Jimmy Graham penalized for TD dunk

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham hasn’t stopped dunking. Graham caught his first touchdown pass of the preseason Friday night and then drew his first 15-yard penalty for dunking over the goal post. The five-year pro hauled in another touchdown in the second quarter and dunked in celebration again, and again was penalized.  Coach Sean Payton appeared upset after the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Team Preview: The New Orleans Saints

Note: This piece was originally written on July 15th by Adam Pfiefer and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2014 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published. After finishing 7-9 two seasons ago, the Saints quickly returned to favorites of the NFC. They were happy to have their leader, Sean Payton, return...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees sits out Saints scrimmage with strained oblique

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sat out Saturday’s scrimmage because of a strained left oblique, Saints coach Sean Payton said at his post-scrimmage news conference. Payton told the media that Brees is “day to day” and that the team would monitor the injury. “In the a.m. practice yesterday, he strained his left oblique. So we’ll take it day to day. But we didn’t...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Summary: Wide receivers shine for the New Orleans Saints

Thursday saw the wide receivers take over team drills, with guys like Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, and Marques Colston (of course) looking very sharp. Cooks has been the talk of the camp so far, and if you’ve read any of our other Camp Summaries you know he’s been one of the guys we’ve been most impressed with. He’s showing the burst and quickness necessary to separate from...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans’ Saints’ Marques Colston named 18th best fantasy WR, Stills is 53rd

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 most underrated players in the NFL

After causing quite a stir by listing the ten most overrated players in the league, it’s only fair that we share players that are not put in the spotlight but deserve to be, as well. When a player is put on a pedestal by the media, part of it is marketing, part of it is personality, and of course there usually has to be an outstanding skillset to go with it. When a player doesn’t...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham, Saints reach agreement on new contract

The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have reached agreement on a long-term contract. Graham announced the agreement Tuesday morning on Twitter. It’s official I’m bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support. — Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) July 15, 2014 Terms of the deal have not been announced. Graham, 27, had 86 receptions...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints, Jimmy Graham working on long-term deal

New Orleans Saint star Jimmy Graham will officially appeal the league’s arbitration decision that he is a tight end for franchise tag purposes, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. #Saints TE Jimmy Graham has officially appealed the ruling that stated he’ll be paid as a franchise-tagged TE not WR, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2014 Jimmy Graham’s appeal...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees wants Jimmy Graham deal with Saints resolved

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wants Jimmy Graham’s contract situation to be resolved soon so that he has time to work with the star tight end before the team’s season opener. “Jimmy’s my guy,” Brees said in a sit-down interview with ESPN late last month. “I want what’s best for him. I want what’s best for the team. Certainly there’s a way that everybody...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trying to understand Payton/Colston’s decision v.s. the Seahawks

It’s been several months since the Saints lost a heartbreaker in Seattle in the playoffs. The reason I bring this up is because I’ve been hearing other Saints fans blast Colston for making that erroneous pass that ran the clock out. It’s not completely Colston’s fault, although he should have better instincts to just step out of bounds and give Brees another chance. The play...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end

New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham will be tagged as a tight end. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that Graham is indeed a tight end and not a wide receiver, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Jimmy Graham decision is out. Burbank has ruled he’s a tight end. The Saints have won — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 2, 2014 The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees: Cooks will take Sproles’ role

The New Orleans Saints decided to trade Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason, and they believe that they drafted someone who will replace him this season. Drew Brees believes that Brandin Cooks will immediately take over the role that Sproles has had the last few seasons. Sproles was a running back, but they used him more like a wide receiver than a back. ...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brees: Saints' offense will roll with or without Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is confident the offense can continue to roll without tight end Jimmy Graham. “Look at our numbers over the last eight years,” Brees told USA TODAY Sports. “We’ve had a lot of different guys in there. Jimmy’s only been here four years. He’s only been here half the time. We were putting up some pretty big numbers before he got...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Coleman: The Next Marques Colston?

