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Post draft mailbag edition

You guys were good enough to inundate me with questions, really appreciate that. I answered all of them. Many thanks for all that participated. Would love to read your comments below and get your thoughts on my responses too. This was a beast of a post but I enjoyed it.   @SaintsNationBlg What’s your projected Saints WR depth chart, think we keep 6 guys even with philosophy change...
Via The Saints Nation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Unwise to Draft Andrus Peat?

The Saints gained more offensive yards than any other team in the NFL last year. This was equally due to Sean Payton’s effective offense and Rob Ryan’s lackluster defense. However one decides to look at this, improving their defense should have been the Saints’ first concern.Heading into the NFL Draft, the Saints had several crucial needs to address. New Orleans’ defense...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Find Solutions in Draft

Now that the draft is behind us, we can move forward in the area of speculation and setting of expectations. Whether or not we like to admit it, the choices the Saints have made this last week are make or break. So, in order to satisfy our curiosity of 'what if,' let's break down some of the drafted players who now wear black and gold.The first player on this list is corner, P.J...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the New Orleans Saints in for a camp battle at tackle this season?

The move by New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis to draft offensive tackle Andrus Peat did exactly what he and head coach Sean Payton hoped it would do – create competition on the offensive line. While Saints made many moves in the offseason to make improvements on both sides of the ball, the offensive line was still in need of depth and better play – especially with...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Saints Draft: Pick No. 13, Andrus Peat

View image | gettyimages.com Although the Saints at Pick No. 13, were not aggressive and did not trade up, (mostly because defense, what we all thought the Saints would select) due to previous teams selections, prospects such as Danny Shelton, DL, Washington (who we all know John @JohnJHendrix and myself wanted) and Alvin Bud Dupree. In case case you missed it the Saints selected...
Via TopSportsReport
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Saints Draft Recap

The boys discuss the 2015 Saints Draft plus Have the Saints finally drafted decent linebackers Was Andrus Peat a good pick at 13? Best pick Worst pick Jeff Ireland convincing Loomis not to trade up Twitter questions Best Draft Pick of Sean Payton Era Bracket Wraps Up PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and we have a podcast. Don’t forget to download our Iphone app! Itunes.
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints cut Marcus Ball, Ty Zimmerman and Kyle Knox

Not inviting Ball and Knox to camp, even, is a surprising move. Ball was kind of a disaster in the secondary last year, though. This move was likely made to make space for the incoming UDFA’s. Updated >> Sources: Saints release Marcus Ball, Kyle Knox, Ty Zimmerman http://t.co/THNehuu3LK — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) May 4, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Add Eleven Undrafted Free Agents

On the New Orleans Saints team, there is always an opportunity to make the roster, regardless of how it is that you make your way onto this team. In recent memory, Pierre Thomas just finished a nine-year run with this team after being an UDFA, and presently Khiry Robinson is on the roster.In Robinson's rookie year of 2012, he made the team as an UDFA, and he went on to lead the team...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints Waive S Marcus Ball & LB Kyle Knox

Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, citing a league source, reports that the Saints have waived LB Kyle Knox and S Marcus Ball on Monday. According to OverTheCap.com, releasing these two players will free up $1.093 million in available cap space while creating just $4,000 in dead money. Ball, 27, signed as a free agent with the Argonauts back in February of ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints just signed prospect who saved school bus from shooting

Not every undrafted free agent deserves attention, but Kaleb Eulls most certainly does. Without exaggeration, Eulls, who was signed by the Saints today, is a hero. At just 18 years old, Eulls made the biggest tackle of his life, disarming another teen who was threatening to shoot the other kids on his school bus. Eulls apparently opened up the emergency exit door of the bus to allow...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The newest Saints from the 2015 draft class select their numbers

The New Orleans Saints had a very active draft weekend with a whopping nine picks. The team addressed multiple needs in the 2015 NFL draft, but with the weekend of fun behind us, it was time for the new players to pick their numbers.Katherine Terrell from NOLA.com had the breakdown of numbers, so here's what we should watch for in 2015 and beyond:OT Andrus Peat - No. 75LB Stephone...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draft Review: New Orleans Saints

Draft Review: New Orleans Saints The Saints were a very fun team to pay attention to during the 2015 NFL Draft. They didn’t make any splashes on day one of they draft, despite speculation that they might trade up to select a top corner or pass rusher. Instead Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis opted to stick to their draft board, take the best players that fell to them, with the exception...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Saints 2015 Draft

