Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints

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Saints | Coby Fleener more prepared for 2017
Sat, 27 May 2017 21:16:19 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener said already understanding the terminology of the offense will be a big advantage in his second season with the Saints. "So being able to revamp and feel comfortable going out there and not having to worry about what play call is gonna come up is a huge benefit," Fleener said.


Saints | Hau'oli Kikaha limited during OTAs
Sat, 27 May 2017 08:10:11 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Hau'oli Kikaha (knee) is participating in part of the OTAs that began this week, although he did not participate in full-team sessions. "He's doing really well. He's going through some individual drills, he's taking part in the walk-through. I think the training staff, I think we're going to be smart with him," defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said.


Saints | Josh LeRibeus works out at center
Sat, 27 May 2017 06:31:03 -0700

New Orleans Saints OG Josh LeRibeus took snaps with the first-team offense at center during organized team activities Thursday, May 25, while C Max Unger (foot) continues to recover from surgery to repair a space in the Lisfranc area of his foot. In addition to LeRibeus, OT Senio Kelemete and C Jack Allen could also see time at center during Unger's absence.


Saints | Zach Strief restructures deal
Fri, 26 May 2017 13:17:29 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief received a restructured contract that takes his 2017 base salary from $1 million to $1.7 million, according to a source. He also has a chance to make an additional $300,000 in roster bonuses. His salary cap hit has gone from $5.1 million to $6.1 million.


Saints | Michael Thomas has put on weight
Thu, 25 May 2017 14:47:27 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has added some extra weight this offseason, increasing from 210 pounds to 220 pounds.


Saints | Bryce Harris signs with Saints
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:32 -0700

Free-agent OT Bryce Harris (Dolphins) signed an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 22.


Saints | Justin Thomas to be used at WR
Sat, 20 May 2017 11:05:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Justin Thomas originally worked out at cornerback during the team's rookie minicamp, but the team has moved him to wide receiver.


Saints | Trey Edmunds joins Saints
Mon, 15 May 2017 16:51:28 -0700

Undrafted free-agent RB Trey Edmunds (Maryland) signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Saints | More roster moves for Saints
Mon, 15 May 2017 14:58:43 -0700

Free-agents OG Josh LeRibeus (Eagles), TE Clay Harbor (Lions) and OT Khalif Barnes (Saints) officially signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 15.


Saints | Shiloh Keo released
Mon, 15 May 2017 14:52:33 -0700

New Orleans Saints SS Shiloh Keo was released Monday, May 15.


Saints | Justin Thomas joining Saints
Mon, 15 May 2017 14:09:49 -0700

Undrafted free-agent QB Justin Thomas (Georgia Tech) is signing a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.


Saints | Clay Harbor expected to sign
Sun, 14 May 2017 20:43:25 -0700

Free-agent TE Clay Harbor (Lions) is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 15, according to a source.


Saints | New Orleans expected to add two tryout players
Sun, 14 May 2017 14:13:19 -0700

Free-agent TE Clay Harbor (Lions) and OT Khalif Barnes (Saints) are expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 15, according to a source.


Saints | New Orleans eyeing open competition at DE
Sun, 14 May 2017 11:32:47 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan has one defensive end spot locked up, but the team expects an "open competition" between Alex Okafor, Obum Gwacham, Hau'oli Kikaha and third-round pick Trey Hendrickson for the defensive end spot opposite him.


Saints | Ryan Ramczyk should be ready for camp
Sat, 13 May 2017 13:15:38 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Ryan Ramczyk (hip) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from hip surgery and should be ready for the start of training camp.


Saints | Several veterans trying out for Saints
Sat, 13 May 2017 11:28:03 -0700

Free-agent QB Matt Simms (Falcons), OT Khalif Barnes (Saints), TE Clay Harbor (Lions) and OT Bryce Harris (Dolphins) are participating in the New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.


Saints | Max Unger to play in preseason?
Sat, 13 May 2017 11:07:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the goal is to have C Max Unger (foot) ready for the third preseason game.


Saints | Louis Murphy trying out with New Orleans
Sat, 13 May 2017 10:45:48 -0700

Free-agent WR Louis Murphy (Buccaneers) is one of several NFL veteran players trying out at the New Orleans Saints' rookie minicamp this weekend.


