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  • New Orleans Saints sign wide receiver to reserve/future contract

    New Orleans Saints "The New Orleans Saints have signed wide receiver Maurice Harris to a reserve/future contract, it was announced by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Harris, a three-year NFL veteran was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington in 2016..." January 16

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Drew Brees gives emotional speech as Steve Gleason receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Sporting News "Former Saints player and ALS activist Steve Gleason received the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, and Drew Brees was among the speakers at the ceremony in the Capitol in Washington D.C. Gleason, who competed for the Saints from 2000-06, became a New Orleans hero with..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Saints’ Michael Thomas jabs Super Bowl referee Bill Vinovich

    Larry Brown Sports "One NFL star isn’t particularly impressed with the league’s choice to officiate Super Bowl LIV. The league announced Wednesday that Bill Vinovich will referee the upcoming Super Bowl, granting him the assignment for the second time in his career. Those in New Orleans will..." January 15

  • Saints FB Zach Line Retires From NFL

    Pro Football Rumors "Saints fullback Zach Line announced his retirement on Wednesday. Line, 29, leaves the league after seven pro seasons.  “As I look back on the last seven seasons in the NFL I cannot help but to feel extremely proud,” Line wrote on Instagram. “I have..." January 15

  • Bill Vinovich Named Super Bowl Referee, Despite Stain Of Infamous Missed Pass Interference In Saints-Rams

    CBS Boston "One might reasonably assume that any officials involved in any way with arguably the biggest blown call in NFL history would not be put in a position to officiate the highest-profile sporting event in the world for at least a year or two. One would be wrong. The NFL has..." January 15

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Drew Brees Gets Blasted For Taking Picture With Donald Trump During National Title Game

    Total Pro Sports "Drew Brees is certainly New Orleans royalty for what he has done for the city and the football team. Many of his fans have now been turned off after the legendary QB returned to the Superdome on Monday night to watch the LSU Tigers and Joe Burrow take on Clemson for the national..." January 14

  • Is Drew Brees Retiring?

    Pro Football Talk "The football-following world is paying way too much attention to the future of Tom Brady, and not nearly enough to the future of Drew Brees. Brady has made it clear that he’ll play in 2020. Within the next two months, we’ll find out where. Brees has said nothing about..." January 14

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • TV Networks Reaching Out to Gauge Drew Brees' Analyst Role Interest

    SI "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has yet to make a decision on whether or not he will return to the league for a 20th season and at least one TV network has reached out to see if he'd be interested in moving into an analyst role, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The..." January 12

  • Sean Payton says Drew Brees will be back in 2020 "Just a few days short of turning 41-years-young, Drew Brees' future remains in Saints black and gold according to his longtime coach Sean Payton. Sitting down for an appearance on ESPN's NFL Postseason Countdown, Payton was asked if he sees Brees taking a..." January 12

  • Michael Thomas was very happy to see the Vikings struggle against the 49ers

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Vikings struggled on Saturday afternoon, and Michael Thomas couldn’t have been happier. The New Orleans Saints wide receiver was tweeting up a storm at the end of the Vikings’ 27-10 divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s..." January 12

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • Saints add two more to Pro Bowl list

    Yahoo! Sports "The Saints are no longer able to go to the Super Bowl, but they’re sending a lot of people to the Pro Bowl. The team announced today that tight end Jared Cook and guard Andrus Peat were heading to the Pro Bowl as alternates. " January 10

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10

  • 5 most attractive NFL free agents entering 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2019 regular season is over, and we’re now onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. That also means we’re just two months and some days removed from the start of the new league year and the craziness that is free agency. This year, free agency is going to have a..." January 10

  • How Bill Belichick assistants have fared as NFL head coaches (hint: not great)

    USA Today "The recommendations from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick certainly played a part in Joe Judge's candidacy in getting the audience to convince team brass he deserved to be the next coach of the New York Giants. "I knew fully every day that there were coaches out there..." January 10

  • Saints have a $21.3 million cap charge looming for Drew Brees

    NBC Sports "The Saints will see the $13.5 million in dead money that the Patriots will carry for Tom Brady in 2020 and raise it by $7.8 million. Tom Curran’s story of the dead money attached to Tom Brady’s soon-to-be-voiding contract conjured memories of the cap..." January 09

