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  • Saints Waive RB Daniel Lasco With Failed Physical Designation

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday that they’ve waived RB Daniel Lasco with a failed physical designation to make room for RB Shane Vereen, who has been signed to a contract. Lasco, 25, is a former seventh-round pick of the Saints back in 2016. " July 18

  • Saints Signing Veteran RB Shane Vereen

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Saints are signing veteran RB Shane Vereen to a contract on Wednesday. Vereen actually worked out for the Saints last month, but he wasn’t signed to a contract following the session. Vereen, 29, is a former..." July 18

  • Cameron Meredith hopes to be able to participate in training camp

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints signed restricted free agent wide receiver Cameron Meredith this spring, but they haven’t had much of a chance to see him work. He’s hoping that changes when veterans report to training camp next week. The former Bears wideout missed last season after..." July 17

  • Sean Payton: Drew Brees’ work ethic, talent make him special at 39

    The Score "Drew Brees and Tom Brady are changing expectations for the career lengths of NFL quarterbacks at ages 39 and 40, respectively. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton credits the lifestyle choices of both quarterbacks for prolonging their careers. "It’s..." July 17

  • Saints player helps save man trapped in car that plunged from CBD garage

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A New Orleans Saints defensive lineman led a crowd of bystanders who jumped into action to free a man trapped in a car after it plunged from the fourth floor of a CBD parking garage Sunday afternoon (July 15). Mitchell Loewen, 25, was enjoying brunch with his wife..." July 16

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • DeMarco Murray considered Lions, Dolphins, Saints, Seahawks before retiring

    Clutch Points "On Friday afternoon, veteran running back DeMarco Murray announced his retirement from the NFL at age 30. The three-time Pro Bowler and 2014 Offensive Player of the Year spent four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, one with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the last two with the Tennessee Titans to..." July 14

  • Doug Pederson, Sean Payton make another golf bet

    Allentown Morning Call "Doug Pederson is not done with his New Orleans Saints counterpart just yet. After winning a bet on the golf course in March, the Philadelphia Eagles coach has made another wager with friendly rival Sean Payton. This time, the winner will be the charity of their choice. In..." July 14

  • Drew Brees, Tom Brady in a race toward Peyton Manning’s touchdown record

    Pro Football Talk "Heading into the 2018 season, Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are tied on the career passing touchdowns list: Both have thrown exactly 488 touchdowns in their career. That puts them 51 behind Peyton Manning’s all-time career record of 539, and..." July 14

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Report: Kenny Vaccaro should leave Saints before training camp

    247 Sports "Long the subject of trade rumors going back to the 2017 season and since then expected to be making a move this offseason as a free agent, former New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro is still looking to test the market before the coming football season. While he’s been unable..." July 10

  • Brandon Browner Arrested On Five Charges Including Kidnapping

    NFL Trade Rumors "Joe Studley and Shahan Ahmed of NBC Los Angeles are reporting that former NFL CB Brandon Browner was arrested Sunday following a police chase. Browner is currently in custody, according to La Verne Police Department. Browner was reportedly wanted kidnapping, false..." July 09

  • Zach Strief among finalists for Saints radio play-by-play position

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief is a finalist for the club's radio play-by-play position, according to sources familiar with the search. Former WWL-TV anchor Mike Hoss and New Orleans Pelicans play-by-play men, Sean Kelley and Joel Meyers, are also still under..." July 07

  • Saints LB corps bolstered with Demario Davis signing

    Yardbarker "The Saints‘ linebacker corps has slowly improved over the past couple of seasons, but the addition of free agent Demario Davis appears to be the best addition yet, Larry Holder of the Times Picayune writes. After signing a three-year, $24M deal ($16M guaranteed), Davis..." July 07

  • Kirk Cousins wanted to be drafted by Saints or Patriots to play behind Drew Brees or Tom Brady

