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  • newSaints sign sixth-round pick Tavon Rooks, nine others to practice squad

    Saints sign sixth-round pick Tavon Rooks, nine others to practice squad

    The last of the Saints’ six 2014 draft picks has been added to the club’s practice squad. Rookie offensive tackle Tavon Rooks, a sixth-round selection from Kansas State, was among 10 players signed to the Saints’ practice roster on Monday, the club said. Rooks (6-5, 300) appeared in all four of the Saints’ preseason games…
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  • Champ Bailey “fully healthy” and “definitely” wants to play this season

    Champ Bailey “fully healthy” and “definitely” wants to play this season

    The Saints parted ways with cornerback Champ Bailey as they dropped to 53 players this weekend, leading some to wonder if this is the end of the line for a likely Hall of Famer. Bailey has spent 15 years in the NFL, but was bothered by a foot injury this summer after missing 11 games…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 4:42am -
  • Saints knock out Champ Bailey among final cuts

    Saints knock out Champ Bailey among final cuts

    Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey was obviously a shell of himself last year, and now the question will become whether his brilliant career is over. A league source tells PFT that the Saints have released Bailey, perhaps one of the day’s biggest surprises. They were clearly in need of someone to shore up the position, and…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 1:03pm -
  • Saints drop rookie receiver Brandon Coleman

    Saints drop rookie receiver Brandon Coleman

    The Saints have had plenty of success in recent years with first-year receivers.  Brandon Coleman won’t be one of them. Per a league source, Coleman has been waived. At six feet, six inches, Coleman could become in time an intriguing weapon.  As recently explained by Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, drops in camp…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 11:21am -
  • Greg Jones released by Saints

    Greg Jones released by Saints

    The Saints brought veteran fullback Greg Jones aboard early in camp after Erik Lorig went down with a leg injury, but he won’t be helping to open holes or protect Drew Brees this season. Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate reports that Jones has been released as the team starts the process of paring…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:04pm -
  • Ahmad Dixon, Akiem Hicks fined for preseason infractions

    Ahmad Dixon, Akiem Hicks fined for preseason infractions

    Add Cowboys safety Ahmad Dixon and Saints defensive tackle Akiem Hicks to the list of players fined for infractions during last week’s preseason games. PFT has confirmed with the league that Dixon was fined $22,050 for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area and that Hicks was fined $16,537 for roughing the passer. Dixon…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:12pm -
  • What a vas deferens a day makes for Saints QB Drew Brees

    What a vas deferens a day makes for Saints QB Drew Brees

    For the length of his professional relationship with Sean Payton, no one has ever accused Saints quarterback Drew Brees of shooting blanks. But after celebrating the birth of his fourth child — and first daughter — Brees joked that his days of leading a prolific, ahem, offense might be over. Brees returned to practice Tuesday…
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  • Saints confirm Victor Butler’s release en route to 75 players

    Saints confirm Victor Butler’s release en route to 75 players

    The reports out of New Orleans that the Saints were going to release linebacker Victor Butler were correct. The team announced Butler’s release on Tuesday afternoon as part of a series of moves that got the team down to 75 players. Coach Sean Payton explained why Butler’s number came up. “The challenge was the reps…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 2:15pm -
  • Saints start slashing their roster

    Saints start slashing their roster

    It is cutdown day around the league and that means some players are finding out that they won’t be part of the Saints this season. The Saints haven’t confirmed Monday’s reports that linebacker Victor Butler’s been cut, but media members at the team’s practice haven’t seen him on the practice field on Tuesday. The team…
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  • Jimmy Graham says you can’t have fun in the NFL anymore

    Jimmy Graham says you can’t have fun in the NFL anymore

    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says his two penalties and his $30,000 fine for dunking the ball over the goal post show a problem facing the NFL. Graham called the fine too “steep” and said “you can’t really have fun anymore.” The point Graham raises is one many players and fans have raised through the…
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  • newSaints name ten to their practice squad
    Today the New Orleans Saints completed their practice squad. The team was completed today, showcasing two former Valdosta State players. WR Brandon Coleman ILB Todd Davis CB Terrence Frederick TE Nic Jacobs WR Seantavius Jones G Antoine McClain T Tavon Rooks NT Lawrence Virgil CB Trevin Wade S Pierre WarrenThe post Saints name ten to their practice squad appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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  • newSaints add 10 players to practice squad
    According to Mike Wilkening of, the Saints have signed ten players to their practice squad:Offensive tackle Tavon RooksWide receiver Brandon ColemanInside linebacker Todd DavisCornerback Terrence FrederickTight end Nic JacobsWide receiver Seantavius JonesOffensive guard Antoine McClainNose tackle Lawrence VirgilCornerback Trevin WadeSafety Pierre Warren 
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:12am -
  • newSeven practice squad members reported for Saints
    We still don’t know who the Saints’ kicker will be, though it doesn’t appear like it will be Ryan Succop. What we do know is the Saints have added seven players to their practice squad. They are allowed to add up to ten, and the fact that free safety Pierre Warren isn’t already on this list of names is a big surprise to me. Almost everyone expected him on the 53 man roster and after clearing waivers it would seem like an obvious fit to have him on the practice squad. He could still join soon, though, or perhaps he had a more enticing proposition elsewhere. He did clear waivers, though,…
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  • NFL 53-man cutdown update: New Orleans Saints
    As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM.Players released:CB Champ BaileyOLB Keyunta DawsonK Shayne GrahamFB Greg JonesWR Robert MeachemT Thomas WelchC Matt ArmstrongCB Derrius BrooksWR Brandon ColemanILB Todd DavisK Derek DimkeCB Terrence FrederickWR Charles HawkinsTE Nic JacobsG Marcel JonesWR Seantavius JonesT Tavon RooksRB Derrick StrozierNT Lawrence VirgilCB Trevin WadeS Pierre WarrenT/G Jason Weaver 
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  • Champ Bailey Doesn’t Want to Retire
    The Saints may have parted ways with 15-year veteran CB Champ Bailey, but neither Bailey nor his agent feel that this is the end of the NFL road for the 12-time Pro Bowler.“Definitely, and he is fully healthy now,” his agent, Jack Reale, told “He had a plantar problem, which is resolved, but he just missed too much time for the coach’s evaluation to be complete and unfortunately in the last two games they didn’t throw at him, so he couldn’t show his stuff. He is fine.”The truth is that Bailey has missed a lot of playing time due to his foot injury, and at 36 years old…
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  • Saints Injury Update: New Orleans cuts Champ Bailey
    The New Orleans Saints cut Champ Bailey yesterday. He was one of the final cuts on the day. Bailey had been plagued by an injury during camp and wasn't his full self. The injury part was most likely what led to him being cut, not the money aspect- it saved New Orleans one million dollars to cut him.  #466664761 / gettyimages.comGregg Rosenthal of reports that Bailey's agent, Jack Reale, told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that Bailey isn't done playing just yet. When asked if Bailey still wanted to play Reale said."Definitely, and he is fully healthy now. He had a plantar problem."…
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  • A look at the New Orleans Saints final 53 man roster
    Yesterday the New Orleans Saints made their final cuts and trimmed their roster down to 53 players in anticipation of the start of the regular season. Now we know exactly who will be suiting up in gold and black next Sunday.Here are all the players who made the cut:Offense:Quarterbacks: Drew Brees, Ryan Griffin, Luke McCownRunning backs: Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson, Travaris CadetFullback: Austin Johnson, Erik LorigWide receivers: Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, Nick Toon, Brandin Cooks, Joseph MorganTight ends: Jimmy Graham, Ben Watson, Josh HillOffensiv…
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  • Champ Bailey plans on continuing his NFL career
    Even though 36 year-old Champ Bailey was released by the Saints on Saturday, he plans on continuing his NFL career.Asked Champ Bailey's agent Jack Reale if his client wants to continue playing: "Definitely and he is fully healthy now."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2014I’m sure a cornerback desperate team will sign Bailey.  var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNetThe post Champ Bailey plans on continuing his NFL career appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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  • Champ Bailey wants to continue playing in NFL following release
    Champ Bailey was released by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday but the 36-year-old future hall of famer is not ready to hang up the cleats just yet.Bailey still wants to play with his agent saying that his client was healthy and ready. “He had a plantar (foot) problem which is resolved. He just missed too much time for the coach’s evaluation to be complete.” said agent Jack Reale.Asked Champ Bailey's agent Jack Reale if his client wants to continue playing: "Definitely and he is fully healthy now."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2014A 12-time Pro Bowler, Bailey played in t…
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  • Jets & Ravens Potential Options For CB Champ Bailey?
     According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Jets and Ravens could consider signing veteran CB Champ Bailey to a contract in the coming days now that he’s been released.The Saints have already confirmed that Bailey was among their roster cuts on Saturday as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players.Rapoport mentions that the Saints will save $1 million by making this move. The Saints already paid Bailey a $500,000 signing bonus this spring, so they could move on if needed.Bailey is 36, appeared in just five games last year due to a foot injury and recorded 14 tackles to go…
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  • Saints Gumbo

