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  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Saints place Tommylee Lewis on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints placed receiver/returner Tommylee Lewis on injured reserve Wednesday. New Orleans re-signed defensive tackle Jay Bromley to take his roster spot. Lewis injured his knee while returning a punt last week against the Browns. He was on crutches in the locker room Wednesday,..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Mark Ingram working out with Lane Kiffin during suspension

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is not allowed at the New Orleans Saints’ facilities during his suspension. But thanks to his Alabama ties, he has a place to work out. Ingram, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2009 with the Crimson Tide, is working out at Florida..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Saints To Bring Back DT Jay Bromley

    Pro Football Rumors "Jay Bromley‘s spent a couple of weeks on the NFL in-season workout circuit, but the defensive tackle will rejoin the Saints. With Tyeler Davison battling a foot injury, the Saints will bring back Bromley after cutting him prior to the regular season, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com..." September 17

  • Brandon Scherff questionable to return with knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "Washington Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff got his leg caught with teammate Chase Roullier as the two went out to block on a screen pass to Adrian Peterson. Scherff stayed down, getting checked by the team’s medical staff before walking off slowly..." September 16

  • Remember when other teams passed on Michael Thomas in the draft? So does Thomas.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas hauled in a franchise record 16 passes in a losing effort against the Buccaneers last week, the response was not quite as apathetic as a shrug, but it was close to that. "When the ball is in the air with Drew, I trust him..." September 15

  • Saints lineman fined more for roughing passer than he makes in a week

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The NFL levied a hefty fine for David Onyemata this week after the New Orleans Saints defensive tackle was flagged twice for roughing the passer in the Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Onyemata's was fined $20,054 for each foul for a total of $40,108. The..." September 14

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Drew Brees on Baker Mayfield: 'I Think He Can Be a Lot Better Than Me'

    Sportsnaut "There is no doubt that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is headed to the Hall of Fame once he hangs up his cleats for good. But that is not happening for awhile with the next item of business being a home matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Even though quarterback Baker..." September 13

  • Saints Releasing OL Michael Ola

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josh Katzenstein reports that the Saints have released OL Michael Ola on Wednesday. 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 catching on with the..." September 12

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games

    NFL.com "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Cam Jordan: Saints' defensive effort 'unacceptable'

    NFL.com "The Saints' defense appeared overmatched Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints surrendered an eye-popping 529 total net yards of offense -- 112 yards rushing and 417 yards passing -- en route to a 48-40..." September 10

  • Saints promote Jonathan Williams, release Jermon Bushrod

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints tweaked their roster a day ahead of their first regular season outing. Running back Jonathan Williams is on the active roster after being promoted from the practice squad. Williams was cut last weekend as the Saints made their way to 53 players, but returns to join Alvin..." September 09

  • Cameron Meredith inactive for Saints

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Cameron Meredith has recovered from the torn ACL that wiped out his 2017 season, but he won’t be in the lineup for the Saints on Sunday. Meredith was spotted working out with practice squad players on Sunday morning in what seemed to be an indication that he..." September 09

  • Here comes the real thing for Saints rookie Tre'Quan Smith. 'It's time to buckle down'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tre'Quan Smith is ready. He's also nervous. He has learned so much in a couple months as a professional football player with the New Orleans Saints; he knows there is so much more to learn and it is going to take him some time to truly get comfortable. The rookie..." September 09

  • Saints Work Out Two Linebackers

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints are hunting for some linebacker depth. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that free agent Scooby Wright worked out for the team yesterday. Meanwhile, Herbie Teope of NFL.com tweets that the Saints also auditioned linebacker Zaire Anderson. The..." September 08

  • Saints Release OL Jermon Bushrod

    Pro Football Rumors "Jermon Bushrod‘s no longer on the Saints’ roster, and three running backs again are. The Saints released the veteran offensive lineman and promoted Jonathan Williams from their practice squad, Nick Underhill of The Advocate and Mike Triplett of ESPN.com report (Twitter..." September 08

