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  • newWith the 12th pick, the Saints take Sheldon Rankins

    With the 12th pick, the Saints take Sheldon Rankins

    The Saints need all the help they can get on defense. They took a big step toward fixing that with the 12th pick, taking Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Rankins could provide immediate pass-rush help from inside for the Saints, who were unable to make opposing quarterbacks hurry at all last year. The Saints also…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 6:42pm -
  • newCardell Hayes indicted for second-degree murder of Will Smith

    Cardell Hayes indicted for second-degree murder of Will Smith

    The man who shot former Saints defensive end Will Smith has been indicted on murder and attempted murder charges by a grand jury in New Orleans. Cardell Hayes was indicted on Thursday while a probable cause hearing was going on in a separate courtroom. That hearing was being held to determine if there was reason to charge…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 12:16pm -
  • newSu’a Cravens continues to be an intriguing prospect

    Su’a Cravens continues to be an intriguing prospect

    Two years ago, the Cardinals surprised pretty much everyone by devoting a first-round pick to safety Deone Bucannon. He’s now a linebacker, and a very good one. This year, some are wondering whether the same thing will happen with Su’a Cravens. The former USC linebacker will enter the NFL preferably as a safety. His eventual…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 8:59am -
  • Hoyer, whole QB market on hold until draft unfolds

    Hoyer, whole QB market on hold until draft unfolds

    The quarterback market is on hold, and several teams now either await the results of the NFL Draft before making another move or will use a high pick on a quarterback. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night that free agent Brian Hoyer will wait until after the draft to decide on his next team. That…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 5:18pm -
  • Mickey Loomis: Research on QBs not “dramatically different” from past years

    Mickey Loomis: Research on QBs not “dramatically different” from past years

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ contract expires after the 2016 season and that’s led to talks between the team and Brees about a deal that would keep him in New Orleans for 2017 and beyond. Brees said Tuesday that those talks are ongoing and that he’s confident that it will get done, although he added that…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 8:26am -
  • Drew Brees prefers extension, but is ready to play out current deal

    Drew Brees prefers extension, but is ready to play out current deal

    The Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still haven’t worked out a new contract that would reduce his $30 million cap number for 2016. Publicly, both sides continue to say all the right things. “I’m very confident that it will [get done],” Brees told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday. So…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 5:25pm -
  • Drew Brees: Contract talks with Saints “ongoing”

    Drew Brees: Contract talks with Saints “ongoing”

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ contract has been a talking point all offseason and discussion flared up again over the weekend with Ed Werder of ESPN’s report that Brees offered to address his deal in order to create cap space to sign cornerback Josh Norman. That didn’t happen and Norman signed with the Redskins instead, leaving…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 7:33am -
  • Plenty of interest as basketball convert Gathers works out

    Plenty of interest as basketball convert Gathers works out

    Representatives from 24 NFL teams were at the Saints practice facility Monday to observe a Pro Day workout for former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers, NFL.com reported. Gathers, 22, hasn’t played football since he was 14, but he showed interest in playing for Baylor last season before deciding against it. NFL scouts tracked him through…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 4:38pm -
  • Alabama running back reputation could drag down Derrick Henry

    Alabama running back reputation could drag down Derrick Henry

    When it comes to running backs in the 2016 draft, Ezekiel Elliott has become the clear No. 1 option. At a distant No. 2 sits Derrick Henry. That distance has been exacerbated, in the minds of some league insiders, by the fact that Henry played college football at Alabama. The perception in the NFL is…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Apr 16, 7:09am -
  • The Saints-Brees P.R. battle quietly has begun

    The Saints-Brees P.R. battle quietly has begun

    The report that Saints quarterback Drew Brees was willing to re-do his contract to help the Saints sign cornerback Josh Norman, which emerged after it was too late for the Saints to sign Josh Norman, seems on the surface to be good news for a team that desperately needs to chop down its franchise quarterback’s…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Apr 16, 7:26am -

