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  • Saints fans burn memorabilia, boycott team after 10 players protest during national anthem

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    Some of the New Orleans Saints players chose to sit down during the national anthem on Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, causing some fans to boycott the team.

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    Some of the New Orleans Saints players chose to sit down during the national anthem on Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, causing some fans to boycott the team.

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  • Brees throws 3 TD passes, Saints win first game of the season

    Brees throws 3 TD passes, Saints win first game of the season

    Michael Thomas hauled in a 5-yard touchdown catch from Drew Brees.  (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Michael Thomas hauled in a 5-yard touchdown catch from Drew Brees. (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    If the Saints wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive, yes I know it's only two games into the season, they needed a win in Carolina today. Thanks to three Drew Brees touchdown passes, the Black and Gold did just that, beating the Panthers 34-13. Brees was 22-of-29 passing, for 220 yards on the afternoon. His counterpart, Cam Newton, struggled in Charlotte going 17-of-26 passing, with a 167 yards and three interceptions. Trailing 3-0 early in the contest, Brees and the Saints went ...

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    If the Saints wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive, yes I know it's only two games into the season, they needed a win in Carolina today. Thanks to three Drew Brees touchdown passes, the Black and Gold did just that, beating the Panthers 34-13. Brees was 22-of-29 passing, for 220 yards on the afternoon. His counterpart, Cam Newton, struggled in Charlotte going 17-of-26 passing, with a 167 yards and three interceptions. Trailing 3-0 early in the contest, Brees and the Saints went ...

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  • Saints issue response to comments by President Trump

    Saints issue response to comments by President Trump, Source: Mark LaGrangeSaints issue response to comments by President Trump, Source: Mark LaGrange

    Joining a growing list of NFL teams speaking out against President Donald Trump's response to player protests around the league, the Saints and Pelicans released a joint statement from Owner Tom Benson today.

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    Joining a growing list of NFL teams speaking out against President Donald Trump's response to player protests around the league, the Saints and Pelicans released a joint statement from Owner Tom Benson today.

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  • Brees to Saints fans: 'Hang in there, we believe'

    Brees to Saints fans: 'Hang in there, we believe'

    The Saints have two weeks before their bye week. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)The Saints have two weeks before their bye week. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Quarterback Drew Brees understands the fans uneasiness, but implores them to keep the faith. 

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    Quarterback Drew Brees understands the fans uneasiness, but implores them to keep the faith. 

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  • Source: Saints sign Darryl Tapp

    Source: Saints sign Darryl Tapp (David Grunfeld, nola.com/Times Picayune)Source: Saints sign Darryl Tapp (David Grunfeld, nola.com/Times Picayune)
    The Saints are bringing back a familiar face to help boost their pass rush. A league source confirms to FOX 8 sports the team has signed Darryl Tapp. Tapp spent the entire training camp and preseason but was cut before the season began. Last season with the Saints, he finished with 0.5 sacks and 12 tackles. Through two weeks the Saints pass rush has not been effective. Coach Sean Payton said earlier in the week that the team must get better in this area. Copyright 2017 WVUE. Al...More >>
    The Saints are bringing back a familiar face to help boost their pass rush. A league source confirms to FOX 8 sports the team has signed Darryl Tapp. Tapp spent the entire training camp and preseason but was cut before the season began. Last season with the Saints, he finished with 0.5 sacks and 12 tackles. Through two weeks the Saints pass rush has not been effective. Coach Sean Payton said earlier in the week that the team must get better in this area. Copyright 2017 WVUE. Al...More >>
  • Saints trade LB Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

    Saints trade LB Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

    Stephone Anthony (Source: WVUE)Stephone Anthony (Source: WVUE)

    The New Orleans Saints have traded linebacker Stephone Anthony to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have traded linebacker Stephone Anthony to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. 

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  • Vaccaro doesn't know why he was benched in Patriots game

    Vaccaro doesn't know why he was benched in Patriots game

    Kenny Vaccaro's benching remains a mystery to him. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Kenny Vaccaro's benching remains a mystery to him. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    One of the major storylines to develop in the Saints 36-20 loss to New England, was the fact that the Saints benched safety Kenny Vaccaro midway through the game. Now after the game, Vaccaro said he didn't know why he was benched. Twenty-four hours later he still doesn't. 

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    One of the major storylines to develop in the Saints 36-20 loss to New England, was the fact that the Saints benched safety Kenny Vaccaro midway through the game. Now after the game, Vaccaro said he didn't know why he was benched. Twenty-four hours later he still doesn't. 

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  • Panthers TE Greg Olsen will not play against Saints Sunday

    Panthers TE Greg Olsen will not play against Saints Sunday

    Greg Olsen will miss Sunday's contest against the Saints. Source: Nola.comGreg Olsen will miss Sunday's contest against the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Carolina Panthers star tight end, Greg Olsen, will not play against the Saints Sunday due to a broken right foot. Olsen was injured in the first half of Sunday's contest with Buffalo. ESPN is reporting he could be out 6-8 weeks. The Saints play the Panthers again on December 3rd. Olsen has started 81 consecutive games for Carolina. In two games last season against the Saints, Olsen accounted for 127 yards receiving. At home against the Saints in 2015, Olsen racked up a 134...More >>
    Carolina Panthers star tight end, Greg Olsen, will not play against the Saints Sunday due to a broken right foot. Olsen was injured in the first half of Sunday's contest with Buffalo. ESPN is reporting he could be out 6-8 weeks. The Saints play the Panthers again on December 3rd. Olsen has started 81 consecutive games for Carolina. In two games last season against the Saints, Olsen accounted for 127 yards receiving. At home against the Saints in 2015, Olsen racked up a 134...More >>
  • Brady torches Saints in 36-20 Patriots victory

    Brady torches Saints in 36-20 Patriots victory

    Sunday, September 17 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-09-17 20:31:12 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-09-18 01:04:02 GMT
    Tom Brady has rarely looked better than he did in a 36-20 victory over the Saints.More >>
    Tom Brady has rarely looked better than he did in a 36-20 victory over the Saints.More >>
  • Kenny Vaccaro lands himself in coach Payton's doghouse

    Kenny Vaccaro lands himself in coach Payton's doghouse

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    Last week it was Adrian Peterson. Now, it's Kenny Vaccaro getting into it with coach Payton on the sideline.

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    Last week it was Adrian Peterson. Now, it's Kenny Vaccaro getting into it with coach Payton on the sideline.