  • Saints release quarterback J.T. Barrett from practice squad

    The Advocate "The New Orleans Saints released former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett from the practice squad in order to make room for running back Boston Scott, a source told The Advocate on Friday. Barrett completed 6-of-11 throws for 63 yards and an interception in the preseason, and he..." September 08

  • Saints Working Out LB Scooby Wright

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Saints are bringing in free agent LB Scooby Wright for a workout on Friday. This is the first reported interest in Wright since he became available. Wright, 24, is a former seventh-round pick of the Browns back in..." September 07

  • Saints alter Teddy Bridgewater's contract to create 2018 cap space: report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the New Orleans Saints traded for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, his $5 million salary for 2018 ate up a significant portion of their salary cap space for the year, money the team needs to sign players throughout the season as injuries inevitably happen.  The..." September 07

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Saints Release RB Shane Vereen From IR With Settlement

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New Orleans Saints officially released RB Shane Vereen from injured reserve with a settlement on Thursday. Vereen, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract with the Pats before signing a three-year, $12.35 million..." September 07

  • Saints Re-Signing OL Michael Ola, Waive Rookie RB Boston Scott

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Triplett, the Saints are re-signing veteran OL Michael Ola to a contract on Wednesday. Nick Underhill reports that the Saints have waived rookie RB Boston Scott and will sign him to their practice squad if he clears waivers on..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • Saints' Dan Arnold credits coach Dan Campbell for successful transition to tight end

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For tight end Dan Arnold, the New Orleans Saints' preseason finale last Thursday provided a "deep sigh moment." Late in the second quarter, Arnold caught a pass over the middle in traffic for a 29-yard gain. It was the kind of play Arnold had made multiple times in..." September 04

  • Sean Payton describes how hard it is to prepare for Khalil Mack

    Pro Football Talk "Saints coach Sean Payton knows just how difficult it is to prepare for Khalil Mack. Payton told Peter King in this week’s Football Morning in America that taking on Mack, as the Saints last did two years ago, requires a game plan designed specifically to keep him off Drew Brees,..." September 03

  • Saints cut linebacker Nate Stupar

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints needed a roster spot for new running back Mike Gillislee, and they cut short an impressive comeback to find it. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints released linebacker Nate Stupar. " September 03

  • Deep Saints team meant three draft picks did not make the cut

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A deep roster meant some difficult decisions would have to be made by the New Orleans Saints front office when teams had to meet the mandatory 53-man roster limit Saturday (Sept. 1), and the 2018 draft class was not off-limits. Three of the Saints' seven 2018 draft selections..." September 03

  • Drew Brees Hit with $7 Mil Bombshell ... In Jewelry War

    TMZ "Imagine being told the rare diamond you sold for $3.75 MILLION is now back on the market for around $7 MILLION ... and could be worth more than $10 MIL. How would you react? Drew Brees could only shake his head ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ..." September 03

  • Saints Announce Roster Moves

    Pro Football Rumors "The Saints have made the following transactions as they move their roster to 53 players: Waived: QB J.T. Barrett IV LB Jayrone Elliott LB KeShun Freeman TE Garrett Griffin DT Woodrow Hamilton DB Natrell..." September 02

  • Bills, Saints had NFL-high four of their cuts claimed on waivers

    Pro Football Talk "One way to measure how deep a team’s training camp roster was is to look at how many players from that roster ended up on another team’s 53-man roster after final cuts. By that measure, the Saints and Bills had the best depth in camp. Buffalo and New Orleans each..." September 02

  • Saints sign veteran running back Mike Gillislee

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After keeping just two true running backs on their initial 53-man roster, the New Orleans Saints signed running back Mike Gillislee Sunday (Sept. 2).  Gillislee was released by the Patriots on Saturday (Sept. 1) after rushing for 960 yards and 13 touchdowns the last two..." September 02

  • After Teddy Bridgewater trade, Saints and backup QB Tom Savage part ways

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints released quarterback Tom Savage Saturday (Sept. 1), five months after he was signed to compete for the top job backing up Drew Brees. After spending the first four seasons of his career with Houston, Savage was signed to a one-year deal this offseason..." September 02

