SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Business owner indicted in shooting death of former Saints star Will Smith

A business owner has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, a grand jury determined Thursday. Cardell Hayes also faces charges of attempted second-degree murder after police said Hayes shot and wounded Smith's wife, Raquel, after a traffic dispute in New Orleans on April 9. Hayes' Hummer reportedly...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Man indicted in shooting of ex-Saints player

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on the case of a man who is accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A grand jury has indicted a business owner on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. The indictment was read Thursday. Cardell...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

TBT: Sean Payton looks back on 2006 draft class

The New Orleans Saints are just hours away from making the 12th-overall selection, barring any trades. The intensity and excitement of the draft is hear, folks. It’s been a long wait. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football: Ten NFL Draft sleepers NFL Draft: Our final mock draft of the year NFL Draft: Five things about the class of 2016 Tom Brady: Five teams who gain the most from his...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will the Saints to make any big moves at the draft?

The New Orleans Saints have the 12th-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft which is now just hours away. But it begs the question: Are they… a) Happy with their position b) Unhappy; want to trade up c) Overwhelmed; want to trade down AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: Our final mock draft of the year NFL Draft: Five things about the class of 2016 Tom Brady: Five teams who gain the most from...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Watch: Saints GM Mickey Loomis reflects on Will Smith, Hokie Gajan

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis reflects on former players Will Smith and Hokie Gajan, who both died in early April. Loomis spoke Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
Via NOLA.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hearing for man accused of killing Saints player Will Smith

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Prosecutors will have to present witnesses against the man accused of killing retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith at a hearing Thursday, unless a grand jury indicts him first. Police say 28-year-old Cardell Hayes shot the star defensive end and Smith's wife late April 9, killing Smith and hitting Racquel Smith in both legs. Felony defendants who have...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Watch Drew Brees talk about his reaction if the Saints drafted a QB in the first round

Brees: "It wouldn't be the first time that I've been on a time where they took a quarterback in the first round ... to come take my position and I would take the exact same approach now that I did then, which is, it's my team, it's my job."
Via NOLA.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Watch: Saints draft board has more players on defense than offense, Mickey Loomis says

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the team has more players on defense than offense on its draft board, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
Via NOLA.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM slams Ian Rapoport: ‘Another miss by that reporter’

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis isn’t fond of NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. The two have a history, and Rapoport recently came out with a report that must have touched a nerve. Rapoport had a scoop on Tuesday in which he said the Saints had looked into the cost of moving up to No. 1 overall. He also said the Saints were still considering moving up into the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Drew Brees: Pace of contract talks not hurting team

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Drew Brees asserts that his contract talks with the Saints hasn't hampered the club's ability to acquire top free agents this offseason because he is committed to negotiating an extension that would improve the Saints' financial flexibility. The quarterback said in an interview with the Associated Press that he was ''on board'' with New Orleans' recent bid to...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brees: Conversations ongoing concerning new contract

The $30 million cap hit the New Orleans Saints will absorb in the final year of Drew Brees’ contract in 2016 hangs like an albatross around the organization’s neck, leading many to believe the team and the quarterback will work out a more cap-friendly contract extension sooner rather than later. But Brees, appearing Tuesday morning on NFL Network’s “NFL HQ,” had nothing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Saints had plans to move up to No. 1 for QB

Of all the teams that could realistically draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday, the New Orleans Saints weren’t one that had the immediate need. However, it looks like the team actually had plans to do exactly what the Los Angeles Rams did a little over a week ago. According to NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport, the Saints actually were in...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: This Saints fan has the most epic sign ever

The New Orleans Saints had the league’s worst scoring defense in 2015, as well as the second worst in yards surrendered. AROUND COVER32 Tom Brady: Five teams who gain the most from his suspension NFL Draft: Five things about the class of 2016 NFL Draft: The top ten safety prospects However, besides the draft this Thursday, there may be a solution to the team’s problems: Should...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blogger intel on Saints new LB Nate Stupar from @TheFalcoholic

I caught up with Dave Choate of the Falcoholic to get some tidbits on the special teams ace and backup linebacker Nate Stupar. As much as I hate the Falcons, he’s actually a really entertaining follow on Twitter, and a good sport generally. So check him out. Here’s what he had to say about Stupar: Andrew from Saints Nation: Does this guy have any realistic shot at starting,...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