    Saints Gumbo

    Yes we still have another preseason game to go through and yes there is another round of cuts to do this weekend. But after the game Thursday night against the Ravens it’s time for Saints fans to start getting their game faces on.   Overall   To date the preseason has gone very well for […]
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  • Midpoint Review of Saints Preseason

    Midpoint Review of Saints Preseason

    Now that the first two preseason games are out of the way, we have a preseason game against a quality opponent where the starters will probably play until the 3rd quarter. While the game still doesn’t count, it will give us the closest look we’ve seen during training camp as to what the Saints can\will […]
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  • Saints vs Rams Post Mortem

    Saints vs Rams Post Mortem

    After watching the game and rejoicing that football is back…….yep, I was dancing because it’s that time of year again, I took a couple of days to settle down and check out what all of the pundits were saying about the Saints performance in their 1st pre-season game. Below are my thoughts on how it […]
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  • Saints And TE Graham Agree To Four-Year Deal

    Saints And TE Graham Agree To Four-Year Deal

    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham wrote the following on Twitter this morning: “It’s official I’m bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support” This indicates a long-term deal between Graham and the Saints is done. Various reports on Monday indicated a deal was imminent. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports it […]
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  • Brees Wants Graham’s Contract Situation Done By Start Of Season

    Brees Wants Graham’s Contract Situation Done By Start Of Season

    Quarterback Drew Brees told Ed Werder of ESPN he wants Jimmy Graham’s contract situation to be resolved so he has time on the field with his star tight end before the Saints’ season opens. “Jimmy’s my guy,” Brees said in a sit-down interview late last month. “I want what’s best for him. I want what’s […]
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  • Saints Nearing Deal With Center Jonathan Goodwin

    Saints Nearing Deal With Center Jonathan Goodwin

    The Saints are on the verge of bringing back former starting center Jonathan Goodwin, as the two sides have agreed in principle to a deal, league sources confirmed Monday to Mike Tripplet of The sides still are negotiating specifics of the contract, but the deal is expected to be finalized as early as Tuesday, […]
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  • Jairus Byrd Undergoing ‘Minor’ Back Surgery

    Jairus Byrd Undergoing ‘Minor’ Back Surgery

    Saints free safety Jairus Byrd is undergoing “minor” back surgery on Thursday to correct a disc issue according to Katherine Terrell of According to head coach Sean Payton, Byrd would not have undergone the operation were it the regular season. The team is “shooting” for Byrd to be ready for camp. Although the Saints […]
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  • Great Place to talk football..

    Great Place to talk football..

    New forum on the web, great place to talk football. Check it out at Good information and it’s free. Check it out!!   Bill Stephens @SaintsGab
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  • Previewing the 2014 New Orleans Saints Schedule Release

    Previewing the 2014 New Orleans Saints Schedule Release

    Sean Payton returned in 2014 and suddenly the New Orleans Saints were back to being, well, the New Orleans Saints. While they can still sling it with just about anyone, they appear to be trying to get more balanced on offense, while getting stingier on defense. If both ring true in 2014, the Saints could […]
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  • Saints Come To Terms With CB Champ Bailey On Two-Year Deal

