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NFL 53-man cutdown update: New Orleans Saints

As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM. Players released: CB Champ Bailey OLB Keyunta Dawson K Shayne Graham FB Greg Jones WR Robert Meachem T Thomas Welch C Matt Armstrong CB Derrius Brooks WR Brandon Coleman ILB Todd Davis K Derek Dimke CB Terrence Frederick WR Charles Hawkins...
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Champ Bailey wants to continue playing in NFL following release

Champ Bailey was released by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday but the 36-year-old future hall of famer is not ready to hang up the cleats just yet. Bailey still wants to play with his agent saying that his client was healthy and ready. “He had a plantar (foot) problem which is resolved. He just missed too much time for the coach’s evaluation to be complete.” said agent Jack...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two Different Stars Align in Saints Training Camp

Well, training camp is done. All four of the preseason games are in the books. By the time you read this, Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton will have put the finishing touches on the final 53-man roster. In essence, the only thing left is to face off against those "Dirty Birds" and tee it up, right? Here in the South, we practically consider Opening Day as an unofficial holiday...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Champ Bailey, Robert Meachum among Saints' roster casualties

The New Orleans Saints trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit Saturday, releasing some notable players in the process. In addition to letting both of the kickers they had in camp go, Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke, they also parted ways with former Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and wide receiver Robert Meachum. Bailey was thought to have a role in the team'...
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Champ Bailey, Robert Meachem among 22 players waived/cut by New Orleans Saints

Interesting news coming out of Saints camp on Saturday, as the team announced a bevy of cuts and waived numerous players. According to NewOrleansSaints.com, cornerback Champ Bailey, wide receiver Robert Meachem and kicker Shayne Graham were among six players who had their contracts terminated outright. 17 players were waived by the team as well, including kicker Derek Dimke, wide...
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Saints Releasing CB Champ Bailey

  Update: Albert Breer reports that the Saints are in fact releasing veteran Champ Bailey.  ---------- According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there is "drama building" in New Orleans regarding whether or not they'll keep veteran Champ Bailey on their 53-man roster. Rapoport mentions that the Saints "may love rookie Brian Dixon more"...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints have began to make roster moves; Follow the moves here

Today the New Orleans Saints began roster cuts. You can follow all the cuts here on NFL Draft Diamonds. Saints cuts: OL Jason Weaver RB Derek Strozier The post Saints have began to make roster moves; Follow the moves here appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Weekly Rewind: New Orleans Saints lose last preseason matchup

The Saints fell in their last preseason game of the year, and now we eagerly await Week 1 in Atlanta. New Orleans Saints - John Sigler says 11 Saints may already be on their way to the Pro Bowl. (READ) - Neer Shah continues his breakdown of the Saints’ 2014 opponents:  Falcons / Panthers / Buccaneers / Browns / Vikings / Lions - Nick Rothschild discusses the impact...
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Updated New Orleans Saints roster projection before final cuts

Offense:  25 total QB (3):  Drew Brees (starter), Luke McCown (backup), Ryan Griffin (depth). I thought McCown would get displaced by Griffin but he’s defended his roster spot admirably.  I don’t think Griffin would get through waivers so I have the Saints carrying three quarterbacks. RB (5):  Mark Ingram (starter), Khiry Robinson (rotation), Pierre Thomas (rotation), Travaris...
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Saints Nation’s final 53 man roster prediction

The Saints will need to waive (or place on IR) a total 22 players by Saturday, or more if they pick up players that were cut from other teams. My cuts and 53 man roster are below. I’ll throw one caveat, though. I think the Saints will sign an offensive tackle if someone they like becomes available. Bryce Harris would be the obvious exchange in that scenario. But for now I’ll...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints drop preseason finale 22-13 to Ravens

The Saints played very few key players, but that didn’t stop Robert Meachem, Champ Bailey and Parys Haralson from all getting banged up. As far as I could tell it doesn’t seem like it will jeopardize their ability to play in Atlanta, as Haralson and Meachem both returned, and Bailey seemed to dislocate a finger. Comically the Saints had one penalty in this game, it was by far...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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 Nola.com — of Brees talking about vasectomies: “I might have to follow Jim Henderson’s recommendation...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks Bound for Superstardom with Saints

From 2006 until 2013, the Saints’ wide receiver corps underwent very little change. Led annually by Marques Colston, the Saints also featured—in no determinable pecking order—Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, and Robert Meachem. Only a quarterback of Drew Brees’ caliber could enjoy the immense success he has with such a lackluster rabble of wideouts. Of course, […] The post...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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