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  • Juan's World: Just a Couple of Saints Observations

    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com

    Welcome in to Juan's World. It wasn't just any other manic Monday in the crescent city. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World. It wasn't just any other manic Monday in the crescent city. 

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  • Demario Davis adapting to a linebacking core mixed with 'goons and savages'

    Demario Davis adapting to a linebacking core mixed with 'goons and savages'

    Damario Davis celebrates interception of Drew Brees. Source: Nola.comDamario Davis celebrates interception of Drew Brees. Source: Nola.com

    Demario Davis was one of the big off-season signings used to fortify the defense. The linebacker has only been in the Black and Gold a short period of time, but he's ready to go for the regular season. 

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    Demario Davis was one of the big off-season signings used to fortify the defense. The linebacker has only been in the Black and Gold a short period of time, but he's ready to go for the regular season. 

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  • In a crowded Saints backfield, Shane Vereen is using his versatility to separate himself

    In a crowded Saints backfield, Shane Vereen is using his versatility to separate himself

    Shane Vereen is fighting for the backup job with Mark Ingram out the first four games. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Shane Vereen is fighting for the backup job with Mark Ingram out the first four games. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Shane Vereen is fighting for the backup job with Mark Ingram out the first four games. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Shane Vereen is fighting for the backup job with Mark Ingram out the first four games. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    He's a veteran player that been in a lot of big games. But in this training camp, running back Shane Vereen is simply a player trying to master his new offense. "I'm still learning. I've still got a lot to learn still can play a lot faster, I want to play faster. And just be the role player they ask me to be," said Shane Vereen. Vereen is in a heated competition at running back with Boston Scott, Terrance West, and Jonathan Williams. Of those three, Vereen has the best com...more>>
    He's a veteran player that been in a lot of big games. But in this training camp, running back Shane Vereen is simply a player trying to master his new offense. "I'm still learning. I've still got a lot to learn still can play a lot faster, I want to play faster. And just be the role player they ask me to be," said Shane Vereen. Vereen is in a heated competition at running back with Boston Scott, Terrance West, and Jonathan Williams. Of those three, Vereen has the best com...more>>
  • Brees breaks down how to manage the physical toll of the NFL

    Brees breaks down how to manage the physical toll of the NFL

    Drew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees is entering his 18th year in the NFL. Which, would usually mean a players career is on the tail end, but for Brees that is not the case. He works out year around, and still has a lot of tread left on those tires. "I think early on you feel like you're pretty invincible you're young, you can wake up every day and go Mach 3 with your hair on fire and you don't really think twice. I think as you get older, as you have more experience and you begin to become a bit more in...more>>
    Drew Brees is entering his 18th year in the NFL. Which, would usually mean a players career is on the tail end, but for Brees that is not the case. He works out year around, and still has a lot of tread left on those tires. "I think early on you feel like you're pretty invincible you're young, you can wake up every day and go Mach 3 with your hair on fire and you don't really think twice. I think as you get older, as you have more experience and you begin to become a bit more in...more>>
  • FFF: Taysom Hill makes the Saints preseason a must-watch

    FFF: Taysom Hill makes the Saints preseason a must-watch

    Taysom Hill scores a TD in the 4th quarter in Jaksonville. Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Taysom Hill scores a TD in the 4th quarter in Jaksonville. Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    In this edition off FFF we talk all things Taysom Hill, another young American soccer player is making noise in Europe, and my visit to Chicken and Watermelon for some wings. FOOTBALL Drew Brees is the Saints quarterback for at least the next two years under his contract. He could play for another 1-3 years after that if he wanted. Brees is that good, and still in fantastic shape. So for the foreseeable future, the only time Saints fans will see Taysom Hill line up at QB will be in...

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    In this edition off FFF we talk all things Taysom Hill, another young American soccer player is making noise in Europe, and my visit to Chicken and Watermelon for some wings. FOOTBALL Drew Brees is the Saints quarterback for at least the next two years under his contract. He could play for another 1-3 years after that if he wanted. Brees is that good, and still in fantastic shape. So for the foreseeable future, the only time Saints fans will see Taysom Hill line up at QB will be in...

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  • Saints cut cornerback De'Vante Harris

    Saints cut cornerback De'Vante Harris

    De'Vante Harris was cut by the Saints Saturday. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)De'Vante Harris was cut by the Saints Saturday. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints cut cornerback De'Vante Harris according to FOX 8 Sports Sean Fazende. 

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    The Saints cut cornerback De'Vante Harris according to FOX 8 Sports Sean Fazende. 

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  • Saints get back to work after defeating Jaguars

    Saints get back to work after defeating Jaguars

    Alvin Kamara hauled in a big catch against Demario Davis.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alvin Kamara hauled in a big catch against Demario Davis. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints got back to work at their indoor facility after beating Jacksonville Thursday night. Drew Brees didn't get in the game against the Jaguars, but showed no rust Friday against the Black and Gold defense. Brees connected with Alvin Kamara with Demario Davis draped all over him. Alright #Saints fans, it's play of the day time from Friday's indoor workout. 11-11 drill, Drew Brees to Alvin Kamara draped in coverage by Demario Davis, still makes the catch. What a grab. @FOX8N...

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    The Saints got back to work at their indoor facility after beating Jacksonville Thursday night. Drew Brees didn't get in the game against the Jaguars, but showed no rust Friday against the Black and Gold defense. Brees connected with Alvin Kamara with Demario Davis draped all over him. Alright #Saints fans, it's play of the day time from Friday's indoor workout. 11-11 drill, Drew Brees to Alvin Kamara draped in coverage by Demario Davis, still makes the catch. What a grab. @FOX8N...

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  • Taysom Hill admits 'pregame jitters' before suiting up at QB for the Saints

    Taysom Hill admits 'pregame jitters' before suiting up at QB for the Saints

    Taysom Hill scored on a 3-yard TD run against the Jaguars. Source: Nola.comTaysom Hill scored on a 3-yard TD run against the Jaguars. Source: Nola.com
    Taysom Hill scored on a 3-yard TD run against the Jaguars. Source: Nola.comTaysom Hill scored on a 3-yard TD run against the Jaguars. Source: Nola.com
    It's been over 11 months since Taysom Hill played quarterback in an NFL game. Yes, there was some nerves, but Hill no doubt impressed in his Saints QB debut. He led the Black and Gold in rushing and passing against the Jaguars. "It was a long time coming, so I was definitely excited. Pregame jitters. I had a lot of high hopes, expectations for myself going into the game. It just felt good to be back on the field playing quarterback under center," said Taysom Hill. Hil...more>>
    It's been over 11 months since Taysom Hill played quarterback in an NFL game. Yes, there was some nerves, but Hill no doubt impressed in his Saints QB debut. He led the Black and Gold in rushing and passing against the Jaguars. "It was a long time coming, so I was definitely excited. Pregame jitters. I had a lot of high hopes, expectations for myself going into the game. It just felt good to be back on the field playing quarterback under center," said Taysom Hill. Hil...more>>
  • Payton after Saints first preseason game: I thought it was rough in a lot of areas

    Payton after Saints first preseason game: I thought it was rough in a lot of areas

    Alvin Kamara saw action against the Jaguars, but Brees stayed on the sidelines. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara saw action against the Jaguars, but Brees stayed on the sidelines. Source: Nola.com

    The Saints won their first game of the preseason, 24-20, but head coach Sean Payton saw a lot of holes on both sides of the ball. 

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    The Saints won their first game of the preseason, 24-20, but head coach Sean Payton saw a lot of holes on both sides of the ball. 

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  • Saints win their preseason opener 24-20 over the Jaguars

    Saints win their preseason opener 24-20 over the Jaguars

    Mark Ingram scored on a 2-yard TD for the Saints. Source: Nola.comMark Ingram scored on a 2-yard TD for the Saints. Source: Nola.com

    Drew Brees didn't play a down against the Jaguars, but his offense rose to the occasion in the second half, and the Saints left Jacksonville with a 24-20 victory. 

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    Drew Brees didn't play a down against the Jaguars, but his offense rose to the occasion in the second half, and the Saints left Jacksonville with a 24-20 victory. 

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  • Saints honor Tom Benson with jersey patch and helmet decal

    Saints honor Tom Benson with jersey patch and helmet decal

    Tom Benson will be honored in 2018 with a patch and decal. Source: SaintsTom Benson will be honored in 2018 with a patch and decal. Source: Saints
    Tom Benson will be honored in 2018 with a patch and decal. Source: SaintsTom Benson will be honored in 2018 with a patch and decal. Source: Saints
    The late Tom Benson will be honored by the Saints with a jersey patch and a helmet decal for the 2018 season. Jersey patch and helmet decal honoring Tom Benson this season #SaintsGameday pic.twitter.com/OXKwyQolcX — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 9, 2018 Benson owned the Saints from 1985-2018. His wife Gayle Benson now owns the Black and Gold after his passing. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    The late Tom Benson will be honored by the Saints with a jersey patch and a helmet decal for the 2018 season. Jersey patch and helmet decal honoring Tom Benson this season #SaintsGameday pic.twitter.com/OXKwyQolcX — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 9, 2018 Benson owned the Saints from 1985-2018. His wife Gayle Benson now owns the Black and Gold after his passing. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • Mayfield debuts, Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

    Mayfield debuts, Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:22:48 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:23 AM EDT2018-08-09 10:23:20 GMT
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    Baker Mayfield debuts, Andrew Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear.

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    Baker Mayfield debuts, Andrew Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear.

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  • FFF: Defense shining at Saints camp doesn't mean offense is struggling

    FFF: Defense shining at Saints camp doesn't mean offense is struggling

    Marcus Williams picked off Drew Brees in three straight practices. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Marcus Williams picked off Drew Brees in three straight practices. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    In this edition of FFF we dissect the Saints success on defense against Drew Brees, the Americans are taking over English soccer, and a Friday lunch at Galatoire's FOOTBALL Three straight practices Marcus Williams has intercepted Drew Brees. Yes, Williams is having a strong camp on Airline Drive, but this also doesn't mean Brees is struggling. It's time for plays of the day at #Saints camp on Monday. For the third straight practice Marcus Williams intercepted Drew Brees. @FO...

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    In this edition of FFF we dissect the Saints success on defense against Drew Brees, the Americans are taking over English soccer, and a Friday lunch at Galatoire's FOOTBALL Three straight practices Marcus Williams has intercepted Drew Brees. Yes, Williams is having a strong camp on Airline Drive, but this also doesn't mean Brees is struggling. It's time for plays of the day at #Saints camp on Monday. For the third straight practice Marcus Williams intercepted Drew Brees. @FO...

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  • Alvin Kamara is becoming a big star on and off the field

    Alvin Kamara is becoming a big star on and off the field

    Alvin Kamara is having a solid camp. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara is having a solid camp. Source: Nola.com
    Alvin Kamara is having a solid camp. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara is having a solid camp. Source: Nola.com
    Last season, Alvin Kamara burst onto the NFL scene with his blinding speed, and big-play ability. This training camp, Kamara isn't yet a veteran, but he's passing on his football knowledge to rookie Boston Scott. "Yeah it is. At the same time, I got some experience. So whatever I can do to help. Because I remember last year I had Mark to help me. Adrian (Peterson), John Kuhn. If I can make it a little bit easier, or give him a little sense of ease. Well I know I'm doing good, bu...more>>
    Last season, Alvin Kamara burst onto the NFL scene with his blinding speed, and big-play ability. This training camp, Kamara isn't yet a veteran, but he's passing on his football knowledge to rookie Boston Scott. "Yeah it is. At the same time, I got some experience. So whatever I can do to help. Because I remember last year I had Mark to help me. Adrian (Peterson), John Kuhn. If I can make it a little bit easier, or give him a little sense of ease. Well I know I'm doing good, bu...more>>
  • Saints primetime practice delivered electric atmosphere at Tulane

    Saints primetime practice delivered electric atmosphere at Tulane

    Saints defense celebrates after interception. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints defense celebrates after interception. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Saints defense celebrates after interception. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints defense celebrates after interception. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    The Saints moved their training camp Uptown to Tulane, for a primetime workout. A big crowd showed up for the practice, and they didn't leave disappointed. The #Saints ready to go at #Tulane. Plus, a TMNT is in the house. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/pARzKUDLHY — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 6, 2018 Coach Payton representing #Tulane with the #AngryWave shirt at Yulman Stadium. #Saints @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/R7btxuwCfK — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) Aug...more>>
    The Saints moved their training camp Uptown to Tulane, for a primetime workout. A big crowd showed up for the practice, and they didn't leave disappointed. The #Saints ready to go at #Tulane. Plus, a TMNT is in the house. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/pARzKUDLHY — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 6, 2018 Coach Payton representing #Tulane with the #AngryWave shirt at Yulman Stadium. #Saints @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/R7btxuwCfK — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) Aug...more>>
  • Saints defense rules the day at Tulane workout

    Saints defense rules the day at Tulane workout

    Marcus Williams celebrates after intercepting Drew Brees. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Marcus Williams celebrates after intercepting Drew Brees. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Marcus Williams celebrates after intercepting Drew Brees. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Marcus Williams celebrates after intercepting Drew Brees. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    It was a lively practice at Yulman Stadium, plenty of Saints fans in attendance. The highlight of the night had to be 2-minute drill, where the defense dominated, after intercepting Drew Brees two different times. Sean Payton: It was good. We talked the other night just about turnovers. Turning turnovers into points. There's been a handful of teams in our league history that's had a lot of scoring plays on defense. What the percentages are winning games when you score. Obviously in '...more>>
    It was a lively practice at Yulman Stadium, plenty of Saints fans in attendance. The highlight of the night had to be 2-minute drill, where the defense dominated, after intercepting Drew Brees two different times. Sean Payton: It was good. We talked the other night just about turnovers. Turning turnovers into points. There's been a handful of teams in our league history that's had a lot of scoring plays on defense. What the percentages are winning games when you score. Obviously in '...more>>
  • Saints release wide receiver Brandon Coleman

    Saints release wide receiver Brandon Coleman

    The Saints released WR Brandon Coleman with a failed physical designation. Source: Nola.comThe Saints released WR Brandon Coleman with a failed physical designation. Source: Nola.com

    The Saints released veteran wide receiver Brandon Coleman with a failed physical designation, according to a tweet by ESPN's Field Yates. Coleman opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). Coleman suffered a neck injury in the playoffs last season. Coleman was an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2014. Before his release, he was the seventh-most tenured Saint on the roster. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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    The Saints released veteran wide receiver Brandon Coleman with a failed physical designation, according to a tweet by ESPN's Field Yates. Coleman opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). Coleman suffered a neck injury in the playoffs last season. Coleman was an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2014. Before his release, he was the seventh-most tenured Saint on the roster. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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  • FFF: Boston Scott is a Saint all fans should root for

    FFF: Boston Scott is a Saint all fans should root for

    Boston Scott played his prep ball at Zachary. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Boston Scott played his prep ball at Zachary. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    In this edition of FFF we dissect the rise of running back back Boston Scott, German club Bayern Munich invest in MLS talent, and a must-try sandwich spot right by the Saints facility. FOOTBALL The Saints 2018 sixth-round pick, Boston Scott, is one of us I feel like. He's my height, 5'7", and has a deep love for the Black and Gold growing up near Baton Rouge. He's the everyman back, but of course, he's much more talented than us. He's been doubted in his career (a walk-on at L...

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    In this edition of FFF we dissect the rise of running back back Boston Scott, German club Bayern Munich invest in MLS talent, and a must-try sandwich spot right by the Saints facility. FOOTBALL The Saints 2018 sixth-round pick, Boston Scott, is one of us I feel like. He's my height, 5'7", and has a deep love for the Black and Gold growing up near Baton Rouge. He's the everyman back, but of course, he's much more talented than us. He's been doubted in his career (a walk-on at L...

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  • Inclement weather chases Saints inside; red zone drills keep practice lively

    Inclement weather chases Saints inside; red zone drills keep practice lively

    Stormy weather chased the Saints inside. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Stormy weather chased the Saints inside. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Stormy weather chased the Saints inside. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Stormy weather chased the Saints inside. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    The Saints started Friday's workout outside, but lightning chased them into the indoor facility. The rain has arrived at #Saints camp. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/6tb5wvDgqr — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 3, 2018 Before they went inside, Drew Brees evaded a sack, and found Michael Thomas for a big gain. Drew Brees evades Tyeler Davison, finds @Cantguardmike for a huge gain. Great play all round for the #Saints O. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/W5bRzt91I2 — Garl...more>>
    The Saints started Friday's workout outside, but lightning chased them into the indoor facility. The rain has arrived at #Saints camp. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/6tb5wvDgqr — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 3, 2018 Before they went inside, Drew Brees evaded a sack, and found Michael Thomas for a big gain. Drew Brees evades Tyeler Davison, finds @Cantguardmike for a huge gain. Great play all round for the #Saints O. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/W5bRzt91I2 — Garl...more>>
  • Versatility on offense helping Louisiana native Boston Scott

    Versatility on offense helping Louisiana native Boston Scott

    Boston Scott played his prep ball at Zachary. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Boston Scott played his prep ball at Zachary. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Boston Scott played his prep ball at Zachary. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Boston Scott played his prep ball at Zachary. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Growing up in Zachary, Louisiana, Boston Scott was a big fan of the Black and Gold. Now the sixth-round pick, can take his love of the Saints to the next level. "Very exciting. It's a great opportunity to come out and play with some of the guys that I grew up watching on TV. Now I'm out there grinding with them every day. It's truly a spectacular opportunity," said Boston Scott. One of his favorite Saints, Drew Brees. is now his quarterback, and one of his mentors. &...more>>
    Growing up in Zachary, Louisiana, Boston Scott was a big fan of the Black and Gold. Now the sixth-round pick, can take his love of the Saints to the next level. "Very exciting. It's a great opportunity to come out and play with some of the guys that I grew up watching on TV. Now I'm out there grinding with them every day. It's truly a spectacular opportunity," said Boston Scott. One of his favorite Saints, Drew Brees. is now his quarterback, and one of his mentors. &...more>>
  • Offense wins the day in red zone drills at Thursday's workout

    Offense wins the day in red zone drills at Thursday's workout

    Drew Brees all smiles after some solid work during red zone drills. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees all smiles after some solid work during red zone drills. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees all smiles after some solid work during red zone drills. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees all smiles after some solid work during red zone drills. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints moved back outside for Thursday's practice, and the fans got see the offense excel in red zone drills. Drew Brees connected with Michael Thomas for one score, and hit Alvin Kamara for another TD. Red zone drills: Brees to @Cantguardmike beats Marshon Lattimore for the TD. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/0WirB3GODY — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 2, 2018 Stop me if you’ve heard this before, Drew Brees to Alvin Kamara, TD. #Saints @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter...more>>
    The Saints moved back outside for Thursday's practice, and the fans got see the offense excel in red zone drills. Drew Brees connected with Michael Thomas for one score, and hit Alvin Kamara for another TD. Red zone drills: Brees to @Cantguardmike beats Marshon Lattimore for the TD. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/0WirB3GODY — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 2, 2018 Stop me if you’ve heard this before, Drew Brees to Alvin Kamara, TD. #Saints @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter...more>>
  • Wide receiver Cameron Meredith quickly acclimating to Brees and the weather

    Wide receiver Cameron Meredith quickly acclimating to Brees and the weather

    Cameron Meredith missed the 2017 regular season with an injury.  (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Cameron Meredith missed the 2017 regular season with an injury. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Cameron Meredith missed the 2017 regular season with an injury.  (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Cameron Meredith missed the 2017 regular season with an injury. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Cameron Meredith exhibited a ton of big-play potential with the Bears, but a torn ACL derailed his 2017 season. Armed with a new deal from the Saints, and health close to a 100 percent, Meredith is acclimating nicely in NOLA. Cameron Meredith: Right now, just taking it step by step, get back into the groove of things. Coming out of breaks, finishing routes. Every day I'm putting in extra work after practice, just making sure I get that right. Extra work with a Hall of Fame quarterba...more>>
    Cameron Meredith exhibited a ton of big-play potential with the Bears, but a torn ACL derailed his 2017 season. Armed with a new deal from the Saints, and health close to a 100 percent, Meredith is acclimating nicely in NOLA. Cameron Meredith: Right now, just taking it step by step, get back into the groove of things. Coming out of breaks, finishing routes. Every day I'm putting in extra work after practice, just making sure I get that right. Extra work with a Hall of Fame quarterba...more>>
  • New wide receiver additions highlight Saints indoor practice

    New wide receiver additions highlight Saints indoor practice

    Brandon Tate joined the Saints and practiced Wednesday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Brandon Tate joined the Saints and practiced Wednesday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints added two receivers to the roster, Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate. 

