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Saints’ Michael Thomas (ankle) ruled out for game vs. Raiders

New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas will miss his first game in four years after being ruled out for Monday night’s game at Las Vegas because of an ankle injury. Thomas has not yet been ...

New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders: Game preview and prediction

The Las Vegas Raiders look to win their first home game in franchise history against one of the top teams in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints. The Las Vegas Raiders had an extremely up ...

Saints rookie LB Zack Baun expected to make NFL debut against the Raiders

Rookie linebacker Zack Baun was inactive for the New Orleans Saints season opener, but he is expected to make his NFL debut Monday against the Raiders. Saints coach Sean Payton said there was “no specific ...

Raiders-Saints odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 2

The Raiders will play the franchise’s first home game at the all-new Allegiant Stadium. Go to Source ...

Raiders OL Denzelle Good slated to start at right tackle vs. Saints DE Cameron Jordan

Raiders OL Denzelle Good slated to start at right tackle vs. Saints DE Cameron Jordan Go to Source ...

‘Which QB would you rather’: Emmanuel Sanders on Manning, Big Ben or Brees

SportsPulse: Emmanuel Sanders is the only NFL player that can say he’s played with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees. Mackenzie Salmon had him play the game of “Which QB would you rather?” Go ...

Saints sign college teammates Anthony Zettel, Grant Haley to the practice squad

The New Orleans Saints filled out their roster Saturday, adding defensive lineman Anthony Zettel and defensive back Grant Haley to their practice squad and releasing defensive back Kemon Hall from their practice squad. The Saints ...

How Raiders compensate for likely loss of Trent Brown, Nick Kwiatkoski and Sam Young vs. Saints

Right tackle Trent Brown, middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and backup tackle Sam Young were all officially listed as doubtful Saturday. And while it’s all well and good that coach Jon Gruden remains optimisitc one or ...

Raiders list Brown, Young, Kwiatkoski as doubtful

The Las Vegas Raiders could once again be without their top two right tackles for this week’s game against New Orleans. The Raiders listed starter Trent Brown and backup Sam Young as doubtful for Monday ...

NFL Week 2: Saints injury report rules out Michael Thomas vs. Raiders

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas will miss Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders while managing a training camp elbow injury Go to Source ...

Taysom Hill, weapon or investment?

The Saints gave quarterback-of-all-trades Taysom Hill a two-year, $21 million contract in the offseason. The question is whether the money was spent on a player the Saints plan to use accordingly, or whether the contract ...

Saints practice squad adds two free agents after tryouts

The New Orleans Saints practice squad added free agents DE Anthony Zettel, DB Grant Haley after tryouts before their Las Vegas Raiders game. Go to Source ...

NFL Week 2: Emmanuel Sanders absent on 1st Saints-Raiders injury report

The New Orleans Saints welcomed rookie OL Cesar Ruiz back to practice before their Las Vegas Raiders game, but let WR Emmanuel Sanders rest. Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints special teams units pick up where they left off

On Tampa Bay’s lone punt return attempt, defensive back Justin Hardee Sr. tackled the returner at the Buccaneers’ 10-yard line for no gain; And Morstead, who famously was the kickoff man for the “Ambush” onside ...

WATCH: Thomas Morstead gets his ‘College GameDay’ appearance

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead gets his ‘College GameDay’ appearance on ESPN, but it may have come at his own expense. Go to Source ...

How The Brady-Belichick Split Could Lead To A Reunion

It was the most talked-about breakup since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s highly publicized “de-coupling. After nearly two decades and six Super Bowl Championship rings with the New England Patriots and longtime head coach Bill ...

Top-flight Seahawks await Cam Newton, Patriots in Week 2

The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams ...

Thursday Week 2 injury report for Raiders: WR Henry Ruggs did not practice

After their Week 1 win over the Carolina Panthers, the Raiders had the last two days off before getting back to work. The team will take on the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football ...

Report: Saints have ‘little glimmer of hope’ Michael Thomas can play vs. Raiders

Don’t count him out just yet: while New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas isn’t expected to suit up for Week 2’s road game with the Las Vegas Raiders while recovering from a high-ankle sprain, ...

New Orleans Saints defense looks within to handle Raiders running game

Ask the New Orleans Saints’ All-Pro defensive end about the running game of an opposing team or that team’s top rusher, and Jordan will provide the perspective from the mirror, rather than the through the ...

5 key matchups for Raiders vs. Saints

5 key matchups for Raiders vs. Saints Go to Source ...

WATCH: Week 2 preview video, Saints and Raiders on Monday Night Football

Is Week 2 too early to call a game a battle of unbeatens? On Monday Night Football, the 1-0 New Orleans Saints – coming off a convincing win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay ...

Brady says little about Arians’ criticism of QB’s play

Tom Brady had little to say Thursday in response to coach Bruce Arians’ critical assessment of the quarterback’s play during the six-time Super Bowl champion’s debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Arians made headlines after ...

Saints injury report: Michael Thomas, Marcus Davenport continue to miss practice

Two key New Orleans Saints players continued to miss time, as receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) and defensive end Marcus Davenport (elbow) were both held out of Friday’s practice. Thomas’ injury could reportedly keep him out ...

Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

It also took a leap of faith by the Raiders – along with $750 million in taxpayer money – to embrace a city that seems to fit perfectly with the culture of the Silver and ...

Saints’ C/G Cesar Ruiz ‘feeling a lot better’ after ankle injury, still to work at center, guard

He and second-year lineman Erik McCoy were going to be splitting the time in training camp at both center and guard, despite McCoy starting every game at center for the Saints last season. Just a ...

How Jared Cook led NFL in big-play efficiency with Saints; what more targets could show

The long pass plays from early in the season are diagrammed below. But beginning against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, Cook had no equal in terms of his efficiency from the tight end position, ...

Mayor Cantrell: No fans at Green Bay-Saints games

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she will not allow fans into the Superdome for the Saints game against the Green Bay Packers later this month. At a press conference Friday, Cantrell ...

Saints starting receivers Thomas, Sanders miss practice

Two of the Saints’ starting receivers, two-time All-Pro Michael Thomas and veteran Emmanuel Sanders, missed practice on Thursday, raising questions about who would replace their production in New Orleans’ passing attack. Thomas limped off the ...

Raiders prepare for home opener vs. Saints minus roar of the crowd

So the Raiders can plan on having New Orleans defense playing close attention when they’re in their huddle, which running back Josh Jacobs noticed against Carolina. The opposite team, you can see them try to ...

Saints break out their ‘Color Rush’ uniforms for Week 2 at Raiders

The New Orleans Saints will make the 2020 debut of their “Color Rush” alternate uniforms on the road in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders Go to Source ...

NFL Week 2: Cesar Ruiz upgraded on Saints-Raiders injury report

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders turned in a full day’s work on the updated Las Vegas Raiders injury report for Week 2. Go to Source ...

Drew Brees, Saints a good bet in Las Vegas on Monday night

The New Orleans Saint will open up NFL action at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV as they travel to take on the Raiders on Monday Night Football. In the spirit of the Gambling Capital ...

Saints-Raiders preview: Who is expected to start for New Orleans on defense?

Rankins appears to be New Orleans’ second-best defensive lineman but he only managed 30-percent of the snaps last season, first recovering from an Achilles injury and then going on IR with an ankle injury. We ...

Rob Ryan: Bruce Arians and Tampa Bay Buccaneers grossly out-coached by New Orleans Saints

Watch the Vikings @ Colts live on Sky Sports NFL from 6pm Sunday, followed by Ravens @ Texans from 9:25pm By Cameron Hogwood Brady threw for 239 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on his ...

Film Study: 5 key takeaways from Week 1

Morstead was pinning the Bucs inside the five all day long, and Harris was getting those “hidden yards” Sean Payton likes to talk about all night long on punt returns. Morstead, easily one of the ...

Saints @ Raiders: Key matchups include Marshon Lattimore against the speedy Ruggs

The New Orleans Saints battle the Las Vegas Raiders in the brand new Allegiant Stadium. Raiders will have quite the new look team to go along with their Las Vegas playground. newcomers-Henry Ruggs, Corey Littleton, ...

Undeterred by Michael Thomas injury, 90% of experts pick Saints over Raiders

The New Orleans Saints received 90% of NFL expert game picks in their favor for Week 2’s road contest against the Las Vegas Raiders. Go to Source ...

Behind Enemy Lines with John Sigler of Saints Wire

Behind Enemy Lines with John Sigler of Saints Wire Go to Source ...

Jon Gruden talks up Demario Davis, ‘the guy that really stirs the drink’

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis was praised by Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who described the captain as a playmaker. Go to Source ...

NFL rumors: Saints’ Michael Thomas has fantasy football owners fretting over sprained ankle

Sign up for Giants Extra: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters Thomas suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Saints’ Week 1 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leaving ...

Inside the Raiders: Derek Carr winks to his critics as he aims to become Drew Brees 2.0

In other words, Carr looked at least a little like Drew Brees, and that is no accident. We model a lot of what we do as quarterbacks based on what he does,” Carr said Wednesday ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 18: Wide receivers miss practice, but 1st round draft pick returns

A look at the Saints running game in week 1 and how they want to improve going into week 2. Details regarding Alvin Kamara’s 5-year contract have come to light, such as the notion that, ...

NFL rumors: ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit gets another crack at Monday Night Football

Get ready for more Kirk Herbstreit in ESPN’s coverage of the NFL. Herbstreit, the Worldwide Leader’s top college football analyst, will be part of the network’s coverage of the Week 2 “Monday Night Football” game ...

With Brees showing the way, Derek Carr happy to play the short game

Last year, Carr ranked 30th out of 32 qualifying quarterbacks in Pro Football Reference’s intended air yards stat, which measures the distance of each pass whether it’s completed or not. Carr averaged a paltry 6.6 ...

Saints-Raiders Monday night game to be simulcast on ESPN, ABC

The New Orleans Saints will visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football in a much-hyped Week 2 game simulcast on ESPN and ABC. Go to Source ...

The Raiders’ Las Vegas era begins against Saints on Yahoo Sports app, even if it’s unusual

Sin City finally will host an NFL game. Just without fans in attendance. Go to Source ...

Raiders set for Las Vegas debut vs. Saints in empty stadium

The only thing missing when the Las Vegas Raiders get the chance to show off their shiny new stadium will be the fans. What was supposed to be a big celebration of the NFL’s arrival ...

Much will be learned when Patriots visit Seahawks in Week 2

The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams ...

Don’t expect heavy dose of LB Raekwon McMillan for Raiders vs. Saints

When the Raiders take the field for their home opener against the Saints, it will mark three weeks since they acquired linebacker Raekwon McMillan from the Dolphins. Obviously you don’t make a trade like that ...

Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders: ‘Didn’t feel like Tom Brady was out there’ for Bucs in Week 1

Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders didn’t feel Tom Brady’s usual presence during the ex-Patriots QB’s Buccaneers debut last weekend. Go to Source ...

Saints Michael Thomas, Marcus Davenport miss practice; Sanders absence not injury related

The first New Orleans Saints injury report ahead of their Week 2 contest against the Las Vegas Raiders cast some doubt on the availability of two key players. Receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Marcus ...

Can the Raiders young defense slow down the high-powered Saints?

Senior NFL Writers Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson discuss the Monday night matchup between New Orleans and Las Vegas in the inaugural game at Allegiant Stadium. Hear the full conversation on the Yahoo Sports NFL ...

Manning, Big Ben or Brees? Emmanuel Sanders plays ‘Which QB would you rather’

SportsPulse: Emmanuel Sanders is the only NFL player that can say they’ve played with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees. Mackenzie Salmon had him play the game of “Which QB would you rather?” Go ...

Is the Saints defensive line primed for a big 2020? ‘We could be special’

I like us,” Jordan said. The way our d-line is growing, we could be special, and I’m going to encourage us to keep on growing. The Saints have invested heavily in their defensive front. Go ...

Saints preparing for ‘hard bubble’ in Las Vegas, can’t go ‘roll some dice’ due to coronavirus rules

“When we travel or when we’re at home, we go to a hard bubble,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “We’ll be in a secured area. Period. Go to Source ...

Saints activate RB Dwayne Washington after 18 days on COVID-19 reserve

The New Orleans Saints welcomed running back Dwayne Washington back to practice after an 18-day absence on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list. Go to Source ...

Fantasy Football: Start Ben Roethlisberger, Sit Drew Brees In Week 2

After one week of action, we have a little bit better of an idea of where things stand for each team, particularly after having no preseason games to gauge workloads for running backs or the ...

Raiders miss four key players in practice — including Trent Brown, Henry Ruggs

There were four names to note on the Raiders injury report Thursday, the first day of serious preparations for their home opener at Allegiant Stadium against the New Orleans Saints. Right tackle Trent Brown (calf), ...

Raiders’ Brown, Kwiatkoski, Ruggs, Young don’t practice

There were four names to note on the Raiders injury report Thursday, the first day of serious preparations for their home opener at Allegiant Stadium against the New Orleans Saints. Right tackle Trent Brown (calf), ...

Maxx Crosby knows that Monday night could hinge on one thing: ‘We’ve got to disrupt’ Drew Brees

Meanwhile, the second-year standout Maxx Crosby is looking forward to the challenge that comes along with playing against a quarterback with the pedigree of Brees. Like any good competitor, Crosby was critical of his performance ...

Wisconsin football recruiting: 4-star safety Braelon Allen opts to reclassify to the 2021 class

While most high school juniors are currently attempting to just start up their recruitments, four-star safety Braelon Allen has known for some time now that he wanted to be a Badger. The in-state safety was ...

Five questions to ask about the 2020 Wisconsin Badgers

Here are three main questions to ask about the 2020 Wisconsin Badgers. Where does the sack production come from with Chris Orr and Zack Baun now playing in the NFL?. Will the receiving group step ...

Emmanuel Sanders: “It just didn’t feel like it was Tom Brady out there”

The Saints became the first team to face Tom Brady in a uniform other than the one he wore for 20 years. It looked weird to the fans and the media, and it also looked ...

Emmanuel Sanders breaks down his expectations for the Saints this season

USA TODAY Sports’ Mackenzie Salmon talks to Saints’ Emmanuel Sanders heading into week 2 of the NFL season. Go to Source ...

2020 Fantasy Football Bold Week 2 Predictions: Drew Brees better off on your bench without Michael Thomas

Drew Brees didn’t look great in a win over the Bucs, and now has to play without his favorite target. Benching the QB is among our five bold predictions for Week 2. Go to Source ...

Broncos sign OLB Anthony Chickillo off Saints’ practice squad

The Broncos have signed Anthony Chickillo off the Saints’ practice squad. Go to Source ...

Turning The Tide: Breaking down the two plays that determined the Bucs/Saints game

That likely means the Bucs were running ‘Palms’, ‘Cloud’, or ‘Clamp’ coverage, which means Dean is responsible for the No. receiver unless the No. receiver runs an out route. Go to Source ...

Saints-Raiders Preview

The only thing missing when the Las Vegas Raiders get the chance to show off their shiny new stadium will be the fans. What was supposed to be a big celebration of the NFL’s arrival ...

Five burning Saints questions with Canal Street Chronicles

The Saints are more equipped now than in recent years to handle the loss of someone like Thomas – heck, they went without Drew Brees for five games last year – as they now have ...

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame: Marques Colston, Glenn Dorsey, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf are in; see the full class

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame: Marques Colston, Glenn Dorsey, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf are in; see the full class Go to Source ...

Report: ‘No connecting dots’ between Dez Bryant, Saints

The New Orleans Saints have not expressed interest in ex-Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, and that hasn’t changed after Michael Thomas’s injury. Go to Source ...

Broncos poach Saints practice squad LB Anthony Chickillo

The New Orleans Saints practice squad lost linebacker Anthony Chickillo to the Denver Broncos, who needed help after Von Miller’s injury. Go to Source ...

Daily Fantasy: The one Raiders player you need to start in Week 2 on DraftKings

Raiders tight end Darren Waller could be a daily fantasy sports sleeper in Week 1. Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders: 3 Things to watch in Week 2

The Las Vegas Raiders christen their new stadium in Primetime in Week 2, as they welcome the New Orleans Saints to Allegiant Stadium. There’s no better feeling heading into a Week 2 matchup then going ...

New Orleans Saints rookie roundup: Week 1, Roach shines, Trautman plays

The New Orleans Saints hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their season opener this past Sunday. The Black & Gold came away with a 34-23 victory in a key divisional game to start the season ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 17: Saints still looking good in overall polls following week 1

Following his great performance in week 1, including 5 punts and a crucial pop-up punt that was recovered by Bennie Fowler, Thomas Morstead is named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. The Saints have ...

Deep throws help open up the Raiders offense

When the Las Vegas Raiders used their first draft pick on speedy receiver Henry Ruggs III, the hope was it would open up an offense that struggled to deliver big plays the past few seasons. ...

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Best fantasy football plays for Week 2

Here are the best players to start and sit in your fantasy football lineup in Week 2. Go to Source ...

Bruce Arians follows Tom Brady critique with similar Rob Gronkowski jab

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians proved Wednesday he’s an equal opportunity critic while assessing Rob Gronkowski’s Tampa debut. Go to Source ...

Key Matchups: Even without Michael Thomas, the Saints provide a tough test for young Raiders defense

Here are a few key matchups to look forward to going into the Monday Night Football clash. A QB Duel While they play on the same side of the ball, Derek Carr isn’t going to ...

Saints-Demario Davis contract includes affordable cap hits

The New Orleans Saints signed All-Pro linebacker Demario Davis to a long-term contract extension which fits well beneath the salary cap. Go to Source ...

Saints punter Thomas Morstead NFC special teams player of the week

So much of the attention was paid to Tom Brady losing his Buccaneers debut. And while the Saints Defense had plenty to do with that, their special teams also played a central role. Saints punter ...

‘We need preseason’: Saints’ Emmanuel Sanders explains Week 1 rust, suggests a two-game preseason in future

SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmon connected with Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders and discussed why having no preseason games led to ‘complications’ for New Orleans in Week 1. He also made it clear teams don’t need four games ...

‘We need preseason’: Saints’ Emmanuel Sanders explains Week 1 rust, suggests a two-game preseason in

SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmon connected with Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders and discussed why having no preseason games led to ‘complications’ for New Orleans in Week 1. He also made it clear teams don’t need four games ...

Peyton Manning headlines 2021 Hall of Fame nominees

Quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the list of 14 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021, released Wednesday. The NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player, Manning is joined on the ...

Fantasy football Week 2 players to start and sit: Noah Fant, Emmanuel Sanders

START: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Saints: With All-Pro Michael Thomas (ankle) sidelined for Monday night’s matchup at the Raiders, Sanders will see more than the mere five targets he had in Week 1. Sanders also gets ...

Anatomy of a Play: Saints cracked Bruce Arians’ code on Tom Brady’s pick-six

Tom Brady’s pick-six against the Saints was a defensive masterpiece of reading and reacting to an opponent’s tendencies. Go to Source ...

Report: Saints receiver Michael Thomas expected to miss several weeks

New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas could be sidelined for the next several weeks with a high ankle injury, according to an NFL Network report. Thomas left the Saints 34-23 win late in the fourth ...

Sixth-year balloon payment got Alvin Kamara to $15 million per year

Somehow, Saints running back Alvin Kamara matched Ezekiel Elliott’s annual average of $15 million per year. Here’s how: With a $25 million payable in the final season of the five-year extension. Without the non-guaranteed 2025 ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit for NFL Week 2

One week into the fantasy football season tends to bring premature panic along with some excessive celebration, especially when it comes to a sleeper pick that delivered. Go to Source ...

Bucs place WR Godwin in concussion protocol

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl wide receiver Chris Godwin is experiencing delayed-onset symptoms after a head to the head Sunday and is in the concussion protocol for Week 2, coach Bruce Arians said. Godwin took ...

NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Steelers climb up the rankings after Week 1 victory

Take a look at some of the Power Rankings below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the rankings in the comment section below! Kansas City Chiefs 2. Baltimore Ravens 3. ...

Emmanuel Sanders Reveals Drew Brees Cried Heavily In Team Apology Over Anthem Stance

Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders says Drew Brees cried HARD during his apology to the team in the wake of his controversial anthem comments … and now, Sanders says N.O. players have moved on. The 33-year-old ...

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson named NFC’s Offensive Player of Week 1

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is off to a red-hot start in 2020. For his performance in the team’s victory over the Falcons Wek 1, Wilson has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of Week. Against ...

WATCH: Baldy’s Breakdowns highlights Saints offensive line vs. Bucs

The New Orleans Saints offensive line earned a shout-out from NFL analyst Brian Baldinger for their efforts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Go to Source ...

Thomas Morstead is NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after stellar Week 1 performance

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead easily had the best game of his career in last Sunday’s matchup against Tampa Bay; his flawless performance saw six punts for 264 yards, with New Orleans’ special teams ...

Why I Like The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The New England Patriots Sunday Night

Seattle fans wanted to let their coaching staff and the team to “Let Russ Cook” and that is exactly what he did in his first game of the 2020 season. The Pro Bowl quarterback made ...

Super Bowl LV odds: Saints atop the NFC

Let’s get to it: According to fivethirtyeight.com, the New Orleans Saints are third overall in the NFL with 10% odds of winning Super Bowl LV. The Saints are behind only the Kansas City Chiefs (15%) ...

Going under the hood on Saints-Alvin Kamara contract details

The New Orleans Saints structured several triggers for making new salary cap space in their contract extension with Pro Bowl RB Alvin Kamara Go to Source ...

What will Saints do offensively without Michael Thomas?

It became obvious from the moment Saints running back Alvin Kamara fell onto the leg of Saints receiver Michael Thomas that Thomas had an ankle injury. It’s a high-ankle sprain, and Thomas reportedly will miss ...

Thomas Morstead named NFC Special Teams Player of Week 1

Saints punter Thomas Morstead earned recognition as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1, his fifth career honor and the most of any player in Saints history. Morstead was called on ...

NFC South Roundup Week 1: Saints on top early

Brees wasn’t overly spectacular against Tampa Bay’s young secondary, completing 18 of his 30 pass attempts for just 160 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Thomas was a non-factor, catching just three passes for 17 yards, ...

Bruce Arians doesn’t hold back criticizing Tom Brady after rough season opener with Bucs

“He looked like Tom Brady in practice.” Go to Source ...

Saints remain one of the NFL’s best in Week 2 Power Rankings

So how do the New Orleans Saints rank? Change from each week will be in parentheses. Best rookie debut: DT Malcolm Roach Slim pickings here, since first-round pick Cesar Ruiz was out with an ankle ...

State of the NFC South: Week 2, the Falcons are still the Falcons

The New Orleans Saints are three time defending NFC South Champions. They flexed their neck hold on the division early in the 2020 season. The Saints cruised through the Tom Brady, led Buccaneers squad 34-23. ...

Packers will not have to face Saints WR Michael Thomas in week 3, per report

In 2019, the Green Bay Packers caught a few breaks with injuries to critical opposing players. They faced the Kansas City Chiefs without then-reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes in week eight, avoided Cam Newton and Matthew ...

Fantasy Football Week 2 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Matt Ryan, Jared Goff

Mack is done for the season, and it should be interesting to see how Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni deploys Taylor — who rushed nine times for 22 yards and caught all six targets for ...

The Saints face a tough challenge after losing Michael Thomas for several weeks

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas suffered a high ankle sprain in the late portions of the Week 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Initially, the thought was Thomas would be able to ...

Michael Thomas could miss ‘several weeks’ for New Orleans Saints after suffering ankle injury

Watch Saints @ Raiders on Monday night from 1am on Sky Sports NFL Michael Thomas is expected to miss New Orleans Saints’ game against Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night – and could be out ...

Is it time to reset expectations on Bucs after disappointing start?

But a big part of his game is precision, timing and trust, and he didn’t have the benefit of that with no offseason. This is especially true for option routes, in which the quarterback and ...

Looking ahead to Raiders’ matchup with Drew Brees on Monday Night Football

Allowing the biggest play of the game wasn’t what bothered Raiders coach Jon Gruden most as he reviewed the game film of his team’s Week 1 win over the Carolina Panthers. Carolina came back to ...

N.F.L.’s Big Running Back Deals Will Lead to Sour Grapes

No one really denies that Cook, Kamara and the others are useful players who help their teams win. But the college ranks produce dozens of burly, speedy, determined and affordable rushers in every draft class, ...

Sources: Saints expect WR Michael Thomas to miss game vs. Raiders

Michael Thomas’ status is “week to week” after the New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver suffered a high ankle injury in the final minutes of Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources told ESPN. The ...

For television executives, return of football is good news

Ratings for NBC’s games on Thursday and Sunday night were down from opening week last year. CBS’ five-game average for Sunday afternoon games was 13.59 million viewers, down 12 percent from 2019. The games faced ...

REPORT: Michael Thomas expected to miss ‘several weeks’ with ankle injury

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is expected to miss several weeks with an ankle injury suffered against the Buccaneers. Go to Source ...

Football Audience Declines for Every Game Not Starring Tom Brady

TV audiences slumped for the first weekend of the National Football League season, with the exception of a Sunday matchup on Fox featuring longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with his new team, the ...

Cougs in the NFL: Recapping Former BYU Players Week 1 Performance

Though Williams was in the shadow of starting running back Aaron Jones, he got 11 touches for 42 total yards. Between seven rushes and four catches, Williams earned four first downs for the Packers in ...

Report: High ankle sprain to cost Saints’ Michael Thomas several weeks

The Saints’ offense takes a blow with the report Michael Thomas could be out multiple weeks. Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints season-opening win over Buccaneers delivers big TV ratings

The New Orleans Saints’ 34-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon was a ratings winner for Fox. The New Orleans market delivered a 45.6 household rating and a 63 share. The “America’s ...

Report: Michael Thomas expected to miss several weeks with high ankle sprain

Michael Thomas’ ankle injury is worse than expected. Go to Source ...

Through 2 weeks, Saints still haven’t protected a practice squad player

The New Orleans Saints have not protected a practice squad player through the first two weeks of the 2020 NFL season, despite having depth. Go to Source ...

Buccaneers aren’t worried about Tom Brady’s tough debut, receiver Chris Godwin says

Godwin spoke to FOX Business about playing with Brady and participating in NFL’s first Tide-sponsored jersey swap during the COVID era. Go to Source ...

Report: Trent Brown may play this week against Saints

The Las Vegas Raiders breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday when it was determined that the calf injury right tackle Trent Brown is dealing with is not serious and he may be able to ...

Referee Shawn Hochuli assigned to work Week 2 Saints-Raiders game

The NFL assigned referee Shawn Hochuli to its Week 2 Monday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Las Vegas Raiders. Go to Source ...

Sean Payton comments on Marcus Davenport’s elbow injury

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton commented on Marcus Davenport’s elbow injury, saying that he doesn’t expect the DE to be sidelined long Go to Source ...

REPORT: Bears WR Allen Robinson asks about trade

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson has asked the team about a trade, according to the Chicago Tribune. Go to Source ...

PFF: C.J. Gardner-Johnson led the NFL’s defensive backs in Week 1 stops

Pro Football Focus lauded New Orleans Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who had a great game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Go to Source ...

Raiders mailbag: Fielding questions on Josh Jacobs, Henry Ruggs, the pass rush and more

With Week 1 in the books and the Raiders 1-0, getting to your questions with the New Orleans Saints up next Monday night at Allegiant Stadium: Q: Three questions: 1) How does this Raiders team ...

Drew Brees on big win over Bucs, historic matchup with brady, more after Saints opener

Drew Brees on big win over Bucs, historic matchup with brady, more after Saints opener Go to Source ...

Saints are 6.5-point road favorites in Week 2 over the Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders are not favorites to open their own new home stadium against the visiting New Orleans Saints, favored by nearly a TD. Go to Source ...

Tom Brady criticized by Buccaneers’ coach Bruce Arians following loss

When he was playing for the New England Patriots, Brady rarely would hear head coach Bill Belichick publicly criticize him after a bad game. It’s a new day in Tampa, where Buccaneers’ head coach Bruce ...

Tiki: Brady Looked “Old” And “Immobile” In Bucs Debut

Tom Brady made his Buccaneers debut on Sunday. Unfortunately for him, it didn’t go well. Brady finished 23-of-36 for 239 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, and three sacks in a 34-23 loss to New Orleans, ...

‘Sunday Night Football’ Season Debut Viewership Slides To Multi-Year Low; Fox’s Brady Vs Brees GOAT Battle Up From 2019 – Update

UPDATE, 9:45 AM: Sunday Night Football’s official season debut saw a win for the LA Rams against the always hyped Dallas Cowboys, but a loss for NBC and the NFL. Actually, now the final numbers ...

Saints vs. Bucs: Five Numbers That Do Not Lie

But for now, that incredible figure is the number of passes attempted by Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees during his illustrious, and still ongoing NFL career. Brees holds so many NFL records that most of us ...

New Orleans Saints: Important quotes from Week 1

Post-game remarks As echoed by the talking heads on Twitter, Sean Payton was wholly unimpressed by his play calling against Tampa; more specifically, Payton pointed to New Orleans’ struggle to strike the right balance with ...

Focus on New Orleans: Why Raiders should be worried about how Saints won opener

THREE REASONS FOR RAIDERS’ OPTIMISM: Michael Thomas may not play The Saints could be without the NFL’s top receiver, the guy who set the all-time single-season receptions record last year with 149. Thomas, the league’s ...

3 Takeaways from the New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Bucs game

New Orleans was able to get to Brady, ultimately sacking him three times and forcing him into uncomfortable situations. Brady became noticeably upset when play after play was blown up by the Saints defense. New ...

Purdue in the Pros: Week 1

Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (not pictured) in the second quarter at FedExField. Week 1: Sept. 10-14 Ryan Kerrigan: The Washington Football Team defeated the Eagles ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 15: More takeaways from Saints week 1 game

During the National Anthem in the week 1 game, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players linked arms and Saints players stood on the sidelines; however, Malcolm Jenkins was not on the sidelines. A look at the best ...

Spartans in the NFL: Bennie Fowler steps up off practice squad and Le’Veon Bell injured

The Saints on Saturday signed Fowler to the active roster and he recovered a fumble on a kickoff in their 34-23 win against the Buccaneers on Sunday. New Orleans had just taken a 31-17 lead ...

Bruce Arians on Tom Brady’s performance on Sunday: ‘It’s kind of unusual’

Tom Brady Bruce Arians on Tom Brady’s performance on Sunday: ‘It’s kind of unusual’ What did Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians think of Tom Brady’s debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints? He thought ...

New Orleans Saints favored by 5.5 points against Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2

New Orleans’ defense came up big in its Week 1 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints intercepted two Tom Brady passes, including a pick-six, and held Tampa Bay to just 3.3 yards per ...