  • Mike Gillislee To Visit Saints

    Pro Football Rumors "Running back Mike Gillislee, whom the Patriots released yesterday, is visiting with the Saints this morning, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). As Herbie Teope of NFL.com tweets, New Orleans would be a logical fit for Gillislee, as the club currently has just two running backs on the..." September 02

  • Saints trade defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence to Browns

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "As the New Orleans Saints defensive line continued to impress this preseason, it became more and more likely they would have to cut some good players. One of those players, though, apparently did enough to impress another team as the Saints traded defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence to..." September 02

  • Who else was pursuing Teddy Bridgewater?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Saints giving up a third-round pick for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (and a sixth-rounder), it’s fair to wonder whether other teams were pursuing the former Vikings starter. It’s still not clear whether that was the case. Multiple sources have suggested the..." September 01

  • Saints GM says it’s premature to talk extension with Teddy Bridgewater

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says it’s too early to talk about contract extension options with Teddy Bridgewater. The Saints acquired Bridgewater and sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for a third-round pick earlier this week. After being shipped off by..." August 31

  • Saints To Release WR Brandon Tate

    Pro Football Rumors "Brandon Tate‘s bid for a 10th NFL season may have to commence elsewhere after the Saints made the decision to release him Friday, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com tweets. The former Patriots third-round pick established a niche for himself as a backup and special-teamer with..." August 31

  • Saints GM Discusses Potential Bridgewater Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "When Teddy Bridgewater was traded to the Saints yesterday, some pundits wondered whether the 26-year-old would take over as the starter once Drew Brees decided to call it a career. However, general manager Mickey Loomis cautioned that the team..." August 31

  • Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

    The Score "The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There's been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the..." August 31

  • Teddy Bridgewater happy to be a Saint

    Pro Football Talk "There was a theory in league circles before the trade that sent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Jets to the Saints that Bridgewater wasn’t interested in trading his status as potential backup with one team for a role of definite backup with another. Given that he’s landing in..." August 30

  • Saints signing wide receiver Tanner McEvoy: sources

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are adding a wide receiver one day before the preseason finale. Tanner McEvoy, who spent the past two years with the Seattle Seahawks, will sign with the Saints on Wednesday, according to league sources. ESPN first reported the deal. The..." August 29

  • Saints still trying to figure out Marcus Davenport’s role on defense

    Clutch Points "Through his first few months with the New Orleans Saints, rookie defensive lineman Marcus Davenport has struggled tremendously to find his footing at the next level. This has fluctuated his role on the field to the point where there is much uncertainty as to where he will fit in the..." August 29

  • Saints trade for Bridgewater frees up Taysom Hill to play special teams

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not the role Taysom Hill wanted, but the Saints’ trade for Teddy Bridgewater allows the team to use Hill on special teams without reservation. Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune expects Hill to be a core special teams player this season. Hill played one snap on..." August 29

  • Jets Trading QB Teddy Bridgewater To Saints

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Jets are trading QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints on Wednesday. According to Schefter, the trade is expected to include draft picks. Bridgewater had been mentioned for weeks now as a possible trade candidate before the start of..." August 29

  • NFLPA is still opposed to 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL power structure has been wisely coy (if not outright silent) regarding its simmering desire to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has jerked the cat out of the bag (probably not a commonly used expression in the oil and gas..." August 29

  • Report: Tom Savage being considered by ‘QB needy’ NFL teams

    247 Sports "The New Orleans Saints are coming close to making their final decision on the state of the quarterback position before the regular season begins, but it appears there are some teams around the league looking to make that decision for them. Tom Savage is one of several backup..." August 29

  • Players, NFL reps to discuss anthem policy today

    NFL.com "A group of players and NFL Players Association representatives will meet Monday with a few team owners and NFL representatives to discuss the league's national anthem policy, a source involved with the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The meeting comes amidst the..." August 27