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  • After Further Review: Observations from Saints OTA #3

    Judging by the unusually high amount of media at practice, it’s safe to say people are itching for Saints news. On Thursday, we got our first glimpse of the new look Saints with their third OTA open to the media. 

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    Judging by the unusually high amount of media at practice, it’s safe to say people are itching for Saints news. On Thursday, we got our first glimpse of the new look Saints with their third OTA open to the media. 

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  • Saints rookies begin to mesh with veterans

    Saints rookies begin to mesh with veterans

    Rookie RB Alvin Kamara takes hand-off from Chase Daniel.Rookie RB Alvin Kamara takes hand-off from Chase Daniel.

    The headliner during the first week of Saints OTA’s is without a doubt Adrian Peterson. But looking at the bigger picture, it’s also the first time that the Saints’ rookies practice alongside the veterans. 

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    The headliner during the first week of Saints OTA’s is without a doubt Adrian Peterson. But looking at the bigger picture, it’s also the first time that the Saints’ rookies practice alongside the veterans. 

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  • After Further Review: Four intriguing position battles to keep an eye on during Saints OTA's, training camp

    After Further Review: Four intriguing position battles to keep an eye on during Saints OTA's, training camp

    Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)

    It's football in May, let the overreaction begin! All kidding aside, we’ll get our first chance to view the 2017 Saints on Thursday. It's only the first week of OTA's, so any observations should be met with caution. It;s still way early in the process. Nonetheless, with the roster now set, this team has significant questions at certain positions. We broke down the top four. 

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    It's football in May, let the overreaction begin! All kidding aside, we’ll get our first chance to view the 2017 Saints on Thursday. It's only the first week of OTA's, so any observations should be met with caution. It;s still way early in the process. Nonetheless, with the roster now set, this team has significant questions at certain positions. We broke down the top four. 

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  • Delvin Breaux excited about health, Saints secondary heading into 2017 season

    Delvin Breaux excited about health, Saints secondary heading into 2017 season

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    The promise of Delvin Breaux's rookie year in 2015 was clouded by an injury-riddled 2016 campaign but Breaux is healthy and enjoying the first week of Saints Organized Team Activities. 

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    The promise of Delvin Breaux's rookie year in 2015 was clouded by an injury-riddled 2016 campaign but Breaux is healthy and enjoying the first week of Saints Organized Team Activities. 

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  • NFL stadiums ranked: See how the Superdome stacks up

    NFL stadiums ranked: See how the Superdome stacks up

    New Orleans was considered as a potential backup option to host the 2021 Super Bowl. (Source: FOX 8 photo)New Orleans was considered as a potential backup option to host the 2021 Super Bowl. (Source: FOX 8 photo)

    Where’s the best place to watch an NFL football game if you don’t choose the comfort of your own couch?

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    Where’s the best place to watch an NFL football game if you don’t choose the comfort of your own couch?

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  • NFL Hall of Famer, Arkansas-native Cortez Kennedy has died

    NFL Hall of Famer, Arkansas-native Cortez Kennedy has died

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:35:37 GMT

    NFL Hall of Famer and Osceola-native Cortez Kennedy has passed away.

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    NFL Hall of Famer and Osceola-native Cortez Kennedy has passed away.

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  • Jonathan Vilma and Carl Nicks headline the Saints HOF 2017 class

    Jonathan Vilma and Carl Nicks headline the Saints HOF 2017 class

    Vilma helped the Saints win the 2009 Super Bowl. (Photo by Ted Jackson, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune) (Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Vilma helped the Saints win the 2009 Super Bowl. (Photo by Ted Jackson, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune) (Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints Hall of Fame today announced two new member for 2017, guard Carl Nicks and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.  Both were vital pieces to the Saints 2009 Super Bowl championship. Vilma, the defensive captain, amassed 130 tackles in '09, and a career-high three interceptions. Vilma played six season in the Black and Gold. Nicks started all 19 games in the 2009 season. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2010. Both will be formally inducted the weekend of the Bears game, October 27-2...

