Saints Rumors & News

  • Saints' plan to fix linebacker woes: More is better

    ESPN "For the New Orleans Saints’ revamped linebacker corps, it feels a lot like Who’s at Mike, What’s at Will and I Don’t Know’s at Sam. But the crowded competition should begin to sort itself out Tuesday as the Saints kick off four weeks of OTA and minicamp practices. Even new linebackers coach..." May 23

  • Mark Ingram visits Saints super fan Jarrius Robertson on his 'first day home' after liver transplant

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram dropped by to visit with young super fan Jarrius "JJ" Robertson on Saturday, according to both their Twitter accounts. Not only was it a special reunion for Ingram and Robertson, but it was also Robertson's first day home after his recent liver..." May 22

  • Saints bring back tackle Bryce Harris

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints had three years to look at Bryce Harris, but apparently another few days convinced them. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are signing the veteran tackle, who recently attended their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Harris spent his first..." May 22

  • 1,500 yards? 10 TDs? Adrian Peterson's 'incentives' are a joke

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Need a good laugh? Who doesn't these days, what with Monument Armageddon and the disillusioning week on Capitol Hill? The growing local comedy scene is always a good outlet to blow off steam. Or you could just check out the contract Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans..." May 20

  • Drew Brees doesn't believe Kaepernick is being blackballed

    The Sports Quotient "Many have questioned whether or not Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed from the NFL for his protests against injustice last season, but Drew Brees doesn’t believe that is the case. “I don’t think it’s a situation where he is being blackballed,” Brees said in an interview with Mark..." May 20

  • Saints OL Cameron Lee looks forward to 'huge opportunity' as undrafted free agent

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints signed offensive lineman Cameron Lee quickly after he wasn't selected in this year's NFL Draft, but the Illinois State offensive lineman admitted that he didn't know much about the team or the area at the time. Last week's rookie minicamp was his first time coming to New..." May 19

  • Adrian Peterson Puts Minnesota House On The Market ... Peace Out Vikings!!!

    TMZ "How do you know when the breakup is real? When someone finally moves out. This time it's Adrian Peterson, whose Minnesota house is officially up for sale, TMZ Sports has learned. The 5-bed, 4-bath home -- which Peterson bought for $665k in 2007 -- is located in Eden Prairie, just minutes..." May 19

  • Drew Brees admits he wouldn't tell wife about concussion

    ESPN "Drew Brees took a pass when asked for his thoughts on Gisele Bundchen's recent comments that her husband, Tom Brady, had a concussion last year that wasn't reported. The New Orleans Saints quarterback, however, did say that he probably wouldn't even tell his own wife, Brittany, if he was dinged..." May 19

  • Drew Brees sees one major problem with the new NFL OT, prefers college rules

    CBS Sports "Overtime in the NFL is going to look drastically different in 2017, or at least is expected to, with NFL owners expected to pass a ruling that will shorten the length of overtime from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. Saints quarterback Drew Brees, appearing on the "Dan Patrick Show," said he doesn't..." May 18

  • Saints' Adrian Peterson gets $1 million bonus if he runs for 1,500 yards in 2017

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After appearing in just three games last season, running back Adrian Peterson saw a significant dip in his market value as a free agent this year. Instead of receiving a pricey contract like his past production might indicate, he ended up taking an incentive-laden deal from the New Orleans..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Adrian Peterson's contract with the Saints is heavy on incentives

    The Advocate "Adrian Peterson is going to have to perform to earn all of his money with the Saints. The 32-year-old running back signed a two-year deal with the Saints with $3.5 million guaranteed, but he could earn up to $12.5 million over the next two years if he plays well and sticks on the roster,..." May 15

  • Saints' Mike Nolan on linebacker position battles: 'Competition is going to be there for some time'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Competition typically brings out the best in players. And if it is competition the New Orleans Saints desire, the team will have plenty of position battles on the roster in the months leading to training camp. But no group of players arguably commands the spotlight like the linebacker corps,..." May 15

  • Saints expected to sign offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, tight end Clay Harbor

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "At least two veterans present for the New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp on a tryout basis are on track to sign a contract. The Saints are expected on Monday to sign offensive lineman Khalif Barnes and tight end Clay Harbor, according to a source familiar with the situation. For the 6-foot-6..." May 15

  • Saints' first-round pick Ryan Ramczyk ahead of schedule in recovery from hip surgery

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints rookie offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk's participation two days into rookie minicamp is limited to classroom instruction, individual drills and mental repetitions, as expected. Ramczyk, after all, continues to rehabilitate from a January hip surgery to repair a labrum tear, and..." May 14

