Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints

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Saints | Roger Goodell trusts Tom Benson's mental acuity
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:36:59 -0800

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently spoke and Goodell said he trusts Benson's mental acuity and believes he is in complete control of the organization. Benson's family is suing for control of the franchise.


Saints | Delvin Breaux financials
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:32:52 -0800

New Orleans Saints CB Delvin Breaux will make the league minimum base salary in each of the next three seasons, which is $435,000 in 2015, $525,000 in 2016 and $615,000 in 2017. A portion of his salary in 2015, $138,000, is guaranteed whether or not he makes the team.


Saints | Drew Brees optimistic about future
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:53:58 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said 2014 was the most frustrating season of his career, but remained optimistic about the team's future. "I think we've identified the problems or the things that got us beat or the things that didn't allow us to be as good as we know we can be, and we have the solution to fix it," Brees said. "It's going to take a lot of work, but I know we can get it done."


Saints | Jimmy Graham ruling out surgery?
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:18:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) caught three passes for 30 yards and two scores in the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25, and when asked if his performance would rule out surgery, he said, "It should, which is really exciting."


Saints | Sign Delvin Breaux
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:39:32 -0800

Free-agent CB Delvin Breaux (CFL) has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Saints Saturday, Jan. 24. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.


Saints | Jimmy Graham might avoid surgery
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:25:51 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) said he'll rehabilitate his shoulder injury after the Pro Bowl, but he hasn't made a final decision on surgery. "It's something we talked about and is something that's still being debated," Graham said. "This is kind of a trial to see where I'm at. I've had three weeks off and I've finally had some time to heal. It feels great, and I'm going to continue to do my rehab and get back to 100%."


Saints | Will work out Delvin Breaux
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:39:53 -0800

Free-agent CB Delvin Breaux (CFL) will work out for the New Orleans Saints on Friday, Jan. 23. CFL players are not eligible to sign NFL deals until Feb. 10.


Saints | Mark Ingram wants to return to Saints
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:37:31 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram, who will be eligible for free agency this offseason, wants to return to the team next year, and he thinks the interest is mutual. Ingram ran for 964 yards on 226 attempts and nine touchdowns last year, which were all career highs. His 74.2 yards per game ranked him eighth in the league.


Saints | Lawsuit filed against owner
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:37:56 -0800

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson had a lawsuit filed against him by the family members of Rita Benson LeBlanc alleging Benson is incompetent and being manipulated by his wife. The lawsuit is asking for Renee LeBlanc to be named as an executor of Benson's sports and business ventures.


Saints | Jeff Ireland hired as scout
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:12:30 -0800

Former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland was hired by the New Orleans Saints as a collegiate scout Tuesday, Jan. 20.


Saints | Dennis Allen hired
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:52:20 -0800

Former Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was hired by the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, Jan. 20, as a special defensive assistant to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.


Saints | Marques Colston may be asked for pay cut
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:22:07 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston may be asked to take a pay cut this offseason, because he is scheduled to make $7 million in 2015 and count $9.7 million against the salary cap.


Saints | Khiry Robinson missed opportunity
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:17:32 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson was slated to have his role increased before he suffered a fractured forearm midseason.


Saints | Drew Brees going to Pro Bowl
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:45:03 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will play in the 2015 Pro Bowl in place of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (neck).


Saints | Rob Ryan returning
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:01:56 -0800

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will return in 2015, according to a source.


Saints | Junior Galette reportedly did not assault woman
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:29:39 -0800

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette said there are four witnesses who can testify that he did not assault a woman in his home. Galette was arrested Monday, Jan. 5, on a misdemeanor battery/domestic violence charge.


Saints | No exempt list for Junior Galette
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:39:44 -0800

There is no urgency to place New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette on an exempt list after his arrest for an alleged domestic abuse battery incident because there are no football activities, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.


Saints | Junior Galette could face suspension
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:08:37 -0800

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette could be facing a six-game suspension from the league after he was arrested and charged with simple batter following a domestic violence case Monday, Jan. 5.


Saints | Ryan Pace declines Jets' request
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:30:35 -0800

New Orleans Saints player personnel director Ryan Pace has declined to interview for the New York Jets general manager position.


Saints | Junior Galette arrested
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:09:08 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette was arrested Monday, Jan. 5, and has been charged with domestic abuse battery after an incident with a female acquaintance. The Saints are aware of the situation and are gathering information.


Saints | Junior Galette arrested
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:43:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette was arrested and taken into custody Monday, Jan. 5, on undisclosed charges. There was a disturbance at Galette's home, according to Kenner police spokesman Brian McGregor.


Saints | Tim Hightower signed to futures deal
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 13:13:43 -0800

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) to a futures contract Sunday, Jan. 4, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Saints | Wesley McGriff to stay on Saints' staff
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:36:45 -0800

New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff will remain with the team, according to a report from CoachingSearch.com.


Saints | Three coaches will not return
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:37:16 -0800

New Orleans Saints wide receivers coach Henry Ellard, tight ends coach Terry Malone and assistant defensive backs coach Andre Curtis will not return to the team next season, according to a source.


Saints | Sign Kenny Phillips to Reserve/Futures contract
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:57:21 -0800

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent SS Kenny Phillips (Eagles) to a Reserve/Futures contract Wednesday, Dec. 31.


Saints | Seven return on futures deals
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:16:28 -0800

The New Orleans Saints re-signed RB Edwin Baker, C Mike Brewster, TE Orson Charles, PK Dustin Hopkins, OG Andrew Miller, RB Toben Opurum and WR Willie Snead to futures contracts Monday, Dec. 29. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


Saints | Kenny Vaccaro out
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:07:45 -0800

New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro (quadriceps) is inactive Sunday, Dec. 28, due to a quadriceps injury.


