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Steve: Saints clear Byrd to play, Lofton trade in works?


Folks, I have been glued to my laptop and smartphone just waiting to get a whiff of some Saints news - the team needs to get under the salary cap by March 10th. Read More
Saints $$$

Kristian: Saints free up cash by converting Byrd's bonus


The biggest free agent acquisition of the 2014 season, safety Jairus Byrd, has re-structured his contract.  The Saints converted Byrd’s $6 million dollar roster bonus into a signing bonus. New Orleans will shave $4.8 million dollars off the 2015 salary cap. Read More
Free Agency

Kristian: Corner is a priority for Saints in free agency


NFL free agency is right around the corner. Typically the Saints haven’t been big spenders in this time, aside from last off-season when they spent big money bringing in Jairus Byrd just hours into free agency.  The Saints like the bargain players. Read More
Sad Day

Deke: Who Dats are sad about letting PT go


Well it’s the nature of the business.  It can happen to anyone, and it has. But that does not make today’s news any easier for members of the Who Dat Nation.  Running back Pierre Thomas was informed today by the Saints that he would be released, ending an eight year run of the once-Cinderella story in a Black and Gold uniform. Read More
Thomas Released

Saints release Pierre Thomas


The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday afternoon that they have released running back Pierre Thomas.  Read more...
 

Kristian: Saints will release Pierre Thomas


Running back Pierre Thomas will be released by the Saints, according to a report. Thomas has been in Black and Gold for all of his 8 years in the NFL. Read More
Free Agency

Deke: Saints have fiscal work going into free agency


If history tells us anything, the New Orleans Saints are right where they want to be.  Ha! The Saints are as in as tight of a financial situation as any of the 32 teams in the National Football League.  With that said, in past years, facing similar situations, the Saints were able to land some of the top available free agents. Read More
Saints Needs

Kristian: Top priority for Saints - corner or offensive line?


Which position is the highest priority of need for the Saints to address this off-season? Is it cornerback or offensive line (guard)?  You could make an solid argument for either one, and originally I thought it was offensive line.  However, my partner T-Bob Hebert has swayed me just a bit. Read More
Wealth

The wealth of Tom Benson


While he may be embroiled in a nasty legal battle over this fortune, Forbes magazine still has Tom Benson listed as one of the richest people in the world. Read more...
2015 Saints

Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?


March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense needs improvement but that offense is not a well-oiled machine” he said. Read More
Reggie Return?

Steve: Would you like Reggie to return to the Saints?


It's 2015, people, and Bush will turn 30 years old on Monday. His only full season when he was a Saint was his rookie year. The guy is fragile! Read More
Prices Remain

No increase in Saints ticket prices according to Benson


There will be no increasing ticket prices for 2015 by the New Orleans Saints will not be increasing ticket prices for 2015, according to a letter posted on the team's website. Read More
Payton Speaks

€‹Steve: Payton talks leadership, Saints needs and Brees contract


Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com caught up with Saints head coach Sean Payton at the NFL combine and asked him about the team's disappointing 7-9 season.  Payton mentioned that a lack of leadership in the locker room was a big factor for their failure. Read More
NFL Action?

Kristian: Civil suit, NFL investigation separate issues for Galette


Galette could be found innocent of any criminal charges or found not to be liable in the civil case, but could still face punishment under the league's policy. Read More
HOF Game

Steve: Saints not picked to play in HOF game


Despite Tom Benson making an $11 million donation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for reconstruction of their stadium, the Saints were not picked to open the 2015 preseason for the first ever game in the renamed Tom Benson Stadium. Read More
New Saints CB

Deke: New Saint Delvin Breaux's long road home


Delvin Breaux has signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent. He was once one of the nation’s most sought-after high school football prospects when he starred for the McDonough #35 Roneagles.  “It has been a long road. I’ve been through a lot and I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity that I have now before me.”  Read More
Benson Speaks

Benson: This only strengthens my resolve


Tom Benson released the following statement today following the news that a New Orleans judge has denied his motion to dismiss his heirs' petition that he lacks the mental faculty to make sound business decisions. Read More
Luke Is Back

Steve: Luke McCown back with the Saints


Back-up quarterback Luke McCown will be back in Black & Gold next season. McCown has a pretty sweet gig. He makes the league minimum of $970,000, along with an $80,000 signing bonus to not even take a single snap during the regular season. Read More
Graham Slam

Steve: Jimmy Graham wants to dunk again


Two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, two dunks over the goal post. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham looked overjoyed celebrating with his old post TD routine. Read More

Loomis Tuesday press conference transcript


Have you been in contact with the league about Junior Galette and are you concerned about the possible ramifications?   “We are going to take this matter very seriously." 
Not Good

Kristian: Galette's legal troubles are troubling


Sure Galette has the right to due process, and he’ll have his day in court, but it calls into question his judgment in so many ways…first as a professional. Is this what pros do? Read More
Who Dat!

