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Kristian: Five things you can bank on for the 2015 Saints


Go ahead, roll your eyes! I’m doing the same thing, but with the Saints taking the day off today I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about some of the observations I’ve made, and why I believe they’ll work for the Saints. Read More
Camp Clunkers

Steve: The biggest letdowns so far at Saints camp


The team is off today, so as we get ready to enter week two here in West Virginia, I decided to tell you about the players who have not lived up to expectations. Read More
Eye Opener

Saints rookie Anthony opening eyes at linebacker


Max Unger wasn't the only player the New Orleans Saints acquired when they traded star tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle in a deal that sent shockwaves throughout the NFL. Read more...

Payton: Greenbrier has been ideal for Saints so far


Opening Statement: “Brian Dixon came off of PUP and practiced today. He’s doing better. I thought the work this morning was pretty good. These guys will be off tomorrow. Yesterday we felt like we got good work (and) today we felt like we got some good team work.” Read More
Armstead Out?

Steve: LT Terron Armstead leaves Saints practice early


Saints left tackle Terron Armstead left this morning’s practice and did not return. When head coach Sean Payton was asked if he would like to elaborate on Armstead’s status, the media got the response they knew was coming. “No, he left early.” Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby: Saints WR Brandon Coleman makes play of the day


The first five days of training camp are now in the books - the Saints have had two days in shorts and helmets and three days in full pads. "I think the Saints are getting done what they need to do up to this point. I like the intensity and I see guys starting to get settled in out there!" said Hokie Gajan after practice Monday. Read More
Monday Saints

Kristian: Kikaha shines, Peat struggles at Saints camp


Tempo has been a common theme at Saints training camp, and after a really intense workout yesterday, the Saints followed it up with another solid day of work ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled day off.  There weren’t nearly as many big hits as we saw on Sunday, but we still saw a lot of energy. Read More
Saints Honor

Andersen going into Saints Ring of Honor


The New Orleans Saints just announced that kicker Morten Andersen is going into the "Ring of Honor" in the Superdome.  "Sooner or later this guy in going to be in the Hall of Fame, that is a fact!" Saints coach Sean Payton said.  Read more...
40 Years Old

Superdome celebrates 40 years


Today is the 40th birthday of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  The Dome officially opened on August 3, 1975 after almost four years of construction.  General Manager Alan Freeman says 40 years is a great run, but the facility still has a lot of life left.  Read more and see a timeline...
Resident Pros

Hokie: Saints have most physical outing yet


Sure it's just the fourth day of 2015 training camp, but this Sunday morning in beautiful, cool White Sulphur Springs, it was a little hotter on the field in the form of physicality. Read More

Kristian: Intense second day in pads for the Saints


Urgency: That was the popular word of choice from the players and coaches today in practice.  Today was the most physical practice the Saints have held in a while.  There were several big hits that we’ll talk about in a bit.  “The players did a good job with the tempo of practice today,” Sean Payton explained following the workout. Read More

Sean Payton reviews first padded practice of camp


Sean Payton speaks with reporters on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Read more
New Saint

Going from Patriots to Saints is just business for Brandon Browner


Ever since Jabari Greer got injured and ultimately retired from football the Saints have been without a solid #2 cornerback.  The team made sure to rectify that this offseason by inking Brandon Browner to a 3 year, 15 million dollar deal.  Read more...
Pads Poppin'

Kristian: Pads pop at Saints Camp


Contact:  Finally the Saints were back to ‘real football’ in full pads this morning.  The pace of practice was much faster than the previous two days, with a variety of different drills.  You could see an uptick in energy among the players and ... Read more
Saints in Pads

Resident Pro's: Saints Practice live and in color!


