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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.
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.
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."
Fantasy Tip: Brees still threw for 4,952 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2014. He's proven to be one of the most consistent quarterbacks in fantasy football and real football. Consider him No. 1 quarterback option next season, as usual.
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."
Fantasy Tip: Graham's comments aren't a guarantee that he will avoid going under the knife, but it is certainly a good sign. If healthy, he is the second-best option at the tight end spot for fantasy owners.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:39:32 -0800
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%."
Fantasy Tip: Graham will likely be one of the top two tight ends to target again in traditional drafts next season if intrusive surgery isn't required.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:39:53 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: The Saints said late last season that they were prepared to let Ingram test the free-agent waters, so we'll have to wait and see what happens. If he doesn't return, Khiry Robinson could be in line for some nice fantasy success in New Orleans. If Ingram returns, he should be expected to remain the lead back in a backfield that would remain crowded.
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.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:12:30 -0800
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:52:20 -0800
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:22:07 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Colston will be back with the Saints next season, but probably be a starting option for most teams in the league if he is released. Colston saw his receptions and receiving drop for the second straight year, but could still help fantasy teams as a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 receiver next season.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:17:32 -0800
Fantasy Tip: With Mark Ingram an unrestricted free agent, Robinson and Pierre Thomas could enter 2015 in a platoon. Both would be RB3 targets in traditional drafts, but Robinson could sneak into the RB2 range due to his youth and potential for a featured role.
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:45:03 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Brees nearly threw for 5,000 yards for the fourth consecutive year but finished with 4.952 yards. He has thrown for at least 30 touchdowns in seven straight years and should have most of his weapons in the passing game back for 2015. Owners should consider Brees as a No. 1 quarterback in their drafts next season.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:01:56 -0800
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