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Saints get dissed in NFL.com power rankings (and it’s bad)

Something doesn’t seem right here. AROUND COVER32 First & Ten: Odds for the top ten Super Bowl contenders NFL Draft: The five worst picks of 2016 Power Rankings: Ranking the 2016 class of quarterbacks Power Rankings: Where each team stands after the draft The New Orleans Saints went 7-9 with Drew Brees, who had played through a bad shoulder early in the season. That was playing...
Via cover32
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Top Heavy Draft is a High Risk Gamble

When it comes to the draft there are fans that you can never make happy. Everyone is an instant bust. Some other player should have been picked. “We could have gotten so and so,” yadda yadda yadda etc. On the flip side there are fans that instantly launch into explaining why it was such a brilliant pick, even the ones that are out of left field and obviously a reach. I tend to...
Via The Saints Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints lock up rising young star for five years

As if the offseason couldn’t get much better for the New Orleans Saints. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Ranking the 2016 class of quarterbacks NFL Draft 2016: The top five value picks Power Rankings: Where each team stands after the draft NFL Draft 2016: Five teams that killed it After a strong draft and a number of solid veteran signings (Coby Fleener, James Laurinaitis and Nick...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign UAPB alum Terron Armstead to five-year deal

Three years ago, Terron Armstead moved his way up NFL Draft boards during workouts and wound up getting picked in the third round by the New Orleans Saints. On Tuesday the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff product signed a five-year extension with the team.“I’m extremely grateful and blessed for this opportunity,” Armstead said. “I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Benson...
Via HBCU Gameday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints, left tackle Armstead agree on 5-year extension

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says left tackle Terron Armstead has agreed to a five-year extension through the 2021 season. Armstead, who was a third-round draft pick by the Saints out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2013, has been a starter since late in his rookie season. Loomis says the 6-foot-5, 304-pound Armstead, who'll turn 25 in July, is...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Terron Armstead, Saints agree to five-year extension

The New Orleans Saints have been looking to rebuild their offensive line over the last few years and one of their key players in left tackle Terron Armstead. It looks like he will be sticking around for the next few years after he signed a hefty extension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news, via SportsCenter anchor Josina Anderson. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Terron Armstead signing ‘big’ 5-year extension with Saints

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstread is about to become a very rich young man. Josina Anderson of ESPN is reporting Armstead is set to sign a five-year extension through the 2021 season that Adam Schefter describes as “big.” Armstead was originally drafted in the third round (No. 75 overall) during the 2013 NFL Draft. The athleticism and raw potential scouts...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Post NFL Draft: Where do Saints land in B/R Power Rankings?

The New Orleans Saints aren’t drawing a lot of intrigue from experts so far this offseason, but they’re not being pegged as a team that’s bound for a top-10 worst record in 2016. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Where each team stands after the draft NFL Draft 2016: Five teams that killed it NFL Draft 2016: Recapping all seven rounds NFL Draft 2016: Grading each first round...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Watch: Mickey Loomis says why Saints picked DT David Onyemata in fourth round

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says why the Saints picked defensive tackle David Onyemata in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Via NOLA.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints select RB Daniel Lasco in 7th Round

A strange selection to end it. Despite having Mark Ingram, C. J. Spiller, Tim Hightower, Travaris Cadet and Marcus Murphy on the roster – they go running back. Lasco will start as the 6th guy on the depth chart. I give him long odds to make the roster. Here’s his write up on NFL.com: OVERVIEW Coming off of a team MVP and honorable mention All-Pac-12 campaign in 2014 (1,115...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints trade up, take defensive tackle Onyemata in 4th round

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have made a trade to acquire a fourth-round draft choice from Washington and used it to select defensive tackle David Onyemata on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Onyemata, a Nigerian who played college football at Manitoba in Canada, is New Orleans' fourth overall draft choice. The Saints entered the day without a fourth round pick because...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints trade up to draft Manitoba DT David Onyemata in 4th round

You knew Mickey Loomis could never help himself with sitting idle for two full rounds of drafting. So he shipped the Saints 5th round pick this year and 5th round pick next year. My hope is that would be for a guard. Instead, it was for a Nigerian football player who has known the game for 4 years in Canada. And they traded UP for that, like teams were beating down the door to take...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in New Orleans Saints history

