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  • newRoger Goodell’s absolute power over players is a myth

    Roger Goodell’s absolute power over players is a myth

    There’s a popular view among some in the media that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enjoys complete and total power over the league’s players, especially on matters of discipline.  That popular view also is not accurate. Apart from the reality that all discipline for on-field infractions falls under the jurisdiction of Ted Cottrell or Derrick Brooks,…
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  • PFT’s 2015 Veteran Cuts Tracker

    PFT’s 2015 Veteran Cuts Tracker

    The following is a list of notable veterans released or waived since the beginning of February. Players who have indicated they will retire are omitted from the list. We will update the tracker with signings and other cuts throughout the offseason: Ex-Chiefs WR Donnie Avery Ex-Falcons OG Justin Blalock Ex-Jaguars CB Will Blackmon Ex-Washington DE…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 1:59pm -
  • Report: Rita Benson LeBlanc grabbed, shook Gayle Benson before December game

    Report:  Rita Benson LeBlanc grabbed, shook Gayle Benson before December game

    The Benson Family Feud features hard feelings and strong opinions and high stakes and plenty of lawyers, sparked by Saints owner Tom Benson’s decision to re-write his will in a way that altered the succession plan for his NFL and NBA franchises.  A new report indicates that the change from Benson’s daughter and her two children…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 11:17am -
  • Sean Payton envisions virtual reality training for quarterbacks

    Sean Payton envisions virtual reality training for quarterbacks

    During multiple coach and G.M. interviews at the Scouting Combine, I spitballed about the possibility of the NFL eventually developing a flight simulator-style approach to preparing quarterbacks for game reps.  For a change, the spitball stuck to the wall. Appearing on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Saints coach Sean Payton suggested that…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:20pm -
  • Twenty-five years ago Friday, the NFL added a bye to the regular-season schedule

    Twenty-five years ago Friday, the NFL added a bye to the regular-season schedule

    In late-summer 1989, when fantasy football owners drafted their teams as “Batdance” played on a loop until the person closest to the boom box flipped over the cassette tape, there were no such things as regular-season bye weeks. Owners didn’t have to worry about whether John L. Williams and Neal Anderson were both getting the…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 8:13am -
  • Tom Benson’s request for expedited review in battle over control of assets denied

    Tom Benson’s request for expedited review in battle over control of assets denied

    On February 9, a judge in Bexar County, Texas ruled that Saints owner Tom Benson needed assistance in managing his assets and appointed two people to do that while Benson and members of his family continue their litigation in New Orleans over Benson’s decision to change his will to keep them from taking over the…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spending

    Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spending

    Ten NFL teams are currently falling shy of minimum cash spending requirements agreed upon in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. The CBA calls for teams to spend 89 percent of the salary cap in cash over the span of four seasons. The current four-year period spans from 2013-16 with another four-year span from 2017-2020 spanning…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 11:39pm -
  • Report: Saints reach out to Jahri Evans about reworking contract

    Report: Saints reach out to Jahri Evans about reworking contract

    Saints right guard Jahri Evans was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth-straight season in 2014, but his efforts on the field often fell short of the high level of performance implied by his inclusion on the roster. Evans wound up missing the game because he had surgery on his wrist to repair torn…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 8:08am -
  • Listen to 21 coach, G.M. interviews from PFT at the Combine

    Listen to  21 coach, G.M. interviews from PFT at the Combine

    From Wednesday through Friday, PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and Pro Football Talk on NBCSN broadcast live from the Scouting Combine.  The guest list included 21 coaches and General Managers. Hear 19 of the interviews by clicking here and selecting PFT Live, and then the corresponding hour from the corresponding day. Wednesday, February 18,…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 11:41am -
  • Saints won’t increase season ticket prices in 2015, will upgrade Superdome

    Saints won’t increase season ticket prices in 2015, will upgrade Superdome

    The Saints want to enhance their home field advantage.  They won’t be enhancing their ticket prices. On Friday, owner Tom Benson announced in a letter to fans that ticket prices won’t be going up for 2015. “Since 2009, we have had only one price increase with prices raised by $10 or less per game in…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 5:14am -

