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  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 9:41am -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 6:15am -
  • Report: Saints set to release linebacker Victor Butler

    Report: Saints set to release linebacker Victor Butler

    The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Victor Butler a season ago with the hope he could become a significant contributor to their defense. Ultimately, he may never play a down for the team. According to Kristian Garic of 870 WWL in New Orleans, the Saints are planning to release Butler as a part of their…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 7:33pm -
  • Kenny Stills aggravates quad injury

    Kenny Stills aggravates quad injury

    The Saints got quarterback Drew Brees back for Saturday’s preseason game against the Colts and he looked to be in fine form, but the news wasn’t all good for the New Orleans offense. Wide receiver Kenny Stills aggravated the quadriceps injury that has plagued him throughout training camp and was forced to leave the game…
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  • Drew Brees goes for 128 yards, 2 TDs in less than a quarter

    Drew Brees goes for 128 yards, 2 TDs in less than a quarter

    Drew Brees played less than a quarter of the Saints’ third preseason game. But he made his limited playing time count. Tonight against the Colts, Brees and the Saints’ offense ran wild: Brees completed nine of 15 passes for 128 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. That was all Saints coach Sean Payton needed…
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  • “Slap Ya Mama” ads pulled from Saints-Ravens game

    “Slap Ya Mama” ads pulled from Saints-Ravens game

    Two weeks ago when the Saints’ local preseason broadcast featured a garish red ad for “Slap Ya Mama” spices superimposed over the field, some smart aleck suggested it was a good thing they weren’t playing the Ravens. As it turns out, that smart aleck was a prophet (he gets lucky sometimes). According to Christopher Dabe of the…
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  • Jimmy Graham fined $30,000 for dunks over crossbar

    Jimmy Graham fined $30,000 for dunks over crossbar

    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said that he’s done dunking balls over the crossbar, which will save his team penalty yards and save him money. PFT has confirmed that Graham has been fined $30,000 for a pair of dunks following touchdowns during last week’s preseason game against the Titans. That’s a lot of money to spend…
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  • Drew Brees hopes to shake off some rust, and a goatee

