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Jahri Evans: Older, but still elite

New Green Bay Packers G Jahri Evans, 33,  is eyeing to make the most of his newfound opportunity with the team. While retirement could have been an option at his age, Evans felt he’d be a great fit for the right team… … and that team was Green Bay: “I was just waiting on a phone call from a team like Green Bay,” Evans said, via Ryan Wood of the Journal-Sentinel. “They...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees to appear as guest on Dude Perfect

If you’re a fan of Drew Brees and Dude Perfect, like myself, you’re going to be happy about this! The Dude Perfect official Twitter account tweet earlier that the two parties would not only be meeting but would be collaborating for an official YouTube video. Drew Brees later confirmed the collab. For those of you who […] Drew Brees to appear as guest on Dude Perfect - Who...
Via Who Dat Dish
2 hours ago

Intel on Saints 2nd Round Pick Utah FS Marcus Williams from Salt Lake Tribune sports writer @KyleGoon

As our Saints draft pick intel series continues I was especially thankful to get this guest, who is a well respected sports writer in the business, in Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune. Many thanks to Kyle to taking the time out of his very busy schedule and please be sure to check him out on Twitter. Below is our Q&A and what he had to say about new Saints safety Marcus Williams...
Via The Saints Nation
8 hours ago

New Orleans Saints News: NFL mourns loss of Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy

After a long and illustrious career with the Seattle Seahawks, Cortez Kennedy served as an advisor for Mickey Loomis and the Saints. Today, he passed away at the age of 48. Across the NFL, there was an outpouring of affection for defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy. His career spanned from 1990-2000, and was eventually inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 class...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
14 hours ago

Player Profile: Adam Bighill

Saints attempt to strike gold with another CFL player in Adam Bighill. After cornerback Delvin Breaux became a standout starter for New Orleans in just his first season with the team (2015), the Saints have signed 5 other Canadian Football League players. Two of those players come via this past offseason, including defensive back Adam […] Player Profile: Adam Bighill - Who Dat...
Via Who Dat Dish
19 hours ago

New Orleans Saints Sophomore Spotlight: Ken Crawley

Will Saints second-year cornerback Ken Crawley continue the progress he made as a rookie in 2016? At this time last year, former Colorado defensive back Ken Crawley was an undrafted college free agent preparing for his first NFL minicamp with the New Orleans Saints. Competition for playing time would be fierce, not to mention the usual uphill struggles that accompany any undrafted...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
19 hours ago

Why the New Orleans Saints Could Win it All, Part II: Running Backs

You-know-who is the back-up to Mark Ingram... To see previous Parts, click below: Part I: Offensive Line -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 2016, the New Orleans Saints’ Running Backs had a spectacular year as a group. Mark Ingram finished with a career-high 1,043 rushing yards for the season, as the first Saints Running Back to pass...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
22 hours ago

Saints offseason in full swing as OTAs begin

The New Orleans Saints are back on the field. While we’re all stuck here behind our computers, waiting for the pindrop of breaking news and flipping through youtube highlights of Stephone Anthony — yes, he has potential, shut up, I can’t hear you – our New Orleans Saints are out there sweating. Phase III of the […] Saints offseason in full swing as OTAs begin - Who Dat...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

WATCH: Former Saints CB Jabari Greer on the new medical clinic for former NFL players at Tulane Medical ...

Via NOLA.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush claims teams are still interested in him

Some people might think that Reggie Bush already has retired. Not only has he not retired, but he plans to keep playing. The 32-year-old running back isn’t ready to call it a career just yet even if the statistics suggest he doesn’t have much left in the tank. Bush ran the ball 12 times for minus-3 yards for the Bills last season with one touchdown. Despite those numbers, he says...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush still wants to play in 2017

Free agent running back Reggie Bush is a player that has not been in news headlines in a while. Bush, who turned 32 in March, came out of the woodwork and said he still wants to play.“That’s my plan,” Bush said on NFL Network’s Up To The Minute Live, per Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “Going into year 12, I still feel like I have a lot left to prove, a lot left to give this...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints bring back tackle Bryce Harris

The Saints had three years to look at Bryce Harris, but apparently another few days convinced them. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are signing the veteran tackle, who recently attended their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Harris spent his first three years with the Saints (2012-14), but was claimed off…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Drew Brees would not tell his wife if he suffered a concussion

