Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints

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Saints | Drew Brees extension before free agency?
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:29:12 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees may receive a contract extension before the start of free agency March 15. Extending Brees before free agency begins would give the Saints the ability to use the extension to cut down Brees' salary-cap cost for 2016. New Orleans is currently $10 million over the projected salary cap.


Saints | Three more players released
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:21:24 -0800

New Orleans Saints LBs David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber and WR Seantavius Jones were released Monday, Feb. 8.


Saints | Release Jahri Evans
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:02:12 -0800

New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans was released Monday, Feb. 8, according to a source.


Saints | Brandon Browner to be released
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:12:21 -0800

Updating a previous item, New Orleans Saints CB Brandon Browner will be released by the team, according to sources. By league rules the Saints can't cut him until after the Super Bowl. Browner will cost $6.3 million against the salary cap in 2016 and is due $5 million in salary and bonuses, including $2.75 million fully guaranteed. New Orleans will save $950,000 in cap space and $2.25 million in cash if they wait until after March 9 to release him. Browner was flagged for 24 penalties (21 accepted) this year, which was the most by any player in a season since at least 2001.


Saints | Brandon Browner on the move?
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:47:54 -0800

New Orleans Saints CB Brandon Browner posted a message on social media saying goodbye to New Orleans Friday, Feb. 5, possibly signaling he has been released.


Saints | No talks for Drew Brees yet
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:52:52 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said any conversations with the Saints regarding a contract extension have not happened yet.


Saints | Drew Brees still idle
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:23:35 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) is still resting his torn plantar fascia in his right foot, but he's close to full strength.


Saints | Zach Strief willing to play backup
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:05:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief said he would be willing to be a backup if it meant staying with and helping out the Saints.


Saints | Andrus Peat could start in 2016
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:51:42 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Andrus Peat should compete for the starting right tackle job this offseason. Peat could also move to left tackle if OT Terron Armstead leaves at some point.


Saints | Terron Armstead should be a priority
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:44:03 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead's contract extension is expected to be a top priority for the Saints this offseason.


Saints | Khiry Robinson jogging
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:32:19 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (leg) has been cleared for jogging. Robinson is recovering from a broken leg he suffered late last season.


Saints | Sign Vick Ballard
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:09:05 -0800

Free-agent RB Vick Ballard (Colts) signed a Reserve/Futures deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Feb. 3.


Saints | Dennis Allen remains with Saints
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:55:12 -0800

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will remain in the same position for the 2016 season.


Saints | Peter Gunta to help defense
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:07:50 -0800

Former New York Giants secondary coach Peter Gunta will serve as senior defensive assistant for the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Sean Payton.


Saints | Coaching roles clearer
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:40:52 -0800

New Orleans Saints assistant coach Dan Campbell will work with the tight ends, while assistant coach Dan Roushar will coach the offensive line, according to head coach Sean Payton.


Saints | Ben Watson wants to return
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:08:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson said he would love to stay in New Orleans, adding that he has had good talks with owner Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton about re-signing.


Saints | Drew Brees could sign extension
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:51:06 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees could sign a multi-year extension this offseason and still save the Saints millions against their cap, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.


Saints | Peter Giunta hired by New Orleans
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:57:51 -0800

Former New York Giants defensive backs coach Peter Giunta has been hired by the New Orleans Saints to serve as senior defensive assistant, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.


Saints | Bret Ingalls cut loose
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:34:47 -0800

New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Bret Ingalls will not be retained in 2016.


Saints | Drew Brees not going anywhere
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:40:42 -0800

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis reiterated that QB Drew Brees will remain with the organization. Brees turns 37 Friday, Jan. 15, and will count $30 million against the 2016 salary cap in the final year of his contract. Loomis said Brees won't be released or traded. The only thing undecided is whether Brees will play out the last year of his deal or if the Saints will look at an extension. Brees is due $20 million in salary and bonuses this year. New Orleans is projected to be around $10 million over the projected salary cap of $150 million.


Saints | Hire three coaches
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:40:20 -0800

Former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell, former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and former Cleveland Browns assistant coach Aaron Glenn were hired by the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Jan. 13. Lombardi will return to his former role with the Saints as quarterbacks coach, Glenn will be a secondary coach and Campbell will be an assistant head coach/tight ends coach.


Saints | Dan Campbell close to Saints job
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:25:14 -0800

Former Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell interviewed with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, Jan. 12, and he's nearing a deal to become their assistant head coach and tight ends coach.


Saints | Interested in Dan Campbell
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:20:18 -0800

Former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell has drawn interest from the New Orleans Saints, among other teams, according to sources.


Saints | Wesley McGriff leaving New Orleans
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 18:11:57 -0800

New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff is expected to leave the team to become a defensive assistant at Auburn University.


Saints | Drew Brees ready in four to five weeks?
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:57:03 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) said he should be fine in four to five weeks after visiting a doctor Tuesday, Jan. 5.


Saints | Mike Neu heading to college
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:26:38 -0800

New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Mike Neu is expected to leave the Saints to become the head coach at Ball State.


Saints | Dennis Allen could remain with Saints
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:45:42 -0800

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has a good chance to remain the defensive coordinator, according to head coach Sean Payton.


Saints | Drew Brees likely to remain starting QB
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:32:40 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees should still be the starting quarterback under retained head coach Sean Payton, according to Payton.


Saints | Sean Payton staying in New Orleans
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:48:15 -0800

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton will remain with the team in 2016.


Saints | GM hoping to keep Sean Payton
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:31:06 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be recruited to stay by general manager Mickey Loomis, or the team will try to drive up the price to acquire him.


