Posted April 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed 42-year-old place kicker John Kasay to a one-year contract. The Saints brought Kasay in during the 2011 preseason after Garrett Hartley hurt his leg. Hartley remains with the club and is healthy again, but the addition of Kasay, who turns 43 on Oct. 27, means there will be competition in training camp. Playing in all 16 of the Saints' 2011 regular season games, Kasay hit 28 of 34 field goal attempts with a long of 53 yards. He also made all 63 extra-point kicks he attempted. Kasay has appeared in 301 regular season games, successfully converting 461 of 563 (81.9 percent) field goal attempts in his 21-year career. His 1,970 points scored ranks eighth in NFL history.

Goodell: Saints players not absolved

New Orleans Saints players who participated in the team's bounty program could be looking at serious consequences, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested Tuesday. In an interview with Rich Eisen of the NFL Network, Goodell flatly rejected the notion that Saints defensive players should not be punished because they were simply following the orders of former defensive coordinator...

State police looking into Saints

A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is investigating allegations that the New Orleans Saints set up general manager Mickey Loomis' booth in the Superdome so he could listen in on opposing coaches. State police Col. Mike Edmonson confirmed the joint effort Tuesday after discussing the matter with Dave Welker, special agent in charge at the FBI's New Orleans...

Vitt defends Saints players, but not his own words

Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says his six-game suspension stems from the words he used in motivational speeches, and he stresses that players never ''crossed the line'' by trying to injure an opponent. Vitt is handling head coach Sean Payton's duties while Payton serves a season-long suspension in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation, which...

Saints to seek legal recourse against ESPN for Loomis report

According to WWLTV in New Orleans, the Saints plan on seeking legal recourse against ESPN after they released a story that stated that general manager Mickey Loomis had the ability to listen in on opposing coaches. “This report is 1000% false, completely inaccurate, we asked ESPN to provide us evidence to support their allegations and they refused. The Team and Mickey are seeking...

Saints GM Mickey Loomis reportedly could listen to opposing teams’ radio communications from ’02-’04

As if the Saints weren’t already in enough trouble for running a bounty program under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, their GM is now facing charges of spying on opposing teams’ radio communications. “Outside the Lines” reported that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was told last week that Saints GM Mickey Loomis had the opposing...

Saints' Bugging Allegations Worse Than Patriots' Spygate Scandal From Competitive Balance Perspective

If proven true, the newest allegations against the Saints should be considered a much harsher crime than the Patriots' Spygate scandal. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is being investigated for allegedly using an electronic device to listen to opposing coaches during games from 2002 to 2004, according to ESPN. The Saints have vehemently denied the claims, but the report...

The New Orleans Saints may have another major scandal at hand

What an awful bunch of thugs. This is a game, not life. The heinous triumvirate of Sean Payton, Gregg Williams, and Mickey Loomis are possibly the three lowest figures in recent NFL memory. They make incarcerated WR Rae Carruth look decent. They make WR Matt Jones look sober. Hell, they may have even outdone O.J. Simpson. Ok, nobody died here, but what America is witnessing is quite...

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ESPN report: Saints GM eavesdropped on opponents

((ht: LoomisHmmmm...this could be interesting. It could be a bombshell or it could be an embarrassment to someone depending on whom you believe.Monday afternoon, ESPN revealed a report on its "Long-Form" investigative show "Outside the Lines" that said New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis had audio from opposing teams communications...

Panthers’ Steve Smith: Saints player admitted he targeted me

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said a Saints player targeted him as part of the team’s bounty program. But, in this case, there was a different twist to the program — the player would have been fined instead of cashing in on the hit. "I actually had an altercation with a (Saints player) who told me firsthand," Smith said. "I was going out of bounds...

Goodell on bounty system: Players 'embraced it'

Players planning to use the defense that former Saints coordinator Gregg Williams ordered them to injure opponents aren't likely to be absolved of guilt based on comments made by commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with NFL Network on Tuesday. Goodell, appearing on the "Rich Eisen Podcast" said that after a lengthy investigation covering parts of two seasons...

Optimum Scouting NFL Draft Guide - Free

With the NFL Draft right around the corner, it's time you get your mind right.   I already teamed up with The Saints Nation and put together a NFL Draft preview that talks all things LSU and Saints.  But for overall NFL Draft knowledge, it doesn't get much better than my Bloguin counterpart over at Optimum Scouting.  Erick Galko is one of the best in the biz, and he and...

The NFLPA is protecting the wrong players in Bountygate

The National Football Leagues Player Association finds itself in an unfortunate position of having to defend rogue players who sought to hurt other players it represents in the infamous Bountygate scandal that was administered by Gregg Williams of the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, the NFLPA is getting its priorities wrong in the process. The union should be at the forefront...
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