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  • newVirtual Reality Could Be More Than A Fantasy For NFL’s Future
    There was an interesting article posted on the league’s website yesterday that centered around comments made recently by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who is evidently in support of incorporating virtual reality as a training technique for quarterbacks. The article also touches on other technological elements of advancing the game that I think […]Virtual Reality Could Be More Than A Fantasy For NFL’s Future is a post from: The post Virtual Reality Could Be More Than A Fantasy For NFL’s Future appeared first on .[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 3:45am -
  • Can the New Orleans Saints afford a d-lineman in free agency?
    In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare.But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where a very good defense was able to beat the best offense the NFL has to offer. The Giants did it in 2009 when they knocked off the previously unbeaten Patriots in the Super Bowl and the Seahawks did the same thing a yea…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 8:00am -
  • Bold prediction suggests New Orleans Saints could bring an old friend back
    Now that the games are over, the next few months will be spent following the NFL’s off-the-field news. This will include free agency, the draft and random things like the police blotter. In a sport that truly is a year-round endeavor, however, this certainly won’t be a quiet time on the calendar.So with that thought in mind, cover32′s James Merilatt came up with five bold NFL predictions that will determine if March rolls in like a lion or a lamb. AROUND COVER32First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian PetersonBold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the NFL as Ma…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:46pm -
  • The New Orleans Saints can’t forget an offensive lineman in free agency
    It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white.But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to any NFL offense. Thus, having a good offensive line is critical in building a team.While finding young players in the draft is one way to bolster a team in the trenches, free agency might be a better path. For one thi…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:53am -
  • What are the New Orleans Saints' Plans at Tight End?
    Since the beginning of the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, the Saints have been a team that utilized the tight-end position extremely well; this has been a huge part of their offensive success. In 2014 the Saints tight ends were, like always, a huge part of the offense's scheme.So if New Orleans wants to keep this strategy heading into 2015, what changes need to made?Last season, the tight-ends accounted for over 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns. The remaining receivers only had 13 combined touchdowns, so it is clear that when it comes to the red zone offense, the tight ends are even more a part of…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:58am -
  • Rumor Mill: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Peyton wants to cut Junior Galette
    Junior Galette’s time with the New Orleans Saints may be running out.According to a report by Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, head coach Sean Peyton wants the team to cut Galette:REPORT: #Saints coach Sean Payton expressing interest in parting ways with Junior Galette http://t.co/p2ZandCtFe pic.twitter.com/cat1yfPzEF— Andrew Schuster (@ShootsMcGavin) February 25, 2015“Coach Sean Payton has expressed a desire to part with troubled pass rusher Junior Galette, according to sources, with the team exploring options to part with him after his January arrest. But the contract looks prett…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 2:37pm -
  • New Orleans Saints should wear this incredible proposed helmet in 2015
    Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the New Orleans Saints.Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan DesignThat is awesome. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: New Orleans Saints should wear this incredible proposed helmet in 2015Is New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees too low in this week’s QB Rankings?Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints proved he is a timeless wonder in 2014
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 12:55pm -
  • Is New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees too low in this week’s QB Rankings?
    Quarterback is the most important position in all of sports. That’s why teams are so willing to pony up big bucks to a signal caller when they have (or think they have) a guy who can do the job. One look at the highest paid players in the NFL will support this fact; it’s a list littered with QBs.But part of the equation is also tied to supply and demand. Sometimes, teams are forced to overpay for a quarterback because there aren’t any better options available. And sometimes, a player is forced to play below his market value because he blossomed into a star after his contract was signed.…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:53am -
  • New Orleans Saints Insider: Brandin Cooks
    In his rookie season, Brandin Cooks showed tremendous athleticism. From the reverse to the 'go route,' this Oregon State Beaver did it all.After being drafted by the Saints, it seemed that Sean Payton already knew where and when to put Cooks in for the big play. His debut season had high expectations, and those expectations were fulfilled. With 53 receptions and 550 yards, Cooks certainly was an eye opener in 2014. Because of his quickness and reliability, it opened up holes for other receivers.Brandin drew defenders to him after big plays which left guys like Colston or Stills free to make…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 8:06pm -
  • Jameis Winston Reportedly Met with the New Orleans Saints
    A handful of quarterback-needy teams with early first-round picks in the upcoming draft met with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston at the NFL Scouting Combine.However, one of the somewhat more surprising of teams who reportedly met with Winston was the New Orleans Saints.Probably just an act of due diligence, it is still intriguing that the Saints—selecting 13th overall—chose to meet with the person who will potentially be the first pick in the upcoming draft. If for some wacky reason Winston slips to the 13th pick, the Saints will have already gathered the information they need t…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 3:47pm -

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  • Falcons vs Saints NFL Week 16 Inactives

    Falcons vs Saints NFL Week 16 Inactives

    Falcons: G Jon Asamoah, QB Sean Renfree, S Charles Godfrey, CB Ricardo Allen, LB Tyler Starr, DE Stansly Maponga, LB James Anderson. Saints: WR Seantavius Jones, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, S Jamarca Sanford, RB Travaris Cadet, ILB Moises Fokou, NT Lawrence Virgil, OT Terron Armstead.
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  • Falcons at Saints NFL Week 16 Capsule