Saints | Drew Brees won't need surgery
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:32:54 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot, shoulder) will not need surgery for the torn plantar fascia in his right heel or for the shoulder injury he suffered earlier this season. The plan is for Brees to rest four to six weeks before beginning football and training activity, according to a source.


Saints | Sean Payton interested in two teams
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:49:38 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has privately discussed his interest in an opening with the San Diego Chargers, and he's also let it be known that he's interested in the San Francisco 49ers head coaching opening.


Saints | Second-round price for Sean Payton
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 05:40:26 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will command a second-round pick by the team for another team to hire him, according to sources.


Saints | Willie Snead misses 1,000 yards
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:42:52 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead just missed the 1,000-yard mark Sunday, Jan. 3, in a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Snead needed 51 yards to make the mark, but he finished with three catches and 35 yards.


Saints | Drew Brees finishes strong
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:24:42 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees finished 32 of 42 for 323 yards and one touchdown in a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Jan. 3.


Saints | New Orleans Week 17 inactives
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 08:51:05 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared OT Andrus Peat, LB Dannell Ellerbe, QB Garrett Grayson, DT Kaleb Eulls, WR Marques Colston, TE RaShaun Allen, OT Terron Armstead inactive for Week 17.


Saints | Toben Opurum promoted
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:49:58 -0800

New Orleans Saints FB Toben Opurum was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Jan. 2. RB Kendall Hunter (undisclosed) was placed on Injured Reserve.


Saints | Friday injury report for Week 17
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:41:36 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip) and OT Andrus Peat (concussion) has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons. OT Terron Armstead (knee) is listed as questionable, while FS Jairus Byrd (knee), TE Josh Hill (concussion), DE Cameron Jordan (back) and OT Zach Strief (elbow) are listed as probable. Armstead, Ellerbe and Peat did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, while Byrd, Hill, Jordan and Strief were limited during practice.


Saints | Drew Brees expected to play
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:30:58 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.


Saints | Marques Colston will not play
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:19:48 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.


Saints | Thursday practice report for Week 17
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:59:11 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip) and OT Andrus Peat (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. FS Jairus Byrd (knee), TE Josh Hill (concussion), DE Cameron Jordan (back) and OT Zach Strief (elbow) were limited during practice.


Saints | Drew Brees limited
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:55:31 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31.


Saints | Marques Colston does not practice
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:46:47 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.


Saints | C.J. Spiller done in New Orleans?
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:12:11 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller had a career-low 36 carries for 112 yards and 34 catches for 239 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games this year for the Saints, and he lacked burst in the open field. He signed a four-year, $16 million deal with $9 million guaranteed last offseason, and the Saints could save $3.25 million against the salary cap by cutting him before June 1.


Saints | Drew Brees feeling better
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:37:13 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30, but he said he feels better this week than where he was at this time last week.


New Orleans Saints

Allen Dennis DC
Allen RaShaun TE
Alston Shawne RB
Anderson James LB
Anderson Justin LB
Anthony Stephone LB
Armstead Terron OT
Baker Edwin RB
Ballard Vick RB
Barnes Tavaris DE
Bell Reggie WR
Beyah Malcolm WR
Breaux Delvin CB
Brees Drew QB
Brock Kevin TE
Browner Brandon CB
Bush Rafael SS
Butler Ezra LB
Byrd Charles AC
Byrd Jairus FS
Cadet Travaris RB
Campbell Dan AC
Carmichael Pete OC
Carter Tony CB
Charles Orson TE
Coleman Brandon WR
Coley Henry LB
Colston Marques WR
Cooks Brandin WR
Curry Ronald AC
Dalrymple Dan AC
Darby Alden S
Davison Tyeler DT
Dixon Brandon CB
Dixon Brian CB
Drescher Justin OL
Edebali Kasim DE
Egnew Michael TE
Ellerbe Dannell LB
Eulls Kaleb DT
Flynn Matt QB
Forbath Kai PK
Foster Glenn DL
Franklin Jerry LB
Giunta Peter AC
Glenn Aaron AC
Golic Mike OT
Grayson Garrett QB
Grumbs Jose FS
Gunta Peter AC
Gwacham Obum DE
Harris Erik S
Harris R.J. WR
Hayes Tom AC
Hightower Tim RB
Hill Josh TE
Hills Tony OT
Hobby Marion AC
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
Hunt Phillip DL
Hunter Kendall RB
Ingram Mark RB
Ireland Jeff TO
Jenkins John DL
Johnson Austin RB
Johnson Bill AC
Jordan Cameron DL
Kelemete Senio OT
Ketchum Mike AC
Kikaha Hau'oli LB
Kwan Stan AC
Lacy Ryan CB
Lelito Tim OG
Lemon Cyril OG
Leonard Brent WR
Lewis Keenan CB
Lombardi Joe OC
Loomis Mickey GM
Mabry Ashaad DL
Manhertz Chris TE
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
Opurum Toben RB
Orgeron Ed AC
Owens Christopher CB
Payton Sean HC
Pease John AC
Peat Andrus OT
Prater Kyle WR
Pyne Jim AC
Richardson Bobby DE
Robinson Khiry RB
Robinson William OT
Romeus Greg DL
Roushar Dan AC
Sanford Jamarca SS
Seymour Ryan OG
Shanle Scott LB
Snead Willie WR
Spiller C.J. RB
Strief Zach OT
Swann Damian CB
Tabb Jack TE
Thomas Joel AC
Tull Davis DE
Tupou Fenuki OT
Unger Max C
Vaccaro Kenny FS
Virgil Lawrence DL
Vitt Joe AC
Walker Devon S
Watson Benjamin TE
Williams Kevin DL
Williams P.J. CB
Wilson Kyle CB
Witzmann Bryan OT
Wynn Shane WR