Found August 27, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Getty According to Jason La Canfora of, the New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham aren’t close to getting a contract extension completed. With Gates well into his extension and Gronk and Hernandez locked up,market is set for Jimmy Graham, but nothing is close w/him and Saints — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 27, 2012 Graham has emerged as one of the best tight ends in the NFL and will certainly command a big pay day. He still has another year left on his rookie contract and will be a free agent in 2014.

Will Drew Brees be the same without Sean Payton on the sidelines?

Will Drew Brees be the same without Sean Payton on the sidelines? Rizzla: Yes, Drew Brees will be the same. I do not expect him to have the best passing season in NFL history once again but Brees will not miss a step with Payton not on the sidelines this year. Brees helped Payton create the offense and the interim head coaches have pledged to keep the status quo. In addition offensive...

Will the New Orleans Saints be in the Next Number?

The biggest story this off season on the field was QB Peyton Manning playing in Denver.  There is a sense of irony that the biggest story off the field was “BountyGate” which featured the Saints who are based out of New Orleans.  The same Louisiana city were you can walk the garden district to see the house where Peyton and his younger brother Eli, current New York Giant...

Saints release Ayodele, McCown

The Saints reduced their roster by 15 to reach the roster limit of 75 players by 4 p.m. ET Monday. The transactions included termination of the contracts for vested veteran defensive tackle Remi Ayodele, a sixth-year pro who won a Super Bowl ring with the Saints, and ninth-year quarterback Luke McCown. The following players were waived: linebacker Aaron Tevis, center Brian Folkerts...

Could the New Orleans Saints Season Opener be disrupted by another Tropical System?

The New Orleans Saints have undergone one of the most chaotic offseasons of any NFL franchise this season with the Bountygate scandal and having been slapped with multiple suspensions. The Saints and the New Orleans area have been able to rebound after Hurricane Katrina but a new tropical system, Tropical Storm Isaac, seems to be looming on the horizon for the region, with every...

Well-traveled Saints practice in Cincinnati sun

The New Orleans Saints practiced downtown on a sunny, 87-degree afternoon Tuesday, their minds not far from what was going on back home. The Saints (No. 9 in the AP Pro32) fled New Orleans on Monday with Hurricane Isaac building in the Gulf. The Bengals gave permission for them to practice on their grass field across the street from Paul Brown Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, after...

New Orleans Saints adjusting schedule for potential Hurricane Isaac

The New Orleans Saints are well aware of hurricane season and what that means when you live around the Gulf of Mexico region. It is appearing more and more likely that soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac is going to have some impact on the Louisiana region within days, and the team is adjusting their schedule accordingly. The New Orleans Saints are preparing for a possible early exit from...

2012 New Orleans Saints Preview

  Two stories have dominated the Saints’ summer headlines. The word bounty has taken on negative connotations, stirring up images of Kurt Warner and Brett Favre to name a few, lying face down on the field, have been rocked by a New Orleans’ defender, looking to make a few extra bucks. Gregg Williams, and to an extent depending on your point of view Sean Payton, have begrudged...

The Pogs: New Orleans Edition

  NEW ORLEANS – The third pre-season game against the perennial NFC power New Orleans Saints featured the starters through the entire first half.  It was a matchup that most considered a major test for the Texans’ pass rush and secondary.  However, prior to the game, Wade Phillips made it known there would be no blitzing and the defense would operate in its base “vanilla”...

2012 NFL Preseason Scouting: NFC South

With the New Orleans Saints hamstrung as a result of the Bounty-gate scandal, they’re no longer the overwhelming favorites to win the NFC South. Sure, they have the offensive firepower to beat anyone in the league, but will their defense be able to hold up their end of the bargain? The young Carolina Panthers appear ready to make a run at the Saints, and the Atlanta Falcons head...

Report: Texans may lock up Connor Barwin soon

Getty According to Jason La Canfora of, there’s a chance the Houston Texans could get an extension done with linebacker Connor Barwin before the end of this season. Before i get out of Houston, still a good chance Texans get extension done for Connor Barwin, but very unlikely Schaub deal done in 2012… — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 28, 2012 Barwin...
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