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Archie Manning defends Cam Newton over press conference

Cam Newton may be getting crushed for his listless press conference after losing the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but he is getting support from an unlikely source. Archie Manning, the father of winning quarterback Peyton Manning, defended Newton, pointing out how tough it is to be congenial with the media after losing such a huge game. “It’s really hard, really...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Jahri Evans refused pay cut to stay with Saints

Veteran offensive lineman Jahri Evans was unceremoniously released by the New Orleans Saints earlier this week. It has since come to light that the Saints tried to keep him on the roster at a reduced rate, but Evans refused to take a pay cut.Evans' agent, Jerrold Colton, said his client turned down the opportunity to stay with the Saints because he had already taken a pay cut the...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Picture of health: Saints S Bush ready to jump into free agency

New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush is headed for free agency and wants to prove he's healthy after his 2015 season ended in Week 1.Bush posted a video to his Twitter account on Thursday in which he showed prospective future employers that he has plenty of spring left in his legs. Check out the video to see why Bush tweeted that he's "Still got a lil bit of hops."Although he was...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL WR Josh Morgan charged after accidentally shooting himself

When will athletes learn from the mistakes of their peers? Apparently former NFL wide receiver Josh Morgan never learned the lesson of Plaxico Burress — you know, not to shoot yourself in the leg with your own gun. However, that’s exactly what Morgan did and now he’s facing misdemeanor chargers as a result, according to Pro Football Talk. Morgan’s unfortunate incident was...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Review: Drew Brees makes headlines in many ways

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit So far, it’s been a fairly quiet week for the New Orleans Saints. Restructuring...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dannell Ellerbe restructures contract to stay with Saints

After missing 10 games with injuries in 2015, New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has reportedly restructured his contract.Via Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com:Ellerbe was slated to make $4.1 million in base salary and count $5.9 million against the cap in 2016. Toe and hip injuries limited him to 39 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a defended pass in six games...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Key Saints player restructures contract

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The New Orleans Saints are tight against the salary cap, and with a need to sign...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Jahri Evans a top 5 all time Saint?

It’s always sad to part ways with the all time greats, and Jahri Evans is certainly that. The man deserves his due more than I could ever give him justice with this post. When I think of the best draft class in Saints history, 2006, which included Marques Colston, Reggie Bush, Zach Strief, Roman Harper etc… guys that combined were the stepping stone class to a Super Bowl title...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Giants, Patriots, Raiders & Saints

Broncos According to Mike Klis of 9News NBC, Broncos are expected to open up extension negotiations with QB Brock Osweiler and DE Malik Jackson during the NFL combine. Jeff Legwold of ESPN writes the Broncos will “almost certainly” place the franchise tag on OLB Von Miller while they try to finalize a long-term contract extension with him. Giants Dan Graziano of ESPN...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints did one thing no other team could in 2015

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The New Orleans Saints did something in 2015 that no other NFL team did: Light up...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints let go of Jahri Evans, David Hawthorne, Ramon Humber and Seantavius Jones

NFL wire confirms #Saints released G Jahri Evans, LB Ramon Humber, LB David Hawthorne today. — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) February 8, 2016 #Saints have waived WR Seantavius Jones, per NFL wire. — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) February 8, 2016
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints release guard Evans, 3 others; add 1 player

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The Saints have released four-time All-Pro right guard Jahri Evans, who has started for all 10 seasons since New Orleans drafted him out of Division II Bloomsburg in 2006. In moves posted on the NFL's transactions list Monday, New Orleans also has released linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber and receiver Seantavius Jones, while signing veteran free...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Brandon Browner the worst free agent signing in New Orleans Saints history?

Now that Browner’s career as a New Orleans Saint has come to a both horrific and abrupt end, we have to ask the depressing question. Is he the worst free agent ever in the history of the New Orleans Saints? I actually worked on this topic back in 2013 and came up with a list of the 10 worst free agent signings in Saints history at the time. Since then there’s been Browner, Jairus...
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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. pic.twitter.com/3scqBIQ0uh...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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