  • Ex-NFL Exec Says Rooney Rule's A 'Sham,' Here's How To Fix it

    TMZ "Longtime NFL executive Marc Ross says the "Rooney Rule" is a "mockery" and a "sham" and if it isn't fixed, talented minority coaches will continue to be overlooked. If you're not familiar with Ross ... he has 21 years of front office..." January 09

  • NFL owners know the league has a diversity problem and they don't care

    USA Today "The Rooney Rule will be useless until NFL owners acknowledge the real problem. Themselves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials can compile all the lists they want, consult every diversity expert there is and even browbeat owners into interviewing minority..." January 09

  • Drew Brees thinks he can play until 45?

    Larry Brown Sports "Drew Brees may have a very similar goal in mind to Tom Brady. Appearing Wednesday on WWL Radio’s “Sports Talk,” the New Orleans Saints quarterback hinted at possibly continuing his career until the age of 44 or 45. " January 09

  • 5 Teams That Could Trade up With Lions for Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions have a mighty tempting option that became available to them in terms of their standing in the NFL Draft with the news that Tua Tagovailoa would be skipping his senior season to head to the NFL. Now, with Tagovailoa on the board, seemingly anything is..." January 09

  • Early birds: The Ravens got ahead with a new, cerebral identity

    The Score "These aren't your father's Ravens. Heck, these Ravens - the ones that rattled off 12 straight wins to claim the AFC North and top seed in the conference - are vastly different from the overpowering and intimidating units that won two Super Bowls and contended for several..." January 09

  • NFL Games Were 41 Of The 50 Most-Watched Television Broadcasts Of 2019

    Daily Snark "FYI: The NFL is not dying. Of the 50 most-watched television broadcasts of 2019, 41 of them were NFL games. Of course, the most-watched broadcast is Super Bowl 53 but the lists also includes of regular season games that were more entertaining than anything else. " January 09

  • Janoris Jenkins hopes to stay in New Orleans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Janoris Jenkins wasn't around for the Minneapolis Miracle or the no-call. Heck, the cornerback wasn't even around for the Saints' loss to the Atlanta Falcons in November or the one to the San Francisco 49ers just a month ago. But being the new kid on the block..." January 09

  • Drew Brees is ready to make 'Undercover Boss' debut: 'How did I just become Mathew McConaughey?'

    CBS Sports "Drew Brees clearly liked what he saw on the other side of the mirror after undergoing his physical transformation in preparation for his debut on the CBS hit show "Undercover Boss," which will feature the New Orleans Saints quarterback on its upcoming episode..." January 08

  • Evolution Of State Laws Will Make It Harder For NFL To Ban Marijuana

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount. Nevada, the new home in 2020 of the Raiders, has become the first state to prohibit..." January 08

  • Teddy Bridgewater would need ‘special situation’ to leave Saints

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a free agent but it’s probably going to take a ‘special situation’ to get him to leave. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, for Bridgewater to leave it’s probably going to take a team that is already in..." January 08

  • Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg spend $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials

    NBC News "It's the battle of the billionaires. The campaigns of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Donald Trump each plan to spend $10 million for advertisements during the telecast of next month's Super Bowl. Bloomberg locked down a 60-second spot, The New..." January 08

  • Action-packed weekend of NFL rules interpretations interrupted by football

    The Score "To watch the NFL anymore is to be constantly interrupted by game stoppages. To guess what a particular rule says, and how best to apply it. To frequently wonder why there aren't more intervals to interpret even more slow-motion replays. Football can be wildly entertaining. But the real..." January 08

  • How much do coaches make? The truth is elusive

    Pro Football Talk "In response to the news that the Panthers will pay coach Matt Rhule $60 million over seven years (with incentives that can kick the total to $70 million), some have begun to rattle off the earnings of other coaches, by way of comparison. But there’s a problem with the numbers that..." January 08

  • The Rooney Rule (still) isn’t working

    NBC Sports "To say that the Rooney Rule isn’t working is to presume that it ever did. It never truly did, at least not in the way it was intended. Ideally, the rule requiring at least one minority candidate to be interviewed for every head-coaching vacancy will prompt owners to engage in a..." January 07

  • Black Assistants Reportedly Growing Fed up With NFL as Head Coaching Snubs Continue

