Saints Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Graham expresses love for Brees "New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham expressed his "love" for quarterback Drew Brees on Friday when asked about a recent ESPN The Magazine story that described some tension in their relationship this summer. When asked if that was real, Graham said, "Nah. No, Drew's my guy. I love..." September 13

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    Jeremy Rauch @FOX19Jeremy

    Just walked into #Bengals pro shop. Phones ringing off hook. And NOW this: #Saints just ordered 100 Devon Still jerseys. #NFL

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • New Orleans Saints' Junior Galette says defense to blame for loss to Atlanta

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There is more than enough blame to go around from the New Orleans Saints' stunning 37-34 overtime loss to Atlanta in Sunday's season opener. Almost every facet played a part. But Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette said Monday that the brunt of the loss falls on the defense, which..." September 09

  • Saints are older than NFL average on opening day, even as youth movement springs at some positions

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The average New Orleans Saint is 27.17 years old, although by the time the Saints open the season against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the team might have collectively celebrated its 27.18th birthday. How old does that make the Saints compared to the rest of the NFL? They're older than..." September 07

  • New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson recovering after knee scope

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is doing "great" after undergoing a scope on his surgically repaired knee, according to Saints spokesman Greg Bensel. Benson, 87, originally had surgery on his left knee in May to repair a torn medial meniscus. He was forced to miss the NFL draft because of..." September 06

  • Kenny Stills (quad) out for Saints "New Orleans Saints receiver Kenny Stills has officially been ruled out for Sunday's opener at the Atlanta Falcons because of a lingering quad injury. Stills was originally listed as questionable after being limited in practice this week. But he was downgraded when the Saints made their trip to..." September 06

  • Saints most popular season win total over play "With the return of head coach Sean Payton the New Orleans Saints bounced back notching 11 wins last season and most bettors think the Saints are on track to have another successful season." September 04

  • Saints bring back Robert Meachem, place Khairi Fortt on short-term IR

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints brought back wide receiver Robert Meachem on Wednesday, four days after releasing him in the final cut-down to get to the league's mandated 53-man roster. As a corresponding move, the Saints placed rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt on injured reserve with a designation to..." September 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Saints LB Junior Galette’s extension is for 4 years and worth $41.5 million, per source. He’ll receive $23M guaranteed.

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    Nick Underhill @UnderhillAdv

    Saints signed Shayne Graham, via league source

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    #Saints DL Junior Galette has agreed in principle to a contract extension with the team, per league sources.

  • Saints sign sixth-round pick Tavon Rooks, nine others to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The last of the Saints’ six 2014 draft picks has been added to the club’s practice squad. Rookie offensive tackle Tavon Rooks, a sixth-round selection from Kansas State, was among 10 players signed to the Saints’ practice roster on Monday, the club said." September 01

  • Saints receiver Brandon Coleman happy to get 'foot in door' on team's practice squad

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints rookie receiver Brandon Coleman said that while he didn't reach his goal of making the team's roster on Saturday, he was honored to get his "foot in the door on the practice squad." Coleman was one of five players confirmed by league sources as Saints' practice squad members...." September 01

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Saints released WR Robert Meachem and CB Champ Bailey.

  • Saints drop rookie receiver Brandon Coleman

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints have had plenty of success in recent years with first-year receivers. Brandon Coleman won’t be one of them. Per a league source, Coleman has been waived." August 30

  • Ravens' 22-13 win over the New Orleans Saints

    Baltimore Sun "The fourth preseason game is more about individual battles for the last few roster spots than about any kind of team performance. And with Deonte Thompson, Kamar Aiken and Michael Campanaro competing for two spots, at most, wide receiver represented ground zero Thursday night. Thompson scored..." August 29

  • Drew Brees and his wife welcome a little addition to their family

    Fox Sports "No family is complete without a daughter, right? Saints star quarterback Drew Brees missed practice Monday for a very good reason. His wife, Brittany, gave birth to a baby girl, and Brees was there to meet his family's newest arrival." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Saints kicker battle going down to wire "The New Orleans Saints still haven't decided on their kicker, according to coach Sean Payton, who said both Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke will get work in Thursday's preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens. Payton stressed, however, that the fact the battle is still ongoing shouldn't be..." August 26

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints QB Drew Brees not out at practice. Haven't heard why, but one possibility -- wife Brittany due any day with 4th child.

