SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Despite contract issues, Drew Brews plans to be at the Saints OTAs

Since the beginning of the offseason, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have been discussing a contract extension. While the Saints have said they believe that Brees is their guy for years to come, both sides have failed to strike a deal. With the Saints starting OTAs today, many have wondered if Brees will show up. Well Brees told ESPN that he plans to be at the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign former Chargers wideout: What it means

We thought Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead were enough for the New Orleans Saints. Then they signed tight end Coby Fleener, which was surely it. Then they drafted wide receiver Michael Thomas, so that’s it on offense, right? Not so fast. The team decided they wanted more depth on offense by signing former San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown: Saints signing veteran receiver...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints rookie Daniel Lasco trying to soak up experience of veteran running back room

BERKELEY, CA – September 12, 2015: The Cal Bears Football team vs the San Diego State Aztecs at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. Final score, Cal Bears 35, San Diego State Aztecs 7. Daniel Lasco‘s first few days as a New Orleans Saint were a little different than the other rookies. Lasco, the Saints’ seventh-round pick out of California, is the only rookie halfback...
Via Black & Gold
1 day ago

Drew Brees attending OTAs despite contract negotiations

The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have been trying to work out an extension that would take some pressure off the team’s salary cap, which is one of the worst in the NFL going forward. Despite the negotiations, he is going to attend OTAs when they start later this week. Brees spoke with ESPN’s Mike Triplett on Monday and said that he doesn’t want to miss anything...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Panthers, Saints, & Texans

Cardinals Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu mentioned that he’s hoping to be back for the start of the season, but added that he would be reluctant to return from his ACL injury in if he isn’t 100 percent healthy. “If I’m 90 percent, then I don’t necessarily want to go out there,” Mathieu said, via the  Arizona Republic. “But if I’m 100 percent, I definitely want to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints add veteran receiver Vincent Brown

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The agent for NFL veteran Vincent Brown says the receiver has signed with the New Orleans Saints.Ken Sarnoff confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that his client had signed with the Saints. Brown had participated in the Saints' rookie camp earlier this month on a try out basis.The 5-foot-11 Brown has played in parts of four NFL seasons since 2011, when...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Onyemata contract details

Here are the contract details on the four-year, $2.82 million deal signed by David Onyemata, according to a source: 2016Base salary: $450,000 Split: $333,000 Signing bonus (prorated): $135,586 ($542,344 total) 2017 Base salary: $540,000 Split: $363,000 Signing bonus (prorated): $135,586 2018 Base salary: $630,000 Signing bonus (prorated): $135,586 2019 Base salary: $720,000 Signing...
Via Black & Gold
1 day ago

Saints sign WR Vincent Brown

It’s never too late to get involved in free agency, apparently. The Saints are thin at receiver so they added a veteran to the mix in Vincent Brown. This much we expected:   #Saints are signing WR Vincent Brown, source said. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 23, 2016 I texted my buddy who’s a diehard Chargers fan to see what he thought. He’s a bit pessimistic by nature...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell rips Saints offseason

From a New Orleans Saints’ fan’s standpoint, it’d be easy to consider their offseason somewhat successful, given the very little cap room they had. The team was able to sign proven tight end Coby Fleener to replace a much-older Ben Watson. They also beefed up their defensive line by signing James Laurinaitis and Nick Fairley to cheap one-year deals. But their biggest prize...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints rookie is already making great impression

The New Orleans Saints drafted Sheldon Rankins 12th-overall, and he’s widely expected to be their top rookie in 2016, and rightfully so. But second-round selection Michael Thomas is also expected to contribute into the offense, but those two guys are far from the only first-years that should be able to produce on the team immediately. Don’t forget 61st-overall pick in safety...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints OL Jack Allen recalls his college recruitment

Saints OL Jack Allen recalls his college recruitment
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints DB De'Vante Harris recalls his college recruitment

Saints DB De'Vante Harris recalls his college recruitment
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

3 players who must step up for the Saints to win in 2016

Ideally a team would like all of its players to improve each year, even first ballot hall of famers like Drew Brees, but back here in reality we’re going to look at 5 players who both need to step up and can. To me a player ‘stepping up’ isn’t just about putting up better numbers, but playing within yourself, playing smarter, and affecting your role within the team in a...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson wants to leave nothing in trust to daughter and grandchildren

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson apparently does not like his daughter and grandchildren. And to hear Benson talk, they apparently feel the same way about him. In a deposition given by Benson last March, he stated that he wanted to leave “zero” in a family trust saying that it was because, in his words, “tried to kill me for one thing.” When asked, “How...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saints have a new kicker battle: Kai Forbath or Connor Barth?

