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  • Could legalized gambling be key to avoiding NFL strike?

    Sportsnaut "For a couple of years now, the NFLPA has publicly recommending NFL players save up for a strike following the end of the current collective bargaining agreement. The current 10-year deal between the NFL and NFLPA will come to a conclusion following the 2020 season. There are..." June 24

  • NFL players who could hold out of training camp

    Sportsnaut "There are some interesting situations unfolding around the league that could lead to NFL players holding out of training camp, and potentially even the regular season. From a disgruntled star left tackle who reportedly wants to be traded to a superstar receiver who is looking to set a..." June 24

  • Drew Brees wins $6.1 million in damages over diamond fraud

    The Advocate "Jurors in San Diego decided Friday that Drew Brees is owed more than $6.1 million in damages after a jeweler exploited his friendship with the Saints quarterback to sell him extremely overpriced diamonds.  Jeweler Vahid Moradi and his attorney, Kevin Rooney, said they..." June 21

  • Saints’ Michael Thomas Reduces Asking Price

    Pro Football Rumors "The Saints and Michael Thomas seem to be making some progress on contract talks, as Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune tweets. Thomas’ camp has lowered its asking price to $22MM/year, though they remain about $4MM apart in terms of average annual value. Nothing is imminent,..." June 21

  • Report: Michael Thomas looking for $22 million a year

    Pro Football Talk "A report earlier this week indicated that the Saints and wide receiver Michael Thomas still had a sizable gapto bridge in talks about a new contract and there’s now word on exactly how big a gap exists between the two sides. Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com had the initial report..." June 21

  • New Deal With Michael Thomas Expected To Be Done By Training Camp

    Inquisitr "The New Orleans Saints have already taken care of one priority this offseason by locking up defensive end Cam Jordan. Now, they are going to work on the offensive side of the ball and are looking to soon extend the deal of wide receiver Michael Thomas. A number of reports have been going..." June 21

  • NFL Might Only Keep Pass Interference Review Changes for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is allowing reviews on pass interference calls and non-calls starting in the 2019 season, though it may not extend beyond that.  According to the NFL Football Operations, the league's competition committee voted to only enact the changes for next season,..." June 20

  • Michael Thomas, Saints reportedly ‘far apart’ in contract talks

    Sportsnaut "Michael Thomas and the New Orleans Saints are trying to hammer out a long-term contract extension, but the two sides are not close to making it happen. Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com reported Wednesday that “nothing is imminent” on this front, noting “the sides remain far..." June 19

  • NFL rumors: Is DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket heading to streaming service? Amazon, ESPN, DAZN in the mix?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There could be some major changes coming with the NFL’s extremely popular Sunday Ticket package with DirecTV. It could be heading to streaming, per Awful Announcing, with some candidates to take it on..." June 19

  • Four Former NFL Stars We Actually Wish Were Coming Out of Retirement

    12 Up "Brett Favre sent shockwaves throughout the football world on Tuesday, as a post from his official Instagram account revealed that the Hall of Fame quarterback would return for the 2020 season. Well, that wasn't the case, as the post was subsequently deleted, with..." June 19

  • Saints to make Michael Thomas highest-paid WR in NFL?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Saints confirmed this week that they have begun discussing a possible contract extension with Michael Thomas, and it sounds like they are prepared to make a massive commitment to him. ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that the Saints are “comfortable”..." June 18

  • Julio Jones, Michael Thomas could boost Amari Cooper’s next contract

    Alabama "It didn’t seem as though wide receiver Amari Cooper met with reporters during the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason program without fielding questions about his contract situation, including his final press appearance during mandatory minicamp last week. Cooper had no..." June 18

  • Dez Bryant: I Will Forever Support the Dallas Cowboys

    Heavy "Dez Bryant did not leave the Dallas Cowboys on the best terms. After being released by the team in April of the last year, the former Cowboys star wide receiver went on more than a few rants directed at his former team. He called owner Jerry Jones..." June 18

  • How long will Drew Brees be Saints QB? 'As long as he wants to play,' GM Mickey Loomis says

    The Advocate "Drew Brees is a 40-year-old NFL quarterback -- that in and of itself is a rare feat.  And while there seems to be no dropoff in his Saints production after his 18th NFL season, even GM Mickey Loomis said it's really unknown how long the 12-time Pro Bowler could keep..." June 18

  • Saints have had “some conversations” with Michael Thomas on new deal

    USA Today "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis rarely makes media appearances, but he recently had a guest spot on Mad Dog Sports Radio on Sirius XM Radio with host Adam Schein. Loomis hit on a few different points including the recent contract extension with defensive end Cameron Jordan, the..." June 17

  • Every NFL Team's Biggest Red Flag Heading into 2019 Season

    Bleacher Report "With the 2019 NFL draft and the bulk of free agency now in the past, the time for plugging major holes has passed. There are still some quality free agents floating around—and the trade market is still open—but most of the big moves that will be made this offseason have..." June 17

  • Which NFL team can finally win its first Super Bowl this season?

