What the cap numbers look like getting out of the Coby Fleener contract

I think all Saints fans were collectively aghast when they saw that tight end Coby Fleener had signed a 5 year, $36 million deal last offseason. Why trade away Jimmy Graham only to turn around and give that much money to an inferior player at the same position? While the ever elevated new salary cap has re-defined the parameters of contracts, making open market values of even pedestrian...
Via The Saints Nation
5 hours ago

Darryl Tapp gets snaps at DT in Nick Fairley’s absence

If Nick Fairley’s heart condition keeps him out this season, the Saints might tap into Darryl Tapp’s versatility. Tapp, despite his size, saw some snaps at defensive tackle in 2014 when Fairley was lost to a season-ending knee injury while both were with the Lions. Tapp also took some reps inside last week with Fairley…
Via Pro Football Talk
10 hours ago

Is Adrian Peterson the reincarnation of Marcus Allen?

Adrian Peterson has been the subject of major discussion for the New Orleans Saints this offseason. Rightfully so. The signing of Peterson has definitely lit visions of another Super Bowl in the minds of deserving Saints fans. Marcus Allen VS Adrian Peterson? I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine, D.C., about who […] Is Adrian Peterson the reincarnation of Marcus Allen...
Via Who Dat Dish
11 hours ago

2002 New Orleans Saints special teams takes top honors of past 30 years

Toby Gowin, John Carney, and Michael Lewis all hand a major hand in the Saints being named the top special teams unit from the past 30 years. Football Outsiders continued their series focused on Top 30 units in respective disciplines that’s been ran through ESPN. Today highlighted special teams, which has two New Orleans Saints teams on their list. Here’s what they had to say...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
11 hours ago

2011 New Orleans Saints offense named 5th-best of past 30 years

Football Outsiders put together their top 30 offenses from the past 30 years, and it’s hardly a shock to see the 2011 Saints here. Following up on the previous entry that had the 1991 New Orleans Saints defense ranked in the Top 30 units of the past 30 years, Football Outsiders put together the same list for their best offensive attacks. It’s not shocking that the 2011 Saints...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
16 hours ago

Tropical Storm Cindy reminds Saints’ fans of uneasiness in the ‘Big Easy’

Saints’ fans may forgive Mother Nature, but it’s never forgotten. While Cindy is no Katrina, that deep rooted worry and fear never goes away. Looking out of the window last night gave me a little “pit” in my stomach. Presumably, I’m not the the only one. The view gave an eerie reminder that another storm […] Tropical Storm Cindy reminds Saints’ fans of uneasiness in...
Via Who Dat Dish
17 hours ago

Despite His Shellfish Allergy, Adrian Peterson Has Been Tearing Up Oysters Since He Arrived In New Orleans

Adrian Peterson absolutely adores shellfish. He's also allergic to it, which creates quite the conundrum for the 32-year-old New Orleans Saints running back. AP made news five years ago when a bowl of shrimp gumbo caused his throat to close and his face to swell up. After rushing to a trainer, he ended up OK, but the scary reaction—known as anaphylaxis—helped him realize...
Via Stack
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Bill Belichick issues high praise (for him) about Brandin Cooks

Bill Belichick isn’t a rah-rah coach. In fact, words of praise from the lips of the New England Patriots head coach are about as rare as the mineral fingerite. So, when Belichick chooses to offer praise about a player, we should take note. On that note, the coach said some positive things about new receiver Brandin Cooks, acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Saints this offseason...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s seafood allergy hasn’t stopped him from enjoying city’s food

Despite his seafood allergy, Adrian Peterson has seen his body fat rise since he arrived in the city known for its good food. The Saints running back said he has “been tearing … up” charbroiled oysters. “When I first got here they [tested] my body fat, and it was like 7 or 8 [percent],” Peterson…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

The Saints' first season had a little bit of everything

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1 day ago

New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk could solve lingering problem

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Saints tackle Terron Armstead suffered labrum tear in bag drill

The old adage of “bags don’t hit back” may no longer be true.In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday, New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief revealed that fellow tackle Terron Armstead tore his labrum while hitting a bag during individual drills. Armstead, who was projected to start at left tackle for the Saints this season, was given this lengthy recovery timetable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Déjà Voodoo: New Orleans Saints lose left tackle Terron Armstead

With the run of luck the New Orleans Saints have had over the last few weeks, head coach Sean Payton might want to consider putting quarterback Drew Brees in a bubble for the rest of the offseason. Starting left tackle Terron Armstead suffered a torn labrum in practice that could reportedly cause him to miss nearly six months. This comes as another blow to a Saints offensive line...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson signing: 'This is our window'

The New Orleans Saints have not been hiding their excitement over the signing of future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson. All reports from Saints camp regarding the 32-year-old veteran have been positive.Despite missing all but three games with a knee injury last season, there’s a feeling around the running back that Peterson will be able to return to 2015 form. Remember...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terron Armstead reportedly out 4-6 months with torn labrum

The New Orleans Saints have been dealt a major blow on their offensive line, as Pro Bowl tackle Terron Armstead is expected to be out several months with a shoulder injury.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Armstead will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum. The left tackle is expected to miss 4-6 months. Armstead is tasked with protecting Drew Brees’ blind side...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson fires back at critics who say he can’t catch

Adrian Peterson has never been known as a pass-catching back, but the seven-time Pro Bowler doesn’t appreciate when people say that is due to his inability to catch a football.On Wednesday, Peterson said he finds it humorous when people say he can’t catch.“It’s always funny to me. … It’s like a lot of people say, ‘Well, he can’t catch the ball.’ And I’m like,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he's a better receiver than people think

One of the more notable moves of the NFL offseason was Adrian Peterson signing with the New Orleans Saints. Still, it created an apparent dilemma. For as many things as Peterson does well, he’s never been known as a particularly strong pass-catching back. So, how will he fit into the pass happy offense that Drew Brees runs?Peterson is not worried about his pass-catching skills...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson sets sights on playing until he’s 37

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson has been one of the aspects of this offseason hyped the most. Now he’s only adding a bit of his own hype to the mix. The Saints have had nothing but praise for Peterson so far. Let him tell it, he’s focusing on playing football for about five more years, or until he’s 37 years old. Here’s the interview in which he targets the...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints cancel OTAs to go on New Orleans scavenger hunt

The New Orleans Saints canceled Wednesday’s OTA session and instead opted to go on a team-wide scavenger hunt through its home city.While a team spokesperson declined to comment on the switch-up on plans, the social media activity of Saints players Chase Daniel and Cameron Jordan, per the New Orleans Times Picayune, appeared to confirm some kind of scavenger hunt skullduggery was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Drew Brees do awesome trick throws with viral stars Dude Perfect

Accuracy is one of the main traits that makes Drew Brees — the NFL’s all-time leader in completion percentage — so great.His receivers have always been able to rack up yards after the catch because he throws them open, hitting them in stride.That was on full display when he teamed up with the guys from Dude Perfect — Youtube stars — to produce a trick-shot video. Watch...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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