Where are the Saints picking in the 2017 NFL Draft?

    Where are the Saints picking in the 2017 NFL Draft?

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    The NFL Draft is finally upon the Who Dat Nation. It's time to polish off your mock drafts and brace yourselves for a nerve-wracking night. 

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    The NFL Draft is finally upon the Who Dat Nation. It's time to polish off your mock drafts and brace yourselves for a nerve-wracking night. 

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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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  • Tigers and Saints connections on full display at LSU Pro Day

    Tigers and Saints connections on full display at LSU Pro Day

    LSU Pro Day at the indoor football facility on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge Wednesday April 5, 2017. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)LSU Pro Day at the indoor football facility on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge Wednesday April 5, 2017. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    It has become a premier destination for the NFL pre-draft circuit, LSU held its pro day today. Of course, the Saints were in full attendance, but this year there was a different connection. 

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    It has become a premier destination for the NFL pre-draft circuit, LSU held its pro day today. Of course, the Saints were in full attendance, but this year there was a different connection. 

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  • Fournette drops weight for LSU Pro Day

    Fournette drops weight for LSU Pro Day

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)(Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    New Orleans native Leonard Fournette chose not to participate in any of the timed drills today, rather sticking with his numbers from the NFL Combine. 

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    New Orleans native Leonard Fournette chose not to participate in any of the timed drills today, rather sticking with his numbers from the NFL Combine. 

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  • Saints draft class gets first taste of professional life at rookie minicamp

    Saints draft class gets first taste of professional life at rookie minicamp

    FOX 8FOX 8

    The Saints concluded their second day of their annual rookie minicamp Saturday and for their five-player draft class it not only was an introduction to the NFL but also their first taste of life in their new professional home.

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    The Saints concluded their second day of their annual rookie minicamp Saturday and for their five-player draft class it not only was an introduction to the NFL but also their first taste of life in their new professional home.

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  • Saints sign second-round draft pick to four-year deal

    Saints sign second-round draft pick to four-year deal

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    Safety Vonn Bell is official a member of the Saints after signing a four-year deal Tuesday, while in town for the team's rookie minicamp. 

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    Safety Vonn Bell is official a member of the Saints after signing a four-year deal Tuesday, while in town for the team's rookie minicamp. 

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  • After Further Review: Top 10 Saints' undrafted free agents under Sean Payton

    Finding quality contributors to the team from the undrafted ranks is arguably the most consistent attribute the Saints have had under Sean Payton other their prolific offense. 

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    Finding quality contributors to the team from the undrafted ranks is arguably the most consistent attribute the Saints have had under Sean Payton other their prolific offense. 

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  • Saints confirm signing of 19 undrafted free agents

    In addition to the five-player draft class,the Saints also signed 19 undrafted free agents. 

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    In addition to the five-player draft class,the Saints also signed 19 undrafted free agents. 

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  • AFR: Saints add talent, impact and intrigue to '16 draft class

    AFR: Saints add talent, impact and intrigue to '16 draft class

    (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)(David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    So after months of mocking, scouting and analyzing the Saints completed their 2016 draft with five players. It was a class filled with some surefire impact rookies and intriguing projects.  

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    So after months of mocking, scouting and analyzing the Saints completed their 2016 draft with five players.

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  • Saints wrap up draft with RB in the 7th round

    Saints wrap up draft with RB in the 7th round

    Daniel Lasco, RB, was the Saints final pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. (source: NFL.com)Daniel Lasco, RB, was the Saints final pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. (source: NFL.com)

    With their fifth and final pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Saints selected a running back with big potential.

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    With their fifth and final pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Saints selected a running back with big potential.

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  • Saints trade with Patriots to draft safety Vonn Bell

    Saints trade with Patriots to draft safety Vonn Bell

    Von Bell helped Ohio State beat Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl. (Nola.com)Von Bell helped Ohio State beat Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl. (Nola.com)

    The Saints gave up multiple picks to add another piece to their secondary: Ohio State Safety Vonn Bell. 

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    The Saints gave up multiple picks to add another piece to their secondary: Ohio State Safety Vonn Bell. 

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  • Sean Payton talks NFL Draft, full transcript

    Sean Payton talks NFL Draft, full transcript

    (FOX 8 File)(FOX 8 File)

    The Saints made the pick nearly everyone thought they would make

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    The Saints made the pick nearly everyone thought they would make

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  • AFR: Fazende's Saints mock draft 3.0

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:58 PM EDT2016-04-20 18:58:48 GMT

    Something’s brewing with the Saints. It’s just too quiet out on Airline drive. In my last mock, I had the Saints trading back to gain an additional pick. 

