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SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Restudying the Saints needs

If you’ve listened to Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton‘s interviews this past week, you’ve gotten brand new insight into where the roster goes from here. I have to say, that’s more candid and useful sound bites than usual from those two. I think Sean Payton is genuine when he says he’s excited about Josh Hill, Seantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman. I think he hopes at least...
Via The Saints Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: Brees immune from Saints' extreme makeover

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton assured fans and observers that star quarterback Drew Brees isn't going anywhere for a long time if he can help it. Payton said at the NFL Owners Meeting in Phoenix that there is "not one iota" of truth to rumors that Brees could be considered for the trade block, not will the team be attempting to move up in the draftg to select Oregon...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Saints discussing a free agent Pro Bowl wide receiver

The New Orleans Saints have seen a lot of turnover in free agency so far, but there’s still lots of time left on the clock before we’re playing football again. Word on the street is the Saints aren’t done making moves in free agency and might even look to sign a former Pro Bowl wide receiver… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Payton: Brees not part of Saints’ makeover

Although the New Orleans Saints have been making a number of big, bold moves this offseason, coach Sean Payton shot down any notions of the quarterback position becoming part of the makeover.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Does Sean Payton Have A Boner In His Pants, Or Is He Just Happy To Be Here?

Sean Payton came out guns blazing for the NFL coaches class photo shoot this year. Payton was packing heat of some sort. Is that a boner? Possibly some proud ass pleats? Payton looks chipper as all hell, chest puffed out, rocking a solid teal on blue look. Andy Reid, if you can read this, don’t […]
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Saints’ 2015 Opponents

The past is history. The future is a mystery.Surely Bill Keane wasn’t speaking about the New Orleans Saints when he spoke these words. But nonetheless, it’s highly applicable to the team’s current situation.The 2014 season is gone, and while what’s past is prologue, Saints’ general manager Mickey Loomis is doing all he can to ensure change in 2015. As for the present, what...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 reasons why ex-NFL player Darren Sharper may only serve 10 years in jail for raping 9 women

From the makers of "Oh, This Is Bad"10) In Sharper's defense, he's not gay and hasn't come out in favor of paying college football players, so it's not like he's 100% monster9) He hit people really hard back in the day, and the justice system loves them some big hits8) Didn't rape anyone while wearing official NFL licensed apparel, so there's less damage to the "Shield" than expected...
Via Five Tool Tool
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Seeking Formula for Success

In recent years, the Saints have produced some of the best seasons in the history of the franchise. This era of New Orleans football has shown just how talented of a team they are, and that they don't plan on leaving. After a shaky year in 2014, the Saints seem to be searching for a new formula for success.The inconsistency of 2014 worried me quite a bit going into this offseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton Knows Jimmy Graham Trade will be a Struggle for Drew Brees

It has been a couple weeks since the New Orleans Saints sent Jimmy Graham packing in a shocking trade to the Seattle Seahawks for Max Unger and a first-round pick. For the first time, the Saints are speaking out on how the trade will impact quarterback Drew Brees moving forward. Head coach Sean Payton spoke with NBC Sports on Monday the situation. I think it’s tough. Especially...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This photo of a sad Rob Ryan explains what it’s like to be a Saints fan right now

It has not been an easy offseason for the New Orleans Saints or their fans, to say the least. After falling deep into a salary cap hole they have been shedding players left and right in order to clear room. Most importantly, they traded their top offensive weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for a first rounder and center Max Unger… AROUND COVER32 Five Things...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Darren Sharper to serve up to nine years

Darren Sharper appears to be facing up to nine years in prison. Sharper appeared in a Los Angeles court on Monday and plead no contest to charges stemming from numerous cases in the LA area. As the LA Times notes, Sharper’s plea agreement includes a 20-year prison sentence, of which he will serve half of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett implies Darren Sharper deserves death penalty

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper entered his first guilty plea on Monday when he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona. Sharper admitted to sexually assaulting one woman and trying to attack another in the Phoenix area in 2013. He was sentenced to nine years in federal prison. Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett does...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM: We're not trading Drew Brees

After sending Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham packing in a trade, there was some speculation that the New Orleans Saints might be prepared to blow things up. That increased when the team also traded Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs and young receiver Kenny Stills. However, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis shot down rumors that Drew Brees is on the trade block following these flurry...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM: We’re not trading Drew Brees

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans are rumored to be interested in trading up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.  But general manager Mickey Loomis said Monday that the team is not even considering life after quarterback Drew Brees. “Anybody who thinks we’re trading Drew Brees, that’s just not true,” Loomis told USA TODAY Sports. Brees turned 36 in...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints want to trade up for Marcus Mariota?