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  • newHearing for man accused of killing Saints player Will Smith
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Prosecutors will have to present witnesses against the man accused of killing retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith at a hearing Thursday, unless a grand jury indicts him first. Police say 28-year-old Cardell Hayes shot the star defensive end and Smith's wife late April 9, killing Smith and hitting Racquel Smith in both legs. Felony defendants who have not been indicted are entitled to a probable cause hearing at which witnesses must be brought forward and can be cross-examined by defense attorneys. Defense attorney John Fuller has subpoenaed five New Orleans homici…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 12:27am -
  • WATCH: Watch Drew Brees talk about his reaction if the Saints drafted a QB in the first round
    Brees: "It wouldn't be the first time that I've been on a time where they took a quarterback in the first round ... to come take my position and I would take the exact same approach now that I did then, which is, it's my team, it's my job."
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 6:14pm -
  • WATCH: Watch: Saints draft board has more players on defense than offense, Mickey Loomis says
    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the team has more players on defense than offense on its draft board, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 2:21pm -
  • WATCH: WATCH: Saints GM Mickey Loomis says 'you guys make a bigger deal about where we're at than we do' wi
    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis talks about how the team handles the salary cap, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
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  • WATCH: WATCH: Saints GM addresses Drew Brees contract talks
    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis addresses the Drew Brees contract talks, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 8:56am -
  • Saints GM slams Ian Rapoport: ‘Another miss by that reporter’
    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis isn’t fond of NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. The two have a history, and Rapoport recently came out with a report that must have touched a nerve.Rapoport had a scoop on Tuesday in which he said the Saints had looked into the cost of moving up to No. 1 overall. He also said the Saints were still considering moving up into the top 10 with quarterback Paxton Lynch as a targeted player.When Loomis was asked about it during his pre-draft press conference on Wednesday, he seemed more than a little bitter:Loomis said absolutely had no conver…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 8:49am -
  • WATCH: WATCH: Saints GM denies talk about moving up to No. 1
    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis denies an NFL Network report the team explored a move to No. 1 overall in the 2016 draft. 'That's another miss by that reporter,' he says, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 8:45am -
  • Saints' Drew Brees: Pace of contract talks not hurting team
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Drew Brees asserts that his contract talks with the Saints hasn't hampered the club's ability to acquire top free agents this offseason because he is committed to negotiating an extension that would improve the Saints' financial flexibility. The quarterback said in an interview with the Associated Press that he was ''on board'' with New Orleans' recent bid to sign former Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, who decided to play instead for Washington, signing a five-year deal with the Redskins worth up to $75 million. Brees dismissed the notion that uncertainty surroundi…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 6:33am -
  • Brees: Conversations ongoing concerning new contract
    The $30 million cap hit the New Orleans Saints will absorb in the final year of Drew Brees’ contract in 2016 hangs like an albatross around the organization’s neck, leading many to believe the team and the quarterback will work out a more cap-friendly contract extension sooner rather than later.But Brees, appearing Tuesday morning on NFL Network’s “NFL HQ,” had nothing new to report on that front.“No, I mean listen, conversations are ongoing and as this usually goes, it usually goes with contract talks, it kind of goes throughout the offseason,” he said, via NFL.com. “As soon…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 9:54am -
  • NFL Draft 2016: Saints had plans to move up to No. 1 for QB
    Of all the teams that could realistically draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday, the New Orleans Saints weren’t one that had the immediate need.However, it looks like the team actually had plans to do exactly what the Los Angeles Rams did a little over a week ago.According to NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport, the Saints actually were in discussion with the Tennessee Titans to move up to the top spot in the draft to take a quarterback. Those plans fell through, but it looks like they could be in line to do the same for Paxton Lynch, who watched his st…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 8:00am -

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  • Could the Saints Be in Play for QB Paxton Lynch in Thursday’s NFL Draft?

    Could the Saints Be in Play for QB Paxton Lynch in Thursday’s NFL Draft?

    The Saints could be looking at their QB for the future during Thursday’s NFL Draft. The team knows that Drew Brees can’t play forever, and one player the team may focus on is Paxton Lynch. Marc Sessler of NFL.com wrote today that Lynch is a player that has drawn strong interest from New Orleans Two […]
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 4:04pm -
  • Saints to Release All-Time Leading Receiver Marques Colston

    Saints to Release All-Time Leading Receiver Marques Colston

    ESPN reports that all-time Saints leading wide out Marques Colston is going to get released, ending an era with the team where he was one of the best wide outs in team history. The Saints will likely release wide receiver Marques Colston, their all-time leading receiver and touchdown-scorer, in the coming days, according to a […]
    - 65 days ago, 23 Feb 16, 12:58pm -
  • QB Drew Brees and Safety Jairus Byrd Both Have Contract Guarantees Kick In

    QB Drew Brees and Safety Jairus Byrd Both Have Contract Guarantees Kick In

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees and safety Jairus Byrd, who have two of the biggest contracts on the team, have contract guarantees that kick in Wednesday, the third day of the waiver period, Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Six million of Byrd’s $7.4 million 2016 base salary becomes guaranteed on Wednesday. The Saints […]
    - 78 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 5:04pm -
  • Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe Accepts Pay Cut

    Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe Accepts Pay Cut

    Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has accepted a pay cut to stay with the team according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. Ellerbe was scheduled to earn $4.3 million in salary and bonuses and count $5.9 million against the cap this upcoming season. There was no way he was going to stay in New Orleans at that […]
    - 78 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 4:45pm -
  • Loomis Says Brees Will Be Back Under Center for the Saints in 2016

    Loomis Says Brees Will Be Back Under Center for the Saints in 2016

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis promised Thursday that Drew Brees would remain the team’s quarterback, but he didn’t reveal any details of expected offseason contract negotiations, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Brees is under contract for 2016, but his $30 million hit against the salary cap could be reduced if the contract […]
    - 14 Jan 16, 6:19pm -
  • Saints vs Falcons NFL Week 17 Inactives

    Saints vs Falcons NFL Week 17 Inactives

    Saints inactives: QB Garrett Grayson, TE RaShaun Allen, DT Kaleb Eulls, OTs Terron Armstead and Andrus Peat, WR Marques Colston and LB Dannell Ellerbe Falcons inactives: RB Tevin Coleman, DE Malliciah Goodman, OLB Tyler Starr, T Bryce Harris, TE D.J. Tialavea, G Ben Garland, S Robenson Therezie
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  • Saints Fire DC Rob Ryan Following Latest Awful Outing Against Redskins

