SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Saints add Khalif Barnes to offensive line mix

The Saints haven’t been happy with the play of their offensive line this summer, which is the impetus behind several developments in New Orleans. The team is giving 2015 first-round pick Andrus Peat a look at left guard after he failed to impress on the other side of the line, leaving Tim Lelito and Senio…
Via Pro Football Talk
24 minutes ago

5 Takeaways After Game vs. Pittsburg Steelers

Here are five things we learned in the preseason loss to the Steelers: The Saints miss Hau’oli Kikaha  After the New Orleans Saints game against the Pittsburg Steelers, it’s clear to see that the team misses Hau’oli Kikaha. The front four generated little to no pressure on the quarterback throughout the entire game, especially on […] 5 Takeaways After Game vs. Pittsburg...
Via Who Dat Dish
33 minutes ago

Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees are both right, and that's what's beautiful about America

Quarterbacks interpret national anthem, American flag differently
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
38 minutes ago

The New Orleans Saints 50 for 50 series continues: No.47, Super Bowl onsides kick

This is one of the few plays in the top 50 countdown, and it deserves the ranking. The play was historical in Super Bowl history as well. No team has ever attempted an onsides kick before the fourth quarter until Super Bowl XLIV. To set this up, the Saints were trailing 10-6 at halftime. The […] The New Orleans Saints 50 for 50 series continues: No.47, Super Bowl onsides kick ...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 hour ago

Saints Offensive Line Might Not Be Hopeless: Podcast

Want to join the fun or ask the guys a question, tweet them @PodcastSaints, like their Facebook page,  or email them at cscpodcast@hotmail.com. The boys describe the Saints offensive line as shopping at the Best Buy 'open box' table. Saints trade for a DE/LB 99% of us have never heard of! They sign an old, probably washed up offensive lineman, and they got destroyed by the Steelers...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
2 hours ago

The Savior for the 2016 New Orleans Saints Season: Luke McCown?

Luke McCown might help out the 2016 Saints in a way he never imagined. We've already poured over the dreary outlook for the New Orleans Saints 2016 season, but what hopes do we have? Is there any player who can ride on a white horse and be the savior this team needs to carry us to victory? Enter Saints back-up QB Luke McCown. How is Luke McCown the key to success for the 2016 New...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
4 hours ago

Former Browns linebacker Paul Kruger visiting Saints, Chiefs

The Saints, in their perpetual effort to fix a defense that lacks playmakers, are getting the first crack at former Browns pass-rusher Paul Kruger. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Kruger will visit the Saints today, amid interest from other teams (including, almost certainly, the #MysteryTeam). The Chiefs would be next on his quick free…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

Saints acquire pass-rusher McCain from Dolphins

The New Orleans Saints have acquired defensive end Chris McCain from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a future draft choice. The Dolphins, who announced the trade Monday evening, did not disclose the draft pick they'd received. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press the Dolphins would receive a conditional seventh-round...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints roster cuts: The drive to 75

Keep up with the latest New Orleans Saints roster cuts with our thread. All NFL clubs are required to get down from 90 to 75 players on Tuesday prior to a 4:00 p.m. EST deadline. While many teams have already given us some transactions, the New Orleans Saints moves will start rolling in. here's a look at who's out of the picture for the black and gold thus far. Sione Houma, FB...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
16 hours ago

Saints may move Andrus Peat to left guard

Andrus Peat made a few starts at left guard during his rookie season and he could be moving back there in his second NFL season as well. Peat, who was drafted in the first round after playing left tackle at Stanford, has been starting at right guard this summer, but coach Sean Payton isn’t happy with…
Via Pro Football Talk
23 hours ago

It’s time for the New Orleans Saints to call 911

Hopefully the Saints have hit rock bottom in preseason. Who Dat Nation would all agree, that would be a great thing. So maybe the Black and Gold have bottomed out. Better to happen now versus later. And now the time has come to start  making some drastic changes while there is still time. Here are some bold […] It’s time for the New Orleans Saints to call 911 - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

As Saints approach cuts down to 75 and 53, many roster questions remain

I think you could poll players, the front office, fans or coaches and you’d get a similar answer on what they think of the team’s play so far: Disappointing. There’s no question the Saints haven’t lived up to their own standard of excellence in the last decade, and maybe not even the more recent 7-9 mediocre standard they’ve been caught in for the last couple of seasons...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago

