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Police: Darren Sharper's DNA found on accuser's clothing

Darren Sharper's DNA was found on one of his alleged rape victims in Arizona, according to testimony given by a Tempe police detective on Wednesday. Sharper was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs in Arizona on March 11 and his bail hearing was held on Wednesday. Sharper wasn't in the Arizona courtroom because he'...
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Dylan Hollman leads Spruce Grove Saints to AJHL title

(Photo/AJHL) UMass Lowell River Hawk recruit Dylan Hollman and the Spruce Grove Saints are the 2014 Alberta Junior Hockey League Champions and winners of the AJHL Gas Drive Cup. The Saints defeated the Drumheller Dragons, 2-1, in overtime on Tuesday night to sweep the series. Hollman notched at least a single point in all four games of the finals, scoring two goals...
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A proposed new uniform for the New Orleans Saints is pretty sweet

Proposed uniform changes for NFL teams is nothing new. Every week, some sort of idea seems to pop up – from radical redesigns to Star Wars themed tweaks to subtle changes. Most are interesting, but fairly laughable. One new batch, however is worth taking a look at. Jesse Alkire, a freelance graphic artist / designer from Chicago, recently put his spin on each NFL team’s uniform...
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New Orleans Saints could turn back to Jonathan Goodwin; In town for a visit

Brian De La Puente left in free agency this year to sign with the Chicago Bears, but today the Saints brought back a familiar face. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints brought veteran center Jonathan Goodwin in for a visit today, making a reunion possible. Goodwin played with the Saints from 2006-2010. Goodwin […] The post New Orleans Saints could turn back to Jonathan...
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Who Is Darren Sharper? Disturbing Details Emerge

On a cool November night last year in Tempe, Ariz., at approximately 2 in the morning, a woman awoke groggy and disoriented on a gray sectional couch in a moderate apartment, according to a Tempe, Ariz., police report. She lived in downtown Tempe, her apartment located near red-bricked sidewalks, perfectly cut grass and neatly aligned recycling bins. The Arizona State University...
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Police believe there could be more alleged victims that Darren Sharper assaulted

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report conducted an in-depth report on former NFL safety Darren Sharper and the rape and sexual assault allegations that he’s currently facing that span eight women over five states. One thing that really struck me is that police believe there are more women out...
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Police Believe There are More Alledged Darren Sharper Rape Victims

There are currently eight women and five states who are accusing Darren Sharper of drugging them and then sexually assaulting them. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report did an extensive and frankly quite frightening report on Darren Sharper . One of the things that was included was that police believe there are more women out there who may have been drugged and raped by Sharper. Two law...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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New Orleans Saints get their guy in cover32′s Mock Draft 1.0

If you’re even a casual fan of our work here at cover32 New Orleans, you know that the guy most of us want to see the Saints draft in round one is cornerback Kyle Fuller out of Virginia Tech (barring, of course, Justin Gilbert falling all the way to 27 overall). Fuller displays the size, speed, and playmaking ability to be a staple in the Saints’ secondary for many years to come...
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Visiting the Bayou part 1: New Orleans Saints welcome offensive weapons

In my last few pieces, I’ve given analyses of players I think the Saints may be interested in drafting, and have done so by position – cornerbacks, wide receivers and safeties. Now that the draft cycle has progressed, I can shift focus to guys that have officially visited New Orleans at the request of the Saints brass. We’ll start off by looking at players on offense for now...
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Saints are hosting CB Pierre Desir today for a pre-draft visit

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Dispatch is reporting the best small school corner in the 2014 NFL Draft Pierre Desir is at the New Orleans Saints facility on a pre-draft visit. Desir was the Cliff Harris Award winner which was for the best small school defensive player.  Desir is a big corner with great […] The post Saints are hosting CB Pierre Desir today for a pre-draft visit appeared...
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Hearing postponed in Darren Sharper rape case

A judge in Los Angeles has postponed a hearing on rape charges against former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper to await the results of an upcoming bail hearing in Arizona. Sharper appeared briefly Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom in the case alleging he drugged and raped two women in West Hollywood last year. He has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody without bail. Superior...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints have had a top-5 offseason so far in 2014

Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve...
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Potential first round pick could bring swagger back to the New Orleans Saints

