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The New Orleans Saints 50 for 50 series continues: No.48, ‘Beer Man’ delivers

Some people will say dreams are great, until the alarm clock goes off. Michael Lewis may have a slightly different take on that. This is his story. For most people at the age of 25, the childhood dreams usually subside into the current day reality. The daily grind is something that most working Americans do everyday […] The New Orleans Saints 50 for 50 series continues: No.48...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 hour ago

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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints News, 8/24/16: Unger and Edebali Back in Practice; Rankins on Road to Recovery

Max Unger and Kasim Edebali were back Wednesday, citing their early exits Tuesday as cramps related to the extreme humidity in Metairie. Sheldon Rankins, who suffered a broken fibula, is on schedule with his rehab and seems to be progressing well. It's @EAMaddenNFL day!!! #Madden17 ⚜ pic.twitter.com/gHGnglT5sU — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 23, 2016 ...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
2 hours ago

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
3 hours 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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints special teams remains enigma as season approaches

Thomas Morstead. That’s the face of Saints special teams, and we know he will perform as an elite punter in the league. But more times than not, Morstead has been carrying a mediocre special teams unit on his back as the one shining light. Beyond that, we have no idea was his supporting cast will be. As we enter week 3 of the preseason there’s still tons of uncertainty. We don’t...
Via The Saints Nation
11 hours ago

Sean Payton: I’d try to get Michael Thomas in fantasy football

Plenty of people will be taking part in fantasy football drafts in the coming weeks and they’re likely looking high and low for an edge that can put them in the winner’s circle come the end of the season. Saints coach Sean Payton might not be the likeliest tipster for such information, but he’s offering…
Via Pro Football Talk
12 hours ago

New Orleans Saints Rookie WR Michael Thomas to be a Fantasy Football Star

Sean Payton thinks it’ll happen, and he should know. Former Ohio State Buckeye Michael Thomas continues to impress in camp and through the first two weeks of the preseason. New Orleans Saints head coach, when asked about the rookie Wideout said this: Payton on Michael Thomas: "I don't do fantasy football, but I would get him." #Saints— Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
13 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who will make the Saints’ 53 man roster? (Updated prediction)

The Saints are known to find hidden gems through later rounds of the draft and through free-angency — will any of them make the team this year? We give our prediction of what the final 53 will look like – Two weeks of preseason football are in the books, and there’s a pretty clear view of […] Who will make the Saints’ 53 man roster? (Updated prediction) - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

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

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

Can Sean Payton adapt to this 2016 New Orleans Saints team?

After two 7-9 seasons in a row, Sean Payton is now in a very different position. There will surely be a different identity that Payton will need to find in 2016. Payton has proven that he can win. Payton has brought a championship to New Orleans, that has never been close in the previous 30 years. The Saints have […] Can Sean Payton adapt to this 2016 New Orleans Saints team...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien: ‘Good to see’ Jadeveon Clowney disruptive against Saints

The Houston Texans have patiently waited for former top pick Jadeveon Clowney to assert himself as a dominant edge player in the NFL. The long wait might be coming to an end. Clowney was a terror against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, registering a sack, a quarterback pressure and a tackle for a loss in an encouraging overall performance ahead of the 2016 season. “Overall...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Drew Brees QB give his pregame team pep talk

New Orleans Saints Drew Brees QB give his pregame team pep talk
Via NOLA.com
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Saints top pick Rankins has fractured fibula

A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints defensive tackle and first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins has been diagnosed with a broken fibula, an injury that occurred Monday during training camp practice in West Virginia. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Saints haven't disclosed Rankins' injury, says Rankins...
Via Associated Press
9 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
9 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady honored with spellout from cheerleaders

Tom Brady may not have been playing for the New England Patriots in their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, but he certainly wasn’t forgotten by those at Gillette Stadium. Cheerleaders who were appearing in the pregame festivities spelled out Brady’s name: #Brady #PatsNation #Patriots #NOvsNE #Boston #Tommy pic.twitter.com/XX3BVeizGe — Lauren...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints teammates: Drew Brees ‘having one of the best camps of his career’

Veteran teammates are giving rave reviews of quarterback Drew Brees from New Orleans Saints training camp. Tackle Zach Strief and backup quarterback Luke McCown both told Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune that Brees is “having one of the best camps of his career.” Facing the New England Patriots in an intra-squad scrimmage Tuesday, Brees led the Saints to a touchdown...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuhn writes heartfelt farewell to Packers fans

During his nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, fullback John Kuhn was a fan favorite. The Green Bay faithful cheered when he touched the football, and loved chanting “Kuuuuuuuuuhhnnnnn” at Lambeau Field and on the road. This week, Kuhn signed a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Saints, meaning he’ll be leaving the green and gold behind. Many Packer fans were distressed...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints rookie WR Mike Thomas catching on early

The transition of playing wide receiver in college to the NFL is a tedious task to master. For some, it takes years to become productive at the position, but in rare cases, recent guys like Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans become instant success stories. New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas is looking to join the lineage of immediate successes at wide receiver....
Via The Sports Fan Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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