Saints Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    After his #Jaguars visit, the plan for WR Greg Jennings included a FA visit with the #Saints, source said. Played with Rodgers. Brees next?

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • 10 things to know about Darren Sharper's plea deal settling rape charges

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Terms of Darren Sharper's global plea agreement with the four state jurisdictions prosecuting him as a serial rapist were revealed Wednesday (April 9) from a 15-page memorandum obtained by | The Times-Picayune. But to get you water-cooler ready, here are 10 things to know about the..." April 12

  • Saints sign LB Anthony Spencer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker/defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. Spencer, 31, has spent all eight seasons of his NFL career in Dallas. He was selected in the first round (26th overall) out of Purdue in..." April 10

  • ‘Penile plethysmograph’ test to gauge arousal part of Darren Sharper’s strict post-prison deal

    The New Orleans Advocate "When Darren Sharper gets out of prison in less than a decade, if he wants to stay out, the former NFL star who once cut loose on the field and in nightclubs from Miami to Los Angeles will live the closely monitored life of a known predator. During his first three to five years of freedom,..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Report: Repeated police failures allowed Darren Sharper to continue rape spree

    The Score "Former NFL safety Darren Sharper could have been prevented from a string of druggings and rapes for which he recently agreed to plead guilty, had the initial police investigations been more thorough. That's the conclusion of a joint comprehensive investigation by T. Christian Miller and Ryan..." April 08

  • Saints Super Bowl Ring for Sale on Craigslist for $45K

    Sportsnaut "They say money can’t buy championships. This is rarely proven untrue, however in this case, all you have to do is have $45,000 and you have yourself a Super Bowl ring. According to CBS Sports, there is a Super Bowl ring being sold on the Internet. A New Orleans Saints Super Bowl ring to be..." April 07

  • Darren Sharper plea deal on state rape charges postponed until federal case resolved

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Saints safety Darren Sharper's expected guilty plea to three New Orleans rape charges was delayed Tuesday (April 7) after a state judge ruled that the former football star's federal drug charges must be adjudicated first. The ruling by Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Karen..." April 07

  • Sharper pleads not guilty in New Orleans, for now

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL safety Darren Sharper made his initial appearance in Louisiana federal court on Monday in connection with rape charges. Despite a global plea deal, Sharper officially pleaded not guilty, according to the Associated Press. It’s believed to be a formality. Prosecutors in New Orleans..." April 07

  • Darren Sharper due in federal court Monday on drug, rape charges

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Darren Sharper, one of the heroes of the Saints' run to the 2010 Super Bowl victory, returns to New Orleans in disgrace Monday (April 7) for a series of court appearances that will close out rape cases against the former football star in four states. Sharper is set to appear in federal court at..." April 06

  • Kyle Wilson should lead in race for Saints' nickel cornerback job

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Kyle Wilson was to the New York Jets as Patrick Robinson was to the New Orleans Saints. Both cornerbacks were first-round picks gone awry in 2010. Both of their original teams opted not to re-sign either one of them this offseason. And yet both cornerbacks seemingly improved once they played in..." April 05

  • Saints save $4 million in salary cap space with Jahri Evans' new contract "The New Orleans Saints saved $4 million in salary-cap space by working out a new three-year contract with guard Jahri Evans earlier this week. The new deal is a three-year, $18 million contract, according to ESPN Stats and Information, and lowers his cap figure from $11 million to $7..." April 05

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@GoPittFootball T TJ Clemmings @TAClemmings_90 has pre-draft visits set w/ @Broncos @STLouisRams & @Saints @SiriusXMNFL @MarkdominikESPN

  • Sean Payton is the NFL’s most aggressive coach on fourth down

    Pro Football Talk "Saints coach Sean Payton goes for it on fourth down far more often than any of his colleagues around the NFL. In fact, in 2014, Payton went for it on fourth down more than twice as often as an average NFL coach would have, when faced with the same circumstances. analyzed..." April 04

  • Saints are well positioned to make a splash early in the draft

    Pro Football Talk "The bad news facing the Saints this year is that they’ve been forced to focus for most of the offseason on getting their salary cap under control. The good news for the Saints is that they have the best stockpile of picks early in the draft of any team in the NFL. The Saints are the only team..." April 04

  • Saints' Brees: Graham trade 'shocked all of us' "In his first public comments of the offseason, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees expressed sadness about the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle, but said it’s part of the business. “Jimmy was like a brother to me," Brees told WWL Radio in New Orleans on Thursday night. “He was close to..." April 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    This is stunning: The #Saints have re-signed WR Joe Morgan, who they cut last year. Second chance for a talented player

  • Drew Brees: Never worried about “false reports” of trade possibility

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees heard the rumors. He heard about the supposed trade talks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Or the possible deal with the New York Jets. He never believed them. "I'll be honest with you, I really did not pay attention one bit," the New Orleans Saints quarterback said in an interview..." April 03

  • Redskins Have Reportedly Expressed Interest In RB Pierre Thomas

    NFL Trade Rumors "John Keim of reports that the Redskins have expressed interest in free agent RB Pierre Thomas in recent weeks. However, Washington is likely to wait and see what transpires in the draft before seriously considering the idea of signing Thomas to a contract. Keim adds that Thomas is..." April 02

  • Darren Sharper Locked Up In New Orleans Preps for Guilty Plea "Darren Sharper has touched down in New Orleans ... where prosecutors say he's expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of rape next week. Sharper had been locked up in L.A. for more than a year -- but officials allowed him to travel to N.O. so he could appear in court for drug charges on..." April 02

  • Saints sign cornerback Kyle Wilson

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent cornerback Kyle Wilson, the team announced on Wednesday. Wilson, 27, was a first-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2010. At 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, Wilson could be one of a handful of players competing for a nickel or reserve role on the..." April 01

  • Saints extend Jahri Evans' contract by one year

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have extended guard Jahri Evans' contract by one year, the team announced on Wednesday. The move puts Evans, 31, under contract through 2017. Terms of the contract were not immediately available. Evans was previously scheduled to make $11 million in salary and bonuses..." April 01

  • Saints' Mark Ingram on C.J. Spiller: He's a game-breaker "Although Mark Ingram was thrilled about the opportunity to be featured as a workhorse back when needed last season, he insisted he was fired up when the New Orleans Saints signed fellow running back C.J. Spiller in free agency. Not only are the two friends, but Ingram said he loves what the..." March 31

  • Saints could remain active, all the way through draft weekend "The Saints will be a headline act. I don’t believe it involves Drew Brees, because I think the Saints are committed to at least one more season of Brees at quarterback. But I hear New Orleans wants to be even more active before the draft, and that could mean dealing stalwart guard Jahri Evans for..." March 30

  • Saints cornerback arrested in Miami Beach

    Pro Football Talk "Saints cornerback Brian Dixon has been arrested in Miami Beach for resisting arrest without violence. Per multiple sources, the arrest occurred early this morning. It’s unclear why Dixon was being arrested in the first place. He’s charged only with resisting arrest." March 29

  • Impact of Jimmy Graham trade still being felt

    USA Today "The aftereffects of the deal that sent Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham across the country are still being weighed by the two teams involved in the swap. When Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider first informed coach Pete Carroll that Graham was on the block, Carroll could barely..." March 29