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  • Saints robbed, literally? Game-worn Michael Thomas, Zach Ertz gear stolen after NFC title game

    The Advocate "After the NFC title game, a more literal Saints theft occurred.  A game-worn Michael Thomas jersey, along with a game-worn and signed jersey and gloves from Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz were stolen from a bag on Jan. 20 about 6 p.m. The time and date..." February 23

  • Saints’ Michael Thomas signs with new agent

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Michael Thomas signed with Andrew Kessler of Athletes First, giving the New Orleans Saints wideout a new agent with the same agency. Thomas split from his former agent, David Mulugheta, in November over what he said at the time was a “difference of..." February 22

  • Saints the most-injured team the last four seasons

    Canal Street Chronicles "Numbers and statistics are fun. Compiling numbers can be fun. And that’s what the good people at SportsFacts.org do. The good folks over at SportsFacts went through and compiled data on the injuries each NFL team the last four seasons. To the surprise of..." February 21

  • Saints expected to release safety Kurt Coleman

    NFL.com "Veteran safety Kurt Coleman's time in New Orleans apparently proved short. Less than a year after signing a three-year deal worth $16.5 million, the Saints are expected to release Coleman, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, via a source informed of the situation. Garafolo..." February 21

  • ESPN contributor KC Joyner believes Teddy Bridgewater will sign with Jaguars

    Big Cat Country "The Jacksonville Jaguars have a quarterback problem — a quarterbacks room that consists of Blake Bortles, Cody Kessler, Tanner Lee, and Alex McGough. In my opinion, McGough should be the only quarterback still in that room in..." February 21

  • NFLPA Projects 2019 Franchise Tag Values

    Pro Football Rumors "With the NFL offseason rapidly approaching, the NFL Player’s Association recently unveiled their position-by-position franchise tag predictions (via Albert Breer of SI.com). The numbers are based on an $190MM salary cap; the league’s most recent projection came in between..." February 20

  • Saints Re-Sign OT Michael Ola To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New Orleans Saints have re-signed OT Michael Ola to a one-year contract on Tuesday, according to Adam Caplan.  Ola, 30, originally signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Hampton back in 2014. He lasted just a few months in Miami before..." February 19

  • Mark Ingram hints he may not be back with Saints in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Ingram is set to become a free agent next month if he does not agree to a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints before that, and this may be the running back’s last chance to cash in on a big deal. Not surprisingly, he seems to realize that might mean playing for a new..." February 19

  • Which NFL records will never be broken?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s Roger Goodell’s birthday. It’s also Paul Krause’s birthday. And Hall of Famer Paul Krause has a place in the record books that may be permanent. Krause, now 77, has 81 career interceptions. He’s held the record for 40 years. The closest contender..." February 19

  • NFLPA president prepares players for lockout in 2021

    Michigan Live "The NFL has two years remaining before the current collective bargaining agreement is up, and it appears the league could be headed for a sticking point. Players have had rumblings of the idea this season, particularly with how markets have expanded in other sports. And now, the NFL..." February 15

  • Mark Ingram the one free agent the Saints need to re-sign

    Canal Street Chronicles "The New Orleans Saints have a number of pending free agents, so there are plenty of options for the free agent that should be the top priority for the Saints to bring back. Teddy Bridgewater? Dez Bryant? Alex Okafor? Tyeler Davison? Well, when Bleacher..." February 15

  • How does the NFL franchise tag work and how much do players get paid?

    SB Nation "When the NFL offseason heats up, one of the biggest storylines to watch every year is which players get the franchise tag. Teams have a two-week window to apply the one-year tender. Players who get the tag have to either sign their tender or negotiate a long-term contract with their teams..." February 14

  • Saints expected to block Bengals request to interview Aaron Glenn

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After a series of misses to fill the defensive coordinator opening, the Cincinnati Bengals and head coach Zac Taylor appear to be blocked from interviewing a potential candidate.  The New Orleans Saints plan to deny the Bengals the opportunity to speak with secondary coach Aaron..." February 14

  • Taysom Hill is one of the most versatile players in the NFL

    Canal Street Chronicles "A running back who lines up as a slot receiver. A wide receiver who throws a pass out of the wildcat. A punter who also kicks field goals. A linebacker who can play as a down defensive lineman. An NFL player who can play multiple positions is incredibly valuable to his team. It helps..." February 11

  • Goodell to La. Governor: Rules prevent me from overturning game

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to a letter from Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards with a letter of his own. The Democratic governor had expressed his “deep disappointment” that officiating helped decide the NFC Championship Game and called on the NFL to..." February 11

  • Saints hire former Miami special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints signed longtime Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi to perform the same role in New Orleans. Rizzi, who has coached special teams with the Dolphins since the 2010 season, interviewed for the Dolphins head coaching position after the..." February 11

