Saints lose center Jonathan Goodwin to leg injury

The Saints took a 10-3 lead into halftime at Detroit, but the second half could be rough for the New Orleans offensive line. Center Jonathan Goodwin was taken to the locker room on a cart after suffering a leg injury. His leg was rolled on in a pileup.
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Goodwin injures left leg

DETROIT (AP) New Orleans Saints center Jonathan Goodwin left Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter with a leg injury. He will not return. Goodwin appeared to hurt his left ankle shortly before halftime when a Detroit player fell onto it. He was able to walk off the field, but the injury looked painful. The 35-year-old Goodwin played college football at...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Things to Look for in Saints @ Lions

The bye week was fun and all but I’ve been desperate for some Saints football. I will admit that sitting on an overtime walk off win for two weeks has been much easier to tolerate than some bye weeks in the past. In just a handful of hours the Saints will be back to their season and this is a chance to get back to .500 for the first time since Cleveland made that gut wrenching...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: New Orleans Saints running game

With the New Orleans Saints’ road game against the Detroit Lions looming and the first six weeks of the 2014 NFL season in rearview, this makes for a great opportunity to put some perspective on how the Saints have performed compared to previous years.  So I’ve consulted the great information available from the folks at (subscription required) to see what’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Four Downs: Bye Week

First Down: Get healthyThis is one of the most important objectives of the bye week. Jimmy Graham, Mark Ingram, Jonathan Goodwin and Patrick Robinson are notable injured players heading into the bye week. I expect the latter two to be ready for their matchup with the Lions.On another note, news broke Wednesday that Ingram has a chance to play against Detroit next week, but Sean Peyton...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

What's Next For The New Orleans Saints?

All the "talking heads" said that the Saints had to beat Tampa to save their season. So, that being done now, what's next? First of all, there's the league-mandated bye week. And all things considered, this could have played out to be a very opportune time for it after all. So far this season, the injuries have mounted up. Key players like tight end Jimmy Graham...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Offensive Player Grades vs. Buccaneers

A win is a win. The Saints scored 31 points in regulation and drove 80 yards for a winning score in overtime to find a way to steal this game. Based on that the offense deserves a lot of credit. The offense rushed for 140 yards (4.8 per carry) and added 371 through the air. While that kind of production is every bit of what they needed to pull this game off, this game would have...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things to look for in Buccaneers at Saints

Going into this game with the news of Jairus Byrd gone for the season just isn’t the same. The Saints are 1-3 and now they no longer have what the salary cap suggests is one of the team’s top 5 players. So where does that leave the Saints? I know we all like to look into our crystal ball and figure out what the final record will be, how the divisional games shake out and which...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Report: Jonathan Goodwin, David Hawthorne, Benjamin Watson

The New Orleans Saints desperately need a win Sunday night on the road against the Dallas Cowboys to avoid a 1-3 start:#453873366 / gettyimages.comNew Orleans' final injury report doesn't contain many surprises, as backup cornerback Patrick Robinson is the only new name on it from the beginning of the week. The Saints will hope to have a few players who are game-time...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints likely to start backup center vs. Dallas

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have listed Jonathan Goodwin as questionable for Sunday night's game in Dallas, raising the prospect that second-year pro Tim Lelito will start at center for the first time. Goodwin injured his left ankle during the second half of New Orleans' 20-9 victory over Minnesota last Sunday. He was replaced with 6 minutes left in the third...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Watson practices on limited basis

Tight end Benjamin Watson returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday for the New Orleans Saints, increasing the chances he may be able to play Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys with a groin injury. There were no other changes to the Saints' injury report. Running back Mark Ingram (hand), center Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), linebacker David Hawthorne (ankle/knee), fullback Erik...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Travel to Dallas for Week 4 Test vs. Cowboys

After a less than impressive 0-2 start to their 2014 campaign, the New Orleans Saints managed to get a little positive momentum established against the Vikings, taking a 20-9 victory at home. But this week it's back on the road for their border skirmish with the Dallas Cowboys. In recent years, this has become quite an annual battle. In 2009, the Saints reeled off 13 straight...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Offensive Player Grades @ Falcons

The offense put up 34 points and were effective both running and passing. That should be sufficient for a win, and yet the unit will live with the regret of a couple miscues that left some points out there. And while it’s hard to blame the offense for the loss, the Colston fumble was the final dagger. Still, the Saints on this side of the ball seem in sync and primed to put up...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Preseason Week 1 preview

