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Saints | Terron Armstead lands loaded deal
Wed, 04 May 2016 06:18:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead's five-year extension is worth $64.5 million with $25 million fully guaranteed and $38 million guaranteed for injury, according to a source.
Saints | Extension for Terron Armstead
Tue, 03 May 2016 12:17:48 -0700
New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead is signing a five-year contract extension Tuesday, May 3, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Saints | Several UDFAs added by New Orleans
Sun, 01 May 2016 21:16:01 -0700
Undrafted free-agents C Jack Allen (Michigan State), S Michael Caputo (Wisconsin), OG Joseph Cheek (Texas A&M), CB Ken Crawley (Colorado), FS Trae Elston (Mississippi), CB De'Vante Harris (Texas A&M), C Marcus Henry (Boise State), FB Sione Houma (Michigan), LB Dillon Lee (Alabama), WR Tommylee Lewis (Northern Illinois), DE Mitchell Loewen (Arkansas), OL Ryker Mathews (Brigham Young), DL D.J. Pettway (Alabama), LB Jeff Schoettmer (North Carolina), LB Dominique Tovell (Louisiana-Lafayette), OG Landon Turner (North Carolina), WR Jordan Williams (Ball State) and OT Avery Young (Auburn) agreed to terms Sunday, May 1.
Saints | Jared Dangerfield goes to NOLA
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:06:00 -0700
The New Orleans Saints signed undrafted free-agent WR Jared Dangerfield (Western Kentucky) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Saints | Consistency an issue for Michael Thomas
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:14:04 -0700
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has all the tools team's look for in an NFL receiver, according to a scout, but his consistency is a question mark. "He's just so damn inconsistent," the scout said. "He could be the best blocker. He can crush people. He just doesn't do it all the time. He's got great catching range, all this and that. He also drops balls."
Saints | Vonn Bell drafted by Saints
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:28:28 -0700
The New Orleans Saints selected Ohio State SS Vonn Bell with the No. 61 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.
Saints | Michael Thomas taken by New Orleans
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:24:45 -0700
The New Orleans Saints selected Ohio State WR Michael Thomas with the No. 47 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.
Saints | Vernon Hargreaves had Saints' interest
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:35:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III had significant interest from the New Orleans Saints, who picked at No. 12, one slot before he was selected.
Saints | Sheldon Rankins selected by Saints
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:38:00 -0700
The New Orleans Saints selected Louisville DE Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.
Saints | Sheldon Rankins linked to Saints
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:26:54 -0700
Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins has been linked to the New Orleans Saints in the first round.
Saints | Myles Jack an option for Saints?
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:18:53 -0700
UCLA LB Myles Jack could have a suitor at No. 12 overall in the New Orleans Saints, who like him quite a bit.
Saints | Drew Brees not close to the end
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:59:12 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees didn't put much stock into the reports the team was looking to trade up to land the No. 1 pick earlier this offseason and said he doesn't plan to retire any time soon.
"It wouldn't be the first time that I've been on a team where they took a quarterback in the first round to come take my position and I would take the exact same approach now that I did then, which is, it's my team, it's my job," Brees said. "I don't think there's any use in talking about it because I doubt it would happen. And if it did, I trust our organization. I trust Mickey (Loomis) and Sean (Payton). If there's somebody there that you feel like is going to be the future of our organization for years to come, then take him, but I don't plan on giving up my job anytime soon."
Saints | NOLA in on Paxton Lynch?
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:07:45 -0700
Memphis QB Paxton Lynch could be an option for the New Orleans Saints in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Saints had talks to move up to No. 1 overall for a quarterback previously. They could be a team to watch to move up into the first half of the first round to grab Lynch.
Saints | Waive Vinnie Sunseri
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:31:14 -0700
New Orleans Saints S Vinnie Sunseri was waived Monday, April 25.
Saints | Tavaris Barnes released
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:25:36 -0700
New Orleans Saints DE Tavaris Barnes was released Monday, April 25.
Saints | Drew Brees wanted Josh Norman
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:04:49 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was willing to amend his contract in order to acquire Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman.
Saints | New Orleans pursuing Josh Norman
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:59:54 -0700
Free-agent CB Josh Norman (Panthers) is receiving significant interest from the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Saints | Robert Meachem works out for Saints
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:54:48 -0700
Updating an earlier report, free-agent WR Robert Meachem (Saints) worked out for the New Orleans Saints Friday, April 22. He ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash and passed a physical, but he didn't do any field work.
Saints | Robert Meachem to try out for Saints
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:33:49 -0700
Free-agent WR Robert Meachem (Saints) will work out for the New Orleans Saints Friday, April 22, according to a source.
Saints | Tim Lelito back with Saints
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:24:21 -0700
New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent OG Tim Lelito signed his tender offer and will return to the Saints Thursday, April 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Saints | Paxton Lynch in New Orleans
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:04:33 -0700
Memphis QB Paxton Lynch is visiting the New Orleans Saints Thursday, April 14.