  • Saints’ David Onyemata issued citation for illegal marijuana possession

    The Advocate "New Orleans Saints defender David Onyemata was issued a misdemeanor citation last week that said he illegally possessed marijuana at his Elmwood apartment, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Onyemata is the second Saints player to be accused of breaking the law..." February 07

  • Saints DE Marcus Davenport 'played through' pain

    NFL.com "Marcus Davenport battled through the end of his first season with the New Orleans Saints. The young pass rusher revealed Tuesday that he never got back to full strength in 2018 after suffering a toe injury, and had an apparent procedure. "Most people don't..." February 06

  • Saints sign Martez Carter to futures contract

    The Advocate "The New Orleans Saints have signed running back Martez Carter to a futures contract. Carter, who played at Grambling, was originally signed to the Saints practice squad the Saints in December to replace Boston Scott, who was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' 53-man..." February 06

  • Bengals Considering Mike Nolan For DC?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals and new head coach Zac Taylor have “kicked the tires” on hiring Saints linebackers coach Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator, according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com. Cincinnati previously expressed interest in hiring Nolan’s boss, Saints defensive..." February 06

  • Report: SB LIII earns lowest viewership rating in New Orleans history

    The Score "New Orleans Saints fans made their feelings very clear on Super Bowl Sunday. After a controversial non-pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game played a big part in denying the Saints a trip to Super Bowl LIII, the city of New Orleans drew a 26.1 overnight viewership..." February 04

  • Thousands Of Saints Fans Took To The Streets In New Orleans To Protest The Super Bowl

    Uproxx "The New Orleans Saints should probably be in Super Bowl LIII. While we don’t know what would have happened in the aftermath, the officials missed a blatant pass interference while the Saints were trying to kill the clock in the waning minutes of the NFC Championship Game...." February 03

  • Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman does not understand why Saints fans are so angry

    Larry Brown Sports "Nickell Robey-Coleman does not understand why New Orleans Saints fans are so angry about the no-call in the NFC Championship Game. Robey-Coleman hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before a key third down pass arrived and should have been flagged for pass interference. The league also..." February 03

  • Saints re-signing defensive coordinator Dennis Allen

    NFL.com "Dennis Allen is staying in New Orleans. The Saints defensive coordinator is expected to receive a new deal with the organization, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Sunday. Allen was slated to be a free agent after this season and had interviewed for the vacant..." February 03

  • Buzz builds that Sean Payton will coach the Cowboys, in time

    The Spun "The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots are just a few hours away from kickoff in Super Bowl LIII, but headlines are swirling about a different organization. According to a recent report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, a “theory” going around NFL circles..." February 03

  • Saints fans protesting during Super Bowl Sunday

    The Advocate "Many among the Saints faithful had Feb. 3 marked on their calendars for a long time. Super Bowl Sunday — in Atlanta of all places — looked to be a date with destiny for the Saints this season. That destiny was denied, but Sunday is still shaping up to be an epic day, in..." February 03

  • Saints fans will receive free Jeni’s Ice Cream on Super Bowl Sunday after Sean Payton's comments

    Sporting News "Saints fans are receiving a special treat on Super Bowl Sunday to console them after a controversial no-call led to a devastating loss in the NFC championship game to the Rams. Jeni's Ice Cream plans to send trucks into New Orleans on Sunday and pass out free ice cream to..." February 03

  • Bengals Interested In Dennis Allen For DC

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals will formally announce Zac Taylor as their next head coach tomorrow, and the team has already tabbed Brian Callahan to serve as Taylor’s offensive coordinator. There is less clarity on Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator vacancy, though a couple of big-name..." February 03

  • Drew Brees wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award on Saturday night. There were eight finalists for the award, which was created in 2014 and named after the former owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL players submit votes for the award,..." February 03

  • Saints Moving On From Special Teams Coaching Staff, Expected To Hire Darren Rizzi

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media reports that the Saints are expected to move on from their special teams coaching staff. According to Kinkhabwala, former Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi is someone to keep an eye on for the Saints’ coordinator job...." February 01

  • Drew Brees: Roger Goodell did not speak to Saints players

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has been called out by one of the NFL’s most trusted ambassadors. Drew Brees says the NFL commissioner did not speak to any New Orleans Saints players after the now infamous non-call, despite Goodell’s comments to the contrary. Brees was on the..." February 01

  • NFL Players Association already preparing for potential work stoppage in 2021

    New York Daily News "Players in the NFL are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. During the annual National Football League Players Association press conference at the Super Bowl on Thursday, much of the discussion focused on a potential lockout that could take place in 2021, and what the..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell says he talked to Saints players, but players say he didn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Zach Strief played for the Saints from 2006 to 2017 and then became the Saints’ radio announcer in 2018. He knows the players on the Saints well. And Strief says he knows something NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday wasn’t true. Goodell said that he talked to..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell won't give NFL fans the honest answers they deserve

