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New Orleans Saints
This time last year, the New Orleans Saints were headed into a territory that no other team has ever been.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell placed a suspension on the Saints like no other in NFL history. Among the suspensions were players, coaches, and even the the team GM Mickey Loomis got the axe for almost half of the season. The most profound and cost worthy suspension had to go to head coach Sean Payton who was terminated for the whole 2012-13 season. It had to be weird and yet humbling to be Sean, watching games at home as a fan like most of us do and not as the head of the snake just a few years removed from the 2009 Super Bowl and world champ honors.Fast forward now to the present day. The players are back (Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma), GM Mickey Loomis is back, and most importantly the chief guru Sean Payton is back to partner with his on field protege quarterback Drew Brees. It won’t be easy for the Saints though getting back to glory. The offense will be a well-oiled r...
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Ask any NFL General Manager and they will tell you they always want a young quarterback to develop.
The New Orleans Saints signed six players to their practice squad including rookie quarterback Ryan Griffin.
The four-year letterman played in 42 games for Tulane completing 836-of-1396 passes (.599) for 9,026 yards, 56 touchdowns and 35 interceptions while catching a pass for...
The first practice of Robert Meachem's second stint with the Saints ended, he pulled off his No. 17 jersey and shoulder pads, then started running extra pass routes for Drew Brees on a mostly empty field.
Those moments on Wednesday afternoon brought back fond memories of a time when he was thought of as something far better than a free-agent flame-out.
''Me and Drew...
Robert Meachem wanted a fresh start.
Better yet he decided Tuesday would be a return home.
The former Chargers wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Saints the team with which he spent his first four NFL seasons before coming to San Diego in March 2012. The four-year contract guaranteed him $14 million his first two seasons but the agreement proved a poor fit for both sides...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints have placed linebacker Jonathan Vilma on injured reserve with a designation to return as he continues to recover from knee surgery.
Sources: The #Saints plan to place LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) on Injured Reserve designated to return
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2013
This means that Vilma won’t be able to return...
The Saints' coaching staff has been emphasizing one particular stat this week, ahead of the Saints home opener against the Atlanta Falcons.
Historically, these two rivals punish each other until literally the final seconds.
"Seven of our last ten games with the Falcons, since Mike Smith has been the head coach, have been decided by the last possession," quarterback...
With Joseph Morgan out for the year, it seems that the Saints will kick the tires of their former wide out. Meachem was an animal for Drew Brees and company before leaving in free agency to the Chargers. Brees will love to have Meachem back, but is Meachem good enough to come back and play? […]
Ever go to a fancy-schmancy restaurant but vacillate on what to order? Seems like Sean Payton had the same dilemma recently, but in the end settled on the perfect meal, Roasted Falcon. It’s a tender dish, but if the bird is not plucked, boiled, and cooked properly, it can lend a gamey taste. I recently read how our darling boys, Curtis Lofton and Junior Galette, adore plucking...
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma could end up missing a few games after undergoing a knee procedure this preseason.
Jonathan Vilma was looking forward to starting the 2013 season on a much better note than how 2012 began for him and the Bountygate-affected New Orleans Saints.
That won’t be the case for the veteran linebacker, as he...
Free agent wide receiver Robert Meachem appears to be ready to sign with the Saints.Fantasy Spin:Meachem played with New orleans from 2008-11. His best season was in 2009 when he caught 45 balls for 722 yards and nine scores - all career bests. He was a bust in San Diego and likely won't get that much work in New Orleans. He would be added depth after the team lost wideout Joe...
Last year’s Super Bowl was arguably one of the best since the Giants vs. Patriots Super Bowl, mainly because one of the league’s legends – Ray Lewis – was playing in one final time. Everyone was almost certain that the 49ers had the game all in the bag prior to the start, but the Ravens shocked the world once again with their electrifying offense. I have narrowed my choices...
Call it the game…before the game. The bitter rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints is playing out on the internet long before it plays out on the field this Sunday. As a die-hard, passionate, unabashed Atlanta Fail-cants hater and New Orleans Saints lover, I’ve gotten my fair share of giggles over the past few weeks reading the smack talking t-shirts and...
Yesterday we reported that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was likely to miss Week 1 and possibly longer. Unfortunately for the Saints, this has turned in to a reality as NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal has revealed that New Orleans will be placing Vilma on the short-term IR/designated to return list. This is good news in the sense that Vilma is eligible to return this season...
NEW ORLEANS — Four former NFL players have sued the league and its helmet maker, claiming they hid information about the dangers of brain injury. They want medical care for past, current and future NFL players.
The ex-players – Jimmy Williams, Rich Mauti, Jimmy Keyes and Nolan Franz — filed the federal lawsuit in New Orleans on Sunday.
Last week, the NFL tentatively agreed...
Today we welcome former All Pro safety and current NFL Network analyst Darren Sharper to the AA Podcast. Darren was a perennial Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl champion with the New Orleans Saints, and one of the best to ever play the position and is now transitioning into a media career at the league network. Today I asked Darren about that new career, the NFL concussion controversy, his...
It looks like Saints coach Sean Payton will open the regular season by throwing a dose of youth and inexperience at the visiting Atlanta Falcons.
As of Monday, 10 rookies - six of them undrafted - and three other players who have yet to appear in a regular-season game were on the Saints' 53-man roster.
Some of those may not be active on Sunday, but others are expected to play...