Pro Football Talk "Pierre Thomas won’t be going anywhere after all. Thomas, the running back who was rumored to be on the verge of getting traded or cut by the Saints, will instead stay in New Orleans after agreeing to a new contract. Thomas’s agent, Lamont Smith, revealed on Twitter that the two sides have..." March 12
ESPN.com "The New Orleans Saints reached agreement with former Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd on a six-year, $54 million deal that includes $28 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Saints announced the six-year deal Tuesday night, but not..." March 12
Saints reached agreement with S Jairus Byrd on a six-year deal.
Former Saints S Malcom Jenkins to Philly on a 3-year, $16.25M deal, per source.
Saints still haven’t released RB Darren Sproles and now plan to trade him due to heavy interest, per ESPN source. Not being released, though
Still no word on whether C David Baas will take a paycut, but the Giants have expressed an interest in Saints C Brian de la Puente. #NYG
The Advocate "After terminating the contracts of four respected veterans — five if you count running back Darren Sproles — the New Orleans Saints began the process of restocking their roster Saturday. Well, as much as they could. With the start of the NFL’s free agency signing period looming, a three-day..." March 10
New Orleans Times-Picayune "On one hand, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram intially was "shocked" watching so many familiar faces and friends, most notably fellow rusher Darren Sproles, become former teammates as the offseason has progressed. On the other hand, Ingram can't help but express excitement going into..." March 09
Fansided "The Chicago Bears are looking to improve their roster as a whole — with an emphasis on defensive positions — and this upcoming free agency period could be big for the team. One name that is a late arrival to the party is recently released Saints speedster Darren Sproles. According to NFL scribe..." March 08
Fansided "The New Orleans Saints are currently flipping the couch cushions and tearing up the carpet to look for any sort of loose change they can throw at Jimmy Graham in a long-term deal, and part of that has meant cutting loose some staple veterans. One such guy is Lance Moore, and he’s expected to..." March 08
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas' status with the team is still in a holding pattern, according to his agent. "Status quo on PT at the present time," Thomas' agent Lamont Smith tweeted on Saturday. Thomas was rumored to be on the trading block Thursday as the Saints try to clear..." March 08
Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram also '15 UFA's just like Sproles would have been. Going to be the Khiry Robinson show for #Saints in '14.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints' veteran player chopping hasn't stopped as the team released running back Darren Sproles, the tailback confirmed via Twitter on Friday night. Sproles, 30, was set to enter the final year of his contract with a salary cap figure of about $4.3 million. The move would free..." March 08
CBSSports.com "The Saints offseason isn't off to a good start, at least if you ask tight end Jimmy Graham. Less than an hour after the news surfaced that New Orleans would be releasing running back Darren Sproles, Graham sent out a tweet saying he was 'disappointed' by the Saints offseason so far. Graham may..." March 08
Saints officially are releasing WR Lance Moore today, per source.
Saints shopping RB Pierre Thomas and WR Lance Moore to other teams, per sources, and even could be open to trading RB Darren Sproles also.
CBSSports.com "As expected, the Saints used the franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham. But unlike the Panthers and Greg Hardy -- who has already signed his franchise tender -- don't expect Graham to rush to put ink to paper for a one-year deal that will pay him $7 million as a tight end instead of the $12.3..." March 04
Reality for #Saints & franchised TE (or WR) Jimmy Graham: They won’t see him for a while. Don’t expect him to show up until it’s resolved.
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
If I'm the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers, I'm willing to sign TE Jimmy Graham to an offer sheet and to give up two 1's to get him.
CBSSports.com "Not only have the Saints franchise tagged Jimmy Graham -- which will likely result in a fight about whether Graham should be classified as a tight end or a receiver -- but New Orleans reportedly has raised the possibility that Graham might not even play for the Saints in 2014. That's because,..." March 02
Pro Football Talk "Now that the Saints have applied the franchise tag to tight end Jimmy Graham, plenty of things can happen over the next four months or so. Here are 10 things to know about the situation, which could get more and more interesting as time goes by. 1. The Saints don’t designate the..." March 01
No great surprise, but the Saints will use their franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham before Monday’s deadline, per a league source.
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Pro Football Talk "Former NFL star Darren Sharper has once again been arrested on charges of rape. According to NBC News, Sharper surrendered to police in Los Angeles late Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest in New Orleans earlier in the day. Sharper, already out on bail after being arrested..." February 28
WDSU News "New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper on two charges of aggravated rape. An arrest warrant was also issued for Sharper's acquaintance, 26-year-old Erik Nunez, on charges of aggravated rapes of two women in New Orleans last September...." February 27
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
Louis Delmas is visiting the Saints today, per league source.
