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  • GM Mickey Loomis says Saints are open to trading back in the NFL Draft

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis did not shoot down the idea that he would trade down in the 2019 NFL Draft later this week. Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans conveyed the news. The Saints have knocked on the door in each of the last two..." April 22

  • Saints GM won't comment on potentially adding Dez Bryant

    Sportsnaut "Dez Bryant would like to have another chance to play for the New Orleans Saints. But if that’s on the table general manager Mickey Loomis isn’t divulging any interest. Asked about Bryant during his press conference Monday, Loomis said, “I don’t think I..." April 22

  • Report: Benjamin Watson considering NFL comeback

    247 Sports "Late last season, Benjamin Watson announced that he would retire from the NFL for good, but now, the veteran tight end may come back for more in 2019. Watson is “now considering a return” to football for the coming season, according to a report from..." April 22

  • Amazon, Disney in play for Sunday Ticket

    Pro Football Talk "Before the next wave of TV deals will be negotiated, the NFL will surely be doing its biggest deal yet in the environment where much of what used to be viewed on TV is now being consumed. Via, the NFL could move its out-of-market streaming rights to Amazon or Disney...." April 22

  • TE Watson considering 16th season

    ESPN "Veteran tight end Benjamin Watson, who intended to retire after last season, is now considering a return to the NFL for a 16th season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday. Watson, whose wife is due to give birth to twins next week, might be open to returning to..." April 20

  • Saints' Bridgewater handed out cash after running out of toys at toy drive

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater grew up in the Miami neighborhood of Liberty City and has made a point to give back to the community since making it to the NFL. Bridgewater recently tweeted a series of photos from a toy drive he hosted last summer for kids in his old..." April 20

  • Dez Bryant's Resuming Some Football Activities, But Who Would Sign Him?

    The Big Lead "The last time Dez Bryant caught a pass in an NFL game was Dec. 31, 2017. It earned the Cowboys a first down, but wasn’t a memorable moment, just a short 7-yard pass on the right side of the field. Bryant finished the game with 3 catches on 8 targets for 24 yards, which ended the worst..." April 20

  • Mack Wilson visited Chargers, Saints, Washington

    Pro Football Talk "If Alabama is going to tie the University of Miami’s record for most first-rounders, it needs linebacker Mack Wilson to go in the top 32 picks. He visited the Chargers, the Saints and Washington, according to Bo Marchionte of Wilson had a private workout for New..." April 19

  • NFLPA president: Voluntary means voluntary

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin say that all players should be present for voluntary offseason workouts. The president of the NFL Players Association says that voluntary doesn’t mean what Coughlin apparently thinks it means. “Our CBA..." April 18

  • NFL 2019 schedule release: Browns get 4 prime-time slots

    The Score "The NFL released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday and the 17-week slate features a number of juicy matchups. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers kick things off Thursday, Sept. 5 and the New England Patriots open their title defense against..." April 18

  • Quarterback market has exploded in less than two years

    Pro Football Talk "From 2013 through 2016, the quarterback market stagnated. From 2017 through now, the quarterback market has exploded. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoyed an extended stretch as the highest-paid player in the NFL, with a new-money average of $22 million per year, until..." April 16

  • NFL free agency: Who are best remaining players on open market? Ndamukong Suh, Jay Ajayi, more

    Newark Star-Ledger "Less than two weeks before the 2019 NFL Draft, several notable namesremain on the free agent market. Star players like defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, running back Jay Ajayi, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and wide receiver Michael Crabtree headline a free-agent market..." April 15

  • When will the NFL schedule be released for 2019?

    Sporting News "The NFL schedule for 2019 will be released soon. Though the NFL's exact schedule release date has fluctuated in recent years, we know one thing — the league prefers to release its schedule a week before the draft, which in 2019 begins April 25. The NFL has not yet announced..." April 15

  • Cameron Jordan won’t get Week One matchup he wants

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is looking ahead to the release of the NFL schedule in the coming weeks and has an idea of when he’d like a rematch with the Los Angeles Rams. “I’m going to say not initially,” he said in an NFL Network video clip..." April 14

  • Sean Payton on Dallas rumors: I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos

    Pro Football Talk "The rumors about Sean Payton eventually ending up in Dallas continue. It’s easy to connect the dots. Jason Garrett is in the final year of his contract with the Cowboys, who won’t extend him before the season. Payton is a former Cowboys assistant coach who has a..." April 11

  • Michael Thomas: To pay or not to pay?

