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4 standouts from the New Orleans Saints ‘dress rehearsal’ game

  Photo credit:  Dave Cariello/SB Nation. Kasim Edebali separated himself from the pack of young pass rushers hoping to carve themselves a roster spot at the beginning of training camp.  He has made a few splash plays in the daily practices, but really stood out in the third preseason game against the Colts with a two-sack performance on only seven pass rushes.  He was singled...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints’ Practice Squad will increase to 10 players this season

This news may not be much comfort initially to those that experience the disappointment of being left off the final 53 man roster, but two players currently on the Saints’ 90 man roster will remain with the team this year when otherwise they might not have. Granted that is a little presumptive because the Saints could always use their last two spots of the practice squad on players...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the New Orleans Saints’ final roster after preseason Week 2

The New Orleans Saints possess one of the most talented rosters in the National Football League. We knew that coming into preseason. Through two “ugly” football games—as head coach Sean Payton described them in Friday’s night postgame press conference—the Saints have proven, at the very least, that their talent level is commensurate with the expectations. Guessing the final...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Guys Making Names for Themselves, Pushing Veterans. Saints Preseason Week 2 Review

#453667246 / gettyimages.com Deuce Windham NFC South Staff Writer Once again the Saints flicked on the Friday Night Lights and completed their second preseason game of the 2014 season with a victory.  We move to 2-0 during the preseason (a meaningless stat, but) and there was a lot of good, and bad, performances to go over from last night’s game. Drew Brees, Jahri Evans and Ben...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating Preseason Game #1

Everything we see during a pre-season game has to be taken with a grain of salt. The coaches are not game planning to win, they are setting things up to test particular players in certain situations. This is part of what makes it so hard to get a firm grasp on how well a guy is doing based on his preseason performance. That isn’t to say that it is a meaningless time; actually it’s...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign FB Greg Jones as power game is hurting

The Saints’ roster stood at 89 yesterday until the latest addition, which was that of veteran Greg Jones. Jones is a fullback that recently turned 33 and played almost his entire career from 2004 to 2012 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last season he was on the Houston Texans and he played in 16 games as the starting fullback. Jones is widely known as a one time elite blocking specialist...
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August 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

Saints Nation: Saints Announce 2013 Practice Squad

So far there's been no changes to the Saints' active roster, although that could still change in the days leading up to the Falcons game. The Saints did announce that they've filled six of their eight available spots for the practice squad, and unlike last year the names all come from players that participated in Saints' camp this summer, with the exception of Rolle...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Tackles

Tackle is a very interesting position for the Saints this year with Jermon Bushrod gone, as there's tons of depth but not a lot of proven talent. There are a number of players on the roster with intriguing potential so you have to  feel pretty good on one or two panning out, especially given the track record of success this regime has had with offensive linemen. That said, Aaron...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Saints Slowly But Surely Signing their Draft Picks

It's not a long term extension for Drew Brees, but we'll take the Saints finally inking their drafted rookies. As of a few days ago, the Saints were the only team left in the NFL to not sign a single draft pick. That's something the NFLPA actually cried foul play about. Since then, the Saints have quickly starting taking care of each player. It started with their first...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints sign two draft picks

Defensive back Corey White and offensive tackle Marcel Jones signed four-year deals with the Saints. White was a fifth-round pick out of Samford, while Jones (Nebraska) is the final seventh-round pick this year to sign with his team. The Saints' only unsigned draft picks are fourth-round wide receiver Nick Toon and sixth-round guard Andrew Tiller.
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 New Orleans Saints Draft Grade

I should probably say something about bounties in the NFL, but really that has been beaten to death at this point. The Saints had little to work with in the 2012 draft, with the trade they made in the 2011 draft to take Mark Ingram and then losing their second round pick because of the bounties program. So we pick up our coverage of the 2012 New Orleans Saints Draft Grade in round...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Draft Grades: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints had nothing to work with, but I’ll grade them strictly based on the picks which they did have to use. Unfortunately, the Saints took a bad situation and made it worse by consistently reaching and not coming away with any immediate help. Akiem Hicks has the size to play the nose tackle role, which the Saints hoped Shaun Rogers could fill last year. However...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Draft Grades: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints had nothing to work with, but I’ll grade them strictly based on the picks which they did have to use. Unfortunately, the Saints took a bad situation and made it worse by consistently reaching and not coming away with any immediate help. Akiem Hicks has the size to play the nose tackle role, which the Saints hoped Shaun Rogers could fill last year. However...
Via DraftAce
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 2012 NFL Draft Grades

Although the 2012 NFL Draft is over, the analyzing is only beginning. Over the rest of this offseason, the next regular season and beyond, each team will be graded, evaluated and analyzed about their selections in the draft and how those selections have fared in the NFL. This article is the first of many of those evaluations, as I grade each of the New Orleans 2012 draft picks. ...
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May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Nation; Grading the Saints' Draft

The New Orleans Saints entered the 2012 NFL draft with little need for immediate starters on either offense or defense, however, the want was there for the Saints to shore up several spots on both sides of the ball with much needed depth. Tight end, defensive tackle, and cornerback were the three positions that required the most depth while every position along the offensive line...
Via The Saints Nation
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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