Sains Nation bold predictions – Ravens – Preseason W4

Yes folks we did it again. 2 of us mentioned Bold predictions having to do with Cooks who didn’t even see a single snap. That is the second week in a row I predict something on a guy who does not play. I guess by this rate I am going to have to predict a Victor Butler sack to outdo myself for this week. Andrew Juge Austin Johnson scores again and his awful TD dance makes sportscenter...
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Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition and projected starter in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas, where he had played his first four NFL seasons, including two seasons...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints pare down to 75 players on the roster

The Saints roster was already down to 86 after they had unloaded four players in RB Tim Flanders, WR Tobais Palmer, TE Je’Ron Hamm and LB Chidera Uzo-Diribe  prior to the third preseason game in Indianapolis. That left 11 more necessary roster moves to get down to the league mandated 75 limit. The biggest surprise was OLB Victor Butler, if you can call it a surprise given his...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints have cut a few more players including Victor Butler

Today the New Orleans Saints waived/injured WR Andy Tanner, TE Travis Beckum, LB Victor Butler, OT Ty Nsekhe, and S Ty Zimmerman. Butler was an under-the-radar signing by the Saints prior to last season, but ended up tearing his ACL in last year’s minicamp and missed the entire 2013 campaign. Butler was a standout for […] The post Saints have cut a few more players including...
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Report: Saints Releasing OLB Victor Butler

  Kristian Garic of WWL 870am reports that the Saints are releasing veteran OLB Victor Butler as they work to get down to 75 players before tomorrow’s deadline.  Garic mentions that the Saints will free up $1.5 million in cap space following this move. Butler, 27, signed two-year, $3 million contract that included $1.5 million guaranteed. He would have made $1.4 million...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Impressions from Saints’ third preseason game

Congrats to WhoDat Nation, the preseason is now officially over. What? You think there is another game? Don’t be ridiculous; there are only three preseason games, and then an open tryout for the last five spots on the roster. I am saying that somewhat in jest, because the final preseason game is still very important to the coaches and there are still guys trying to earn a chance...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Breaking news from Saints Camp!

Andrew gives the full lowdown from his trip to Saints camp at the Greenbrier, including how he broke the Victor Butler injury. The boys also discuss Drew Brees injury and if his career is over! The Ryan Griffin Era, biggest moment of life if he starts? Will Sean Payton punch Gregg Williams! You Twitter questions Should the Saints keep Brandin Cooks? Make donation to play in our...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Greenbrier Day 4 recap

This was my final full day at the Greenbrier and I’m sad to see it coming to an end. Today was very much the massacre day as the Saints are starting to drop like flies. A lot of guys are banged up. As much as I can tell, here’s the injury status right now: Drew Brees (oblique) not in pads, practicing a bit with conditioning off to the side. Champ Bailey (foot) has been out, was...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Day 2 at the Greenbrier

Yesterday was an off day for the team, so not much to report. I ran into Jonathan Goodwin on his way to getting a massage who said he felt really good about how he was playing, in addition to being completely healthy. The biggest news was that I saw Victor Butler walking around in a walking boot. Prior to that no news had come out on Butler of an injury, but clearly he’s dealing...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Victor Butler Add To Saints Defense?

Pain.There are many different types of pain in life. And dealing with pain is just a normal part of life for most people.But being a former athlete, I can tell you that there is very little pain in this world that can compare to that of being an injured player, First of all, there's obviously the pain of your injury. But above and beyond that, there's another type of pain...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Butler hopes to play role after watching New Orleans Saints' defense grow in 2013

When Victor Butler tore his ACL last June during the New Orleans Saints' organized team activities, he was forced to watch as a resurgent defense helped push the Saints to 11 wins and a wild card playoff victory. He also watched much of his expected role filled successfully by teammates like Junior Galette and Parys Haralson. But when Butler was asked on Monday whether it was...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Players on Saints Defense To Watch During Training Camp

After finishing dead last in 2012, the Saints defense made a huge turnaround and finished the 2013 season in the top five. One player-DE Cameron Jordan-was selected to go to the Pro Bowl as a reward for a breakout season. And there were a few other players that also turned their careers around just as much as they helped to turn around the fortunes of the Saints' defense.Here...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign NT Tyrone Ezell and LB Marcus Thompson

The Saints made a couple of roster moves to their 90 man team yesterday as they prepare for camp, which starts tomorrow. The new additions are nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson, and they released NT Moses McCray and LB Cheta Ozougwu. All four players are undrafted rookie free agents, so the odds for the two newest guys to make the squad are long. The Saints...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Which position can the Saints least afford an injury besides quarterback?

