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Roy Anderson’s Final 2017 Saints Mock Draft

After months of mock drafts, free agency, wild rumors and speculation it’s finally here. The 2017 NFL Draft gets underway and the skill of the pundits is shown to be prescient or misguided. Here is my final prediction for the Saints based on knowledge and gut instinct. The Saints go into the 2017 NFL Draft […] Roy Anderson’s Final 2017 Saints Mock Draft - Who Dat Dish - Who...
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WATCH: Drew Brees discusses Adrian Peterson joining the New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees discusses the team's acquisition of RB Adrian Peterson in free agency and how he sees the workload being shared with Mark Ingram.
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Looking to fill hole on OL, Packers sign veteran Jahri Evans

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Saints News, 4/26/17: Lance Moore, Morten Andersen to announce Saints’ picks for the 2017 draft

Andersen will be calling the Saints’ second round pick, whereas Moore will be handling the third round draftee.
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3 hours ago

Mickey Loomis: No Malcolm Butler discussions “for quite some time”

Earlier this week, Peter King of TheMMQB.com reported that the prospect of trading for Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler and giving him a new contract had become “less attractive” to the Saints than it had been at other points this offseason. Saints coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis have both been asked about Butler…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 hours ago

Report: Packers sign four-time All-Pro guard Jahri Evans

The Green Bay Packers made a move to shore up their offensive line by reportedly signing four-time First-Team All-Pro guard Jahri Evans. This move was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.Evans, originally a fourth-round pick out of Bloomsburg in 2006, had spent his entire career with the New Orleans Saints.He has made it to six Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl with the Saints...
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Adrian Peterson releases statement about joining Saints

Adrian Peterson has issued a statement about signing a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $7 million with added incentives. The statement marks his first public comments since finalizing the deal on Tuesday.The 32-year-old running back, in the statement issued through ESPN’s Josina Anderson, indicates his decision to join the Saints was inspired by how “it just felt...
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Adrian Peterson’s social media profile pics now showcase Saints

Adrian Peterson on Tuesday was officially inked to a deal by the New Orleans Saints. And the veteran running back’s social media accounts have been updated showcase his new NFL team. Peterson’s Twitter account now features a Photoshop of the running back in a white Saints jersey wearing No. 28 as the profile pic. And over on Instagram, another Photoshopped image celebrates Peterson’s...
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WATCH: New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/GM Mickey Loomis talks about football playe

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis talks about football player character during a NFL 2017 pre draft press conference at Saints headquarters on Airline Drive in Metairie, Wednesday April 26, 2017. The draft is from April 27-29. Video by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
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Overview: Under The Dome Podcast Pre-Draft Special

Last night I was thankful to participate in a special event related to the New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints podcast Under The Dome, hosted by Allen Ulrich, and Sean Williams had not only me but several other guests representing each NFL division as we mocked who we think certain teams will select come […] Overview: Under The Dome Podcast Pre-Draft Special - Who Dat Dish...
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8 hours ago

2017 New Orleans Saints Draft Targets: Takkarist McKinley

The Saints are heavily projected to get an edge day on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, so where does Takk McKinley fit in the conversation? We continue our NFL draft profile series with UCLA defensive end Takkarist Mckinley, who the Saints could be targeting in the upcoming draft. Measurables and Combine Results Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 250 pounds Arm Length: 34 3/4” Hands...
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9 hours ago

Ty’s Final Seven Round Mock Draft

The NFL Draft is a day away. Finally. But still, the hours until 8 PM feel like an eternity. The New Orleans Saints won’t see the podium (as of now) until the 11th pick, so Saints fans will have to wait even longer for the long awaited moment. Who will it be? As always, we […] Ty’s Final Seven Round Mock Draft - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site -...
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9 hours ago

Mark Ingram on Saints signing Adrian Peterson: ‘I’m all for it’

Mark Ingram, noting he’s a “big fan” of Adrian Peterson, insists he’s fine with the New Orleans Saints’ acquisition of the veteran running back.The Saints on Tuesday signed Peterson to a two-year deal with a base salary of $7 million. Ingram of course is the Saints player most likely to be impacted by Peterson’s arrival. But Ingram, coming off his first career 1,000 yard...
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Sean Payton opens up about Adrian Peterson’s role

