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Pierre Thomas Will Be Saints Pass Catching RB

Saints running back Pierre Thomas will have a different role this season according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson are both ahead of Thomas on the depth chart, but Thomas expects to be more involved in the passing game.Fantasy Spin:Darren Sproles and Lance Moore are both gone, so hypothetically, Thomas could see more passes come his way along with...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints release small school stand out running back

Today the New Orleans Saints released RB Tim Flanders, WR Tobais Palmer, TE Je’Ron Hamm and LB Chidera Uzo-Diribe. Flanders was regarded as one of the best small school running backs coming out in the 2014 NFL draft. The Saints were already stacked on the offensive side of the ball, and this move will give […] The post Saints release small school stand out running back appeared...
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Consistency is king: Drew Brees among fantasy's best, most inconsistent Quarterbacks

Too often when preparing draft strategy for the year ahead, owners spend their time assessing last season’s cumulative output. The really proactive ones develop their own projections for the current season (or eyeball those of others). Both approaches fall short. A cumulative output measure holds no weight in the weekly head-to-head battle that dominates the fantasy football league...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: What’s in store for the former Heisman winning running back?

Is 2014 the year former Alabama running back and Heisman winner Mark Ingram finally lives up to the hype? Ingram was the first running back selected in the 2011 NFL draft. The New Orleans Saints traded up to snag him with the 28th pick. Ingram has failed to make the impact everyone expected him to make in his first three seasons in the NFL. He has accumulated only 1,462 rushing yards...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: What to read from Drew Brees’ lingering injury

Nick, I know it’s just the preseason but I have to admit that this Drew Brees oblique situation is freaking me out. Is there anything we should be legitimately worried about as Saints’ fans? – Nervous Ned, Negreet Ned, I think any injury should be taken seriously – even in the preseason. If Brees were completely 100% healthy then these reports wouldn’t be coming out....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Saints RB Pierre Thomas’ fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Mark Ingram Wants Bigger Workload

Saints running back Mark Ingram is hoping to be more involved in the passing game this season, according to ESPN.com. "I hope so. I want to do everything. I want to be involved in the pass game, run game, picking up pass (protection). I want to be the most versatile player I can be," Ingram said. "The majority of the time, if you just watch the film, most of the teams...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jacob’s QB Countdown: 2. Drew Brees

Joe Nicholson – USA TODAY Sports Continuing on with the blue tier of my NFL QB Countdown, we find ourselves looking at one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the league. This passer has been instrumental to his team’s offensive success and is the reason that they are a contender every year. He has certainly built himself into one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and...
Via The Sideline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram looking to show off versatility in 2014 ► New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram hasn't exactly been known as a pass-catching running back in his time in the NFL. Saints’ Morgan bolstering comeback hopes ► Joe Morgan has a knack for the spectacular that’s tough for coaches to ignore. Jimmy Graham: Have to stop dunks...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Who should be kicking?

There are plenty of positions that are far more interesting to talk about than kicker, but it is an important position that deserves attention. The rest of the New Orleans Saints roster is set for the most part, and the last thing the Saints want is such a complete roster to go to waste because of special teams deficiencies. At the opening of the offseason, it looked like a forgone...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Practice Squad will increase to 10 players this season

This news may not be much comfort initially to those that experience the disappointment of being left off the final 53 man roster, but two players currently on the Saints’ 90 man roster will remain with the team this year when otherwise they might not have. Granted that is a little presumptive because the Saints could always use their last two spots of the practice squad on players...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham retires the goalpost dunk celebration

After scoring two touchdowns on Friday night and following them up with two goalpost dunks, which inevitably brought flags, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is now prepared to completely halt what has been a trademark of his for sometime now.  Graham had this to say to the New Orleans Time-Picayune on Sunday. For four years and however many touchdowns, I always dunked it...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints rookie wide receiver retires from football

Today Saints rookie wide receiver Steve Hull retired from football. @FanAlarm_NFL: #Saints: Steve Hull-WR: New Orleans Saints WR Steve Hull announced his retirement http://t.co/85OoCiuWnF The 6-foot-1, 198 pound Hull converted from safety to wide receiver during his senior season at Illinois in 2013. Hull led the nation with 46 catches for 712 receiving yards during […] The post...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton 'very upset' with Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes in Friday night’s 31-24 win over the Tennessee Titans and both times he celebrated by dunking over the goal post, and both times he was penalized 15-yards. The NFL outlawed dunking over the goal post this offseason. Saints coach Sean Payton was not happy with Graham after the second dunk.  He chased the Pro...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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