    Canal Street Chronicles "When it comes to getting paid in the NFL, the quarterback position has long been king. A player’s value to their franchise can most easily be quantified by the contract they earn following the completion of their rookie contract. Of the 23 highest paid players in the NFL, all but six are..." April 10

  • NFL releases 65-game 2019 preseason schedule "The NFL on Tuesday announced the 2019 preseason schedule, which features eight matchups on prime-time television. Preseason action kicks off with the nationally televised Hall of Fame Game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 1, in..." April 09

  • Falcons To Meet With Tyeler Davison

    Pro Football Rumors "The Falcons are bringing in veteran defensive tackle Tyeler Davison for a visit, sources tell Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). This marks Davison’s first known visit of this free agent cycle.  Davison has been a starter for the Saints over the last..." April 08

  • Dez Bryant's massive bid on $300,000 Texas Tech futures ticket comes up short

    CBS Sports "Dez Bryant has been saying all week that he thinks Texas Tech is going to win the NCAA Tournament, and on Friday, he tried to use his pocketbook to show just how much confidence he has in the Red Raiders.  First, let's rewind back to November, because that's when a smart..." April 06

  • Payton doesn't regret trading pick for DE Davenport "The New Orleans Saints don't have a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, which kicks off three weeks from tonight on NFL Network. Sean Payton is cool with that fact. The Saints shipped last year's first-round pick, a fifth-rounder (147th overall)..." April 04

  • Saints re-sign cornerback P.J. Williams on 1-year deal

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are bringing back a key defensive player from 2018 as they announced that cornerback P.J. Williams had re-signed on Tuesday (April 2). The one-year deal is worth $5 million, according to NFL Network. Williams, a third-round pick in 2015 who..." April 02

  • Do the Saints’ recent free agent additions hurt their chances at retaining Michael Thomas?

    Canal Street Chronicles "The Saints have been very active during the 2019 free agency period. So far, they’ve signed defensive tackles Malcom Brown and Mario Edwards, running back Latavius Murray, offensive lineman Nick Easton, return specialist Marcus Sherels, and tight..." April 02

  • Is the NFL in danger of making its games too long?

    SB Nation "For the first time in NFL history, coaches will have the chance to challenge penalties. Not all of them — just pass interference calls and non-calls — and, for now, it’ll only be for the 2019 season. Still, it’s relatively uncharted territory for a..." April 01

  • No movement in efforts to persuade NFLPA to agree to loan players to AAF, XFL

    Clutch Points "Because the NFL — and more specifically the NFLPA — has yet to truly engage with the Alliance of American Football, the final two games of the AAF’s Week 8 slate could be the league’s last outings, according to a weekend report from Mike Florio of NBC..." April 01

  • Sean Payton can’t “forecast the future” with Dez Bryant

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints weren’t ready to give up on Cameron Meredith. The fifth-year receiver seemed like a candidate to become a salary-cap casualty this offseason, since he never fully recovered last season from a major 2017 knee injury and played in only six games. But the..." March 29

  • Sean Payton has interesting criticism of recent NFL head coaching hires

    Larry Brown Sports "We have seen an obvious recent trend in the NFL of teams hiring young, offensive-minded coaches to lead their staffs, and one of the best offensive minds in football thinks that may be a mistake. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told Steve Wyche of NFL Network on Thursday..." March 28

  • Ravens offered Mark Ingram more guaranteed money than Saints

    247 Sports "The Mark Ingram era in New Orleans ended this offseason after the team was unable to retain the veteran running back when he became a free agent. Instead, after the two sides were unable to come to an agreement, Ingram signed with the Baltimore Ravens, and the Saints..." March 28

  • How NFL owners trip over themselves despite wealth, power

    USA Today "The billionaire overlords of the NFL arrived here by plane and luxury car this week to gather at a posh landmark resort that’s hosted 13 U.S. presidents as guests since 1932. This was their big annual meeting, a summit for team owners and league executives, all of them well..." March 28

  • Sean Payton happy with how Jason Garrett advocated for pass interference to be reviewable

    Clutch Points "When it comes to reviewing pass interference plays, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has a new ally. It’s none other than Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. According to Yahoo! Sports NFL columnist Charles Robinson, “The entire idea of replay logic was in..." March 27

  • Jared Cook can’t wait to play with Drew Brees

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "This may sound like sacrilege coming from the New Orleans Saints recent free agent acquisition, but it’s true: Jared Cook grew up a Falcons fan. He remembers his father taking him up to a McDonald’s at the top of a hill in his native Suwanee, Georgia, where they would..." March 27

  • NFL, NFLPA To Begin CBA Talks In April

    Pro Football Rumors "Two more seasons remain on the 2011 CBA, and the NFL and NFLPA will begin an effort to hammer out a new agreement as early as this offseason. The sides will begin talks in a few weeks, with John Mara informing’s Dan Graziano the league and the union are..." March 27

  • Roger Goodell on Robert Kraft punishment: “After we get all the facts”

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots owner Robert Kraft kept a low profile at this week’s NFL owners meetings, and the NFL leaned back on previous statements when asked about his status following his solicitation of prostitution charges. Commissioner Roger Goodell said at the conclusion of this..." March 27

  • Blindside blocks outlawed by NFL after owners' vote

    USA Today "In an attempt to increase player safety, the NFL announced that its ownership voted to eliminate blindside blocks, starting in the 2019 season. According to language in a video posted to the Twitter account of the NFL Football Operations staff, a blindside block “is a foul if a..." March 26

  • NFL Head Coaches Annual Photo Shows An Extreme Lack of Diversity

    Total Pro Sports "On Monday, the National Football League held their annual photo-shoot for all 32 head coaches in the league. On this day, every single team was represented aside from Pete Carroll, Sean McVay, Sean Payton, Bruce Arians, Mike Tomlin and Adam Gase who seemed to have something else..." March 26

