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SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: New Orleans Saints release veteran running back Pierre Thomas

The latest cap casualty for the New Orleans Saints is running back Pierre Thomas. Earlier today NFL insider Ian Rapoport tweeted an update that reported the Saints have told Thomas that they are moving on without him: More #Saints news: They’ve informed veteran RB Pierre Thomas that they are releasing him, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015 According to...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Release Pierre Thomas

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints have reportedly released running back Pierre Thomas. Thomas made the Saints squad as an undrafted free agent in 2007. In eight seasons with the Saints, Thomas racked up 3,745 rushing yards, 2,608 receiving yards and 48 touchdowns. Unfortunately for Thomas, the Saints are in dire straits when it comes to their 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Inform RB Pierre Thomas That He Will Be Released

If the Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in signing a veteran free agent running back during the offseason to back up Le’Veon Bell next season, they’ll certainly have several to choose from. As of Wednesday, we can now add Pierre Thomas to the long list of future unemployed running backs as the New Orleans Saints will […] Saints Inform RB Pierre Thomas That He Will Be Released...
Via Steelers Depot
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints cut RB Pierre Thomas

The New Orleans Saints are currently about $20 million over the cap, and they are in a nightmare area to say the very least. Pierre Thomas is the latest move for them as they try to cut some money off the books. More #Saints news: They’ve informed veteran RB Pierre Thomas that they are releasing him, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015 It was a smart...
Via Sports-Glory
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints inform Pierre Thomas of release

This one hurts. One of the most team oriented consummate professionals of the Sean Payton era Saints. More to follow.   More #Saints news: They’ve informed veteran RB Pierre Thomas that they are releasing him, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton on the trade block

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. According to a report by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints are shopping linebacker Curtis Lofton: The #Saints are shopping LB Curtis Lofton, who had 144 tackles in 2014 and has played in 16 games every year of his career. Unexpected. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015 As productive as Lofton has been it makes sense...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints shopping LB Curtis Lofton

The New Orleans Saints are shopping linebacker Curtis Lofton, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.   The 28-year-old Lofton had 145 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 16 games played last season. The eight-year pro hasn’t missed a single game as a member of the Saints and Atlanta Falcons. Lofton is signed through the 2017 seasons with a club option for...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Reportedly Fielding Trade Offers For LB Curtis Lofton

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Saints are in the process of fielding trade offers for LB Curtis Lofton. New Orleans obviously is in a very difficult financial situation right now, which has forced them to consider parting ways with some notable players. Lofton, 28, still has three years remaining on his five-year, $27.5 ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eagles could look top sign Mark Ingram in free agency

According to Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV, after trading running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills, 'rumblings' of the team being interested in Saints free agent running back Mark Ingram are surfacing. Chip Kelly could be looking for a straight-line rusher for his spread offense. I've heard rumblings about the Eagles being interested in Mark Ingram, with today's trade those now make...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles interested in Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram will be a sought after free agent if he hits the open market next week. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) According to Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV in Gannett, Louisiana, the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in signing running back Mark Ingram once he becomes a free agent next week. I've heard rumblings about the Eagles being interested in Mark Ingram, with today's trade those now...
Via Down and Distance
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Could Have Interest In Saints Free Agent RB Mark Ingram?

Lyons Yellin of WWL TV has heard “rumblings” that the Eagles could have interest in Saints free agent RB Mark Ingram. This came after the news broke last night that the Eagles had traded RB LeSean McCoy to the Bills in return for Kiko Alonso. Saints HC Sean Payton recently mentioned that Ingram is “someone that ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees doesn’t fare well in latest QB Rankings

Quarterback remains the most-important position in all of sports, but that doesn’t mean it’s not evolving. In fact, the past 10 years have seen a drastic shift in the way success is defined behind center. No longer are quarterbacks asked to simply stand in the pocket and deliver passes to receiver. More and more, they are becoming dynamic, two-way threats, players who can torment...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Saints should pick Danny Shelton at 13

What is large, round, and would look amazing in Black and Gold? Danny Shelton. This human tank is probably the best defensive lineman in this draft outside of Williams and could be the ideal pickup for Rob Ryan and his 3-4 packages. Shelton is a monster of a man with enormous power that masks surprising athleticism. He is not only able to get great push and stop the run, but is also...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marques Colston re-structuring contract to stay with Saints?

