Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints

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Saints | Terron Armstead has minor injury
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:11:56 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 26, but it is not considered serious, according to a source.


Saints | Daniel Lasco suffers head injury
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:28:34 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Daniel Lasco (head) left the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter Friday, Aug. 26, after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from LB Vince Williams. He walked off the field with the assistance of a trainer after being down on the ground for several minutes and headed for the locker room.


Saints | Jimmy Pruitt injured Friday
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:10:27 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Jimmy Pruitt (undisclosed) was injured on a punt return during the fourth quarter of the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 26. Two trainers assisted him off the field before he was taken to the trainer's table behind the bench. He was taken to the locker room on a cart several minutes later.


Saints | Michael Hoomanawanui carted off
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:13:59 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Michael Hoomanawanui (leg) was carted off with a left leg injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 26.


Saints | Terron Armstead to the locker room
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:11:42 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (undisclosed) went to the locker room after suffering an injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 26.


Saints | Garrett Griffin to make preseason debut
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:19:36 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Garrett Griffin (hamstring) will make his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 26, in the third game.


Saints | Brandon Coleman not standing out
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:18:50 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman has had a "pedestrian" camp and preseason, according to head coach Sean Payton. His roster spot is in question nearing the final week of camp.


Saints | Coby Fleener not reliable enough
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:16:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener hasn't been reliable enough catching passes and isn't on the same page with QB Drew Brees on some routes, according to beat writer Larry Holder. TE Josh Hill has been more involved in the passing game in recent practices.


Saints | Max Unger returns to practice
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:02:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints C Max Unger (undisclosed) was back on the field Wednesday, August 24. He left practice Tuesday, August 23, but should be fine for the team's upcoming preseason game Friday, August 26, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Saints | Coby Fleener still work in progress
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:53:46 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener is still getting situation in his team's offense, and he continues to make adjustments. "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," head coach Sean Payton said Monday, Aug. 22. "I think, man, there's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on."


Saints | C.J. Spiller not popping in preseason
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:53:09 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller hasn't had a lot of flash plays in the preseason, and he also fumbled in the fourth quarter of the preseason game against the Houston Texans.


Saints | Tim Hightower hones in on No. 2 job
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:52:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower is expected to serve as the team's primary backup to RB Mark Ingram, as none of the other reserve tailbacks have flashed or helped themselves in training camp and the preseason.


Saints | Mark Ingram will be the bellcow
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:51:58 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is expected to shoulder most of the load in the backfield with all of his underlings struggling in one facet of the game or another. He is capable of playing three downs, is capable of doing big things catching the ball out of the backfield and he is the best of the group in pass protection, too.


Saints | Marcus Murphy in the doghouse
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:51:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Marcus Murphy has coughed the ball up in the return game, and head coach Sean Payton lashed out at him publicly for the second time in as many years due to the issue. He has fumbled twice in two preseason games, losing one.


Saints | Brandon Coleman busy in loss
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:20:09 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman posted six receptions for 47 yards on 10 targets in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans. He saw increased work with WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead resting.


Saints | Keenan Lewis released
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:21:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Keenan Lewis was released Friday, Aug. 19, according to sources.


Saints | Sheldon Rankins will be back in 2016
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:39:18 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins' (leg) broken fibula is not as serious as expected and is "not going to be season-ending," head coach Sean Payton said.


Saints | Delvin Breaux carted off
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:38:29 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Delvin Breaux (undisclosed) was carted off Thursday, Aug. 18, due to an undisclosed injury.


Saints | Coby Fleener works with starters
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:37:14 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener lined up with the first-team offense at practice Wednesday, August 17.


Saints | Sheldon Rankins breaks leg
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:17:40 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins (leg) is believed to have a broken fibula based on initial test results, according to a source. Rankins was New Orleans' first-round pick in 2016, and he may land on the Reserve Injured/Designated to Return list.


