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Morten Andersen to Join New Orleans Saints’ Ring of Honor

Morten Andersen will join the Saints’ Ring of Honor on Dec. 21. Focus on Sport/Getty Images Former New Orleans Saints kicker Morten Andersen will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor this year, club owner Tom Benson announced Monday. The Saints’ Ring of Honor, a separate entity from the team’s Hall of Fame, was established in 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The...
Via The Sports Journal
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four players that have shined so far at New Orleans Saints training camp

Can you believe that football is actually here? Finally, Who Dat Nation can begin to put that disastrous 2014 season behind them. It’s only been a few months, but this Saints team feels like a completely different organization. There’s a different culture. I don’t know about you, but this season is starting to feel a bit like the 2009 season … AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings...
Via cover32
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Training Camp Focus: Consistency in the Secondary

It’s quite simple. In order for the Saints to win more than seven games in 2015, their defense must play better.New Orleans’ front seven suffered an abysmal year in 2014, ranking 31st among the NFL’s rushing defenses. Now, entering 2015, and a few days into camp, it appears as though Rob Ryan will reinstitute the 4-3. It still remains to be seen if that will be a permanent...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints' Zach Strief guides Andrus Peat during camp

The No. 13 pick in the 2015 NFL draft has had his fair share of ups and downs to this point. While Andrus Peat is still learning what life is like in the NFL, offensive line coach Bret Ingalls is still happy with the player the New Orleans Saints drafted. According to Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com, Ingalls said Peat is "exactly what we thought he was." Even with that being said, it...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Andrus Peat is a bust, Stephone Anthony is a Hall of Famer and other facts from Saints training camp

The boys discuss the opening of Saints Training Camp, including Andrus Peat looking awful Jairus Byrd still MIA Stephone Anthony is Hall of Famer Is Dave’s BFF Nick Toon going to get cut? Rob Ryan press conferences are the best Is the Saints defensive line any good? Is Terron Armstead 2nd most valuable Saint? Twitter Questions PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome...
Via The Saints Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Spiller, (Still) Overrated

What a propaganda piece that Vine of 2014 C.J. Spiller is.  For one thing, it could give the impression the result of the play was a TD.  It wasn't, in fact he scored zero rushing TDs last year.  Instead it was his last snap of 2014.  Yes, that's the play he was injured on.  This sums up why he must be one of the more frustrating running backs to own (I can't say, I've never...
Via Razzball Football
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Keys to the New Orleans Saints' 2015 Season

New Orleans Saints training camp is in full swing at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Va. For head coach Sean Payton and his charges,...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Coleman ascending into prominent offensive role

When the Saints failed to sign Greg Jennings this offseason, the opportunity to not only make the roster as a receiver but contribute in a meaningful way was open to a lot of “potential” receivers. Brandon Coleman was certainly no exception. You’ll remember Coleman as the guy that was widely rated as the best undrafted player in the 2014 draft. When the Saints were able to...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Even the Saints Are Roasting Meek Mill

Anyone who follows the Saints Twitter account knows that the people who tweet for them do an excellent job.  Today, the Saints shared a video from training camp, which had many people laughing. A little #BackToBack to start the day #SaintsCamphttps://t.co/dT7gduT3Nf — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 2, 2015 In essence, by using this song as part of the Saints playlist for...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Camp Confidential: Quarterbacks Primer

In recent memory, there has been no more scrutinized position for the New Orleans Saints than that of quarterback. And perhaps more to the point, Drew Brees. For the most part, the general media's perception of this team has been when they win it is because of Brees' elite skillset. But when they lose, then it must be because of Brees' diminishing arm strength and the inevitable...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks: I definitely feel like I can be the No. 1 receiver

Per NOLA.com, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has the utmost confidence that he has what it takes to become quarterback Drew Brees' number one target in 2015. "No doubt about it," Cooks said. "That's why I work so hard throughout the offseason. That's what I focus on, to be able to come in and help my team and ultimately be a dominant player like that. "I definitely...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Bobby Richardson the next undrafted rookie free agent to shine for Saints?