    Falcons at Saints NFL Week 16 Capsule

    FALCONS SAINTS SERIES LEADER 47-43 STREAKS   2 of past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 4-9 Payton: 12-3 LAST WEEK L 27-20 vs. Steelers W 31-15 at Bears LAST GAME 9/7/14: Saints 34 at Falcons 37 (OT). Atlanta K Matt Bryant kicks game-winning 52-yard field goal in overtime. Falcons QB Matt Ryan passes for 448 […]
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  • Falcons vs Saints Wednesday Injury Report

    Falcons vs Saints Wednesday Injury Report

    ATLANTA FALCONS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday G Jon Asamoah (back), WR Harry Douglas (foot), WR Julio Jones (hip), S William Moore (foot), WR Roddy White (knee) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday CB Josh Wilson (hand) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (New Orleans conducted a walk-through on Wednesday. The Wednesday practice report is an […]
    - 74 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 4:30pm -
  • Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Saints at Bears

    Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Saints at Bears

    Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.
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  • Video – Hammerin’ Hank’s picks: Saints vs. Bears

    Video – Hammerin’ Hank’s picks: Saints vs. Bears

    Hank Goldberg and Erin Sharoni have you covered for the Monday night game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears
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  • Saints vs Bears NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

    Saints vs Bears NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-8) AT CHICAGO BEARS (5-8) SERIES SAINTS BEARS MON. RECORD 17-19 28-35 SERIES LEADER Series tied, 13-13 STREAKS Past 2 COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 2-3 Trestman: 0-1 LAST WEEK L 41-10 vs. Panthers L 41-28 vs. Cowboys LAST GAME 10/6/13: Saints 26 at Bears 18. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for […]
    - 81 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 8:15pm -
  • Saints Bench Second-Year Safety Kenny Vaccaro

    Saints Bench Second-Year Safety Kenny Vaccaro

    The Saints are benching talented second-year safety Kenny Vaccaro, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports via Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. This per a source informed of the team’s plans. He’s made plenty of big plays this season and Rapoport notes that he’s received “several” game balls. But Vaccaro’s overaggressive style has typified a defense that […]
    - 82 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 7:26pm -
  • Saints Dominated in Fourth Straight Home Loss; Fall To Panthers 41-10

    Saints Dominated in Fourth Straight Home Loss; Fall To Panthers 41-10

    A number of fans that were late to Sunday’s game at the dome might as well have not even shown up the way the Saints played for the first eight minutes. That was all Carolina would need, as they jumped out to a 17-0 before half of the first quarter was over, and in the […]
    - 84 days ago, 7 Dec 14, 7:47pm -
  • Panthers vs Saints NFL Week 14 Inactives

    Panthers vs Saints NFL Week 14 Inactives

    Panthers: RB DeAngelo Williams, OT David Foucault, G Amini Silatolu, CB James Dockery, S Robert Lester, LB Horace Miller, DT Micanor Regis. Saints: WR Robert Meachem, G Senio Kelemete, OT Nick Becton, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Terrence Frederick, LB Moise Fokou, NT Lawrence Virgil.
    - 84 days ago, 7 Dec 14, 9:32am -
  • Galette Doesn’t Understand the Panthers Giving Up on Steve Smith

    Galette Doesn’t Understand the Panthers Giving Up on Steve Smith

    Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette still doesn’t understand the Panthers decision to replace Steve Smith. Smith, now with the Baltimore Ravens, torched the Saints again this season for 89 yards and a touchdown, Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Galette has all the respect in the world for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, which […]
    - 87 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 7:45am -

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  • newWhy the Saints should draft Vic Beasley

    Why the Saints should draft Vic Beasley

    Everyone knows that the scouting combine is basically ‘the underwear Olympics’. It’s a bunch of football players doing a bunch of stuff that matters in the weight room, on the track, and nowhere else. However, that doesn’t mean that the combine is useless. It doesn’t tell us who is going to be a star and […]
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 9:00pm -
  • More Twitter and Facebook Mailbag Questions!

    More Twitter and Facebook Mailbag Questions!

    With things being slow, at least for now, I reached out to you and you were kind enough to set us up for some really good topics and discussion. Let’s dive right in:  
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:00pm -
  • Saints 2015 Draft Board 2.0 (post combine)

    Saints 2015 Draft Board 2.0 (post combine)

    After letting some time sink in post combine I’m ready to unveil my new and improved board. Looking back at my old board I think it was pretty good at the top but faded down the stretch. This one is better rounded with appropriate prospects down the list. I envision the board like this: once […]
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 9:00pm -
  • Why the Saints should draft LB Shaq Thompson in Round 1

    Why the Saints should draft LB Shaq Thompson in Round 1

    I have been on a little bit of a personal crusade as of late to build hype for the Saints to draft Shaq Thompson, the versatile linebacker out of Washington.  So as to re-establish my sanity I want to explain why I would not only be happy if the Saints got him… but I just […]
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:00pm -
  • The 13th pick looking better and better for the Saints