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  • Brady torches Saints defense with 447 yards passing and 3 TD's

    Brady torches Saints defense with 447 yards passing and 3 TD's

    Tom Brady's first TD pass of the game went to Rex Burkhead. Source: Mark LaGrangeTom Brady's first TD pass of the game went to Rex Burkhead. Source: Mark LaGrange

    For the second week in a row the Saints defense got absolutely embarrassed. Last week, Sam Bradford exposed the unit for three touchdown passes. Today, 40-year old quarterback Tom Brady matched Bradford, with the three touchdown strikes of his own. Helping his Patriots to a 36-20 victory over the Saints. The Black and Gold start the season 0-2 for the fourth straight year. Tom Brady's final numbers on the afternoon, 30-of-39 for 447 passing for 441 yards. His counterpart, ...

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    For the second week in a row the Saints defense got absolutely embarrassed. Last week, Sam Bradford exposed the unit for three touchdown passes. Today, 40-year old quarterback Tom Brady matched Bradford, with the three touchdown strikes of his own. Helping his Patriots to a 36-20 victory over the Saints. The Black and Gold start the season 0-2 for the fourth straight year. Tom Brady's final numbers on the afternoon, 30-of-39 for 447 passing for 441 yards. His counterpart, ...

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  • Saints fans face new security measures at Superdome

    Saints fans face new security measures at Superdome

    Saints fans will face some new security this season. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Saints fans will face some new security this season. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    The New Orleans Saints hit the practice field today preparing for the reigning Super Bowl champions coming to town this weekend. 

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    The New Orleans Saints hit the practice field today preparing for the reigning Super Bowl champions coming to town this weekend. 

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  • Final Word: Saints cornerback questions

    Final Word: Saints cornerback questions

    Source: Edwin GoodeSource: Edwin Goode

    The Saints' season-opening loss to Minnesota saw Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford post a career-high quarterback rating of 143.0 while receiver Adam Thielen collected the second-most receiving yards of his career and fellow wideout Stefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for just the second time in his career.

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    The Saints' season-opening loss to Minnesota saw Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford post a career-high quarterback rating of 143.0 while receiver Adam Thielen collected the second-most receiving yards of his career and fellow wideout Stefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for just the second time in his career.

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  • Brees vs. Brady, Round 3

    Brees vs. Brady, Round 3

    Drew Brees and Tom Brady will meet on the field for the third time Sunday. Nola.comDrew Brees and Tom Brady will meet on the field for the third time Sunday. Nola.com

    For the third time in their NFL careers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady will meet on the field when the Saints host the Patriots Sunday.  In 2013, the Patriots won a close contest 30-27 at New England. In 2009, the Black and Gold blew out the Pats, 38-17, on their way to a Super Bowl title. Both Brees (38 years old) and Brady (40 years old) have spoken openly about playing into their mid-40's. So this might not be the final time they face-off on the football field. "Well it doe...

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    For the third time in their NFL careers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady will meet on the field when the Saints host the Patriots Sunday.  In 2013, the Patriots won a close contest 30-27 at New England. In 2009, the Black and Gold blew out the Pats, 38-17, on their way to a Super Bowl title. Both Brees (38 years old) and Brady (40 years old) have spoken openly about playing into their mid-40's. So this might not be the final time they face-off on the football field. "Well it doe...

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  • Brees on Belichick: They're going to have a specific plan for you

    Brees on Belichick: They're going to have a specific plan for you

    Drew Brees knows the challenge the Patriots present. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Drew Brees knows the challenge the Patriots present. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    The challenge certainly doesn't get any easier for the Saints. On a quick turnaround, they welcome the defending Super Bowl champs to town with arguably the greatest quarterback and head coach in NFL history. Drew Brees shed some light on what it's like to match wits against Bill Belichick. 

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    The challenge certainly doesn't get any easier for the Saints. On a quick turnaround, they welcome the defending Super Bowl champs to town with arguably the greatest quarterback and head coach in NFL history. Drew Brees shed some light on what it's like to match wits against Bill Belichick. 

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  • Final Word: Tough to trade Adrian Peterson now

    Final Word: Tough to trade Adrian Peterson now

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Monday night's loss in Minnesota, featuring an exchange between Sean Payton and Adrian Peterson that both men said was not heated, has left some Saints fans dissatisfied with the offseason signing of the future Hall of Fame running back. 

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    Monday night's loss in Minnesota, featuring an exchange between Sean Payton and Adrian Peterson that both men said was not heated, has left some Saints fans dissatisfied with the offseason signing of the future Hall of Fame running back. 

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  • Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Rewind: Week 1 continues September struggles

    Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Rewind: Week 1 continues September struggles

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Monday night's 29-19 loss in Minnesota marks the eighth straight September game that the New Orleans Saints have lost, a streak that FOX 8 Saints Analyst Jim Henderson sees as a sign of more trouble on the horizon.

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    Monday night's 29-19 loss in Minnesota marks the eighth straight September game that the New Orleans Saints have lost, a streak that FOX 8 Saints Analyst Jim Henderson sees as a sign of more trouble on the horizon.

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  • Payton and Peterson deny heated exchange

    Payton and Peterson deny heated exchange

    Adrian Peterson finished with six carries for 18 yards. Source: ESPNAdrian Peterson finished with six carries for 18 yards. Source: ESPN

    After the game all of the buzz was about what appeared to be a heated sideline exchange between Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and running back Adrian Peterson. Both men addressed it after the game.  "No, I would tell you if we were in a heated exchange. So why don't you ask him. He was into it, we were all into it. There was none that I could recall, and I'm being honest," said Payton. "There's no issue. I don't know what clip you're talking about. That's what pe...

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    After the game all of the buzz was about what appeared to be a heated sideline exchange between Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and running back Adrian Peterson. Both men addressed it after the game.  "No, I would tell you if we were in a heated exchange. So why don't you ask him. He was into it, we were all into it. There was none that I could recall, and I'm being honest," said Payton. "There's no issue. I don't know what clip you're talking about. That's what pe...