    Saints Come To Terms With CB Champ Bailey On Two-Year Deal

    The Saints have signed 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey to a two-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. This according to a source. Bailey was release by the Denver Broncos earlier in the offseason.
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  • newSaints Announce Practice Squad
    We still don’t know who the Saints’ kicker will be, though it doesn’t appear like it will be Ryan Succop. What we do know is the Saints have added seven players to their practice squad (edit: the last three names has since been added). Here’s who was added: NT Lawrence Virgil WR Brandon Coleman WR Seantavius […]
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  • Predictions for the 2014 season
    The rehearsals are finished, the players are selected, the stage is set… now let the games begin. We are one week away from the first game of what promises to be one of the all time great seasons in New Orleans Saints history, and what a better way to start things off than with Falcons […]
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  • Saints announce provisional 53 man roster
    The Saints announced their 53 man roster and there were some big surprises. Champ Bailey getting cut is right up at the top, and Robert Meachem is another big name that did not make the team. Pierre Warren’s release over Marcus Ball is a surprise and both kickers is a bit of a shock. This is […]
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  • Saints Nation’s final 53 man roster prediction
    The Saints will need to waive (or place on IR) a total 22 players by Saturday, or more if they pick up players that were cut from other teams. My cuts and 53 man roster are below. I’ll throw one caveat, though. I think the Saints will sign an offensive tackle if someone they like […]
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  • Saints drop preseason finale 22-13 to Ravens
    The Saints played very few key players, but that didn’t stop Robert Meachem, Champ Bailey and Parys Haralson from all getting banged up. As far as I could tell it doesn’t seem like it will jeopardize their ability to play in Atlanta, as Haralson and Meachem both returned, and Bailey seemed to dislocate a finger. […]
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:53pm -
  • Five Things to Look for in Ravens @ Saints (Preseason Edition)
    The preseason is mercifully coming to a close as we focus in on the final game against the Ravens before the regular season opener in Atlanta. I will be in attendance at this game tonight, though I’m not expecting much. The starters will be sitting almost across the board and the roster is set with […]
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 10:00pm -
  • Saints Nation bold predictions – Ravens – Preseason W4
    Yes folks we did it again. 2 of us mentioned Bold predictions having to do with Cooks who didn’t even see a single snap. That is the second week in a row I predict something on a guy who does not play. I guess by this rate I am going to have to predict a […]
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  • Podcast: Saints Chat with Ramon Vargas of the Advocate and LSU talk

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  • Saints Nation ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    I was nominated to do this and so despite my general distaste for this kind of thing, the cause was too important for me to pass this up. So below is my ice bucket challenge video that was done with the help of my son Cullen. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage to […]
    - 6 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:34pm -
  • Saints pare down to 75 players on the roster
    The Saints roster was already down to 86 after they had unloaded four players in RB Tim Flanders, WR Tobais Palmer, TE Je’Ron Hamm and LB Chidera Uzo-Diribe  prior to the third preseason game in Indianapolis. That left 11 more necessary roster moves to get down to the league mandated 75 limit. The biggest surprise […]
    - 7 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 10:00pm -

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  • newNFL Preview Week: Which teams have the toughest first four games? (Shutdown Corner)
    The NFL regular season officially kicks off on Thursday when Green Bay travels to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Shutdown Corner will be previewing everything to come all week, capped off by our awards and Super Bowl predictions on Thursday. You can’t earn or lose a playoff spot in the first month, but you don’t want to dig a deep hole you’ll spend the last three months trying to get out of. Ask the Steelers and Giants. Both teams were popular playoff picks last year, but Pittsburgh started 0-4 and the Giants started 0-6. It didn’t matter that Pittsb…
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  • newNFC Summer Surprises: Unwanted rookies, vets make a point (The SportsXchange)
    After somehow being overlooked in all that micro-analysis that goes into the NFL draft, there are free-agent rookies who go to camp every year and become the surprise of summer alongside lightly regarded veterans still looking that one last chance.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:18am -
  • newNFL Preview Week: 12 second-year players ready to break out (Shutdown Corner)
    Coaches often say that the biggest growth in an NFL player occurs between the first and second season. Rookie confusion can lead to second-year clarity and a sense of being unencumbered. In this rush-to-judgment league, it's easy to forget last year's draft class. But here are some of the second-year players who might be ready to remind everyone just how good they still are: Cleveland Browns pass rusher Barkevious Mingo — When you listen to him talk this preseason, the words "comfortable" and "confident" are used a lot. That's because Mingo, who was always seen as a work in progress enteri…
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  • newAP source: Chiefs' Alex Smith agrees to extension (The Associated Press)
    When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Smith signed a $68 million extension Sunday to remain with the Chiefs through the 2018 season, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. He is a special individual with a lot of ability and we are fortunate to have him here.'' Smith and his agent, Tom Condon, had been discussing an extension for several months, and both sides were hopeful that a deal would be reached by the regular season.
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:44am -
  • newNFL Preview Week: Top 10 wild cards for the 2014 season (Shutdown Corner)
    One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were a joke, the Houston Texans were a Super Bowl contender, the Carolina Panthers were (at best) a middling team and Chip Kelly was an intriguing fascination, but also as the proverbial college coach coming to the big, bad NFL. How much our opinions changed of them in short order. Four months from now, most of what we know will be unwritten or rewritten. There will be some out-of-left-field developments, some behind-the-scenes contributors and some unexpected changes to the NFL landscape. [Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play f…
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  • newTeam Report - BALTIMORE RAVENS (The SportsXchange)
    Health of Ravens secondary a primary concern
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  • newTeam Report - MINNESOTA VIKINGS (The SportsXchange)
    Realistic Vikings undefeated but still unsure
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  • newTeam Report - ATLANTA FALCONS (The SportsXchange)
    Falcons to use RB committee in opener
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  • newTeam Report - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (The SportsXchange)
    Saints marching into 2014 with limp
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  • newSaints can't kick after cutdown to 53 (The SportsXchange)
    Even though New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton set his 53-man active roster on Saturday afternoon, it was far from a finished product. The main reason: Payton, who usually tinkers with his roster after the final 53 names are submitted to the league, cut both of the kickers who waged a duel throughout the spring and summer -- veteran Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke. That could be starting fullback Erik Lorig, who has not practiced since suffering an undisclosed injury in the Black and Gold Scrimmage back on Aug. 2. While having no kicker on the 53-man roster was a surprise, the biggest name…
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  • newSaints Announce Practice Squad Players

    Saints Announce Practice Squad Players

    Mickey Loomis announced the moves Monday morning.After a day of speculation and retractions and tweets galore from "per source" and "I was told" avenues that led to some of the roster spots being rumored to be filled, the New Orleans Saints have announced via release on their official team site the names of the exact ten players signed to their 2014 practice squad.Here's the exact lead from the release:The New Orleans Saints have signed ten players to their practice squad, it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. The players signed were WR Brandon C…
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  • newAre Saints 2014 Games in Danger of Not Being Broadcast in Local Market?

