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Resident Pros

Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses


“Overall I thought it was a positive camp.  I think the defense definitely got better.  Several of the off season additions sure showed they can contend to help this team get better," Deuce says. Read More
Saints Camp

Saints training camp ends; focus now is on Steelers


That's a wrap on Saints training camp for this season.  While the coaches and players will tell you the team is still in a training camp mindset, camp is, by all intents and purposes, over. Read More
Payton Speaks

Steve: Saints coach Payton gives some fantasy football advice


Saints head coach Sean Payton is very loose right now, despite his team being 0-2 this preseason, and had a little fun and gave out a nugget of info at practice today. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Saints offense shows spark at Tuesday practice


Today was much more balanced across the board in practice, with the Saints defense winning some reps and the offense getting some shots in down field. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: Are the Saints a sorry team, or set for success?


The best thing about the New Orleans Saints first two preseason games is that they are over!  So what I thought I would do is try and make some sense of the two losses with some sort of fair balance.  So let’s see how I do! Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Are you more concerned about Saints O-Line or defense?


Did you watch or listen to the Saints vs Texans preseason game on Saturday night?  If you did you would walk away questioning the offense, not the defense. Read More

Will fans go see their Saints practice?


The Saints finally come back home to practice on Airline Drive beginning at 3:30 to 5:30.  We checked with Saints fans to find out if they would go to see the team on the practice field.  "Yes I would watch them practice, if I had the time," said one Saints fan.  Read more...

 
Open Practice

Fans can see the Saints in Metairie this week


Saints fans can see their team practice in Metairie this week.  The Black and Gold are wrapping up training camp at the team headquarters on Airline Drive. There is an afternoon session today and two morning sessions tomorrow and Wednesday. Read more...
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Saints loss to Texans "very disturbing"


Coach Payton said it right at the top of his post-game comments: "Thats as bad as we've been in a while." Read More
Saints Lose

Saints fall to Texans, 16-9


On a night in which the offense couldn't get untracked the New Orleans Saints defense turned in a strong effort in a 16-9 preseason loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night at NRG Stadium. Read More
Saints Preview

Saints hope to improve in second preseason bout vs Texans


We should see more of the starters in this game, and fans certainly want to see some improvement from second year offensive lineman Andrus Peat. Read More
Running Backs

Depth at RB has Saints confident as season approaches


The running back position for the New Orleans Saints appears loaded. With veterans Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower anchoring the effort and rookie Daniel Lasco proving himself in camp, the Saints have options behind quarterback Drew Brees.  Read more...
Saints-Lewis

Saints release CB Keenan Lewis


​In a stunning story, the Saints have decided the team will release veteran Cornerback Keenan Lewis. Read More 
More Brees?

Steve: Will we see more Brees in second Saints preseason game?


Exhibition game #1 for the Saints this year started out with a big bang when Drew Brees hit Brandin Cooks for a 37 yard play down the sideline. That first pass of the game was Brees’ only toss that night in New England. 1-1, 37 yards, and a 118.8 QB rating. Read More

Saints RB Ingram: "I'll play as many snaps as they want me to"


How does a joint practice like this help the team? “I’m sure there are things we need to correct. I think that’s a good thing..." Read More

Saints LB James Laurinaitis: "Most physical camp I've had since new CBA"


Has this been a physical training camp? “Definitely. It’s been the most physical camp I’ve had since the new CBA. Just really the pads and the intensity we’ve come out with and I think a lot of it is the intensity..." Read More

UPDATE: Breaux, Strief, Williams carted off field at Saints practice


Delvin Breaux was carted off the practice field in Houston after limping to the sideline. That punch to the gut was followed by offensive tackle Zach Streif and cornerback PJ Williams also taking a ride in the cart off the field. Read More...
Kasim Edebali

Steve: Saints' Kasim Edebali "a guy who's made strides"


There sure isn’t a lot of good Fleur Di Lis D news; but we can at least get some positive vibes going by recognizing the growth of defensive end Kasim Edebali. Read More
Rankins Surgery

Saints DT Sheldon Rankins having surgery in North Carolina today


Saints rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins will have surgery today to repair a broken left fibula.  The surgery will be done by Dr Bob Anderson in Charlotte NC, and the expected recovery time is six weeks. Read More
Saints Camp

Saints D-Line takes "significant blow" with Rankins injury


Saints rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins was carted off the field during practice today.  Rankins suffered a broken fibula that will require surgery and he's expected to miss about six weeks. Read More
Saints Camp

Kristian: Rookie WR Thomas continues to wow at Saints camp


The Saints' rookie wide receiver continues to be a force in training camp practices.  Today he came up with a huge over the shoulder one handed catch today in the team portion of practice. Read More
Saints Camp

