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Report: Sean Payton has ‘taken an interest’ in Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel remains in NFL limbo as he stages his football comeback. But it appears his dedication to getting his life and career back on track has impressed one NFL coach: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Payton has taken a shine on Manziel in a series tweets Thursday morning. Rapoport reports that Payton and Manziel were seen meeting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton reportedly speaking with Johnny Manziel

If Johnny Manziel returns to the NFL, it could be as the backup to Drew Brees. That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who reports that Saints coach Sean Payton has taken an interest in Manziel and talked to him about a return to football. In New Orleans, Manziel would have no chance…
Via Pro Football Talk
56 minutes ago

Report: Johnny Manziel met with Sean Payton to discuss potential return to NFL

The Johnny Football comeback attempt is seemingly gaining some momentum. Johnny Manziel has re-hired his agent, is training for a comeback and now news is surfacing that he’s met with at least one NFL head coach to discuss making it back into the league. According to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Manziel met with Saints coach Sean Payton for breakfast during Super Bowl...
Via SEC Country
1 hour ago

New Orleans Saints Draft 2017: A Three-Round Mock Draft

In a draft class that is just dripping with cornerback talent, the New Orleans Saints have a cornucopia of options to shore up their secondary. If a deal for Malcolm Butler is not reached, then the Saints will have other avenues of addressing their secondary, as seen in this three-round mock. Chances are still good that the Saints will eventually make a move to acquire Patriots’...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
2 hours ago

NFL Bracketology: Can The New Orleans Saints Make The Sweet 16?

Who Dat Dish decided it would be fun, just to see how teams would do in March and April if a bracket was implemented. This bracket was compiled from last year’s final standings. Furthermore, the projected winners and losers will be generated from: Free agency moves, draft projections, and overall potential going forward. So with 32 […] NFL Bracketology: Can The New Orleans Saints...
Via Who Dat Dish
2 hours ago

Report: Saints convert Terron Armstead’s roster bonus, pick up $4 million in cap space

The Saints make an easy move to get more salary cap space through Terron Armstead’s $5 million roster bonus. The New Orleans Saints have done some tweaking to left tackle Terron Armstead's contract, according to ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates. The move creates an additional $4 million in cap space by converting Armstead’s roster bonus to a signing bonus, and it should only fuel...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
2 hours ago

Terron Armstead restructures contract

The Saints have a bit more cap space to play with this year. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that left tackle Terron Armstead has agreed to restructure his deal with the team. Armstead’s $5 million roster bonus has been converted into a signing bonus to spread the cap hit out over a deal that runs…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 hours ago

Armstead Restructures Contract, Clearing Way For Butler?

The New Orleans Saints aren’t done yet, folks. They’ve just restructured Terron Armstead’s contract. And if this is any indication that the Saints are ready to make a move for Malcolm Butler, there may be more restructures coming. Restructuring Armstead’s contract frees up about $4M in 2017 cap space. His cap hit for 2017 is […] Armstead Restructures Contract, Clearing...
Via Who Dat Dish
3 hours ago

Saints News, 3/22/17: Saints’ free safety situation takes another hit with McDougald signing

After releasing Jairus Byrd, the Saints opened up a serious need for FS. Now, with Bradley McDougald being signed by the Seahawks, they’re left with three options: Bring back Byrd, use Vonn Bell, or draft a ball hawk.
Via Canal Street Chronicles
18 hours ago

Saints Resign Sterling Moore, But Still Need DB Help

The New Orleans Saints brought back one of their key contributors from 2017 in Sterling Moore. The signing is a great move. With all the injuries in the Saints secondary, Sterling Moore is now possibly the only sure thing among their cornerbacks. Whether or not he starts in 2017, his presence will be crucial for the […] Saints Resign Sterling Moore, But Still Need DB Help - Who...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

Thoughts on Saints re-signing CB Sterling Moore

I was very relieved to hear confirmation of Sterling Moore returning to the Saints on a 1 year contract today. I’ve been saying for a while now that the Saints need 3 more corners on this roster, preferably Malcolm Butler, Sterling Moore AND a rookie drafted high. That’s because the top four under contract (Delvin Breaux, P. J. Williams, Ken Crawley, Damian Swann) all ended 2016...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago

Manti Te’o will try to resurrect career with Saints

Linebacker Manti Te’o agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. The 26-year-old will try to resurrect his career after a failed stint with the then-San Diego Chargers. Te’o entered the 2013 draft as one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history. He won several awards after his senior season at Notre Dame and finished second in...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Saints singing Manti Te’o

The Saints added their second free agent linebacker today, after previously landing A. J. Klein of the Panthers. Manti Te’o has agreed to a 2 year deal with the Saints: Te’o played for the Chargers the last four seasons after being drafted by them in the 2nd round. He was quite good when he played but struggled to stay healthy. His most significant injury was an Achilles tendon...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago

Report: Saints sign LB Manti Te’o to two-year deal

As expected, the New Orleans Saints have reportedly signed former San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o to a free agency contract.ESPN’s Mike Triplett reports it is a two-year deal, though the terms were not disclosed at this time. Though health problems have somewhat plagued his early career (Te’o missed 13 games with an Achilles tear last year), when healthy Te’o has...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Cameron Jordan cracks joke about Brady's stolen jersey

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan wants in on the fun of Jerseygate.The two-time Pro Bowler took to Twitter on Monday to crack a joke about stealing teammate Drew Brees’ jersey (while also offering something of a subtle hot take for the Saints’ future). Of course, Jordan was referencing the stolen Super Bowl jerseys of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which were reported earlier...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason sends message of support to Dwight Clark

On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark announced he has ALS, shocking the NFL community at large. On Monday, he received the support of fellow ALS warrior Steve Gleason. Clark and Gleason aren’t strangers. Recently, Clark was one of many current and former players who donated signed memorabilia to the Answer ALS foundation to help fund a cure for the disease, which...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Manti Te’o close to signing with Saints

Former San Diego Chargers and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is reportedly closing in on a deal with the New Orleans Saints. Before the catfishing scandal that rocked Te’o’s world heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, he was considered to be one of the top linebacker prospects in that class. However, the scandal, and his response to it, caused his draft stock to slip a bit.San...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will the New Orleans Saints draft with the 32nd pick?

The New Orleans Saints netted another first round pick in their blockbuster trade that sent speedy wideout Brandin Cooks to the New England Patriots. The Saints now possess the 32nd pick in this year’s draft, and there are a wide range of prospects they could take here. Let’s take a look at some of the most intriguing players the Saints could add to their roster. Tre’Davious...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Butler, Saints making progress in contract talks

Malcolm Butler was in New Orleans to visit with the Saints on Thursday, and it sounds like the two sides hit it off.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Butler and the Saints discussed a possible long-term contract and there was “momentum” toward getting a deal done. Butler is a restricted free agent, which means the New England Patriots could match any offer sheet he signs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Malcolm Butler, Saints have begun negotiating contract

The New Orleans Saints have legitimate interest in Malcolm Butler, and the two sides have reportedly already been discussing the terms of a potential contract.Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed on Tuesday that the team was hosting Butler for a visit, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media later reported that New Orleans is hoping to agree to the framework of a deal with Butler this week....
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the New Orleans Saints’ decision to trade Brandin Cooks

From the start of this whirlwind free agency period, trade rumors involving wide receiver Brandin Cooks flowed like water. The Saints’ decision to sign speedster Ted Ginn had some speculating that Cooks would finally be traded- and these speculations proved correct. New Orleans finally pulled the trigger on a deal, sending the speedy Oregon State product to the New England...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley kicked off stage during Jagged Edge performance (VIDEO)

Saints defensive lineman Nick Fairley just got paid, and signed a four-year, $30 million deal to remain with the team. But he still manages to find himself in some off-the-field incidents from time to time.One recently happened at the Grand Marshal’s Ball in Mobile, Alabama, back on February 24. Fairley was the grand marshal, so essentially, he was the host. Jagged Edge was there...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints WR Mike Thomas sure seemed to subtweet Brandin Cooks

It’s been exactly a month since the Super Bowl, and rumors are beginning to surface about which players will be on the move this offseason. And with all of us on high alert, wondering which players will be leaving their current teams, anything will spark our interest. This includes tweets that contain rap lyrics that point to a departure. Mike Thomas of the New Orleans Saints learned...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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