The release of Josh Scobee took us all by surprise as the recently injured but former star kicker never even had a shot in training camp or preseason. Now, we know why. The Saints signed Connor Barth after hosting him at rookie mini camp. Barth became available despite a pretty good season in 2015 because the Buccaneers were foolish enough to draft Roberto Aguayo in the 2nd round...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hearing set for suspect in killing of former Saints star

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The suspect in the April shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith is set for a court hearing. More details in the case against Cardell Hayes may be revealed at Friday's hearing in New Orleans. Hayes was indicted last month on a second-degree murder charge in Smith's slaying. Hayes was also indicted on a charge of attempted second-degree...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Signing K Connor Barth

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that veteran K Connor Barth is traveling to New Orleans to sign with the Saints. This comes just a day after the Saints released K Josh Scobee. Barth was among a few kickers to recently try out for the Saints along with Nate Freese. However, it appears as though Barth was the most impressive of this group of free agents. Barth, 30, was in the final...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints' Cam Jordan on new teammates, pronouncing names

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan takes a moment out from teaching kids fitness at McDonogh #32 Literacy Charter School in Algiers to talk about his new teammates and the challenge of learning proper pronunciation of names.
Via NOLA.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears WR coach compares Kevin White to Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne

Bears receivers coach Curtis Johnson believes 2015 first-round pick Kevin White has the physical skills of Andre Johnson and the hands of Reggie Wayne. “Kevin White was one of the better receivers I’ve seen coming out,” Johnson said, via ESPN. “He reminded me of some of the guys I had in Miami. He reminded me of Andre Johnson. He’s very similar to him.” The former Miami...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Scobee caddies for golfer at Players Championship

PGA Tour golfer Steve Wheatcroft was not near the top of the leader board after three rounds at The Players Championship, so he decided to have a little fun during the event’s final round on Sunday. Wheatcroft shot 68, 74, and 79 in the first three rounds and found himself in 70th place after Saturday’s action. It was obvious there wasn’t much for him to play for on the final...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Willie Snead fit in New Orleans’ offense?

After releasing 10-year veteran Marques Colston, the New Orleans Saints looked to have replaced him with former Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, and in turn, question marks surrounding Willie Snead’s role in New Orleans’ offense have surfaced. Snead, a former undrafted free agent in 2014, has developed a chip on his shoulder after being...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brees’ agent: Saints satisfied holding current cap of $30M

Barring a new deal, Drew Brees is going to cost the New Orleans Saints $30 million this season. And according to his agent, Tom Condon, the Saints don’t seem inclined to make an adjustment at this time. Tom Condon on @RichEisenShow, says the Saints seem to be satisfied with carrying Brees' cap number right now. — Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) May 11, 2016 When Brees...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Smith’s widow accepts graduate degree from University of Miami for him

On April 9, former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans. At the time, he was in an executive MBA program for artists and athletes at the University of Miami. Less than a month after his death, Smith was posthumously awarded his degree by the university. His wife Raquel attended the ceremony in his honor to accept the degree for him. ...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Terron Armstead signing ‘big’ 5-year extension with Saints

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstread is about to become a very rich young man. Josina Anderson of ESPN is reporting Armstead is set to sign a five-year extension through the 2021 season that Adam Schefter describes as “big.” Armstead was originally drafted in the third round (No. 75 overall) during the 2013 NFL Draft. The athleticism and raw potential scouts...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM slams Ian Rapoport: ‘Another miss by that reporter’

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis isn’t fond of NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. The two have a history, and Rapoport recently came out with a report that must have touched a nerve. Rapoport had a scoop on Tuesday in which he said the Saints had looked into the cost of moving up to No. 1 overall. He also said the Saints were still considering moving up into the...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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