Saints Rumors & News

  • Ted Ginn delivers deep touchdown Saints had been hoping for vs. Panthers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Wide receiver Ted Ginn created plenty of problems for the New Orleans Saints before he joined the team this season. In 2016 while with the Carolina Panthers, Ginn had one game with five catches for 54 yards and another with three catches for 46 yards including a 40-yard touchdown. In 2015 for..." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Saints bring back John Kuhn, Kendall Langford

    Pro Football Talk "John Kuhn flew to London with the Saints after Sunday’s victory over the Panthers, which provided a pretty big hint about a roster move the team would be making this week. They made it on Monday. The NFL’s transaction report brought word that Kuhn is back on the 53-man roster after being..." September 26

  • 10 things we learned from New Orleans Saints' win at Carolina

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "1. Panthers had no answer for Michael Thomas The second-year wideout enjoyed a monster day. He caught all five of Brees’ completions for 50 yards, including a 5-yard scoring reception, to set the tone on the Saints’ 13-play, 74-yard opening touchdown drive. Thomas finished with seven catches for..." September 25

  • Louisiana lawmaker: New Orleans Saints should lose state support after player protests

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Offended by New Orleans Saints players who protested by sitting during the national anthem Sunday (Sept. 24), state House Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson, called for Louisiana's government to pull state funding, tax breaks and other support from Louisiana's professional football franchise...." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Report | Saints to re-sign John Kuhn

    Fanrag Sports "Just three days after he was released by the team, John Kuhn is expected to be re-signed by the New Orleans Saints ahead of the team’s trip to London, reported by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. According to Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune, Kuhn, who was released by the Saints on Thursday,..." September 25

  • Saints coach Sean Payton on President Trump: 'We need a little bit more wisdom in that office'

    USA Today "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has never been one to shy away from social issues. And he's not staying mum when it comes to his opinion of President Donald Trump. "I would say, personally, I'm disappointed in the comments that were made. I think we need a little bit more wisdom in that..." September 24

  • Brees disagrees with Trump: Comments 'unbecoming to the office'

    The Advocate "Drew Brees commented extensively on the protests of the national anthem that dominated the NFL on Sunday in response to President Donald Trump's Friday comments in Alabama that players who protest the anthem should be fired. Ten Saints players sat during the national anthem, and four more stood..." September 24

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Saints Release Veteran FB John Kuhn

    NFL Trade Rumors "Herbie Teope reports that the Saints are releasing veteran FB John Kuhn on Thursday to make room for newly signed DL Kendall Langford. It’s possible the Saints could bring him back, depending on their roster needs in the coming weeks. Kuhn, 34, originally signed on with the Steelers as an..." September 22

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore misses practice Wednesday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore underwent testing for a brain injury during Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots, and if Wednesday's practice was any indication, Lattimore likely did suffer a concussion. Lattimore was not on the field during the portion of practice open to..." September 21

  • Race for 2018 NFL Draft No. 1 pick: Don't count out the Saints or Giants

    CBS Sports "We're used to Drew Brees masking the New Orleans Saints' widespread defensive deficiencies, but man, those deficiencies might be more widespread than ever this season. The Saints have been allowing 3.32 points per drive. How bad is that figure, you ask? The Jets are surrendering 3.14 points..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Former NFL running back Ricky Williams arrested

    Houston Chronicle "Former UT and NFL running back Ricky Williams was arrested on traffic warrants, as reported by the Austin American-Statesman. Williams was pulled over on Tuesday in Austin, arrested on warrants, then taken to the Travis County Jail. The Statesman reports that he is no longer in..." September 21

  • Saints sign veteran defensive lineman Kendall Langford

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are adding more reinforcements to their group of defensive linemen. Veteran Kendall Langford tweeted on Wednesday night that he had signed with the Saints. The 31-year-old Langford spent the past two years with the Indianapolis Colts. He was a third-round pick by the..." September 21

  • Saints promote David Parry, re-sign Darryl Tapp

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints made two moves on their defensive line, according to the league’s official transactions report. They promoted defensive tackle David Parry from the practice squad and re-signed defensive end Darryl Tapp. New Orleans placed defensive tackle Mitchell Loewen on injured reserve with a..." September 20

  • Veteran defensive lineman Darryl Tapp brought back by Saints

    The Advocate "The New Orleans Saints have filled the open spot left by the trade of Stephone Anthony by bringing back defensive lineman Darryl Tapp, a league source told The Advocate on Wednesday. Tapp, who can play both inside and outside, helps fill a spot left by the high ankle sprain suffered by..." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Enhanced Saints rushing attack struggling through first two games

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A popular expectation for the New Orleans Saints this offseason was that the offense would run the ball more. Considering they still have Drew Brees at quarterback, there was no guarantee that would happen, but with Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson and rookie Alvin Kamara, there was reason to think..." September 19

  • Lamarr Houston working out for Saints

    Pro Football Talk "In their never-ending quest to fix one of the league’s worst defenses, the Saints are taking a look at a veteran pass-rusher today. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Saints are working out linebacker Lamarr Houston. Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears..." September 19

