Saints Rumors & News

  • Saints Sign First-Round Pick OT Andrus Peat

    NFL Trade Rumors "Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Saints have agreed to terms with first-round pick OT Andrus Peat on a four-year contract. New Orleans has now locked up their entire 2015 draft class following this move. According to, Peat is projected to receive a four-year..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Drew Brees' positive spin on Saints drafting QB, no offensive weapons "As usual, Drew Brees found a way to put a positive spin on the New Orleans Saints' draft, even though it included them selecting a quarterback in Round 3 and not selecting any new weapons to replace departed pass-catchers Jimmy Graham, Kenny Stills or Pierre Thomas. Brees, who deemed himself..." May 21

  • Saints Sign Veteran OL Mike McGlynn

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the New Orleans Saints have signed veteran OL Mike McGlynn to a contract on Wednesday. McGlynn, 28, is a former fourth-round selection of the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2008. He last three years in Philadelphia before he was waived and later claimed off of..." May 21

  • The South will host 2019, 2020 Super Bowls

    SB Nation "The NFL narrowed the potential host cities of the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls at the owners meetings on Tuesday, naming Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Miami as the four that will bid for the games. Each of the four cities has experience hosting the NFL's biggest event, including 10 Super..." May 20

  • Saints Release Kicker Shayne Graham

    Canal Street Chronicles "In a surprisingly swift move, the Saints have released the veteran kicker. Graham has started at kicker for the Saints since late in the 2013 season and most memorably hit the game-winning field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles to give the Saints their first ever road playoff victory, in..." May 19

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Saints kicker Shayne Graham not sweating the competition this summer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham wasn't hard to spot on the golf course Monday morning. Graham, one of many Saints competing in the Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic at Chateau Country Club, was clad head to toe in maroon and orange—colors of his alma mater, Virginia..." May 19

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Drew Brees makes first published comments on Garrett Grayson, says 'I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen so far'

    The New Orleans Advocate "One couldn’t blame Drew Brees if he decided to shun Garrett Grayson and treat him like a threat. In some ways, that’s exactly what Grayson is. Right now, while he’s still at the top of his game, Brees has nothing to worry about. He is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. But what..." May 19

  • Zach Strief: Andrus Peat will take my job eventually

    Pro Football Talk "During the Saints’ rookie minicamp over the weekend, offensive line coach Bret Ingalls said it was possible that first-round pick Andrus Peat could start his NFL career at guard if that means putting the team’s best five linemen on the field at the same time. That approach is a possibility..." May 18

  • Garrett Grayson 'deer in headlights' meeting Drew Brees at New Orleans Saints minicamp

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees stayed late after practice on Saturday afternoon, watching two receivers enthusiastically zip around the New Orleans Saints indoor facility. The receivers just happened to be two of his young sons. "He's baby-sitting," said coach Sean Payton with a smile. "His kids love running..." May 18

  • Saints sign veteran receiver Josh Morgan

    Pro Football Talk "Receiver Josh Morgan was one of several veterans to get a tryout this weekend with the Saints. And he sufficiently impressed the powers-that-be to get a roster spot. Per a league source, the Saints have signed Morgan. The 29-year-old spent 2014 with the Bears, appearing in 14 games and catching..." May 18

  • Sean Payton refuses to compare Deflategate to Bountygate

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The penalties handed down to the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady last week, while severe, still pale in comparison to those faced by the New Orleans Saints in 2012. So it was only natural that Saints coach Sean Payton, suspended for the entire 2012 season after an investigation..." May 18

  • Reports: Saints add PK Zach Hocker, two rookies

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints are reportedly adding a third kicker to the roster. According to Kristian Garic of WWL-AM in New Orleans, the Saints have reached a deal with second-year kicker Zach Hocker, who tried out at the club’s rookie minicamp this weekend. A seventh-round pick of Washington in 2014,..." May 17

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    Evan Woodbery @TheSaintsBeat

    Davis Tull not practicing yet due to labrum injury.

  • Da'Quan Bowers on Saints tryout: 'Hopefully they'll like what they see'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints locker room was filled with rookies and tryout players on Saturday, which might have made 25-year-old Da'Quan Bowers feel like an old man. But Bowers was there for the same reason as the unknown rookies: He hopes to sign a contract and earn an invitation to Saints..." May 17

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    Larry Holder @LarryHolder

    Sean Payton said Kikaha is playing at the Sam spot in a base, but with 70 percent of snaps being in nickel that Kikaha is an edge guy.

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints Sean Payton made a point to emphasize 5th-rd CB Damian Swann twice when asked about fellow rookie PJ Williams, nickel CB candidates

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    Larry Holder @LarryHolder

    Payton says Peat worked out at both tackle spots the last two days. Envisions him playing more at right tackle.