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    The Saints added two receivers to the roster, Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate. 

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  • Versatility makes Demario Davis important to the Saints defense

    Versatility makes Demario Davis important to the Saints defense

    Damario Davis celebrates interception of Drew Brees. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Damario Davis celebrates interception of Drew Brees. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Last season, Demario Davis racked up 96 tackles with the Jets. Those exploits caught the eyes of the Saints brass, and now Davis calls New Orleans home. 

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    Last season, Demario Davis racked up 96 tackles with the Jets. Those exploits caught the eyes of the Saints brass, and now Davis calls New Orleans home. 

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  • Training camp practice moved indoors, closed to public

    Training camp practice moved indoors, closed to public

    The New Orleans Saints have moved training camp practice indoors Wednesday, closing the practice to the public. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)The New Orleans Saints have moved training camp practice indoors Wednesday, closing the practice to the public. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)
    The Saints have completed two practices in training camp. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)The Saints have completed two practices in training camp. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)

    The New Orleans Saints have moved training camp practice indoors Wednesday, closing the practice to the public. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have moved training camp practice indoors Wednesday, closing the practice to the public. 

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  • FFF: Tight end Dan Arnold one of the big surprises of Saints camp

    FFF: Tight end Dan Arnold one of the big surprises of Saints camp

    Dan Arnold is in his second year with the Saints. Source: Nola.comDan Arnold is in his second year with the Saints. Source: Nola.com

    In this edition of FFF we focus on a tight end turning heads at Saints camp, an expansion soccer team in Los Angeles is fighting for the playoffs, and dinner at Antoine's never disappoints.  FOOTBALL Each training camp there's always one or two surprises that really no one could predict. The emergence of tight end Dan Arnold is a prime example. He's made a ton of big-time catches so far in camp, and has many fans going who's No. 85?  Arnold originally suited up for the Bl...

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    In this edition of FFF we focus on a tight end turning heads at Saints camp, an expansion soccer team in Los Angeles is fighting for the playoffs, and dinner at Antoine's never disappoints.  FOOTBALL Each training camp there's always one or two surprises that really no one could predict. The emergence of tight end Dan Arnold is a prime example. He's made a ton of big-time catches so far in camp, and has many fans going who's No. 85?  Arnold originally suited up for the Bl...

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  • Juan's World: Too Much Hype Too Soon?

    10 training camp practices will be open to Saints fans in July and August. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)10 training camp practices will be open to Saints fans in July and August. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    10 training camp practices will be open to Saints fans in July and August. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)10 training camp practices will be open to Saints fans in July and August. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Welcome in to Juan's World and I have a confession to make. In the past, I have been one of those media members that has 'Drank the Kool-Aid" or "Eaten the Cheese." Which means, I've bought in on a particular player early in camp, gotten overly excited about him, only to wonder what happened to him by the time camp came to a close. It's really something that happens every year at Saints camp and probably at every other NFL camp. One guy takes over the early part of cam...

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and I have a confession to make. In the past, I have been one of those media members that has 'Drank the Kool-Aid" or "Eaten the Cheese." Which means, I've bought in on a particular player early in camp, gotten overly excited about him, only to wonder what happened to him by the time camp came to a close. It's really something that happens every year at Saints camp and probably at every other NFL camp. One guy takes over the early part of cam...

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  • A healthy Terron Armstead is a good thing for the Saints O-Line

    A healthy Terron Armstead is a good thing for the Saints O-Line

    Terron Armstead starts at left tackle for the Saints. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Terron Armstead starts at left tackle for the Saints. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8
    Terron Armstead starts at left tackle for the Saints. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Terron Armstead starts at left tackle for the Saints. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8
    Four days into camp, and a familiar face is on the Saints offensive line, Terron Armstead. For the first time, in a long time, he's healthy in July. "I'm a whole lot better. This is my first (healthy) start in camp since '15. That's a great feeling, alone and to get those reps. I've been playing games without practice and practicing during games, so to be able to get that rust off, I have a lot of work to do. I am super rusty technique-wise, eyes, and hands, It's a ton of work. ...more>>
    Four days into camp, and a familiar face is on the Saints offensive line, Terron Armstead. For the first time, in a long time, he's healthy in July. "I'm a whole lot better. This is my first (healthy) start in camp since '15. That's a great feeling, alone and to get those reps. I've been playing games without practice and practicing during games, so to be able to get that rust off, I have a lot of work to do. I am super rusty technique-wise, eyes, and hands, It's a ton of work. ...more>>
  • FFF: Rookie Tre'Quan Smith showing big-play potential a few days into camp

    FFF: Rookie Tre'Quan Smith showing big-play potential a few days into camp

    Tre"Quan Smith made a fantastic catch in traffic Saturday. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Tre"Quan Smith made a fantastic catch in traffic Saturday. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    In this edition of FFF we put our focus on possible breakout rookie wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith, a European soccer team that has the Saints fans in mind, and a visit to a legendary St. Bernard eatery. 

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    In this edition of FFF we put our focus on possible breakout rookie wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith, a European soccer team that has the Saints fans in mind, and a visit to a legendary St. Bernard eatery. 

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  • Safety Marcus Williams moving on from Minnesota game

    Safety Marcus Williams moving on from Minnesota game

    Marcus Williams enters year two with the Saints. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Marcus Williams enters year two with the Saints. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Year two for Marcus Williams looks a lot like his rookie year. Making a ton of plays, and only getting better in the secondary. 

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    Year two for Marcus Williams looks a lot like his rookie year. Making a ton of plays, and only getting better in the secondary. 

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  • Payton misses training camp to attend colleague's funeral

    Payton misses training camp to attend colleague's funeral

    Payton said Sparano's death was surreal. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Payton said Sparano's death was surreal. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Saints completed their fourth practice of training camp. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints completed their fourth practice of training camp. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Several members of The Saints coaching staff missed training camp Friday to attend funeral services for a close friend.  

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    Several members of The Saints coaching staff missed training camp Friday to attend funeral services for a close friend.  

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  • Brees 'still having fun' entering 18th NFL season

    Brees 'still having fun' entering 18th NFL season

    Drew Brees enters year 13 with the Saints this fall. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees enters year 13 with the Saints this fall. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints returned to the practice field to kick off their 2018 season as training camp got underway in Metairie.

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    The Saints returned to the practice field to kick off their 2018 season as training camp got underway in Metairie.

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  • Drew Brees debuts new gear at training camp

    Drew Brees debuts new gear at training camp

    Drew Brees debuted his new helmet today.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees debuted his new helmet today. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    In another step to increase player safety, the NFL banned 10 helmets that tested poorly. 

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    In another step to increase player safety, the NFL banned 10 helmets that tested poorly. 

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  • Gayle Benson has been 'fantastic' as owner of the Saints

    Gayle Benson has been 'fantastic' as owner of the Saints

    Gayle Benson at Saints training camp practice Thursday. Source: Nola.comGayle Benson at Saints training camp practice Thursday. Source: Nola.com

    In his 33 years of owning the Saints, Tom Benson's team won a Super Bowl and made 11 playoff appearances. After his passing, his widow, Gayle Benson, is now the sole owner of the Black and Gold. Gayle was by Mr. B's side every day at the Saints facility, and knows how to keep the winning tradition alive. Gayle Benson: My husband talked to me all the time about these teams, and how much he loved them. I've been with  him for 14 years, and I knew his love for them, we talked about...

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    In his 33 years of owning the Saints, Tom Benson's team won a Super Bowl and made 11 playoff appearances. After his passing, his widow, Gayle Benson, is now the sole owner of the Black and Gold. Gayle was by Mr. B's side every day at the Saints facility, and knows how to keep the winning tradition alive. Gayle Benson: My husband talked to me all the time about these teams, and how much he loved them. I've been with  him for 14 years, and I knew his love for them, we talked about...

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  • Former Saint Malcolm Jenkins 'looking forward' to Domecoming

    Former Saint Malcolm Jenkins 'looking forward' to Domecoming

    Malcolm Jenkins was originally drafted by the Saints.Malcolm Jenkins was originally drafted by the Saints.

    Some NFL training camps are already underway. While others are just days away from beginning. Meaning this is the last weekend for those off-season events, and activities before NFL players are back to the grind. Like the Saints, Malcolm Jenkins and the Eagles get going on Thursday.      He chose to spend his last football free Saturday here in New Orleans hosting "Get Ready Fest* alongside Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen A. Smith, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternit

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    Some NFL training camps are already underway. While others are just days away from beginning. Meaning this is the last weekend for those off-season events, and activities before NFL players are back to the grind. Like the Saints, Malcolm Jenkins and the Eagles get going on Thursday.      He chose to spend his last football free Saturday here in New Orleans hosting "Get Ready Fest* alongside Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen A. Smith, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternit

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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 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...

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    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...

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  • Ranking the Saints: #1 Drew Brees

    Ranking the Saints: #1 Drew Brees

    Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)
    Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)
    As if there was any doubt who our No. 1 player on the countdown would be. Drew Brees may be 39, but he's still the straw that stirs the drink for the New Orleans Saints. The best to ever don the Black and Gold, signed a two-year contract this offseason with the club. Extending his career just a couple of more seasons. 2018 could be historic year for Brees. He sits just 1,495 yards away from passing Peyton Manning on the NFL all-time leading passer list. The team he leads, is also a...more>>
    As if there was any doubt who our No. 1 player on the countdown would be. Drew Brees may be 39, but he's still the straw that stirs the drink for the New Orleans Saints. The best to ever don the Black and Gold, signed a two-year contract this offseason with the club. Extending his career just a couple of more seasons. 2018 could be historic year for Brees. He sits just 1,495 yards away from passing Peyton Manning on the NFL all-time leading passer list. The team he leads, is also a...more>>
  • Some Saints training camp practices sold out

    Some Saints training camp practices sold out

    (Source: Mark LaGrange)(Source: Mark LaGrange)
    (Source: Mark LaGrange)(Source: Mark LaGrange)

    The New Orleans Saints announced that the following practices are sold out for the Saints 2018 Training Camp

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    The New Orleans Saints announced that the following practices are sold out for the Saints 2018 Training Camp

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  • 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>>
  • Ranking the Saints: #3 Cam Jordan

    Ranking the Saints: #3 Cam Jordan

    Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.
    Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.
    At No. 3 is a player long respected in New Orleans, but finally starting to get his due around the NFL last year. Cam Jordan is one the best edge defenders in all of football, and last year was his absolute best. Long deserving, Jordan was finally named a first team All-Pro.  He finished the season with a career-high 13 sacks. Well in the prime of his career. Jordan is showing no signs of slowing down, and more dominance is expected in 2018. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All right...more>>
    At No. 3 is a player long respected in New Orleans, but finally starting to get his due around the NFL last year. Cam Jordan is one the best edge defenders in all of football, and last year was his absolute best. Long deserving, Jordan was finally named a first team All-Pro.  He finished the season with a career-high 13 sacks. Well in the prime of his career. Jordan is showing no signs of slowing down, and more dominance is expected in 2018. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All right...more>>
  • Saints sign running back Shane Vereen, waive Daniel Lasco

    Saints sign running back Shane Vereen, waive Daniel Lasco

    The Saints signed Shane Vereen to bolster the backfield spot. (Source: Mark LaGrange)The Saints signed Shane Vereen to bolster the backfield spot. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    With Mark Ingram out the first four games of the 2018 regular season, the Saints bolstered their backfield with the signing of Shane Vereen. 

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    With Mark Ingram out the first four games of the 2018 regular season, the Saints bolstered their backfield with the signing of Shane Vereen. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #4 Michael Thomas

    Ranking the Saints: #4 Michael Thomas

    Michael Thomas hauls in a touchdown pass from Drew Brees but it isn't enough as the Saints fall to the Vikings on the final play of the game. (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Michael Thomas hauls in a touchdown pass from Drew Brees but it isn't enough as the Saints fall to the Vikings on the final play of the game. (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    At No. 4 is wide receiver Michael Thomas. T Thomas followed up his stellar rookie season with an even better year in 2017. 

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    At No. 4 is wide receiver Michael Thomas. T Thomas followed up his stellar rookie season with an even better year in 2017. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #5 Marshon Lattimore

    Ranking the Saints: #5 Marshon Lattimore

    Marshon Lattimore seals the win against Chicago with a 4th quarter interception. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Marshon Lattimore seals the win against Chicago with a 4th quarter interception. (Source: Mark Lagrange)
    Marshon Lattimore seals the win against Chicago with a 4th quarter interception.Marshon Lattimore seals the win against Chicago with a 4th quarter interception.

    We've now hit the difficult part of the countdown, determining two through five. A case could be made that Marshon Lattimore could be the second-highest player on this list, but Monday he comes in at No. 5. 

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    We've now hit the difficult part of the countdown, determining two through five. A case could be made that Marshon Lattimore could be the second-highest player on this list, but Monday he comes in at No. 5. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #6 Mark Ingram

    Ranking the Saints: #6 Mark Ingram

    Sean Payton said team will deal with Mark Ingram's suspension. (FOX 8)Sean Payton said team will deal with Mark Ingram's suspension. (FOX 8)

    Mark Ingram is coming off back-to-back thousand yard seasons. 

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    Mark Ingram is coming off back-to-back thousand yard seasons. 

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  • FFF: Is Alvin Kamara the second-most popular Saint

    FFF: Is Alvin Kamara the second most-popular Saint

    Alvin Kamara won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017, Source: Mark LagrangeAlvin Kamara won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017, Source: Mark Lagrange

    On this edition of FFF: I focus on the popularity of Saints running back Alvin Kamara, the World Cup final, and a treasure in Texas. FOOTBALL At Alvin Kamara's camp on Monday, teammate Marshon Lattimore made a guest appearance. The assembled media asked the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year for an interview. He laughed, said he plays on defense, all the flash is on offense. He still did the interview, but he makes a good point. Drew Brees is easily the most popular Saint on...

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    On this edition of FFF: I focus on the popularity of Saints running back Alvin Kamara, the World Cup final, and a treasure in Texas. FOOTBALL At Alvin Kamara's camp on Monday, teammate Marshon Lattimore made a guest appearance. The assembled media asked the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year for an interview. He laughed, said he plays on defense, all the flash is on offense. He still did the interview, but he makes a good point. Drew Brees is easily the most popular Saint on...

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  • Ranking the Saints: #9 Larry Warford

    Ranking the Saints: #9 Larry Warford

    Larry Warford checks in at No. 9 on our countdown. (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Larry Warford checks in at No. 9 on our countdown. (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Larry Warford checks in at No. 9 on our countdown. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneLarry Warford checks in at No. 9 on our countdown. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    We stay on the offensive line for the No. 9 player on the countdown, guard Larry Warford. 

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    We stay on the offensive line for the No. 9 player on the countdown, guard Larry Warford. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #10 Andrus Peat

    Ranking the Saints: #10 Andrus Peat

    Andrus Peat checks in at No. 11 on our countdown. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Andrus Peat checks in at No. 11 on our countdown. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Andrus Peat came to the Saints via first-round draft pick in 2015. His rookie year he seemed soft and even lost at times. 

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    Andrus Peat came to the Saints via first-round draft pick in 2015. His rookie year he seemed soft and even lost at times. 

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  • Saints Training Camp dates announced

    Saints Training Camp dates announced

    Saints Training Camp starts July 26th. July. (FOX 8 graphic).Saints Training Camp starts July 26th. July. (FOX 8 graphic).
    Saints Training Camp (FOX 8)Saints Training Camp (FOX 8)
    The Saints will open their training camp on Thursday, July 26th. The first workout open to the public is Saturday, July 28th. Ten practices will be open to the public. #Saints 2018 training camp schedule. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/4LgVKPhg39 — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) July 9, 2018 In total, the Saints will conduct 20 practices in total. Two will be walk-throughs. The Saints will break training camp on Sunday, August 19th. more>>
    The Saints will open their training camp on Thursday, July 26th. The first workout open to the public is Saturday, July 28th. Ten practices will be open to the public. #Saints 2018 training camp schedule. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/4LgVKPhg39 — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) July 9, 2018 In total, the Saints will conduct 20 practices in total. Two will be walk-throughs. The Saints will break training camp on Sunday, August 19th. more>>
  • Saints and Chargers to conduct dual practices before preseason matchup

    Saints and Chargers to conduct dual practices before preseason matchup

    The Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year.  Source: Nola.comThe Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year.  Source: Nola.comThe Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints and Chargers will conduct dual practices before their preseason matchup on Saturday, August 25th. The workouts will take place on Thursday and Friday. The practices will take place at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, California. The Saints held joint preseason practices against the Chargers last training camp also. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    The Saints and Chargers will conduct dual practices before their preseason matchup on Saturday, August 25th. The workouts will take place on Thursday and Friday. The practices will take place at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, California. The Saints held joint preseason practices against the Chargers last training camp also. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • FFF: Perfect timing for Moore and Thomas to enter Saints HOF

    FFF: Perfect timing for Moore and Thomas to enter Saints HOF

    Pierre Thomas was a big contributor in the Saints 2009 Super Bowl run. Source: Nola.comPierre Thomas was a big contributor in the Saints 2009 Super Bowl run. Source: Nola.com

    On this edition of FFF, we weigh in on the announcement of Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas going into the Saints Hall of Fame, dissect the World Cup coming to America, and stop at one of the best Italian restaurants in the New Orleans area. FOOTBALL The Saints Hall Of Fame announced today, Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas will be the latest inductees. I feel the timing of their elections is perfect timing. In Super Bowl 44, Moore and Thomas were both key contributors to a Saints victory...

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    On this edition of FFF, we weigh in on the announcement of Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas going into the Saints Hall of Fame, dissect the World Cup coming to America, and stop at one of the best Italian restaurants in the New Orleans area. FOOTBALL The Saints Hall Of Fame announced today, Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas will be the latest inductees. I feel the timing of their elections is perfect timing. In Super Bowl 44, Moore and Thomas were both key contributors to a Saints victory...

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  • Mark Ingram on 4-game suspension: 'I don't agree with it'

    Mark Ingram on 4-game suspension: 'I don't agree with it'

    Mark Ingram was back at practice on Tuesday. Source: Nola.comMark Ingram was back at practice on Tuesday. Source: Nola.com

    Better late than never. That's what the Saints are saying about Mark Ingram's long awaited arrival back at the facility. He was on the field with the Black and Gold for the first time today for the start of the mandatory mini-camp. Ingram skipped the off-season workouts, and all three weeks of organized team activities. He returns to a more crowded backfield with the addition of Boston Scott, and a few other names that will have to pick up the slack for Ingram while he serves his su...