  • NFL Approves OL Nick Easton’s Four-Year, $22.5M Deal With Saints

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Josh Katzenstein, the NFL has officially approved OL Nick Easton‘s contract with the Saints on Tuesday. Katzenstein reports that Easton receives a four-year deal worth $22.5 million contract that includes a $2 million signing bonus and just $4..." March 26

  • Sean Payton pushes for replay, officiating changes

    ESPN "Sean Payton told the NFL Network that if the league doesn't make changes to its instant replay system or officiating this offseason, "then ownership is saying they're comfortable with what happened a year ago." The New Orleans Saints coach was obviously referencing..." March 25

  • Jared Cook Will Reportedly Stick With Saints and Won't Sign With Pats

    12 Up "The lure of winning a championship in New England isn't enough. The Patriots suddenly found a massive hole on their offense that simply can't be filled thanks to the retirement announcement of Rob Gronkowski. Without their Gronk-spiking former All-Pro tight end,..." March 25

  • Robert Quinn Visiting Saints Monday, Cowboys Still Interested In Trading For Him

    NFL Trade Rumors "Clarence Hill reports that Dolphins DE Robert Quinn is visiting with the Saints on Monday and the Cowboys are still interested in trading for him. Quinn visited with the Cowboys last week, but wound up leaving soon after.  Armando Salguero reported..." March 25

  • Jared Cook Reportedly Didn't Join Patriots Because He Believes Gronk Will Return

    12 Up "Jared Cook is expected to sign a deal with the New Orleans Saints in free agency after having a Pro Bowl campaign in Oakland. Cook had an excellent season with the Raiders and now will play alongside Drew Brees in New Orleans, one of the game's best passers. Cook..." March 24

  • Patriots “Aggressively Courted” Jared Cook

    Pro Football Rumors "Veteran tight end Jared Cook has agreed to sign with the Saints, and we had heard that the Patriots were monitoring his market prior to that decision. However, it seems as though New England’s interest went beyond the monitoring stage. Per Mike Reiss of, a source close..." March 24

  • Cook ready for 'big production year' with Saints

    The Score "Jared Cook is coming off the most productive season of his career, and the soon-to-be New Orleans Saints tight end sees more big numbers in his future. A deal hasn't been finalized, but Cook acknowledged Friday he intends to sign with the defending NFC South champions and play..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, NFL Are Strongly Contemplating Ending DirectTV's Sunday Ticket

    Total Pro Sports "There is no doubt that the National Football League is king when it comes to popular sports in the United States, but for many avid fans around the country, it meant having to sign up with DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket in order to watch all games across the league on Sunday. With that..." March 22

  • Marcus Sherels leaves Vikings for one-year deal with Saints

    Twin Cities "After nine seasons, Marcus Sherels is leaving the Vikings. A source said Thursday the free-agent cornerback and return specialist will sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. Terms were not immediately available on Sherels, who made $1.4 million last season with the..." March 21

  • Dez Bryant: ‘I will be a steal wherever I go’

    247 Sports "Dez Bryant didn’t get a chance to play last season thanks to an injury, but the veteran wide receiver doesn’t want the NFL to forget that he’s still well worth the investment. In the second week of the league year, the free agent wideout dropped a little..." March 21

  • Report: Support growing for limited expansion of NFL's replay system

    The Score "Days away from the NFL's annual meeting, there is growing support on the league's competition committee for making pass interference and limited personal fouls reviewable, sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post. That support for expanding replay is reportedly..." March 21

  • Saints receiver Cameron Meredith agrees to pay cut: report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Wide receiver Cameron Meredith will take a pay cut in a move that will free up salary cap space for the New Orleans Saints, ESPN reported Thursday morning (March 21). Field Yates reported that Meredith’s salary would be reduced from $3.4 million to $1.3 million for..." March 21

  • Saints and tight end Jared Cook are close to a deal: report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints were reported last week to have Oakland Raiders free agent tight end Jared Cook in for a visit. Now, the sides are reportedly close to a deal. Pro Football Talk reported Wednesday (March 20) the Saints were close to a deal with the 6-foot-5, 254-pound..." March 20

  • Saints, Nick Easton Hit Snag

    Pro Football Rumors "Center/guard Nick Easton is set to join the Saints’ offensive line – unless he isn’t. On Wednesday, Easton’s contract was “disapproved,” according to’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Meanwhile, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer..." March 20

  • Lions host LB Manti Te’o on free-agent visit

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions rebuilt their defense during the first wave of free agency. Now they’re working on acquiring the right supporting pieces. On Wednesday, that meant hosting linebacker Manti Te’o on a visit to their Allen Park headquarters according to..." March 20

  • Dez Bryant excited to ‘light some s**t up’ in 2019

    Clutch Points "It’ll be a long road back for Dez Bryant, but the star receiver isn’t letting that effect him. After being released by the Dallas Cowboys last year, Bryant took his time to sign with a new team. When he eventually picked the New Orleans Saints, disaster soon..." March 20