    The 13th pick looking better and better for the Saints

    Humor me for a second. Let’s just say Marcus Mariotta, Jameis Winston, Kevin White and Amari Cooper all get taken before 13. That leaves 8 picks before we get to the Saints. Here are guys I’d be happy with: Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida Leonard Williams, DE, USC Danny Shelton, DT, Washington Randy Gregory, OLB, […]
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 9:00pm -
  • Podcast: Saints Start Salary Cap Moves, Oscars, Twitter Questions

    Podcast: Saints Start Salary Cap Moves, Oscars, Twitter Questions

    The boys talk about Saints starting to get under the salary cap, Oscars, and your Twitter questions. AND THE THEY DO IT LIVE! It’s the off season, what else could you expect? Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Forecast Radio on BlogTalkRadio with Chronic Podcast on BlogTalkRadio
    - 6 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 4:37am -
  • Patrick Robinson coming back to the Saints?

    Patrick Robinson coming back to the Saints?

    And before you go insane, I’m totally fine with this. He’s a decent slot corner and/or reserve guy. Just not a starter. He improved greatly last year when he got bumped from the starting lineup. On Patrick Robinson, I’m told there have been preliminary conversations and there is mutual interest in reaching an agreement. — […]
    - 6 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 8:49am -
  • Saints Negotiating to Keep Jahri Evans

    Saints Negotiating to Keep Jahri Evans

    I don’t know about you but I’m not ready to say goodbye to big Jahri. Hope this works out. Cap-strapped Saints were prepared to release Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans, now negotiating to keep him, sources say http://t.co/pV1bhrFMCI — Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell)
    - 7 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 7:00am -
  • Ranking the Saints Current 2015 “Musts”, “Needs” and “Wants”

    Ranking the Saints Current 2015 “Musts”, “Needs” and “Wants”

    Sean Payton has already come out and clearly stated what the Saints must add to improve in 2015 in his live video with Pro Football Talk. So the top three “musts” listed should be obvious. But I liked Payton’s categorizations of how they attack the offseason with “musts”, “needs” and “wants”. I thought I’d take a stab […]
    - 7 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 9:00pm -
  • Who are the most likely players to be taken at 13 by the Saints?

    Who are the most likely players to be taken at 13 by the Saints?

    As you watch the combine, I thought I’d give you the 10 players most likely to be selected by the Saints at 13 right now, along with a write up. I firmly believe one of these ten guys will end up being in black and gold come mini camps. Here’s who we should all be […]
    - 8 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 9:00pm -

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  • NFL draft watch: Needs that teams should pass on in Round 1 (Shutdown Corner)
    It’s time to revive the need-vs.-BPA (best player available) debate, with an eye on this year’s draft. I was stunned at how many comments, Twitter remarks and emails I got after my post-combine mock draft that were something along the lines of “[insert their favorite team] won’t do that … they have bigger needs.” Knowing that my mock will be torn to shreds after the first round of free agency, I won’t defend the picks — but rather my method. Think of it this way: If you were to go back and do a redraft from three, four, seven, heck, 10 years ago, what are you going to do…
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  • Cut Candidates: NFC South (Rotoworld)
    Nick Mensio highlights 21 players from the NFC South who may be salary-cap casualties this offseason.
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  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season.
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  • Running back Reggie Bush released by Lions (The Associated Press)
    The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. Bush started 23 games for the Lions. Bush, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 draft, turns 30 next week. The Lions acquired Bush to provide some offensive balance for a team that had a dynamic passing game with quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson.
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  • Shaun King's mock draft 1.0: QB Marcus Mariota falls to Bears (Yahoo Sports)
    The Bears have outstanding offensive skill-position personnel which will make Mariota's transition easier.
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  • After release from Detroit Lions, what's next for Reggie Bush? (Shutdown Corner)
    The Detroit Lions basically chose Theo Riddick over Reggie Bush on Wednesday. The Lions cut Bush and his $3.5 million base salary for 2015, according to multiple reports, opting to go with the cheaper and younger Riddick in the role Bush had with the Lions. And now what for Bush, who will turn 30 on March 2? Running backs usually don't have much of a market into their 30s, and Bush had just 297 rushing yards in 2014. Bush had a 3.9-yard average, his lowest since 2008. Even assuming Bush finds another opportunity, it's unlikely he'll ever reach the NFL stardom he seemed destined for when…
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  • NFL mock draft: Projecting the first two rounds after the combine (Shutdown Corner)
    Connecting the dots on a mock draft three weeks before the start of free agency proves to be difficult, especially with more health and workout information needed on a few key injured draft prospects. But we’ll take a crack with the NFL scouting combine in the rearview mirror and the bulk of the draft information in the tank. Here’s how we think the first two rounds looks as things stand now. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  — Florida State QB Jameis Winston Head coach Lovie Smith says he’s OK with Winston’s character, which would be the only real roadblock to welcoming him in the bui…
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  • NFL's Best Coaches 2015 (Rotoworld)
    Patrick Daugherty ranks the league's 25 best coaches, and evaluates 2015's seven new hires.
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  • Futures Deals (Rotoworld)
    Nick Mensio keeps track of all the reserve/future contracts signed around the NFL.
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  • New Orleans Saints linebacker cleared of domestic battery but faces lawsuit (Reuters)
    By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Domestic battery charges against New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette have been dropped, prosecutors said on Friday, even as a related civil suit against the football player was filed by his alleged victim. Galette was arrested last month and charged with beating a 22-year-old woman in one of a string of recent high-profile domestic abuse cases involving NFL players, including Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
    - 9 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 6:18pm -