In a surprising turn of events, Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.For the Saints, inking a running back to a contract before a huge wave of talented rookie runners enters the NFL is odd, but speaks to the confidence they have in Peterson. For AP, it’s a smart business decision to settle for what he can get before the rookies arrive.The...
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The New Orleans Saints Have Assembled a Roster Full of Spies

Adrian Peterson is just the most recent signing that reflects a Saints roster uniquely positioned to take advantage of its 2017 opponents. The Saints made big waves yesterday with the signing of future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson. Plenty of articles will be written about Peterson’s potential impact on the offense. Several outlets have already pointed out the now apparent...
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10 hours ago

Mark Ingram weighs in on sharing Saints backfield with Adrian Peterson in 2017

Mark Ingram just turned in his first 1,000 yard rushing season for the New Orleans Saints in 2016. But it was the addition of All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson to the Saints roster that was the talk of the sports world on Tuesday. And Ingram, who is a former Heisman Trophy winner and national champion from his time at Alabama, appears to be just fine with that. On the surface...
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11 hours ago

Mark Ingram says he’s fine with addition of Adrian Peterson

Mark Ingram got some high-profile company in the backfield Tuesday, but the Saints starting running back said he’s fine with the addition of Adrian Peterson. “I’m all about winning, man,” Ingram said, via Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “If this will help us win, I’m all about winning. I’m all for it.” Ingram’s…
Via Pro Football Talk
12 hours ago

Sean Payton envisions a ‘clear and defined’ role for Adrian Peterson

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has a new weapon to play with, and he’s already forming a vision on how running back Adrian Peterson will be utilized in 2017. “I think the role will be very clear and defined,” Payton said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “It’s a tough, long 16-week season. I think that he’s someone that certainly will be able to complement...
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NFL GM: Peterson could push Saints ‘into the playoffs and beyond’

The New Orleans Saints may list Adrian Peterson as the No. 2 running back on their depth chart behind Mark Ingram, but there are at least a few NFL front office executives who expect A.P. to make a major impact with his new team.Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with multiple front office executives and assistant coaches who feel the Saints and New England Patriots were the only...
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Saints, Adrian Peterson agree to 2-year deal

After much speculation on a landing spot, former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has decided on the New Orleans Saints. The two-year deal is worth  a total of $7 million, Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Peterson, who had some visits with a few teams in recent weeks, spilled the details as well, per PFT: ‘Peterson also gave the full details of the contract as well...
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Adrian Peterson reportedly nearing deal with Saints, where he’d back up Mark Ingram

The past three years have been quite the roller coaster ride for Adrian Peterson. It looks as though a change of scenery is coming, as reports suggest the former All-Pro running back is negotiating a contract with the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was left to float in the free agent waters after the Minnesota Vikings cut ties with their longtime star. The Vikings passed on keeping...
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Complete New Orleans Saints mock draft

The New Orleans Saints finished 7-9 last year, falling to third place in the NFC South division behind the Falcons and Buccaneers. Other than commencing a blockbuster trade that sent speedster Brandin Cooks to the New England Patriots, the Saints had a relatively quiet free agency. New Orleans will be counting on this year’s draft class to address the team’s weaknesses and give...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft do’s and don’ts for the New Orleans Saints

Former college football player and NFL coach, Jon Gruden recently said he “wouldn’t be shocked at all” if the New Orleans Saints were to draft a quarterback in the first round of this year’s NFL draft but it would “take a real stud to come in there and take the keys away from Drew Brees.” To be fair, Drew Brees is entering his 17th NFL season and while the Saints will...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Should you believe in Michael Thomas?

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is one of the hottest names heading into the Fantasy Football season. With the team parting ways with wide receiver Brandin Cooks, everyone is wondering if Thomas can step up into that WR1 role.In 2016, Thomas’ rookie season, he finished as WR7 in PPR leagues and WR9 in standard leagues, which classified him as a WR1 last year. That...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Daniel has his eyes set on becoming a ‘Pro Bowl starter’

Chase Daniel would like to be the guy who replaces Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints.Most quarterbacks looking for a chance would, of course, which is why Daniel chose to return to the Saints this offseason. He spent three years with the team starting in 2010 before seeking opportunities elsewhere, though never received notable playing time.In an interview with ESPN.com’s...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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