Will Smith's killer tells his side of the story in court

Cardell Hayes took the stand Saturday and said he shot Will Smith only after the retired New Orleans Saints star punched him several times and brandished his own gun.Hayes denied hitting Smith's SUV on purpose, and said when he and his passenger got out of their Hummer, Smith and his passenger Richard Hernandez were the aggressors and used racial epithets. Hayes testified that Smith...
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4 hours ago

Saints call up center Jack Allen from practice squad

The Saints have called up some potential help from their practice squad for tomorrow’s game against the Bucs. The New Orleans Saints have added center Jack Allen to their active 53-man roster, per the NFL’s transaction report on Saturday afternoon. The spot was open due to Kenny Vaccaro’s four-game suspension. You can go ahead and start speculating on whether or not veteran...
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4 hours ago

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2016 Week 14 NFL Pick

New Orleans Saints (5-7) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-6) The Saints are just 5-7, but enter this game 5th in first down rate differential. That’s because, on the season, the Saints have 39 more first downs than their opponents (the 2nd best differential in the league) and 10 more offensive touchdowns than their opponents (tied for the 4th best differential in the league), but are...
Via The Football Fan Spot
12 hours ago

NFL Plans Four London Games in 2017: Not Our Saints Please

Associated press breaks news the NFL will play four games in London. NFL to play 4 regular-season games in London next year— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) December 9, 2016 NFL to play 4 regular-season games in London next year: AP I know the NFL suffered from a drop in the ratings this year but do they really think moving 8 teams away from their fans to...
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14 hours ago

NFL Plays: Vegas Odds (Week 14)

Games to Attack New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Bucs The Saints and Bucs have two of the highest scoring… The post NFL Plays: Vegas Odds (Week 14) appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
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In 24 hours the Saints’ season will be over

The New Orleans Saints in the past always seemed to take care of Tampa Bay every year. The Buccaneers would always play the Black and Gold close but always lose in the end. Now the team that is hanging on for dear life is not Tampa but the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are no […] In 24 hours the Saints’ season will be over - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints...
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Murder trial of killer of retired Saint star enters Day 6

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The trial of the man who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith is entering its sixth day. Cardell Hayes' lawyers are expected Saturday to continue building a self-defense case. They say an angry, intoxicated Smith intended to retrieve a gun from his SUV after Hayes' Hummer crashed into it on the night of April 9. Prosecutors rested their case Friday after...
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NFL suspends Saints safety Vaccaro 4 games under PED policy

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The NFL says New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro will serve a four-game suspension, starting this Sunday at Tampa Bay, because he violated league rules pertaining to performance enhancing drug use.The league did not specify which banned substance was found in Vaccaro's system. The league not only bans steroids, but also diuretics that have been known to...
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Kenny Vaccaro dropping appeal of four-game suspension

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has dropped the appeal of his four-game suspension, the New Orleans Advocate reported Friday. Vaccaro’s suspension will begin immediately, and he will miss the rest of the regular season. The suspension, for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, was first reported in early November, before Vaccaro even knew about…
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1 day ago

Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro drops appeal, will serve 4-game suspension

Assuming nothing crazy happens, Kenny Vaccaro’s 2016 season is over. Head coach Sean Payton announced on Friday afternoon that the New Orleans Saints defense will be without a key contributor for the rest of the regular season. Safety Kenny Vaccaro has dropped his appeal, and starts his four-game suspension on Sunday per the Friday afternoon media conference. Reports first emerged...
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1 day ago

Saints signing linebacker Travis Feeney off Steelers practice squad

The Saints can use all the help they can find on defense, and they’re apparently looking for Pittsburgh for their latest import. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints are planning to sign linebacker Travis Feeney off the Steelers practice squad. Feeney was their sixth-round pick from Washington, his stock falling because of…
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1 day ago