Saints get back to work after preseason opener


The Saints officially announced they are signing veteran cornerback Courtland Finnegan and releasing offensive lineman Jordan Walsh. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: Saints D looks better this year, but 2015 flashbacks remain


The Saints really got off to a good start in the first quarter from a numbers standpoint. But all of that was kind of wiped out as the Saints had two turnovers in the first quarter including one that went for a pick six. Read More

Q&A with Saints Head Coach Sean Payton after Preseason Opener


Coach Payton's post game conference. Read More 
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Disappointing game considering Saints' great start


In their first preseason game, the New Orleans Saints got off to a hot start but eventually slipped behind the New England Patriots and finished the game 34-22. Bobby Hebert was dismayed that the Black and Gold weren't able to capitalize on a hot start. Read More
Saints Lose

Saints Fall to Patriots, 34-22, in preseason opener


Jimmy Garoppolo made his preseason debut, spreading the ball around for 168 yards, and Jamie Collins added a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown as the New England Patriots beat the New Orleans Saints 34-22 on Thursday night. Read More
 
Preseason

Steve: Saints players to look out for in preseason


This is a time when many players' NFL dream will either get derailed or fulfilled.  With careers on the line, it’s a lot more than JUST an exhibition. Read More
Game Preview

What Deuce and Bobby are watching as Saints battle Patriots


Bobby and Deuce break down each positon they are watching Thursday when the Saints take on the Patriots in their preseason opener. Read More
Saints Camp

Kristian: Saints have wet, scaled-back practice ahead of Pats game


The Saints and Patriots were already scheduled to have what we would consider a scaled-back practice the day before a game, and it really was just a glorified walk through in many cases. Read More
Sheldon Rankins

Steve: Saints rookie Sheldon Rankins gets huge pick off Brady


The big rookie in the middle of the Saints defensive line, Sheldon Rankins, made a phenomenal play to kickoff joint practices against the Patriots.  He managed to swallow up a screen pass thrown by Tom Brady and rumbled 30 yards to the end zone for a score. Read More
Payton Speaks

Payton: Saints/Patriots practice helped sharpen teams' focus


Opening Statement: “Obviously we got quite a bit of real good situational football drills in in the base, the red area, third down, two minute. We hit a lot of periods with certain points of emphasis. Both teams I thought did a good job of competing." Read More
Saints V Pats

Saints practice with Patriots - the good, the bad and the ugly


New England and New Orleans have held collective practices for the fourth season, and much like the previous three, the fourth one was full of ups and downs for both squads. Read More

Payton: We will get Brees picks cleaned up


"Everyday it seems like we’ve seen this defense playing better and better. The opportunistic side of this defense..." Read More

Brees picked off 4 times, Defense Dominates!


What do we make of the defense? Today was a butt kicking handed out from the defense. The Saints D was incredibly disruptive during practice today forcing FOUR Drew Brees interceptions. It was mind blowing!  Read more...
New Saint!

Saints sign veteran FB John Kuhn


​The Saints have signed veteran FB John Kuhn.  The Black and Gold were getting thin at the position with an injury to Austin Johnson earlier this week. Read More
Interceptor!

PJ Williams makes Drew Brees scream un-Saintly things


His rookie season was lost due to a hamstring injury, but 3rd round draft pick PJ Williams is making up for the lost time so far during this training camp. Read More
Saints Camp

Lewis & Cooks miss back-to-back practices at Saints camp


Keenan is coming off a hip injury last season, and while Sean Payton doesn't talk about injuries, his absence makes you wonder if something is up. Read More
Saints LB

Saints LB Davis Tull back from injury and ready to sack


Not many knew much about him a year ago when the Saints drafted him, and truth be told there still are a lot of fans that don’t know his name or what jersey number he wears.  But as Davis Tull prepares for his second NFL season, none of that matters - as long as he’s playing football. Read More
Saints Camp

Cooks, Lewis, Swann miss Saints practice; Tommylee turns heads


Receiver Brandin Cooks was nowhere to be seen today at Saints training camp.  He went down hard towards the end of yesterday’s session, but Coach Sean Payton made it clear he will not comment on any injuries right now. Read More
Saints LB

Deke: Saints LB Bobby Richardson excited about year two


To say he made an impact as a rookie in 2015 would be an understatement.  Saints second year defensive lineman Bobby Richardson is looking forward to becoming more of a complete player for the Saints D. Read More
Pros' Take

Deuce and Bobby like good intensity at Wednesday Saints practice


“It’s always good to see healthy competition, and I thought today at the end of practice we really saw the best come out of the offense and the defense,” said Deuce McAllister. Read More
Saints Camp

