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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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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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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
21 hours 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...
Via Pro Football Zone
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

PFS Mount Rushmore Series: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have not had much success until recent years, narrowing down the timetable for potential all-timers. It wasn’t until the team’s 21st year of existence that the Saints achieved a winning record – and it would take another 13 years (in 2000) for the “Aint’s” to finally make it past the Wild Card round of the playoffs. With that being said, the four...
Via Pro Football Spot
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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...
Via NFL Injury Report
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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
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...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Saints Players Stuck Sharing One Bed In Training Camp Hotel Room (Photos)

A couple of New Orleans Saints players are getting cozy at training camp — but it’s not like they have any other choice. Receiver Andy Tanner and fullback Austin Johnson are just two young guys hoping to make the Saints’ final roster, but they’ll have to accomplish that dream with just one bed in the room they are sharing at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: Position battles to watch at New Orleans Saints Training Camp

We’ve spent the last two weeks outlining what to watch for during Saints Training Camp, but if you can’t be bothered to read all 10 pieces here’s a look at the top five position battles heading into camp. 5.) Cornerback opposite Keenan Lewis   Lewis is the clear number one corner, but there’s some debate to who will start out wide on the opposite side of the field. Many...
Via cover32 - Saints
4 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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