The New Orleans Saints will celebrate their 50th season in the NFL this year. In that stretch, they haven’t seen a ton of success until recent years. Just because they haven’t won a whole lot in their history does not mean they haven’t fielded some pretty great players. From one of the best scorers in NFL history to two of the best quarterbacks of all time, there have been...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Deuce McAllister Honors Will Smith Before Announcing Saints Have Drafted Fellow Buckeye Mike Thomas

The second round of the NFL Draft is moving along Friday night, and ahead of the 47th overall pick – to be made by the New Orleans Saints – there was a cool moment for the team’s fans. Former Saints running back Deuce McAllister was on-hand to make the pick and decided to honor the late Will Smith. McAllister then announced Ohio State wideout Michael Thomas as the pick. Pretty...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Business owner indicted in shooting death of former Saints star Will Smith

A business owner has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, a grand jury determined Thursday. Cardell Hayes also faces charges of attempted second-degree murder after police said Hayes shot and wounded Smith's wife, Raquel, after a traffic dispute in New Orleans on April 9. Hayes' Hummer reportedly...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Man indicted in shooting of ex-Saints player

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on the case of a man who is accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A grand jury has indicted a business owner on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. The indictment was read Thursday. Cardell...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints GM slams Ian Rapoport: ‘Another miss by that reporter’

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis isn’t fond of NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. The two have a history, and Rapoport recently came out with a report that must have touched a nerve. Rapoport had a scoop on Tuesday in which he said the Saints had looked into the cost of moving up to No. 1 overall. He also said the Saints were still considering moving up into the...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brees: Conversations ongoing concerning new contract

The $30 million cap hit the New Orleans Saints will absorb in the final year of Drew Brees’ contract in 2016 hangs like an albatross around the organization’s neck, leading many to believe the team and the quarterback will work out a more cap-friendly contract extension sooner rather than later. But Brees, appearing Tuesday morning on NFL Network’s “NFL HQ,” had nothing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Saints had plans to move up to No. 1 for QB

Of all the teams that could realistically draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday, the New Orleans Saints weren’t one that had the immediate need. However, it looks like the team actually had plans to do exactly what the Los Angeles Rams did a little over a week ago. According to NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport, the Saints actually were in...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Drew Brees was willing to restructure deal to bring in Josh Norman

By all accounts, the New Orleans Saints finished as runners-up to Washington in the short-lived Josh Norman sweepstakes. Now we have an indication of just how far New Orleans was willing to go to bring Norman into the fold. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, quarterback Drew Brees badly wanted Norman on the team, and even made clear that he’d be willing to restructure his contract...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Slain former NFL star Will Smith had a loaded gun inside of his car when he was killed

Details surrounding the shooting death of former Saints defensive end Will Smith over the weekend continue to emerge. The latest report out of New Orleans indicates Smith had a loaded gun inside of his car when he was shot by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes following a confrontation over a car wreck. BREAKING: Police: Former Saints player Will Smith had loaded pistol inside car when...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith may have been involved in hit-and-run before murder

Former NFL defensive lineman Will Smith may have been involved in a hit-and-run minutes before he was shot and killed Saturday night. Surveillance footage that was obtained by WVUE in New Orleans shows a Mercedes SUV apparently bumping into a Hummer at a red light. Police say those vehicles match the descriptions of the vehicles that were being driven by Smith and the man accused...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees sad, angry at New Orleans after Will Smith murder

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton spoke out against gun violence in the city on Monday following the tragic death of pass-rusher Will Smith who was shot and killed earlier this week following a minor car accident. Now, quarterback Drew Brees is joining him in the public discussion. Speaking on WWL Radio on Monday, Brees explained how the news made him upset with the city...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mathieu: I received death threats from alleged killer's family

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has never been afraid to address issues surrounding his past and what defines him as a man today. Since his own off-field issues during his college career, the All-Pro has turned the corner. Not only has “Honey Badger” righted the ship in his personal life, he’s speaking out on some of the major issues in the United States today...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: “Our city is broken.”

Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, continues to be unsettled after the death of former defensive end Will Smith who was senselessly shot Saturday night. On Monday, in his first interview since Smith’s death, Payton plead for more gun control. Although it might be an unpopular belief within the state of Louisianna, he said, “so be it.” Payton is not looking...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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