    Saints Fire DC Rob Ryan Following Latest Awful Outing Against Redskins

    Earlier in the day on Monday Saints head coach Sean Payton said at that time no changes had been made in the coaching staff. Little did he know he’d have to change his tune a few hours later. The Saints have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, this on the heels of allowing a Redskins season […]
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  • Saints Slammed by Cousins and the Redskins 47-14

    Saints Slammed by Cousins and the Redskins 47-14

    The Saints defense continued to be awful, and because of it, the team has now lost two in a row after looking at one point to be back in the thick of the NFL race. Sunday in Washington, they allowed Redskins QB Kirk Cousins to put up a perfect QB rating of 158.3 to lead […]
    - 15 Nov 15, 4:24pm -
  • Saints vs Redskins NFL Wednesday Injury Report

    Saints vs Redskins NFL Wednesday Injury Report

    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS   Practice Report   DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE   Wednesday T Terron Armstead (knee), WR Marques Colston (not injury related), CB Brian Dixon (hip), LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip), G Jahri Evans (not injury related), LB David Hawthorne (hamstring), LB Ramon Humber (hamstring), CB Damian Swann (concussion), DT Kevin Williams (not injury […]
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  • Saints Crumble in Overtime to the Titans 34-28

    Saints Crumble in Overtime to the Titans 34-28

    The Saints defense was back to being awful on Sunday, allowing nearly 500 yards to a one-win a team, and because of it the Saints lost to Tennessee 34-28 in overtime. Marcus Mariota and the Titans were too much, as the rookie QB threw for for a personal-best 371 yards and four touchdowns, including a […]
    - 8 Nov 15, 4:09pm -

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  • newSaints select DT Sheldon Rankins of Louisville 12th overall

    Saints select DT Sheldon Rankins of Louisville 12th overall

    If you had told me prior to the draft that the Saints would have Laremy Tunsil and Myles Jack available at 12 I wouldn’t have believed you. But after Tunsil’s questionable video and Jack’s medical concerns, I can’t blame the Saints for filling a massive need and taking the safest pick. That’s the defensive tackle, […]
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  • newSaints Nation 2016 Writers’ Mock 1st Round Draft

    Saints Nation 2016 Writers’ Mock 1st Round Draft

    With mere hours on the clock until the 2016 NFL Draft begins, the Saints Nation staff (4/5 of them) decided to have a go at the first round and see how it shook out. Four writers took on the first four picks, and then repeated the order throughout round 1. No trades were permitted (hard […]
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 9:00am -
  • newSaints Nation’s Final 7 Round Mock Saints Draft, version 6.0

    Saints Nation’s Final 7 Round Mock Saints Draft, version 6.0

    Draft day! One final time I’m giving you a mock Saints draft to get you ready for tonight. Again I’ll be using the Fanspeak On the Clock simulator. I’ve done this five times now (following versions 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0) and I’ll be using a composite big board ranking system which adds all the grades up together. This time I’ll […]
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Apr 16, 10:00pm -
  • Brian’s Saints mock drafts

    Brian’s Saints mock drafts

    The rules I set for myself in making these picks was that it had to be a realistic player at that position, and that try not to pick the same player with each attempt unless they are BPA. I did four drafts on Fanspeak’s draft simulator using their big board projections. The primary focus was on […]
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 10:00am -
  • Final Saints Draft Board 2016, Top 150 Players

    Final Saints Draft Board 2016, Top 150 Players

    I researched a lot of film, interviews online, games, did tons of mock drafts and studied every prospect about as closely as I could. Below is my top 150 player Saints board for 2016. For comparison sake, I also included their ranking on the Fanspeak Composite Big Board in parantheses. The Fanspeak big board combines the […]
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 10:00pm -
  • Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Saints almost sign Josh Norman, RIP 2014 Draft Class

    Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Saints almost sign Josh Norman, RIP 2014 Draft Class

    The boys break down the Saints almost signing Josh Norman and extending Drew Brees. What does it mean for the Saints draft plans? Was it a good idea? Would it have broken Saints Twitter? The boys pour one out for the horrible Saints 2014 draft. Final predictions and preview for the NFL Draft. Donate just […]
    - 3 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 4:07am -
  • Blogger intel on Saints new LB Nate Stupar from @TheFalcoholic

    Blogger intel on Saints new LB Nate Stupar from @TheFalcoholic

    I caught up with Dave Choate of the Falcoholic to get some tidbits on the special teams ace and backup linebacker Nate Stupar. As much as I hate the Falcons, he’s actually a really
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 16, 10:00pm -
  • “Murderer’s Row” will define the 2016 Saints

    “Murderer’s Row” will define the 2016 Saints

    Like many, the second the schedule comes out I go through counting wins and losses. And like many, I either find myself with a runaway playoff team or a prodigious loser (amazing how few of us see a schedule from year to year and manage to find the middle truth of 7-9/8-8). This year I […]
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 16, 10:00am -
  • Saints Nation Podcast: Scott Alexander joins the show to talk the draft and the near signing of Josh Norman

    Saints Nation Podcast: Scott Alexander joins the show to talk the draft and the near signing of Josh Norman