Bobby Richardson entered the NFL draft with a 3rd or 4th round grade according to some reports. Unfortunately for him, his dreaded “tweener” status that plagues so many prospects prevented his name from getting called on draft day despite a very successful college career. Richardson was labelled as “too small” for the 4-3 defensive tackle and “not tall enough” to be a...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints TE Orson Charles Suspended One Game For Personal Conduct Violation

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Saints TE Orson Charles has been suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. Charles, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2012. He lasted just over two years in Cincinnati before he was waived. Charles later ... The post Saints TE Orson Charles Suspended...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: New Orleans Saints Training Camp

On August 5th, I will be traveling to West Virginia to watch the New Orleans Saints at training camp as they gear up for the regular season. Specifically, I will be watching the defensive line and special teams to see how the proven veterans are holding up, what players seem to be hitting their prime, and which rookies and undrafted free agents (UDFA) seem to stand out. Both units...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Galette

The Washington Redskins should have avoided Junior Galette like the plague, but instead, the organization proved once again that the NFL welcomes (alleged) violent offenders. Galette’s agent Alvin Keels announced his client signed a one-year deal with Washington, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the deal is for the league minimum. Junior Galette will sign a 1 year deal...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Jordan excited for new 'Cam-friendly' defense

The New Orleans Saints defense is going to look just a bit different heading into 2015. Aside from the obvious changes, such as Junior Galette no longer being in town, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports that the defense will be more "Cam-friendly."By "Cam-friendly" he of course is speaking about defensive end Cameron Jordan, who just earned a five-year, $55 million contract this offseason...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A quick recap of Junior Galette won’t ever be welcomed back to the city of New Orleans

To put it nicely, Junior Galette and the New Orleans Saints had one of the ugliest breakups in recent memory, and again, that’s putting it kindly. Unlike most players who’ve been cut by a team for off-the-field issues, Galette didn’t play the good soldier, apologizing for his mistakes and promising that he’ll work to amend his faults if given a new opportunity. No, instead...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickey Loomis on Marques Colston, Jairus Byrd: Concern 'not that high'

While it was previously reported that both Marques Colston and Jairus Byrd would start off training camp on the PUP list, Saints fans got some good news on Wednesday. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Mickey Loomis doesn't seem too concerned about the injuries. "We feel good about where those guys are at. We knew some of them would linger into the first part of training camp,"...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The top-10 New Orleans Saints skill players of the Sean Payton era (Part 1)

So this has been an interesting weekend into the start of the week for the New Orleans Saints. Not because anything particularly important has happened. But because Junior Galette was released (if you’ve read my stuff this offseason, especially related to ranking the NFC South positions—and even more specifically the pass rushers—you’d know I didn’t expect a thing from...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory. As Saints training camp opens this week at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, one of few certainties is that the 2015 squad will look a lot different than the previous edition that went 7-9...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Training Camp: Saints Cornerback Delvin Breaux is a Story, and a Talent, Worth Learning About

Almost every current NFL player has followed a very similar path: standout high school career, some success in college, and get either drafted or signed after their final college season. Delvin “Chip” Breaux’s journey from CFL to NFL isn’t unprecedented, lead by past successes like Doug Flutie, Warren Moon and Cameron Wake. But Breaux’s severe spine injury in high school...
Via Optimum Scouting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Smith fires back at former teammate Junior Galette

Junior Galette appeared to use his girlfriend’s Twitter account over the weekend to blast his former New Orleans Saints teammates and coaches after he was released. Free agent defensive end Will Smith found his way into the crosshairs, and he wasn’t pleased about it. Here’s what Galette allegedly said about Smith, courtesy of the collection...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Galette allegedly unloads on Sean Payton on Twitter

The New Orleans Saints released Junior Galette on Friday, and the 27-year-old linebacker does not appear to be handling the divorce very well. Over the weekend, Galette supposedly took over his girlfriend’s Twitter account (he deleted his own after he was cut) and unloaded on his former team and coach. Some of the tweets may...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft sends Browner Super Bowl ring with nice personal note

With his physicality, airtight coverage, and big-playmaking ability, cornerback Brandon Browner was a huge difference-maker on the Patriots defense during their Super Bowl run last season. Browner, who signed with the Saints on a three-year deal this offseason, finally received his championship ring in the mail on Thursday and shared it on social media. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees getting teammates into shape with beach activities

So many times in life it’s the unorthodox things that make all the difference. Drew Brees is hoping an unorthodox training method will pay dividends for himself and his New Orleans Saints teammates. The All-Pro quarterback is hosting an off-the-books training session this summer in San Diego, California, per NBC San Diego’s Mark Mullen: “…Brees and other teammates are...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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