    SB Nation "2019 is the year of the first-timer. The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup. The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title. And, not long after the NFL’s regular season comes to an end, the Cleveland Browns will win their first Super Bowl. Or..." June 17

  • Dez Bryant Comes to Defense of Cole Beasley on Twitter for Comments About Cowboys Offense

    12 Up "Cole Beasley made some rather intriguing comments about his new team entering the 2019 season. After signing with the Buffalo Bills, Beasley gushed at his potential of this new offense under young signal caller Josh Allen, more so than when he was a member of the Dallas..." June 17

  • Alvin Kamara wonders what else he can do for Saints

    Lafayette Daily Advertiser "If newly acquired Saints running back Latavius Murray, formerly of Minnesota and Oakland, did not know that Alvin Kamara was one of the kings of New Orleans, he found out on Wednesday during mini-camp. Kamara was surrounded by cameras and reporters at his locker when Murray went..." June 16

  • Drew Brees says ongoing lawsuit has been “very stressful”

    The Advocate "Drew Brees would much rather have been on the practice field in Metairie than in a court room in San Diego over the past few days.  But because of a legal matter in California, Brees missed time at last week's OTAs and also was absent on Tuesday on the first day of..." June 13

  • Saints sign receiver Rishard Matthews

    The Advocate "The New Orleans Saints waived former LSU receiver Travin Dural and signed Rishard Matthews on Thursday. Dural, a Breaux Bridge native, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and spent time on the practice squad. Last season, Dural suffered a broken arm during training..." June 13

  • 5 NFL players who might FINALLY break out in their 4th season

    SB Nation "This week, we’re looking back at the 2016 NFL Draft. You can also check out our rankings of the top 10 players and the 15 quarterbacks who were drafted that year. The 2016 NFL Draft has produced a lot of stars. That class gave the NFL three..." June 12

  • Here's the hefty fine an NFL player can be hit with for skipping mandatory minicamp

    CBS Sports "Most NFL players don't get paid during the offseason, but they can definitely be fined, and several players around the league are going to find that out the hard way this week.  After two months of offseason training activities (OTAs), most teams around the NFLare..." June 11

  • Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on deal that runs through 2023 season: report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints and four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan will be contractually tied for the next five seasons, ESPN reportedTuesday (June 11). With a contract that currently runs through the 2020 season, the sides agreed on a deal that extends through..." June 11

  • Saints work out rugby player Tristan Blewett

    The Advocate "Tristan Blewett is already a member of one professional New Orleans franchise. Can he become a member of another one? Blewett, who plays rugby with the New Orleans Gold, had a private workout with the Saints on Monday, according to a source. The 22-year old from..." June 10

  • Each NFL team’s backup quarterback right now, ranked by tier

    SB Nation "Quarterback is the most important position in the NFL. So what happens when the centerpiece of one team’s offense gets carted off to the locker room and relinquishes his claim at the top of the depth chart? Then it’s time for Plan B — and for some teams, that’s..." June 10

  • Report: Saints to sign former Broncos, Rams cornerback Kayvon Webster

    The Advocate "The Saints will add more depth in the secondary Monday with the signing of cornerback Kayvon Webster, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Webster, 28, was a third-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2013 and was a member of their Super Bowl 50 championship..." June 10

  • In San Diego court, Drew Brees accuses jeweler of using friendship to scam millions from him

    The Advocate "Drew Brees climbed into the witness stand in a San Diego courtroom on Thursday afternoon and recounted how, as he sees it, a jeweler exploited their friendship to sell the New Orleans Saints' quarterback extremely overpriced diamonds. He spoke on the first day of testimony and..." June 07

  • NFL can cut the preseason, but hasn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Phil Simms may be right; players may want to play 18 regular-season games (and to earn the money that goes along with that). But the NFL has yet to assume that’s the case. In the pre-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL had the ability to add up to two..." June 06

  • Predicting Which NFL Players Will Earn Big Paydays Out of Prove-It Deals in 2019

    Bleacher Report "When NFL players show promise but have yet to experience sustained success or remain healthy, they often sign one-year "prove-it" deals. Such players typically have to prove they can put together one more strong, healthy season before they earn a lucrative long-term NFL..." June 06

  • Should NFL players be frowned upon for skipping voluntary offseason workouts?

    CBS Sports "Outside of Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and Odell Beckham Jr. are arguably the two biggest names to change NFL teams this offseason, and yet both are just now showing up to their respective spring programs after forgoing voluntary workouts with their new..." June 04

  • 8 NFL players looking for payback against their former teams this season

    SB Nation "There are few things more satisfying than showing up people who don’t believe in your true potential. Everyone can relate to that feeling, but it really manifests itself in the NFL. The amount of transactions and roster shuffling leaves the league ripe with players looking to prove why..." June 04

  • NFL wants an 18-game regular season. Here's what players should ask for in return.