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    Better late than never. That's what the Saints are saying about Mark Ingram's long awaited arrival back at the facility. He was on the field with the Black and Gold for the first time today for the start of the mandatory mini-camp. Ingram skipped the off-season workouts, and all three weeks of organized team activities. He returns to a more crowded backfield with the addition of Boston Scott, and a few other names that will have to pick up the slack for Ingram while he serves his su...

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  • Marshon Lattimore looks to continue proving doubters wrong

    Marshon Lattimore looks to continue proving doubters wrong

    Cam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Cam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Motivation comes in many forms. But for NFL athletes, especially those that are so successful from the start, sometimes it takes a little something extra. For Saints second year corner Marshon Lattimore, it's the chance to continue proving those who didn't believe in him wrong. 

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    Motivation comes in many forms. But for NFL athletes, especially those that are so successful from the start, sometimes it takes a little something extra. For Saints second year corner Marshon Lattimore, it's the chance to continue proving those who didn't believe in him wrong. 

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  • Saints go from the gridiron to the diamond for charity softball event

    Saints go from the gridiron to the diamond for charity softball event

    Saints hit the softball diamond for charity. Source: FOX 8Saints hit the softball diamond for charity. Source: FOX 8

    It began with homerun derby in which long snapper Zach Wood outlasted Drew Brees for the trophy.  "So much pressure, that was worse than a game, worse than the Minnesota game, I was like 'wow' I really had to focus but everything worked out and I'm not complaining at all," said Saints long snapper Zach Wood. Then came the game and both the offense and defense started red hot and scored four runs a piece In he first inning. But then the offense got their bats roll...

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    It began with homerun derby in which long snapper Zach Wood outlasted Drew Brees for the trophy.  "So much pressure, that was worse than a game, worse than the Minnesota game, I was like 'wow' I really had to focus but everything worked out and I'm not complaining at all," said Saints long snapper Zach Wood. Then came the game and both the offense and defense started red hot and scored four runs a piece In he first inning. But then the offense got their bats roll...

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  • Brees ready for season 18 in the NFL

    Brees ready for season 18 in the NFL

    Drew Brees enters year 18 in the NFL. Source: FOX 8Drew Brees enters year 18 in the NFL. Source: FOX 8
    Drew Brees enters year 18 in the NFL. Source: FOX 8Drew Brees enters year 18 in the NFL. Source: FOX 8
    Even as he prepares for his 18th season in the NFL, it's never the same old story for Drew Brees. Yes, he still believes in structure and planning and probably takes a similar approach to his training, but number nine also keeps a look out for any way to improve. "Anything and everything that I do, if it doesn't make me a better quarterback or a better leader in this locker room, then it's a waste of time, right. So those are the things I have to focus on and be very efficient w...more>>
    Even as he prepares for his 18th season in the NFL, it's never the same old story for Drew Brees. Yes, he still believes in structure and planning and probably takes a similar approach to his training, but number nine also keeps a look out for any way to improve. "Anything and everything that I do, if it doesn't make me a better quarterback or a better leader in this locker room, then it's a waste of time, right. So those are the things I have to focus on and be very efficient w...more>>
  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints OTA’s week two

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints OTA’s week two

    (FOX 8)(FOX 8)

    Take One Michael Thomas steals the show. Michael Thomas is good. 

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    Take One Michael Thomas steals the show. Michael Thomas is good. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints OTA’s

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints OTA’s

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

    Take One: Taysom Hill progressing In our first chance to see Taysom Hill operating as a quarterback, I thought Hill looked good. I see why Sean Payton likes him. He seems to have a good grasp of where to go with the football. When he throws it, he has nice zip and accuracy. His athleticism is obvious too when he moves around. His best pass came on a nine route to Eldridge Massington. He also connected to an open receiver on a post route. Let’s not get too...

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    Take One Taysom Hill progressing In our first chance to see Taysom Hill operating as a quarterback, I thought Hill looked good. I see why Sean Payton likes him. He seems to have a good grasp of where to go with the football. When he throws it, he has nice zip and accuracy. His athleticism is obvious too when he moves around. His best pass

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  • Former Saint Kenny Vaccaro visiting with the Colts

    Former Saint Kenny Vaccaro visiting with the Colts

    Kenny Vaccaro is a free agent. Source: Mark LagrangeKenny Vaccaro is a free agent. Source: Mark Lagrange
    Kenny Vaccaro is a free agent. Source: Mark LagrangeKenny Vaccaro is a free agent. Source: Mark Lagrange
    Former Saint safety Kenny Vaccaro is visiting with the Colts today. That's according to a tweet by NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. This is Vaccaro's second reported visit during free agency. He also met with the Miami Dolphins last month according to Rapaport. The #Colts are taking a look at more than one free agent safety today. Source says they are also visiting with #Saints FA S Kenny Vaccaro. He had previously visited with the #Dolphins this offseason. — Ian Rapoport (@RapShe...more>>
    Former Saint safety Kenny Vaccaro is visiting with the Colts today. That's according to a tweet by NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. This is Vaccaro's second reported visit during free agency. He also met with the Miami Dolphins last month according to Rapaport. The #Colts are taking a look at more than one free agent safety today. Source says they are also visiting with #Saints FA S Kenny Vaccaro. He had previously visited with the #Dolphins this offseason. — Ian Rapoport (@RapShe...more>>
  • FFF: Say it isn't so Mark

    FFF: Say it isn't so Mark

    Mark Ingram is a fan favorite after seven years with the Saints. Source: Michael DeMockerMark Ingram is a fan favorite after seven years with the Saints. Source: Michael DeMocker

    In this edition of FFF, we break down the Ingram suspension, a soccer club in Scotland is racking up titles at an insane pace, and I hit the Bywater for some Chinese food. 

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    In this edition of FFF, we break down the Ingram suspension, a soccer club in Scotland is racking up titles at an insane pace, and I hit the Bywater for some Chinese food. 

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  • After Further Review: Saints bold trade for Davenport shows ‘win now’ approach

    After Further Review: Saints bold trade for Davenport shows ‘win now’ approach

    Source: Marcus Davenport TwitterSource: Marcus Davenport Twitter
    Source: Marcus Davenport TwitterSource: Marcus Davenport Twitter

    They’re all in on 2018. They’ll figure out 2019 when that time comes.

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    They’re all in on 2018. They’ll figure out 2019 when that time comes. 

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  • 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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  • FFF: You think you know, but you don't know

    FFF: You think you know, but you don't know

    The Pelicans will play the winner of the Spurs-Warriors series. Source: Pelicans.comThe Pelicans will play the winner of the Spurs-Warriors series. Source: Pelicans.com
    The Pelicans will play the winner of the Spurs-Warriors series. Source: Pelicans.comThe Pelicans will play the winner of the Spurs-Warriors series. Source: Pelicans.com
    In this edition of FFF we dissect "experts" who counted out the Pelicans, a soccer club gives fans refunds after a bad performance, and I visited to Bucktown to eat at a legendary spot FOOTBALL "You think you know, but you don't know." Former Saints head coach Jim Mora uttered those words to the media years ago, and now that sound bite rings true with the Pelicans. Before the season even started, so-called "experts" opined giving Jrue Holiday a max...more>>
    In this edition of FFF we dissect "experts" who counted out the Pelicans, a soccer club gives fans refunds after a bad performance, and I visited to Bucktown to eat at a legendary spot FOOTBALL "You think you know, but you don't know." Former Saints head coach Jim Mora uttered those words to the media years ago, and now that sound bite rings true with the Pelicans. Before the season even started, so-called "experts" opined giving Jrue Holiday a max...more>>
  • Report: Saints won't match Ravens offer for Willie Snead

    Report: Saints won't match Ravens offer for Willie Snead

    Willike Snead is now a Baltimore Raven. Source: Mark LaGrangeWillike Snead is now a Baltimore Raven. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints won't match the Ravens offer for wide receiver Willie Snead. That's according to a tweet by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The #Saints won’t match the offer sheet for RFA WR Willie Snead, source said. He’s officially a member of the #Ravens. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23, 2018 According to Rapoport, the deal is two years, with a $7M base salary. It can be worth up to $10.4M in incentives. Snead gets a $2M signing bonus, and an additional $1M base ...

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    The Saints won't match the Ravens offer for wide receiver Willie Snead. That's according to a tweet by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The #Saints won’t match the offer sheet for RFA WR Willie Snead, source said. He’s officially a member of the #Ravens. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23, 2018 According to Rapoport, the deal is two years, with a $7M base salary. It can be worth up to $10.4M in incentives. Snead gets a $2M signing bonus, and an additional $1M base ...

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  • Former Saints QB Luke McCown retires

    Former Saints QB Luke McCown retires

    Luke McCown played 14 years in the NFL. Source: Nola.comLuke McCown played 14 years in the NFL. Source: Nola.com

    After 14 years in the league, former Saints backup quarterback Luke McCown retired today. Congrats @LukeMcCown! Proud to have been through this journey with you! pic.twitter.com/A01C1mQsvC — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) April 20, 2018 McCown spent four seasons as Drew Brees' backup from 2013-16. He got one start in 2015 against Carolina. McCown went 31-of-38 passing for 310 yards in a loss to the Panthers. Brees sat out the contest with an injury. The Louisiana Tech a...

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    After 14 years in the league, former Saints backup quarterback Luke McCown retired today. Congrats @LukeMcCown! Proud to have been through this journey with you! pic.twitter.com/A01C1mQsvC — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) April 20, 2018 McCown spent four seasons as Drew Brees' backup from 2013-16. He got one start in 2015 against Carolina. McCown went 31-of-38 passing for 310 yards in a loss to the Panthers. Brees sat out the contest with an injury. The Louisiana Tech a...

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  • Report: Ravens sign Willie Snead to offer sheet that the Saints can match

    Report: Ravens sign Willie Snead to offer sheet that the Saints can match

    Willie Snead signed an offer sheet with the Ravens according to a report. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)Willie Snead signed an offer sheet with the Ravens according to a report. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)

    The Ravens have signed Willie Snead to a two-year offer sheet worth $10.4 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  The #Ravens are signing #Saints WR Willie Snead to a 2-year offer sheet worth $10.4M, source said. Saints have 5 days to match… and would take Baltimore out of the running for Dez Bryant. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2018 Snead is a restricted free agent. The Black and Gold have five days to match the offer for Snead. Snead misse...

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    The Ravens have signed Willie Snead to a two-year offer sheet worth $10.4 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  The #Ravens are signing #Saints WR Willie Snead to a 2-year offer sheet worth $10.4M, source said. Saints have 5 days to match… and would take Baltimore out of the running for Dez Bryant. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2018 Snead is a restricted free agent. The Black and Gold have five days to match the offer for Snead. Snead misse...

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  • Saints to play Falcons and Cowboys on back-to-back Thursdays in November

    Saints to play Falcons and Cowboys on back-to-back Thursdays in November

    The Saints will play the Falcons on Thanksgiving night. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints will play the Falcons on Thanksgiving night. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints will play five primetime games in 2018. Last season, the Saints only played two games in primetime.

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    The Saints will play five primetime games in 2018. Last season, the Saints only played two games in primetime.

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  • Brandon Coleman re-signing with the Saints

    Brandon Coleman re-signing with the Saints

    Brandon Coleman reportedly re-signed with the Saints. Source: Mark LaGrangeBrandon Coleman reportedly re-signed with the Saints. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Brandon Coleman reportedly re-signed with the Saints. Source: Mark LaGrangeBrandon Coleman reportedly re-signed with the Saints. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Wide receiver Brandon Coleman will be back in the Black and Gold, that's according to a report by Nola.com/Times-Picayune. Coleman came out of Rutgers an undrafted free agent in 2014, and has only played for the Saints.  Coleman hauled in 23 catches for 364 yards and three touchdowns in 2017. Coleman was a restricted free agent this year. No word on contract details according to the report. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    Wide receiver Brandon Coleman will be back in the Black and Gold, that's according to a report by Nola.com/Times-Picayune. Coleman came out of Rutgers an undrafted free agent in 2014, and has only played for the Saints.  Coleman hauled in 23 catches for 364 yards and three touchdowns in 2017. Coleman was a restricted free agent this year. No word on contract details according to the report. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • New Saints WR Cameron Meredith is focusing on being ready for training camp

    New Saints WR Cameron Meredith is focusing on being ready for training camp

    Cameron Meredith missed the 2017 regular season with an injury. Source: Mark LaGrangeCameron Meredith missed the 2017 regular season with an injury. Source: Mark LaGrange
    FOX 8 New Orleans will remain the home of the Saints. (Source: Mark LaGrange)FOX 8 New Orleans will remain the home of the Saints. (Source: Mark LaGrange)
    The Saints signed wide receiver Cameron Meredith to a two-year contract Thursday. The deal is worth $9.6 million. Now the Saints hope he'll be ready to go for the regular season. Meredith tore his ACL and MCL in the 2017 preseason. Today, Meredith told reporters on a conference call his goal is to be ready for late July, early August. "I'm gaining strength day-by-day. I'm excited to see how soon I can get back. The main objective for me is to do as much as I can with the traine...more>>
    The Saints signed wide receiver Cameron Meredith to a two-year contract Thursday. The deal is worth $9.6 million. Now the Saints hope he'll be ready to go for the regular season. Meredith tore his ACL and MCL in the 2017 preseason. Today, Meredith told reporters on a conference call his goal is to be ready for late July, early August. "I'm gaining strength day-by-day. I'm excited to see how soon I can get back. The main objective for me is to do as much as I can with the traine...more>>
  • 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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  • FFF: There's four possible teams from the NFC who can make the SB, and the Saints are in that number

    FFF: There's four possible teams from the NFC who can make the SB, and the Saints are in that number

    The Saints host the Rams in 2018. Source: Nola.comThe Saints host the Rams in 2018. Source: Nola.com

    In this edition of FFF we focus on who's a contender to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 53, unruly soccer fans in England, and my visit to Manchu for some chicken wings. FOOTBALL We're a little over four months from the regular season kicking off, and I only see four teams in the NFC that have a shot at Super Bowl 53. The defending champ Eagles, Minnesota, the upstart Rams, and Sean Payton's Saints. The Vikings saw a weakness at the their QB spot in 2017. Problem solved, signing Ki...

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    In this edition of FFF we focus on who's a contender to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 53, unruly soccer fans in England, and my visit to Manchu for some chicken wings. FOOTBALL We're a little over four months from the regular season kicking off, and I only see four teams in the NFC that have a shot at Super Bowl 53. The defending champ Eagles, Minnesota, the upstart Rams, and Sean Payton's Saints. The Vikings saw a weakness at the their QB spot in 2017. Problem solved, signing Ki...

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  • All Who-Dats invited to Zach Strief retirement party

    All Who-Dats invited to Zach Strief retirement party

    Zach Strief retired from the Saints after 12 seasons. Source: Nola.comZach Strief retired from the Saints after 12 seasons. Source: Nola.com

    After 12 seasons in the Black and Gold, Zach Strief retired March 12th. Now Who-Dats have the opportunity to wish him well in his next career, brewmaster. Port Orleans Brewing Company On Saturday, April 21st, Port Orleans Brewing Company is throwing the offensive lineman a retirement party. Strief is a co-owner of the brewery. Current and former Saints players will also be at the brewery on Tchoupitoulas. The event is kid friendly, and will also have music and beer. Strie...

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    After 12 seasons in the Black and Gold, Zach Strief retired March 12th. Now Who-Dats have the opportunity to wish him well in his next career, brewmaster. Port Orleans Brewing Company On Saturday, April 21st, Port Orleans Brewing Company is throwing the offensive lineman a retirement party. Strief is a co-owner of the brewery. Current and former Saints players will also be at the brewery on Tchoupitoulas. The event is kid friendly, and will also have music and beer. Strie...

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  • Donte Jackson trying to keep "DBU" tradition going at LSU

    Donte Jackson trying to keep "DBU" tradition going at LSU

    Donte Jackson ran a 4.31-40 time at LSU Pro Day. Source: FOX 8 PhotoDonte Jackson ran a 4.31-40 time at LSU Pro Day. Source: FOX 8 Photo

    From Riverdale High School, to LSU, to now the NFL. That's the path Tiger cornerback Donte Jackson is on, and one he will complete next month.  

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    From Riverdale High School, to LSU, to now the NFL. That's the path Tiger cornerback Donte Jackson is on, and one he will complete next month.  

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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>>
  • Former Saint Brandin Cooks traded again

    Former Saint Brandin Cooks traded again

    Brandin Cooks was traded to the Patriots from the Saints in 2017. Photo by Mark LagrangeBrandin Cooks was traded to the Patriots from the Saints in 2017. Photo by Mark Lagrange

    Former Saints first-round pick Brandin Cooks is on the move again. 

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    Former Saints first-round pick Brandin Cooks is on the move again. 

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  • Saints offseason workout schedule released

    Saints offseason workout schedule released

    Drew Brees and the Saints will be back on Airline Drive on April 16th. Source: FOX 8 ImageDrew Brees and the Saints will be back on Airline Drive on April 16th. Source: FOX 8 Image
    Drew Brees and the Saints will be back on Airline Drive on April 16th. Source: FOX 8 ImageDrew Brees and the Saints will be back on Airline Drive on April 16th. Source: FOX 8 Image
    Get the calendar out Saints players, the offseason schedule is set. Workouts begin April 16th. They're not mandatory for the Black and Gold, but attendance is highly encouraged. Organized team activities begin May 22 for Sean Payton's squad. The Saints are scheduled for 10 OTA's. May 22-24, May 29-31, and June 4-7. These workouts are also not mandatory. The mandatory minicamp takes place June 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday). Mandatory minicamp workouts are usually open to the public. ...more>>
    Get the calendar out Saints players, the offseason schedule is set. Workouts begin April 16th. They're not mandatory for the Black and Gold, but attendance is highly encouraged. Organized team activities begin May 22 for Sean Payton's squad. The Saints are scheduled for 10 OTA's. May 22-24, May 29-31, and June 4-7. These workouts are also not mandatory. The mandatory minicamp takes place June 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday). Mandatory minicamp workouts are usually open to the public. ...more>>
  • FFF: Treasure Drew Brees, we don't know when #9 will be gone

    FFF: Treasure Drew Brees, we don't know when #9 will be gone

    Drew Brees inked a new deal in March. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees inked a new deal in March. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)

    In this edition of FFF we focus on the future of Drew Brees, the crazy debut of Zlatan, and a Netflix food series making you think outside of the box. FOOTBALL Drew Brees inked a new deal in March that assures he'll retire a Saint. The three-year deal is for $70 million, but the third year for $20 million, is set to void automatically in March 2020.  After Brees signed his new deal, he was of course asked how long he has left in the Black and Gold. In pure Brees fashion, he wa...

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    In this edition of FFF we focus on the future of Drew Brees, the crazy debut of Zlatan, and a Netflix food series making you think outside of the box. FOOTBALL Drew Brees inked a new deal in March that assures he'll retire a Saint. The three-year deal is for $70 million, but the third year for $20 million, is set to void automatically in March 2020.  After Brees signed his new deal, he was of course asked how long he has left in the Black and Gold. In pure Brees fashion, he wa...

