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Goodwin Visit

Kristian: Jonathan Goodwin visiting with Saints

Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin is making a free-agency visit with the Saints this week after spending three years in San Francisco. Black & Gold fans will remember that Goodwin was starting center for the Super Bowl-winning 2009 squad. Read More

Saintsations auditions coming at end of April

The New Orleans Saints have announced that preliminary auditions for the 2014-15 Saintsations will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Saints Practice Facility on 5800 Airline Drive in Metairie. Auditions will begin at 9:00 a.m. This is an open call audition. Read More
Champ Bailey

Kristian: Does Champ make sense for the Saints?

The Saints continue to kick the tires on free agents, most notably defensive back Champ Bailey. NFL Analyst Mike Detillier told me “He’ll go down as one of the greatest cornerbacks of all time.  The problem is, you're getting the 36 year old Champ.  What do you want him for?” Read More
Sproles Traded

Saints trade Sproles to Eagles

The Saints have traded running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles. WWL Saints Sideline reporter Kristian Garic says a league source confirms that a deal has been worked out.
Sproles played the past three season with the Saints.  Read more...
Byrd Presser

Full text of Jairus Byrd media conference call

"What Coach Payton has done and what Drew Brees have done here, any time you have that explosive offense it always helps when you are a guy on defense and a team is able to get leads on people, (and) jump out to early leads, that bodes well..." Read More
Byrd Release

Press Release: Saints sign Jairus Byrd

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms on a six-year contract with unrestricted free agent FS Jairus Byrd.  The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Read More
Jenkins gone

Kristian: Safety Malcolm Jenkins headed to Philly

The first unrestricted free agent to leave New Orleans in 2014 is Malcolm Jenkins, according to a source. Read More
Trade Jimmy?

Kristian: Trading Jimmy Graham may be Saints' best move

What if I told you the Saints should franchise tag tight end Jimmy Graham then promptly trade him?  Blasphemy? Hardly. What player is more replaceable than Jimmy Graham? Yep, you heard me, replaceable! Read More

Angela Hill: Tom Benson - New Orleans wouldn't be the same without him

The New Orleans Saints…win or lose…have given this community, this state more thrills than any other entity.  Read More
Brees Team Wins

Brees, Graham, Jordan, Evans, Grubbs on winning Pro Bowl team

 Jerry Rice has fresh bragging rights on Deion Sanders nearly a decade after both players retired from the NFL. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left...  Read more
Lombardi Leaves

Lions hire Saints QB Coach Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator

The Detroit Lions hired Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, the team announced Tuesday. Lombardi, grandson of Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant for New Orleans since 2007.  Read more...
A believer!

Bobby: Saints will make it to NFC title game

He is a voice of reason. More importantly, the Cajun Cannon is a ray of hope for the Who Dat Nation. I give you the Founding Father's prediction on Saturday’s rematch game between the Saints and the Seahawks. Read More
Injury Report

Thomas sits out, Lewis participates fully at Saints practice

Only one player on the New Orleans Saints roster missed practice today, running back Pierre Thomas did participate with an injury to his chest. Cornerback Keenan Lewis returned to the practice field ... Read more

AUDIO: Saints 2013 remix!

You've been asking for it, Who Dats, so here it is! Jim Henderson calls all the biggest plays to the sound of a particularly inspiring tune! Enjoy! And special thanks to Jay Vise for his assistance getting this to you.


Kristian: Can the Saints be perfect?

Have you ever seen the movie "Friday Night Lights?" I have watched it several times and my favorite part is at the end of the movie, when Coach Gary Gaines, played by Billy Bob Thornton, asks his team at halftime of the championship game, “can you be perfect?” Read More

Kristian: Why Payton invited Seattle to practice

Sean Payton had the Seahawks logo painted on the Saints’ indoor and outdoor practice pitches. Why? Read More

Payton encouraged as Saints prepare for Seattle

With a trip to Seattle looming, the New Orleans Saints gained more confidence from the first road playoff win in franchise history than Saturday's 26-24 margin at Philadelphia indicated.  Read more...
Seattle battle

Deke: What happened in Seattle on MNF?

OK, we’ve got all week to take a long look and analyze everything; from the game itself, to how loud the fans at Century Link are going to be, to the game-time weather forecast.  So let’s start looking back at the last time these two teams met. Read More
Seahawks 2.0

Deke: An early look at the Seahawks

Next week’s meeting between the Saints and Seahawks marks the second post-season meeting since the 2011 post-season. So let’s take an early look at the Seattle Seahawks. Read More
Who Dat!

Deke: Saints beat Eagles! A look back

The Saints no longer have to hear how they have never won a game on the road!  The Black and Gold put all that talk to bed for good with their 26-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.  Read More
Saints Win

Saints beat Eagles, head to Seattle

It's another trip to Seattle for the Saints.  The Black the Gold will play the Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs after beating the Eagles. The Saints were trailing by one point with just under five minutes to play in the game.  Read more...