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    The Saints Hall of Fame today announced two new member for 2017, guard Carl Nicks and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.  Both were vital pieces to the Saints 2009 Super Bowl championship. Vilma, the defensive captain, amassed 130 tackles in '09, and a career-high three interceptions. Vilma played six season in the Black and Gold. Nicks started all 19 games in the 2009 season. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2010. Both will be formally inducted the weekend of the Bears game, October 27-2...

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  • FFF: Brees ready for the 'competition' of OTA's

    FFF: Brees ready for the 'competition' of OTA's

    Drew Brees and the Saints begin OTA's this week. (Mark LaGrange)Drew Brees and the Saints begin OTA's this week. (Mark LaGrange)

    In this edition of FFF we catch up with Drew Brees as OTA's start for the Saints. Plus, what the closing of Primitivo means for Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. 

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    In this edition of FFF we catch up with Drew Brees as OTA's start for the Saints. Plus, what the closing of Primitivo means for Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. 

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  • Brees spends day before first OTA giving back to New Orleans

    Brees spends day before first OTA giving back to New Orleans

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    On the eve of the Saints ramping up their offseason program to begin Organized Team Activities, Drew Brees made two $20,000 donations to Second Harvest Food Bank in Elmwood, in partnership with Dunkin' Donuts and on behalf of the Brees Dream Foundation.

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    On the eve of the Saints ramping up their offseason program to begin Organized Team Activities, Drew Brees made two $20,000 donations to Second Harvest Food Bank in Elmwood, in partnership with Dunkin' Donuts and on behalf of the Brees Dream Foundation.

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  • A Kicker's Comeback: Garrett Hartley prepares for one more chance

    A Kicker's Comeback: Garrett Hartley prepares for one more chance

    Jim Henderson's call still echoes in the ears and sends chills down the spines of Saints fans. "It's good! It's goooooood! Pigs have flown, hell has frozen over! The Saints are on their way to the Super bowl!"

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    Jim Henderson's call still echoes in the ears and sends chills down the spines of Saints fans. "It's good! It's goooooood! Pigs have flown, hell has frozen over! The Saints are on their way to the Super bowl!"

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  • Saints find new surface for offseason training

    Saints find new surface for offseason training

    Source: Tammie Mills, FOX 8Source: Tammie Mills, FOX 8

    The offseason is a time for training, conditioning and developing chemistry among teammates.  

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    The offseason is a time for training, conditioning and developing chemistry among teammates.  

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  • Saints rookie defensive ends ready to prove their ability

    Saints rookie defensive ends ready to prove their ability

    Trey Hendrickson of Florida Atlantic University. (Source: Florida Atlantic University)Trey Hendrickson of Florida Atlantic University. (Source: Florida Atlantic University)

    Trey Hendrickson and Al-Quadin Muhammad come from two very different paths to the Saints, but they have the same goal when it comes to making an impact with their new team.

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    Trey Hendrickson and Al-Quadin Muhammad come from two very different paths to the Saints, but they have the same goal when it comes to making an impact with their new team.

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  • Saints have a plan for undrafted cornerback Arthur Maulet

    Saints have a plan for undrafted cornerback Arthur Maulet

    Arthur Maulet returns an interception. (Raycom / WMC)Arthur Maulet returns an interception. (Raycom / WMC)

    The Saints don’t show any bias when it comes to where and how they acquire potential contributors to their secondary. Arthur Maulet could be the next undrafted player to land a key role with the black and gold.

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    The Saints don’t show any bias when it comes to where and how they acquire potential contributors to their secondary. Arthur Maulet could be the next undrafted player to land a key role with the black and gold.

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  • Saints sign veteran guard Josh LeRibeus and others following rookie minicamp