    Scott joined the guys and gave some great insights into the business side of the NFL and the perspective of the players and agents. He also shared his wealth of knowledge on the draft and all three guys talked about which players they liked, some they loved, and some players they want nothing to do […]
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 16, 10:00pm -
  • Be Prepared for 2016 to be Drew’s Last as a Saint

    Be Prepared for 2016 to be Drew’s Last as a Saint

    I haven’t written much as of late. I think it’s because every time I get an idea I try to write it like a professional, hit a mental brick wall and give up. I’m not a professional. I’ll never be one, and there are plenty of better options if you’d like to read a professionally […]
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 10:00pm -

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  • newNFL Draft team-by-team picks (Rotoworld)
    Running team-by-team selections in the 2016 NFL Draft.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Apr 16, 7:20pm -
  • newMan indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player (The Associated Press)
    A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. Cardell Hayes was also indicted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder because police say he wounded Smith's wife in the shooting. Hayes and Smith got into an argument after Hayes's Hummer hit Smith's Mercedes SUV from behind on April 9, police said.
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 6:39pm -
  • newThe Latest: Smith family pleased with indictment (The Associated Press)
    An attorney for the family of retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith says they're pleased, though not surprised, that a grand jury has indicted Cardell Hayes in Smith's death and attempted murder of Smith's wife, Racquel. Peter Thomson, in a statement Thursday, said the Smith family remains confident that once a jury hears all the evidence, Hayes will be convicted and justice will be served. Police say Hayes shot Smith and Smith's wife after Hayes' Hummer hit Smith's Mercedes SUV from behind on April 9.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 5:34pm -
  • newSeattle signs DE Tavaris Barnes and TE Brandon Williams (The Associated Press)
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive end Tavaris Barnes and tight end Brandon Williams ahead of the NFL draft.
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  • newNFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)
    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis increased the ante of where his team will play in the future by pledging $500 million on Thursday toward the building of a proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium in Las Vegas. Davis stopped short of guaranteeing a move to Las Vegas but made his intentions clear with comments like turning "the Silver State into the silver and black state." Davis' quest toward moving the Raiders to Las Vegas came during a meeting with the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee at UNLV. - - Two months after losing Super Bowl 50 and walking out of the postgame news confe…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 4:42pm -
  • newMan pleads not guilty in killing of former NFL player in New Orleans (Reuters)
    By Helen Freund NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A man accused of fatally shooting retired NFL player Will Smith and wounding the athlete's wife this month in New Orleans pleaded not guilty on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on second-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges. The panel reached its decision after the start of a probable cause hearing in the case against Cardell Hayes, 28, prosecutors said. Smith, one of the NFL’s top defensive ends before his 2014 retirement, was returning from a dinner with his wife on April 9 when police say a Hummer driven by Hayes struck the…
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  • newMan accused of shooting Will Smith indicted for murder (Shutdown Corner)

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  • newGrand jury indicts man on murder charge in shooting of retired Saints' player Will Smith (The Associated Press)
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Grand jury indicts man on murder charge in shooting of retired Saints' player Will Smith.
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  • newSilva's NFL Mock Draft (Rotoworld)
    Evan Silva unveils his first and final NFL Mock Draft ahead of this weekend's festivities.
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  • Order of selections for first round of NFL Draft (Reuters)
    (Reuters) - Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League draft to be held in Chicago on Thursday: 1 Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee) 2 Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland) 3 San Diego Chargers 4 Dallas Cowboys 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 6 Baltimore Ravens 7 San Francisco 49ers 8 Cleveland Browns (from Philadephia through Miami) 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 New York Giants 11 Chicago Bears 12 New Orleans Saints 13 Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia) 14 Oakland Raiders 15 Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles) 16 Detroit Lions 17 Atlanta Falcons 18 Indianapolis…
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  • newNFL Draft Results: New Orleans Saints Draft Pick Sheldon Rankins Contract Details

    NFL Draft Results: New Orleans Saints Draft Pick Sheldon Rankins Contract Details

    Thanks to the rules of the collective bargaining agreement, we pretty much already know how much Sheldon Rankins will get paid. Though the Saints drafted him with the 12th overall pick in tonight's NFL Draft, Sheldon Rankins won't officially become a member of the team until he signs his rookie contract.By rule of the collective bargaining agreement his contract will be four years with a fifth year option. There is also a set range his contract can be worth, which is based on his draft position. According to former agent and self-professed NFL contracts and salary cap expert, Joel Corr…
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  • new2016 NFL Draft Results: Grading the Sheldon Rankins Pick

    2016 NFL Draft Results: Grading the Sheldon Rankins Pick

    With their first round pick, the Saints have selected DT Sheldon Rankins. How do you grade the pick? With the 12th overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints have selected Louisville Defensive Tackle, Sheldon Rankins.Here is a look at the newest Saint, from NFL.com:STRENGTHSPowerfully built lower half with very good strength. Is extremely compact, but still flexible and very athletic. Everything he does is explosive. Fires into blockers and can jolt and displace them with a combination of leverage and power. Strong base provides excellent balance to battle a…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 6:55pm -
  • newNFL Draft Results: Saints Fans React to Sheldon Rankins Being Selected in the 1st Round