Coby Fleener struggling to get on same page with Drew Brees

Coby Fleener might not be fourth tight end on the New Orleans Saints’ depth chart, but he is still trying to find his way with quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints offense. According to Larry Holder of NOLA.com, Fleener is struggling to catch the football and hasn’t gotten on the same page with Brees during training camp. “The Saints yearn for more from Fleener,” Holder...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan once pulled funny prank on Rams linebackers

Saints cornerback Cortland Finnegan has a lot of personality, on and off the field. He’s known for being a mouthy cornerback and getting into his opponents’ heads, but he’s also pretty good at playing jokes on his teammates as well. Rams punter Johnny Hekker recently recanted a tale of an epic prank Finnegan pulled as a member of the team a few years back. There had been...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees still hopeful for new contract before Week 1 deadline

Time is running out, but New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees remains hopeful in getting a new contract completed before his self-imposed deadline of Week 1. “I hope that we can get something done between now and then,” Brees said, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “I’m confident that we can, but you know at this point still just very much focused on getting us...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints unveil new end zone video boards at Superdome

The New Orleans Saints unveiled Wednesday (Aug.24) the new high-definition video screens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The boards are 333 feet wide by 38 feet high, spanning nine sections of seats.
Via NOLA.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Fairley preparing for larger role on defensive line

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Nick Fairley hopes a combination of experience, good health and happiness in his personal life helps him realize his yet-to-be-fulfilled potential as an NFL defensive lineman. If so, it could provide a considerable boost to a New Orleans Saints defensive front trying to bounce back from a dismal showing in 2015. Fairley grew up rooting for the Saints in his hometown...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows what it’s like to be the victim of Roger Goodell’s firm disciplinary hand, and he believes that there are major trust issues between the league office and the players. Brees told CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday that a multitude of factors have combined to bring about the erosion of trust. “I certainly don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton: Head Coach & fantasy football guru

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton does not play fantasy football. Though, if he did, it would appear that he would take a flyer on rookie wide receiver, Michael Thomas. “I don’t follow fantasy football, but I’d try to have him, per Mike Triplett of ESPN.” Over Thomas’ two-game starts during the preseason, he has tallied five catches for a total of 72 yards. Notably...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Larry Holder, Herbie Teope breakdown Tuesday's Saints practice

Larry Holder and Herbie Teope breakdown Tuesday's Saints practice
Via NOLA.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints banking on young defensive backs learning quickly

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Now entering his second NFL season, Delvin Breaux has played more regular-season snaps with the Saints defense than any other cornerback on New Orleans' roster. The question now facing the Saints is the extent to which their relative youth and inexperience at a critical defensive skill position will be a liability. On the flip side, New Orleans really doesn't...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet New Orleans Saints Super Fan: Da Coach

Chris Canan said when Coach Sean Payton first came onto the New Orleans scene his friends and family said he looked like the newly arriving Saint's coach. So, Canan decided to take advantage of that concept and has been going to the games dressed with earphones, a red challenge flag, a clip board, whistle, and visor cap.
Via NOLA.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Thomas Made Another 1-Handed Snag At Practice

Another day, another video of a crazy catch by Ohio State rookie Michael Thomas. The New Orleans Saints’ first-year wide receiver has been impressing throughout the offseason and the preseason, making great plays in practice and having a solid preseason debut last week. Thomas made another great catch at practice today. Check out this one-handed snag made by Thomas near the goal...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ first-round pick Sheldon Rankins carted off field

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins had to be carted off the field on Monday during training camp practice after a lower leg injury. Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com provided this narrative. Ominous news: #Saints first-round draft pick Sheldon Rankins went down with an injury during goal-line drills & had to be carted off (1/2) — Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) August...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan okay with being considered a ‘dirtbag’

New Orleans Saints cornerback Cortland Finnegan has a reputation. It’s one that indicates he’s a dirty player and has been throughout his 10-year NFL career. It’s a career that’s seen Finnegan receive 10 different on-field fines, including four for fighting with his opponent. Now looking to make his impact known in New Orleans after signing with the team this month, Finnegan...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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