2014 Saints Predictions from @neershah9

Training camp has finally begun, and with it comes the anticipation of the regular season’s long-awaited arrival. Hope and expectations have been building in NOLA, across the country and around the world. But when many teams are in Super Bowl or bust mode, disappointment surely follows for some. With that in mind, here are some predictions I believe will play out this year: -...
Via The Saints Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the New Orleans Saints?

The New Orleans Saints training camp kicked off this week, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The three biggest things to accomplish going through camp for the Saints

With camp starting today I started thinking about what this team really wants to accomplish as they get ready for week 1 of the regular season. They want to avoid injuries, of course, but some of those will come. It’s the nature of football. Beyond that I see three clear areas where the focus needs to be heightened. 1. Developing an identity for their offense with a less predictable...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: Position battles to watch at New Orleans Saints Training Camp

We’ve spent the last two weeks outlining what to watch for during Saints Training Camp, but if you can’t be bothered to read all 10 pieces here’s a look at the top five position battles heading into camp. 5.) Cornerback opposite Keenan Lewis   Lewis is the clear number one corner, but there’s some debate to who will start out wide on the opposite side of the field. Many...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram and Jeremy Hill to carve out roles in 2014; vying for FSLR's Ultimate Sleeper title

Chris Meaney marches in with Mark Ingram: Mark Ingram has been hampered by injuries and has yet to live up to his first round draft stock from 2011. Ingram was the first back selected, 28 spots after the Panthers took Cam Newton. The Saints recently declined Ingram’s 2015 option making this year a now or never situation in New Orleans for the former Heisman winner. As as much...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: New Orleans Saints we would want to hang out with

As fans we tend to forget that athletes are first-and-foremost normal people. Freakishly athletic, highly-motivated people. When they’re not out dominating the playing field most of them retire to relatively normal homes and lead lives that – although residing in a higher economic class than the average fan – most of us can relate to. In that vein, here are the top five guys...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Outlook

Drew Brees leads a high scoring New Orleans Saints attack that features TE Jimmy Graham.  WR Marques Colston has played his entire career with Drew Brees and has caught at least 80 passes for 3 straight seasons and gone over 1,000 yards in 4 straight.  The Saints did lose Darren Sproles via trade to the Philadelphia Eagles, but that just opens up 89 targets for guys like Pierre...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints could make great strides at RB

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re less than two weeks from Training Camps kicking off across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier in...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson in 2014

Much has been said about Khiry Robinson this offseason. He was on’s Top 25 list in June for players to prepared to have a breakout season in 2014 – coming in at number 19 (Note: Saints second-year safety Kenny Vaccaro came in at number 2). He is the talk of fantasy football prognosticators. At the Saints’ mini camp in June, I was able to look Khiry up and down for the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints rated as a top-5 potential Super Bowl host

In early February, Super Bowl XLVIII was played in the New York / New Jersey area, the first time the big game had been played outdoors in a cold-weather market. This opened the window for every NFL city to throw their name into the hat as a possible host for future title tilts. Currently, less than half of the league’s markets have hosted a Super Bowl, as only 15 metro areas can...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Mark Ingram kicking it in Brazil

If you weren’t aware, Saints’ running back Mark Ingram is a HUGE soccer fan. He likes the sport so much that he spent part of his very short break between OTA’s and Training Camp down in Brazil to support the USMNT. Legggoooooooooooooo!!!! — Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) July 1, 2014 And if you thought it was purely an act of bandwagon fandom, you’ll...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Who ends up starting at running back for the New Orleans Saints?

Nick, it seems like the Saints have a stable of horses at running back, but I need one pony to bet on. Who do I go with? – Fantasy Fred, Lafayette  Fred, let me start off by saying if this is regarding fantasy football then I’d stay away from the Saints’ “stable” of backs entirely. Sean Payton is notorious for utilizing multiple backs in ways that are not prone to fantasy...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram motivated by contract status with Saints

Whatever job security Mark Ingram might have enjoyed in his first three seasons with the New Orleans Saints is significantly reduced. Much like most of the five running backs on the Saints roster who entered the league as undrafted free agents, the first-round 2011 NFL draft pick is assured of nothing beyond this season. "It's motivation," Ingram said about being...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Tate takes a shot at Mark Ingram while discussing Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate thinks that people should calm down with all the Johnny Manziel talk. Tate who signed with the Browns back in May thinks that the media covers Manziel too much. Tate also thinks that Manziel has to unseat Brian Hoyer as the starter first which is true. But when Tate tried to explained his Heisman theory, he took a shot at New Orleans...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Loomis: Saints still high on Ingram

General manager Mickey Loomis said the New Orleans Saints still have high expectations for running back Mark Ingram, even though they declined to exercise their fifth-year option on him for the 2015 season. The Saints’ decision shouldn’t have come as a surprise. It would have cost them $5.2 million for the 2015 season, which is more than the going rate for running backs these...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ingram heads to contract year

In 2011, the Saints gave up a 2012 first-round pick in order to get another 2011 first-round pick, in order to draft running back Mark Ingram. The Saints chose not to throw good money after mediocre money by extending Ingram’s contract to cover 2015. PFT has confirmed that the Saints did not exercise the fifth-year option on Ingram’s contract. As a result, he’ll be a free...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Decline Mark Ingram’s Fifth-Year Option

  Mike Tripplet of reports that the Saints have declined to pick up RB Mark Ingram‘s fifth-year option. Tripplet adds that the Saints still like Ingram, but felt it was just too much money. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that Ingram hasn’t come close to living up to his draft status. If they Saints had plans to pick up his option, they most likely...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints appear to have declined fifth-year option on running back Mark Ingram

The deadline to issue a fifth year to New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram's contract has come and gone and it appears the Saints have declined the option. A league source said there had been no movement involving an extension as of Friday afternoon and there's no indication via the NFLPA that an extension had been issued. As of Saturday morning, it listed Ingram...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft-day trade scenarios for the New Orleans Saints: where and when to move

The NFL Draft is so close I can taste it (almost)! In previous years, we would have been discussing how each of the guys drafted by the Saints would project in the NFL; with the draft pushed back this year, I look instead to which players we would trade for and with which teams. As the trades become a lot more difficult to predict in the later rounds, I’ll focus on the first round...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints make statement about their running backs

The Saints have decided to not extend the 2015 option on Mark Ingram’s contract, indicating once again that the position of running back in the NFL is a rotating door. Facing a similar decision last week with Cam Jordan, the Saints extended Jordan through 2015 – which will be worth a base salary of $6.97 million. Late last year Ingram showed flashes of the Heisman-winning running...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Reportedly Have No Plans To Pick Up RB Mark Ingram’s Fifth-Year Option

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Saints do not intend to pick up RB Mark Ingram‘s fifth-year option. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that Ingram hasn’t come close to living up to his draft status. If they Saints had plans to pick up his option, they most likely would have done so around the time they elected to pick up Cameron Jordan‘s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints reportedly won’t pick up Mark Ingram’s option

The New Orleans Saints will not pick up the fifth-year option of running back Mark Ingram,  according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Saints do not intend to pick up the 5th year option on RB Mark Ingram. They'v already exercised the '15 option on fellow '11 pick Cam Jordan — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 29, 2014 This means Ingram’s final year under...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints say no decision yet on picking up fifth-year option for Mark Ingram's contract

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans's Pro-Am, said no decision has been made on Ingram...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Payton says no decision yet on picking up fifth-year option for Mark Ingram's contract

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans's Pro-Am, said no decision has been made on Ingram...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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