The New Orleans Saints have been one of the top teams in recent history when it comes to finding late round talent in the draft. It all started in 2006 under new Head Coach Sean Payton. In that year the Saints drafted receiver Marques Colston out of Hofstra with the 252 pick in the 7th round. Since then, Colston has caught 607 passes and totaled over 8,000 yards with 63 touchdowns...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints: Brandon Coleman next Marques Colston?

A majority of attention is paid to the 1st round picks in the NFL Draft, but players picked in the mid to late rounds are how teams are built, and they often go on to make Pro Bowls and have good careers. I will give you five players who weren’t 1st round picks, but bring great value, and could have a impact on the teams that drafted them. Be sure to check me out on The Sports...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints add major piece by drafting Brandin Cooks

The New Orleans Saints drafted Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks with the 20th overall pick in the NFL Draft, and are very excited about how he will fit with their offense. Drew Brees has been needing another dangerous weapon for awhile now, and the Saints finally went out and got him that piece. Cooks is the type of player that the Saints were looking for, and will add great...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints receiver depth taking shape

Going into the draft the receiver position was a major need on the roster. At points last year the Saints really felt weak at that position. While Marques Colston is still a good player he’s starting to age, and the quick paced regression of Lance Moore caught many of us by surprise. Despite the down year by the group there was some silver lining in the emergence of then rookie...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: Brandin Cooks is ‘very consistent, very durable’

The New Orleans Saints moved seven spots up to select Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks with the 20th pick in the draft. “He’s a playmaker,” said coach Sean Payton. “The one thing about him that stood out is that he’s a tough player both physically and mentally. He has been very consistent, very durable. Obviously he runs well, but I like his makeup in regards to...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign CB Champ Bailey to two-year deal

The New Orleans Saints will reportedly sign cornerback Champ Bailey to a two-year contract. Former Broncos CB Champ Bailey is signing with the New Orleans Saints, per league sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2014 #Saints have agreed to 2-year deal with CB Champ Bailey, per source. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) April 4, 2014 Bailey visited the Saints on Tuesday...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fisher: Graham’s goalpost dunk in Atlanta inspired rule change

St. Louis Rams coach and NFL competition committee co-chairman Jeff Fisher told reporters Wednesday morning that the game delay caused by one of New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham’s dunks was the reason the goalpost celebration will now draw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. “The background is when the committee basically defined unsportsmanlike conduct and celebrations...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marques Colston top dog of the Saints wide receiver draft picks

Marques Colston is the best pick at wide receiver the Saints have ever made by quite a large margin. Only three players were selected after Colston in the entire 2006 draft, none of whom are still on a NFL roster. At 6-foot-4 and nearly 230 lbs., the Saints saw potential in this Hofstra grad. They figured he would at least create competition at the wide receiver position; what they...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Five postions the Saints need to address in off-season

As the off-season has now hit for 30 of the 32 teams, we begin to take a look at the off-season needs for each franchise. Travis Dauro, Saints columnist for cover32, looks at the five positional needs the Saints face this off-season. 5. Wide Receiver Seeing as though the Saints have one of the most dynamic passing attacks in the league, seeing wide receiver as a need for the Saints...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Marques Colston is overlooked due to his demeanor

The NFL is famous for developing overrated and underrated players year in and year out, because the most talkative guys get the most attention. Especially at the wide receiver position where getting attention from the media is almost a prerequisite, but that doesn’t mean they’re good wide receivers. There is one wide receiver that isn’t as talkative among the whole bunch of...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brees: Colston has a bunch of good years left

After a down year statistically speaking for Marques Colston, the New Orleans Saints wide receiver proved that he still has what it takes to play the position. Facing a stiff Seattle Seahawks secondary in the divisional game, Colston hauled in 11 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown. The performance was more than enough to get Drew Brees reflecting on the wide outs career. ...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation's Top 10 Plays of the 2013 Season: #8 Marques Colston's Catch at Bucs on Final Drive

The eighth best play of 2013 was a vintage Marques Colston 31 yard catch with 17 seconds left that set up Garrett Hartley's game winning field goal in Tampa Bay at the buzzer. The kick sealed a 16-14 win in week 2. You'll remember the Saints were in control of a sterile contest 13-7 that was briefly suspended by lightning until Drew Brees threw a horrible pick six right into...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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