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Saints News, 12/9/16: Cooks Scoffs at Rumors About Locker Room Distractions

After the media decided to pick up and run with his unrest about not being targeted in the Saints’ rout of the Rams, WR Brandin Cooks is ready to move on. He’s laughed at the idea since, particularly after numerous targets against the Detroit Lions last Sunday. #Saints are planning to sign LB Travis Feeney off the #Steelers practice squad, source said, pending physical...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
1 hour ago

Kenny Vaccaro dropping appeal of four-game suspension

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has dropped the appeal of his four-game suspension, the New Orleans Advocate reported Friday. Vaccaro’s suspension will begin immediately, and he will miss the rest of the regular season. The suspension, for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, was first reported in early November, before Vaccaro even knew about…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 hours ago

Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro drops appeal, will serve 4-game suspension

Assuming nothing crazy happens, Kenny Vaccaro’s 2016 season is over. Head coach Sean Payton announced on Friday afternoon that the New Orleans Saints defense will be without a key contributor for the rest of the regular season. Safety Kenny Vaccaro has dropped his appeal, and starts his four-game suspension on Sunday per the Friday afternoon media conference. Reports first emerged...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
4 hours ago

Saints Reportedly Signing LB Travis Feeney

Saints new LB Feeney was on the Steelers’ Practice Squad The New Orleans Saints are signing LB Travis Feeney off of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad, according to The Advocate’s Nick Underhill. The 6th round draft pick is a rangy LB with elite speed. The Saints are signing Travis Feeney off Pittsburgh’s practice squad, per source— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
6 hours ago

Saints signing linebacker Travis Feeney off Steelers practice squad

The Saints can use all the help they can find on defense, and they’re apparently looking for Pittsburgh for their latest import. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints are planning to sign linebacker Travis Feeney off the Steelers practice squad. Feeney was their sixth-round pick from Washington, his stock falling because of…
Via Pro Football Talk
7 hours ago

Know your enemy, Buccaneers: One on one with The Pewter Plank

The Saints travel to Tampa Bay this week to play the Buccaneers. The game is a must-win for the Saints if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. In a scheduling quirk, the teams play twice in three games after thirteen weeks apart. The Saints need to win both if they want a shot […] Know your enemy, Buccaneers: One on one with The Pewter Plank - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
8 hours ago

Former Saints’ Will Smith Trial: Day 4 in review

On day four, the trial was full of testimony from Kevin O’ Neal. O’Neal is a close friend of the defendant Cardell Hayes. He was also in the passenger seat when the accident turned into tragedy. In summary, one side claims it was murder and the other invokes that the incident involved a self defense […] Former Saints’ Will Smith Trial: Day 4 in review - Who Dat Dish - Who...
Via Who Dat Dish
22 hours ago

Saints' Cooks "laughs" at notion he disrupted the offense

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints receiver Brandin Cooks sees no connection between his readiness to speak up when he was unhappy last week and the out-of-sync performance of the offense the following game. ''I laugh when I hear some stuff like that because that wasn't the case at all,'' Cooks said after practice Thursday as the Saints prepared to play at Tampa Bay this Sunday. New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints vs. Bucs: Five brave predictions

The New Orleans Saints travel to Tampa Bay this Sunday to face the Buccaneers. After a disappointing loss to Detroit, the Saints season is virtually over. But they’re technically still alive. It’s not actually so outlandish to think that the Saints have a playoff shot. So let’s do this guys. Don’t hang our heads yet. […] Saints vs. Bucs: Five brave predictions - Who Dat...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

Former Saints running back describes Smith shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas told a jury Wednesday that he thought a heated argument between retired Saints star Will Smith and an irate driver had cooled - but then he heard gunshots and turned to see his friend being gunned down. ''After the shooting stopped I stood there in shock. Telling myself that didn't happen,'' Thomas said, his...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Racquel Smith, Former Saints enter court Wednesday

Will Smith's widow Racquel and former Saints players D
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brees, Gleason among those in court for Will Smith trial

Drew Brees and Steve Gleason were among those in attendance Tuesday to support Will Smith’s wife as she testifies against the man who shot her husband this year. ESPN’s Mike Triplett was on hand at the trial and passed along the following information: “Saints QB Drew Brees, Steve Gleason and their wives have joined some of Will Smith’s other former teammates at courthouse...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The best dramas of 2016

2016's been a great year for film dramas. As we approach Oscar season, we'd like to point out what we think have been the best dramas of the year. In no particular order, and since we still haven't seen a lot of the December releases, these are the must-see dramas of 2016 so far.  
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions troll ESPN analysts for picking against them

The Detroit Lions are quietly putting together a fantastic season and have a great chance to win the NFC North, but a lot of people haven’t seemed to notice. The team’s official Twitter account took advantage of the opportunity to troll some of those people on Sunday. After Detroit defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road in convincing fashion, the person in charge of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said after the team's loss to the Detroit Lions

Saints quarterback Drew Brees addresses the
Via NOLA.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said after the loss to Detroit

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton gives a terse press conference following the Saints lackluster loss to
Via NOLA.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fairley appears to take cheap shot at Stafford

With the Detroit Lions in town, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley established on Sunday that he will not play favorites to his old team. Matthew Stafford was on the ground and without the ball, yet Fairley decided to give his ex-teammate a shot — just for good measure. Nick Fairley with a cheap shot on Matthew Stafford, who was on the ground. https://t.co/z6eoaXa3RE...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton unhappy about Brandin Cooks trade rumors

It isn’t often one gets to peer into the mind of an NFL coach and see how he feels about trade rumors. This might have happened Sunday with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who retweeted a fan blasting NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport over the Brandin Cooks trade rumors. The Tweet Payton retweeted: @RapSheet @NFL plz research JUST A LITTLE BIT instead of closing your eyes...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 13 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the New Orleans Saints. Why the Saints? Frankly, we could have just as easily gone with New Orleans’ Week 13 opponent, Detroit. The real point of interest is the matchup between an impossible-to-ignore, heart-stopping Lions team...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton addresses report about star WR being unhappy

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks surprisingly did not have a single pass thrown his way in his team’s 49-point scoring bonanza against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but Sean Payton insists that was not by design. On Wednesday, Payton was asked about a report claiming Cooks is unhappy with his role in the Saints’ offense. The head coach downplayed it. “I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cooks frustrated with role in Saints offense

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been used as more of a big-play threat than a No. 1 receiver this season, and that is apparently not a role he is satisfied with. Cooks was not targeted in his team’s convincing 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. While ideally the third-year pro would just be happy that his team got the win, Cooks raised some eyebrows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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