    Saints sign veteran guard Josh LeRibeus and others following rookie minicamp

    Saints made several roster moves after rookie minicamp (FOX 8 photo).Saints made several roster moves after rookie minicamp (FOX 8 photo).
    The Saints have added veteran depth to their offensive line. The team announced they've signed guard Josh LeRibeus. LeRibeus was originally drafted by Washington in the third round (71st overall) of the 2012 draft.In four seasons, he played in 28 games with 12 starts. Other Signings RB Trey Edmunds G Drew Iddings G/T Khalif Barnes TE Clay Harbor  To make room for these additions, the Saints cut safety Shiloh Keo and waived wide receiver Ahmad Fullwood,  tackle And...More >>
    The Saints have added veteran depth to their offensive line. The team announced they've signed guard Josh LeRibeus. LeRibeus was originally drafted by Washington in the third round (71st overall) of the 2012 draft.In four seasons, he played in 28 games with 12 starts. Other Signings RB Trey Edmunds G Drew Iddings G/T Khalif Barnes TE Clay Harbor  To make room for these additions, the Saints cut safety Shiloh Keo and waived wide receiver Ahmad Fullwood,  tackle And...More >>
  • Source: Saints sign TE Harbor and OL Barnes

    Source:Saints have signed tight end Clay Harbor to a one-year deal.Source:Saints have signed tight end Clay Harbor to a one-year deal.
    The Saints have signed veterans tight end Clay Harbor and offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, a source told FOX 8. Both participated in last weekend's rookie minicamp. Barnes bounced on and off the Saints' roster in 2016. He can play either guard or tackle. Harbor is entering his eighth season in the NFL. He's played for the Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots and Lions.His best season was 2014 in Jacksonville when he finished with 26 receptions for 289 yards and one touchdown. Both players sign...More >>
    The Saints have signed veterans tight end Clay Harbor and offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, a source told FOX 8. Both participated in last weekend's rookie minicamp. Barnes bounced on and off the Saints' roster in 2016. He can play either guard or tackle. Harbor is entering his eighth season in the NFL. He's played for the Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots and Lions.His best season was 2014 in Jacksonville when he finished with 26 receptions for 289 yards and one touchdown. Both players sign...More >>
  • Saints welcome rookies with rookie minicamp

    Saints welcome rookies with rookie minicamp

    (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)(Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

    It's the official welcome to the NFL for Saints rookies. 

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    It's the official welcome to the NFL for Saints rookies. 

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  • Saints expect Unger back in August

    Saints expect Unger back in August

    Saints expect Max Unger back in August. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints expect Max Unger back in August. (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    After initial reports had Saints center Max Unger out for five months, Sean Payton had a much more optimistic timetable Saturday. Payton said the team expects Unger back in August and is hopeful he can play in the third preseason game.   "We anticipate early August. I see him being able to possibly get into preseason. Our goal would be week three (of the preseason)," Payton said. "That is where he is at and it wasn’t anything new and yet we were hoping ...More >>
    After initial reports had Saints center Max Unger out for five months, Sean Payton had a much more optimistic timetable Saturday. Payton said the team expects Unger back in August and is hopeful he can play in the third preseason game.   "We anticipate early August. I see him being able to possibly get into preseason. Our goal would be week three (of the preseason)," Payton said. "That is where he is at and it wasn’t anything new and yet we were hoping ...More >>
  • Zach Strief showing veteran wisdom entering 12th season

    Zach Strief showing veteran wisdom entering 12th season

    For the second time in three seasons, the Saints have drafted a potential replacement for Zach Strief and while Andrus Peat appears to have found his home at left guard, Ryan Ramczyk projects to be the team's right tackle...eventually. Strief came into the league in 2006 as a seventh round pick and is now the second-longest tenured player on the roster, behind only Drew Brees. At this point, he's developed a laid back perspective about the inevitable end to his career "I've been...

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    For the second time in three seasons, the Saints have drafted a potential replacement for Zach Strief and while Andrus Peat appears to have found his home at left guard, Ryan Ramczyk projects to be the team's right tackle...eventually. Strief came into the league in 2006 as a seventh round pick and is now the second-longest tenured player on the roster, behind only Drew Brees. At this point, he's developed a laid back perspective about the inevitable end to his career "I've been...

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  • Colts will immortalize Peyton Manning with a statue and jersey retirement

    Colts will immortalize Peyton Manning with a statue and jersey retirement

    Peyton will participate in the Manning Passing Academy next month in Thibodaux. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Peyton Manning is enjoying retirement.Peyton will participate in the Manning Passing Academy next month in Thibodaux. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Peyton Manning is enjoying retirement.

    The statue of Peyton Manning will be unveiled October 7th at 3PM. 

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    The statue of Peyton Manning will be unveiled October 7th at 3PM. 

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  • NFL announces New Orleans Saints preseason game times

    NFL announces New Orleans Saints preseason game times

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    The National Football League Tuesday published a league-wide slate of preseason games including the times and locations. The Saints open on the road against the Cleveland Browns. Week 1: at Browns, Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Week 2: at Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Week 3: vs. Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Week 4: vs. Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The Saints open the regular season with a road game on Monday Night Football agai...

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    The National Football League Tuesday published a league-wide slate of preseason games including the times and locations. The Saints open on the road against the Cleveland Browns. Week 1: at Browns, Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Week 2: at Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Week 3: vs. Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Week 4: vs. Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The Saints open the regular season with a road game on Monday Night Football agai...

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  • Saints waive DE/LB Royce LaFrance

    Saints waive DE/LB Royce LaFrance

    Saints have waived Royce LaFrance. (Source: Brett Duke,  NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints have waived Royce LaFrance. (Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints have waived defensive end/linebacker Royce LaFrance. 

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    The Saints have waived defensive end/linebacker Royce LaFrance. 

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  • Saints release TE Jake Stoneburner

    Saints release tight end Jake Stoneburner (FOX 8 graphic)Saints release tight end Jake Stoneburner (FOX 8 graphic)

    The Saints have released tight end Jake Stoneburner, according to his Twitter profile. 

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    The Saints have released tight end Jake Stoneburner, according to his Twitter profile. 

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  • Report: Unger likely to start season on the PUP

    Report: Unger likely to start season on the PUP

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Saints center Max Unger may not be available to start the season, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network. Rapaport said Unger suffered a foot injury and will likely start the season on PUP. Unger

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    Saints center Max Unger may not be available to start the season, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network. Rapaport said Unger suffered a foot injury and will likely start the season on PUP. Unger was the one of the assets the Saints received in the Jimmy Graham trade and has been rock solid in the middle of the Saints offensive line. He has started 31 games in two seasons w

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  • Adrian Peterson eager to embark on Saints tenure

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    After playing in just 21 games the last three seasons and changing teams for the first time in his career, Adrian Peterson is eager to take the field as a member of the Saints. 

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    After playing in just 21 games the last three seasons and changing teams for the first time in his career, Adrian Peterson is eager to take the field as a member of the Saints. 

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  • Peterson: I have a lot of years left

    Peterson said he still has years left in his career (nfl.com).Peterson said he still has years left in his career (nfl.com).
    Don't call new Saints running back Adrian Peterson over the hill At 32, Peterson is convinced he is not done. "One thing that I really just dislike about the NFL is kind of how you allow people to put guys in a box, especially running backs." Peterson told reporters." After that 30-mark like guys are going downhill and that's not necessarily the case.  In my mind, I feel like I have a lot of years left. I feel like I'll have the opportunity to retire when I f...More >>
    Don't call new Saints running back Adrian Peterson over the hill At 32, Peterson is convinced he is not done. "One thing that I really just dislike about the NFL is kind of how you allow people to put guys in a box, especially running backs." Peterson told reporters." After that 30-mark like guys are going downhill and that's not necessarily the case.  In my mind, I feel like I have a lot of years left. I feel like I'll have the opportunity to retire when I f...More >>
  • Saints sign 12 undrafted free agents

    Saints sign 12 undrafted free agents

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    The New Orleans Saints wasted no time after the 2017 NFL Draft adding to their crop of free agents.

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    The New Orleans Saints wasted no time after the 2017 NFL Draft adding to their crop of free agents.

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  • Vegas betting Saints have a disappointing season

    Vegas betting Saints have a disappointing season

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Can the Saints win more than 8 games? NFL 2017 regular season win totals were revealed by Las Vegas sportsbook South Point on Sunday. 

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    Can the Saints win more than 8 games? NFL 2017 regular season win totals were revealed by Las Vegas sportsbook South Point on Sunday. 

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  • After Further Review: What we learned from '17 Saints draft

    After Further Review: What we learned from '17 Saints draft

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    We’ve graded the Saints seven-player draft class, now it’s time to examine what we learned from one of the more entertaining drafts in quite some time. 