  • Saints first rounder Andrus Peat could fit at left guard, draft expert says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Since I botched the audio in my Thursday podcast, I'm providing a transcription of my chat with Bleacher Report NFL draft expert Matt Miller as we discuss the Saints' 2015 draft class. Thursday's podcast centered around the defensive prospects. But I'm throwing in our very interesting..." May 15

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Super Bowl image including Darren Sharper to be removed from Champions Square

    The New Orleans Advocate "Champions Square is getting a face-lift. And while the Saints haven’t nailed down every detail, they’ve decided this much: The banner image of cornerback Tracy Porter clinching the 2010 Super Bowl with his late interception return for a touchdown is coming down. That’s because racing behind..." May 12

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    Kristian Garic @KristianGaric1

    #Saints host FA DT Kevin Williams on visit, per source. Free agent DT played with #Seattle last season. Drafted in 2003 by #vikings #depth

  • Jimmy Graham was 'very sad' when he thought he was traded to Raiders

    The Score "Jimmy Graham's initial reaction to learning that he had been traded by the New Orleans Saints wasn't one of joy. As Graham explained to a fan during a recent Seattle Seahawks charity event, at first he thought he was going to the Oakland Raiders, which made him "very sad."" May 11

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Rob Ryan on what went wrong for Saints' D: Himself, missed tackles, third downs "Rob Ryan demanded the blame for the New Orleans Saints' defensive collapse last season in his first interviews since the 2014 season. Ryan, who spoke during pre-draft shows on WWL radio and the Saints' website last week, also detailed some of the specific problem areas that need to be fixed for..." May 07

  • Sean Payton: WR Joe Morgan deserved another shot with Saints "Receiver Joe Morgan “deserved” an opportunity to come back to the New Orleans Saints this offseason, coach Sean Payton said on Saturday. Payton was asked about Morgan for the first time since he was re-signed by the Saints last month. The reunion came as a bit of a surprise since Morgan was..." May 04

  • Saints' Payton: I did not speak with Brees before drafting Grayson

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters he did not speak with Drew Brees prior to the draft, per the team's website. With the 75th overall pick, New Orleans selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson, who will compete with Ryan Griffin and Luke McCown to serve as Brees' backup next..." May 02

  • Saints draft Washington pass-rusher Hau’oli Kikaha 44th

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints can score points. Now they’re trying to keep someone else from doing the same. With the 44th overall pick in the 2015 NFL, the Saints picked Washington outside linebacker/defensive end Hau’oli Kikaha. Along with using their second first-rounder on Clemson linebacker Stephone..." May 02

  • Saints make Garrett Grayson third QB off the board

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints dropped some hints leading up to the draft that they were thinking about drafting a quarterback and it turned out that they weren’t just blowing smoke. New Orleans made Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson the 75th player and third quarterback taken in the draft. The first two — Jameis..." May 02

  • Sean Payton: Drafting Garrett Grayson not a knock on Drew Brees

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Months ago, on a November afternoon after a 35-32 win against the Steelers, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was fuming. Payton shot down report after report that had surfaced about his team that day, deeming them "Sunday splash reports," before finally brushing aside the last one -- which..." May 02

  • Unable to trade up in draft, Saints make safe play with Andrus Peat, Stephone Anthony

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "I know what you're thinking after the New Orleans Saints' first two selections of the 2015 NFL Draft: Boring! An offensive tackle and a middle linebacker. Raise your foam finger if you had the Saints addressing those two positions in your mock draft. But sometimes boring is good...." May 01

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    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Saints take Stanford OT Andrus Peat at No. 13 overall.

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    Jason Cole @JasonPhilCole

    High level #Saints source said team does not plan to take QB at end of first round, as has been rumored. Perhaps will take one later.

  • Saints could steer off course, take Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty with late first-round pick, according to report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The overwhelming consensus is Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota are the top two quarterback in this year's NFL Draft. There is no question they could go No. 1 and No. 2 in the first round of the draft, which kicks off Thursday night. But after Winston and Mariota the..." April 30

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • Mickey Loomis: New Orleans Saints are not in 'rebuilding mode' "The New Orleans Saints wound up with nine draft picks during their radical roster shakeup -- including the extra first-round pick they got from the Seattle Seahawks in the Jimmy Graham trade. If the Saints keep all their picks, it will be the most they've made since 2002. But general manager..." April 29

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • New red flags for Shane Ray could change Saints’ draft plans

    The Advocate "Another red flag could change the complexion of the draft. Shane Ray, one of the top prospects in this week’s draft, was cited Monday morning for marijuana possession by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, according to multiple reports. Considered early on to be a lock for the top 10, the..." April 28

  • New Orleans Saints pre-draft visits: Of 18 known prospects, 13 on defense

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Of the 18 players who are known to have traveled to New Orleans on pre-draft visits, 13 play defense. Might that be a clue to the Saints' plans when the 2015 NFL Draft opens on Thursday? NFL teams are allowed to bring 30 players to town on pre-draft visits. If the Saints used their full..." April 27

  • Drew Brees was never concerned over trade talks "It looks like Drew Brees has a different relationship with the New Orleans Saints than Jimmy Graham ever had. When asked about the trade rumors surrounding him this offseason, Brees was able to confidently laugh them off. As he told reporters on Wednesday, the Saints would have come to him..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Depth Perception: Predicting Saints' 9 picks in 2015 draft "The New Orleans Saints have nine picks in the NFL Draft, including Nos. 13 and 31 in the first round April 30 in Chicago. Based on their roster at the end of last season, in the last five drafts the Saints had a total of 28 picks and managed to select nine starters and six backups, with three..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Greg Jennings leaves New Orleans following visit with Saints

    The Advocate "Greg Jennings’ visit with the Saints has come to an end. The veteran wide receiver met with the team on Thursday and left New Orleans later that evening. It was the last visit he currently has scheduled after also meeting with the Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars,..." April 19

  • Spiller: ‘I’ll always be a Buffalo Bill at heart’

    Buffalo News "They say moving can be the most stressful time in a person’s life. C.J. Spiller knows this now. He has been back in Orchard Park this week, packing up five years of Buffalo Bills memories before starting his new job with the New Orleans Saints. “I thought it would be a smooth cleanout,”..." April 17