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    Something’s brewing with the Saints. It’s just too quiet out on Airline drive. In my last mock, I had the Saints trading back to gain an additional pick. 

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  • AFR: Ranking the Saints draft classes under Sean Payton

    AFR: Ranking the Saints draft classes under Sean Payton

    Our Saints draft analysis continues with a look back at the success and failures of the Sean Payton-led draft classes. We ranked them 1-9 and give a grade on the total impact of the respective group. 

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    Our Saints draft analysis continues with a look back at the success and failures of the Sean Payton-led draft classes. We ranked them 1-9 and give a grade on the total impact of the respective group. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #2 Alvin Kamara

    Ranking the Saints: #2 Alvin Kamara

    Alvin Kamara won offensive rookie of the year. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneAlvin Kamara won offensive rookie of the year. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Alvin Kamara won offensive rookie of the year. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneAlvin Kamara won offensive rookie of the year. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Alvin Kamara did it all last season for Sean Payton's offense, and that's why he's No. 2 on our ranking the Saints countdown. Kamara burst onto the scene, mesmerized saints fans, and the entire NFL with his unique running style. His stat line, amazing: 728 yards rushing, averaged over six yards per carry, with  eight touchdowns. He also added 81 catches with five touchdowns. All the while playing just 45 percent of the Saints offensive snaps. Kamara ran away with the NFL's Off...more>>
    Alvin Kamara did it all last season for Sean Payton's offense, and that's why he's No. 2 on our ranking the Saints countdown. Kamara burst onto the scene, mesmerized saints fans, and the entire NFL with his unique running style. His stat line, amazing: 728 yards rushing, averaged over six yards per carry, with  eight touchdowns. He also added 81 catches with five touchdowns. All the while playing just 45 percent of the Saints offensive snaps. Kamara ran away with the NFL's Off...more>>
  • NOLA-based flag football team wins $1M game

    NOLA-based flag football team wins $1M game

    Team Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFLTeam Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFL
    Team Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFLTeam Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFL
    A New Orleans-based flag football team won a $1M game against a team made up of former NFL players. Team Fighting Cancer won the American Flag Football League (AFFL) championship over Godspeed, 26-6. The Cajun Kings are #AFFL Champs ?????? #flagfootball pic.twitter.com/yAmfetoNXu — American Flag Football League (@FlagFootball) July 20, 2018 Fighting Cancer's Darrell "Housh" Doucette threw two touchdowns in the contest. Godspeed's roster was littered with former...more>>
    A New Orleans-based flag football team won a $1M game against a team made up of former NFL players. Team Fighting Cancer won the American Flag Football League (AFFL) championship over Godspeed, 26-6. The Cajun Kings are #AFFL Champs ?????? #flagfootball pic.twitter.com/yAmfetoNXu — American Flag Football League (@FlagFootball) July 20, 2018 Fighting Cancer's Darrell "Housh" Doucette threw two touchdowns in the contest. Godspeed's roster was littered with former...more>>
  • "Smoke" Brown's 'angry' running could mean success for Helen Cox

    "Smoke" Brown's 'angry' running could mean success for Helen Cox

    "Smoke" Brown is vital piece of the Helen Cox offense.  Source: Edwin Goode"Smoke" Brown is vital piece of the Helen Cox offense. Source: Edwin Goode
    "Smoke" Brown is vital piece of the Helen Cox offense.  Source: Edwin Goode"Smoke" Brown is vital piece of the Helen Cox offense. Source: Edwin Goode
    Terrell "Smoke" Brown racked up numerous yards out of the backfield for John Ehret in three seasons. "Smoke" is a gamechanger, but for Brown's senior season, he'll be scoring touchdowns at Helen Cox. "Linebacker is five yards away from you. Are you the kind of running back that runs over him, or around him?" "It depends on what he do. It's either me or him, and I choose me," said Helen Cox running back Terrell Brown.  "Are you a vio...more>>
    Terrell "Smoke" Brown racked up numerous yards out of the backfield for John Ehret in three seasons. "Smoke" is a gamechanger, but for Brown's senior season, he'll be scoring touchdowns at Helen Cox. "Linebacker is five yards away from you. Are you the kind of running back that runs over him, or around him?" "It depends on what he do. It's either me or him, and I choose me," said Helen Cox running back Terrell Brown.  "Are you a vio...more>>
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