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  • newRita Benson LeBlanc And Gayle Benson Allegedly Had Physical Altercation Prior To Tom Benson Cutting Them Out

    Rita Benson LeBlanc And Gayle Benson Allegedly Had Physical Altercation Prior To Tom Benson Cutting Them Out

    The Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan reports that sources saw Rita Benson LeBlanc and Gayle Benson exchanged words after the Atlanta Falcons game on December 21st, which ultimately culminated in Rita shaking Gayle only days before Saints' owner Tom Benson cut them out of plans for his estate.A new chapter in the Benson saga has unfolded, this time alleging that Tom Benson's granddaughter Rita Benson LeBlanc grabbed and shook Benson's wife, Gayle, after the Saints lost to the Atlanta Falcons on December 21st in 2014, according to NOLA.com's Jeff Duncan.  Duncan cites several separate sourc…
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  • newExclusive Video of Rita Benson LeBlanc and Gayle Benson Confrontation

    Exclusive Video of Rita Benson LeBlanc and Gayle Benson Confrontation

    Canal Street Chronicles has obtained never-before-seen footage of the physical altercation from inside the Benson suite.Jeff Duncan reported yesterday that the entire Benson family feud and change in succession plan may have been ignited by a physical confrontation between Rita Benson LeBlanc and Gayle Benson in the owner's suite just prior to the Saints December 21st game against the Atlanta Falcons.At one point, the two sources who witnessed the incident said, Rita Benson LeBlanc, then 37, grabbed Gayle Benson by both shoulders and shook the then-67-year-old repeatedly during a co…
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  • newNFL/YouTube Partnership Brings 2015 Combine Highlights and More to the Fans

    NFL/YouTube Partnership Brings 2015 Combine Highlights and More to the Fans

    On January 29th, the NFL announced they had joined together with You Tube to bring content to the fans. I've included the story as well as some of the 2015 Combine highlights.The partnership:National Football League and YouTube Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring NFL Content to Fans Around the WorldOfficial NFL channel on YouTube will contain a weekly programming schedule of NFL contentNFL video highlights and content to be displayed in Google SearchThe National Football League (NFL) and YouTube today announced a partnership that will deliver NFL content to fans around the wor…
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  • Future/Reserves Signee Orson Charles Sentenced in I-75 Incident

    Future/Reserves Signee Orson Charles Sentenced in I-75 Incident

    On 12/29/2014 the New Orleans Saints signed TE/FB Orson Charles to a reserve/futures contract. The Saints organization is known for valuing the character of the players on the roster. They have also been willing to give a chance to someone who has had an "error in judgement", shall we say, as well. While a member of the Bengals, Orson Charles was charged with wanton endangerment, for pointing a gun at a motorist on I-75. His case was resolved on Friday, and he has been sentenced to 2 years unsupervised probation in a diversion program. while his chance of actually making the final 53 ma…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 9:31am -
  • Todd McShay Mock Draft 2015: Saints Select Vic Beasley

    Todd McShay Mock Draft 2015: Saints Select Vic Beasley

    ESPN's draft guru Todd McShay once again thinks the Saints look to improve their pass rush in the 2015 NFL draft. With the NFL Combine complete, Todd McShay is now on the 3.0 version of his 2015 NFL mock draft and this time around, he has the Saints selecting DE Vic Beasley from Clemson. Here is how McShay defends his choice:Analysis: I've got cornerback, outside linebacker, inside linebacker and offensive line as the Saints' biggest need areas, and in Beasley they'd be filling one of those while upgrading their pass rush. He turned in one of the best all-around workouts of the 322…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 8:00am -
  • Tee's Corner: Toe the Line

    Tee's Corner: Toe the Line

    The New Orleans Saints have a collection of young defensive talent. The defensive line is home to a few players who can wreck an offensive scheme, but have not always reached their potential. Let's get to know some of these guys and try to figure out what to expect in 2015!What's good, Who Dats! It's the one and only Tee Word, comin' atcha with another Tee's Corner. In this long off-season there is plenty of talk about the recent combine performances, upcoming draft, and  eventual roster moves that will be made. Well, that's not my thing to be honest, it's all about the game for me and…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 4:00am -
  • 2014 Report Card: Pierre Thomas