Kristian: "Saints loose and ready to play"

Kristian Garic took over the SRN sideline reporting back in 2009 and had a hell of a ride in his first year as the Saints won it all. Here's his pick for tonight! Read More
Deke preview

Deke Bellavia: Saints / Eagles Preview

Let’s make this real simple. This game will be won by the team that protects the football the best and the team that can protect their QB the best. Read More
Key players

Who to Keep an Eye On: Saints at Eagles

It will be chilly in Philly on Saturday, and the Saints look to exorcise their postseason road demons by earning their first playoff win outside the 'Dome. Here are some players I’ll be keeping an eye on in this Wild Card match-up. Read More
Full tank

Kristian: Do Saints have enough gas in the tank?

They're 2.5 point underdogs in Philly, haven't won a playoff game on the road in the history of the franchise, can't force enough turnovers to make a difference, and have the highest home/road point differential in the NFL.  No way they can win, right? Read more

Playoff Weather

Saints - Eagles weather: Cold, no snow during game

The weather in Philadelphia Saturday will be cold. The day starts with a low of just 5 degrees.  The National Weather Service expects temps to warm up to right at freezing Saturday afternoon.  Read more...

Saints and Eagles expect tough game

 Nick Foles grew up idolizing Drew Brees and followed in his footsteps when he played quarterback at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.  Brees has already won a Super Bowl, but Foles will be playing in his first playoff game Saturday night... Read more
What We Learned

5 things learned from Saints' 42-17 win over Bucs

As Drew Brees walked off the Superdome field, he held his helmet up in celebration of the Saints' fourth playoff berth in five years. Then he hit the showers and started thinking about the week of practice ahead.  Read more...

Kristian: Brees back at practice, Saints should win big

Exhale: A collective gasp could be heard around the Who Dat Nation when the Saints released their first injury report of the week, and Drew Brees was limited with a knee injury. Well Thursday, Coach Sean Payton said Brees had a "bruised right knee" ... Read more
Brees Okay

Brees back full, along with 8 other Saints on injury report

Drew Brees was a full participant at Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday. "I'm totally fine.  Kinda doctors orders, swelling in the knee, just had to get it down.  No big deal.  I was totally fine today," Brees told WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic.  Read more...
Vaccaro Out

Vaccaro to have surgery

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro will not be back until next season. WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic reports that the team today said that Vaccaro is having surgery to repair a fractured ankle.  Read more...

Who To Keep An Eye On: Saints at Panthers

Can you believe we are already in week 16?  Time flies when you're having fun and the home team is winning ballgames.  Things haven't been pretty the last couple of weeks in Seattle and St. Louis, but a win at Carolina secures the Saints with the NFC South division crown... Read more
Injury Report

Saints get a safety back for Carolina

Saints safety Roman Harper is ready to play Sunday.  The team didn't even list him as injured on the Friday report. Harper has been sidelined in recent weeks with a hip injury, but is no longer needing treatment and returned to full participation in practice.  Read more...
Rookie Test

Saints call on rookie LT to protect Brees in biggest game yet this year

I can't remember Saints coach Sean Payton calling an early morning news conference until today. So, I had a feeling something pretty important was going to be announced.  Read more...

Deke Bellavia: NFL TOP 10 - Week #16

The best two teams in the NFL are from the same division.  With so much on the line, the Saints, Lions, Patriots, Broncos and Bengals all blew it!   Now we shall see if those very same teams can rebound and take back control of their post season lives... Read More

Saints cut Hartley

Saints sideline reporter Kristian Garic confirms that the Saints have cut kicker Garrett Hartley.
Hartley was 22 of 30 on field goals for the year and had two field goal attempts go awry in the Saints’ loss to the Rams on Sunday.  Read more...
Players Show

Pics: Cameron Jordan at Hooters

Cameron Jordan was the guest on the WWL Crown Royal, Coors Light Saints Players show at Hooters.  Stephen Lew took some pictures.  Check 'em out...
We Learned...

5 reasons why the Rams beat the Saints

QUINN FACTOR: Rams defensive end Robert Quinn had two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, two quarterback hits, a tackle for loss and was disruptive enough to cause two penalties.  Read more...
No Excuses

Brees: No excuses after ugly loss

Too bad the New Orleans Saints can't play 'em all at home. They're a 7-0 juggernaut in the Superdome but just 3-4 on the road after spotting St. Louis a three-touchdown lead in the first half of the Rams' 27-16 victory on Sunday.  Read more...
Saints Lose

Rams delay Saints' postseason plans with 27-16 win

Drew Brees threw interceptions that led to touchdowns on the first two possessions and the St. Louis Rams got big days from Zac Stacy, Robert Quinn and on special teams to top the New Orleans Saints 27-16 on Sunday.  Read more...
Who to Watch

Who to keep an eye on: Saints at Rams

The Saints are coming off a dominating win over division rival Carolina, which made Cam Newton and Co. look like a litter of kittens.  This week the Black and Gold are back on the road where they are 3-3 on the year.  Read more...
Trap Game?

