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Saints WR Brandon Coleman shows big upside against Packers

All offseason we've heard the rave reviews about wide receiver Brandon Coleman. Through three preseason games, Coleman hadn't lived up to the hype just yet. Fortunately for the New Orleans Saints and their fans, that all changed on Thursday night.   Coleman, who's just in his second year, hauled in four catches on four targets for 82 yards during a 38-10 preseason loss to the Green...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 will be a return to offensive dominance.

Before you say “the Saints were the #1 ranked offense last year,” stop and ask yourself some honest questions. If the offense was as prolific as that ranking would suggest, would the team have lost its last five home games? Would the team have traded away star tight end Jimmy Graham for a star center? Would the team traded away Ben Grubbs or choose not to resign Jonathan Goodwin...
Via The Saints Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints give up 38 unanswered in 38-10 loss to Packers

I have trouble remembering a more miserable second half of football. The Saints were annihilated by the Packers reserves in every facet of the game. A disaster performance that leaves you seriously questioning the effort put forth by some players. If you look that bad in the 4th quarter of the 4th preseason game with your professional career on the line, you have to seriously question...
Via The Saints Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie QB Hundley impresses, as Packers rout Saints 38-10

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Rookie quarterback Brett Hundley threw for four scores, Myles White made a case for a spot on the Packers' injury-stricken receiving corps with two touchdowns, and Green Bay finished the preseason with a 38-10 win Thursday night over the New Orleans Saints (0-4). Hundley connected with Larry Pinkard on a 77-yard touchdown pass off a catch-and-run in the third quarter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden praises Saints for ability to develop 'unknown players'

During his tenure with the New Orleans Saints, head coach Sean Payton has done a great job on quite a few different levels. One of those levels, as ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden explained, has been finding and building on "unknown talent." As Mike Triplett of ESPN reports, Gruden recently praised both Payton and quarterback Drew Brees for the work they do in developing players like...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Keenan Lewis out 4-6 weeks due to hip surgery

The New Orleans Saints were dealt a huge blow this week when cornerback Keenan Lewis underwent surgery yesterday due to an unspecified hip injury. According to a report from NFL Network, the surgery is expected to keep Lewis off the field for 4-6 weeks. The Saints had one of the worst defenses in football last season, and the loss of Keenan Lewis gives the team little hope of a...
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Saints season looking bleak and team continues to be decimated by injuries

The season has yet to start but already the Saints are bearing the brunt of the injury bug. Looking to rebound from a very disappointing season the Saints had one of the most significant roster overhauls. Both the offseason and training camp have been tumultuous. Here’s a recount of how badly things have gone heading into week one: The best pass rusher on the team, Junior Galette...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints season looking bleak as team is hit hard by injuries

The season has yet to start but already the Saints are bearing the brunt of the injury bug. Looking to rebound from a very disappointing season the Saints had one of the most significant roster overhauls. Both the offseason and training camp have been tumultuous. Here’s a recount of how badly things have gone heading into week one: The best pass rusher on the team, Junior...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints place three on IR

After going unclaimed off waivers, the New Orleans Saints brought back safety Vinnie Sunseri, wide receiver Nick Toon and linebacker Ronald Powell, who'll all get an injured reserve designation, according to The Times-Picayune. Sunseri, a fifth round of the NFL Draft by the Saints in 2014, played mostly special teams his rookie year before breaking his arm in November. Powell...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game #4: Five things to look for in Saints at Packers

The Saints are 0-3 in preseason and save a monster first half against the Patriots they have looked atrocious. They’ve also played their starters a limited amount of snaps. Don’t expect that to change against the Packers as we’ll see fringe players attempt to make the bottom end of the 53 man roster. Here’s 5 things I’m looking for: 1. No serious injuries. I thought the...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints Place Three On Season-Ending Injured Reserve Including WR Nick Toon

The New Orleans Saints officially placed LB Ronald Powell, S Vinnie Sunseri, WR Nick Toon on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, according to the NFL Transactions release. New Orleans wound up waiving him with the injury designation, which left the possibility open that he could revert to injured reserve if no team placed a waiver claim on him. ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints part ways with receiver Nick Toon

When the Saints pruned their roster back to 75, several recent draft picks were among the casualties including wide receiver Nick Toon, safety Vinny Sunseri and linebacker Ronald Powell. Sunseri and Powell were both 5th round picks in 2014; Toon was a 4th round selection in 2012.   Technically, all three players have been waived/injured, which means any of them could end up on the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints part ways with receiver Nick Toon