    2014 Report Card: Pierre Thomas

    Pierre Thomas has been judged and graded by the CSC members... did he come home with a passing grade?Sorry for the wait Saints fans, it's been a busy week and a half!  At any rate, I asked you what you thought of Pierre Thomas... so, how did he fare?Grade: BWhat We Like: Pierre Thomas always runs hard; if he fails, it's not for lack of effort.  One of (if not) the best running backs when it comes to screen passes.  He's reliable when healthy and has good hands.  A jack of all trades, he can do it all: Block, run, or catch, he's not a liability in any facet.What We Dislike: The tw…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:00am -
  • Saints News, 2/27/15: Could Flooded RB Market Lower Mark Ingram’s Price Tag?

    Saints News, 2/27/15: Could Flooded RB Market Lower Mark Ingram’s Price Tag?

    From Mike Triplett: New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram did just about everything he could last season to boost his value heading into free agency. But I still think it’s possible that Ingram can remain in an affordable price range for the Saints to keep him (maybe less than $4 million per year) -- especially as the free-agent market continues to get flooded with veterans released around the league. TweetsCould flooded RB market lower Mark Ingram's price tag? #Saints http://t.co/XWjN2arFMa— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) February 27, 2015Falcons release Harry Douglas http:…
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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 […]
    - 21 May 14, 9:34am -
  • 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 -

WhoDatSocialClub.com

  • 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

  • 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…
    - 69 days ago, 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 
    - 87 days ago, 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 -
  • Lightweight

    Lightweight

    I don't have much to say about the Saints' first two games, as those games seem relatively self-explanatory.Mostly, I am floored to the point of being nearly speechless. What in the everliving fuck is going on?Anyway, the Saints have been outcoached, underprepared, and indifferent in both games; moreover, in the waning moments of each half in both games, the defense has cowered and surrendered in a manner that would offend even the French.If you watched the first two games, it's no surprise the Saints are 0-2. They're not very good right now. Anybody--whether the fans or Drew Brees--can ration…
    - 14 Sep 14, 7:55pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -

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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:65887 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:170560 635ratingsTime:03:49More inEntertainment
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NFL.com - New Orleans Saints

  • Sean Payton lobbies for virtual reality training for QBs
    Sean Payton has come up with a plan to develop the next generation of NFL quarterbacks: virtual reality training. What benefits does the New Orleans Saints coach see in it?
    - 2 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 7:21am -
  • Report: Saints could cut Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans
    The New Orleans Saints are in talks with guard Jahri Evans to restructure his contract. If a deal can't get done, the team is reportedly prepared to cut the six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman.
    - 7 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 7:29am -
  • Tim Hightower attempting comeback with Saints
    Former Cardinals and Redskins running back Tim Hightower is attempting a comeback with the Saints this offseason. Does Hightower have a chance to make the roster?
    - 14 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 9:36am -
  • Saints, kicker Shayne Graham agree to one-year deal
    Shayne Graham is sticking around in New Orleans. The veteran kicker will remain a member of the Saints after agreeing to a one-year deal with the team, Ian Rapoport reported.
    - 17 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 2:35pm -
  • Saints re-sign Parys Haralson to one-year deal
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Saints outside linebacker Parys Haralson has agreed to terms on a one-year deal that will keep the veteran in New Orleans.
    - 17 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 11:26am -
  • Drew Brees: We've identified our problems in 2014
    The New Orleans Saints had a disappointing 2014 season. However, quarterback Drew Brees believes his team has identified what went wrong and hopes to fix it moving forward.
    - 34 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 6:15am -
  • Jimmy Graham will use Pro Bowl to decide on surgery
    Jimmy Graham's 2014 season was plagued by a shoulder injury. Whether the New Orleans Saints' star tight end needs surgery, though, will be decided after Sunday's Pro Bowl.
    - 36 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 6:12am -
  • Jimmy Graham plans goal-post dunk after Pro Bowl TD
    Jimmy Graham was barred from doing his trademark touchdown celebration this season, but Sunday's Pro Bowl may offer him an opportunity to dunk footballs over the goal post once again.
    - 38 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 3:59pm -
  • Mark Ingram hopeful for return to New Orleans Saints
    Saints running back Mark Ingram is optimistic that he will return to New Orleans next season. The former Alabama back believes that the Saints want him back too.
    - 38 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 3:19pm -
  • Saints owner restructures ownership transfer, control
    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson announced he has restructured ownership transfer and control of the team, which will pass to his wife, Gayle, after his death.
    - 39 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 6:42am -