    USA Today "Roger Goodell is the master of double talk and untruths. The NFL commissioner held his annual news conference at the Super Bowl on Wednesday, and there will be no bigger waste of time this week. Which is saying something, given the circus that “Media Night” has..." January 31

  • Cameron Jordan Reveals Idiotic Mistake Browns Made During 2011 NFL Draft

    12 Up "If there's anything that defines the Browns from previous years, it's this story Cameron Jordan revealed on the Dan Patrick Show. Jordan said the Browns somehow called him to say that they were taking him in the draft even though the New Orleans Saints had already drafted..." January 30

  • Roger Goodell addresses blown call in NFC Championship Game

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with reporters from the site of the Super Bowl on Wednesday, and he finally admitted publicly that the officiating crew from the NFC Championship Game cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl. When asked about the infamous pass..." January 30

  • Did Sean Payton wear a Roger Goodell clown shirt to his end-of-season press conference?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "During a press conference Wednesday (Jan. 30) Sean Payton declined to share the details of his conversation with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the day after the New Orleans Saints lost in the NFC Championship after a controversial missed call by game officials. Instead,..." January 30

  • Black NFL players explain the importance of minority head coaches

    New York Daily News "The conversation around black coaches and diversity in the NFL has been an ongoing discussion for years, but recently that conversation was elevated when this season’s Black Monday saw five of the league’s eight minority coaches fired. And while the Rooney Rule has been..." January 29

  • Brett Favre sees no reason Tom Brady, Drew Brees won't play 'as long as they want'

    Yahoo! Sports "Brett Favre knows a thing or three about deciding to retire. The Hall of Fame quarterback and Green Bay Packers legend eventually called it a career after two decades in the NFL. He retired in January 2011 at the age of 41 but what was right for him isn’t for others. Favre was..." January 28

  • NFL removes Rams-Saints lawsuit to federal court

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams-Saints lawsuit already is on the move. Via Travers Mackel of WDSU, a message posted at the state courthouse in New Orleans indicates that the case has been moved to federal court, with a hearing set for noon ET. This move means, as the NFL has confirmed to PFT,..." January 28

  • NFL admits to missed PI call in response to Saints fans’ lawsuit

    247 Sports "Eight days after two of their game officials missed one of the most obvious pass interference calls in history, the National Football League is still yet to release an official, public statement admitting the error and promising some kind of reform. But the league has acknowledged the..." January 28

  • Drew Brees Breaks Silence On NFC Championship, 'I Refuse to Let This Hold Us Down'

    TMZ "Drew Brees admits he's frustrated and disappointed after the Saints got screwed in the NFC Championship game -- but has a message for New Orleans, "I refuse to let this hold us down." The future Hall of Fame QB just issued a giant statement to Who Dat Nation saying..." January 28

  • Saints’ Cameron Jordan sends message to refs with shirt at Pro Bowl

    The Advocate "New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan sent a loud and clear message to the NFL and Roger Goodell ahead of Sunday's Pro Bowl game without speaking a word. Jordan arrived to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida wearing a black shirt with the words "blow whistles..." January 27

  • Nickell Robey-Coleman now claims pass was tipped

    Sporting News "Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman appears to be changing his stance on what happened during a controversial play involving Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game. Robey-Coleman was trying to stop Lewis from scoring a touchdown with the..." January 27

  • Ref from Rams-Saints controversy gets confronted by fans while officiating college basketball game

    CBS Sports "The controversy from the NFC Championship Game doesn't look like it's going to go away anytime soon for referee Bill Vinovich.  Less than a week after serving as the lead official in the Rams-Saints game, Vinovich was back in stripes on Thursday to officiate a college..." January 26

  • Falcons fans tried to buy billboard mocking Saints in New Orleans but were rejected

    Sportsnaut "There’s no love lost between Atlanta Falcons fans and fans of the New Orleans Saints. The two NFC South rivals really do hate one another. So it’s hardly surprising Falcons fans wanted to rub salt in the wound after the Saints were robbed by the refs from taking a trip to..." January 26

  • Sean McVay downplays fine imposed on Nickell Robey-Coleman

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has remained silent on the controversial play at the end of regulation in Rams-Saints, but the fined imposed on cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman speaks volumes. And it was a topic on which Rams coach Sean McVay probably wasn’t thrilled to be speaking on..." January 26

  • Sean Payton speaks with Goodell, other NFL executives over missed Saints-Rams call

    The Advocate "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is making the rounds this week after the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams, trying to figure out what happened with the infamous missed pass interference call. The resounding answer? The officials should have called the foul. Payton..." January 26

  • Has the Saints' Super Bowl window officially closed?

    Yardbarker "Although the annual conclusions of the Jim Harbaugh 49ers should not be overlooked, the late-1980s Cleveland Browns are probably the defining example of playoff near-misses spoiling an era. They of two “the” games — a year after blowing an 18-point lead in a..." January 26