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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Timothy Flanders, RB, Sam Houston State University

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Timothy Flanders, RB, Sam Houston State University  How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? Kansas State, Tulsa, Oklahoma St Where did you choose and why? Kansas State and because of the history with Coach Snyder What were your goals for your senior year? Win National Championship, Win Walter […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect...
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Sean Payton says no decision yet on picking up fifth-year option for Mark Ingram's contract

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans's Pro-Am, said no decision has been made on Ingram...
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New Orleans Saints Plan of Attack for the 2014 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Houston Texans and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in Seattle.  The Saints are up on this hump day. NEW ORLEANS...
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NFL Draft: The dependency of an NFL quarterback

It’s amazing to believe that the general managers of the National Football League make their careers by predicting the future when drafting young talent. Hundreds of players, from the biggest of universities, to the smallest. It’s a science that many have failed and few have conquered. To help make sense of the elaborate formula of building a winning roster, I’ve created rule...
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Bailey not motivated by doubters, just wins

Champ Bailey met with the New Orleans media for the first time on Tuesday. Naturally, one of the first questions for the Saints' new 35-year-old cornerback was how much football he has left in him. “We'll see,” Bailey said. “I still got some now. That's all I'm worried about right now. I'm not looking beyond that.” Bailey, who spoke before teeing off...
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Mark Ingram not confident Saints will pick up his 5th-year option

The New Orleans Saints' 2011 first round draft pick, running back Mark Ingram is about to wrap up his fourth year in the league in 2014. Where he'll be in 2015 is currently up in the year as the team has until May 3rd to exercise their option for a fifth year. The team already exercised defensive end Cam Jordan’s option, and Ingram isn't feeling too confident the...
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Saints Nation Podcast: Final Four of ‘Most Hated Saint Ever’, Mark Ingram won’t get 5 million

The boys discuss the crazy things more likely to happen than Mark Ingram getting 5 million from the Saints in 2015. They also finish up the ‘Most hated Saints’ Bracket with an awesome final four. The case for Every Haslett Linebacker, Jason David, Mike Ditka and Rick Venturi is worth your time. Kevin turns into Colonel Sanders/Foghorn Leghorn/John Wayne. It’s spectacular. The...
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Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints offense can’t quite crack top-5 in the NFL

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
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Twitter Tuesday: Cam Jordan to stay in New Orleans

After his stellar 2013 campaign there was no question that the Saints would make it a priority to keep Cameron Jordan in the Bayou for the forseeable future. However, when he tweeted this out Monday morning fans questioned if there was some sort of discord between this defensive force-of-nature and the team: Starting to think it's time to move… — cameron jordan (@camjordan94...
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New Orleans Saints: Why drafting a wide receiver is the biggest need

With the NFL draft less than a month away, the New Orleans Saints are looking to enhance their roster for another possible Super Bowl run. Fortunately for the Saints, an aggressive free agency period has put General Manager Mickey Loomis in a position to draft the best player available, rather than focus on a single need. This doesn’t mean that no position should take priority...
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New Orleans Saints: why drafting an offensive tackle is biggest need

After the Super Bowl, football fans wait for the first sign of the new season- free agency and the NFL draft. The first round of the NFL Draft is May 8th, with big names such as Johnny “Football” Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney. With these two players out of the Saints’ reach, Who Dats are wondering who the new addition to the roster will be. General Manager Mickey Loomis has...
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Report: Saints Exercise DE Cameron Jordan’s Fifth-Year Option

  Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that the Saints have exercised DE Cameron Jordan‘s fifth-year option. The fifth-year option will cost the Saints $6.969 million, which is a very reasonable rate if Jordan continues to perform at the level he did in 2013. Jordan, 24, still has one year remaining on his rookie contract and will make $1,429,282 for the 2014 season. Last year,...
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Breaking down Sean Payton’s influence on the New Orleans Saints’ offense

Sean Payton’s offensive system has been in place in New Orleans since 2006 when he arrived with Drew Brees. Since then, he has gone 73-39 in the regular season, 6-4 in the playoffs, and he has a Super Bowl under his belt. It’s well-established by now that Payton calls his own plays, rather than allowing Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. to run the offense. He only has...
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Saints expected to draft a wide receiver

The New Orleans Saints have one of the best quarterbacks in the league thanks to Drew Brees, but they could be looking to improve his chances of success by adding more weapons around him during the 2014 NFL Draft. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints are expected to select at least one receiver during the draft. The Saints will need to begin looking for Marques Colston’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints could turn back to Jonathan Goodwin; In town for a visit

Brian De La Puente left in free agency this year to sign with the Chicago Bears, but today the Saints brought back a familiar face. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints brought veteran center Jonathan Goodwin in for a visit today, making a reunion possible. Goodwin played with the Saints from 2006-2010. Goodwin […] The post New Orleans Saints could turn back to Jonathan...
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