    Drew Brees hopes to shake off some rust, and a goatee

    Drew Brees will be able to shake off a little rust tomorrow night. But perhaps more importantly (at least to his wife), he’ll be able to shave the goatee he’s been growing while he was on the sidelines rehabbing a strained left oblique. “I can’t say I grew a real good one,” Brees said, via…
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  • newSaints 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. Comically the Saints had one penalty in this game, it was by far the cleanest game they played in the preseason, and it was the only one they lost. The crowd was very tame and quiet, though the Saints didn’t give the fans much to shout about. There were A LOT of empty seats for t…
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  • newThursday web roundup: New Orleans Saints
    New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens: Saints Preseason Game 4 Preview ► New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens: Must reads heading into tonight's game ►Many starters will rest, so it's all about the reserves as the New Orleans Saints host the Baltimore Ravens in Thursday night's preseason finale at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Veteran CB Champ Bailey's role with Saints unclear as New Orleans closes preseason vs. Ravens ►After playing at an elite level for more than a decade, cornerback Champ Bailey enters the final game of the 2014 preseason with little certainty about w…
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  • newCan any of these 10 guys to watch be future stars for the New Orleans Saints?
    Tonight, every NFL team plays their final preseason game. The next time we’ll see them on the field, it will be the opening weekend of the season.That means that this weekend, there won’t be any professional football to watch. For the only time until after the Super Bowl, the NFL won’t dominate the conversation and be on nearly every television.So what’s a fan to do with the downtime? Take a moment to enjoy the sport that will instead be center stage this weekend – college football.There are some great match-ups on the docket, providing a chance to see some of the game’s best pl…
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  • 5 things to watch for in the New Orleans Saints preseason finale
    Can we be honest for two seconds?Nobody cares about Week 4 of the preseason. Most of the players have a pretty good idea of whether or not they’ll make the team, and for the few positional battles that do truly come down to the last game those players very rarely impact games on a week-to-week basis.However, there are a few things to keep an eye on if you are in fact going to tune in on Thursday. Here are our top five:5.) Can the Saints manage to stay healthy? Despite a few nagging injuries the Saints have been lucky enough to avoid the catastrophic injury so far this offseason (if y…
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  • Before drafting you need to see Saints K Shayne Graham’s fantasy ranking
    With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend.That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us.In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season based on stories from camp, performances in preseason games and in-depth research.To keep things…
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  • New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees holds steady in QB 1-32 rankings; stays top-5
    Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.To keep things going and to see how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out after three weeks of preseason games, CLICK HERE.You may also be interested in:New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees holds steady in Q…
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  • New Orleans Saints: The running game
    Since the inception of the Drew Brees-Sean Payton era, the identity of the New Orleans Saints has been a potent, high flying aerial attack. Every passing record, at one point in time, has been broken or threatened by Brees and Payton. However, despite the success in the passing game, team success has always been determined by the ground game. In the Saints’ two most successful seasons (2009, 2011) the Saints ranked 6th in rushing. In seasons where the Saints weren’t as successful, they ranked outside the top 25 in rushing.Knowing this, the coaching staff is sure to put an emphasis on the…
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  • Mailbag: how will Kenny Stills injury impact the New Orleans Saints offense?
    Nick, I hate seeing a guy as young and talented as Kenny Stills continue to deal with this quad injury. But will his loss really have an impact on an already deep receiving corps? – Confident Collin, CrowleyCollin you may be on to something here.As Saints fans I think we’ve all been impressed with Stills dynamic play and his ability to take the top off of a defense, but I’m not sure that his loss has a huge impact on the Saints’ offense as a whole.Brandin Cooks sat out Week 3 of the preseason with a non-football related illness, and he’s set to return by Week 1. The Saints also h…
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  • Drew Brees received some great advice about vasectomies
    Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans’ Saints, and his wife added another kid to their family Monday night. It also appears that Brees and his wife are content with four kids and won’t be adding a fifth anytime soon. How do we know this? Because we have quotes — via — of Brees talking about vasectomies: “I might have to follow Jim Henderson’s recommendation from the (New Orleans Touchdown Club) luncheon (last week). … He was saying the ‘V’ word was next for me,” Brees said. “Vasectomy. We’ve got some football games to win first. And then as I’ve been t…
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  • Saints get to their 75 man limit; Release LB Reddick and 2013 draft pick Johnson
    Today the New Orleans Saints waived/released LB Kevin Reddick, CB Rod Sweeting, QB Logan Kilgore, OG Manese Foketi, DE George Uku, and DL Rufus Johnson. Evan Woodbery    @TheSaintsBeat  Payton says CB Rod Sweeting, QB Logan Kilgore, DL Rufus Johnson and Kevin Reddick are being waived. Reddick was an undrafted free agent from the University of North […]The post Saints get to their 75 man limit; Release LB Reddick and 2013 draft pick Johnson appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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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 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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  • newSaints 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. […]
    - 12 hours 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 10:00pm -
  • Impressions from Saints’ third preseason game
    Congrats to WhoDat Nation, the preseason is now officially over. What? You think there is another game? Don’t be ridiculous; there are only three preseason games, and then an open tryout for the last five spots on the roster. I am saying that somewhat in jest, because the final preseason game is still very important […]
    - 4 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 6:16am -
  • Saints beat Colts 23-17 behind an excellent first half performance
    The Saints are now 3-0 in preseason despite a third straight double digit penalty performance. This time it was 10 penalties (compared to 3 for the Colts!) but overall the team played well. At halftime it was 20-10 Saints and the 1st stringers utterly dominated the Colts. You may say Andrew Luck is the next […]
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  • Five Things to Look for in Saints @ Colts (Preseason Edition)
    The Saints are nationally televised for this heart stopper of a preseason game in Indianapolis today. I say “heartstopper”, mind you, not because of the excitement level but because it’s preseason and these games are flatlines with no pulse. In fact, I’m not certain these preseason games mustered a feint pulse to begin with. So […]
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  • newRavens run over Saints 22-13 (The Associated Press)
    To Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, finishing the preseason perfect mattered. Harbaugh rested his regulars 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 night. Kicker Justin Tucker was among the few Ravens regulars who did not get the night off for the final exhibition game, and his performance was also one of the reasons the Ravens closed out their four-game exhibition slate without a loss. ''The thing that I love about these four preseason games is that guys work so hard,'' Harbaugh said.
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  • newGame roundup: Manziel solid in Browns' victory (The SportsXchange)
    Brian Hoyer looked sharp and rookie Johnnie Manziel connected for a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns rolled past the Chicago Bears 33-13 on Thursday night at First Energy Stadium. Hoyer went 6-for-8 and looked confident as he drove the Browns to a first-quarter score. In the second quarter, he led the Browns on a five-play 80-yard drive, which was capped by a one-yard TD pass to Jim Dray. His Arizona counterpart, Chandler Catanzaro kicked three field goals.
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  • Champ Bailey's role unclear as Saints host Ravens (The Associated Press)
    After playing at an elite level for more than a decade, cornerback Champ Bailey enters the final game of the 2014 preseason with little certainty about what kind of role he might fill in the Saints' secondary. He is healthy enough to play against Baltimore on Thursday night, but coaches may still decide the Saints' long-term interests would be better served by sitting Bailey out to ensure he's healthy when the games start counting in the standings. Bailey probably needs more time in the field in the preseason if he wants a legitimate chance to start against the Falcons to open the regular seas…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 4:18pm -
  • Browns All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon officially suspended for a year (Shutdown Corner)
    The report came down in early May that Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon faced a one-year suspension from the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy. Almost four months and one appeal hearing later, the NFL's decision never changed. Gordon, the NFL's leader in receiving yardage last year and an NFL first-team All-Pro, will be banned for a year. The suspension is for a calendar year but it can be reevaluated after the season, the NFL said. “I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans," Gordon said in a statement through the NF…
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  • Team Report - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (The SportsXchange)
    Patriots deal Mankins to Bucs
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  • Team Report - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (The SportsXchange)
    Pagano not happy with third-game effort
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  • Team Report - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (The SportsXchange)
    Brees as sharp as every in win over Colts
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  • Mankins traded; Bradford, Raji on IR (The Associated Press)
    On the NFL's first preseason cutdown day, a trade and several key players going on injured reserve overshadowed other moves. In an unusual transaction for its timing, New England sent six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay on Tuesday for tight end Tim Wright and a draft choice. The Patriots apparently are satisfied with a young group of blockers, and the Buccaneers were desperate to improve their offensive line. ''He has a history of a certain type of play in the league,'' new Bucs coach Lovie Smith said, adding that the 10th-year pro will bring leadership on and off the field.
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  • Saints aiming for 5th playoff season since '09 (The Associated Press)
    Saints cornerback Champ Bailey has played for more than a handful of playoff teams during a career that has seen him selected to 12 Pro Bowls. In his first preseason with New Orleans, Bailey senses enough talent around him to compete for what would be his first Super Bowl title. ''We've just got to make sure we don't get too big-headed and keep grinding.'' It has been a while since the Saints missed the playoffs with coach Sean Payton roaming the sideline - since the 2008 season, in fact. New Orleans has been to the post-season in four of the past five years, the lone exception being 2012,…
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  • Zimmer happy he found 'perfect fit' with Vikings (The Associated Press)
    Mike Zimmer has waited a long time to be an NFL head coach, as a 58-year-old who has spent the past 20 seasons in the league as an assistant. When yet another team picked another candidate instead of him this winter, Zimmer was discouraged enough to consider skipping a second interview with Minnesota and giving up on his goal altogether. The Vikings were glad he didn't, and so was he. ''When I was thinking about not going on the visit, it had nothing to do with the Vikings.
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  • newSaints vs. Ravens Final Score: Injury Report After 13-22 Loss to the Ravens

