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The five most epic New Orleans Saints fan signs ever seen at the Superdome

Who Dat Nation is the real deal. Through thick and thin, ups and downs, wins and losses, the Saints faithful are always there, even if they’re a little angry. And you know what, Saints fans deserve to be a little angry, especially after last season. And while this season looks to carry some hope (at least more than last season), don’t expect that to calm the Saints fans’ tempers...
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Saints Mailbag: start of training camp edition

Finally!!! We finally have some real football to discuss, or at least we will in the coming weeks and months. It’s finally time to end speculation, end hope, and dive right into the reality of the 2015 New Orleans Saints…whatever that ends up being. I’m going to follow this post up with my own series of questions and ‘bold’ predictions that I would love it if you guys would...
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Kenny Vaccaro talks like a man prepared for a turnaround

There was a noticeable difference between the Kenny Vaccaro of his rookie season and the second-year Vaccaro. This year? Well, Vaccaro is ready to get back to playing like he did in his rookie season, according to Larry Holder of NOLA.com."The main thing for me is coming off last year and getting back to my rookie shape and high condition," Vaccaro told NOLA.com. "Like I was saying...
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Cameron Jordan excited for new 'Cam-friendly' defense

The New Orleans Saints defense is going to look just a bit different heading into 2015. Aside from the obvious changes, such as Junior Galette no longer being in town, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports that the defense will be more "Cam-friendly."By "Cam-friendly" he of course is speaking about defensive end Cameron Jordan, who just earned a five-year, $55 million contract this offseason...
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Does Saints' selection of Grayson remind Brees of time with Chargers?

The San Diego Chargers made the decision to draft Philip Rivers back in the 2004 NFL draft, which in turn, led to Drew Brees landing with the New Orleans Saints. While you can bet that Saints fans are happy about the decision, it probably left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth of Brees.This is why, when the question was brought up about whether the Saints drafting Garrett Grayson...
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Saints veterans set tone at training camp's outset

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) As the New Orleans Saints took the field for the first practices of training camp, Drew Brees and some other elder statesmen on the roster talked about respect, trust, and accountability. It became apparent this offseason that the Saints believe last season's disappointing 7-9 record had less to do with talent than the culture in the locker room...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

A quick recap of Junior Galette won’t ever be welcomed back to the city of New Orleans

To put it nicely, Junior Galette and the New Orleans Saints had one of the ugliest breakups in recent memory, and again, that’s putting it kindly. Unlike most players who’ve been cut by a team for off-the-field issues, Galette didn’t play the good soldier, apologizing for his mistakes and promising that he’ll work to amend his faults if given a new opportunity. No, instead...
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Ex-Saints pass-rusher Galette visits Redskins for physical

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Pass rusher Junior Galette is visiting the Redskins for a physical and meetings with coach Jay Gruden and general manager Scot McCloughan after being cut by the Saints because of off-field problems. Before Washington's first training camp practice Thursday, Gruden says ''we'll make a determination'' after speaking to Galette. Gruden says Galette ''had some issues...
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Troubled Former Saints Star Paying D.C. A Visit

The Washington Redskins have added a ton of new faces to a defense that badly needed to get better. Now there’s  a chance they may add another big name.Junior Galette, the former member of the New Orleans Saints, is scheduled to visit the Redskins camp this afternoon, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Galette is coming off a 2014 season in which he registered 10 sacks. He...
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Six players who can replace Junior Galette for the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints had an unexpectedly exciting final weekend before training camp, parting ways with embattled 2013 and 2014 sack leader Junior Galette due to a series of off-field incidents. Galette proceeded to go nuclear by quoting the Godfather when interviewed by reporters and possibly using his girlfriend’s Twitter account to burn every bridge he had with New Orleans...
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Report: Redskins to meet with former Saints DE/OLB Junior Galette

Someone had to do it, right? Under Dan Snyder's ownership, the Washington Redskins have never been scared off by a little controversy. So when talented and troubled defensive end Junior Galette hit the open market, they were immediately interested.According to NFL's Albert Breer, the Redskins will host Galette in Richmond on Thursday. If all goes well, they won't let him leave without...
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Saints look to move past Galette but remember inspiration of 2006

As the New Orleans Saints begin training camp at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia for the second summer, there are many unanswered questions begging to be addressed. Who will emerge as a top receiving threat alongside sophomore Brandin Cooks, in the absence of Kenny Stills and Robert Meacham? How will the Black and Gold address the need for a kicker after the departure of Shayne...
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Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Cornerbacks