  • Saints C Max Unger expected to be ready for Week 3 of preseason

    ESPN "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Saturday that center Max Unger is expected to be ready to play in Week 3 of the preseason. Unger hurt his foot late last season and missed a game at Tampa Bay in December. Payton said Saturday that Unger decided to have surgery to insert a screw into..." May 13

  • Drew Brees expects a “tremendous” running game in New Orleans

    Pro Football Talk "With Drew Brees at quarterback for more than a decade, the Saints have been a pass-first offense. But Brees isn’t so sure that will be the case this year. Brees said on PFT Live that adding Adrian Peterson to the offense is going to allow New Orleans to be a running team. “That’s obviously a..." May 12

  • New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp gets underway Friday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A hint on the return of football arrives when the New Orleans Saints conduct a three-day rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday at the team's training facility in Metairie. Members of the Saints' 2017 draft class are expected to attend, along with undrafted free-agent signings and players..." May 12

  • Saints reportedly not looking to trade Mark Ingram

    Newark Star-Ledger "There has been much speculation in recent days about the possibility of the Eagles trading for veteran New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, after only investing a fourth-round pick in Donnel Pumphrey at the position this offseason. Rumors have swirled around a possible Jason Kelce for..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Saints expect Max Unger back during the preseason

    Pro Football Talk "Saints center Max Unger will miss the start of the regular season. Unless he doesn’t. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Saints currently expect that Unger will return during the preseason. This contradicts multiple reports that he won’t be available when the Saints head to..." May 09

  • This is why Max Unger is so valuable to the New Orleans Saints

    The Advocate "Another offseason. Another starter lost to injury. Let's just say it: The New Orleans Saints have bad luck. No, it isn’t unique to this city or this team. It happens everywhere, every offseason. But it’s hard not to think the team you’re closely observing has karmic forces working against it..." May 09

  • Could injury to Saints' Max Unger lead to Mark Ingram, Jason Kelce trade for Eagles?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Last offseason the Eagles took advantage of an injury to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, swapping quarterback Sam Bradford for a first-round pick. Could they be ready to strike again? According to's Ian Rapoport, Saints center Max Unger has suffered a foot injury..." May 08

  • Saints C Max Unger Reportedly to Miss Start of 2017 Season After Foot Injury

    Bleacher Report "New Orleans Saints center Max Unger will likely begin the 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list after suffering a foot injury. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the news, which is yet to receive confirmation from the team. Starting the season on the PUP list would mean Unger..." May 08

  • Offseason breezes appear to be blowing favorably in Saints’ direction

    Biloxi Sun Herald "On the first Sunday of May, defending Super Bowl champion New England remains the team to beat in 2017 and the New Orleans Saints still don’t have a marquee edge rusher. So what else is new? The more things change, the more they remain the same, huh? Or so it seems one week after the NFL..." May 08

  • Why Michael Thomas could break Saints' mold as a WR1

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints have produced some serious fantasy football assets during the record-shattering Sean Payton-Drew Brees era. But expectations, both in fantasy and in real life, might be higher this year for 2016 rookie breakout Michael Thomas than they have been for any Saints wide..." May 07

  • Saints hope offseason additions turn linebacker position into strength

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It's far too early to handicap any of the New Orleans Saints' position battles for training camp, but one spot likely will be the most hotly contested. The Saints currently have 10 linebackers, and most of them have some NFL experience and the ability to play multiple roles. After some..." May 06

  • For New Orleans Saints' draft class, injuries remain the hardest part of a player's future to predict

    The Advocate "A great unknown hangs over the draft class the Saints spent last weekend assembling. For all of the hours spent watching a prospect's game film and digging into his past, one factor remains left to chance, no matter how many doctors have poked and prodded and pored over countless hours of..." May 05

  • Malcolm Butler ‘badly’ wanted to play for Saints

    CSN New England "Things aren't all hunkydory between Malcolm Butler and the New England Patriots. Sure, he showed up to the Patriots optional workouts this week. And sure, that likely means he's not going to hold out come training camp. But that doesn't mean he's happy, according to CSNNE's Mike Giardi. "He..." May 05

  • Adrian Peterson Says Matchup with Vikings Will Be 'Revenge'

    Bleacher Report "New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson jokingly said he'll be seeking "revenge" when he faces off with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 after spending the first decade of his career in purple and gold. Ben Goessling of passed along comments the recent free-agent signing made in..." May 04

  • If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this

    The Advocate "Sometimes improvements are made in ways that aren't immediately obvious and require time to appear. Each time a microphone was placed in front of a member of the New Orleans Saints front office this offseason, the interview almost always included an answer about how it was imperative to improve..." May 02