Tom Brady-Drew Brees duel leads to monster TV ratings for FOX Sports

FOX Sports saw boffo TV ratings for its broadcast of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the New Orleans Saints. Go to Source ...

Saints’ T-Rex ready to devour the competition

With Marcus Davenport out of the lineup, Trey Hendrickson took advantage of opportunity knocking in the season opener. The 6ft4, 270 pound defensive end got the starting nod opposite of Cam Jordan against the Buccaneers ...

Saints’ win over Bucs was highest-rated FOX NFL opener in 4 years

The New Orleans Saints drew a huge audience in their Week 1 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the highest NFL on FOX broadcast since 2016. Go to Source ...

Saints’ Cameron Jordan jabs Buccaneers after Tom Brady’s debut

New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan didn’t hold back after his squad came away with a 34-23 victory over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. After the win, reporters ...

Saints unsatisfied with offense, gratified by opening win

Sean Payton wasn’t pleased with his play-calling. Drew Brees wasn’t pleased with his passing. Two-time All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas, who set an NFL record with 149 catches last season, tied a career low with just ...

Tom Brady and Drew Brees’ historic face-off draws ratings high, opens an unforgettable NFL season

LOS ANGELES – Tom Brady’s week 1 match up against Drew Brees was the kind of NFL face-off that will have fans of the sport saying decades from now, “I remember where I was when ...

Loss shows Brady-led Buccaneers far from finished product

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of things to fix if they’re going to realize their potential this season.. Tom Brady says it. Truth is, every team in the NFL is saying the same ...

NFL players say they were frazzled by the lack of fans at their first games: ‘This felt more like a high school scrimmage’

Because of COVID-19, most NFL stadiums were empty on Sunday — and will remain without fans — putting players in a new, awkward atmosphere. Go to Source ...

Janoris Jenkins touchdown fitting prelude to James Bradberry’s Giants debut

As Janoris Jenkins punctuated an interception of Tom Brady by striding into the end zone, the spotlight on James Bradberry grew just a little bit larger. Bradberry was supposed to be the missing piece for ...

Drew Brees reflects upon win vs Tom Brady, Bucs

Saints quarterback Drew Brees admitted he reveled in the win a little more, knowing he got a win against one of the best quarterbacks of all time: Tom Brady. Their history goes back to 1999, ...

Michael Thomas twists ankle late in win

In what arguably amounted to garbage time during Sunday’s Saints-Buccaneers game, the victors may have sustained a setback. Saints running back Alvin Kamara rolled up on the lower leg of Saints receiver Michal Thomas near ...

Opinion: Empty NFL stadiums leave players with ‘eerie feelings,’ sense of loss for environment

And that came from the visiting coach who lost, adding that the noise he pipes in at practices is louder than 70 decibels. I don’t think it was fair to the Saints to have it ...

Saints plan on staying put, but monitoring Hurricane Sally

Our plan, unless we’re told otherwise, is to stay put,” Payton said. It’s a later week, schedule-wise. Obviously we’re paying attention to it and you know, obviously, that can change but our current plan is ...

Michael Thomas suffers ankle injury against Buccaneers: report

New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas suffered a high ankle injury against the Buccaneers, according to an NFL Network report. Thomas was spotted limping off the field late in the game, though he finished it ...

Latavius Murray always prepared for when New Orleans Saints need punishing ground game

When the New Orleans Saints unveiled their offensive game plan in-house for Sunday’s regular-season opener against Tampa Bay in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, running back Latavius Murray might have started smiling. The kind of ground game ...

Brady brushes off losing debut after throwing two interceptions for Bucs

Tom Brady reflected on his first appearance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who went down to the New Orleans Saints. Go to Source ...

Report: Michael Thomas planning to play through high-ankle injury

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas went down in his team’s Week 1 win, but expects to play through an injury against the Las Vegas Raiders Go to Source ...

Saints Demario Davis almost retired in 2016. Now he’s on his 2nd contract in New Orleans

You’ll have to excuse Demario Davis for being a little emotional in the aftermath of the New Orleans Saints’ season opening win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he had a lot on his mind. ...

Week 1 NFL takeaways: Father Time has come for ageing QBs

Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Philip Rivers showed their age on Sunday. Go to Source ...

What did all 4 pass interference calls against the Saints have in common?

It didn’t take long for officials to throw their first flag in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. With 11:46 to go in the first quarter, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was flagged for defensive ...

Michael Thomas reacts to new deals for Alvin Kamara, Demario Davis

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was overjoyed to see his teammates Alvin Kamara and Demario Davis sign long-term contracts. Go to Source ...

Demario Davis signed three-year extension with Saints

There was some breaking news about Saints linebacker Demario Davis while Davis was playing against the Buccaneers in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. Erin Andrews of FOX Sports reported during the broadcast that Davis signed ...

Social media reactions to the Saints convincing win over the Tom-pa Bay Buccaneers

It’s good to be back. The New Orleans Saints, behind the play of Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook, a stifling defense and excellent special teams play, were able to hand Tom Brady and the ...

Brady talks perspective, accountability after debut loss

Tom Brady’s 20 previous NFL seasons, six of which ended with him holding the Lombardi Trophy, have taught him not to read too much into a single setback. Not that he wanted to gloss over ...

Best and Worst from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 1 Loss to New Orleans Saints

It was not the way everyone wanted to get the season started as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the defending NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints. With a final score of 34-23, Tom Brady ...

Tom Brady leads NFL jersey sales after first weekend of 2020 season, Fanatics sees improvement

The NFL is back, and some of the top players in the league are leading the jersey sales after the first weekend of the season. Go to Source ...

NFL Team Game Highs and Lows

38, Baltimore vs. Cleveland 9/13< 34, Kansas City vs. Houston 9/11< 34, Minnesota vs. Green Bay 9/13< 34, Las Vegas at Carolina 9/13< 34, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 9/13< 6, Cleveland at Baltimore 9/13< ...

NFL Next Gen Stats: Mike Evans went 0-for-29 against Marshon Lattimore

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans didn’t record a single catch on nearly 30 routes run against New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore. Go to Source ...

Retired Saints FB Zach Line still dressing out for game days — from his couch

Zach Line rose to prominence as the New Orleans Saints fullback in recent years, but now he is enjoying retirement with his family. Go to Source ...

Brady flops against Saints in Bucs’ debut

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) celebrates his touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. AP Photo/Brett Duke) Tampa Bay ...

3 Ups and 2 Downs from the Saints Week 1 opener against Tom Brady and the Bucs

Brees’s first touchdown of the day was a 12 yard pass caught by Alvin Kamara, who scored one of his two touchdowns on the day. Kamara, who had a six yard rush for another touchdown ...

This stat on Tom Brady’s three consecutive games with a pick-6 might surprise you

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the first player since 2013 to throw a pick-6 in three consecutive games, according to Pro Football Reference. Go to Source ...

Saints’ Cameron Jordan takes shot at Buccaneers’ fanbase after win in Tom Brady’s debut

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan didn’t waste the opportunity to make a jab at his opponent’s fanbase after a 34-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Asked by reporters what it felt like ...

NFC South Week 1 review: A tough start for Tom Brady in Tampa

Here is a review of what went down around the NFC South Week 1. Go to Source ...

Tom Brady frustrated with “bad, terrible turnovers”

This was not what the Buccaneers were expecting, not from Tom Brady. After having survived the rollercoaster that was Jameis Winston last year (5,109 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions), the Bucs were ready ...

Brady’s First Game With Bucs Ends in Loss to Saints

CHARGERS 16, BENGALS 13 CINCINNATI (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow ran 23 yards untouched for a touchdown — the best moment of his NFL debut — but the Chargers roughed him up and ...

The Latest: Rams take early 7-0 lead in 1st game in new home

The Los Angeles Rams have taken a 7-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys with a dominant first quarter in the inaugural game at SoFi Stadium. Brady has now lost three consecutive starts for the first ...

Cam Jordan’s dirty style of play continued Sunday against the Bucs

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan enjoys creating havoc in the opposing team’s offenseive backfield. The veteran All-Pro pass rusher is one of the best in the NFL in disrupting offensive tackles. But that ...

Saints spoil Tom Brady’s debut with Buccaneers

New Orleans – Drew Brees and Tom Brady, the two leading passers in NFL history, couldn’t muster vintage performances in the first NFL game featuring two starting quarterbacks in their 40s. But while Brees avoided ...

Drew Brees avoids mistakes while Tom Brady doesn’t as the Saints defeat the new-look Buccaneers

Brady threw two interceptions in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday. I made some just bad, terrible turnovers,” Brady ...

The Eerie Silence of an N.F.L. Stadium Makes the Game Even More for TV

N.F.L. games have prioritized the TV audience over everything else in recent years, stopping game action so often for broadcast breaks and analysis that whole customs have risen to fill the downtime — everything from ...

Bad start for Tom Brady as Buccaneers lose to New Orleans Saints

TOM BRADY’S TAMPA Bay career got off to a rocky start on Sunday as the Buccaneers suffered a season-opening 34-23 defeat to the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome. Brady, who joined the Buccaneers in ...

Analysis: Start of 2020 season floating on stranger tides

The perceived worst teams in the NFL either won or challenged to on Sunday. A linebacker was ejected for demonstrating what happened on a play to a game official and making contact with him. Detroit ...

State NFL roundup: Janoris Jenkins scores on Tom Brady

Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins matched his career high with nine tackles, and the former North Alabama standout punctuated the win over Tampa Bay and Brady by returning an interception 36 yards for a touchdown. Jenkins ...

Tom Brady’s debut with Bucs a dud in two-interception outing

Drew Brees and Tom Brady, the two leading passers in NFL history, couldn’t muster vintage performances in the first NFL game featuring two starting quarterbacks in their 40s. But though Brees avoided game-turning mishaps with ...

Saints spoil Brady’s Bucs bow, 49ers beaten by Cardinals in NFL opener

Tom Brady struggled as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went down 34-23 to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 on Sunday. Go to Source ...

Saints call attention to social issues ahead of Sunday’s win

Even though we get to play this great game, we are not going to stop talking about these issues and stop using our platform to bring awareness to these issues and using our resources to ...

NFL Today, Week 1

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Brady’s Bucs debut a flop with two INTs; Saints win 34-23

Brady threw two interceptions in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday. I made some just bad, terrible turnovers,” Brady ...

NFL roundup: Brees, Saints spoil Brady’s Bucs debut

Brady, who spent 20 seasons in New England and won six Super Bowls before signing with Tampa Bay in the offseason, completed 23 of 36 for 239 yards and two touchdowns, but threw two interceptions ...

Tom Brady drops debut with Bucs against Saints at silent Superdome

Brady threw two interceptions in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday. I made some just bad, terrible turnovers,” Brady ...

Saints stand alone on top of the NFC South after Week 1

The New Orleans Saints were the only NFC South team to win a game in Week 1, putting them ahead of the Buccaneers, Panthers, and Falcons. Go to Source ...

How the rest of the NFC South fared in Week 1

Carolina answered with a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter, which was capped off with a 75-yard Robby Anderson touchdown to take the lead, but it was a third Josh Jacobs rushing score of the ...

LOOK: Margus Hunt shows off ‘battle scar’ from blocked field goal vs. Bucs

Margus Hunt was a call-up from the New Orleans Saints practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and immediately proved why he earned it by blocking a critical Bucs field goal. He ...

Sunday in the parks: The playoffs, NFL, a no-hitter and more

Sept. will go down as a day like none other; of course, it should be no shock that there’s never been such a menagerie of NFL games, NBA and NHL playoff games and a no-hitter ...

AP source: Saints’ Davis agrees to 3-year extension

Saints linebacker Demario Davis has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $27 million, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday. It was first reported by Fox Sports. Davis, an eight-year veteran, is ...

The Latest: Newton wins with new team but Brady, Rivers lose

Former MVP Cam Newton won his debut in New England after leaving Carolina and former Chargers mainstay Philip Rivers lost his first game with the Colts when the Jaguars beat Indianpolis. Brady has now lost ...

REPORT: Saints signed LB Demario Davis to 3-year contract extension

The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Demario Davis to a three-year contract extension after hammering out Alvin Kamara’s new deal. Go to Source ...

Saints, Tom Brady had mutual interest if Drew Brees had retired

The New Orleans Saints may have signed Tom Brady from the Patriots if Drew Brees had retired, but Brady will face them with the Buccaneers. Go to Source ...

Kamara answers Brady’s TD run with two scores

The game pits quarterback icons Drew Brees and Tom Brady, who is making his debut for Tampa Bay after 20 years and six Super Bowl rings in New England. Kamara’s second TD came after Brady ...

Brady’s 1st game with Bucs ends in 34-23 loss at New Orleans

Tom Brady was intercepted twice in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday. The second pick thrown by the new, ...

After early games, Saints-Bucs winner will hold a lead on the NFC South

The New Orleans Saints could take an early lead on the NFC South title by beating the Buccaneers, after the Panthers and Falcons lost Week 1 Go to Source ...

Brady has Evans active vs. Saints despite hurt hamstring

Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans is active for Sunday’s game in New Orleans after missing practice with a hamstring injury during the past week. Go to Source ...

WATCH: Teddy Bridgewater takes a late lead over the Raiders with 75-yard TD pass

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater, former New Orleans Saints backup, struck WR Robby Anderson for a huge touchdown pass against the Raiders. Go to Source ...

Watch: Teddy Bridgewater finds Robby Anderson for 75-yard TD

Teddy Bridgewater connected with Robby Anderson for a 75-yard TD pass. Go to Source ...

Mike Evans active for Bucs

The Buccaneers might not have a full-strength Mike Evans, but at least they’ll have Mike Evans. Their star receiver is active for this afternoon’s game against the Saints, though he’s been bothered by a hamstring ...

Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara agree to contract extensions

Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook have agreed to huge contract extensions with the Saints and Vikings, respectively. Go to Source ...

Report: Tom Brady turned down Bears offer because of cold weather

The Bears reportedly offered Tom Brady a contract, but they couldn’t offer him warm weather. Go to Source ...

Buccaneers vs Saints live stream: how to watch NFL and Tom Brady online today

Read on as we explain how to get a Buccaneers vs Saints live stream and watch this NFL game online today. Kick-off time for today’s Bucs vs Saints game is 4.25pm ET / 1.25pm PT, ...

After Further Review: Five takes on Alvin Kamara’s new contract extension

When it finally comes time for Drew Brees to retire, the Saints will venture into the unknown at quarterback. Regardless of who takes over, as I wrote months ago, it sure will help that new ...

How Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook’s huge contracts impacts Eagles RB Miles Sanders

Miles Sanders could reset the RB market after Alvin Kamara’s new deal Go to Source ...

Bucs-Saints Inactives: Mike Evans Gets the Go-Ahead

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints named their game-day inactives on Sunday at 2:55 p.m. ET, 90 minutes before kickoff of their Week One contest at the Louisiana Superdome. The biggest news for ...

Saints entertained pursuit of Brady if Brees retired – reports

The New Orleans Saints entertained interest in Tom Brady this offseason as fellow quarterback Drew Brees weighed his options, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. In short, the option of Brady in the Bayou was in ...

The Latest: Newton wins with new team but Brady, Rivers lose

Former MVP Cam Newton won his debut in New England after leaving Carolina and former Chargers mainstay Philip Rivers lost his first game with the Colts when the Jaguars beat Indianpolis. Brady has now lost ...

Saints, Kamara agree to $75 million extension – report

Running back Alvin Kamara and the New Orleans Saints have reached agreement on a five-year, $75 million extension, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Kamara, 25, is reportedly due $77.13 million total, with a ...

Week 1 Fantasy Blog

Kate Magdziuk highlights the biggest fantasy storiest, craziest plays, injuries and more for your fantasy football seasons in the Week 1 Fantasy Blog. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Go to Source ...

Did Tom Brady almost end up with the Saints in free agency?

The biggest story of the offeseason for the Buccaneers, and perhaps the entire league, was the signing of quarterback Tom Brady. But was Brady almost a member of the other team in today’s NFC South ...

Week 1 early games open thread

Week 1 is here and the early slate of games are ready to kickoff while we wait for the New Orleans Saints to start their season along with the late slate of games. Here are ...

Playing with no fans will be ‘wack’ but Saints focused on goals

The New Orleans Saints are set to open their season Sunday in an empty Mercedes-Benz Superdome due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saints tackle Terron Armstead had pretty blunt assessment of what playing in an empty ...

Report: Emmanuel Sanders, Chris Godwin plan postgame jersey swap

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Chris Godwin planned a postgame jersey swap, ESPN reports Go to Source ...

Tom Brady wanted to join Saints if Drew Brees was retiring

It appears Tom Brady’s first choice was a different NFC South team. As he walked away from the New England Patriots after 20 NFL seasons and six Super Bowls, Brady was interested in replacing Drew ...

Where to find VFL’s around the NFL on Sunday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. WATE) – The University of Tennessee is well represented across the NFL as the league embarks on its 101st season. In total, 24 former Vols were listed on active rosters following the NFL’s ...

Buccaneers vs. Saints odds, prediction, betting trends for Week 1 NFL game

Buccaneers vs. Saints all-time series The Saints hold the overall edge, 35-21, as the teams became only NFC South rivals in 2002. New Orleans has won three consecutive times in the series with an average ...

Saints sign Kamara to five-year extension just before opener

Saints sign Kamara to five-year extension just before opener Go to Source ...

‘Put me anywhere:’ Position flexibility in Saints’ secondary makes New Orleans ‘dangerous’

The good thing about him is, P.J. can go in and play all those positions,” secondary coach Aaron Glenn said, “and there’s not a lot of hiccups because he understands the role. P.J. is one ...

3 things to watch as the Saints renew their quest for a Super Bowl title

Saints coaches have said this week they have been forced to look not only at what the Buccaneers did last season under Bruce Arians, but also at concepts Brady executed for so long in New ...

Countdown to Kickoff: Bucs-Saints

STATS THAT MATTER · +28. That’s the difference between the Buccaneers’ turnover ratio (-13) and the Saints’ turnover ratio (+15) in 2019, and that difference is probably the biggest single reason New Orleans swept the ...

Spera: The Saints in the Superdome without fans will be weird, but still worth watching

Spera: The Saints in the Superdome without fans will be weird, but still worth watching Go to Source ...

Rams and Chargers move into their new home in Inglewood

New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara agreed to a five-year extension, the Saints announced Saturday. A person familiar with the contract says it is worth up to $75 million on paper but that the final ...

Alvin Kamara and New Orleans Saints agree to five-year, $75m contract extension

Dalvin Cook also signs five-year extension with Minnesota Vikings; Los Angeles wide receiver Cooper Kupp pens new three-year deal Alvin Kamara has been a three-time Pro Bowler since being drafted by New Orleans Saints Running ...

After an unprecedented offseason, the Saints are back. How’d we get here? It’s a long story.

Another big NFC South splash came four days after that: The Saints signed star safety Malcolm Jenkins, a veteran who had previously played in New Orleans before spending the past six years in Philadelphia. And ...

Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees: Inside the numbers of a historic QB matchup 21 years in the making

Tom Brady and Drew Brees still have something to prove in their 40s. That’s how Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre sees it. Favre – who played until he was 41 – says both quarterbacks ...

Drew Brees and the national anthem: Revisiting the Saints QB’s controversial anti-kneeling comments

Players around the sports world, including some Saints teammates, harshly criticized Brees for not empathizing with the unique set of issues Black people in the U.S. face. They felt his comments were not only unhelpful ...

Tom Brady and Drew Brees to make NFL history in Buccaneers-Saints Week 1 opener

I think people are really getting a better understanding of it than when I started playing,” Brady said. Will this become a trend? It really just depends on the commitment level of an athlete. Go ...

Saints depth chart: A position-by-position look before their big opener vs. Tampa Bay Bucs

Hill enters his fourth season in New Orleans on a new two-year deal that runs through the 2021 season. The offensive Swiss Army knife completed six passes for 55 yards last year. Winston, a new ...

Buccaneers upgrade WR Mike Evans to questionable vs. Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded wide receiver Mike Evans to questionable, not doubtful, for Sunday’s game with the New Orleans Saints. Go to Source ...

CSC Podcast: Alvin Kamara agrees on a 5-year contract extension

New Orleans Saints analyst for Canal St Chronicles Brenden Ertle breaks down the breaking news on Alvin Kamara agreeing on a 5-year contract extension. Keeping him with the Saints for years to come, tune in ...

Who won when Drew Brees and Tom Brady played each other in college?

It’s been 21 years since Drew Brees led Purdue against Tom Brady and Michigan, but that game set a trend for each of their careers. Go to Source ...

Saints reach five-year agreement with Alvin Kamara

The league’s offensive rookie of the year in 2017 with 1,554 yards of total offense and 13 TDs, Kamara was due to become a restricted free agent after this season and had sat out several ...

Chiefs hosted three free agents for tryouts on Saturday

The Kansas City Chiefs are doing their homework on some offensive linemen. Go to Source ...

Tom Brady will break this NFL record on his first snap with Buccaneers

Tom Brady broke NFL records on an almost weekly basis with the Patriots, and he’ll continue that trend in Tampa Bay. Go to Source ...

Saints add Bennie Fowler and Margus Hunt to game day roster

The New Orleans Saints have called up receiver Bennie Fowler and defensive lineman Margus Hunt from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A new rule this year allows teams an ...

Saints fan confidence high heading into NFL fans’ most anticipated matchup of Week 1

The 2019 season for the New Orleans Saints was yet another year of heartbreak for the Saints and their fans. With the added questions concerning the future of Drew Brees as the Saints starting quarterback, ...

Former Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara agrees to new deal with the Saints

It’s a good day to be Alvin Kamara. The former Tennessee Volunteer wrapped up his contract negotiations today with the Saints, inking a brand new five-year deal with the team. His new contract is now ...

Saints call up Margus Hunt, Bennie Fowler from practice squad vs. Bucs

The New Orelans Saints promoted DE Margus Hunt and WR Bennie Fowler from the practice squad for Sunday’s game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Go to Source ...

Saints add Bennie Fowler, Margus Hunt to active roster

The New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Bennie Fowler III and defensive lineman Margus Hunt to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team’s executive vice president/general manager Mickey ...

Saints, running back Alvin Kamara agree on 5-year extension

Saints running back Alvin Kamara agreed to a five-year extension, the club announced Saturday. A person familiar with the contract says it is worth up to $75 million on paper, but that the final season ...

Here’s what Giants’ Saquon Barkley’s next contract could look like

Some star NFL running backs cashed in with new deals on Saturday, and Saquon Barkley could be looking at an even bigger payday coming his way down the road. Go to Source ...

Life at 40-plus: Brady vs Brees is tastiest of NFL matchups

I’m just happy to be playing and excited for the game this Sunday,” Brady said. “We’ve got a great opponent. Drew’s an incredible quarterback. Go to Source ...

Saints free up $4M in cap space through Sheldon Rankins contract restructure

The New Orleans Saints created $4 million in salary cap space by restructuring their contract with DT Sheldon Rankins, a 2021 free agent. Go to Source ...

Buccaneers elevate two for Sunday’s game at New Orleans

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially have exercised their privilege to elevate two players from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, making it a 55-man roster for Sunday. Receiver Cyril Grayson and cornerback Mazzi Wilkins ...

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore aims to break a bad habit this season

“That’s not a good mentality to have,” he said. “That’s what I’ve had in the past. But no more.” Go to Source ...

Why the cap-strapped Saints are spending big to keep Alvin Kamara

But ultimately the Saints decided to pony up on a five-year contract extension worth $75 million in new money because the 25-year-old Kamara is not just any running back. That’s significantly more than standout running ...

Will Drew Brees go deep? And will Cam Jordan finally get his due? Top Saints storylines

They return much of the same roster that won 13 games a year ago, but added to it veteran players with championship experience, like Malcolm Jenkins and Emmanuel Sanders. That’s not to say there aren’t ...

Browns season is finally here, but what will it look like for fans and players? Editorial Board Roundtable

Gov. Mike DeWine has given a gift to the Browns and Bengals during the NFL’s COVID-19-shadowed season this year — a limited number of fans at two home games for each team, starting with the ...

Saints players announce #SAYHERNAME campaign

Saints players announced the #SAYHERNAME campaign, an initiative aimed at raising awareness around the current state of Black women in America, Friday. Along with team owner Gayle Benson, Saints players plan to use the upcoming ...

This resolution could move New Orleans prep sports to Jefferson Parish facilities; here’s why

Friday night lights may be dark in Orleans Parish for the foreseeable future, but in Jefferson Parish, officials may soon be throwing the switch and inviting their neighbors to come play and practice. The Jefferson ...

Saints’ starters Cesar Ruiz and Marcus Davenport will not play Sunday because of injuries

BATON ROUGE – Two Saints starters – right guard Cesar Ruiz and defensive end Marcus Davenport – will not play when New Orleans opens the season against Tampa Bay at 3:25 p.m. Sunday in the ...

Alvin Kamara, Saints Reportedly Agree to 5-Year, $75M Contract Extension

Alvin Kamara is reportedly going to be with the New Orleans Saints for the long haul. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Kamara agreed to a long-term extension Saturday. The running back agreed a five-year, $75 million ...

Alvin Kamara signs five-year, $75 million extension with Saints

Alvin Kamara is staying with the Saints long term. Go to Source ...

Bucs defense seeking redemption for losses to Saints last season

It felt like they just controlled the game (both times), and whenever we did claw back, they just went up again by another touchdown or a field goal,” Barrett said. We feel like we were ...

QB Bridgewater ‘thankful’ for injury, eager for 2nd chance

Bridgewater makes his return as an NFL opening day starter Sunday when Carolina plays host to the Las Vegas Raiders. Sure, he started five games last season with the Saints — and won them all ...

Superdome atmosphere ‘can’t be re-created’ but Saints ready to work through fanless Week 1

As the kickoff for the New Orleans Saints’ season approaches, city officials are announcing what gameday protocols and restrictions will look The possibility of not having fans at some NFL games became a reality ...

‘Say Her Name:’ Saints to lead coalition on intersecting impacts of racism, sexism on Black women

The New Orleans Saints will use the 2020 season to uplift the voices and experiences of Black women through a season-long series focused on the intersections of being a Black woman in America, the team ...

Saints launch second-screen game experience “Dome at Home”

Starting Sunday, the New Orleans Saints will debut a brand-new second-screen experience on the Saints app presented by Verizon called, “Dome at Home”, which features exclusive content, chats with Saints legends, a fun fan-vs. fan ...

Saints launch second screen experience called Dome at Home

Starting Sunday, the New Orleans Saints will debut a brand-new second-screen experience on the Saints app presented by Verizon called, “Dome at Home”, which features exclusive content, chats with Saints legends, a fun fan-vs. fan ...

Cantrell: No fans at Sept. Saints games, tailgating won’t be allowed

Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she will not allow fans into the Superdome for the Saints game against the Packers later this month. At a news conference Friday, Cantrell acknowledged that the city was excited for ...

Walker: It’s now or never for Drew Brees in his relentless quest for second Super Bowl ring

Now it’s creeping closer, which is why Brees will likely be the one yelling “Hallelujah” and “Amen” if the Saints can hoist the elusive Lombardi Trophy again five months from now. Brees could then finally ...

Saints won’t have Marcus Davenport, Cesar Ruiz

The Saints won’t have two starters for their season opener against the Buccaneers. The team has ruled out right defensive end Marcus Davenport and right guard Cesar Ruiz. Neither practiced this week. Davenport has an ...

Final Saints-Buccaneers injury report: Mike Evans doubtful for Week 1

The New Orleans Saints will be without Cesar Ruiz and Marcus Davenport in Week 1 against the Buccaneers, who are doubtful to have Mike Evans Go to Source ...

Saints to spend season raising awareness about the state of Black women

The Saints released a one-minute, 51-second video Friday afternoon. They did not address what they will do for the national anthem this week, but several players talked about how they want to use their platform ...

5 Bucs to Watch Against New Orleans

TE Rob Gronkowski It’s been 19 months since this guy last played a football game. Gronkowski took a year off football in a short-lived retirement to get his body healthy and in better condition. Now, ...

Know Your Enemy: New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver, Marquez Callaway

You may have heard of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marquez Callaway before. In four years playing with the Tennessee Volunteers, Callaway brought in 92-catches for 1,646-yards and 13 touchdowns. Not much production from a ...

Garic: Breaking down the Saints-Buccaneers matchups

The New Orleans Saints open the season against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 3:25 in the Superdome. Tampa is in full blown Brady hysteria right now. There is more public money in ...

Week 1’s top game of 2020 NFL season: Tampa Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees and the Saints

Does Tom Brady still have it, especially in a Bucs uniform? His Tampa debut in New Orleans has our undivided attention for Week 1. Go to Source ...

Week 1 NFL DFS Fades

Check out a few players to leave out of your Week 1 NFL DFS lineups (AP) Go to Source ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints odds, picks and best bets

QB Tom Brady and the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers will begin their 2020 campaign Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Saints Sunday of Week 1. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET. Go to Source ...

Saints not cleared to host fans for Sept. 27 game vs. Packers

The New Orleans Saints will not be allowed to host fans for their Green Bay Packers game due to the city’s COVID-19 recovery policy. Go to Source ...

Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees, a quarterback matchup for the ageless

The way that players like Tom and Drew are going to play in this game kind of have broken the rules relative to the age and how far they’ve gone into their careers, and I ...

3 bold predictions for the Saints defense in 2020

The New Orleans Saints Defense Leads the League in Forced Fumbles The Saints defense ranked 11th in the NFL last year in forced fumbles with 10. Not a bad showing, but a far cry from ...

Louisiana Lottery launches two New Orleans Saints branded scratch-off games

Win. with top cash prizes of $14,000 and $5 Saints We Are Strong. We Are Loyal. Go to Source ...

Cantrell: No fans for Saints/Packers Sep. 27

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced the September 27 game between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers will not host fans. “On September the 27th, the Saints will be here once again ...

Watch: What will Saints gameday look like in New Orleans? Officials announce plans, restrictions

As the kickoff for the New Orleans Saints’ season approaches, city officials are announcing what gameday protocols and restrictions will look like in New Orleans. Officials are planning to ramp up issuing citations and enforcement ...

NFL Expert Picks, Week 1: Saints overwhelmingly picked to beat the Bucs

The New Orleans Saints appear evenly matched with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but NFL expert picks are overwhelmingly favoring the Saints. Go to Source ...

2021 NFL Draft names Saints fans need to know that won’t play this fall: Defense

As good as the New Orleans Saints defense is there are still some places that they can address in the offseason. Before we take a look at some players that we will be getting some ...

