Posted October 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham wonders if he would even be in the NFL if not for the success Drew Brees had with Antonio Gates in San Diego more than a half decade ago. Graham, who played only one season of college football at Miami after four years of basketball, says he knows Gates paved the way for him. Brees says Gates was ''an experiment'' when he joined the Chargers in 2003 after playing basketball at Kent State. Now Gates is San Diego's all-time receptions leader and has been to eight straight Pro Bowls. Graham, a third-round pick in 2010, made 99 catches for 1,310 yards and 11 TDs last season. On Sunday night, they'll both be in the Superdome when the Saints (0-4) host the Chargers (3-1).

Suspended Saints can watch Brees

The suspended Saints coaches and GM have been cleared by the NFL to attend Sunday's game to watch Drew Brees go for a record.

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The NFL has granted permission for Saints coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt to attend New Orleans' home game Sunday night against San Diego, in which Drew Brees can break a tie with Johnny Unitas for the NFL record of consecutive regular-season games with a touchdown pass. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says Brees, tied with Unitas...

Saints could be without WR Moore

New Orleans wide receiver Lance Moore has missed the past two days of practice because of a hamstring injury and his status is up in the air for Sunday night's game against San Diego. The Saints already are thin at the position with Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Courtney Roby and Joseph Morgan as their only healthy receivers. Moore has 19 receptions for 287 yards and...

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Fantasy Football Update: Marques Colston…

Fantasy Football Update: Marques Colston A ’Must-Start’ In Week 5 - According to team sources, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore has been ruled out for the team’s week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers. Last week, wide receiver Marques Colston exploded on the field as he led the team in receiving yards. With Moore missing the game, this makes Colston almost...

Payton interested in job with Cowboys?

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is friends with many Dallas Cowboys players and coaches. He also lives in the North Texas area. But that doesn't necessarily mean he wants to leave his current job to become the Cowboys' head coach.Payton, who was suspended for the season for his involvement in the Saints' alleged bounty scandal, spoke Tuesday at a PwC SMU Athletic...

Chargers Not Sure Who They’ll Start At RB In Week…

Chargers Not Sure Who They’ll Start At RB In Week 5 - Chargers coach Norv Turner was noncommittal Friday when asked who he’ll start at running back in Week 5 against the Saints. “The starter, we’ll find out on the first play of the game,” Turner said. If the Chargers had truly had a permanent depth-chart change, it stands to reason Turner wouldn’t have been so evasive...

NFL First Quarter Report Card: San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers have gone into the 2012 NFL first quarter in first place in the AFC West with a 3-1 record through their first four games, but they are not being discussed as one of the elite teams at this point. They have three wins, but the only game they played against a team with a winning record, the Chargers got blown out at home by the Atlanta Falcons, Their three wins...

New Orleans Saints: Super Bowl Host Curse, Quarterly Update

Everyone can agree that, at least on paper, the Saints are a good team despite the suspensions, yet somehow they have wound up 0-4. It's weird and crazy, but it's easily explained - they are cursed.For most of its history, the Super Bowl has been hosted at a neutral site, or at the home stadium of one of its weaker teams.So long as things stayed that way, the curse that...

Saints Nation: Scouting the Chargers

The Saints are 0-4 and the only thing we have to really root for at this point is Brees getting the consecutive games with a passing touchdown record. He's currently tied with Johnny Unitas and one touchdown pass in this game will give him what he needs to eclipse it. So who will be the man to catch that touchdown pass? I'm going with Jimmy Graham. Of course while the Saints...

Mark Sanchez Benching, Drew Brees' Pursuit of Joe DiMaggio Among Top NFL Week 5 Prop Bets (Photos)

Two NFL quarterbacks could make news this weekend for very different reasons. Sunday night marks the New Orleans Saints' return to primetime, where they will take on the San Diego Chargers in search of their first win of the season. It will also be a chance for quarterback Drew Brees to rewrite the record books. The New Orleans quarterback is looking to throw at least one touchdown...

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