Saints Rumors & News

  • Saints rule out two RBs; Jimmy Graham questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints will be down two tailbacks Sunday night vs. Green Bay. According to the injury report, the club has ruled out Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder). Mark Ingram figures to be the Saints’ featured back against the Packers, with Travaris Cadet likely the top..." October 24

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Saints' search for second starting cornerback failed from the start

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints were on easy street at cornerback, for once, during the 2013 season. They weren't going to find much better than Keenan Lewis and Jabari Greer. The tandem stood as one of the primary factors in such an over-achieving turnaround on defense last season. New Orleans was 8-2..." October 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    More #Saints bad news: They will lose RB Pierre Thomas for 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury, I'm told. He left Sunday's game early.

  • Saints lose center Jonathan Goodwin to leg injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints took a 10-3 lead into halftime at Detroit, but the second half could be rough for the New Orleans offensive line. Center Jonathan Goodwin was taken to the locker room on a cart after suffering a leg injury. His leg was rolled on in a pileup." October 19

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    New Orleans Saints @Saints

    Jimmy Graham is active for today's game #NOvsDET

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    Crabtree release possibly a good sign #Saints Jimmy Graham could play. But also possible that FB Erik Lorigs return made Crabtree expendable

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    So for now, Saints TE Jimmy Graham is expected to play, though not expected to start due to shoulder injury. Will test injury in pregame.

  • Saints, Lions will look to overcome hampered superstars Jimmy Graham, Calvin Johnson on Sunday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Take away tight end Jimmy Graham and you remove the New Orleans Saints' most prolific and reliable offensive weapon and Drew Brees' safety blanket. Take away wide receiver Calvin Johnson and you remove the Detroit Lions' most explosive player since Barry Sanders and Matthew Stafford's saving..." October 18

  • Saints “still optimistic” about Jimmy Graham’s availability

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints travel to Detroit for a game with the Lions this Sunday and they aren’t ready to say whether they’ll have tight end Jimmy Graham in the lineup. Last Sunday, word out of New Orleans was that Graham would miss two or three games as a result of a shoulder injury he suffered against the..." October 17

  • Mark Ingram eager to play in home state vs. Lions

    Fox Sports Southwest "Saints running back Mark Ingram is intent on playing in his home state Sunday when they take on the Lions in Detroit. Ingram was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Flint, Mich., where he played for Southwestern Academy. Wednesday, Ingram practiced with the Saints and says he's taking handoffs,..." October 16

  • The Cowboys are no longer America's favorite team

    Sporting News "Is it time to remove the "America's Team" moniker from the Cowboys? According to the latest Harris Poll results, the Cowboys have been vanquished by the Broncos after six years as the No. 1 team in America's hearts. In the annual poll, the Broncos jumped ahead two spots from third in 2013...." October 15

  • Reggie Bush to return for reunion with Saints

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions didn’t need receiver Calvin Johnson or running back Reggie Bush to beat the Vikings in Minnesota. The Lions may not need either of them to beat the Saints in Detroit. But they’ll definitely have one of them. Bush said Sunday he’ll definitely return for the Week Seven reunion with..." October 13

  • Brandon Coleman 'hungry' to make the New Orleans Saints' active roster

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints receiver Brandon Coleman spent part of the bye week bowling with his Saints teammates as part of a fundraiser for Pierre Thomas' and Thomas Morstead's charities. Coleman said he expects the Saints' season to turn around and that it's made him "hungry" to make the active..." October 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Saints star TE Jimmy Graham expected to miss 2-3 weeks after the bye with a shoulder sprain, source says. Likely out vs. #Lions & #Packers

  • Rough past motivates Khiry Robinson "New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson opened up about a troubled past that included multiple cases of criminal activity, family tragedy and a brief period of homelessness in a revealing story published by The Advocate. Robinson's backstory was mostly unknown publicly, except for the..." October 12

  • Saints Mark Ingram says he plans to return from injury at Detroit

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram said he plans to return to the field when the Saints play at the Detroit Lions on Oct. 19. Ingram made the comments Friday morning on the NFL Network. "My plan is to be back out there next week versus Detroit," he said." October 11

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Sean Payton: Mark Ingram has chance to play; on Jimmy Graham, ‘we’ll see’ "Sean Payton said running back Mark Ingram has a chance to play in the New Orleans Saints’ next game in Week 7 at the Detroit Lions, though Payton remained vague on tight end Jimmy Graham’s status during an interview with CBS Sports Radio’s “TBD In The Morning” on Wednesday. Payton said Ingram..." October 08

  • New Orleans Saints 2014 draft class dwindles after Khairi Fortt is waived

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Only four players from the New Orleans Saints' 2014 draft class are still on the roster, and only one -- receiver Brandin Cooks -- has contributed beyond special teams so far in 2014. The surprising news on Monday that the Saints had waived linebacker Khairi Fortt highlighted the struggles of..." October 07

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: the Saints have signed former Packers and Bucs TE Tom Crabtree.

