New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The team was founded by John W. Mecom Jr. , David Dixon, and the city of New Orleans on November 1, 1966. The Saints began play in Tulane Stadium in 1967. The name "Saints" is an allusion to November 1 being All Saints Day in the Catholic faith.
  • Marshon Lattimore hosting 'A Day Against Violence' in Cleveland
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    Marshon Lattimore hosting 'A Day Against Violence' in Cleveland

    Many New Orleans Saints players are invested in giving back to their communities, using the platform and opportunity they receive as professional athletes to support their hometowns. That includes Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who is hosting a big party for Cleveland youth on June 29. “This is for young boys and girls to have freedom from the violence and just have fun and be kids,” Lattimore wrote on his official Twitter account. “Bring your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins etc. I'm excited to see all of y'all show up and have fun with me. It's all love and positivity at this event. Thank you!” Lattimore went to Glenville High School in Cleveland, where he was coached by Ted

  • Drew Brees Makes Admission About The One Thing That Has Been 'Very Stressful' For Him This Offseason
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    Drew Brees Makes Admission About The One Thing That Has Been 'Very Stressful' For Him This Offseason

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says a lawsuit he filed has been “very stressful” this offseason. According to Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper, Brees made it back in time for the final two days of Saints minicamp on June 13. However, he missed the entirety of last week's training and part of this week's because he testified in a California courtroom. Brees filed a lawsuit against a jeweler he claims “defrauded him out of millions of dollars by lying about the value of the jewelry he sold to Brees,” per Alper. The jeweler has denied Brees' accusation. The Times- Picayune's Josh Katzenstein identified the jeweler as Vahid Moradi of CJ Charles Jewelers of San Diego. Brees and his wife,

  • Jared Cook the Saints' biggest "X-factor" in 2019
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    Jared Cook the Saints' biggest "X-factor" in 2019

    When we're talking about “X factors” for the Saints in 2019, we're not talking about the player who lines up in the “X” position as a pass catcher. No, instead we're talking about the player who steps up for the team in a big way to make a difference at the position from the year before. Think Baker Mayfield for the Browns, George Kittle for the 49ers, or Jason McCourty for the New England Patriots in 2018. When Bleacher Report named the biggest X-factor type player for the Saints in 2019, they went with veteran tight end Jared Cook: Jimmy Graham last played for the New Orleans Saints in 2014. With all due respect to decorated veteran Ben Watson, 2014 was the last year in which the team had a

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    Stevens Point native Ryan Ramczyk to host youth football camp

    STVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- Stevens Point native Ryan Ramczyk has made a seamless transition from his college days with the Pointers and Badgers, to the NFL. Ramczyk has become the anchor of the New Orleans Saints offensive line, and was named second team All-Pro this past season. Now he's bringing his talents to a youth camp in his hometown. Before training camp for his third NFL season begins, Ramczyk will host a one day lineman camp at the D1 Training Facility in Stevens Point on June 27. The camp is available to kids in grades 3-12 and recent high school graduates. Ramczyk hopes to inspire players hoping to be in his shoes one day, and to teach them that playing on the line can be just as

  • Alvin Kamara wonders what else he can do for Saints
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    Alvin Kamara wonders what else he can do for Saints

    Over his first two NFL seasons, Saints running back Alvin Kamara has shown the ability to do a lot of different things. He's run for 1,611 yards while averaging over five yards a carry, caught 162 passes for 1,535 yards, scored 31 offensive touchdowns and returned a punt for a touchdown. Kamara said that it [more]

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    Initial Share Analysis

    The past few weeks were a hectic mess as I devoted most of my time to writing and editing for the annual RotoWire fantasy football preview magazine. Sacrifices along the way included sleep, haircuts, clean cat litter and social interaction, but naturally I still found time to draft a handful of best-ball teams, because apparently my priorities are out of whack. On the bright side, I now can confirm that shares of Deshaun Watson and Marquise Brown don't blot out the smell of a dirty litter box, contrary to popular belief. Scented candles work much better, but they cost money and don't score touchdowns. A sample of five best-ball teams is pretty small, but it's at least enough for an initial step

  • Teddy Bridgewater keeps impressing while waiting his turn
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    Teddy Bridgewater keeps impressing while waiting his turn

    Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Follow on Twitter METAIRIE, La. -- Teddy Bridgewater was just having some fun when he switched jerseys and positions with Alvin Kamara for the start of Thursday's final minicamp practice. But the New Orleans Saints' backup quarterback turned serious when he talked about his skills as a pass-catcher. “I've probably got the best hands in the NFL,” Bridgewater insisted. “Well, first Michael Thomas. But then Teddy Bridgewater.” Make no mistake: Although Bridgewater decided that it was the best career move