    Are Saints 2014 Games in Danger of Not Being Broadcast in Local Market?

    DirecTV customers no longer can view FOX 8 on the DirecTV system. Contract dispute continues.As of right now, the rebroadcast rights with Direc TV and FOX8 have not been resolved and the channel will not be carried on Direc TV. What does this mean. For one thing, if you are in antenna range you can always view Fox 8 without satellite service. For many of us with the old analog TVs still in our home, this means we would have to purchase a Digital to Analog Converter Box. Most have avoided this requirement by subscribing to one of the cable or satellite providers.Due to the ongoing contr…
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  • newSaints Have Important Decision To Make At Kicker

    Saints Have Important Decision To Make At Kicker

    The Saints currently stand without a kicker on the roster, but this should certainly change come Tuesday. Which available kicker remains as their best option this season?One of the most surprising developments to come from Saturday's roster cuts was the decision by the New Orleans Saints to cut both of their place-kickers.  Both journeyman veteran and incumbent Shayne Graham as well as young hopeful Derek Dimke lost their roster spots with the Saints after a spirited preseason competition.  Throughout camp, neither kicker played themselves into a strong enough position to vault thems…
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  • newCSC's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    CSC's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    I was called out recently by a colleague of mine about taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Guess what? I did, with the eager help of two charming ladies. Here's the video, in which I challenge a prominent member of this here Saints community to do it too! :-)ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also know as Lou Gehrig's Disease is a horrible ailment that slowly takes away your motor functions and often leads to death. As Saints fans, we're unfortunately intimately aware of what it can do, given that former Black and Gold standout Steve Gleason is battling this terrible disease.As is of…
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  • Practice Squad Rumor Mill

    Practice Squad Rumor Mill

    While there will be a CSC post up as soon as the official Practice Squad is announced, with the madcap, free-for-all signing of players off waivers coming before this announcement of NFL practice squad signings, here's your place to post early-warning tweets and mentions of rumors of things that just might happen in regard to the Saints roster today.Here's what I've got so far... The NFL waiver claim period expired at 11 a.m. CT, so teams can officially start assembling their 10-man practice squads.— Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) August 31, 2014 LB Todd Davis will sign…
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  • Saints Could Miss the Playoffs in 2014

    Saints Could Miss the Playoffs in 2014

    Every year since 1990, there have been at least four teams that made the National Football League playoffs a year after missing them. This means that four or more playoffs teams from 2013 will not make the tournament in 2014. Could the Saints be among them?There's an interesting saying about the abbreviation NFL meaning "Not For Long." This originated mostly from the fact that the average career of a National Football League player is usually pretty short (3.3 years, according to statistics website is also "Not For Long" in the NFL is a team's consistency when it com…
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  • Saints Release Depth Chart

    Saints Release Depth Chart

    With the roster now pared down to the league-required 53 men, the New Orleans Saints have released a new depth chart.Following today's moves, the Saints roster has now reached the magic number of 53, and on the eve of the always-exciting practice squad signing day, the team has released a new official depth chart.This will allow us to engage in more speculation and debate as to who landed where and why, and how much that final preseason game didn't impact any of this.Here's how it shakes out:OFFENSEPOSITIONFIRSTSECONDTHIRDOTHERWRMarques ColstonNick ToonBrandin Coo…
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  • Saints Practice Squad Rules, Eligibility, and Salary 2014

    Saints Practice Squad Rules, Eligibility, and Salary 2014

    What are the new rules for NFL practice squads and who is eligible to sign onto the Saints practice squad? We've got all your answers.Now that the Saints have made their final cuts and trimmed their roster down to the league minimum 53 players, their next decision is to decide who they will sign to their practice squad.Teams may begin signing practice squad players at 12pm EST Sunday. A released player MUST clear waivers before being signed to a team's practice squad.There are a few new rules for NFL practice squads this year. Teams are allowed to have ten players on their practice sq…
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  • Hey Mr. Epic, what’s going on?

    Hey Mr. Epic, what’s going on?

    Only 64 days until training camp, bitches! Say, who else had Khairi Fortt and Tavon Rooks in their Final Full Saints-Only Mock Draft With Trades? Really, just me? Damn, you guys suck at this. I'd have nailed all six picks if the Saints hadn't done the one thing nobody ever sees coming and drafted a white […]
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  • Well there ain’t no time to wonder why, whoopie! we’re all gonna die.

    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why, whoopie! we’re all gonna die.

    In a few days, a couple hundred mothers and fathers from all across the land are gonna send their sons off to get themselves injected, inspected, dee-tected, infected, nee-glected and see-lected for a few years of repeated head trauma, an endless string of surgeries, and a lifetime of permanent physical impairment. 'Merica, bitches! Bro hugs all around! […]
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  • Don’t Jenk Twice, It’s Alright

    Don’t Jenk Twice, It’s Alright

    There's not a whole hell of a lot about Malcolm Jenkins not to like. He's a veteran leader and a defensive captain at only 26 years old. He plays a shit ton of snaps, and grading on the Saints defensive back curve, he's been uncommonly durable. He works incredibly hard, he's the epitome of an "effort […]
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  • Just One Pepsi -or- Smooth Up In Ya (Cont.)

    Just One Pepsi -or- Smooth Up In Ya (Cont.)

    Hey, who knew putting a little elbow grease into some actual semi-serious football "analysis" would go over so much better than our usual frivolous Saints-themed jackassery? Didn't see that coming. Preciate all the traffic and linkbacks and whatnot. The internets tell me that kind of stuff is important for some reason, so high five! Now let's see […]
    - 10 Feb 14, 7:30am -
  • Rejoice, rejoice! We have no choice… (Part 1)

    Rejoice, rejoice! We have no choice… (Part 1)

    Welp. Welcome to another offseason, bitches. Might wanna grab yourself a drink and settle in for a while, because we're about to go all TL;DR on your asses. Even moreso than usual, that is. WARNING: There will be math. Lots and lots of math. Lies, damn lies, advanced lies and statistics (both advanced and remedial.) We […]
    - 23 Jan 14, 8:39am -
  • Kickin’ It Old School