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  • Tight End Benjamin Watson returning to the Saints

    Tight End Benjamin Watson returning to the Saints

    Watson played in New Orleans for three seasons. Source: Mark LaGrangeWatson played in New Orleans for three seasons. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Tight End Benjamin Watson is returning to the Saints according to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Watson played for the Saints for the three seasons, 2013-2015. Ian Rapaport of NFL Network says it's a one-year deal. Saints tried to bring TE Jimmy Graham back to New Orleans; instead bring back Benjamin Watson, one of the league’s most respected players. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018 Watson is 37 years old, and has played in the NFL for 13 seasons. Wa...

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    Tight End Benjamin Watson is returning to the Saints according to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Watson played for the Saints for the three seasons, 2013-2015. Ian Rapaport of NFL Network says it's a one-year deal. Saints tried to bring TE Jimmy Graham back to New Orleans; instead bring back Benjamin Watson, one of the league’s most respected players. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018 Watson is 37 years old, and has played in the NFL for 13 seasons. Wa...

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  • 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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  • FFF: Saints and Pelicans on solid ground with Gayle Benson in charge

    FFF: Saints and Pelicans on solid ground with Gayle Benson in charge

    Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will keep both teams on solid ground going forward. (FOX 8)Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will keep both teams on solid ground going forward. (FOX 8)
    Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will keep both teams on solid ground going forward. (FOX 8)Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will keep both teams on solid ground going forward. (FOX 8)
    In this edition of FFF we focus on the future of the Saints and Pelicans, what's wrong with diving in soccer, and a great late-night spot to grab dinner in NOLA. FOOTBALL Before his passing, Tom Benson arranged a smooth transition for his wife, Gayle, to run the Saints and Pelicans. Mr. Benson was a strong businessman, and owner, all virtues his wife Gayle will no doubt carry on in the coming years. Gayle became the sole beneficiary of an estate controlling the Saints and Pelicans ...more>>
    In this edition of FFF we focus on the future of the Saints and Pelicans, what's wrong with diving in soccer, and a great late-night spot to grab dinner in NOLA. FOOTBALL Before his passing, Tom Benson arranged a smooth transition for his wife, Gayle, to run the Saints and Pelicans. Mr. Benson was a strong businessman, and owner, all virtues his wife Gayle will no doubt carry on in the coming years. Gayle became the sole beneficiary of an estate controlling the Saints and Pelicans ...more>>
  • Report: Willie Snead to visit the Ravens

    Report: Willie Snead to visit the Ravens

    Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens according to a report. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens according to a report. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)
    Willie Snead signed an offer sheet with the Ravens according to a report. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)Willie Snead signed an offer sheet with the Ravens according to a report. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)
    Free agent wide receiver Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Saints’ restricted free agent WR Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens today, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2018 Snead is a Saints restricted free agent, and was offered $1.9 million salary for 2018. The Black and Gold have right of first refusal if another team offers Snead an improved deal. Snead joined the Saints as undrafted free agent in 2014. ...more>>
    Free agent wide receiver Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Saints’ restricted free agent WR Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens today, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2018 Snead is a Saints restricted free agent, and was offered $1.9 million salary for 2018. The Black and Gold have right of first refusal if another team offers Snead an improved deal. Snead joined the Saints as undrafted free agent in 2014. ...more>>
  • Coach Payton uses Twitter to shoot down Eric Decker rumors

    Coach Payton uses Twitter to shoot down Eric Decker rumors

    Coach Payton went on Twitter to shoot down a report. (Source: Mark LaGrange)Coach Payton went on Twitter to shoot down a report. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    This morning Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reported wide receiver Eric Decker was visiting the Saints. Sean Payton took to Twitter to shoot down the report by saying "Bad sources." Former Titans WR Eric Decker is in fact visiting the #Saints, per source. pic.twitter.com/BycBMg1N8g — Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 20, 2018 Bad sources. — Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) March 20, 2018 Jhabvala went back to Twitter after Coach Payton's response. I...

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    This morning Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reported wide receiver Eric Decker was visiting the Saints. Sean Payton took to Twitter to shoot down the report by saying "Bad sources." Former Titans WR Eric Decker is in fact visiting the #Saints, per source. pic.twitter.com/BycBMg1N8g — Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 20, 2018 Bad sources. — Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) March 20, 2018 Jhabvala went back to Twitter after Coach Payton's response. I...

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  • Gayle Benson-owned GMB Racing primed for another Kentucky Derby run

    Gayle Benson-owned GMB Racing primed for another Kentucky Derby run

    Lone Sailor is 20-1 odds to win the Louisiana Derby.Lone Sailor is 20-1 odds to win the Louisiana Derby.

    Two years ago GMB Racing came out of nowhere to become a "big player" in "The Sport of Kings." Gayle and Tom's racing operation was in it's infancy back in 2016, but they still sent, not one, but two horses to the Kentucky Derby. The Benson's horses finished 8th and 12th, in the "Super Bowl of Racing." This Saturday, GMB will send out another thoroughbred with an eye on "The Run for the Roses," in Lone Sailor. With the passing of Mr. Benson, ano...

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    Two years ago GMB Racing came out of nowhere to become a "big player" in "The Sport of Kings." Gayle and Tom's racing operation was in it's infancy back in 2016, but they still sent, not one, but two horses to the Kentucky Derby. The Benson's horses finished 8th and 12th, in the "Super Bowl of Racing." This Saturday, GMB will send out another thoroughbred with an eye on "The Run for the Roses," in Lone Sailor. With the passing of Mr. Benson, ano...

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  • Ndamukong Suh visiting Rams after meetings with Saints and Titans

    Ndamukong Suh visiting Rams after meetings with Saints and Titans

    Ndamukong Suh will visit the Rams next. (photo: nfl.com)Ndamukong Suh will visit the Rams next. (photo: nfl.com)
    Ndamukong Suh will visit the Rams next. (photo: nfl.com)Ndamukong Suh will visit the Rams next. (photo: nfl.com)
    Free agent Ndamukong Suh's next stop is the Los Angeles Rams according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Suh visited the Saints and Titans this past weekend. Quick note: #Suh is visiting the #Rams tomorrow (Tuesday). https://t.co/h30uIQMNIo — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 19, 2018 According to Schultz, Suh was impressed with both the Saints and Titans visits. Ndamukong Suh tells me that his visits w/both the #Saints and #Titans went well. While he has yet to s...more>>
    Free agent Ndamukong Suh's next stop is the Los Angeles Rams according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Suh visited the Saints and Titans this past weekend. Quick note: #Suh is visiting the #Rams tomorrow (Tuesday). https://t.co/h30uIQMNIo — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 19, 2018 According to Schultz, Suh was impressed with both the Saints and Titans visits. Ndamukong Suh tells me that his visits w/both the #Saints and #Titans went well. While he has yet to s...more>>
  • Report: Former St. Aug and LSU star Tyrann Mathieu headed to the Texans

    Report: Former St. Aug and LSU star Tyrann Mathieu headed to the Texans

    Tyrann Mathieu will sign with the Texans. Source: FOX 8Tyrann Mathieu will sign with the Texans. Source: FOX 8

    Former LSU Tiger Tyrann Mathieu will sign a one-year deal with the Texans according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Former Cardinals’ safety Tyrann Mathieu reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, sources tell ESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2018 The Cardinals were looking to restructure $18 million of Mathieu contract, before it  became guaranteed at the start of the league year on Wednesday afternoon. The St. Aug alum refused to...

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    Former LSU Tiger Tyrann Mathieu will sign a one-year deal with the Texans according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Former Cardinals’ safety Tyrann Mathieu reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, sources tell ESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2018 The Cardinals were looking to restructure $18 million of Mathieu contract, before it  became guaranteed at the start of the league year on Wednesday afternoon. The St. Aug alum refused to...

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  • Funeral arrangements and visitation are set for Tom Benson

    Funeral arrangements and visitation are set for Tom Benson

    Mr. Benson's funeral arrangements have benn set. (FOX 8 Photo)Mr. Benson's funeral arrangements have benn set. (FOX 8 Photo)

    Funeral arrangements for Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson were set today. Arrangements for Tom Benson Visitation and Funeral Mass pic.twitter.com/PDaXoUHCDE — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 16, 2018 A public visitation will take place Wednesday March 21st, and Thursday March 22nd at Notre Dame Seminary. A private funeral will take place Friday at St. Louis Cathedral. Mr. Benson passed away on Thursday at the age of 90. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights ...

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    Funeral arrangements for Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson were set today. Arrangements for Tom Benson Visitation and Funeral Mass pic.twitter.com/PDaXoUHCDE — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 16, 2018 A public visitation will take place Wednesday March 21st, and Thursday March 22nd at Notre Dame Seminary. A private funeral will take place Friday at St. Louis Cathedral. Mr. Benson passed away on Thursday at the age of 90. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights ...

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  • Morstead signs 5-year extension with the Saints

    Morstead signs 5-year extension with the Saints

    Thomas Morstead signs 5-year extension with the SaintsSource: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Thomas Morstead signs 5-year extension with the SaintsSource: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Saints punter Thomas Morstead signed a 5-year extension according to his Twitter account. 5 more years!#WhoDat#Saints pic.twitter.com/xoYBeWpkLP — Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) March 16, 2018 Morstead has been in the Black and Gold for nine seasons. He's made one Pro Bowl back in 2010. The Saints drafted the SMU Mustang in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He's only had one punt blocked in his nine years with the Saints. Morstead's career average in punt yardage ...

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    Saints punter Thomas Morstead signed a 5-year extension according to his Twitter account. 5 more years!#WhoDat#Saints pic.twitter.com/xoYBeWpkLP — Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) March 16, 2018 Morstead has been in the Black and Gold for nine seasons. He's made one Pro Bowl back in 2010. The Saints drafted the SMU Mustang in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He's only had one punt blocked in his nine years with the Saints. Morstead's career average in punt yardage ...

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  • Pass-rusher Alex Okafor is re-signing with the Saints

    Pass-rusher Alex Okafor is re-signing with the Saints

    Alex Okafor will re-sign with the Saints. (Source: Mark LaGrange)Alex Okafor will re-sign with the Saints. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    The Saints are re-signing Alex Okafor to a 2-year deal worth up $10 million according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. The pass-rusher visited the Bucs, but working in Dennis Allen's defense appears to be a great fit for Okafor. Okafor joined the Saints on a one-year deal last year. Okafor is still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in November.   Okafor racked up 43 tackles, and 4.5 sacks in only 11 games of work.  Copyright 2018 WVUE. All r...

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    The Saints are re-signing Alex Okafor to a 2-year deal worth up $10 million according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. The pass-rusher visited the Bucs, but working in Dennis Allen's defense appears to be a great fit for Okafor. Okafor joined the Saints on a one-year deal last year. Okafor is still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in November.   Okafor racked up 43 tackles, and 4.5 sacks in only 11 games of work.  Copyright 2018 WVUE. All r...

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  • Report: Offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod returning to the Saints

    Report: Offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod returning to the Saints

    Jermon Bushrod was drafted by the Saints in 2007. Source: Nola.comJermon Bushrod was drafted by the Saints in 2007. Source: Nola.com
    Jermon Bushrod was drafted by the Saints in 2007. Source: Nola.comJermon Bushrod was drafted by the Saints in 2007. Source: Nola.com
    Jermon Bushrod is back in the Black and Gold according to Herbie Teope of Nola.com/Times-Picayune. The offensive lineman will get a one-year deal. Bushrod was drafted by the Saints in the fourth-round of the 2007 draft. Bushrod spent six seasons in New Orleans. The lineman also played three years for the Bears, and two for the Dolphins. The Saints lost Senio Kelemete to the Texans, so it made sense to ink the 33-year old lineman. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    Jermon Bushrod is back in the Black and Gold according to Herbie Teope of Nola.com/Times-Picayune. The offensive lineman will get a one-year deal. Bushrod was drafted by the Saints in the fourth-round of the 2007 draft. Bushrod spent six seasons in New Orleans. The lineman also played three years for the Bears, and two for the Dolphins. The Saints lost Senio Kelemete to the Texans, so it made sense to ink the 33-year old lineman. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • Former first-round pick Patrick Robinson is coming back to the Black and Gold

    Former first-round pick Patrick Robinson is coming back to the Black and Gold

    Patrick Robinson is a former first-round pick of the Saints. Source: Nola.comPatrick Robinson is a former first-round pick of the Saints. Source: Nola.com

    Fomer Saint cornerback Patrick Robinson is coming home according the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. The Eagle is expected to sign a 4-year deal with the Saints. This is a surprise: #Eagles CB Patrick Robinson, due to be a free agent in 2 hours, is expected to sign a 4-year deal with the #Saints. Back where it all began. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018 Robinson is a former first-round pick of the Saints. He was drafted in 2010, 32nd overall. Robinson intercepted Tom...

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    Fomer Saint cornerback Patrick Robinson is coming home according the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. The Eagle is expected to sign a 4-year deal with the Saints. This is a surprise: #Eagles CB Patrick Robinson, due to be a free agent in 2 hours, is expected to sign a 4-year deal with the #Saints. Back where it all began. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018 Robinson is a former first-round pick of the Saints. He was drafted in 2010, 32nd overall. Robinson intercepted Tom...

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  • Saints don't tender Brandon Coleman, now a free agent

    Saints don't tender Brandon Coleman, now a free agent

    Brandon Coleman is an restricted free agent. Source: Mark LaGrangeBrandon Coleman is an restricted free agent. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints didn't tender wide receiver Brandon Coleman according to Josh Katzenstein at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. 

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    The Saints didn't tender wide receiver Brandon Coleman according to Josh Katzenstein at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. 

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  • Report: Cardinals releasing former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu

    Report: Cardinals releasing former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu

    Mathieu will be released by the Cardinals according to a report. Source: Nola.comMathieu will be released by the Cardinals according to a report. Source: Nola.com

    The Cardinals have informed the Tyrann Mathieu they're releasing him according to a tweet by FOX's Jay Glazer. Cardinals have informed the Tyrann Mathieau The Honey Badger they are releasing him — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 14, 2018 The Cardinals were looking to restructure $18 million of Mathieu contract, before it  becomes guaranteed at the start of the league year on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints could have possible interest in the St. Augustine and LSU alum....

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    The Cardinals have informed the Tyrann Mathieu they're releasing him according to a tweet by FOX's Jay Glazer. Cardinals have informed the Tyrann Mathieau The Honey Badger they are releasing him — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 14, 2018 The Cardinals were looking to restructure $18 million of Mathieu contract, before it  becomes guaranteed at the start of the league year on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints could have possible interest in the St. Augustine and LSU alum....

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  • Report: Former Packers WR Jordy Nelson visiting the Saints

    Report: Former Packers WR Jordy Nelson visiting the Saints

    Jordy Nelson is visiting the Saints according to Adam Schefter. Source: Nola.comJordy Nelson is visiting the Saints according to Adam Schefter. Source: Nola.com
    Jordy Nelson is visiting the Saints according to Adam Schefter. Source: Nola.comJordy Nelson is visiting the Saints according to Adam Schefter. Source: Nola.com
    On Tuesday the Packers agreed to terms with Saints target Jimmy Graham. Green Bay also released wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Today, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Nelson is planning to visit the Saints. Former Packers' WR Jordy Nelson in demand: Visiting Raiders today, then scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks, then the New Orleans Saints, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018 Nelson will also visit the Raiders and Seahwaks according to Schefter...more>>
    On Tuesday the Packers agreed to terms with Saints target Jimmy Graham. Green Bay also released wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Today, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Nelson is planning to visit the Saints. Former Packers' WR Jordy Nelson in demand: Visiting Raiders today, then scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks, then the New Orleans Saints, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018 Nelson will also visit the Raiders and Seahwaks according to Schefter...more>>
  • Report: Jimmy Graham's contract is 3 years, $30 million from Packers

    Report: Jimmy Graham's contract is 3 years, $30 million from Packers

    Jimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange
    Jimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange

    Jimmy Graham will get paid three years, $30 million according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. The former Saint will earn $22 million over the first two years.  Yesterday it was reported Graham and the Saints had been seriously discussing a reunion, but talks stalled over the last several hours according to a tweet by ESPN's Dianna Russini. Both sides are still hoping to reach agreement according to the tweet. Other teams including the Packers were in the hunt. Saints quarter...

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    Jimmy Graham will get paid three years, $30 million according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. The former Saint will earn $22 million over the first two years.  Yesterday it was reported Graham and the Saints had been seriously discussing a reunion, but talks stalled over the last several hours according to a tweet by ESPN's Dianna Russini. Both sides are still hoping to reach agreement according to the tweet. Other teams including the Packers were in the hunt. Saints quarter...

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  • Report: Saints backup QB Chase Daniel going to the Bears

    Report: Saints backup QB Chase Daniel going to the Bears

    Chase Daniel is headed to Chicago. Source: Garland GillenChase Daniel is headed to Chicago. Source: Garland Gillen
    Chase Daniel is headed to Chicago. Source: Garland GillenChase Daniel is headed to Chicago. Source: Garland Gillen
    The Saints backup quarterback in 2017, Chase Daniel, is headed to the Windy City according to the NFL Network's Peter Schrager. Daniel is getting 2-year deal, worth $10 million, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network.. He gets $7 million guaranteed, and it’s voidable after one year. On a conference call Drew Brees gave his thoughts on losing Daniel to the Bears. "He’s a great QB to have in the room. I think he’s going to be a very productive QB,&quo...more>>
    The Saints backup quarterback in 2017, Chase Daniel, is headed to the Windy City according to the NFL Network's Peter Schrager. Daniel is getting 2-year deal, worth $10 million, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network.. He gets $7 million guaranteed, and it’s voidable after one year. On a conference call Drew Brees gave his thoughts on losing Daniel to the Bears. "He’s a great QB to have in the room. I think he’s going to be a very productive QB,&quo...more>>
  • Report: Saints target Malcolm Butler headed to the Titans

    Report: Saints target Malcolm Butler headed to the Titans

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo
    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    Former Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intends to sign with the Titans according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

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    Former Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intends to sign with the Titans according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

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  • Report: Jimmy Graham to sign with the Packers

    Report: Jimmy Graham to sign with the Packers

    Jimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange
    Jimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange
    Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier today it was reported Graham and the Saints had been seriously discussing a reunion, but talks stalled over the last several hours according to a tweet by ESPN's Dianna Russini. Both sides are still hoping to reach agreement according to the tweet. Other teams including the Packers were in the hunt. Saints quarterback Drew Brees told ESPN's Mike Triplett he wanted Graham back in th...more>>
    Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier today it was reported Graham and the Saints had been seriously discussing a reunion, but talks stalled over the last several hours according to a tweet by ESPN's Dianna Russini. Both sides are still hoping to reach agreement according to the tweet. Other teams including the Packers were in the hunt. Saints quarterback Drew Brees told ESPN's Mike Triplett he wanted Graham back in th...more>>
  • Report: Saints won't tender offer to Delvin Breaux

    Report: Saints won't tender offer to Delvin Breaux

    Delvin Breaux prepped at McDonogh 35. (Source: Mark LaGrange)Delvin Breaux prepped at McDonogh 35. (Source: Mark LaGrange)
    Source: Saints will not tender Delvin Breaux (Source: Mark LaGrange)Source: Saints will not tender Delvin Breaux (Source: Mark LaGrange)
    The Saints will not tender an offer to cornerback Delvin Breaux according to Josh Katzenstein of Nola.com/Times Picayune. The team hasn't ruled out bringing him back Katzenstein went on to report. Breaux has been plagued by injuries the last two seasons. Breaux is a restricted free agent. Free agency begins Wednesday at 3 p.m. Breaux played his high school ball at McDonogh 35. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    The Saints will not tender an offer to cornerback Delvin Breaux according to Josh Katzenstein of Nola.com/Times Picayune. The team hasn't ruled out bringing him back Katzenstein went on to report. Breaux has been plagued by injuries the last two seasons. Breaux is a restricted free agent. Free agency begins Wednesday at 3 p.m. Breaux played his high school ball at McDonogh 35. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • Juan's World: Saints Show Brees the Money

    Drew Brees ready for another postseason run.Drew Brees ready for another postseason run.
    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    Welcome in to Juan's World and here's what I know.