Know your enemy, Buccaneers: One on one with The Pewter Plank

The Saints travel to Tampa Bay this week to play the Buccaneers. The game is a must-win for the Saints if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. In a scheduling quirk, the teams play twice in three games after thirteen weeks apart. The Saints need to win both if they want a shot […] Know your enemy, Buccaneers: One on one with The Pewter Plank - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish...
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1 day ago

Former Saints’ Will Smith Trial: Day 4 in review

On day four, the trial was full of testimony from Kevin O’ Neal. O’Neal is a close friend of the defendant Cardell Hayes. He was also in the passenger seat when the accident turned into tragedy. In summary, one side claims it was murder and the other invokes that the incident involved a self defense […] Former Saints’ Will Smith Trial: Day 4 in review - Who Dat Dish - Who...
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2 days ago

Saints' Cooks "laughs" at notion he disrupted the offense

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints receiver Brandin Cooks sees no connection between his readiness to speak up when he was unhappy last week and the out-of-sync performance of the offense the following game. ''I laugh when I hear some stuff like that because that wasn't the case at all,'' Cooks said after practice Thursday as the Saints prepared to play at Tampa Bay this Sunday. New Orleans...
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WATCH: Racquel Smith, Former Saints enter court Wednesday

Will Smith's widow Racquel and former Saints players D
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Brees, Gleason among those in court for Will Smith trial

Drew Brees and Steve Gleason were among those in attendance Tuesday to support Will Smith’s wife as she testifies against the man who shot her husband this year. ESPN’s Mike Triplett was on hand at the trial and passed along the following information: “Saints QB Drew Brees, Steve Gleason and their wives have joined some of Will Smith’s other former teammates at courthouse...
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The best dramas of 2016

2016's been a great year for film dramas. As we approach Oscar season, we'd like to point out what we think have been the best dramas of the year. In no particular order, and since we still haven't seen a lot of the December releases, these are the must-see dramas of 2016 so far.  
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Lions troll ESPN analysts for picking against them

The Detroit Lions are quietly putting together a fantastic season and have a great chance to win the NFC North, but a lot of people haven’t seemed to notice. The team’s official Twitter account took advantage of the opportunity to troll some of those people on Sunday. After Detroit defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road in convincing fashion, the person in charge of the...
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WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said after the team's loss to the Detroit Lions

Saints quarterback Drew Brees addresses the
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WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said after the loss to Detroit

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton gives a terse press conference following the Saints lackluster loss to
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WATCH: Fairley appears to take cheap shot at Stafford

With the Detroit Lions in town, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley established on Sunday that he will not play favorites to his old team. Matthew Stafford was on the ground and without the ball, yet Fairley decided to give his ex-teammate a shot — just for good measure. Nick Fairley with a cheap shot on Matthew Stafford, who was on the ground.
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Sean Payton unhappy about Brandin Cooks trade rumors

It isn’t often one gets to peer into the mind of an NFL coach and see how he feels about trade rumors. This might have happened Sunday with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who retweeted a fan blasting NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport over the Brandin Cooks trade rumors. The Tweet Payton retweeted: @RapSheet @NFL plz research JUST A LITTLE BIT instead of closing your eyes...
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The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 13 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the New Orleans Saints. Why the Saints? Frankly, we could have just as easily gone with New Orleans’ Week 13 opponent, Detroit. The real point of interest is the matchup between an impossible-to-ignore, heart-stopping Lions team...
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Sean Payton addresses report about star WR being unhappy

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks surprisingly did not have a single pass thrown his way in his team’s 49-point scoring bonanza against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but Sean Payton insists that was not by design. On Wednesday, Payton was asked about a report claiming Cooks is unhappy with his role in the Saints’ offense. The head coach downplayed it. “I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cooks frustrated with role in Saints offense

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been used as more of a big-play threat than a No. 1 receiver this season, and that is apparently not a role he is satisfied with. Cooks was not targeted in his team’s convincing 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. While ideally the third-year pro would just be happy that his team got the win, Cooks raised some eyebrows...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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