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  1. 2017 Pre-season thread
  • Saints CB Delvin Breaux Has Fractured Fibula, Expected To Be Out 4-6 Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, the Saints have fired team orthopedists, Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, after it was discovered that CB Delvin Breaux has a fractured fibula and will require surgery expected to sideline him for 4-6 weeks. Triplett adds that Breaux was originally diagnosed with..." August 16

  • Sean Payton explains Saints’ decision to fire orthopedists

    Larry Brown Sports "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton explained why the organization parted ways with a pair of orthopedists. It was widely reported that the orthopedists, Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, were fired in light of a significant misdiagnosis of cornerback Delvin Breaux. Breaux was found to have a..." August 16

  • Delvin Breaux’s broken leg leads to Saints firing two doctors

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints probably won’t be able to trade cornerback Delvin Breaux anytime soon. But they do have a couple of vacancies as a result of the cornerback’s inability to stay on the field. According to Mike Triplett of, the Saints have fired a pair of team orthopedists after it was..." August 16

  • Saints rookie Alex Anzalone showcasing ability to defend against pass

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints rookie linebacker Alex Anzalone produced a defensive gem in the preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns. With less than 15 seconds remaining in the first half, Browns quarterback Cody Kessler threw a pass almost 20 yards down the middle of the field to wide receiver..." August 14

  • Max Unger in pads at Saints practice

    Pro Football Talk "It looks like Saints center Max Unger is moving closer to a full return to action. Unger had foot surgery in May and has been rehabbing after that operation rather than practicing with the team over the last few months. Monday saw him take a step back in the direction of the practice field,..." August 14

  • Sean Payton declines comment on Delvin Breaux trade reports

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton declined comment Monday on whether the team is actively shopping cornerback Delvin Breaux on the trade market. "We would never comment if we were to begin with, and it rarely works that way," Payton said after Monday's practice. "It's very normal throughout..." August 14

  • The Saints are looking to trade Delvin Breaux

    The Advocate "The Saints are looking to move on from cornerback Delvin Breaux. The team has begun looking for a trade partner after growing frustrated with his injury history over the last three years, according to a source. There is already some interest from other teams around the league. A talented..." August 14

  • Justin Zimmer opening eyes in Saints training camp

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Defensive tackle Justin Zimmer has gone from being a Ferris State Bulldog to becoming a "pit bull" for the New Orleans Saints. He has his teammates to thank for the transformation. "Right when I got here at end of last year, they were calling me 'B.Y. Jr.' for Brian Young, our d-line coach..." August 13

  • Bayou Blues aren’t going away for the Saints in 2017

    Sportsnaut "A 7-9 record, a solid offense and a bad defense. That’s all the New Orleans Saints have offered for the past three seasons. And it isn’t getting better. The Saints ranked sixth in offensive DVOA last season, good enough to keep them competitive. During the offseason, however, New Orleans lost..." August 13

  • Saints add Jason Jones

    Pro Football Talk "As the Saints continue to try to bolster a defense that has been lacking to say the least in recent years, they’ve added another player who hopefully will assist the cause. Veteran defensive end Jason Jones has signed with the Saints, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. The 31-year-old..." August 12

  • Saints taking a look at cornerback Leodis McKelvin

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints, in their perpetual search for defensive upgrades, are looking at some cornerback help. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, they’re bringing former Bills and Eagles cornerback Leodis McKelvin in for a visit. McKelvin, a few weeks short of his 32nd birthday, was released..." August 11

  • Adrian Peterson to sit out Saints' preseason game vs. Browns on Thursday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are eager to see how running back Adrian Peterson looks in game action, but the team and droves of curious fans reportedly won't find out Thursday. Peterson will not play in the preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns, according to an ESPN report. Coach Sean..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Saints' P.J. Williams, Ryan Ramczyk not at Sunday's practice; Larry Warford returns

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are without numerous players for Sunday night's practice at Yulman Stadium on the Tulane campus. Cornerback P.J. Williams and rookie left tackle Ryan Ramczyk, both of whom left Saturday's practice, were not on the field as the team began the stretching and conditioning..." August 07

  • Saints bring back long snapper Justin Drescher

    Pro Football Talk "Saints coach Sean Payton wasn’t happy with his long snappers last week, so the team has decided to make a change. Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports that the team has released Thomas Gafford and Chase Dominguez and signed Justin Drescher. Drescher spent the last seven years with..." August 06

