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Saints should still draft receiver

Saints should still draft receiver

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 18 (3 days ago)
Bringing back veteran Robert Meachem makes a lot of sense for the New Orleans Saints. They were thin on veteran receivers. And Meachem is still a good fit in his specific role -- as a standout blocker and effective deep threat on play-action passes. The…
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  • New Orleans Saints fill need at linebacker with Ohio State's Ry…

    New Orleans Saints fill need at linebacker with Ohio State's Ryan Shazier | Jeff Duncan's 2014 NFL mock draft

    nola.com Apr 18 (3 days ago)
    Versatile Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier would fill a needed niche
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  • Jairus Byrd looks forward to getting inside Rob Ryan’s head

    Jairus Byrd looks forward to getting inside Rob Ryan’s head

    profootballtalk.com nola.com Apr 17 (4 days ago)
    Jairus Byrd joined the Saints for several reasons, including the fact they paid him a lot of money. But the former Bills safety said he was looking forward to bringing his ability to create turnovers to the creative defenses of coordinator Rob Ryan. “To…
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  • Who's No. 2: Archie Manning or Reggie Bush? New Orleans Saints'…

    Who's No. 2: Archie Manning or Reggie Bush? New Orleans Saints' best picks by draft slot | Thursday's Dunc Shot

    nola.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    A look at the Top 50 draft picks in Saints history by overall draft selection
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  • Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin visits with New Orleans Saints,…

    Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin visits with New Orleans Saints, source says

    nola.com profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    A reunion between Jonathan Goodwin and the Saints would make sense
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  • Santonio Holmes, Anthony Spencer among top unsigned players

    Santonio Holmes, Anthony Spencer among top unsigned players

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    With Chris Johnson (Jets) and Josh Freeman (Giants) reaching contract agreements Wednesday, only six unrestricted/released free agents ranked in PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 remain without a team for 2014. Two other free agents can be signed away for draft-…
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  • 2014 NFL draft projections for New Orleans Saints | Vanderbilt …

    2014 NFL draft projections for New Orleans Saints | Vanderbilt receiver Jordan Matthews a possibility in Round 2, says Katherine

    nola.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    Towson running back Terrance West a possibility in the third round
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  • Golden Tate thinks he’ll be a “more explosive” Lance Moore in J…

    Golden Tate thinks he’ll be a “more explosive” Lance Moore in Joe Lombardi’s offense

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    Wide receiver Golden Tate hasn’t played a game as a member of the Lions yet, but a couple of weeks of offseason work has led him to think that their offense will prove to be an excellent fit for his skills. Tate said that he has been watching film of th…
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  • Report: Saints host five cornerbacks on Tuesday

    Report: Saints host five cornerbacks on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (6 days ago)
    A team that’s a prime candidate to add at cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft reportedly hosted five prospects at the position on Tuesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Oklahoma’s Aaron Colvin, Lindenwood’s Pierre Desir, Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert,…
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  • New Orleans Saints turn to secondary for latest 2014 NFL draft …

    New Orleans Saints turn to secondary for latest 2014 NFL draft visits

    nola.com Apr 15 (6 days ago)
    Saints looking hard at cornerbacks and safeties despite free-agent acquisitions
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  • Chat about New Orleans Saints' free agency, NFL draft, with Kat…

    Chat about New Orleans Saints' free agency, NFL draft, with Katherine Terrell at 1 p.m.

    nola.com Apr 15 (6 days ago)
    Send in your questions for Saints beat writer Katherine Terrell
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  • Saints show interest in Gilbert, Pryor, Rice

    Saints show interest in Gilbert, Pryor, Rice

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com nola.com Apr 15 (6 days ago)
    The New Orleans Saints have overhauled their secondary more than any other position group over the past two years, adding free agents Jairus Byrd, Keenan Lewis and Champ Bailey and first-round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro. But don't think for a second that …
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  • May 3 deadline to extend Jordan, Ingram

    May 3 deadline to extend Jordan, Ingram

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (7 days ago)
    The New Orleans Saints have to decide by May 3 whether they want to extend the contracts of their 2011 first-round draft picks -- defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram -- through the 2015 season. Jordan’s extension is expected to cos…
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  • Aaron Colvin visiting teams despite torn ACL

    Aaron Colvin visiting teams despite torn ACL

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (7 days ago)
    Clemson guard Brandon Thomas‘ draft stock took a blow when he tore his ACL while working out for the Saints. South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney’s not running that risk. But for Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin, the damage is already done, so he’s going a…
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  • Brandon Thomas situation unprecedented for NFL, teams

    Brandon Thomas situation unprecedented for NFL, teams

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (7 days ago)
    Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney wisely has decided not to risk injury during private workouts, due to the experiences of tackle Brandon Thomas, who tore an ACL while showing the Saints what he can do. But what about Thomas? Who pays for his surgery and r…
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  • USC wide receiver Marqise Lee slated at No. 27 for New Orleans …

    USC wide receiver Marqise Lee slated at No. 27 for New Orleans Saints | Larry Holder's 2014 NFL mock draft

    nola.com Apr 14 (7 days ago)
    After four mock drafts with a pass rusher, Larry Holder shifts to wide receiver for Saints
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  • Loomis: Saints' offseason going as planned

    Loomis: Saints' offseason going as planned

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (7 days ago)
    From the outside looking in, the New Orleans Saints’ offseason has probably seemed a bit hectic. The Saints have been full of surprises, from the big-name acquisitions of Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey to the big-name departures of Darren Sproles and othe…
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  • Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrong

    Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrong

    The news that the appeal process resulted in the scuttling of the $21,000 fine imposed on Saints safety Rafael Bush for his postseason hit on Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has prompted some Saints fans to assume (reasonably) no penalty should have been…
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  • $500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

    $500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

    The Broncos were supposed to pay cornerback Champ Bailey $9 million in 2014. He’ll make 1/18th of that guaranteed in New Orleans. Per a league source, NFLPA records reveal that the future Hall of Famer received $500,000 in guaranteed money as part of hi…
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  • Video - Meachem Staying With Saints 01:34

    Meachem Staying With Saints

    Apr 18
    ESPN Saints team reporter Mike Triplett discusses what the Saints gain by re-signing wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year deal.
  • Video - Which team will win the NFC? 04:09

    Which team will win the NFC?

    Apr 17
    Dave Dameshek unveils the six NFC teams that he expects in the postseason and explains why one team will have the one seed, but another will go to the Super Bowl.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Saints 01:08

    NFL Nation Buzz: Saints

    Apr 11
    ESPN.com Saints reporter Mike Triplett says New Orleans' offensive line is a question mark, but there's still reason to be optimistic about Terron Armstead & Co.
  • Video - Who will win NFC South? 01:22

    Who will win NFC South?

    Apr 10
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big moves during the offseason, including hiring a new head coach, but will they be able to knock off the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons?

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