    Saints vs. Ravens Final Score: Injury Report After 13-22 Loss to the Ravens

    Like most preseason finalés, the Saints decided to sit most of their starters for precautionary reasons.The Saints were at their healthiest state as a team this week, but (unsurprisingly) decided to play it safe and allow the guys competing for roster spots take most of the game time versus the Ravens.  Players such as Drew Brees, Keenan Lewis, Cam Jordan, Curtis Lofton, and many others all dressed out and participated in warm ups but did not see any game time.New Orleans Saints Inactive Report PlayerPositionInjuryErik LorigFBLegKhairi ForttLBLeg/FootKenny StillsW…
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  • newSaints vs. Ravens Final Score 22-13: The View from Section 140
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  • newSaints vs. Ravens Final Score: Saints Lose 13-22 in Final Preseason Game

    Saints vs. Ravens Final Score: Saints Lose 13-22 in Final Preseason Game

    The New Orleans Saints lost their final preseason game to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 22-13 in the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Thursday night. The Saints reduced their number of penalties, but were patently poor on defense, allowing over 200 rushing yards to the Ravens and 436 total yards. Read below for a brief recap of the action and some observations.The Saints closed their 2014 preseason schedule by facing the Baltimore Ravens tonight in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. With most of the regulars sitting the game out including quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans lost the game 22-13…
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  • new2nd Half Open Thread: Ravens 16, Saints 13