    Kickin’ It Old School

    Gimme gimme gimme fried chicken! So who figured Our Heroes were gonna strut into Philly Saturday night and party like it was 1987? Fortunately, this time a combined 142 rushing yards from Hilliard and Mayes (and another 29 from Barry Word) along with a perfect 4-4 by the Ginger Dane — or was that Florian Kempf? — and a typically […]
    - 8 Jan 14, 9:16am -

  • Goodbye To All That
    This is my last post here, because I'm done with the NFL. So let's get one thing straight from the beginning: this is not a response to the Saints' loss at Seattle. Actually, I had been planning something like this for quite a long time, to be posted after the last game of the season—whatever that game was, however it ended. This is all about the damnable behavior of the so-called men behind the current NFL.
    - 14 Jan 14, 6:37am -
  • Carolina In My Mind
    Three and out. Savor those words. Let them sink into your brain and emboss their shape on your cortex. Three and out. The phrase describes almost perfectly the course of this, one of the epic losses in the long, tawdry history of New Orleans Saints losses. It describes the Carolina offense, which was helpless until it wasn't. It describes the Saints' offense, which needed just ten yards to seal a victory already won, and instead gained no yards at all. I wonder: does it describe the end of our season?
    - 22 Dec 13, 4:10pm -
  • Downfall
    The Saints' loss to the Seahawks was so one-sided, so crushing a defeat, it seemed there must be shell craters on the New Orleans sideline. It wouldn't have surprised me to hear that Sean Payton had shot himself to avoid capture. But even so, it left behind unanswered questions: were the 2013 Saints nothing but a mirage? Or are the Seahawks really this good?
    - 4 Dec 13, 6:25am -
  • Rise Give Up
    Here's an obvious truth: the Atlanta Falcons are not a very good team. Here's a less obvious, but more profound truth—or, at least, one you won't hear from the established media: they never were a very good team to begin with. The lesson we learned about the Atlanta Falcons was as clear as could be: they are who we thought they were.
    - 23 Nov 13, 5:21pm -
  • Not Fair! Not Fair!
    If you whine loud enough, like San Francisco's Ahmad Brooks (and like the increasingly peculiar Ray Lewis), you can get the media to ignore the real story. Which is this: the Saints' defense is no longer top-ten. It's top-five.
    - 19 Nov 13, 6:49am -
  • Prepare To Die
    Amid all the hoopla and celebration centering on the Saints' offense and its record-setting performance against the Cowboys, the real story is getting lost: Rob Ryan's defense had its official coming out party, and they killed.
    - 12 Nov 13, 6:18pm -
  • Ozymandias?
    Nine weeks ago, Sean Payton was going to be the Saints' savior. Today, he's the reason the season is falling apart before our eyes. How the hell did that happen? Or did it?
    - 6 Nov 13, 5:59pm -
  • Just Another Day At The Office
    Because I live deep in enemy territory (North Carolina), I don't always get to watch the Saints games as they happen. But watching them after you already know what's going to happen can sometimes be instructive: it helps cut through the nonsense that tends to float to the surface afterwards.
    - 31 Oct 13, 4:04pm -
  • Backstage at the Intermission
    So. Sean Payton broke a string on the sixth song. Big deal: the concert ain't perfect, but it's also not over by half yet. But we've seen enough of it so far to realize that the theme of the tour is pretty obvious.
    - 14 Oct 13, 5:50am -
  • The Emerging New Consciousness
    In the wake of the Saints' dismantling of the Miami Dolphins, amid the euphoria of starting 4-0 and the sweet, sweet schadenfreude of seeing the Falcons implode all over the rug, a brand new meme has emerged. It's this: who the hell needs a running game, anyway?
    - 2 Oct 13, 5:54pm -

Saints Win

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Over the past two months, the budding hope for the Saints' 2014 season has only intensified.courtesy of nola.comWhere the offseason--through free agency signings, a promising draft, and the retention of key players--built on the strong returns from 2013, this year's training camp has thrown more gas on to the now blistering fire of great expectations for the 2014 Saints.Still a week removed from the team's first preseason game, there's an enveloping sense of championship-season-in-the-making. Though these expectations are similar to other preseasons of the Sean Payton era, this year feels just…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Aug 14, 7:03am -
  • No Simple Highway

    No Simple Highway

    As it turns out, getting back to the Super Bowl isn't quite so easy.Now five seasons removed from their greatest moment, the Saints, older and wiser in ways, younger and more promising in others, approach 2014 with the residue of a championship increasingly faint, the present challenges perhaps greater, the fleeting nature of opportunity threatening, yet the hope of a new day once again beaming in the distance.Navigating their way back to the Super Bowl has been a circuitous, and at times torturous, route for these Saints. They've been turned away and denied repeatedly, by Seattle, San Francis…
    - 18 May 14, 6:37am -
  • Sea Change

    Sea Change

    The second installment of the Sean Payton era is in full bloom.Earlier this year, the Saints jump-started their offseason by releasing Will Smith, Roman Harper, and Jabari Greer: all valued, productive, respected players who helped the Saints win their first Super Bowl.With those cuts made, the Saints took another step forward on Friday and released Lance Moore and Darren Sproles. Pierre Thomas's future in New Orleans, meanwhile, hangs in the balance.The carnage will probably continue in the coming weeks.While it stings to watch these players depart, their bonds to the team and fanbase remain…
    - 9 Mar 14, 6:44am -
  • The Jimmy Situation

    The Jimmy Situation

    Here we go again.The Saints placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jimmy Graham, setting in motion the crucial stage of Graham's contract negotiations.Under the specifications of the non-exclusive tag, Graham is now free to negotiate with any team in the league. Should he sign a contract with a new team, the Saints, if they choose not to match the offer, would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation for losing Graham.Likely before any (meaningful) negotiations take place, however, there is the issue of whether Graham will be designated as a tight end or a wide receiver. That dec…
    - 2 Mar 14, 6:11am -
  • The Second Coming (featuring Rob Ryan and KDFV)

    The Second Coming (featuring Rob Ryan and KDFV)

    This actually happened:During Monday's "NFL Insiders," [Chris] Mortensen revealed executives told him, "If [Rob Ryan] wants to be a head coach, he has to cut his hair. It is about image for these guys. They want a CEO-type. That's what they want."In a league that's grown increasingly absurd, hypocritical, and even hateable, "hair length" is now too a thing.It saddles up next to: consistently god-awful officiating, annoying Thursday Night Football, a vile commissioner, endless TV commercial breaks, an inevitable transition to an 18-game season, a multi-day Pro Bowl draft (really!), personal s…
    - 26 Jan 14, 7:02am -
  • Alligator Blood