An encouraging couple of tweets regarding Colston’s chances of staying below:   Schefter says the Saints are expected to restructure Colston’s deal on NFL Insiders — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015 Schefter said releasing Colston is unlikely. — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton and the Saints Hope to Re-Sign Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints would love to keep running back Mark Ingram, one of the few players who actually shined last season. However, the team is in horrific trouble when it comes to the salary cap which currently is in a deficit to the tune of $21.9 million. The Saints, who are coming off of a miserable 2014 season, will need to create small miracles in the coming weeks in order...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Was So Important About A Blocked Punt?

It was the third week of the 2006 NFL regular season. The New Orleans Saints were awarded a home game on the 2006 Monday Night Football lineup. They went up against their division rival the Atlanta Falcons who were then led by explosive quarterback Michael Vick. This was the Saints first home game in almost two seasons due to the fact that their home was damaged by Hurricane Katrina...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 6 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Virtual Reality Could Be More Than A Fantasy For NFL’s Future

There was an interesting article posted on the league’s website yesterday that centered around comments made recently by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who is evidently in support of incorporating virtual reality as a training technique for quarterbacks. The article also touches on other technological elements of advancing the game that I think […] Virtual Reality...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the New Orleans Saints' Plans at Tight End?

Since the beginning of the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, the Saints have been a team that utilized the tight-end position extremely well; this has been a huge part of their offensive success. In 2014 the Saints tight ends were, like always, a huge part of the offense's scheme. So if New Orleans wants to keep this strategy heading into 2015, what changes need to made? Last season, the...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Insider: Brandin Cooks

In his rookie season, Brandin Cooks showed tremendous athleticism. From the reverse to the 'go route,' this Oregon State Beaver did it all. After being drafted by the Saints, it seemed that Sean Payton already knew where and when to put Cooks in for the big play. His debut season had high expectations, and those expectations were fulfilled. With 53 receptions and 550 yards, Cooks...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Saints overcome salary cap issues?

The New Orleans Saints entered this past regular season with Super Bowl aspirations. A year removed from earning a playoff spot, Drew Brees and company seemed destined to control the landscape in the NFC South. What followed was one of the most disappointing seasons in recent franchise history. New Orleans finished with a 7-9 record and in second place in a historically bad division...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Facing a Crossroads in 2015 Season

When training camp began in August of last year for the New Orleans Saints at West Virginia's Greenbrier facility, there were many, including myself, who had expectations of the Saints not only winning the NFC South Division, but also being in the thick of the hunt for a Super Bowl berth? And why not? The defense was coming off of a season where they had finished ranked No. 4 in...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sticking with Rob Ryan, but for how long?

The Saints organization, lead by Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis, have stopped short of giving any endorsement of Rob Ryan at any turn in the process of this offseason. Despite numerous press conferences since the end of the season with both, and despite continually being asked about Ryan specifically, both Payton and Loomis have declined to comment on his status with the team. The...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

King takes a stand, defends Sharper’s HOF credentials

File this one under “ooooook?” Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has always positioned himself as the the public arbiter and keeper of the flame for the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting committee.  King has always taken the task very seriously and notably shamed Dan Le Batard for giving his Baseball HoF vote over to Deadspin readers. That’s fine.  That’s King’s prerogative...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson cuts ties with kids, grandkids

The New Orleans Saints picked the perfect time to drop the ball.   While DeflateGate was dominating every sports headline this week, Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson fired his grandaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, as owner and vice chairperson. He also cut ties with Benson LeBlanc, his daughter Renee LeBlanc and his grandson Ryan LeBlanc, sending them this letter...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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