Report: Mark Ingram misses Thursday's OTA practice

No reason to sweat it, as apparently the decision to hold out Mark Ingram from OTA's on Thursday was just a precaution. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, the team kept Ingram and a "handful" of other players out of the action. "We just backed off of him today. But he's been full speed up until this afternoon. He's doing well," Payton said to ESPN Ingram, who emerged last year as...
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Who are the High Value Fantasy Football draft targets for 2015?

Fantasy Football glory.  We all dream about it.  We all glorify how one day we’ll be the one sitting on the throne.  We all dream of having Eddie Lacy paired with Le’Veon Bell as our 2015 backfield, but those are the naughty kind of dreams and we need to keep this PG-13.  Realistically, how do we build a team that can etch our names with the fantasy gods?Fantasy Football...
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NFL Power Rankings: How Good is the Saints Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Saints Draft: Pick No. 13, Andrus Peat

View image | Although the Saints at Pick No. 13, were not aggressive and did not trade up, (mostly because defense, what we all thought the Saints would select) due to previous teams selections, prospects such as Danny Shelton, DL, Washington (who we all know John @JohnJHendrix and myself wanted) and Alvin Bud Dupree. In case case you missed it the Saints selected...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Garrett Grayson: ‘This was the one’

The New Orleans Saints used the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday to grab Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson. “This was the one. If he wasn’t available, we probably would have gone without drafting a quarterback,” Saints coach Sean Payton said, via Grayson was a full-time starter over the last two seasons and started 35 games over four seasons...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft QB Garrett Grayson in third round

The New Orleans Saints selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. From Grayson’s former coach: There it is! Wow-congrats, @gbg_18. You deserve it! @Saints just picked up a class act and a heck of a QB. #NFLDraft — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) May 2, 2015   Grayson was a full...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft LB Hau’oli Kikaha with No. 44 pick

The New Orleans Saints drafted Washington linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha with the No. 44 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Kikaha, 6-foot-2, 253 pounds, earned first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2014 and second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013. He combined to have 32 sacks, 40 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles during that stretch, starting all...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft Stephone Anthony with No. 31 pick

Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans traded up to the 31st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in order to select Clemson inside linebacker Stephone Anthony. They drafted offensive lineman Andrus Peat earlier in the draft, but this pick is a huge addition at a major need that the Saints have had. Anthony racked up 75 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles during...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints select Andrus Peat with No. 13 overall pick

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints selected Andrus Peat with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the anchor of the Stanford Cardinal offensive line, and the Saints took another step to protect star quarterback Drew Brees. Jimmy Graham was traded earlier this offseason, and the Saints got Max Unger from the Seattle Seahawks. Now, the addition...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees excited about second-year WR Brandin Cooks

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints have been extremely busy this offseason, and are going to be a new look team during the 2015 season. Jimmy Graham was traded, which was a major shock, and then the Saints backed that up by trading away wide receiver Kenny Stills as well. Drew Brees is going to be the one that takes the biggest hit due to those two trades...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking into the New Orleans Saints 2015 regular season schedule

The road back to the playoffs began Tuesday night for the New Orleans Saints. When the NFL announced its 2015 schedule, the Saints, a 7-9 tea last season, knew their fate and who would officially stand in their way of making it back to a place they have come to know for the past eight seasons – the postseason. While there is still Drew Brees behind center, Marques Colston on the...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2015 schedule

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints will be featured in three prime time nationally-televised games during the 2015 regular season, all of them at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints will also open on the road for the second consecutive season, when they play the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 13 (3:05 CT) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints will...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints expected to meet with WR Greg Jennings

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Greg Jennings is one of the best wide receivers remaining on the free agent market, and will receive quite a bit of interest from the teams in need of help at the position. One of those teams is the New Orleans Saints, and the two sides are expected to meet in the near future to discuss a potential deal. After his #Jaguars visit, the plan for...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints sign DE Anthony Spencer

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they have signed defensive end Anthony Spencer. Spencer is an eight-year NFL veteran who was originally a first round draft pick (26th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in 2007.  He has played both linebacker and defensive end as a professional. In his eight seasons in Dallas, Spencer played in 104 games with...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints face recent Super Bowl champions in preseason

If a preseason is supposed to test how good a team is going to be in the regular season, then the New Orleans Saints have their work cut out for them. The NFL has announced its preseason schedules for all 32 teams. The Saints may have one of the toughest four-game tilts of any of them. As Pat Yasinskas of reported, the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Green Bay...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram’s Potential Ranks Amongst League’s Best

Mark Ingram logged three pedestrian years in the NFL--which led many to label the former Heisman winner a bust. In 2014, however, the former Alabama star finally rewarded the Saints for using a first-round pick on him four years ago.Ingram churned out 964 yards on the ground last year, ranking him 14th in the league. More impressively, he did so while only playing in 13 games. Averaging...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Big Board

With the draft right around the corner it’s time to talk about so players that the Saints will be looking at in this years draft, keep in mind this is all speculation, no facts. This is what I find the best and or correct draftees that the Saints should be targeting. 1.) Trae Waynes CB Michigan State View image | Trae Waynes had a strong combine, many...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees talks Jimmy Graham trade

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees spoke Thursday about the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle. “Jimmy was like a brother to me,” Brees told WWL Radio in New Orleans on Thursday night, per “He was close to so many guys on the team. That part of it is something that people lose track of. As a football player, he’s...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram on C.J. Spiller: “He’s a Special Player”

The New Orleans Saints’ running back duo of Mark Ingram and newly signed C.J. Spiller could be quite impressive this upcoming season. One person who is already impressed is Ingram himself. He had this to say about Spiller in an interview with ESPN. He’s a special player. He’s a game-breaker, can take it to the house no matter where he is on the field, punt return, kick return...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Mark Ingram excited to play with C.J. Spiller

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports C.J. Spiller is a very talented running back that dealt with quite a few health injuries throughout his tenure with the Buffalo Bills, but now he is set to start a new chapter of his career with the New Orleans Saints. He is a major difference maker when he can stay healthy and on the field, and fellow running back Mark Ingram is excited to play alongside...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints GM: We’re not trading Drew Brees

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans are rumored to be interested in trading up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.  But general manager Mickey Loomis said Monday that the team is not even considering life after quarterback Drew Brees. “Anybody who thinks we’re trading Drew Brees, that’s just not true,” Loomis told USA TODAY Sports. Brees turned 36 in...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints want to trade up for Marcus Mariota?

The New Orleans Saints have been extremely busy this offseason, and they could be looking to make more big moves before the end of the offseason. According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Saints are one of the teams that could be looking to trade up for Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft. It would certainly be an intriguing move...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Peyton’s new gameplan for the New Orleans Saints is a blast from the past

It’s been a whirlwind of a couple weeks for the New Orleans Saints. In a matter of about 10 days, the Saints released long-time fan favorite Pierre Thomas, defensive leader Curtis Lofton, re-signed Mark Ingram, traded Jimmy Graham for a Pro Bowl center and additional first-round pick, traded Ben Grubbs for a fifth-round pick and Kenny Stills for a starting inside linebacker and...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the New Orleans Saints Have the Best Offense in the NFC South?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints trying to sign CB Brandon Browner

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints have offered cornerback Brandon Browner a contract, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Meanwhile, #Saints made a major push to sign CB Brandon Browner yesterday, offering him more than $5M per year. Could help that locker room — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2015 If the #Saints do sign Brandon Browner, &...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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