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The Saints Look to Shrink the Field in 2015

The Saints had nine picks heading into the draft and surprised everyone by using all nine. Payton stated that the picks acquired during the off-season would be used to shore up the defense. He was true to his word, and the team picked 6 defensive players and 2 offensive players going into the 7th round. During the later rounds in the draft teams are usually looking for raw physical...
Via The Saints Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where Chiefs Rookies Fit on the Depth Chart

With the draft complete, the Kansas City Chiefs rookie class must now compete to make the 53 man roster. After rookie minicamp and voluntary workouts, Training Camp rolls around, where the competition really heats up. Until then however, I will predict where the Chiefs rookies fit on the depth chart.   Marcus Peters, Cornerback With good size and height for a cornerback (6...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Intel on Mike McGlynn

Here’s a little tidbit I got from Arrowhead Pride on McGlynn via twitter. If Lelito or Kelemete (or both) don’t beat him out, that might not be a good thing.   @SaintsNationBlg rough year w/ the Chiefs. He was signed like a week before the season so it was a tough situation — Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) May 22, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints kicker battle is Dustin Hopkins vs. Zach Hocker… for now

I don’t think many of us pictured the Saints carrying Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker as their two kickers on the 90 man roster right now, and yet here we are. What’s most surprising about this is that Sean Payton has never not had a veteran battling it out in camp before. Whether it was John Carney, Olindo Mare, Martin Grammatica, John Kasay or Shayne Graham, there has always...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Fashion expert does not exactly care for the New Orleans Saints’ uniforms

What’s cooler than black and gold? Well, according to ESPN Uniform Columnist Paul Lukas, a lot of things. In his annual power rankings of NFL uniforms, Lukas had the Saints coming in 18th, two spots higher than last year. The Saints ranked No. 18 in this year’s Uni Watch Power Rankings, via ESPN AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen between now and NFL...
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Saints sign Andrus Peat to rookie contract

He was the last one left, now all 9 drafted rookies are under contract.   OT Andrus Peat has agreed to terms with the #Saints, per a league source. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) May 21, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans’ neighborhoods would these Saints players be?

About a year ago, in the boringness of the offseason, a former co-host of mine with The NOLA Rundown, Michael Flowers, found a way to make the offseason a little more exciting by matching New Orleans Saints players with New Orleans neighborhoods. The idea is, of course, the player perfectly represents that neighborhood. The end result could be giving him the nickname of “West Bank”...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Steps for the Saints to Win the South in '15

Yeah, I know it's way too early to think about things like this just yet. Full 90-man rosters haven't even hit the field together yet. But when a team is looking to rebound from a disappointing season, they need a plan, right?Well, in reality, it's never too early to start thinking about winning the division. And as proven last year, even when this division is bad, it is still competitive...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Drew Brees changes stance on when to retire

After careful consideration, legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints has decided, he won’t be playing until the age of 45. The long time veteran told the New Orleans Advocate that he felt good but at the same time, playing that long was no longer a thought. According to nfl.com, Drew Brees stated as much during an interview, “45 is a long way away,” Brees...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does the Saints roster stand post draft?

Now that the draft is over I’ve been meaning to run through the position groups and give my thoughts on where things stand. Where the Saints are deep and where they are vulnerable. Kudos to Brian Pavek, who’s been going through positions groups and outlining both the changes and the expectations moving forward. There’s naturally some overlap with this post here but here I...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brees: Younger Saints receivers ready for larger roles

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Drew Brees is confident that some young, relatively unknown, inexperienced receivers can help the New Orleans Saints' offense remain among the NFL's best. The 36-year-old quarterback will enter his 15th pro season next fall without two of his most productive pass-catchers from 2014 - tight end Jimmy Graham and receiver Kenny Stills - who've both been traded away...
Via AP on Fox
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Saints sign G Mike McGlynn, release WR Andy Tanner

Tanner was never making the team and McGlynn will compete with Lelito and Kelemete for a starting spot. He’s been a starter in the NFL the last five seasons. This move is a no brainer. But read my tweet below. Yikes. Mike McGlynn, per @PFF, was rated dead last of 78 qualifying guards last year with a -32.6 grade. And the Chiefs replaced him w/ Grubbs — Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees: Saying I'd play until 45 may have been 'overzealous'