    NFL Draft Results: Saints Fans React to Sheldon Rankins Being Selected in the 1st Round

    With the 12th overall pick, the New Orleans Saints selected Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins in this year's NFL Draft. Saints fans were pretty excited, to say the least. In case you missed it, the Saints took Sheldon Rankins with their top pick and fans were happy, but none were surprised, as it was widely projected he would fall to New Orleans. Here are the highlights. We just completed the conference call with Saints 1st-rounder Sheldon Rankins. Initial impressions: mature, no-nonsense, word economist.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) April 29, 2016Sheldon Rankins could be Geno At…
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  • newNFL Draft Results 2016: Saints Select Sheldon Rankins in First Round

    NFL Draft Results 2016: Saints Select Sheldon Rankins in First Round

    The Saints have shocked nobody by drafting Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins with their first round draft pick. The New Orleans Saints have selected Sheldon Rankins from Louisville with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and taken another step toward improving their pass rush.Picking Rankins should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, considering he was mocked to the Saints by almost every mock draft over the last month.At 6'1" 300-pounds, Rankins played almost everyone along the defensive line during his time at Louisville, but he should excel as a three-…
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  • newNFL Draft 2016 First Round Results Tracker

    NFL Draft 2016 First Round Results Tracker

    This is it, Day One of the rest of our 2016 NFL lives: the draft is here and the New Orleans Saints, with a good selection today, can start that steady climb back into the NFL elite. Where will you be watching? What are you drinking? How about the food? And finally and more importantly: who do you want them to pick in the first round? Join us to talk about it! Is it going to be Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins? Could it be [Gasp!] Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch? Or maybe the Saints will trade up [Please, no!] like they've done so many times before? Wait...could they pull the…
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  • newPoll: What Should the Saints Do in the First Round of the NFL Draft?

    Poll: What Should the Saints Do in the First Round of the NFL Draft?

    The Saints have the 12th pick in this year's draft. Rumors have circulated the Saints planned to move up and now reports are New Orleans is a team to watch that could trade back in the first round. So, we at CSC want to know what you, the fans, think the Saints should do tonight in Chicago. With Draft Day upon us, and the Saints picking in a handful of hours, we want to know what you think the Saints will do when their name is called tonight in downtown Chicago. Below are Saints' team needs for the upcoming season, as well as a live pick tracker, brought to SB Nation by Wendy's.Don't f…
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  • newTodd McShay Final ESPN Mock Draft: New Orleans Saints

    Todd McShay Final ESPN Mock Draft: New Orleans Saints

    So can we just go ahead and write his name down on the Saints roster yet? ESPN's Todd McShay has released his final Mock Draft heading into the first round this evening. Nothing too exciting for the New Orleans Saints, as the Saints are once again pegged to select Louisville Defensive Tackle Sheldon Rankins.I've mocked Rankins to the Saints quite a few times. They need to get stronger and quicker up front, and Rankins' versatile skill set would make an immediate impact in New Orleans.Mark that up as another Mock labeling Rankins a future Saint. But two surprising names fell PAST the…
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  • newSaints News, 4/28/16: Draft Day!

    Saints News, 4/28/16: Draft Day!

    Mock drafts are almost dead! Finally...it's #SaintsDraft day! pic.twitter.com/y2XAusZxFw— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 28, 2016 Who will Saints draft at No. 12 overall? They ranked 2nd to last in both pass-rush and coverage grades last year pic.twitter.com/rJmFDmefPu— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2016 Bobby Boucher wins the #SaintsMovieDraft! https://t.co/NSxRcwir47 Thanks to everybody who voted pic.twitter.com/xbVBV8UYxD— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 28, 2016 Keenan Lewis 'motivated' by #Saints' pursuit of Josh Norman https://t.co/bp…
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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! […]
    - 4 May 14, 9:02am -
  • 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 […]
    - 21 Feb 14, 12:04pm -
  • 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 -

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  • 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?
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  • 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 -

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  • Endgame

    Endgame

    At 4-8, the 2015 Saints are staring down the barrel of their worst season under Sean Payton. via Sports on Earth The Saints’ defense is as bad as one might imagine an NFL defense can be. The offense, while capable, represents the least imposing unit under Payton’s direction. The special teams have suffered through a rotating cast of kickers, punters, and returners. Injuries have abounded. The roster is shallow, combining a core of older players with a collection of inexperience and youth. The Saints’ salary cap is in poor shape—among the league’s worst—and will remain stretched th…
    - 10 Dec 15, 6:21am -
  • Doubling Time

    Doubling Time

    After a humiliating loss in Philadelphia in week five, the 2015 Saints appeared to be, and probably were, the worst team in the NFL at 1-4.via espn.comSince then they’ve won three straight games against the Falcons, Colts, and Giants. Now midway through the season, it’s tough to tell if the Saints are poised to make a run or if they're just drunkenly shaking a Magic 8-ball every week. They’ve beaten the Brandon Weeden-led Cowboys; the Falcons at home on a short week; and a crumbling Colts team. Last week they beat the Giants in a freak show for the ages, a football game straight out of…
    - 5 Nov 15, 6:19am -
  • Killshot

