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New Orleans Saints: The Quest for Finding a Top Edge Rusher

With two first round picks, if the Saints want an elite edge rusher opposite Cameron Jordan, then they should nab one at 11th or 32nd. Similar to the way I reviewed cornerbacks, I’m now going to focus on Defensive Ends/ Edge Rushers. This article is going to review the NFL’s top 15 defensive ends of the 2016 season. How does the edge rusher group of this year’s draft class...
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29 minutes ago

Dayton Brown’s Saints’ Mock Draft 3.0

The 2017 Draft is upon us. The New Orleans Saints could get an early jump at competing for the Super Bowl depending on their seven selections. Here we are. The pinnacle viewing of the NFL offseason has arrived. The draft is upon us, and every fan around the world has dreams waiting to be realized. […] Dayton Brown’s Saints’ Mock Draft 3.0 - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish - A New...
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1 hour ago

Happy Hour Quick Shout: Best and Worst Saints Draft Scenario

Happy Hour quick shot is mini podcast where Ralph and Andrew talk one Saints topic for 10 minutes. Today they gamed out the best, worst, and likely scenerios of Top 10 picks before Saints select at 11. Weirdly, Ralph is more optimistic. Don’t forget to download our Podbean, Stitcher, or Andriod app! And remember Drunk Saints History is up and going with monthly episodes.
Via The Saints Nation
11 hours ago

Roy Anderson’s Final 2017 Saints Mock Draft

After months of mock drafts, free agency, wild rumors and speculation it’s finally here. The 2017 NFL Draft gets underway and the skill of the pundits is shown to be prescient or misguided. Here is my final prediction for the Saints based on knowledge and gut instinct. The Saints go into the 2017 NFL Draft […] Roy Anderson’s Final 2017 Saints Mock Draft - Who Dat Dish - Who...
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13 hours ago

WATCH: Drew Brees discusses Adrian Peterson joining the New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees discusses the team's acquisition of RB Adrian Peterson in free agency and how he sees the workload being shared with Mark Ingram.
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking to fill hole on OL, Packers sign veteran Jahri Evans

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Mickey Loomis: No Malcolm Butler discussions ‘for quite some time’

The New Orleans Saints continue to downplay their chances of getting New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.General manager Mickey Loomis on Wednesday didn’t rule out bringing Butler in, but he also made it clear it’s not a top priority.“We haven’t really had any discussion for quite some time,” Loomis said, via Nick Underwood of the New Orleans Advocate. “Look...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints News, 4/26/17: Lance Moore, Morten Andersen to announce Saints’ picks for the 2017 draft

Andersen will be calling the Saints’ second round pick, whereas Moore will be handling the third round draftee.
Via Canal Street Chronicles
16 hours ago

Report: Packers sign four-time All-Pro guard Jahri Evans

The Green Bay Packers made a move to shore up their offensive line by reportedly signing four-time First-Team All-Pro guard Jahri Evans. This move was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.Evans, originally a fourth-round pick out of Bloomsburg in 2006, had spent his entire career with the New Orleans Saints.He has made it to six Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl with the Saints...
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Adrian Peterson releases statement about joining Saints

Adrian Peterson has issued a statement about signing a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $7 million with added incentives. The statement marks his first public comments since finalizing the deal on Tuesday.The 32-year-old running back, in the statement issued through ESPN’s Josina Anderson, indicates his decision to join the Saints was inspired by how “it just felt...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s social media profile pics now showcase Saints

Adrian Peterson on Tuesday was officially inked to a deal by the New Orleans Saints. And the veteran running back’s social media accounts have been updated showcase his new NFL team. Peterson’s Twitter account now features a Photoshop of the running back in a white Saints jersey wearing No. 28 as the profile pic. And over on Instagram, another Photoshopped image celebrates Peterson’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/GM Mickey Loomis talks about football playe

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis talks about football player character during a NFL 2017 pre draft press conference at Saints headquarters on Airline Drive in Metairie, Wednesday April 26, 2017. The draft is from April 27-29. Video by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Overview: Under The Dome Podcast Pre-Draft Special

Last night I was thankful to participate in a special event related to the New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints podcast Under The Dome, hosted by Allen Ulrich, and Sean Williams had not only me but several other guests representing each NFL division as we mocked who we think certain teams will select come […] Overview: Under The Dome Podcast Pre-Draft Special - Who Dat Dish...
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21 hours ago

