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Receiver Hakeem Nicks seeks resurgence with Saints

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Veteran NFL receiver Hakeem Nicks decided this offseason that persistently lobbying New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for a job gave him the best chance at salvaging his career. The 28-year-old Nicks, who participated in his first practice of Saints training camp on Friday, is coming off several seasons in which his production dipped far below...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Thomas makes one-handed snag at Saints camp

The New Orleans Saints seem like they have reason to be excited going into the 2016 season as they already seem to have a talented group of players in their rookie class. Wide receiver Michael Thomas seems to be making a big impact already and he showed off his skills during the team’s training camp on Friday. Thomas, a former Ohio State Buckeye that was drafted in the second round...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Nicks joins Saints receiver corps

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Former New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks has joined the New Orleans Saints at training camp.Nicks, who practiced with New Orleans for the first time on Friday, is taking a spot on the 90-man preseason roster that opened up when the Saints placed Vincent Brown on injured reserve.The 28-year-old Nicks, who posted 1,000-yard seasons in 2010 and...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Nicks joins New Orleans Saints receiver corps

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Former New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks has joined the New Orleans Saints at training camp. Nicks, who practiced with New Orleans for the first time on Friday, is taking a spot on the 90-man preseason roster that opened up when the Saints placed Vincent Brown on injured reserve. The 28-year-old Nicks, who posted 1,000-yard seasons in 2010...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drew Brees talks about his ongoing contract negotiations

Drew Brees talks about his ongoing contract negotiations at training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Via NOLA.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM: Drew Brees’ contract situation is not a ‘distraction’

With the start of the NFL regular season quickly approaching, it is looking more like the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees may not come to terms on a new contract. However, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn’t believe that the unsettled situation with Brees should interrupt the flow during training camp. “We haven’t made any progress. I don’t see...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Listen to Mickey Loomis on Drew Brees negotiations: 'We haven't made any progress'

Mickey Loomis on Drew Brees negotiations: 'We haven't made any progress'
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saints skipped conditioning to help build a park for West Virginia flood victims

The first day of training camp for the New Orleans Saints is typically one that lacks fun. A conditioning test is usually on the slate, which is something no player -- particularly the linemen -- wants to be put through.However, rather than running sprints and working on getting in football shape, the Saints helped out in the community.The area surrounding The Greenbrier, where the...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Report: Nicks signing one-year deal with Saints

The New Orleans Saints have reached deep into the pool of available free agents, reportedly signing veteran receiver Hakeem Nicks to a one-year contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Wednesday. Nicks, 28, has been down quite the embattled path in the NFL. Other than recording a pair of 1,000-plus yard seasons and scoring 18 combined touchdowns in 2010-11, Nicks has...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Justice was a New Orleans Saints player for one day

Jim Justice, owner and CEO of the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., relishes in being a New Orleans Saints player for a day.
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why are Saints holding out on contract talks with Drew Brees?

Drew Brees was thought to be a lock to earn a contract extension this offseason, but the New Orleans Saints didn’t oblige. Now we’re learning there hasn’t been any meaningful conversations on this front in a long while. This has Brees feeling a bit perplexed. “Not sure why things have not progressed,” said Brees, per ESPN’s Mike Triplett. “They made an offer in...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Saints 90 man roster stands: locks, bubble guys and camp bodies

With training camp nearing I figured I’d put together a quick summary of where everyone stands going in. I’ve listed five different categories below: locks, probables, bubble guys, outside looking in and longshots. This is where I view the 90 guys on the team so far. Injuries, form and luck will of course influence many changes but this is where we stand going into camp in my...
Via The Saints Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting 1-0 under Sean Payton is a primary factor in success for Saints and history shows it

Admittedly this title at face value is little clickbaity and over dramatized. But in reality, I mean it as emphatically as it sounds. I had an idea in my mind at how significant the differences were, but digging deeper into the actual numbers the statistics are too shocking to ignore. It’s really simple in the Sean Payton era for the Saints – start 1-0 and you’re 80% sure...
Via The Saints Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints making ‘strongest push’ for Anquan Boldin

The New Orleans Saints have emerged as the favorite to sign free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Saints are making the “strongest push” to sign the 35-year-old receiver, with former position coach John Morton helping the recruitment of Boldin to the Big Easy. On FA WR Anquan Boldin: Source said #Saints are making the strongest...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White will either sign with a contender or retire

Free agent Roddy White has narrowed his future down to two very specific options. The 34-year-old receiver says he’ll either sign with a Super Bowl contender or retire from the NFL altogether. Not other scenario interests a player with over 800 catches and 10,000 receiving yards. “When my agent and I went down the list and I saw the teams that really needed wide receivers...
Via The Sports Daily
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

James Laurinaitis likes being where 7-9 isn’t ‘acceptable’

It sounds like James Laurinaitis senses a different vibe in New Orleans than he did in St. Louis. Laurinaitis was released after seven seasons with the Rams and signed with the Saints. He enjoys being on a team that has had recent success and is trying to get back to that level. He expressed that feeling while throwing some shade at his former team. Laurinaitis: Went to St...
Via The Sports Daily
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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