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • September stumbles: Saints start 0-2 for fourth season in a row

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The need for a hot start was a common talking point among New Orleans Saints players this offseason. The Saints lost their season opener each year from 2014-16, and eventually, enough losses piled up for the team finished 7-9 each season. In 2013, New Orleans won its first five games before an..." September 18

  • Payton: We didn't discuss featured role for Peterson

    NFL.com "Following a New Orleans Saints season opener in which Adrian Peterson saw just nine snaps and six carries for 18 yards, the question heading into a Week 2 tussle versus the New England Patriots is how much the running back will see the field. With Peterson, Mark Ingram and pass-catching rookie..." September 17

  • Brandin Cooks' frustrations with Saints led to trade to Patriots

    NFL.com "It had been rumored for months. And yet, when the Saints traded star wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Patriots in March, it was one of the most shocking circumstances of this offseason. With the two teams set to play one another today at 1 p.m. ET, let's take a look back at how this trade --..." September 17

  • Adrian Peterson has no issue with Sean Payton, will not be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "It took only one game for speculation to run rampant that Adrian Peterson is unhappy in New Orleans, but all indications are that the so-called “rift” between the star running back and Saints coach Sean Payton has been overblown. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Peterson and Payton..." September 17

  • Saints could trade starting safety Kenny Vaccaro

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints are reportedly discussing a potential trade involving safety Kenny Vaccaro, who’s started 56 games the past four-plus seasons. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, a “handful of teams” have engaged the Saints about a deal for Vaccaro and a “trade is..." September 16

  • Adrian Peterson 'didn't sign up for nine snaps' but laughs at Payton sideline exchange

    The Advocate "Adrian Peterson can laugh now at some of the memes that popped up on the Internet after a sideline exchange between the veteran running back and head coach Sean Payton. One in particular, depicting Peterson as Denzel Washington's character from Training Day, still gets the running back..." September 15

  • Saints cornerback De'Vante Harris expecting to be targeted, confident he can make plays

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After giving up two big catches to Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs Monday night, Saints cornerback De'Vante Harris knows the target will be on his back Sunday afternoon when New Orleans hosts the New England Patriots. "I'm an unproven player in this league. They are going to go after me..." September 14

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Wasn't this season supposed to be different for the Saints?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Sean Payton tends to guzzle truth serum after losses. One sentence from Payton's postmortem Monday night summed up the New Orleans Saints' 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. "I don't know where to begin," Payton said. It all seemed to fall apart as the game..." September 12

  • Adrian Peterson: Exchange with Sean Payton about running routes

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson says a first-half sideline exchange Monday night with coach Sean Payton was simply Peterson suggesting the New Orleans Saints run the ball up the middle, which they then did. At first, Peterson said the brief exchange, video of which circulated on the internet during the game,..." September 12

  • Stefon Diggs was OK with head shot, prefers it to a low hit

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs took a helmet to the chin from Saints defensive back Kenny Vaccaro on Monday night, but Diggs didn’t mind. Diggs said this morning on PFT Live that he hasn’t seen a replay of the hit but doesn’t have any problems with what Vaccaro did. “I didn’t see it all the..." September 12

  • Saints' Zach Strief to miss time with MCL sprain

    NFL.com "The New Orleans Saints' offseason plan to construct a sturdy offensive line has taken another hit. Right tackle Zach Strief is expected to miss a few weeks after exiting Monday night's game with an MCL sprain, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Strief will undergo more tests Tuesday to..." September 12

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Saints' Delvin Breaux puts past behind, focused on returning healthy

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux isn't disappointed over being placed on injured reserve. Instead, Breaux, who underwent surgery to repair a fractured fibula in August, prefers to focus on returning healthy to be a contributor. "Whatever we need to do to get myself healthy and..." September 10

  • Eagles sending pick back to Saints in Jon Dorenbos trade

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have sent the 2019 seventh-round pick in the Jon Dorenbos trade back to the Saints, Philadelphia’s Sports Radio 94 WIP first reported. It’s unclear whether the league officially will rescind the trade since Dorenbos’ heart condition was found by Dr. John Amoss after the long snapper..." September 10

  • Drew Brees' contract doesn't allow Saints to use franchise tag

    ESPN "Drew Brees, who is heading into the final year of his contract with the New Orleans Saints, has a little-known, rarely used clause in his deal that prohibits the team from using its franchise tag on him, league sources told ESPN. Brees could still re-sign with New Orleans, a city he says he..." September 10

  • Saints release Dorenbos after aneurysm diagnosis

    Pro Football Rumors "A Saints physical revealed long snapper Jon Dorenbos will require heart surgery, and as a result, the popular specialist’s tenure with the team ended. The Saints released Dorenbos from their NFI list, via injury settlement, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports (on Twitter). The..." September 10

  • Saints sign long snapper Zach Wood

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints signed long snapper Zach Wood, according to Wood’s agent, Mike Abadir. New Orleans thought it had solved its long snapping headache when it traded for Jon Dorenbos. But the Saints placed Dorenbos on the non-football illness list with a heart condition. They worked out Wood, John..." September 09