Saints | Stephone Anthony back by opener
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:30:46 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Stephone Anthony (leg) is likely to miss a couple of weeks, but he is expected back by the season opener, according to a source.


Saints | Sheldon Rankins carted off
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:35:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins (undisclosed) was carted off at practice Monday, Aug. 15.


Saints | Tyeler Davison will start
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:28:30 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Tyeler Davison has been named the starting nose tackle by head coach Sean Payton.


Saints | Delvin Breaux returns to practice
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:12:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Delvin Breaux (undisclosed) returned to practice on a limited basis Saturday, Aug. 13. He had performed individual drills Tuesday, Aug. 9, but sat out most of the week's activities.


Saints | No timetable for Stephone Anthony's return
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:09:41 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said there is no timetable for the return of LB Stephone Anthony (leg), although the injury is not as serious as the club initially feared. Anthony was carted off the field after suffering an unspecified leg injury during the preseason opener against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 11.


Saints | Jordan Walsh waived
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:05:04 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have waived OG Jordan Walsh.


Saints | New Orleans adds Cortland Finnegan
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:01:33 -0700

Free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan (Panthers) signed with the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 12, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Saints | Cortland Finnegan expected to join Saints
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:34:57 -0700

Free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan (Panthers) is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 12, and is expected to sign with the Saints.


Saints | Kasim Edebali pulling ahead
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:03:53 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Kasim Edebali has seemingly pulled ahead in the battle for the starting defensive end spot on defense, and he had two sacks in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11.


Saints | Michael Thomas makes strong debut
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:00:11 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas had four catches for a game-high 67 yards in a 34-22 loss to the New England Patriots in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 11.


Saints | Stephone Anthony carted off
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:50:32 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Stephone Anthony (undisclosed) was carted off during the preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 11.


Saints | Garrett Grayson will play a lot
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:02:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Garrett Grayson is expected to see plenty of action in the Saints' first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, against the New England Patriots.


Saints | Michael Thomas continues to shine
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:10:44 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas continues to shine in the early days of training camp, and beat writer Jeff Duncan opines that Thomas looks like a bona fide playmaker. It appears Thomas has already earned the trust of his quarterbacks in camp.


Saints | Young NOLA CBS showing well
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:09:15 -0700

New Orleans Saints CBs Ken Crawley, De'Vante Harris and P.J. Williams are having a good training camp, and the solid work continued Tuesday, Aug. 9. All three young players have shown plenty of swagger during the early going and appear to be in good shape for roster spots.


Saints | Luke McCown's job not threatened
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:08:16 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown is firmly entrenched as the team's backup to QB Drew Brees, and QB Garrett Grayson appears to be no threat to end that role anytime soon.


Saints | Garrett Grayson buried on depth chart
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:49:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Garrett Grayson is a distant third on the team's depth chart behind starter QB Drew Brees and veteran backup QB Luke McCown. Grayson has shown some improvement from his rookie season, but he is no threat to McCown for the No. 2 job.


Saints | Terron Armstead to miss preseason game
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:18:16 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (undisclosed) will not play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, even though he was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Saints | Terron Armstead activated
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:40:14 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (undisclosed) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 8.


Saints | Hakeem Nicks cut
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:35:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Hakeem Nicks was released Monday, Aug. 8.


Saints | D.J. Pettway placed on IR
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:23:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints DL D.J. Pettway (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve after he cleared waivers Sunday, Aug. 7.


Saints | Rough practice for Drew Brees
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:29:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw four interceptions during practice Saturday, Aug. 6, and he said it may have been his worst performance at training camp in his career.


Saints | New Orleans to add John Kuhn
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:45:36 -0700

Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) will sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.


Saints | New Orleans wants Ronald Leary
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:37:40 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary is being pursed by the New Orleans Saints via trade, according to a source. New Orleans has tried to acquire Leary for a few months to no avail.


Saints | Brandin Cooks out of practice
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 06:42:45 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (undisclosed) is out of practice Thursday, Aug. 4. Cooks was shaken up at the end of practice the previous day.


