Projected landing spots for top free agent running backs

A buffet of talent and depth encapsulates the free agent market for running backs in 2015. Teams who are searching for either top-level talent or a body to fill out a depth chart will have their pick of the free agent litter. From NFL’s leading rusher in 2014 to aging veterans and roster hopefuls, variety and value is the theme of this season’s free agent class. The best back...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten most undervalued NFL free agents

An annual spending-spree reminiscent of the housing market boom, NFL free agency is just around the corner. The focus during this tumultuous financial period consistently and unfortunately surrounds high-dollar assets. This year, these hopefuls include the NFL’s rushing leader DeMarco Murray and receiving touchdown leader Dez Bryant. Yet it is not these high-dollar attractions...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions consider a RB during free agency?

Heading into last season, the general consensus in the NFL was that running the football isn’t as important as it used to be. More and more teams were employing a running-back-by-committee approach than ever before. The day and age of the dominant, every-down back seemed to be a thing of the past. But that may be about to change, as everything in the NFL is cyclical. The production...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys top 10 free-agent targets

Home runs for the Cowboys? Or a series of affordable base hits? Our sources and their track record suggest that the most likely scenario this spring is that the Cowboys continue their recent trend of using free agency to hunt for bargains.  But the desire for a grand slam exists, especially if you factor in a) Dallas' ability to do a deal, Cap Hell being the myth that it is and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency RB Options

The Chicago Bears will be running a new offense for the 2015 season. Former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase will now be calling the plays this year. Gase’s playbook consist of plays from a West Coast system to go along with vertical concepts.Gase has also learned to rely on the running game like he did toward the end of the Broncos season when Peyton Manning was...
Via Pro Football Spot
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ 2015 Free Agents in order of importance

It’s time to start thinking in earnest about the Saints’ 2015 roster now that we officially put the 2014 season behind us. This offseason is going to be a busy one but it’s not too bad in terms of players they need to retain/re-sign. The real challenge, instead, will be in deciding which guys under contract they have to/want to part ways with. I will update this list as information...
Via The Saints Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agents the Buccaneers Must Consider Signing

Even though the Bucs hold the first pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, you can still expect the Buccaneers to be busy in Free Agency come March 10th. The Bucs finished the season 2-14 and were at the bottom of most offensive categories this season. Mark Ingram View image | One thing the Bucs have not had the past 2 season is a consistent running back...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees accurately judges inflation of two footballs on ‘Conan’

  New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s talk show Wednesday and correctly guessed the inflation level of two footballs, which were exactly 13 and 11 pounds per square inch, respectively. But Brees did say he wouldn’t be able to notice the level of inflation throughout the course of a game. “Throughout the course of a game...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Grade Day: New Orleans Saints show out at 2015 Pro Bowl

The New Orleans Saints couldn’t seem to put it all together during the 2014 season, but bless their hearts they showed up at the 2015 Pro Bowl. Tight end Jimmy Graham played a key role in Team Irvin’s victory, catching three passes for 30 yards and two touchdowns (including the winning score). Running back Mark Ingram churned out a game-high 72 yards on 11 carries, and quarterback...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints have good showing in Pro Bowl

If you missed the Pro Bowl last night, first of all congratulations. That’s what I’m here for. I suffered through it to give you a little recap since some of our boys were playing for the last time this season. Team Irvin won the game 32-28 meaning Jimmy Graham and Mark Ingram were on the winning side, while Drew Brees suffered through defeat. The winners walk away with $55,000...
Via The Saints Nation
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Want RB Mark Ingram Back Next Season

According to impending free agent RB Mark Ingram, the Saints want to re-sign their former first-round selection this offseason. “They said they want me back, for sure,” Ingram said, via Katherine Terrell of the Times-Picayune. “I was their draft pick, so they said they definitely want me to come back.” Ingram made it clear that he too would like to get a deal in place that...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Most Despicable Players To Win A Super Bowl