A Who Dat 'Night Before Christmas'


Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through the station, were Who Dats and hosts all lost in desperation... Read More
QB to QB

QB to QB: Drew Brees excited about Saints and Falcons


"It's an exciting position to be in," Saints QB Drew Brees had his weekly chat with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia.  Drew talked about the Saints 31-15 win over the Bears, and set up this weekend's big home game against the Atlanta Falcons.  Read more and listen to Brees...

Brees leads Saints past sluggish Steelers 35-32


Drew Brees threw five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as the New Orleans Saints dominated the sloppy Pittsburgh Steelers 35-32 on Sunday. Read More

Steve: Joe Morgan suspended by the Saints


Sean Payton announced after today’s practice that wide receiver Joe Morgan was placed on the reserve / suspended list.  Coach gave no further details. Morgan’s response on twitter to the news pretty much sums it up all for Saints fans as well... Read More

Sean Payton's final presser before the Lions game


Coach Payton met with the media after practice on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Read More
Dome Opener

Deke Bellavia - Saints vs Vikings game preview


After just 2 regular season games, both the Saints and Vikings are facing a lot of heat.  The entire world is watching Minnesota's every move ever since their star player RB Adrian Peterson became of the eye of the NFL's domestic violence (child abuse) storm.  Read more...

Sean Payton reviews Cleveland Browns game


Opening Statement: “Just a couple of things in regard to yesterday’s loss, I think that the one thing that is most disappointing is that situationally we have to do a better job of playing football.  That could be an end of game situation.  Read More
Oh No 0-2!

Saints fans sound off on 0-2


Can the Saints right the ship? Citizens of the Who Dat Nation hope the team can figure out its problems soon, after falling to 0-2 in a loss at Cleveland. Read more...
Deke's Preview

Deke: Saints at Browns is bigger game than most people think


Just by what history has shown us since 2006, the first four games of the season have been key.  In years in which the Saints have gone to the post season, New Orleans has been either 4-0 or 3-1 after four games. Read More
Injury Report

Saints and Browns issue injury reports


Two Saints players are out for Sunday's game in Cleveland, while three others who have been dealing with injuries are probable.  The Browns have five players as questionable and two out. Here is the full injury report:...

What to watch when the Saints open season in ATL


Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.
The Atlanta Falcons really need to step it up against the New Orleans Saints. Read More

 
Roster Moves

Kristian: Galette signs extension, Meachem is back


Linebacker Junior Galette has gone from undrafted long shot to team captain, and is signing another contract extension with the Saints.  Galatte’s deal is 4 years reportedly worth $41 million with $23 million in guaranteed cash. Read More
Drew Dat

Kristian: Brees to have baby girl soon, roster shaping up


Saints quarterback Drew Brees was absent from practice today for “family reasons.”  Brees and his wife are expecting their fourth child this week, so quarterback Luke McCown filled in for Brees with the first team offense. Read More
Who Dats #3?

Steve: Who Dat say they got the best fans in the NFL?


We hear from Saints players and coaches all the time the Who Dat Nation is the best fan base in the NFL.  But do those outside Louisiana agree? Read More
Resident Pros

Deke: Bobby & Hokie agree defense won the day at Saints camp


The New Orleans hit the practice field at 11AM this morning for their third practice of the week and today, the Cannon liked the physical style of safety Jairus Byrd.  “He came up on one run play and had a nice thump on RB Mark Ingram!" Read More
Saints Photos

PHOTOS: Saints back in Metairie for camp


Linemen Shine

T-Bob: Linemen come up big in Saints win over Rams


The Saints beat the St. Louis Rams 26-24 in a hard fought, back-and-forth game that saw the Rams miss a 59 yard field goal as time expired.  There was plenty to be pleased with for members of the Who Dat Nation. Read More
T-Bob Blog

T-Bob: Jobs are on the line Friday in Saints-Rams game


I know it is camp time because everything is starting to feel the same. That is why I am so happy/excited/relieved that the Saints will finally get to strap it up against another team come Friday. Read More
Payton Speaks

Payton: "Tomorrow we focus on St. Louis"


Opening Statement: “We waived wide receiver Steve Hull, nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson. We signed wide receiver Tobias Palmer and tight end Richard Quinn.  It puts us at 89 right now. We will see where we are at with the last spot." Read More
Brees Status