Kristian Quick Hits: Trap Game? NO

Too often the media and the fans look at a schedule and see a sub .500 record late in the season and start asking the question: "Is this is a trap game?"  Several fans have asked me that very question this week... Read more

Saints favored by 6 over Rams, release injury report

The New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams have issued their final injury reports ahead of Sunday's game. The Saints list six players as questionable, including Brodrick Bunkley and Rafael Bush.  Read more...
Dynamic Duo

Galette, Jordan emerging as top sack tandem

Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette lived with an aunt in Haiti until age 10 before reuniting with his parents in a New York suburb, and in his own words, "came from nothing." Cameron Jordon was practically born into the NFL - a child of privilege whose father played... Read more

Saints-Rams Thursday injury report

The Saints had three players miss practice due to injury Thursday.  Five players sat our of the Rams. The most notable injury for the Saints is that to safety Rafael Bush.  He is nursing  a sore ankle that kept him sidelined.  Read more...
NFL's Best

Deke Bellavia - NFL TOP 10 - Week #15

Seattle is still the best.  The Saints proved that last week was not the real Black & Gold.  The Broncos are staying ahead of the Patriots.  Plus, the 49ers will not go quietly this post season. Read more...
Road Test

Saints look to better road record in St. Louis

If the New Orleans Saints are to clinch a playoff berth this weekend on their own, they must improve their recent play on the road. The Saints hope to accomplish both Sunday while trying to send the St. Louis Rams to a seventh consecutive losing season... Read more
Playoff picture

NFL Playoff Scenarios

A look at the playoff scenarios heading into week 15...Read More

Photos: Saints dominate Panthers

The Saints had fans in the Superdome feeling good again as they beat the Panthers 31 - 13 on Sunday Night Football.  Check out the pictures from Photographer Chris Bennett...
What We Learned

5 things learned from Saints demolition of the Panthers

MOVING ON: The Saints proved they could put a bad game to bed quickly and regroup. Last Monday night, they were pounded 34-7 in Seattle then had a flight delay, further compressing their preparations for Carolina.  Read more...
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Deke's Blog
Deke: Mainieri and Tigers back on track
Just two weeks ago LSU's baseball team was coming off a week of action in which they did not win a single game. Since then the Tigers won seven of their last eight games. "We did not play our best, but we did what we needed to do to win the series....
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Deke: LSU QB Harris looks like a star in the making
Some of his passes were overthrown; others too short and he was only 11-of-28 in pass attempts, BUT after watching freshman QB Brandon Harris at the LSU spring football game, I came away impressed. Certainly you have to realize Harris was in a...
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Deke: Ahead of LSU spring game, Les Miles "likes where we are"
The LSU Tigers will conclude spring football practice this weekend as they hold their annual L-Club spring game, and Coach Miles joined me on "Sports Talk" Wednesday to talk about their preparations. "I think we've been able to get in some quality...
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Deke: LSU's Mainieri says "We'll be ok"
In his days of coaching the game, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri has not often had weeks in which his team did not win a single game. "Wasn't much fun, I can tell you that. Let's hope we don't experience that again." Mainieri was talking about the...
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Deke: New Saints FB Erik Lorig greets us with a "Who Dat?"
To Saints fans, there is no better way to start off than by saying “Who Dat!”  Well, new Saints fullback Erik Lorig sounded off with a big “Who Dat” as he spoke with me and Bobby for the first time on Wednesday’s Sports...
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Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Jonathan Goodwin visiting with Saints
Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin is making a free-agency visit with the Saints this week after spending three years in San Francisco. Black & Gold fans will remember that Goodwin was starting center for the Super Bowl-winning 2009 squad. Of course, the...
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Kristian: Bush recoups fine money from Harvin hit
Saints safety Rafael Bush is $21,000 dollars richer today after successfully appealing a fine from the NFL for his hit on Seahawks WR Percy Harvin in the divisional play off game this past January. I just realized it took me 3 months to appeal my...
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Kristian: Saints play money game, again
The entire Saints coaching staff descended upon Baton Rouge for LSU Pro Day, including Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis (who, by the way, I'm convinced has Secret Service and CIA-level technology to get in touch with agents and the who's who...
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Kristian: Rafael Bush still a Saint
The New Orleans Saints have matched the 2-year $4.5 million dollar restricted free agent offer for safety Rafael Bush. The Atlanta Falcons signed Bush to an offer sheet last week. I'm still a saint yep — rafael bush (@rbush36) April...
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Kristian: De la Puente leaving Saints for Chicago
The Saints will have a new center in 2014. The Chicago Bears have signed former Saints center Brian de la Puente to a 1 year deal according to the team's website. Brian de la Puente took over the Saints full time starter in 2011. The terms of the...
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