  • Adrian Peterson comfortable with crowded Saints backfield

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints traded a 2018 second-round pick to the 49ers in order to draft running back Alvin Kamara in the third round last weekend in a move that came shortly after the team signed Adrian Peterson as a free agent. Given the price the Saints paid to get Kamara, it’s a good bet they have a plan..." May 02

  • Sean Payton on selection of running back Alvin Kamara: 'That was a pick we were excited about'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Heading into Week 15's matchup against the Arizona Cardinals of the 2016 season, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton spent time complimenting all-purpose running back David Johnson. Payton raved about Johnson's versatility as a rusher and receiver, pointing out how such a player places stress..." May 01

  • Saints agree to terms with 12 undrafted free agents

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints used the second of their seven draft picks on an offensive lineman when they drafted tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd overall pick, but otherwise left the position alone in Philadelphia. Their group of undrafted free agents is heavier on offensive linemen. The team announced that..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Patriots pick up Brandin Cooks' fifth-year option

    CSN New England "As expected, the Patriots have picked up the 2018 option on wide receiver Brandin Cooks' contract, ESPN's Field Yates reports. The Patriots traded a first-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for Cooks and proudly called him their "first-round pick" on social media Friday. " April 29

  • Reuben Foster thought Saints were picking him until 49ers swooped in

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints were glad to select Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the final pick in the first round of the 2017 draft Thursday, but another prospect expected to be the selection. The only problem is that player came off the board one pick before the Saints were on the..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Saints select Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore 11th overall

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With the No. 11 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The selection appears to be a huge coup for the Saints as most analysts considered Lattimore the top cornerback in this year's class. The selection of seven offensive players in..." April 28

  • Maybe not the most popular, but Ryan Ramczyk the smart pick for the Saints

    The Advocate "It’s not the pick that is going to satisfy a fan base that would like the Saints to draft 10 defensive starters selected during a draft in which they only have seven picks. But the Saints closed out the first round of the NFL draft by making a smart decision in selecting Wisconsin offensive..." April 28

  • Saints general manager Mickey Loomis prefers to set draft board with 100-130 players

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a day remaining before the New Orleans Saints are on the clock, general manager Mickey Loomis and his staff are putting the finishing touches on the team's draft board. Loomis is armed with seven draft picks, including two in the first round and five total picks in the first three rounds,..." April 27

  • Brees: Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram could be top duo "The New Orleans Saints adding Adrian Peterson might seem redundant with Mark Ingram already holding down the fort, but quarterback Drew Brees is looking forward to seeing how much road the tandem can plow. "Listen, you're talking about one of the great running backs that's ever played this..." April 27

  • Saints GM: We haven't talked Malcolm Butler trade in 'quite some time'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis didn't rule out the possibility of trading to acquire New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, but he indicated nothing would happen soon. Speaking at his annual pre-draft news conference Wednesday, Loomis effectively echoed Sean Payton's..." April 26

  • Mark Ingram says he’s fine with addition of Adrian Peterson

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram hasn't talked to his new backfield partner Adrian Peterson yet. But Ingram emphasized Tuesday after playing in the Zurich Classic Celebrity Shootout that he didn't have an issue with the team bringing in another running back. "I'm all about..." April 26

  • Payton: Peterson's 'role will be very clear and defined'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints won't reveal their plan for deploying running backs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson until September, but coach Sean Payton expects the duo to work well together. Peterson, 32, signed with the Saints on Tuesday, and although he's been a workhorse for most of his career,..." April 26

  • Tennessee DE Derek Barnett would be perfect for the Saints at No. 11

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "We can debate whether the New Orleans Saints should trade for Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler until we're blue in the face. There's no debating whether the Saints should draft an edge rusher. Taking a defensive end/outside linebacker/edge guy will be imperative for the Saints in Day 1 and/or..." April 25

  • Saints declare Adrian Peterson “an excellent fit” on field, locker room

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints made it official Tuesday, announcing their two-year contract with running back Adrian Peterson. And while he’s coming in as the backup to Mark Ingram and on a reasonably modest contract, the Saints set the bar pretty high for him on his way in the door. “We are excited to welcome..." April 25

  • Brian Robison: Opening night against Adrian Peterson will be “electric”

    Pro Football Talk "When running back Adrian Peterson was on the Vikings, the defense didn’t tackle him during practices which means defensive end Brian Robison has to reach way back in the memory bank to recall a time when he brought Peterson down. That came when Robison was playing for the University of Texas..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Steve Smith: A.P. must show he can do new tricks "On the surface, Adrian Peterson joining the New Orleans Saints seems akin to jamming a square peg into a round hole. Unless you have a team of NASA nerds at your disposal, those ventures generally end up an epic failure. Drew Brees ran 579 plays out of the shotgun, with an additional 374 in..." April 25

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