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  • Bradford, Vikings cruise past Saints 29-19 in opener

    Bradford, Vikings cruise past Saints 29-19 in opener

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:37:47 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-09-12 05:59:49 GMT
    Sam Bradford throws for three TDs as Minnesota Vikings cruise past New Orleans Saints 29-19.More >>
    Sam Bradford throws for three TDs as Minnesota Vikings cruise past New Orleans Saints 29-19.More >>
  • Bradford throws 3 TD passes, Saints fall in opener 29-19

    Bradford throws 3 TD passes, Saints fall in opener 29-19

    Stefon Diggs hauled in two touchdown passes in the first half. Source: Nola.comStefon Diggs hauled in two touchdown passes in the first half. Source: Nola.com
    All preseason we kept hearing how improved the Saints defense appeared to be. Well the main word in that sentence, preseason. In the first game of the regular season, the Black and Gold defense left Minnesota black and blue. The unit surrendered three touchdown passes to Sam Bradford, falling to 0-1 in 2017, with a 29-19 loss. Much of the talk pregame centered around the return of Adrian Peterson to Minnesota. The future Hall-of-Famer handled the first carry of the game, and fin...More >>
    All preseason we kept hearing how improved the Saints defense appeared to be. Well the main word in that sentence, preseason. In the first game of the regular season, the Black and Gold defense left Minnesota black and blue. The unit surrendered three touchdown passes to Sam Bradford, falling to 0-1 in 2017, with a 29-19 loss. Much of the talk pregame centered around the return of Adrian Peterson to Minnesota. The future Hall-of-Famer handled the first carry of the game, and fin...More >>
  • After Further Review: Why getting to 1-0 is so important for Saints

    After Further Review: Why getting to 1-0 is so important for Saints

    Adrian Peterson played 10 years for the Vikings. Source: Mark LaGrangeAdrian Peterson played 10 years for the Vikings. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints have not had a winning record in nearly four years. 

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    The Saints have not had a winning record in nearly four years.

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  • Jim Henderson: 'Mark Ingram is still your number one running back'

    Jim Henderson: 'Mark Ingram is still your number one running back'

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints find themselves on a national spotlight as they start the season in prime time with new signing Adrian Peterson.

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    The Saints find themselves on a national spotlight as they start the season in prime time with new signing Adrian Peterson.

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  • Saints will stay aggressive on offense, no matter the opponent

    Saints will stay aggressive on offense, no matter the opponent

    Drew Brees enters his 12th season with the Black and Gold. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Drew Brees enters his 12th season with the Black and Gold. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota is where the Saints will open their season Monday night. The Black and Gold will face a Vikings defense that thrives on takeaways. 

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    US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota is where the Saints will open their season Monday night. The Black and Gold will face a Vikings defense that thrives on takeaways. 

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  • Concerns about Saints offense: Final Word responses on Game Plan, Week 1

    Concerns about Saints offense: Final Word responses on Game Plan, Week 1

    Source: Raycom Saints BroadcastSource: Raycom Saints Broadcast

    You've got questions? We've got answers.

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    You've got questions? We've got answers.

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  • Saints long snapper Jon Dorenbos needs heart surgery

    Saints long snapper Jon Dorenbos needs heart surgery

    The Saints acquired Dorenbos in a trade with Philadelphia. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)The Saints acquired Dorenbos in a trade with Philadelphia. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Head Coach Sean Payton said team doctors discovered an aorta aneurysm in a follow up physical.

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    Head Coach Sean Payton said team doctors discovered an aorta aneurysm in a follow up physical.

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  • Brees knows importance of season opener

    Brees knows importance of season opener

    Drew Brees knows how much a fast start means to his team. Source: Mark LaGrangeDrew Brees knows how much a fast start means to his team. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Drew Brees has never played a game in U.S. Bank Stadium, but he has been told one key trait about Minnesota's homefield. "Just heard it's loud. Heard it's very loud," Brees said.  It figures to be even louder Monday night when the Saints open their season there against the Vikings. Brees knows game will be just 1/16th of their season, but he also knows his team is coming off three straight 7-9 season. One of the biggest culprits to their disappointment: slow star...

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    Drew Brees has never played a game in U.S. Bank Stadium, but he has been told one key trait about Minnesota's homefield. "Just heard it's loud. Heard it's very loud," Brees said.  It figures to be even louder Monday night when the Saints open their season there against the Vikings. Brees knows game will be just 1/16th of their season, but he also knows his team is coming off three straight 7-9 season. One of the biggest culprits to their disappointment: slow star...

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  • Saints Injury Report: Stephone Anthony is back on a limited basis

    Saints Injury Report: Stephone Anthony is back on a limited basis

    Anthony missed three preseason games in 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Anthony missed three preseason games in 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Saints former first-round pick, Stephone Anthony, was back at practice today on a limited basis. Anthony missed most of training camp and three preseason games, but still got the nod to make the Saints 53-man roster last Saturday. DID NOT PRACTICE -Tackle Terron Armstead (shoulder) -Defensive End Trey Hendrickson (illness) -Linebacker Nate Stupar (hamstring) -Long Snapper Jon Derenbos (illness) LIMITED PRACTICE -Linebacker Stephone Anthony (ankle) -Quarterback Chase Daniel (...More >>
    Saints former first-round pick, Stephone Anthony, was back at practice today on a limited basis. Anthony missed most of training camp and three preseason games, but still got the nod to make the Saints 53-man roster last Saturday. DID NOT PRACTICE -Tackle Terron Armstead (shoulder) -Defensive End Trey Hendrickson (illness) -Linebacker Nate Stupar (hamstring) -Long Snapper Jon Derenbos (illness) LIMITED PRACTICE -Linebacker Stephone Anthony (ankle) -Quarterback Chase Daniel (...More >>
  • Cam Jordan on Vikings matchup: 'We're over-prepared for this game'

    Cam Jordan on Vikings matchup: 'We're over-prepared for this game'

    Cam Jordan registered 7.5 sacks in 2016. FOX 8 Photo/Mark LaGrangeCam Jordan registered 7.5 sacks in 2016. FOX 8 Photo/Mark LaGrange
    It's been preached about every year since Sean Payton has been head coach, but not since 2013 have the Saints gotten off to a fast start to the season. They hope to change that this year. "Preaching that the locker room is different, I think the locker room is different . We're going to come out looking for this win," said defensive end Cam Jordan. "Honestly, that's all we've been preparing for this week is the Vikings, probably half into last week. We're just looking ...More >>
    It's been preached about every year since Sean Payton has been head coach, but not since 2013 have the Saints gotten off to a fast start to the season. They hope to change that this year. "Preaching that the locker room is different, I think the locker room is different . We're going to come out looking for this win," said defensive end Cam Jordan. "Honestly, that's all we've been preparing for this week is the Vikings, probably half into last week. We're just looking ...More >>
  • Payton feels a sense of urgency to start season fast

