Position battles at Center, Quarterback, Wide Receiver and Kicker developing

Putting four specific positions is admittedly a little silly when clearly all positions have their own little battles, but nonetheless there’s four battles that really emerged as most intriguing to me through the first week of training camp. That doesn’t mean things could shake up at other positions very soon to turn the attention elsewhere, but currently the four below have...
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7 hours ago  |  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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2 days ago  |  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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19 days ago  |  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

Position Breakdown: New Orleans Saints’ offensive line could be diamond in the rough

The final offensive position of note on my positional breakdown of the Saints roster is the offensive line. Currently rostered offensive tackles: Terron Armstead, Zach Strief, Bryce Harris, Tavon Rooks, Marcel Jones, Thomas Welch, Jason Weaver, Manase Foketi and Ty Nsekhe. Currently rostered interior offensive linemen: Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Tim Lelito, Jonathan Goodwin, Matt Armstrong...
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June 06, 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

New Orleans Saints sign C Jonathan Goodwin, DL Brandon Deaderick to one-year contracts

The New Orleans Saints have signed C Jonathan Goodwin and DL Brandon Deaderick to one-year contracts. The club also has waived G Mike Golic Jr. and ILB Spencer Hadley it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Goodwin, 6-3, 318, returns to New Orleans, where he played from 2006-10, after serving as the starting center of the San Francisco 49ers from...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Officially Sign C Jonathan Goodwin & DT Brandon Deaderick

  The New Orleans Saints announced the signings of veteran C Jonathan Goodwin and DT Brandon Deaderick on Tuesday. The Saints waived G Mike Golic Jr. and ILB Spencer Hadley to make room for the two additions. Mike Triplett of first reported that the Saints had agreed to terms with Goodwin on Monday. Goodwin, 35, recently worked out for New Orleans and reports indicated...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints have a top-10 nickname in the NFL

In recent months, something that often doesn’t get much attention has suddenly been receiving a lot; the nickname of an NFL franchise has been front-page news, stirring debate across the country. While arguing that issue is a different topic for a different day, the discussion has raised an interesting question: What’s in a name? More specifically, why are teams called what they...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect from Jonathan Goodwin in his return to the New Orleans Saints

Multiple reports say that free agent center Jonathan Goodwin is set to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Mike Triplett of says the two sides could formally announce the deal as early as Tuesday. Goodwin of course was the Saints’ regular starting center for three seasons previously, from 2008-10. He spent the past three seasons as the starting center for the dynamic and...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints to Sign Jonathan Goodwin

As I wrote in this article back in April (and as pretty much every Saints' writer has written at some point), it only seemed like a matter of time until the New Orleans Saints brought in their former starting center, Jonathan Goodwin, to compete for a starting role.Even if the Saints did draft a center in this year's draft it still seemed like a strong possibility. However...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Goodwin, Saints close

The New Orleans Saints are on the verge of bringing back former starting center Jonathan Goodwin, as the two sides have agreed in principle to a deal, league sources confirmed Monday to The sides still are negotiating specifics of the contract, but the deal is expected to be finalized as early as Tuesday, according to the sources. Goodwin, 35, was a starter for the Saints...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign center Jonathan Goodwin

In a move that almost everyone saw coming the Saints have finally struck a post June 1st deal with Jonathan Goodwin. Goodwin was of course the starting center on the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl champion team and played on the Saints from 2006-2010. The last three seasons he’s been the starting center for the San Francisco 49ers, never missing a single start. Goodwin is what I viewed...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints reportedly agree to terms with Jonathan Goodwin

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with center Jonathan Goodwin,  according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. #Saints and Jonathan Goodwin have agreed to deal, per league source. Terms not disclosed. He should officially sign on Tuesday. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) June 2, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; ...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints reportedly expected to sign center Jonathan Goodwin

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  the Saints are expected to sign center Jonathan Goodwin. Now that it’s post-June 1, the #Saints are expected to sign old friend center Jonathan Goodwin, source said. Should happen this week. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 2, 2014 Goodwin played for the Saints form 2009-2010 then signed with the 49ers which  iswhere he played...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Expected To Sign Veteran C Jonathan Goodwin

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Saints are expected to sign veteran C Jonathan Goodwin at some point this week. Mike Triplett of previously reported that there was a “good chance” the Saints would sign Goodwin at some point this summer, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Goodwin worked out for the team a few weeks ago, but there...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

“Good Chance” The Saints Sign Veteran C Jonathan Goodwin

  According to Mike Triplett of, there is a “good chance” the Saints sign veteran C Jonathan Goodwin at some point this summer. However, Triplett adds that New Orleans does have faith in second-year C Tim Lelito, who appears to be their projected starter. Goodwin worked out for the team a few weeks ago, but there hasn’t been a lot of buzz since then. The Saints...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

A few ex Saints are still looking for NFL jobs

When you look at the Saints roster you get the feeling it is close to complete but they could still round out some of their needs with some post draft pick ups. When the Saints start seeing some of these guys practice, too, they’ll get a better feel for whether or not they need to bring in certain veterans at a given position. And of course there’s still guys that were with the...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Seven round mock draft

It’s that time of year again boys and girls.  A time to put an absurd amount of pressure on young football players to become stars before playing a single down in the NFL.  A time where football fans all over the country anoint draft picks as missing pieces to a championship dream.  And a time where it’s okay to boo the selection of a rugged offensive lineman over a flashy...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing Veteran C Jonathan Goodwin Still An Option For The Saints

  According to Mike Triplett of, there is still a chance that the Saints could sign veteran C Jonathan Goodwin to a contract before the start of training camp. However, Triplett adds that this could depend on what happens during the draft as there have been some rumors that New Orleans could be targeting one of the top center prospects. The idea was recently floated that the...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars News and Notes: Free Agents Still To Be Had

Now that the dust has settled and there is about $25 million in cap space left for the Jaguars to use, this might be a good time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to go hunting again in free agency.After forcing Cleveland to match their offer to center Alex Mack, the team is still in need of a center and more interior linemen on the offensive line. There is also a need for another outside...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Bring In C Jonathan Goodwin For A Visit

Mike Triplett of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Saints brought in their former C Jonathan Goodwin for a visit Wednesday. Triplett adds that a reunion is “possible” and “makes a lot of sense.” Goodwin, 35, has spent the past three seasons as the starting center for the 49ers before being released.  Goodwin began his career in 2002 with the New York Jets...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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