  • Saints sign Patrick Murray

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints have added a second kicker to their 90-man roster. The agents for Patrick Murray announced on Sunday that their client has signed with New Orleans. Wil Lutz, who was the Saints’ kicker last year, was the only kicker on the team’s roster. Murray spent the 2014 season as the kicker..." August 06

  • Adrian Peterson trying to be more conscious about diet by going '80-20 vegan'

    The Advocate "Adrian Peterson couldn't help himself. A couple of days ago, Peterson was passing by a Church's Chicken, and the fast-food restaurant started calling to him. Peterson, who's been trying to watch what he eats, succumbed to the craving. "That three-piece looked so good," Peterson said...." August 06

  • Drew Brees, Cameron Jordan given rest day; Marshon Lattimore still out

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have scheduled days off for some of their veteran players in training camp, and a few of their top guys got to rest on Friday. Quarterback Drew Brees remained in full pads throughout the practice, but he did not throw during 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills as coaches let him..." August 05

  • Sean Payton hopes Saints end 'epidemic' of bad shotgun snaps in training camp

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about center Josh LeRibeus in his post practice press conference Thursday. Payton said the lineman in his first year with the team has done some good things in his time with the team before addressing what has been a problem throughout training..." August 04

  • Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

    ESPN "New signees Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara have generated the most buzz this offseason. But the New Orleans Saints running back who has looked the most impressive in training camp so far is Mark Ingram. You know, the guy who led the Saints with 1,043 rushing yards, 1,362 yards from scrimmage,..." August 03

  • Saints' rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore (knee) won't be out long, Sean Payton says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore exited practice Monday with an apparent injury, but coach Sean Payton provided a hopeful update about the rookie after Wednesday's practice. "I think he'll be fine," Payton said. "It won't be long." Lattimore, the 11th overall pick in this..." August 03

  • Saints Release OL Orlando Franklin

    Pro Football Rumors "Orlando Franklin‘s time with the Saints is over after less than one week. The Saints released him on Tuesday afternoon, per the NFL’s transactions wire (Twitter link via Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune). Franklin, 29, signed a deal with New Orleans on Thursday. It’s not clear what..." August 02

  • Willie Snead thinks Saints 'have the best receiving corps in the league'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "While discussing the play of the New Orleans Saints' cornerbacks after Monday's training camp practice, wide receiver Willie Snead let an opinion slip that shows how confident he is in his own position group. "I know they're going to be tested," Snead said of the cornerbacks, "because we're..." August 01

  • Sean Payton sees some Marshall Faulk in rookie Alvin Kamara

    Larry Brown Sports "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is all-in on the Alvin Kamara hype. Speaking with reporters Sunday, Payton was asked if he sees any similarities between his rookie running back and retired backfield great Marshall Faulk, who was present at Saints’ camp for his hosting gig with NFL..." July 31

  • Corey Fuller's confidence grows with each dazzling play in Saints training camp

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Wide receiver Corey Fuller put on a show Saturday, which marked the first day of training camp the New Orleans Saints were in pads. During one-on-one drills, Fuller flashed speed and easily beat cornerbacks De'Vante Harris and Delvin Breaux on go-routes, including a one-handed catch on Breaux,..." July 30

  • Saints don't have to admit it, but 2017 season represents a crossroads

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Three consecutive seasons with a 7-9 record. A 38-year-old quarterback, while stilling playing great, is entering the final year of his contract. A defense that has annually performed at a consistently poor level. There is no way to view the 2017 season for the New Orleans Saints other than a..." July 28

  • Saints place Damian Swann, John Phillips on non-football injury/illness lists

    Pro Football Talk "The New Orleans Saints placed cornerback Damian Swann on the non-football injury list and tight end John Phillips on the non-football illness list as veterans reported for the start of training camp on Thursday. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Swann landed on..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Saints to sign veteran offensive lineman Orlando Franklin to one-year deal: source

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are adding another veteran offensive lineman to the competitors at training camp. Orlando Franklin, a second-round pick in 2011, agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Saints on Thursday, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. The 29-year-old..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Drew Brees doesn't expect, desire contract talks before season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For Drew Brees, nothing has changed since January with regards to his contract. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said after last season he planned to play out the final year of his contract in 2017 in order to spend all offseason focused on football. After training camp began Thursday, Brees..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Saints Don’t Expect Nick Fairley Return

