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Saints' top draft choice Peat ready for likely first start

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says the club is ''looking at'' playing first-round draft choice Andrus Peat at left tackle on Sunday in Philadelphia. Terron Armstead normally starts at that spot, but he has not practiced this week after playing through a knee injury in last Sunday night's victory over Dallas. Peat was drafted 13th overall out of Stanford...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints rookie LB Kikaha riding wave of early success

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints rookie linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha's inexperience may have been most obvious after his third sack of the season, when he tried to pay homage to his upbringing in Hawaii with a celebration meant to look like a surfer catching a wave. Many fans didn't get it, and Kikaha understood why when he saw the replay. ''That was trash,'' Kikaha said. ''I've got to practice...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints First Quarter-Season Report: Part 1: The Defense

At first glance, a 1-3 record doesn't exactly scream success for an NFL franchise. And taking into consideration the volume of turnover on this roster in the offseason, it would be a pretty safe bet to say that for the New Orleans Saints, the level of expectations was much higher than to be 1-3 at this juncture of this young 2015 season.In this first installment of a two-part series...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The five most important players to a New Orleans Saints’ victory this weekend

Well Saints fans, there is finally some good news. Following Sunday night’s dramatic 26-20 second play of overtime win at home against the Dallas Cowboys, the 2015 season has finally commenced—assuming you subscribe to the idea a season doesn’t really start until your team wins a game (not saying I do). There were more positives in Sunday night’s game than the first three...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eagles and Saints are weirdly similar teams heading into Week 5…

I was perusing the Saints website here on the Bloguin network known as The Saints Nation, which is written by an old colleague of mine named Andrew Juge. Andrew is a cool dude. He tells it like it is. Always has. But the funny thing is, as he described his Saints’ performance so far in 2015, it reminded me a lot about us. Make no mistake, both teams are 1-3 coming into this game...
Via Eagles Eye
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints offense stuck accepting dink and dunk approach as new identity

Gone are the days of Drew Brees luring in the defense with deadly dump offs to Reggie Bush, Darren Sproles or Pierre Thomas, before exposing you with intermediate routes to Lance Moore, Marques Colston, Jeremy Shockey or Jimmy Graham, only to kill you deep with deep throws to Robert Meachem, Devery Henderson or Joe Morgan. That offense from 2006 to 2013 was arguably the best in...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Cornerbacks With Roots In Canada

A look at Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux, the New Orleans Saints starting cornerbacks who played in the CFL before making it into the NFL.
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Sign Veteran OT Tony Hills

According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, the Saints have signed veteran OT Tony Hills. It is worth mentioning that RG Jahri Evans underwent a knee scope recently and will miss a period of time. Given this situation, the addition of Hills provides depth to the Saints’ offensive line. Hills, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2008. He spent two years in Pittsburgh...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Release WR Joe Morgan

The New Orleans Saints released veteran WR Joe Morgan on Tuesday, according to the NFL transactions release. Saints released TE Kevin Brock from injured reserve with a settlement. Saints released TE Connor Hamlett from their practice squad. Saints released released RB DuJuan Harris from the practice squad injury list with a settlement. Morgan, 27, signed on with the Saints as an...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints release FS Kenny Phillips to make room for Fields

Saints are releasing S Kenny Phillips — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 6, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton plays football with ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars after Saints win

Saints head coach Sean Payton had no problem hanging round after Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys was in the books, especially since New Orleans pulled off a dramatic 26-20 win in overtime. The guys from the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” were in attendance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the game, and they were given the opportunity to hang out on the field afterward...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saints beat the Cowboys in spectacular fashion 26-20 in OT

WOW!!! There are endings, and then there are endings. These Saints seem dead set on making sure that each game ends with someone having a heart attack, but bless their hearts they were kind enough to make sure this week it wasn’t us. This was one of those games that had so many subplots and so many different swings to it that it was enjoyable to watch (because we won), but at...
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram Low Fives Ref After Touchdown

Late in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys Saints running back Mark Ingram appeared to break the plane and score the go-ahead touchdown. Thinking he just did something big he celebrated like players are prone to doing.His celebration was nothing spectacular, but it was what he did afterwards that was great:@_MarcusD_Read more »
Via FatManWriting
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Cowboys want Brandon Weeden to attempt longer passes

Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden isn’t having a problem completing short passes. It’s the longer passes that are missing right now. Executive vice president Stephen Jones knows for the team to score more, Weeden is going to have to get the ball vertical to keep opposing cornerbacks from sitting on shorter routes. “I think Brandon is going to have to step...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees expected to play against Cowboys

Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints is unlikely to be a battle of backup quarterbacks, as Drew Brees has been throwing this week and is expected to play. Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday afternoon that the plan is for Brees to start against Dallas. “I think he’s planning on starting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Mark Ingram now the face of the New Orleans Saints offense?

AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The NFL’s 10 biggest breakout stars of 2015 Hot Seat: Three coaches who need to be fired sooner than later QB Rankings: Who’s at the top after Week 3 of the NFL season? Games of the Week: Five can’t-miss games for Week 4 Two years ago, who would have thought that Mark Ingram would become the most important person on the New Orleans Saints offense...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saints' entire 2012 Draft class is now gone

With the New Orleans Saints having traded away defensive Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots on Wednesday, the Saints no longer have a single player from their 2012 NFL Draft class on their roster.Nick Toon, Corey White, Andrew Tiller, Marcel Jones, and the aforementioned Hicks are all on another NFL roster, or out of the league entirely at this point.The fact that the Saints...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham congratulates Akiem Hicks for leaving Saints

It’s safe to say Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham still has a bad taste in his mouth for what his former team did during this past offseason. The Saints traded Graham to the Seahawks back in March after signing him to a four-year extension the year prior, leaving many fans and analysts alike questioning why they would part ways with quarterback Drew Brees’ favorite...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: The New Orleans Saints make a trade for a “big-name” tight end

The New Orleans Saints made the biggest trade of the offseason, jettisoning Jimmy Graham off to Seattle in exchange for center Max Unger, but it looks like they may be having a little buyer’s remorse. After three weeks of anemic offensive production, now it’s the Saints making a trade for a big-name tight end — literally. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Who’s at the top after...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees contract restructure places Saints in unenviable position

The New Orleans Saints already placed themselves behind the proverbial eight-ball when they released Junior Galette this past summer. Less than 10 months after signing the pass rusher to a four-year, $41.5 million extension, the Saints were left eating nearly $17 million of dead money on that deal.While the Galette situation was brought about due to an off-field situation, the Saints...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL reportedly done investigating Newton-Hochuli incident

An NFL source reportedly told ESPN that the league is done with its investigation regarding claims from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton regarding alleged comments made by referee Ed Hochuli during Sunday’s game. Newton says that Hochuli told the quarterback he “wasn’t old enough” to get a call during the fourth quarter of Carolina’s 27-22 win over the New Orleans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Drew Brees got 'very positive' feedback from doctor

    Drew Brees may miss his second straight game when the New Orleans Saints face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4, but it sounds like he is on the right path toward recovery. ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Brees flew to Birmingham for an evaluation from Dr. James Andrews and received “very positive” feedback. Brees said the evaluation went beyond his expectations and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Billick: Sean Payton should give up play-calling duties

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick thinks Sean Payton is trying to do too much. Now with NFL Media, Billick believes Payton needs to give up his play-calling duties so that he can focus on being the head coach. Speaking on GameDay First Sunday morning, Billick explained his reasoning. “Bill Walsh always believed you can’t be in one place more than ten years...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Seahawks forgotten about Jimmy Graham?

Question: If you had Jimmy Graham, what would you do? Hand the football off to him. Use him primarily as a blocker. Throw him the damn football. If you chose option one, it’d still make more sense than option two—the choice Seattle has made through the first two weeks of the NFL season. So far, Graham has accumulated 10 targets, 7 receptions, 62 yards, and 1 TD. Care...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints have hilarious retort to 'break up' with Brees article

The New Orleans Saints are 0-2 and their 36-year old quarterback Drew Brees is a bit banged up. As a response to these two facts, an article was posted suggesting that it is time for the Saints to “break up” with Brees. The Saints caught wind of the article circulating about and took to Twitter to post this comical response, utilizing a fantastic...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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