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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees ranked 4th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
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Drew Brees randomly drug tested after saying he can play until 45

After telling reporters on Friday that he planned to play until he was 45, Drew Brees was “randomly” selected for drug testing (Photo: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com) On Friday, the 35-year-old, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told reporters that he plans on playing until he is 45-years-old. Brees cited the late career success of Brett Favre, Payton Manning and Tom Brady...
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Drew Brees Gets Randomly Drug Tested After Saying He Wants to Play Until He's 45

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees can do nothing but laugh at the NFL's random drug-testing system after what happened this past week. The 35-year-old said on Friday that he would like to play football for 10 more years, via NFL.com's Albert Breer: No doubt. There's no question. I'm not getting ahead myself, like it's a pipe dream, at 45. I understand...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks quickly getting up to speed in 1st New Orleans Saints training camp

The New Orleans Saints already knew that first-round draft pick Brandin Cooks was fast. Now coaches are finding out that the rookie receiver is a fast learner, too. Cooks set single-season conference records during his final year at Oregon State, catching 128 passes for 1,730 yards. Those numbers -- and his blazing speed during workouts -- impressed the Saints, who traded up to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Rumors: Brandin Cooks impresses Drew Brees

The New Orleans Saints' new rookie receiver, Brandin Cooks, may be in for a workload as he has already received reps in practice with the first-team players. The receiver tore up the NFL combine to earn his place on the Saints team and ultimately receive passes by one of the league's greatest: Drew Brees. However, Cooks has done some dazzling of his own; Gridiron Experts...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas entering pivotal, possibly final, year with New Orleans Saints

Mark Ingram is in a contract year. Pierre Thomas might as well be. The two most experienced running backs on the New Orleans Saints' roster are entering a career crossroads in 2014. Their performance this season could determine their future -- where they play and how much they make. On the brink of a season with Super Bowl expectations, the contracts are a reminder that very...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees randomly drug tested for two days straight after saying he wants to play until he’s 45

Saints quarterback Drew Brees told reporters last week that he wants to play in the NFL for another 10 years,  which means he wouldn’t retire until he’s 45. Brees tweeted that he was drug tested for two days straight after making those comments. On Friday I said I thought I could play til age 45. I have been “randomly” selected for drug tests the last 2 days. What’s up...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of New Orleans Saints camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
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Saints Injury Update: Jairus Byrd is week-to-week

The New Orleans Saints signed free agent safety Jairus Byrd to a 6 year deal this offseason. Byrd had to undergo surgery in May of this year to relieve a disc issue in his back. ESPN's Mike Triplett reported early this week that Byrd seems to be on schedule to return to the team shortly. Getty Images Byrd was hopeful to return to the Saints before the start...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees would like to play another 10 years

35-year-old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees could see himself still running the offense when he's 45, reports the NFL Network's Albert Breer. "No doubt. There's no question," Brees said. "I'm not getting ahead myself, like it's a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy...
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Saints camp watch: Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton speak

Football is officially kind of back for Saints fans again. The Saints have kicked off 2014 training camp on Friday morning in Greenbrier, West Virginia. The team will be there until August 14 and then will travel back home to finish practices at their facilities in Metairie, LA. Preseason gets rolling on August 8 in St. Louis against the Rams. General Manager Mickey Loomis and Head...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton, Loomis: No tension with Jimmy Graham over tag squabble

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Micky Loomis say everything is just fine and dandy with the start tight end Jimmy Graham after a tense standoff over his franchise designation and contract negotiations. "Look, one of the best phone calls of the summer was he and I having a chance to visit the day of [the signing] and just touch base and kind of...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Tackles Players Conditioning Test--and Passes!

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is not a young man; not necessarily old either at 50, but definitely not young. He appears to be fit, but being fit and being NFL player fit are two totally different things.As it turns out that is exactly the kind of fit that Payton is.@Saints/TwitterWhen some of the players were getting ready to complete the team's conditioning test...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham's training camp room will make you laugh

The Saints are holding their training camp at The Greenbrier “resort” in West Virginia and that means the players get extremely nice…
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fugly Saints Christmas sweater is everything you ever wanted

If you woke up this morning wondering where can I get a heinously ugly and ironic New Orleans Saints sweater, well then you’re in luck. Of course I’m aware that New Orleans isn’t exactly known for having white Christmases. In fact as far as I know there’s no such thing as winter there at all. Anyway. Even if it never gets cold enough to justify it everyone loves a good fugly...
Via cover32 - Saints
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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