Saints | Kenny Vaccaro's option exercised
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:52:17 -0700
New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro's fifth-year option was exercised by the Saints Tuesday, April 12, according to a source. He's the first player in the 2013 draft class to have his option picked up. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Saints | New Orleans looking at Rico Gathers
Sat, 09 Apr 2016 18:48:50 -0700
Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers worked out for the New Orleans Saints Friday, April 8, as he attempts to be drafted as a tight end.
Saints | New Orleans signs Griffin Neal
Sat, 09 Apr 2016 11:54:09 -0700
Concordia College QB Griffin Neal signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Saturday, April 9, according to his college head coach, Terry Horan. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Saints | Tim Hightower returning to Saints
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:38:44 -0700
Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) has agreed to initial terms on a contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Saints | New Orleans courting quarterbacks
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:16:15 -0700
Michigan State QB Connor Cook, Memphis QB Paxton Lynch and Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld have all drawn interest from the New Orleans Saints.
Saints | Darius Powe works out
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:58:12 -0700
California WR Darius Powe worked out for the New Orleans Saints Monday, April 4, according to a source.
Saints | Tim Hightower to meet with Saints
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:32:43 -0700
Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) will meet with the New Orleans Saints this week.
Saints | Mark Ingram restructures
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:28:03 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram converted some of his base salary into a signing bonus Wednesday, March 30. The restructure didn't include a pay cut or any new money. The Saints created $1.49 million in cap space for 2016 by converting $2.235 million of Ingram's $3 million salary into a signing bonus. They still will have to account for that $1.49 million in the future, but now it will be spread out evenly over the life of Ingram's contract through 2018.
Saints | Cameron Jordan restructures
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:45:44 -0700
New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan restructured his contract Tuesday, March 29, to convert $2.735 million of his $3.5 million base salary into a signing bonus.
Saints | Craig Robertson contract details
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:09:59 -0700
New Orleans Saints LB Craig Robertson's three-year contract is for $5 million, with $1.965 million guaranteed and a $1.2 million signing bonus. He is scheduled to receive $765,000 in 2016, $1.105 million in 2017 and $1.275 million in 2018, with a $250,000 roster bonus in 2017, and $275,000 on the fifth day of future league years with annual $1.5 million incentives.
Saints | Jamarca Sanford monetary details
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:09:28 -0700
New Orleans Saints SS Jamarca Sanford's one-year deal is good for $965,000. He gets an $80,000 signing bonus, and $130,000 of his $885,000 base salary is fully guaranteed.
Saints | Nick Fairley financials
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:52:57 -0700
Updating a previous item, New Orleans Saints DT Nick Fairley's one-year deal is worth $3 million and could be worth a total of $5 million with incentives, according to a source.
Saints | Josh Hill terms
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:32:19 -0700
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill received a three-year, $7.1 million deal with $3.25 million guaranteed, according to a source. His deal can increase to $8.15 million with incentives.
Saints | Nick Fairley signs with Saints
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:48:22 -0700
Free-agent DT Nick Fairley (Rams) signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 28.
Saints | James Laurinaitis played through injury
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:08:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints LB James Laurinaitis said he played with a torn ulnar collateral ligament last year that prevented him from lifting weights or extending his arm. He added that he has a "lot left in the tank" and is looking forward to proving it in games that matter.
Saints | Josh Hill staying with Saints
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:15:21 -0700
New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent TE Josh Hill will remain with the Saints after they matched the offer sheet he signed with the Chicago Bears.
Saints | Tyler Ervin working out for Saints
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:08:23 -0700
San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin will work out for the New Orleans Saints Friday, March 25. Ervin, a 5-foot-10, 192-pound back, had an impressive week at the Senior Bowl as a route runner and receiver out of the backfield, and he'd likely project as a possible satellite back for the Saints.
Saints | Nick Fairley expected to land with Saints
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:29:36 -0700
Free-agent DT Nick Fairley (Rams) is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to two sources informed on the situation.
Saints | James Laurinaitis terms
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 06:50:59 -0700
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints LB James Laurinaitis can earn $9.75 million over three years in his new deal with $1.8 million guaranteed. He has base salaries of $900,000, $2.45 million and $2.45 million. His cap numbers are: $1.55 million, $3.35 million and $3.35 million.
Saints | Drew Brees talks rekindled
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:56:32 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' agents have renewed talks with the Saints on a four-year extension Wednesday, March 23. Brees has one year left on his deal.
Saints | Sean Payton deal worth $45 million
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:39:15 -0700
Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton's five-year deal is worth slightly more than $45 million, according to a source. He was making $8.5 million per season.
Saints | Craig Robertson signs with Saints
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:55:25 -0700
Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Craig Robertson (Browns) agreed to a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Saints | Sean Payton lands five-year deal
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:50:18 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced he agreed to a five-year extension with the Saints Wednesday, March 23, that goes through the 2020 season.
Saints | Sign Craig Robertson
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:26:39 -0700
Free-agent LB Craig Robertson signed an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, March 22, according to a source.