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SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bold prediction suggests New Orleans Saints could bring an old friend back

Now that the games are over, the next few months will be spent following the NFL’s off-the-field news. This will include free agency, the draft and random things like the police blotter. In a sport that truly is a year-round endeavor, however, this certainly won’t be a quiet time on the calendar. So with that thought in mind, cover32′s James Merilatt came up with five bold...
Via cover32 - Saints
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints can’t forget an offensive lineman in free agency

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Saints
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What are the New Orleans Saints' Plans at Tight End?

Since the beginning of the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, the Saints have been a team that utilized the tight-end position extremely well; this has been a huge part of their offensive success. In 2014 the Saints tight ends were, like always, a huge part of the offense's scheme. So if New Orleans wants to keep this strategy heading into 2015, what changes need to made? Last season, the...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints should wear this incredible proposed helmet in 2015

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the New Orleans Saints. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is awesome. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: New Orleans Saints should wear this incredible proposed...
Via cover32 - Saints
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Insider: Brandin Cooks

In his rookie season, Brandin Cooks showed tremendous athleticism. From the reverse to the 'go route,' this Oregon State Beaver did it all. After being drafted by the Saints, it seemed that Sean Payton already knew where and when to put Cooks in for the big play. His debut season had high expectations, and those expectations were fulfilled. With 53 receptions and 550 yards, Cooks...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints proved he is a timeless wonder in 2014

Age cannot slow him down. He is a timeless force of talent and grace. Any of his fantasy football owners can tell you that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees played another phenomenal season in 2014. Ask Pro Football Focus and they’ll tell you that only Aaron Rodgers had a better overall rating at the position. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints & Patrick Robinson Have “Mutual Interest” In New Agreement

Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports that the Saints have held “preliminary” contract discussions with free agent CB Patrick Robinson. According to Underhill, there is “mutual interest” between the two parties in working out an agreement. Robinson, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2010. He’s played out his five-year, $9,409,500 contract that included ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston Reportedly Met with the New Orleans Saints

A handful of quarterback-needy teams with early first-round picks in the upcoming draft met with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston at the NFL Scouting Combine. However, one of the somewhat more surprising of teams who reportedly met with Winston was the New Orleans Saints. Probably just an act of due diligence, it is still intriguing that the Saints—selecting 13th overall—chose...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Saints overcome salary cap issues?

The New Orleans Saints entered this past regular season with Super Bowl aspirations. A year removed from earning a playoff spot, Drew Brees and company seemed destined to control the landscape in the NFC South. What followed was one of the most disappointing seasons in recent franchise history. New Orleans finished with a 7-9 record and in second place in a historically bad division...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Facing a Crossroads in 2015 Season

When training camp began in August of last year for the New Orleans Saints at West Virginia's Greenbrier facility, there were many, including myself, who had expectations of the Saints not only winning the NFC South Division, but also being in the thick of the hunt for a Super Bowl berth? And why not? The defense was coming off of a season where they had finished ranked No. 4 in...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Negotiating to Keep Jahri Evans

I don’t know about you but I’m not ready to say goodbye to big Jahri. Hope this works out. Cap-strapped Saints were prepared to release Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans, now negotiating to keep him, sources say http://t.co/pV1bhrFMCI — Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) February 23, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Were Prepared To Cut G Jahri Evans, Now Negotiating To Keep Him

Katherine Terrell of the Times-Picayune, citing a league source, reports that the Saints were prepared to make veteran G Jahri Evans a cap casualty, but they have instead been in contact with his representatives about a solution that would keep him in New Orleans. As things stand right now, the Saints are projected to be over the NFL salary cap by something close to $20 million...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Saints Current 2015 “Musts”, “Needs” and “Wants”

Sean Payton has already come out and clearly stated what the Saints must add to improve in 2015 in his live video with Pro Football Talk. So the top three “musts” listed should be obvious. But I liked Payton’s categorizations of how they attack the offseason with “musts”, “needs” and “wants”. I thought I’d take a stab at how these categories fall for the Saints...
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue makes TE coach hire official

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced that Terry Malone has joined the Boilermaker coaching staff. Malone, who spent the previous nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints, will coach the tight ends. Gerad Parker, Purdue’s tight end coach the previous two seasons, will take over as the wide receivers coach and maintain his role as the recruiting...
Via Talking 10
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquis Colston Blames New Orleans Saints Offensive Struggles Last Season on Missing Darren Sproles

For years the New Orleans Saints have been one off the most productive and exciting offenses in the NFL. However, last year they appeared to be missing something at times; it seemed like they had a little trouble finishing drives off. If you thought so you are not alone. Longtime Saints wide receiver Marquis Colston says the team missed former running back Darren Sproles.The Eagles...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints top 5 targets in Free agency

The Saints have managed to make at least one notable signing in each of the last couple of years despite being in a constant state of ‘salary cap hell’. Cap maestro Mickey Loomis always seems to find a way to create just enough room to bring in a few new quality players while also retaining the guys key to the Saints success. I could be called an optimist (or even a fool) by...
Via The Saints Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawyer says Saints' Galette cleared in misdemeanor domestic incident

  A lawyer for New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette says his client has been cleared in a misdemeanor battery case in a domestic disturbance at his home last month. Ralph Whalen says he was told Thursday evening by Assistant Kenner City Attorney Howat Peters that the case has been dropped after further investigation and witness interviews. Peters referred comment to interim...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Galette sued by woman in home disturbance

A woman who said she was beaten by New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette in early January has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the NFL player of subjecting her to false imprisonment, human trafficking, rape and other types of physical and mental abuse. The lawsuit also contains allegations against several other Saints players, but does not name them. Galette's lawyer, Ralph...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints LB Galette hit with lawsuit claiming physical, emotional abuse

A woman filed a lawsuit against New Orleans Saints player Junior Galette on Thursday, accusing the linebacker of allegedy abusing her physically and emotionally during their two-year relationship, NOLA.com reported. Also mentioned in the suit, which was filed in Judicial District court in Gretna, Louisiana: The woman's claim that Galette and several teammates groped her while she...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sticking with Rob Ryan, but for how long?

The Saints organization, lead by Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis, have stopped short of giving any endorsement of Rob Ryan at any turn in the process of this offseason. Despite numerous press conferences since the end of the season with both, and despite continually being asked about Ryan specifically, both Payton and Loomis have declined to comment on his status with the team. The...
Via This Given Sunday
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Co-defendant in Sharper case implicates Reggie Bush

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is now being linked to the ongoing Darren Sharper case involving the spiking of drinks. One of Sharper’s co-defendants told investigators that he saw Bush spiked drinks with molly—an illegal party drug. Brandon Licciardi originally told investigators that he saw Bush spike the drinks before recanting and indicating that Bush told him he...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

King takes a stand, defends Sharper’s HOF credentials

File this one under “ooooook?” Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has always positioned himself as the the public arbiter and keeper of the flame for the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting committee.  King has always taken the task very seriously and notably shamed Dan Le Batard for giving his Baseball HoF vote over to Deadspin readers. That’s fine.  That’s King’s prerogative...
Via Awful Announcing
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson cuts ties with kids, grandkids

The New Orleans Saints picked the perfect time to drop the ball.   While DeflateGate was dominating every sports headline this week, Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson fired his grandaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, as owner and vice chairperson. He also cut ties with Benson LeBlanc, his daughter Renee LeBlanc and his grandson Ryan LeBlanc, sending them this letter...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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