  • Robinson scores overtime TD to lead Saints to 37-31 win vs. Tampa Bay

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints haven't made a single game easy this season. Why start now? Saints running back Khiry Robinson high-stepped it into the end zone in overtime as New Orleans (2-3) defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4) to preserve its season headed into the bye week. The Saints are..." October 06

  • New Orleans Saints running backs power offense through ground, air

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees threw 57 passes on Sunday and yet two running backs had pivotal roles in the New Orleans Saints' overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Khiry Robinson carried 21 times for 89 yards, including the final four plays of the overtime period. His..." October 06

  • Jimmy Graham injures shoulder "Saints tight end Jimmy Graham suffered a shoulder injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Graham originally went back into the game for two series in the first half (making a 23-yard catch in traffic on his first play back). But after several chats with..." October 05

  • Byrd’s lateral meniscus tear typically results in conservative approach

    Pro Football Talk "Entering the season, the primary concern regarding Saints safety Jairus Byrd related to a back injury that required surgery after he signed a big-money contract with the team. But it’s a knee injury that ended Byrd’s season after only three games. Former athletic trainer Mike Ryan, a..." October 03

  • Saints' Jairus Byrd and his father Gill, a Bucs assistant, to be on opposite sidelines Sunday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Just like the start of every other week during the NFL season, the phone call Gill Byrd always knows is coming occurred Monday. It was his son, Jairus Byrd, and the conversation wasn't at all out of the ordinary. The two talked as father and son, shared some laughs and then came the usual line..." October 03

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Saints HC Sean Payton announces S Jairus Byrd is out for the season after tearing his lateral meniscus in practice on Thursday.

  • Still bitter, Eagles RB Darren Sproles says, 'I felt disrespected' by Saints

    Newark Star-Ledger "His old team is 1-3 and coming off a blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Just don't expect Eagles running back Darren Sproles to be shedding any tears for the struggling New Orleans Saints, who traded him to Philadelphia in the offseason. “I felt disrespected there,’’ said Sproles, who has..." October 03

  • Saints' Curtis Lofton offers strong support for Rob Ryan "Add linebacker Curtis Lofton to the list of New Orleans Saints who are strongly supporting defensive coordinator Rob Ryan despite the defense’s early struggles. "I've said it before: I won't play for any defensive coordinator but Rob Ryan,” Lofton said, via The Times-Picayune’s Katherine..." October 02

  • The Sins of the New Orleans Saints

    Grantland "The Saints spent this offseason checking off nearly every box on the Contender Checklist. Despite bumping up against the cap, they did enough we’ll-deal-with-this-later shuffling to lure Jairus Byrd in free agency. They followed that by trading up for Oregon State touchdown machine Brandin Cooks...." October 02

  • Dallas Crushes New Orleans 38-17

    Blogging The Boys "We all saw this game coming, right? The Dallas Cowboys opened with an almost flawless first half in all phases of the game. It was probably the best half of football the team has played under Jason Garrett, and they were able to play well enough in the second half to get a 38-17 win that was a..." September 29

  • Saints' offense struggling to keep pace "In one sense, the New Orleans Saints' offensive performance in Sunday night’s 38-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys wasn’t really all that different from their first three this season. It still wound up being a pretty equal mix of some impressive drives and some paralyzing lulls. But the biggest..." September 29

  • On Saints' ill-fated fake punt, Sean Payton says 'hindsight is 20-20'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints felt supremely confident in the fake punt that fizzled in the fourth quarter of their 38-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Cowboys simply didn't bite. The Saints were facing fourth-and-9 from their own 41 with 7:45 left in the game when Thomas Morstead lined..." September 29

  • Can Cowboys erase 23 years of history when they face Saints on Sunday?

