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  • Saints Franchise Five

    CBS Sports "Despite not posing a winning season during the franchise's first 20 years of existence, the New Orleans Saints have produced some of the best players in league history. These players not only helped the Saints rebound from their inauspicious start, they also helped endear the..." June 03

  • Saints’ Marcus Davenport comes to Drew Brees’ defense

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has come under fire for his recent comments regarding the Colin Kaepernick situation that captivated the NFL in 2016. Brees’ comments, which are the quarterback’s first in the wake of George Floyd’s killing last week, revolve..." June 03

  • Joe Horn: People like LeBron James criticizing Drew Brees don’t know him

    Pro Football Talk "As Saints quarterback Drew Brees takes criticism for conflating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespecting the flag and the country, one former teammate is standing up for him. Former Saints receiver Joe Horn told Jeff Duncan of that people..." June 03

  • Malcolm Jenkins tells teammate Drew Brees to 'shut the f--- up'

    The Score "Malcolm Jenkins is clearly upset with New Orleans Saints teammate Drew Brees after the quarterback said Tuesday that he'll "never agree with anybody disrespecting" the American flag by kneeling during the anthem. In a since-deleted..." June 03

  • New Orleans Will Never Love Drew Brees the Same Way

    The Big Lead "Drew Brees spent the last 14 years of his career ingratiating himself with the people of New Orleans. With one statement, he threw a large chunk of that goodwill away.  Misguided as his statement was, it doesn't matter now. He'll never fully regain the respect of some..." June 03

  • NFL's Antonio Cromartie Calls Drew Brees 'Stupid MF' Over Flag Comments

    TMZ "More backlash against Drew Brees -- this time it's former NFL star Antonio Cromartie calling the QB a "coward" and "stupid MF" over Drew's position against NFL kneeling protests. "[Drew Brees] you a coward!!! You are the damn..." June 03

  • Latest On NFL Training Camp Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "Most NFL teams should have the option of opening their facilities to players and coaches by the end of the week, according to Jeremy Fowler of (Twitter links). While there may be exceptions, the majority of teams should receive clearance to restart operations, although some clubs..." June 03

  • Mark Ingram praises Aaron Rodgers, blasts Drew Brees

    Sportsnaut "The sports world lit up big time on Wednesday after future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees claimed that kneeling during the national anthem was a sign of disrespect.  This brought back to the forefront the debate surrounding the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem..." June 03

  • From Zooms to Locker Rooms, NFL Players Can Talk Race and Racism with Respect

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, one of the true leaders in the NFL, and respected by almost everyone in it, was asked a simple question: Will the horrifying killing of George Floyd change the racial dynamics inside locker rooms? Will there be more conversations on..." June 03

  • Drew Brees Just Destroyed the Saints' Team Chemistry and There's No Way Around it

    12 Up "The immediate aftermath of the murder of George Floyd has sparked civil unrest throughout the nation as all 50 states have engaged in protests to communicate their opposition to racism and police brutality. The peaceful demonstrations have been nothing short of enlightening and they..." June 03

  • NFL still planning to have full slate of preseason games

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has been determined to maintain as much normalcy as possible with its offseason schedule, and fans may be disappointed to hear that the plan is to follow that approach even with preseason games. In a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean..." June 03

  • Ranking NFL's 7 Most Likely Quarterbacks to Lose Their Job in 2020

    Bleacher Report "The constant turnover at the NFL's quarterback position doesn't figure to slow in 2020.  Painting in broad strokes, teams seem to have less patience with the most important position in sports. The Arizona Cardinals quickly dumping Josh Rosen for Kyler Murray seemed..." June 03

  • NFL owners ‘watching their spending’ due to fears of revenue hit from 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NFL season is just a few months away. Before the schedule kicks off, though, the league is bracing for difficult discussions around the NFL salary cap with team owners bracing themselves for a staggering hit to NFL revenue. While the upcoming NFL season is..." June 03

  • LeBron James Calls Out Drew Brees’ Comments On Players Kneeling & Disrespecting Anthem

    Total Pro Sports "Drew Brees has squarely put himself as public enemy No. 1 following his comments on Wednesday. The New Orleans Saints quarterback stayed true on his stance against players kneeling during the national anthem when the season starts. Brees told Yahoo Finance he would never agree with..." June 03

  • 49ers' Richard Sherman: Drew Brees 'beyond lost' on kneeling comments

    The Spun "On Wednesday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made headlines. He was asked bout his stance on protests during the national anthem. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees told Yahoo!..." June 03

  • Raiders’ Josh Jacobs Calls out Drew Brees Over Anthem Protest Comments

    Heavy "As much of the country protest the unjust death of George Floyd, many NFL teams and players have made their feelings on the situation very clear. While everybody agrees that what happened was an act of evil, not everybody agrees on the solutions. Colin Kaepernick’s name is back..." June 03

  • Snoop Dogg’s NSFW response at Drew Brees’ comments against kneeling during national anthem