    Payton feels a sense of urgency to start season fast

    A healthy dose of Mark In gram and Adrian Peterson, will no doubt help the Saints succeed early in the 2017 seaso. Source: Mark LaGrangeA healthy dose of Mark In gram and Adrian Peterson, will no doubt help the Saints succeed early in the 2017 seaso. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Starting off with multiple wins in the first four games is a good indicator if the Saints will make the playoffs. The numbers bear that out over the last four seasons on Airline Drive. In 2013, the Saints opened the campaign with five straight wins, finishing the regular season 11-5. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 the Saints finished the regular season 7-9. All three of those seasons the Black and Gold started 1-3. Coach Payton is well aware of a quick start, leading to possible postseason...More >>
    Starting off with multiple wins in the first four games is a good indicator if the Saints will make the playoffs. The numbers bear that out over the last four seasons on Airline Drive. In 2013, the Saints opened the campaign with five straight wins, finishing the regular season 11-5. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 the Saints finished the regular season 7-9. All three of those seasons the Black and Gold started 1-3. Coach Payton is well aware of a quick start, leading to possible postseason...More >>
  • Saints cut their roster to 53

    Garrett Grayson didn't make the cut, with the Saints only keeping two QB's on the roster. Source: Nola.comGarrett Grayson didn't make the cut, with the Saints only keeping two QB's on the roster. Source: Nola.com

    Cutdown day has come for the Saints. After beginning cuts Friday, the team is close trimming their roster down to the mandated 53 players. Here are the confirmed cuts from either FOX 8 Sports or our partners at nola.com and the Times Picayune: LB Adam Bighill RB Darius Victor G Landon Turner DE Obum Gwacham FB Zach Line G Kristjan Sokoli CB Arthur Maulet G/C Cameron Tom QB Ryan Nassib WR Travin Dural QB Garrett Grayson DT John Hughes TE Garrett Griffin RB Travaris Cadet...

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    Cutdown day has come for the Saints. After beginning cuts Friday, the team is close trimming their roster down to the mandated 53 players. Here are the confirmed cuts from either FOX 8 Sports or our partners at nola.com and the Times Picayune: LB Adam Bighill RB Darius Victor G Landon Turner DE Obum Gwacham FB Zach Line G Kristjan Sokoli CB Arthur Maulet G/C Cameron Tom QB Ryan Nassib WR Travin Dural QB Garrett Grayson DT John Hughes TE Garrett Griffin RB Travaris Cadet...

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  • Willie Snead suspended 3 games after DUI this offseason

    Willie Snead suspended 3 games after DUI this offseason

    Willie Snead is suspended for the first three games of the regular season for an offseason DUI. "Obviously it’s unfortunate, and knowing Willie, a bit surprising," said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. This is a major hit to the Saints offense, with Snead being one of Drew Brees' best weapons. He'll miss games against the Vikings, Patriots, and Panthers. Snead will return week four in London against the Dolphins. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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    Willie Snead is suspended for the first three games of the regular season for an offseason DUI. "Obviously it’s unfortunate, and knowing Willie, a bit surprising," said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. This is a major hit to the Saints offense, with Snead being one of Drew Brees' best weapons. He'll miss games against the Vikings, Patriots, and Panthers. Snead will return week four in London against the Dolphins. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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  • The Saints game will not be canceled because of Harvey, spokesman says

    The Saints game will not be canceled because of Harvey, spokesman says

    The Mecedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans/FILE (FOX 8)The Mecedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans/FILE (FOX 8)

    A report that the Saints' final preseason game might be canceled is not true, according to a Saints spokesperson.

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    A report that the Saints' final preseason game might be canceled is not true, according to a spokersperson with the team.

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  • Saints trade for long snapper Jon Dorenbos

    Saints trade for long snapper Jon Dorenbos

    The Saints regular long snapper, Justin Drescher, missed practice today. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints regular long snapper, Justin Drescher, missed practice today. Source: Mark LaGrange
    The Saints have traded a 2019 seventh round pick to the Eagles for long snapper Jon Dornebos. Justin Drescher is currently the team's long snapper. Dorenbos, 37, had been with the Eagles for 11 years. He's also played for the Titans and Bills.  Dorenbos is also a magician and appeared on the hit show America's Got Talent . Want the best Saints coverage at your fingertips? Download the FINAL PLAY app for the latest news and video. Plus, there’s a chance to win a Sain...More >>
    The Saints have traded a 2019 seventh round pick to the Eagles for long snapper Jon Dornebos. Justin Drescher is currently the team's long snapper. Dorenbos, 37, had been with the Eagles for 11 years. He's also played for the Titans and Bills.  Dorenbos is also a magician and appeared on the hit show America's Got Talent . Want the best Saints coverage at your fingertips? Download the FINAL PLAY app for the latest news and video. Plus, there’s a chance to win a Sain...More >>
  • Adrian Peterson pleased with preseason debut and team progress

    Adrian Peterson pleased with preseason debut and team progress

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    For the first time since 2011, Adrian Peterson saw preseason action and while he started off as a decoy on offense, he eventually got some touches in. 

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    For the first time since 2011, Adrian Peterson saw preseason action and while he started off as a decoy on offense, he eventually got some touches in. 

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  • Saints-Texans Joint Practice: Instant Reaction

    Saints-Texans Joint Practice: Instant Reaction

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    As the Saints wrap up Training Camp 2017, the Houston Texans came to town for a joint practice before Saturday's preseason game.

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    As the Saints wrap up Training Camp 2017, the Houston Texans came to town for a joint practice before Saturday's preseason game.

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  • Who Dat: Saints fan fest marks final day of training camp

    Who Dat: Saints fan fest marks final day of training camp

    (Source: Rob Krieger / FOX 8 Photo)(Source: Rob Krieger / FOX 8 Photo)

    Who Dats have one last chance to see the New Orleans Saints at training camp Thursday.

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    Who Dats have one last chance to see the New Orleans Saints at training camp Thursday.

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  • Mark Ingram, running backs feature most depth on roster

    Mark Ingram, running backs feature most depth on roster

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    With a stable of very capable running backs, there's been no shortage of competition throughout Saints training camp. 

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    With a stable of very capable running backs, there's been no shortage of competition throughout Saints training camp. 

