Saints Rumors & News

  • Falcons' offensive explosion sends Saints to 0-3

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints did their best to channel the 10th anniversary of their emotional, post-Katrina return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, but the Atlanta Falcons decided to turn a poignant history lesson into a teachable moment Monday night. The Falcons unleashed an..." September 27

  • Monday Night Football ratings plummet to record low on night of debate

    Sportsnaut "The high-scoring Monday Night Football affair between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints was significantly overshadowed by the presidential debate. According to Sports Media Watch, the Falcons’ 45-32 victory over the Saints received a paltry 5.7 overnight rating — which is “likely the..." September 27

  • Saints wasting Drew Brees' brilliance again

    USA Today "Drew Brees might as well put his house on the market. Because if the Saints' All-Pro quarterback wants to win another Super Bowl, he’s going to have to leave New Orleans. The Saints' 45-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Monday night is the latest evidence that the club is unable to give Brees the..." September 27

  • Saints receiver Willie Snead likely out Monday night against Falcons

    CBS Sports "Drew Brees will likely be without one of his top weapons for the Saints' Monday Night Football matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Per a report from ESPN's Britt McHenry, Willie Snead will miss the game -- likely due to the toe injury he's been dealing with:" September 26

  • Saints' Armstead ruled out vs. Falcons

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints will be without starting left tackle Terron Armstead in Week 3 after designating him as out for Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Armstead, who missed a third straight practice, will likely be replaced by Andrus Peat at left tackle. " September 25

  • Saints' Mark Ingram on social injustice: 'It hurts my heart'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his anguish over the police-related shooting of Terence Crutcher, who was unarmed when Tulsa, Okla., police officer Betty Shelby fired a single fatal shot. On Friday, Ingram took a moment in the Saints locker..." September 25

  • Saints' Snead to be game-time decision vs. Falcons

    Today's Pigskin "Off to one of the hottest starts in the league, New Orleans Saints receiver Willie Snead IV (toe) is a game-time decision Monday against the Atlanta Falcons." September 24

  • Saints CB P.J. Williams 'suffered one of the more severe concussions' Sean Payton has seen

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The progress reports on New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams were all positive Sunday evening and Monday after his gruesome injury in last Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, which is why it was surprising to see him join the injured reserve list Wednesday. Coach Sean Payton explained..." September 23

  • Saints don't need extra motivation from Superdome anniversary

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints next game is a made-for-TV special – the 10-year reunion of that unforgettable night when they reopened the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina on Monday Night Football and beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-3. But coach Sean Payton insisted this week that it will neither have a..." September 21

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Drew Brees’s Record-Breaking Games Can’t Mask the Saints’ Stink Forever

    The Ringer "As with the Oakland Raiders the week before, the New Orleans Saints did not win Sunday’s game against the New York Giants even though they really, really should have. Odell Beckham Jr. made eight catches but dropped the one that mattered; the eternally hemorrhaging Saints defense somehow managed..." September 20

  • Sean Payton provides few details on Saints LB Stephone Anthony's minimal role

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Linebacker Stephone Anthony led the New Orleans Saints in tackles as a rookie. Two games into his second season, he's looking like an afterthought in the defensive scheme. Anthony played just four snaps in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, and when asked to explain the linebacker's role,..." September 20

  • Saints CB P.J. Williams has a concussion, expected to be 'fine' after being carted off

    Fox Sports "New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams was given a scare on Sunday when he suffered what appeared to be a serious head or neck injury after taking two knees to the head. Williams was knocked unconscious on the field and remained motionless for some time before being stretchered off on a..." September 19

  • Saints CB PJ Williams Carted Off Field After Taking 2 Brutal Shots To The Head

    Total Pro Sports "Scary scene during the New Orleans Saints-New York Giants game on Sunday as Saints cornerback PJ Williams was struck in the head twice trying to tackle Larry Donnell and then again kneed in head by teammate Craig Robertson shortly after. " September 18

  • P.J. Williams moving fingers and toes, has a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Saints cornerback P.J. Williams was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants after taking a pair of knees to the head while tackling Giants tight end Larry Donnell. It was a scary scene as players immediately started asking for medical help from the..." September 18

  • Brown's late kick helps Giants edge Saints

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A year after New York and New Orleans combined to score 101 points, the MetLife Stadium rematch saw the teams produce 29 as the Giants posted a 16-13 victory over the Saints on Josh Brown's 23-yard game-winning field goal as time expired. The low-scoring game saw..." September 18

  • Brees passes Marino for 3rd all-time in passing yards

    Fox Sports "Drew Brees reached yet another significant milestone Sunday. With an eight 8-yard completion to Coby Fleener in the second quarter, Brees topped Dan Marino (61,361 yards) for third place on the all-time passing yardage list." September 18

  • JPP thinks he can be the difference against Drew Brees this year

    New York Post "All week, the Giants have relived the misery inflicted by the Saints last season, recounting the embarrassment of allowing 52 points. The defense watched the highlights it remembered too well, ashamed that 49 points from the offense wasn’t enough. For Jason Pierre-Paul, it is easy to believe..." September 16

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Saints have wasted over $40 million on 2016 salary cap

    The Sports Daily "No NFL team burns money like the New Orleans Saints. With the release of running back C.J. Spiller on Tuesday, the Saints have now accumulated over $40 million in dead money on their 2016 salary cap. In other words, New Orleans is paying over a quarter of its 2016 cap money on players no longer..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • Sterling Moore brings experience to New Orleans Saints cornerbacks group