Those who follow sports know that there are, and will continue to be, many cliché’s and sayings.  I can remember back in my days at good ole Amite High School Coach Nick Labarbera would yell, "Ok we are live and in color."  Read more...
Hondo's Take

Henderson: Saints training camp off to a good start


Like E.F. Hutton - when he talks, we all listen.  One of the longest tenured voices in the National Football League stopped by Sports Talk to pay a visit to the Cajun Cannon and the Big Chief. Read More
Saints Tech

Kristian: Saints hoping to gain an edge with new high-tech toys


The Saints brought in two 360-degree cameras that act as virtual simulators for players; plus a new Cyrotherapy Chamber that may someday replace cold tubs. Read More
Saint Suspended

Saints TE Orson Charles suspended for road rage incident


Saints tight end Orson Charles has been suspended by the league for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Read More
Saints Vines

Steve's Saints training camp Vine-lights


It was a glorious day here in West Virginia after the mountain fog lifted from the practice field. Saints players got their last taste of practicing without pads, as the real fun starts tomorrow. Here are a few highlights from the day, leading off with running back Khiry Robinson looking like he was shot from a cannon! Read More
Colston Returns

Kristian: Colston returns to Saints training camp


Wide Receiver Marques Colston made an appearance at this morning’s walk through portion of practice, hauling in a pass from Drew Brees.  Colston started camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list with an undisclosed injury, and while he didn’t participate in the team drills at practice today, it was good to see him moving around. Read More
Resident Pros

Saints practice in cooler weather; Bush and Lewis shine


The first two days of practice are in the books, and the New Orleans Saints will get down to more physical business tomorrow.  "When you put on the pads it changes things," said Hokie Gajan. The Saints wrapped up this morning at the Greenbrier with a two hour plus practice and willdon full pads for the first time tomorrow morning. Read More
Saints Trip

Who Dat Nation takes over White Sulphur Springs


It's not too late for the Who Dat Nation to head to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia where the Saints are holding training camp. Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau Spokesperson Kristi Godby says in small town West Virginia, they don't have... Read more
Saints Leaders

Deke: How strong is the Saints' locker room?


After a terrible start to the 2014 NFL Season, leadership and team leaders came into question for the New Orleans Saints.  On more than one occasion, we heard a lot about team leaders and whether or not the Saints had good, strong leadership inside their locker room. When you lose more than you win, leadership problems are even more magnified. Read More
Ingram's Hopes

Steve: Ingram hopes for bigger role on Saints offense


For the Saints, one of the few bright spots from last season was Mark Ingram’s break-out year. Whether or not it was the thought of a new contract that fueled his fire, he certainly produced on a high level. Ingram rushed for 964 yards and 9 scores with 145 receiving yards in the 13 games he appeared in. How did it feel to be on the practice field for day one of training camp? Read More

Brees: I'm always fine-tuning, adding things to keep an edge


How was the first day? “The first day was good. I think everybody was excited to get back out there and start moving around. It’s been long anticipated. I felt like we had a good offseason with OTA’s and Minicamp building up to this point and I just think over the last 24 hours, we’ve just felt a really good energy about the team." Read More

Payton pleased with first days' practice at Saints camp


Are you happy with the first day of practice? “Yes, (the) first couple of days here with the conditioning test yesterday and (then) this morning’s work.  At 4:30 a.m. or so when it was raining the first thought was we were going to move to the lower field, but I was real pleased." Read More
Practice Recap

Kristian: Saints battle rainy first day of practice


The Saints started training camp getting tested right away, with a steady rain falling throughout the first half of practice.  The skies cleared toward the back end of practice and several players started making plays. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby and Hokie impressed by Lewis, Snead in 1st Saints practice


The New Orleans Saints began training camp with a morning practice at the Greenbrier this morning.  The Black and Gold worked through some wet conditions with a light rain falling during parts of the AM session. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby and Hokie excited that Saints football is back


They have been there and done that when it comes to getting it done on the field for the Black and Gold, and this week WWL Saints Radio resident pros Bobby Hebert and Hokie Gajan will once again team up to break down Saints Training Camp.  “Man, the dog days of summer is over. Football season is here, and now I think as fans we all get excited and members of the Who Dat Nation are
Saints WRs

Steve: Who will be Saints #2 receiver with Colston on PUP?