    Alligator Blood

    A week ago, Wang called it "surviving."Over the past six weeks, that's exactly what's happened. The Saints haven't dominated, or even reassured. They've lost as many games as they've won. They've dicked around and looked completely lost at times. Yet with some seemingly reptilian blood, their heart beats on this season. And now, in the most unwelcome of environments, the Saints are lurking on the outskirts, angling for one more skirmish.In Seattle, they've certainly found the trouble they're looking for."We got our wish" said Marques Colston about the rematch with the Seahawks. Careful what yo…
    - 10 Jan 14, 5:51am -
  • Last Call

    Last Call

    The fate of the 2013 Saints, quite ominously, hangs in the balance with one game left in the regular season. A fatalist might say they're already circling the drain. courtesy of NJ NewsdayPlummeting to this point has been an exercise in frustration, considering where the Saints were and where they are now. Over the course of the last month, the Saints have been in a freefall.They've lost three of four games. In two of those losses, they've been decidedly beaten by more physical, energetic, better-prepared teams. In the other loss, the Saints displayed a trait that's becoming disturbingly famil…
    - 27 Dec 13, 10:21am -
  • The Unrelenting No. 9

    The Unrelenting No. 9

    When Drew Brees signed with the Saints in 2006, who thought Brees was poised to be an all-timer?No one, save for perhaps Brees, even pondered that possibility.But eight years later, that's exactly what he has become: one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.An idea implausible in 2006, and maybe an idea still implausible to those who don't pay close enough attention, is in 2013 an oft-confirmed reality.In a wider context, considering the Saints' tortured history at the quarterback position, the seeming impossibility of what Brees has accomplished makes his ascension all the more distinc…
    - 13 Dec 13, 6:55am -
  • The Stench of Lies

    The Stench of Lies

    A budding narrative, fulfilled.The trend of the Saints coming up short in big road games continued.Moreso than ever, Monday night confirmed an already-entrenched truth no matter how distasteful it is.welpBy my count, this was the worst performance submitted by a Payton-led Saints' team. It's not even close, really.This was worse than 2007 in Indianapolis, a far less talented Saints' team facing an all-time great quarterback in a season opener. This was worse than the 2011 playoffs in San Francisco, a game in which the Saints turned the ball over five times, fell behind 17-0, rallied for two 4t…
    - 4 Dec 13, 7:09am -
  • On The Come --or-- A Guide to Hating the 2013 Saints

    On The Come --or-- A Guide to Hating the 2013 Saints

    As far as regular seasons go, I doubt there's been a more satisfying eleven-day stretch in Saints' history than the one we just witnessed.Wins against Dallas, San Francisco, and Atlanta, and mounting butthurt among fans and NFL media centering on the Saints, have elevated this Saints' season to its entertaining best.Let us recount with glee.And for good measure, a fair dose of hate too.First of all, among Saints' fans, there seemed to be an omnipresent angst after the Saints lost to the Jets in week nine.On top of this, the Carolina Panthers then beat the 49ers in San Francisco. The media was…
    - 24 Nov 13, 6:57am -

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Sport Science - Drew Brees
Sport Science - Drew Brees - ESPN's Sport Science breaks down the athletic excellence of New Orleans Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. Click on the above link to see the science behind the products that Drew takes and endorses to play at a championship level!From:LearnAdvocareViews:61897 163ratingsTime:07:48More inPeople & Blogs
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New Orleans Saints 2011 Season Trailer
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  • Champ Bailey cut by New Orleans Saints
    The New Orleans Saints cut 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, the team confirmed Saturday. Will last year's Super Bowl be the final game in this likely future Hall of Famer's career?
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 12:50pm -
  • Ravens beat New Orleans Saints, finish preseason undefeated
    Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh rested his reserves and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:04pm -
  • New Orleans Saints season preview: Division title hope
    The Saints added sensational rookie receiver Brandin Cooks to an already scary offense. Will Rob Ryan's defense provide enough help to return New Orleans to a division crown in the South?
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:02am -
  • Pierre Thomas: My Saints role will change 'a whole lot'
    Pierre Thomas expects to be used mainly as a pass protector and receiver out of the New Orleans Saints' backfield -- a dramatic departure from his role as a lead back in recent years.
    - 11 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:15am -
  • Mark Ingram wants bigger role in Saints' passing game
    Mark Ingram caught his first NFL touchdown pass over the weekend. Now the New Orleans Saints running back would like a chance to prove he can handle a larger role in the passing attack.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:31am -
  • Jimmy Graham: I have to stop goal-post dunks now
    After being flagged twice for dunking the ball last weekend, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham admitted he's done with the celebration. Graham said he'd never do anything to hurt his team.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:47am -
  • Drew Brees plans to play for Saints vs. Colts
    Drew Brees is back under center. The New Orleans Saints QB returned to practice Sunday, participating in team drills for the first time since injuring his oblique.
    - 15 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 3:11pm -
  • Sean Payton 'upset' with Saints' preseason penalties
    Penalties have been a focal point this preseason. Coaches such as the Saints' Sean Payton, who saw his team whistled for 22 fouls Friday, are perturbed at their own players for not being more disciplined.
    - 16 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 7:23am -
  • Sean Payton upset with Jimmy Graham, team in Saints' win
    Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night.
    - 17 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 10:25pm -
  • Pierre Thomas third on Saints' RB depth chart
    Pierre Thomas has fallen behind Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson on the New Orleans Saints' depth chart, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the running back's role will be minimized in 2014.
    - 21 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 10:28am -

