Posted August 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Garrett Hartley's name is etched into New Orleans Saints lore as the player whose kick sent the club to its only Super Bowl. John Kasay, one of the most successful kickers in NFL history, proved last season that he was not yet over the hill at age 42. While both have been back with New Orleans this preseason, the Saints will only have room for one of them. Houston also has two kickers vying for one spot. The Texans are trying to decide between rookie Randy Bullock, drafted in the fifth round out of Texas A&M, and veteran Shayne Graham, who kicked last season for both Miami and Baltimore. Those competitions will continue Saturday night when the Saints (No. 9 in the AP Pro 32) host the Texans (No. 4).

New Orleans Saints: Travaris Cadet Performing Too Well To Cut

The Saints have what you call “a good problem to have” with the running back depth chart.Travaris Cadet, New Orleans Saints rookie from Appalachian State, has made his presence known in the Saints' preseason games and practices.Some have speculated that Chris Ivory’s fourth spot on the depth chart is challenged by Cadet’s performances.With the addition of Cadet on the...

Wade Phillips Considers Drew Brees NFL's 'All-Time Best Passer,' Thinks 'the World of Him'

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Sean Payton Finding Work During ‘Time Off’

Sean Payton gave a motivational talk to the University of North Texas’ football program on Thursday, and it was great. It was Payton’s first speech to a football team, since his own Saints but it looks like he hasn’t lot a step. Payton addressed everything from building a winning team in New Orleans to how he hates having to miss an entire season of coaching. Check out the...

Saints' Kromer downplays his impending promotion

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New Orleans Saints: Making History in 2012

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Saints name Kromer acting head coach

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Jonathan Vilma DOES NOT Want Roger Goodell To Eat

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Report: NFL did offer Jonathan Vilma a reduced suspension

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Saints Nation: Video of Sean Payton Addressing North Texas College Football Team

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Saints edge Texans in preseason tilt

Matt Schaub and Drew Brees look ready as ever for the games that will count. The defenses they picked apart might feel differently about the work they have left to do in a short couple weeks. The star quarterbacks for Houston and New Orleans combined for 373 yards passing in a high-scoring first half, and Joseph Morgan's touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter lifted the...

Texans look sharp in preseason loss to Saints

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Thank Gggod he’s gggone

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Wigan get first away at Saints

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Saints 34, Texans 27

Matt Schaub and Drew Brees looked sharp in a high-scoring first half, and Joe Morgan's touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 34-27 preseason victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday night. Schaub completed 15-of-18 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown, but three turnovers by Houston (No. 4 in the AP Pro 32) helped the Saints (No. 9...
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