    Killshot

    It’s been a long time coming. The Payton/Loomis regime was always crashing down at some point. This is an inescapable reality for every NFL team in any given era.  Two weeks into the 2015 season, here we are faced with the ugly truth: the end of the greatest era in Saints football is on the doorstep.For the third time in four seasons, the Saints have started 0-2. They're 7-11 in their last eighteen regular season games. They’re in a tailspin of increasing ferocity. The modern Saints are a team built on offense, and today, that offense is a shell of its once formidable self. Since 2013, t…
    - 21 Sep 15, 6:45am -
  • Slip Sliding Away

    Slip Sliding Away

    The Saints lost half of their passing game production from 2014.Jimmy Graham, Kenny Stills, Pierre Thomas, and Travaris Cadet accounted for 51% of the team’s receptions and 52% of passing yards last season, in addition to fifteen of Brees’s 33 touchdowns.For a team dependent on its offense, and an offense centered on its passing game, there’s a gaping hole to fill in 2015. Who’s gonna do it? Among Brandon Coleman, CJ Spiller, and the combination of Ben Watson/Josh Hill, it’s tough to tell if the Saints have adequately addressed this need. Coleman, for all of his potential, is unprove…
    - 22 Aug 15, 7:01am -
  • Warpath

    Warpath

    via rookie.comSean Payton and Mickey Loomis are on the warpath. It has been quite a spectacle to witness.   In the three days since Free Agency commenced, the Saints have operated at a dizzying, furious pace. First the blockbuster: Graham and a 4th for Unger and a 1st. Then in quick succession: Grubbs for a 5th. Browner. Spiller. Stills for a 3rd and Ellerbe. Keenan Lewis's future as a Saint hanging in the balance. There were also the recent departures of Pierre Thomas, Curtis Lofton, and Corey White; the restructures/paycuts for Bunkley, Colston, and Hawthorne; the re-signing of Ramon Humb…
    - 14 Mar 15, 8:38am -
  • The Indomitable Pierre Thomas

    The Indomitable Pierre Thomas

    No one player better embodied the Payton-era Saints than did Pierre Thomas.Unheralded, selfless, diverse, smart, tough, and reliable.  An undrafted free agent out of Illinois, Pierre Thomas came to the Saints in 2007 as an afterthought, a camp body, an insurance policy. Just a few months later he'd won a spot on the team, beating out 4th-round draft pick Antonio Pittman, a player selected to eventually fill the shoes of an aging Deuce McCallister. But it would be the then-unknown Pierre Thomas who would ably and memorably fill those shoes in the coming years, ultimately authoring a Saints' ca…
    - 4 Mar 15, 5:21pm -
  • Half Past Dead
    The 2014 Saints' season was screwed when ...... Jairus Byrd signed the largest-ever contract for an NFL safety, then had back surgery ... the Saints checked in to flowery wallpapered rooms in West Virginia ... Rob Ryan trimmed his hair before training camp... the Saints cut all of their kickers during final roster cuts ... Champ Bailey didn't make the team ... Junior Galette was named captain of the defense... the special teams didn't really have a punt returner ... the Tom Benson statue was unveiled ... Grandpa Sean showed up on the sideline  ... Marques Colston fumbled in overtime in week 1…
    - 22 Dec 14, 6:27pm -
  • State of the 2014 Saints
    It's the mark of a poor leader, one captaining a defense ranked 31st in points per drive and 32nd in yards per drive, during one of the more disappointing seasons in Saints' history, to take cheap shots at two Saints' defensive players instrumental in the Saints' lone Super Bowl title.If you're looking for reasons why the Saints have underachieved this year, this is a good place to start:http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2014/12/junior_galette_2.html 
    - 4 Dec 14, 6:09pm -
  • A Cold Shower
    The Saints 2014 season has been a long, cold shower. What was once championship promise has been all but been extinguished, the result of inevitability coupled with an old, familiar problem.Sprinkle in what appears to be an undercurrent of torpor, and you get 4-6.   First, the new issue: Drew Brees is no longer great enough to elevate the Saints. This isn't to blame Brees for the Saints' misfortunes this year. But it's a primary reason why the Payton-era Saints have started to noticeably fade. Over their last 20 regular season games, the Saints have produced a middling record of 10-10. This…
    - 18 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • Apathy
    Nothing kills quite as assuredly as does apathy.And right now, the Saints are an apathetic mess. After four weeks, it's difficult to maintain hope that it will get significantly better for the Saints this season. On offense, the Saints look passive and nonthreatening. On defense, they look confused and unmotivated. And overshadowing the whole affair is whether we're now watching the slow death of the Payton/Brees era. Nine seasons in, and it's a fair question to ask. If that's the case, what exactly are we witnessing right now? A temporary bump in the road? Or the inexorable fade to black? Of…
    - 28 Sep 14, 9:02pm -

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Sport Science - Drew Brees
Sport Science - Drew Breeshttp://www.LearnAdvocare.com - 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:66237 173ratingsTime:07:48More inPeople & Blogs
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New Orleans Saints 2011 Season Trailer
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Drew Brees Surprises Ellen!
Drew Brees Surprises Ellen!The lovely Drew Brees and his wife Brittany talk to Ellen about their important charity, The Brees Dream Foundation. (http://drewbrees.com/). Then they gave Ellen some really cool Saints gifts!From:TheEllenShowViews:171558 638ratingsTime:03:49More inEntertainment
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  • 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

