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Saints | Malcolm Butler trade 'deadline' looming?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:06:43 -0700

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler is either going to get traded to the New Orleans Saints this week or probably not at all, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss, who believes a deal will essentially come down to whether the Saints are willing to trade their late first-round pick (No. 32) or a different package of a high second-rounder (No. 42) combined with another pick.


Saints | Malcolm Butler trade discussion continues
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:04:18 -0700

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler continues to be at the center of trade talks with the New Orleans Saints, but the teams have yet to agree on trade compensation, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.


Saints | Garett Bolles visits Saints
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:30:51 -0700

Utah OT Garett Bolles worked out for the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.


Saints | Several Saints healthy for OTAs
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:11:14 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB P.J. Williams (concussion) is good to go after being on the Reserve/Injured list last season with a concussion. TE Josh Hill (fibula) is a limited participant in OTAs as he continues to recover from a broken fibula. TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) is fully recovered from a high-ankle ailment last season, while S Erik Harris (knee) is expected to be a full participant in training camp after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last year.


Saints | Willie Snead present for OTAs
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:05:34 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead participated in organized team activities Monday, April 17, despite not yet signing his exclusive rights tender. Snead is not permitted to sign with any other team as the Saints did offer him the required one-year tender worth $615,000.


Saints | Hau'oli Kikaha participates
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:59:16 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Hau'oli Kikaha (knee) participated in offseason workouts Monday, April 17.


Saints | Two linebackers visit New Orleans
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:10:13 -0700

Louisiana State LB Kendell Beckwith and Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham met with the New Orleans Saints last week.


Saints | Leonard Fournette visits New Orleans
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:50:44 -0700

Louisiana State RB Leonard Fournette was on hand for the New Orleans Saints' pro day Friday, April 14, although he did not take part in workouts, according to a source.


Saints | Sean Payton talks Christian McCaffrey
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:14:29 -0700

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey has "the ability to make people miss, but also to make tough yards in the pile," according to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. "I've got a crystal-clear vision of the player. He'd be like Darren Sproles, Reggie Bush for us, kind of the Joker role (versatile back). But I think you have to have a pitch count on him," Payton told The MMQB.


Saints | 'Door open' for Adrian Peterson in Big Easy
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:59:03 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly had a good visit with the New Orleans Saints earlier this week. Although he left without a deal, the door isn't closed on something happening down the line, according to the New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill.


Saints | Charles Walker working out for Saints
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:16:41 -0700

Oklahoma DT Charles Walker is working out for the New Orleans Saints Friday, April 14.


Saints | Chris Godwin visits with New Orleans
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:06:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Penn State WR Chris Godwin has also met with the New Orleans Saints in addition to the visits with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.


Saints | Adrian Peterson meets with NO
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:01:00 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) met with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 11. Although he did not sign a deal the visit went well, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and the two sides will keep in touch.


Saints | Takkarist McKinley visiting Saints
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:58:25 -0700

UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley is visiting the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 11.


Saints | Kenny Vaccaro wants to get deal done
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:43:36 -0700

New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro, who will be entering the final year of his rookie contract, is hoping to talk with the front office "later this summer" about his future with the organization. "I think they're going to wait until after all the offseason stuff," he said. Vaccaro added that he wants to play for the Saints and loves the team.


Saints | Obi Melifonwu meeting with Saints
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:38:21 -0700

Connecticut S Obi Melifonwu is meeting with the New Orleans Saints Monday, April 10, according to a source.


Saints | Adrian Peterson will visit Saints
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:19:57 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will meet with the New Orleans Saints next week.


Saints | Luke McCown released
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:44:08 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown was released Wednesday, April 5, according to a source.


Saints | Three prospects invited by Saints
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:37:54 -0700

LSU DL Davon Godchaux, LSU S Rickey Jefferson and LSU TE Colin Jeter were invited to the New Orleans Saints' pro day April 14, according to sources.


Saints | Joe Mixon visits Saints
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:26:26 -0700

Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon visited the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 4.


Saints | New Orleans scouting Adam Shaheen
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:05:51 -0700

Ashland TE Adam Shaheen was put through drills by the coaching staff of the New Orleans Saints during his pro day workout.


Saints | Drew Brees wants to wait on contract talks
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 14:20:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he wants to wait until after the 2017 season before talking about a new contract with the Saints because he wants to focus on the season. "I'm just so focused on this year, just being in the moment, not thinking about anything beyond this and taking every other year as it comes. But, also, we're building something here. We are building something. I feel like we have a window of opportunity," Brees said.


Saints | Rafael Bush financial details
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:32:10 -0700

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints SS Rafael Bush's one-year contract is worth $855,000. The deal includes an $80,000 signing bonus and $100,000 in guarantees.


Saints | Alvin Kamara works out for Saints
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:16:36 -0700

Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara said he recently had a private workout with the New Orleans Saints.


Saints | Drew Brees hoping to play until he's 45
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:56:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees "feels like" he'll be able to play until he's 45 years old, although he acknowledges he will need to take it one year at a time.