    Clutch Points "Through his first six seasons in the league, Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins has developed into one of the better players at his position. He began his career by spending each of those campaigns with the Washington Redskins, where he was selected with the 102nd overall pick in the..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Brees likely to break passing yards record around Week 6

    Pro Football Talk "Peyton Manning knows he’s not going to own the career passing yards record for long. Manning said last month that he expects Brees to break his career records, and it’s a matter of when and not if. So how soon will that happen? It should be around Week Six..." July 05

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Green with envy? Saints lose bet, can't wear black home jerseys when hosting Eagles

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles will be wearing their green home jerseys when they visit the Superdome in November -- thanks to a golf wager between coach Doug Pederson and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. Apparently the Super Bowl-winning coach kept his hot streak going when he was..." July 02

  • Saints fan Todd Fruge, who caught Mark Ingram's Lambeau Leap, dies at 48

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Todd Fruge, who developed a friendship with New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram after catching him in his Lambeau Leap celebration last season in Green Bay, died Thursday (June 28) after battling colon cancer for more than three years. He was 48.  At last..." June 30

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Even as concussion symptoms persist, Coby Fleener still hopes to return to NFL

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Coby Fleener is still experiencing symptoms from the brain injury he suffered seven months ago. The veteran tight end, who was cut by the New Orleans Saints in May with a failed physical designation, deals daily with varying levels of dizziness and what he described as..." June 29

  • Mark Ingram could lose $1 million in NFL imposed suspension

    247 Sports "Mark Ingram was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 regular season after the National Football League determined the running back had violated their performance enhancing drugs policy, depriving the New Orleans Saints of one half of what last season was the league’s best..." June 28

  • Michael Thomas feels he'll soon be among 'the best'

    NFL.com "If Michael Thomas has flown under the radar in New Orleans, you can blame the team's front office. After all, it was general manager Mickey Loomis who went out and drafted Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore, a pair of headline-stealing rookies who..." June 27

  • Coby Fleener: Concussion symptoms “still there, unfortunately”

    Pro Football Talk "When the Saints released tight end Coby Fleenerearly in May, head coach Sean Payton said that Fleener was still dealing with symptoms from the concussion that ended his 2017 season and nothing has changed over the last month. Fleener spoke to Don Banks of The Athletic..." June 25

  • Willie Snead, grateful for time with Saints, says 'it worked out for the best'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Willie Snead would like to have stayed with the New Orleans Saints, but once the Baltimore Ravens made a contract offer, he was ready leave. "I think it worked out for the best," Snead said Friday (June 22) while back in Louisiana for the Manning Passing Academy, where he is..." June 23

  • Peyton Manning expects Brees to break his passing, TD records

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Peyton Manning knows his tenure as the NFL's all-time passing leader is soon coming to an end. Drew Bees has Manning's career mark of 71,940 yards in his sights and is expected to break the record sometime this season. Brees will enter the season 1,495 yards shy of Manning. If..." June 23

  • Report: Brandon Browner spent two days in jail after domestic violence plea

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been in trouble with the law again. Browner was arrested on May 6 for battery and child endangerment and pleaded no contest, according to TMZ. He was sentenced to probation, but because Browner was already on probation from a..." June 22

  • Saints waive Paul Turner

    Pro Football Talk "Word that the Saints were signing running back Terrance West came over a week ago, but the deal did not become official until Thursday. The NFL’s transaction report for Thursday includes West’s arrival in New Orleans as well as the corresponding move the Saints made to..." June 21

  • Saints' Alvin Kamara ranks atop NFL.com fantasy football list

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Alvin Kamara joined the New Orleans Saints as a third-round drafted running back, the fifth player at his position taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. One year later, he's considered by one NFL.com fantasy expert to be the top player in the league -- at least based on potential..." June 21

  • Cowboys QB Dak Prescott thinks Dez Bryant should sign with Saints

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Cowboys made an interesting decision earlier in this NFL offseason to part ways with longtime wide receiver Dez Bryant. The team simply wanted to move on as they were unwilling to pay $12.5 million to an aging wideout that could be on the downside of his career. Although..." June 20