Before Colin Kaepernick, there was the Ferguson Five

At a time when many NFL players worried that speaking out would jeopardize their careers, five St. Louis Rams took the field with raised their arms to protest racial injustice. Go to Source ...

Five questions before Week 1: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints open the season this weekend hosting the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before every game this season, we’ll look at five questions for each matchup. New Orleans is mostly shrouded in anticipation ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 11: Two Saints legends join local Saints coverage

A preview of the Saints upcoming season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Malcolm Jenkins’ production company, Listen Up Media, debuted their feature-length documentary “Black Boys,” where Jenkins serves as an executive producer. Drew Brees ...

NFL continuity rankings: Saints, Steelers lead teams returning top institutional staples

Head coach Sean Payton, who arrived in the Big Easy alongside quarterback Drew Brees in 2006, is so confident in the DNA of a club that’s won the NFC South three years running, he canceled ...

Tom Brady: Reality has hit that NFL season is here

Tom Brady acknowledged he is playing catch-up ahead of his Buccaneers debut, with the prospect of taking part in a real NFL game suddenly in focus amid the coronavirus pandemic. The legendary quarterback sensationally swapped ...

Saints add P.J. Williams to practice report

The Saints added defensive back P.J. Williams to their practice report Thursday. Williams was limited with a hamstring injury. Williams is listed as Marcus Williams’ backup at free safety on the team’s depth chart. He ...

Cesar Ruiz, Marcus Davenport still DNP on updated Saints-Bucs injury report

The New Orleans Saints practiced without Cesar Ruiz and Marcus Davenport, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report missed Mike Evans. Go to Source ...

Tom Brady, Drew Brees to make history in Buccaneers-Saints Week 1 opener

I think people are really getting a better understanding of it than when I started playing,” Brady said. Will this become a trend? It really just depends on the commitment level of an athlete. Go ...

Life at 40-plus: Brady vs. Brees tastiest of NFL matchups

In the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL annals, during one of the most anticipated openers the league has seen – though it won’t be seen by fans at the Superdome because of the ...

Brady still learning role ahead of Bucs’ opener

Brady has found that he’s had to do a lot more thinking and that things might not be second-nature for him the way they were after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots. At times, ...

The All-22 Game Preview: Buccaneers at Saints

What to watch for when Tom Brady and Bruce Arians take on Sean Payton and Drew Brees. Go to Source ...

NFL Week 1 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

Tom Brady begins his tenure with the Bucs with a divisional showdown against Drew Brees and the Saints. –Video via NBC Sports– Go to Source ...

What we’re looking for when Tom Brady and the Buccaneers face Drew Brees and the Saints

Senior NFL Writers Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson preview the big week 1 matchup between the new look Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. Hear the full conversation on the Yahoo Sports NFL ...

Buccaneers-Saints Preview

After a century of NFL football, this season’s Week 1 slate features the first game ever to involve two quarterbacks in their 40s: Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and New Orleans’ Drew Brees. After signing Brady, ...

Brady, Brees to make history in Bucs-Saints Week 1 opener

I think people are really getting a better understanding of it than when I started playing,” Brady said. Will this become a trend? It really just depends on the commitment level of an athlete. Go ...

NFC South Preview: Bucs getting more hype than Saints?

Mike Florio and Chris Simms examine the NFC South and discuss if the Buccaneers are receiving too much hype with Tom Brady in town. –Video via NBC Sports– Go to Source ...

Former FCS All-Americans Chinn, Trautman set for NFL debuts

On Sunday, Chinn is set to make his debut with the Carolina Panthers against the Oakland Raiders, while Trautman will play his first game with the New Orleans Saints against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The ...

Prepare for the ultimate NFL Old Timers game as 40 somethings Brees and Brady meet Sunday

The two have met five times in the NFL: Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees -San Diego 21, New England 14, Sept. at San Diego — Brady of New England (36-of-53 for 353 yards, 2 TDs, ...

Bucs vs. Saints marks historic QB matchup with Tom Brady, Drew Brees

TAMPA BAY (7-9) at NEW ORLEANS (13-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE – Saints by 4 1/2 SERIES RECORD – Saints lead 35-21 LAST MEETING – Saints beat Buccaneers 34-17 on Nov. 17, ...

How to watch the New Orleans Saints and the NFL this season without cable, season preview

Stream the NFL and the New Orleans Saints all season long right here without cable, this is your best bet to follow the NFL this year. Go to Source ...

Brady playing catch-up ahead of NFL Bucs debut

Tom Brady takes a leap into the unknown on Sunday as the NFL icon launches the final phase of his two-decade career with a long-awaited debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the New Orleans ...

Saints vs Buccaneers Thursday injury report: P.J. Williams limited

WR Mike Evans (hamstring) and LB Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice for the Buccaneers. Jason Pierre-Paul was not injury related. A vet day for linebacker. Go to Source ...

NFL odds Week 1: This crazy Tom Brady streak will end with Buccaneers vs. Saints

One of Tom Brady’s longest streaks will end Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. Go to Source ...

Drew Brees: “I’m on borrowed time”

The Saints keep winning games, only to lose in gut-punch fashion in the playoffs. And while that’s a testament to the longevity of quarterback Drew Brees and the talent around him, he knows they can ...

Saints’ Sean Payton hopes new injured reserve rules stick in future seasons

Teams can now return an unlimited number of players from IR (previously, they could only bring two back) and those players need to spend just three weeks on IR, compared to six weeks of practice ...

Why can the Saints play in New Orleans under city’s Phase 2 restrictions? A ‘workplace exemption’

The New Orleans Saints will get to play football in the Crescent City this weekend, despite the city of New Orleans remaining in Phase 2 of its reopening plan. The Saints qualify for a “workplace ...

NFL Power Rankings 2020: Week 1 Dolphins tour around the web

Miami Dolphins Dan Hanzus, 9/8 1. Kansas City Chiefs 2. San Francisco 49ers 3. Go to Source ...

Commissioner’s Corner: Week 1 Fantasy Football Start ’em or Sit ’em

The time has come for another year of fantasy football start ‘em or sit ‘em, and I’ll be your commissioner for the season. Just like you, I get a cheap thrill out of watching stat ...

PODCAST: Previewing Week 1 Saints vs. Buccaneers, Mike Evans injury

The second episode of the Saints Wire podcast previews Week 1 between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Mike Evans’ injury Go to Source ...

Super Bowl Picks

Kansas City Chiefs over New Orleans Saints After past NFC postseason heartbreak, the Saints get over the hump and clinch a spot in the Super Bowl. Ultimately, though, the veteran Drew Brees is overshadowed by ...

How to Watch

And it will look a little different in more ways than one. Starting with the actual team, the Buccaneers nabbed quite the additions this offseason. In fact, it was probably the most active free agency ...

NFL Picks Week 1: Without Precedent

The Saints front office has built the Super Bowl favorite in the NFC and now its up to the players and coaches to live up to this teams promise. They kick off their highly anticipated ...

NFL Power Rankings: Steelers see mixed results in first rankings of the regular season

Kansas City Chiefs 2. Baltimore Ravens 3. San Francisco 49ers 4. Go to Source ...

5 reasons Sunday’s Brees-Brady matchup will be historic

Both have shattered NFL passing records making Sunday’s matchup a rarity. “I think if I was a fan, I would turn it on early, that’s for sure,” Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said. It’s special to ...

NFL Week 1 predictions: Game of the Year already? Tom Brady’s Tampa debut in Bucs-Saints could be it

Tom Brady’s debut is the marquee game of Week 1. Go to Source ...

WATCH: Saints vs Bucs Week 1 preview video

We are days away from Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints facing off against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first of their two divisional matchups of the 2020 NFL season. ...

Daily Fantasy: The one Saints player you need to start in Week 1 on DraftKings

Daily Fantasy: The one Saints player you need to start in Week 1 on DraftKings Go to Source ...

Drew Brees says he’s ‘on borrowed time’ as he enters his 20th season in search of another ring

Drew Brees knows his career is coming to a close soon. Go to Source ...

Week 1 fantasy football rankings: James Conner makes a leap

Before you set your fantasy football lineup, check out these rankings to make sure you’re making the right decisions. Go to Source ...

NFC South Preview and Wagering Opportunities

Warren Sharp analyzes the four NFC South teams and forecasts which will exceed or fail to meet 2020 expectations. (AP) Go to Source ...

Film Study: Saints secondary Brady’s first test as a Buccaneer

When Sunday’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets the spotlight as FOX’s Game of the Week, it will be primarily because of the man taking snaps on the visitor’s sideline. ...

Would Brees depart Saints like Brady to Bucs? He’ll ‘finish right here,’ Archie Manning says

Peyton Manning’s career also saw him with a new late-career home after 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts that included a Super Bowl win over the Bears and another Super Bowl appearance that ended in ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 10: Key receiver for Saints’ week 1 opponent misses practice

While he has not announced that this will be his final season, quarterback Drew Brees is saying things like, “I’m on borrowed time,” and “I’ve got nothing to lose. Retired quarterback Brett Favre gave his ...

QB Drew Brees says he’s ‘on borrowed time’ as Saints enter ‘Super Bowl or bust’ season

Drew Brees has not officially declared this his final NFL season. But like the rest of his New Orleans Saints teammates, the quarterback is not shying away from characterizing this as a “Super Bowl or ...

NFL Week 1: Cesar Ruiz, Marcus Davenport DNP on first Saints-Bucs injury report

Cesar Ruiz, Marcus Davenport, and Mike Evans were listed as DNP on the first 2020 New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report. Go to Source ...

How a Saints season like no other brings more uncertainty to New Orleans businesses

New Orleans Saints fans stuck without much to do because of the coronavirus pandemic will again have something to cheer for on Sunday when the regular season kicks off against a Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay ...

‘It could have been me:’ Saints RB Alvin Kamara to wear Ahmaud Arbery’s name on helmet

Alvin Kamara didn’t know Ahmaud Arbery, but he feels a connection to him. The two Black men were both born and raised in Georgia, with Kamara’s hometown being roughly four hours northwest of where Arbery ...

QB Brees ‘on borrowed time,’ echoes SB or bust

Drew Brees has not officially declared this his final season. But like the rest of his New Orleans Saints teammates, he is not shying away from characterizing this as a “Super Bowl or bust” season. ...

Saints make two roster moves on Wednesday.

Punter Blake Gillikin was placed on IR and Defensive End Marcus Willoughby was signed to the practice squad. Blake Gillikin was the surprise player to make the Saints initial 53 man roster. He missed practice ...

Mike Evans Sits Out

The below injury report revealed it has to do with Evans’ hamstring. As far as what the means for Sunday’s season opener against the familiar New Orleans Saints, that remains to be seen. Arians said ...

Saints defense expects surprises vs. Brady, new-look Bucs

Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore suspects he and his defensive teammates are in for some surprises against Tom Brady and the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out the preseason schedule and now comes ...

Saints’ Drew Brees on playing Tom Brady: ‘I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m turning it loose.’

Little did we know we would have the opportunities that we’ve had in the NFL,” Brees said. I’m sure I speak for both of us when I say that I think we both pinch ourselves. ...

Bucs’ Antoine Winfield Jr. ready for first NFL start against Drew Brees

He had won the starting safety job as a rookie, despite no offseason workouts or having played any preseason games. He kind of just came up to me after practice and said it was my ...

Rookie Saints punter Blake Gillikin designated to injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints lost rookie punter Blake Gillikin to injured reserve but they still have Pro Bowl starter Thomas Morstead on the team Go to Source ...

Fantasy football Week 1 players to start and sit: Aaron Rodgers, Emmanuel Sanders

START: Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders: Jacobs is in line to put up big numbers against a Panthers defense that allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs last season. His fantasy owners ...

2020 NFL odds: Six over/under picks, predictions for Week 1 games

We break down six over/under point total picks for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. Go to Source ...

Marcus Davenport did not practice because of an elbow injury

The Saints attempted to land Jadeveon Clowney. They didn’t get him. They might have a need for him Sunday. The Saints released their first injury report of the season and Marcus Davenport is on it. ...

Saints coach Sean Payton loves TB12 water but hates the spam

Payton said he’s even a fan of Brady’s TB12 brand hydration method. He just wishes the Bucs quarterback would stop spamming him. While talking to Tampa Bay area media Thursday in advance of the Saints’ ...

NFL Week 1 broadcast maps: Saints vs. Bucs draws national audience

The NFL’s Week 1 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be broadcast from coast to coast on FOX Sports. Go to Source ...

Minus fans for season opener, New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton says, ‘We’ve got to create the energy ourselves’

Sean Payton suspects that NFL road teams will benefit from the absence of fans early in the season. For Sunday’s regular-season opener against Tampa Bay in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Saints won’t have fans in ...

Bruce Arians: WR Mike Evans ‘day to day’ vs. Saints with soft-tissue injury

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be without wide receiver Mike Evans against the New Orleans Saints due to injury, per head coach Bruce Arians. Go to Source ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit for NFL Week 1

The 2020 NFL regular season begins Thursday, a welcome sight for fantasy players who put together teams without the benefit of a preseason schedule because of the pandemic. The experience of watching a game in ...

NFL assigns referee Jerome Boger to Week 1 Saints-Bucs game

The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have Jerome Boger at referee when Drew Brees and Tom Brady go toe to toe in Week 1. Go to Source ...

State of the NFC South: Week 1, Saints preparing to host Brady’s Bucs

The 2020 NFL season is steadily approaching. Every fan in the NFL knows that there is one match-up we’re all waiting for for: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus the New Orleans Saints. Six-time Super Bowl ...

Ravens’ Ingram, Saints’ Thomas among best bets to score

Baltimore has the fourth-best matchup for RBs versus the Browns, according to the RosterWatch Matchup Tool, and the Ravens ran the ball more than any other team in 2019 – with great efficacy. Fourth in ...

Fantasy Football Podcast: RB shuffle, Extension SZN and Week 1 Defenses to Exploit

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to look at exploitable Week 1 matchups and much more in the latest fantasy football forecast! Go to Source ...

Former Saints safety Vonn Bell named a first-year Bengals captain

The Cincinnati Bengals named their 2020 team captains, including former New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell, a first-year free agent. Go to Source ...

Saints among the NFL’s best in initial 2020 power rankings

Week 1 of the 2020 NFL Season is almost upon us! Here are all of the major outlets’ power rankings. So how do the New Orleans Saints rank? Go to Source ...

NFL veteran players who will resort to backup roles in 2020

Players like Jameis Winston and Josh Norman changed teams in the offseason but will have to first start the season as backups. Here are some of the veterans who will take backup roles this season. ...

Clock ticks loudly on Saints, Alvin Kamara talks

The Saints and running back Alvin Kamara continue to negotiate a new contract. Which means that they continue to not get a new contract done. Which means that the clock continues to tick toward Week ...

Brett Favre on Drew Brees’s 2020 season: I think it’s his last season

Stranger things have happened but I do get the sense that, you know, they’ve come so close the last few years. And in some respects that’s good, in others that’s bad. Say that happens again ...

New Orleans Saints see 2020 campaign as Super Bowl or bust

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-4) New faces: WR Emmanuel Sanders, S Malcolm Jenkins, RB Ty Montgomery, DE Margus Hunt, FB Michael Burton, OL Cesar Ruiz, QB Jameis Winston, TEs Ethan Wolf and rookie Adam Trautman, LB ...

Film Study: How Saints’ rushing offense lines up vs. Buccaneers rushing defense

The good news, of course, is that if the rumors are true the Saints will have their bellcow running back Alvin Kamara on the field with a shiny new extension. The running game, however, doesn’t ...

Peter King’s 2020 NFL season predictions

Peter King looks ahead to the 2020 NFL season and makes his AFC, NFC and playoffs predictions in this week’s Football Morning in America column. Go to Source ...

NFL rumors: Saints’ Alvin Kamara about to get paid

When considering what kind of money Barkley could get, it’s worth examining four recent running back contracts — the first non-rookie contract for each player. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers (2020): $16.015 million per year, $38.162 million ...

Former UI LB Elliss tabbed starter on Saints’ initial depth chart

Elliss’ placement as starting SAM — over 2020 third-round pick Zack Braun, from Wisconsin — isn’t yet official for Sunday’s opener, when the Saints host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But it’s a ...

NFL’s top 2 picks in 2015 draft go from starters to backups only 5 years later

The 2015 NFL Draft sparked a debate over who the No. overall pick should be – Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. The two Heisman Trophy winners were considered to be franchise-changing quarterbacks who could be ...

NFL season preview: Who will top the NFC West, East, North and South?

Field Level Media NFC South (listed in predicted order of finish) New Orleans Saints Projected 2020 record: 12-4 2019 record: 13-3 2019 summary: A loaded roster and a quality backup quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater helped ...

Winning division year after no playoffs commonplace in NFL

Maybe it shouldn’t have considering how often teams go from also-rans to division champs in the span of a year in the modern NFL. The Niners surpassed their win total from 2016-18 by winning 13 ...

Locals in the NFL: Taysom Hill named backup QB/KOR/Holder in New Orleans (+13 players signed to NFL practice squads)

The Saints will be seeing a lot of Taysom Hill this year. After a breakthrough 2019 that preceded the former BYU quarterback’s contract extension that included $16 million in guarantees, Hill won’t just get a ...

Versatile defensive back P.J. Williams embracing expanded role in New Orleans Saints secondary

New Orleans Saints defensive back P.J. Williams hadn’t lined up at safety since high school, but with injuries stacking up late in the 2019 season, the Saints turned to the smart, physical veteran to step ...

Brandon native Demario Davis excited to face Brady’s Bucs in opener

Brandon native Demario Davis and the New Orleans Saints host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener Sunday. Davis has one word to describe how he’s feeling heading into the game. ...

DeAndre Hopkins, Alvin Kamara closing in on mega-deals before season

That number would make him the highest-paid non-QB in NFL history. Other reports stated that New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is also “extremely close” to signing a huge extension, though the details of ...

Saints defensive back Patrick Robinson now healthy, ‘just trying to show what I can still do’

Here is Patrick Robinson out to prove even 33-year-old defensive backs with more than a decade of NFL experience can feel rejuvenated. Robinson is about to enter the third season of his second stint with ...

Former Saints WRs Emmanuel Butler, Cameron Meredith among Lions tryouts

The Detroit Lions tried out several free agents including former New Orleans Saints wide receivers Emmanuel Butler and Cameron Meredith. Go to Source ...

Saints behind Chiefs, Ravens on USA TODAY Sports’ power rankings

The New Orleans Saints were the third-best team in the first NFL power rankings from USA TODAY Sports, behind only the Chiefs and Ravens. Go to Source ...

Hybrid running back/receiver role could get Alvin Kamara in range of $14 million per year

With Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey at $16 million per year and Bengals running back Joe Mixon at $12 million per year, where will Saints running back Alvin Kamara land if/when he works out a ...

Week 1 NFL DFS Starting Points

Renee Miller takes a first look at NFL games to target or avoid for NFL DFS in Week 1 (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports) Go to Source ...

Saints, Pelicans owner Gayle Benson rises up Forbes 400, one of 4 team owners on list

For Gayle Benson, another year as owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans marks another year with a prominent place in the Forbes 400, which tracks the net worth of the wealthiest people in ...

Saints offense preparing for a battle in the trenches against Bucs

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – When looking at the offensive fire power across the NFL it doesn’t get much better than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints feature Drew Brees, ...

Saints, Alvin Kamara ‘extremely close’ to new deal, report says

The New Orleans Saints and running back Alvin Kamara are “extremely close” to a contract extension, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Pro Bowler is looking for a new contract as he ...

Saints practice squad adds former Ravens rookie DE Marcus Willoughby

The New Orleans Saints practice squad signed ex-Baltimore Ravens pass rusher Marcus Willoughby, a productive rookie out of Elon University. Go to Source ...

Titans get boost in USA TODAY’s Week 1 power rankings after Clowney signing

The Titans have landed among the NFL’s elite in USA TODAY’s Week 1 power rankings. Go to Source ...

Saints are the 1st team favored to beat Tom Brady in 5 years

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is finally an underdog again, with the New Orleans Saints favored to win Week 1 of the regular season. Go to Source ...

Purdue players on NFL rosters

Ryan Kerrigan has been a fixture in Washington since being a first-round pick in 2011. AP The NFL has its rosters set, and Purdue is well represented with 11 players primed to open the season ...

Saints, Alvin Kamara close to new contract

The Saints and running back Alvin Kamara are getting close to a contract extension. The two sides are “extremely close” to a “lucrative” extension, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. There’s been talk in recent ...

Ty Montgomery could be a serious contributor in 2020

The New Orleans Saints haven’t had a supreme three running back rotation since 2014, where they had Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson, and Mark Ingram. Of course, the Saints tried to make things work out with ...

Saints news: Taysom Hill, not Jameis Winston back-up QB to Drew Brees

The much-anticipated reveal of the New Orleans Saints No. spot at quarterback was unveiled on Monday and some may be surprised by the results. In the team’s first depth chart of the season, Taysom Hill, ...

NFC South Preview: Tom Brady joins division, but title still goes through New Orleans

New Orleans Saints Coach: Sean Payton (14th year — 131-77 regular season, 8-7 playoffs. One Super Bowl title) 2019 record: 13-3 (first in NFC South, lost to Minnesota in wild-card round) Offensive play-caller: Payton (14th ...

Saints-Bucs opener: Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees

BATON ROUGE – The New Orleans Saints open the 2020 season Sunday against the man considered to be the greatest quarterback ever – Tom Brady, who signed as a free agent with Tampa Bay in ...

Saints release their first unofficial depth chart

It’s unofficial and will undergo many changes ahead of the Week one game, but some interesting takeaways include: – Cesar Ruiz at RG after missing time in camp, McCoy at Center – Kaden Elliss ahead ...

NFC South preview: Tom Brady transforms Buccaneers into a contender

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) calls together teammates Marcus Davenport (92), defensive tackle David Onyemata (93) and defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) during a team practice session. 1st in South Last year ...

Saints expect Tom Brady to add New England style to Bruce Arians offense

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – The matchup Saints fans been waiting for since it was announced that Tom Brady was signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in March, is finally here. It’s Brady vs. ...

Saints, Alvin Kamara still working on a deal

Last week, there has been hope that the Saints and running back Alvin Kamara would have a new deal in place by Monday. Monday is almost over, and there’s no deal yet. Per a source ...

16 former UCF Knights earn spots on NFL rosters

Former UCF defensive end Bruce Miller, who now plays fullback, is arguably the biggest preseason NFL surprise. Miller earned a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 53-man roster after spending four years outside of the league ...

Taysom Hill lands at No. 2 on Saints’ quarterback depth chart

Last year, Teddy Bridgewater served as the primary backup to Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees. This year, Taysom Hill has been installed as No. 2 on the team’s depth chart. Hill has leapfrogged Jameis Winston, ...

Saints running back Dwayne Washington entering Day 9 on COVID-19 list

New Orleans Saints running back Dwayne Washington has spent more than a week away from the team while on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list. Go to Source ...

Report: Saints would have been leapfrogged in Jadeveon Clowney sign-and-trade

The Ravens and Jaguars had a sign-and-trade deal ready for Jadeveon Clowney had the New Orleans Saints won NFL approval for the move. Go to Source ...

Alvin Kamara denies report of contract dispute with Saints: ‘Never held out in my life’

A week after reports of trade talks surfaced, Alvin Kamara denies holding out from the Saints. Go to Source ...

Austin Carr re-signs with the Saints practice squad

The New Orleans Saints signed veteran slot receiver Austin Carr to their practice squad, making him the ninth wide receiver on their team. Go to Source ...

Kamara disputes missing practice as part of contract holdout

I don’t think that it’s anything that we should look at as overwhelming. I talk to Alvin all the time. It’s a blessing to be in this business. Go to Source ...

Report: Jaguars almost helped Ravens land Jadeveon Clowney

Had the league allowed a sign-and-trade, Jadeveon Clowney reportedly would have ended up with the Ravens, not the Saints. Go to Source ...

Battle of the Goats: Buccaneers vs Saints rivalry week.

The other, Drew Brees, owns more passing records than any other quarterback in the history of the NFL. Both have their own things to prove. A 43-year-old Tom Brady wants to disprove the naysayers, who ...

Alvin Kamara denies absence was about contract talks

Saints running back Alvin Kamara didn’t want to say too much about his contract — or the lack thereof — but he did have something to get off his chest. Via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, ...

New Orleans Saints likely to see some familiarity in Tampa Bay offense, aim to adapt quickly

“Bruce and (offensive coordinator) Byron (Leftwich) and those guys in Tampa have done a fantastic job offensively, so that’s not going to change,” Payton said. There are going to be some elements, I’m sure, that ...

Saints star RB Kamara: ‘Never held out in my life’

Alvin Kamara mostly sidestepped questions about his contract talks with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, insisting that his focus is on Sunday’s season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But Kamara did counter the ...

Why did the NFL nix Saints’ innovative sign-and-trade deal for Jadeveon Clowney?

We suspect the league took issue with the salary-cap ramifications, as if the Saints were skirting rules. This felt like, at worst, a victimless “crime.” Go to Source ...

How Much Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Other QBs Make Per Career TD Thrown

Here’s what the NFL’s biggest stat is worth to all 32 passers. Go to Source ...

Thomas Morstead urges Saints fans to ‘scream through the TV’ ahead of Sunday’s season opener

No fans in the Dome. The New Orleans Saints will open their 2020 season Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with no fans in the Dome. No black-and-gold painted faces. Go to Source ...

Ten Purdue players on NFL rosters

Ryan Kerrigan has been a fixture in Washington since being a first-round pick in 2011. AP The NFL has its rosters set, and Purdue is well represented with 10 players primed to open the season ...

Saints will get a more athletic Andrus Peat in 2020

The New Orleans Saints offensive line was ranked second best in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. Despite Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, and Alvin Kamara garnering the most headlines on social media platforms, the ...

Austin Carr, Tommy Stevens among Saints players waived, released

A handful of players waived could return to the team as a practice squad member. NFL teams can fill out their 16-player practice squads beginning Sunday at noon. Below is the list of players the ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 7: Surprising Saints cuts as the team finalize their 53-man roster

A look at the players the Saints have waived and released when assembling their 53-man roster. Chicago Bears sign Saints former defensive end Mario Edwards. The Saints were unable to negotiate a first-time-ever deal to ...

Former Oregon Ducks Juwan Johnson, Calvin Throckmorton added to New Orleans Saints practice squad

The former Oregon Ducks were cut from the active roster but will remain in New Orleans. Go to Source ...

NFL nixed Saints’ wild sign-and-trade plan to land Jadeveon Clowney, source says

The New Orleans Saints certainly didn’t give up on free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney without a fight before he ultimately chose the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. A source confirmed that the Saints explored the idea ...

Source: NFL nixed Saints’ Clowney trade proposal

The New Orleans Saints certainly didn’t give up on free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney without a fight before he ultimately chose the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. A source confirmed that the Saints explored the idea ...

Saints have one of the NFL’s oldest rosters in 2020

The Saints have stocked up on older talent, hoping veterans like Malcolm Jenkins and Emmanuel Sanders can take them to the 2020 Super Bowl. Go to Source ...

Titans make Clowney signing official

The Tennessee Titans have won the race to sign defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Go to Source ...

Marquez Callaway makes the Saints’ initial 53-man roster

Marquez Callaway was basically a human highlight reel for the Tennessee Volunteers. Now, he gets the chance to be one for the New Orleans Saints. An excellent camp helped Callaway earn a spot on the ...

Saints rank second-to-last in salary cap space, but does it matter?

The New Orleans Saints have the second-fewest salary cap resources to work with around the NFL, but they can make more cash in a hurry. Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints announce practice squad additions

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with the following players on practice squad contracts it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis: LB Joe Bachie, LB Anthony Chickillo, LB Andrew Dowell, ...

Report: Saints attempted first-of-its-kind sign-and-trade to land Jadeveon Clowney

The New Orleans Saints pulled off all the stops, including an attempted sign-and-trade deal to acquire free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney. Go to Source ...

Pelicans owner Gayle Benson cleared after coronavirus diagnosis

Pelicans owner Gayle Benson tested positive for coronavirus. Good news. WDSU: New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson has been cleared by doctors after battling COVID-19 and has returned to the campus the two ...

Walker: Saints’ solid 53-man roster makes missing on Jadeveon Clowney easy pill to swallow

Yes, defensive coordinator Dennis Allen could have used the 3-time Pro Bowl defensive end and former No. overall pick to make what should be a great Saints’ defense even greater. Heck, every team in the ...

Tracking 2020 Saints practice squad signings, waiver claims

The New Orleans Saints released a wave of players in NFL roster cuts, but have the opportunity to re-sign many of them to the practice squad Go to Source ...

Longtime New Orleans Saints player Colston turns UNO teacher

New Orleans Saints standout player Marques Colston is taking a turn as a teacher at University of New Orleans where he’s teaching a course about leadership and entrepreneurship. The online course includes learning about how ...

NFL QB tenures: Who has played the longest with current team?

Now that Tom Brady has left New England for Tampa, which quarterback has played the longest with his current team? Go to Source ...

Why do the Saints have an extra punter on their 53-man roster?

The New Orleans Saints kept two punters on their initial 53-man roster: Pro Bowler Thomas Morstead and Penn State rookie Blake Gillikin. Go to Source ...

One-time Saints RB Adrian Peterson to sign with the Lions

The New Orleans Saints once brought Adrian Peterson on board, but the running back was cut by Washington and is now with the Detroit Lions. Go to Source ...

Bears quickly agree to terms with former Saints DE Mario Edwards Jr.

The New Orleans Saints released versatile defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr., who quickly agreed to contract terms with the Chicago Bears. Go to Source ...

Saints, Seahawks outbid by Titans in Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes

The New Orleans Saints made a competitive contract offer to free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney, but the Tennessee Titans had more to give him. Go to Source ...

POLL: Who was the most surprising Saints cut?

The New Orleans Saints have officially trimmed down their active roster. Gone are players like WR Juwan Johnson and LB Wynton McManis, and instead there were surprise players to make the roster like P Blake ...

Saints release Anthony Chickillo, Mario Edwards

The Saints are saying farewell to a couple of veteran defensive players as they make their way to the 53-player limit. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that they are releasing linebacker Anthony Chickillo. Ian Rapoport ...

Bears signing former Saints DE Mario Edwards

Less than a day after finalizing their initial 53-man roster, the Bears have made a roster move in adding DE Mario Edwards. Go to Source ...

Report: Jadeveon Clowney signs 1-year, $15M deal with Titans

Jadeveon Clowney was “expected” to sign with the team as of Saturday. Go to Source ...