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    Cook, Granderson make positive impressions at Saints minicamp

    Expectations are high for Jared Cook and the tight end did nothing to disappoint teammates, coaches or fans during the New Orleans Saints three-day minicamp this week. He looks primed for a big season. During the three mini-camp practices I watched, no one caught more passes for explosive plays than the veteran free agent. Listed at 6-5, 254 pounds, Cook has a lean build and can still run at age 32. He routinely beat linebackers and safeties in coverage and showed a reliable set of hands. He used his height advantage to snare a pass over his head against tight coverage from 5-11 rookie safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and finished the play through contact. It was an impressive display of elite

  • Why the New Orleans Saints could win it all, Part VI: Defensive Line
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    Why the New Orleans Saints could win it all, Part VI: Defensive Line

    Bringing back a series of pieces from the past three years, we're going to check each position group on the New Orleans Saints and discuss how they improve the Saints' chances of making a run in 2019. On to the first position group on defense: the defensive line! To view previous parts, see below: The New Orleans Saints defensive line made massive strides in 2018 from years past. In fact, come the end of the 2018 season, the SB Nation mother ship ranked the Saints defensive line among the NFL's best, saying this: The Saints lost Alex Okafor in free agency to the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sheldon Rankins went down in 2018 to the same injury which sidelined Okafor in 2017, a torn Achilles. On top

  • Kaden Elliss' key to success during offseason? Soaking up knowledge from Saints' linebackers, his dad
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    Kaden Elliss' key to success during offseason? Soaking up knowledge from Saints' linebackers, his dad

    Kaden Elliss talks to his dad on the phone every single day after practice. It was their routine during rookie minicamp. It continued in OTAs. And it was part of the schedule during Saints minicamp that wrapped up Thursday. "He's asking me how things went and wanting to go over things," Elliss said. "It's awesome being able to fall back on him." Luther Elliss spent 10 seasons in the NFL as a defensive lineman, including two seasons as a Pro Bowler. So now the elder Elliss is hoping to see his son, a seventh round draft pick by the Saints, make his mark in the league too. Fortunately for Kaden, who plays linebacker, he can count on more than just his father for advice. He relies heavily on the

  • Report: Some Browns players didn’t like Baker Mayfield’s comments on Duke Johnson
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    Report: Some Browns players didn’t like Baker Mayfield’s comments on Duke Johnson

    Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had some strong public comments last week for running back Duke Johnson. Multiple teammates reportedly had some strong private comments for Mayfield. According to Mike Silver of NFL Media, "several veteran Browns players" approached Mayfield "to register their displeasure." Silver says that the players and Mayfield "hashed out their differences." Johnson [more]

  • Fantasy Football Podcast: To keep or not to keep Christian McCaffrey, 'Ma'am's,' and QB updates
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    Fantasy Football Podcast: To keep or not to keep Christian McCaffrey, 'Ma'am's,' and QB updates

    In this week's Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon help a user make a decision about Christian McCaffrey, as well as talking quarterbacks, and much more.

  • Sean Payton: East-West Shrine Game put David Onyemata on Saints' radar
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    Sean Payton: East-West Shrine Game put David Onyemata on Saints' radar

    New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata has come a long way from his first brush with football, having taken up the sport while studying environmental science at the University Manitoba. As a first-generation immigrant from Nigeria, he hadn't encountered the game at all until he wanted a constructive use of his free time between classes. In the years since, Onyemata has emerged as a big piece of the Saints offensive line. He's amassed 6.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hits in his first three seasons, and is the projected starter with Sheldon Rankins on the mend following surgery back in January to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. But Saints coach Sean Payton points to one big moment that

  • Saints sign free agent WR Rishard Matthews after tryout
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    Saints sign free agent WR Rishard Matthews after tryout

    The New Orleans Saints signed free agent wide receiver Rishard Matthews after his veteran tryout during minicamp practices this week, as first reported by Field Yates of ESPN. Matthews has appeared in 87 games for the Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, and New York Jets since being drafted back in 2012. Matthews hit a rough skid last season after several strong years, struggling to adapt to a new-look Titans offense and getting released early in the season. He played sporadically for the Jets and never took on a big role in the offense. During his peak from 2015 to 2017, though, he averaged 58.5 yards per game and caught 17 touchdown passes. If the Saints saw enough positive plays from Matthews