  • Saints upgrade at nickel corner with the return of Patrick Robinson

    Pro Football Talk "Patrick Robinson has a different role in his second stint in New Orleans. But the Saints signed their former first-round pick to a four-year, $20 million deal because he’s one of the best nickel corners in the game. Nickel cornerbacks formerly were part-time players in a..." June 18

  • Delvin Breaux Signs With CFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Delvin Breaux will not be playing for an NFL team in 2018. The former Saints cornerback has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, according to Nick Underhill of The Advocate (on Twitter). The news was first reported by Justin Dunk of 3 Down..." June 18

  • Andrus Peat on track for camp, ready to pick up where he left off for Saints

    The Advocate "Andrus Peat hasn't watched the play a whole lot.  Not that anyone can blame him. An inadvertent leg whip in the second quarter of the Saints' playoff win over Carolina broke Peat's fibula, forced him to undergo surgery and ended his breakout season right before its..." June 17

  • How can Saints' offensive line be better than last year?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In 2017, the New Orleans Saints gave up the second fewest sacks in the NFL and ranked second in yards per carry. Sure,  these aren't the only ways to measure the effectiveness of an offensive  line, but looking at the efficiency and balance of the Saints offense..." June 16

  • Saints sign Josh Smith, Trevor Darling

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints signed receiver Josh Smith and offensive lineman Trevor Darling. Smith and Darling both tried out for the Saints at their minicamp this week. New Orleans waived fullback Ryan Yurachek and offensive lineman Cory Helms in corresponding moves. Darling spent most of..." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Saints paint 'TB' on practice fields to honor Tom Benson

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints introduced a new marking at midfield on their two outdoor practice fields at team headquarters in Metairie this week. Both fields now have "TB" painted in gold with black trim as a way to honor former owner Tom Benson, who died in..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Saints’ Terrance West Signing Not Certain?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Saints’ search for an Alvin Kamara sidekick during Mark Ingram‘s suspension has operated in high gear this week, with several running backs contacted for workouts. But the one they’ve reportedly agreed to sign — Terrance West — may not be New Orleans-bound just..." June 13

  • Saints To Sign RB Terrance West

    Pro Football Rumors "The Saints are signing running back Terrance West, according to a source who spoke with NFL.com’s Herbie Teope (on Twitter). West was among the veterans running backs worked out by the Saints this week.  If he sticks on the roster, West will help to fill the void left by..." June 13

  • Report: DeMarco Murray turned down invitation to group workout with Saints

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarco Murray is one of the biggest names available in free agency at the running back position, but the lack of interest in the 30-year-old indicates many teams believe his best football is behind him. At least one team has shown interest in the three-time Pro Bowler, but apparently not..." June 13

  • Mark Ingram disagrees with suspension: 'I fought it hard'

    The Score "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram spoke publicly for the first time since being issued a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Ingram was suspended on May 8 following the best season of his career in which..." June 13

  • Saints' Mark Ingram: 'I'm not angry with my contract'

    NFL.com "After missing the voluntary organized team activities, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram found himself a wanted man Tuesday following the first day of mandatory minicamp practice. Approximately 50 media members camped out at his locker anxiously waiting for his arrival...." June 12

  • Saints also kicking tires on Terrance West, Tim Hightower

    Pro Football Talk "Jamaal Charles isn’t the only running back set to visit the Saints on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that former Raven Terrance West is scheduled for a visit and Joel Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate reports that Tim Hightower was trying out during Tuesday’s..." June 12

  • Saints Hosting RB Jamaal Charles For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Saints are hosting veteran RB Jamaal Charles for a visit on Wednesday. This is the first reported interest in Charles since the free agent market officially opened back in March. The Saints are also trying out veteran RB Tim..." June 12

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