New Orleans Saints: Roles of Offseason Acquisitions

View image | gettyimages.com The New Orleans Saints were in a tight bind in regard to cap space this offseason, fans shouldn’t have expected more than what was given. It’s like going to a restaurant with bad ratings, you don’t know what to expect, but you aren’t going to expect the best possible scenario. It seems that the Saints are going to a more defensive minded approach...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints reach deals with defenders Browner, Humber

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints say they've agreed to sign free-agent cornerback Brandon Browner to a three-year contract and linebacker Ramon Humber to a two-year deal. The 30-year-old Browner has been a starter on the past two Super Bowl winners: the 2013 Seattle Seahawks and 2014 New England Patriots. Browner has started every game in which he has played and intercepted...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Re-Sign LB Ramon Humber To A Two-Year Deal

The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed LB Ramon Humber to a two-year contract. The #Saints have re-signed special teams captain LB Ramon Humber (@Ramon_Humber53) to a two year deal! pic.twitter.com/6hBuVb0CGO — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) March 12, 2015 Humber, 27, was the Saints special team’s captain last year. He appeared in 15 ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints re-sign Ramon Humber

ILB Ramon Humber is back with the Saints on a two year deal. I think he has a decent shot at starting with Lofton gone, but I would bet the Saints will draft an interior linebacker early to compete with him. Saints Re-Sign ILB Ramon Humber to a two year deal; trade G Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2015 5th-Round Selection — Greg Bensel (@GregBensel) March 12, 2015
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Which other teams’ free agents should the Raiders pursue?

Free agency for 2015 is already looking to be pretty deep in talent. The Raiders have many needs at several positions, but the most glaring is for a WR, Center and Middle Linebacker. Aside from the obvious high profile free agents in positions of need for the Raiders, such as Ndamukong Suh, Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb, Justin Houston, Brandon Spikes and Byron Maxwell, just to name a...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Position Review: Linebacker

I have repeatedly labeled the Saints Linebacker group as the worst on the team. I think it is only right that before I get to each of the individual players I explain my reasoning for that. There are a number of reasons why having good to great linebackers is so important to a defense, but I will only focus on two. The first is that the linebacker position by the nature of it has...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Recap: New Orleans Saints snatch loss from jaws of victory

Once again the Saints found a way to lose a game they had every right to win, falling to the San Francisco 49ers 27-24 at home. MVP – Ramon Humber Again a defensive player is our MVP, and how can you blame us? The offense only looks passable in spurts, and in this one it was the Saints defense and their ability to contain Colin Kaepernick that kept New Orleans in the ball game...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Hold As Road Favorite Over Panthers On ‘Thursday Night Football’

The Carolina Panthers host the New Orleans Saints on “Thursday Night Football,” kicking off a battle for first place at 8:25 p.m. ET. The Saints opened as 2.5-point favorites, and the line has nudged up to three leading up to kickoff according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total is set at 49 points. The Saints head into this game 3-9 against the spread in their...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What's Next For The New Orleans Saints?

All the "talking heads" said that the Saints had to beat Tampa to save their season. So, that being done now, what's next? First of all, there's the league-mandated bye week. And all things considered, this could have played out to be a very opportune time for it after all. So far this season, the injuries have mounted up. Key players like tight end Jimmy Graham, center Jonathan...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints march into bye week with noticeable limp

On Friday we learned that Safety Jairus Byrd was being put on season-ending IR. Mark Ingram was, and still is, out indefinitely with a broken hand. Ramon Humber left the game on Sunday. And somehow an even more newsworthy injury occurred. On a reception in the second quarter, Jimmy Graham bulldozed his way down the field, careening his right shoulder perfectly into a defender’s...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' Graham, Goodwin, Humber hurt vs. Bucs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have ruled out tight end Jimmy Graham, center John Goodwin and linebacker Ramon Humber for the second half of Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. All three left the field in the second quarter, and the Saints did not announce their status until early in the third quarter. Graham had two catches for 36 yards, including a 23-yard grab on his first...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints undrafted free agent standouts