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  • Alvin Kamara, dominant D, help end Saints preseason losing streak

    Alvin Kamara, dominant D, help end Saints preseason losing streak

    Alvin Kamara scored on a 50-yard touchdown run on the Saints first play from scrimmage. Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alvin Kamara scored on a 50-yard touchdown run on the Saints first play from scrimmage. Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    For the second preseason game in a row there was no Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, or Adrian Peterson on the field for the Saints. No key offensive starters in the backfield against the Chargers, no problem. 

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    For the second preseason game in a row there was no Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, or Adrian Peterson on the field for the Saints. No key offensive starters in the backfield against the Chargers, no problem. 

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  • Instant analysis of Saints-Chargers workouts day two

    Instant analysis of Saints-Chargers workouts day two

    Drew Brees should see his first action of the preseason Sunday against the Chargers. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees should see his first action of the preseason Sunday against the Chargers. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints and Chargers wrapped up two days of workouts in Costa Mesa this afternoon. Saturday the Saints will have a walk through, and Sunday they face the Chargers in their second preseason game. Here's the highlights of workout #2. Don't see Saints' Fleener, Harbor, Dural, Lampman, Allen, Anthony, Calhoun, Breaux (obviously). — Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 18, 2017   Michael Thomas great catch in traffic for TD during 7 on 7 — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@Sean...More >>
    The Saints and Chargers wrapped up two days of workouts in Costa Mesa this afternoon. Saturday the Saints will have a walk through, and Sunday they face the Chargers in their second preseason game. Here's the highlights of workout #2. Don't see Saints' Fleener, Harbor, Dural, Lampman, Allen, Anthony, Calhoun, Breaux (obviously). — Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 18, 2017   Michael Thomas great catch in traffic for TD during 7 on 7 — Sean FazendeFOX8 (@Sean...More >>
  • Saints-Chargers Joint Practice #1: Instant Analysis

    Saints-Chargers Joint Practice #1: Instant Analysis

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    The Saints took their show on the road Thursday to practice with and against the Chargers, in the first of two joint sessions leading up to Sunday's preseason game. Media were only allowed to shoot video for the first 45 minutes of practice but took in all of practice and the following are some quick hits from the action: Some notes from Saints 1st team D vs Chargers1st team O: Anzalone at will in base & nickel# Marcus Williams at safety Crawley & Williams CB — Sea...

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    The Saints took their show on the road Thursday to practice with and against the Chargers, in the first of two joint sessions leading up to Sunday's preseason game. 

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  • No Breaux, next man up at cornerback for the Saints

    Williams knows all too well about injuries taking away playing time. Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneWilliams knows all too well about injuries taking away playing time. Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    With Delvin Breaux out for six weeks, one of the Saints motto's comes into play, next man up. "For all of us. We all have to step it up a notch. Because he's a big part of our defense. We can all play. We need to step it up for him, and also for the defense, to make sure we win games," said cornerback P.J. Williams. Williams missed 14 games last season due to a concussion he suffered at the Giants. Last week against the Browns was his first time hitting an opponent si...More >>
    With Delvin Breaux out for six weeks, one of the Saints motto's comes into play, next man up. "For all of us. We all have to step it up a notch. Because he's a big part of our defense. We can all play. We need to step it up for him, and also for the defense, to make sure we win games," said cornerback P.J. Williams. Williams missed 14 games last season due to a concussion he suffered at the Giants. Last week against the Browns was his first time hitting an opponent si...More >>
  • Former Saints and Pelicans react to medical staff firings

    Former Saints and Pelicans react to medical staff firings

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    Wednesday's news of the Saints firing two doctors from their medical staff in lieu of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula being misdiagnosed as a contusion sparked a series of reactions from former Saints and a former Pelican, since both teams share the same medical staff. 

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    Wednesday's news of the Saints firing two doctors from their medical staff in lieu of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula being misdiagnosed as a contusion sparked a series of reactions from former Saints and a former Pelican, since both teams share the same medical staff. 

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  • Sean Payton reacts to Delvin Breaux misdiagnosis

    Sean Payton reacts to Delvin Breaux misdiagnosis

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints took to the field Wednesday for their final practice before heading to California for joint practices with the Chargers but the 16th session of training camp was vastly overshadowed by the news of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula. 

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    The Saints took to the field Wednesday for their final practice before heading to California for joint practices with the Chargers but the 16th session of training camp was vastly overshadowed by the news of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula. 

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  • Report: Saints fire doctors after misdiagnosis of Breaux's injury

    Report: Saints fire doctors after misdiagnosis of Breaux's injury

    Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp.Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp.

    Originally diagnosed as a knee contusion, Breaux actually has a fractured fibula and will miss 4-6 weeks.

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    Originally diagnosed as a knee contusion, Breaux actually has a fractured fibula and will miss 4-6 weeks.

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  • Payton and Breaux react to trade talk

    Payton and Breaux react to trade talk

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    15 practices are now complete for the Saints but the big news Monday came just before practice began when reports surfaced that the team was shopping Delvin Breaux for a trade. 

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    15 practices are now complete for the Saints but the big news Monday came just before practice began when reports surfaced that the team was shopping Delvin Breaux for a trade

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  • Report: Delvin Breaux on trading block

    Report: Delvin Breaux on trading block

    Delvin Breaux among seven inactives for Saints game against the Cardinals. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Delvin Breaux among seven inactives for Saints game against the Cardinals. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Breaux has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

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    Breaux has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

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  • USM's Cameron Tom fighting to make Saints' 53-man roster

    USM's Cameron Tom fighting to make Saints' 53-man roster

    Monday, August 14 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-08-14 05:10:25 GMT
    USM alum and Saints rookie center Cameron Tom. Courtesy: WDAMUSM alum and Saints rookie center Cameron Tom. Courtesy: WDAM

    A Baton Rouge native, Cameron Tom grew up a Saints fan. The Southern Miss alum dreamt about one day playing for New Orleans. After a storied four-year career at USM, Tom is realizing that dream as a Saints rookie.

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    A Baton Rouge native, Cameron Tom grew up a Saints fan. The Southern Miss alum dreamt about one day playing for New Orleans. After a storied four-year career at USM, Tom is realizing that dream as a Saints rookie.

