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  • Cardell Hayes’ lawyer argues Will Smith’s killing shouldn’t be …

    Cardell Hayes’ lawyer argues Will Smith’s killing shouldn’t be tried during NFL season

    profootballtalk.com Updated 3 hours ago
    A trial date of September 20 has been set in New Orleans to determine the fate of Cardell Hayes, who is charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing former Saints defensive end Will Smith earlier this year. John Fuller, one of Hayes’ lawye…
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  • Jim Caldwell is skeptical of going for two more often

    Jim Caldwell is skeptical of going for two more often

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    As teams around the NFL discuss the possibility of going for two more often, Lions coach Jim Caldwell sounds unconvinced. Caldwell said he’s aware that quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees have said they want to go for two as the default …
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  • Preston Parker gets three years probation for drug charges

    Preston Parker gets three years probation for drug charges

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (yesterday)
    Former NFL wide receiver Preston Parker hopes to get back into the league. But for now, staying out of jail will suffice. According to Hannah Winston of the Palm Beach Post, the former Buccaneers, Saints and Giants wideout got three years of probation a…
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  • Hornets' Kaminsky to have 'minor procedure' on chest

    Hornets' Kaminsky to have 'minor procedure' on chest

    nba.com Jun 28 (yesterday)
    The Hornets say forward Frank Kaminsky will undergo a "minor procedure" on Wednesday to repair a small pocket of air between his lung and chest wall and will not participate in the Pro Summer League in Orlando.
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  • Saints keeping camp in West Virginia following devastating floo…

    Saints keeping camp in West Virginia following devastating floods

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (yesterday)
    If there's any team that can understand the effects of devastating weather, it's the New Orleans Saints. But the franchise that was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has no plans of moving its training camp from West Virginia despite the devastatin…
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  • Rita Benson LeBlanc says she’ll still own part of Saints after …

    Rita Benson LeBlanc says she’ll still own part of Saints after settlement

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (yesterday)
    Even after a settlement reached earlier this month between Saints owner Tom Benson and a group of his former heirs, the granddaughter who was effectively cut out of the will maintains she’ll still have a role. Rita Benson LeBlanc, who was fired by her g…
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  • Greenbrier taking in flood victims

    Greenbrier taking in flood victims

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    The resort where the Saints have held training camp the last few years has closed its doors indefinitely after record flooding devastated the region. Although it’s not open for business, the Greenbrier is making some of its rooms available to those who …
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  • PGA event at site of Saints training camp canceled due to flood…

    PGA event at site of Saints training camp canceled due to flooding

    profootballtalk.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)
    The heavy flooding that closed The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia has canceled the PGA Tour stop there set for the second weekend in July. The Saints hold their training camp at The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs. With the Saints set t…
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  • Saints place Kyle Wilson on injured reserve

    Saints place Kyle Wilson on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    Cornerback Kyle Wilson has never lived up to the potential that made him a first-round pick of the Jets in 2010. He won’t get a chance to in 2016. The Saints have placed Wilson on injured reserve. The nature of the injury wasn’t disclosed, and it’s not …
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  • Saints happy they landed prize recruit Dan Campbell

    Saints happy they landed prize recruit Dan Campbell

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The Dolphins didn’t want to keep Dan Campbell around as head coach after his stint as interim last year, but plenty of other teams wanted him on staff. So Saints coach Sean Payton had to go back to a college tactic to land Campbell as his tight ends coa…
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  • Kings dealing Chriss to Suns; Belinelli to Hornets

    Kings dealing Chriss to Suns; Belinelli to Hornets

    ESPN.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    Kings dealing Chriss to Suns; Belinelli to Hornets
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  • Khairi Fortt hoping to take advantage of chance with Seahawks

    Khairi Fortt hoping to take advantage of chance with Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (7 days ago)
    A second-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2014, linebacker Khairi Fortt bounced between three different teams and played in just three regular season games before finding himself out of a job last season. Fortt is now trying to take advanta…
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  • Drew Brees still confident he’ll be a Saint “the rest of my car…

    Drew Brees still confident he’ll be a Saint “the rest of my career”

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees termed his contract talks “ongoing,” and again expressed confidence a deal would get done. During a break in shooting a soup commercial, Brees said he has no plans to play anywhere else, even though this is the final year o…
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  • Dannell Ellerbe confident he can bounce back from injuries

    Dannell Ellerbe confident he can bounce back from injuries

    Among the things that went wrong for the Saints defense last season was the extended absence of linebacker Dannell Ellerbe because of injuries. The Saints made a trade with the Dolphins to acquire Ellerbe before the start of the season, but he hurt his …
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  • Did NFL, NBA pressure Benson to settle lawsuit?

    Did NFL, NBA pressure Benson to settle lawsuit?

    Late last week, only days before a trial was due to commence involving the ownership of the NFL’s Saints and the NBA’s Pelicans, the case (like many civil actions do on the eve of opening statements) settled. Obviously, one of the benefits of settling t…
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  • New Orleans Saints report to training camp on July 27

    New Orleans Saints report to training camp on July 27

    nola.com Jun 21
    The team released the training camp schedule on Tuesday.
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  • Saints' Erik Harris another 'pleasant surprise' to come from Ca…

    Saints' Erik Harris another 'pleasant surprise' to come from Canada

    nola.com Jun 20
    'That's been a good add for us,' Sean Payton says.
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  • NFC South Q&A: Has the window closed for Drew Brees and Sea…

    NFC South Q&A: Has the window closed for Drew Brees and Sean Payton?

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    NFC South Q&A: Has the window closed for Drew Brees and Sean Payton?
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  • Saints' 53-man roster projection includes two undrafted of…

    Saints' 53-man roster projection includes two undrafted offensive linemen

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    Saints' 53-man roster projection includes two undrafted offensive linemen
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  • Saints place Jamarca Sanford on IR

    Saints place Jamarca Sanford on IR

    The Saints re-signed safety Jamarca Sanford in March, but they’ll be looking elsewhere for depth in the secondary once training camp opens next month. Sanford did not practice during the team’s minicamp last week and the Saints have removed him from the…
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  • 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.
  • Video - Athletes taking to new sports during offseason 01:31

    Athletes taking to new sports during offseason

    Jun 23
    In the dog days of summer, some of the world's most popular sports figures take a crack at sports other than their own.
  • Video - Rachel Nichols relishes 'Parade Day' in sports 01:52

    Rachel Nichols relishes 'Parade Day' in sports

    Jun 22
    Rachel Nichols shares her thoughts on why championship parades are so meaningful to the sports world, calling them "the physical embodiment of joy."
  • Video - Brees on Gleason doc: 'This is a story about how to live your lif... 01:23

    Brees on Gleason doc: 'This is a story about how to live your lif...

    Jun 14
    At the New Orleans premiere of the documentary on Steve Gleason's life battling ALS, Saints quarterback Drew Brees gives high marks for the film and recounts the "heart-wrenching" moment when he found out Gleason was diagnosed with the disease.