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SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Saints TE Orson Charles Suspended One Game For Personal Conduct Violation

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Saints TE Orson Charles has been suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. Charles, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2012. He lasted just over two years in Cincinnati before he was waived. Charles later ... The post Saints TE Orson Charles Suspended...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: New Orleans Saints Training Camp

On August 5th, I will be traveling to West Virginia to watch the New Orleans Saints at training camp as they gear up for the regular season. Specifically, I will be watching the defensive line and special teams to see how the proven veterans are holding up, what players seem to be hitting their prime, and which rookies and undrafted free agents (UDFA) seem to stand out. Both units...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Junior Galette

The Washington Redskins should have avoided Junior Galette like the plague, but instead, the organization proved once again that the NFL welcomes (alleged) violent offenders. Galette’s agent Alvin Keels announced his client signed a one-year deal with Washington, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the deal is for the league minimum. Junior Galette will sign a 1 year deal...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

A quick recap of Junior Galette won’t ever be welcomed back to the city of New Orleans

To put it nicely, Junior Galette and the New Orleans Saints had one of the ugliest breakups in recent memory, and again, that’s putting it kindly. Unlike most players who’ve been cut by a team for off-the-field issues, Galette didn’t play the good soldier, apologizing for his mistakes and promising that he’ll work to amend his faults if given a new opportunity. No, instead...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Cornerbacks

#1 New Orleans After a disastrous year for the secondary, the Saints set out to make sure not to repeat the mistake of overestimating the quality of depth at the position. Keenan Lewis is probably on that second tier of top cornerbacks. He routinely takes players out of the game. Brandon Browner was brought in to be the #2 cornerback opposite Lewis, but he could get some real competition...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis have very little to say about Deflategate

For Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and the New Orleans Saints, it seems that Deflategate isn't a topic they have much interest in talking about. As Mike Triplett of ESPN explains, both were asked about the situation and had very, very little to say. "Nope, nope," Payton told ESPN when asked if he had thoughts on Wednesday's fallout. "Just seems like there's been a lot of time, a lot...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mickey Loomis on Marques Colston, Jairus Byrd: Concern 'not that high'

While it was previously reported that both Marques Colston and Jairus Byrd would start off training camp on the PUP list, Saints fans got some good news on Wednesday. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Mickey Loomis doesn't seem too concerned about the injuries. "We feel good about where those guys are at. We knew some of them would linger into the first part of training camp,"...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Junior Galette gets in trouble once again

Well, in case you were looking for another reason for why the Saints may have cut their best pass rusher, here you go. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Galette was pulled over earlier this month and cited for three misdemeanor traffic violations, including a citation for driving with a suspended license. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s Week 1 starter...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd, Marques Colston two of three Saints placed on PUP list

The New Orleans Saints were forced to place three on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list heading into training camp. The three players were Marques Colston, Jairus Byrd and Glenn Foster, as Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com reports. Obviously, Colston and Byrd specifically being on the list catch the eye. As Woodbery reports, Byrd's inclusion on the list may be precautionary after...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The top-10 New Orleans Saints skill players of the Sean Payton era (Part 1)

So this has been an interesting weekend into the start of the week for the New Orleans Saints. Not because anything particularly important has happened. But because Junior Galette was released (if you’ve read my stuff this offseason, especially related to ranking the NFC South positions—and even more specifically the pass rushers—you’d know I didn’t expect a thing from...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints release Brodick Bunkley, place 3 players on PUP

#Saints have terminated the contract of NT Brodrick Bunkley with a failed physical designation, per wire. — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) July 28, 2015 #Saints have also placed 3 players on PUP list: S Jairus Byrd, WR Marques Colston and DT Glenn Foster. — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) July 28, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory. As Saints training camp opens this week at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, one of few certainties is that the 2015 squad will look a lot different than the previous edition that went 7-9...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Release Veteran DT Brodrick Bunkley

