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NFL fined Jimmy Graham $30K for cross-bar dunks

The NFL has hit Saints tight end Jimmy Graham with a $30,000 fine for dunking over the cross-bar twice last week. THIS JUST IN: The NFL has fined Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30k for dunking over the goalpost. (via @AdamSchefter) pic.twitter.com/GDZ5WXu5kO — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 22, 2014 Two dunks on the goalpost = a $30k fine from the NFL for Jimmy Graham, per NFL spokesman...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Jimmy Graham was fined 30k for dunking over the goal posts

Jimmy Graham acted as if he didn’t care during the game about dunking the football over the goal posts.  Well today I bet he is regretting it just a little.  The NFL fined Graham 30,000 dollars today for both those dunks.  I guess the NFL is sending Graham a message, because they only fined Johnny […] The post Saints Jimmy Graham was fined 30k for dunking over the goal posts...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees ready to make his preseason debut

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is ready to make his preseason debut after nursing an oblique injury that sidelined him for several days. Drew Brees ready for first and only preseason action. His goal is making good decisions, creating tempo and rhythm and scoring points — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 22, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060'...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

New list says New Orleans Saints are one of the NFL’s most worthless teams

The New Orleans Saints finished with an 11-5 record last season and were knocked out of the playoffs by the eventual Super bowl champions, which makes them one of the best NFL teams in the grand scheme of things. But what if we measured how good a team is by something other than wins and losses? For example, what if we decide it based on how much a team is worth? Bad news: if we...
Via cover32 - Saints
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints

  Welcome Total Sports Blog’s NFL Training Camp Previews. Up until the start of the NFL season, we will continue to preview each team, and predict their records. The chances that we predict any of these records to be right drastically increases when Hook is writing the preview. Today’s Team: The New Orleans Saints (NFC South) 2013 Record: 11-5, lost to Seattle in the Divisional...
Via Total Sports Blog
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Another 53 Man Roster Prediction

Have you seen enough of these by now? Ok here’s my 53 man roster: QB (2) Drew Brees, Ryan Griffin WR (6) Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, Nick Toon, *Robert Meachem, *Joe Morgan RB (4) Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson, Travaris Cadet FB (2) *Erik Lorig, *Austin Johnson TE (3) Jimmy Graham, Ben Watson, Josh Hill C (2) Jonathan Goodwin, Tim Lelito G (3) Ben...
Via The Saints Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

11 New Orleans Saints on the path to the Pro Bowl

Every player on this list would rather play in the Super Bowl this year than the Pro Bowl, but they can still be credited with the nomination without actually appearing in it.  Even so, if by some tragedy the New Orleans Saints do not make it to the big game the Pro Bowl is a satisfying reward for the roster’s best players. Photo credit:  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Defense...
Via cover32 - Saints
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas Will Be Saints Pass Catching RB

Saints running back Pierre Thomas will have a different role this season according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson are both ahead of Thomas on the depth chart, but Thomas expects to be more involved in the passing game.Fantasy Spin:Darren Sproles and Lance Moore are both gone, so hypothetically, Thomas could see more passes come his way along with...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints release small school stand out running back

Today the New Orleans Saints released RB Tim Flanders, WR Tobais Palmer, TE Je’Ron Hamm and LB Chidera Uzo-Diribe. Flanders was regarded as one of the best small school running backs coming out in the 2014 NFL draft. The Saints were already stacked on the offensive side of the ball, and this move will give […] The post Saints release small school stand out running back appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees to play first half against Colts on Saturday

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is expected to play the entire first half of Saturday’s preseason game against Indianapolis. Brees rested his strained oblique but the injury was never a concern. He will return to the Saints for their third preseason game getting in a half of work which has been typical for first team players. “I thought he looked pretty sharp tonight...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Consistency is king: Drew Brees among fantasy's best, most inconsistent Quarterbacks

Too often when preparing draft strategy for the year ahead, owners spend their time assessing last season’s cumulative output. The really proactive ones develop their own projections for the current season (or eyeball those of others). Both approaches fall short. A cumulative output measure holds no weight in the weekly head-to-head battle that dominates the fantasy football league...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: What’s in store for the former Heisman winning running back?

Is 2014 the year former Alabama running back and Heisman winner Mark Ingram finally lives up to the hype? Ingram was the first running back selected in the 2011 NFL draft. The New Orleans Saints traded up to snag him with the 28th pick. Ingram has failed to make the impact everyone expected him to make in his first three seasons in the NFL. He has accumulated only 1,462 rushing yards...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Saints
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram looking to show off versatility in 2014 ► New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram hasn't exactly been known as a pass-catching running back in his time in the NFL. Saints’ Morgan bolstering comeback hopes ► Joe Morgan has a knack for the spectacular that’s tough for coaches to ignore. Jimmy Graham: Have to stop dunks...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton 'very upset' with Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes in Friday night’s 31-24 win over the Tennessee Titans and both times he celebrated by dunking over the goal post, and both times he was penalized 15-yards. The NFL outlawed dunking over the goal post this offseason. Saints coach Sean Payton was not happy with Graham after the second dunk.  He chased the Pro...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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