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The lessons Sterling Moore has learned as an NFL cornerback were passed along to his young New Orleans Saints teammates last week. Now, with the injury to Delvin Breaux expected to keep him out the next six weeks, Moore will have more chances to practice those teachings. Moore, who the..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Saints know they have to be better rushing the passer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints were one of five teams that didn't have a sack in Week 1. After ranking 25th in sacks each of the past two years, the Saints knew they would have to create better pass rush in 2016, but any improvement to the unit didn't show in Sunday's loss to the Oakland..." September 14

  • Saints release former first-rounder C.J. Spiller

    NFL.com "The C.J. Spiller experiment is over before it ever really started in New Orleans. The Saints have released the oft-injured running back, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Spiller spent Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders on the inactive list. " September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Saints Release RB/FB Austin Johnson From Practice Squad

    NFL Trade Rumors "Nick Underhill reports that the Saints are releasing RB/FB Austin Johnson from their practice squad. It was reported yesterday that TE Jake Stoneburner will fill the vacated spot on the practice squad. Johnson, 27, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Delvin Breaux out 6 weeks with broken fibula

    WWLTV.com "Delvin Breaux broke his fibula in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. Head coach Sean Payton confirmed the news at his Monday morning press conference. Payton said Breaux had surgery Monday morning to repair a fractured fibula and will be out 6 weeks. Breaux initially became injured during the..." September 12

  • Carr's late TD lifts Raiders over Saints

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- When the Oakland Raiders had a chance to get even with the New Orleans Saints, coach Jack Del Rio wanted more. Derek Carr threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts to get the Raiders within a point with 47 seconds left and Del Rio left his offense on the field. Carr..." September 11

  • Representatives for Brees eyed the Cardinals during stalled extension talks

    CBS Sports "Star quarterback Drew Brees re-signed with the Saints for another year this past week, an eventuality many other teams always expected. But that doesn't mean they were not following what became a long saga of negotiations closely on the off chance the potential Hall of Famer actually played out a..." September 11

  • Saints' Spiller surprise inactive vs. Raiders

    The Advocate "New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller leads the list of inactives for the season opener, a surprising development given that the veteran back has not been listed on any injury reports during the week. Spiller was also present for all practices during the week. Without Spiller in the..." September 11

  • Versatile Saints WR Willie Snead hoping to reach 1,000-yard mark in 2016

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has speed that makes him a deep threat and gives him a chance to separate from defenders quickly. Rookie Michael Thomas has the size, hands and ball skills to effectively be open even against good coverage. Then, there's Willie Snead, who is..." September 10

  • Drew Brees enthusiastically lets his boys play football

    Pro Football Talk "As brain injuries have become a bigger concern, more parents express doubts about letting their children play tackle football. Saints quarterback Drew Brees, however, is an enthusiastic football dad. “Do my boys play? Oh, yeah. They knock the crap out of each other,” Brees said. Brees said..." September 10

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • Drew Brees, Saints agree on 1-year contract extension

    NFL.com "Armed with an exceptional dose of leverage, Drew Brees imposed a negotiating deadline that succeeded in spurring action for a lucrative new contract. The New Orleans Saints have agreed in principle with Brees on a one-year contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a..." September 08

  • Drew Brees, Saints 'relatively close' on extension

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees are "relatively close" in negotiations for an extension, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder. "It looks like something could get done," one source told Werder. Sources told Werder on Monday the Saints and Brees' agent, Tom Condon, had resumed talks..." September 07

  • Drew Brees deal “all but done”

    Pro Football Talk "Last night, it was close. Now, it’s nearly complete. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that a new deal between the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees is “all but done.” An agreement in principle, along with details regarding the terms, are expected soon. Brees initially..." September 07

  • Drew Brees: “I’ll be here as long as they’ll have me”

    Pro Football Talk "Drew Brees said moments after signing a contract extension that he believes he’ll retire a Saint. “I’m humbled and honored, and have been since the day I first set foot here as a New Orleans Saint. It’s been an incredible journey and I hope to continue that journey for quite a bit longer,”..." September 07

  • Jahri Evans re-signs with New Orleans Saints

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Just like the previous 10 seasons, Jahri Evans will be a member of the New Orleans Saints when the 2016 regular season begins. Of course, the circumstances this year are much different than the past decade as the veteran guard's presence on the roster comes as a big-time surprise. The..." September 07

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Rob Ryan was targeted in New Orleans robbery plot

    Fox Sports "Last preseason, former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was the target in an alleged robbery plot that went awry due to an unlikely mistake. According to a report from the New Orleans Advocate on Tuesday, Ryan was nearly the victim of a robbery during the team’s third preseason..." September 07

  • Saints bring Jahri Evans in for a visit

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "One solution for whatever concerns the New Orleans Saints have about their offensive line before the season opener Sunday could be to bring back a former player. Jahri Evans, a six-time Pro Bowl guard who the Saints released early in the offseason after 10 seasons with the team, made a visit..." September 07

  • Saints waive QB Garrett Grayson, source confirms

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said in the preseason that the four exhibition games would be large for Garrett Grayson. Grayson struggled, and therefore will not hold his spot on the 53-man roster. The Saints waived the quarterback they selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft,..." September 07

  • Saints Release Cortland Finnegan

    Pro Football Rumors "Cortland Finnegan‘s time with the Saints did not last long. The cornerback was released this afternoon, as Mike Florio of PFT tweets. The 32-year-old Finnegan announced his retirement in March 2015, but he returned to football in November when he signed with the Panthers. Finnegan wound up..." September 06