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  1. 2017 Offseason thread
  • Saints hire former Dolphins executive for analytics role

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints have added to their front office, hiring a former Dolphins executive to bolster their analytics department. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints hired Ryan Herman as a football analyst. He worked for the Dolphins as director of football..." July 21

  • Saints Place WR Travin Dural & DT Devaroe Lawrence On NFI List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New Orleans Saints officially placed WR Travin Dural and Devaroe Lawrence on the non-football injury list Wednesday. Both players will count against the Saints’ 90-man roster while on this list. Dural, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Saints as an..." July 19

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Adrian Peterson: ‘Doubt motivates me’

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson will enter his first season in the Bayou having played in a grand total of 20 games since the end of the 2013 season. Last year, his final in Minnesota, saw Peterson miss all but three games with a knee injury. At 32 years old and in the tail-end..." July 11

  • Prepare for AP 2.0: 'He Is Still Going to Be in That Upper 1 Percent'

    Bleacher Report "It was late April, time for Adrian Peterson to make a decision about his future. He was back home in Houston after a free-agent visit to New Orleans. He was praying for a sign. Saints? Patriots? Seahawks? Another team? Then one day he was looking for a duffel bag in his home office. Things..." July 11

  • Adrian Peterson makes potent Saints offense even more dangerous

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints meet, it is not a pretty sight for football purists. On average, NFL teams each scored 22.7 points in a game during the 2016 season, according to Pro Football Reference. Since the Packers and Saints hired Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton as head..." July 10

  • How much of an impact will Adrian Peterson have on NFC South?

    ESPN "The buzz surrounding Adrian Peterson grew even more deafening around New Orleans Saints camp this spring with each powerful step the 32-year-old running back took on the practice field. "I'm amazed, honestly. Seeing him just take off his first few steps are as explosive as I've ever seen by a..." July 04

  • Drew Brees can break Brett Favre’s career completions record in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "When Brett Favre retired after 20 NFL seasons, he owned the career record for completions, with 6,300, a total that looked out of reach for any active player. But the record is now within reach of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who could break the record this season. With 5,836 career..." July 03

  • Through all the good years, one prestigious NFL award has eluded Drew Brees

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named NFL MVP in 2015, leading his team to defeat against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl L. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named NFL top dog in 2016, leading his team to a historic loss against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl..." July 02

  • Drew Brees is starting a flag football league to 'save the game of football'

    CBS Sports "Drew Brees isn't just trying to pull his Saints out of mediocrity and back into contention. He's trying to save the game of football. As Brees prepares for his 17th NFL season, he's also busy starting a coed, youth flag football league called the Football 'N' America league. He says it could..." June 28

  • Drew Brees admits Saints are dealing with “some tough circumstances”

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees didn't mince words when discussing the potential season-ending shoulder injury sustained a couple of weeks ago by New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead. "Listen, that's a big blow. I'm not going to lie," Brees told | The Times-Picayune on Tuesday. Armstead tore..." June 27

  • Saints looking at ways to recoup guaranteed money owed to Nick Fairley

    Sportsnaut "On Monday, Nick Fairley got some very tough news when the New Orleans Saints placed him on the NFI list due to a heart condition that could force him to retire. It’s particularly frustrating considering Fairley worked his butt off last year and had one of his best seasons as a professional. He..." June 27

  • Khalif Barnes hopes to stick with Saints

    Pro Football Talk "Khalif Barnes keeps showing up on the Saints’ transaction wire, but he also keeps returning. The Saints have listed the veteran offensive lineman in their transactions 11 times the past 10 months. “It was unfamiliar territory, but, as crazy as it sounds, I knew they weren’t really letting me..." June 26

  • Saints place Nick Fairley on NFI list, ending his season "Nick Fairley's 2017 season is over before it started, and his career could be in jeopardy. The New Orleans Saints placed the defensive lineman on the reserve/non-football-injury list, the team announced on Monday. The move comes after Fairley consulted with several doctors regarding a heart..." June 26

  • Saints DE Cam Jordan: We believe we can win Super Bowl ‘now’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Saints have been a disappointment over the past three seasons, finishing 7-9 each year despite a lot of optimism surrounding the team. A reasonable goal for 2017 would be finishing above .500 and making the playoffs, but one Saints player is aiming much, much higher. While..." June 26

  • Willie Snead's brother Isaiah continuing family presence at Manning Passing Academy

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead IV is not working as a counselor at this year's Manning Passing Academy, but his younger brother is continuing the family tradition. Isaiah Snead, a defensive back at Catholic University in Washington D.C., served as a counselor at the camp again..." June 25

  • New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jack Allen ready to compete for roster spot

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After being on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad for much of his rookie year, offensive lineman Jack Allen is remaining a student of the game in order to make the 53-man roster in 2017. Allen was picked up as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in the spring of 2016...." June 23