  • Mickey Loomis: Kenny Vaccaro worth the price of fifth-year option

    Mickey Loomis: Kenny Vaccaro worth the price of fifth-year option

    For some teams, figuring out whether to pick up the fifth-year option on a former first-round pick is a difficult evaluation of cost vs. production. Kenny Vaccaro made the Saints’ decision pretty easy. New Orleans made the hard-hitting safety the first member of the 2013 draft class to get a fifth year when the Saints […]The post Mickey Loomis: Kenny Vaccaro worth the price of fifth-year option appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 10:37am -
  • Mickey Loomis: Saints’ pursuit of Josh Norman no indicator of cornerback need

    Mickey Loomis: Saints’ pursuit of Josh Norman no indicator of cornerback need

    The New Orleans Saints saw Josh Norman as a target of opportunity when the Carolina Panthers surprised the NFL by rescinding his franchise tag last week,  instantly making the All-Pro a free agent. New Orleans put in a bid strong enough to make it into Norman’s final two teams. But Norman ended up signing with Washington […]The post Mickey Loomis: Saints’ pursuit of Josh Norman no indicator of cornerback need appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 9:53am -
  • Former Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri ‘didn’t figure in our plans’

    Former Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri ‘didn’t figure in our plans’

      Former fifth-round pick Vinnie Sunseri was released on Monday, leaving Brandin Cooks as the only remaining player from the 2014 draft class. With Sunseri gone, New Orleans has only five safeties on the roster heading into the draft on Thursday: Kenny Vaccaro, Jairus Byrd, Jamarca Sanford, Erik Harris and Alden Darby. Sunseri made five […]The post Former Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri ‘didn’t figure in our plans’ appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 9:07am -
  • Mickey Loomis remembers Will Smith, Hokie Gajan in pre-draft remarks

    Mickey Loomis remembers Will Smith, Hokie Gajan in pre-draft remarks

    New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis opened his pre-draft press conference on Wednesday by addressing the franchise’s tragic losses. The Saints lost former defensive end Will Smith and fullback, scout and broadcaster Hokie Gajan in a three-day span, and the team celebrated both lives in memorial services on the same day at the end of […]The post Mickey Loomis remembers Will Smith, Hokie Gajan in pre-draft remarks appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Apr 16, 8:48am -
  • Drew Brees reacts to Saints’ draft rumors, talks Josh Norman pursuit on Rich Eisen Show

    Drew Brees reacts to Saints’ draft rumors, talks Josh Norman pursuit on Rich Eisen Show

    Drew Brees has faith in the Saints’ organization and the direction it’s headed. Brees has been making the rounds of radio shows on Tuesday morning, and he hadn’t heard the rumor that the Saints had discussed moving up to No. 1 for a quarterback until Rich Eisen informed him during his appearance on Eisen’s radio […]The post Drew Brees reacts to Saints’ draft rumors, talks Josh Norman pursuit on Rich Eisen Show appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 10:02am -
  • Conflicting reports emerge about Saints interest in trading up for No. 1 pick

    Conflicting reports emerge about Saints interest in trading up for No. 1 pick

    The New Orleans Saints did not have talks about moving up to No. 1, a source told ESPN’s Mike Triplett on Tuesday, and are more likely to trade down and acquire more picks. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport initially reported Tuesday morning that New Orleans discussed moving up to the No. 1 pick to take […]The post Conflicting reports emerge about Saints interest in trading up for No. 1 pick appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 9:33am -
  • Drew Brees tells Dan Patrick Show contract talks ongoing, plans to retire a Saint

    Drew Brees tells Dan Patrick Show contract talks ongoing, plans to retire a Saint

    Drew Brees remains optimistic that he’ll sign a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints. He just doesn’t know when. Brees, who carries a $30 million cap charge in the final year of his deal this season, has stuck to the same message for most of the offseason. “It’s ongoing,” Brees told The Dan Patrick […]The post Drew Brees tells Dan Patrick Show contract talks ongoing, plans to retire a Saint appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 8:40am -
  • Leigh Steinberg on WWL radio: Saints have interest in Paxton Lynch
    The Saints have some degree of interest in Paxton Lynch. That much is clear. They’ve met with the Memphis quarterback at least twice during the pre-draft process, and worked him out another time. Lynch’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, confirmed as much during an interview on WWL with Kristian Garic and T-Bob Herbert. Whether that leads to […]The post Leigh Steinberg on WWL radio: Saints have interest in Paxton Lynch appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 8:30pm -
  • Agent Tom Condon: No update on Saints QB Drew Brees’ contract situation

