Saints Rumors & News

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Drew Brees confident in coordinator change, but 'everyone loved Rob Ryan'

    ESPN "Drew Brees said "everyone loved Rob Ryan." But Brees expressed confidence that the decision to fire Ryan as defensive coordinator can become part of a late-season surge for the New Orleans Saints. "Anytime there’s a change midseason, whether it’s a coach or players at different positions or..." November 24

  • NFL announces flexible scheduling changes for Week 13 "The NFL announced on Monday the flexible scheduling changes for Week 13, including the Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints game on Dec. 6. The Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns game on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. ET moves from CBS to FOX, and the Panthers-Saints game on FOX moves from 1..." November 24

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    OLB Phillip Hunt is signing with #Saints today.

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Rob Ryan: Everything in New Orleans was blamed on me

    Pro Football Talk "Former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan made an appearance on NFL Network Sunday morning to discuss his departure from the team midway through his third year running the defense. Ryan’s firing came after his porous unit was shredded by the Redskins in Week 10 — “they made my bye week turn..." November 22

  • A Redskins player thanked Ben Watson for helping his fantasy team

    Washington Post "NFL players play fantasy football. NFL players also play NFL football. This means that sometimes, NFL players find themselves sharing a field with their own fantasy players. Or even being their own fantasy players, presumably. And if you think this might lead to weird conversations, it would..." November 21

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Saints fire Rob Ryan, promote Dennis Allen to defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "Well, it's finally official. Sean Payton announced Monday evening that the Saints have fired Rob Ryan and will promote Dennis Allen to defensive coordinator. Earlier on Monday, Payton denied the reports that claimed the Saints had already fired Ryan, but he later announced the move to WWL..." November 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Saints fired Rob Ryan as @alexmarvez reported they would. Dennis Allen is Saints new defensive coordinator, per @mortreport.

  • Report: Saints firing Rob Ryan

    Pro Football Talk "When you coordinate the worst pass defense in NFL history, your job is not safe. Saints coach Rob Ryan is finding that out the hard way today, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Saints are firing Ryan. The Saints’ pass defense has been abysmal this season. Yesterday, Kirk Cousins..." November 16

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Two sources tell @NFLonFOX that @Saints are firing DC Rob Ryan after latest defensive woes Sunday v @Redskins

  • Sean Payton says Rob Ryan 'absolutely' still his DC "Will the Saints retain Rob Ryan despite reports otherwise, or was New Orleans head coach Sean Payton simply playing a game of semantics during his press conference on Monday afternoon? Less than 24 hours after Payton's team was bullied by Washington in a 47-14 beatdown, the coach said he had..." November 16

  • Kirk Cousins throws for four TDs, everything breaks Redskins’ way in 47-14 win vs. Saints

    Washington Post "Midway through the NFL season, the Redskins’ record was no better than it was last year at the same juncture. The offense had grown tentative and predictable, while the defense had been gashed by a succession of opponents. So it was under a heavy cloud of skepticism that the Redskins returned..." November 15

  • Saints' Brandon Browner on penalties: 'This is not new to me'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner has caught plenty heat for the league-high number of penalties against him. The 15 accepted penalties against him lead the league, according to Browner addressed the issue Monday, when he also talked about his locker-room outburst..." November 10

  • Chances growing for Sean Payton to bolt Saints, become hot NFL coaching commodity

    Yahoo! Sports "With legal drama engulfing New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and the NFL keeping close tabs on a potential ownership change, there is a "steadily increasing possibility" that head coach Sean Payton and some front-office executives will depart the franchise in the offseason, a league source told..." November 10

  • Matt Flynn will be 11th New Orleans Saints QB not named Drew Brees since '06

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees has been such a steadfast presence for the New Orleans Saints since his arrival in 2006 that it's easy to forget the guys behind him. Matt Flynn, signed this week after veteran Luke McCown suffered a season-ending injury, will be the 11th quarterback other than Brees to be on the..." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

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    New Orleans Saints @Saints

    Payton confirms on @WWLAMFM that the #Saints are signing QB Matt Flynn #LSU

  • Browner directs profanity-laced tirade at reporter "Brandon Browner's nightmare season in New Orleans continued on the field Sunday, and then got even worse in the locker room after the game. Browner directed a profanity-laced tirade at reporters after the Saints' overtime loss, primarily WWL-TV reporter Lyons Yellin, according to The..." November 09

  • Titans beat Saints in OT, snap losing streak

    Tennessean "The return of Marcus Mariota and the debut of Mike Mularkey as interim coach helped the Titans snap a six-game losing streak with a 34-28 victory over the Saints in overtime on Sunday. The Titans (2-6) won for the first time since beating the Buccaneers in the season opener. Both wins were on..." November 08

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    If Sean Payton wanted to be a coaching free agent after this year, I'm told the #Saints would be inclined to let him out of his contract.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Saints have QB issues, even with Drew Brees healthy. Backup Luke McCown (lower back) is seeing a specialist Monday. His season is in doubt.