  • Signing Off
    Longtime Saints sideline reporter and radio host Kenny Wilkerson died Saturday, June 29, after a long battle with cancer.Kenny and I started this site in the early 2000s and it was a pleasant hobby for me since. Thanks for reading.As I had not been in touch with Kenny regularly for some time now, with only a handful of exchanged voice messages over the past few years, I found out about
    - 1 Jul 13, 1:45pm -
  • Minicamp Wraps Up; Butler Lost
    Free agent addition OLB Victor Butler has been lost for the 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL during the Saints' mandatory offseason minicamp.Butler had a knee-to-knee collission with RB Mark Ingram in practice on Tuesday.  MRI confirmed the diagnosis the next day.A choice of new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Victor signed a two year contract in March, following Ryan from Dallas.  He
    - 13 Jun 13, 4:20pm -
  • Payton Opens His First Minicamp Since 2010
    Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, thanks to the 2011 lockout and his 2012 suspension, ran his first offseason minicamp since 2010, beginning today at the Saints' headquarters in Metairie, Louisiana.The facility is shared with fellow Benson-owned pro sports team the New Orleans Pelicans, who are busy preparing for the NBA Draft later this month.Payton did not talk much about practice, but
    - 4 Jun 13, 7:27pm -
  • Saints Quietly Restructured, Extended Roman Harper
    At the end of the week, the Saints snuck in a no-announcement restructuring and extension for veteran strong safety Roman Harper.The move has drastically improved the Saints' salary cap situation, opening up $3.44 million in 2013 cap space.Harper took a pay cut in upcoming salaries in exchange for an immediate signing bonus and a one-year extension. The Saints were able to prorate that
    - 25 May 13, 11:36am -
  • Saints Make Moves at Start of OTA's
    The team has begun the offseason Organized Team Activity (OTA) light practices at Saints headquarters in Metairie, working the full 90-man roster in light practices and conditioning drills.Because of the 2011 lockout and his 2012 suspension, this is the first offseason that Saints head coach Sean Payton has been able to participate in the Saints' OTA's since 2010, when the team was preparing to
    - 23 May 13, 9:54pm -
  • Saints Add Tryouts, Veterans Following Rookie Minicamp
    The Saints have filled their 90-man offseason roster following this past weekend's rookie minicamp.There are some familiar names in the Saints' additions following the minicamp, signing half a dozen of the players who were there on a tryout basis.Former Southern Illinois defensive back Korey Lindsey, 5'10, 194, is among the additions, a product of Scotlandville High just outside of Baton
    - 13 May 13, 3:05pm -
  • Jenkins Signs, Wrapping Up Draft Class in May
    Third round pick NT John Jenkins has signed his rookie deal as he and a host of other rookies and free agents reported to Metairie for the Saints' rookie minicamp.Like all draft picks, Jenkins got a four-year slotted contract from the Saints.Jenkins is the last of the Saints' five draft picks to sign, ending a trend of the Saints' classically signing their draft picks as training camp
    - 10 May 13, 8:47pm -
  • Saints Ink Four Draft Picks On Eve of Rookie Camp
    The Saints have inked four of their five 2013 draft picks on the eve of the opening of their rookie minicamp this weekend.First round pick DB Kenny Vaccaro, third round pick OT Terron Armstead, fifth round pick WR Kenny Stills and sixth round pick DE/OLB Rufus Johnson signed their four-year rookie contracts as prescribed by the NFL's CBA. Because he was a first round pick outside of the top
    - 10 May 13, 6:22am -
  • Saints at $3.1 Million in Cap Space
    According to updated numbers provided by the NFLPA following the draft, the Saints have just over $3.1 million in salary cap space following the trade of RB Chris Ivory to the Jets, and prior to the Saints signing any of their draft picks.The undrafted rookies signed are also unlikely to impact the salary cap figure, as the cap only counts the top 51 contracts on the roster.  NFL teams will
    - 30 Apr 13, 12:10pm -
  • Tulane QB Griffin Among UDFA's
    In-town product QB Ryan Griffin of Tulane highlights the list of undrafted rookie free agents that the Saints are scrambling to sign now that the 2013 NFL Draft has concluded.In addition to a five-man class of draft picks, the Saints will add undrafted free agents in advance of a May 9th-11th rookie minicamp.Tulane QB Ryan Griffin - 6'3", 227, 5.20s 40Not to be confused with a TE from UConn
    - 27 Apr 13, 10:00pm -

Black and Gold Blog

  • newDerrius Brooks joins Tampa Bay’s practice squad after spending training camp with Saints
    After spending the offseason and training camp with the Saints but being left off the 53-man roster, cornerback Derrius Brooks has signed a deal to join Tampa Bay’s practice squad. Brooks published a photo of the Buccaneers’ logo on his Twitter on Monday and wrote, “New Home…Same goal.” A league source soon confirmed Brooks was […]
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:11am -
  • newSaints finalize 10-man practice squad
    The Saints announced the names of the members of their 10-man practice squad Monday morning. Seven of the names had already been reported, but the three remaining ones all awaited were safety Pierre Warren, tight end Nic Jacobs and guard Antoine McClain. Those The Advocate had reported ahead of the official announcement were wide receiver […]
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 8:26am -
  • Saints begin assembling practice squad
    The Saints began assembling the first iteration of their 10-man practice squad for 2014 at 11 a.m. Sunday. According to sources, these players are signing to join the Saints’ practice squad: -WR Brandon Coleman (undrafted rookie) -CB Trevin Wade (eligible non-rookie) -CB Terrence Frederick (eligible non-rookie) -WR Seantavius Jones (undrafted rookie) -T Tavon Rooks (rookie […]
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 10:42am -
  • Everyone who was cut before the Saints’ first 53-man roster was finalized and who is eligible for the practice squad
    With their first iteration of a 53-man roster finalized, the Saints now turn their attention to filling out a 10-man practice squad, something they can begin doing at 11 a.m. local time Sunday, when the period for teams to put in claims for players waived Saturday expires. Rookies the Saints waived Saturday who are eligible […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Saints unveil first 53-man roster
    The first draft of the Saints’ 2014 roster includes two undrafted rookies, five of six 2014 draft picks and no kickers. Linebacker Kasim Edebali and cornerback Brian Dixon are the undrafted rookies to crack the roster. Five of the six 2014 draft picks made the team: receiver Brandin Cooks (first round), cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste (second […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 1:22pm -
  • List of Saints cuts as roster is reduced to 53 players

    List of Saints cuts as roster is reduced to 53 players

    As the 3 p.m. Saturday deadline to reduce their roster from 75 to 53 members nears, the Saints have cut the following players. -Cornerback Champ Bailey -Wide receiver Robert Meachem -Kicker Shayne Graham -Kicker Derek Dimke -Running back Derrick Strozier -Veteran fullback Greg Jones -Tackle/guard Jason Weaver -Cornerback Trevin Wade -Wide receiver Charles Hawkins -Cornerback […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 10:27am -
  • Saints transactions tracker for Saturday, Aug. 30
    Live Blog Saints transactions tracker
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 7:19am -
  • Saints’ kicker battle could come down to stopwatches
    The coaching staff probably already has an idea of who they want to handle kicking duties this season. But if things come in as a push and the Saints can’t choose between Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke, the coaching staff might look to the stopwatches to decide. When Saints coach Sean Payton was discussing the […]
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:59pm -
  • Despite being an underdog throughout his career, Luke McCown remains hopeful about future
    Being a McCown means being patient. Opportunities don’t come, and sometimes you’ll feel unappreciated. It’s part of the gig. But being a McCown means that you’ll always stick with it and keep grinding until your opportunity comes. It took Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown until he was 35 for a team to recognize his talents and […]
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:54pm -
  • After productive preseason, Saints d-lineman Tyrunn Walker says, ‘The more I play, … I just get smarter and smarter’

