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Pro Football Zone:
According to Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly.com, the New Orleans plan on going with a running back by committee approach as they kick off the 2012 NFL season this Sunday.
“The Saints are firmly committed to a committee approach with Ingram serving in what will mostly be a three-pronged attack. Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles will continue to play major roles, and Chris Ivory and undrafted rookie Travaris Cadet will be involved, albeit to a lesser extent, when they are active on game day,” wrote Parr.
The reason the Saints have to use more than one running back is because none of them can stay healthy. Both Thomas and Ingram have had injury problems over the past few seasons.
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Now that his suspension has been overturned, Saints defensive end Will Smith will play in this Sunday’s opener against the Redskins, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Per a source, Saints DE Will Smith is planning on playing on Sunday.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 7, 2012
I’m not sure how effective Smith will be since he hasn’t been on the field for...
Saints receiver Lance Moore caught six passes for 120 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Redskins.Fantasy Spin:Moore has value simply by stepping on the field in a Saints uniform. He won't be a consistent week-to-week option but he's worth holding onto as an injury replacement or bye-week fill in.
At last, the war between the players and the league is over. Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated broke news this afternoon that all players involved in the NewOrleans Saints bounty scandal have had their suspensions overturned by a three member panel.
BREAKING: A 3-member appeals panel has overturned the player suspensions in the Saints bounty case, says a source. Details coming...
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham picked up where he left off last season in Week 1 against the Redskins. Graham tallied six catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Graham is Drew Brees' No. 1 receiver and he'll likely be the No. 1 tight end in the fantasy game this season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the suspensions for the players involved in the Saints bounty case have been lifted. Which means they can now play this season and not miss any games.
Saints players won on appeal…
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2012
With Saints winning appeal, suspensions are voided as Roger Goodell doesn’t have jurisdiction and Stephen...
In case you don’t frequent the same sites I do, here are two season previews that I’m reading in advance of tomorrow’s game:
Pro Football Focus:
All of the offseason turmoil stemming from ‘Bounty-Gate’ can make it easy to forget the fact the Saints were a 13-3 team last season, and with Drew Brees at the helm of an explosive offense, it’s unlikely that the Saints...
“Victory is Mine”
That’s what Saints linebacker Jon Vilma tweeted moments after learning his suspension and those of three other players would be overturned as part of the Saints’ bounty scandal. Quoting a cartoon character from “Family Guy” was an apropos way to sum up what’s been a joke of a scandal all off-season long. Punishments with no proof. Speculation with...
All four players associated with the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal had their suspensions unanimously overturned Friday by a three-man arbitration panel, and are eligible to play this weekend, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. While Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove can now suit up with their respective NFL teams, they may still subjected to suspensions...
Saints cornerback Johnny Patrick has hurt his right leg during Sunday's regular-season opener against the Washington Redskins, and has been carted to the locker room after being examined on the sideline.
The Redskins, meanwhile, say receiver Pierre Garcon has hurt his right foot and is questionable to return.
Patrick, who started after New Orleans scratched Jabari Greer (groin...
Earlier this year four players were suspended by the NFL for their alleged roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty situation – Saints DE Will Smith (4 games), Browns linebacker Scott Fujita (3 games), free agent Anthony Hargrove (8 games) and Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (the entire 2012 season). Per a report from Sports Illustrated, [...]
Popular techie site Mashable listed this week 32 'must follow' Twitter accounts for NFL fans, and CHFF joined a veritable who's who of players and media heavyweights.
I don't think anybody saw this coming!Well, I'd suppose that the Redskins thought they could win, but I'm sure not in such a dominant fashion.The Washington Redskins marched into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the season opener, leaving the Saints and their fans in shockThe Redskins started the season off with a 40-32 victory over the Saints that frankly, wasn...
In possibly the most shocking story of the offseason, with two days to go before their season opener against the Redskins, the Saints found out yesterday that the players suspended in their bounty scandal would be reinstated as the suspensions were overturned by an appeals court. The coaches and front office members who were originally suspended will still be suspended, but the appeals...