    Dallas Morning News "There was a time long ago, before people put canvas and polypropylene bags in the trunk of their Prius to drive to the grocery store, when fans of the New Orleans Saints would place paper bags over their heads. Maybe the Who Dat Nation can lend those ancient artifacts to Cowboys fans for this..." September 28

  • Captain Munnerlyn says NFL sided with him on “bad call”

    Twin Cities "Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said Friday he was not fined by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty incurred last Sunday on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees. “I’m kind of excited,’’ Munnerlyn told the Pioneer Press. “It was a bad call. They made a mistake.’’ A source..." September 28

  • Drew Brees -- ENDS WAR WITH EX-TEAMMATE ... After Losing $160k In Bad Investment "Drew Brees is finally calling off the dogs on a former Saints teammate who allegedly screwed him out of $160k ... more than a year after battling the guy in court ... TMZ Sports has learned. Brees had sued former Saints longsnapper Kevin Houser -- claiming the guy (who became a licensed..." September 26

  • Saints' Watson practices on limited basis "Tight end Benjamin Watson returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday for the New Orleans Saints, increasing the chances he may be able to play Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys with a groin injury. There were no other changes to the Saints' injury report. Running back Mark Ingram (hand),..." September 25

  • Poached: Jaguars Sign TE Nic Jacobs From Saints Practice Squad

    Canal Street Chronicles "The Jacksonville Jaguars made several moves today including signing Nic Jacobs from the Saints practice squad. Nic Jacobs, the former McNeese State Cowboy and LSU Tiger, was signed from the Saints practice squad. One of several moves by the Jacksonville Jaguars today. They placed safety Chris..." September 23

  • Brandin Cooks resumes impressive rookie pace in win over Vikings

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints rookie receiver Brandin Cooks will be 21 by the time he plays at Dallas in Week 4 on Sunday. But through three weeks, he's already among the most productive 20-year-old receivers in pro football history. Cooks had a team-high eight receptions for 74 yards in the Saints'..." September 23

  • New Orleans Saints win, but still haven't found what they're looking for

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "One of the best things Bill Parcells said in his Hall of Fame career was you are what your record says you are. In the NFL, you don't look in the mirror for a reality check. You look at the standings. And the fact is the New Orleans Saints are 1-2 after their workmanlike 20-9 victory against..." September 22

  • Mark Ingram, David Hawthorne among 4 Saints ruled out for Vikings game on Sunday

    The New Orleans Advocate "The 0-2 Saints ruled out four players for their home game Sunday against the Vikings on Friday. Running back Mark Ingram (fractured hand), linebacker David Hawthorne (ankle), safety Marcus Ball (hamstring) and fullback Erik Lorig (ankle) have been scratched. Lorig and Ball missed the Saints’..." September 19

  • With Mark Ingram out, Khiry Robinson 'fired up' to show growth from rookie year to now

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram somehow managed to play an entire half with a broken bone in his hand last Sunday, then patiently fielded post-game questions in the locker room without betraying the slightest bit of pain. "I did not know (he was injured)," said teammate Pierre..." September 19

  • Bengals DT Still Thanks Payton For Generosity "Devon Still and Sean Payton chatted Thursday morning on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show for the first time since the New Orleans Saints coach purchased 100 of the Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle's jerseys from the team's website, proceeds of which went to pediatric cancer research. Still's..." September 18

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    Katherine Terrell @Kat_Terrell

    Payton said Ingram had surgery. Two screws above his thumb.

  • Drew Brees: We're not all 'brutes' "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said Wednesday that NFL players shouldn't be negatively stereotyped in the wake of recent scandals that have engulfed the league. Adrian Peterson's indictment on child abuse charges and the domestic violence..." September 17

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis: 'There's no way to sugarcoat being 0-2'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Even New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis acknowledges there isn't anything pretty about losing the first two games of the 2014 regular season. "There's no way to sugarcoat being 0-2," Loomis said as he addressed the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Monday..." September 16

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Saints will be without RB Mark Ingram for about a month, source confirms. Hand injury, as @AdamSchefter tweeted. Surprise there.

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel expected to be a factor in Week 2 vs. Saints "The Browns expect to get first-round pick Johnny Manziel on the field this week to provide some different looks as the club deals with a shortage of offensive talent. With Josh Gordon still suspended, top tight end Jordan Cameron injured and starting running back Ben Tate out as well, offensive..." September 14

  • Saints' Mark Ingram, Marques Colston won't speak to media "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram and receiver Marques Colston both maintained media silence throughout the week after neither player spoke following Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. So we've still gotten no explanation from Ingram about what had him fuming on the..." September 13