All of us knew that the Saints were an aging team (oldest team in the league last year) and that they desperately needed an infusion of talented youth to regain their form. Many speculated that they needed their best Draft since 2006, and I for one believe they succeeded in that regard. I’ll give a more in depth take on the Saints picks after I have reviewed their film and had...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Presenting Your 2015 Saints Draft Class

The 2015 NFL Draft has come to a close, and all the deals are done. The Saints entered this draft with a stockpile of nine draft picks, and despite the rampant rumors beforehand, no big blockbuster deals or trades came to pass. Everything seemingly went off without a hitch.In the first round, the Saints addressed a definite need in the offensive line by taking Stanford offensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After Not Drafting a WR, Saints Sign UDFA WR From TAMU

View image | gettyimages.com Malcome Kennedy has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Kennedy appears to be the 13th addition to the Saints FA class.  Many believed that with Marques Colston aging and Brandin Cooks returning from injury, the Saints would select a wide receiver in the draft.  This did not happen. Malcome Kennedy  School: Texas A&M 2014 Stats: 611 yards, 6...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign 9 undrafted free agents

One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to NFL.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Saints have signed 9 rookie free agents. Clemson defensive lineman Tavaris Barnes Mississippi State defensive tackle...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints hit a home run with first three picks on third day of Draft

The New Orleans Saints went 3 for 3 in their first three selections on the last day of the NFL Draft. Looking to get better on the defensive front, in the middle at linebacker and the secondary, general manager Mickey Loomis may have found three players who can impact the team in their first seasons in the NFL. Davis Tuell of Chattanooga, Tyeler Davidson of Fresno State and Damien...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton didn't confer with Brees before drafting Garrett Grayson

Former Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson is the newest Orleans Saints QB, selected 75th overall in the 3rd round. Gayson will now enter the competition with Ryan Griffin and Luke McCown for the right to back up Drew Brees. Head coach Seans Payton told the the team's official website that he didn't speak to Broees about their draft intentions. "No, no. I think every...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Further Address Linebacking Corps with Hau’oli Kikaha

The Saints utterly abysmal linebacking corps have been given another injection of fresh blood with which Rob Ryan can wreck havoc on opposing offenses. With the 44th pick the Saints selected Hau’oli Kikaha, OLB from the University of Washington. Kikaha was a first team All-American in 2014 after finishing his career with the Huskies as their all time leader in sacks, and adding...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Grayson was ‘the one’ for New Orleans

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, there was plenty of speculation that the New Orleans Saints would use a draft pick on a quarterback who could eventually develop into the successor for Drew Brees. On Friday night, the Saints made that move when they drafted Garrett Grayson out of Colorado State with the 75th overall selection. There were some rumblings that the Saints were targetting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Garrett Grayson: ‘This was the one’

The New Orleans Saints used the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday to grab Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson. “This was the one. If he wasn’t available, we probably would have gone without drafting a quarterback,” Saints coach Sean Payton said, via Nola.com. Grayson was a full-time starter over the last two seasons and started 35 games over four seasons...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints have yet to add receiver as draft enters last rounds

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have four picks in Saturday's final four rounds of the NFL draft and have yet to bring in new receiving targets for quarterback Drew Brees. This offseason, New Orleans has traded away two of their most productive receivers, sending star tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle and wideout Kenny Stills, who led the club in yards receiving, to Miami...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies: Hau’oli Kikaha taken in 2nd round by New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints needed an Edge rusher, and in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft, the Saints got the high-motor, high-revving Hau’oli Kikaha from the University of Washington. Kikaha (6 feet 3, 246 pounds) led the NCAA in sacks with 19 in 2014 and ranked second in tackles for loss with 25. Kikaha marks the 4th Husky player to be taken in the Draft: Defensive Tackle Danny Shelton...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft CB P. J. Williams in 3rd round

The Saints corners need help and now they have it. It’s a boost to the defense so I’m in favor. The biggest concern with P. J. Williams is that he was pulled over for a DUI a couple weeks ago, but the charges have since been dropped. He’s got the size the Saints like and he’s a physical player that could eventually play on the outside. He’s a solid player that will compete...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft QB Garrett Grayson in third round

The New Orleans Saints selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. From Grayson’s former coach: There it is! Wow-congrats, @gbg_18. You deserve it! @Saints just picked up a class act and a heck of a QB. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/htxvP6Z3Xk — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) May 2, 2015   Grayson was a full...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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