    2nd Half Open Thread: Ravens 16, Saints 13

    After an impressive 1st quarter, the Saints fall behind, before half time, 16 to 13 Ravens. One surprising fact, or maybe not, was Derek Dimke, doing the kicking duties. Besides the extra point, he nails a last second field goal, thanks to a Ravens penalty retry.Top Performers BALTIMORE RAVENSPassingCP/ATYDSTDINTT. Taylor10/1710511RushingCARYDSTDLGF. Toussaint760023L. Taliaferro1661010ReceivingRECYDSTDLGK. Aiken348027M. Campanaro1707D. Thompson219111NEW ORLEANS SAINTSPassingCP/ATYDSTDINTL. McCown4…
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  • newSaints 7 , Ravens 3, :2nd Quarter Open Thread

    Saints 7 , Ravens  3, :2nd Quarter Open Thread

    At the End of the 1st Quarter the Saints lead 7 to 3 over the Ravens. MVPs of the 1st quarter are McCown to Joe Morgan.With some nice defensive stop as honorable mention.Joe Morgan catches a couple of nice intermediate passes for 1st downs, Mark Ingram, shows some of his skills, and Travaris Cadet busts into the endzone for a TD. Oh, and Dimke kicks the 1st extra point.
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  • newSaints News, 8/28/14: SHOCK! Roger Goodell Admits He Made A Poor Decision!

    Saints News, 8/28/14: SHOCK! Roger Goodell Admits He Made A Poor Decision!

    In a letter and memo sent to all 32 team owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell said he "didn't get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension for allegedly hitting the woman who is now his wife. Sorry to disappoint Saints fans if they thought the title was referring to BountyFarce. Still, this is unprecedented that the Grand Wizard of Arrogance and Douchebaggery would admit fault or poor judgement for anything! My guess is he probably doesn't really mean it and this is merely another NFL PR move that he and the owners hope wi…
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  • newSaints Roster Countdown 2014: #10 Brandin Cooks and #60 Thomas Welch

    Saints Roster Countdown 2014: #10 Brandin Cooks and #60 Thomas Welch

    This evening, 22 guys in Saints uniforms will fall short of proving they belong on the final 53-man roster. Meanwhile, we continue counting down the days until the Saints kick off the regular season in Atlanta, by taking a brief look at the guys who are still with the team. Today we check out #10 (WR) Brandin Cooks and #60 (T) Thomas Welch.Twenty two players will be released between now and Saturday afternoon, in order to finalize the 53-man roster, after which NFL teams may declare a 10-man practice squad, up from the 8 players they were allowed previously.As we've counted dow…
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  • Saints vs. Ravens: What To Look For

    Saints vs. Ravens: What To Look For

    It's finally here! The Saints have cut their roster down to 75 men, and after their match-up at 8:00 PM with the Baltimore Ravens tonight, they'll finally have to make their most difficult decision: What 53 players to keep heading into the 2014 regular season. There are some hotly contested position battles going on right now. Here are the main ones to watch for tonight.Through 3 weeks, the Saints have now shed 15 players from their training camp roster due to the August 27 deadline to get from 90 to 75 players.  However, after August 31st, their roster situation will get even dicie…
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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 -

  • 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…
    - 26 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:61839 162ratingsTime:07:48More inPeople & Blogs
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New Orleans Saints 2011 Season Trailer
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  • newRavens 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.
    - 11 hours 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?
    - 1 day 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.
    - 8 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 11 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.
    - 12 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.
    - 13 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.
    - 13 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.
    - 18 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 10:28am -
  • Brandin Cooks shines in New Orleans Saints debut
    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks was a big ATL favorite before playing a snap. After one preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, the love for the rookie wideout looks justified.
    - 20 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 8:19am -

  • 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

  • newSaints’ 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 […]
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:59pm -
  • newDespite 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 […]
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:54pm -
  • newAfter 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 […]
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:27pm -
  • newWelcome to the Superdome for tonight’s game against the Ravens

