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Patrick Robinson says he's eager to fulfill the promise that motivated the New Orleans Saints to make him their first-round draft choice in 2010.
Now in his third season, Robinson says he's ready to take over the starting job that opened up when Tracy Porter left for Denver in free agency.
Robinson has not been able to practice much in training camp because of a sprained left shoulder. But defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo says Robinson has looked very good when he has been on the field.
Robinson says he struggled with assignments and the speed of the game as a rookie, but began to get comfortable last season when he led New Orleans with four interceptions.
After sitting out two exhibition games, he's expected to start Friday night against Jacksonville.
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On Wednesday, a plane with a banner trailing behind it with the message "Free Payton" made an appearance in the skies above Saints practice.
At first glance, running back Travaris Cadet would seem like a long shot to make a New Orleans roster that already includes Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Chris Ivory.
The undrafted rookie out of Appalachian State has versatility in his favor, though.
While he has yet to do much in the running game in two preseason games, his 14 catches lead the team and his 109...
This season, Drew Brees needs to do it again.
I’m not talking about setting records in passing, which he did by throwing for an NFL-record 5,476 yards on a record 468 pass completions.
None of that comes into play in terms of what I’m talking about. Since coming to the New Orleans Saints he’s been, statiscally, the best quarterback in the NFL. He’s also been one of the greatest...
The New Orleans Saints and the organization’s vehement supporters may crack a smile this week.
After months of bounty banter, the courts now seem to question the legitimacy of the commissioner’s claims against the Saints’ current and former defensive players and coaches.
On Wednesday, Judge Helen G. Berrigan issued an order that the NFL furnish evidence of the specific date...
Steve Spagnuolo's desire to transform the Saints' ability to get to the quarterback by relying more heavily on the front four seems to be showing lots of promise. Granted, it's early, very early. As the preseason ends and the Saints start playing real live games with meaning we'll get a better feel for how effective the new plan can be. That said, the idea of having...
Federal judge Ginger Berrigan requested more information from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the league's timeline for handing down discipline to players, coaches and executives in the Saints' bounty scandal. The NFL responded Thursday by submitting a letter from the NFLPA along with a sworn statement from Goodell, according to NBCSports.com. The NFL submitted...
Sean Payton is still hovering over Saint’s practice. I wonder how much this person paid the pilot to pull this thing behind his plane? S/O to SBNation for the awesome GIF
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The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the New Orleans Saints, that player is cornerback Patrick...
The NFL Players Association filed documents in federal court disputing Commissioner Roger Goodell's sworn statement that he was prepared to discipline players for their involvement in the Saints bounty pool back in March but waited until May as a courtesy to the union.
Attorneys for four players suspended in the bounty investigation have argued the punishment handed down by...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jordan Palmer hit Kevin Elliott with an 11-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 13 seconds left, lifting the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 27-24 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints on Friday night.
Even before that score, Jacksonville (No. 31 in the AP Pro 32) saw continued progress from second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who outperformed Drew Brees...
If you are looking for some of the best young talent in the NFL, well look no further than the NFC South. Yes, Drew Brees, Michael Turner, Roddy White, and Steve Smith are all getting older (30+), but it doesn’t take long to notice that the next wave of fantasy stars are also located in this up and coming division. Cam Newton, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, and Julio Jones are just...
He heard fans yelling ''fear the beard,'' when he has caused havoc in the New Orleans Saints' backfield during training camp...