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and here's what I know.

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  • Colt Colletti's unorthodox training making its way to the NFL

    Colt Colletti's unorthodox training making its way to the NFL

    Buffalo Bills WR Malachi Dupre works with trainer Colt Colletti. FOX 8 photoBuffalo Bills WR Malachi Dupre works with trainer Colt Colletti. FOX 8 photo

    Colt Colletti's home gym and grueling workouts are well known around River Ridge, but with the rise of social media and his new-found presence on Instagram, his garage is becoming an even more popular destination for top athletes. 

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    Colt Colletti's home gym and grueling workouts are well known around River Ridge, but with the rise of social media and his new-found presence on Instagram, his garage is becoming an even more popular destination for top athletes. 

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  • Report: Brees and Saints agree to two-year deal

    Report: Brees and Saints agree to two-year deal

    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com

    The Saints and Drew Brees have reached a two-year deal, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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    The Saints and Drew Brees have reached a two-year deal, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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  • Report: Vikings have 'reached out' to Drew Brees' agent

    Report: Vikings have 'reached out' to Drew Brees' agent

    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source:Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source:Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com

    The Vikings have "reached out " to Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. 

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    The Vikings have "reached out " to Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. 

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  • Saints tackle Zach Strief announces retirement from NFL

    Saints tackle Zach Strief announces retirement from NFL

    (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)(Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)

    New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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    New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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  • AFR: Free agent target #1 Muhammad Wilkerson

    AFR: Free agent target #1 Muhammad Wilkerson

    Muhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.comMuhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.com
    Muhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.comMuhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.com
    Our No. one free agent target is former Jet Muhammad Wilkerson. It’s a player on the Saints radar as he will reportedly take a visit to New Orleans. The interest makes sense. The Saints need help along their defensive line, and Wilkerson is disruptive. At his best Wilkerson can be one of the best. He’s had multiple double-digit sack seasons. But he had his issues with the Jets, and there’s some concern there. There’s also a question of where he wou...more>>
    Our No. one free agent target is former Jet Muhammad Wilkerson. It’s a player on the Saints radar as he will reportedly take a visit to New Orleans. The interest makes sense. The Saints need help along their defensive line, and Wilkerson is disruptive. At his best Wilkerson can be one of the best. He’s had multiple double-digit sack seasons. But he had his issues with the Jets, and there’s some concern there. There’s also a question of where he wou...more>>
  • Report: Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson visiting the Saints

    Report: Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson visiting the Saints

    Muhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.comMuhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.com
    Muhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.comMuhammad Wilkerson is a free agent, and the Saints could be a landing spot. Source: Nola.com
    Former Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is visiting the Saints according to a tweet by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Wilkerson was drafted No. 30 overall in 2011 by New York. Wilkerson just left the Packers, and is now heading to New Orleans in the tweet. Wilkerson has been struggling since signing a huge deal recently. The lineman signed a five-year, $86 million deal (with $37 million in guarantees) before the 2016 season. In 2016-17 combined, Wilkerson played 28 games, ...more>>
    Former Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is visiting the Saints according to a tweet by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Wilkerson was drafted No. 30 overall in 2011 by New York. Wilkerson just left the Packers, and is now heading to New Orleans in the tweet. Wilkerson has been struggling since signing a huge deal recently. The lineman signed a five-year, $86 million deal (with $37 million in guarantees) before the 2016 season. In 2016-17 combined, Wilkerson played 28 games, ...more>>
  • Report: Saints planning private workout with QB Baker Mayfield

    Report: Saints planning private workout with QB Baker Mayfield

    Saints are among a host of NFL teams scheduling a private workout with Heisman Trophy winner. Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSaints are among a host of NFL teams scheduling a private workout with Heisman Trophy winner. Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    Source: Saints have not scheduled private workout with Mayfield. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Saints have not scheduled private workout with Mayfield. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    The Saints are among a host of NFL teams scheduling a private workout with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. That's according to a story by Sports Illustrated.  The workout with Mayfield would take place in Norman, Oklahoma, after the Sooners pro day next Wednesday. FOX 8 Sports reported last week the Saints conducted a formal interview with the former Oklahoma quarterback at the NFL combine. Drew Brees is currently out of contract with the Black and Gold. Brees needs...

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    The Saints are among a host of NFL teams scheduling a private workout with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. That's according to a story by Sports Illustrated.  The workout with Mayfield would take place in Norman, Oklahoma, after the Sooners pro day next Wednesday. FOX 8 Sports reported last week the Saints conducted a formal interview with the former Oklahoma quarterback at the NFL combine. Drew Brees is currently out of contract with the Black and Gold. Brees needs...

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  • AFR: Free agent target #4 Morris Claiborne

    AFR: Free agent target #4 Morris Claiborne

    Morris Claiborne is a Shreveport native. Source: Nola.comMorris Claiborne is a Shreveport native. Source: Nola.com
    Morris Claiborne is a Shreveport native. Source: Nola.comMorris Claiborne is a Shreveport native. Source: Nola.com
    We head back to Louisiana roots for our No. four free agent target. Former LSU star cornerback Morris Claiborne had a slow start to his career, but has become a steady NFL corner. After getting drafted sixth overall back in 2012, he spent the first five years of his career with the Cowboys, where he battled injuries and inconsistency. He spent last season with the Jets. Where he appeared in 15 games, and had an interception. The Saints can use some help at the position, and Claibor...more>>
    We head back to Louisiana roots for our No. four free agent target. Former LSU star cornerback Morris Claiborne had a slow start to his career, but has become a steady NFL corner. After getting drafted sixth overall back in 2012, he spent the first five years of his career with the Cowboys, where he battled injuries and inconsistency. He spent last season with the Jets. Where he appeared in 15 games, and had an interception. The Saints can use some help at the position, and Claibor...more>>
  • AFR: Free agent target #5 Danny Amendola

    AFR: Free agent target #5 Danny Amendola

    Danny Amendola was clutch for the Patriots in the 2018 postseason. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)Danny Amendola was clutch for the Patriots in the 2018 postseason. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

    Veteran, reliable, clutch. All accurate descriptions of our No. five free agent target, wide receiver Danny Amendola. Amendola has spent the last five years of his career playing for the NFL's top quarterback in Tom Brady, and the league's top organization in the Patriots. It's a franchise Saints Head Coach Sean Payton has immense admiration for. Amendola had 61 catches last season, but plays his best ball in the postseason. He is a true slot receiver, who can work the underneath a...

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    Veteran, reliable, clutch. All accurate descriptions of our No. five free agent target, wide receiver Danny Amendola. Amendola has spent the last five years of his career playing for the NFL's top quarterback in Tom Brady, and the league's top organization in the Patriots. It's a franchise Saints Head Coach Sean Payton has immense admiration for. Amendola had 61 catches last season, but plays his best ball in the postseason. He is a true slot receiver, who can work the underneath a...

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  • AFR: Free agent target #6 Jimmy Graham

    AFR: Free agent target #6 Jimmy Graham

    Jimmy Graham could be back in the Black and Gold. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham could be back in the Black and Gold. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange
    Jimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange
    Jimmy Graham became an All-Pro during his time in New Orleans. After three seasons in Seattle, he's now a free agent. A reunion with the team that drafted him makes sense. Graham was never the star in Seattle that he was in New Orleans.  A lot of that has to do with quarterback, Drew Brees, who will be back in 2018. The Saints haven't had a dynamic pass-catching tight end since they traded graham, and are in the market for one now. Graham is older now at 31, and has suffered ...more>>
    Jimmy Graham became an All-Pro during his time in New Orleans. After three seasons in Seattle, he's now a free agent. A reunion with the team that drafted him makes sense. Graham was never the star in Seattle that he was in New Orleans.  A lot of that has to do with quarterback, Drew Brees, who will be back in 2018. The Saints haven't had a dynamic pass-catching tight end since they traded graham, and are in the market for one now. Graham is older now at 31, and has suffered ...more>>
  • AFR: Free agent targets #7 Trent Murphy

    AFR: Free agent targets #7 Trent Murphy

    The Saints need help on the defensive line. Source: FOX 8The Saints need help on the defensive line. Source: FOX 8
    A woman with muscular dystrophy said she has trouble accessing non-obstructed seats in the Superdome. (Source: FOX 8)A woman with muscular dystrophy said she has trouble accessing non-obstructed seats in the Superdome. (Source: FOX 8)
    Pass rusher has  been called the Saints biggest need this offseason. Our No. 7 free agent may be the best available on the market, mainly because the great ones don't get to free agency. His name is Trent Murphy, who enjoyed a breakout season in Washington in 2016 with nine sacks. He followed that up with one his worst in 2017. He was suspended four games for testing positive for PED's, tore his ACL, and never played a down. All of these could be reasons to stay away from Murp...more>>
    Pass rusher has  been called the Saints biggest need this offseason. Our No. 7 free agent may be the best available on the market, mainly because the great ones don't get to free agency. His name is Trent Murphy, who enjoyed a breakout season in Washington in 2016 with nine sacks. He followed that up with one his worst in 2017. He was suspended four games for testing positive for PED's, tore his ACL, and never played a down. All of these could be reasons to stay away from Murp...more>>
  • FFF: Calm down, this Brees contract will get done

    FFF: Calm down, this Brees contract will get done

    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com

    In this edition of FFF we talk Brees' new contract, a wonder goal for Jesuit, and Pop's Poboys in Lafayette. FOOTBALL The Saints met with Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, Thursday night at the Combine to begin negotiations for a new contract. We knew all along this would get done. Coach Payton alluded to this Thursday afternoon. "Both Tom (Condon) and Mickey, there's some patience and understanding," said Payton on Thursday. "It might be tomorrow night's...

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    In this edition of FFF we talk Brees' new contract, a wonder goal for Jesuit, and Pop's Poboys in Lafayette. FOOTBALL The Saints met with Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, Thursday night at the Combine to begin negotiations for a new contract. We knew all along this would get done. Coach Payton alluded to this Thursday afternoon. "Both Tom (Condon) and Mickey, there's some patience and understanding," said Payton on Thursday. "It might be tomorrow night's...

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  • Report: Brees' agent met with Saints Thursday night

    Report: Brees' agent met with Saints Thursday night

    Drew Brees will become a free-agent on March 14th if a new contract with the Saints isn't done. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Drew Brees will become a free-agent on March 14th if a new contract with the Saints isn't done. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    The Saints met with Drew Brees' agent Thursday night at the Combine to begin negotiations for a new contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tom Condon is Brees' agent. Saints GM Mickey Loomis, Head Coach Sean Payton, and Brees have gone on the record to say they expect a new deal to get done by the deadline. "Both Tom (Condon) and Mickey, there's some patience and understanding," said Payton on Thursday. "It might be tomorrow night's dinner at St. Elmo'...

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    The Saints met with Drew Brees' agent Thursday night at the Combine to begin negotiations for a new contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tom Condon is Brees' agent. Saints GM Mickey Loomis, Head Coach Sean Payton, and Brees have gone on the record to say they expect a new deal to get done by the deadline. "Both Tom (Condon) and Mickey, there's some patience and understanding," said Payton on Thursday. "It might be tomorrow night's dinner at St. Elmo'...

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  • Sean Payton reiterates Saints' comfort with Drew Brees contract negotiations

    Sean Payton reiterates Saints' comfort with Drew Brees contract negotiations

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

    With less than two weeks left until Drew Brees is set to become a free agent, Sean Payton reiterated the Saints' offseason stance that there is no reason to worry about the team's franchise quarterback finding another suitor. 

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    With less than two weeks left until Drew Brees is set to become a free agent, Sean Payton reiterated the Saints' offseason stance that there is no reason to worry about the team's franchise quarterback finding another suitor. 

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  • Report: Zach Strief expected to retire from NFL

    Report: Zach Strief expected to retire from NFL

    (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)(Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)
    (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)(Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)

    A New Orleans Saints Offensive tackle may be retiring after an injury-ridden season, according to a report from NFL Network.  

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    A New Orleans Saints Offensive tackle may be retiring after an injury-ridden season, according to a report from NFL Network.  

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  • Larry Holder joins FOX 8 Sports to talk all things Saints

    Larry Holder joins FOX 8 Sports to talk all things Saints

    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com

    With free agency starting at 3 p.m. on March 14th, and the NFL Combine kicking off in Indianapolis this week, Larry Holder joined us to talk all things Saints. 

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    With free agency starting at 3 p.m. on March 14th, and the NFL Combine kicking off in Indianapolis this week, Larry Holder joined us to talk all things Saints. 

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  • 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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  • 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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  • AFR: Is Malcolm Butler a good fit for the Saints

    AFR: Is Malcolm Butler a good fit for the Saints

    Malcolm Butler (R) will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. (FOX 8 photo)Malcolm Butler (R) will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. (FOX 8 photo)

    From Super Bowl hero, to Super Bowl no show. On the Patriots side, all the buzz from Super Bowl 52 surrounded Malcolm Butler's notable absence in their loss to Philly. Bill Belichick didn't divulge many details other than to say he did 'what was best for the team.' Butler will now enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Signaling a likely end to his time in New England. 

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    From Super Bowl hero, to Super Bowl no show. On the Patriots side, all the buzz from Super Bowl 52 surrounded Malcolm Butler's notable absence in their loss to Philly. Bill Belichick didn't divulge many details other than to say he did 'what was best for the team.' Butler will now enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Signaling a likely end to his time in New England. 

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  • LIVE: Morstead delivers check to Minnesota hospital

    LIVE: Morstead delivers check to Minnesota hospital

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PIcayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PIcayune

    After an amazing show of sportsmanship after the heartbreaking Minnesota playoff game, Vikings fans showed their appreciation of one Saints player in droves by raising over $220,000 for his foundation. 

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    After an amazing show of sportsmanship after the heartbreaking Minnesota playoff game, Vikings fans showed their appreciation of one Saints player in droves by raising over $220,000 for his foundation. 

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  • Morstead delivers on promise

    Morstead delivers on promise

    A very emotional day here at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis as saints punter Thomas Morstead made good on his promise to personally deliver a check worth over 220 thousand dollars mostly from donations from Vikings fans. 

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    A very emotional day here at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis as saints punter Thomas Morstead made good on his promise to personally deliver a check worth over 220 thousand dollars mostly from donations from Vikings fans. 

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  • FFF: NOLA is a football town, and Dong Phuong worth the wait

    FFF: NOLA is a football town, and Dong Phuong worth the wait

    Dong Phuong bakery serves a tasty piece of king cake.Dong Phuong bakery serves a tasty piece of king cake.
    In this edition of FFF we're talking New Orleans thirst for football, another soccer legend could be coming to America, and Dong Phuong king cakes. FOOTBALL There's absolutely zero doubt that New Orleans is a football town. Covering the Saints is a 24/7-365 day business now. When the Saints are involved in any way, the Crescent City watches. This fact became crystal clear this past weekend with the Pro Bowl. Except for the Brees' boys fighting, the game didn't bring that much excit...more>>
    In this edition of FFF we're talking New Orleans thirst for football, another soccer legend could be coming to America, and Dong Phuong king cakes. FOOTBALL There's absolutely zero doubt that New Orleans is a football town. Covering the Saints is a 24/7-365 day business now. When the Saints are involved in any way, the Crescent City watches. This fact became crystal clear this past weekend with the Pro Bowl. Except for the Brees' boys fighting, the game didn't bring that much excit...more>>
  • Morstead goes back to Minnesota for his foundation

    Morstead goes back to Minnesota for his foundation

    Morstead's effort inspired Vikings fans to donate to his foundation. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Morstead's effort inspired Vikings fans to donate to his foundation. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    As he boards a plane to head to Minnesota, Thomas Morstead is still in disbelief. Two seemingly routine acts on the football field have led to so much goodwill. "I wasn't doing anything special.  My teammates play with crazy injuries all the time. You don't really get to see specialists play with injuries that they maybe could play with. Though it was tough to deal with, it's something that we would all do. And me coming out for the last play of the game, somebody had to do...

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    As he boards a plane to head to Minnesota, Thomas Morstead is still in disbelief. Two seemingly routine acts on the football field have led to so much goodwill. "I wasn't doing anything special.  My teammates play with crazy injuries all the time. You don't really get to see specialists play with injuries that they maybe could play with. Though it was tough to deal with, it's something that we would all do. And me coming out for the last play of the game, somebody had to do...

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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>>
  • Brees boys steal spotlight at Pro Bowl with sideline fight

    Brees boys steal spotlight at Pro Bowl with sideline fight

    Drew Brees poses with sons Baylen, Bowen, and Callen pregame.  Michael Thomas photobombed the shot. Source: New Orleans SaintsDrew Brees poses with sons Baylen, Bowen, and Callen pregame. Michael Thomas photobombed the shot. Source: New Orleans Saints

    The Pro Bowl is usually lacks flash and sizzle with tackling at a premium. So Drew Brees' sons decided to drop the hardest hits on the sideline during an ESPN interview.

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    The Pro Bowl is usually lacks flash and sizzle with tackling at a premium. So Drew Brees' sons decided to drop the hardest hits on the sideline during an ESPN interview.

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  • FFF: Super Bowl locations should no longer be in cold weather cities

    FFF: Super Bowl locations should no longer be in cold weather cities

    It was a bitter week in Minneapolis leading up to Saints-Vikings. (FOX 8 photo)It was a bitter week in Minneapolis leading up to Saints-Vikings. (FOX 8 photo)

    Look at the cover pic for this post, I look miserable. You know what, I was!! The week leading up to the Saints-Vikings game was awful weather-wise. 

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    Look at the cover pic for this post, I look miserable. You know what, I was!! The week leading up to the Saints-Vikings game was awful weather-wise. 

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  • Brees: 'I feel we have a great window of opportunity'

    Brees: 'I feel we have a great window of opportunity'

    Drew Brees is no longer under contract with the Saints.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees is no longer under contract with the Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)
    In the Saints last media opportunity of the season, quarterback Drew Brees reiterated he wants to be a part of the Black and Gold moving forward.  "I feel like we have a great window of opportunity. Listen, I've been a part of talented teams in the past, throughout my career, though that have not lived up to expectations," said Drew Brees. "I've also been a part of teams that have been gutsy and gritty and surpassed expectations. So, bottom line is success is depe...more>>
    In the Saints last media opportunity of the season, quarterback Drew Brees reiterated he wants to be a part of the Black and Gold moving forward.  "I feel like we have a great window of opportunity. Listen, I've been a part of talented teams in the past, throughout my career, though that have not lived up to expectations," said Drew Brees. "I've also been a part of teams that have been gutsy and gritty and surpassed expectations. So, bottom line is success is depe...more>>
  • Saints fall to Vikings on touchdown pass as time expires

    Saints fall to Vikings on touchdown pass as time expires

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

    The Saints defied the odds by making the playoffs after an 0-2 start, but their march to a Super Bowl ended prematurely with a heart-breaking 29-24 loss to the Vikings in Minneapolis.

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    The Saints defied the odds by making the playoffs after an 0-2 start, but their march to a Super Bowl ended prematurely with a heart-breaking 29-24 loss to the Vikings in Minneapolis.

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  • Saints fan punches television, tosses it from balcony after loss to Vikings

    Saints fan punches television, tosses it from balcony after loss to Vikings

    Source: Twitter @kyledetSource: Twitter @kyledet

    A heartbroken Saints fan took to Twitter to show his outrage after The Saints lost to The Vikings Sunday night. 

