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Sean Payton agrees with Brees setting contract deadline

Drew Brees will not talk about a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints once the season starts. Over the weekend, his coach Sean Payton stated his agreement with the decision of his quarterback. “Just having seen the interview and his comments, they totally make sense,” Payton said, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “It was the case (five) years back. You don’t...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 All Decade Saints Players – 1980s

Jim Mora came to the Saints in 1986 and immediately success followed the team. While they would never win a playoff game under Mora, the Saints immediately went 12-3 in 1987 to make the playoffs for the first time in team history. Lots of special players during that time. Making this list was really hard. I left out guys like Jim Wilks, Reuben Mayes, Brad Edelman, Joel Hilgenberg...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan, Sean Payton differ on coordinator's time with Saints

The New Orleans Saints had one of the worst defenses in the NFL over the past two seasons, and Rob Ryan was the man who ultimately got blamed for it. He doesn’t feel that blame was warranted, to say the least. Rob Ryan and his twin brother Rex recently took part in a joint interview with Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB, and Rob described his last two seasons in New Orleans — during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Saints offensive line was real good in 2015

There’s something about the New Orleans Saints ability to make any wide receiver, tight end or running back look good as long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton are running the ship. Just look at the great running backs that have come in the past 10 years: Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and most recently Tim Hightower, who had not played since...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stephone Anthony gives his thoughts on OTAs for Saints

Stephone Anthony gives his thoughts on OTAs for Saints
Via NOLA.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn Bell Is Picking Up The Saints’ Playbook So Fast His Teammates Are Forgetting He’s A Rookie

Ezekiel Elliott said he was a bit “shell-shocked” during his first OTAs’ practice with the Dallas Cowboys.  Such does not appear to be the case with Elliott’s former teammate at Ohio State, Vonn Bell.  The former Buckeyes’ safety, taken in the second round by the New Orleans Saints, is picking up the playbook so fast that his teammates are forgetting that he’s a rookie...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints' Sheldon Rankins says it's been a great first week of OTAs

Saints' Sheldon Rankins says it's been a great first week of OTAs
Via NOLA.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Dolphins, Ravens, & Saints

49ers 49ers S Eric Reid told reporters on Wednesday that he’s hoping to sign a long-term extension with San Francisco. However, Reid admitted that the 49ers would still like to see more out of him. “That’s business, isn’t it?” Reid said, via CSN Bay Area. “You look at any form of business, not just football. They want to see production. I haven’t had that conversation...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees gives Saints deadline on contract talks

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is set to occupy $30 million of the team’s cap in 2016 if he plays under his current contract. Negotiations seem to be halted and Brees reportedly does not want to be dealing with his contract once the regular season starts. According to Brees, it would appear he is giving the Saints a September deadline for the two sides to come to...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Watch Drew Brees hit home run in slow motion

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hits a home run during Tim Lelito's annual charity softball tournament and home run derby on Wednesday night at Turchin Stadium.
Via NOLA.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Saints receiver group one of NFL’s top 10?

The New Orleans Saints offense looks loaded like almost no other in the NFL heading into 2016. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: The safest jerseys to buy Twitter Tuesday: Doug Baldwin calls out Roger Goodell 2016 Preview: Predictions for the NFC North division Madden Monday: Ratings for the top ten rookies of 2016 Drew Brees has the rising stars in Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks at...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints add veteran receiver Vincent Brown

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The agent for NFL veteran Vincent Brown says the receiver has signed with the New Orleans Saints.Ken Sarnoff confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that his client had signed with the Saints. Brown had participated in the Saints' rookie camp earlier this month on a try out basis.The 5-foot-11 Brown has played in parts of four NFL seasons since 2011, when...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign WR Vincent Brown

It’s never too late to get involved in free agency, apparently. The Saints are thin at receiver so they added a veteran to the mix in Vincent Brown. This much we expected:   #Saints are signing WR Vincent Brown, source said. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 23, 2016 I texted my buddy who’s a diehard Chargers fan to see what he thought. He’s a bit pessimistic by nature...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson wants to leave nothing in trust to daughter and grandchildren

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson apparently does not like his daughter and grandchildren. And to hear Benson talk, they apparently feel the same way about him. In a deposition given by Benson last March, he stated that he wanted to leave “zero” in a family trust saying that it was because, in his words, “tried to kill me for one thing.” When asked, “How...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears WR coach compares Kevin White to Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne

Bears receivers coach Curtis Johnson believes 2015 first-round pick Kevin White has the physical skills of Andre Johnson and the hands of Reggie Wayne. “Kevin White was one of the better receivers I’ve seen coming out,” Johnson said, via ESPN. “He reminded me of some of the guys I had in Miami. He reminded me of Andre Johnson. He’s very similar to him.” The former Miami...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Scobee caddies for golfer at Players Championship

PGA Tour golfer Steve Wheatcroft was not near the top of the leader board after three rounds at The Players Championship, so he decided to have a little fun during the event’s final round on Sunday. Wheatcroft shot 68, 74, and 79 in the first three rounds and found himself in 70th place after Saturday’s action. It was obvious there wasn’t much for him to play for on the final...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Smith’s widow accepts graduate degree from University of Miami for him

On April 9, former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans. At the time, he was in an executive MBA program for artists and athletes at the University of Miami. Less than a month after his death, Smith was posthumously awarded his degree by the university. His wife Raquel attended the ceremony in his honor to accept the degree for him. ...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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