It’s still way too early to get worked up over guys starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list, but if Marques Colston does have an injury that will keep him out for an extended period of time; who will replace him as the teams’ #2 receiver? Read More
Payton Speaks

Payton: Saints can't turn back the clock on Galette - eyes forward


A transcript of Sean Payton's Wednesday afternoon press conference
Saints Presser

Kristian: Saints equipped to overcome adversity


As training camp opened today for the Saints, General Manager Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton were pelted with questions regarding their recent decision to release outside linebacker Junior Galette.  Mickey and Sean both took the moral high ground and had nothing but positive remarks about the troubled former Saint. Read More
Jairus Byrd

Byrdman: Or (The Unexpected Injuries of a Saints safety)


When the Saints swooped in last offseason to sign the top free agent on the market, there wasn’t a single soul who thought it was a bad decision. But now, in just year two of safety Jaruis Byrd’s 6-year $54 million contract, doubt and concern have crept into the minds of the Who Dat Nation. Read More
Things to Watch

Five story lines to follow during Saints training camp


Other than veteran Marques Colston, who is injured, the only returning regular in the receiving corps is 2014 first-round pick Brandin Cooks, whose promising rookie year was cut short by injury.   Read more...
Training Camp

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory.  Read more...
Korte's Take

Deke: Steve Korte excited to see Max Unger join Saints O-Line


When it comes to football, it always comes down to who has the best guys in the trenches. Who better to ask about the Saints offensive line than former Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte? Read More
Roster Moves

Saints officially release Galette, sign two others


On the Monday afternoon before they begin training camp in West Virginia, the Saints officially released Junior Galette and also signed TE Kevin Brock and G Cole Manhart and waived injured center Michael Brewster. Read More

Kristian: Releasing Galette right move for Saints


The Saints obviously mean business releasing their top pass rusher less than a year after naming him a defensive captain and signing him to a huge extension last season. Galette made a series of poor decisions this off-season, involved in a domestic dispute and of course there is the video alleging Galette's involvement in a beach brawl. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: 4 very important factors in 2015 Saints training camp


I know - every year is the so called "most important year" for particular teams, coaches and players. We hear it all the time.  But to those who follow the Black and Gold, the 2015 Saints training camp could very well be the most important - and in several different ways. Read More
Hurt Saints

Three Saints rookies have non-football injuries


WWL Saints insider Kristian Garic reports that the Saints placed three rookies on the non-football injury (NFI) list today: Offensive lineman Antonio Johnson, linebacker Davis Tull, and running back Marcus Murphy. Read More
Saints Frets?

Kristian: Five concerns as Saints head into training camp


Last week I wrote about five things I liked about the Saints, positive things the Saints have in their favor headed into training camp. Here are some questions that remain unanswered at the moment. Read More
Saints Kicker

Mark: Hopkins, Hocker battle for Saints kicking vacancy


For all the ways the team has found to light up the scoreboard under Payton, one play continues without fail to make the Who Dat Nation wear out the edges of their seats and bite their nails down to the bone. Read More
 
Saints' Tone

Deke: Payton looks to reset Saints' tone at Greenbrier


The Saints can't relax. The Saints need that feeling that someone is after their job.  And the Saints need that sense of urgency that time is ticking and this team has to get it right this season - or else! Read More

Kristian: Five things to like about the 2015 Saints


The Saints have some warts headed into training camp, but they also have some redeeming qualities for the 2015-2016 season.  Some of this list might make me come off as a bit of a homer, but go ahead and refute them if you can! Read More
Payton Speaks

Sean Payton's Tuesday press conference


Opening Statement: “We’re basically finishing out the first of our three minicamp practices. The schedule’s a little different in regards to our times and the amount of time we’re on the field, meeting time." Read More
Resident Pros