    Welcome to the Superdome for tonight’s game against the Ravens

    Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the New Orleans Saints’ preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens. BACKUP BOWL: The Baltimore Ravens have announced that their starters will not play, and the expectation is that the Saints will take a similar approach. The only reason there is any doubt is because many key players missed significant […]
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 3:16pm -
  • newLive updates during the Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints preseason game
    Live Blog Live updates during the Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints game
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:37pm -
  • newBaltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints pregame chat
    Live Blog Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints pregame chat
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:28pm -
  • Several waived Saints go unclaimed, become free agents
    After being cut by the Saints ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to reduce their roster from 90 players to 75, tackle Manase Foketi, defensive lineman Rufus Johnson Jr., quarterback Logan Kilgore, linebacker Kevin Reddick, cornerback Rod Sweeting and defensive end George Uko all cleared waivers unclaimed. They are all now free agents and can sign contracts […]
    - 2 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 3:43pm -
  • Live updates from the Saints’ Tuesday practice
    Live Blog Live updates during the Saints’ Tuesday practice
    - 3 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 5:39am -
  • Live updates from the Saints’ Monday afternoon practice
    Live Blog Live updates during the Saints’ Monday afternoon practice
    - 4 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 11:28am -
  • Welcome to Lucas Oil Stadium

    Welcome to Lucas Oil Stadium

    Lucas Oil Stadium — By Nick Underhill/The Advocate INDIANAPOLIS — Welcome to Lucas Oil Stadium for tonight’s game between the Saints and Colts. DRESS REHEARSAL: The third preseason game is typically treated as a final dress rehearsal for the regular season. Due to injuries to key players, the Saints could decide to use some of their […]
    - 6 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:56pm -

ESPN - NFC South Blog

  • newCarolina Panthers' projected roster

    Carolina Panthers' projected roster

    Examining the Carolina Panthers' roster:QUARTERBACKS (3)Cam NewtonDerek AndersonJoe WebbWebb looked expendable until Newton suffered a fractured rib in the third preseason game against New England. Coach Ron Rivera was fairly adamant the Panthers will keep three quarterbacks until it is clear Newton is healthy -- and maybe longer.RUNNING BACKS (4)DeAngelo WilliamsJonathan StewartMike TolbertFozzy WhittakerWhittaker emerged as the fourth back after the trade of Kenjon Barner to Philadelphia.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • newNew Orleans Saints' projected roster

    New Orleans Saints' projected roster

    Examining the New Orleans Saints' roster:QUARTERBACKS (3)Drew BreesLuke McCownRyan GriffinAll summer, I predicted that a tie-breaker for the backup QB job would go to Griffin because of his long-term potential and the fact that it would allow the Saints to keep only two quarterbacks. But in the end, I don't think it will come down to a tie-breaker. McCown played ahead of Griffin in all four preseason games, and ultimately played better throughout the course of those four games.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • newTampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' roster:QUARTERBACKS (2)Josh McCownMike Glennon The Bucs are content to go with two quarterbacks.RUNNING BACKS (5)Doug MartinBobby RaineyMike JamesJorvorskie LaneJeff DempsRookie Charles Sims should return from injury around midseason.RECEIVERS (6)Vincent JacksonMike EvansChris OwusuLouis MurphyRobert HerronSolomon PattonPatton appears likely to make the roster as the return man.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • newAtlanta Falcons' projected roster

    Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    Examining the Atlanta Falcons' roster:QUARTERBACKS (2)Matt RyanT.J. YatesYou can't ignore the way Yates played in the preseason finale at Jacksonville, completing 15 of 20 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. It was a backup-worthy performance. Now, the Falcons will have to decide whether to keep three quarterbacks or take a chance of losing Sean Renfree with hopes of keeping him on the practice squad.RUNNING BACKS (5)Steven JacksonDevonta FreemanJacquizz RodgersAntone SmithPatrick DiMarco (fullback)Should be interesting to watch this group develop.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • newWR Joe Morgan makes up for lost time

    WR Joe Morgan makes up for lost time

    NEW ORLEANS -- For a long time this summer, New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan talked about taking "baby steps" in his recovery from a 2013 knee injury. He didn’t even begin practicing until training camp.Lately, however, Morgan has been in a dead sprint.No Saints receiver has stood out more during the past three games than Morgan, who caught another four passes for 33 yards in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:15am -
  • newSaints' McCown proves tough to replace