Saints target Jadeveon Clowney expected to sign with the Titans: report

The New Orleans Saints wined and dined free agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, but ultimately lost out to the Tennessee Titans according to an ESPN report. Clowney was arguably the top remaining unsigned player with a ...

Full list of Saints roster moves at NFL cuts deadline

The New Orleans Saints released a list of players including Tommy Stevens and Mario Edwards Jr. at the 2020 NFL roster cuts deadline. Go to Source ...

Tommy Stevens among Saints cuts

The Saints were proud of themselves for dealing a future pick to draft Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens and keep him from a division rival. But they didn’t like him enough to keep him on ...

Callaway makes Saints roster, five former Volunteers cut

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. WJHL) – Former Tennesse wide out Marquez Callaway might’ve been signed as a free agent this offseason, but the Georgia native beat all odds by making the New Orleans Saints 53-man roster. ...

Saints see Super Bowl as only bar for success in 2020

I don’t understand how haven’t won a Super Bowl in the last three seasons; there is just that much talent on the roster,” said Jenkins, who was part of New Orleans’ only Super ...

See the New Orleans Saints initial 53-man roster following training camp cuts

The New Orleans Saints have made their final cuts to their training camp roster for the 2020 NFL season. Take a look at the initial 53-man roster below: Quarterback (3) Drew Brees Taysom Hill Jameis ...

Analyzing the Saints’ first 53-man roster of the 2020 season: 3 undrafted rookies make the cut

The New Orleans Saints’ initial 53-man roster for the 2020 regular season has been set. With that in mind, it’s unlikely that this exact roster is what the Saints end up rolling with for the ...

Saints final cuts include defensive linemen Edwards, Hunt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have waived veteran defensive linemen Mario Edwards Jr. and Margus Hunt while keeping veteran linebacker Kiko Alonso on the physically unable to perform list. Go to Source ...

NFFC Primetime Draft

Kamara was my No. player before the epidural in his back and contract holdout, so I was happy with him at six, but I also resigned to get his backup, Latavius Murray, early than I ...

Report: Saints come up short, Titans expected to sign Jadeveon Clowney

The New Orleans Saints missed out on Jadeveon Clowney, who is expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent from the Seahawks. Go to Source ...

Saints waive rookie QB/TE prospect Tommy Stevens

The New Orleans Saints waived Tommy Stevens, a rookie prospect out of Mississippi State who converted to tight end from quarterback. Go to Source ...

Report: Jadeveon Clowney mulling Titans, Saints offers, Ravens a ‘wild card’

The latest update on the Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga. Go to Source ...

Saints release veteran defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr.

The New Orleans Saints released veteran defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr., saving more than $2.3 million against the 2020 salary cap. Go to Source ...

4 former Saints players make the initial Panthers roster

The Carolina Panthers retained former New Orleans Saints players including Teddy Bridgewater and Eli Apple on their initial 53-man roster. Go to Source ...

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Ideal Scenarios, Selections for 12-Team League

No one fantasy football draft is quite like another. Different leagues often boast different levels of knowledge and draft strategy. Some fantasy owners might stock up on running backs early. Go to Source ...

Michael Thomas reacts to Deshaun Watson’s monster contract extension

The Houston Texans signed QB Deshaun Watson to a big contract extension, prompting New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas to congratulate him. Go to Source ...

WATCH: Saints cap training camp with the best quarterbacks challenge of 2020

The New Orleans Saints capped off their 2020 training camp with the best quarterbacks challenge of the year, adding coach Pete Carmichael. Go to Source ...

NFL news: Saints owner Gayle Benson cleared of coronavirus

New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Gayle Benson has now tested negative for COVID-19. This is an absolute welcome development following reports of the 73-year-old contracting the disease several weeks ago. This report ...

Sean Payton, Saints coaches join Jadeveon Clowney for private dinner

Sean Payton and two New Orleans Saints coaches reportedly joined Jadeveon Clowney for a private dinner catered by Clowney’s personal chef. Go to Source ...

Should the Steelers trade for DT Sheldon Rankins before Saturday cuts?

Are the Steelers willing to go all-in for the upcoming season? Go to Source ...

1000 Yard Guy’s Take on the Ord-Central City Game.

A 37 yard field goal by Ord’s All-State candidate Kelen Meyer were the only points showing on the fabulous Preferred Popcorn Field scoreboard after one quarter of action. But the Chants offensive line core of ...

Zach Strief sizes up Saints as training camp wraps up

I don’t think any Saint had his hand on the ball more than Jackrabbit throughout camp. There were players with more picks, but Jenkins was blanketing receivers regularly. The play of these two led Malcolm ...

Garic: Saints 53 man roster projection

The Saints will pare their roster down to 53 players Saturday. With Covid-19 stipulations that impact the final roster and the alternative of practice squad players, the Saints are ultimately not bringing back 8 players. ...

Report: Saints’ Sheldon Rankins pops up in trade talks

Sheldon Rankins has seen his name in trade talks per Albert Breer. Go to Source ...

Healthy Patrick Robinson displaying the traits New Orleans Saints envisioned

This Patrick Robinson – the version that has been on display during the 2020 training camp – is the one the New Orleans Saints are expecting. The coverage. The challenges. Go to Source ...

Sean Payton declines to comment on Clowney rumors

Reports circulated Thursday that the New Orleans Saints were making a push to sign free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about those reports Friday and told members of the ...

Saints Would Be Making a Mistake by Going All-In on Alvin Kamara

At this point, it looks as though the New Orleans Saints are going to pay up to extend running back Alvin Kamara’s contract. But while Kamara is one of the sport’s top offensive weapons, doing ...

Can A New App Revolutionize Youth Sports?: Tom House On ‘Mustard’ & Working With Tom Brady, Drew Brees

CBS Local Sports)– Former MLB pitcher, pitching coach and expert Tom House has spent decades studying the physical mechanics of throwing and the mental training of some of the world’s elite athletes. Through a new ...

Broncos cut linebacker Todd Davis

The Broncos cut veteran inside linebacker Todd Davis. Go to Source ...

3 bold predictions for the Saints offense in 2020

With the first New Orleans Saints game set to kickoff against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just over a week away, it seems an appropriate time to make a few bold predictions for the Saints offense. ...

Quarterback Harvard: Jameis “not short-changed at all” by Saints’ QB experience

Most thought Jameis Winston could land a starting quarterback job this past offseason. The NFL’s passing yards leader was a free agent after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to let his contract expire and go ...

Saints, NFC South over/under win totals predictions

Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed dive into every team in the NFC South and discuss whether they will be over or under on their projected win totals. –Video via NBC Sports– Go to Source ...

Saints still in on Jadeveon Clowney, but Titans’ Mike Vrabel speaks up

The New Orleans Saints are going hard after free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, but Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel is in the hunt Go to Source ...

Report: Saints send a coach for personal meeting with Jadeveon Clowney

The New Orleans Saints have sent a member of the coaching staff for a last-minute recruiting pitch with Pro Bowl DE Jadeveon Clowney. Go to Source ...

Alvin Kamara contract situation puts Saints in tight spot with running backs

But the simple reality is that if a running back is drafted and makes the Pro Bowl three years in a row with 1,000-plus yards in each season, you find the money and make it ...

Titans’ Taylor Lewan, Will Compton try to recruit Jadeveon Clowney on Twitter

Compton and Lewan made a push to recruit Clowney on Thursday night. Go to Source ...

Catching up with … Billy Dicken

The fan-favorite quarterback brought fun, swagger and a winning edge to the program during a resilient career Go to Source ...

Check out the pitch deck that AI sports app Mustard just raised $1.7 million to bring elite-level baseball pitching coaching to school kids

Mustard, an AI sports coaching app, has raised $1.7 million from Shasta Ventures, Intersect VC, and sporting legends including NFL player Drew Brees and former MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan. The app is built to help ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 4: Saints practice in the Superdome with crowd noise

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints are the two teams still making a push to sign Jadeveon Clowney, with early ...

Kamara returns to Saints practice amid contract negotiations

Saints running back Alvin Kamara returned to practice Wednesday after declining to take the field in recent days because of his apparent dissatisfaction with progress on a contract extension. It was good having him back ...

NFL Podcast: 2020 season preview, plus will the Saints go all-in on Clowney?

Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson preview the 2020 season and predict the eight division winners and six wild card teams. Go to Source ...

Alvin Kamara Holdout Update: Saints RB’s absence raises profile of handcuff Latavius Murray in fantasy rankings

Kamara practiced and reportedly is “not far apart” with the Saints on a new deal, which would seem to signify there will be no holdout and he can be drafted as normal. Kamara currently ranks ...

Report: Jadeveon Clowney could sign ‘very soon’; Titans, Saints ‘making strong pushes’

The Titans are reportedly one of the teams “making strong pushes” for Jadeveon Clowney. Go to Source ...

Highlights from Thursday’s Saints training camp practice

ONLINE STREAM Never miss a story or breaking news alert! Listen at work or while you surf. WWL AM/FMWWL HD2 Go to Source ...

Reports: Saints enter derby to sign Jadeveon Clowney

The New Orleans Saints have reportedly jumped into the fray to sign the Pro Bowl pass rusher. Go to Source ...

Saints crank up the Superdome crowd noise to exactly 70 decibels during practice; here’s why

The New Orleans Saints took practice to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the second and final time of this training camp in an attempt to give “Every team in the league is going to have ...

Make note of these 10 excellent NFL players — who probably won’t help you in fantasy football

With the NFL season right around the corner, Matt Harmon shines a list on 10 players who are strong assets to their real life football teams, even if they aren’t fantasy stars. Go to Source ...

Saints Day 14 observations: Insight on the team’s overall health, piped-in crowd noise, more

The New Orleans Saints took practice to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the second and final time of this training camp in an attempt to give its players a feel for how game day would operate. ...

Saints guard Andrus Peat ‘more athletic’ after dropping 10-15 pounds this offseason

Andrus Peat’s preparation for the 2020 season started not long after his 2019 campaign came to a close — but that much is pretty clear just from taking a look at him. The New Orleans ...

PODCAST: The latest on Alvin Kamara, and expectations for the 2020 season

The first episode of the Saints Wire podcast discusses the wide receivers behind Michael Thomas and sets expectations for the 2020 season. Go to Source ...

Resort: 49ers to stay at Greenbrier between East Coast games

The San Francisco 49ers will stay at a West Virginia resort later this month rather than return to California between back-to-back games on the East Coast. The 49ers are scheduled to play road games Sept. ...

Deonte Harris welcomes expanded role in Saints’ offense

He’s worked more at receiver throughout this training camp as Saints coaches think Harris has the ability to be an impact player on offense. “Well, the first thing you think about is you see what ...

Saints hope to start new Week 1 streak

The New Orleans Saints have not had a ton of recent success in the first game of the NFL season the past few seasons. Last season, they beat the Houston Texans on a last-second field ...

Fantasy Football 2020: 1st-Round Mock Draft, Team Names and Sleepers

It’s looking like selecting New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara early in the first round of fantasy drafts will be a safe move after all. While there was briefly some buzz about the Saints ...

Sean Payton pleased with Jameis Winston’s training camp performance

Jameis Winston signed a one-year “prove it” contract with the Saints this offseason, and coach Sean Payton says Winston is proving it. Payton said Winston has done everything asked of him in training camp. He’s ...

Saints Andrus Peat energized following weight loss

Andrus Peat reported to camp this year looking like a completely different man. The Saints 6ft7 offensive lineman weighed 316 pounds at the end of last season, but says he has shed between 10-15 pounds ...

Nick Chubb sees other RBs getting paid, but is “just focusing on this team right now”

It’s been a busy offseason on the running back contract extension front. Christian McCaffrey set a new high for the position, Derrick Henry and Joe Mixon each landed sizable four-year deals from their teams and ...

2020 NFL season: Here’s where Patriots stand in latest Super Bowl LV odds

Do oddsmakers consider the New England Patriots a legitimate Super Bowl contender? Here are the latest NFL championship odds. Go to Source ...

Marcus Williams being a Saint in 2021 looks increasingly unlikely

To make matters worse, the NFL salary cap has been reported to be as low as $175 million due to COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the 2020 season before it’s even started, so the Saints will ...

Pelicans News Around the Web (9-3-2020)

Christian Clark on the New Orleans Pelicans podcast presented by SeatGeek – September 2, 2020 Daniel Sallerson & Jim Eichenhofer chat with Christian Clark of NOLA.com about Nicolo Melli’s rookie year with the team and ...

Alvin Kamara contract presents a rare dilemma for the Saints

More than a decade ago, teams began to see the value in using multiple running backs — especially when it comes to the value of the contracts given to those running backs. By shifting away ...

Leonard Fournette to make his Superdome debut — with the Buccaneers

The Buccaneers reached an agreement with ex-Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette, who will play his first game in the Superdome against the Saints. Go to Source ...

2020 NFL Preview: 10 brewing controversies, including issues for Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott

There is a lot of potential angst around the league this season. Go to Source ...

Why these over-30 NFL players won’t slow down anytime soon

The 30-year-old threshold in the NFL is that territory that teeters near the point where players’ production starts to dip. Of course, it depends on the position the player suits up at, but it’s not ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 2: Alvin Kamara returns to practice

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. Jameis Winston has taken leadership lessons from Drew Brees in providing any help he can, such as stepping to the ...

Best bet on the board: There’s a good wager to make for every NFL team

Atlanta Falcons: Will make the playoffs +245 (Circa) The Falcons have consistently fielded one of the NFL’s better offenses under quarterback Matt Ryan, and the defense, despite being injury-marred, got to the same level once ...

Quarterback Jameis Winston assists New Orleans Saints in any way needed

“The only thing that I try to do is to serve,” he said. “I think that’s an important part of leadership. I see No. Go to Source ...

Walker: Alvin Kamara’s return to practice a promising sign sides are close to reaching deal

First came the reports the Saints were looking at possibly trading him if they couldn’t reach an agreement on a contract extension for Kamara, who is heading into the final season of his rookie deal. ...

Saints’ Taysom Hill destined to be jack of all trades again in 2020, but QB still his goal

The Saints have continued to acquire quality backups for starting quarterback Drew Brees. Teddy Bridgewater backed Brees up in 2018 and ’19 and is now the projected starter at Carolina. Last spring, the Saints signed ...

Alvin Kamara returns to practice amid ongoing contract talks with Saints

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara returned to practice Wednesday after what a source described as an unexcused four-day absence that was believed to be contract-related. And though a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler ...

Saints owner Gayle Benson visits team practice amid COVID-19 recovery

New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson visited the team’s training camp facility on Wednesday, days after officials said that she had tested positive for COVID-19. The Saints shared a photo of a mask-clad Benson speaking ...

Payton: Saints, RB Kamara in ‘active negotiations’

Running back Alvin Kamara and the New Orleans Saints are inching closer to a new contract. Head coach Sean Payton said Wednesday, following Kamara’s first practice since reports of a holdout surfaced, the two sides ...

Texans’ Randall Cobb, Saints’ Marcus Davenport team up for Hurricane Laura relief

Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb and New Orleans Saints pass rusher Marcus Davenport are teaming up to launch a Hurricane Laura relief fund in Texas and Louisiana to help communities impacted by the storm. Cobb ...

Saints, Pelicans owner Gayle Benson back at practice after COVID-19 diagnosis

Gayle Benson tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks and was cleared by doctors to return. Go to Source ...

Saints/Pelicans, NFL give $500K to Laura relief

The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans and the NFL Foundation today announced a $500,000 donation to Hurricane Laura relief efforts. “Since Hurricane Laura approached Southwest Louisiana, we have been very concerned about the safety and ...

Payton: Saints ‘actively negotiating’ with Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was back on the practice field at the Ochsner Sports Performance Facility Wednesday after missing three session for what were reported as “contract related” reasons. Saints head coach ...

Emmanuel Butler turning to veteran Saints wideouts in pursuit of growth and consistency

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Butler played his way into the favor of Saints fans with several impressive camp showings ahead of the 2019 season. Despite the hype around him, Butler was derailed by ...

Saints bracing for new NFC South challenge from Brady’s Bucs

Tom Brady won’t have to wait long for a first look at the team his Buccaneers will be chasing in the NFC South. The 43-year-old Brady will make his Tampa Bay debut when the Buccaneers ...

Saints owner Gayle Benson cleared by doctors after COVID-19 diagnosis

New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson visited the practice facility for training camp after being cleared by doctors for COVID-19. Go to Source ...

Buccaneers announce no fans allowed at first 2 home games

On Wednesday, the team announced no fans will be allowed at the first two home games of the 2020 season at Raymond James Stadium. The first opportunity fans will possibly get to see him and ...

Vegas League Draft Analysis

As a result, we ended up with five ‘conferences’ of 12 teams each, all running their drafts at the same time via email, and that provided an opportunity to take a look in real time ...

Louisiana approves fans returning to Saints games, team releases plan

We have met with our state and local government officials to review our comprehensive health and safety plan to allow us to host fans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this season while protecting the health of ...

Bushrod On Social Activism In Sports: “Leagues Are Awake Now”

We have some great leadership in this NFL family, and the guys are stepping up. They’re letting their voice be heard. The great thing about the leadership is they’re getting their voices out there, but ...

Why the Saints trading Taysom Hill could make sense

Sean Payton saw enough glimpses of Hill’s combined ability to run the ball and pass from not only the Minnesota contest, but in games like the Thanksgiving game: Saints at Falcons. yard rushing touchdown, untouched ...

Alvin Kamara Saints drama exploded with four trade possibilities

Alvin Kamara’s future with the Saints is the $16 million question lingering in New Orleans with just 11 days until the team is scheduled to play the Buccaneers in Week 1. The festering Kamara drama ...

Notebook: Kansas Mauls the Phone Lines on Recruiting Day

Tennessee, Iowa State, Missouri among offers for DJ Wesolak On September 1st, the first day schools could initiate contact with the 2022 class, Boonville (Mo. linebacker-defensive end DJ Wesolak was offered by Kansas and Iowa ...

Should the Dolphins explore trading for RB Alvin Kamara?

One player reported to be possibly available via trade is New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara — who is currently holding out of training camp in his effort to secure a new contract. Kamara, ...

Alvin Kamara warned Saints fans, fantasy football owners about holdout weeks ago

Yet despite serving as one of New Orleans’ top offensive weapons, he is due only $2.133 million in 2020 — tied for 30th among running backs this season, per Spotrac. Considering other top backs Christian ...

Source: Alvin Kamara to return to practice Wednesday amid contract negotiations with Saints

Alvin Kamara will be back at practice with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, and the two sides will continue working toward a long-term contract extension, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. According to the ...

Saints Using Media to Move Along Alvin Kamara Situation

Jason Smith and Mike Harmon react to the latest rumors surrounding the New Orleans Saints and their star running back Alvin Kamara. The guys explain why they believe the Saints are fanning the flames of ...

Free-agent CB Kayvon Webster to visit Jags Wednesday

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be hosting former New Orleans Saints and Washington Football Team cornerback Kayvon Webster Wednesday. This comes after the Jags have been openly looking for veteran ...

NFL Podcast: Alvin Kamara’s trade potential and Leonard Fournette landing spots

Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson discuss Alvin Kamara trade rumors and the Jaguars releasing Leonard Fournette. Go to Source ...

Do Running Backs Matter?

Ryan McDowell covers the latest NFL news with a focus on a trio of running backs and their long-term futures. (AP) Go to Source ...

Football Daily Dose: Do Running Backs Matter?

The Saints are reportedly willing to pay Kamara a deal in the $12 million per year range, similar to the deal Mixon just finalized, but the back has his sights on Christian McCaffrey money. That’s ...

Report: Alvin Kamara, Saints have returned to negotiating table

Alvin Kamara has missed practice time over dissatisfaction with his contract, and the Saints have threatened to trade him if they can’t work out a long-term deal. Cooler heads now have prevailed. Ian Rapoport of ...

NFL’s Saints could have fans at second home game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The New Orleans Saints’ chances of welcoming fans to their second home game against Green Bay on Sept. improved after Louisiana ...

RotoPat Final-Week Rankings

With barely a week to go until the opener, Patrick Daugherty reveals his crunch-time rankings. (AP) Go to Source ...

Saints trading Alvin Kamara would help 49ers in another Super Bowl run

The New Orleans Saints clearly aren’t happy with their star running back. Go to Source ...

Saints take big step towards hosting fans for home games, starting vs. Packers

The New Orleans Saints received approval from the Louisiana state government to host fans at their Week 3 home game, but the city must agree Go to Source ...

Reports: Saints open to trading Alvin Kamara if they can’t sign him to extension

The Saints want to sign Alvin Kamara to an extension. Alvin Kamara wants to sign an extension. But if the Saints can’t come to an agreement with their star running back, they are “open to ...

Saints Open to Trading RB Alvin Kamara: Report

Alvin Kamara’s recent contract dilemma with the New Orleans Saints has taken quite the turn. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Saints are open to trading the 25-year-old Pro Bowl running back. While the team ...

Malcom Brown on practicing in empty Superdome: ‘It’s kind of surreal’

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – Saturday night, the Saints got a glimpse of what their new normal will look like this season, at least for week one, after practicing in an empty Dome. I asked ...

REPORT: Saints willing to trade Alvin Kamara

The New Orleans Saints open to consider trading Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara per a report from NFL insider Josina Anderson. Go to Source ...

Saints approved by state to allow fans at 2nd home game; local officials still reviewing plan

Louisiana officials have given the New Orleans Saints the go-ahead for fans to attend home games beginning Week 3 (Sept. against the Green Bay Packers, according to an email sent to season ticket holders on ...

An Alvin Kamara absence doesn’t have as much teeth as most NFL holdouts

Alvin Kamara may be committing a holdout during New Orleans Saints training camp to advance contract talks, but it doesn’t have much teeth. Go to Source ...

Training Camp Roundup: Aftermath of Jaguars dumping Leonard Fournette and Alvin Kamara eyes new deal

We roundup the latest training camp storylines that could impact fantasy drafts just over a week away from the season, headlined by the Jaguars moving on from Leonard Fournette. Go to Source ...

Saints fans are confident for 2020…maybe too confident?

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Saints fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. ...

Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders projected to catch 50-plus passes in 2020

There has been a lot of hype surrounding the teamup between Emmanuel Sanders and the New Orleans Saints, but what could his stats look like? Go to Source ...

Signing WR Emmanuel Sanders named best move of the Saints offseason

The best move of the New Orleans Saints offseason may have been the signing of free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, a big-play threat. Go to Source ...

Your 2020 All-Rookies fantasy football team: Yes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire looks like the real deal

Liz Loza reveals her All-Rookies team for the 2020 fantasy football season! Go to Source ...

WATCH: Saints vs Bucs Week 1 hype video

We are less than two weeks away from Week 1 of the 2020 NFL Season. That’s less than two weeks from Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing Drew Brees and the New Orleans ...

Alvin Kamara Holdout Update: Saints RB’s absence raises profile of handcuff Latavius Murray in rankings

Alvin Kamara fantasy outlook Kamara currently ranks as our No. RB in standard leagues and No. in PPR leagues, assuming he shows up and starts the season on time. Go to Source ...

Saints’ 53-man roster projections: Difficult decisions to make with deep roster, no preseason

Walker: Keep: 5 — Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Ty Montgomery, Dwayne Washington, Michael Burton Release: Tony Jones Jr. Explanation: This is one more running back than Saints would normally keep, but Montgomery’s versatility and Washington’s ...

The case for and against Leonard Fournette on the Saints

Naturally, due to the pedigree of Fournette there are a lot of fans that are yelling for their teams to sign him, and those yelling the loudest could be found just 80 miles from where ...

Free agent CB Kayvon Webster visiting Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars will reportedly host free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster on Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Webster most recently played for The Washington Football Team and the New Orleans Saints last year. ...

Sources: RB Kamara’s absence linked to contract

Alvin Kamara appears to be making a late push for a contract extension. The New Orleans Saints running back has been an unexcused absence from training camp since Friday, and the absence is believed to ...

Fleur-de-Links, September 1: Sean Peyton speaks on final week of training and undrafted WR makes big plays at training

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. As the Saints enter their final week of training camp and begin to finalize their 53-man roster, Sean Payton speaks ...

Training Camp Daily Dose: Jaguars Dump Leonard Fournette

Eagles Lose Rookie WR to Shoulder Injury Promising Eagles first-round WR Jalen Reagor went down with a shoulder injury at practice over the weekend, and it’s being reported he suffered a slight tear to his ...

Revisiting Why Jacksonville Drafted Leonard Fournette

• The backstory of Leonard Fournette is relevant today, as the former fourth overall pick hits the waiver wire, and (fair warning) what I’ll write here is going to be painful for Jaguars fans to ...

Transcript – Monday, Aug. 31

New Orleans Saints Running Backs Coach Joel Thomas Video Call with Local Media Monday, August 31, 2020 What have you seen from Ty Montgomery in the snaps he has received, where he seems to have ...

Saints’ Day 12 observations: Drew Brees looked sharp, but secondary closes strong

Offensively, New Orleans was without running back Alvin Kamara for the third straight practice, as well as offensive linemen Cesar Ruiz (third) and Patrick Omameh and tight end Garrett Griffin. Running back Dwayne Washington, who ...

Safe, underrated and overrated picks in the first three rounds of 2020 fantasy football drafts

Fred Zinke turns his attention to the first three rounds of fantasy football drafts to identify the safest, most underrated and overrated picks being made. Go to Source ...

Saints RB Alvin Kamara’s camp absence related to contract, sources say

Alvin Kamara appears to be making a late push for a contract extension. The New Orleans Saints running back has been an unexcused absence from training camp since Friday, and the absence is believed to ...

Report: Alvin Kamara has had unexcused practice absences, believed to be related to contract

Alvin Kamara is reportedly unhappy with his contract. Go to Source ...

Adam Trautman provides the Saints an immediate contributor and bright future

Every player has the potential to be something special in New Orleans. Even a quarterback whose torn labrum threatened his career and forced other medical staffs to advise teams against signing him. Thanks Miami. Go ...

Freshmen receivers get chance with Tennessee this season

The Tennessee Volunteers have to replace their top two wide receivers, and a group of freshmen will get the opportunity to help fill the void left by the loss of Jajuan Jennings and Marquez Callaway. ...

Andrus Peat returns to Saints training camp practice

The New Orleans Saints took the practice field for their latest training camp session with Andrus Peat back in the lineup at left guard. Go to Source ...

Saints designate Dwayne Washington to the NFL’s COVID-19 list

The New Orleans Saints added Dwayne Washington, a backing running back and special teams ace, to the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday. Go to Source ...

How Hurricane Katrina enabled, then disabled Tom Benson from ditching New Orleans

For me, my Hurricane Katrina story started inside the Superdome. It was Friday August 26, 2005, and I accompanied two friends to the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. The storm had ...

Darrin Paulo is the latest Saints roster cut to catch on elsewhere

The New Orleans Saints waived rookie left tackle Darrin Paulo, who was claimed by the Denver Broncos for a big training camp opportunity. Go to Source ...

What would ex-Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette offer to the Saints?

The Jacksonville Jaguars waived former LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette, but should the New Orleans Saints be interested in him? Go to Source ...

Saints LB Alex Anzalone ready to finish camp strong

The 25-year-old has flashed his playmaking ability in training camp coming back from shoulder surgery and looks ready for the season opener against Tampa Bay that is less than 2 weeks away. I feel really ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 31: Saints running back placed on COVID-19/reserve list and sign 3 players

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. While he says that he is disappointed by the lack of pre-season games, Taysom Hill talks about how it is ...

Transcript – Sunday, Aug. 30

It’s been fun, he’s the one guy that I’ve been able to literally watch every snap that he’s taken since he’s gotten into the NFL and so he’s doing a good job and constantly asking ...

Broncos awarded tackle Darrin Paulo off waivers from New Orleans

The Broncos added to the competition at tackle on Sunday, as they were awarded rookie lineman Darrin Paulo off waivers from New Orleans. Paulo had been with the Saints since April, when he signed as ...

Transcript: New Orleans wide receiver Austin Carr training camp interview

New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Austin Carr Video Call with Local Media Sunday, August 30, 2020 What are your impressions of Jameis Winston and what qualities does he have that are different than really any ...

Saints WR Deonte Harris on playing an increased role on offense: ‘The more they give me, the better’

Harris has the latter on lock — leading the NFL in punt returns, punt return yards and combined returns — but it’s the former that needs more practice. Harris took just 66 snaps on offense ...

Saints place RB Dwayne Washington on reserve/COVID-19 list

New Orleans Saints running back Dwayne Washington was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, according to the NFL’s transactions list. Washington is the fourth Saint to be placed on the list, following the additions ...

Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson tests positive for COVID-19

Benson, 73, is the second NFL owner to test positive for COVID-19. Go to Source ...

Saints’ Wil Lutz: Kicking in an empty dome may require getting used to a different type of noise

“I could hear my mom yelling for me,” Lutz joked. That experience might actually pay some dividends this year, though. The Saints already know they will play at least three of their first four games ...

Drew Brees completes 50-yard pass in Superdome, 11 absent

Running back Alvin Kamara was out again for the second straight day, missing his fourth practice in total. It’s not known what the reason for his absence is this go-round, but he previously missed two ...

The Achilles’ heel for each top Super Bowl contender ahead of the 2020 NFL season

Looking at what aspect could prevent each of these favorites from being crowned champion. Go to Source ...

Continue wearing face masks to sustain Ghana’s COVID-19 gains – Okoe Boye

30.08.2020 – NBC : Campaigns Frame The Election In Apocalyptic Terms | Meet The Press | NBC News Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints Official On-Field Face Masks and Gaiters, Get what the players are wearing, Where to buy

Get your official Saints on-field Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas face masks and gaiters, get yours now! Go to Source ...

Saints sign 3 players; Benson tests positive

Saints sign 3 players; Benson tests positive Go to Source ...

Hill concentrating on developing at QB

If you look at it (I have looked at) Drew (Brees) and studied his tape, (his) ability to get a play (ready), get a call, get up to the line of scrimmage, recognize what the ...

New Orleans Saints practice in Mercedes-Benz Superdome, minus fans and crowd noise, could mimic regular season

A Saturday night practice in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the New Orleans Saints very well could have served as a dress rehearsal for the 2020 regular season opener, if not as a taste of what ...

Saints Day 11 observations: Drew Brees completes 50-yard pass in Superdome, 11 absent

Running back Alvin Kamara was out again for the second straight day, missing his fourth practice in total. It’s not known what the reason for his absence is this go-round, but he previously missed two ...

Saints add another defensive end, waive rookie tackle Darrin Paulo

The New Orleans Saints shuffled their depth chart by signing rookie pass rusher T.J. Carter and waiving rookie left tackle Darrin Paulo. Go to Source ...