    Clutch Points "Amidst the ongoing protests occurring nationwide following the death of George Floyd, New Orleans Saints quarterback was asked Wednesday about protesting. Brees responded that he opposes the taking of a knee during the national anthem as an appropriate way to show..." June 03

  • Emmanuel Sanders Joins Teammate Michael Thomas In Blasting Their QB Drew Brees

    Total Pro Sports "Drew Brees might find it hard to get back into the good graces of several players on his team. The New Orleans Saints QB upset a bunch of people after his comments to Yahoo Finance about not liking players who kneel during the National Anthem. " June 03

  • Backlash from Michael Thomas, among others, forces Drew Brees to clarify comments

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who possibly has political aspirations, may be rethinking his future career choices after jumping onto a third rail with both feet on Wednesday. Brees, at a critical moment in American history that has caused many to the message arising from the..." June 03

  • Michael Thomas reacts to Drew Brees' comments on kneeling: 'We don’t care if you don’t agree'

    USA Today "Whatever goodwill Drew Brees thought he had earned by tweeting out the #BlackOutTuesday hashtag was quickly lost Wednesday when Yahoo Finance released a clip of his interview with Daniel Roberts, during which the New Orleans Saints quarterback said he “will never agree with..." June 03

  • NFL coaches speak out against racism and injustice

    The Score "Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule wants athletes to use their voices to support social change, he said Wednesday as he addressed racism and the protests across the United States after George Floyd was killed in police custody last week. "I want to have a team full of..." June 03

  • NFL reportedly considering asking players to take salary cuts if revenue drops due to coronavirus

    CBS Sports "NFL revenues could take a serious hit in 2020 if fans aren't allowed to attend games, and if that happens, it would have some dramatic financial ramifications around the league. The biggest consequence of having zero fans in attendance is that the salary cap for 2021 would likely..." June 03

  • NFL is ordered to produce key documents in lingering concussion litigation

    Yahoo! Sports "The concussion class action against the NFL was settled nearly seven years ago. The NFL’s effort to get insurance coverage for the concussion cases continues to this day, however. Despite settlements with multiple insurance companies, a fight continues with 10 of them. And, as..." June 03

  • Draft-pick compensation, not reward, remains in play for Rooney Rule

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL tabled potential changes to the Rooney Rule involving draft picks, comments from the Commissioner implied that, moving forward, draft picks would be used a compensation for losing minority assistants to promotions with other teams, and not as a reward for hiring a..." June 03

  • NFL players not expected to return to team facilities until training camp

    ESPN "NFL players are not expected to return to their team facilities until training camp, sources told ESPN. Most teams already have reopened their facilities on a limited basis for essential employees amid the coronavirus pandemic, but healthy players still are not allowed to..." June 03

  • Drew Brees Is Against NFL Anthem Kneeling

    TMZ "Drew Brees still does not believe NFL players should take a knee during the national anthem -- saying it's disrespectful to the flag. The New Orleans Saints QB appeared on Yahoo's On The Move where he was asked about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling demonstration most..." June 03

  • NFL teams participating in #BlackoutTuesday is too little, too late

    USA Today "It was #BlackoutTuesday and NFL teams were determined not to miss it. The New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers were among the teams tweeting the stark black screen with the symbolic hashtag attached. The 49ers turned their Twitter avatar black. They and the..." June 03

  • Inside the competition that has potential to be Giants crushing weakness

    New York Post "At some point — most likely, at the very end of July or early in August — the Giants will assemble and hit the field. When they do, someone has to line up at center and snap the ball to Daniel Jones. The identity of that player is one of the unknown elements to a summer..." June 03

  • Latest Buzz Suggests NFL is at Risk of Repeating MLB's Huge Mistake in Revenue Talks With Players

    12 Up "While the NFL and its players' union haven't made any hard and fast decisions about how (or if) the season will be played this year, rumors are circulating that the league is considering a move sure to generate controversy. Per reports from NFL Media, the owners seek to cut..." June 02

  • Panthers ‘anxious’ to get Eli Apple ‘in the mix’

    Clutch Points "Eli Apple hasn’t had a seamless start to his career in the NFL, but he’s hoping that will change with the Carolina Panthers. Despite the rough patches to begin his career, Carolina is ‘anxious’ to insert Apple into their secondary in 2020. In an..." June 02

  • NFL has little leverage to secure salary givebacks

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes it pays, literally, to have an in-house media conglomerate. The NFL used its NFL-owned media outlet to float a trial balloon on Tuesday regarding the possibility that players could give back some salary in 2020, in order to “save some jobs” both this..." June 02

  • NFL says camps only at team facilities due to coronavirus

    ESPN "The NFL has decided that teams must hold training camps this summer at their main practice facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. The NFL plans to announce that plan, along with a tentative start to camps in late July. A source told..." June 02

  • Only half of NFL team owners have spoken up. Why are so many staying silent?

