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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma breaks up a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward during action at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on October 31, 2010. UPI/A.J. Sisco
Mickey Loomis says that middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma is “still
a big part of our team,” but the Saints’ latest signing would suggest that the GM is blowing smoke.
The Saints signed free agent middle linebacker Curtis Lofton to a five-year deal on Saturday night and while the financial terms have yet to be released, chances are the former Falcon is being paid like a starter. (After all, he was the defensive captain for the past four years in Atlanta.)
My point is that the Saints didn’t sign him as an insurance policy for Vilma, or for emergency starts. Some have suggested that new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo could use Lofton on the outside, but that’s a dangerous proposition for the Saints. L0fton is a solid two-down “thumper” in the middle of a 4-3 and tha...
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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is attending the NFL owners meetings one week before he begins his one-season suspension for his involvement in the team's bounty program.
Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis, who will serve an eight-game suspension later this year for the system that paid Saints players for big hits on targeted players, were at Commissioner Roger Goodell...
Times may get hard for suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, as ESPN is reporting that the coach will lose up towards $5.8 million -- due to the NFL suspension he received from the league of his knowledge of the bounty program that was taking place with the Saints.Payton suspension will begin on April 1 with the suspension ending the day after Super Bowl XLVII, on...
The Saints reportedly have added a linebacker to fit in with their 4-3 scheme. This could be an indication they're worried about suspensions.
How do you get past the shock of losing your head coach for an entire NFL season? Go out and try to convince an NFL coaching legend to step in for a year.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, that’s exactly what Sean Payton is talking to Bill Pacells about doing for the Saints in the 2012 season. While Parcells hasn’t coached since 2006 when his four-year run...
The old saying is always “it isn’t the crime, it’s the cover-up.” That seems to be what has happened to the New Orleans Saints, as they kept lying to NFL and commissioner Goodell as the investigation into Bountygate continued.
Mike Florio reports that Goodell informed everyone that the Saints did themselves no service, including head coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis...
(Sports Network) - Soon-to-be suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton could reportedly meet with Bill Parcells about the possibility of the two-time Super Bowl winner taking over in New Orleans on an interim basis.
Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal. The club has yet to name an interim head coach and the reason might be...
Reports out of ESPN and Fox Sports are thy Sean Payton had reached out to Bill Parcells about coaching the Saints during his suspension this season. Payton was on Parcells staff in Dallas and it makes sense considering Parcells is not looking for a long term return to the league. Question is, would this delay
The new public enemy #1
This weekend former Atlanta Falcons player Curtis Lofton made the decision to sign with the rival New Orleans Saints. The Falcons had made up their mind that Curtis wasn't part of their future plans when they opted to sign former pro bowler Lofa Tatupu.
Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times Picayune has an article up on Lofton and there is a very...
Commissioner Roger Goodell came down, and came down hard on the Saint’s with a landry list of fines and suspensions. Goodell has suspended Payton for a full season, Williams for an indefinite period, assistant coach Joe Vitt for six games, and GM Mickey Loomis for eight games. A $500,000 fine for the team and the [...]
It wont be All Saints Week, or Tim Tebow Total Excess at the annual meeting of the NFL owners this week at posh Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach., Fla.
The Saints are certain to be the overriding topic at Commissioner Roger Goodells press conference on Monday because of the harsh penalties levied by Goodell last week for the bounty program they ran from 2009-2011.
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NFL.com reports that talks are underway for Bill Parcells to take over the New Orleans Saints while Sean Payton serves his one-year coaching suspension for his role and/or coverup with BountyGate.
This is not on the official website of the league that constantly talks about “protecting the shield” unless there is interest from both parties. It should get done quickly because...
Saints head coach Sean Payton will begin serving his one year suspension handed down from Roger Goodell beginning April 1st. While Payton will be exiled from his coaching duties, could he possibly look elsewhere to stay connected with the NFL? Would television come calling for the now disgraced head coach? Within Judy Battista's New York Times article on the Saints moving...
The New Orleans Saints agreed to a five-year deal with linebacker Curtis Lofton, the team announced Saturday.Financial terms of the deal were not released.Loften started all but one game over four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, registering 352 tackles and four sacks.The 25-year-old was named an All-American and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 as a member of the Oklahoma Sooners.