Pro Football Talk "With six days to go until the deadline for applying the franchise tag, the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham remain far apart on a long-term contract. According to Mike Garafalo of FOX Sports, the current gap stands at several million dollars. Per year. Garafolo pegs the likelihood of..." February 26
NFL.com "Still millions away from an agreement with Jimmy Graham, the New Orleans Saints are diving into the couch cushions for loose change. Pierre Thomas is one established player who could be affected by Graham's contract talks. Thomas' agent told The Times-Picayune on Tuesday that the Saints have..." February 26
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tight end Jimmy Graham isn't the only potential free agent for the New Orleans Saints, and the team is acting accordingly. The Saints have already had early discussions with players like tackle Zach Strief, linebacker Parys Haralson and wide receiver Joe Morgan with their contracts up in March..." February 25
ESPN.com "The New Orleans Saints have had some preliminary discussions about re-signing free agent linebacker Parys Haralson, according to a league source. It sounds similar to the initial talks they've had recently with fellow veteran free agents such as right tackle Zach Strief and receiver Robert..." February 25
Bleacher Report "Bleacher Report NFL draft expert Matt Miller is in Indianapolis at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. What is Miller hearing from league sources on Day 5? What does the league think of Teddy Bridgewater's stock? Are the Saints really looking at QB prospects? Will the Cardinals address their need at..." February 24
Fansided "Some teams are heading into the upcoming free agency period ready to spend some serious cash. The Oakland Raiders, for example, have over $60 million in cap space and plan on using most of it to lure in the likes of jared Allen. Eric Decker, B.J. Raji and others. The New Orleans Saints have..." February 22
Fansided "There were questions if the New Orleans Saints would retain wide receiver Robert Meachem this offseason, but it appears the team would like to bring the veteran back – this according to the Baton Rouge Advocate. The Saints and Meachem’s camp had broached the topic of a new contract by..." February 22
Los Angeles Times "Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations that he drugged and raped two women in Los Angeles in an ongoing investigation that includes at least five other alleged victims in three other states. Sharper, 38, was charged last week with seven rape and drug counts..." February 21
CBSSports.com "Patience is the word in the NFL this time of year. No one is in a rush. The franchise tag period has begun, but there is no need to slap anyone with the tag just yet. There are a host of 2011 draft picks who will end up getting their fifth-year options picked up, but, again, don't expect to see..." February 21
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Darren Sharper is the subject of a sexual battery investigation in Miami Beach, WTVJ is reporting, citing police reports. It marks the eighth accusation of a sexual crime involving Sharper in recent months. The Miami investigation was prompted by a report filed last month, the NBC affiliate..." February 20
Pro Football Talk "If/when the Saints apply the franchise tag to tight end Jimmy Graham and if/when (when) Graham instantly challenges the notion that he’s a tight end, the pin will be pulled on a grenade with shrapnel that can fly in many different directions. Ultimately, the outcome could be that Graham is an..." February 19
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
USA Today "Former NFL star Darren Sharper once felt so strongly about violence against women that he wrote an essay about it for a book in 2010. He lamented how women are "undervalued and exploited," saying that as a father he felt compelled to speak up. "Money cannot buy the women we love everyday..." February 19
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The clock is officially ticking for the New Orleans Saints to negotiate a long-term deal with tight end Jimmy Graham. Teams were allowed to place the franchise tag on one of their players beginning Monday. They have until the March 3 deadline to use the tag. The Saints will almost undoubtedly..." February 18
Pro Football Talk "As former Saints linebacker Will Smith gets a head start on free agency, via the recent release by the team that made him a first-round draft pick a decade ago, he has a preference for his next NFL gig. He would like to move back to the position he played before 2013. “I think I’m at heart a..." February 16
Fansided "The New Orleans Saints had a defensive rebound in 2013, but there is still work to be done to ensure they don’t get burned in the postseason again. There were some pretty bad losses in 2013 thanks o a so-so secondary and upgrading that position will be a priority in the offseason. New Orleans..." February 16
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have re-signed right tackle Bryce Harris and kicker Shayne Graham to new one-year deals, according to the NFLPA website. Harris, who has two accrued seasons, signed an exclusive rights free agent deal of $570,000. His base salary was $480,000 in 2013. Graham, a 13-year..." February 15
CBSSports.com "It's certainly not original to suggest that the Seahawks' defense -- and the secondary, in particular -- has mastered the art of holding would-be receivers. Former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride suggested as much last month when he told the Wall Street Journal, "If you think they're..." February 15