Saints DB Keenan Lewis off PUP list; DT Nick Fairley returns to practice


Saints defensive back Keenan Lewis is of the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.  Lewis is coming off an injury-plagued 2015 season and the Saints are easing him back into the mix. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints offense on Day 5


The first wave of Saints training camp is in the books! The Black and Gold have wrapped up their first five days of camp. Read More
Saints Offense

Kristian: Offense rebounds at Saints camp; Snead has best outing yet


We are keeping score at training camp, and throughout the first ive days the defense was getting the best of Drew Brees and the Saints offense.  That wasn't the case today, the offense clearly had the upper hand. Read More
Saints Visitor

Peyton Manning stops by Greenbrier, visits Saints practice


A familiar face was out at Saints training camp on Sunday. Retired NFL great Peyton Manning was at the Greenbrier for a speaking engagement and decided to pay a visit to the Saints practice, something he hadn't done for a couple decades. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby and Deuce cautiously optimistic about improved Saints defense


Both of our resident pros are in agreement - the Saints defense looks better.  And both are cautiously optimistic about the improved defense this season. Read More
Harper Speaks

Steve: Roman Harper enjoying his return to the Saints


After a 2 year hiatus, Harper is back in Black & Gold as his enters his 11th season in the NFL and can confirm that time really does fly when you're having fun. Read More
Saints Camp

Kristian: Gwachem raises eyebrows at Saints practice


Saints defensive end Obum Gwachem had two would-be sacks today, running with the first team defense in practice.  Gwachem joined the Saints after training camp last year once Seattle cut him in the final round. Read More
Rising Leaders

Deke: Rising leaders in Saints' defensive turnaround


Since the off season began last January, I’ve tried to keep track of the Saints' plans when it comes to shaping their roster to one that has good players with strong mental capacity and solid leadership. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby: Saints linebackers look better than they did a year ago


Saints camp got kicked up a notch today at the Greenbrier.  Read More
Saints Training Camp

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Deke's Blog
Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses
The long days of training camp aren't what they used to be, but they are still widely considered the dog days of preparing for the NFL season. Today the Saints saw the end of camp come with a final practice in front of members of the Who Dat...
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Deke: LSU football's 2016 season all comes down to November
It was all going so great! A 7-0 start, #2 in the first playoff poll and a seemingly bright future. But then things got real ugly for the Bayou Bengals. Three blowout losses in their last four games doomed any chance LSU had at being a top 10 team and...
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Deke: Are the Saints a sorry team, or set for success?
The best thing about the New Orleans Saints first two preseason games is that they are over! So what I thought I would do is try and make some sense of the two losses with some sort of fair balance. So let's see how I do! The Pessimistic Who Dat in...
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Saints hope to improve in second preseason bout vs Texans
The Saints offense got off to a good start in their 22-34 loss to New England, in the first quarter - from a numbers standpoint. The Saints outgained New England 154 to 25 in total yards, New Orleans had eight first downs to just two for the Patriots. ...
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Deke: Saints D looks better this year, but 2015 flashbacks remain
The Saints really got off to a good start in the first quarter from a numbers standpoint. They outgained New England 154 to 25 in total yards, New Orleans had eight first downs to just two for the Patriots. The Saints offense was well balanced with 10...
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Kristian's Blog
Saints training camp ends; focus now is on Steelers
That's a wrap on Saints training camp for this season. While the coaches and players will tell you the team is still in a training camp mindset, camp is, by all intents and purposes, over. The team will now turn their attention Friday...
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Kristian: Saints offense shows spark at Tuesday practice
Offensive concern: The narrative quickly shifted after two preseason games from concern about the defense to the offense after mustering just 9 points in the loss to Houston last week. In particular, the concern focuses around the offensive line at...
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Kristian: Are you more concerned about Saints O-Line or defense?
Ohhhhh-Line: Did you watch or listen to the Saints vs Texans preseason game on Saturday night? If you did you would walk away questioning the offense, not the defense. The offensive line in particular struggled in the running the football and...
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Saints release CB Keenan Lewis
​In a stunning story, the Saints have decided the team will release veteran Cornerback Keenan Lewis. Lewis was guaranteed the final three years of his contract last offseason by the Saints, and missed all but six games last year with a hip injury. ...
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Saints DT Sheldon Rankins having surgery in North Carolina today
Saints rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins will have surgery today to repair a broken left fibula. The surgery will be done by Dr Bob Anderson in Charlotte NC, and the expected recovery time is six weeks. Rankins suffered the injury in goal...
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