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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...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect from the Saints’ Wide Receivers

Since 2006, only once did the Saints offense find itself ranked outside the top-five in total yards. During that span, this passing attack has been the catalyst of that success. So to say that Drew Brees has led the best vertical offense for nearly a decade would be an understatement.Surprisingly, in that time, not one Saints’ receiver has been named to a Pro Bowl. This speaks...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: 5 Best 7th-Round Picks of the Past Decade

In part one of a nine-part look at the best of each round of the NFL draft over the past decade, we’ll look at the five-best picks from the final round. These are the players no one thought had a chance to make a name for themselves but who defied the odds to become key players. Three of these players are under contract with teams for the 2015 season, and the quintuplet of players...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  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 ESPN.com. “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...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Even after all those cuts the New Orleans Saints still have the salary cap blues

The New Orleans Saints have been cutting and trading players left and right in order to get out of salary cap trouble, but they still have a long way to go… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft Preview: The 10 best edge pass rushers on the board Five Things: The biggest offseason winners thus far in the NFL According to a report by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk the Saints have...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

C.J. Spiller agrees to deal with the New Orleans Saints

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints have been extremely busy this offseason with the trades of both Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, but they made yet another addition today as well. According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Saints have agreed to a contract with former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. Saints reached agreement with former Bills...
Via Sports-Glory
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins finalizing deal for WR Kenny Stills

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Kenny Stills is one of the best young wide receivers in the NFL, but the New Orleans Saints have reportedly been looking to trade him. According to a report from Rand Getlin, the Miami Dolphins are finalizing a deal to acquire Stills from the Saints. Source: The #Saints are in the process of trading WR Kenny Stills to the Miami #Dolphins. ...
Via Sports-Glory
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints sign CB Brandon Browner

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports Brandon Browner is fresh off of a Super Bowl winning season with the New England Patriots, but he chose to test the free agent market after they decided to not bring him back. The New Orleans Saints immediately expressed interest in signing him, and according to a report from Adam Schefter have effectively brought him on board. Saints signing former...
Via Sports-Glory
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints GM says Jimmy Graham trade was made to help improve the defense

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis discussed the Jimmy Graham trade to the Seattle Seahawks with Zig Fracassi and Bill Polian on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s “Late Hits” Tuesday night. “First off, it’s hard to make trades in the NFL, especially bigger trades for really good players,” Loomis said. “We had...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees on Graham trade: ‘I’m as shocked as anyone’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints missed the playoffs and were a very disappointing 7-9 on the season. They were expected to make some moves this offseason, but trading star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks wasn’t something that many expected. It certainly wasn’t expected by Brees, according to what he said. “I’m as shocked...
Via Sports-Glory
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints interested in Brandon Browner

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints are fresh off of their trade that sent star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a first-round pick. According to a report from Mike Garafolo, the Saints are interested in signing free agent cornerback Brandon Browner but will have plenty of competition to sign him. Early entrant into...
Via Sports-Glory
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston restructures contract, will remain with Saints

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the New Orleans Saints have restructured wide receiver Marques Colston’s contract. This moves enables him to remain with the team for a 10th season. The Saints, who are approximately $15.8 million over the salary cap, needed to make some quick adjustments prior to the start of free agency on Tuesday. Before hearing the news of...
Via Sportsnaut
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Source says Marques Colston will remain with Saints next season

A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the Saints have not publicly discussed Colston's contract. The person says the changes, first reported by FOX Sports, will...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints wideout Colston agrees to restructure contract

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season, as first reported by FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. The Associated Press reported the changes will lower how much Colston's salary counts against the 2015 salary cap. Without restructuring, Colston would have cost New Orleans...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Colston, Saints agree on contract changes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the Saints have not publicly discussed Colston's contract. The person says the changes, first reported by...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston re-structures contract and will remain a Saint!

After the brutal Pierre Thomas news this is a big relief. Colston will stay and I assume he’s given the Saints some much needed cap relief. Great news, he’s still a contributor. Saints WR Marques Colston has restructured his contract, source says. No details available but he sticks with the team. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 6, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston re-structuring contract to stay with Saints?

An encouraging couple of tweets regarding Colston’s chances of staying below:   Schefter says the Saints are expected to restructure Colston’s deal on NFL Insiders — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015 Schefter said releasing Colston is unlikely. — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

What Should the Saints Do About Marques Colston?

In his eight seasons prior to this season with the Saints, Marques Colston has become a fan favorite and a reliable target for Drew Brees. He’s racked up 9,239 yards and 68 touchdowns in his career with the black and gold.But this season, he was one of the more frustrating players to watch. Colston played in all 16 games, starting 13 of them, and for the sake of the statistics...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Biggest Cut Candidates

The Saints are currently projected at roughly $23 million over the salary cap. Many of us know that’s just a technicality, though, and bonus, restructures and contract shifts will kick it to bring that number close to even. The Saints still need to re-sign their own players, sign free agents and draft picks, too. In order to do that they will need to create space. Brees restructuring...
Via The Saints Nation
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Marques Colston May Have To Accept Pay Cut To Be Back With The Saints

Mike Triplett of ESPN writes that in order for Saints WR Marques Colston to return to the team next year, he’ll likely have to agree to a pay cut that would come with a “significantly reduced rate.” Triplett adds that he’s “not sure if that magic number is $2 million or $4 million.“ This news fits with a previous report from Jason Cole, who mentioned that sources...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #6 Colston’s fumble at Falcons

The season started off with such promise as the Saints raced to an early lead in Atlanta while Jairus Byrd quickly created his first takeaway. But Matt Ryan would end up throwing for a career high in yards, the Falcons would march down in the final seconds to send the game to overtime with a 50+ yard field goal, and then Marques Colston would cough up the game with this fumble which...
Via The Saints Nation
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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