#1 New Orleans After a disastrous year for the secondary, the Saints set out to make sure not to repeat the mistake of overestimating the quality of depth at the position. Keenan Lewis is probably on that second tier of top cornerbacks. He routinely takes players out of the game. Brandon Browner was brought in to be the #2 cornerback opposite Lewis, but he could get some real competition...
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Redskins Hosting Former Saints OLB Junior Galette For Visit Thursday

Albert Breer of NFL Media is reporting that the Redskins will host former Saints OLB Junior Galette for a visit on Thursday. Breer adds that Galette will take a physical and meet with team officials. This is the first reported interest in Galette since he became available earlier in the week. Washington used a second-round picks on Preston Smith and ... The post Redskins...
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Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis have very little to say about Deflategate

For Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and the New Orleans Saints, it seems that Deflategate isn't a topic they have much interest in talking about. As Mike Triplett of ESPN explains, both were asked about the situation and had very, very little to say. "Nope, nope," Payton told ESPN when asked if he had thoughts on Wednesday's fallout. "Just seems like there's been a lot of time, a lot...
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Mickey Loomis on Marques Colston, Jairus Byrd: Concern 'not that high'

While it was previously reported that both Marques Colston and Jairus Byrd would start off training camp on the PUP list, Saints fans got some good news on Wednesday. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Mickey Loomis doesn't seem too concerned about the injuries. "We feel good about where those guys are at. We knew some of them would linger into the first part of training camp,"...
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Report: Saints could invite Brodrick Bunkley back to team if healthy?

When the New Orleans Saints chose to release Brodrick Bunkley on Wednesday, it came with a bit of mixed emotions among the fanbase. Well, for those who wanted Bunkley to get another shot to prove himself, Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com explained that it's still a possibility. Obviously Bunkley's health will be a big question mark, but it's good to hear Sean Payton say that a return...
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GM Loomis: Saints equipped to overcome offseason setbacks

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn't buy the notion that the uncertainly surrounding his club at the opening of training camp this year has reached some unusual level. Not even as the club works to figure out who'll replace last season's most productive receiver, tight end Jimmy Graham, and last season's sack leader, Junior Galette...
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REPORT: Junior Galette gets in trouble once again

Well, in case you were looking for another reason for why the Saints may have cut their best pass rusher, here you go. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Galette was pulled over earlier this month and cited for three misdemeanor traffic violations, including a citation for driving with a suspended license. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s Week 1 starter...
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NFL Notes: Junior Galette, Bears, Buccaneers, Redskins, & Seahawks

Junior Galette TMZ Sports is reporting that former Saints OLB Junior Galette has been charged with three misdemeanors following a traffic stop. Court documents reportedly show that Galette was pulled over in Louisiana on July 7 when officers noticed he was driving with a suspended license and didn’t have the proper tags on his car. Galette is ordered to appear in court on...
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Sean Payton on Junior Galette: 'More was expected off the field'

When Sean Payton sat down to speak with Pro Football Talk Live Tuesday, he spoke on many different subjects, one of which was Junior Galette. The New Orleans Saints faced a tough decision to part ways with Galette, but Sean Payton did his best to explain why, as reported by NewOrleansSaints.com. "There are a series of things. For one, I think it would be unfair to say the 2014 season...
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Report: New Orleans Saints choose to part ways with Brodrick Bunkley

The New Orleans Saints are still in the midst of making moves, it seems. The most recent move by the team came on Tuesday when they chose to part ways with defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. As Hanzus explains, the Saints made the decision on a failed physical designation. While Bunkley played in 11 games for the Saints in 2014 before suffering...
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Jairus Byrd, Marques Colston two of three Saints placed on PUP list

The New Orleans Saints were forced to place three on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list heading into training camp. The three players were Marques Colston, Jairus Byrd and Glenn Foster, as Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com reports. Obviously, Colston and Byrd specifically being on the list catch the eye. As Woodbery reports, Byrd's inclusion on the list may be precautionary after...
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Saints sign long snapper to compete with Justin Drescher

Brodrick Bunkley has been replaced with the following on the 90 man roster:   #Saints have filled roster vacancy by signing long-snapper Chris Highland, per his agent. — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) July 29, 2015
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The top-10 New Orleans Saints skill players of the Sean Payton era (Part 1)

So this has been an interesting weekend into the start of the week for the New Orleans Saints. Not because anything particularly important has happened. But because Junior Galette was released (if you’ve read my stuff this offseason, especially related to ranking the NFC South positions—and even more specifically the pass rushers—you’d know I didn’t expect a thing from...
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