Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints

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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.


Saints | Wednesday practice report for Week 16
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:45:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints T Terron Armstead (neck), DE Akiem Hicks (ankle), S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) all would not have participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. This is an estimation because the team did not practice and only participated in a walk through.


Saints | Andrew Miller joins Saints
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:08:18 -0800

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent OG Andrew Miller (Buccaneers) to the practice squad Tuesday, Dec. 16.


Saints | Kenny Vaccaro returned to familiar position
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:14:43 -0800

New Orleans Saints SS Kenny Vaccaro was returned to the slot in nickel packages in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears, and he thrived during the team's impressive win. He played 70% of the defensive snaps in the game and also played on all four special teams for the first time in his career. "My favorite thing to do is, 'You guard him, lock him down.' Or, 'You shoot that gap,'" Vaccaro said. "That's what I'm really good at. You tell me to lock somebody down, they ain't catching the ball." CB Terrence Frederick made his starting debut in the game, and CB Patrick Robinson moved to dime packages with CB Corey White inactive.


Saints | Drew Brees has big night
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:21:40 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns in the romp over the Chicago Bears in Week 15 Monday, Dec. 15. He went 29-for-36 and reached the 4,000-yard mark for the ninth straight season.


Saints | Terron Armstead injures neck
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:39:43 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (neck) left with a neck injury Monday, Dec. 15, and is questionable to return to the team's game against the Chicago Bears.


Saints | Week 15 Inactives
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:05:55 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared CB Corey White, DL Lawrence Virgil, LB Moise Fokou, OT Nick Becton, DL Ronald Powell, WR Seantavius Jones, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste inactive for Week 15.


Saints | Marques Colston could be cut following season
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:38:18 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston could be released in the offseason, as the team is facing salary cap issues and Colston is owed $7 million for 2015. DT Brodrick Bunkley and LB David Hawthorne, both of whom will make $4.5 million, are also possible release candidates.


Saints | Week 15 injury report
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:38:50 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (neck) and LB Junior Galette (knee) were limited in practice Saturday, Dec. 13, and are questionable for Week 15. LB David Hawthorne (hip), DE Akiem Hicks (ankle) and CB Keenan Lewis (illness) practiced Saturday and are probable for Week 15.


Saints | Sean Payton not interested in Michigan
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:18:38 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the only coaching job he's interested in is the one he has now. This was in regards to speculation that he might leave for the head coaching position at the University of Michigan.


Saints | Friday practice report
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:20:43 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 12. LB David Hawthorne (hip), DT Akiem Hicks (ankle), CB Keenan Lewis (illness) and OT Terron Armstead (neck) were limited during practice.


Saints | Toben Opurum, Willie Snead sign
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:09:10 -0800

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent RB Toben Opurum (Texans) and WR Willie Snead (Panthers) to their practice squad Thursday, Dec. 11.


Saints | Seantavius Jones promoted
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:02:19 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Seantavius Jones was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Thursday, Dec. 11.


Saints | Thursday practice report
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:13:11 -0800

New Orleans OT Terron Armstead (neck) and LB Junior Galette (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. LB David Hawthorne (hip) and DE Akiem Hicks (ankle) were limited.


Saints | Sean Payton says he's not leaving
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:34:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said there is no chance he is leaving the team after this season.


Saints | Terron Armstead plans to play
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:24:33 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (neck) said he expects to practice Friday, Dec. 12, and play in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 15.


Saints | Kenny Vaccaro will not be benched
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:12:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro will not be benched and will receive significant playing time in Week 15, according to head coach Sean Payton.


Saints | Work out Derek Dimke
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:43:38 -0800

The New Orleans Saints worked out PK Derek Dimke (Jets) Wednesday, Dec. 10, according to a league source.


Saints | Work out Zach Hocker
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:42:52 -0800

The New Orleans Saints worked out PK Zach Hocker (Redskins) Wednesday, Dec. 10, according to a league source.


Saints | Work out Garrett Hartley
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:49:38 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will work out PK Garrett Hartley Wednesday, Dec. 10, according to a league source.


Saints | Kenny Vaccaro benched by Saints
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:52:14 -0800

New Orleans Saints SS Kenny Vaccaro has been benched by the team. The belief is that he has not taken a step forward this season, but that he is a player worth salvaging.