Saints’ Taysom Hill focused on becoming the best QB he can be

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – Taysom Hill has become more commonly known as the Saints Swiss Army knife” than he has as a backup quarterback, but his offseason preparations haven’t changed. I’ll tell you my ...

Saints add defensive ends Carter, Lanier, linebacker McManis

The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive ends T.J. Carter and Anthony Lanier II and linebacker Wynton McManis, general manager Mickey Loomis said Saturday. The signings came as New Orleans waived injured defensive tackle Jalen ...

Fantasy football: A blueprint for finding wide receiver depth

It should come as no surprise that in an era of pass-happy play-calling in the NFL, the wide receiver position is routinely one of the deepest in fantasy football. More teams are moving to three- ...

What is lost when the NFL preseason is canceled? For the Saints, it’s crucial player evaluations.

But those practice situations are still just recreations, not the real deal. “When you get those live looks in game situations, oftentimes there are guys that rise up that maybe you didn’t see the same ...

Mike Detillier: New impact players for LSU, Saints in 2020

The college and professional football ranks are like living in a commuter world due to the fact that players come and go on a regular basis. The New Orleans Saints and LSU football teams have ...

Saints to sign DE Anthony Lanier II: report

Former Washington and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Anthony Lanier II is signing with the New Orleans Saints, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Saints are bringing in Lanier to fill a vacancy ...

Saints’ Taysom Hill savors QB reps before resuming Swiss Army knife role

It’s a little disappointing not having preseason games for a guy like me, because it really is an opportunity to make sure that I’m getting live, game-time reps. But I think for now, the focus ...

Saints Day 10 observations: Team scrimmages for practice, 10 players absent

PARTICIPATION Ten Saints players were not seen at practice Friday, including several starters. Rookie lineman Cesar Ruiz and running back Ty Montgomery missed their first day of practice after seemingly getting banged up a little ...

Saints fill out the roster with former Chiefs, Chargers pass rusher Anthony Lanier

The New Orleans Saints training camp roster is back at capacity following the signing of former Los Angeles Chargers DE Anthony Lanier. Go to Source ...

Is Saints’ WR Tre’Quan Smith ‘ready to blossom?’ Maybe, but he’s not thinking of the future

That being said, right here and right now, Smith is feeling good about himself again. You got to make the best of each opportunity in a day and hopefully when you do that, all good ...

Pelicans’ owner Gayle Benson tests positive for coronavirus

Gayle Benson has continued to work from home, a spokesman said Friday. Go to Source ...

Taysom Hill focuses on quarterback during training camp with New Orleans Saints

“We keep pushing the tempo, but he understands our protections well and I think that with the reps that he’s getting and the reps that (quarterback) Jameis (Winston) is getting, all those things we’re building ...

Saints, Pelicans owner Benson tests positive for coronavirus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gayle Benson, the owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, has tested positive for COVID-19 but has not been hospitalized and has continued to work from ...

Saints’ DL Malcolm Roach relishing Saturday practice in Dome, hour away from Baton Rouge home

I’m very excited, growing up in Louisiana, that’s one thing you dream of, playing in the Dome,” Roach said. “If you’re playing in the Dome, you’re either in the state championship, or you’re playing Sugar ...

NFL MVP Odds: Cam Newton, Drew Brees Among Best Bets With Most Value

The odds to win the NFL’s 2020 NFL MVP features a list taken over by young talent like Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson and Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott. It’s also a ...

Warriors star Draymond Green latest athlete to join CNN as contributor

Draymond Green addressed the NBA’s decision to resume the playoffs on CNN Friday, saying he thought that move was critical to their social justice movement. Go to Source ...

What’s in a name? ‘It’s complicated,’ Saints DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson/Ceedy Duce says

No matter what you call him, New Orleans Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson/Ceedy Duce wants to be his own person. To some, he’s Chauncey Gardner Jr.. He went by simply that until his junior year at ...

Saints owner Gayle Benson tests positive for COVID-19

Gayle Benson, owner the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, has tested positive for COVID-19, the teams confirmed Friday. Mrs. Benson wants to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Go to ...

Saints GM Mickey Loomis anxious about upcoming roster cuts

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is worried some good players might get away in NFL roster cuts without preseason game tape. Go to Source ...

Saints owner Gayle Benson diagnosed with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has again touched the Saints, with team owner Gayle Benson testing positive for a coronavirus infection. Benson’s diagnosis was first reported by Amie Just and Ramon Antonio Vargas for the Times-Picayune | ...

New Orleans Saints locker room perfect amalgamation of ‘old school’ and ‘new school’

The New Orleans Saints enter the 2020 NFL season with one of the most highly touted rosters in terms of continuity and leadership; emphatically in win-now mode, the Saints took a conscientious, meticulous approach to ...

Saints’ wearing of Jacob Blake’s name on helmets ‘a good start,’ but more steps promised

“Every time I see that situation, I say, ‘That could have been me,’ ” Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said. “That could have been one of my cousins. That could have been one of my ...

Saints take a cautious approach in first full-contact scrimmage

The New Orleans Saints gave many veteran players the day off in their first full-contact scrimmage at training camp, some due to injuries. Go to Source ...

Zack Baun brings versatility to Saints defense

Going into the NFL Draft, most expected the New Orleans Saints to add a linebacker to play alongside Demario Davis. While the Saints first round pick of Michigan interior offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz was a ...

WR Emmanuel Sanders seeing a hungry and handsy Saints secondary

Emmanuel Sanders spent the latter half of last season in San Francisco, helping the 49ers get to the championship game, but choose to join the Saints in free agency because he believes in a Black ...

2020 Fantasy Football Tight End Busts: It’s not time to jump back on board with Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski is getting a fresh start with the Bucs, but expecting a big impact seems unrealistic. Our analysts reveal their tight end fades. Go to Source ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 28: Two former Saints linebackers find new homes while former CFL linebacker works out with the Saints

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. While multiple teams have canceled training camp as a form of protest, New Orleans Saints players wore the name of ...

NFL 2020: 4 Players to Watch Out for in NFC South

Read on as we take a look at a player from each franchise who we feel could be the difference-maker for their respective team this season. Todd Gurley – Atlanta Falcons The Falcons’ decision to ...

Jacob Blake handcuffed to hospital bed, father says

COVID-19 trouble signs: More ICU beds filled in Illinois as state reports 1,707 new coronavirus cases Officials said 390 coronavirus patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, well within capacity but still the highest number ...

Pro Football Focus ranks P.J. Walker No. 30 among backup quarterbacks

As for the Panthers, their projected QB2 is quite a bit lower on the list. Go to Source ...

Zach Strief recaps Thursday’s Saints practice

The New Orleans Saints were back on the practice field at training camp Thursday and WWL Radio’s Saints play-by-play announcer Zach Strief was in attendance. The team went through an indoor practice, because of storms ...

Multiple NFL Teams Cancel Practice, Drew Brees Puts ‘Jacob Blake’ Name on Helmet

The Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers have also canceled their Thursday practices. Several NFL teams — including the NY Jets and the Indianapolis Colts — are canceling practice Thursday so players can ...

Panthers’ offense may resemble Saints with Bridgewater at QB

The Carolina Panthers’ offense could look a lot like the division champion New Orleans Saints this season. New starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater spent two seasons working behind Drew Brees in New Orleans, including one year ...

Saints see Super Bowl as the only bar for success in 2020

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins sees his new team as one that has underachieved in recent playoff campaigns. New Orleans has won more regular season games – 37 – than any other NFL team since 2017. ...

Saints players wear Jacob Blake’s name on their helmets in protest

The New Orleans Saints are joining in on protests against the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake, a Black man, was shot in the back seven times by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. ...

Saints’ Craig Robertson explains the purpose behind taunting kicker Wil Lutz at practice

Practicing outdoors earlier this week, New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz had to deal with more than just a stiff wind in his face when he lined up for a field goal attempt. Standing across ...

Saints’ undrafted corner Keith Washington is ‘learning, taking coaching, making strides’

Keith Washington has no shortage of shoulders to lean on. The New Orleans Saints’ undrafted rookie free agent cornerback can go up to such established teammates like safety Malcolm Jenkins or cornerback Janoris Jenkins — ...

How Demario Davis transformed into one of the league’s best linebackers

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis wasn’t always looked at as the top-tier linebacker he is today. As a matter of fact, while with the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns, Davis was considered by ...

Authorities Identify Police Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake In The Back

The called named Blake and said he took her keys and refused to leave. When officers arrived, they attempted to take Blake into custody. They tried to subdue him with a Taser. Go to Source ...

Saints Day 9 observations: A 40-yard pass for Drew Brees and it wasn’t to Michael Thomas

The Saints chose to practice, but players wore stickers with Blake’s name on their helmets. Traditionally, Saints players have their last names across the fronts of their helmets during training camp. PARTICIPATION Two new absences ...

Saints practice with name of ‘Jacob Blake’ taped to front of helmets

The New Orleans Saints had the name Jacob Blake taped to the front of their helmets Thursday. Go to Source ...

Thomas Morstead reflects on Super Bowl XLIV’s “Ambush”

Plus the rarely successful onside kick attempt was coming against Peyton Manning’s team that was winning on the biggest stage of his career. Two notable onside kick successes in Super Bowl history: Super Bowl XXX ...

Saints wear Jacob Blake’s name on helmet during Thursday’s practice

While three NFL teams didn’t practice on Thursday in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints made a different statement. Saints’ players wore Blake’s name on ...

Saints support Jacob Blake protests in training camp practice

The New Orleans Saints added helmet stickers carrying Jacob Blake’s name during training camp practice, showing solidarity with protestors. Go to Source ...

Former Saints linebackers Will Compton, Jayrone Elliott sign with new teams

More players who once suited up for the New Orleans Saints have earned new NFL opportunities: linebackers Will Compton and Jayrone Elliott. Go to Source ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 27: Cornerback takes on a more versatile role at training camp

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. Janoris Jenkins, defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, secondary coach Aaron Glenn, and more speak highly of the Saints defense. Some of ...

Reports: Saints DT Jalen Dalton out for season with torn triceps

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Jalen Dalton is going to miss the entire 2020 season after sustaining a torn triceps, according to multiple reports. The injury was first reported by Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. The ...

Panthers news: Teddy Bridgewater gets credit for football passion by OC

With longtime Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton now officially a member of the heralded New England Patriots, former Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater is the new man under center in Charlotte. ...

Who is Jameis Winston in the huddle? His newest teammates explain

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – Quarterback Jameis Winston is famously known for his pregame antics, most notably when he “ate a W” in a pregame speech. Since joining the New Orleans Saints, his newest teammates ...

Transcript – Wednesday, Aug. 26

Obviously, we talked about this at the onset, each one of these days we’re outside practicing is that important because there are no preseason games and yeah, we plan on having a scrimmage environment there, ...

New Orleans Saints rookie Cesar Ruiz receiving crash course on NFL life

“Guys like Sheldon and David are two different players and have two different skill sets,” Ruiz said. “But they definitely have taught me a lot of things – what to expect from D-linemen, they’ve shown ...

Janoris Jenkins feels great heading into Year 2 with Saints. ‘Oh man, we’re stacked’

New Orleans acquired him off waivers December 17, Jenkins played his first game three days before Christmas and then played 141 of a possible 149 defensive snaps in the regular season finale and playoffs. Those ...

How Will the Pandemic Impact the 2020 NFL Season?

Look at teams like the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, who’ve contended year after year in part because they’ve kept their coaching, management, and key players in place. Continuity will matter more than ...

Watch: Bobby Hebert breaks down Wednesday’s Saints practice

The New Orleans Saints were back on the practice field at training camp Wednesday and WWL Radio’s Bobby Hebert and Steve Geller were in attendance. The team went through a windy practice on their outdoor ...

Saints Day 8 observations: Defense wins the day, Sheldon Rankins looks dangerous

OFFENSIVE LINE UPDATE Nothing new to report on the offensive line, as rookie Cesar Ruiz worked at center for the third consecutive day. Payton said Wednesday he will continue to rotate Ruiz and Erik McCoy ...

Tight End Shuffle Up: Chris Herndon looks like a fantasy draft steal

You have plenty of tight end choices for Fantasy Football 2020. Scott Pianowski is here to share his view of the position. Go to Source ...

WATCH: Kaden Elliss intercepts a pass and runs it back all the way to the house

New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss made a splash in training camp practice with an interception returned for a defensive touchdown. Go to Source ...

Latavius Murray could be the steal of your fantasy draft

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray is the player you need on all of your fantasy football rosters. He is one of the best handcuff options and would be a top-5 play should Kamara ...

Saints legend Marques Colston hired as UNO adjunct professor

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston announced that he accepted a position with the University of New Orleans as an adjunct professor. Go to Source ...

Saints players heading into their contract seasons and how that affects performance

The New Orleans Saints are heading into the 2020 season with some of their biggest names also heading into their contract year. A contract year is the final year on a player’s contract before heading ...

Report: Saints DT Jalen Dalton suffers season-ending injury

The New Orleans Saints reportedly lost backup defensive tackle Jalen Dalton to a season-ending triceps injury during training camp practice. Go to Source ...

Saints 2020 fantasy football cheat sheet

Thomas should be a 1st round pick in all leagues of more than six teams, and will once again finish as a top 5 WR, as he has done every season since he entered the ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 26: Legendary Saints wide receiver becomes UNO professor

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. Former wide receiver Marques Colston announced via Twitter that he will be an adjunct professor at University of New Orleans ...

University Book Store Headlines: 8.26.2020

Find out more about our sponsor, University Book Store PURDUE RECRUITING What about mid-year recruits? – GoldandBlack.com Most career games with 4+ Pass TDs and 0 INTsDrew Brees – 25Tom Brady – 23Peyton Manning – ...

Saints sign DB Kemon Hall after placing CB Johnson Bademosi on IR

The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive back Kemon Hall, according to Tuesday’s transactions. The signing comes just one day after the Saints placed special teams contributing cornerback Johnson Bademosi on the injured reserve. Hall ...

NFC South preview: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints Alvin Kamara is a game-changer for the New Orleans offense Head coach: Sean Payton Key man: In 2017, Alvin Kamara was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year after an outstanding ...

Saints DE Carl Granderson noticeably bigger and stronger in camp

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – Saints defensive end Carl Granderson is entering his second season in the NFL, but he looks far from a 1 year vet. This offseason he went from weighing 258 to ...

Saints’ road trip? Here’s a look at current guidelines on fan attendance for Saints’ 8 road games

Well, that will depend largely on the COVID-19 guidelines in the cities the Saints visit this season. An ESPN report compiled a list of the current guidelines for all 32 teams. Here is a look ...

Saints sign free agent CB Kemon Hall after tryout, roster almost at capacity

The New Orleans Saints signed free agent cornerback Kemon Hall after his tryout, which followed injuries to Tino Ellis and Johnson Bademosi. Go to Source ...

Saints’ Nigel Bradham cut following critical remarks regarding Eagles, Bills

The New Orleans Saints released Nigel Bradham after just two weeks following critical remarks he made last week of his former teams when he said they were not “winning organizations. The 30-year-old veteran linebacker was ...

Center or guard? Saints lineman Erik McCoy ‘cool with’ playing either position

For New Orleans Saints interior lineman Erik McCoy, he doesn’t consider this camp to be a competition with rookie Cesar Ruiz for the starting center spot. Instead, McCoy feels like the coaches are trying to ...

NFL odds: Making case that Kansas City Chiefs won’t win AFC West this season

Plenty of Super Bowl participants have failed to win their division the following season. Go to Source ...

Jameis Winston’s aleady a locker room favorite

He’s a former first overall pick, he won a National Championship and a Heisman Trophy at Florida State, and while he’s made some mind-numbingly bad decisions in his NFL career, there is no denying that ...

Controversy could have torn the Saints apart. Instead it made them closer

Remember earlier this summer, when it seemed the New Orleans Saints were on the verge of coming apart at the seams? Appearing, of all places, on a Yahoo Finance show back in June, Drew Brees ...

Saints release veteran LB Nigel Bradham, younger LBs to get more reps, Sean Payton says

The New Orleans Saints have released linebacker Nigel Bradham, and coach Sean Payton said after Monday’s practice that Bradham’s short stint in the Crescent City was due to the depth chart. Several young linebackers, including ...

Culture prevails as Saints fortify their reputation as a winning franchise

Culture has always been such a huge part of New Orleans Saints success. How players perform on the field is only one factor of a much larger equation. For the Saints, “fit” is much more ...

How Budda Baker’s market-setting contract impacts Marcus Williams, Saints

The New Orleans Saints might not be able to afford Marcus Williams, a top 2021 free agent, after the Arizona Cardinals paid Budda Baker. Go to Source ...

Kamara believes the Saints possess NFL’s top defense, and he might not be wrong

It’s not speculation that the Saints have held the NFL’s best-run defense from the last three years combined, but could they finally pose the best overall unit? In a media press conference, Kamara was clear: ...

NFL odds: Making the case that the Kansas City Chiefs won’t win the AFC West this season

Plenty of Super Bowl participants have failed to win their division the following season. Go to Source ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 25: Marquez Callaway and Ty Montgomery shine at training camp

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. Saints coach Sean Payton spoke very highly of UDFA wide receiver Marquez Callaway after joining the Saints in April. Despite ...

Saints place Johnson Bademosi on injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints have placed cornerback Johnson Bademosi on injured reserve less than two weeks after bringing him off the physically unable to perform list. Bademosi began camp on the PUP list before passing ...

LeBron, Kamara seek justice after Wis. shooting

ESPN Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was among those across sports on Monday to address the police shooting of a Black man identified as Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. Protests took place in the state ...

Saints lineman McCoy & Ruiz started building chemistry well before camp

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – Saints offensive lineman Erik McCoy and rookie Cesar Ruiz switched roles to start the week with McCoy moving to right guard and Ruiz getting his first reps at center. McCoy ...

Saints cut Bradham, place Bademosi on injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints have cut linebacker Nigel Bradham and placed defensive back Johnson Bademosi on injured reserve. Bradham is an eight-year NFL veteran who had spent his first four seasons with Buffalo and the ...

Saints short at cornerback after losing another one to injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints are down to just a handful of rostered cornerbacks after losing Tino Ellis and Johnson Bademosi to injured reserve. Go to Source ...

LOOK: Taysom Hill announces the birth of his son

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill had a great explanation for missing two days of training camp practice: the birth of his son Beau Go to Source ...

Ex-Badger Ryan Ramczyk maintains confidence through adversity

Ryan Ramczyk possesses a deep well of self-confidence. That confidence has helped him go from welding classes at a technical college to the top of the mountain in the NFL. It also helped him make ...

‘Are you being intentional?’ How Saints’ Marshon Lattimore is finding every-play greatness

As Lattimore is often used to, the ball went somewhere else, but this play represents exactly what the Saints are hoping to see out of Lattimore in Year 4. New Orleans wants him to be ...

Why the Saints could win it all, Part X

The new face of the Saints special teams became kicker Wil Lutz, and Lutz had himself another stellar year as well, making his first Pro Bowl. Lutz drilled 48 of 49 extra points in 2019, ...

Saints DE Carl Granderson feels like a ‘gazelle,’ despite putting on 20 pounds

The official New Orleans Saints roster has second-year defensive end Carl Granderson weighing in at 261, but that’s last year’s rookie weight. Granderson said his biggest focus this offseason was on his strength. Right now, ...

Saints Day 7 observations: Big days for a couple WRs, Ty Montgomery continues to impress

With Ramczyk out for a second straight practice, the Saints switched things up and gave second-year tackle Ethan Greenidge some work with the first-team at right tackle after James Hurst took the reps in Ramczyk’s ...

NFL players, coaches speak out about police shooting of Jacob Blake

Multiple NFL players have spoken out about the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Go to Source ...

Brains & brawn make PJ Williams Swiss Army knife of Saints secondary

P.J. Williams has been popping-off at Saints practice by creating those all-important takeaways while playing a number of roles in the secondary. “P.J. is my Swiss Army knife,” said secondary coach Aaron Glenn. P.J. can ...

Transcript – Monday, Aug. 24

Is there some ritual you’re going through mentally or physically to kind of get yourself ready for practice or, you’re just kind of an early bird guy or what? “I just go out there, get ...

Saints parting with Nigel Bradham is big news for Zack Baun

The New Orleans Saints cut Nigel Bradham, giving a nod to their young linebackers like Zack Baun, Kaden Elliss, Chase Hansen, and Joe Bachie Go to Source ...

Saints cut LB Nigel Bradham, report says

The New Orleans Saints cut linebacker Nigel Bradham Monday according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Bradham signed with the Saints shortly before the start of training camp after spending the ...

Cardinals reunite ex-Saints cornerbacks Ken Crawley, B.W. Webb

The Arizona Cardinals signed free agents Ken Crawley and B.W. Webb, who started much of the 2016 season for the New Orleans Saints. Go to Source ...

Saints release recently-signed linebacker Nigel Bradham

The Saints are releasing linebacker Nigel Bradham less than a month after signing him. Bradham, a ninth-year veteran, got some looks with the first-team defense in camp. Demario Davis is locked in as one starter, ...

Former New Orleans Coach: Winston Joining Saints Is Like Going to QB School at Harvard

In January, former Saints special teams coach Mike Westhoff predicted that Taysom Hill would be New Orleans’ starter in the post-Drew Brees era. In April, though, the Saints signed Jameis Winston to a one-year deal. ...

Winston Joining Saints Is Like Going To QB School At Harvard

In January, former Saints special teams coach Mike Westhoff predicted that Taysom Hill would be New Orleans’ starter in the post-Drew Brees era. In April, though, the Saints signed Jameis Winston to a one-year deal. ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 24: Ty Montgomery impresses coaches and Sheldon Rankins has a fresh mindset

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. If safety Marcus Williams can improve his tackling, he will be an elite NFL player. Saints receiver coach Curtis Johnson ...

Saints rookie Tommy Stevens adjusting to playing tight end

It was kind of like, we’re going to start teaching because the whole offseason I was learning the offense as a quarterback. So they got me in, they got me to start going over some ...

Payton: Saints’ COVID-19 status ‘surprising’ in ‘a good way’

The New Orleans Saints have taken several steps to ensure the safety of players and team personnel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The most important measure the Saints have employed is daily testing which head coach ...

Transcript – Sunday, Aug. 23

“Yeah, there been a couple instances where it came out with the rotation you’re looking for and one of the things that he does a great job of every offseason is really looking closely at ...

Fantasy football best-ball drafts: Wagers of the week

Fantasy football best-ball drafts are a blast. My preferred league platforms for these drafts are RTSports.com and SportsHub’s “Best-Ball 10s” services. Neither company sponsored this article I just like what they do in the ...

Saints coach Sean Payton pleasantly surprised by limited positive coronavirus tests at camp

So far through training camp, the New Orleans Saints have only sent three players to the reserve/COVID-19 list and all those positive results were seemingly false positives. Saints coach Sean Payton said on Sunday that ...

The Saints and Zack Baun have a vision — and the patience to see it through

In Baun the Saints nabbed a player they believe can be a play-making off-ball linebacker in their defensive scheme, despite the fact that his breakout senior season at Wisconsin was spent playing on the ball. ...

2020 NFL Game-by-Game Predictions: NFC South

Past Predictions: AFC North, AFC East, AFC South, AFC West, NFC North, NFC East Week 1: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (W, 1-0) Week 2: at Las Vegas Raiders (W, 2-0) Week 3: Green Bay Packers (W, ...

Saints RB Latavius Murray’s latest accomplishment? Graduating with a master’s degree

He, instead, flexed into it. “I got to thinking about life after football and what that looked like for me,” Murray said. “I realized at that time, I didn’t know.” Go to Source ...

Saints Day 6 observations: Cesar Ruiz debuts at C, Taysom Hill returns, Jameis Winston shines

RUIZ GETS A CRACK AT CENTER Cesar Ruiz made his practice debut at center (at least it was his debut during the practices that have been made available to the media) and largely appeared to ...

Fantasy Football 2020: 1st-Round Mock Draft, Projections and Top Team Names

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB (Kansas City Chiefs) 7. Michael Thomas, WR (New Orleans Saints) 8. Nick Chubb, RB (Cleveland Browns) 9. Go to Source ...

Ty Montgomery impressing RB, WR coaches at Saints training camp

Ty Montgomery has been an early standout at New Orleans Saints training camp, impressing coaches at both running back and wide receiver. Go to Source ...

Saints DT Sheldon Rankins is chasing who he used to be — and something more

He powered through the frustration of a long and difficult rehabilitation and was finally feeling a bit like his old self in 2019 before another injury setback put him on the shelf in December, ending ...

Saints try out two defensive backs after losing rookie to injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints tried out free agent cornerbacks Christopher Fredrick and Kemon Hall after rookie Tino Ellis went to injured reserve. Go to Source ...

Sean Payton: Deonte Harris is a quick study, and ‘more mature beyond his years’

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was as impressed as anyone by rookie return man Deonte Harris, and thinks he can take another step. Go to Source ...

Saints monitoring Tropical Storms Laura, Marco; plans in place for a possible evacation

With Tropical Storms Laura and Marco threatening the Gulf Coast, the New Orleans Saints are going over their emergency plans, coach Sean Payton said. Payton said he and general manager Mickey Loomis have been talking ...

Saints QB Taysom Hill, wife welcome newborn son

Saints quarterback Taysom Hill was absent from training camp the past two days as he and his wife welcomed their first child. Hill announced Saturday that his wife Emily gave birth to their son Beau. ...

Saints Day 5 observations: You win some, you lose some in red zone work

PARTICIPATION Left guard Andrus Peat (thumb) missed his fifth practice, but was in uniform off to the side getting some running in. Tight end Josh Hill appeared to get some limited work in before the ...

Mike Detillier: Developing the Saints’ 2019 draft class

The Saints coaching staff is very impressed with McCoy’s intelligence, his strength at the point of attack, his initial quickness off the snap and he has upgraded his overall pass blocking skills. The drafting of ...

Saints RB Ty Montgomery showing he’s ‘not just a 1-trick pony’ during training camp practices

With his jersey halfway rolled up, New Orleans Saints running back Ty Montgomery can sometimes be hard to locate at practice when scanning the fields. With the No. it can be easily assumed that he’s ...

Saints RB Ty Montgomery ‘not just a 1-trick pony’

With the No. it can be easily assumed that he’s a wide receiver, but for now, Montgomery is mostly working in the running backs room. And when he lines up in the backfield, there’s no ...

Owner Mark Davis welcomes Raiders to their new Vegas home

Mark Davis sat alone on a metal bench at the 35-yard line inside Allegiant Stadium a little more than an hour before the Las Vegas Raiders took the field Friday. Sitting to his left high ...

Saints running back Alvin Kamara: ‘I’m back’

It’s clear he’s back to 100 percent,” Saints running backs coach Joel Thomas said. Now it’s just that point of knocking off some of the rust.which I think he’s doing a fine job of” Thomas ...

Tommy Stevens settles in at tight end for New Orleans Saints

“I had never really ‘just’ been a tight end before,” said Stevens, the Saints’ seventh-round pick, who played quarterback, tight end, running back, fullback and receiver in college at Penn State and Mississippi State. “I ...

Saints’ Alvin Kamara Not Concerned About New Contract Talks Entering Season

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara suggested Friday he isn’t concerned about his contract situation entering the 2020 season. During an appearance on NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live on Friday (h/t NFL.com), Kamara ...

Gil Brandt says Jameis Winston has shown ‘he can thrive under center’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came out big winners in the Tom Brady sweepstakes, but it meant the end of Jameis Winston’s five-year run as the team’s quarterback. The former No. overall pick put up a ...

New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore locks in on quest to become an all-time great

“I know deep down that I can be consistent,” said Lattimore, who opens the season with eight career interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 44 passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles. “But ...

Saints rookie Tommy Stevens faces a steep but welcome challenge transitioning to TE

Saints rookie Tommy Stevens faces a steep but welcome challenge transitioning to TE Go to Source ...

Saints to hold two practices in Superdome before Week 1 game against Tampa Bay

Though there won’t be any preseason games this year, that does not mean the Superdome will go completely without New Orleans Saints football prior to the season opener. Coach Sean Payton said Friday that the ...

Alvin Kamara focused on returning to being “highlight-making running back”

Alvin Kamara finished last season with 1,330 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns. It wasn’t what he wanted or expected. Slowed by knee and ankle injuries, Kamara set career lows in yards per touch, yards ...

Saints’ Day 4 observations: More reps for QB Jameis Winston with QB Taysom Hill absent

Friday’s observations: PARTICIPATION Offensive lineman Andrus Peat (thumb) and linebacker Anthony Chickillo missed their fourth-straight practice, while defensive tackle Shy Tuttle missed his second practice of training camp. Cornerback Johnson Bademosi was not present, missing ...

WWL Radio to re-air 2009 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XLIV broadcasts

It has been announced by the New Orleans Saints and their flagship radio station WWL Radio (870 AM, 105.3 FM and WWL.com) that fans will be able to listen to two of the most memorable ...

Saints, Alvin Kamara Have Begun Contract Talks ‘In Earnest’

It appears 2020 will be Drew Brees’ final season with the New Orleans Saints, but perhaps the same thing can’t be said for the team’s star running back. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Saints ...

Sean Payton values Tre’Quan Smith, ‘an important part of what we’re doing’

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton discussed the role wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith plays in his offense, and the physicality he adds Go to Source ...

WATCH: Rookie tight end Adam Trautman goes over the top in Saints practice

It didn’t take long for tight end Adam Trautman, a rookie NFL draft pick out of Dayton, to stand out at New Orleans Saints training camp. Go to Source ...

3 of the Saints’ first 4 games to be played without fans in attendance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saints will play games without fans in attendance during matchups with the Buccaneers, Raiders, and Lions. Go to Source ...

The Latest: Lions won’t allow fans at their opening 2 games

The Detroit Lions say they will not have fans at their first two home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team also announced Friday that parking lots near the stadium and businesses within the indoor ...

Saints continue padded practices on Airline Drive

During two team periods, it was the defense that shined once again. In the first period Marcus Williams picked off Drew Brees on an overthrown pass. Later in the period, Brees didn’t see Alex Anzalone, ...

5 things the Saints can do to get more out of Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray was signed as a second running back under the assumption that Alvin Kamara was going to be the man going forward. Murray was never signed to replace Mark Ingram’s production, but he was ...

Saints first four games will likely be without fans

The New Orleans Saints have already decided not to allow fans into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the first game of the season on September 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While this move was expected, ...

Saints Week 4 contest at Detroit will be played without fans

The Detroit Lions announced Friday they would play without fans in their first two home games at Ford Field, one of which is a Week 4 contest against the New Orleans Saints. This means the ...

