New Orleans Saints News and Rumors

  • Cowboys’ Charles Brown retires

    Cowboys’ Charles Brown retires

    profootballtalk.com Updated 19 hours ago
    The Cowboys have lost some veteran depth on their offensive line. Charles Brown, who served as the Cowboys’ third tackle last season, had decided to retire. The 29-year-old Brown was the a second-round pick of the Saints in 2010 out of USC. He spent fou…
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  • Terron Armstead, Keenan Lewis among Saints on PUP list

    Terron Armstead, Keenan Lewis among Saints on PUP list

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis said recently that he expects to be on the field for the first day of training camp, but the team appears to have other ideas. Lewis was on one of four Saints placed on the physically unable to perform list on Monday, leav…
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  • Patriots sign Vinnie Sunseri, Kyler Kerbyson

    Patriots sign Vinnie Sunseri, Kyler Kerbyson

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24 (3 days ago)
    The New England Patriots announced the signings of safety Vinnie Sunseri and offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson on Sunday. Sunseri was a fifth-round selection by the New Orleans Saints in 2014. He appeared in nine games for New Orleans before being releas…
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  • Lack of Brees negotiations not a surprise

    Lack of Brees negotiations not a surprise

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jul 24 (3 days ago)
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees apparently needs an explanation regarding why he hasn’t heard from the team in the last three months regarding a new contract. In the event he really doesn’t know (and chances are he does), the reason is simple: It’s a dead…
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  • The Saints are still coming to West Virginia

    The Saints are still coming to West Virginia

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24 (3 days ago)
    After devastating flooding struck last month in West Virginia, forcing the cancellation of a PGA tour event held annually at The Greenbrier, questions emerged regarding whether the Saints would still be able to hold training camp there. One report indic…
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  • Saints' first-rounders Andrus Peat, Sheldon Rankins in tight ba…

    Saints' first-rounders Andrus Peat, Sheldon Rankins in tight battles

    ESPN.com Jul 21 (6 days ago)
    Saints' first-rounders Andrus Peat, Sheldon Rankins in tight battles
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  • Saints make a pair of roster moves

    Saints make a pair of roster moves

    profootballtalk.com Jul 20 (7 days ago)
    When training camps open around the league, there are a flurry of roster moves involving players moving to the physically unable to perform or non-football injury lists as teams take stock of where everyone is at physically with the push to the regular …
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  • Drew Brees makes playoffs possible, but Saints must fix defense…

    Drew Brees makes playoffs possible, but Saints must fix defense in camp

    ESPN.com Jul 20
    Drew Brees makes playoffs possible, but Saints must fix defense in camp
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  • Jean Francois says lack of long-term deal for starting QB won’t…

    Jean Francois says lack of long-term deal for starting QB won’t be a distraction

    Since “franchise tag” first became part of the NFL dictionary, only one quarterback previously has spent a full year playing under it. In 2016, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins joins Drew Brees, who spent 2005 under the tag before joining the Saints …
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  • Travaris Cadet hopes to carve a niche on the Saints’ depth char…

    Travaris Cadet hopes to carve a niche on the Saints’ depth chart, again

    Running back Travaris Cadet returned to his original NFL home late last season. He hopes to stick around longer this year. He also knows it won’t be easy. “It’s always been like that,” Cadet said Saturday, via Joel Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate. …
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  • Report: Saints haven’t made an offer to Anquan Boldin

    Report: Saints haven’t made an offer to Anquan Boldin

    Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin is still looking for a home, and that search may not lead him to New Orleans. Despite a report that the Saints were interested in Boldin’s services, Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com reports that the Saints haven’t made an off…
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  • Payton: Saints can honor Smith both on and off the field

    Payton: Saints can honor Smith both on and off the field

    Saints coach Sean Payton isn’t sure how the team will symbolically honor the memory of Will Smith, but Payton told NFL Network this week he’d like to honor Smith with a defense that makes big plays and hits opposing quarterbacks. “Our ability to be more…
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  • Co-defendant in Darren Sharper case enters plea agreement

    Co-defendant in Darren Sharper case enters plea agreement

    yahoo.com Jul 11
    Darren Sharper. (Getty Images) A co-defendant in a major drug and sexual assault case involving former NFL star Darren Sharper has entered a plea agreement in Louisiana court. Sharper, once a Pro Bowl safety who reached two Super Bowls with the Packers …
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  • Kenny Phillips: I’ve had enough injuries to know I can’t keep p…

    Kenny Phillips: I’ve had enough injuries to know I can’t keep playing

    Safety Kenny Phillips returned to the NFL last year after sitting out both the 2013 and 2014 seasons and started three early-season games for the Saints before being released. Those will be the final games of his professional football career. Phillips s…
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  • Saints sign defensive end Darryl Tapp

    Saints sign defensive end Darryl Tapp

    The Saints have added some veteran depth to their rebuilding defense. Darryl Tapp, a defensive end who played all 16 games for the Lions last season, has signed with the Saints, according to Field Yates of ESPN. A 2006 second-round pick of the Seahawks,…
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  • Roman Harper “can’t wait” to trash talk the Panthers again

    Roman Harper “can’t wait” to trash talk the Panthers again

    The Saints didn’t waste much time bringing old safety Roman Harper back to help their defense. And Harper is counting the days until he sees his old team again. “I can’t wait to go against these guys,” Harper said of the Panthers, on a return visit to C…
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  • Drew Brees zip-lines in backyard to celebrate Fourth of July

    Drew Brees zip-lines in backyard to celebrate Fourth of July

    ESPN.com Jul 3
    Drew Brees zip-lines in backyard to celebrate Fourth of July
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  • Report: Seahawks made waiver claim on Connor Shaw

    Report: Seahawks made waiver claim on Connor Shaw

    Quarterback Connor Shaw’s trip to the Bears’ 90-man roster at the end of last week had a bit more intrigue than your typical late-June waiver claim. The Saints moved a little too quickly in sending an email to the entire league announcing that they’d cl…
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  • Video - No contract talks between Saints, Brees in three months 01:20

    No contract talks between Saints, Brees in three months

    Jul 24
    Adam Caplan and Antonio Pierce share their thoughts on the stalled contract discussions between the Saints and QB Drew Brees.
  • Video - Three keys for Saints as they try to fix defense 01:42

    Three keys for Saints as they try to fix defense

    Jul 18
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett breaks down the biggest question facing New Orleans as they head into training camp -- its defense.
  • Video - Bobby Bonilla and a history of dead-money deals 01:00

    Bobby Bonilla and a history of dead-money deals

    Jun 30
    In celebration of the Mets paying Bobby Bonilla his annual $1.19 million, we look back at some of the worst dead-money sports contracts.
  • Video - Brunell not anticipating Brees to decline this season 00:50

    Brunell not anticipating Brees to decline this season

    Jun 25
    Mark Brunell points to Drew Brees' work ethic and drive as the biggest reasons why he doesn't expect Brees to take a step backward in 2016.