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    We’ve graded the Saints seven-player draft class, now it’s time to examine what we learned from one of the more entertaining drafts in quite some time. 

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  • After Further Review: Grading the Saints 2017 Draft

    After Further Review: Grading the Saints 2017 Draft

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    Now that the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, FOX 8's Sean Fazende provides his draft grades fro the Saints picks.

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    Now that the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, FOX 8's Sean Fazende provides his draft grades fro the Saints picks.

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  • Saints draft Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad in the 6th round

    Saints draft Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad in the 6th round

    The New Orleans Saints have selected Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad with their last pick of the draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have selected Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad with their last pick of the draft. 

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  • Saints safety Marcus Williams addresses the media

    Saints safety Marcus Williams addresses the media

    What is your reaction to being drafted by the Saints? “It’s a great feeling just hearing my name called I can’t even explain it right now with all my family around. Being able to come and be a part of that organization it’s amazing.

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    What is your reaction to being drafted by the Saints? “It’s a great feeling just hearing my name called I can’t even explain it right now with all my family around. Being able to come and be a part of that organization it’s amazing.

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  • VIDEO: Sean Payton breaks down the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft

    VIDEO: Sean Payton breaks down the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft

    Payton said the Saints nabbed one of the four best prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft

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    Payton said the Saints nabbed one of the four best prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft

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  • Leonard Fournette drafted fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars

    Leonard Fournette drafted fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars

    Courtesy: Mark LaGrangeCourtesy: Mark LaGrange

    Former LSU Tiger and New Orleans native Leonard Fournette has been drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the number four pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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    Former LSU Tiger and New Orleans native Leonard Fournette has been drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the fourth pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

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  • After Further Review: Saints schedule observations

    After Further Review: Saints schedule observations

    The first thing that pops out of the Saints schedule is the first quarter of the season. It's brutal.

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    The first thing that pops out of the Saints schedule is the first quarter of the season. It's brutal.

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  • After Further Review: The only two spots the Saints should consider a QB

    After Further Review: The only two spots the Saints should consider a QB

    Is this the year Sean Payton tries to find Drew Brees' successor?  (nola.com).Is this the year Sean Payton tries to find Drew Brees' successor? (nola.com).
    At some point we know that finding the successor to Drew Brees will be the New Orleans Saints’ top priority. What we don’t know is when that time will be. Personally, I don’t think it’s 2017. I’m not particularly enamored with anyone in the draft class and the need at quarterback hasn’t become an absolute must just yet. Next year’s crop could be better and there are some notable signal callers (Jimmy Garropolo, A.J. McCarron) scheduled to hit...More >>
    At some point we know that finding the successor to Drew Brees will be the New Orleans Saints’ top priority. What we don’t know is when that time will be. Personally, I don’t think it’s 2017. I’m not particularly enamored with anyone in the draft class and the need at quarterback hasn’t become an absolute must just yet. Next year’s crop could be better and there are some notable signal callers (Jimmy Garropolo, A.J. McCarron) scheduled to hit...More >>
  • After Further Review: Role for Peterson makes risk worth it for Saints

    After Further Review: Role for Peterson makes risk worth it for Saints

    Adrian Peterson has signed a contract with the Saints. (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com/Times Picayune)Adrian Peterson has signed a contract with the Saints. (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com/Times Picayune)

    This isn't Champ Bailey from 2014 where the Saints were hoping he can still be a shutdown cornerback.

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    This isn't Champ Bailey from 2014 where the Saints were hoping he can still be a shutdown cornerback.

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  • After Further Review: Fazende's Mock Draft 3.0

    After Further Review: Fazende's Mock Draft 3.0

    CB Tre'Davious White is the player that will break the Saints' LSU draft drought (Source: Mark Lagrange)CB Tre'Davious White is the player that will break the Saints' LSU draft drought (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    In a little over a week, the draft will be upon us. Scan through the mock draft circuit and you’ll see a wide range of players slotted to the Saints at 11.

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    In a little over a week, the draft will be upon us. Scan through the mock draft circuit and you’ll see a wide range of players slotted to the Saints at 11.

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