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Payton, Loomis: No tension with Jimmy Graham over tag squabble

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Micky Loomis say everything is just fine and dandy with the start tight end Jimmy Graham after a tense standoff over his franchise designation and contract negotiations. "Look, one of the best phone calls of the summer was he and I having a chance to visit the day of [the signing] and just touch base and kind of...
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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Tackles Players Conditioning Test--and Passes!

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is not a young man; not necessarily old either at 50, but definitely not young. He appears to be fit, but being fit and being NFL player fit are two totally different things.As it turns out that is exactly the kind of fit that Payton is.@Saints/TwitterWhen some of the players were getting ready to complete the team's conditioning test...
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Two Saints Players Stuck Sharing One Bed In Training Camp Hotel Room (Photos)

A couple of New Orleans Saints players are getting cozy at training camp — but it’s not like they have any other choice. Receiver Andy Tanner and fullback Austin Johnson are just two young guys hoping to make the Saints’ final roster, but they’ll have to accomplish that dream with just one bed in the room they are sharing at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Is Not Pleased With His Training Camp Accommodations

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has not had the best offseason. He got far less money than he wanted because he’s a tight end and not a wide receiver and now he’s got a flower room for training camp. Must be rough to be a professional athlete. Pierre Thomas certainly had a laugh […] The post Jimmy Graham Is Not Pleased With His Training Camp Accommodations appeared...
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Saints Players Enjoy Golf, Flowery Wallpaper at Greenbrier

The New Orleans Saints are holding their training camp at The Greenbrier for a few weeks beginning on Thursday, so the team is getting settled into its new home for a while. While The Greenbrier, which hosts the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic every year, is a pretty fantastic place to call home, there’s just one problem … the rooms aren’t exactly fit for large, tough football...
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Jimmy Graham Gets Pranked With Ugly Hotel Room At Training Camp (Video)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham entered the beginning of training camp Wednesday fresh off a season where he scored a career-high 16 touchdowns and landed a new four-year, $40 million contract. When he first saw the hotel room he’ll be living in during camp at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, though, his mood was likely dampened. Check out the room Graham will...
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Saints, Drew Brees championship window is closing

Drew Brees has all the weapons he needs to make another deep run. Health will be key. The offseason was busy, but the overall grade out is essentially a wash. The Jimmy Graham drama seems to be over for now. I’ll spare you a recap/analysis of that since it’s already been over-covered as it is. Overall, NOLA has to be the favorite in the NFC NASCAR division. Those conversations...
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Jimmy Graham Gets Pranked With Hideous Hotel Room At Saints Training Camp

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was clearly not pleased with the hotel room he was assigned at the start of training camp on Wednesday, as evidenced by this video recorded by running back Pierre Thomas. Graham’s digs at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia for the next few weeks are plastered wall-to-wall (including the ceiling) with pink floral wallpaper that you’re way more...
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Top 5: Position battles to watch at New Orleans Saints Training Camp

We’ve spent the last two weeks outlining what to watch for during Saints Training Camp, but if you can’t be bothered to read all 10 pieces here’s a look at the top five position battles heading into camp. 5.) Cornerback opposite Keenan Lewis   Lewis is the clear number one corner, but there’s some debate to who will start out wide on the opposite side of the field. Many...
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Jimmy Graham's training camp room will make you laugh

The Saints are holding their training camp at The Greenbrier “resort” in West Virginia and that means the players get extremely nice…
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New Orleans Saints: Why to watch Corey White during training camp

The New Orleans Saints have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL as training camp approaches. Surely many eyes will be on prized free agent Jairus Byrd and first rounder Brandin Cooks, as well as established stars like Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. However, besides the well-known commodities Saints fans should look out for 3rd year cornerback Corey White. Drafted in the 5th...
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Fugly Saints Christmas sweater is everything you ever wanted

If you woke up this morning wondering where can I get a heinously ugly and ironic New Orleans Saints sweater, well then you’re in luck. Of course I’m aware that New Orleans isn’t exactly known for having white Christmases. In fact as far as I know there’s no such thing as winter there at all. Anyway. Even if it never gets cold enough to justify it everyone loves a good fugly...
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Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints have one of least intriguing camps in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
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Tuesday web roundup: New Orleans Saints

Roster breakdown: Tight end/fullback > Greenbrier's AdvoCare Sports Performance Center ready for Saints' Wednesday arrival > Drew Brees is lone Saint in Top 50 player merchandise sales list > Jairus Byrd remains on schedule > Defensive End Cameron Jordan wants to sack his own QB > A little roster tweaking before camp start > 10 questions for...
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New Orleans Saints: Why to watch Khiry Robinson at training camp

With the New Orleans Saints reporting to training camp on July 24th, there are quite a few intriguing players and positional battles to watch. Rookies like Brandin Cooks and Stanley Jean-Baptiste have the fans excited to see what they can do. My player to watch for 2014 training camp is Khiry Robinson. Robinson was virtually unknown this time last year as an undrafted free agent...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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