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METAIRIE, La. – Kicker Garrett Hartley made some gracious parting comments on Twitter on Wednesday night after being released by the New Orleans Saints a day earlier. Hartley spent parts of six seasons with the Saints, beginning in 2008. It was a dramat…Upvote Share Tweet
Saints VS Panthers : Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changessaintsgab.com Updated Dec 18, 2013If the players weren’t convinced that Sean Payton meant what he said after the humiliating loss to the Rams last week, they are now. When Payton gives a wake up call, he doesn’t mess around, gone are Garrett Hartley and Chris Carr while Charles Brown ha…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL fans brace for the final two weeksFans of playoff contenders are smacking each other around on InstagramUpvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is to become a serious candidate for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award, Sunday will be the big test. A victory over quarterback Drew Brees, already a serious candidate, and the New Orlean…Upvote Share TweetTerron Armstead says he has never stopped fighting for a starting job with Charles Brown.Upvote Share TweetJosh Hill, Keyunta Dawson, Roman Harper were limitedUpvote Share Tweet
Game of the Week: Will the Saints-Panthers rematch have a different result?yahoo.com Updated Dec 18, 2013When the Carolina Panthers met the New Orleans Saints a couple weeks ago, nothing went right for the Panthers. The Saints dismantled them in a 31-13 win. Carolina's chances of winning the NFC South seemed to slip away that night. Then the Rams blew out …Upvote Share Tweet
Saints injury list: short and sweetMETAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are coming off of their most disappointing loss of the season at St. Louis last Sunday. But at least they have their health. Only one player missed practice for the Saints on Wednesday: backup safety Rafael Bush (…Upvote Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints chat with Katherine Terrell at 12:30 p.m.Brown benched, Armstead next man up: Come talk all things SaintsUpvote Share TweetCoach Ron Rivera urges a Carolina Panthers fans 'call to arms' vs. SaintsUpvote Share Tweet
The 20 Best Fan-Designed Logos For The 2014 Charlotte Hornetsdimemag.com Updated Dec 18, 2013The Charlotte Bobcats will unveil the franchise’s new “Hornets” logo at halftime of a Dec. 21 game against the Jazz, according to a statement from the team. This comes months after Michael Jordan announced the organization was returning to the “Hornets”…Upvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I know what Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy probably will say later today when asked about the New Orleans Saints giving rookie Terron Armstead his first NFL start at left tackle for Sunday's game. He's an NFL player. You t…Upvote Share Tweet
Drew Brees' passing game vs. the St. Louis Rams: InfographicA look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams SundayUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 18, 2013It’s not too late to make an example of someone. So on the eve of their biggest game of the regular season, the Saints are taking the dramatic step of replacing their left tackle. Saints coach Sean Payton just told reporters (and the team tweeted out th…Upvote Share Tweet
Bulletin board fodder not enough vs. SaintsNot to call out the Carolina Panthers' secondary -- that is how New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes prefaced his comment last week -- but they will need more than bulletin board fodder to stop New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday.…Upvote Share TweetFor the New Orleans Saints defense, Sunday's 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams was all about big plays. The ones they gave up -- and the ones they failed to make. The Saints defense had terrible breakdowns during four back-breaking big plays by the Rams …Upvote Share Tweet
Trail Blazers Are For RealDec 18George Karl on the the keys to the Trail Blazers early success.
Countdown Daily Prediction: NO-CARDec 18The NFL Live crew make their picks for New Orleans at Carolina.
Saints ShakeupDec 18Pedro Gomez reports from Metairie, La., where the Saints released kicker Garrett Hartley and signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham.
Davis Returns To PelicansDec 18Cassidy Hubbarth and George Karl on the return of Pelicans center Anthony Davis.
The Sportsman SpeaksDec 18The Sportsman Speaks
Sources: Lakers no longer shopping GasolDec 18The Los Angeles Lakers have decided -- at least for now - that they're better off keeping four-time All-Star center Pau Gasol, according to sources close to the situation.
Best Head-Coaching Candidates; Week 16 StorylinesDec 18Best Head-Coaching Candidates; Week 16 Storylines
NBA: Coast to Coast -- Importance of Pacers-HeatDec 18J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss Wednesday night's Pacers-Heat showdown.