​Saints OTA: "Some receivers have a great shot to make the team"


The New Orleans Saints held practice today at their facility on Airline Drive.  Today's Organized Team Activity (OTA) was the second which the media was allowed to attend. Read More
Tough Saint

Saints' Vaccaro played entire 2014 season with torn hamstring


Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro had a bad sophomore season in 2014, after a solid rookie campaign in 2013.  Vaccaro was caught out of position at times and missed several tackles.  He even saw his snap count reduced later in the season, in what he and coach Payton failed to term as a demotion when it was clearly just that. Read More

Saints OL Tim Lelilto: "You've got to be ready to play"


Saints offensive lineman Tim Lelito stopped by our WWL studio to talk Saints football and more with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia.   Read More
Brees

Drew Brees: Young players have opportunity to contribute right away


Saints Quarterback Drew Brees joined Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia on SportsTalk.  Drew talked first about his belief in New Orleans and our region reflected in the big investment he and his wife Brittany just made by partnering with a local company, Walk-On’s.  “It’s another way we can invest back in Louisiana.  I’m excited about this new opportunity to
T-Bob Blog

T-Bob: Saints fans should be extremely excited about Davis Tull


With the 148th pick the Saints chose outside linebacker Davis Tull out of UT-Chatanooga and if there is one guy that was chosen today that Saints fans should get excited about it is Tull. Read More
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Bobby: Saints WR Brandon Coleman makes play of the day
The first five days of training camp are now in the books - the Saints have had two days in shorts and helmets and three days in full pads. "I think the Saints are getting done what they need to do up to this point. I like the intensity and I see guys...
Read More
Hokie: Saints have most physical outing yet
Sure it's just the fourth day of 2015 training camp, but this Sunday morning in beautiful, cool White Sulphur Springs, it was a little hotter on the field in the form of physicality. "I tell you they got after it. You could feel the intensity out...
Read More
Resident Pro's: Saints Practice live and in color!
Those who follow sports know that there are, and will continue to be, many cliché's and sayings. I can remember back in my days at good ole Amite High School Coach Nick Labarbera would yell, "Ok we are live and in color." What Coach meant was...
Read More
Henderson: Saints training camp off to a good start
Like E.F. Hutton - when he talks, we all listen.  One of the longest tenured voices in the National Football League stopped by Sports Talk to pay a visit to the Cajun Cannon and the Big Chief. “It’s off to a good start I...
Read More
Saints practice in cooler weather; Bush and Lewis shine
The first two days of practice are in the books, and the New Orleans Saints will get down to more physical business tomorrow.  "When you put on the pads it changes things," said Hokie Gajan. The Saints wrapped up this morning at the...
Read More
Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Five things you can bank on for the 2015 Saints
Go ahead, roll your eyes! I'm doing the same thing, but with the Saints taking the day off today I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about some of the observations I've made, and why I believe they'll work for the Saints. 1. I would be...
Read More
Kristian: Kikaha shines, Peat struggles at Saints camp
Tempo: It has been a common theme at Saints training camp, and after a really intense workout yesterday, the Saints followed it up with another solid day of work ahead of tomorrow's scheduled day off. There weren't nearly as many big hits as we saw on...
Read More
Kristian: Intense second day in pads for the Saints
Urgency: That was the popular word of choice from the players and coaches today in practice. Today was the most physical practice the Saints have held in a while. There were several big hits that we'll talk about in a bit. "The players did a good job...
Read More
Kristian: Pads pop at Saints Camp
Contact: Finally the Saints were back to 'real football' in full pads this morning. The pace of practice was much faster than the previous two days, with a variety of different drills. You could see an uptick in energy among the players and coaches...
Read More
Kristian: Saints hoping to gain an edge with new high-tech toys
Every team in the NFL is looking for the extra angle in film studio, or simulators, or any piece of technology they can to give their players and coaches more perspective on the game, and breaking down film. The Saints staged two cameras at field level...
Read More
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