In Depth 2015: New Orleans Saints

A season of high expectations fell apart quickly for New Orleans in 2014. The defense gave up 424 points and the Saints lost their last five games at home to finish a deeply disappointing 7-9. Urgency reigned at the beginning of the new league year, as well. Stud tight end Jimmy Graham was sent to Seattle for Max Unger and WR Kenny Stills was sent to Miami – both deals netted picks...
Via Zone Blitz
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram on C.J. Spiller: “He’s a Special Player”

The New Orleans Saints’ running back duo of Mark Ingram and newly signed C.J. Spiller could be quite impressive this upcoming season. One person who is already impressed is Ingram himself. He had this to say about Spiller in an interview with ESPN. He’s a special player. He’s a game-breaker, can take it to the house no matter where he is on the field, punt return, kick return...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Mark Ingram excited to play with C.J. Spiller

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports C.J. Spiller is a very talented running back that dealt with quite a few health injuries throughout his tenure with the Buffalo Bills, but now he is set to start a new chapter of his career with the New Orleans Saints. He is a major difference maker when he can stay healthy and on the field, and fellow running back Mark Ingram is excited to play alongside...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Restudying the Saints needs

If you’ve listened to Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton‘s interviews this past week, you’ve gotten brand new insight into where the roster goes from here. I have to say, that’s more candid and useful sound bites than usual from those two. I think Sean Payton is genuine when he says he’s excited about Josh Hill, Seantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman. I think he hopes at least...
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can a New Look Fulfill Old Expectations in New Orleans?

Change.In the National Football League, that can be one of the biggest words in your vocabulary. And as a player, it can be one of the single most grounding words. For at this level, change can signal both the beginning if a career, but also, for some, signal the end that they weren't quite ready to see come.And as painful as that can be for players, it can be worse yet for a loyal...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM: We’re not trading Drew Brees

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans are rumored to be interested in trading up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.  But general manager Mickey Loomis said Monday that the team is not even considering life after quarterback Drew Brees. “Anybody who thinks we’re trading Drew Brees, that’s just not true,” Loomis told USA TODAY Sports. Brees turned 36 in...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents Still Available the Saints Could Target

With most of the top tier guys off the market teams are slowly working towards the bargain basement shopping portion of free agency. In the Saints’ case, something will have to be done to give them the room to land a couple more players. The Jahri Evans contract still needs to be resolved and if/when that happens we may see a couple low rent free agents still join. C. J. Spiller...
Via The Saints Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 best NFL free agent signings from the first week

Free agency is always a tricky exercise where teams try to land established veterans that will greatly improve their team while juggling the balancing act of the salary cap with the competitive demands of the open market. Below are the ten signings that are equal parts fair value and immediate impact on the field. Below are some clear winners in free agency so far. 10. Nick Fairley...
Via This Given Sunday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Crazy Offseason Continues! Stills/Grubbs Gone. Browner/Spiller Enter.

The boys recap the Saints insane off season including Kenny Stills shipped to Miami Ben Grubbs sent to Kansas City Brandon Browner and CJ Spiller signed What moves still to be made? Are Saints better? Is Drew Brees safe? Cam Jordan trade in the works? Biggest, Most Important Draft ever? Bradley Warshauer of Black and Gold Review stops by to discuss his awesome feature on the Saints...
Via The Saints Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blogger intel on C. J. Spiller and Dannell Ellerbe

Fortunately there is a Dolphins and Bills blog on the Bloguin Network so getting some very informed intel on the Saints two newest players was a direct message away. Many thanks to both for their content. I can’t promise the same comedy that I got on Max Unger but as you can see below I can offer good insight into players we don’t know much about. First I turned to Joe (@BuffaloWins...
Via The Saints Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints sign RB CJ Spiller

This contract isn’t inappropriate for a player of Spiller’s skill set, as Spiller will make 18 million over 4 years with 9 million guaranteed. That’s the 2nd most a running back has gotten on the open market after DeMarco Murray this off-season, but you can make an argument that Spiller was the 2nd best back available through free agency this year. CJ Spiller, a 2010 1st round...
Via The Football Fan Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints, running back Spiller agree on 4-year deal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints say free agent running back C.J. Spiller has agreed to a four-year contract with the club, bolstering a backfield that also includes Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. The 27-year-old Spiller has spent his first five NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, showing the ability to pile up yards as both a ball carrier and receiver out of the backfield...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Spiller signs with Saints