The New Orleans Saints have released veteran DT Brodrick Bunkley on Tuesday with a failed physical designation, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Bunkley, 31, had two years remaining on his five-year, $25 million contract that included $9.9 million guaranteed. He was set to make base salaries of $4.4 million for the 2015 and 2016 season. According ... The post Saints...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Training Camp: Saints Cornerback Delvin Breaux is a Story, and a Talent, Worth Learning About

Almost every current NFL player has followed a very similar path: standout high school career, some success in college, and get either drafted or signed after their final college season. Delvin “Chip” Breaux’s journey from CFL to NFL isn’t unprecedented, lead by past successes like Doug Flutie, Warren Moon and Cameron Wake. But Breaux’s severe spine injury in high school...
Via Optimum Scouting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Better Will the Saints Defense Be in 2015?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  New Orleans Saints Power Ranking: 21 Click here to see full rankings The Saints are a model of inconsistency on defense.  2011 and 2012 were not very good years, with 2012 being historically bad.  Rob Ryan’s first season in 2013 was very successful, and the Saints looked like their defense could...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Galette allegedly unloads on Sean Payton on Twitter

The New Orleans Saints released Junior Galette on Friday, and the 27-year-old linebacker does not appear to be handling the divorce very well. Over the weekend, Galette supposedly took over his girlfriend’s Twitter account (he deleted his own after he was cut) and unloaded on his former team and coach. Some of the tweets may...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jermaine Gresham signs with the Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals signed tight end Jermaine Gresham to a one-year deal on Friday. Gresham was a first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. The inking of Gresham comes four days after he made a visit to Arizona. The two-time Pro Bowler totaled 280 receptions, 2,722 yards and 24 touchdowns over his five-year career with the Bengals. In 2014, Gresham posted 480...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints’ Wide Receiver Battle

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 28: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. The Saints defeated the Bucs 23-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) With the departure of star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks via trade, the importance...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft sends Browner Super Bowl ring with nice personal note

With his physicality, airtight coverage, and big-playmaking ability, cornerback Brandon Browner was a huge difference-maker on the Patriots defense during their Super Bowl run last season. Browner, who signed with the Saints on a three-year deal this offseason, finally received his championship ring in the mail on Thursday and shared it on social media. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Loading up Defensively for 2015

Rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony positions himself accordingly during an on-field drill during Saints OTA’s (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports) The fall is usually an exciting time in the Big Easy. People are partying out their last ounces of summer, the days are turning cooler and less humid, and the Saints are gearing up for another title run. This is how the fall usually...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Five players on the bubble

Training camp is one of the most important parts of the NFL season. Every team has to make decisions on who to cut each season. The New Orleans Saints have a handful of players who are on the bubble entering camp. Josh Morgan is one of the first players that should be weary of his spot on the Saints. He is 30 and has not produced much in his entire career in the NFL. The Saints already...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints have Major Question Marks at Wide Receiver

Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints runs after the catch for the winning touchdown as cornerback Leonard Johnson #29 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs from behind in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/ Getty Images) This offseason the New Orleans Saints lost their best offensive weapon in Jimmy Graham. Graham not only leaves...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning Questions as the New Orleans Saints Enter Training Camp

The fact that the Saints missed the playoffs by less than a game, while sporting a losing record, is simply unbelievable. But that shows how up in...
Via Athlon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Lineman Tim Lelito Doing Incline Press With a Pair of Wagon Wheels

When a player really wants to he will find a way to get his workout in. If he doesn't have weights available to lift he will find another way to get his work in. Some will stick to push ups  or incline push ups. Others will create their own weights like Saints offensive lineman Tim Lelito did in his back yard.I have no idea how heavy a pair of wagon wheels are, but that doesn't...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Saints expect from CJ Spiller in 2015?

C.J. Spiller signed with the New Orleans Saints this past offseason, and is hoping that a change of scenery can help him get his career back on track during the upcoming 2015 season. He was one of the big additions for the Saints this offseason, although they lost more from the offensive side of the football than they were able to gain. New Orleans ended up trading away star tight...
Via This Given Sunday
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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