The New Orleans Saints have been extremely busy this offseason, and they could be looking to make more big moves before the end of the offseason. According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Saints are one of the teams that could be looking to trade up for Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft. It would certainly be an intriguing move...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 11-20

The middle of the first round is filled with trades in the second installment of my 2015 NFL mock draft. Three trades in ten picks occur as teams try to fill their needs to push themselves into the playoffs. Trae Waynes heads off the middle of round 1 after being selected by the Minnesota Vikings 11th overall in my 2015 NFL mock draft. 11. Minnesota Vikings: Trae Waynes After...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents Still Available the Saints Could Target

With most of the top tier guys off the market teams are slowly working towards the bargain basement shopping portion of free agency. In the Saints’ case, something will have to be done to give them the room to land a couple more players. The Jahri Evans contract still needs to be resolved and if/when that happens we may see a couple low rent free agents still join. C. J. Spiller...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren Sharper strikes plea deal on rape charges

Fresh off news that a fourth state (Nevada) has filed rape charges against the former NFL safety, Darren Sharper has apparently entered into a global plea deal relating to all charges against him.  The plea deal will take into account rape charges in Nevada, Arizona, California and Arizona as well as federal charges. In almost all cases, Sharper is accused of drugging his alleged...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Keenan Lewis re-works contract to give Saints cap space

Good for Keenan that he gets more guaranteed money. I get the social media whining paid off. I hate to see that kind of behavior rewarded but the point that some are making that only Keenan could pull this off is fair. The Saints were already desperate to add a corner WITH Keenan Lewis in the mix, so losing him would create an even larger problem to an already gaping hole.  Looks...
Via The Saints Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Peyton’s new gameplan for the New Orleans Saints is a blast from the past

It’s been a whirlwind of a couple weeks for the New Orleans Saints. In a matter of about 10 days, the Saints released long-time fan favorite Pierre Thomas, defensive leader Curtis Lofton, re-signed Mark Ingram, traded Jimmy Graham for a Pro Bowl center and additional first-round pick, traded Ben Grubbs for a fifth-round pick and Kenny Stills for a starting inside linebacker and...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Plan: Saints Restructuring All Around

Keeping up with the moves New Orleans has made this offseason is not getting easier. The Saints have traded out some really great talent on the offensive side of the ball, and simply cut those not contributing enough defensively. Ultimately, I feel New Orleans is making more longer term adjustments than anything else. Why is this the offseason to make these moves, and what else is...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How to fix the New Orleans Saints in three easy steps

My dream of New Orleans going into a full rebuild and trading Drew Brees seems dead. Well … it was never really alive. NFL teams don’t think the way NBA teams do, for better or worse. They aren’t willing to sacrifice full seasons for the purpose of a rebuild. It’s why Jacksonville and Oakland are spending big on free agents despite being several seasons away from contention...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Looking To Trade CB Keenan Lewis

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the New Orleans Saints are shopping disgruntled cornerback Keenan Lewis following his social media tirade earlier in the week. Saints aren't done making deals. Actively shopping disgruntled CB Keenan Lewis, asking teams not to divulge their inquiries … — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 13, 2015 Lewis […] Report: Saints...
Via Steelers Depot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: Chiefs release Dwayne Bowe, acquire Ben Grubbs

The Kansas City Chiefs see an opportunity in the AFC West, and are not waiting around. General manager John Dorsey released Dwayne Bowe on Thursday afternoon while simultaneously trading for New Orleans Saints guard Ben Grubbs in exchange for a fifth-round pick, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Bowe was expected to be a cap casualty. The former LSU star and 2007 first-round pick was...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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