Found July 25, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Sean Payton is back in control of the New Orleans Saints, ready to put the Bounty Scandal behind him and motivated to start a fresh quest for another Super Bowl Championship. When Saints Training Camp opened Thursday, one of Payton's first orders of business was to voice appreciation for the relationship he has with team owner Tom Benson despite the ups and downs of last season, including rumors he would be the head coach of a different team right now. "Every year that I've been here - and I'm going on my eighth season along with Mickey Loomis - it's gotten stronger and stronger. I, as a coach, appreciate more and more who I work for and the organization I work for. All that talk this offseason, so much of it was just speculation. I think I have the best job in football. I've got an owner that's been 100 percent supportive of what we do, and that's the number one reason why we've won. That's not necessarily the norm. That doesn't exist ...

Mickey Loomis: Saints have talked about signing Jimmy Graham to an extension

After signing quarterback Drew Brees to a contract extension last year, the Saints now need to take care of tight end Jimmy Graham who’s in the final year of his current contract. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis told the media that they have talked about signing Graham to an extension. “He knows we want to have him here long-term, for his entire career, and I think he wants...

Saints and TE Jimmy Graham talking contract extension

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham had a quiet summer and that is a good thing considering what the former top two tight end have gone through this offseason. Graham is now the undisputed top TE in the business thanks to Rob Gronkowski’s health issues and the Aaron Hernandez saga. The Saints realize that and are working with Graham’s agent trying to hammer out a long term...

Marques Colston lands on the PUP list

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints have added wide receiver Marques Colston to their PUP list. The Sains are letting Colston rest his foot before he gets on the field with his teammates.  He had foot issues last season.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Marques Colston lands on the PUP list appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Saints Have High Expectations For Mark Ingram

According to Mike Florio of, Saints coach Sean Payton said Thursday that he has "high expectations" for third-year running back Mark Ingram.Fantasy Spin:Even if it is true that Ingram is in the best shape of his NFL career, as Payton said Thursday, it's difficult to get excited about his fantasy prospects this year. The Saints ran the ball just 370...

Fantasy Football Preview: Top Ten Tight Ends- Part 1

TE Jimmy Graham has put himself among the elite since coming to the league in 2010. Read why I believe he will be the best fantasy tight end come 2013. This past week I have brought to you who I think will be the top ten wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks in this upcoming 2013 NFL season. Today, I will bring to you who I think will be the top ten tight ends in 2013,...

Saints Nation: Patrick Robinson Out a While

Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton came clean in their press conference a couple days ago now that P-Rob had his knee scoped, which landed him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Now the 4th year corner is apparently set to likely miss some preseason games, at the very least, which gives a tremendous opportunity to the guys behind him. While Keenan Lewis and Jabari Greer stand...

Saints place Roman Harper, Victor Butler, Patrick Robinson on PUP list

The New Orleans Saints have placed linebacker Victor Butler, safety Roman Harper and cornerback Patrick Robinson on the physically unable to perform list, according to Ian Rapoport of Rapoport indicated that it's not surprising to see Butler hit the PUP list. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in June, and there's a chance he could miss the entire...

Saints Nation Podcast: How the Saints' Offense Can Return to 2011 Version

New Season, New Podcast! Now with better sound and Kick @#$ Open! Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation joins Ralph to preview training camp and wonders if they got Sean Payton drunk what would he say is the biggest worry heading into 2013.  They also try to figure out what are the keys to the Saints offense returning to 2011 form. Andrew breaks down the running game struggles and...

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis optimistic about extending Jimmy Graham's contract

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was relaxed even chipper in his press conference Thursday on the eve of training camp. No surprise there since Loomis has already signed all of the team's 2013 draft picks and won't have to deal with any holdouts when camp starts Friday morning. But looming in the background maybe even the forefront are the expiring contracts...

Saints Nation: Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Specialists

Special teams is relatively stable and shouldn't feature much competition. In fact, the only battle is at kicker, since the Saints aren't even bothering bringing more than one punter and one long snapper to camp. That kind of stability is nice, as special teams is largely a stable unit. And while it won't be mentioned in the player presentation below, who ends up the...

Saints Nation: Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Safety

As training camp opens today, I'm excited to blog about what I view as the deepest and most intriguing tandem position on the roster. The Saints have a lot of veteran and young talent that all deserve to make this team. Traditionally the team has kept four or maybe five safeties. This year, I really think six should be kept. I'm surprised at the team's desire to stockpile...

Vilma excited for upcoming season

Although the bounty scandal is now behind Jonathan Vilma, so are nine punishing NFL seasons. The Saints linebacker and longtime defensive captain appreciates that many will wonder if he's lost a step after 870 tackles since turning pro in 2004, not to mention several knee procedures in the past two years. Vilma responds confidently to the skepticism, saying his rehabilitation...
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