Sean Payton explains that loss of a week of OTAs isn’t a big deal

Friday’s appearance on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio from Saints coach Sean Payton focused initially on the then-fresh claims from former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan that he wasn’t running the unit when he was, you know, running the unit. (Payton called that notion “silly.”) It also would have been silly not to take…
Via Pro Football Talk
14 hours ago

Rob Ryan, Sean Payton differ on coordinator's time with Saints

The New Orleans Saints had one of the worst defenses in the NFL over the past two seasons, and Rob Ryan was the man who ultimately got blamed for it. He doesn’t feel that blame was warranted, to say the least. Rob Ryan and his twin brother Rex recently took part in a joint interview with Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB, and Rob described his last two seasons in New Orleans — during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Look: Saints offensive line was real good in 2015

There’s something about the New Orleans Saints ability to make any wide receiver, tight end or running back look good as long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton are running the ship. Just look at the great running backs that have come in the past 10 years: Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and most recently Tim Hightower, who had not played since...
Via cover32
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Top 10 All Decade Saints Players – 1970s

The 70s were the first full decade in Saints history, so a much larger pool to pick from. The Saints didn’t have a winning season during this entire period and they never made the playoffs. They did go .500 for the first time ever in 1979, finishing 8-8, and missing the playoffs on a last second field goal in the final week of the season. Otherwise, their best records in the 70s...
Via The Saints Nation
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Saints' Anthony embracing linebacker shuffle, Laurinaitis

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Saints linebacker Stephone Anthony isn't so much concerned about the job he's lost as the one he's gained."I was all for it. Whatever helps the team," Anthony said as he recounted an offseason phone call in which linebackers coach Joe Vitt informed him that he'd be moved out of his starting middle linebacker spot to make way for free-agent acquisition James...
Via Associated Press
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WATCH: Stephone Anthony gives his thoughts on OTAs for Saints

Stephone Anthony gives his thoughts on OTAs for Saints
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Vonn Bell Is Picking Up The Saints’ Playbook So Fast His Teammates Are Forgetting He’s A Rookie

Ezekiel Elliott said he was a bit “shell-shocked” during his first OTAs’ practice with the Dallas Cowboys.  Such does not appear to be the case with Elliott’s former teammate at Ohio State, Vonn Bell.  The former Buckeyes’ safety, taken in the second round by the New Orleans Saints, is picking up the playbook so fast that his teammates are forgetting that he’s a rookie...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints' Sheldon Rankins says it's been a great first week of OTAs

Saints' Sheldon Rankins says it's been a great first week of OTAs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Dolphins, Ravens, & Saints

49ers 49ers S Eric Reid told reporters on Wednesday that he’s hoping to sign a long-term extension with San Francisco. However, Reid admitted that the 49ers would still like to see more out of him. “That’s business, isn’t it?” Reid said, via CSN Bay Area. “You look at any form of business, not just football. They want to see production. I haven’t had that conversation...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Drew Brees gives Saints deadline on contract talks

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is set to occupy $30 million of the team’s cap in 2016 if he plays under his current contract. Negotiations seem to be halted and Brees reportedly does not want to be dealing with his contract once the regular season starts. According to Brees, it would appear he is giving the Saints a September deadline for the two sides to come to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Benson sounds off on New Orleans’ failure to land Super Bowl

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson holds no hard feelings after the city failed to secure the opportunity to host a Super Bowl in the near future. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: The safest jerseys to buy Twitter Tuesday: Doug Baldwin calls out Roger Goodell 2016 Preview: Predictions for the NFC North division Madden Monday: Ratings for the top ten rookies of 2016 ESPN’s Adam Schefter...
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WATCH: Watch Drew Brees hit home run in slow motion

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hits a home run during Tim Lelito's annual charity softball tournament and home run derby on Wednesday night at Turchin Stadium.
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Is Saints receiver group one of NFL’s top 10?

The New Orleans Saints offense looks loaded like almost no other in the NFL heading into 2016. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: The safest jerseys to buy Twitter Tuesday: Doug Baldwin calls out Roger Goodell 2016 Preview: Predictions for the NFC North division Madden Monday: Ratings for the top ten rookies of 2016 Drew Brees has the rising stars in Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks at...
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Drew Brees attending OTAs despite contract negotiations

The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have been trying to work out an extension that would take some pressure off the team’s salary cap, which is one of the worst in the NFL going forward. Despite the negotiations, he is going to attend OTAs when they start later this week. Brees spoke with ESPN’s Mike Triplett on Monday and said that he doesn’t want to miss anything...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints add veteran receiver Vincent Brown

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The agent for NFL veteran Vincent Brown says the receiver has signed with the New Orleans Saints.Ken Sarnoff confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that his client had signed with the Saints. Brown had participated in the Saints' rookie camp earlier this month on a try out basis.The 5-foot-11 Brown has played in parts of four NFL seasons since 2011, when...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign WR Vincent Brown

It’s never too late to get involved in free agency, apparently. The Saints are thin at receiver so they added a veteran to the mix in Vincent Brown. This much we expected:   #Saints are signing WR Vincent Brown, source said. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 23, 2016 I texted my buddy who’s a diehard Chargers fan to see what he thought. He’s a bit pessimistic by nature...
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

3 players who must step up for the Saints to win in 2016

Ideally a team would like all of its players to improve each year, even first ballot hall of famers like Drew Brees, but back here in reality we’re going to look at 5 players who both need to step up and can. To me a player ‘stepping up’ isn’t just about putting up better numbers, but playing within yourself, playing smarter, and affecting your role within the team in a...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson wants to leave nothing in trust to daughter and grandchildren

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson apparently does not like his daughter and grandchildren. And to hear Benson talk, they apparently feel the same way about him. In a deposition given by Benson last March, he stated that he wanted to leave “zero” in a family trust saying that it was because, in his words, “tried to kill me for one thing.” When asked, “How...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears WR coach compares Kevin White to Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne

Bears receivers coach Curtis Johnson believes 2015 first-round pick Kevin White has the physical skills of Andre Johnson and the hands of Reggie Wayne. “Kevin White was one of the better receivers I’ve seen coming out,” Johnson said, via ESPN. “He reminded me of some of the guys I had in Miami. He reminded me of Andre Johnson. He’s very similar to him.” The former Miami...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Scobee caddies for golfer at Players Championship

PGA Tour golfer Steve Wheatcroft was not near the top of the leader board after three rounds at The Players Championship, so he decided to have a little fun during the event’s final round on Sunday. Wheatcroft shot 68, 74, and 79 in the first three rounds and found himself in 70th place after Saturday’s action. It was obvious there wasn’t much for him to play for on the final...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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