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Jon Gruden praises Saints for ability to develop 'unknown players'

During his tenure with the New Orleans Saints, head coach Sean Payton has done a great job on quite a few different levels. One of those levels, as ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden explained, has been finding and building on "unknown talent." As Mike Triplett of ESPN reports, Gruden recently praised both Payton and quarterback Drew Brees for the work they do in developing players like...
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Saints’ Keenan Lewis out 4-6 weeks due to hip surgery

The New Orleans Saints were dealt a huge blow this week when cornerback Keenan Lewis underwent surgery yesterday due to an unspecified hip injury. According to a report from NFL Network, the surgery is expected to keep Lewis off the field for 4-6 weeks. The Saints had one of the worst defenses in football last season, and the loss of Keenan Lewis gives the team little hope of a...
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Saints season looking bleak and team continues to be decimated by injuries

The season has yet to start but already the Saints are bearing the brunt of the injury bug. Looking to rebound from a very disappointing season the Saints had one of the most significant roster overhauls. Both the offseason and training camp have been tumultuous. Here’s a recount of how badly things have gone heading into week one: The best pass rusher on the team, Junior Galette...
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Saints place three on IR

After going unclaimed off waivers, the New Orleans Saints brought back safety Vinnie Sunseri, wide receiver Nick Toon and linebacker Ronald Powell, who'll all get an injured reserve designation, according to The Times-Picayune. Sunseri, a fifth round of the NFL Draft by the Saints in 2014, played mostly special teams his rookie year before breaking his arm in November. Powell...
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Preseason Game #4: Five things to look for in Saints at Packers

The Saints are 0-3 in preseason and save a monster first half against the Patriots they have looked atrocious. They’ve also played their starters a limited amount of snaps. Don’t expect that to change against the Packers as we’ll see fringe players attempt to make the bottom end of the 53 man roster. Here’s 5 things I’m looking for: 1. No serious injuries. I thought the...
Via The Saints Nation
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Saints Place Three On Season-Ending Injured Reserve Including WR Nick Toon

The New Orleans Saints officially placed LB Ronald Powell, S Vinnie Sunseri, WR Nick Toon on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, according to the NFL Transactions release. New Orleans wound up waiving him with the injury designation, which left the possibility open that he could revert to injured reserve if no team placed a waiver claim on him. ... The...
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Buy or Sell: Brandin Cooks

Brandin CooksADP: 34.1 WR: 13 The New Orleans Saints drafted Brandin Cooks in the first round of the 2014 draft and immediately plugged him into a significant role in the offense. Cooks snagged 53 passes and three TDs in 10 games before an injury ended his season. The Saints have significantly changed their offense and Cooks stands to be the biggest beneficiary, if he can handle...
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Saints Nation’s final 53 man roster prediction

The Saints are down to 75 players which means they’ll need to make 22 more moves to get down to 53 after the Packers game tomorrow. Here are my predictions on the final 53 below: S Jairus Byrd will remain on PUP – which means he’ll be inactive for 6 weeks and won’t count as a roster spot. CB Keenan Lewis will be placed on injured reserved with a return designation. That means...
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Saints preseason clouded by injuries to key veterans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton is willing to concede that New Orleans' preseason hasn't been ideal as far as creating cohesion among projected regulars. A handful of veterans who were expected to compete for starting or regular roles haven't practiced or played much at all in several weeks, and one of them is already out for the season. ''Some of that you can't control...
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Saints-Packers Matchup Features Young Players Fighting for Roster Spots

The New Orleans Saints play at Green Bay Thursday night, but they don’t have to worry about freezing temperatures, because it’s only September. The Saints are 1-point underdogs against the Packers in the preseason finale, according to Sports Book Review. They fell to the Texans 27-13 at home on Sunday to drop to 0-3 in the preseason. If the Saints finish the preseason without...
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Predicting the New Orleans Saints’ final 53-man roster

Quarterbacks: Drew Brees, Ryan Griffin, Garett Grayson Drew Brees has looked sharp in his few moments of fake football this summer. If there was ever a lock for any roster in the NFL, it’s for your elite QB. After that, the battle looks largely over. Luke McCown, once brought in to provide stability and veteran leadership in the event of a catastrophic failure, but if this preseason...
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Saints Waiving WR Nick Toon

Kristian Garic reports that the Saints are waiving WR Nick Toon, as they cut their roster down to 75 players before today’s deadline. Here are the other players that are reportedly being released by New Orleans: FB Erik Lorig WR Lance Lewis LB Ronald Powell LB Chris Young OT Antonio Johnson DE Markus Pierce-Brewster Toon has been a ... The post Saints Waiving...
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Saints Releasing OLB Anthony Spencer & FB Erik Lorig