After a rough 2014 season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is rethinking a bold statement he made a year ago. Before the season began, Brees was excited about the possibility of playing into his mid-40s—a statement he now admits was a bit “overzealous.” Brees called his playing until he's 45 overzealous, but still kicked around the idea. — Larry Holder (@LarryHolder...
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Tim Lelito out to prove he is the right man for the Saints left guard spot

Tim Lelito knows he still has to fight to become the New Orleans Saints starting left guard. While some may have thought it was a foregone conclusion that he would replace Ben Grubbs in the Saints starting lineup, Lelito knows that just because a player wasn’t drafted to take the spot or no high profile free agent was signed to challenge him, it does not mean he has won the job...
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Saints place undrafted free agent Malcome Kennedy on injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints chose to put undrafted free agent wide receiver Malcome Kennedy on waivers earlier this week. Apparently, the team was hoping he'd clear waivers so they could place him on the injured reserve, which they ended up doing according to Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com. As Woodbery explains, "Kennedy, who played at Texas A&M, underwent foot surgery on Monday after...
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Two players named to New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

The New Orleans Saints have announced their 2015 Hall of Fame class, adding two players to the group of elites. Andrew Schuster of Who Dat Dish passed along the news. "Ladies and Gentlemen, wide receiver Michael Lewis and cornerback Tyrone Hughes are your newest members. Both players excelled as return specialists for New Orleans." Schuster points out that Lewis played for the team...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will three rookies start for the Saints in 2015?

The New Orleans Saints landed a strong group of players in the 2015 NFL draft. So strong, that according to Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com, the team is projected by NFL.com to start three rookies this season. Terrell explained the three potential rookie starters below. "Rookies Andrus Peat, Hau'oli Kikaha and Stephone Anthony are projected by the website to start next season. However...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Saints Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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Saints cut ties with K Graham; sign WR Lewis

The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran kicker Shayne Graham and added receiver Lance Lewis to the roster. The 37-year-old Graham, a 15-year NFL veteran out of Virginia Tech, has played for nine clubs and joined the Saints late in the 2013 regular season. He spent all of 2014 New Orleans, hitting 19 of 22 field goals. Graham's release, announced Tuesday by general manager Mickey...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints release K Shayne Graham, sign WR Lance Lewis

This was very unexpected. The kicker battle for now is between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker, but Graham could always be brought back… and any other vet out there is just as much in competition. #Saints release K Shayne Graham, Sign WR Lance Lewis: http://t.co/q05ep2Neg4 pic.twitter.com/QScUw2mnzP — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) May 19, 2015
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Saints Release K Shayne Graham & WR Lance Lewis

The New Orleans Saints announced the release of K Shayne Graham on Tuesday as well as the signing of WR Lance Lewis. The Saints were carrying three kickers on their roster, so it was likely that someone would be released in the coming weeks. Graham, 37, signed on with the Saints towards the end of the 2013 season ... The post Saints Release K Shayne Graham & WR Lance Lewis...
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Why the New Orleans Saints won’t make the playoffs in 2015

The New Orleans Saints will not reach the playoffs this upcoming 2015 season. The loss of key players have diminished the team’s potential. They have recently traded away their most valuable offensive weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham, to the Seattle Seahawks. In return they did upgrade their offensive line by receiving offensive tackle Max Unger although losing Graham is a major...
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Drew Brees impressed with what he's seen so far from Garrett Grayson

Drew Brees doesn't have to worry about losing his job anytime soon, that part's not up for much of a debate. One thing that many people were interested to see was how Brees handled rookie quarterback Garrett Grayson being drafted by the team. Apparently, Brees was welcoming and was even impressed with the former Colorado State Ram, according to Nick Underhill of The Advocate. When...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Sean Payton Be Facing the Hotseat in 2015?

After finishing the season at a rather underwhelming 7-9 last season, Saints head coach Sean Payton promised that changes were coming to fix the problems. But what exactly were the problems that left this Saints team out of the postseason?Based on their approach to the free agency period, in addition to their corresponding roster moves, one would have to think that the shortcomings...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Grayson on Meeting Saints Quarterback: “Holy Cow, That’s Drew Brees”

Eventually, the time will come for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to step down and hand the starting job over to a new quarterback. That quarterback could be Garrett Grayson, who the Saints selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Grayson, who will have to be patient for his opportunity to arrive, had an interesting response after meeting his Brees via Times...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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