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    A heartbroken Saints fan took to Twitter to show his outrage after The Saints lost to The Vikings Sunday night. 

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  • Brees on if he plans to be with the Saints moving forward: 'I do'

    Brees on if he plans to be with the Saints moving forward: 'I do'

    Drew Brees is no longer under contract with the Saints.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees is no longer under contract with the Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)
    Ten seconds left, 3rd and 10 at their own 39. The Vikings needed a miracle to beat the Black and Gold on this day. "It was an outside zone we were protecting. Protecting the sidelines. Anything inside you're in pretty good position when the game is over. It's a situation we practice quite a bit," said Sean Payton on the defense for the final play. The Vikings got that miracle result, and ripped the Saints hearts out on the final play of the contest.  "It was my ...more>>
    Ten seconds left, 3rd and 10 at their own 39. The Vikings needed a miracle to beat the Black and Gold on this day. "It was an outside zone we were protecting. Protecting the sidelines. Anything inside you're in pretty good position when the game is over. It's a situation we practice quite a bit," said Sean Payton on the defense for the final play. The Vikings got that miracle result, and ripped the Saints hearts out on the final play of the contest.  "It was my ...more>>
  • VIDEO: Young Saints fan has heart-breaking reaction following loss to Vikings

    VIDEO: Young Saints fan has heart-breaking reaction following loss to Vikings

    Source: Courtney BrownSource: Courtney Brown

    The Saints loss to the Vikings, Sunday, was a heart-breaker for many in the Who Dat Nation. One of those upset over the loss was seven-year-old Lilly Brown of Harahan.  

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    The Saints loss to the Vikings, Sunday, was a heart-breaker for many in the Who Dat Nation. One of those upset over the loss was seven-year-old Lilly Brown of Harahan.  

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  • Coleman out, Mauti and Hill questionable for Saints

    Coleman out, Mauti and Hill questionable for Saints

    The Saints will be without Brandon Coleman Sunday in Minnesota.

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    The Saints will be without Brandon Coleman Sunday in Minnesota.

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  • Brees looking for efficiency against the Vikings stingy D

    Brees looking for efficiency against the Vikings stingy D

    The Saints hope an efficient offense means a win in Minnesota. Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8The Saints hope an efficient offense means a win in Minnesota. Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    In the Saints first meeting against the Vikings in week one, a 29-19 loss, the Black and Gold's offense didn't get many opportunities to light up the scoreboard. 

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    In the Saints first meeting against the Vikings in week one, a 29-19 loss, the Black and Gold's offense didn't get many opportunities to light up the scoreboard. 

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  • Brandon Coleman misses practice Wednesday with neck injury

    Brandon Coleman misses practice Wednesday with neck injury

    Brandon Coleman missed Wednesday's workout with a neck injury. Source: Mark LaGrangeBrandon Coleman missed Wednesday's workout with a neck injury. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Wide receiver Brandon Coleman was the only Saint to miss practice Wednesday. Coleman is nursing a neck injury. 

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    Wide receiver Brandon Coleman was the only Saint to miss practice Wednesday. Coleman is nursing a neck injury. 

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  • Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup

    Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup

    Adrian Peterson was still a Saints in week 1. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)Adrian Peterson was still a Saints in week 1. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)

    In the Saints week one matchup with the Vikings, a 29-19 loss, some of the makeup of the Black and Gold is not the same as today. Adrian Peterson got 6 carries, and he later got traded. Coby Fleener scored the only touchdown for the Saints, and he's now on injured reserve.  "They're a way different team than the first time, and so are we. I watched them throughout the season, and I think they've been doing really good. We'll have our hands full," said Vikings running b...

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    In the Saints week one matchup with the Vikings, a 29-19 loss, some of the makeup of the Black and Gold is not the same as today. Adrian Peterson got 6 carries, and he later got traded. Coby Fleener scored the only touchdown for the Saints, and he's now on injured reserve.  "They're a way different team than the first time, and so are we. I watched them throughout the season, and I think they've been doing really good. We'll have our hands full," said Vikings running b...

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  • Vikings ready for their dome-field advantage against the Saints

    Vikings ready for their dome-field advantage against the Saints

    Stefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for the Vikings against the Saints in week 1. Source: Nola.comStefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for the Vikings against the Saints in week 1. Source: Nola.com
    When the Saints arrive here in Minneapolis on Saturday, the low could hit -12 degrees.  That's why they have U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings are 7-1 here, with a 6-game wining streak.  "New Orleans is a heck of a football team. I really think playing at U.S. Bank Stadium with our fans, and the crowd noise. Brees trying to change his protections, the audibles he makes at the line of scrimmage. I think that will play well into our hands," said Vikings Head Coach...more>>
    When the Saints arrive here in Minneapolis on Saturday, the low could hit -12 degrees.  That's why they have U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings are 7-1 here, with a 6-game wining streak.  "New Orleans is a heck of a football team. I really think playing at U.S. Bank Stadium with our fans, and the crowd noise. Brees trying to change his protections, the audibles he makes at the line of scrimmage. I think that will play well into our hands," said Vikings Head Coach...more>>
  • Hagan's House: Saints from near and far embrace New Orleans culture on Wild Card Sunday

    Hagan's House: Saints from near and far embrace New Orleans culture on Wild Card Sunday

    Cam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina.Cam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina.

    The city of New Orleans is truly one of a kind, and Saints players from near and far are embracing everything that comes with it.

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    The city of New Orleans is truly one of a kind, and Saints players from near and far are embracing everything that comes with it.

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  • Saints win nail-biter over the Panthers to advance in playoffs

    Saints win nail-biter over the Panthers to advance in playoffs

    Ted Ginn, Jr. hauled an 8-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Source: Mark LaGrangeTed Ginn, Jr. hauled an 8-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Source: Mark LaGrange

    For the first time since 2013, the Saints won in the postseason, beating NFC South rival Carolina, 31-26. 

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    For the first time since 2013, the Saints won in the postseason, beating NFC South rival Carolina, 31-26. 

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  • Who Dats celebrated all night, but how did the players react to the win?

    Who Dats celebrated all night, but how did the players react to the win?

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    Every Saints fan knows how to stand up and get crunk in the Dome, but Sunday The Saints got a throwback treat from a handful of players from the Superbowl Championship team.  

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    Every Saints fan knows how to stand up and get crunk in the Dome, but Sunday The Saints got a throwback treat from a handful of players from the Superbowl Championship team.  

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  • AFR: Brees’ big day, and Panthers’ game plan, highlights new Saints image

    AFR: Brees’ big day, and Panthers’ game plan, highlights new Saints image

    Ted Ginn, Jr. hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Source: Mark LaGrangeTed Ginn, Jr. hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Source: Mark LaGrange

    It’s an approach I honestly never thought I’d see a team take with Drew Brees at the helm. The Panthers went into Sunday’s matchup with the gameplan stopping the Saints running game and forcing their opponent’s Hall of Fame quarterback to beat them. Carolina dared Drew Brees, one of the game’s all-time greats, to be great. He responded with his finest performance of the season. 

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    It’s an approach I honestly never thought I’d see a team take with Drew Brees at the helm. The Panthers went into Sunday’s matchup with the gameplan stopping the Saints running game and forcing their opponent’s Hall of Fame quarterback to beat them. Carolina dared Drew Brees, one of the game’s all-time greats, to be great. He responded with his finest performance of the season. |

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  • Brees on 2009 Saints return: 'That brotherhood will always be there'

    Brees on 2009 Saints return: 'That brotherhood will always be there'

    Reggie Bush was one of many '09 Saints to return Sunday. Source:  (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Reggie Bush was one of many '09 Saints to return Sunday. Source: (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints Super Bowl winning team of '09 made a return to the Superdome this weekend for the Panthers game. 

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    The Saints Super Bowl winning team of '09 made a return to the Superdome this weekend for the Panthers game. 

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  • Payton, Brees stay undefeated in Superdome playoff games

    Payton, Brees stay undefeated in Superdome playoff games

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

    There's not many guarantees in life, but if Drew Brees and Sean Payton are involved in a playoff game at the Dome, the Saints are winning. 

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    There's not many guarantees in life, but if Drew Brees and Sean Payton are involved in a playoff game at the Dome, the Saints are winning. 

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  • Armstead and Hendrickson active for Saints-Panthers

    Armstead and Hendrickson active for Saints-Panthers

    Saints left tackle Terron Armstead is active for Sunday's game. (nola.com).Saints left tackle Terron Armstead is active for Sunday's game. (nola.com).
    Left tackle Terron Armstead and defensive end Trey Hendrickson are active for Saints-Panthers today. Saints inactives for the contest: Jonathan Williams, Kasim Edebali, Cameron Tom, John Fullington, Austin Carr, John Phillips and Al-Quadin Muhammad. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. more>>
    Left tackle Terron Armstead and defensive end Trey Hendrickson are active for Saints-Panthers today. Saints inactives for the contest: Jonathan Williams, Kasim Edebali, Cameron Tom, John Fullington, Austin Carr, John Phillips and Al-Quadin Muhammad. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. more>>
  • Cam Jordan named first-team All-Pro

    Cam Jordan named first-team All-Pro

    Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.
    Saints' defensive end Cam Jordan made All-Pro first team on Friday. The Associated Press honored Jordan for the first time in his career. Jordan racked up a career highs in sacks with 13, and passes defensed with 11.  Rookie running back Alvin Kamara made All-Pro second-team. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. more>>
    Saints' defensive end Cam Jordan made All-Pro first team on Friday. The Associated Press honored Jordan for the first time in his career. Jordan racked up a career highs in sacks with 13, and passes defensed with 11.  Rookie running back Alvin Kamara made All-Pro second-team. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. more>>
  • Armstead and Hendrickson questionable for Saints-Panthers

    Armstead and Hendrickson questionable for Saints-Panthers

    Saints left tackle Terron Armstead is questionable for Sunday's game. (nola.com).Saints left tackle Terron Armstead is questionable for Sunday's game. (nola.com).
    Left tackle Terron Armstead (thigh) and rookie defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers. Both were limited in practice Friday.  Armstead missed last week's contest against the Bucs with a thigh injury. He suffered the injury in the Falcons contest. Hendrickson has been out since suffering an ankle injury during the team's first meeting with the Falcons. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. more>>
    Left tackle Terron Armstead (thigh) and rookie defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers. Both were limited in practice Friday.  Armstead missed last week's contest against the Bucs with a thigh injury. He suffered the injury in the Falcons contest. Hendrickson has been out since suffering an ankle injury during the team's first meeting with the Falcons. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. more>>
  • Brees on Dome atmosphere Sunday: 'I'm sure it's going to be crazy'

    Brees on Dome atmosphere Sunday: 'I'm sure it's going to be crazy'

    Saints host Carolina on Sunday. Source: Nola.comSaints host Carolina on Sunday. Source: Nola.com

    On Sunday the Saints will play their first home playoff game since the 2011 season. 

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    On Sunday the Saints will play their first home playoff game since the 2011 season. 

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  • Payton leans on 'Saintly Seven' for matchup with Carolina

    Payton leans on 'Saintly Seven' for matchup with Carolina

    Mark Ingram is one of seven Saints to see action in the 2013 playoffs for the Black and Gold. (Source: Fox 8 Photo)Mark Ingram is one of seven Saints to see action in the 2013 playoffs for the Black and Gold. (Source: Fox 8 Photo)
    Seven Saints on the 2017 playoff roster, saw action in the 2013 postseason. Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, Josh Hill, Rafael Bush, Cameron Jordan, Terron Armstead, and Thomas Morstead, all logged playing time in the Eagles and Seahawks matchups of 2013. It's been four years since the Black and Gold made into the 'second season', but those veterans hold valuable info for Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. "You lean on some of your experience. You lean on your leaders. We're routine driven...more>>
    Seven Saints on the 2017 playoff roster, saw action in the 2013 postseason. Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, Josh Hill, Rafael Bush, Cameron Jordan, Terron Armstead, and Thomas Morstead, all logged playing time in the Eagles and Seahawks matchups of 2013. It's been four years since the Black and Gold made into the 'second season', but those veterans hold valuable info for Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. "You lean on some of your experience. You lean on your leaders. We're routine driven...more>>
  • Saints focus on getting 3-game sweep of the Panthers

    Saints focus on getting 3-game sweep of the Panthers

    The Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in the regular season. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in the regular season. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in a two-game sweep. But that was the regular season, and now it's the postseason.  

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    The Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in a two-game sweep. But that was the regular season, and now it's the postseason.  

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  • Drew Brees: 'This is what we worked so hard for'

    Drew Brees: 'This is what we worked so hard for'

    Brees will be in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneBrees will be in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The regular season is over, and the Saints survived to not only make the playoffs, but host Carolina in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Black and Gold lost to the Tampa Bay to close out 2017, but focus is now squarely on the Panthers. 

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    The regular season is over, and the Saints survived to not only make the playoffs, but host Carolina in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Black and Gold lost to the Tampa Bay to close out 2017, but focus is now squarely on the Panthers. 

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  • After Further Review: Five reasons Saints can be successful in playoffs

    After Further Review: Five reasons Saints can be successful in playoffs

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

    Welcome to 2018! And for the Saints, after three years away, there’s postseason life after the New Year. 

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    Welcome to 2018! And for the Saints, after three years away, there’s postseason life after the New Year. 

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  • FFF: Saints focus on the 2nd season, and two more restaurants close in NOLA

    FFF: Saints focus on the 2nd season, and two more restaurants close in NOLA

    FFF focuses on Saints and restaurant closures. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneFFF focuses on Saints and restaurant closures. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    In this edition of FFF, we focus on the Saints in the playoffs, your new favorite soccer team in England, and two legendary spots close down on the same night. 

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    In this edition of FFF, we focus on the Saints in the playoffs, your new favorite soccer team in England, and two legendary spots close down on the same night. 

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  • Payton: 'We start a whole other season now'

    Payton: 'We start a whole other season now'

    Michael Thomas and the Saints will face Carolina next Sunday. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneMichael Thomas and the Saints will face Carolina next Sunday. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints didn't end the regular season the way they wanted, losing to the Bucs, 31-24. But they clinched the NFC South, and will face the Panthers at 3:40 p.m. next Sunday on FOX 8. 

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    The Saints didn't end the regular season the way they wanted, losing to the Bucs, 31-24. But they clinched the NFC South, and will face the Panthers at 3:40 p.m. next Sunday on FOX 8. 

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  • Saints lose to the Bucs; will host Panthers in the playoffs

    Saints lose to the Bucs; will host Panthers in the playoffs

    Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas helped the Saints clinch the NFC South. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneAlvin Kamara and Michael Thomas helped the Saints clinch the NFC South. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints lost to the Bucs 31-24, but still clinched the NFC South, thanks to the Falcons beating the Panthers, 22-10. 

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    The Saints lost to the Bucs 31-24, but still clinched the NFC South, thanks to the Falcons beating the Panthers, 22-10. 

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  • Saints prepare for regular season finale against Buccaneers

    Saints prepare for regular season finale against Buccaneers

    Mark Ingram and the Saints sport an 11-4 record. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneMark Ingram and the Saints sport an 11-4 record. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints will close out their regular season against the Buccaneers, Sunday, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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    The Saints will close out their regular season against the Buccaneers, Sunday, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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  • Three Saints ruled out for Sunday's Bucs game

    Three Saints ruled out for Sunday's Bucs game

    Saints left tackle Terron Armstead will not play against the Bucs. (nola.com).Saints left tackle Terron Armstead will not play against the Bucs. (nola.com).
    The Saints will be without three key contributors Sunday for the Saints-Bucs game. Ruled out for 3:25 p.m. tilt: DE Trey Hendrickson (ankle), LT Terron Armstead (thigh), and TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion). Armstead suffered the thigh injury in Week 16 against Atlanta.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    The Saints will be without three key contributors Sunday for the Saints-Bucs game. Ruled out for 3:25 p.m. tilt: DE Trey Hendrickson (ankle), LT Terron Armstead (thigh), and TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion). Armstead suffered the thigh injury in Week 16 against Atlanta.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • Saints place Kikaha on IR

    Saints place Kikaha on IR

    Hau’oli Kikaha was placed on injured reserve. Source: Nola.comHau’oli Kikaha was placed on injured reserve. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints placed linebacker/defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha on injured reserve today. The Saints claimed Kasim Edebali off waivers to fill his spot. The Rams waived Edebali on Wednesday. Kikaha suffered an ankle injury in last Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons.  Other Saints not at practice today: Terron Armstead (thigh), Michael Hooomanawanui (concussion), and Trey Hendrickson (ankle). Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    The Saints placed linebacker/defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha on injured reserve today. The Saints claimed Kasim Edebali off waivers to fill his spot. The Rams waived Edebali on Wednesday. Kikaha suffered an ankle injury in last Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons.  Other Saints not at practice today: Terron Armstead (thigh), Michael Hooomanawanui (concussion), and Trey Hendrickson (ankle). Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • FFF: NFC teams want to face a Wentz-less Philly in the playoffs

    FFF: NFC teams want to face a Wentz-less Philly in the playoffs

    Carson Wentz is out for the rest of the season. Source: Nola.comCarson Wentz is out for the rest of the season. Source: Nola.com

    In this edition of FFF we focus on a weakened Philly squad, the insane year for Tottenham's Harry Kane, and we dive into the Pizzurger at Company Burger. FOOTBALL If you watched any of the Christmas night matchup between the Raiders-Eagles, first off I'm sorry, you can see Philly is a shell of their former self without Carson Wentz. The franchise quarterback tore his ACL against the Rams. Now, Nick Foles is at the controls, and it's not even close to the same. The Raiders-Eagles ra...

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    In this edition of FFF we focus on a weakened Philly squad, the insane year for Tottenham's Harry Kane, and we dive into the Pizzurger at Company Burger. FOOTBALL If you watched any of the Christmas night matchup between the Raiders-Eagles, first off I'm sorry, you can see Philly is a shell of their former self without Carson Wentz. The franchise quarterback tore his ACL against the Rams. Now, Nick Foles is at the controls, and it's not even close to the same. The Raiders-Eagles ra...

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  • Brees: 'Our fans deserve this win, they got this one for us'

    Brees: 'Our fans deserve this win, they got this one for us'

    Saints fans kept the Dome rocking all day. Source: Mark LagrangeSaints fans kept the Dome rocking all day. Source: Mark Lagrange

    The Superdome came alive pregame, and never stopped until the final whistle thanks to the Who-Dats. 

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    The Superdome came alive pregame, and never stopped until the final whistle thanks to the Who-Dats. 

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  • Saints turn focus to clinching NFC South, hosting playoff game

    Saints turn focus to clinching NFC South, hosting playoff game

    Mark Ingram scored on a 26-yard touchdown\. Source: Mark LaGrangeMark Ingram scored on a 26-yard touchdown\. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints clinched their first playoff berth since 2013, but they also have bigger goals in mind. The NFC South title is the next "big thing" the Saints can achieve. The Saints clinched a postseason spot beating Atlanta, 23-13. They could've clinched NFC South with A Bucs win over Carolina, but the Panthers escaped with a 22-19 triumph. The Saints will win a division title if they beat Tampa next week, or a Carolina loss. "That's kind of further down the road right n...

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    The Saints clinched their first playoff berth since 2013, but they also have bigger goals in mind. The NFC South title is the next "big thing" the Saints can achieve. The Saints clinched a postseason spot beating Atlanta, 23-13. They could've clinched NFC South with A Bucs win over Carolina, but the Panthers escaped with a 22-19 triumph. The Saints will win a division title if they beat Tampa next week, or a Carolina loss. "That's kind of further down the road right n...