    After productive preseason, Saints d-lineman Tyrunn Walker says, ‘The more I play, … I just get smarter and smarter’

    His team may have lost 22-13 on Thursday night, but third-year Saints defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker bedeviled the Baltimore Ravens plenty in New Orleans’ final exhibition of the 2014 preseason at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Walker batted down three passes for incompletions, two of which were on third downs and forced the Ravens (4-0) to settle […]
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:27pm -

ESPN - NFC South Blog

  • newTampa Bay Buccaneers elect captains

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers elect captains

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elected captains Monday and, unlike last year, there was no controversy.Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David were selected the defensive captains and Michael Koenen will represent special teams. The offensive captains are Vincent Jackson and Josh McCown.The significant news there is that McCown is a captain. The quarterback almost always should be a captain.But that wasn’t the case for the Bucs last year.
    - 25 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:11pm -
  • newPanthers continue to seek help at WR

    Panthers continue to seek help at WR

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers continue to explore options at wide receiver, working out Stephen Hill and Kadron Boone on Monday.Coach Ron Rivera said neither were expected to be signed on Monday, but didn't rule out that happening in the future.Hill, a second-round pick by the New York Jets in 2012, was released on Saturday. The former Georgia Tech star has 45 career catches for 594 yards and four touchdowns.Boone was released by the Eagles after being signed as an undrafted rookie out of LSU.
    - 30 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:06pm -
  • newGerald McCoy: Bring on the blockers

    Gerald McCoy: Bring on the blockers

    TAMPA, Fla. – In last year’s meetings with the Carolina Panthers, there were times when Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was tripleteamed.McCoy said Monday that he’d welcome a similar scenario when the Bucs host the Panthers in Sunday’s regular-season opener.“I don’t care,’’ McCoy said. “It is what it is. Buffalo tried the same thing and you saw what happened. If they want to try it, they can go ahead.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:03pm -
  • newFalcons hope Graham just a nightmare

    Falcons hope Graham just a nightmare

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The tone of Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore's voice lowered a notch as he recalled last year's second meeting with rival New Orleans, a game won 17-13 by the Saints.During that contest, Moore found himself matched with Saints game-changing tight end Jimmy Graham near the sideline. Graham ran his route outside then quickly broke back inside to get down the field for a 44-yard touchdown reception from Drew Brees.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:35am -
  • newConfidence helped Patrick Murray win job

    Confidence helped Patrick Murray win job

    TAMPA, Fla. – The new kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a believer -- in himself.While just about everyone assumed incumbent Connor Barth would keep his job, Patrick Murray had a different vision."I came in here and I believed I was going to be the starter," Murray said. "I believe if you come in thinking a different way it’s just not going to happen. Credit to Connor. He pushed me every single day. He’s a great kicker and I know he’s going to land somewhere really soon.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:58am -
  • newCam Newton throwing without difficulty

    Cam Newton throwing without difficulty

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was back throwing on Monday, his first participation in a full practice since suffering fractured ribs during an Aug. 22 exhibition game at New England.Newton said last Wednesday he had no doubt he would start in Sunday's opener at Tampa Bay, and nothing he did early in practice would dispute that.The first pick of the 2011 draft, who hasn't missed a start at Carolina, showed no limitation in his throwing motion.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:22am -
  • newSaints announce practice squad

    Saints announce practice squad

    The New Orleans Saints announced their 10-member practice squad Monday. They signed safety Pierre Warren, cornerbacks Trevin Wade and Terrence Frederick, linebacker Todd Davis, defensive tackle Lawrence Virgil, receivers Brandon Coleman and Seantavius Jones, tight end Nic Jacobs, offensive tackle Tavon Rooks and guard Antoine McClain.Of that group, McClain is the only one who wasn’t with the Saints in training camp. The 6-foot-5, 336-pounder was released by the Buffalo Bills over the weekend.
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • newIt's on the line for Atlanta Falcons now

    It's on the line for Atlanta Falcons now

    Come Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons' coaching staff will get a true measure of the offseason upgrades up front on both sides of the ball.Speaking strictly from an offensive perspective, offensive line coach Mike Tice certainly doesn't expect his guys to back down against the NFC South favorite New Orleans Saints. In other words, you won't see a repeat of last season's Week 1 matchup, when a sliding Matt Ryan was hit by Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro without any of the Falcons' linemen really getting in Vaccaro's face afterward.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:30am -
  • newWho's returning for the Bucs?

    Who's returning for the Bucs?

    TAMPA, Fla. – When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers left Solomon Patton off their 53-man roster, they seemingly left the kickoff and punt-return jobs wide open.Patton handled the duties through much of the preseason and had fared pretty well. The common assumption was that Patton would be returning punts and kickoffs in the regular season.Patton now is stashed on the practice squad. But the Bucs didn’t leave him off the 53-man roster without a plan in place.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • newAn up-close look at Panthers' 53-man roster

    An up-close look at Panthers' 53-man roster

    A closer look at the 53-man roster for the Carolina Panthers as they prepare for Sunday's opener at Tampa Bay:OffenseQuarterbacks (3) -- Cam Newton, Derek Anderson, Joe WebbNewton's offseason ankle surgery opened the door for Webb to join the team and Newton's fractured rib two weeks ago made it a necessity to keep Webb on the roster. Don't get me wrong, Webb played well enough in the preseason to earn a spot. But if Newton were perfectly healthy, the former UAB quarterback wouldn't be here.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:00am - - New Orleans Saints

  • Video: Colts-Saints wrap-up Publisher Phillip B. Wilson reviews the highlights and mostly lowlights from the Colts' 23-17 preseason loss to the Saints Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 2:47pm -
  • Notes: Fleener fakes TD celebration
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