Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s blackout policy could soon be blacked out. The Federal Communications Commissions officially has proposed the adoption of a rule preventing sports leagues from blacking out games. It’s the first official step in a process that now welcomes commentary from the public regarding the..." December 19
ESPN.com "I know what Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy probably will say later today when asked about the New Orleans Saints giving rookie Terron Armstead his first NFL start at left tackle for Sunday's game. He's an NFL player. You treat all NFL players the same. He'd be right. But..." December 18
I'm honestly surprised to hear Payton will start Terron Armstead at left tackle. Completely thrown in the fire.
Saints will sign veteran K Shayne Graham to replace Garrett Hartley, who was cut today.
CBSSports.com "Two days after missing a 26-yard field goal that would have given the Saints a chance to make a furious comeback attempt vs. the Rams on Sunday, New Orleans cut kicker Garrett Hartley on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Hartley was in the midst of having the worst season of his career,..." December 17
ESPN.com "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton made it clear Monday that he is considering some personnel changes after being just as frustrated by the team's performance on film as he was following its 27-16 road loss to the St. Louis Rams a day earlier. Payton was asked specifically about the status of..." December 16
ESPN.com "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had his right throwing hand wrapped in ice as he addressed the media following the Saints' 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams. But he suggested it was nothing serious. And Brees played the entire game without any indication of an injury issue. It was..." December 16
Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday night, Peter King of TheMMQB.com and I reported on Football Night in America that the league has been discussing centralized replay review, and that the discussions will continue. The discussions are accelerating. Per a league source, replay review could be removed from the..." December 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Go figure. It was one of those days for the Rams, and there have been a few of them this year. Days when the Rams get off to an unexpected big lead. It happened against Jacksonville, when the Rams led 24-10 at the half. It happened in Houston, when the Rams led 17-6 at halftime and 38-6 at..." December 16
ESPN.com "If New Orleans Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro had to choose, then yeah, it's fair to say his performance in last Sunday's 31-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers was probably his best of the season. It certainly got the most attention, since he made a handful of highlight plays on national..." December 13
NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Wednesday that the league is considering making fundamental changes with how in-game replay reviews are handled. "I think our officials do an incredible job, but there's always room for improvement," Goodell told NFL Media's Albert Breer at the Special..." December 12
#Saints Payton confirms that LB Victor Butler will not be activated this year. His 3-week practice window is now closed.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been a vital piece to the team's offensive puzzle in 2013. He's spent almost as much time helping others than preparing for games during his spare time. His contributions on and off the field are why the Saints dubbed Thomas their "Man of the..." December 10
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees emphasized Thursday how one bad outing like the Saints produced last week in Seattle wouldn't shatter the team's confidence in any way. The Carolina Panthers learned about the Saints' resolve the hard way Sunday night. New Orleans' offense awoke from..." December 09
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
Seattle Times "The showdown for NFC supremacy instead turned into a showcase for the Seahawks. And in the process of all-but-clinching home-field advantage in the NFC throughout the playoffs with a dominating 34-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints, the Seahawks also sent another loud message about their..." December 03
ESPN.com "Two of the NFL’s elite players may duel head to head tonight. Or maybe not. It depends on whether the Seahawks decide to use their best cover cornerback, Richard Sherman, on the Saints’ most dangerous weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham. Defenses have tried that approach a few times this season, to..." December 02
San Francisco Chronicle "On Friday, Jim Harbaugh said December football was only for the tough. On cue, on the first day of the final month of the year, wide receiver Anquan Boldin and one of the NFL’s nastiest defenses playing starring roles in the 49ers’ 23-13 win over the Rams on Sunday at Candlestick Park. In..." December 02
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan picked up 2 1/2 sacks in the team's Week 12 win win over the Atlanta Falcons. He also picked up a fine as well as the NFL docked Jordan $10,000 for his roughing the passer penalty on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan early in the first quarter, according to..." November 29
CSN Bay Area "Safety Donte Whitner dreams of a playoff rematch against the New Orleans Saints. A couple days after the 49ers’ loss to the Saints on Oct. 17, Whitner informed the media via Twitter he had some things he wanted to get off his chest. But he did not make himself available to the media last week...." November 28
Russell Wilson admitted he used to wear Saints hats as he was such an admirer of Drew Brees. He's not wearing any this week.