    12 Up "The odds of becoming a head coach in the NFL are small. The potential of doing so as an African-American leader of men is even more minuscule. This point's been proven time and time again, as the numbers continue to back up the very correct assertion that black coaches aren't..." January 07

  • Sean Payton is pretty sure Drew Brees still wants to play

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees wasn’t interested in talking about his plans for 2020 after last Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, but it remains a topic of great interest in New Orleans. Brees is not under contract for 2020, which leaves a couple of..." January 07

  • Stephen A. Smith Rips NFL Teams For Lack Of Black Head Coaches

    Hot New Hip Hop "Stephen A. Smith has been very vocal about the things he dislikes in the world of sports. Today on First Take, Smith voiced his displeasure with what's been going on in terms of the NFL head coaching searches. So far, every team in need of a new coach has hired a white person and it..." January 07

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Jameis Winston Next Season

    Bleacher Report "While playoff teams like the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying the success of their franchise signal-callers, other organizations are desperately trying to find their own. This is why the upcoming free-agent class, highlighted by Tom Brady, Drew Brees,..." January 07

  • Released Footage Shows Stefon Diggs Wasn’t Disrespecting Sean Payton With “Choppa Style” Dance After Game

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like this was all one big misunderstanding. Shortly after the Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round, a photo showed up on social media that seemingly showed Stefon Diggs rubbing it in by doing the “choppa style” dance as head..." January 07

  • How XFL rules will differ from NFL, including shootout-style overtime format

    USA Today "The ending of Sunday's wild-card game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints prompted another wave of criticism for the NFL's overtime rules, which allowed the Vikings to win without New Orleans even touching the ball.  Roughly 48 hours later, the..." January 07

  • The NFL is on doorstep of new quarterback hierarchy

    New York Post "There was a passing of the torch in the NFL this weekend, an unexpected but significant occurrence that could usher the league into a new era of quarterbacks. A cynic might describe the transition as “out with old and in with the new.” But what’s evolving before our..." January 07

  • Saints mismanaged their timeouts, in costly fashion

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings’ victory over the Saints on Sunday was aided in part by the Saints’ misuse of their timeouts, which forced the Saints to settle for field goals at the end of both halves when, with better clock management, they might have scored touchdowns. Late in the fourth..." January 06

  • Saints LB Kiko Alonso suffered third career ACL tear during Sunday’s wild-card loss to Vikings

    SI "The New Orleans Saints are looking to the offseason after an unexpected early playoff loss, and now it looks like one of their key defensive players will be rehabbing during it. Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, linebacker Kiko Alonso suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's Wild..." January 06

  • The Saints needed much more Alvin Kamara to defeat Vikings

    Clutch Points "Everything was lined up for the New Orleans Saints entering the playoffs. They were hosting the Minnesota Vikings on Wild Card weekend hoping to make a Super Bowl run. The Saints ended up scoring just 20 points at home in a loss that knocked them out early. Drew Brees was..." January 06

  • Owners Confident CBA Will Include 17-Game Season?

    Pro Football Rumors "The owners and the NFLPA are making “incremental” progress toward finalizing a collective bargaining agreement, and Mark Maske of the Washington Post notes the goal of the process being finalized by Super Bowl LIV remains attainable. While the revenue split..." January 06

  • Is it time for the Sean Payton, Saints marriage to end?

    Sportsnaut "Following Sunday’s shocking upset loss at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings, Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints appear to be at a crossroads. New Orleans has won a grand total of two playoff games over the past six seasons. In fact, Payton is 4-6 in 10 postseason..." January 06

  • Coin flips are no way to determine game winners, and NFL needs to change its overtime rules

    USA Today "Why not use one of those skills contests they do at the NFL scouting combine to break a tie? Or have each team designate a player for a speed round of rock, paper, scissors? Ooh, I know! Force offensive and defensive players to switch sides and see who can score. Silly as all of these..." January 06

  • Saints LB coach Mike Nolan to be named next Cowboys DC

    USA Today "It looks like Mike McCarthy is considering going very young for his offensive coordinator position, as Kellen Moore appears to be a top candidate to return to the Dallas Cowboys. The same can’t be said for the lead dog in the race to become McCarthy’s defensive..." January 06