Saints | Chase Daniel contract details
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:02:56 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel's one-year contract contains a guaranteed base salary of $900,000, according to a source. He will receive $4.1 million from the Philadelphia Eagles, his former team, as he was fully guaranteed $5 million with the Eagles in 2017. Additionally, Daniel can earn up to $3 million in incentives.


Saints | Rafael Bush's deal is one year
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:12:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints SS Rafael Bush's contract is one year in length. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Saints | Rafael Bush returns to Saints
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:15:34 -0700

Free-agent SS Rafael Bush (Lions) signed an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 30.


Saints | Ted Ginn to be used in clear way
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:29:36 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. will be used in what head coach Sean Payton considers a "crystal clear" vision of how he should be used. "I see him playing at flanker," Payton said. "I see him being a guy that can take the top off the coverage. I like what this guy does."


Saints | Drew Brees not retiring anytime soon
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:12:37 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees plans on playing two to four more years, according to head coach Sean Payton.


Saints | John Phillips re-signed
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:52:29 -0700

Free-agent TE John Phillips (Saints) signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 29. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Saints | New Orleans adding Chase Daniel
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:41:24 -0700

Free-agent QB Chase Daniel (Eagles) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 29, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Saints | New Orleans to meet with Joe Mixon
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:24:09 -0700

Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon will meet with the New Orleans Saints at some point before the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Saints head coach Sean Payton.


Saints | Malcolm Butler an option for Saints
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:08:54 -0700

New England Patriots restricted free-agent CB Malcolm Butler has interest from the New Orleans Saints, who are willing to trade for him. Saints head coach Sean Payton said the team wouldn't sign him to an offer sheet and risk the 11th pick in the NFL draft.


Saints | Saints have no interest in Johnny Manziel
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:48:45 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have "no interest" in signing free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns), according to a team source.


Saints | New Orleans done with Malcolm Bulter
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:02:03 -0700

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler is no longer being considered in a possible trade by the New Orleans Saints, according to general manager Mickey Loomis. Loomis said the Saints are "kicking the tires" on Butler.


Saints | Bucky Hodges to meet with New Orleans
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:44:26 -0700

Virginia Tech TE Bucky Hodges said he has a meeting scheduled with the New Orleans Saints.


Saints | Josh Hill to start running in near future
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:40:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill (fibula) is expected to start running soon, continuing his rehab from a broken fibula.


Saints | DeShone Kizer talks with New Orleans
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:35:41 -0700

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer talked with New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi after his pro day Thursday, March 23.


Saints | Darryl Tapp re-signs with Saints
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:16:12 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Darryl Tapp re-signed to an undisclosed deal Thursday, March 23.


Saints | Johnny Manziel of Saints' interest?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:35:30 -0700

Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) had breakfast with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton during Super Bowl week, and the two discussed a return to football.


Saints | Terron Armstead restructures
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:27:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead had a $5 million roster bonus converted to a signing bonus, which freed up about $4 million in cap space Thursday, March 23.


Saints | Manti Te'o contract update
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:43:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints LB Manti Te'o signed a two-year deal with the Saints worth $5 million. The deal includes $600,000 in guaranteed money.


Saints | Tim Hightower could return to Saints
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:07:43 -0700

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) is still an option for the New Orleans Saints this offseason, according to a source.


Saints | Patrick Mahomes worked out for Saints
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:03:08 -0700

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes participated in a private workout Tuesday, March 21, in Lubbock, Texas, for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and members of his coaching staff.


New Orleans Saints

Allen Dennis DC
Allen Jack C
Anthony Stephone LB
Armstead Terron OT
Banjo Chris FS
Banta Bradford AC
Barrington Sam LB
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
Ellerbe Dannell LB
Fairley Nick DL
Feeney Travis LB
Fleener Coby TE
Fuller Corey WR
Fullington John OT
Gaitor Anthony CB
Ginn Jr. Ted WR
Giunta Peter AC
Glenn Aaron AC
Grayson Garrett QB
Griffin Garrett TE
Gwacham Obum DE
Harper Roman SS
Harris De'Vante CB
Harris Erik S
Hightower Forrest CB
Hill Josh TE
Hills Tony OT
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
Ingram Mark RB
Ireland Jeff TO
Johnson Curtis AC
Jordan Cameron DL
Kelemete Senio OT
Keo Shiloh SS
Kikaha Hau'oli LB
Klein A.J. LB
Kruger Paul LB
Kuhn John FB
LaFrance Royce DL
Lampman Jake WR
Lasco Daniel RB
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
Murphy Marcus RB
Nielsen Ryan AC
Nolan Mike AC
Okafor Alex LB
Onyemata David DT
Payton Sean HC
Peat Andrus OT
Pettway D.J. DL
Phillips John TE
Rankins Sheldon DL
Robertson Craig LB
Roushar Dan AC
Sanford Jamarca SS
Snead Willie WR
Stoneburner Jake TE
Strief Zach OT
Stupar Nathan LB
Swann Damian CB
Tapp Darryl LB
Te'o Manti LB
Therezie Robenson S
Thomas Joel AC
Thomas Michael WR
Trusnik Jason LB
Turner Landon OG
Unger Max C
Vaccaro Kenny FS
Warford Larry OG
Williams Jordan WR
Williams P.J. CB
Wilson Kyle CB
Zimmer Justin DL