Found August 30, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Superdome in New Orleans will be ready for Tulane's Saturday night game against Rutgers, and by extension, it will be ready for the regular season following hurricane Isaac. Isaac wasn't expected to complicate the beginning of the Saints' home schedule on September 9th, it's never safe to write off such a possibility with a hurricane rolling through. Jeff Duncan reported, The stadium's roof, which was completely replaced in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina seriously damaged it in 2005, suffered no visible damage and there were no visible leaks in the building after a preliminary inspection Wednesday. Stadium officials still had not had time to conduct an exterior assessment because of dangerous weather conditions. The Saints begin their season September 9th playing the Washington Redskins and Robert Griffin III at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It now seems safe to say that the place ...

2012 NFL Depth Chart Updates: New Orleans Saints

OFFENSEQuarterback: (1) Drew Brees, (2) Chase Daniel, (3) Sean CanfieldDrew Brees, the record-breaking, highest-paid player in the league, is poised to be luminous again this year.Chase Daniel, constantly at the side and under the wing of Brees, has significantly improved since this time last year, as evidenced by his preseason performance.This year fans can breathe a sigh of relief...

Saints Nation: Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

Tonight we will find out what final cuts the Saints make to get down to the league mandated 53 man roster. There's a good chance the news of some will trickle in as the day progresses. Below is my final attempt at guessing the 53 man roster. Keep in mind, the roster below assumes Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Lawrence Wilson and Ramon Humber start week 1 on the suspended list....

Fantasy Football Pre-Season Top 10: Quarterbacks

Well, we have covered the Tight Ends. We have covered the Wide Receivers. We have covered the Running Backs. Now it's time for the most important position of them all.  Many would say the most important position in sports.  It's time to talk about the Quarterbacks. We are in a period where the Quarterback position is changing as radically as it has ever done.  We had...

Brees' pregame tweet supports city

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees used a Twitter post to express support for the city after Isaac lashed the area with high wind and flooding rain. In a post Thursday afternoon, Brees said: ''We are about to take the field in Tennessee, but our hearts are with New Orleans and its residents. May God watch over us all.'' The Saints were scheduled to play the...

New Orleans Saints and Kenny Britt: Why Suspensions Are So Varied

I swore I was going to start writing about my beloved Cowboys.But I can't let this pass.Yesterday, Kenny Britt's suspension was announced - a measly one game for an offender who was driving drunk, even after repeated run-ins with the law.Meanwhile, Jonathan Vilma serves a year for a bounty program that is still unproven in the minds of most people outside of the league office...

Roger Goodell pens letter to fans

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Saints again dealing with adversity as season approaches

When the Saints reported for training camp in late July, they seemed to want nothing more than a fresh start after a rocky offseason that they were more than eager to put in their rearview mirror. After a bounty scandal that rocked the league and an allegation that general manager Mickey Loomis eavesdropped on opposing coaches from his booth in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome a decade...

Saints place rookie Nick Toon on IR

AP The New Orleans Saints announced today that they’ve placed rookie wide receiver Nick Toon on injured reserve. The following Saints players were placed on reserve/injured: RB Joe Banyard, S Jose Gumbs, CB Marquis Johnson & WR Nick Toon. — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 1, 2012 Toon was playing well in training camp and the preseason.  

Titans 10, Saints 6

The New Orleans Saints took no chances in their final preseason game, resting all starters in a 10-6 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. The Saints now prepare to return home to storm-ravaged Louisiana and put a scandal-ridden offseason behind them. Saints interim coach Joe Vitt scratched 26 players, including starting quarterback Drew Brees and their top three running...

Titans win as Saints rest starters

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Panel hears NFLPA bounty appeal, no ruling yet

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Saints Loomis may be back for Week 1

The New Orleans Saints had hoped general manager Mickey Loomis could remain a stabilizing front-office force following the heavy damage caused to the area by Hurricane Isaac. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell allegedly displayed sympathy - to a point. A league source told that Goodell was willing to toll Loomis' pending eight-game suspension heading into Week 1 of...
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