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  • Saints get revenge on the Falcons, clinch playoff berth

    Saints get revenge on the Falcons, clinch playoff berth

    The Saints defense wreaked havoc all day on the Falcons. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints defense wreaked havoc all day on the Falcons. Source: Mark LaGrange
    For the first time since 2013, the Saints will be in the playoffs after beating Atlanta, 23-13. Two weeks ago, the Falcons beat New Orleans, 20-17. So revenge was on the menu for the Black and Gold in the Superdome today. Right before half, Drew Brees found Ted Ginn for a 54-yard touchdown, blowing the game wide-open in the Saints favor. Brees finished the game 21-of-28 passing, 239 yards and a touchdown pass. Brees hit some huge passing numbers in the contest. He became the third -...more>>
    For the first time since 2013, the Saints will be in the playoffs after beating Atlanta, 23-13. Two weeks ago, the Falcons beat New Orleans, 20-17. So revenge was on the menu for the Black and Gold in the Superdome today. Right before half, Drew Brees found Ted Ginn for a 54-yard touchdown, blowing the game wide-open in the Saints favor. Brees finished the game 21-of-28 passing, 239 yards and a touchdown pass. Brees hit some huge passing numbers in the contest. He became the third -...more>>
  • Three Saints ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons

    Three Saints ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons

    Michael Hoomanawaunui will be out Sunday for the Saints. Source: Nola.comMichael Hoomanawaunui will be out Sunday for the Saints. Source: Nola.com

    Three Saints will not play against the Falcons. Ruled out for the crucial matchup: tight end Michael Hoomanawaunui (concussion), tight end Garrett Griffin (foot) and defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle). Saints guard Larry Warford (concussion) will play Sunday after getting through protocol. Also suiting up, wide receiver Ted Ginn (ribs). The Saints will have only two healthy tight ends for Sunday in Josh Hill and John Phillips. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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    Three Saints will not play against the Falcons. Ruled out for the crucial matchup: tight end Michael Hoomanawaunui (concussion), tight end Garrett Griffin (foot) and defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle). Saints guard Larry Warford (concussion) will play Sunday after getting through protocol. Also suiting up, wide receiver Ted Ginn (ribs). The Saints will have only two healthy tight ends for Sunday in Josh Hill and John Phillips. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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  • Saints Guard Larry Warford among players missing practice Wednesday

    Saints Guard Larry Warford among players missing practice Wednesday

    Larry Warford was knocked out of the Jets game with a concussion. Source: Nola.comLarry Warford was knocked out of the Jets game with a concussion. Source: Nola.com
    Saints offensive lineman Larry Warford was in that number missing practice Wednesday. Warford suffered a concussion against the Jets.  Others missing the workout today: Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle), tight end Garrett Griffin (foot), and defensive back Justin Hardee (foot). Wide receiver Ted Ginn (ribs), tight end Josh Hill (shoulder), guard Andrus Peat (groin), and guard Senio Kelemete (knee) were limited. The Saints meet ...more>>
    Saints offensive lineman Larry Warford was in that number missing practice Wednesday. Warford suffered a concussion against the Jets.  Others missing the workout today: Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle), tight end Garrett Griffin (foot), and defensive back Justin Hardee (foot). Wide receiver Ted Ginn (ribs), tight end Josh Hill (shoulder), guard Andrus Peat (groin), and guard Senio Kelemete (knee) were limited. The Saints meet ...more>>
  • Ingram and Kamara make history with Pro Bowl selections

    Ingram and Kamara make history with Pro Bowl selections

    Ingram and Kamara both made the Pro Bowl. Source: Nola.comIngram and Kamara both made the Pro Bowl. Source: Nola.com
    In 2015 and 16 the Saints didn't get one player voted into the Pro Bowl. This year, a whopping six got the nod. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara both made the cut. The first running back duo from the same team elected in 42 years.  "Yeah it's crazy. It's definitely an honor to do it. Me and Mark talked about it this offseason, just trying to be the best. We're just going to keep it moving," said running back Alvin Kamara. "It's special just what we've been able ...more>>
    In 2015 and 16 the Saints didn't get one player voted into the Pro Bowl. This year, a whopping six got the nod. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara both made the cut. The first running back duo from the same team elected in 42 years.  "Yeah it's crazy. It's definitely an honor to do it. Me and Mark talked about it this offseason, just trying to be the best. We're just going to keep it moving," said running back Alvin Kamara. "It's special just what we've been able ...more>>
  • Alvin Kamara feeling the 'love' from Saints fans

    Alvin Kamara feeling the 'love' from Saints fans

    Alvin Kamara has racked up 1,336 yards of total offense. Source: Mark LaGrangeAlvin Kamara has racked up 1,336 yards of total offense. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The kids at Andrew Wilson Charter School were pretty hyped this morning, and with good reason. Saints running back Alvin Kamara was in the house.  

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    The kids at Andrew Wilson Charter School were pretty hyped this morning, and with good reason. Saints running back Alvin Kamara was in the house.  

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  • Saints place A.J. Klein on injured reserve

    Saints place A.J. Klein on injured reserve

    Klein was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneKlein was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The Saints placed linebacker  A.J. Klein on injured reserve Tuesday with a groin injury. The injury occurred in week 14 against the Falcons. He didn't suit up against the Jets in week 15. Manti Te'o assumed Klein's role in the Jets contest. Klein ends 2017 with 54 tackles, six for loss, and two sacks. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    The Saints placed linebacker  A.J. Klein on injured reserve Tuesday with a groin injury. The injury occurred in week 14 against the Falcons. He didn't suit up against the Jets in week 15. Manti Te'o assumed Klein's role in the Jets contest. Klein ends 2017 with 54 tackles, six for loss, and two sacks. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • Ingram, Kamara, Thomas all members of 1K club

    Ingram, Kamara, Thomas all members of 1K club

    Michael Thomas hauled in a TD pass against the Jets. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneMichael Thomas hauled in a TD pass against the Jets. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Black and Gold offense is in some rarefied air 14 games into the regular season. The Saints are the only team in the NFL to have 3 players with 1,000+ scrimmage yards each this season. 

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    The Black and Gold offense is in some rarefied air 14 games into the regular season. The Saints are the only team in the NFL to have 3 players with 1,000+ scrimmage yards each this season. 

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  • Brees recognizes too many missed opportunities in Jets game

    Brees recognizes too many missed opportunities in Jets game

    Brandon Coleman lost two fumbles in the Jets game. Source: Nola.comBrandon Coleman lost two fumbles in the Jets game. Source: Nola.com

    Three turnovers against the lowly Jets can still get you a win in this league. Numerous giveaways against the Eagles, Vikings, Rams, or Panthers might not give you the same result in the standings. The Saints end the season with the Falcons and the Bucs. If they want to end the 2017 regular season campaign on a win streak, things need to be cleaned up. "Two fumbles, and at times you're going to score. I just think that's happened too many times to us this year. We're knocking a...

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    Three turnovers against the lowly Jets can still get you a win in this league. Numerous giveaways against the Eagles, Vikings, Rams, or Panthers might not give you the same result in the standings. The Saints end the season with the Falcons and the Bucs. If they want to end the 2017 regular season campaign on a win streak, things need to be cleaned up. "Two fumbles, and at times you're going to score. I just think that's happened too many times to us this year. We're knocking a...

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  • Payton on Jets game: 'I thought it was sloppy'

    Payton on Jets game: 'I thought it was sloppy'

    Despite a sloppy performance, Michael Thomas shined for the Saints. Source: Mark LaGrangeDespite a sloppy performance, Michael Thomas shined for the Saints. Source: Mark LaGrange
    The Saints racked up three turnovers, flagged for 92 yards in penalties, and still beat the Jets 31-19. Brandon Coleman lost two fumbles in Jets territory, and Drew Brees threw an interception inside his own 20. It was no doubt ugly, but the Saints still got a "W." They lead the NFC South via tiebreaker over the Panthers with a 10-4 record. "I didn't feel like it was one of our better games. Nonetheless, we were able to do what we had to do win a game. We got to elim...more>>
    The Saints racked up three turnovers, flagged for 92 yards in penalties, and still beat the Jets 31-19. Brandon Coleman lost two fumbles in Jets territory, and Drew Brees threw an interception inside his own 20. It was no doubt ugly, but the Saints still got a "W." They lead the NFC South via tiebreaker over the Panthers with a 10-4 record. "I didn't feel like it was one of our better games. Nonetheless, we were able to do what we had to do win a game. We got to elim...more>>
  • Saints survive sloppy performance, beat Jets 31-19

    Saints survive sloppy performance, beat Jets 31-19

    Mark Ingram scored on a 1-yard touchdown. Source: Mark LaGrangeMark Ingram scored on a 1-yard touchdown. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Brandon Coleman lost two fumbles inside the Jets 30-yard line. Drew Brees threw an interception inside the Saints own 20. The Black and Gold lost offensive guard Larry Warford with a concussion right before half. All off these negatives, and the Saints still beat the Jets, 24-19. The Jets came into the contest with a 5-8 record, and played without their starting quarterback. A weakened New York squad no doubt helped out with the final outcome.  Brees went 25-of-35 passing for 2...

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    Brandon Coleman lost two fumbles inside the Jets 30-yard line. Drew Brees threw an interception inside the Saints own 20. The Black and Gold lost offensive guard Larry Warford with a concussion right before half. All off these negatives, and the Saints still beat the Jets, 24-19. The Jets came into the contest with a 5-8 record, and played without their starting quarterback. A weakened New York squad no doubt helped out with the final outcome.  Brees went 25-of-35 passing for 2...

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  • WR Ted Ginn among inactives for Saints-Jets

    WR Ted Ginn among inactives for Saints-Jets

    Ted Ginn is out with a rib injury. (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Ted Ginn is out with a rib injury. (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).
    Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. (rib) is among the inactives for the Saints-Jets matchup today in the Dome. Offensive lineman Andrus peat is active for the contest today. Other inactives for the Black and Gold: Jonathan Williams, A.J. Klein, Cameron Tom, Austin Carr, Trey Hendrickson, Jonathan Freeny. The Saints are 16-point favorites over the Jets. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
    Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. (rib) is among the inactives for the Saints-Jets matchup today in the Dome. Offensive lineman Andrus peat is active for the contest today. Other inactives for the Black and Gold: Jonathan Williams, A.J. Klein, Cameron Tom, Austin Carr, Trey Hendrickson, Jonathan Freeny. The Saints are 16-point favorites over the Jets. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>>
  • Kamara expected to play against Jets

    Kamara expected to play against Jets

    The Saints received a boost with Alvin Kamara back at practice after a concussion. Source: Nola.comThe Saints received a boost with Alvin Kamara back at practice after a concussion. Source: Nola.com
    Alvin Kamara's full participation in practices Wednesday and Thursday would give you the appearance he's ready to go against the Jets. Saints Head Coach Sean Payton would agree with your assessment. “You go through a full practice and you get examined and today, repeat. I’m probably like you with the specifics. We all anticipate him playing. That’s the expectation," said Payton. A helmet-to-helmet hit by former LSU Tiger Deion Jones knocked Kamara out of the F...more>>
    Alvin Kamara's full participation in practices Wednesday and Thursday would give you the appearance he's ready to go against the Jets. Saints Head Coach Sean Payton would agree with your assessment. “You go through a full practice and you get examined and today, repeat. I’m probably like you with the specifics. We all anticipate him playing. That’s the expectation," said Payton. A helmet-to-helmet hit by former LSU Tiger Deion Jones knocked Kamara out of the F...more>>
  • Alvin Kamara a full-go at practice Wednesday

    Alvin Kamara a full-go at practice Wednesday

    Alvin Kamara is "good to go" for Sunday. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara is "good to go" for Sunday. Source: Nola.com
    Saints do-all running back Alvin Kamara was at practice today after sustaining a concussion against the Falcons. Kamara confirmed today he's ready for the Jets. "I'm good to go," said Kamara. Players missing today's workout included linebacker A.J. Klein (groin), wide receiver Ted Ginn (rib), and defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle). Limited at practice today: Safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin), offensive lineman Andrus Peat (groin), and tight end Josh Hill (shoulder). Copyr...more>>
    Saints do-all running back Alvin Kamara was at practice today after sustaining a concussion against the Falcons. Kamara confirmed today he's ready for the Jets. "I'm good to go," said Kamara. Players missing today's workout included linebacker A.J. Klein (groin), wide receiver Ted Ginn (rib), and defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle). Limited at practice today: Safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin), offensive lineman Andrus Peat (groin), and tight end Josh Hill (shoulder). Copyr...more>>
  • Brees: If we keep winning, all our hopes and dreams are alive

    Brees: If we keep winning, all our hopes and dreams are alive

    The Saints received a boost with Alvin Kamara back at practice after a concussion. Source: Nola.comThe Saints received a boost with Alvin Kamara back at practice after a concussion. Source: Nola.com

    The Saints 20-17 defeat at the hands of the Falcons no doubt hurt. But in terms of the playoffs, the Saints are still in good shape. The Jets (5-8) come in town this week with a backup quarterback under center, Bryce Petty. The inexperience will show with a relentless Saints defense ready to bear down. After the Jets, the Saints host Atlanta, then hit the road for Tampa. All three very winnable contest. "I live by the motto, you only worry about the things you can control. So ...

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    The Saints 20-17 defeat at the hands of the Falcons no doubt hurt. But in terms of the playoffs, the Saints are still in good shape. The Jets (5-8) come in town this week with a backup quarterback under center, Bryce Petty. The inexperience will show with a relentless Saints defense ready to bear down. After the Jets, the Saints host Atlanta, then hit the road for Tampa. All three very winnable contest. "I live by the motto, you only worry about the things you can control. So ...

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  • After Further Review: Worst of Thursday night football shows up in Saints loss

    After Further Review: Worst of Thursday night football shows up Saints loss

    Trey Hendrickson going down with an ankle injury was one of many for the Saints. Source: Nola.comTrey Hendrickson going down with an ankle injury was one of many for the Saints. Source: Nola.com

    Injuries. Penalties. Sloppy Football. Everything critics have grown to despise about Thursday night Football was on full display inside Mercedes Benz Stadium. 

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    Injuries. Penalties. Sloppy Football. Everything critics have grown to despise about Thursday night Football was on full display inside Mercedes Benz Stadium. 

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  • FFF: Time to ban NFL games on Thursday night

    FFF: Time to ban NFL games on Thursday night

    Alvin Kamara left the contest with a concussion. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara left the contest with a concussion. Source: Nola.com
    In this edition of FFF I say make NFL games on Thursday extinct, World Cup excitement is not a thing in America, and my stop at Atomic Burger. FOOTBALL Thursday NFL games need to end like right now. Just cancel the rest of them in 2017. You want to know why? Alvin Kamara, A.J. Klein, Kenny Vaccaro, Senio Kelemete. All left the Saints-Falcons game with injuries, never to return.  The body can't handle this much pounding in such a short period of time. The quality of play in th...more>>
    In this edition of FFF I say make NFL games on Thursday extinct, World Cup excitement is not a thing in America, and my stop at Atomic Burger. FOOTBALL Thursday NFL games need to end like right now. Just cancel the rest of them in 2017. You want to know why? Alvin Kamara, A.J. Klein, Kenny Vaccaro, Senio Kelemete. All left the Saints-Falcons game with injuries, never to return.  The body can't handle this much pounding in such a short period of time. The quality of play in th...more>>
  • Brees believes health and safety of players at risk with Thursday games

    Brees believes health and safety of players at risk with Thursday games

    Trey Hendrickson going down with an ankle injury was one of many for the Saints. Source: Nola.comTrey Hendrickson going down with an ankle injury was one of many for the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Alvin Kamara, A.J. Klein, Kenny Vaccaro, Senio Kelemete all left the Saints-Falcons game due to injuries, none of them returned. The Saints played a brutal divisional game this past Sunday against Carolina. Four days later, it's back on the field against Atlanta. It's not enough rest and recovery most of the NFL players thinks. Quarterback Drew Brees echoed those sentiments after the Falcons loss. "It's a 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night. You understand what g...more>>
    Alvin Kamara, A.J. Klein, Kenny Vaccaro, Senio Kelemete all left the Saints-Falcons game due to injuries, none of them returned. The Saints played a brutal divisional game this past Sunday against Carolina. Four days later, it's back on the field against Atlanta. It's not enough rest and recovery most of the NFL players thinks. Quarterback Drew Brees echoed those sentiments after the Falcons loss. "It's a 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night. You understand what g...more>>
  • Juan's World: Loss in Atlanta Doesn't Change Much for Saints

    The Saints suffered their first division loss of the season in Atlanta. Source: Nola.comThe Saints suffered their first division loss of the season in Atlanta. Source: Nola.com

    Welcome in to Juan's World and what a game in Atlanta last night. What a performance put together by a very depleted Saints team. Alvin Kamara, AJ Klein, Trey Hendrickson, Senio Kelemete...the list seems to go on and on of guys that left this game early with an injury. And yet, when the game was on the line in the final minutes, there were the Saints. In position to pull out a win or at least force overtime with a field goal. It didn't go the Saints way because Drew Brees made one ba...

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and what a game in Atlanta last night. What a performance put together by a very depleted Saints team. Alvin Kamara, AJ Klein, Trey Hendrickson, Senio Kelemete...the list seems to go on and on of guys that left this game early with an injury. And yet, when the game was on the line in the final minutes, there were the Saints. In position to pull out a win or at least force overtime with a field goal. It didn't go the Saints way because Drew Brees made one ba...

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  • Payton: 'I've never been a part of a game like that'

    Payton: 'I've never been a part of a game like that'

    Coach Payton wasn't a fan of the refs most of the contest. Source: Nola.comCoach Payton wasn't a fan of the refs most of the contest. Source: Nola.com
    A short week, a ton of injuries, a ton of penalties, and a very un-Brees-like play at the end of the contest, all equaled a 20-17 loss for the Saints in Atlanta. The Saints lost key contributors in the contest due to injury. Do-everything running back Alvin Kamara took a helmet-to-helmet hit from former LSU Tiger Deion Jones. Kamara went into concussion protocol after the hit. Two other Saints exited the game with concussions, offensive lineman Senio Kelemete and safety Kenny Vaccar...more>>
    A short week, a ton of injuries, a ton of penalties, and a very un-Brees-like play at the end of the contest, all equaled a 20-17 loss for the Saints in Atlanta. The Saints lost key contributors in the contest due to injury. Do-everything running back Alvin Kamara took a helmet-to-helmet hit from former LSU Tiger Deion Jones. Kamara went into concussion protocol after the hit. Two other Saints exited the game with concussions, offensive lineman Senio Kelemete and safety Kenny Vaccar...more>>
  • Too many injuries to overcome, Saints lose to Falcons 20-17

    Too many injuries to overcome, Saints lose to Falcons 20-17

    Alvin Kamara left the contest with a concussion. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara left the contest with a concussion. Source: Nola.com

    Jesuit alum Deion Jones intercepted Drew Brees with under two minutes to go in the game, killing a possible tying or winning score by the Saints. The Falcons escaped with a 20-17 victory.  Brees went 26-of-35 passing for 271 yards, with two touchdowns and a pick. He found Tommylee Lewis for a 26-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and Michael Thomas caught a 1-yard touchdown in the third. The Saints lost key contributors in the contest due to injury. Do-everything running bac...