    Yardbarker "Since the dawn of the Roger Goodell era in 2006, expanding the NFL regular season to 18 games has been the white whale for the league’s ownership and commissioner. The matter has come up for debate every so often in the years since, but it’s when labor contracts are set to..." June 04

  • NFL free agency: Who are best remaining players on open market?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Several notable free agents remain on the open market with organized team activities (OTAs) under way around the NFL. Teams with needs at defensive end, defensive tackle, safety and running back still have plenty of options in free agency. Players like Andre..." June 04

  • Dez Bryant could turn to other interests instead of football

    Larry Brown Sports "Other interests could lead to Dez Bryant stepping away from professional football to pursue something more meaningful to his personal life. The 2018 season was a lost one for Bryant, who tore his Achilles less than a week after signing with the New Orleans Saints. Last month..." June 03

  • NFL shouldn’t try to objectively define “Hail Mary” for replay purposes

    Pro Football Talk "The tangled web that Rich McKay is weaving when it comes to the decision to make pass interference generally subject to replay review but not subject to replay review in specific situations inadvertently has exposed that the NFL uses rules not on the books when officiating “Hail..." June 03

  • Saints Punter Thomas Morstead Gets Hit With Drug Test After Showing Intense Workout Video

    USA Today "It’s a tough life, to be the punter for the New Orleans Saints. That’s what longtime punter Thomas Morstead has discovered; he punted the ball away just 43 times last season, a career-low. So when he’s not napping after a quiet day in the office, Morstead has chosen to get..." June 01

  • Eli Apple on not having 2020 option picked up: Have to go out and prove myself

    The Advocate "The question was about his personal goals, not the team goals. But Eli Apple chose to give a "we" answer before getting to the "me" answer.  "As a secondary, we want to be one of the best secondaries on the field," Apple said. "Me? I..." June 01

  • Darren Sproles eyeing Eagles, Saints, Chargers?

    Yardbarker "It was about two months ago that free agent running back Darren Sproles said he’d make a decision regarding his NFL future by May. Well, it sounds like the 35-year-old may need a bit more time making a decision. During an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic, ESPN’s Adam..." May 31

  • Who should REALLY be the 2019 NFL MVP favorite?

    SB Nation "What we all love about the NFL is there’s always something to talk about, no matter the time of the season. It should be a dead period of news, but we have 2021 CBA negotiation discussion and now, NFL MVP talk thanks to Louis Riddick. Earlier this week, Riddick..." May 30

  • Report: NFL could push for 18-game schedule in labor talks

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL could seek an 18-game regular season or an expanded playoff field in a new labor deal, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports. In return, Maske says, many owners are willing to offer players concessions to the commissioner’s disciplinary authority and to the..." May 29

  • NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Warns Agents to Plan for Work Stoppage

    Bleacher Report "Rumblings about an NFL work stoppage have been percolating for months, and NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has reportedly added a new wrinkle to the proceedings. Per Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal, Smith sent an email to every..." May 28

  • Report: New Orleans Saints sign RB Matthew Dayes

    247 Sports "The New Orleans Saints have doing their due diligence on available running backs since the NFL Draft, and it appears the team has made a decision about a player at the position. On Tuesday, the organization signed running back Matthew Dayes to a one year contract, according to..." May 28

  • CBA talks peaceful and cordial, for now

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association are getting along. At least for now. Kevin Draper and Ken Belson of the New York Timestake an extended look at the nascent negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Talks have begun, even though the current labor deal..." May 28

  • Drew Brees “certainly impressed” by Jared Cook so far

    The Advocate "After the first three days of OTAs, NFL teams are all about managing expectations. The hot-shot rookie wideout may not look that good once pads and looming safeties itching to tackle are added to the mix, while new offensive lineman struggling early are still getting used to the cadence,..." May 26

  • Saints Need to Stop Messing Around With Cameron Jordan and Pay the Man

    12 Up "What more does the man have to do? New Orleans Saints All-Pro defensive lineman Cameron Jordan has two years remaining on his contract, and has seen a plethora of other pass rushers receive lucrative deals in recent offseasons (Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, DeMarcus Lawrence, etc.), but..." May 25

  • Ted Ginn Jr. among NFLers to race in 40 Yards of Gold

    ESPN "ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The title of fastest player in the NFL will be on the line as part of a new competition slated for next month. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin..." May 25

  • Eyes will be on Marcus Davenport at OTAs

    Canal Street Chronicles "With OTAs (organized training activities) beginning in the coming days or officially underway for some teams, eyes in the media will surely be keying in on certain players across the NFL. How will Odell Beckham Jr look catching passes from Baker Mayfield in Cleveland? Will JuJu..." May 24

  • What Michael Thomas’ extension with Saints could mean for Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As a former second-round pick still on his rookie contract who has become a 100-catch centerpiece of an offense, the New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas has plenty in common with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster. As such, how likely contract-extension..." May 24

  • 10 Teams Interested In Gerald McCoy, Has Offers As High As $11M Per Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, 10 NFL teams have expressed interest in free agent DT Gerald McCoy since he was released by the Buccaneers. Stroud reports that McCoy has received offers as high as $11 million per year from interested..." May 24