  • Kenny Vaccaro not satisfied with career so far

    Pro Football Talk "Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has been versatile and productive in his four seasons. But it’s not what he wanted or expected. Vaccaro has yet to make All-Pro or even the Pro Bowl, goals for this season. “I was a top-15 pick,” Vaccaro said, via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans..." June 22

  • Saints sign Ryan Ramczyk

    Pro Football Talk "Add the Saints to the list of teams with all of their draft picks signed. The Saints moved into that column on Thursday by announcing that first-round tackle Ryan Ramczyk has signed with the team. Ramczyk, the 32nd overall pick of the draft, signed a four-year deal with a team option for a..." June 22

  • Saints' Adrian Peterson enjoying New Orleans cuisine despite shellfish allergy

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Adrian Peterson won't let a seafood allergy alter his New Orleans experience. The New Orleans Saints running back knows he's allergic to scallops, and he's had bad experiences with shrimp. But, as he samples the cuisine in his new city, Peterson said he's still planning on eating shellfish when..." June 20

  • Zach Strief: Starting at LT “asking a lot of” Ryan Ramczyk

    Pro Football Talk "When the Saints drafted tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the final pick of the first round, it looked like he would start his career as a backup to left tackle Terron Armstead and right tackle Zach Strief. That plan looks like it will be changing in light of Armstead’s shoulder injury. Armstead tore..." June 19

  • Saints add Chris Watt at center

    Pro Football Talk "Saints center Max Unger hopes to be ready for the regular season after having foot surgery this offseason, but hopes can go unrealized and the team added to their other options on Monday. The Saints announced that they have signed Chris Watt to their 90-man roster. Watt was a third-round..." June 19

  • Adrian Peterson purchases pair of Yeezys for FB John Kuhn

    ESPN "John Kuhn and Adrian Peterson have spent most of their careers playing for two rivals, the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, respectively. But this season, they'll both suit up for the New Orleans Saints. It'll be Kuhn's second year with the team. Peterson is aware that Kuhn will play an..." June 18

  • Mark Ingram on backfield competition: I’m just working my butt off

    Pro Football Talk "Saints running back Mark Ingram is coming off the first 16-game season of his career and recorded his highest average yards per carry while running for more than 1,000 yards for the first time in the NFL. His chances of turning in a second season with that many yards are likely linked to how..." June 18

  • Craig Robertson, Saints' leading tackler in 2016, knows last year doesn't matter now

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Craig Robertson started 15 games for the New Orleans Saints last year. He led the team with 115 tackles. But, looking ahead to next season, Robertson knows that his performance last year doesn't guarantee him a starting job. "It doesn't matter; that's last year," he said this week. "It's a..." June 17

  • Zach Strief: Terron Armstead tore labrum in bag drill

    Pro Football Talk "So how does a football player suffer a significant shoulder injury during non-contact* workouts? By contact with an inanimate object. Saints tackle Zach Strief told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday that tackle Terron Armstead tore his labrum while hitting a bag during individual drills." June 17

  • Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson signing: ‘This is our window’

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints have not been hiding their excitement over the signing of future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson. All reports from Saints camp regarding the 32-year-old veteran have been positive. Despite missing all but three games with a knee injury last season, there’s a..." June 17

  • Sean Payton impressed with Ryan Nassib at conclusion of Saints minicamp

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Tuesday the team liked Ryan Nassib when the quarterback entered the draft in 2013. With Nassib now in a Saints uniform after spending four seasons with the New York Giants, Payton continues to be impressed with the 6-foot-2, 223-pound signal caller at..." June 16

  • Adrian Peterson says one thing about his scouting report is completely wrong

    CBS Sports "For the first 10 years of his NFL career, Adrian Peterson played in an offense that was basically designed around him. After drafting Peterson in 2007, the Vikings mostly ran a power run game that lived or died with their big running back. However, that won't be the case in New Orleans. With..." June 16

  • Saints LT Terron Armstead out 4-6 months with torn labrum

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints were dealt a major blow on Friday with news that star left tackle Terron Armstead will have to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum. The surgery will reportedly take place on Monday and should sideline him four-to-six months. This is some horrible news for the Saints,..." June 16

  • New Orleans Saints express support for Steve Scalise, longtime fan and supporter of team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The news of the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise on Wednesday morning hit home with the New Orleans Saints. Scalise, the House Majority Whip, R-Jefferson, who was shot Wednesday morning during a GOP baseball game practice, is a longtime supporter of the football team and is close to..." June 15

  • Saints sign veteran defensive lineman Tony McDaniel

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints continue to try to add quality parts to a defense that needs all the help it can get. According to a tweet from his agent, veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel has signed with the Saints. McDaniel was a solid rotational player for the Seahawks last year, but generated no visible..." June 15

  • Saints to sign veteran long snapper Thomas Gafford

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints agreed to terms with veteran long snapper Thomas Gafford, according to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. They will waive long snapper Jesse Schmitt. Gafford was among the tryout players the Saints had in camp this week. Gafford, 34, has signed with six other teams in..." June 15