Saints players wish the best to former rival Ron Rivera after cancer diagnosis

New Orleans Saints leaders Cameron Jordan and Demario Davis wished Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera well after his cancer diagnosis Go to Source ...

Saints coach Curtis Johnson with the quote of the week about Michael Thomas

New Orleans Saints WR coach Curtis Johnson doesn’t have much left to teach Michael Thomas about the playbook, but they’re still working hard Go to Source ...

Joining Saints a “no-brainer” for dual-threat Montgomery

To be part of an organization and an offense that, plainly put, it doesn’t really seem like they care what you think your position is” is a big reason why Montgomery said he chose the ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 21: Malcolm Jenkins speaks on situation with Drew Brees and Saints rookie proves himself at training camp

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. Marcus Williams has improved the Saints’ secondary since he arrived in New Orleans in 2017. Following Drew Brees’ flag remarks ...

Malcolm Jenkins says Saints cornerbacks duo may be the best he’s played with

The secondary might be the strength of the New Orleans Saints defense this year, and veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins has a good idea why that could be the case. He’s seeing it every day in ...

Malcolm Jenkins says Saints closer now after Drew Brees dialogue

Malcolm Jenkins said he believes the dialogue between him and longtime friend and New Orleans Saints teammate Drew Brees this summer was “important for the country and important for us.” Jenkins was one of Brees’ ...

See where Jameis Winston and Blaine Gabbert land on backup QB rankings

What a difference a year makes. A little over a year ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were preparing for the 2019 season, hoping former number one pick Jameis Winston could finally establish himself as the ...

Malcolm Jenkins thinks Saints are ‘closer’ after Brees’ comments

The New Orleans Saints said they’ve worked to get past the controversial comments made by quarterback Drew Brees this offseason regarding protests during the national anthem. On Thursday, Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said he thinks ...

Come COVID-19 or derecho, show written for a Davenport native finally will go on Friday night

After its in-person summer production was canceled by COVID-19, and its virtual reading was postponed last week by power and internet outages thanks to last Monday’s derecho, the Mississippi Bend Players will finally present a ...

Saints’ Jenkins primed for campaigns on and off the field

Malcolm Jenkins sees historically significant opportunities before him with both the contending New Orleans Saints and with a racial justice movement that has gathered burgeoning momentum in recent months. Serving as one of his sport’s ...

NFL training camp 2020: Gronk feeling fresh and clean, Saquon and Cam Jordan bust a move

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill left practice early on Thursday after injuring his right hamstring. Hill had just caught a long pass in a 1-on-1 drill when he pulled up with the injury. Hill conferred ...

NFL training camp 2020 – Gronk feeling fresh and clean, Saquon and Cam Jordan bust a move

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill left practice early on Thursday after injuring his right hamstring. Hill had just caught a long pass in a 1-on-1 drill when he pulled up with the injury. Hill conferred ...

Alex Anzalone making the right plays early in critical Saints training camp

New Orleans Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone returned from another shoulder injury to get the jump on a starting job in training camp. Go to Source ...

Deuce’s take: RB/WR Montgomery can be another Swiss army knife for Saints offense

He signed with the Saints this offseason, and Saints Radio Network color analyst Deuce McAllister says Montgomery can occupy a unique space in the Black and Gold’s array of offensive firepower. I think he is ...

Strief: What stood out at Thursday’s Saints practice

For the first time in 2020 the New Orleans Saints suited up for a padded practice for the second straight day. I must say it feels strange to say that this far into camp, but ...

Transcript – Thursday, Aug. 20

I don’t know if rewarding is the right word, because I know it’s still a work in progress, but just how meaningful is it to you to see how much impact and how important a ...

Report: Saints contract talks with Alvin Kamara have ‘begun in earnest’

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that the New Orleans Saints have kickstarted negotiations with Pro Bowl RB Alvin Kamara on a contract extension Go to Source ...

Sean Payton stressing “competitive periods” with no preseason games

Three weeks from today the 2020 NFL season starts in Kansas City with the Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans. Three days later, the Saints open the year in the Mercedes Benz Superdome against NFC South ...

Saints coaches talk up Marcus Davenport: ‘He’s really turned the corner’

There’s high hopes for Marcus Davenport in 2020, but the New Orleans Saints defensive end might have loftier expectations for himself than what anyone could project onto him. He wants to outplay his All-Pro teammate ...

Saints’ Day 3 observations: Defense picks off Drew Brees twice, some rest for veteran linemen

The New Orleans Saints returned to full pads on their third day of training camp, practicing on the outdoor fields at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie in temperatures that felt like 93 degrees ...

Andrus Peat waiting to find out if he needs surgery for broken thumb

More details have emerged regarding the injury that’s keeping Saints left guard Andrus Peat out of practice, although his return date remains unclear. The initial report was that Peat is missing time due to a ...

Saints with best offensive triplet in NFC, 2nd in the NFL

Wide receiver Michael Thomas has vastly improved every year in the league, so there’s no reason, after winning Offensive Player of the Year in 2019, Thomas won’t have his eyes set on MVP in 2020. ...

Saints CB Janoris Jenkins having standout performance in training camp

For the past decade, the New Orleans Saints’ secondary has been synonymous with the term torturous. Whenever the game is on the line, and the opposing team drops back into play-action, Saints fans find the ...

On Football: Winston, Mariota hope backup stints revive them

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota should be entering the primes of their careers right now. The top two picks in the 2015 draft were expected to be the faces of the franchise in Tampa Bay ...

Washington’s Dwayne Haskins Trying to Master the Edge Tom Brady, Drew Brees Have

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins is looking to emulate two of the best signal-callers in the history of the game as he enters his second NFL season in 2020. According to ESPN’s John Keim, ...

Saints molding Taysom Hill 2.0 with Tommy Stevens

He’s actually embraced that role really well. I know he did a little bit of it in college, but obviously you’re stepping up to a whole other level when you talk about the NFL, but ...

Bennie Fowler checks all the boxes to produce for the Saints at receiver

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Bennie Fowler is gong into his seventh year in the league now. This year, he enters a Saints organization under conditions so specific and unique, they have drawn the attention ...

Why Marcus Williams should get an extension

I don’t think people appreciate Marcus Williams enough. The biggest reason some fans don’t appreciate the stud safety out of Utah enough is because they forget how absurdly awful the New Orleans Saints defense, and ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 20: Saints release a cornerback and find out where to rewatch Super Bowl XLIV

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. A video from training camp of Taysom Hill throwing a pass to Saints rookie Tommy Stevens. Video in a Tweet ...

Drew Brees sold Saints on bringing in Bennie Fowler

Drew Brees has some pull when it comes to the New Orleans Saints. So when he endorses a wide receiver he wants as a part of the team’s roster, the Saints are going to take ...

NFC South Preview, Predictions and Projected Records

The Bucs’ free-agent signing of Tom Brady is the biggest in NFL history. Now he joins a franchise whose most recent playoff appearance was during the George W. Bush administration, and whose last postseason victory ...

Saints back to helmets and shells for indoor practice

NEW ORLEANS, LA – For the Saints second day of the contract integration period, the team practiced indoors and in helmets and shells. The same four players who were absent Monday (Tino Ellis, Josh Hill, ...

An NFL postseason bubble? Saints coach Sean Payton is pushing for one. Here’s why

The NFL opted against creating a so-called “bubble” for its teams to operate in for the 2020 regular season, but that option is apparently up for consideration in the postseason thanks to New Orleans Saints ...

‘Next man up’ mentality with Andrus Peat absent from Saints training camp

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Saints have been here before with Andrus Peat out with an injury and Nick Easton having to fill in at left guard. Easton proved to be valuable last season as ...

Transcript: Dennis Allen training camp conference call

Is there anything that you’ve seen so far from him on the field that has just made you say like, that’s exactly why we want this guy here? “Yeah, look, I don’t think anything’s changed ...

Linebacker Demario Davis learned film study from some of the best, and it shows

From the start of his NFL career he has had Hall of Fame teaching, beginning with the team that drafted him in 2012, the Jets. “I was fortunate to come in with some great coaches ...

2020 Fantasy Football RB Tiers: Austin Ekeler can win you your fantasy league (again)

Matt Harmon unveils the latest portion of his tiered rankings by looking at the running back position. While the usual stars like Christian McCaffrey sit atop the list, more hidden gems wait later on down ...

Report: CB Ken Crawley expected to sign with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to sign Ken Crawley to join the cornerback competition opposite Patrick Peterson, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The agreement is pending a coronavirus test and physical, Rapoport adds. The 27-year-old ...

NFL roster moves: Saints waive undrafted rookie CB Tino Ellis

The New Orleans Saints waived cornerback Tino Ellis with an injury designation as the corresponding move to signing tight end Ethan Wolf. Go to Source ...

How one call from Drew Brees got Bennie Fowler signed

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Networking can be the difference when trying to land a job, and veteran wide out Bennie Fowler has proved how effective that can be in the NFL. This offseason, Fowler was ...

Saints make Ethan Wolf signing official, waive DB Tino Ellis to make room

The New Orleans Saints officially signed tight end Ethan Wolf and waived rookie defensive back Tino Ellis with an injury designation in a corresponding move, according to the NFL transaction wire. Wolf agreed to terms ...

Offseason Low Down: 10 Players To Target Outside of the Top 100

My typical roster construction in summer drafts has been to lock down two feature backs in Rounds 1 and 2, then maximize on ridiculous pass catcher values in Rounds 3-7. The RB values then start ...

LOOK: Saints add a new helmet decal for 2020 season

The New Orleans Saints revealed a new decal sticker for the 2020 NFL season, reading “New Orleans” across the back of each player’s helmet. Go to Source ...

Nigel Bradham feels ‘extremely blessed’ to be in Saints winning culture

In Bradham, the Saints signed a player with experience in winning locker rooms and plenty of game tape to evaluate. The veteran linebacker played the past four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where his teams ...

Sean Payton says All-Pro returner Deonte Harris “ready for more and more”

An undrafted rookie out of Assumption College made quite an impression his first year in the NFL. Deonte Harris would go on to earn All-Pro honors last season for leading the league in punt returns ...

Updated 2020 NFL predictions have the Saints going all the way to the top

The latest NFL predictions from USA TODAY have the New Orleans Saints winning their fourth consecutive NFC South title, and Super Bowl 55. Go to Source ...

Radio.com’s Baldinger: Jenkins should hold his own in Saints secondary

Janoris Jenkins has been with the Rams, and he’s been with the Giants. And he really hasn’t experienced winning. There’s just something that happens to any player when they go from a place where it ...

Saints sign tight end Ethan Wolf after free agent tryouts

The New Orleans Saints signed former Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Volunteers tight end Ethan Wolf, a college teammate of Alvin Kamara’s. Go to Source ...

Chiefs bringing a target on their back to New Orleans in Week 15

Just as Patrick Mahomes is the perfect quarterback for what Andy Reid likes to do, Edwards-Helaire may just be the perfect running back. Reid asks all of his skill position players to learn every single ...

Photos: The New Orleans Saints practice indoors on the second day of training camp

Photos: The New Orleans Saints practice indoors on the second day of training camp Go to Source ...

WATCH: Taysom Hill connects with QB-turned-TE Tommy Stevens

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill threw to rookie QB-turned-TE Tommy Stevens, a Mississippi State and Penn State product changing positions. Go to Source ...

Fox 8 to rebroadcast four of the most epic Saints games in franchise history

The series, bolstered by commentary from iconic Saints figures, is set to kick off on Saturday, Aug. 22nd with perhaps the most memorable game of all time – Super Bowl XLIV. Fans can tune in ...

Tommy Stevens on the ‘Taysom Hill track’ with Saints; Penn State commits make Rivals250, and more

Penn State superfans: Get exclusive, in-depth Nittany Lions news, analysis and recruiting updates every day. Become a PennLive Sports Insider. Only $7.99 a month. Go to Source ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 19: Update on Andrus Peat’s injury and former Saints safety joins SEC Network

New officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. Tommy Stevens has already been given a similar treatment as Taysom Hill, working in positions different than quarterback. Former Saints ...

Bobby Hebert: Why can’t Saints have DE-by-committee?

A question on defense the Saints have been trying to answer is at defensive end. On one side, they have an All-Pro in Cameron Jordan, but the they need a steady presence opposite of him. ...

Saints signing former Rams tight end Ethan Wolf: source

The New Orleans Saints are signing former Los Angeles Rams tight end Ethan Wolf, according to a league source. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Wolf spent last season on the Rams practice squad and has not yet ...

Bobby Hebert: What can’t Saints have DE-by-committee?

A question on defense the Saints have been trying to answer is at defensive end. On one side, they have an All-Pro in Cameron Jordan, but need a steady presence opposite of him. The Cajun ...

FOX 8 to rebroadcast four classic Saints games

It has been announced today by the New Orleans Saints and their preseason television partner Gray Television and FOX 8 that Saints fans will be able to view four of the most memorable wins in ...

Why the New Orleans Saints could win it all, Part IX: Safeties

At strong safety, Vonn Bell had one of the best years of his career in 2019, albeit in only 13 games, with a constant nose for the football forcing two fumbles and recovering a whopping ...

Report: Saints guard Andrus Peat suffers broken thumb

Andrus Peat was coming into camp with a new five-year, $57.5 million extension along with a slimmed down body, but the injury bug has bit the guard early on, according to Ian Rapoport of the ...

Walker: Saints’ padded practice part of optimistic Monday where sports inched back to ‘new normal’

That’s followed by getting the tracking device that players wear on their wrist to let them know if they are getting too close to someone. After all that, then he can dive into football mode. ...

Top Individual Performances of 2019: Rankins feasts on dirty bird for Thanksgiving

Sheldon Rankins has been a steady presence on the New Orleans Saints defensive line since he was drafted in 2016. After a down first year where he struggled with injuries, Rankins started to shine in ...

Nigel Bradham eager to join the Saints, “a place where it’s known for winning”

Nigel Bradham is entering his ninth season as a pro and his first with the New Orleans Saints. Bradham explained how this season with the Saints will feel different than with his previous two teams, ...

Your 2020 Fantasy Football All-Floor Team: Want to avoid risk? Draft these seven players

After presenting her All-Upside Fantasy Football team, Liz Loza delivers her safer All-Floor team. Go to Source ...

Saints training camp: Pro Bowl guard Andrus Peat out with a hand injury

The New Orleans Saints will be without two-time Pro Bowl guard Andrus Peat during training camp while he works to return from a hand injury. Go to Source ...

Drew Brees talks new additions to the offense and the versatility they bring

The additions of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, interior offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz, and wide receiver Bennie Fowler were heavily discussed. Brees and Sanders were seen working out together in Colorado over the offseason, and now ...

Saints giving rookie Tommy Stevens the Taysom Hill track early

Just a week ago, Stevens underwent a number and position change. From quarterback dawning the number one to tight end with number 85 on the Saints’ official roster. Since then, he has gotten similar attention ...

Saints’ Davenport shines on first day of full pads

In another big step towards the NFL’s 2020 season, the Saints finally put on full-pads for the first time yesterday, as this year’s training camp has featured a more extended ramp-up period than years past. ...

Andrus Peat missing time with hand injury

Saints left guard Andrus Peat didn’t practice on Monday and head coach Sean Payton didn’t offer much detail about when he might be back on the field. Brett Martel of the Associated Press reports that ...

Nigel Bradham circles back, after initial slight of Philadelphia

Nigel Bradham didn’t forget what happened in Philadelphia. He just remembered what it was like when he got there. The Saints linebacker raised some eyebrows Monday when he was talking to New Orleans reporters, and ...

PHHoenix Prep post-grad player Deraje Agbaosi commits to New Orleans for 2020-21 season

Deraje Agbaosi, who came to PHHoenix Prep this summer to play on its post-grad team, won’t play a game for the tsouth Phoenix team. That’s because he has committed to the University of New Orleans ...

Saints like what they’re seeing so far from Jameis Winston

The Saints haven’t had much of a chance to get to know Jameis Winston. But what they’ve seen of him so far, they’ve liked. Via Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints coach Sean Payton ...

Update on Saints first practice in pads

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Saints held their first of 14 padded practices Monday and of the 80-man roster, four players were absent. Tino Ellis, Josh Hill, Andrus Peat, Anthony Chickillo were not at practice. ...

Emmanuel Sanders presence noticeable in New Orleans Saints camp

On one of their reps in a one-on-one passing drill, New Orleans Saints cornerback Jackrabbit Jenkins played it perfectly. Monday morning, the first day of practice in pads, Jenkins attached to Emmanuel Sanders’ inside hip, ...

Teddy Bridgewater Using Past Experiences To Be a Better Leader and Person

One of the biggest teaching moments that Bridgewater has told his fellow quarterbacks and teammates so far this camp is to always stay ready. As a backup to Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints ...

10 Players To Target Outside of the Top 100

Josh Norris shares the 10 names being selected outside of the top 100 that he is targeting in every draft, including TE Jonnu Smith. (Getty Images) Go to Source ...

Sanders adapting to nuances of Saints offense

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Saints head coach Sean Payton said it’s still too early to get excited about the offense even with guys like Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, and Jared cook returning. Payton ...

Drew Brees breaking in new WR, possibly a new center and a fresh hair cut

Michael Thomas proved last season that nobody can guard Mike as he set the NFL record for most receptions in a season. What’s even more impressive about the feat is that the Saints didn’t have ...

Report: Saints’ Peat dealing with injured hand

New Orleans Saints guard Andrus Peat was absent from Monday’s practice due to an unspecified hand injury, a source told The Associated Press. The timetable for Peat’s return is unclear. Peat, a first-round draft pick ...

Letter: Who among these Saints would stop destruction of American flag?

Many of the Saints and NFL players would like you to believe that kneeling during the anthem has nothing to do with the flag. They are wrong. Kneeling shows disrespect for this country and that ...

What stood out at the Saints first padded practice

Right off the bat WWL play-by-play announcer, Zach Strief, was impressed with veteran defensive end Marcus Davenport. “He’s explosive, man. If he can stay healthy, he’s going to be a real force on this defense,” ...

NFL’s Best Quarterback Situations 2020

Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all 32 of the league’s quarterback situations. (AP) Go to Source ...

Protocols in place, Saints training camp is — finally — in full gear

“I think they’ve done a great job there,” Jordan said. “But this is a full-contact sport.” After the past three weeks were spent ramping up with onboarding, getting physicals, going through strength and conditioning and ...

AP source: Peat sidelined with hand injury, timeline unclear

A person familiar with the situation says Saints starting left guard Andrus Peat has a hand injury and that the timeline for his return is unclear. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition ...

Saints report multiple free agent tryouts at training camp

The New Orleans Saints tried out a group of five free agents after training camp practice, including four tight ends and WR Jake Lampman. Go to Source ...

Nigel Bradham appears to rip the Eagles during an interview with the Saints media

Nigel Bradham praises the New Orleans Saints winning culture Go to Source ...

1st impression of Jameis Winston as a Saint? ‘He’s doing very well’

1st impression of Jameis Winston as a Saint? ‘He’s doing very well’ Go to Source ...

What are the Saints listening to at practice? Check out the team’s playlist

Last year, the New Orleans Saints opened up their first training camp practice to the song of 2019: Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” — but this year, the team’s curated playlist started off much ...

Tory Dandy Named Co-Head of CAA Sports’ Football Division

Tory Dandy has been named co-head and managing partner of CAA Sports’ football division, the agency announced on Monday. He joined CAA Sports in 2016 and represents more than three dozen football clients with a ...

Much ado about a ‘do: Saints Drew Brees, Cam Jordan on their new haircuts

Two of the more prominent New Orleans Saints showed up to training camp sporting new haircuts, and both took time to address their follicular choices when speaking to reporters following Monday’s practice. Quarterback Drew Brees ...

Saints’ Day 1 training camp observations: Andrus Peat absent, center/guard shuffle begins

Two players who were spotted practicing were All-Pro returner/wide receiver Deonte Harris and cornerback Johnson Bademosi. Harris was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday evening, and Bademosi passed his physical on Friday after starting ...

4 Saints players miss first training camp practice in pads

The New Orleans Saints were not at full strength in their first training camp practice in pads, missing LG Andrus Peat and TE Josh Hill. Go to Source ...

Drew Brees ‘excited and happy’ to see Washington’s Alex Smith return to the field

Count New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees among the crowd of NFL players who were thrilled to hear about Washington quarterback Alex Smith being cleared to return to football after a horrific injury nearly cost ...

Sean Payton likes what he sees early on from Jameis Winston

Taysom Hill is the other quarterback competing for the role, but Sean Payton wants him to take other roles like last year by playing some tight end, running back, and wide receiver. The Saints were ...

WATCH: Jameis Winston throws a dime at Saints practice

It didn’t take long for Jameis Winston to impress at New Orleans Saints training camp, connecting with Tre’Quan Smith on a huge deep pass. Go to Source ...

WATCH: Emmanuel Butler picks up where he left off at Saints training camp

Emmanuel Butler impressed again at New Orleans Saints training camp, bullying defenders while connecting with Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill Go to Source ...

Lions sign RB Jonathan Williams, add depth in backfield

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Jonathan Williams, adding depth in the backfield behind Kerryon Johnson and rookie D’Andre Swift. Go to Source ...

NFL and NBA Athletes Join Shake

IZEA Partners with King Sports & Entertainment to Connect Players with Fans and Brands NFL and NBA Athletes Join Shake IZEA has partnered with King Sports & Entertainment to onboard their entire roster to Shake, ...

Ryan Ramczyk on rookie Cesar Ruiz: “He’s a smart player,” starting center week 1 “realistic”

The New Orleans Saints made a surprising pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, taking offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz out of the University of Michigan. After the pick, Saints head coach Sean ...

Alvin Kamara’s still a Tier 1 running back, fantasy football or otherwise

Getting a player like Kamara in 2019, while not an absolute tank, could hamper it. Going into this season, Kamara’s fantasy stock is still high, though not as high as it was entering 2019. Fantasy ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 17: Former Saints receiver finds a new team and Ryan Ramczyk talks upcoming traing

New officially-licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design. The Carolina Panthers have signed Tommylee Lewis, the Saints receiver who was on the receiving end of the “NOLA No-Call. Saints ...

Saints’ Ryan Ramczyk had a knee scope this offseason, but he’s ‘ready to go’

Saints’ Ryan Ramczyk had a knee scope this offseason, but he’s ‘ready to go’ Go to Source ...

Deonte Harris says he’s cleared from NFL’s COVID-19 protocol

All-Pro New Orleans Saints punt returner Deonte Harris announced on Twitter that he has been cleared from the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Go to Source ...

WATCH: Teddy Bridgewater lights up Panthers training camp practice

Teddy Bridgewater endeared himself to the New Orleans Saints as a backup to Drew Brees, but he’s starred at Carolina Panthers training camp. Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints right tackle Ryan Ramczyk recognized in the right places as he continues to ascend ladder of greatness

“There’s always a whole laundry list of things that I’d like to improve on, but I think there’s a couple of things in the run and pass game – just little things that consistently, I ...

All-Pro Saints returner Deonte Harris placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

The New Orleans Saints designated wide receiver Deonte Harris, a 2019 Pro Bowler and AP All-Pro, to their reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. Go to Source ...

Ex-Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis joins Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina

The Panthers signed ex-New Orleans Saints WR Tommylee Lewis after a free agent tryout, reuniting him with Teddy Bridgewater and Joe Brady. Go to Source ...

Saints don’t need to make more cuts as NFL training camp roster deadline nears

The NFL’s deadline to trim training camp rosters to 80 is Sunday, but the New Orleans Saints have already made the necessary roster moves to meet the limit, sources told The Times-Picayune | New Orleans ...

Mike Detillier: Saints need to maximize the talent of veteran players

In the past three seasons, one of the key features for the New Orleans Saints is that they have put together a core group of young players on both sides of the football. Eventually they’ll ...

Saints’ Cook hoping for faster start in Year 2

Cook missed a portion of 2019 training camp, and both he (two games) and Brees (five games) missed time as Cook caught just 15 passes for 168 yards (11.2 yards per catch) and two touchdowns ...

Eagles 2020 Opponent Preview: New Orleans Saints

It’s hard for the Eagles to call the New York Giants true rivals anymore, for example, given how they just always beat the G-Men. You even have Giants fans admitting as much. So, there’s a ...

Saints WR placed on Reserve/COVID List

The New Orleans Saints placed All-Pro Kick Returner Deonte Harris on the Reserve/COVID List, according to multiple reports on Friday. This marks the third player to be placed on the list — the other two ...

Saints’ Marcus Williams isn’t being shy about where he must get better

He’s got to work on his tackling,” Payton said. Payton added that Williams was not alone as a young player with something to improve. He also said he believed Williams would agree with his assessment, ...

5 best trades in New Orleans Saints history, ranked

The first-round pick from the Graham trade was spent on linebacker Stephone Anthony, who had a very good rookie season but lasted just one more year before being cut. Even though the pick wasn’t used ...

Saints tight end Jared Cook motivated for 2020 season

Drew knows how I run routes, he knows the indicators that I give and you know that helps quite a bit in gaining with your quarterback,” Cook said. So hopefully this year we’re a few ...

Sean Payton has the perfect response to Cam Jordan being late for practice

New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan was stuck in traffic on his way to practice, and coach Sean Payton seized the moment on Twitter. Go to Source ...

Former Penn State QB Tommy Stevens doing well at new position with the New Orleans Saints

Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens showed his versatility over two seasons with the Nittany Lions. A one-time back-up to Trace McSorley, Stevens would ultimately collect 304 passing yards and four touchdowns between 2017-18 before ...

Saints CB Johnson Bademosi passes physical, removed from physically unable to perform list

New Orleans Saints cornerback Johnson Bademosi passed his physical on Friday and is off the physically unable to perform list, according to the NFLon the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, according to Saturday’s NFL ...

Tom Brady to debut with Buccaneers against Saints with zero fans in attendance

The New Orleans Saints announced that their home-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. would have zero fans in attendance. That means Bucs quarterback Tom Brady’s debut with his new team will be played ...

Johnson Bademosi passes physical, activated from Saints PUP list

The New Orleans Saints activated veteran cornerback Johnson Bademosi from the physically unable to perform list after he passed his physical Go to Source ...

Saints kick returner Deonte Harris added to reserve/COVID-19 list

The New Orleans Saints added All-Pro kick returner Deonte Harris to the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, per the NFL’s transaction wire. Harris is the third Saint to be placed on the list since the team reported ...

Von Miller hoping to cause chaos for the Saints in Week 12

Since Glasgow could perform at both positions well, they were able to take the best player available regardless of position. That ended up being LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry in the third round. Over/Under: 10 wins ...

Jared Cook hopes to pick up where he left off, and correct missed plays with New Orleans Saints

Cook still hasn’t totally moved past thinking what might have been if he’d been healthy and on the same page with quarterbacks Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater all year in his first season with the ...

Jared Cook says Saints training camp is “business as usual”

Saints players will be going through full padded practices starting Monday, with week one against Tampa Bay on September 13th closing in. But, players have been doing everything possible to shy away from contact in ...

Jared Cook shares his thoughts on Tommy Stevens moving to tight end

The New Orleans Saints are converting quarterback Tommy Stevens to tight end, which Jared Cook expects to be challenging for the rookie. Go to Source ...

Packers 2020 Opponents Preview: Saints add to offense, hope for defensive development

For the most part, the 2020 New Orleans Saints will look very similar to the 2019 squad that went 13-3. The Green Bay Packers narrowly snuck into the #2 seed in the NFC last season ...

Jared Cook makes PFF’s NFL top 15 tight ends

Being that me and Drew (Brees) do have a full season together and more time. So it’s just working through those things and (working to) continue to get better. Despite initial growing pains, Cook hit ...

After playing four years with Drew Brees, Vonn Bell hopes to be resource for Joe Burrow

Bell said he plans to explain Brees’ preparation to his new teammates, especially rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. We haven’t really gotten to sit down yet because defense comes in at a certain time, the offense ...

Former MSU quarterback Tommy Stevens listed as TE on Saints roster

If we’re winning football games it doesn’t matter if I’m playing running back, receiver, quarterback, holding water…. whatever it is and however I can help, I’m going to help this team win football games so ...

No fans will be in stands for Saints opener vs. Tampa Bay

Our first priority is the health and safety of our fans, our employees, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome staff and all of the coaches and players,” the team said in a statement. Working with Ochsner, our partners ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 14: Jared Cook speaks on Adam Trautman and season opener

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. After not being drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft but being picked up ...

Jared Cook hopes things click “a lot faster than last year”

In the days leading up to the 2019 season, there were a lot of high hopes about what tight end Jared Cook would do as a member of the Saints Offense but it took some ...

No fans at Saints’ opener is ‘a bummer,’ players say

Tight end Jared Cook thinks it’s “a bummer. Fans motivate us,” he said. Having people in the stands, crowd control, they influence the way the game goes, they influence snap counts. Go to Source ...

Jared Cook’s early impressions of Saints rookie TE Adam Trautman? He’s ‘doing a great job’

New Orleans Saints rookie tight end Adam Trautman may have only been on the team’s campus for a few weeks now with only limited practice time, but veteran tight end Jared Cook is pleased with ...

Saints safety Williams owning up to tackling deficiencies

Saints safety Marcus Williams has made it a priority to directly and openly address those painful instances when his trouble with tackling has overshadowed his ability to defend passes. ”The film doesn’t lie,” Williams said ...

Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Overall, the university says it has administered 619 COVID-19 tests to members of the football program and athletic department staff with four positive tests. Two student-athletes have since recovered. The New Orleans Saints have announced ...

New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams aggressively targets area he wants to improve

I know that’s what I need to improve on and I’m not going to shy away from it. “I’m going to go out there and do what I have to do – work on that ...

Saints’ stacked veteran roster reflected in low ‘under-25-talent’ ESPN ranking

ESPN on Monday released their under-25 talent team rankings for the 2020 NFL season, and the Saints received a considerably low grade at No. Typically, a ranking of 21 out of 32 is unsavory; in ...

CSC Podcast: Interview with Dr Sharif Tabbah; Trainer of Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints analyst for Canal St Chronicles, Brenden Ertle, Interviews Dr. Sharif Tabbah, the trainer of Alvin Kamara, to talk about his off season with Kamara and how they rehabbed his injuries. You can ...

Former Saints, XFL defensive back Deatrick Nichols has a new team

The Miami Dolphins added defensive back Deatrick Nichols, formerly of the New Orleans Saints and the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks. Go to Source ...

Brandin Cooks says the Texans’ receivers ‘all have a special skillset’

Houston Texans receiver Brandin Cooks says that his position teammates all have a “special skillset” and he looks forward to helping them get open. Go to Source ...

