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...
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January 16, 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...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Junior Galette arrested, in custody

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saintslinebacker Junior Galette was arrested and taken into custody Monday morning. According to the Kenner police department, Galette was arrested after police were called to a disturbance that took place in his home. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said the team is aware of Galette’s arrest and is collecting information. Galette...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas and Akiem Hicks put on IR

IR sounds scary, but with one game left in the season… whatever. Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks placed on season-ending IR http://t.co/APVyYJnubG — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 26, 2014
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Season over for Saints RB Thomas, DL Hicks

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The Saints have placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks on injured reserve, ending their season ahead of Sunday's finale at Tampa Bay. Thomas left New Orleans' game against Atlanta early last Sunday with an injury to his ribs. Hicks has been limited in practice prior to this week with an ankle injury. Thomas is third on the team with...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Place RB Pierre Thomas & DL Akiem Hicks On Season-Ending I.R.

Saints HC Sean Payton announced that they are placing RB Pierre Thomas and DL Akiem Hicks on season-ending injured reserve Friday. New Orleans will add WR Brandon Coleman and LB Jerry Franklin to their active roster to fill the two open roster spots. Thomas, 30, is dealing with a rib injury, so the Saints will move forward with Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet as...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' Jackson, Saints' Thomas, leave sideline

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Atlanta running back Steven Jackson and New Orleans running back Pierre Thomas both left their bench areas because of first-half injuries during Sunday's pivotal NFC South game between the Falcons and Saints. The Falcons say Jackson has a quad muscle injury and won't return, while the Saints say Thomas hurt his ribs and is questionable. Jackson entered Week 16 leading...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Report: Mark Ingram, Keenan Lewis, Pierre Thomas

The NFC South co-leading New Orleans Saints look to finish off a season sweep of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  The Saints have numerous impact players on their injury report this week, including Mark Ingram, Keenan Lewis, and Pierre Thomas.  The good news is all three players are probable and are expected to play on Sunday. #459898562 / gettyimages.com Ingram, who has finally...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Report: Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas, Robert Meachem

The New Orleans Saints head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers as both teams continue to vie for the limited playoff spots in their respective conferences. The Saints (4-7) are still very much in the hunt for the NFC South title and have been healthier overall the last few weeks. Their offensive backfield has had several injuries throughout the year and both Khiry Robinson and...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lewis, Thomas active for Saints vs. Ravens

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints running back Pierre Thomas is set to return Monday night against Baltimore after missing the past four games with rib and shoulder injuries. Also available to play for New Orleans are starting cornerback Keenan Lewis, who has missed intermittent practices because of a knee injury, and starting middle linebacker Curtis Lofton, who missed a practice last week...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Report: Robert Meachem, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas

The 4-6 New Orleans Saints look to take possession of first place in the disappointing NFC South tonight when they play host to the Baltimore Ravens. The Saints backfield has been hobbled all year and the Saints have four RB's on the injury report for the week, including Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas. WR Robert Meachem is also on the injury report and is listed as questionable heading...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton's problem: Thomas, Sanders in doubt for Sunday

After Demaryius Thomas, who will Peyton Manning throw to this week? Good question. TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) both missed practice again on Thursday, and their statuses are both in doubt for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Thomas says he's determined to play, but the decision might not be up to him. Sanders has reached the conditioning portion...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Report: Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson

The New Orleans Saints are 4-5 and will be taking on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. They will be without the services of multiple running backs including Pierre Thomas (shoulder/ribs), Khiry Robinson (arm) and Edwin Baker (concussion) as they are out for Sunday's contest. In their place will be former first-round pick Mark Ingram who is listed as questionable with a...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas, Robinson out again for Saints

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have ruled out running backs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. This marks the third straight game the pair will have missed. During the past two games, Mark Ingram received the bulk of carries. Ingram has been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report with a shoulder injury, but has...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Pierre Thomas & Khiry Robinson Out vs Niners

The New Orleans Saints backfield continues to battle injuries, as Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson will sit out their Week 10 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.  This is great news for Mark Ingram owners, who are hoping for a 30 carry, 2 touchdown repeat.  Ingram has played in just 5 games, and carried the ball just 88 times, yet has more rushing yards (431) than Eddie Lacy...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Report: Jimmy Graham, Pierre Thomas, Jonathan Goodwin

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is listed as "questionable" on the team's official injury report, but is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers. Graham was a limited participant in practice all week because of a shoulder injury. #456866414 / gettyimages.com The Pro-Bowl tight end hurt his shoulder three weeks ago and despite have an extra week to recover...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Why it’s Time to Pick Saints’ Travaris Cadet

Saints’ Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson Out; Travaris Cadet is a Pick Up from the Waiver Wire   The New Orleans Saints have announced that running backs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson will be out due to injuries, making Travaris Cadet a good pick up off the waivers if you … The post Why it’s Time to Pick Saints’ Travaris Cadet appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Dat in the Saints Backfield

When it comes to fantasy football, the New Orleans Saints are known for Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham.  Sure they have one of the most consistent receivers in Marques Colston and an explosive rookie in Brandin Cooks, but even we didn't place to much value on them when we ranked our WRs.   Brees has produced just 3 double digit WRs this season, Cooks (15.5) in Week 1 on 7 receptions...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints win seesaw thriller over Bucs, 37-31 in OT

NEW ORLEANS -- Khiry Robinson's tackle-breaking, 18-yard touchdown run in overtime lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 37-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Pierre Thomas caught eight passes out of the backfield for 77 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 35 yards and a score to help New Orleans (2-3) overcome Drew Brees' three interceptions -- and an 11-point...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Guru – Week 4 – Cowboys

Boy am I glad JDup22 had the bonus question way off (by 41 yards) or this would have been the most lopsided guru victory very soon! He had 3 answers correct. The answers were: No, still no points given up on the first drive. Cadet ran the ball twice. The first TD was scored by Pierre Thomas and Cameron Jordan had the second Sack. Finally a multi sack game. The total yards that Robinson...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram Out a Month - Hand Injury

Mark Ingram was finally starting to look like an NFL running back, picking up 143 yards on 24 attempts, with 3 TDs over the New Orleans Saints first 2 games of the season.  Now, he will miss a month with a hand injury.  Obviously if you own Pierre Thomas in fantasy football, this puts a little smile on your face, but Thomas has 4 less carries than Khiry Robinson and 2 less rushing...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Week 1 preview: Offense

The New Orleans Saints enter the Georgia Dome on Sunday afternoon with the highest of expectations. In 2014, it’s Super Bowl or bust for this Saints squad. One of the reasons is because the defense should be the best it’s been in the Sean Payton era. On Wednesday I wrote how they can stop Atlanta in Sunday’s game. But there’s another reason too. After a rather blah season...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFC South Preview

With three straight seasons of 5,000-plus yards to his credit, starting quarterback Drew Brees will once again lead the high-octane New Orleans Saints into the upcoming campaign with tight end Jimmy Graham, wide receiver Marques Colston, and promising rookie wideout Brandin Cooks all set to play significant roles in one of the NFL’s most deadly offenses. Of course, there are those...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Pierre Thomas

When New Orleans traded Darren Sproles to Philadelphia this offseason it opened up the pass catching RB role, most likely for Pierre Thomas. It’s unclear as of now how the entire RB situation will play out, as it has looked during the preseason like Mark Ingram will get a shot to be an early-down guy and New Orleans also obviously likes Khiry Robinson. But the Saints also love...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Saints RB Pierre Thomas’ fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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