A tropical wave is moving from the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico. The circulation is over land right now, but it is worth watching as it pushes west. It is not likely anything will develop untilmore>>
Dolly has developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but not a threat to the northern Gulf coast.more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. The traditionally slow months are transforming with the return of some big-name conventions. more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as the last day to wear white.more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as a stopping point for wearing white.more>>
Outside linebacker Jay Richardson did well enough in preseason to earn a roster spot. There's no denying that.
But Richardson had one thing going against him: years in the NFL. He had already accrued four years thus making him a vested veteran. Vested veterans on opening day rosters have their contracts guaranteed.
That's why he was cut on cut day. It certainly wasn't because of his play. The Saints simply couldn't afford that with their ultra-tight cap situation.
Sean Payton obviously liked his play, he wouldn't have told him there was a good chance they would bring him back if he didn't.
Now that week one is done, low and behold Richardson is back, but at a much better rate.
It happens all over the NFL. The biggest risk is if another team picks Richardson up in the process. Luckily for the Saints, no one did.
There's also an obvious football reasoning for this. Finances played a role in his exit but bringing him back had as much to do injuries over anything else. The Saints are banged up in the front seven. They only had two active outside linebackers Sunday. Plus, Broderick Bunkley and Tyrunn Walker both went down during the game. Neither have practiced all week. Glenn Foster missed last week and his availability is still unknown. Their potential absences mean the Saints may have to shift some pieces around along that line.
That's where Richardson's versatility comes in. He can play end or outside linebacker. Something the Saints may need for a few weeks.
Richardson's addition meant the subtraction of Andy Tanner. Tanner was a great story who fought his way onto the roster but as the fifth wide receiver, sometimes the numbers don't add up in his favor.
I don't think this is the end for Tanner though. Either another team will pick him up or he could be back either on the active roster or practice squad.
Sean Payton said there would be a lot of fluidity at the bottom of his 53-man roster. Clearly, he was telling the truth.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffeymore>>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.more>>
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.more>>
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.more>>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:42:59 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. Beardmore>>
Monday night, Thompson was seen leading officers around a field in the Pocahontas area, but there is no clarification or information to confirm what this was about.more>>