Maybe it’s the cynic in me but every time training camp starts I immediately worry about the starters that won’t make it through and healthy coming into week 1 of the regular season. Kenyon Coleman, Will Smith, Victor Butler and Joseph Morgan were a few that had things end for them in 2013 before they ever got started and unfortunately the team had big plans for each of those...
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July 22, 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

Five Saints players with the biggest question marks surrounding them going into camp

Going into camp we already have a good feel for the Saints’ roster and the role most players will have. This is a mature team with an established track record and along with that comes proven commodity players that are known entities. The identity of the team is largely formed from a tenured coaching staff and talent, and so they’re just building on top of the foundation that’s...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Saints Rookie Class: Ronald Powell

Header image courtesy of discoloredcurrenc of The New Orleans Saints field an effective pass rush unit in 2013, finishing tenth in the NFL in pressuring the quarterback per Pro Football Focus.  Led by the double-digit sack seasons of Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette, they were ranked fourth in the NFL in sacks.  However, with several outside linebackers approaching...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Exciting Players to Watch for in 2014

Today I’m going to be discussing what I’m most excited to see coming into the 2014 season. I will be discussing one or two things on each side of the ball. When it comes to special teams, It won’t necessarily be me being “excited” for it due to the kickoff rules as they stand, but more curiosity; but we’ll get to that. First things first; In New Orleans, it all starts...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Things To Look Forward To: The Saints Defense, Part 1

  New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Parys Haralson (98) walks away from the pile after denying a Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempt for a first down.  Haralson led all Saints linebackers in stop percentage with 70.37% of his tackles coming for loss or no gain.  He signed a one-year deal with the Saints to compete for a roster spot with other veterans Victor Butler and Keyunta Dawson...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys 2009 Draft Class. Where Are They Now?

Depending on who you ask, but many draft gurus have stated that the 2009 draft class as a whole was one of the weakest in recent years. The coach at the time was Wade Phillips, and this bad class surely didn’t help him add a single playmaker. The Dallas Cowboys know that all too well, as none of the players the Cowboys drafted are on the team, and most are out of football all together...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Victor Butler revive his career in 2014?

When Victor Butler signed a contract with the Saints I think there was a bit of disappointment for him in how the free agency period went. Despite being an up and coming player that was previously a reserve with great promise he just didn’t garner much interest on an open market with starter’s money. After some waiting and numerous visits, Butler re-joined his defensive coordinator...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints add explosive depth at linebacker

In the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft the Saints selected Khairi Fortt, outside linebacker from Cal. Khairi (pronounced KY-REE) is a fantastic athlete with a great frame to play outside linebacker in the NFL; however, he’s just about maxed out that frame from a musculature standpoint. He did manage 30 reps at the combine, which is exceedingly impressive, but he’s one of those...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints don’t need immediate producers, but must have a successful 2014 draft

The New Orleans Saints do not need to force this draft. I repeat: The New Orleans Saints do not need to force this draft! It would be a far more egregious mistake to take a huge risk for a player the team believes can contribute immediately in 2014 than to let the draft come to them and take whoever the best player available on their draft board is at pick number 27. That’s because...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' recent moves signify strong commitment to a three-safety scheme

The three-safety alignment in the New Orleans Saints' defensive playbook originally served as a wrinkle. The team installed its 4-2-5 formation figuring there would be a time and a place to toss the odd twist at an opposing offense. Season-ending injuries to outside linebackers like Victor Butler and Will Smith last offseason pushed the Saints to morph from its planned 3-4 scheme...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: State of the outside linebacker position

New Orleans Saints: State of the outside linebacker positionAfter exploring the outlook of every other position, we conclude our analysis of the New Orleans Saints with a look at the outside linebacker position. Outside linebacker was one of the more questionable positions as the Saints tried to transition to the 3-4. However, things were looking up after they had signed Victor Butler...
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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