The New Orleans Saints continued to retool their offense on Thursday by signing former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. The Spiller signing, which was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, came shortly after the Saints traded wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins. New Orleans also released running back Pierre Thomas on Thursday,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Sign C.J. Spiller, Trade Kenny Stills to Dolphins

The New Orleans Saints continue to retool their roster, signing RB C.J. Spiller and trading away a young promising WR in Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins for Dannell Ellerbe and  3rd round draft pick.  This after trading away Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for a 1st round pick and Max Unger.  New Orleans was able to re-sign Mark Ingram but released Pierre Thomas...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints agree to contract with CJ Spiller

Why not add another body? The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a contract with ex-Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Spiller joins a backfield that already includes Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. Spiller showed flashes of brilliance during his five years with the Bills after landing in Buffalo and the No. 9 overall pick of the...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J Spiller Signs with New Orleans Saints

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, former Bills running back CJ Spiller has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Saints reached agreement with former Bills RB CJ Spiller. Saints backfield getting crowded: Spiller, Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2015 After trading away Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, the Saints are... The post C.J Spiller...
Via The Garbage Time
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: C.J. Spiller to sign with Saints

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Bufffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller has agreed to join the New Orleans Saints. Saints reached agreement with former Bills RB CJ Spiller. Saints backfield getting crowded: Spiller, Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2015   Spiller’s best statistical output came in 2012, where he tallied...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Reach Agreement With RB C.J. Spiller

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Saints have reached agreement with former Bills RB C.J. Spiller. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported earlier in the day that strong mutual interest existed between Spiller and the Saints. Spiller visited with the Saints on Thursday should serve as a solid complement to RB Mark Ingram. Spiller, 27, was limited to appearing in nine ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Spiller Headed to Meet with the New Orleans Saints

According to reports, free agent running back C.J. Spiller is headed to meet with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. Bills free-agent RB C.J. Spiller is scheduled to meet Thursday in New Orleans with Saints, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2015 Immediately after the Buffalo Bills acquired LeSean McCoy, it was clear that they wouldn’t be bringing...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Percy Harvin preparing to meet with Buffalo Bills

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Percy Harvin was recently released by the New York Jets, and he is already set to meet with one of their division rivals as his first free agency visit. According to a report from Rand Getlin, Harvin is preparing to meet with the Buffalo Bills. Though WR Percy Harvin is in talks with a number of teams, his first visit will be to the #Bills, per...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots ‘Inquired About’ C.J. Spiller To Fill Third-Down Running Back Role

The New England Patriots could actually upgrade their third-down running back role after allowing Shane Vereen to walk in free agency. The Patriots have “inquired about” former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Spiller carried the ball 78 times for 300 yards in an injury-shortened season in 2014 with 19 catches for 125 yards...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Spiller Drawing Interest from Multiple Teams

Former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller ultimately found out his fate in Buffalo during live TV when he was a guest on Around the NFL last week. That was when the surprise of the year trade between Buffalo and Philadelphia went down that sent running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills. Now Spiller, who reportedly turned down an offer from Buffalo that would have paid him $4.5...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy, Bills agree to five-year deal

The Buffalo Bills and running back LeSean McCoy have agreed to a new five-year contract once the team’s trade with the Philadelphia Eagles is finalized Tuesday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. LeSean McCoy and Bills have agreed on a $16M first year total with $26.5M total guaranteed and $40M over 5 years, per @RosenhausSports — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2015...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: At Least Seven Teams Interested In Free Agent RB C.J. Spiller

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that free agent RB C.J. Spiller has at least seven teams interested in him heading into the legal tampering period that begins tomorrow. According to Getlin, this group consists of: the Jets, Patriots, Dolphins, Cardinals, 49ers, Redskins and Lions. On Tuesday, the Bills called and thanked Spiller for his service in Buffalo and told ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills expected to pursue LB David Harris

Rex Ryan was hired this past season by the Buffalo Bills to be their new head coach after Doug Marrone chose to leave the franchise, and he has already brought excitement to the organization. They acquired LeSean McCoy from the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday and backed it up with a trade for quarterback Matt Cassel today. According to a report from Manish Mehta, the Bills are expected...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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