The Saints opened their preseason Friday night with a 34-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Starters Drew Brees, Cam Jordan and Andrus Peat were rested while most of the remaining first team units were done playing after a couple drives in the first.
Zion Williamson’s insertion as the future of New Orleans sports continues on the heels of Drew Brees symbolically passing the torch with the NBA’s top draft pick telling Complex Magazine that “My Intentions Are to Stay With the Pelicans My Whole Career.”
Zion Williamson’s basketball prowess has been on display since he splashed on the scene as a freshman at Duke but on Wednesday in New York, the presumptive first overall pick put his charismatic personality on display.
As the Saints brought their 2019 offseason program to a close Thursday, they acted swiftly to sign wide receiver Rishard Matthews to the roster. To make room for Matthews, the team waived fellow receiver Travin Dural, who has been with the Saints since he graduated from LSU in 2016.
The NFL continues to attempt to improve the replay review process for pass interference calls. On Thursday, the league’s football operations account on Twitter posted updated rules and notes for replay review that all 32 teams will have one week to provide feedback on before finalization.
The Saints wrapped up their second week of Organized Team Activities Thursday and just as the weather is heating up, so is the competition. In this latest podcast, Sean Fazende shares his observations from the sixth practice on the field.
The Pelicans win the NBA Draft Lottery, despite only a 6% chance of securing the top overall pick. The FOX 8 Sports team examines whether Zion Williamson is the definite choice or if Ja Morant enters into the conversation. Also, how does this affect Anthony Davis’ trade status.
It’s the Tigers against the Spartans, and with that comes the coaching battle of LSU’s Tony Benford and Michigan State’s future-hall-of-famer Tom Izzo. History says it’s a mismatch, but the purple and gold say that doesn’t matter.
The Saints have signaled that they are moving on from Mark Ingram with the reported signing of running back Latavius Murray. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 29-year-old is set to sign a four-year deal, worth $14.4 million.
In the wake of the now-infamous “NOLA No-Call”, rule change proposals have been submitted by clubs. While the Saints are not credited as having a proposal, Nickell Robey-Coleman’s hit on Tommylee Lewis is clearly at the forefront of the ideas put forward in preparation for the annual owners meeting
Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick gaining 12 yards on 3rd-and-11 to seal an upset victory over the Saints is the lasting image for a New Orleans defense that was exposed throughout their season opener.