The New Orleans Saints will travel to the Edwards Jones Stadium to play the St. Louis Rams to open their preseason schedule. The Rams beat the Saints last season with a dominant front four. This year the Saints’ offensive line will look to improve, and this is the perfect way to do so. So without further delay, here are the players and battles to watch tonight. Tim Lelito vs Jonathan...
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Greenbrier day 3 recap

The most significant thing I noticed at practice yesterday was that Jonathan Goodwin had been moved to left guard to compensate for the continued absence of Ben Grubbs. Goodwin took every single snap at that position with the 1s throughout practice. Interestingly, the guy he replaced in Senio Kelemete didn’t go to the bench but instead shifted over to center. That was a very curious...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Day 2 at the Greenbrier

Yesterday was an off day for the team, so not much to report. I ran into Jonathan Goodwin on his way to getting a massage who said he felt really good about how he was playing, in addition to being completely healthy. The biggest news was that I saw Victor Butler walking around in a walking boot. Prior to that no news had come out on Butler of an injury, but clearly he’s dealing...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints 2014 preview: Winning on road key to season success

2013: The Saints went 11-5 in the regular season, defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round, then lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round.  Head Coach: Sean Payton (2006-Present) Key Departures: Running back Darren Sproles, receiver Lance Moore, linebacker Jonathan Vilma, safety Roman Harper, safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Will Smith  Key Arrivals...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp watch list: New Orleans Saints center Jonathan Goodwin

Jonathan Goodwin (51) and Tim Lelito (68) go through positional drills at June’s Organized Team Activities in Metairie, Louisiana.  No clear winner has emerged in their battle yet, but it’s safe to say Goodwin is giving his best effort to start another year in the NFL.  Photo credit:  Brett Duke, Times-Picayune. The New Orleans Saints have done an excellent job...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five New Orleans Saints Players To Watch During Training Camp

Training camp can be a crucial time in a player's career. For a veteran, it can be a time to solidify their position as a starter. But for other players, it can be a time to make a move into the starting lineup and become key contributors to the success of the team.For the New Orleans Saints, I've selected these five offensive players as most likely to make their move this...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2014 Preseason Analysis: Offensive Linemen

One thing that even the most casual of Saints fans could all agree on in terms of successes/failures over the course of last season is that the weakest link was without a doubt the offensive line. That translated into QB Drew Brees not only being sacked, but being hit far too often. But even worse than that was a largely ineffective ground game. I mean, think about it-how many times...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Goodwin according to Pro Football Focus

I’ve watched the 49ers play enough the past couple years that I truly do feel great about the Jonathan Goodwin pickup. Even at 35 years old I believe he is a significant upgrade over Brian de la Puente last year and Tim Lelito this year. Durability is one of his obvious strengths, but how has his play on the field been? I personally have been impressed with his performance in the...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: numbers don’t lie – New Orleans Saints poised for big year

This week we continued a few of our summer-long series, and statistically proved that the Saints are poised for a big year in 2014: New Orleans Saints - Jonathan Goodwin returns to the Saints, here’s what to expect from the veteran center: (READ) - John Sigler breaks down Vinnie Sunseri, who may be fighting for a roster spot come August. (READ) - Next up on Neer Shah‘s position...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Jonathan Goodwin signed

It has been talked about quite a bit for the past month, but it is finally official. The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran center Jonathan Goodwin to a one year deal. The 35 year old center was part of the Saints 2009 Super Bowl run and spent the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. The signing of Goodwin fills the Saints’ last void at center and will immediately...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: Jairus Byrd’s back, Jonathan Goodwin signing and crazy Twitter questions

The boys discuss Jonathan Goodwin signing and Jairus Byrd’s back. Dave wonders what is weakest part of the roster. Ralph tries to explain to Dave why Sean Payton lies all the time about injuries.Plus your Twitter questions Game of Throne themed questions like “Will Akiem Hicks be ‘The Mountain’ for Saints this year?” PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and don’t...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign DT Brandon Deaderick

In addition to signing Jonathan Goodwin who will compete for the starting center job, the Saints also bolstered their interior defensive line getting veteran defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick on a one year deal. Deaderick is a former 7th round pick in 2010 by the Patriots and 26 years old. He’s starter 15 career games for the Patriots and Jaguars and has 5.5 career sacks. He was...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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