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  • Brandin Cooks showing screen game, stealing the show

    Brandin Cooks showing screen game, stealing the show

    The Saints gambled in March when they traded running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles for a draft pick. But they might have ultimately won, as they found a guy with the same kind of ability to turn small plays into big ones. According to Larry Holder o…
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  • Saints' Jairus Byrd returns to practice

    Saints' Jairus Byrd returns to practice

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Safety Jairus Byrd made his practice debut with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday after his summer was wiped out by back surgery. Byrd, a three-time Pro Bowler with the Buffalo Bills, was a marquee free-agent signing for…
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  • Chat about New Orleans Saints training camp with Katherine Terr…

    Chat about New Orleans Saints training camp with Katherine Terrell at 2 p.m.

    nola.com 6 hours ago
    New Orleans Saints begin Day 5 of training camp on Tuesday
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  • Saints gaining faith in their run game

    Saints gaining faith in their run game

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief made a bold proclamation Monday, saying, "I think we can be as good as a running team as we have ever been." And running back Pierre Thomas talked in a similar ex…
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  • Carolina Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin out with bone bruise…

    Carolina Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin out with bone bruise in knee | NFC South links

    nola.com 18 hours ago
    Bucs hoping for improved pass rush, Falcons get physical
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  • Saints Camp Report: Day 4

    Saints Camp Report: Day 4

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New Orleans Saints training camp: Cornerback Keenan Lewis created his own no-fly zone during one set of team drills Monday, rejecting passes intended for Marques Colston, Andy…
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  • Nick Toon hopes to sustain 'good start,' reach unfulfilled pote…

    Nick Toon hopes to sustain 'good start,' reach unfulfilled potential with New Orleans Saints

    nola.com 22 hours ago
    Nick Toon caught 99 passes in his final two years at Wisconsin. In two seasons since being drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, Toon has only four.
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  • Drew Brees randomly drug tested after saying he wants to play t…

    Drew Brees randomly drug tested after saying he wants to play to 45

    yahoo.com nola.com 22 hours ago
    Last week, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he felt he wanted to play another 10 years. Fans and media were surprised. The NFL clearly was listening, too. On Friday I said I thought I could play til age 45. I have been “randomly” selected …
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  • 'Are you Mark Duplass?' | Larry Holder's New Orleans Saints tra…

    'Are you Mark Duplass?' | Larry Holder's New Orleans Saints training camp postcard

    nola.com 22 hours ago
    Mistaken identity, or just a cover for a new movie?
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  • Colbert can’t envision scenario where Roethlisberger would leav…

    Colbert can’t envision scenario where Roethlisberger would leave Pittsburgh

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    Probably because franchise quarterbacks without serious injury questions (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees) rarely if ever change teams, few have taken notice of the situation in Pittsburgh, where Ben Roethlisberger is grossly underpaid and the team won’t do …
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  • Saints RB Khiry Robinson catches eyes with pass protection, plu…

    Saints RB Khiry Robinson catches eyes with pass protection, plus offensive line talk | Black and Gold Today

    nola.com 22 hours ago
    Your daily snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints
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  • Undrafted rookie Warren making plays

    Undrafted rookie Warren making plays

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Undrafted rookie safety Pierre Warren continued to “flash” on the New Orleans Saints' practice field Monday morning -- this time diving to intercept a pass that was dropped by receiver Brandon Coleman in full-team drills.…
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  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones looks explosive at tr…

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones looks explosive at training camp | NFC South links

    nola.com 23 hours ago
    Catch up with the latest news from around the NFC South
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  • Monday at Saints Camp: photo gallery

    Monday at Saints Camp: photo gallery

    nola.com 23 hours ago
    Photos from the morning practice during Saints training camp at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia on Monday, July 28, 2014....
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  • New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan showing progress in retu…

    New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan showing progress in return from knee injury

    nola.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Morgan tore his meniscus and partially tore his ACL last August, forcing him to undergo season-ending knee surgery before camp was even finished.
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  • Ben Grubbs misses New Orleans Saints' 4th practice; Payton says…

    Ben Grubbs misses New Orleans Saints' 4th practice; Payton says he'll be back soon

    nola.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Payton also said that he expected receiver Robert Meachem (back) to be back soon.
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  • Stay away from Keenan Lewis | 5 things that stood out from New …

    Stay away from Keenan Lewis | 5 things that stood out from New Orleans Saints' practice Monday

    nola.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Cornerback continues to pester quarterbacks with his shut-down skills in the secondary
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  • Which player are you most happy is not a Saint right now? | Sou…

    Which player are you most happy is not a Saint right now? | Sound Off

    nola.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    The Saints are enjoying a training camp free of drama, which is something other teams around the NFL can't claim.
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  • Before struggles in 2013, Atlanta Falcons' Steven Jackson 'beli…

    Before struggles in 2013, Atlanta Falcons' Steven Jackson 'believed my own hype' | NFC South links

    nola.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    When last season ended, Jackson's old team in St. Louis had a better record (7-9) than the Falcons (4-12).
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  • Video - 'NFL AM' Division by Subtraction: NFC South 03:58

    'NFL AM' Division by Subtraction: NFC South

    Jul 28
    In this "Division by Subtraction" segment, the "NFL AM" crew takes a look at the NFC South and picks the division champ by first removing the teams believed to win.
  • Video - Brees: I'm Not In Decline 02:04

    Brees: I'm Not In Decline

    Jul 25
    Mike Triplett discusses how Drew Brees' style of play could lend itself to allowing him to remain in the NFL for another 10 years.
  • Video - Graham Happy Contract Issues Settled 02:29

    Graham Happy Contract Issues Settled

    Jul 25
    Tim Hasselbeck discusses whether the offseason contract disputes, like the one between TE Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints, can linger and carry over to the field.
  • Video - Why not us?: New Orleans Saints 05:43

    Why not us?: New Orleans Saints

    Jul 25
    Last season the Saints finished in the top five on offense and defense. Can they be as dangerous and take the NFC South in 2014?

Sports Columnists

  • Panthers Report: Cam Newton Might Really Have to be Superman

    Jul 29
    Grant Halverson/Getty Images On Monday I was in Spartanburg, S.C., for the fourth practice of the Panthers’ 20th season on the campus of Wofford College, the alma mater of owner Jerry Richardson. Minus first-round receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who was back …
  • Chris Wallace hired as general manager of Memphis Grizzlies

    Jul 29
    The Memphis Grizzlies announced Tuesday that Chris Wallace has been reinstalled as the team's full-time general manager.
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Jul 29
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Strange scene at Panthers’ training camp Monday morning: A man who looked like Michael Phelps, maybe 6-4 and 235, watching Carolina’s fourth camp practice, wearing cargo shorts and a denim shirt, sunglasses and a goatee, not botherin…
  • National Basketball Players Association elects Michele Roberts as executiv…

    Jul 29
    Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to head up a major sports union.