Saints | Week 17 Inactives
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:52:02 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared WR Brandon Coleman, LB Jerry Franklin, FS Kenny Vaccaro, LB Moise Fokou, WR Seantavius Jones, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, OT Terron Armstead inactive for Week 17.


Saints | Two moves made
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:48:37 -0800

New Orleans Saints DT John Jenkins (abdomen) was placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Dec. 27. QB Ryan W. Griffin was signed to the 53-man roster.


Saints | Mike Brewster added to PS
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:06:53 -0800

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent C Mike Brewster (Dolphins) to the practice squad Friday, Dec. 26.


Saints | Two signed to active roster
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:57:53 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman and LB Jerry Franklin were signed to the active roster from the practice squad Friday, Dec. 26.


Saints | Friday injury report
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:17:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (neck) is out for Week 17. DT John Jenkins (abdomen) is questionable. S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and OT Zach Strief (neck) are probable.


Saints | Akiem Hicks to IR
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:02:26 -0800

New Orleans Saints DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Dec. 26.


Saints | Pierre Thomas placed on IR
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:55:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Dec. 26.


Saints | Thursday practice report
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:47:57 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (neck), DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) and DT John Jenkins (abdomen) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. OT Zach Strief (neck) and SS Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) were limited during practice.


Saints | Pierre Thomas sits out
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:37:01 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.


Saints | Kenny Vaccaro fined
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:53:59 -0800

New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro was fined $10,000 for a late hit in the team's Week 16 game. Vaccaro plans to appeal the fine.


Saints | Wednesday practice report
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:16:02 -0800

New Orleans Saints SS Jamarca Sanford (hamstring), OT Zach Strief (neck), OT Terron Armstead (neck), DE Akiem Hicks (ankle) and DT John Jenkins (abdomen) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.


Saints | Pierre Thomas doesn't practice
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:07:10 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.


Saints | Rob Ryan's job in jeopardy?
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:15:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could be dismissed following the season, but he has the support of several players on the team like CB Keenan Lewis and DE Tyrunn Walker. Many other defensive players also have voiced confidence in Ryan's ability.


Saints | Pierre Thomas leaves early
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:37:23 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) left the team's Week 16 game early after injuring his ribs and is considered questionable to return.


Saints | Week 16 Inactives
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:48:38 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared SS Jamarca Sanford, DL Lawrence Virgil, LB Moise Fokou, WR Seantavius Jones, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, OT Terron Armstead, RB Travaris Cadet inactive for Week 16.


Saints | Three listed as questionable
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:21:31 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (neck), SS Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and DE Akiem Hicks (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 16. Armstead and Sanford did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, while Hicks was limited during practice.


Saints | Thursday practice report
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:35:02 -0800

New Orleans DE Akiem Hicks (ankle), OT Terron Armstead (neck) and S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.


Saints | Dustin Hopkins signed
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:52:06 -0800

Free-agent PK Dustin Hopkins (Bills) was signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad Thursday, Dec. 18.


New Orleans Saints

Allen Dennis TO
Alston Shawne RB
Armstead Terron OT
Baker Edwin RB
Ball Marcus SS
Becton Nick OT
Beyah Malcolm WR
Breaux Delvin DB
Brees Drew QB
Brewster Mike C
Bunkley Brodrick DL
Bush Rafael SS
Butler Ezra LB
Byrd Jairus FS
Cadet Travaris RB
Carmichael Pete OC
Charles Orson TE
Coleman Brandon WR
Colston Marques WR
Cooks Brandin WR
Deaderick Brandon DL
Dixon Brian CB
Drescher Justin OL
Edebali Kasim DE
Evans Jahri OG
Fokou Moise LB
Foster Glenn DL
Franklin Jerry LB
Frederick Terrence CB
Galette Junior LB
Goodwin Jonathan C
Graham Jimmy TE
Graham Shayne PK
Griffin Ryan W. QB
Grubbs Ben OG
Grumbs Jose FS
Haralson Parys LB
Harris Bryce OT
Hawthorne David LB
Hayes Tom AC
Hicks Akiem DL
Hightower Tim RB
Hill Josh TE
Hobby Marion AC
Hopkins Dustin PK
Humber Ramon LB
Ingalls Bret AC
Ingram Mark RB
Ireland Jeff TO
Jean-Baptiste Stanley CB
Jenkins John DL
Johnson Austin RB
Johnson Bill AC
Jones Seantavius WR
Jordan Cameron DE
Kelemete Senio OT
Ketchum Mike AC
Knox Kyle LB
Kwan Stan AC
Lacy Ryan CB
Lelito Tim OG
Leonard Brent WR
Lewis Keenan CB
Lofton Curtis LB
Loomis Mickey GM
Lorig Erik FB
McCown Luke QB
McGriff Wesley AC
McMahon Greg AC
Meachem Robert WR
Miller Andrew OG
Morstead Thomas P
Neu Mike AC
Opurum Toben FB
Orgeron Ed AC
Ozougwu Cheta LB
Payton Sean HC
Pease John AC
Phillips Kenny SS
Powell Ronald DL
Pyne Jim AC
Robinson Khiry RB
Robinson Patrick CB
Robinson William OT
Romeus Greg DL
Roushar Dan AC
Ryan Rob DC
Sanford Jamarca SS
Saunders Jalen WR
Shanle Scott LB
Snead Willie WR
Stills Kenny WR
Strief Zach OT
Sunseri Vinnie S
Tanner Andy WR
Thomas Pierre RB
Toon Nick WR
Tupou Fenuki OT
Vaccaro Kenny FS
Virgil Lawrence DL
Vitt Joe AC
Walker Devon S
Walker Tyrunn DL
Warren Pierre FS
Watson Benjamin TE
White Corey CB
Zimmerman Ty S