Originally written on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 8/7/13
The New Orleans Saints started the 2012 season in the midst of the bounty gate scandal, and finished the year with a disappointing, 7-9 record. Head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season, and the Saints clearly missed him. His return to the sidelines in 2013 will be a tremendous boost to this team. As far as signings go, the Saints had a relatively quiet offseason. The biggest names they brought in during free agency were corner back Keenan Allen, offensive tackle Jason Smith, and outside linebacker Victor Butler. On the other hand, the Saints lost some key pieces from last year’s team in free agency. Starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod signed with Chicago, running back Chris Ivory was traded to the Jets, and the Saints cut their ties with receiver Devery Henderson and defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis. With Payton back at the helm, the Saints are expecting another great season in 2013. Here is their season preview.  Offense Drew Brees is an absolute beast, and ev...
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