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Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #6 Colston’s fumble at Falcons

The season started off with such promise as the Saints raced to an early lead in Atlanta while Jairus Byrd quickly created his first takeaway. But Matt Ryan would end up throwing for a career high in yards, the Falcons would march down in the final seconds to send the game to overtime with a 50+ yard field goal, and then Marques Colston would cough up the game with this fumble which...
Via The Saints Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign CFL cornerback Delvin Breaux

I guess it’s a good sign that Breaux was so high in demand for a workout, but we’ll need him to turn out better than Marcus Ball if it’s going to help the Saints’ cover abilities at all.   Delvin Breaux, a standout CFL CB who worked out for 13 NFL teams, has reached agreement with the New Orleans Saints. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2015 You can also...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Tight Ends

During the Sean Payton era in New Orleans, there has been perhaps no position on the field as crucial to the success of Drew Brees and this offense than that of the tight end position. And Jimmy Graham has matured into one of the best in the league. But last season, with Graham's production down significantly early on, the Saints discovered that they not only had depth at the position...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Want RB Mark Ingram Back Next Season

According to impending free agent RB Mark Ingram, the Saints want to re-sign their former first-round selection this offseason. “They said they want me back, for sure,” Ingram said, via Katherine Terrell of the Times-Picayune. “I was their draft pick, so they said they definitely want me to come back.” Ingram made it clear that he too would like to get a deal in place that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham plans to dunk at the Pro Bowl

Dunking the goal post in official NFL games is a violation that has earned the term “The Jimmy Graham Rule.” New Orleans Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham, who is known for making some awesome and sometimes goalpost bending dunks, was fined $30,000 in the preseason for violating his namesake rule. Now that Graham is on free range at the Pro Bowl, he was asked if he planned to...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson cuts ties with kids, grandkids

The New Orleans Saints picked the perfect time to drop the ball.   While DeflateGate was dominating every sports headline this week, Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson fired his grandaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, as owner and vice chairperson. He also cut ties with Benson LeBlanc, his daughter Renee LeBlanc and his grandson Ryan LeBlanc, sending them this letter...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Free Agency Departures

As we approach the beginning of the 2015 offseason the New Orleans Saints must take a good hard look at their roster if they hope to not have a repeat of their disappointing 2014 season. The first stop on every team’s offseason is their pending free agents. A team’s roster is constantly turning over each season and new spots must be opened up so it can be critical that the team...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday New Orleans Saints News & Senior Bowl Practice Items

If yesterday was about the defensive side of the ball, today is about the offensive side of the ball. It’s easy to blame the New Orleans Saints’ lack of success in 2014 entirely on the defense. And it deserves a lot of the blame. But not all of it. The offense was rugged and at times downright offensive (pun very much intended). The offense had its own troubles. Drew Brees...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM Loomis welcomes Ireland to scouting staff

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland has joined New Orleans' front office as one of the club's chief scouts. Loomis says no formal title for Ireland has been decided upon yet, but Ireland will oversee college scouting while Terry Fontenot will continue to oversee pro scouting. Ireland's hiring, announced...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing New Orleans Saints prospects from the 2015 Senior Bowl

I’m back! It’s been a month, at least, since I last wrote here in this space. In case you missed me, I sincerely apologize. But that’s how long it’s taken for me to get over the horrendous loss at home to the Atlanta Falcons. Frankly, I’m probably still not over it, but we can pretend. After a month, though, it is time to start thinking seriously about how the Saints can...
Via cover32 - Saints
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marques Colston Open To Taking A Pay Cut To Be Back With Saints

Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report spoke to a source who said that Saints WR Marques Colston expects the team to approach him about taking a “significant” pay cut this offseason. Cole adds that Colston would like to remain in New Orleans and understands that there could be a number of veteran receivers available this offseason such as Larry Fitzgerald and Vincent Jackson who...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Who will leave the Saints? has posted a list on all Free Agents and Restricted Free Agents from all the teams. You can see them here. I plan on giving you my take on that. Today the 1st segment of a FA 2-parter; My take on the Saints FA’ s and who will leave or stay. Here is my take on the guys that are FA: Luke McCown, QB I felt he would not make it through training camp last year because Ryan...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Wide Receivers

Looking from a purely personnel standpoint, the Saints receiving corps was somewhat underwhelming in 2014. It was never an issue of having the talent, more so of actually showing it. That being said, it is sort of difficult to get a read on exactly how this position could be handled by the team in this year's draft.But you can bet that if there is a talented player that could bolster...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2015

Do you get the feeling 2015 will be the season that will determine the fate of the New Orleans Saints? After a 7-9 record, the team that could score on a dime and move the ball down the field like they were playing sandlot football looked a bit average, a bit slow and a bit older.That is not a good sign for a franchise that has one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints - Unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Review: The Wide Receiver Position

The Saints didn’t have a 1,000-yard receiver this season; with the closest player to the benchmark was Kenny Stills with 931 yards. Stills caught 63 passes, from 83 targets, for an average of 14.8 yards per reception.Marques Colston was second on the team with 902 yards, off 59 receptions, and Brandin Cooks was third with 550 yards (I’m not including tight end or running backs’...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The New Orleans Saints finally got a chance to see what running back Mark Ingram could do once he was given the lead role in the team’s running game. Now the former Alabama star and Heisman Trophy winner could be leaving through free agency.A story in the Advocate claims the team praised Ingram for his work this past season, but have not reached out to him to discuss a contract...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Which free agents will return: New Orleans Saints edition

As the playoffs continue for several teams the New Orlean Saints must now begin to turn the page towards next season. The first stop on that journey are the soon to be free agents for each franchise. It will be up to the team to see what players they deem worthy to stay and which ones will be looking to play elsewhere in 2015. This week we’ll take a look at which free agents the...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: offseason off to a rocky start

Junior Galette This week New Orleans Saints defensive linemen Junior Galette was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Junior Galette was mostly worried about his image in the public being damaged and wanted everyone to know what happened before the arrest was not him and is not what it looks like. People can see a man on the field like Galette and how dominant he is on the field...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees donates $200G to help fix Sandy-damaged homes: Report

Drew Brees might have a short memory when it comes to putting aside an interception or sack during a game but, when it comes to doing good deeds, the New Orleans Saints quarterback has an elephant's recollection. Because of Brees' selective memory, about 20 Long Island families have been able to rebuild their Sandy-damaged homes because of a donation from the NFL star, according...
Via The Other Paper
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Junior Galette shoved woman who asked for cab money

New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette was arrested Monday morning following an alleged domestic incident at his home. The 26-year-old was later charged with domestic abuse battery, according to a police report obtained by The Times-Picayune. Terrance Banks, a New Jersey man who was with Galette at the time of the incident, was also arrested...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints LB Junior Galette Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

A pretty disturbing string of events allegedly occurred Monday morning surrounding New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette. According to the Times-Picayune, the veteran pass rusher was arrested on simply battery involving domestic after an acquaintance told that she was attacked by Galette and another man, Terrance Banks. Junior and Terrance jumped me,” the woman told investigators...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Galette arrested after alleged domestic incident

New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette was arrested on Monday morning following an alleged domestic disturbance at his home. While the charge or charges against Galette have not yet been disclosed, News Talk 99.5 WRNO reports that Galette and another man were arrested after a reported incident involving a 22-year-old woman. Police Lt. Brian McGregor...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is facing life in prison after he was indicted on rape charges last week. When you hear some of the details from court, you’ll understand why. Brandon Licciardi, a former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s deputy who is being charged with rape and much more along with Sharper, began his hearing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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