NewOrleansProFootball.com

  • 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

  • Leftovers from Sean Payton at Sloan
    Sean Payton was part of a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, where he spoke about how the Saints use analytics. The most interesting thing Payton talked about is how his team uses GPS tracking in practices to prevent injuries and better understand what’s happening in those sessions. Here is a […]The post Leftovers from Sean Payton at Sloan appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:11pm -
  • Saints TE Orson Charles receives diversion for ‘road rage’ incident
    New Orleans Saints tight end Orson Charles received diversion at his sentencing in Madison County, Kentucky after pleading guilty to wanton endangerment, according to WKYT. Charles was arrested in April after being accused of pointing a gun at another driver who made an obscene gesture at him. Charles’ attorney told the news station that his […]The post Saints TE Orson Charles receives diversion for ‘road rage’ incident appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:43pm -
  • Saints Draft Prospects: Trae Waynes could be a target at cornerback
    BY CHRISTOPHER JASON Trae Waynes Position: Cornerback School: Michigan State Height: 6-feet Weight: 186 pounds Not only do the Saints need an edge rusher but they also need to fill the void at cornerback across from Keenan Lewis. Enter Michigan State’s Trae Waynes,  the clear number one cornerback prospect in the draft, who would bring […]The post Saints Draft Prospects: Trae Waynes could be a target at cornerback appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:43am -
  • Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis No. 5 in coach/GM ranking
    The working relationship and sharing of ideas between Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis is the foundation on which the Saints are built. This is no secret and more often than not, those two men know how to concoct a winning formula. This is why NFL.com has named them one of the best coach-general manager combinations […]The post Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis No. 5 in coach/GM ranking appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 10:54am -
  • Vic Beasley lands with Saints in Todd McShay’s latest mock draft
    Many people believe Vic Beasley worked himself into the top 10 with a strong performance at the combine, putting him out of reach for the New Orleans Saints. Todd McShay isn’t among those people. The ESPN draft analyst projects the Saints will be able to select the Clemson pass rusher with the 13th pick in […]The post Vic Beasley lands with Saints in Todd McShay’s latest mock draft appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 9:56am -
  • Saints Draft Prospects: Bud Dupree could be the edge rusher New Orleans is looking for
    BUD DUPREE POSITION: DE/OLB SCHOOL: Kentucky HEIGHT: 6-foot-4 WEIGHT: 269 pounds The Saints need pass rushers. Bud Dupree is a very good pass rusher. This form of math isn’t difficult. While he’s raw and needs refinement, he has the natural ability that could make him very enticing to NFL teams. It also helps that he’s a […]The post Saints Draft Prospects: Bud Dupree could be the edge rusher New Orleans is looking for appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 9:14am -
  • Lions release RB Reggie Bush
    As expected, the Detroit Lions parted ways with veteran running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday. Releasing Bush, 29, saves Detroit $1.7 million against the salary cap. He rushed for 297 yards on 76 carries and caught 40 passes for 253 yards last season. Bush began his career in New Orleans and averaged 4.0 yards per […]The post Lions release RB Reggie Bush appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 2:27pm -
  • Saints hire new communications director
    The Saints announced the hiring of Fitz Ollison as the team’s new Senior Director of Football Communications. Ollison, who has worked in the NFL for 15 years, previously held the same position with the Miami Dolphins, where he assisted in the management of public image and overall communications strategy for the organization. The job was […]The post Saints hire new communications director appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 1:45pm -
  • Saints select La’el Collins and Shane Ray in latest round of mock drafts
    With all of the top pass rushers off the board, the Saints select LSU’s La’el Collins with the 13th pick in NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah latest mock draft. Many have projected New Orleans will take a pass rusher with its first-round pick, but strong combine performances from Clemson’s Vic Beasley, Missouri’s Shane Ray, and Florida’s […]The post Saints select La’el Collins and Shane Ray in latest round of mock drafts appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:33am -
  • New Orleans Saints Draft Prospects: Vic Beasley could be the right fit for Rob Ryan’s defense
    By Christopher Jason Vic Beasley School: Clemson Position: Edge Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 246 pounds After being named a consensus All-American in 2013, it was a surprise that Vic Beasley decided to pass up first round money to come back for his senior season. But the Clemson product did not disappoint during his final season, as […]The post New Orleans Saints Draft Prospects: Vic Beasley could be the right fit for Rob Ryan’s defense appeared first on Black and Gold.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 7:02am -

ESPN - NFC South Blog

  • Jonathan Massaquoi also no longer in Falcons' plans

    Jonathan Massaquoi also no longer in Falcons' plans

    Jonathan Massaquoi was supposed to be a promising young talent with the ability to emerge as a respected pass rusher for the Atlanta Falcons.As it turns out, Massaquoi will have to develop his talent elsewhere.Massaquoi was one of four players the Falcons parted ways with when he was waived late Friday. The former 2012 fifth-round pick out of Troy joined running back Steven Jackson, wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock as players who were released.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:55pm -
  • Could flooded RB market lower Mark Ingram’s price tag?

