Saints Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Report: Saints’ Nick Fairley has career-threatening heart condition

    Pro Football Talk "Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has missed Organized Team Activities this week, reportedly because of a potentially serious health concern. Jennifer Hale‏ of FOX Sports reports that Fairley underwent tests that show heart trouble that could jeopardize his career. Mike Garafolo of FOX..." June 04

  • Tom Benson finalizing deal to buy Dixie Beer brand

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "aints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson hopes to bring the Dixie Beer brand home to New Orleans and is close to finalizing a deal to buy a majority stake in the company, a spokesman said Friday (June 2). Dixie Brewing Co. LLC registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State's office on April 27..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Drew Brees “could not be more impressed” by Ted Ginn

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Adrian Peterson’s arrival has been a big storyline for the Saints in recent weeks, but he’s not the only new addition to the offense getting good reviews from quarterback Drew Brees during Organized Team Activities. Brees also likes what he’s seen from wide receiver Ted Ginn, who..." June 02

  • Sean Payton misses Saints OTAs Thursday to attend Cortez Kennedy's funeral

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints ran their organized team activities Thursday without their head coach. Sean Payton missed the practice session to attend the funeral of Cortez Kennedy, the Hall of Fame Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle who spent several years as an adviser with the Saints. Other..." June 02

  • Saints start signing their draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The number of unsigned picks around the league is dwindling and should come down even more now that the Saints have started signing their picks. New Orleans has been one of the few holdouts around the league, but it looks like they’re ready to turn their attention toward getting players under..." June 02

  • Saints sign Marshon Lattimore, three others

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints have one of their first-round picks under contract. The team announced on Friday that cornerback Marshon Lattimore has agreed to terms on his rookie deal. Like all first-round picks, Lattimore’s deal runs four years with a team option for a fifth year. Lattimore was the 11th..." June 02

  • Seahawks will wear a “96” decal in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints are wearing a large “96” decal on the side of their helmet during offseason workouts, in honor of the late Cortez Kennedy. The Seahawks will do something more permanent, albeit less conspicuous. The Seahawks have announced that Kennedy’s jersey number will be worn in a decal at the..." June 02

  • Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson: “He is a stud”

    Pro Football Talk "The early reviews continue to be positive for new Saints running back Adrian Peterson. The future Hall of Fame tailback has a fan in his new future Hall of Fame quarterback teammate. “He is a stud,” Brees told reporters on Thursday regarding Peterson. “He looks the part. It has been impressive...." June 02

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Saints Sign Veteran Lance Moore To One-Day Contract To Retire With Team

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that they’ve signed veteran WR Lance Moore to a one-day contract so he can retire as a member of the team. Moore, 33, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo back in 2005. He lasted just a few months before joining..." May 30

  • Saints Release OL Khalif Barnes

    Pro Football Rumors "Khalif Barnes joined the Saints less than three weeks ago, but his tenure with the team has already come to an end. ESPN’s Adam Caplan tweets that the organization has released the offensive lineman. The Saints have clearly been enamored with Barnes for some time, as the organization signed the..." May 30

  • Key to Saints' defensive revival? Two healthy fibulas

    ESPN "Forget about all the newcomers on the New Orleans Saints' defense. The two guys who could make the biggest impact this year are the two guys who were derailed by broken fibulas last year -- defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and cornerback Delvin Breaux. Rankins (the 12th overall pick in the 2016..." May 30

  • Saints' Sheldon Rankins ready to go from flash of lightning to massive thunderstorm

    The Advocate "Sheldon Rankins wants to be more than a lightning bolt this season. A lightning bolt can be deadly in the blink of an eye, but Rankins would rather be more like a massive thunderstorm, relentlessly pounding the Earth for hours. Rankins flashed plenty as a rookie. Forced to miss the first..." May 29

  • Coby Fleener expecting better things in second Saints season

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints signed tight end Coby Fleener to a five-year contract last offseason and spent the summer trying to find his place in the team’s offense. That process didn’t play out exactly as hoped for Fleener, who finished his first year in New Orleans with 50 catches for 631 yards and three..." May 28

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