The 2014 NFL season began with mishandled domestic violence and child abuse charges. Now in the wake of Deflate-gate and the upcoming Super Bowl, we look back at the most despicable players who have won a championship in the National Football League.  Including a bonus contender.   (Bonus) Eric Naposki- Naposki was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole...
Via Football Nation
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Who will leave the Saints? has posted a list on all Free Agents and Restricted Free Agents from all the teams. You can see them here. I plan on giving you my take on that. Today the 1st segment of a FA 2-parter; My take on the Saints FA’ s and who will leave or stay. Here is my take on the guys that are FA: Luke McCown, QB I felt he would not make it through training camp last year because Ryan...
Via The Saints Nation
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The New Orleans Saints finally got a chance to see what running back Mark Ingram could do once he was given the lead role in the team’s running game. Now the former Alabama star and Heisman Trophy winner could be leaving through free agency.A story in the Advocate claims the team praised Ingram for his work this past season, but have not reached out to him to discuss a contract...
Via Football Nation
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints 2014 season positional review: Running Backs

From this point forward we will be getting into position groups which I believe need to undergo varying degrees of change for the Saints to live up to their potential. This time I am going to take a look at the Saints Backfield and give my personal opinion on who should stay, who should go, and which players on the roster might have potential going forward. Grades aren’t really...
Via The Saints Nation
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Which free agents will return: New Orleans Saints edition

As the playoffs continue for several teams the New Orlean Saints must now begin to turn the page towards next season. The first stop on that journey are the soon to be free agents for each franchise. It will be up to the team to see what players they deem worthy to stay and which ones will be looking to play elsewhere in 2015. This week we’ll take a look at which free agents the...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Running Backs

Much like the quarterback position we looked at last week, the Saints would at least appear to be set with this position as well. The biggest question facing the Saints this offseason seems to be whether or not they will make a play for Mark Ingram. There are many questions/courses of action that will be directly dependent on how the organization chooses to handle that.But should...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Review: The Running Back Position

The New Orleans Saints dealt with a lot of injuries at the running back position this season, but while dealing with a hand injury, Mark Ingram shined this season, carrying the majority of the load.Ingram played in 13 games and carried the ball 226 times for 964 yards, an average of 4.3 yards per carry, and had nine touchdowns.In 2012, Ingram led the team with 156 carries, with Pierre...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Pick the New Orleans Saints’ biggest hole to fill this offseason

The New Orleans Saints are officially a week into their 2015 offseason, but as the playoffs roll on we’ll have to wait to see if the team will make any improvements to a team that vastly under-performed in 2014. With the potential departure of Mark Ingram and Drew Brees aging another year there are holes to fill all over both the offense and defense, but which should the Saints...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints take a flyer on Tim Hightower

Before you get too excited, Hightower hasn’t played since 2011 and he was beat out for a job with the Saints by Brian Leonard earlier this season. So this should strictly be viewed as a camp body and while I still suspect Mark Ingram won’t return you shouldn’t take this as a sign.   #Saints signed RB Tim Hightower to reserve/futures contract per source. Hasn’t played since...
Via The Saints Nation
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 2014 Player Awards

Happy New Year! The 2014 Saints Nation Awards are here and presented below as one final look back on the season. The awards are all chosen by me, largely influenced by the player grades, and I’ve included the 2013 winners for comparison’s sake. The Saints Nation rule: If you are selected as MVP you cannot be selected for another award. This is Mark Ingram’s second Saints...
Via The Saints Nation
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints offense could face changes after season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Four seasons after the Saints traded to get back into the first round of the draft to select Mark Ingram, the running back could be playing in his final game with New Orleans on Sunday. He's not the only one. With the Saints missing the playoffs for only the fourth time in nine seasons, New Orleans' offense could see a roster shakeup in the offseason. The Saints...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five NFL players who have failed to step up

Every single season around the National Football League, there are multiple players who lay absolute eggs at the least opportune time. And this season is no different. From Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco putting up the worst performance of his season to Mark Sanchez failing as the Philadelphia Eagles fill-in starter for Nick Foles, here are five NFL players who failed...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Grading the New Orleans Saints 2014 Season

The 2014 season is over for the New Orleans Saints. Yes, I know they still play one more game this Sunday – but does that really count? In fact, personally I’d rather they lose this weekend to help them climb the draft board. Taking a look at the season as a whole, it’s hard to find too many positives. Drew Brees looks to be declining as he ages, Jimmy Graham was not nearly...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons the New Orleans Saints will beat the Falcons

The Saints are still alive (barely) in the NFC South, but another loss at home would put them on the outside looking in. Here are five reasons to feel confident that the Saints can beat the Falcons. 5.) History is on their side   Home field may not feel like an advantage this year, but history says the home team in the Falcons/Saints matchup is on the fast track to winning. In...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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