ESPN.com "The New Orleans Saints held a bonus practice on Tuesday that was closed to the media and didn’t require an injury report. So there were no updates available from the team. However, it’s worth noting that the Saints didn’t make any official transactions on Tuesday – which I take as a sign that..." November 27
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Coming off a bruising, draining win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, the New Orleans Saints could have come out only four days later and played flat and tired despite what continues to be at stake each week. The Saints could have looked at the record of the team they were set to play,..." November 22
Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees is No. 5 on the NFL’s all-time career passing yards list. Brees, who entered tonight’s game with 49,288 career passing yards, has now surpassed Hall of Famer Warren Moon (49,325) for fifth place in NFL history. The 34-year-old Brees is already the NFL’s all-time..." November 22
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
Darren sproles inactive tonight against falcons.
USA Today "The NFL game isn't getting any easier to officiate, with enhanced player safety measures and definitions of the simplest plays, such as a completed catch, evolving on a yearly basis. Every call is under more intense scrutiny than ever, thanks to the game's unprecedented popularity,..." November 20
ESPN.com "The NFL is reviewing San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for possible discipline for his illegal hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a blow that seemed a textbook example of the league rule prohibiting defensive players from hitting the quarterback in the head and neck, a..." November 20
CSN Bay Area "The NFL reportedly fined 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks $16,000 for his controversial roughing-the-passer penalty against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday. Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, said on Tuesday that referee Tony Corrente made the correct call..." November 20
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
#Saints limited: Jordan, Grubbs, Walker, Lofton, Graham, Carr, Sweeting, Vaccaro, Watson, Hicks
#Saints return LB Victor Butler to practice while hes still on PUP list. They have 21 days to decide if hes able to return to active roster.
Payton announced that the #Saints have placed Jabari Greer on injured reserve & signed DB Trevin Wade
CB Trevin Wades agent confirms he did join #Saints active roster. Transaction won't be official until tomorrow, so no corresponding move yet
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Crazy things always seem to happen in the New Orleans Saints' recent games vs. the San Francisco 49ers, whether it was two interceptions returned for touchdowns in a loss last season, or New Orleans turning the ball over five times in a 2011 playoff loss. It's safe to say that trend didn't stop..." November 18
Saints CB Jabari Greer is being removed from the field on a cart after suffering what appears to be serious leg injury
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints exploded offensively last week against Dallas, putting up 49 points, breaking a franchise single-game record with 625 yards and an NFL single-game record with 40 first downs. And one of the most potent skill players in the league played a minuscule role in the..." November 16
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
CBSSports.com "Ever since Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel exploded on the scene in 2012, NFL scouts have been enamored with his playmaking ability yet wary of his 6-1, 200-pound frame. Manziel's 2013 campaign has put much of that concern to rest, as Manziel has moved up to No. 5 overall on the CBSSports.com..." November 14
PSD Staff It's getting into crunch time for fantasy owners looking to make a late playoff push or solidify first round byes. By now, we know who the top performers are and there is little left on the waiver wire except injury replacements. It's time to look at the matchups to ensure you're making the right... November 14
With Garrett Hartley struggling, Saints worked out a group of kickers that included Derek Dimke, Shayne Graham and Neil Rackers.
ESPN.com "You can never get too comfortable in the NFL. Just look at the Colts. No. 2 here last week, Andrew Luck & Co. appeared to be a team on the rise. Then they returned to the field and got blindsided by the Kellen Clemens-led Rams in a 38-8 loss. Did our voters (John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Dan..." November 12
CBSSports.com "The Saints 49-17 win over Dallas on Sunday night might have actually been worse than the score makes it sound. How that's possible? New Orleans totaled a franchise-record 625 yards and tallied an NFL record 40 first downs. The first 40 first downs came in almost every way possible: The Saints..." November 11
NFL.com "Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin found out in Sunday night's 49-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints why counterpart Rob Ryan got railroaded out of Texas after last season. Ryan's troops held firm early last season until linebacker Sean Lee's season-ending injury was the first in..." November 11
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Maybe the New Orleans Saints started smelling the Carolina Panthers breathing down their neck in the tightened NFC South race. Maybe the Saints grew tired of the sloppy outings in their past three games, which led to two losses. Whatever it was, the Saints looked more like a dominant team..." November 11
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles said Wednesday he has passed concussion tests and is cleared to play Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Sproles sustained a concussion on the Saints' third offensive play against the New York Jets last Sunday after being tackled by safety..." November 07
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, ending the veteran's season and leaving his future up in the air. Cornerback Chris Carr, who was initially cut to make room for Vilma on the active roster, was re-signed this week. The 31-year-old Vilma, a..." November 07