    The Advocate "The New Orleans Saints do not want to rule out a miraculous return for defensive tackle Nick Fairley, but the reality is that the team does not expect Fairley's heart condition to change to the point where he'd be able to return to the field. Fairley was placed on the reserve/non-football..." July 27

  • Saints Working Out LB Bryan Braman

    Pro Football Rumors "Special-teams maven Bryan Braman recently worked out for the Saints, as his agent Sean Stellato tells Mike Triplett of Braman, 30, has appeared in 94 career games since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M in 2011, but has never started a contest. His..." July 26

  • Saints Placing LB Dannell Ellerbe On I.R., Will Release Him When Healthy

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Saints are placing LB Dannell Ellerbe on injured reserve with a foot injury and plan to release him once healthy. Rapoport adds that Ellerbe should be a “hot free agent” when he’s officially available. Ellerbe, 31, originally signed on with the..." July 25

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Saints bring back Michael Mauti, place four on PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Michael Mauti’s 2016 season with the Saints ended early when he had surgery to treat ulcerative colitis, which he said was the best move for his long-term health and would not stop him from playing in 2017. Mauti’s attempt to continue his career will come with the Saints. Mauti..." July 24

  • Saints' Willie Snead will report to training camp despite lack of contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "If he wanted, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead would have a legitimate reason to miss the start of training camp, but coach Sean Payton said Monday he doesn't expect that to happen despite Snead's contract situation. And shortly after Payton's interview Monday on the "Dunc &..." July 24

  • Saints hire former Dolphins executive for analytics role

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints have added to their front office, hiring a former Dolphins executive to bolster their analytics department. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints hired Ryan Herman as a football analyst. He worked for the Dolphins as director of football..." July 21

  • Saints Place WR Travin Dural & DT Devaroe Lawrence On NFI List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New Orleans Saints officially placed WR Travin Dural and Devaroe Lawrence on the non-football injury list Wednesday. Both players will count against the Saints’ 90-man roster while on this list. Dural, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Saints as an..." July 19

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Adrian Peterson: ‘Doubt motivates me’

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson will enter his first season in the Bayou having played in a grand total of 20 games since the end of the 2013 season. Last year, his final in Minnesota, saw Peterson miss all but three games with a knee injury. At 32 years old and in the tail-end..." July 11

  • Prepare for AP 2.0: 'He Is Still Going to Be in That Upper 1 Percent'

    Bleacher Report "It was late April, time for Adrian Peterson to make a decision about his future. He was back home in Houston after a free-agent visit to New Orleans. He was praying for a sign. Saints? Patriots? Seahawks? Another team? Then one day he was looking for a duffel bag in his home office. Things..." July 11

  • Adrian Peterson makes potent Saints offense even more dangerous

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints meet, it is not a pretty sight for football purists. On average, NFL teams each scored 22.7 points in a game during the 2016 season, according to Pro Football Reference. Since the Packers and Saints hired Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton as head..." July 10

  • How much of an impact will Adrian Peterson have on NFC South?

    ESPN "The buzz surrounding Adrian Peterson grew even more deafening around New Orleans Saints camp this spring with each powerful step the 32-year-old running back took on the practice field. "I'm amazed, honestly. Seeing him just take off his first few steps are as explosive as I've ever seen by a..." July 04

  • Drew Brees can break Brett Favre’s career completions record in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "When Brett Favre retired after 20 NFL seasons, he owned the career record for completions, with 6,300, a total that looked out of reach for any active player. But the record is now within reach of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who could break the record this season. With 5,836 career..." July 03

  • Through all the good years, one prestigious NFL award has eluded Drew Brees

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named NFL MVP in 2015, leading his team to defeat against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl L. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named NFL top dog in 2016, leading his team to a historic loss against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl..." July 02

  • Drew Brees is starting a flag football league to 'save the game of football'

    CBS Sports "Drew Brees isn't just trying to pull his Saints out of mediocrity and back into contention. He's trying to save the game of football. As Brees prepares for his 17th NFL season, he's also busy starting a coed, youth flag football league called the Football 'N' America league. He says it could..." June 28

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  1. 2017 Pre-season thread
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