2017 New Orleans Saints Draft Targets: Takkarist McKinley

The Saints are heavily projected to get an edge day on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, so where does Takk McKinley fit in the conversation? We continue our NFL draft profile series with UCLA defensive end Takkarist Mckinley, who the Saints could be targeting in the upcoming draft. Measurables and Combine Results Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 250 pounds Arm Length: 34 3/4” Hands...
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22 hours ago

Mark Ingram on Saints signing Adrian Peterson: ‘I’m all for it’

Mark Ingram, noting he’s a “big fan” of Adrian Peterson, insists he’s fine with the New Orleans Saints’ acquisition of the veteran running back.The Saints on Tuesday signed Peterson to a two-year deal with a base salary of $7 million. Ingram of course is the Saints player most likely to be impacted by Peterson’s arrival. But Ingram, coming off his first career 1,000 yard...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton opens up about Adrian Peterson’s role

In a surprising turn of events, Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.For the Saints, inking a running back to a contract before a huge wave of talented rookie runners enters the NFL is odd, but speaks to the confidence they have in Peterson. For AP, it’s a smart business decision to settle for what he can get before the rookies arrive.The...
Via The Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL GM: Peterson could push Saints ‘into the playoffs and beyond’

The New Orleans Saints may list Adrian Peterson as the No. 2 running back on their depth chart behind Mark Ingram, but there are at least a few NFL front office executives who expect A.P. to make a major impact with his new team.Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with multiple front office executives and assistant coaches who feel the Saints and New England Patriots were the only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints, Adrian Peterson agree to 2-year deal

After much speculation on a landing spot, former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has decided on the New Orleans Saints. The two-year deal is worth  a total of $7 million, Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Peterson, who had some visits with a few teams in recent weeks, spilled the details as well, per PFT: ‘Peterson also gave the full details of the contract as well...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson reportedly nearing deal with Saints, where he’d back up Mark Ingram

The past three years have been quite the roller coaster ride for Adrian Peterson. It looks as though a change of scenery is coming, as reports suggest the former All-Pro running back is negotiating a contract with the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was left to float in the free agent waters after the Minnesota Vikings cut ties with their longtime star. The Vikings passed on keeping...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Complete New Orleans Saints mock draft

The New Orleans Saints finished 7-9 last year, falling to third place in the NFC South division behind the Falcons and Buccaneers. Other than commencing a blockbuster trade that sent speedster Brandin Cooks to the New England Patriots, the Saints had a relatively quiet free agency. New Orleans will be counting on this year’s draft class to address the team’s weaknesses and give...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft do’s and don’ts for the New Orleans Saints

Former college football player and NFL coach, Jon Gruden recently said he “wouldn’t be shocked at all” if the New Orleans Saints were to draft a quarterback in the first round of this year’s NFL draft but it would “take a real stud to come in there and take the keys away from Drew Brees.” To be fair, Drew Brees is entering his 17th NFL season and while the Saints will...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Should you believe in Michael Thomas?

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is one of the hottest names heading into the Fantasy Football season. With the team parting ways with wide receiver Brandin Cooks, everyone is wondering if Thomas can step up into that WR1 role.In 2016, Thomas’ rookie season, he finished as WR7 in PPR leagues and WR9 in standard leagues, which classified him as a WR1 last year. That...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

10 NFL draft busts who salvaged their careers

The word “bust” flies around in NFL circles this time of year. With the NFL draft right around the corner, pundits tend to look back at the biggest draft busts in NFL history.But is the word “bust” used too freely? Some players labeled as busts carry that with them after their careers and can’t be mentioned in a sentence without that word.Some players who are termed ...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees helps build a Habitat for Humanity home

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently teamed up with Marriott International and Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a New Orleans family. See what he said about helping out Shanell Williams and her two sons, Cardaz, 11, and Dontrell, 6. Get more New Orleans Saints news at http://www.nola.com/saints/ ____________________ Want more from NOLA.com | The...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Daniel has his eyes set on becoming a ‘Pro Bowl starter’

Chase Daniel would like to be the guy who replaces Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints.Most quarterbacks looking for a chance would, of course, which is why Daniel chose to return to the Saints this offseason. He spent three years with the team starting in 2010 before seeking opportunities elsewhere, though never received notable playing time.In an interview with ESPN.com’s...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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