“Murderer’s Row” will define the 2016 Saints

Like many, the second the schedule comes out I go through counting wins and losses. And like many, I either find myself with a runaway playoff team or a prodigious loser (amazing how few of us see a schedule from year to year and manage to find the middle truth of 7-9/8-8). This year I … didn’t. Don’t ask me why, maybe years of missing the mark wore on me. Or perhaps it’s...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Triplett: After losing Josh Norman bid, Saints must address CB need

There is no questioning that the New Orleans Saints need to address multiple positions on the defensive side of the ball. One was cornerback and after losing out on Josh Norman, one reporter believes that it is a priority for the team. ESPN’s Mike Triplett, who specifically covers the Saints, has been ranking the team’s biggest needs. It just so happens that on Saturday, just...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith’s tragic death felt by many

Will Smith, a Superbowl champion for the New Orleans Saints and one of the best defensive linemen in the history of the Saint’s franchise, was fatally shot and killed last Saturday night at 2:00am in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The senseless crime was committed over a car accident gone wrong, and the suspect responsible for his death is facing the possibility...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu is 'taking a break' after deactivating social media accounts

Tyrann Mathieu is taking a break from social media. The Arizona Cardinals safety deactivated his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page on Friday with his reps telling ESPN that he’s “taking a break for a while.” They also said he doesn’t have a timeline when he’s going to return. Denise White, the CEO of EAG Sports Management, told ESPN the deactivations aren’t linked...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Slain former NFL star Will Smith had a loaded gun inside of his car when he was killed

Details surrounding the shooting death of former Saints defensive end Will Smith over the weekend continue to emerge. The latest report out of New Orleans indicates Smith had a loaded gun inside of his car when he was shot by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes following a confrontation over a car wreck. BREAKING: Police: Former Saints player Will Smith had loaded pistol inside car when...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith may have been involved in hit-and-run before murder

Former NFL defensive lineman Will Smith may have been involved in a hit-and-run minutes before he was shot and killed Saturday night. Surveillance footage that was obtained by WVUE in New Orleans shows a Mercedes SUV apparently bumping into a Hummer at a red light. Police say those vehicles match the descriptions of the vehicles that were being driven by Smith and the man accused...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees sad, angry at New Orleans after Will Smith murder

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton spoke out against gun violence in the city on Monday following the tragic death of pass-rusher Will Smith who was shot and killed earlier this week following a minor car accident. Now, quarterback Drew Brees is joining him in the public discussion. Speaking on WWL Radio on Monday, Brees explained how the news made him upset with the city...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints commentator Hokie Gajan dies at 56

It has been an absolutely brutal and sad week for fans of the New Orleans Saints. Two days after former defensive end and team captain Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans, the team’s longtime radio color commentator, Hokie Gajan, died at age 56 following a bout with cancer. Ironically, Smith and Gajan were already scheduled to be inducted together into the Saints Hall...
Via Rumors and Rants
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: “Our city is broken.”

Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, continues to be unsettled after the death of former defensive end Will Smith who was senselessly shot Saturday night. On Monday, in his first interview since Smith’s death, Payton plead for more gun control. Although it might be an unpopular belief within the state of Louisianna, he said, “so be it.” Payton is not looking...
Via Rumors and Rants
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Will Smith have connection to alleged murderer?

The man accused of murdering former Saints Pro Bowler Will Smith once filed a lawsuit against the city of New Orleans, and Smith dined with one of the defendants in that suit hours before his death. Cardell Hayes, who has been charged with second degree murder, was the plaintiff in a high-profile case against the city centering around the death of Hayes’s father at the hands of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Saints DE Will Smith murdered in road rage incident

The NFL community and the New Orleans area is dealing with an unthinkable tragedy early Sunday morning. Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death on Camp Street in the city on Sunday morning. NOPD at the scene indicates that Will Smith was murdered in a road rage incident. He was shot by a guy driving a hummer. — Brett Michael (@thecajunboy) April 10...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Saints News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 biggest takeaways from the NBA playoffs thus far

QUIZ: Name every No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft since 1985

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

10 bold predictions for the first round of the NFL Draft

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Lightning vs. Islanders

Four surprises from Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

QUIZ: Name every MLB player to hit four home runs in one game

The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs' 'road ice advantage'

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker