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Saints | A.J. Klein may be on track to start
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:48:23 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB A.J. Klein may enter training camp as the leading candidate for the middle linebacker job, but he will have to compete with LBs Manti Te'o, Stephone Anthony and Craig Robertson for the job.


Saints | Dannell Ellerbe expected to start
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:40:37 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe is expected to start at weakside linebacker this season with LB Craig Robertson as the likely backup at the position.


Saints | Ted Ginn to be No. 3 WR
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:39:56 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. will be the team's No. 3 receiver this season and can also be used as a kick or punt returner.


Saints | Mark Ingram perfect as a red zone receiver
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:35:38 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram hauled in all 10 of his targets inside the 20 last season, making him only one of five players with at least five such targets to catch every one.


Saints | Naysayers motivate Adrian Peterson
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:07:25 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is motivated by those who doubt his age, ability, health, etc. "I'd be lying to say [the doubt] doesn't [motivate me]," Peterson said. "You want to do things people say you can't do."


Saints | Adrian Peterson eyes 500 receiving yards
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:06:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson has had more than 400 receiving yards only once in his career, but he is shooting for 500 in 2017. "I was attracted to playing with (Drew) Brees, a guy who is good at distributing the ball to different players. I know in this system, I'll get some opportunities to catch the ball in space. Drew Brees, he'll get the ball to me," Peterson said.


Saints | Adrian Peterson to see 150 carries?
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:14:29 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is likely on tap for 150 carries, according to Saints color commentator Deuce McAllister. "If he gets (about 150 carries), he'll get probably 700 to 1,000 yards," McAllister said. Peterson is keeping his weight between 215 and 219 pounds with 6 percent body fat. Peterson, who has totaled more than 400 receiving yards once, said he'd like to tally 500 receiving yards.


Saints | Michael Thomas can make his mark
Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:02:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas can become the seventh wide receiver in NFL history to achieve 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns over his first two seasons. The other players to accomplish this feat are former NFL WRs Dave Parks, Randy Moss, John Jefferson, Bob Hayes, Bill Groman and New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.


Saints | Drew Brees chasing completions record
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:19:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is 465 completions away from breaking former NFL QB Brett Favre's all-time completions record of 6,300. Brees is capable of breaking the record in 2017 as he has completed more than 465 passes in one season on two different occasions (2011 and 2016).


Saints | QB says Terron Armstead injury big blow
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:25:25 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead's (shoulder) shoulder injury is a big blow for the 2017 season, according to QB Drew Brees.


Saints | David Onyemata could have bigger role
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:51:01 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT David Onyemata could receive a bigger role on defense this season because DT Nick Fairley (heart) has been ruled out.


Saints | Nick Fairley won't play this year
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:50:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints DT Nick Fairley (heart) will not play in 2017 due to his heart condition. His career is also in jeopardy.


Saints | Nick Fairley placed on NFI list
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:41:54 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Nick Fairley (heart) was placed on the Resereve/Non-Football Injury list Monday, June 26, with a heart condition, according to a source. It is a possibility that Fairley will not play in 2017.


Saints | Alvin Kamara working as receiver
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:17:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara spent time working with the receivers during OTAs.


Saints | Terron Armstead undergoes surgery
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:43:08 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (shoulder) underwent surgery Monday, June 19, to repair the torn labrum in his shoulder and is expected to do most of his rehab in New Orleans, according to a source.


Saints | Ryan Ramczyk contract update
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:05:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints OT Ryan Ramczyk's four-year contract is worth $8.891 million. The deal includes a $4.606 million signing bonus.


Saints | Ryan Ramczyk signs contract
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:23:35 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Ryan Ramczyk signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Saints | Ryan Ramczyk saw time with starters
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:09:11 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Ryan Ramczyk (hip) received some snaps at left tackle with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, June 15.


Saints | New Orleans not counting on Nick Fairley
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:04:01 -0700

The New Orleans Saints are preparing as if DT Nick Fairley (heart) will not be able to play in 2017.


Saints | Zach Strief mentions three LT candidates
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:31:32 -0700

New Orleans Saints OTs Ryan Ramczyk, Bryce Harris and Khalif Barnes are candidates to start at left tackle in place of OT Terron Armstead (shoulder), according to OT Zach Strief.


Saints | Andrus Peat may move to LT
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:21:43 -0700

New Orleans Saints OG Andrus Peat may move from left guard to left tackle with OT Terron Armstead (shoulder) expected to miss four to six months.


Saints | Terron Armstead out indefinitely
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:24:08 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum Monday, June 19, according to sources. He is expected to need four to six months to recover.


Saints | Mark Ingram learning from Adrian Peterson
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:50:05 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he is competing with RB Adrian Peterson but is also learning from him. Ingram noted that he and Peterson recently discussed how to balance patience, vision, decisiveness and aggression when trying to get first-down yardage on third and short. Ingram said putting his head down and barreling forward toward the first sign of an opening has been his inclination, but sometimes a choice he regretted because, "If you would have followed your read and followed the guard outside, you would have had a 30-yard run." Ingram recalled Peterson telling him, "I've noticed that in that time you just have to slow down and trust your eyes."


Saints | Royce LaFrance on his way to Saints
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:48:23 -0700

Free-agent DE Royce LaFrance (Saints) is expected to be re-signed by the New Orleans Saints before the start of training camp, according to The New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill.


Saints | Dan Arnold waived
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:34:01 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Dan Arnold (undisclosed) was waived/injured Thursday, June 15.


Saints | Tony McDaniel signed by Saints
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:22 -0700

Free-agent DT Tony McDaniel (Seahawks) was signed to an undisclosed contract by the New Orleans Saints Thursday, June 15.


Saints | Willie Snead hopeful for deal before season
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:08:06 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead is optimistic that he'll have a long-term deal with the club before the new season begins. "I think the guys upstairs are working on it," Snead said. "I'm hopeful, and I just have to keep worrying about myself and staying healthy and doing all the right things. I know it's going to be handled, it's going to take time, but I feel like we'll get it done sooner or later."


Saints | Max Unger targeting opener for return
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:16:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints C Max Unger (foot) said he is targeting Week 1 for his return from offseason foot surgery.


Saints | Ryan Nassib joining Saints
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:29:32 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Nassib (Giants) is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.


Saints | Travaris Cadet could be moved
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:36:53 -0700

The New Orleans Saints are looking into the possibility of trading RB Travaris Cadet before training camp, according to a source.


Saints | Nick Fairley has differing opinions
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:45:23 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Nick Fairley (heart) is seeking a third medical opinion regarding his heart condition. That's because one doctor has advised that he should stop playing football and another doctor has said he can still play.


Saints | Nick Fairley wants third opinion
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:55:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Nick Fairley (heart) is waiting for a third opinion on his heart condition, according to head coach Sean Payton. Fairley's first opinion said he shouldn't play football again.


Saints | Adrian Peterson wants five more years
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:56:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson said he wants to play until age 37 or 38.


Saints | Adrian Peterson dazzling at OTAs
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:02:59 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson has his teammates "gushing" over his burst and stride length that he's exhibited during organized team activities thus far.


Saints | New Orleans waiting to sign Ryan Ramczyk
Sun, 04 Jun 2017 13:38:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints first-round draft choice OT Ryan Ramczyk (hip) is not expected to sign his rookie deal until he can pass a physical, according to a source.


Saints | Nick Fairley dealing with heart condition
Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:10:53 -0700

New Orleans Saints DT Nick Fairley (heart) has been absent from OTAs due to a heart condition that could jeopardize his playing career, according to Fox Sports' Jennifer Hale.


Saints | New Orleans inks most of draft class
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:26:53 -0700

New Orleans Saints first-round CB Marshon Lattimore, second-round DB Marcus Williams, third-round RB Alvin Kamara, third-round LB Alex Anzalone, third-round DE Trey Hendrickson and sixth-round DE Al-Quadin Muhammad signed their four-year rookie deals on Friday, June 2.


Saints | Troy Hendrickson signs rookie deal
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:04:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Trey Hendrickson signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 1, according to a source. In total, the deal is worth $3 million, including his signing bonus.


Saints | Khalif Barnes back with Saints
Wed, 31 May 2017 15:32:23 -0700

Free-agent OT Khalif Barnes (Saints) re-signed with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, May 31, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Saints | Lance Moore retires with Saints
Tue, 30 May 2017 16:54:41 -0700

Free-agent WR Lance Moore (Saints) was signed Tuesday, May 30, and retired as a member of the New Orleans Saints.


Saints | Khalif Barnes released
Tue, 30 May 2017 16:00:05 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Khalif Barnes was released Tuesday, May 29.


Saints | Coby Fleener more prepared for 2017
Sat, 27 May 2017 21:16:19 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener said already understanding the terminology of the offense will be a big advantage in his second season with the Saints. "So being able to revamp and feel comfortable going out there and not having to worry about what play call is gonna come up is a huge benefit," Fleener said.


Saints | Hau'oli Kikaha limited during OTAs
Sat, 27 May 2017 08:10:11 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Hau'oli Kikaha (knee) is participating in part of the OTAs that began this week, although he did not participate in full-team sessions. "He's doing really well. He's going through some individual drills, he's taking part in the walk-through. I think the training staff, I think we're going to be smart with him," defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said.


Saints | Josh LeRibeus works out at center
Sat, 27 May 2017 06:31:03 -0700

New Orleans Saints OG Josh LeRibeus took snaps with the first-team offense at center during organized team activities Thursday, May 25, while C Max Unger (foot) continues to recover from surgery to repair a space in the Lisfranc area of his foot. In addition to LeRibeus, OT Senio Kelemete and C Jack Allen could also see time at center during Unger's absence.


Saints | Zach Strief restructures deal
Fri, 26 May 2017 13:17:29 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief received a restructured contract that takes his 2017 base salary from $1 million to $1.7 million, according to a source. He also has a chance to make an additional $300,000 in roster bonuses. His salary cap hit has gone from $5.1 million to $6.1 million.


New Orleans Saints

Allen Dennis DC
Allen Jack C
Anthony Stephone LB
Anzalone Alex LB
Armstead Terron OT
Banjo Chris FS
Banta Bradford AC
Barnes Khalif OT
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
Dural Travin WR
Edmunds Trey RB
Ellerbe Dannell LB
Fairley Nick DL
Fleener Coby TE
Fuller Corey WR
Fullington John OT
Fulwood Ahmad WR
Gafford Thomas LS
Gaitor Anthony CB
Ginn Jr. Ted WR
Giunta Peter AC
Glenn Aaron AC
Grayson Garrett QB
Griffin Garrett TE
Gwacham Obum DE
Harbor Clay TE
Harper Roman SS
Harris Bryce OT
Harris De'Vante CB
Harris Erik S
Hendrickson Trey DE
Hill Josh TE
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
Ingram Mark RB
Ireland Jeff TO
Jenkins Alex DE
Johnson Curtis AC
Jordan Cameron DL
Kamara Alvin RB
Kelemete Senio OT
Kikaha Hau'oli LB
Klein A.J. LB
Kruger Paul LB
Kuhn John FB
Lampman Jake WR
Lasco Daniel RB
Lattimore Marshon CB
LeRibeus Josh OG
Lewis Tommylee WR
Loewen Mitchell DL
Lombardi Joe AC
Loomis Mickey GM
Lutz Will PK
Mabry Ashaad DL
Mauti Michael LB
McDaniel Tony DL
Moore Sterling CB
Morstead Thomas P
Muhammad Al-Quadin DE
Murphy Marcus RB
Nassib Ryan QB
Nielsen Ryan AC
Nolan Mike AC
Okafor Alex LB
Onyemata David DT
Payton Sean HC
Peat Andrus OT
Peterson Adrian RB
Phillips John TE
Ramczyk Ryan OT
Rankins Sheldon DL
Robertson Craig LB
Robinson-Woodgett John FB
Roushar Dan AC
Sanford Jamarca SS
Snead Willie WR
Strief Zach OT
Stupar Nathan LB
Swann Damian CB
Tapp Darryl LB
Te'o Manti LB
Therezie Robenson S
Thomas Joel AC
Thomas Justin WR
Thomas Michael WR
Trusnik Jason LB
Turner Landon OG
Unger Max C
Vaccaro Kenny FS
Van Horn Clint OG
Warford Larry OG
Watt Chris OG
Williams Jordan WR
Williams Marcus A. FS
Williams P.J. CB
Wilson Kyle CB
Zimmer Justin DL