Saints pick a first-round WR in Todd McShay’s first 2021 mock draft

The New Orleans Saints picked Oklahoma Sooners WR Charleston Rambo in the first 2021 NFL mock draft from ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay. Go to Source ...

Colts to sign DT Taylor Stallworth

Colts are adding DT Taylor Stallworth. Go to Source ...

Long snapper Zach Wood cleared from NFL’s COVID-19 protocol

New Orleans Saints long snapper Zach Wood again tested negative for COVID-19, clearing him from the NFL’s new protocol. Go to Source ...

Sean Payton excited for a healthy Alex Anazlone

In the 3 seasons Alex Anzalone has been with the Saints the linebacker has been on the field for only 22 games due to season ending shoulder injuries that have followed him from college. The ...

Can you imagine a near-empty Superdome for Saints games? Drew Brees finds it difficult

One of the most feared home fields in the NFL will be rendered virtually silent on Sunday, Sept. when the New Orleans Saints are scheduled to open the 2020 season against Tampa Bay and six-time ...

Saints announce no fans for 2020 season-opener vs. Buccaneers

The Saints announced their Week 1 game against the Bucs will be played without spectators in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a big blow to the Saints, who have enjoyed an unparalleled streak ...

The Saints defense wants to be top five in 2020 and why it can be

Year in and year out” said Alex Anzalone in speaking about the New Orleans Saints’ goal to be a top five defense. The 2020 NFL season is different in a lot of ways, but not ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 13: Saints quarterback gets new position and more on Alvin Kamara’s injury

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. Former Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens is now listed on the Saints website ...

Saints list rookie Tommy Stevens as a tight end, not a quarterback

Tommy Stevens was a college quarterback, first at Penn State and then at Mississippi State, but his NFL future is at tight end. The Saints made that official when they put out a training camp ...

Can Kamara return to elite form?

Mike Florio and Chris Simms jump into some PFT Props to look at how Alvin Kamara, Phillip Lindsay and others may do in 2020. –Video via NBC Sports– Go to Source ...

Saints say no fans at team’s season opener

The New Orleans Saints announced today that the team will not host fans at the first home game this season (September 13 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers), due to the state of Covid-19 infections throughout the ...

No fans for Saints home opener against Bucs

Nashville SC is finally about to play its first game since March, with an assistant coach filling in as manager due to a late COVID-19 test result. Assistant coach Steve Guppy will be filling in ...

No fans in stands for Saints home opener with the Bucs

The team made the announcement as the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans continue to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. “Unfortunately, at this time, the trends across our state and region do ...

Tom Brady’s Bucs debut will be played without fans in the stands

The New Orleans Saints won’t host fans for their home opener against the Bucs. Go to Source ...

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Also, through contact tracing seven football players are in quarantine, all of them asymptomatic. ...

Saints rookie QB Tommy Stevens assigned new position, jersey number

Before that, he was coached by Joe Brady at Penn State, where the one-time Saints assistant started putting together a versatile playbook that Taysom Hill would eventually make famous. Back in April’s draft, Brady nearly ...

No one caught more red zone passes than Michael Thomas in 2019

Okay, to be fair: no one caught more passes in total than Michael Thomas last year. The New Orleans Saints superstar wide receiver won recognition as the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year by setting ...

Saints announce team’s first regular season home game to be played without fans

The New Orleans Saints announced today that the team will not host fans at the first home game this season (September 13 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers), due to the state of Covid-19 infections throughout the ...

James Bradberry gives Giants one CB, searching for another

As the Giants and new coach Joe Judge get ready for their first training camp practice on Monday, the one certainty is recent free agent signee James Bradberry will be one of the cornerbacks. The ...

Saints announce no fans in the stands for home opener Sept. 13

This week, team officials met with health and safety experts, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and City of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to share the comprehensive health and safety plan to allow fans to ...

New Orleans Saints rookie class learning ropes despite no offseason work with team

“Certainly, there’s a challenge for every first-year quarterback, just with the volume of information and what they’re doing,” he said. “But I’ve found over the years that there are players that are smart enough and ...

Saints’ secret to success against COVID-19 is what happens before players hit the field

“We still have no positive tests yet,” Payton said. “And yet we don’t ever take that for granted.” Contact practices with tackling and blocking are expected to start on Aug. 17 with the offensive linemen ...

Running Back Shuffle Up: Christian McCaffrey, still unfair

Running backs rule the world in fantasy football, so let’s take a deep look at the pool. Scott Pianowski investigates. Go to Source ...

Saints’ Sean Payton has some advice on mustard stain removal best practices

Five or so months into the age of teleconferences and video chats, many by now have mastered the art of keeping a line muted until ready to speak, but one must keep their head on ...

Cam Akers shares which NFL RBs he watches and emulates

Cam Akers likes to model his game after complete running backs like Todd Gurley. Go to Source ...

Alvin Kamara reveals 2019 injury and new offseason approach to prepare for 2020

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara just did not seem himself in the 2019 season. Many attributed it to a larger workload than Kamara was used to, which was brought on when Mark Ingram ...

Courtland Sutton passing on knowledge from Emmanuel Sanders to Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler

Emmanuel Sanders is still having an impact on the Broncos’ wide receiver room. Go to Source ...

WATCH: Saints training camp battles series continues with linebacker

The Saints have experienced unfortunate health concerns and injuries at linebacker that have proven costly. Now, they have a well-populated linebacker corps in New Orleans. Kiko Alonso is currently on the PUP list and there ...

Opinion: New Orleans Saints’ ‘soft’ bubble could be model for ‘hard’ bubble if NFL makes it to playoffs

That’s why Payton and GM Mickey Loomis secured the Loews Hotel in downtown New Orleans for the team’s exclusive use during camp, with players and staff having the option of staying there, with meals provided ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 12: Alvin Kamara reveals 2019 injury and Taysom Hill expecting first child soon

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. Taysom Hill posted on Instagram that he and his wife are only two ...

Alvin Kamara changed to plant-based diet, feels better

Saints running back Alvin Kamara is feeling healthy again, and that goes beyond recovering from a knee injury. Via Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Kamara said shifting toward a plant-based diet has him ...

Receivers Sanders and Thomas give the Saints the numbers, which is ‘simple math’

When Saints quarterback Drew Brees flew out to Denver to get to know and throw with Sanders last June, Sanders invited Fowler, whom he played with at Denver from 2014-17. “We worked for two days,” ...

In 18 years, Saints’ Terry Fontenot went from a marketing intern to a front office exec

Terry Fontenot’s story is not exactly rags-to-riches, but it is a testament to the way hard work and talent have been valued in the New Orleans Saints organization. This offseason the New Orleans Saints elevated ...

Fantasy Football TE Sleepers: Ian Thomas, Irv Smith Jr., and Taysom Hill (?) among potential breakout tight ends

Fantasy Football TE Sleepers Hayden Hurst, Falcons Hurst won’t have to share targets in Atlanta as the main option, and that increased role should lead to more production with Matt Ryan. Hurst’s reliability is a ...

All eyes on Week 10’s NFC showdown between the Saints and 49ers

Our friends over at Niners Nation took some time to give us Saints fans the scoop on the San Francisco 49ers. Notable free agent additions: Does Trent Williams count? He should. Go to Source ...

Why Trautman can be the first tight end to win Offensive Rookie of The Year

Adam Trautman will fit the Saints offense very well and be more than a third-round steal in his rookie campaign. Trautman doesn’t only separate himself from the other tight ends drafted in his class, but ...

Dwayne Haskins Is Trying to Emulate Tom Brady and Drew Brees in One Key Area – NBC4 Washington

Buccaneers passer Tom Brady and Saints signal-caller Drew Brees are two of the best to ever play the quarterback position in NFL history. So, for Washington QB Dwayne Haskins — someone still trying to find ...

Anzalone ready to make impact for Fleur De Lis D

In his three NFL seasons, Anzalone has played in just 22 games for the Saints. His rookie season, Anzalone was available for just four games after being selected in the third round of the NFL ...

New Orleans Saints Post-cutdown 2020 53-man roster projection

With cutdowns complete and the New Orleans Saints sitting at 80 on the roster, despite two players starting on the PUP list, it is the perfect time to start to look at the roster. The ...

Kamara believes contract negotiations ‘will happen when it happens’

NEW ORLEANS, LA – As Saints star running back Alvin Kamara enters the final year on his contract, negotiations are far from the first thing on his mind. I’m not concerned with contract talks at ...

Former Saints DT Taylor Stallworth signing with the Colts

One recently released member of the New Orleans Saints didn’t have to wait long to land on his feet. Third-year pro Taylor Stallworth is signing a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, per his agent Brett ...

Back from injury, Saints LB Anzalone eager to play in 2020

ONLINE STREAM Never miss a story or breaking news alert! Listen at work or while you surf. WWL AM/FMWWL HD2 Go to Source ...

Saints’ Kamara focused on his health and team, not contract

Saints running back Alvin Kamara asserts that he is focused on his health and his team – and is trying not to think about the fact that he has one season left under contract. ”I’m ...

Colts sign DT Taylor Stallworth

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts reinforced an already strong position by signing defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth. The 6-2, 305-pound Stallworth appeared in 18 games the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, all in ...

Alvin Kamara is focused on feeling healthy — not his next contract

There are two things at the forefront of the discussion regarding New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara heading into this season, but he only devoted energy to one of them since the 2019 season ...

3 big questions to consider as Saints prepare for 2020 season and beyond

With potentially so much on the line for New Orleans in a season that begins on precarious footing, we will explore a few questions the Saints should hope to answer in the weeks and months ...

Emmanuel Sanders and Saints trying to get a feel for each other

The Saints didn’t have to work hard to sell wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on joining the team as a free agent this offseason. Sanders said in March that he didn’t need to hear from other ...

Linebacker Nigel Bradham is a starter-quality option for the Saints

While his run defense grades may not compare to Kiko Alonso’s over the last three seasons. He stacks up pretty well in comparison to Alex Anzalone and A.J. Klein who started at the position last ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 10: Saints safety announces a name change and one player cleared from COVID list

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. After having to change his original college number of 56, which is the ...

Saints DE Marcus Davenport: “I’m trying to be better than Cam”

The long layoff from football activities caused by the COVID pandemic benefited Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport. He got more time to rehab a foot injury while strengthening his 6ft6, 265 pound frame and is ...

C.J. Gardner-Johnson says he’s changing his name

One of the most electrifying players for the New Orleans Saints will be answering to a new name in 2020: second-year safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson announced on his personal Instagram account that he is changing his ...

7 key storylines to follow as New Orleans Saints return to training camp Wednesday

New Orleans Saints players and coaches are days away from the start of training camp with Wednesday being the first day they’ll practice in shorts & helmets. The team will practice in pads starting Aug. ...

Like the Saints, the Texans actually have a team hotel for training camp

The New Orleans Saints made headlines last week for their efforts to create their own bubble for training camp amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to coach and general manager Bill O’Brien, the Houston Texans actually ...

How the Saints plan to navigate training camp, coronavirus

“The NFL season can be canceled tomorrow, so we’re just trying the best we can today,” Davenport said. No day is given in the NFL, even amid typical circumstances. Davenport knows that all too well, ...

Saints news: Marcus Davenport has a Cameron Jordan-sized goal

Being drafted by the New Orleans Saints two seasons ago, defensive end Marcus Davenport found himself on a veteran-laden team. His peers all have invaluable experiences in the league but he looks up to one ...

Walker: 10 most important new faces on Saints roster to watch as training camp begins

But we do know this: The New Orleans Saints enter training camp in good shape. Not having any preseason games won’t hurt the Saints as much as it’ll hurt others. The roster and the guys ...

The Latest: Auburn’s Wooten redshirts amid COVID-19 fears.

Auburn senior linebacker Chandler Wooten has decided to take a redshirt season amid fears about COVID-19. Wooten announced his decision on Twitter Thursday, citing the pending birth of a son in November and “recent events ...

Marcus Davenport’s goal for 2020? Outplay Cameron Jordan

Davenport has taken what Jordan’s taught him and ran with it. The two got closer during the long offseason while rehabbing injuries (Davenport had his foot issue, while Jordan dealt with post-season surgery), spending a ...

Rookie Saints linebacker Zack Baun changes his jersey number again

Good news, everyone! Zack Baun, the New Orleans Saints third-round draft pick out of Wisconsin, has again changed his jersey number. Having worn No. Go to Source ...

Emmanuel Sanders eyeing another Super Bowl victory

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Emmanuel Sanders made it clear that he came to play for the Saints because he feels like he can win another Super Bowl with this organization “2014 was probably the only ...

NFL training camps are set to begin. The coronavirus is still here. Here’s how the Saints will navigate both.

The NFL season can be canceled tomorrow, so we’re just trying the best we can today,” Davenport said. No day is given in the NFL, even amid typical circumstances. Davenport knows that all too well, ...

An offseason workout helped Emmanuel Sanders get acclimated to Saints

After the New Orleans Saints signed receiver Emmanuel Sanders this past offseason, quarterback Drew Brees flew out to Denver to work out with the veteran. It was good. It was really good for me,” Sanders ...

How Shaquill Griffin can become a shutdown corner

Add it all up, the nerves enabled bad passing form, the partially disrupted passing lane, Sanders’ move up field, and Griffin’s excellent recovery, and you get a fantastic interception by Griffin which would have given ...

How Emmanuel Sanders and Drew Brees got a jump-start on their rapport

So, new New Orleans Saints teammates Drew Brees and Emmanuel Sanders got to talking. We had lunch and got to chop it up, we got to know each other,” Sanders said. On the field — ...

Assist of the Night: Emmanuel Mudiay

Assist of the Night: Emmanuel Mudiay – August 7, 2020 Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport has simple goal for 2020

New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport had a simple answer when asked what his goals were for the upcoming 2020 season: “I’m trying to be better than Cam.” Cam would be Cameron Jordan, the ...

Saints sign linebacker Bradham, activate linebacker Ellis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Nigel Bradham and activated linebacker Kaden Elliss from the club’s Reserve/Covid-19 list, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. Go to Source ...

Saints to activate linebacker Kaden Elliss from reserve/COVID-19

It turned out to be a short stay on reserve/COVID-19 for New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss, who was designated to the reserve list Thursday. NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill reported that the Saints will remove Elliss ...

2020 CFB Opt Outs: Which draft prospects may be on the Saints’ radar?

The COVID-19 pandemic has already shifted NFL operations in 2020, but the 2021 NFL Draft cycle won’t pass by untouched. Many top prospects have already begun opting out of the 2020 season due to health ...

Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders eager to work with Drew Brees

I’m running full speed fast as I can, and he’s putting it out there on the money,” Sanders explained. His arm strength is there. Drew don’t look like he’s 41. Go to Source ...

Saints news: WR Emmanuel Sanders opens up about relationship with Drew Brees

The New Orleans Saints were able to sign Emmanuel Sanders this offseason, giving them a No. option alongside Michael Thomas. During a conversation with the media on Friday, Sanders opened up about his relationship with ...

Texans WR Brandin Cooks has ‘zero’ concerns about concussions recurring

Brandin Cooks’ final year with the Los Angeles Rams wasn’t representative of who he is as a player. The former 2014 New Orleans Saints first-round pick caught 42 passes for 583 yards and two touchdowns, ...

Two Saints players put on reserve/COVID-19 list

Just because a player is placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list doesn’t mean they have tested positive for the virus. Players can be designated reserve/COVID-19 if a team fears they’ve been exposed to the virus and ...

4 weeks Saints Latavius Murray could be worth starting in fantasy football

Despite this resurgence, their run defense ranked 23rd in the NFL and gave up the 9th most fantasy points to running backs. The loss of middle linebacker Blake Martinez could mean the Packers run defense ...

NFC South Division Preview: Some of fantasy’s top options available here

Our fantasy football crew dissects the biggest issues in the NFC South in their latest division preview. Go to Source ...

Will ‘playing with fire’ finally burn Saints when salary cap plummets?

If the New Orleans Saints have taught us anything over the past decade, it’s that the salary cap is never as daunting as it seems. General manager Mickey Loomis and vice president of football administration ...

Saints head to Chicago in Week 8 against a quarterback TBD

We’ll continue a series of opponent preview posts for the New Orleans Saints opponents in 2020. Next, we’ll look at what appears to be our annual trip to the Windy City. Our friends over at ...

Training camp primer: NFC South

NFC South (listed in predicted order of finish) New Orleans Saints Projected 2020 record: 12-4 2019 record: 13-3 2019 summary: A loaded roster and a quality backup quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater helped the Saints go ...

Michael Thomas’ Fantasy Football Outlook For The 2020 NFL Season

Without really even needing to delve into it, it is very well known that Michael Thomas — the best offensive player on the New Orleans Saints — is the best wide receiver in the league, ...

The Latest: Saints have two on COVID-19 reserve list.

The New Orleans Saints have placed two players on their COVID-19 reserve list. Second-year linebacker Kaden Ellis and veteran long snapper Zach Wood are the first two Saints players to receive the designation since players ...

Ike Taylor: Ben Roethlisberger Is “Highly Underrated”

When you think of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, you probably think of new-school guys like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson and old-school guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees. But you ...

COVID-19 deadline has passed with no additional Saints opting out

The NFL’s COVID-19 opt-out deadline has now passed as of 3pm CST today. No additional New Orleans Saints players have chosen to opt-out of the season after tight ends Jason Vander Laan and Cole Wick ...

Take a look at Jameis Winston in a Saints uniform

New Orleans Saints fans got their first look at the team’s offseason additions in black and gold this week as the franchise published its Media Day photos. Among them were portraits of new Saints back ...

Two Saints players appear on NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list

For the first time since training camp opened last week, two Saints players are on the National Football League’s reserve/COVID-19 list. But, just because long snapper Zach Wood and linebacker Kaden Elliss’ names appear doesn’t ...

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. The three-time NFL MVP talked among other things about the challenge of learning a new playbook for the first time in 19 years, as ...

Saints aim to reduce Covid-19 numbers with hotel move, Payton says

The New Orleans Saints are moving players and team personnel to a downtown New Orleans hotel as the franchise looks to improve its chances of limiting Covid-19 exposures through training camp. Saints coach Sean Payton ...

Former Oregon State Beaver Ricky Ortiz waived by the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints released fullback Ricky Ortiz, the team announced earlier this week. Ortiz, the former Oregon State star, appeared in one game with the Saints during the 2019 season. He signed with the ...

Do the Saints really need to add another defensive lineman?

That begs the question: should the Saints add another defensive lineman before the season begins? For this exercise let’s assume that cap space is not a factor and that wizard/general manager Mickey Loomis can make ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 6: Sean Payton speaks on coaches opting out of the 2020 season

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. While two Saints players have opted out of the 2020 seasons, no coaches ...

Bruce Arians: Clock is ticking for Buccaneers to get ready for opener against Saints

It’s been over 20 years since the last time Bruce Arians had to get ready for the start of a football season without some preseason games to help get his team ready to play games ...

Craig Robertson impressed by Saints rookies Zack Baun, Joe Bachie

There aren’t many players on the New Orleans Saints roster who have seen more in the NFL than Craig Robertson. He’s entering his ninth season, having spent the last four years with the Saints after ...

Thomas Morstead on adjusting life in the NFL to COVID-19 challenges

I know there are always going to be people that don’t agree with what the end result is. For players that want to opt out, they have that right. We’ve tried to provide the ability ...

Walker: Saints being proactive by renting Loews Hotel for players, staff during camp

Here’s hoping the other 31 teams in the NFL are paying attention to what’s going on at 300 Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans. That’s the site of the Loews Hotel, where New Orleans Saints ...

No Saints coaches have chosen to opt out, Sean Payton says

Even though the New Orleans Saints have had two players opt out of the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns, none of the team’s coaches or staff have abstained from the upcoming year, coach Sean ...

New Orleans Saints create training camp ‘bubble’ environment to combat COVID-19

The Saints have created their own mini-bubble during training camp. The Saints rented out four floors of the Loews Hotel in downtown New Orleans in an effort to create a bubble-like environment for players and ...

Saints QB Drew Brees may be 41, but his downfield numbers are ‘still strong,’ Sean Payton says

Saints QB Drew Brees may be 41, but his downfield numbers are ‘still strong,’ Sean Payton says Go to Source ...

Terry Fontenot becomes Assistant General Manager for Pro Personnel for New Orleans Saints

Veteran front office executive Terry Fontenot is entering his 18th year as a member of the New Orleans Saints organization, but Coach Sean Payton foresees that stint ending at some point in the near future. ...

Payton: Saints expanding on NFL pandemic protocols

Saints coach Sean Payton says the club’s decision to occupy four floors of a hotel during training camp is simply an effort to cut down on the sheer number of people going their separate ways ...

Saints’ Cam Jordan welcomes Tom Brady to NFC South

The New Orleans Saints’ season opener may be more than a month away, but defensive end Cam Jordan has his game mouth on. The Saints are scheduled to host Tampa Bay and new free agent ...

Demario Davis is still trying to unlock the best version of himself. How scary is that?

“And we were able to find ways to take our game to the next level,” Davis said. The 31-year-old Davis is about to enter his ninth NFL season and his third with the Saints, and ...

Why the New Orleans Saints could win it all, Part VIII: Cornerbacks

Eli Apple largely regressed in 2019 to the point the Saints were forced to trade for Apple’s former teammate from New York Giants, Janoris Jenkins, mid-season. Jenkins and Apple both missed time due to injury, ...

Raiders want to use rookie RB Lynn Bowden Jr. like Saints QB Taysom Hill

The team won six of their last eight games, including beating Virginia Tech in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Despite his college success, Bowden doesn’t have a “traditional” position in the NFL. He is currently making ...

Cameron Jordan talks trash to Tom Brady, but can the Saints back it up?

Few NFL players enjoy chopping it up with the media more than Cameron Jordan. The New Orleans Saints defensive end appeared on “Good Morning Football” this week on NFL Network to preview the 2020 season ...

Saints linebacker DeMario Davis discusses season ahead

It’s great to be on the list when I once wasn’t,” Davis said. I’m grateful for that. Anything that happens I’m always going to give credit to the man who gave me the ability to ...

Saints won’t benefit from NFL adding salary cap space due to COVID-19

The NFL is continuing to adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, with the latest change being a new rule that delays some salary cap accounting for players who are opting out of ...

Saints promote Terry Fontenot to Vice President/Assistant GM of Pro Personnel

A key member of the New Orleans Saints front office staff has earned a new title. Terry Fontenot, who is entering his 18th season with the Saints organization and has spent the last seven years ...

Saints signing Bennie Fowler

The Saints are signing receiver Bennie Fowler, Nick Underhill at NewOrleans.Football reports. Fowler, 29, played eight games for the Giants last season and made 23 catches for 193 yards. He also rushed for 20 yards. ...

Busy offseason didn’t slow New Orleans Saints All-Pro linebacker Demario Davis

“I just always try to use my platform responsibly,” Davis said Tuesday, during a media availability. “I’m a huge believer in, ‘To whom much is given, much is required. So just understanding that a lot ...

Saints’ Drew Brees says reaction to US flag comments was ‘crushing’

* Saints QB says his US flag comment was a ‘missed opportunity’ * Brees says he will stand for flag but respects all forms of protest * ‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing for ...

Why the New Orleans Saints could win it all, Part VII: Linebackers

To view previous parts, see below: Demario Davis is quickly becoming one of the best linebackers in New Orleans Saints history. Davis had a career year in 2019, starting all 16 games, logging 111 tackles, ...

Saints’ Cam Jordan welcomes Tom Brady – ‘the second-greatest QB of all time’ to NFC South

BATON ROUGE – The New Orleans Saints’ season opener may be more than a month away, but defensive end Cam Jordan has his game mouth on. The Saints are scheduled to host Tampa Bay and ...

Film Study: Nigel Bradham’s coverage skills provide Saints with solid depth

Bradham played mostly middle and strong-side linebacker in his time with Philly, making him a good fit next to Demario Davis, who plays the weak-side, if he was to see the field much in 2020. ...

Saints renting four floors of New Orleans hotel for optional ‘sequester’ during training camp

Beginning Wednesday, the team is renting four full floors of the Loews Hotel in New Orleans for players, staff and other personnel to inhabit until the season opens. Team owner Gayle Benson is paying the ...

How Saints’ Drew Brees got creative to make his 41-year-old arm feel ‘live’

And as they’ve always done, Brees and House spent weeks snapping towels with a throwing motion and throwing one- and two-pound balls before they even touched a football — with the 41-year-old Brees targeting a ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 4: Saints release another player and a preview of Marshon Lattimore’s season

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. While Marshon Lattimore’s production dropped last season, his numbers should improve in the ...

With no positive Covid-19 tests, Saints players begin conditioning work

The Saints will move into the next unofficial phase of their training camp schedule as head coach Sean Payton said, last week, the team will being strength and conditioning work Monday. It will be a ...

Maurice Smith, Taylor Stallworth go on NFL waivers

Two players with Alabama football roots lost their spots on NFL rosters on Monday when the Washington Football Team waived safety Maurice Smith and the New Orleans Saints waived defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth. Stallworth prepped ...

PFT OT: Saints trying out own bubble

In the latest episode of PFT OT, Mike Florio and Chris Simms talk about the Saints’ bubble, Pac-12 players speaking out for COVID and social justice issues and the Vikings’ extension with Rick Spielman. (Video ...

Saints star defensive end on Tom Brady, Buccaneers: ‘This is a team that’s fighting for second place’

New Orleans Saints star defensive end Cameron Jordan said the hype around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady is premature. In an interview with NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” ...

Saints renting out hotel for optional team ‘sequester’

The New Orleans Saints are renting out four floors of a French Quarter hotel to create an optional “sequester” for players and staff beginning Wednesday. Saints head coach Sean Payton told NBC Sports that the ...

Teddy Bridgewater: Cam Newton is Cam Newton; I’m still Teddy Bridgewater

The Panthers were Cam Newton’s team for nine seasons. He won a league MVP award and led the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Newton, though, is in New England, and for the first time since ...

Saints release 9 players ahead of roster deadline

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Saints have terminated the contract of wide receiver Maurice Harris. The Saints have also waived defensive end Gus Cumberlander, wide receiver Krishawn Hogan, defensive back Chris Johnson, wide ...

New Orleans Saints linebacker encouraged to see healthy room

Having Robertson for the last four seasons has been just as significant for the Saints. He started 27 of 31 games his first two seasons in New Orleans, and totaled 208 tackles, three sacks, three ...

Saints video: Cam Jordan reveals extreme social distancing measures

While speaking to the NFL Network’s MJ Acosta, Jordan highlighted what the league has done to ensure player’s safety. Of course, similar to most places, players are required to wear masks in the team facility. ...

Saints’ Cam Jordan takes shot at Tom Brady

With Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, many believe they are the team to beat in the NFC South. Not so fast according to Saints defensive end Cam Jordan, ...

Saints’ Week 2 game against Las Vegas Raiders to be held without fans

There’s some bad news for New Orleans Saints fans who were looking to watch their team take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2 for New Orleans’ first road game of the season. No ...

Saints are preparing to prepare for the 2020 season

“It is going to be challenging,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “An hour in the weight room, an hour conditioning. That will take place for the better part of six, seven days. Go to Source ...

According to Cam Jordan, Bucs are ‘fighting for second place’

The Buccaneers were immediately catapulted to one of the favorites to be a superior team in 2020 after the acquisition of quarterback Tom Brady. Add veteran tight end Rob Gronkowski and Tampa Bay’s odds went ...

Report: Ravens to sign former Texans and Saints tight end Jerell Adams

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign former Saints and Texans tight end Jerell Adams. Go to Source ...

Chargers bringing youthful inexperience to New Orleans in Week 5

Our friends over at Bolts from the Blue took some time to give us Saints fans the scoop on the home of first round pick Justin Herbert. Notable free agent additions: DT Linval Joseph, OT ...

Saints Michael Thomas’ receptions record was made to be broken … by himself

Former Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison held the NFL single-season receptions record for 17 years before New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas set a new standard with 149 catches last season. Thomas doesn’t anticipate his ...

Saints creating a mini-bubble for training camp amid COVID-19 pandemic

Numerous Saints employees and players will be “sequestering” at a New Orleans hotel during training camp. Go to Source ...

Saints rent hotel to create optional team bubble

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Follow on Twitter METAIRIE, La. The ...

Saints news: Michael Thomas establishes ‘real high’ goal

After a productive 2019, New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas hopes to make more history in the upcoming season. The three-time Pro Bowler is not only aiming for better numbers but also to ...

Saints roster down to 80 following release of Taylor Stallworth

Taylor Stallworth made the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina in 2018, but has been added to the list of players the Black & Gold have released. The 6ft2, 302 pound ...

Saints’ Cam Jordan: Tom Brady’s Bucs fighting for second place

TAMPA ― It wasn’t exactly birthday wishes that Saints defense end Cam Jordan was sending to Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, who turned 43 Monday. Appearing on NFL Net Network’s Good Morning Football Monday, Jordan said ...

Despite a down year, Marshon Lattimore still a top 10 corner

Marshon Lattimore did not have the greatest of seasons last year. Despite making the esteemed NFL Top 100 list, notching in at No. the actual production didn’t match what we’ve come to expect from the ...

2020 NFL Preview: Saints are back but a lot depends on Drew Brees, on and off the field

A controversy with Drew Brees was a huge story for the Saints this offseason. Go to Source ...

Can Teddy Bridgewater follow Jake Delhomme’s path, lead Panthers to Super Bowl?

Imagine this: The Carolina Panthers sign a backup quarterback from the New Orleans Saints in free agency. He’s not a big name entering his seventh NFL season and doesn’t overly excite the fan base, but ...

Saints cutting Taylor Stallworth

Defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth is going to be in the market for a new team. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Saints are cutting the two-year veteran from their roster. Stallworth made ...

Saints roster cuts tracker, instant analysis ahead of training camp deadline

The New Orleans Saints began releasing players from their 90-man roster ahead of the NFL’s new Aug. 16 deadline to trim depth charts down to just 80 players, starting about an hour after our updated ...

Align Technology and NFL Team-up to Deliver More Winning Smiles – Invisalign Brand Named Official Clear Aligner Sponsor of the NFL

invisalign Official Clear Aligner Sponsor of the NFL * Connects consumers and Invisalign practices through network of NFL sponsored channels and supports youth initiatives championed by NFL Clubs * Builds on previously announced individual sponsorships ...

Fleur-de-Links, August 3: Saints release 9 players

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. The Saints have reportedly rented out multiple floors of the Loews Hotel in ...

Report: Saints to rent out part of the Loews Hotel to ‘sequester’ before the season

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to rent several floors of the Loews Hotel downtown to allow critical staff and players to “sequester” until the season starts in September, according to NBC Sports’ Peter King. ...

NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles coach Pederson positive for COVID-19

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second NFL coach to test positive for the coronavirus, but remains asymptomatic, the NFL club announced Sunday. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton ...

The story of how Wil Lutz and Zach Wood’s stayed in shape at this Irish Channel boxing gym

He said, ‘You kind of have to have a screw loose to do this,’” Wood said. And I said, ‘You certainly do, man, but in all the best ways. They started with plyometrics then worked ...

Saints cut three, including Krishawn Hogan and Deatrick Nichols

The Saints started paring down their roster on Sunday. Amie Just of NOLA.com reports that the team has cut wide receiver Krishawn Hogan and Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports that cornerback Deatrick Nichols and running ...

There is ‘not much time to slow roll’ for Saints rookie offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz

Saints left tackle Terron Armstead said he’s heard good things about Ruiz so far. The most important thing, in Armstead’s opinion, is for Ruiz to have earned a functional knowledge of the playbook during virtual ...

New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas prepared to continue assault on NFL records

In case you were wondering: Yes, absolutely, Michael Thomas agrees with the assessment of New Orleans Saints senior offensive assistant Curtis Johnson. Johnson believes that Thomas, a first-team All-Pro receiver, has a 150-plus catch season ...

Tracker: Saints begin cuts to meet 80-man roster limit after preseason is cancelled

Finding undrafted hidden gems is going to be harder in 2020 than it ever has been before. With the preseason cancelled outright and the roster reduced to 80 players from 90 throughout training camp, the ...

Saints news: Michael Thomas explains why Emmanuel Sanders was an important signing

Fellow Saints wideout Michael Thomas chimed in on the newest veteran of the team as reported by The Athletic NOLA reporter Katherine Terrell on Twitter: Emmanuel Sanders began his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers after ...

Saints news: Michael Thomas on how team handled Drew Brees situation

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees came under fire for comments he made in June regarding players’ decisions to kneel during the national anthem. Brees previously said he would “never agree” with players choosing to ...

Saints Drew Brees will stand for anthem, but respects those who kneel

Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he’ll remain standing for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but he professed respect and support for those who protest racism and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. I’ll always stand ...

Drew Brees on anthem comments: I hurt a lot of people

Drew Brees has revealed the personal anguish he felt following the backlash to his original comments on kneeling for the anthem before NFL games. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was widely criticised by team-mates and ...

Drew Brees: Anthem comments ‘hurt a lot of people,’ but will stand for flag

Drew Brees discussed his June comments that sparked outrage across the NFL and his personal choice to stand for the anthem. Go to Source ...

Drew Brees explains why he returns for 20th season

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Saints quarterback Drew Brees made it clear how much he values his teammates, starting with social justice issues and why he came back for his 20th NFL season, in his opening ...

Saints QB Drew Brees discusses backlash, upcoming season

Listen I’m excited for this season, there’s a lot of unknowns, a lot of variables, and a lot of things we’re going to navigate, but that’s something we’ve always been very good at, how many ...

Saints place Kiko Alonso, Johnson Bademosi on PUP

The Saints placed linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Johnson Bademosi on the physically unable to perform list Saturday. Alonso continues to work his way back from a torn ACL in the Saints’ postseason loss to ...

Saints QB Drew Brees enters 2020 season after licking a nasty habit, addresses social injustice

If he didn’t stop, he would be putting his spit — a chief carrier of COVID-19 — on virtually everything with which he came in contact. “But even throwing the football on the field, I ...

Saints put Kiko Alonso and Johnson Bademosi on PUP

With players undergoing physicals this weekend, Kiko Alonso and Johnson Bademosi have landed on the physically unable to perform list for the Saints. Alonso is coming off a torn ACL, suffered during the playoff loss ...

Drew Brees acknowledges his anthem comments hurt a lot of people, says he will stand for flag

It’s been an offseason of learning for Drew Brees. The comments he made about never respecting anyone who kneels during the anthem sparked outrage across the NFL and all sports. Go to Source ...

See why Cam Jordan’s new hairstyle is the talk of training camp

Saints Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan debuted a new haristlye Saturday, and it’s certainly got his teammates and coaches talking. Jordan tweeted a photo of himself with a Jheri curl similar to the characters ...

Saints place LB Kiko Alonso, CB Johnson Bademosi on physically unable to perform list

The New Orleans Saints have placed both linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Johnson Bademosi on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, according to Saturday’s NFL transactions. Alonso tore his ACL in the wildcard game ...

Brees: I’ll stand for the national anthem, but respect those who will kneel

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said during his first media availability since January that the team was in a good place after he reconciled with other members of the team over his comments about ...

Brees: Reaction to comments about kneeling ‘crushing’

Drew Brees met with the media for the first time in training camp on Saturday, and before anyone could ask him about his 20th NFL season, he reinforced that he supports the fight for social ...

Mike Detillier: A look at Saints’ players working to take the next step

As NFL training camps get started, this is the time of the year when you get a look at the players on the respective teams who can elevate their games to help their team win. ...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees returns for 20th season to chase Super Bowl, play alongside teammates

When it came down to it, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees , in a wide-ranging teleconference with local media Saturday morning, said he returned for his 20th NFL reason for those two reasons. Brees ...

Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he still will stand for the national anthem but respects those who kneel

I acknowledge and respect anyone who chooses to kneel or any other form of peaceful protest to bring attention to social injustice and systemic racism that so many have endured and continue to endure in ...

Cameron Jordan puts Troy Polamalu on notice with must-see new hairstyle

Look out, Troy Polamalu: the Pittsburgh Steelers legend was known as much for the plays he made on the field as he was for his signature curly locks, but there’s a new challenger coming for ...

Orlando Magic player stands for national anthem as teammates, opponents kneel

ORLANDO, Fla. According to FOX News, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac stood during the national anthem on Friday as his teammates and Brooklyn Nets players knelt to protest racial injustice and police brutality. He was ...

Brees will stand for anthem, but respects those who kneel

Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue to stand for the American flag but respects and supports any form of peaceful demonstration – including kneeling during the national anthem – by those protesting social ...

Drew Brees sidesteps whether 2020 will be his last season

It’s become a given in league circles that 2020 will be the final season of Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ first-ballot-Hall-of-Fame career. Brees isn’t ready to give in to that line of thinking, however. Speaking to ...

Terron Armstead calls arrival to training camp ‘like the first day of school’

The NFL has had to implement so many new rules and procedures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton almost doesn’t recognize training camp after all of the changes. ...

Cameron Jordan is ready to play football in a stadium or even a parking lot

Anytime, anywhere. That’s the message New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan issued in his opening press conference call ahead of training camp, when asked whether his teammates have enough time to prepare for their ...

Saints current goal is mitigating risk. But once games start? ‘I don’t think it’s possible’

Just to get their players to the field safely, the Saints — along with the rest of the NFL — are following detailed protocols to mitigate the risk of the virus tearing through a team. ...

Saints QB Brees donates $5m to help build healthcare centres in Louisiana

For the second time this year, New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees has made a $5million donation. Go to Source ...

Why the New Orleans Saints could win it all, Part VI: Defensive Line

Bringing back a series of pieces from the past three years, we’re going to check each position group on the New Orleans Saints and discuss how they improve the Saints’ chances of making a run ...

Saints who must make an impact in 2020 for a Super Bowl win

New Orleans knows it will get production from players like Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. However, buried within the roster are players who will have to be key cogs in order for the Saints ...

Saints reach deal with LB Bradham, agent says

ESPN Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. The Eagles released Bradham on Feb. 19 ...

Fleur-de-Links, July 31: Saints sign 2 new players and Terron Armstead says “Super Bowl or bust”

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. Following another $5 million dollar donation from Drew Brees and his wife, the ...

Saints adding WR Bennie Fowler

The New Orleans Saints are adding a wide receiver. Following COVID-19 testing and a physical, six year veteran Bennie Fowler will join the Black & Gold. He was released from the NY Giants after 2 ...

2020 Training Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints

First, the Stefon Diggs buzzer beater in 2017 sent New Orleans packing in the divisional round, then a no-call on a pass interference in the 2018 NFC Championship Game against the Rams, and finally another ...

NFL rumors: Ex-Eagles RB LeSean McCoy signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB Nigel Bradham signs with New Orleans Saints

LeSean McCoy and Nigel Bradham won’t be returning to Philadelphia this season. The pair of former Eagles joined the NFC South on Thursday. Sign up for Eagles Extra: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ...

Nigel Bradham signs with Saints

The Saints are heading into this season with a Super Bowl or bust mentality and they’ve brought in a veteran defensive player with a Super Bowl ring to help with that effort. Agent Drew Rosenhaus ...

New Orleans Saints taking excuse-free approach

Terron Armstead was speaking about the offensive line’s collective ability to learn the complex play calls quarterback Drew Brees will unleash over the next month-and-a-half, but he might as well have been addressing the entire ...

How Saints QB Drew Brees used unusual sports this offseason to help him throw a 60-yard pass

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic-mandated shutdowns, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his throwing coach Tom House sat down to have their annual conversation regarding Brees’ goal for the offseason. Brees’ ...

Terron Armstead: Saints are “Super Bowl or bust”

Most teams are just trying to get healthy players into the building to start training camps at the moment. In some places, they’re already thinking ahead to the final game of the season. During a ...

Notre Dame ‘Stating’ Its Recruiting Case In Louisiana

The Pelican State has been gradually emerging more consistently of late in Fighting Irish recruiting efforts. Go to Source ...

Is it a make or break year for Terron Armstead?

Pro Football Reference 2013: 6 games played 2014: 14 games played 2015: 13 games played 2016: 7 games played 2017: 10 games played 2018: 10 games played 2019: 15 games played Times are changing in ...

Which former Ohio State cornerback would you want back in Columbus?

Ohio State has become nothing short of a defensive back factory for the NFL. Just last season, the Buckeyes sent another pair of first round-caliber corners to the league in Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette. ...

Lamar Jackson of Baltimore Ravens named No. 1 in ‘Top 100 Players of 2020’ countdown

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the NFL’s No. player as NFL Network unveiled the top 10 of its 100-player countdown on Wednesday night. The rankings for “The Top 100 Players of 2020” were ...

The disgusting habit that NFL quarterbacks will have to change in the COVID-19 season

Prior to this season, licking your hands before a snap was just gross. Now there’s a legitimate argument that it’s completely untenable. Go to Source ...

New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas makes NFL Network’s list of Top 100 players at No. 5

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas came in at No. 5 on the NFL Network’s list of the Top 100 players. This is Thomas’ third career appearance on the list (No. 13 in 2019 ...

Lamar Jackson Ranks No. 1 in NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2020; Mahomes No. 4

The final 10 featured three quarterbacks in Jackson, reigning Super Bowl MVP and Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller Patrick Mahomes and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, who led his team to its eighth consecutive winning season. ...

Malcolm Jenkins doesn’t stop working to create change

We’re creating a curriculum that will teach kids how to become proficient in these digital tools, whether they’re going to college or whether they’re just going right into the work force, but also being able ...

2 Saints tight ends opt out of 2020 season due to COVID-19

Backup tight ends Cole Wick and Jason Vander Laan each opted out of 2020, accepting pay cuts for the opportunity to return in 2021 and compete for roster spots. Wick, who is asthmatic, chose to ...

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton adjusts to unprecedented preparation

“And so at some point, call it what you want – preseason probably is a better way to describe it – we’re not going to be in a training camp environment. And so I think ...

Saints’ Payton: More ‘live’ football planned this preseason

Saints coach Sean Payton prefers not to use the term ”training camp” to describe how he’s trying to prepare his club for this pandemic-altered NFL season. The Saints have a history of finding undrafted rookie ...

Re-vamped Lions ready to host Saints in Week 4

Matthew Stafford was playing at the top of his game before his back injury, plus the Lions added D’Andre Swift to finally give Stafford the running game he’s been lacking. But defense remains the team’s ...

Saints’ Drew Brees admits he’s trying to avoid this pre-snap ritual as coronavirus looms over NFL season

Drew Brees is trying to ween himself off a pre-snap ritual he has been doing for years: licking his fingers. Hygiene is going to be a huge factor in the NFL when the season begins, ...

Patriots have just one player on NFL ‘Top 100’ list

All 100 names on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020′ have been revealed, But only one of them is on the New England Patriots roster: cornerback Stephon Gilmore. On Wednesday, NFL Network revealed the ...

Drew Brees training himself to not lick fingers

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing everything about the way sports conduct business. That goes so far as to include the licking, the spitting, and the snot that comes with human beings. In a detailed (perhaps ...

2020 Season Predictions Roundtable: NFC South

Tampa Bay * 3. Atlanta 4. Carolina In what could be Drew Brees’ final season, the Saints remain the favorites in the division. Go to Source ...

Are Saints RT Ryan Ramczyk & CB Marshon Lattimore being disrespected in their NFL Top 100 rankings?

The New Orleans Saints have seven players who have made the NFL’s Top 100 list for 2020, and while we don’t know the final spots for all of them we have learned where players like ...

Mickey Loomis won’t say if Saints are talking contract with Alvin Kamara

Saints running back Alvin Kamara is entering the fourth and final season of the contract he signed as a third-round pick in 2017 and that’s led to thoughts of a contract extension this offseason. Kamara ...

Source: 2 Saints reserves opt out of 2020 season

Tuesday was a tough day for the New Orleans Saints’ tight end reserve corps as both Cole Wick and Jason Vander Laan have opted out of the upcoming 2020 season. Wick opted out because of ...

New Orleans Saints stars Cameron Jordan, Drew Brees make NFL Network’s list of Top 100 players

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and quarterback Drew Brees were revealed Tuesday night as members of the NFL Network’s list of the top 100 players in the league. Brees, in his 20th season ...

WATCH: Drew Brees shows off deep ball during workout

Players are checking into training camps for coronavirus testing with full-contact practices set to start on August 17th. If you’ve missed seeing Drew Brees throw the football, trainer Todd Durkin posted a video on social ...

Jason Vander Laan opts out of 2020 season

The Saints lost another backup tight end to a leave of absence. Jason Vander Laan has opted out of the 2020 season, according to the NFL’s transactions report. Fellow tight end Cole Wick’s decision to ...

Loomis: Virus uncertainty doesn’t alter Saints’ high goals

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn’t expect the unusual circumstances surrounding this pandemic-altered NFL season to dampen expectations for a team seeking a fourth-straight playoff appearance. There’s been little turnover on coach Sean Payton’s staff ...

NFL Opt-Out Tracker

John Daigle tracks every NFL player opting out of the 2020 season for COVID-19 concerns. (AP) Go to Source ...

Saints TE Jason Vander Laan opts out of 2020 season

New Orleans Saints tight end Jason Vander Laan has opted out of the 2020 season, according to Tuesday’s transactions report. Vander Laan is the second Saints player to opt out of the 2020 season out ...

Saints TE Cole Wick opts out of 2020 season, report says

Saints tight end Cole Wick is planning to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, according to a report from NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero. Players are allowed to opt out of the upcoming season over concerns ...

Arians comfortable coaching Brady, Bucs during pandemic

Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed ...

Source: Cole Wick to skip Saints season, is first known player on team to opt out

Wick is the first known Saints player to opt out of the 2020 season out of coronavirus concerns. Players have until Aug. 3 to opt out if they so choose. Players who elect to sit ...

Saints’ Thomas Morstead speaks with ESPN’s Schefter about challenges of NFL’s return

Morstead joined ESPN reporter Adam Schefter’s podcast Monday morning, and to lead off the interview, Schefter asked Morstead — a member of the NFLPA’s Executive Committee — a few questions about how the NFL was ...

Saints sign all four of their draft picks

The Saints waited longer than most other teams to start signing their draft picks, but they got them all done in one fell swoop. The team announced Monday that they have all four of their ...

New Orleans Saints 2020 Fantasy Football Preview

The New Orleans Saints offense is always reliable for a high scoring output in fantasy football, especially in recent years with so many touches funneled towards pass-catchers like wide receiver Michael Thomas and running back ...

Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees ready to duel in Week 3

We’ll continue a series of opponent preview posts for the New Orleans Saints opponents in 2020. Next, we’ll look at the highly-anticipated matchup of future hall of fame quarterbacks, Brees and the Saints against Aaron ...

New Orleans Saints stars Demario Davis, Alvin Kamara make NFL Network’s list of Top 100 players

Kamara, in his fourth season out of Tennessee, was the 42nd-ranked player and Davis, who signed with New Orleans prior to the 2018 season, came in at No. It is the third consecutive time Kamara ...

Saints TE Cole Wick opts out

The list of NFL players opting out of playing in 2020 continues to grow on Tuesday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Saints tight end Cole Wick has chosen not to play this season. ...

Dak Prescott Soars, Odell Beckham Falls in NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2020

Significant drops from Odell Beckham Jr., Todd Gurley, J.J. Watt and Alvin Kamara highlighted Monday’s list that also included Dak Prescott, Jimmy Garoppolo and Davante Adams, among others. Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers 68. ...

Drew Brees to donate $5M to support Louisiana health care

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife have announced a $5 million donation to build community health centers throughout Louisiana. Drew Brees and Brittany Brees appeared in a video posted to the NFL ...

Fantasy football backup rankings: Kareem Hunt leads the way

If Le’Veon Bell goes down, however, the likes of Frank Gore and La’Mical Perine would figure to share touches and neither would be a clear fantasy starter. If you selected Bell and not Kamara, don’t ...

What to expect from Emmanuel Sanders, Saints’ young receivers

It’s quite possible New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders makes the biggest impact of any NFL free agent this year. Sure, that might sound like hyperbole — especially since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just added ...

Consistency is key: Saints returning plenty of snaps in 2020

The NFL has been shaken up by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, with summer practice sessions canceled and training camp taking on an entirely new structure. With so much disruption to manage, teams that are ...

Buckeye Bits: 2020 draft class tops $111 million in rookie contracts, Lattimore and Heyward among NFL’s top 100, more

Hopefully by now, you’ve shut down your work laptop, poured yourself a drink, takeout is on the way and Netflix is streaming. Speaking of Netflix, I have finally finished The Last Dance (ESPN aired it ...

Mike Evans has some hot takes on Marshon Lattimore, Keenan Allen over NFL top 100 players list

Mike Evans has never been one to back down from a challenge. So when confronted with complaints from a couple players ranked much lower than him on NFL.com’s top 100 players for 2020 list, the ...

The Latest: Rockies reliever Tim Collins decides not to play

The Colorado Rockies say left-handed reliever Tim Collins has decided not to play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Collins was part of Colorado’s 60-player pool and was assigned to the alternate ...

Saints sign four draft picks as rookies report for camp

The New Orleans Saints signed their four 2020 draft picks to four-year contracts on Monday, the day rookie were scheduled to report for training camp, general manager Mickey Loomis said. New Orleans’ most recent draft ...

The Latest: Saints QB Drew Brees donating another $5 million

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, say they’re donating $5 million toward a partnership with a Louisiana health care provider to build “numerous” health centers in economically struggling communities around the state. Brees ...

Saints QB Drew Brees donating another $5 million

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, say they’re donating $5 million toward a partnership with a Louisiana health care provider to build “numerous” health centers in economically struggling communities around the state. Brees ...

Marshon Lattimore listed as the No. 76 player in NFL’s top 100 for 2020

Former Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore has been a force on an island since he entered the NFL back in 2017. He did so well his first season that he was named the NFL’s Defensive ...

Michael Thomas has an idea for Saints’ counter to Seahawks-Jamal Adams trade

The Seattle Seahawks shook up everyone’s Saturday by agreeing to a blockbuster trade for New York Jets standout Jamal Adams, exchanging multiple first-round draft picks and starting safety Bradley McDougald. But New Orleans Saints wide ...

New Orleans Saints sign 2020 draft class

Baun was the first of New Orleans’ two third-round picks (74th overall) out of Wisconsin. The 6-3, 225-pound Brown Deer, Wis. native appeared in 39 games with 27 starts in three seasons and was the ...

Former Ohio State stars Marshon Lattimore, Cameron Heyward voted among NFL’s Top 100 of 2020

Two former Ohio State football stars were voted by their peers to again rank among the NFL’s best. Marshon Lattimore and Cameron Heyward were among the players to appear on NFL Network’s annual Top 100 ...

Drew & Brittany Brees Donate $5 Mil To Build Healthcare Centers In Louisiana

Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, are making another HUGE donation to help Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic — donating $5 MILLION to build healthcare facilities throughout the state. Remember, the New Orleans Saints superstar’s ...

Wisconsin football: Ryan Ramczyk makes the NFL Top 100

Former Wisconsin Badgers (and UW-Stevens Point, go Pointers! left tackle Ryan Ramczyk was named one of the best 100 players in the NFL over the weekend. Ramczyk, who now plays at right tackle for the ...

Texans extending guard Senio Kelemete’s contract

The Texans are in the process of finalizing a one-year contract extension for veteran offensive guard Senio Kelemete, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. Originally signed to a three-year, $12 million contract ...

Fleur-de-Links, July 27: Cameron Jordan’s unsung record and Michael Thomas wants certain defensive end to the Saints

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. An early preview for Drew Brees’ 2020 season ahead of training camp. All ...

How is this Saints training camp going to work? Get answers to some FAQs

The players will take Day 19 off. Then, on the 20th day of practice — which would be Aug. 17 — the pads are scheduled to come on. Teams have a maximum of 14 padded ...

Saints news: Michael Thomas wants Jadeveon Clowney in New Orleans

One of the biggest names remaining in the free-agent market is former Seattle Seahawk defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas believes in the veteran’s capabilities to contribute and wants his ...

Michael Thomas Wants Saints to Sign Jadeveon Clowney After Jamal Adams Trade

As another apparent suitor for Jadeveon Clowney looks to have moved on, one of the best players for the New Orleans Saints wants to see his team go after the three-time Pro Bowl defensive end. ...

Walker: With no preseason games, finding diamonds in the rough like Saints often do becomes tougher

But what we do know is there won’t be a preseason this year. The NFL made it official on Friday that it was scrapping all the preseason games this year. It was something the players ...

Source: Saints rookies report for coronavirus testing Monday, veterans to follow

New Orleans Saints rookies will report to training camp Monday for their first round of coronavirus testing, a source confirmed Saturday, with veterans following Tuesday. Rookies not already in the New Orleans area will travel ...

Strief: QB Winston showed maturity in joining Saints

If you asked Saints fans to rank the most surprising offseason moves of the last few seasons, many would probably place their signing of former Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston this past spring somewhere near ...

So, how is this Saints training camp going to work? Answers to some FAQs:

Players have the 13th day of camp off, then resume on Day 14 with OTA-style practices with helmets, shirts and shorts on Aug. 12. That phase of camp will run through Day 18, and on ...

NFL, players reach agreement on coronavirus-affected season; Saints to report to camp Tuesday

The NFL and the NFLPA reached an agreement regarding coronavirus-related financial issues Friday that ensured most NFL teams, including the New Orleans Saints, will be able to bring their players into training camps beginning Tuesday. ...

Saints use their first-round pick on an LSU prospect in 2021 mock draft

There’s a big overlap in fans of the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers, the college football powerhouse in their backyard. But the Saints haven’t picked up many playmakers from their neighbors up the ...

New Orleans Saints announce cancellation of the team’s four 2020 preseason games

The New Orleans Saints announced today the cancellation of the team’s four preseason games following discussions and resolutions between the NFL and the NFLPA. The cancellation of the preseason will allow the Saints organization additional ...

New Orleans Saints cancel four preseason games

Despite the preseason’s cancellation, the Saints are still continuing to plan for the 2020 regular-season games. The Saints are working with local health leaders, the CDC and government officials to work out how the Superdome ...

Saints DE Cameron Jordan believes Saints ‘have to capitalize’ on recent success

Cameron Jordan is about to enter his 10th NFL season, which to him means one thing: It’s time to win a championship. The New Orleans Saints have come excruciatingly close the past few seasons, looking ...

CSC Podcast: Discussing the Saints Madden 21 Ratings

New Orleans Saints analyst for Canal St Chronicles Brenden Ertle and Nate Williamson break down the EA sports Madden 21 ratings for the Saints and also discuss the news around the league. If you’re enjoying ...

Cameron Jordan and Matt Ryan: A love story in 18 parts

Cameron Jordan has sacked a certain quarterback 18 times. That certain quarterback is Atlanta Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan. Mr. Jordan has sacked Mr. Ryan more times than any defensive player has ever sacked a single ...

Transcript: Former New Orleans Saint Zach Strief conference call

How much do you think it affects them? “I think you kind of look at that two ways, there’s the leaguewide way, how will it affect the general NFL? And then how will it affect ...

Former New Orleans Saint Zach Strief foresees intense camp for young players in absence of preseason games

Each of the four was an undrafted rookie, and this year’s undrafted class will lose those evaluation opportunities now that there will be no preseason. Strief said he doubted his roster chances even after playing ...

Saints Fantasy Preview

Hayden Winks analyzes the 2020 fantasy football outlooks for Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Jared Cook, Alvin Kamara and the other weapons in NOLA. (AP) Go to Source ...

Atlanta Falcons say only 10,000-20,000 fans will be allowed at home games

The New Orleans Saints’ fiercest rival, the Atlanta Falcons, announced Wednesday that Mercedes-Benz Stadium have a seating capacity of no more than 20,000 fans on game days. According to a statement from the team, the ...

Transcript: Saints Legend John Carney conference call

New Orleans Saints Kicker John Carney Legends Microsoft Teams Video Call with New Orleans Media Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Do you want to start us off by talking about all the work you’ve been doing ...

Catching up with New Orleans Saints legend John Carney

Today, Carney runs a plethora of kicking camps year-round including a pre-season training camp for professional kickers in Carlsbad, Calif. called “The Launching Pad.” “What The Launching Pad is, is a one week intense training ...

10 questions with New Orleans Saints assistant coach Ronald Curry

Q: How do you see the team going forward, integrating Deonte Harris more into the offense and what you do? Curry: Last year, he would come in, he had a certain role. We like to ...

What value will Malcolm Jenkins bring back to the Saints?

Malcolm Jenkins will bring his talents back to the Big Easy, where he won a Super Bowl in 2010. Jenkins’s leadership and poise will benefit a young Saints secondary that were ranked 19th in passing ...

Saints hoping to ruin the Raiders first game in their fancy new stadium

We’ll continue a series of opponent preview posts for the New Orleans Saints opponents in 2020. Next, we’ll look at the highly-anticipated home opening of the Las Vegas Raiders in their new stadium. Our friends ...

Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins says Trump ‘ignoring’ purpose of national anthem protests: ‘He understands the point’

New Orleans Saints’ safety Malcolm Jenkins, one of the more outspoken players in the NFL to advocate for kneeling during the national anthem, took aim at the president on Tuesday, arguing that Trump is choosing ...

With no Saints preseason games on horizon, 3 ways that change affects the team

Of the 17 undrafted free agents the Saints brought in ahead of the 2019 camp, five of them landed on the active roster for at least one game last season — return specialist/wide receiver Deonte ...

New Orleans musician offers kids trumpets for guns

A New Orleans trumpeter is offering kids trumpets in exchange for guns. Shamarr Allen tells news agencies that he has a 9-year-old son and started the project last week, the day after a 9-year-old boy ...

VIDEO: Malcolm Jenkins: Anthem protests aren’t ‘going anywhere’

Malcolm Jenkins appeared on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Tuesday night and said he expects anthem protests to continue this season. The New Orleans Saints safety made the comments when asked about President Donald Trump’s ...

Derek Carr ranked 2nd in this advanced stat

From 2014-2017, the first four years of his career, Derek Carr ranked 26th in completion percentage at 61.33%. That’s not all bad, some of the quarterbacks slotted behind him have been considered by many fans ...

Fleur-de-Links, July 22: NFL cancels 2020 preseason and Sean Payton speaks about new technology in football

NFL: The NFLPA and NFL owners agree to cancel the entire 2020 preseason. Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation. ...

10 questions entering Eagles training camp: Has enough been done at wide receiver? How will Malcolm Jenkins be replaced?

Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters Following an offseason youth movement, the Eagles will have a handful of new starters and depth players stepping up to replace some ...

Saints news: Malcolm Jenkins reacts to Donald Trump’s ‘game over’ tweet

Make no mistake: New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is more than an athlete and he’s not afraid to air his thoughts. Jenkins recently joined Don Lemon of CNN in a quick interview to discuss ...

AP source: NFLPA agrees with league on no preseason games

The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of ...

Detillier: Expect more touches for Saints All-Pro Harris in 2020

After a rookie season that saw him earn Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors, what could Saints return specialist Deonte Harris do for an encore in year two? Perhaps grow his role as a receiver. ...

NFL Podcast: Preseason cancelled as final obstacles are cleared for starting training camp on time

Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson break down the latest negotiations between the players and league as the sides rush to get training camps open on time. Go to Source ...

NFL facing unending series of questions, uncertain answers

In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Of course, there are more questions than ever for America’s most profitable sports league, most ...

Transcript: Saints Legend Max Unger conference call

It’s just a lot of maintenance and the more you move around, I think the better you feel and the really the hard thing is doing stuff that you are not used to. You are ...

Pro Football Focus: Saints defensive line isn’t a top-10 unit just yet

The defensive line is a strength of the New Orleans Saints, but the team at Pro Football Focus needs to see a little more production out of the big men up front before they’re ready ...

Team Previews: Saints Fantasy Preview

Payton has had a top-12 scoring offense in all 13 seasons as the Saints head coach, including four-straight years inside the top-four. Passing Game QB: Drew Brees, Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill WR: Michael Thomas, Austin ...

Why the Saints could win it all, Part IV: Wide receivers

To view previous parts, see below: The New Orleans Saints’ wide receivers were abysmally mediocre in 2019 beyond Michael Thomas. Michael Thomas set or matched career-best numbers across the board in 2019, leading the league ...

Trump says “the game is over for me” if player kneels during national anthem

The president called kneeling during the national anthem a “sign of great disrespect” a day after several San Francisco Giants players and manager Gabe Kapler knelt before a game. Go to Source ...

O.J. Howard: Bucs offense right up there from best in league

When Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins was asked this month about the Buccaneers adding Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, he said that any improvement is on paper at this point and that the Bucs “gotta produce ...

Saints news: Max Unger reveals life-changing adjustment during retirement

Former New Orleans Saints center Max Unger retired back in 2018. Ever since his post-football life started, he decided to switch to a new lifestyle. The former Oregon Duck shared with Rod Walker of NOLA.com: ...

Comparing Andrus Peat and Larry Warford’s pass protection in 2019

So, here’s what I found: Peat and Warford gave up same amount of pressures Despite Peat lining up for 24 less snaps than Warford in Weeks 1-8, I charted 14 total