Saints | New Orleans waives Collin Buchanan
Fri, 12 May 2017 17:44:13 -0700

New Orleans Saints OG Collin Buchanan was waived Friday, May 12, with a left squad designation.


Saints | Max Unger expected back in preseason
Tue, 09 May 2017 08:41:49 -0700

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints C Max Unger (foot) is expected to return during the preseason, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.


Saints | Jake Stoneburner released
Mon, 08 May 2017 15:47:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jake Stoneburner was released Monday, May 8.


Saints | Max Unger had surgery
Mon, 08 May 2017 11:39:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints C Max Unger (foot) underwent surgery on his injured foot over the weekend, according to a source. It's the same foot Unger had issues with in 2016. A timetable for his recovery was not given.


Saints | Max Unger suffers foot injury
Mon, 08 May 2017 05:02:41 -0700

New Orleans Saints C Max Unger (foot) suffered a foot injury, and he's likely to miss the start of the season, according to sources. He's likely to begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Saints | Willie Snead still has not signed
Sun, 07 May 2017 16:40:45 -0700

New Orleans Saints exclusive rights free-agent WR Willie Snead still has not signed his tender offer but is not allowed to sign with another team.


Saints | Adrian Peterson remains confident
Tue, 02 May 2017 11:41:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (knee) believes he has "a lot of years left" in the NFL. Peterson is 32 years old and is entering his 11th season.


Saints | Saints using 'three-headed monster' at RB?
Mon, 01 May 2017 19:30:44 -0700

The New Orleans Saints' plan for the upcoming season is "likely to recreate their 2009 and 2011 potent backfield attack" when they implemented a "three-headed monster" at running back. This came to fruition when they drafted RB Alvin Kamara, who is a "prototypical third-down back" to complement RBs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson. Kamara could be in line to play a "Reggie Bush/Darren Sproles-type role."


Saints | Two Saints players waived
Mon, 01 May 2017 17:02:40 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE D.J. Pettway and CB Jimmy Pruitt were waived Monday, May 1.


Saints | New Orleans signs two UDFAs
Mon, 01 May 2017 16:36:51 -0700

The New Orleans Saints signed undrafted free-agent WR Ahmad Fulwood (Florida) and FB John Robinson-Woodgett (Massachusetts). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


Saints | Collin Buchanan signs with Saints
Mon, 01 May 2017 07:59:51 -0700

Undrafted free-agent OL Collin Buchanan (Miami, Ohio) signed a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 1. The deal includes a $10,000 signing bonus and guaranteed $15,000 of his base salary, according to a source.


Saints | Travaris Cadet to see reduced role?
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:27:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet will compete with RB Alvin Kamara for the third-down back role while RB Adrian Peterson and RB Mark Ingram serve as the traditional backs, according to beat writer Nick Underhill.


Saints | Alvin Kamara tabbed for third-down role
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:12:38 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara will be used to create mismatches in the passing game, according to general manager Mickey Loomis. "To fill that role with a player of his caliber, we're pretty excited about it," Loomis said "Obviously, we were. That's why we traded up to get him."


Saints | Travin Dural joining the Saints
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:31:41 -0700

Undrafted free-agent WR Travin Dural (LSU) signed an undisclosed contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.


Saints | New Orleans wanted Patrick Mahomes
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:25:26 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was being targeted by the New Orleans Saints with the 11th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.


Saints | New Orleans grabs Trey Hendrickson
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:32:07 -0700

The New Orleans Saints selected DE Trey Hendrickson with the 103rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.


Saints | Alex Anzalone drafted by New Orleans
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:13:07 -0700

The New Orleans Saints selected LB Alex Anzalone with the 76th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.


Saints | New Orleans acquired No. 67 overall
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:05:29 -0700

The New Orleans Saints acquired the No. 67 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the No. 229 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and a 2018 second-round draft choice.


Saints | New Orleans add Alvin Kamara
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:54:37 -0700

The New Orleans Saints selected Alvin Kamara with the 67th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.


Saints | New Orleans selects Marcus Williams
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:01:28 -0700

The New Orleans Saints selected Utah S Marcus A. Williams with the No. 42 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.