Saints | Michael Zordich released
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:56:24 -0800

New Orleans Saints FB Michael Zordich was released Tuesday, Dec. 9.


Saints | Joe Morgan waived
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:47:46 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan has been waived Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to a source.


Saints | Jimmy Graham struggles
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:41:16 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham had three drops Sunday, Dec. 7, and finished with three catches for 25 yards.


Saints | Terron Armstead injures neck
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:54:37 -0800

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (neck) left the team's Week 14 game early because of a neck injury and is considered questionable to return.


Saints | Junior Galette leaves game
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:51:55 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette (leg) suffered a leg injury in Week 14 but is considered probable to return.


Saints | Week 14 Inactives
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:32:52 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared DL Lawrence Virgil, LB Moise Fokou, OT Nick Becton, WR Robert Meachem, OT Senio Kelemete, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Terrence Frederick inactive for Week 14.


Saints | Kenny Stills stepping up
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:03:22 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills has tallied 13 catches for 260 yards and a touchdown in two games since WR Brandin Cooks (thumb) went down with a season-ending thumb injury.


Saints | Kyle Knox probable
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:29:34 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Kyle Knox (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.


Saints | Khiry Robinson probable for Week 14
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:28:21 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.


Saints | Travaris Cadet listed as probable
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:22:21 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.


Saints | Mark Ingram expected to play
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:08:37 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.


Saints | Jimmy Graham bothered by shoulder
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:04:50 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) has still very much been bothered by a shoulder injury that he suffered earlier this year, and he said he's still managing pain "every day" that has affected his blocking abilities. "At times this year the shoulder has really held me back sometimes," Graham said. "Other times I'm able to fight through the pain. I just got to man up and keep doing it."


Saints | Thursday practice report
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:08:34 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Kyle Knox (hand) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.


Saints | New Orleans RBs practice
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:07:18 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4. RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Travaris Cadet (hamstring) participated fully.


Saints | Khiry Robinson does some work
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:35:35 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.


Saints | Mark Ingram limited
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:20:05 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.


Saints | Khiry Robinson to be eased back in
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:51:17 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), who is expected to return in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers, is expected to be eased back into the backfield, especially since RB Mark Ingram has done well in a leading role. RB Pierre Thomas also returned a week ago. Ingram rushed 23 times for 122 yards in the Week 13 win, which was his fourth 100-yard game with Robinson out. Robinson was running well before he was hurt, and his 5.2 yards per carry rank second in the league if he was eligible.


Saints | Sean Payton, Rob Ryan getting along
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:30:40 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said his relationship with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is "outstanding," and he denied reports that said Ryan's firing is coming because of a bad relationship between the two coaches. Payton was recently caught shouting at Ryan on the sidelines of the team's Week 13 game. "(Ryan) and I get along. We're doing great," said Payton.


Saints | Kenny Stills goes off in victory
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:57:51 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills hauled in five passes for a career-high 162 yards in the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a 69-yard touchdown in the third quarter.


Saints | Zero targets for Jimmy Graham
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:26:55 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham did not have any receptions in Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he was not even targeted once. Graham targeted the two safeties for Pittsburgh, FS Will Allen and SS Troy Polamalu, for breaking his crossing routes. "Usually (defenders) wait until I break," Graham said Sunday, Nov. 30. "(Polamalu and Allen) are smart players. I can tell that they're watching a lot of film and looking at tendencies and formations and splits."


New Orleans Saints

Alston Shawne RB
Armstead Terron OT
Baker Edwin RB
Ball Marcus SS
Becton Nick OT
Beyah Malcolm WR
Brees Drew QB
Bunkley Brodrick DL
Bush Rafael SS
Butler Ezra LB
Byrd Jairus FS
Cadet Travaris RB
Carmichael Pete OC
Charles Orson TE
Colston Marques WR
Cooks Brandin WR
Curtis Andre AC
Deaderick Brandon DL
Dixon Brian CB
Drescher Justin OL
Edebali Kasim DE
Ellard Henry AC
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
Hill Josh TE
Hobby Marion AC
Hopkins Dustin PK
Humber Ramon LB
Ingalls Bret AC
Ingram Mark RB
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
Malone Terry AC
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
Pace Ryan TO
Payton Sean HC
Pease John AC
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