When the Saints pruned their roster back to 75, several recent draft picks were among the casualties including wide receiver Nick Toon, safety Vinny Sunseri and linebacker Ronald Powell. Sunseri and Powell were both 5th round picks in 2014; Toon was a 4th round selection in 2012.   Technically, all three players have been waived/injured, which means any of them could end up on the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Brandin Cooks

Brandin CooksADP: 34.1 WR: 13 The New Orleans Saints drafted Brandin Cooks in the first round of the 2014 draft and immediately plugged him into a significant role in the offense. Cooks snagged 53 passes and three TDs in 10 games before an injury ended his season. The Saints have significantly changed their offense and Cooks stands to be the biggest beneficiary, if he can handle...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: CB Keenan Lewis undergoes hip surgery, will miss 4-6 weeks

The New Orleans Saints were dealt a brutal preseason blow on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported on his Twitter account that the Saints will begin the season without cornerback Keenan Lewis. It's a rough blow for this secondary, and as Kevin Patra of NFL.com followed up with, the Saints will now start CB's Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux until Lewis gets back in action. Breaux...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Saints release WR Nick Toon

The New Orleans Saints are in the midst of making tough decisions all over the roster. Apparently, one move the team decided to make instead of waiting until the final preseason game, was releasing wide receiver Nick Toon. Part of that decision may have come from the fact that Ross Jones of FOX Sports reported that Toon was dealing with an ankle injury that would keep him sidelined...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s final 53 man roster prediction

The Saints are down to 75 players which means they’ll need to make 22 more moves to get down to 53 after the Packers game tomorrow. Here are my predictions on the final 53 below: S Jairus Byrd will remain on PUP – which means he’ll be inactive for 6 weeks and won’t count as a roster spot. CB Keenan Lewis will be placed on injured reserved with a return designation. That means...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Who’s more real, Jairus Byrd or Big Bird?

The boys break down everything from the Saints awful 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans plus Roster cuts to 75 Is Saints pass rush worst in NFL? Sean Payton admits Saints 2014 draft sucked Ralph has a Junior Galette ‘Sack Truther’ quiz Is Snead making the team? Is it time to write off Jairus Byrd? Is the redzone offense really a concern? How awesome will Marcus Murphy be?...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints preseason clouded by injuries to key veterans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton is willing to concede that New Orleans' preseason hasn't been ideal as far as creating cohesion among projected regulars. A handful of veterans who were expected to compete for starting or regular roles haven't practiced or played much at all in several weeks, and one of them is already out for the season. ''Some of that you can't control...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints-Packers Matchup Features Young Players Fighting for Roster Spots

The New Orleans Saints play at Green Bay Thursday night, but they don’t have to worry about freezing temperatures, because it’s only September. The Saints are 1-point underdogs against the Packers in the preseason finale, according to Sports Book Review. They fell to the Texans 27-13 at home on Sunday to drop to 0-3 in the preseason. If the Saints finish the preseason without...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the New Orleans Saints’ final 53-man roster

Quarterbacks: Drew Brees, Ryan Griffin, Garett Grayson Drew Brees has looked sharp in his few moments of fake football this summer. If there was ever a lock for any roster in the NFL, it’s for your elite QB. After that, the battle looks largely over. Luke McCown, once brought in to provide stability and veteran leadership in the event of a catastrophic failure, but if this preseason...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Waiving WR Nick Toon

Kristian Garic reports that the Saints are waiving WR Nick Toon, as they cut their roster down to 75 players before today’s deadline. Here are the other players that are reportedly being released by New Orleans: FB Erik Lorig WR Lance Lewis LB Ronald Powell LB Chris Young OT Antonio Johnson DE Markus Pierce-Brewster Toon has been a ... The post Saints Waiving...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent says Saints placing Spencer on injured reserve

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The agent for New Orleans Saints veteran Anthony Spencer says the former Pro Bowl linebacker will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Spencer, whose agent is Jordan Woy, was acquired as a free agent during the offseason. He spent his first eight seasons with Dallas, where he previously played under Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who held the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Releasing OLB Anthony Spencer & FB Erik Lorig

The New Orleans Saints are releasing veteran OLB Anthony Spencer on Tuesday, according to Nick Underhill, as they cut their roster down to 75 players. According to Underhill, the Saints are also parting ways with FB Erik Lorig, LB Chris Young, and Antonio Johnson. Spencer, 31, sustained a torn ACL in 2013 during the first game of the season. ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

First cuts to get the Saints roster from 90 to 75

The names of the cuts are starting to come. First it was Jalen Saunders getting traded to the Patriots for a conditional draft pick. That probably means a low round pick if he makes the Patriots roster. That puts the Saints at 89 and I’ll keep a running list as info comes out on the other released players: LB Chris Young FB Erik Lorig OL Antonio Johnson LB Anthony Spencer
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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