It’s a great time of the year for those of us that follow the NFL offseason.  Teams are finally having padded, full-contact practices that can make some players stand out and others fall by the wayside.  Every team has to carry a roster of 53 active players and at most 8 practice squad players before opening day in September.  Competition is fierce to earn one of those roster...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Camp previews, Cam Jordan is hilarious, we want a team in LA

This week we finished up our camp previews by looking at the defensive side of the ball, and made a case for a NFL franchise in Los Angeles. New Orleans Saints - CAMP PREVIEWS – OFFENSE: Quarterbacks / Running Backs / Wide Receivers / Tight Ends / Offensive Linemen - CAMP PREVIEWS – DEFENSE: Defensive Linemen / Linebackers / Cornerbacks / Safeties / Special Teams - John Sigler breaks...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: What’s the Deal with Special Teams?

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and Training Camps are underway across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints have athletic enigma at linebacker

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re about two days away from Training Camps kicking off across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier in...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp watch list: New Orleans Saints linebacker Ramon Humber

  Ramon Humber (53) goes airborne to force an incomplete pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky (6) during their 2011 contest.  Photo credit:  Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. An undrafted free agent signed by the Colts in 2009, Humber was one of the Saints’ best-kept secrets until the beginning of the 2014 NFL free agency period when both the Minnesota...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Last line of defense: The New Orleans Saints secondary

New Orleans Saints defenders Rafael Bush (25) and Ramon Humber (53) bring the wood against New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80).  Photo credit:  Matt Stone/The Boston Herald. The New Orleans Saints’ defense went under a huge resurgence in 2013 under new Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan.  The 2013 unit took a huge step up to become one of the best in the game...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrolling the Dome: the New Orleans Saints Linebacker Corps

New Orleans Saints linebacker David Hawthorne (57) was one of the league’s best blitzers in 2013, ranking third in sacks per blitz, sixth in total pressures per blitz, and ninth in tackles for loss or no gain.  Photo credit:  David Grunfeld, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. The New Orleans Saints used the 2011-2012 offseason to invest heavily in the linebacker position by bringing...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints could add depth at linebacker through draft

Inside linebacker has become sort of a niche position over the last few years as more teams transition to a 3-4 style defense. Guys like Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman, and Ray Lewis are once-in-a-generation guys, and the 3-4 transition is causing the NFL to see more linebacker-by-committee approaches. Right now the Saints have David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofton lined up at the inside...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Position Breakdowns: Linebackers

The Saints lean heavily on two veterans in Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne to anchor the performance of their linebackers. I view neither as a superstar, but both as super solid. Hawthorne had a very good bounceback year after struggling with injury in 2012 and Lofton is just a tackling machine. Beyond that the Saints have some guys to bring back and adding some young talent at...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints secure special teamer on day four

Day four of free agency saw the Saints make a small, albeit important move; here’s your afternoon update on the New Orleans Saints Hits - The Saints re-signed linebacker Ramon Humber. Yes, I realize that won’t shut down twitter, but it actually was a savvy move by the front office. Humber has been a standout on special teams since he joined the team in 2010, and he even started...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramon Humber back with a 1 year deal

Ramon Humber is back with the Saints on a one year deal, per the team. That's an important signing for special teams and depth. He's by far, in my opinion, the best backup interior linebacker option on running downs if something happens to Curtis Lofton or David Hawthorne. He's shown he can hit a ton and use his power and speed to find the ball carrier and bring him down. Getting...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Sign LB Ramon Humber

The New Orleans Saints have announced that they have signed LB Ramon Humber to a one-year contract. The #Saints have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with LB Ramon Humber — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) March 14, 2014 Humber, 26, has reportedly been in contact with the Saints regarding an extension, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise. He stated three games for the Saints...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Discussing An Extension With LB Ramon Humber

The New Orleans Saints have been in contact with a number of their free agent players including RT Zach Strief, WR Robert Meachem, OLB Parys Haralson and S Rafael Bush regarding extensions in recent weeks. Ramon Vargas of the Baton Rouge Advocate reports that the Saints have also discussed an extension will LB Ramon Humber as well. Humber, 26, is one of the Saints best special...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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