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  • Browns win 20-14, extend Saints preseason losing streak to 10 games

    Browns win 20-14, extend Saints preseason losing streak to 10 games

    Adrian Peterson was one of numerous Saints sitting out the preseason opener. Source: Edwin GoodeAdrian Peterson was one of numerous Saints sitting out the preseason opener. Source: Edwin Goode
    The Saints sat offensive weapons Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, and Adrian Peterson against the Browns. With so much firepower on the bench, someone needed to step up. It was actually two Saints that did so, running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis Kamara, the former Tennessee Vol broke free for a 12-yard run on the first drive of the contest. On the Saints second drive, Kamara ran through the secondary for a 22-yard carry. The 22-yarder eventually led to a Wil Lutz 22-ya...More >>
    The Saints sat offensive weapons Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, and Adrian Peterson against the Browns. With so much firepower on the bench, someone needed to step up. It was actually two Saints that did so, running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis Kamara, the former Tennessee Vol broke free for a 12-yard run on the first drive of the contest. On the Saints second drive, Kamara ran through the secondary for a 22-yard carry. The 22-yarder eventually led to a Wil Lutz 22-ya...More >>
  • Brees loves Adrian Peterson's intensity on the field

    Brees loves Adrian Peterson's intensity on the field

    Peterson last played a preseason snap in 2011. Source: Garland GillenPeterson last played a preseason snap in 2011. Source: Garland Gillen

    Drew Brees is a ball of energy for the Black and Gold. He's the emotional and vocal leader of the offense. This training camp, #9 might've met his equal when it comes to passion for the game. "I have played in some Pro Bowls with him. I knew his level on intensity, because even in the Pro-Bowl it can be kind of chill there in the beginning," said Drew Brees. "His level of intensity when he was running the ball is far beyond what was the typical tempo. You could tell th...

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    Drew Brees is a ball of energy for the Black and Gold. He's the emotional and vocal leader of the offense. This training camp, #9 might've met his equal when it comes to passion for the game. "I have played in some Pro Bowls with him. I knew his level on intensity, because even in the Pro-Bowl it can be kind of chill there in the beginning," said Drew Brees. "His level of intensity when he was running the ball is far beyond what was the typical tempo. You could tell th...

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  • Around the NFL: Need to See

    Around the NFL: Need to See

    Source: FOX 8 FileSource: FOX 8 File

    Some lighthearted NFL moments caught on camera.

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    Some lighthearted NFL moments caught on camera.

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  • Morten Andersen enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Morten Andersen enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    It's one of the greatest nights in pro football. For the hall of fame class of 2017, it was finally time to get enshrined. For Morten Andersen, he took the road less traveled yet there he was officially at football immortality. 

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    It's one of the greatest nights in pro football. For the hall of fame class of 2017, it was finally time to get enshrined. For Morten Andersen, he took the road less traveled yet there he was officially at football immortality. 

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  • Heat and humidity hit Saints hard at Saturday's workout

    Heat and humidity hit Saints hard at Saturday's workout

    The Saints Saturday workout was highlighted by the heat and humidity. Source: Nola.comThe Saints Saturday workout was highlighted by the heat and humidity. Source: Nola.com

    The days of West Virginia are long gone. No seventy degree practices with little humidity. Today was hot and muggy, and the players could feel it. A handful of Saints left practice early due to the brutal conditions. 

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    The days of West Virginia are long gone. No seventy degree practices with little humidity. Today was hot and muggy, and the players could feel it. A handful of Saints left practice early due to the brutal conditions. 

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  • Ken Crawley is 'prepared' for year two with the Saints

    Ken Crawley is 'prepared' for year two with the Saints

    Ken Crawley is feeling better prepared for his second year with the Saints. Source: Nola.comKen Crawley is feeling better prepared for his second year with the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Not much was expected out of Crawley in 2016. But injuries forced the Saints to play the inexperienced rookie early in his rookie year, playing 15 games. The former Colorado Buffalo took his lumps, but the school of hard knocks has him ready for this fall. "Just got me more prepared. I took some growing pains last year. Now I'm prepared, and anticipating what's going to be there. Learning different kind of routes. Concepts that are going to hurt or defense," said Ken Crawle...More >>
    Not much was expected out of Crawley in 2016. But injuries forced the Saints to play the inexperienced rookie early in his rookie year, playing 15 games. The former Colorado Buffalo took his lumps, but the school of hard knocks has him ready for this fall. "Just got me more prepared. I took some growing pains last year. Now I'm prepared, and anticipating what's going to be there. Learning different kind of routes. Concepts that are going to hurt or defense," said Ken Crawle...More >>
  • New Orleans Saints move Sunday camp session to Tulane's Yulman Stadium

    New Orleans Saints move Sunday camp session to Tulane's Yulman Stadium

    FOX 8 graphicFOX 8 graphic

    The gates to Yulman Stadium will open at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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    The gates to Yulman Stadium will open at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium dedicated to Saints owner Tom Benson

    Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium dedicated to Saints owner Tom Benson

    (Source: Twitter / @ProFootballHOF)(Source: Twitter / @ProFootballHOF)

    The dedication will take place Thursday morning before the Hall of Fame game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals.

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    The dedication will take place Thursday morning before the Hall of Fame game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals.

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  • Saints Camp Day 6: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 6: Instant Analysis

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints returned to the practice field on Airline Drive Wednesday morning after taking Tuesday off. 

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    The Saints returned to the practice field on Airline Drive Wednesday morning after taking Tuesday off.

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  • Saints sign running back Darius Victor

    Saints sign running back Darius Victor

    Source: Raycom File FootageSource: Raycom File Footage

    The Saints added to their crowded backfield Tuesday with the signing of Darius Victor, announced by the player's representatives.

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    The Saints added to their crowded backfield Tuesday with the signing of Darius Victor, announced by the player's representatives.

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  • Deuce McAllister not concerned by scuffles in training camp

    Deuce McAllister not concerned by scuffles in training camp

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints have a break from the heat Tuesday as Sean Payton is giving the team their first day off after five straight practices to start training camp.

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    The Saints have a break from the heat Tuesday as Sean Payton is giving the team their first day off after five straight practices to start training camp.

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  • Saints Camp Day 5: Instant Analysis

    Saints Camp Day 5: Instant Analysis

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Adrian Peterson, Zach Strief and Manti Te'o all returned to the field after taking Sunday off.

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    Adrian Peterson, Zach Strief and Manti Te'o all returned to the field after taking Sunday off.

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  • Deuce McAllister projects situational playing time for Marshon Lattimore

    Deuce McAllister projects situational playing time for Marshon Lattimore

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    On Sunday night's edition of Final Play on FOX 8, Saints radio analyst Deuce McAllister provided realistic expectations for the 11th overall pick.

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    On Sunday night's edition of Final Play on FOX 8, Saints radio analyst Deuce McAllister provided realistic expectations for the 11th overall pick.

