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RB Khiry Robinson confident he can thrive in Saints offense

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson will have to play in the shadows of Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller in 2015, but he's confident a role for him in 2015 is assured. “I’m the type of person, I’m gonna get what I get and do what I do with it. So whether it’s 20 carries or one carry, I’m gonna do the best of my ability every play,” Robinson said, per ESPN.com...
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Rookie quarterback Garrett Grayson says New Orleans Saints were one of three teams on his wish list

The politically correct answer is always important during the draft process. A rookie saying, ‘It doesn’t matter what team selects me I just want to be drafted’ is a bunch of malarky. Every rookie has a short list of teams they want to suit up for every Sunday, but it’s a secret because the player doesn’t want to alienate any team. But now as we’re getting closer to training...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Ascending Players: #3 Mark Ingram

For this series I’ll be listing 5 players who are the upswing, with the caveat that the player is not a rookie and has spent at least a year with the team, so no Stephone Anthony or C.J. Spiller. #3 Mark Ingram What he’s done so far: Drafted in the first round in 2o11, Ingram struggled to find his footing in the NFL. It wasn’t until the latter half of 2013 that the light...
Via The Saints Nation
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Drew Brees Raves About Young Players, Calls Them Future “Household Names”

The New Orleans Saints lost a major household name when they shipped tight end Jimmy Graham off in a trade to the Seattle Seahawks back in March. Not too worried about that departure, quarterback Drew Brees guarantees us that we will soon be impressed with the team’s young offense: “I’m excited about all of these guys. I think all of them are chomping at the bit for an opportunity...
Via Sportsnaut
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Josh Hill on life without Jimmy Graham: “I haven’t seen anything stand out to being really different”

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill knows that he has a big opportunity to prove himself during training camp later this month. Hill has been the backup Pro Bowler Jimmy Graham for the past two years, but now he has a chance to shine. Graham was traded to the Seattle Seahawks during the off-season which and now the Saints are looking for a TE to emerge. Hill was asked how is the team...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints top-10 position battles heading into training camp (Part 1)

After a 7-9 finish, the New Orleans Saints weren’t satisfied with the same starters and role players that led to a disappointingly mediocre campaign. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on chances of leading the NFL in passing yards in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier defensive tackles All-AFC Team 2015: Can anyone knock off the Patriots? All-NFC Team 2015: Are the Seahawks...
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New Orleans Saints Legends of the Fall: Archie Manning

Every once in a great while in the world of sports there comes along a player who becomes the absolute living embodiment of a franchise. In 1971, there wasn't yet such a term coined as a "franchise player," but the second pick of that year's draft was about to become exactly that. And for the diehard fans of the New Orleans Saints, until a guy named Brees came along, there was probably...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Morgan's comeback story is officially underway

Josh Morgan seemed like he may be on his way out of the NFL, until the New Orleans Saints gave him another shot. Now, it looks as though Morgan may be taking full advantage of that opportunity, as he's getting some strong reviews from coaches. Both receivers coach John Morton and head coach Sean Payton had positive things to say about Morgan, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. ...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will replace Jimmy Graham for the New Orleans Saints?

The New Orleans Saints have had one of the best offenses in the NFL for about a decade and will head into the 2015 NFL season without one of their top weapons over the years. Jimmy Graham was dealt by the Saints to the Super Bowl runner-up, Seattle Seahawks during the off-season in a shocking move, yet one that saw them get Pro Bowl center Max Unger in return. When looking at the...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three questions the New Orleans Saints need to answer heading into preseason

If anybody knows what happened to the Saints last year, can you please give me a call? Because I’m still grasping for answers. I mean, there’s no reason why the Saints should have been as bad as they were, even if everything went wrong — which it pretty much did. Before the season started, the general consensus was that New Orleans could very well be competing for a Super Bowl...
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Schedule released for the 2015 New Orleans Saints training camp

Want to check out the New Orleans Saints at their upcoming training camp? Well, here's a look at when you'll have a chance to be able to do so, thanks to NewOrleansSaints.com. As the team site points out, the training camp is going to feature 34 practices that will allow fans to watch the team. The action for the players kicks off on Wednesday, July 29 when they'll report for physicals...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Positional Roster Preview: Outside Linebackers

In my previous article we went over the Inside Linebackers. In this edition, we will cover the outside linebackers for the team. As stated previously, the Saints' front seven were just simply pitiful as a whole this past season. Although, there were specific players that put up decent numbers, but there is still great room for improvement.One of the brightest players on the field...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Rookies are Looking to Beef up Defense

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 28: Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints sacks Josh McCown #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. The Saints defeated the Bucs 23-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) The New Orleans Saints’ defense is seeing a youth movement after drafting six players to...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

As long as Drew Brees is the quarterback, the Saints will always have a shot to win the NFC South and make the playoffs. But rivals have passed the...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Four exciting things we learned about rookie quarterback Garrett Grayson

Since 2006, the quarterback position is one New Orleans Saints fans have had no need to worry about.  Drew Brees led the team out of obscurity and helped make the Saints instant contenders in the NFL, bringing the team to its first NFC Championship game appearance in the team’s history in his first year with the team.  Just three seasons later, he led the Saints to their first...
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Amidst Golden Era of Quarterbacks Drew Brees is Still Under the Radar

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes as fullback Toben Opurum (44) watches during NFL football minicamp camp at the team’s training facility in Metairie, La., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Many professional athletes’ careers are more like having two different lives. For some that can refer to the difference of the time spent...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Sunday Saints Mailbag!

Thanks for the twitter questions you submitted. Blogging can be tough this time of year so your interaction helps us grind through it. By the way, I hope you’ve been enjoying the material from our writers Brian Pavek, PatrickOrly and that crazy Dutchman when he finds the inspiration. I certainly have. I have paid them the BIG BUCKS so they hopefully stay around for 200 years. Let’s...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees is convinced he will win one more Super Bowl

The New Orleans Saints are coming off of a mediocre 7-9 season that wasn’t good enough to advance them to the playoffs. Speaking with confidence about the upcoming season and a shot at winning at least one more Super Bowl before he retires, quarterback Drew Brees shared this (via the Times-Picayune). “I’m very convinced. It’s what drives me and keeps me going,” Brees...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video shows New Orleans Saints’ Junior Galette in fight

All is not well in the Big Easy for New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette. In 2013, a video was uploaded to YouTube that showed a man swinging punches and hitting a woman with a belt during a fight on a beach. The video went largely unnoticed until yesterday when the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the man shown wielding the belt in the video was Galette. Ralph...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Saints do to unload Junior Galette?

After our friends at Canal Street Chronicles dropped an investigative bomb on Junior Galette, let there be no more doubt that this video below is of him. I think I speak for most Saints fans at this point when I say it won’t be soon enough if the team can part ways with Galette. He’s been a blossoming player on the field with serious pass rushing ability but he’s becoming...
Via The Saints Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Video of Saints LB Junior Galette allegedly committing assault surfaces

Videos and assault. Two words that fans around the National Football League would be happy with never hearing in a sentence together ever again. Unfortunately, a report by the New Orleans Times-Picayune indicates that the following video depicts New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette assaulting a woman with a belt: The video, titled “Spring Break 2013 South Beach Brawl...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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