Saints | Three Saints out of practice
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:21:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Garrett Griffin (hamstring), WR Kyle Prater (undisclosed) and WR Jake Lampman (undisclosed) are out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.


New Orleans Saints

Allen Dennis DC
Allen Jack C
Allen RaShaun TE
Alston Shawne RB
Anderson James LB
Anderson Justin LB
Anthony Stephone LB
Armstead Terron OT
Baker Edwin RB
Barth Connor PK
Bell Reggie WR
Bell Vonn SS
Beyah Malcolm WR
Breaux Delvin CB
Brees Drew QB
Brock Kevin TE
Butler Ezra LB
Byrd Charles AC
Byrd Jairus FS
Cadet Travaris RB
Campbell Dan AC
Carmichael Pete OC
Cheek Joseph OG
Coleman Brandon WR
Coley Henry LB
Cooks Brandin WR
Crawley Ken CB
Curry Ronald AC
Dalrymple Dan AC
Dangerfield Jared WR
Davison Tyeler DT
Dixon Brandon CB
Dixon Brian CB
Drescher Justin OL
Edebali Kasim DE
Egnew Michael TE
Ellerbe Dannell LB
Elston Trae FS
Eulls Kaleb DT
Fairley Nick DL
Finnegan Cortland CB
Fleener Coby TE
Flynn Matt QB
Forbath Kai PK
Foster Glenn DL
Fullington John OT
Giunta Peter AC
Glenn Aaron AC
Golden Jamal DB
Golic Mike OT
Grayson Garrett QB
Griffin Garrett TE
Grumbs Jose FS
Gunta Peter AC
Gwacham Obum DE
Harper Roman SS
Harris De'Vante CB
Harris Erik S
Harris R.J. WR
Hayes Tom AC
Henry Marcus C
Highland Chris LS
Hightower Tim RB
Hill Josh TE
Hills Tony OT
Hobby Marion AC
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
Houma Sione FB
Hunter Kendall RB
Ingram Mark RB
Ireland Jeff TO
Jenkins John DL
Johnson Austin FB
Johnson Bill AC
Jordan Cameron DL
Kelemete Senio OT
Ketchum Mike AC
Kikaha Hau'oli LB
Kuhn John FB
Kwan Stan AC
Lacy Ryan CB
Lampman Jake WR
Lasco Daniel RB
Laurinaitis James LB
Lee Dillon LB
Lelito Tim OG
Lemon Cyril OG
Leonard Brent WR
Lewis Tommylee WR
Lombardi Joe OC
Loomis Mickey GM
Mabry Ashaad DL
Manhertz Chris TE
Mathews Ryker OT
Mauti Michael LB
McCown Luke QB
McGlynn Mike OG
McGriff Wesley AC
McMahon Greg AC
Morstead Thomas P
Morton John AC
Murphy Marcus RB
Neu Mike AC
Onyemata David DT
Orgeron Ed AC
Owens Christopher CB
Payton Sean HC
Pease John AC
Peat Andrus OT
Pettway D.J. DL
Prater Kyle WR
Pruitt Jimmy CB
Pyne Jim AC
Rankins Sheldon DL
Richardson Bobby DE
Robertson Craig LB
Robinson William OT
Romeus Greg DL
Roushar Dan AC
Sanford Jamarca SS
Schoettmer Jeff LB
Shanle Scott LB
Shaughnessy Matt LB
Snead Willie WR
Spiller C.J. RB
Steward Tony LB
Strief Zach OT
Stupar Nathan LB
Swann Damian CB
Tapp Darryl LB
Thomas Joel AC
Thomas Michael WR
Thompson Tyrus OT
Tull Davis DE
Tupou Fenuki OT
Turner Landon OG
Unger Max C
Vaccaro Kenny FS
Virgil Lawrence DL
Vitt Joe AC
Walker Devon S
Williams Jordan WR
Williams P.J. CB
Wilson C.J. DL
Wilson Kyle CB
Young Avery OT