  • Saints would let Payton explore options

    Pro Football Talk "Sean Payton and the Saints have won three straight, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from linking Payton to other jobs in the near future. Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that if Payton wanted to be a coaching free agent after this season, the Saints would be inclined..." November 08

  • Saints' Benjamin Watson enjoying his career renaissance

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There is a selfish bone in Benjamin Watson's body. Sure it's for the greater good of the New Orleans Saints, but Watson admittedly likes this attention. He's become one of the most trusted weapons for Drew Brees in the passing game. He wants the football, and Brees is obliging. Watson..." November 05

  • NFL adds INT to Drew Brees' stat total, causes Fantasy football chaos

    CBS Sports "As far as Fantasy football goes, the only thing worse than losing is losing the day after you thought you had already won. That's what happened to some Drew Brees owners this week after the NFL applied a stat correction to his game against the Giants. After the Saints beat New York 52-49 on..." November 04

  • Saints sign former Texans linebacker Mike Mohamed

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texans inside linebacker Mike Mohamed has signed with the New Orleans Saints following a successful tryout, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly. Mohamed previously reached a three-week injury settlement with the Texans an amount of $116,470, removing him from injured..." November 04

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • 49ers sign RB Pierre Thomas, per agent

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers have added some running back depth, signing Pierre Thomas. We break down the implications on the injured running backs. The San Francisco 49ers have signed running back Pierre Thomas, according to his agent, Lamont Smith. The move comes a day after the team signed free..." November 03

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    Nick Underhill @nick_underhill

    Brees no longer set a career mark. He's now 39-50, 505 yards with seven TDs and two picks. Was previously 40-50 for 511.

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    Nick Underhill @nick_underhill

    Stat correction in the official game book. The Snead fumble was changed to an interception.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With a key injury at RB, the #Saints worked out Trent Richardson, among others today, I'm told. Would expect 1 to sign.

  • Drew Brees finds magic yet again in record-setting 52-49 win over Giants

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is three months from his 37th birthday, but he still has some magic left in him. A lot of it, actually. If Brees has a performance bar that he sets for himself, he just nudged it a little higher. In a wild 52-49 win over the New York Giants that..." November 02

  • Saints to sign RB Tim Hightower after injury to Khiry Robinson

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints plan to sign veteran running back Tim Hightower to replace Khiry Robinson, who suffered a season-ending leg injury on Sunday, according to a league source. Hightower went through training camp with the Saints and made the initial 53-man roster but was released one day..." November 02

  • Saints RB Khiry Robinson fractured tibia, will go on season-ending IR

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson suffered a fractured tibia on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season, coach Sean Payton said Monday. Robinson underwent successful surgery to repair the fracture Sunday night, Payton said. Robinson, 25, is in his third season with the..." November 02

  • Drew Brees 'absolutely' expects to end career with Saints

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has rarely looked better than he did in Sunday's seven touchdown performance against the New York Giants, and Saints fans can expect to watch a few more vintage performances from the franchise player. On Monday, when asked on The Dan Patrick Show if he..." November 02

  • Drew Brees' son cheering by school ties to Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.

    ESPN "Drew Brees' oldest son Baylen -- the adorable kid from that iconic Super Bowl celebration in 2010 -- is old enough to really appreciate what Dad does for a living now. But Brees joked on The Dan Patrick Show that Baylen, 6, was a little too into the New Orleans Saints' 52-49 thriller against..." November 02

  • RB Khiry Robinson of New Orleans Saints carted off with leg injury

    ESPN "Saints running back Khiry Robinson was carted off the field after an air cast was placed on his right leg during the first half Sunday. Robinson was injured after a 2-yard gain to the New York Giants' 2-yard line just before the 2-minute warning." November 01

  • Drew Brees ties single-game record with 7 TD passes "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the eighth player in NFL history to pass for a record seven touchdowns in a single game during Sunday's tilt against the New York Giants. Brees tied the record mark with a touchdown pass to C.J. Spiller with 36 seconds left to tie the game,..." November 01

  • Saints signing LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, according to source

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Seeking depth at an injury-scarred position, the New Orleans Saints are bringing back linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, who played here from 2008-2011. The Saints signed Dunbar on Thursday after a workout in New Orleans, according to a league source. Dunbar was released by the St. Louis Rams on..." October 29

  • Saints have zero tolerance when it comes to turnover margin

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints carry a big fat zero in one of the league's most important statistical categories. Sounds depressing, doesn't it? In actuality, it's a significant reason for the resuscitation of the Saints' 2015 season. For the first time in what seems like eons, the Saints are even..." October 28

  • New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints tried out two long-snappers this week, an indication that they are seeking possible alternatives if veteran snapper Justin Drescher continues to struggle. Snappers Patrick Scales and Christian Yount were among the half-dozen players the Saints worked out this week,..." October 28

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    Delvin Chip Breaux @BreauxShow24

    9 years ago today is when I had my devastating neck injury that almost took my life... just blessed to be alive and doing what I love...

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

  • Saints defenders feel the unit is 'coming together' after 27-21 win vs. Colts

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "NFL players are sometimes loathe to admit there are certain plays they just draw a line through, throw out and move forward. They take what happened and learn from it, while knowing it's not a true indicator of an individual or team ability. Two such plays in the New Orleans Saints' 27-21..." October 26

  • Saints cornerbacks Keenan Lewis, Damian Swann out vs. Colts

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Damian Swann (concussion), Keenan Lewis (hip) and tackle Andrus Peat (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts. Swann was cleared to resume activities over the weekend after sustaining a concussion against the Eagles, but was limited in..." October 23

  • Cowboys reclaim title of America's favorite NFL team

    The Score "The Dallas Cowboys are once again America's favorite NFL team. After dropping to fourth place in 2014, the Cowboys reclaimed the top spot in the annual Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults from Sept. 9-17 to determine the most popular NFL franchises. The Green Bay Packers and New..." October 23

  • NFL teams may cut ties to fantasy sites amid inquiries

    Boston Globe "The US attorney’s office in Boston has subpoenaed DraftKings Inc., seeking information about whether one of its employees had inside information that helped him win a fantasy sports contest on a competitor’s site, according to two people familiar with the federal investigation. The inquiry is..." October 23

  • NFLPA files grievance against NFL teams for use of sleep-monitoring devices

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, saying the use of sleep-monitoring devices is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a memo to players Thursday. In the memo, acquired by USA Today,..." October 23