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  • Sterling Moore, defensive backs rising to the challenge

    Sterling Moore, defensive backs rising to the challenge

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    There's no shortage of competition at cornerback in camp. Sean Payton called it a position in pencil, not pen, and his defensive backs embraced the challenge. 

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    There's no shortage of competition at cornerback in camp. Sean Payton called it a position in pencil, not pen, and his defensive backs embraced the challenge. 

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  • Saints fans pack Airline Drive for first open practice in pads

    Saints fans pack Airline Drive for first open practice in pads

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    Thousands of Saints fans turned out at Airline Drive Saturday, for the first full practice in pads. And after a three year hiatus, the faithful were pleased to have the players back home for training camp. 

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    Thousands of Saints fans turned out at Airline Drive Saturday, for the first full practice in pads. And after a three year hiatus, the faithful were pleased to have the players back home for training camp. 

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  • Sean Payton noticing differences of training camp in New Orleans heat

    Sean Payton noticing differences of training camp in New Orleans heat

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints have yet to hold a fully padded practice in New Orleans but the high heat and humidity is already proving to be a physical challenge. 

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    The Saints have yet to hold a fully padded practice in New Orleans but the high heat and humidity is already proving to be a physical challenge. 

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  • Payton pleased with first day of Saints training camp

    Payton pleased with first day of Saints training camp

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    For the first time since 2013, the Saints opened training camp within the friendly confines of their facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

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    For the first time since 2013, the Saints opened training camp within the friendly confines of their facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

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  • Rookie Marshon Lattimore earns praise to start camp

    Rookie Marshon Lattimore earns praise to start camp

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore praised following first day of Saints Training Camp.

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    Rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore praised following first day of Saints Training Camp.

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  • Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing to replace Terron Armstead

    Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing to replace Terron Armstead

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing for spot vacated by injured veteran, Terron Armstead.

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    Rookie Ryan Ramczyk competing for spot vacated by injured veteran, Terron Armstead.

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  • Saints prepare for training camp in Louisiana heat

    Saints prepare for training camp in Louisiana heat

    From West Virginia back to New Orleans, the Saints say they're well prepared for the difference in climate this summer during practice. 

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    From West Virginia back to New Orleans, the Saints say they're well prepared for the difference in climate this summer during practice. 

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  • Sean Payton addresses injuries as Saints training camp opens

    Sean Payton addresses injuries as Saints training camp opens

    Sean Payton is confident Terron Armstead will play in 2017(NOLA.com).Sean Payton is confident Terron Armstead will play in 2017(NOLA.com).
    Wednesday was reporting day for saints training camp 2017 and as practice is set to begin. Injuries remain a dominant storyline. The Saints have dealt with many. None bigger than Nick Fairley. His season is over and very likely his career is too, though Sean Payton wouldn't confirm it. "I would never sit at this table and use the word 'never.'"Payton said. "I think as we sit here today, though, we've prepared ourselves for him not playing this seaso...More >>
    Wednesday was reporting day for saints training camp 2017 and as practice is set to begin. Injuries remain a dominant storyline. The Saints have dealt with many. None bigger than Nick Fairley. His season is over and very likely his career is too, though Sean Payton wouldn't confirm it. "I would never sit at this table and use the word 'never.'"Payton said. "I think as we sit here today, though, we've prepared ourselves for him not playing this seaso...More >>
  • Saints and Pelicans combine to make North American sports history

    Saints and Pelicans combine to make North American sports history

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is one of a handful of people who own multiple major professional sports teams competing at the highest level of their respective endeavors and now he can stand out even more from the crowd. The franchises announced Wednesday that their neighboring facilities will now share the official name "Ochsner Sports Performance Center." 

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    Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is one of a handful of people who own multiple major professional sports teams competing at the highest level of their respective endeavors and now he can stand out even more from the crowd. The franchises announced Wednesday that their neighboring facilities will now share the official name "Ochsner Sports Performance Center." 

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  • New Orleans Saints preseason game times

    New Orleans Saints preseason game times

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    The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule including pre-game coverage from FOX 8.

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    The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule including pre-game coverage from FOX 8.

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  • Ranking the Saints: Players 5 to 1

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    The final five players on our Saints Countdown are here but unfortunately for the franchise, injury questions loom large over the beginning of the list.

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    The final five players on our Saints Countdown are here but unfortunately for the franchise, injury questions loom large over the beginning of the list.

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  • Where to park for Saints Training Camp practices

    Where to park for Saints Training Camp practices

    The Saints are returning to Metairie for training camp in 2017.The Saints are returning to Metairie for training camp in 2017.

     Parking at practices is free based on availability.

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     Parking at practices is free based on availability.

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  • Saints announce training camp schedule, including practices open to public

    Saints announce training camp schedule, including practices open to public

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The New Orleans Saints are back in Metairie for training camp after three years in West Virginia but not all practices will be open to the public. 

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    The New Orleans Saints are back in Metairie for training camp after three years in West Virginia but not all practices will be open to the public. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe

    Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe

    Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe (Source: Nola.com)Ranking the Saints: #12 Dannell Ellerbe (Source: Nola.com)
    At #12 on our countdown is linebacker Danell Ellerbe. When healthy Ellerbe is arguably the top linebacker on the Saints' roster. It's just that he isn't healthy all that often. In two season in New Orleans, he's missed 17 games. During OTA's Ellerbe broke a bone in his foot which sidelined him once again. He's expected back in time for training camp. He'll likley return to the starting line at weakside linebacker once he's healthy. However, if his health becomes an issue again, ...More >>
    At #12 on our countdown is linebacker Danell Ellerbe. When healthy Ellerbe is arguably the top linebacker on the Saints' roster. It's just that he isn't healthy all that often. In two season in New Orleans, he's missed 17 games. During OTA's Ellerbe broke a bone in his foot which sidelined him once again. He's expected back in time for training camp. He'll likley return to the starting line at weakside linebacker once he's healthy. However, if his health becomes an issue again, ...More >>
  • Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor

    Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor

    Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Ranking the Saints: #13 Alex Okafor (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Coming in at #13 is yet another new face, defensive end Alex Okafor. It's no secret the Saints' biggest defensive flaw in 2016 was a lack of a pass rush off the edge. That's where Okafor comes in. One look at the film study Okafor is noticeably quicker than any defensive lineman currently on the Saints roster. The former Arizona Cardinal is also betting on himself this year after signing a one-year contract with the Saints this offseason. Hopefully, that turns out to be a win-win for...More >>
    Coming in at #13 is yet another new face, defensive end Alex Okafor. It's no secret the Saints' biggest defensive flaw in 2016 was a lack of a pass rush off the edge. That's where Okafor comes in. One look at the film study Okafor is noticeably quicker than any defensive lineman currently on the Saints roster. The former Arizona Cardinal is also betting on himself this year after signing a one-year contract with the Saints this offseason. Hopefully, that turns out to be a win-win for...More >>
  • Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr.

    Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr.

    Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr.  (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).Ranking the Saints: #14 Ted Ginn, Jr. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).

    At number 14 on our countdown is wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. 

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    At number 14 on our countdown is wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell

    Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell

    Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell (Michael DeMocker, nola.com/Times Picayune).Ranking the Saints: #15 Vonn Bell (Michael DeMocker, nola.com/Times Picayune).

    Coming in at number 15 is safety Vonn Bell. 

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    Coming in at number 15 is safety Vonn Bell. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #16 Larry Warford

    Ranking the Saints: #16 Larry Warford (FOX 8 photo).Ranking the Saints: #16 Larry Warford (FOX 8 photo).
    Coming in at #16 is another newcomer, guard Larry Warford. Warford comes to the Saints after four seasons as a starter for the Lions.The Saints signed him to  a four-year, $34 million contract because they believe he's the player that can fill the void left at right guard by Jahri Evans, one of the best guards in team history. His position is crucial. With Drew Brees, the Saints have always placed a premium on interior offensive line protection. It's a responsibility the team ex...More >>
    Coming in at #16 is another newcomer, guard Larry Warford. Warford comes to the Saints after four seasons as a starter for the Lions.The Saints signed him to  a four-year, $34 million contract because they believe he's the player that can fill the void left at right guard by Jahri Evans, one of the best guards in team history. His position is crucial. With Drew Brees, the Saints have always placed a premium on interior offensive line protection. It's a responsibility the team ex...More >>
  • Ranking the Saints: #17 A.J. Klein

    A.J. Klein appears ready to take on a starting role in New Orleans (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).A.J. Klein appears ready to take on a starting role in New Orleans (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).
    At #17 on our countdown is another newcomer to the Saints' defense, A.J. Klein. Backing up Luke Keuchly and Thomas Davis in Carolina for four years, Klein came to New Orleans ready to step out of the their shadows. The Saints believe he's ready to do that and paid him like it. During the offseason, he received first team reps at all three linebacker spots and will almost certainly be a starter at one of them. The hope is wherever he plays, he'll be a force for the Saints' revamped li...More >>
    At #17 on our countdown is another newcomer to the Saints' defense, A.J. Klein. Backing up Luke Keuchly and Thomas Davis in Carolina for four years, Klein came to New Orleans ready to step out of the their shadows. The Saints believe he's ready to do that and paid him like it. During the offseason, he received first team reps at all three linebacker spots and will almost certainly be a starter at one of them. The hope is wherever he plays, he'll be a force for the Saints' revamped li...More >>
  • Ranking the Saints: #18 Zach Strief

    Ranking the Saints: #18 Zach Strief (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)Ranking the Saints: #18 Zach Strief (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)
    Coming in at #18 is old faithful, Zach Strief. Strief will turn 34 this season and remains steady as ever. For the second time in three years, the Saints drafted his replacement with Andrus Peat and now Ryan Ramczyk. Yet, Strief is still here and remains a steady starter. In 2016, Strief started all 16 games at right tackled and has missed just one game in the last three seasons. In 2017, he'll be counted on once again especially early on with the injuries to Terron Armstead and Max ...More >>
    Coming in at #18 is old faithful, Zach Strief. Strief will turn 34 this season and remains steady as ever. For the second time in three years, the Saints drafted his replacement with Andrus Peat and now Ryan Ramczyk. Yet, Strief is still here and remains a steady starter. In 2016, Strief started all 16 games at right tackled and has missed just one game in the last three seasons. In 2017, he'll be counted on once again especially early on with the injuries to Terron Armstead and Max ...More >>
  • Ranking the Saints: #19 TE Coby Fleener

    Ranking the Saints: #19 TE Coby Fleener

    #19: Tight end Coby Fleener. (Source: Mark Lagrange)#19: Tight end Coby Fleener. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    Saints tight end Coby Fleener looks the part but didn't completely play the part during his first season in New Orleans. 

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    Saints tight end Coby Fleener looks the part but didn't completely play the part during his first season in New Orleans. 

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  • Ranking the Saints: #20 Marshon Lattimore

    Ranking the Saints: #20 Marshon Lattimore

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Our top-20 countdown with the youngest player on our list. At 21 years old, Marshon Lattimore was college football's top-rated cornerback and when he unexpectedly slipped to the Saints at #11 in the draft, he was too good for the black and gold to pass up

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    Our top-20 countdown with the youngest player on our list. At 21 years old, Marshon Lattimore was college football's top-rated cornerback and when he unexpectedly slipped to the Saints at #11 in the draft, he was too good for the black and gold to pass up

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  • Fairley latest Saints defensive lineman ruled out for upcoming season in summer months

    Fairley latest Saints defensive lineman ruled out for upcoming season in summer months

    Source: FOX 8 PhotoSource: FOX 8 Photo

    The Saints announced Monday what had been feared for weeks; Nick Fairley will not play in 2017 due to his heart.

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    The Saints announced Monday what had been feared for weeks; Nick Fairley will not play in 2017 due to his heart.

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  • Saints place DT Nick Fairley on reserve

    Saints place DT Nick Fairley on reserve

    DT Nick Fairley, 90 (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)DT Nick Fairley, 90 (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness list.

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    New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness list.

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    LSU football: Week 4 Polls

    LSU remained in the Top 25 after a lackluster victory against Syracuse.

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    LSU remained in the Top 25 after a lackluster victory against Syracuse.

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    Lunch with Coach O - Troy Preview

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    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will recap the 35-26 win over Syracuse and previewed the upcoming game against Troy during his weekly news conference Monday afternoon.

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    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will recap the 35-26 win over Syracuse and previewed the upcoming game against Troy during his weekly news conference Monday afternoon.

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  • Saints fans burn memorabilia, boycott team after 10 players protest during national anthem

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    Some of the New Orleans Saints players chose to sit down during the national anthem on Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, causing some fans to boycott the team.

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    Some of the New Orleans Saints players chose to sit down during the national anthem on Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, causing some fans to boycott the team.

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