New Orleans Saints 2014 Preseason Analysis: Running Backs

In what was one of the most controversial roster moves in recent memory, the Saints chose to part ways with one of their most dependable, and popular, players of the past several seasons in Darren Sproles, After three productive seasons in the Crescent City, the Saints chose to trade him to the Philadelphia Eagles. In all honesty, this move didn't upset me nearly as much as many...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Intel on Erik Loring from Bucs Blog @BucsStopCom

I reached out to Nick Houllis of Buc Stop, my go to guy whenever I need information on the Bucs. When the Saints landed fullback Erik Lorig I wanted his opinion on the guy. While everything I've read makes this move feel like a lateral one at best (when comparing him to Jed Collins), Nick seemed to think he's a pretty solid player and I trust him. Here's what he had to...
Via The Saints Nation
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign fullback Jed Collins to one-year deal

The Detroit Lions have a real fullback on their roster again. The team confirmed late Wednesday morning that Jed Collins has been signed to a one-year deal. Collins played the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints, but this will be his ninth NFL team since joining the league as an undrafted player coming out of Washington State in 2008. Collins, 28, has 19 carries for 49...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign Fullback Erik Lorig, does this mean the end for Jed Collins?

Being the team with the least amount of cap room in the entire league currently isn't stopping the Saints from making moves. Indeed, the team has signed Erik Lorig to a four year contract. Lorig has been part of the Bucs as a starter and lead blocker for the last four seasons. The move would seem to indicate the Saints are moving on from Jed Collins, but I wouldn't rule out...
Via The Saints Nation
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent FB Jed Collins Visiting Lions

  Mike Triplett of reports that free agent FB Jed Collins is visiting with the Lions this week. Tripplett mentions that this could be a great landing spot for him given that former Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi is now running the Lions offense. Tripplett, 28, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Washington State back in 2008...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs free-agent fullback Erik Lorig visited with Saints

With fullback Jed Collins unsigned, the New Orleans Saints are keeping their options open as the team hosted Buccaneers free-agent fullback Erik Lorig for a visit during the open signing period, a source confirmed. Lorig played for Tampa Bay the past four seasons as serving as the Bucs' primary fullback the past three seasons. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Lorig caught 11 passes for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints hosted fullback Erik Lorig

There’s one thing I love about sports, and that happens to be the free agency period. Division rivals pick up guys who have competed against them for at least two games a year for a couple of years, allowing them to seek revenge on the team who let them go in the first place. Now the New Orleans Saints are currently looking to pick up a fullback considering they don’t have a...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Position Breakdowns: Running Backs

The Saints are extremely deep at running back and the big question coming into 2014 is whether or not they will continue to keep as many with the cap issues that surround the team. Sean Payton has always said "you can't ever have too many good backs", but when so many of them are cheap and your team is right up against the cap, you can't always afford to keep the...
Via The Saints Nation
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coug NFL hopefuls can look to Collins

FOR GRADUATING COUGS like John Fullington and others who aren’t seeing their names on the internet gurus’ NFL mock draft lists, they only have to look a short distance away on Saturday for inspiration. Jed Collins is the starting fullback for the New Orleans Saints, and his path out of Washington State to the pros is a picture in perseverance.
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints give back to New Orleans community

Several members of the New Orleans Saints spent their final day of rest before resuming practice on Thursday spreading a little holiday cheer throughout the Crescent City. Wednesday, players like punter Thomas Morstead and fullback Jed Collins spent time at the YMCA in Central City, handing out Thanksgiving turkeys to those less fortunate. "This is the greatest part about...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 7-2 After the Saints’ absolute trouncing of the Cowboys, in which they won by 32, despite muffing a punt, missing a field goal, and not recovering an opponent’s onside kick, they now lead the NFL in rate of moving the chains differential. They are moving the chains at an 82% rate, as opposed to 70% for opponents. This makes sense, as the Saints not only...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Offensive Player Grades vs. Falcons

The Saints' offensive performance was full of ups and downs, and while there were a lot of nice things there's also a lot to work on. Because of this there's a lot of ups and downs in terms of the grading. To be honest I didn't really feel like anyone on the team player amazing, or even very good, but most were above average. I think we'll see many games where...
Via The Saints Nation
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Centers

This concludes the individual positions on the offensive side of the ball, though I wouldn't really consider this one a "battle". The Saints currently carry two "centers" on the roster, but like the fullback position they'll likely only keep one and use guys that play another position as depth. So the backup interior lineman (or guards) will likely spell...
Via The Saints Nation
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Fullbacks

This will be a short post because the Saints currently only have two fullbacks on their roster. They are incumbent starter Jed Collins, and one year vet Austin Johnson. The fullback position is used by the Saints infrequently, but still carries some value. Jed Collins has been an underrated part of the offense, providing great lead blocking and 14 receptions (2 touchdowns) as a safety...
Via The Saints Nation
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Jed Collins' Epic Tweet

What more needs to be said than this?? Worst thing you can do against a champion is count them out Do you hear the world's opinion on the @Saints?#BringIt#UsAgainstTheWorld — Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) May 15, 2012
Via The Saints Nation
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Blogger Series: 10 Questions With Grandmaster Wang

Next up in our Saints Blogger Series is Grandmaster Wang from moosedenied. Don't ask me what his fake name means, and don't ask me what his blog name means either, I have no idea. All I know is he's really smart, he's really funny, he's profane, and he writes about the Saints a lot. So what's not to like? Wang also boasts that creepy picture on the left as...
Via The Saints Nation
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions CB Houston hurts shoulder vs. Saints

Detroit cornerback Chris Houston injured his shoulder in Saturday night's first-round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, but has returned to the field. The Lions announced that Houston was questionable to return after his injury late in the first quarter as he pursued Jed Collins following the fullback's short reception. Houston did not play when the Lions lost...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints blitz Panthers, 45-17

Drew Brees was once again spectacular at the Saints destroyed Carolina, 45-17. Fantasy Spin: Brees finished with 389 yards and an astounding 5 TDs, two of which went to Marques Colston, who had 7 catches for 145 yards. Jimmy Graham, (8 catches, 97 yards), Darren Sproles (5 rec., 29 yds.) and FB Jed Collins (2 rec., 3 yds.) had the others. Chris Ivory was very impressive as well,...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Third quarter haunts Panthers again, down 38-17

NEW ORLEANS -- The Panthers fell victim to a familiar pattern -- a flat third-quarter performance -- and it allowed the New Orleans Saints to stretch their lead to 38-17 entering the fourth quarter today at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Trailing by seven when the second half began, the Panthers managed just one first down on their first two possessions and the Saints seized the opportunity...
Via Inside The Panthers
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Offensive Player Grades vs. Colts

Safe assumption when you score a franchise record 62 points that there's going to be a lot of good grades. So many guys played so close to perfect in this game it really is a joy to watch the game film. It's not often you see a performance with hardly a mistake. It really was a complete performance of offense, defense and special teams, and when that happens sometimes...
Via The Saints Nation
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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