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    Jesuit alum Deion Jones intercepted Drew Brees with under two minutes to go in the game, killing a possible tying or winning score by the Saints. The Falcons escaped with a 20-17 victory.  Brees went 26-of-35 passing for 271 yards, with two touchdowns and a pick. He found Tommylee Lewis for a 26-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and Michael Thomas caught a 1-yard touchdown in the third. The Saints lost key contributors in the contest due to injury. Do-everything running bac...

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  • Ingram and Lattimore active for Saints-Falcons game

    Ingram and Lattimore active for Saints-Falcons game

    Marshon Lattimore will suit up for the Saints after missing the last two games. Source: Mark LaGrangeMarshon Lattimore will suit up for the Saints after missing the last two games. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Running back Mark Ingram (toe) and Marshon Lattimore (ankle) will be active for the Saints-Falcons game. Lattimore missed the last two contest after injuring his ankle in the Washington game. Safety Marcus Williams is also active after missing last week's Panthers game.  Saints inactives for their road game in Atlanta: Safety Rafael Bush, running back Jonathan Williams, tight end Garrett Griffin, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, offensive lineman Cameron Tom, wide receiver Austin ...more>>
    Running back Mark Ingram (toe) and Marshon Lattimore (ankle) will be active for the Saints-Falcons game. Lattimore missed the last two contest after injuring his ankle in the Washington game. Safety Marcus Williams is also active after missing last week's Panthers game.  Saints inactives for their road game in Atlanta: Safety Rafael Bush, running back Jonathan Williams, tight end Garrett Griffin, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, offensive lineman Cameron Tom, wide receiver Austin ...more>>
  • Saints could damage Falcons postseason hopes Thursday night

    Saints could damage Falcons postseason hopes Thursday night

    The Saints-Falcons always produces memorable moments like this Michael Mauti TD. Source: Nola.comThe Saints-Falcons always produces memorable moments like this Michael Mauti TD. Source: Nola.com

    The 9-3 Saints are set to meet the 7-5 Falcons Thursday night, and for Atlanta, their margin for error is razor thin. A loss could severely damage their postseason hopes. Which means the Falcons are desperate, and the Saints must be ready. "With Atlanta taking the loss that they did, they could come back, they could be fiery and be on top of their game. It’s a division game again, and we’re in the hunt to try and win the division. We just got to go out and put our be...

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    The 9-3 Saints are set to meet the 7-5 Falcons Thursday night, and for Atlanta, their margin for error is razor thin. A loss could severely damage their postseason hopes. Which means the Falcons are desperate, and the Saints must be ready. "With Atlanta taking the loss that they did, they could come back, they could be fiery and be on top of their game. It’s a division game again, and we’re in the hunt to try and win the division. We just got to go out and put our be...

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  • Brees ready to renew rivalry with the Falcons

    Brees ready to renew rivalry with the Falcons

    Drew Brees and the Saints meet up with Atlanta Thursday night. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees and the Saints meet up with Atlanta Thursday night. Source: Nola.com

    The Saints will matchup with their oldest rival in a new spot. They’ll meet the falcons tomorrow for the first time inside the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For Drew Brees and company, this rivalry has always been intense, mainly because both teams have enjoyed success over the last decade. They’re a great team, and they’ve won a ton of games since we’ve been here over the last 12 years. We’ve had some great battles with those guys regardless of the ...

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    The Saints will matchup with their oldest rival in a new spot. They’ll meet the falcons tomorrow for the first time inside the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For Drew Brees and company, this rivalry has always been intense, mainly because both teams have enjoyed success over the last decade. They’re a great team, and they’ve won a ton of games since we’ve been here over the last 12 years. We’ve had some great battles with those guys regardless of the ...

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  • Saints can possibly clinch playoff berth this weekend

    Saints can possibly clinch playoff berth this weekend

    Alvin Kamara and the Saints play the Falcons Thursday night. Source: Mark LaGrangeAlvin Kamara and the Saints play the Falcons Thursday night. Source: Mark LaGrange
    If the Saints beat the Falcons Thursday night, a possible playoff berth could be coming Sunday afternoon if things fall in New Orleans favor. Here's the scenarios for clinching a spot in the postseason: Saints win and  Carolina loss, Detroit loss, OR Carolina loss, Dallas loss OR Green Bay loss, Detroit loss Panthers host the Vikings, Lions visit the Bucs, Cowboys visit the Giants, and Green Bay is on the road at the Browns. All games kickoff at 12 p.m. Copy...more>>
    If the Saints beat the Falcons Thursday night, a possible playoff berth could be coming Sunday afternoon if things fall in New Orleans favor. Here's the scenarios for clinching a spot in the postseason: Saints win and  Carolina loss, Detroit loss, OR Carolina loss, Dallas loss OR Green Bay loss, Detroit loss Panthers host the Vikings, Lions visit the Bucs, Cowboys visit the Giants, and Green Bay is on the road at the Browns. All games kickoff at 12 p.m. Copy...more>>
  • Peat out for Falcons game, Lattimore questionable

    Peat out for Falcons game, Lattimore questionable

    Andrus peat will miss the Falcons game with a groin injury. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneAndrus peat will miss the Falcons game with a groin injury. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Andrus Peat will miss the pivotal Saints-Falcons matchup due to a groin injury.

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    Andrus Peat will miss the pivotal Saints-Falcons matchup due to a groin injury.

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  • Saints prepare for tough turnaround with Falcons game Thursday

    Saints prepare for tough turnaround with Falcons game Thursday

    Alvin Kamara and the Saints face Atlanta on Thursday. Source: Mark LaGrangeAlvin Kamara and the Saints face Atlanta on Thursday. Source: Mark LaGrange

    It’s the game week no NFL player looks forward to. The Saints will travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons on Thursday night, and the players say getting their bodies ready on such short rest is a major challenge. 

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    It’s the game week no NFL player looks forward to. The Saints will travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons on Thursday night, and the players say getting their bodies ready on such short rest is a major challenge. 

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  • Ingram and Peat miss practice with Falcons matchup looming

    Ingram and Peat miss practice with Falcons matchup looming

    Mark Ingram scored in the second quarter on this 3-yard run against the Panthers. Source: Mark LaGrangeMark Ingram scored in the second quarter on this 3-yard run against the Panthers. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Mark Ingram (toe) and Andrus Peat (groin) missed practice Tuesday. The Saints play at the Falcons Thursday night. A large group of Saints were limited in practice including: Terron Armstead (thigh/shoulder), Ken Crawley (abdomen), Trey Hendrickson (knee), A.J. Klein (groin), Marshon Lattimore (ankle), Marcus Williams (groin), and  P.J. Williams (shoulder). Lattimore missed most of the Redskins game, and the entire contest against the Rams and Panthers. Copyright 2017 ...more>>
    Mark Ingram (toe) and Andrus Peat (groin) missed practice Tuesday. The Saints play at the Falcons Thursday night. A large group of Saints were limited in practice including: Terron Armstead (thigh/shoulder), Ken Crawley (abdomen), Trey Hendrickson (knee), A.J. Klein (groin), Marshon Lattimore (ankle), Marcus Williams (groin), and  P.J. Williams (shoulder). Lattimore missed most of the Redskins game, and the entire contest against the Rams and Panthers. Copyright 2017 ...more>>
  • Saints earn 'significant' win over Carolina

    Saints earn 'significant' win over Carolina

    Alvin Kamara racked up 126 yards of total offense against Carolina. Source: Mark LaGrangeAlvin Kamara racked up 126 yards of total offense against Carolina. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints improved to 9-3 on the season after beating Carolina, and now hold a one game lead over the Panthers (8-4) in the NFC South. If the teams tie for the division lead, the Saints would advance with the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Black and Gold beat the Panthers in both matchups this season. The Saints hold the 4th spot in the NFC conference with only four games left in the regular season. "I think it's significant in a division with a good run defense. It was sig...

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    The Saints improved to 9-3 on the season after beating Carolina, and now hold a one game lead over the Panthers (8-4) in the NFC South. If the teams tie for the division lead, the Saints would advance with the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Black and Gold beat the Panthers in both matchups this season. The Saints hold the 4th spot in the NFC conference with only four games left in the regular season. "I think it's significant in a division with a good run defense. It was sig...

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  • After Further Review: Saints bounce back like contenders

    After Further Review: Saints bounce back like contenders

    Mark Ingram scored in the second quarter on this 3-yard run. Source: Mark LaGrangeMark Ingram scored in the second quarter on this 3-yard run. Source: Mark LaGrange

    It could have been worse. That was my first thought when the Saints defeated the Panthers, 31-21, Sunday. Unlike last week when it felt like the Saints could’ve lost by more, this week by the time it was over it felt like the final margin could have been much more than 10 points. Coming in, what was expected was an NFC South thriller. And when both teams opened the game with touchdowns, it certainly felt like that was what we were going to get. But It never materialized. I...

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    It could have been worse. That was my first thought when the Saints defeated the Panthers, 31-21, Sunday. Unlike last week when it felt like the Saints could’ve lost by more, this week by the time it was over it felt like the final margin could have been much more than 10 points. Coming in, what was expected was an NFC South thriller. And when both teams opened the game

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  • Brees on divisional win: 'This is where our best football needs to played'

    Brees on divisional win: 'This is where our best football needs to played'

    Drew Brees found Michael Thomas for a 10-yard touchdown. Source: Mark LaGrangeDrew Brees found Michael Thomas for a 10-yard touchdown. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Drew Brees went 25-of-34 passing for 269 yards, and a touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. His running backs carried a lot of the load also for the Saints. The dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, both accounted for over 100 yards of total offense in a Saints 31-21 victory over Carolina.Kamara totaled 126 yards, with two rushing scores. Ingram racked up a 122 yards with a rushing touchdown. The Saints improved to 9-3 on the season, and now hold a one game lead over the Pan...

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    Drew Brees went 25-of-34 passing for 269 yards, and a touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. His running backs carried a lot of the load also for the Saints. The dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, both accounted for over 100 yards of total offense in a Saints 31-21 victory over Carolina.Kamara totaled 126 yards, with two rushing scores. Ingram racked up a 122 yards with a rushing touchdown. The Saints improved to 9-3 on the season, and now hold a one game lead over the Pan...

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  • Ingram and Kamara help the Saints get back to their winning ways

    Ingram and Kamara help the Saints get back to their winning ways

    Alvin Kamara opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run. Source: Mark LaGrangeAlvin Kamara opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, both accounted for over 100 yards of total offense in a Saints 31-21 victory over Carolina. Kamara totaled 126 yards, with two rushing scores. Ingram racked up a 122 yards with a rushing touchdown. The Saints improved to 9-3 on the season, and now hold a one game lead over the Panthers (8-4) in the NFC South. If the teams tie for the division lead, the Saints would advance with the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Black and Gold...

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    The dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, both accounted for over 100 yards of total offense in a Saints 31-21 victory over Carolina. Kamara totaled 126 yards, with two rushing scores. Ingram racked up a 122 yards with a rushing touchdown. The Saints improved to 9-3 on the season, and now hold a one game lead over the Panthers (8-4) in the NFC South. If the teams tie for the division lead, the Saints would advance with the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Black and Gold...

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  • Saints put tight end Coby Fleener on injured reserve

    Saints put tight end Coby Fleener on injured reserve

    Fleener took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Rams game. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneFleener took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Rams game. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints placed tight end Coby Fleener on injured reserve. 

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    The Saints placed tight end Coby Fleener on injured reserve. 

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  • Coby Fleener and Marcus Williams out for Panthers matchup

    Coby Fleener and Marcus Williams out for Panthers matchup

    Fleener took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Rams game. Source: Nola.comFleener took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Rams game. Source: Nola.com
    Saints tight end Coby Fleener (concussion), and safety Marcus Williams (groin) were ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Panthers. Fleener took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Rams game, giving him a concussion.  Tackle Terron Armstead (thigh/shoulder), cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and P.J. Williams (shoulder) are questionable for the contest. Tackle Ryan Ramczyk (elbow), cornerback Ken Crawley (abdomen), defensive end Trey Hendrickson (elbow), and g...more>>
    Saints tight end Coby Fleener (concussion), and safety Marcus Williams (groin) were ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Panthers. Fleener took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Rams game, giving him a concussion.  Tackle Terron Armstead (thigh/shoulder), cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and P.J. Williams (shoulder) are questionable for the contest. Tackle Ryan Ramczyk (elbow), cornerback Ken Crawley (abdomen), defensive end Trey Hendrickson (elbow), and g...more>>
  • Lattimore, Crawley return to practice on limited basis

    Lattimore, Crawley return to practice on limited basis

    Marshon Lattimore missed the Rams game. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Marshon Lattimore missed the Rams game. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    There was some good news on the Saints practice report, and some not so good news also. First, the positives from the Saints workout. After missing the Rams game, Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) returned on a limited basis to practice. 

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    There was some good news on the Saints practice report, and some not so good news also. First, the positives from the Saints workout. After missing the Rams game, Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) returned on a limited basis to practice. 

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  • Brees on Carolina matchup: 'Situation only gets bigger as we go along'

    Brees on Carolina matchup: 'Situation only gets bigger as we go along'

    Brees and the Saints face Carolina Sunday. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneBrees and the Saints face Carolina Sunday. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints enter their contest this weekend tied with the Panthers in the NFC South standings. 

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    The Saints enter their contest this weekend tied with the Panthers in the NFC South standings. 

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  • Jared Goff, Rams end Saints win streak

    Jared Goff, Rams end Saints win streak

    Josh Reynolds caught one of two touchdown passes Goff threw against the Saints. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneJosh Reynolds caught one of two touchdown passes Goff threw against the Saints. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Rams ended the Saints winning streak, thanks in large part to the arm of Jared Goff. 

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    The Rams ended the Saints winning streak, thanks in large part to the arm of Jared Goff. 

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  • After Further Review: It only gets tougher for Saints

    After Further Review: It only gets tougher for Saints

    Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the first half for the Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the first half for the Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Drew Brees said it best; “It only gets tougher." 

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    Drew Brees said it best; “It only gets tougher." 

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  • Brees on offensive struggles: 'We never found a rhythm'

    Brees on offensive struggles: 'We never found a rhythm'

    The Rams sacked Brees three times in the contest. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe Rams sacked Brees three times in the contest. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints offense struggled all afternoon in Los Angeles, especially on third-down conversions. 

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    The Saints offense struggled all afternoon in Los Angeles, especially on third-down conversions. 

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  • Payton on Rams loss: 'We looked sloppy'

    Payton on Rams loss: 'We looked sloppy'

    Sammy Watkins caught one of Jared Goff's two touchdown passes. Source:  Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSammy Watkins caught one of Jared Goff's two touchdown passes. Source: Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints eight-game winning streak is a thing of the past. Second-year quarterback Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns, contributing to a 26-20 victory over the Black and Gold.

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    The Saints eight-game winning streak is a thing of the past. Second-year quarterback Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns, contributing to a 26-20 victory over the Black and Gold.

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  • Day later, same Saints injury report

    Day later, same Saints injury report

    Marshon Lattimore missed practice for the second day in a row. Source: Nola.comMarshon Lattimore missed practice for the second day in a row. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints injury report on Thursday mirrored the report on Wednesday. Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed their second workout in a row. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the co...more>>
    The Saints injury report on Thursday mirrored the report on Wednesday. Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed their second workout in a row. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the co...more>>
  • Cornerbacks Lattimore and Crawley miss workout Wednesday

    Cornerbacks Lattimore and Crawley miss workout Wednesday

    Lattimore missed Wednesday' s workout with an ankle injury. (Source: Mark LaGrange)Lattimore missed Wednesday' s workout with an ankle injury. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed practiced Wednesday. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the contest. Terron Armstead (rest) also missed practice Wednesday.  A.J. Klein ...

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    Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed practiced Wednesday. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the contest. Terron Armstead (rest) also missed practice Wednesday.  A.J. Klein ...

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  • Saints win overtime thriller, extend win streak to 8 games

    Saints win overtime thriller, extend win streak to 8 games

    Mark Ingram scored on a 36-yard run in the first half. Source: Mark LaGrangeMark Ingram scored on a 36-yard run in the first half. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints trailed 31-16 late in the fourth quarter, but the Black and Gold scored 18 unanswered points in the fourth and overtime, giving the squad a 34-31 triumph. The Saints (8-2) win streak extends to eight games after beating Washington. Wil Lutz 28-yard field goal in overtime was the winner for the Saints. Mark Ingram scored the only touchdown for the Saints in the first half, on a 36-yard run, tying the game at 10-10. Drew Brees accounted for two touchdown passes against Was...

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    The Saints trailed 31-16 late in the fourth quarter, but the Black and Gold scored 18 unanswered points in the fourth and overtime, giving the squad a 34-31 triumph. The Saints (8-2) win streak extends to eight games after beating Washington. Wil Lutz 28-yard field goal in overtime was the winner for the Saints. Mark Ingram scored the only touchdown for the Saints in the first half, on a 36-yard run, tying the game at 10-10. Drew Brees accounted for two touchdown passes against Was...

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  • Brees on OT: 'Momentum was on our side, we're going to win this'

    Brees on OT: 'Momentum was on our side, we're going to win this'

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

    The Saints scored 15 unanswered points late in the contest to send their matchup with Washington to overtime. 

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    The Saints scored 15 unanswered points late in the contest to send their matchup with Washington to overtime. 

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  • Lowell Narcisse transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

    Lowell Narcisse transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

    Lowell Narcisse will attend Mississippi Gulf Coast CC.Lowell Narcisse will attend Mississippi Gulf Coast CC.
    Lowell Narcisse will attend Mississippi Gulf Coast CC.Lowell Narcisse will attend Mississippi Gulf Coast CC.
    Former St. James and LSU quarterback Lowell Narcisse announced on Twitter he'll be transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. I will be attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community college this fall — Lowell Narcisse Jr. (@L_Narcisse2) August 16, 2018 On Tuesday, Narcisse left the LSU program as a redshirt freshman. pic.twitter.com/5hMlJsIO3I — Lowell Narcisse Jr. (@L_Narcisse2) August 15, 2018 Narcisse plans on staying at the junior college until ...more>>
    Former St. James and LSU quarterback Lowell Narcisse announced on Twitter he'll be transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. I will be attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community college this fall — Lowell Narcisse Jr. (@L_Narcisse2) August 16, 2018 On Tuesday, Narcisse left the LSU program as a redshirt freshman. pic.twitter.com/5hMlJsIO3I — Lowell Narcisse Jr. (@L_Narcisse2) August 15, 2018 Narcisse plans on staying at the junior college until ...more>>
  • Ronaldo's Juventus debut the pick of European soccer weekend

    Ronaldo's Juventus debut the pick of European soccer weekend

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:42:20 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:36:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File ). FILE - In this Sunday, Aug.12, 2018 filer, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, right, controls the ball during a friendly match between the Juventus A and B teams, in Villar Perosa, northern Italy. The eyes of the footballin...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File ). FILE - In this Sunday, Aug.12, 2018 filer, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, right, controls the ball during a friendly match between the Juventus A and B teams, in Villar Perosa, northern Italy. The eyes of the footballin...
    Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his Juventus debut in the northeastern Italian city of Verona following his Serie A record 112 million euro ($132 million) move from Real Madrid.more>>
    Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his Juventus debut in the northeastern Italian city of Verona following his Serie A record 112 million euro ($132 million) move from Real Madrid.more>>
  • Report: Okafor suffers bone bruise and ankle sprain

    Report: Okafor suffers bone bruise and ankle sprain

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange
    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    The saints dodged major bullet on the injury front, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. 

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    The saints dodged major bullet on the injury front, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. 

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