    Yahoo! Sports "The time for words is over. But as we’re seeing from a significant number of NFL teams, even empty words are a bridge too far. As of this writing, 16 teams had posted at minimum a statement, either under the franchise logo or with the owner’s name attached, to..." June 02

  • NFL Analyst Suggests 5 Teams That Should Trade For QB Dak Prescott

    The Spun "Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have yet to work out a longterm extension. The former Mississippi State star is currently slated to play the 2020 NFL season under the franchise tag. This is leading some to speculate about Prescott’s future in Dallas. Is it possible the..." June 02

  • NFL floats possibility of asking players’ union for salary givebacks

    Pro Football Talk "If NFL games have to be played in empty stadiums this season, league revenues will decline, and the players’ share of the league revenues will also decline, which will result in lowering next year’s salary cap. But the league is apparently planning to float the idea to players that..." June 02

  • NFL season won't start without salary cap agreement between players, league

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is still planning to forge ahead with the 2020 regular season starting on Sept. 10 between the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. Whether this is a likelihood amid the ongoing pandemic remains to be seen. A lot of it will depend on how the United..." June 02

  • Sean Payton links upcoming election to needed change

    Pro Football Talk "Most members of the NFL community who have spoken out about recent events have done so apolitically, giving statements that don’t mention any particular election or elected official. Saints coach Sean Payton has made a different kind of statement. Payton today posted two..." June 02

  • What if NFL players return to kneeling at games in 2020 season?

    Yahoo! Sports "Nearly four years ago Colin Kaepernick began sitting and later kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said in 2016...." June 01

  • Where are the vast majority of NFL head coaches on the current unrest?

    Pro Football Talk "At this critical moment in American history, only three NFL head coaches have made public statements in their own names (and only their own names) about the situation. Three. Of 32. Even though the vast majority if the league’s players are minorities. Beyond..." June 01

  • Jason Whitlock Out at Fox Sports

    The Wrap "After four years, Jason Whitlock is out at Fox Sports 1 as co-host of “Speak for Yourself.” Whitlock was not on the air on Monday and had been removed from the channel guide. Whitlock’s contract expired over the weekend. " June 01

  • Undrafted rookies seeking NFL tryouts face uncertain futures "Ju'an Williams' phone hasn't rung. In any other year, the former University of New Haven wide receiver might already have earned an NFL contract and would be preparing to compete for a roster spot this summer. Instead, he's just preparing for a phone call that might..." June 01

  • Top five most explosive NFL offenses in 2020

    Sportsnaut "As NFL coaches with young quarterbacks dream up schemes to confound opposing defenses, fans are the biggest beneficiaries. Big plays. Touchdowns galore. Electric playmakers. The age of explosive NFL offenses is here, and the 2020 season is loaded with potential for even..." June 01

  • Demario Davis: We have to change the way we police in U.S.

    SI "Former New York Jets and current New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis is adamant that social injustice and issues between police and minority communities need to continue to be pushed forward via all avenues of change. The All-Pro linebacker is encouraging players and everyone to have an..." June 01

  • Here are the 5 best remaining NFL free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "June is here and NFL free agency was already a few months ago, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good players available to NFL teams looking for late offseason upgrades. Multiple Pro Bowlers are still available as free agents, whether they were cut for cap reasons or simply..." June 01

  • The NFL’s Post-June 1 Cuts, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL teams will often use contract bonuses as a way to spread out a cap hit that might otherwise be exorbitant. For example, if a player’s four-year deal includes a $8MM signing bonus, that money can be paid immediately but spread out over four years for cap purposes. This way, the..." June 01

  • Advertisers face tough decisions on buying NFL commercial time

    Pro Football Talk "As a season of uncertainty approaches, advertisers are being leery about the prospect of buying commercial time on NFL broadcasts. Anthony Crupi of Sports Business Journal takes a close look at the situation, which is requiring decisions to be made despite so many variables that..." June 01

  • EA Sports Delays First Look at Madden NFL 2021 to Help 'Drive Change'

    The Big Lead "EA Sports has decided to delay a first look at Madden NFL 2021 that was planned for Monday. The company elected to hold off in the wake of the protests around the country over the killing of George Floyd. EA released a statement explaining the decision and saying the company would..." May 31

  • Saints Star Cameron Jordan On George Floyd Murder: 'I Feel Like We Are Being Targeted'

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Saints star Cam Jordan had a lot to say about the unconscionable murder of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer. During an interview with WWL Radio, he opened up about how the murder affected him personally. Jordan also shared what he believes it will take to end..." May 31

  • Every NFL Team's Biggest Scapegoat of the Last Decade

    Bleacher Report "If the NFL is the ultimate team sport and football games are never won or lost on a single play, then no one player or coach should ever bear the brunt of a fanbase's ire after a defeat. If only things were that simple. It's often difficult for sports fans to take a..." May 31

  • Tom Benson Buys the New Orleans Saints: This Day in Sports History

    The Big Lead "Tom Benson's legacy in the NFL and New Orleans is complicated. From repeated rumors of moving the team from New Orleans to the legal issues he faced near the end of his life, Benson was a polarizing figure around the league. But no one can deny that he made a genius move when he..." May 31