    Could flooded RB market lower Mark Ingram’s price tag?

    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram did just about everything he could last season to boost his value heading into free agency.But I still think it’s possible that Ingram can remain in an affordable price range for the Saints to keep him (maybe less than $4 million per year) -- especially as the free-agent market continues to get flooded with veterans released around the league.Reggie Bush, Steven Jackson and DeAngelo Williams were the latest reported salary-cap casualties this week.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:00am -
  • McShay, Kiper agree on Panthers selecting tackle T.J. Clemmings

    McShay, Kiper agree on Panthers selecting tackle T.J. Clemmings

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – ESPN draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are on the same page when it comes to who the Carolina Panthers will take with the 25th pick of the NFL draft.McShay has Carolina selecting Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings in his latest mock draft. Kiper also had the Panthers taking the 6-foot-4, 313-pound senior in his most recent projection.The Panthers obviously are looking for a tackle, specifically a left tackle now that it’s clear 2014 starter Byron Bell will not return.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 11:15am -
  • New pass-rusher projected to Saints in Todd McShay’s latest mock draft

    New pass-rusher projected to Saints in Todd McShay’s latest mock draft

    ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay stuck with a pass-rusher for the New Orleans Saints in his latest mock draft (requires Insider access). But he switched from Florida’s Dante Fowler Jr. to Clemson’s Vic Beasley after both improved their stock during last week’s scouting combine.McShay moved Fowler all the way up to No. 3.As I wrote earlier this week, Beasley had one of the most dynamic workouts of any player at the combine. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash of any linebacker or defensive lineman (4.
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 11:00am -
  • Panthers' Bersin, Folkerts give up their hair for kids

    Panthers' Bersin, Folkerts give up their hair for kids

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wesley Thornburg lost all of her hair two years ago when she underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments after a relapse of acute lymphoid leukemia.Thanks to a friend with a collection of wigs, she had options while her hair grew out.Thanks to Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brenton Bersin and offensive lineman Brian Folkerts, other children will have the same options.Bersin hadn’t had a haircut since August 2012, when one of his buddies in college shaved his head.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 1:45pm -
  • Report: Michael Oher visits Panthers

    Report: Michael Oher visits Panthers

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Offensive tackle Michael Oher recently visited the Carolina Panthers, according to The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson.Oher, 28, recently was released by the Tennessee Titans after spending the last five games of the 2014 season on injured reserve with a toe injury. The 23rd pick of the 2009 draft spent his first five NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.The Panthers are looking to replace left tackle Byron Bell, an unrestricted free agent who will not be re-signed.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 12:05pm -
  • Bucs need to keep RB Doug Martin

    Bucs need to keep RB Doug Martin

    TAMPA, Fla. – On the surface, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin looks very expendable.He’s coming off an unproductive season and the coaching staff seems to have big plans for Charles Sims in his second season. The Bucs should be able to get a decent draft pick in exchange for Martin. So why not deal him?Because it would be a mistake. I’m not sure Martin ever gets back to being the 1,400-yard runner he was as a rookie in 2012.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:36am -
  • Antone Smith: Who wouldn't want to be a Falcon?

    Antone Smith: Who wouldn't want to be a Falcon?

    He was no doubt the Atlanta Falcons' MVP through the first half of last season. Now, Antone Smith is just waiting to see what his NFL future holds.The diminutive running back, who has averaged 49 yards per scoring play on seven career touchdowns, continues to patiently wait for news on a new a contract. While nothing has been relayed to Smith personally just yet, word at the NFL combine last week was Smith indeed is one of the players with an expiring contract the Falcons have prioritized to bring back.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 5:45am -
  • Falcons give extensions to Cliff Matthews, Patrick DiMarco

    Falcons give extensions to Cliff Matthews, Patrick DiMarco

    The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive end Cliff Matthews and fullback Patrick DiMarco to contract extensions while adding free-agent wide receiver Nick Williams.Matthews and DiMarco both played college football at South Carolina. Matthews was set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10 while DiMarco was to be a restricted free agent.New coach Dan Quinn, a defensive line guru, obviously saw something he liked in Matthews when watching the film.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 11:25am -
  • Bucs need change in secondary

    Bucs need change in secondary

    TAMPA, Fla. – One area of the Bucs that we haven’t talked much about this offseason is the defensive secondary.It’s time to change that because there’s going to be movement in this area. That’s bound to happen when the pass defense ranks No. 28 in the league. The Bucs don’t need to start from scratch, but they do need to make some tweaks.Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks are a solid pair of starting cornerbacks.
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 9:00am -

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