    Agent Tom Condon: No update on Saints QB Drew Brees’ contract situation

    Tom Condon said he was unable to provide an update when asked about Drew Brees’ contract situation during an appearance on Sirius XM radio on Monday night. “I can’t really,” Condon said. “I think everyone knows Drew’s got the cap number that’s very substantial this year and it’s the last year of his contract.” Brees carries […]The post Agent Tom Condon: No update on Saints QB Drew Brees’ contract situation appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 7:27pm -
  • Saints waive safety Vinnie Sunseri
    New Orleans waived safety Vinnie Sunseri on Monday, bringing an end to his tenure with the Saints. The safety landed on injured reserve with a broken arm after appearing in nine games as a rookie. He spent all of last season on the shelf with a knee injury suffered during the preseason. His release means […]The post Saints waive safety Vinnie Sunseri appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 1:55pm -

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  • Tim Lelito on 'Prime Time Sports'
    Although the Saints will likely address the offensive guard position in the upcoming NFL Draft, it was certainly a big relief when restricted free agent Tim Lelito signed his tender to remain with the team. And before he did it, the first TV show that Lelito officially said he was staying in the Crescent City was "Prime Time Sports" last week. Check it all out right on SaintsInsider.com!
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 11:25pm -
  • It's Official: Lelito's Back
    New Orleans Saints offensive guard was a guest this week on my sports & entertainment talk show "Prime Time Sports", and he hinted that he wanted to remain in the Who Dat Nation for the rest of his career. Today, Lelito's wish became a reality, at least for next season. And for the rest of the story on the big man's return to the Crescent City....
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 8:35pm -
  • The Comeback Kid Returns
    One of the NFL's most heartwarming stories of 2015 occurred right here in the Crescent City. Running back Tim Hightower, who had been out of football for nearly FOUR YEARS because of severe ACL injuries, came back and had one of the best 4-games stretches of his career when he finally got an opportunity to play at the end of the season. Here's the story of Hightower, and his return to the city and team, which gave him a chance to once again play the game he loves so much.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 9:48pm -
  • Back Where He Belongs
    Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner did not have quite the year that both he, and the Who Dat Nation, expected. And that is a huge understatement. Browner, who just suffered through a season he'd like to forget, led the league in penalties, as well as arguments with teammates, coaches and media alike. That said, he did play through injury, and was probably not in a scheme best suited for his talents. But now, Browner's back where it all began...in the vaunted Legion of Boom.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 16, 10:23pm -
  • New Orleans Weeps for Will Smith
    Much like the rest this week in New Orleans, Friday was an extremely tough day for many of the Crescent City's mourning residents. Not only was former player, scout, broadcaster, and Saints folk hero, Hokie Gajan laid to rest across the lake today, Will Smith's memorial service was also held at the New Orleans Saints practice facility this afternoon. It was wonderful to see the warmth and love throughout the emotional viewing...here are my thoughts and observations of the event.
    - 13 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 3:26pm -
  • Will Smith & Hokie Gajan Tribute Show
    The 9th episode of "Prime Time Sports with Scott Alexander" was a full on tribute to Saints legends Will Smith & Hokie Gajan. Former teammates Scott Shanle & Skyler Green talk about the man Smith was and local media sports anchors Lyons Yellin tell great Hokie Gajan stories as well. Mix some NFL Draft talk, another tribute featuring former Green Wave great Steve Foley with a Jordan Speith Masters collapse and the Warriors magical season, and this is a well-rounded show!
    - 14 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 9:57pm -
  • Saints Cornerback Position Just Fine
    At the risk of getting booed right out of the Who Dat Nation, I'm going to state something that I've been thinking for months. The New Orleans Saints are fine at cornerback, and I would be perfectly content if they didn't select one in the upcoming NFL Draft. "Blasphemy", you say, "the Saints gave up more touchdown passes in NFL HISTORY!" And yes, you'd be correct in saying that. But I'm saying that last year's injured rookie, P.J. Williams, is a 1st round talent ready to explode...
    - 21 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 10:43am -
  • Understanding Brandon Browner
    In many ways, the picture above of number 39 chasing a wide receiver into the end zone pretty much sums up the New Orleans Saints 2015 season, doesn't it? It didn't take long for the hard core, loyal fans in the Who Dat Nation to figure out who their new whipping boy was going to be. Game after game, watching Brandon Browner get beat downfield became the indelible mark scorched on the brain of Saints fans everywhere. But Browner may have more in common with Drew Brees than you think...
    - 23 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 6:32pm -
  • Saints Busy Week
    Nothing's official yet, but the New Orleans Saints may have good news regarding restricted free agent offensive guard Tim Lelito. And although Lelito is not going to make people forget in-their-primes Jahri Evans, Jermon Bushrod or Carl Nicks anytime soon, the much improved guard is becoming an integral part to the Saints offensive line unit, and they would love to keep him in the fold. Here's the latest news on Lelito, as well as several other things happening with the Saints this week...
    - 24 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 9:53pm -
  • Hightower Visits Saints With Heavy Heart
    Tim Hightower, whose incredible comeback story won the hearts of New Orleanians, is dealing with a heavy heart himself tonight, while also trying to decide where he will play next season. Hightower's agent, Eugene Parker, succumbed to cancer yesterday, and it has hit the running back particularly hard. Despite severe injuries keeping Hightower out of the NFL for 4 years, the well-respected Parker always treated Tim like a son. Hightower will visit with the Saints brass as he ponders his future.
    - 27 days ago, 1 Apr 16, 9:51pm -

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