  • Kenny Stills aggravates quad injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints got quarterback Drew Brees back for Saturday’s preseason game against the Colts and he looked to be in fine form, but the news wasn’t all good for the New Orleans offense. Wide receiver Kenny Stills aggravated the quadriceps injury that has plagued him throughout training camp and..." August 24

  • Drew Brees shakes off rust to throw two touchdowns against Indianapolis Colts

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "If New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees grew tired of the questions about the potential of a rusty game in his two interviews with the local media this week, he didn't show it. Brees patiently answered the question with a smile creeping on his face behind the goatee he'd been growing..." August 24

  • Jimmy Graham fined $30K by NFL "New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was fined $30,000 on Friday for twice dunking over the goalpost during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, it was announced. Graham said earlier this week that it would be "unfortunate" if he got fined for the dunks. And he obviously..." August 23

  • After week of practice, Drew Brees ready to 'just play ball' on Saturday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Defensive end Junior Galette until the New Orleans Saints win a Super Bowl, a promise that might seem reckless except that Galette already wears a woolly and unkempt beard. The clean-cut Drew Brees made a more modest pledge: He would allow his goatee to grow out until he successfully returns to..." August 22

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Jimmy Graham: Have to stop dunks "Jimmy Graham stopped short of saying he regrets his goalpost dunks from Friday night, which drew two penalty flags and led to a shouting match between the New Orleans Saints tight end and coach Sean Payton on the sideline. But Graham insisted Sunday that he "would never do anything to hurt the..." August 18

  • Drew Brees says he plans to play when Saints travel to Indianapolis on Saturday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to full participation in practice Sunday at the team's headquarters in Metairie and said he would play for the first time in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday at Indianapolis. Brees said there was "no question" he planned to..." August 18

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, WR Kenny Stills all participating in individual passing drills

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    Larry Holder @LarryHolder

    Brees is about to do team drills. He's fully back from his oblique injury.

  • Sean Payton on Jimmy Graham dunking: ‘I’m very upset’

    The Advocate "Maybe the first dunk was cute. After tight end Jimmy Graham stuffed the ball through the uprights a second time coach Sean Payton was livid. “Yes, I was (upset),” Payton said. “I’m very upset. Would you be upset? I was, particularly.” The so-called “Jimmy Graham rule” was put in place this..." August 17

  • With Drew Brees sidelined, Saints' backup quarterbacks have big night

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The three quarterbacks on the New Orleans Saints' roster not named Drew Brees combined for 325 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Veteran Luke McCown opened the game with methodical scoring drives,..." August 16

  • Keenan Lewis limps off for Saints

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints opened the night without several key players and another one limped off the field before the first half came to an end. Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis headed to the back with medical personnel in the second quarter of the game shortly after leaving game. Lewis was not wearing a shoe..." August 16

  • New Orleans Saints commit 22 penalties, beat Tennessee Titans 31-24

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints forced five turnovers and withstood a barrage of penalty flags to beat the Tennessee Titans 31-24 in a preseason game on Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints, now 2-0 in the preseason, were flagged 22 times for 183 yards. There are no records for..." August 16

  • Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis still looking for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There's a hairline difference between cockiness and confidence. New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis often smudges the line. For example ... "I want to be the best," Lewis said. "I respect those guys -- Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman and them. But it's time Keenan Lewis can be..." August 14

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints Payton explained that TE Richard Quinn retired earlier this week after he realized his heart's not in it anymore. Happens at times.

  • Drew Brees does individual drills, but still limited Wednesday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and cornerback Champ Bailey are slowly making their way back to full participation. But they're not there yet. During Wednesday's practice, Brees and Bailey practiced in almost the same fashion as Tuesday, coming to practice in full pads but keeping..." August 13

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Aldon Smith dominating with suspension looming

    San Francisco Chronicle "At the moment, for the 49ers, the news is a bit bittersweet: Aldon Smith has never been better. At least that’s the word coming from those who have seen the 49ers All-Pro outside linebacker in training camp. Jim Harbaugh said Smith has “taken his game to the highest level” and 49ers left..." August 13

  • Saints place tight end Richard Quinn on reserve/retired list

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tight end Richard Quinn lasted less than one week in the New Orleans Saints' training camp before being placed on the reserve/retired list on Monday, according to the NFL's transaction wire. Quinn was signed last Tuesday to shore up depth after injuries to tight end Je'Ron Hamm and fullback..." August 12