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2016 NFL Draft: Five targets for the New Orleans Saints

For the New Orleans Saints, it could be said that they had an up-and-down season in 2015. The team started off 0-4 and looked dead in the water before they went out and defeated the Atlanta Falcons; a game which they were not expected to win. The team fell just short in a number of games this season and they are looking to rebuild for 2016. Not only is their defense looking to get...
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Saints on verge of releasing big named player

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The New Orleans Saints had the NFL’s worst defense in 2015. They were second in...
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Brandon Browner reveals Saints will release him

Brandon Browner gave a strong indication on Friday that the New Orleans Saints plan to release him when the offseason begins. League rules prevent teams from officially releasing players until after the Super Bowl, but it sounds like the Saints have already sat down for a discussion with Browner, who posted a farewell to New Orleans on social media.
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Brees: Window of opportunity ‘very close’ for Saints

The New Orleans Saints stumbled through a mistake-filled 2015 campaign, but quarterback Drew Brees thinks the team is trending in the right direction. According to Joel A. Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate, Brees said he feels like the team’s window of opportunity is very close. “We’ve been young and inexperienced in areas over the last couple of years. No excuse...
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Throwback Thursday: The most iconic play in Saints history

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The New Orleans Saints faithful won’t be able to help but think about that Super...
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Saints sign potential STEAL at running back

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The New Orleans Saints have used many different running backs throughout the years...
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Grading the 2015 Saints: Running Back

Running back is easily one of the strongest and deepest positions on the team, and the grades will reflect that. There are a lot of different attributes that a RB can have, and different backs have different strengths. It can be difficult to grade backs at times because of this, however the way I try to go about it is to grade them based on what they are asked to do as well as what...
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Saints Sign CFL LB Erik Harris To Futures Deal

The New Orleans Saints signed CFL LB Erik Harris to a reserve/futures contract on Wednesday, according to Drew Edwards of 3 Down Nation. Harris is actually a former teammate of Saints CB Delvin Breaux, who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a few years ago. Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and training...
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New Orleans Saints announce changes for 2016 coaching staff

Saints head coach Sean Payton announced his five additions to his 2016 coaching staff Tuesday. Payton has hired Dan Campbell as assistant head coach/tight ends, Ronald Curry as an offensive assistant, Peter Giunta as senior defensive assistant, Aaron Glenn as secondary coach, and Joe Lombardi as quarterbacks coach. In addition to the new hires, Payton made four other moves to his...
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Video: Drew Brees shared the story of the time he killed an alligator

A few months ago, the news that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees killed an alligator when he joined “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” Nobody really knew the details of the story until last night when he joined “Conan” on TBS. He gave Conan O’Brien the horrifying details of his encounter and he talked about it being more of a challenge than he intended. Basically...
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Drew Brees’ son Baylen roots against him

Drew Brees’ children aren’t quite old enough yet to appreciate all the sacrifices their dad makes to give them a great life, and you’d know what we mean by that if you watched a Saints-Giants game with them. In an appearance on “Conan” this week, Brees told Conan O’Brien that his oldest son Baylen, who is 7, roots against him — especially when the Saints play the Giants...
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Saints 2016 Free Agency Tracker

The free agents below are ranked by order of importance: Unrestricted Free Agents: 1. Rafael Bush, S Bush was on his way to being an NFL starter when he signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons during restricted free agency two years ago. The Saints matched that offer sheet and instead he was stuck behind the freshly sign Jairus Byrd. When Byrd got hurt, Bush played pretty well filling...
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Post-Senior Bowl Mock Draft: Saints Selection

With the twelfth pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select…   The New Orleans Saints fielded one of the worst defenses in the NFL this year, and they must address all three levels of their defense in the draft. Nkemdiche is another potential top 5 player that is dropping, although his is for off-the-field issues rather than injury. The Saints would be wise to...
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Amazon closing deal for Steve Gleason documentary

The story of former New Orleans Saints safety and special teams standout Steve Gleason continues to inspire.  His years-long journey and fight against ALS has been a remarkable and heroic story that is now about ready to make its way to even wider audiences. A self-titled documentary, covering over four years worth of footage of Gleason living with ALS, premeired at this year...
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The Achilles Heal(s) of New Orleans

Embed from Getty Images It’s no doubt that the New Orleans Saints defense was a little more shaky than the previous season. The big question was if getting a new defensive coordinator was really the answer and we eventually witnessed, once Rob Ryan was fired, that this defense needs more than just a new defensive coordinator. Sean Payton states on Fox News, “Vision, grade...
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Four linebackers the New Orleans Saints should target in the draft

The New Orleans Saints should be focusing on defense this offseason and it all starts with the 2016 NFL Draft. You can name a position on defense and it is probably something the team needs as far as talent. More importantly it starts with the interior defense with the front seven. Among Saints outside linebackers, LB Dannell Ellerbe is 30 years old and he has a high cap number for...
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Expect Saints to make calculated, frugal decisions this offseason

MOBILE, Ala. -- If the New Orleans Saints are going to better their 7-9 record next season, the improvement probably won't come through blockbuster free-agent signings.With a salary cap standing at roughly $156 million, the 2016 Saints are currently over the projected NFL limit that is reportedly expected to settle at between $150 million to $153 million. Even should the Saints create...
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Former assistant alleges racist comments by Saints owner Tom Benson’s wife

Saints owner Tom Benson’s former personal assistant endured racist comments from the billionaire’s wife, according to a lawsuit he filed Tuesday. Rodney Henry’s suit, posted in full by The Times-Picayune reports, describes Tom Benson as defending him against racist attacks from Gayle Benson. From the suit: After Mr. Benson was settled at the hospital, Mrs. Benson called...
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Saints GM: Team never considered trading Sean Payton

    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said that the team never even considered trading coach Sean Payton. “Here’s what I can tell you: I never had a discussion with another team. No one called me and I never called anyone else,” Loomis said Thursday, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Evan Woodbery, adding that he had “not really” considered what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints expected to let Sean Payton explore options

Continuing a narrative that has been ongoing for quite some time now, the New Orleans Saints are expected to let head coach Sean Payton test the waters for other potential job offers. Payton and owner Mickey Loomis are expected to meet up on Monday following the team’s final game of the season on Sunday to discuss the future, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via Mike Triplett...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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