Kristian: Brees day to day


The Saints returned to the practice field today, without quarterback Drew Brees.  Saints Coach Sean Payton says Brees is day to day with an abdominal injury.  "We will make sure it can't get aggravated again. Read more...
Scrimmage Preview

Deke: What to watch at Saints "Black & Gold Scrimmage"


Our resident pros and I have come up with some things to keep an eye on in the Saints annual "Black and Gold Scrimmage." Read More
Rookie Profile

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Khairi Fortt


When talking about the Saints 2014 draft class, it seems to me as if Fortt’s name is often absent from the conversation. Folks are obviously excited about 1st-round pick Brandin Cooks and 2nd-rounder Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Read More
Welcome Wagon

PHOTOS: Saints arrive in West Virginia


Fans line up in Lewisberg, West Virginia as the Saints team arrives in town to begin training camp at the Greenbrier resort. Click here to see the photos
Deal Terms

Kristian: Hebert says Graham very deserving of pay day


“Really, after the Saints had the leverage, I don’t know what else he was going to do,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert after Jimmy Graham announced the deal via Twitter. Read More
Saints Camp

Deke: Defense shines at Saints mini camp, Jenkins out


Second year Saints defensive linemen John Jenkins had surgery on a torn pectoral muscle, and will be out until training camp, according to various NFL reports.  Saints Coach Sean Payton would not talk about Jenkins' reported surgery. Read More
Camp Schedule

Saints practice Thursday closed to public


The Saints Wednesday announced slight changes to the training camp schedule. Read More
Super Bowls?

New Orleans to be ''smarter'' competing for Super Bowls


New Orleans may be more selective in bidding on future Super Bowls. "We have to be smarter in how we compete for future Super Bowls," Chairman of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Ron Foreman told WWL First News.  Read more...
Saints Pick

Saints trade up to get receiver


The New Orleans Saints traded up to the #20 spot in the NFL draft.  The Black and Gold swapped picks with Arizona and game the Cardinals their 3rd round pick to make the jump.  Read more...

Mike Detillier's Mock Draft


NFL Analyst Mike Detillier put together his own Mock Draft on the eve of the big day. What would you change? Read More
NFL Draft

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Deke: Who Dats are sad about letting PT go
Well it's the nature of the business. It can happen to anyone, and it has. But that does not make today's news any easier for members of the Who Dat Nation. Running back Pierre Thomas was informed today by the Saints that he would be released, ending...
Read More
Deke: Norris Cole's impact huge for Pelicans
He's been an impact player since GM Dell Demps traded for him last month, and now he's a key figure in the Pelicans playoff push. Norris Cole is happy to be a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. "Everyone has treated me well and welcomed me here with...
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Deke: Saints have fiscal work going into free agency
If history tells us anything, the New Orleans Saints are right where they want to be. Ha! The Saints are as in as tight of a financial situation as any of the 32 teams in the National Football League. With that said, in past years, facing similar...
Read More
Deke: Mainieri says Tigers are in perfect position
Coach Paul Mainieri and his #2 ranked LSU Tigers enjoyed another solid week on the diamond that included a third straight weekend series sweep of an opponent. The 10-1 Tigers took down the Princeton Tigers 3-0 this weekend including a 15-4 series finale...
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Deke: Some sights from my trip to Disney World
Well the long trip to WDW (Walt Disney World) was a little shorter than planned as our oldest child, the lovely Emma Claire came down with the flu. On Mardi Gras Day my wife Richelle spent pretty much the entire day in the urgent care with her, so our...
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Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Saints free up cash by converting Byrd's bonus
The biggest free agent acquisition of the 2014 season, safety Jairus Byrd, has re-structured his contract. The Saints converted Byrd's $6 million dollar roster bonus into a signing bonus. New Orleans will shave $4.8 million dollars off the 2015 salary...
Read More
Kristian: Corner is a priority for Saints in free agency
NFL free agency is right around the corner. Typically the Saints haven't been big spenders in this time, aside from last off-season when they spent big money bringing in Jairus Byrd just hours into free agency. The Saints like the bargain players. I...
Read More
Kristian: Saints will release Pierre Thomas
The Saints have informed running back Pierre Thomas he will be released by the March 10th deadline for teams to be under the $143 million dollar salary cap figure. Thomas arrived to the Saints as an un-drafted free agent out of Illinois in 2007, and was...
Read More
Kristian: Top priority for Saints - corner or offensive line?
Which position is the highest priority of need for the Saints to address this off-season? Is it cornerback or offensive line (guard)? You could make an solid argument for either one, and originally I thought it was offensive line. However, my partner...
Read More
Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?
March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense...
Read More
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