    Saints' McCown proves tough to replace

    NEW ORLEANS – Lesson learned this preseason: Write off Luke McCown at your own peril.It should have been known the veteran New Orleans Saints quarterback wouldn’t be so easy to get rid of. Maybe his 11 years spent bouncing around the NFL with five different teams should have been the first clue. He’s a survivor.And by the way, that runs in the family (see: fellow journeyman Josh McCown, now a starter in Tampa Bay at age 35).Despite spent most of the summer predicting that second-year pro Ryan Griffin would unseat McCown as the Saints’ backup this year, I’ve changed my mind.
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:20pm -
  • newObservation Deck: New Orleans Saints

    Observation Deck: New Orleans Saints

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints missed their chance to finish undefeated in the preseason for the first time in franchise history, losing 22-13 to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Obviously that doesn’t matter a lick, considering quarterback Drew Brees and about a dozen other starters sat out the final exhibition game.So what did matter? I can’t say that any jobs were obviously won or lost on Thursday night.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:55pm -
  • newObservation Deck: Carolina Panthers

    Observation Deck: Carolina Panthers

    Rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is a go-to receiver regardless of who's throwing to him. Little-known running back Fozzy Whittaker deserves a roster spot. Backup quarterbacks that have barely slept in 24 hours while becoming a first-time father probably should be given the night off even if the starter is hampered by fractured ribs. Kudos to quarterback Derek Anderson for scrambling to the Steel City hours after his wife gave birth to a daughter, Amelia.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:25pm -
  • newObservation Deck: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Observation Deck: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Every year, it seems like the NFL floats the idea of shortening the preseason. But nothing ever happens.Next time the topic comes up, we have a new Exhibit A on why four preseason games are about two too many. In Thursday night's 24-10 victory by the Washington Redskins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, backups started for both teams. And even that first group of backups didn't play long. Much of the game was played by guys who will be released when rosters have to be cut to 53 on Saturday afternoon.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:16pm -
  • newLogan Mankins adjusting to new team

    Logan Mankins adjusting to new team

    TAMPA, Fla. – He wore a Buccaneers hat and decked his children out in the colors of his new team. But it was pretty obvious Thursday night that Logan Mankins still is processing the trade that brought him from the New England Patriots, the only team he ever has played for.Mankins was introduced to the Tampa Bay media before the preseason game with Washington. During the 10-minute session, Mankins looked and talked like a man still in shock.
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 3:53pm - - 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.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 2:47pm -
  • Notes: Fleener fakes TD celebration
    Colts tight end Coby Fleener acted like he was going to celebrate a touchdown by dunking the football over the crossbar in a tribute to Saints tight end Jimmy Graham.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 2:17am -
  • Wilson's Word: Film study won't be pretty
    Colts defenders miss tackles, blow coverages and fail to get off the field on third down in humbling opening quarter.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 1:06am -
  • Brees humbles Colts in whirlwind quarter
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees puts together two 80-yard touchdown drives then calls it a game as host Colts allow 189 yards in 28 first-quarter plays Saturday night.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 9:36pm -
  • Fantasy Football Weekly - August 23
    The internet is buzzing about our new Fantasy Football Weekly column! Here we recap all the noteworthy news from the past week to get you caught up. Everything you need to know in one place! All things Fantasy Football! This week's review covers everything from August 16 to August 22.
    - 6 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:35pm -
  • Dr. Roto Fantasy Two-A-Days (NE & NO)
    In this Two-A-Day, Dr. Roto covers the New England Patriots & New Orleans Saints. He is tackling two teams per day with a rundown of their situation which includes an analysis of each team's coaching staff, a fantasy stud, sleepers and a bust. Time to put the pads on boys! We're hitting today so be ready for contact!
    - 6 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:10am -
  • Five reasons to watch Colts-Saints
    A quarterback showdown between the Saints' Drew Brees and Colts' Andrew Luck highlights Saturday night's nationally televised preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
    - 6 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:14am -
  • Saints RB Mark Ingram: 'I'm an all-purpose back. I can do everything'
    Hot News for RB Mark Ingram
    - 9 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:20am -
  • Defense Feeling the Need to Start Fast
    The Titans starting defense has started slowly and given up points on the opening possession of their first two preseason games.
    - 10 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:51am -
  • Whisenhunt Looking For Simple Things Tonight
    The Titans want to win, but Ken Whisnehunt wants to see them win one-on-one
    - 14 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 6:14am - - New Orleans Saints - Saints