  • Adrian Peterson fires back at critics who say he can’t catch

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson has never been known as a pass-catching back, but the seven-time Pro Bowler doesn’t appreciate when people say that is due to his inability to catch a football. On Wednesday, Peterson said he finds it humorous when people say he can’t catch. “It’s always funny to me. … It’s..." June 15

  • Saints wide receiver Willie Snead optimistic he'll have multi-year deal before season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead's contract negotiations have lingered longer than initially expected. Snead has participated in the Saints' offseason program and practices this spring despite not being under contract, but he's hoping that status will change before training camp,..." June 15

  • Saints Hosting Several Players For Tryouts Including K Patrick Murray

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New Orleans Saints are hosting a number of players for tryouts during their mandatory minicamp this week including: DE Royce LaFrance (Joel A. Erickson) RB Darius Victor (Josh Katzenstein) DB Jhavon Williams (Josh Katzenstein) OL Drew Iddings (Josh Katzenstein) QB Michael Birdsong..." June 13

  • Drew Brees says Colin Kaepernick should be in NFL, Jim Harbaugh says he's a starter

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent and it's unclear when or if he'll get another opportunity to play in the NFL. Depending on who you ask, Kaepernick's current situation results from his decision to kneel during the national anthem last season, his way of protesting social injustice. Or, more..." June 13

  • Saints' Drew Brees hopes offseason additions lead to better practice competition

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Quarterback Drew Brees has praised the acquisitions the New Orleans Saints made on offense this offseason, like saying running back Adrian Peterson looks like a stud and that he couldn't be more impressed with wide receiver Ted Ginn. But, most people realize that for the Saints to return to the..." June 13

  • Saints signing quarterback Ryan Nassib

    Pro Football Talk "He had some looks from other places, but Ryan Nassib has a new NFL home. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints are signing the free agent quarterback. Nassib recently worked out for the Cowboys, and was apparently healed from the elbow injury that ended his 2016 season." June 12

  • Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson helping each other

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson’s new teammates with the New Orleans Saints have marveled at how the 32-year-old running back looks like the “same old” Adrian Peterson. But the guy who will be sharing the backfield with Peterson has insisted that he’ll keep being the same old Mark Ingram. “It doesn't..." June 12

  • Saints' Justin Zimmer acclimating to defensive scheme, seeks to make impact

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Justin Zimmer isn't a household name to most casual fans of the New Orleans Saints. But don't overlook the 6-foot-3 defensive tackle as a potential contributor when considering he had the benefit of spending time on the Saints practice squad late in the 2016 season. The experience allowed..." June 11

  • Saints explore trading Travaris Cadet

    Pro Football Talk "Just three months after signing him to a one-year contract, the Saints are exploring trading running back Travaris Cadet. The Saints are considering trying to trade Cadet before camp, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. In March Cadet signed a one-year, $855,000 contract with an..." June 10

  • Payton: Nick Fairley to get third opinion on heart issue "The future of New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley remains up in the air. Last week it was revealed that the former first-round pick had been away from organized team activities after medical tests regarding a heart condition put his status in question. On Thursday, Saints coach..." June 08

  • Saints RB Adrian Peterson has no plans on slowing down anytime soon

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson thought it over for a few seconds, then smiled as he declared that he would like to play another six or seven years. "Thirty-seven, 38 would be good," said Peterson, who revealed that he came up with that answer partly because he had just glanced up and noticed former New..." June 08

  • Adrian Peterson, Saints believe the running back will get opportunities he never had before in this offense

    The Advocate "Adrian Peterson looked up at the scoreboard at Turchin Stadium, and a smile crossed his face. He was just asked how long he wanted to play and if he planned to redefine the expectations of how long running backs can be effective. Then he saw the No. 37 on the scoreboard and decided to go with..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Saints' Marcus Murphy focused on improvement, eyes rebound in third season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Running back/return specialist Marcus Murphy understood maintaining the status quo wasn't an option during the offseason. Murphy, whom the New Orleans Saints selected in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft, saw his playing time plummet the past season to the tune of being inactive for 13..." June 05

  • Brees' donation pushes superfan's GoFundMe to $30K

    The Advocate "Drew Brees: Thrower of footballs, purveyor of coffee and sandwiches, altogether generous guy. The longtime Saints quarterback again proved the latter with a sizable donation to superfan Jarrius 'JJ' Robertson's GoFundMe page, a campaign aimed at raising $40,000 for the local celebrity's..." June 04

  • Sean Payton: Adrian Peterson’s aging defies conventional wisdom

    The Advocate "There are some athletes whose physical stature leaves even the finely-tuned professional athletes around them in awe. Men who seem to be naturally blessed with a build that comes close to physical perfection. Jim Brown was that way. So was Bo Jackson, whose feats of sudden power and speed..." June 04

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