Given the storm that Gisele Bundchen caused when commenting on alleged concussions suffered by her husband, Tom Brady (which the NFL has disputed), it’s only natural that other NFL stars are being asked for their opinions. One of those stars was New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who appeared on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday.Patrick initially asked Brees if he...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints OL Cameron Lee on trying to make the team as an undrafted free agent

Via NOLA.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the New Orleans Saints running backs

If there are two adjectives that describe the New Orleans Saints’ backfield for the upcoming season, they would be dynamic and explosive. The Saints currently have two running backs on their active roster, former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and shifty power back Travaris Cadet. With the additions of former league MVP Adrian Peterson and third-round draft pick Alvin Kamara...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Saints offense transitioning to run first?

Sean Payton, run the football? Crazy, right? Consider how the run/pass balance has gone since 2006 in the Sean Payton era (note: 2012 he was suspended for Bountygate):Year Run % Pass % Pass Play % Ranking 2006 43.02% 56.98% 11th 2007 36.98% 63.02% 2nd 2008 38.01% 61.99% 4th 2009 44.84% 55.16% 24th 2010 34.96% 65.04% 2nd 2011 37.64% 62.36% 3rd 2012 34.68% 65.32% 4th 2013 37.22% 62...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wide receiver Bruce Thompson on trying out for the Saints

Via NOLA.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2017 game predictions for weeks 9-17

  While the first half of the Saints‘ 2017 schedule isn’t exactly encouraging, the second-half features a few must-win games and five-out-of-nine games against division rivals. Week 9: Nov. 5, 12 p.m. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers In week 14 of last year, Tampa Bay held the Saints to just 11 points, the lowest amount they scored all season.  The Buccaneers won that game by just...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees talks up Mark Ingram-Adrian Peterson combo

Mark down New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees as someone excited about the team’s backfield going into next year.Most seemed to shrug off the Saints adding veteran Adrian Peterson in free agency. It was a bit of a bargain buy, as Peterson likely settled for a contract right before the draft so he’d actually be able to play next year. The Saints ended up drafting Alvin Kamara...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints reportedly not looking to trade Mark Ingram

With the New Orleans Saints having signed one of the best running backs in NFL history in Adrian Peterson, there have been some rumblings that Mark Ingram could be on the trading block.Not so, say multiple reporters.After Saints center Max Unger suffered a foot injury last week that could force him to miss the start of the season, there was speculation that Ingram could become expendable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints' Max Unger could return in preseason

A day after it looked like he would miss the start of the regular season, the news about Max Unger is a little better.A source told Pro Football Talk that the Saints are counting on the center to return during the preseason. Unger was bothered by a foot injury last season and missed a Week 14 game because of it. It was the only game Unger missed since the Seahawks traded him to...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Malcolm Butler ‘badly’ wanted to play for Saints

With the NFL Draft having come and gone, Malcolm Butler is all but certain to be stuck in New England for at least another season. While it doesn’t appear the star cornerback has any plans to hold out, it’s clear things have not gone to plan for him in the past month or so.Butler reported to the Patriots’ offseason program this week, but Mike Giardi of CSNNE.com reports that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson out for ‘revenge’ in season opener vs. Vikings

Look out. When New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson faces his former Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 next season, he’ll be out for “revenge.”In a bit of happenstance that couldn’t have been more fortuitous for the NFL, the Vikings will host the Saints in one of two opening-week games on “Monday Night Football.” That means a national audience will get the opportunity...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: ‘In my mind, I feel like I have a lot of years left’

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson was at the team’s facility on Tuesday to make his first public comments since signing a free agent contract last month.A future Hall of Famer, Peterson saw the Minnesota Vikings decline his option for the 2017 season prior to the start of free agency. He then had to wait a few long weeks before finally inking a deal with New Orleans...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Werder asked by ESPN to cover NFL Draft day after being laid off

Ed Werder’s week went from disappointing to uncomfortable after the company that laid him off asked him to do work for them the following day.Werder was one of many ESPN reporters who learned last week that he was losing his job. The longtime reporter joined “The Doomsday Podcast” for an interview and said that ESPN added insult to injury by asking him to cover the draft by...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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