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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:59:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints FB Erik Lorig (undisclosed) may miss the regular season opener due to an undisclosed injury. Saints coach Sean Payton did not indicate what was wrong with Lorig but said FBs Greg Jones and Austin Johnson are competing for the spot.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:51:57 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was upset with TE Jimmy Graham earning two 15-yard unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties in the team's preseason game for dunking the ball over the goal posts. Graham and Payton appeared to get into tense verbal sparring after the second penalty was called. Payton confirmed he was upset after the game. "Yes, I was," Payton said. "I'm very upset. Would you be upset? I was, particularly."
Thu, 29 May 2014 11:02:51 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said FS Jairus Byrd (back) underwent back surgery Thursday, May 29, and will return to the team in a week. Payton said the surgery did not need to be done, but the team wanted to get this cleared up now. Payton said Byrd will be ready to go for training camp.
Sat, 10 May 2014 14:25:44 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said S Vinnie Sunseri (knee) will be able to participate in organized team activities after undergoing knee surgery.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:01:16 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is attending the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:24:30 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wanted to set off the fire alarms at the Saints practice facility so the sprinklers would go off and the team could practice in rain conditions in preparation for their divisional round game against the Seattle Seahawks. Payton was talked out of that idea.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:06:52 -0800
The New Orleans Saints are using patience as a part of their success, especially in close games. "I think patience is part of it," head coach Sean Payton said after the Saints won the turnover battle 1-0 in a 17-13 victory at Atlanta last Thursday night. "There's an old saying, 'It doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing to be effective.' At times, that's just being smart."
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:29:39 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton praised TE Josh Hill Monday, Sept. 9, saying he played extremely well on special teams.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:37:31 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he would lean toward sitting WR Marques Colston (foot) in the team's third preseason game, but nothing is set for sure.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:59:48 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he's unsure who will be calling the offensive plays for the team this year. Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael called the plays last year with Payton serving his year-long suspension. The offense under Carmichael put up 28.8 points per game, which was third highest in the league.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless of whether it's Payton or Carmichael calling the offensive shots, the Saints offense should be in good shape. The high-flying aerial attack led by Drew Brees is expected to continue, and they have enough options in the running game to keep defenses honest.
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