Saints | New Orleans still open to trade for CB
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:56:04 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton allowed for the possibility the Saints would still consider a trade for New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler or Los Angeles Rams CB Trumaine Johnson despite selecting Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27.


Saints | DeShone Kizer on New Orleans' radar?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:44:32 -0700

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is "in play" for the New Orleans Saints, who hold the No. 42 selection in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday, April 28, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett.


Saints | Ryan Ramczyk selected by the Saints
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:45:02 -0700

The New Orleans Saints selected Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.


Saints | Marshon Lattimore selected by the Saints
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:28:47 -0700

The New Orleans Saints selected Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.


Saints | No recent talks about Malcolm Butler
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:44:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said he has not had any recent talks with the New England Patriots about the possibility of acquiring CB Malcolm Butler.


Saints | Mark Ingram fine with Peterson addition
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:49:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he is fine with the team's signing of RB Adrian Peterson if his addition helps the team win. Ingram said he expected the team would add another running back and is not concerned about sharing playing time with Peterson.


Saints | Adrian Peterson will have clear role
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:36:11 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson will blend well with fellow RB Mark Ingram and will have a clear role in the Saints' offense, according to head coach Sean Payton.


New Orleans Saints

Allen Dennis DC
Allen Jack C
Anthony Stephone LB
Anzalone Alex LB
Armstead Terron OT
Banjo Chris FS
Banta Bradford AC
Barnes Khalif OT
Bell Vonn SS
Bighill Adam LB
Breaux Delvin CB
Brees Drew QB
Bush Rafael SS
Byrd Charles AC
Cadet Travaris RB
Calhoun Taveze CB
Campbell Dan AC
Carmichael Pete OC
Coleman Brandon WR
Crawley Ken CB
Curry Ronald AC
Dalrymple Dan AC
Daniel Chase QB
Davison Tyeler DT
Drescher Justin OL
Dural Travin WR
Edmunds Trey RB
Ellerbe Dannell LB
Fairley Nick DL
Feeney Travis LB
Fleener Coby TE
Fuller Corey WR
Fullington John OT
Fulwood Ahmad WR
Gaitor Anthony CB
Ginn Jr. Ted WR
Giunta Peter AC
Glenn Aaron AC
Grayson Garrett QB
Griffin Garrett TE
Gwacham Obum DE
Harbor Clay TE
Harper Roman SS
Harris Bryce OT
Harris De'Vante CB
Harris Erik S
Hendrickson Trey DE
Hill Josh TE
Hills Tony OT
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
Ingram Mark RB
Ireland Jeff TO
Johnson Curtis AC
Jordan Cameron DL
Kamara Alvin RB
Kelemete Senio OT
Kikaha Hau'oli LB
Klein A.J. LB
Kruger Paul LB
Kuhn John FB
Lampman Jake WR
Lasco Daniel RB
Lattimore Marshon CB
LeRibeus Josh OG
Lewis Tommylee WR
Loewen Mitchell DL
Lombardi Joe AC
Loomis Mickey GM
Lutz Will PK
Mabry Ashaad DL
Mauti Michael LB
Moore Sterling CB
Morstead Thomas P
Muhammad Al-Quadin DE
Murphy Marcus RB
Nielsen Ryan AC
Nolan Mike AC
Okafor Alex LB
Onyemata David DT
Payton Sean HC
Peat Andrus OT
Peterson Adrian RB
Phillips John TE
Ramczyk Ryan OT
Rankins Sheldon DL
Robertson Craig LB
Robinson-Woodgett John FB
Roushar Dan AC
Sanford Jamarca SS
Snead Willie WR
Strief Zach OT
Stupar Nathan LB
Swann Damian CB
Tapp Darryl LB
Te'o Manti LB
Therezie Robenson S
Thomas Joel AC
Thomas Justin WR
Thomas Michael WR
Trusnik Jason LB
Turner Landon OG
Unger Max C
Vaccaro Kenny FS
Van Horn Clint OG
Warford Larry OG
Williams Jordan WR
Williams Marcus A. FS
Williams P.J. CB
Wilson Kyle CB
Zimmer Justin DL