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The Saints are still coming to West Virginia

After devastating flooding struck last month in West Virginia, forcing the cancellation of a PGA tour event held annually at The Greenbrier, questions emerged regarding whether the Saints would still be able to hold training camp there. One report indicated that the Saints would stay in Louisiana. That report ended up being inaccurate. The Saints…
Via Pro Football Talk
17 hours ago

Why Drew Brees and the Saints are both doing the right thing

As I’m sure most of you are by now aware Drew Brees hasn’t had any kind of contract talks with the Saints in about 3 months. This is on the surface a very curious announcement as Brees is a free agent after this season, and his franchise tag will carry over 40 MILLION dollars behind it. You would think that the absolute highest priority for the Saints is to keep the greatest...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why are Saints holding out on contract talks with Drew Brees?

Drew Brees was thought to be a lock to earn a contract extension this offseason, but the New Orleans Saints didn’t oblige. Now we’re learning there hasn’t been any meaningful conversations on this front in a long while. This has Brees feeling a bit perplexed. “Not sure why things have not progressed,” said Brees, per ESPN’s Mike Triplett. “They made an offer in...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Judge won't kick DA off ex-Saints player case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on a hearing for the man charged with second-degree murder in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A judge has refused to remove the New Orleans district attorney's office from the prosecution of a man who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints defensive...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Saints 90 man roster stands: locks, bubble guys and camp bodies

With training camp nearing I figured I’d put together a quick summary of where everyone stands going in. I’ve listed five different categories below: locks, probables, bubble guys, outside looking in and longshots. This is where I view the 90 guys on the team so far. Injuries, form and luck will of course influence many changes but this is where we stand going into camp in my...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With new veterans in the mix, Saints enter camp confident

Roman Harper hopes he can improve the air quality in the New Orleans Saints' locker room this season - metaphorically speaking, that is. ''The younger guys, they need to feel success, they need to know what it smells like,'' Harper said, alluding to the mantra, ''Smell greatness,'' from New Orleans' 2009 championship season. The Saints - who open training camp in White Sulphur Springs...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting 1-0 under Sean Payton is a primary factor in success for Saints and history shows it

Admittedly this title at face value is little clickbaity and over dramatized. But in reality, I mean it as emphatically as it sounds. I had an idea in my mind at how significant the differences were, but digging deeper into the actual numbers the statistics are too shocking to ignore. It’s really simple in the Sean Payton era for the Saints – start 1-0 and you’re 80% sure...
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints making ‘strongest push’ for Anquan Boldin

Free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin has not drawn a ton of interest on the open market since the San Francisco 49ers made it known they weren’t interested in retaining him. Now, less than a month until training camps open around the NFL, one team is reportedly showing the most interest in the 35-year-old receiver. On FA WR Anquan Boldin: Source said #Saints are making the...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: No sign of regression for Drew Brees

Drew Brees may be 37-years old, but New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn’t see his quarterback slowing down any time soon. In an interview with NFL Network, Payton stated that he has yet to see anything different from his play and that he doesn’t know when it will happen if it does. Payton compared Brees and his longevity to what Peyton Manning and Brett Favre were...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints NFL Season Preview

NFL Season Preview for the New Orleans Saints.
Via Walter Football
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign defensive end Tapp, waive tight end Tabb

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans has signed defensive end Darryl Tapp and waived tight end Jack Tabb. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Tapp, whose signing was announced Wednesday, is a 10-year veteran who joined the NFL as a Seattle Seahawks second-round draft choice. Tapp, who played for Detroit last season, also took part in the Saints' minicamp...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints roast NFL over Drew Brees snub

With football in somewhat of a dead period at the moment, the NFL Network decided to fill some space on Wednesday morning by discussing the best free agent signings in league history. The New Orleans Saints are stunned no analyst mentioned a certain quarterback who has been lighting up opposing defenses for the last 10 seasons. During the discussion on “NFL HQ,” names that were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trial Date Set For Alleged Murderer Of Former Saints, Ohio State Star Will Smith

A trial date has been set for the alleged murder of former New Orleans Saints and Ohio State defensive lineman Will Smith, but the defense doesn’t approve of it.  Sept. 20 is the date set for the trial of Cardell Hayes, who has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing 34-year-old Smith.  Hayes’ defense is wary of a Sept. 20 trial date because it occurs...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints QB Garrett Grayson says he's competing for the backup spot

Now in his second year, Garrett Grayson isn't satisfied with settling for the No. 3 quarterback spot behind Luke McCown
Via NOLA.com
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Roddy White will either sign with a contender or retire

Free agent Roddy White has narrowed his future down to two very specific options. The 34-year-old receiver says he’ll either sign with a Super Bowl contender or retire from the NFL altogether. Not other scenario interests a player with over 800 catches and 10,000 receiving yards. “When my agent and I went down the list and I saw the teams that really needed wide receivers...
Via The Sports Daily
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

James Laurinaitis likes being where 7-9 isn’t ‘acceptable’

It sounds like James Laurinaitis senses a different vibe in New Orleans than he did in St. Louis. Laurinaitis was released after seven seasons with the Rams and signed with the Saints. He enjoys being on a team that has had recent success and is trying to get back to that level. He expressed that feeling while throwing some shade at his former team. Laurinaitis: Went to St...
Via The Sports Daily
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Will Smith’s blood alcohol level three times over limit when he was fatally shot

Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith had a blood alcohol level three times over the legal limit when he was shot and killed in April, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Two different sources told the Times-Picayune that Smith’s blood alcohol content was 0.24. Louisiana’s legal limit is 0.08. The toxicology results from Smith’s case have yet to be...
Via The Comeback
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Browner on Saints: I 'took that few millions' and ran with it

The New Orleans Saints signed cornerback Brandon Browner to a three-year deal last offseason, and it turned out to be one of the worst contracts in the league. Browner was horrible all season, though he doesn’t regret how things went down. Why? Because he pocketed a whole bunch of cash. On Monday, Browner shared a photo of himself and Richard Sherman, who he has been reunited...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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