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Kyle Wilson out for 2016

New Orleans Saints cornerback Kyle Wilson was placed on injured reserve on Friday, which will prevent him from ever suiting up in 2016. A former first-round pick of the New York Jets, Wilson has been a bit of a letdown as a pro player. The 29-year-old has never developed into the lockdown corner he was expected to be, and, now, Wilson’s career might be all but over. Early in his...
Via EndZoneScore
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

PGA event at site of Saints training camp canceled due to flooding

The heavy flooding that closed The Greenbier resort in West Virginia has canceled the PGA tour stop there set for the second weekend in July. The Saints hold their training camp at The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs. With the Saints set to report to training camp July 27, it could take some major…
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

Saints’ West Virginia training camp facility closes due to heavy flooding

The Saints possibly will be staying in Louisiana for training camp this year, after all. The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, has closed indefinitely after heavy flooding on Thursday. With the Saints not arriving until July 27, it’s likely that the situation will be resolved by then. However, major efforts could be…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Saints place veteran cornerback Kyle Wilson on IR, sign veteran defensive tackle

Another veteran defensive back who made a significant contribution to the Saints’ secondary in 2015 will not be available in 2016. Veteran cornerback Kyle Wilson, who carved out a role in both the nickel and as a free safety after injuries hit the cornerback position last year, was placed on injured reserve Friday. Wilson made 25 tackles, broke up four passes and picked off a pass...
Via Black & Gold
1 day ago

Saints place Kyle Wilson on injured reserve

Cornerback Kyle Wilson has never lived up to the potential that made him a first-round pick of the Jets in 2010. He won’t get a chance to in 2016. The Saints have placed Wilson on injured reserve. The nature of the injury wasn’t disclosed, and it’s not known specifically when it happened. With no obligation…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Terron Armstead listed by PFF as a top-10 NFC offensive player

Not Drew Brees. Not Brandin Cooks. Not Willie Snead. Not Mark Ingram. AROUND COVER32 NFL: J.J. Watt clashes with a bully online Twitter Tuesday: Coby Fleener has a plan to cut carbon emissions Madden Monday: Checking in with the 2016 champion Fantasy Football: Standard four round mock draft But rather, offensive lineman Terron Armstead may really be the best player on the Saints...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Jean-Baptiste wins “Worst Payton Pick” Bracket

SJB was selected by the panel of myself, Dave Cariello, Ralph Malbrough and Kevin Held as winner of the Worst Sean Payton Draft Pick Bracket. The full bracket can be seen here.
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 50 best Saints players in the 50 years of the franchise

Back in 2014 I did a list of the 101 best Saints players of all time. I look back on that now and some things have changed, but I mostly question the order a good bit. So with some re-shuffling for the 50 year anniversary, I give you my 50 best Saints players of all time. 1 Drew Brees, QB, 2006-present This one is obvious. I could spend several paragraphs listing all his records...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brees sees himself in New Orleans for rest of his career

Entering the final year of his contract, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is confident that he will be able to work out an extension soon. Brees, 37, believes he has a few good years left before hanging up the cleats, and he wants to hang them up with the Saints, with whom he has been the signal caller since 2006. “I’ve been through that a few times, so you know...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The draft picks that could have been – 2012 and 2013 Bounty Scandal 2nd round choices for Saints

The Saints drafts the last several years before 2015 have been BAD. This much we know. Had they been able to use their 2012 and 2013 2nd round picks, there’s a strong chance they would have blown it. I’m of course referring to the selections taken away as part of the Bountygate penalty, handed down by the one and only Roger Goodell. But what if those picks would have been defensive...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints QB Garrett Grayson says he's competing for the backup spot

Now in his second year, Garrett Grayson isn't satisfied with settling for the No. 3 quarterback spot behind Luke McCown
Via NOLA.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints hoping new veteran linebackers solidify defense

METAIRIE, La. (AP) James Laurinaitis sees a theme in the type of players the Saints brought in to bolster their linebacker corps this offseason. They aren't particularly flashy or considered rising stars. But they are seen as gritty, experienced and fundamentally sound, which might be what New Orleans needs to bind together a defense that has ranked second-to-last in the NFL the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet the Die-Hards of Saints Mini-Camp

These are the fans who will sit for hours in the 90-degree heat, the pouring rain and travel from hours away or arrive in the wee hours of the morning just to cheer on their Saints. But why?
Via NOLA.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints WR R.J. Harris willing to play defense if it means he's on 53-man roster

Saints WR R.J. Harris willing to play defense if it means he's on 53-man roster
Via NOLA.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees wants to go for two, attempt more fourth downs

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is jumping on the bandwagon of those who have recently claimed they want to go for more two-point conversions this season. Furthermore, Brees is advocating that the Saints go for it more on fourth downs as well this year. “Personally, I feel like if we went for two, we could make it more than 50 percent of the time, and I think fourth...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints expect fierce competition in crowded backfield

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Tim Hightower figures that if the Saints are fortunate enough to keep all of their running backs healthy, they'll have a hard time keeping them all happy. ''I would be disappointed if somebody wasn't a little ticked off'' by a lack of playing time, Hightower said. ''I'm a competitor. I don't want to come off the football field.'' New Orleans' backfield looks...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White will either sign with a contender or retire

Free agent Roddy White has narrowed his future down to two very specific options. The 34-year-old receiver says he’ll either sign with a Super Bowl contender or retire from the NFL altogether. Not other scenario interests a player with over 800 catches and 10,000 receiving yards. “When my agent and I went down the list and I saw the teams that really needed wide receivers...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Guaranteed money an issue for Brees, Saints

Drew Brees has given the New Orleans Saints a hard deadline regarding contract talks, saying that he won’t negotiate during the season. At this point, the amount of guaranteed money seems to be holding the process up. “Two league sources pegged a Brees extension as landing somewhere in the neighborhood of four years and $95 million to $100 million, with guaranteed money likely...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

James Laurinaitis likes being where 7-9 isn’t ‘acceptable’

It sounds like James Laurinaitis senses a different vibe in New Orleans than he did in St. Louis. Laurinaitis was released after seven seasons with the Rams and signed with the Saints. He enjoys being on a team that has had recent success and is trying to get back to that level. He expressed that feeling while throwing some shade at his former team. Laurinaitis: Went to St...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Will Smith’s blood alcohol level three times over limit when he was fatally shot

Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith had a blood alcohol level three times over the legal limit when he was shot and killed in April, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Two different sources told the Times-Picayune that Smith’s blood alcohol content was 0.24. Louisiana’s legal limit is 0.08. The toxicology results from Smith’s case have yet to be...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Browner on Saints: I 'took that few millions' and ran with it

The New Orleans Saints signed cornerback Brandon Browner to a three-year deal last offseason, and it turned out to be one of the worst contracts in the league. Browner was horrible all season, though he doesn’t regret how things went down. Why? Because he pocketed a whole bunch of cash. On Monday, Browner shared a photo of himself and Richard Sherman, who he has been reunited...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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