Say what you will about Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. He is arguably the best cornerback in today’s NFL. Two reasons stand out: 1) His lanky, long-armed freak show of a body allows him to match up with some of the premier athletes in today’s overspecialized world of sports. 2) He has a brash confidence which is impossible to miss, unless you’ve been living...
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Saints have until May 3rd to extend Jordan, Ingram

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram are entering their fourth years in the NFL, and the team must now decide on whether to extend each before the league's May 3rd deadline. The deadline for 5th-year extensions came out of the new collective bargaining agreement in 2011, the year both entered the league. Jordan's extension for 2015...
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Saints 2014 NFL Draft Board Version 3.0 ☆

This is the third draft big board I have done for the Saints and quite a few things have changed since the last one I completed just prior to free agency’s start over a month ago. Down the list are offensive tackles after the re-signing of Zach Strief and safeties after the Saints signed Jairus Byrd, Marcus Ball and retained Rafael Bush. Corner is still a need, too, but the signing...
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The New Orleans Saints' Center of Attention

Aside from special teams, center may be the most anonymous position in football. Think about it, how many centers can you name relative to other positions? Probably not too many, unless you are an offensive line enthusiast. Anonymity aside, centers are incredibly important to the rhythm of an offense as they touch the ball on every play and must be completely in tune with the quarterback...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect one of these guys on the New Orleans Saints’ roster in 2014

This year’s draft crop at cornerback is the deepest its been in years, so much so that there is a distinct possibility that five (if not six) of them could be drafted in the first round. And one of those first-rounders could land in New Orleans. Despite recently signing veteran back Champ Bailey to a two year deal, the Saints still have to seriously consider using their first pick...
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Loomis: Saints' offseason going as planned

From the outside looking in, the New Orleans Saints’ offseason has probably seemed a bit hectic. The Saints have been full of surprises, from the big-name acquisitions of Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey to the big-name departures of Darren Sproles and others. And based on reactions from fans and national analysts alike, the biggest head-scratcher of all has been the fact that the...
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Saints won’t trade up to draft Odell Beckham

The New Orleans Saints lost a few of their offensive weapons this offseason and they’ll likely be looking to the draft to replace them. The most notable loss was Darren Sproles, who was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles last month for a draft pick. That draft pick ma be used to help secure Sproles replacement as there is talk of the Saints trading up to draft LSU speedster Odell...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Why the New Orleans Saints should trade down in the first round

The NFL Draft is four weeks away and there is a lot of speculation about who will be the first pick, where certain players will go, and what moves teams will make. There is always a negative connotation when talking about an NFL team trading down. Of course, the better players are available in the first and second rounds.   However, teams have found many bargains and surprises...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrong

The news that the appeal process resulted in the scuttling of the $21,000 fine imposed on Saints safety Rafael Bush for his postseason hit on Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has prompted some Saints fans to assume (reasonably) no penalty should have been called on the play. Which, if accurate, means the Seahawks on the opening drive of the game would have been facing fourth and 11...
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Patriots ‘still in the mix’ for Will Smith

The New England Patriots often sign a veteran defensive lineman later in free agency and it looks like former New Orleans Saints’ defensive end Will Smith may fill that role this season. Christopher Price of WEEI says the Patriots are “still in the mix” to sign Smith. Roughly one month into free agency, the Patriots are still reportedly in the mix for veteran defensive...
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$500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

The Broncos were supposed to pay cornerback Champ Bailey $9 million in 2014. He’ll make 1/18th of that guaranteed in New Orleans. Per a league source, NFLPA records reveal that the future Hall of Famer received $500,000 in guaranteed money as part of his two-year deal with the Saints. Initially reported as being worth “up to” $7 million, the contract pays out a base amount...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, scrap heap FAs for the New Orleans Saints, more

In case you missed it, columns from the cover32 universe to browse through while watching The Masters on Sunday or bored at your office on Monday. National Columns - The top-10 inside linebackers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading teams at the offseason midpoint. (READ) - The best remaining NFL free agents at each position. (READ) - Ten NFL players who aren...
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Does Dee Ford, Kony Ealy, or Kelvin Benjamin have what it takes to be the 27th pick?

My first article focused on two players who would be an excellent fit for the Saints and the player who I believe is the best possible get for the team. (Trading up to 20 to keep Cooks out of Philly wouldn’t surprise me) Today’s post is about three guys who while excellent prospects, I believe would be wasted on the Saints team: Dee Ford, Kony Ealy, and Kelvin Benjamin. Remember...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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