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Sean Payton's contract extension has been a huge relief and added some future stability to a team that had anything but that during this 7-9 season. But just how stable are the Saints as we enter this offseason? The fact that Payton is coming back is big not only huge because this season proved how desperately the Saints need him but also because the team may be going through it's most significant makeover since he took over in 2006. Gutting a significant part of the franchise without Payton would have made it near impossible to maintain the franchise's recent winning ways. So why is there a decent shot this team gets at least semi blown up? There's high priced starters that are no longer living up to their contracts, the team is between $15-$20 million over the cap before the offseason even starts, and a large amount of uncertainty surrounds prominent members of the coaching staff.
Consider the following:
News just leaked that defensive coordinator Steve S...
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The NFL said there is no timetable set for when suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton can return to the team, the New Times-Picayune reported Saturday. League spokesman Greg Aiello said that a recent ESPN report that Payton will not be able to apply for reinstatement until Feb. 4 was not accurate. Payton was suspended for the 2012 season because of the team's "...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Saints head coach Sean Payton likely won’t meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and get reinstated early. This means he’ll have to wait until after the Super Bowl.Highly unlikely suspended Saints coach Sean Payton will get early meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement, via sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January...
The New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Preston Parker to a futures contract on Thursday. Parker worked out for the Saints in October.
He caught 44 passes for 596 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010 and 2011. He played two games for the Buccaneers this season but did not record a catch, rushing one time for 7 yards.
7 Round 2013 NFL Mock Draft for the New Orleans SaintsBy Peter ShawThis is a mock draft where I took the picks specifically for the New Orleans Saints out of each Round and selected a player that is projected to be available in each round.Round 1– Kenny Vaccaro (S, Texas)Some people may think this is a bit of a reach for New Orleans as they need heavy defensive line help. However...
I'm a little late to the party on this but I wanted to at least acknowledge the recent roster activity. The Saints have signed the following players to "futures contracts" that will allow these guys to compete in camp next season:
WR Preston Parker
DE Jay Richardson
DE Braylon Broughton
WR Jarred Fayson
G Ryan Lee
DB Ryan Steed
Suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton won't be able to apply for reinstatement until the day after Super Bowl XLVII, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
There had been some speculation that Payton may be able to apply for reinstatement to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earlier but according to Schefter, that won't happen.
Source: The Times-Picayune
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops by for his final regular season visit. Now that the Saints gave up most yards in NFL history there shouldn't be any option off the table to fix things including firing Steve Spagnuolo. Can one guy change the Saints defense? Why depth at corner is as big an issue as the pass rush. Who is better option at safety Malcolm Jenkins or Isa Abdul...
The contracts of two of the most valued members of the New Orleans Saints' coaching staff have expired, making offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael and offensive line coach/running game coordinator Aaron Kromer coaching free agents, according to a Twitter report by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Carmichael, 41, is interviewing Thursday for the head coaching vacancy with the Chicago...
"Whatever gets the competitive juices flowing" says Drew Brees in the snippet that aired on NFL Network today promoting this week's airing of the previously produced special: America's Game: 2009 Saints. The choice to replay the piece this coming Monday seems a bit off, particularly as it airs on the NFL's flag ship station. As we know, Roger Goodell and many...
Two statistics summarize Drew Brees' roller coaster season with the Saints.
Brees finished with a league-high 43 touchdowns. He also tied for the league's most interceptions (19).
Because of his sporadic play, it came as no surprise that Brees pointed at himself after Sunday's 44-38 loss to Carolina in the regular-season finale, saying offensive improvements must...
Sunderland mounted a stirring fight-back from 2-0 down to avoid embarrassment in their FA Cup clash with Bolton, securing a 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.
The Championship side looked to be in control of the third round clash as dismal defending allowed Lee Chung-yong to open the scoring in the 12th minute before Marvin Sordell took advantage of more shoddy play at the back to...
Bears general manager Phil Emery is expected to meet with New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Thursday, according to a league source.
Carmichael was named offensive coordinator of the Saints in 2009, replacing Doug Marrone who left to become the head coach at Syracuse. Saints head coach Sean Payton calls offensive plays. But Payton was suspended for the 2012...
The NFL has begun internally discussing the reinstatements of Saints coach Sean Payton and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, according to a source with knowledge of their process.
Payton, whose season-long suspension ends Feb. 3, has not officially applied for reinstatement, another source said, maintaining status quo, Williams' status is not clear, although he...