The New Orleans Saints are releasing veteran OLB Anthony Spencer on Tuesday, according to Nick Underhill, as they cut their roster down to 75 players. According to Underhill, the Saints are also parting ways with FB Erik Lorig, LB Chris Young, and Antonio Johnson. Spencer, 31, sustained a torn ACL in 2013 during the first game of the season. ... The post...
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New Orleans Saints earn a top-10 preseason ranking for RB unit

The New Orleans Saints have plenty of talent at the running back position, with the likes of Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller and Khiry Robinson. All three have proven capable of making big plays, but grouping the three together? Well, that's a pretty dangerous unit.Apparently, Pro Football Focus thinks so as well, as the Saints found themselves ranked in the top-10 of RB units.Pretty nice...
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J.J. Watt 'heartbroken' over Jennifer Aniston's marriage

It’s on to the next chapter for J.J. Watt. Watt has a not-so-secret celebrity crush on actress Jennifer Aniston, so news of her recent marriage to actor Justin Theroux caught the Houston Texans defensive end off guard, to say the least. “She got married a couple weeks ago,” Watt joked Sunday during Houston’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints when FOX sideline...
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Saints thank fans on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

The New Orleans Saints have a very loyal, committed fan base, and the team made sure to reach out and thank its fans with a heartfelt message. The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina took place on Saturday, and members of the Saints—head coach Sean Payton, Drew Brees and others—decided to deliver a message to fans and residents for all their loyalty and support. A message...
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Saints thank residents of New Orleans on 10th Katrina anniversary

Saturday marked the tenth anniversary of one of the worst disasters in the history of the United State, when Hurricane Katrina (after striking Florida and getting even more powerful in the Gulf of Mexico) struck Louisiana and Mississippi, killing hundreds and causing over $108 billion dollars in damage all together. While the area has rebuilt for the most part from the disaster...
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Saints record special Hurricane Katrina message for fans

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast of the United States, causing the levees to break and flood the city of New Orleans. That forced many of the residents out of the city, never to return again, but luckily, some have been able to return. There were talks of moving the NFL’s New Orleans Saints to California, but that never happened. The team stayed. The...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints position preview: defensive backs

This is part four of our New Orleans Saints season preview series. This edition will take an in depth look at the defensive backs. Part one of the series focused on the quarterbacks, part two focused on the wide receivers and tight ends, and part three focused on defensive line. Jairus Byrd What we know Lots of minor and not so minor injuries kept some all five of the New Orleans...
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Saints pay tribute to New Orleans on 10th anniversary of Katrina

August 29, 2015 dawns as a bright, sunny day outwardly in New Orleans, but for most residents, the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina evokes a torrent of dark, nightmarish emotions internally. Many are trying to focus on the positives: all that the city and region have accomplished in the past decade and hope for an even better future. The New Orleans Saints are in the number...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints QB Drew Brees Walks Home from Night Practice At Tulane; Orders Jimmy Johns Along The Way

The New Orleans Saints practiced at Tulane's stadium Friday night, and like players do every day after practice, many hung around signing autographs for fans. It appears that Saints quarterback Drew Brees did not want anyone to leave empty-handed so he stayed and kept signing long after the team bus left.Rather than call his wife or a cab he decided since he only lived a couple miles...
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WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

    The good news is TJ Yeldon scored the first preseason touchdown of his NFL career. The bad news is he paid a huge price. The former Alabama running back scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter of Jacksonville’s preseason contest with the Detroit Lions Friday. The rookie dove over a pile at the goal line and was met by a vicious hit from linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
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Sean Payton: 'If you decide to fight, pack your bags'

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn’t want his team to follow the lead of the Washington football team, Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams or Dallas Cowboys. Payton’s crew is preparing for a joint practice with the New England Patriots, and according to NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington, the Saints will have a clear consequence for fighting. Source says Sean Payton...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Spiller out for preseason after having knee scoped

In order to be prepared for the start of the regular season, New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Saints' CJ Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday in Pensacola, Fla, but is expected back for regular-season opener, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15,...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

15 most devastating preseason injuries in NFL history

Injuries are part of NFL football—everybody knows this. However, they are particularly devastating during preseason games, especially when the players getting hurt end up losing the season—or worse. The first night of preseason action in 2015 brought with it more than a few injuries, some of which looked pretty bad. Brandon Browner of the New Orleans Saints and Niles Paul...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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