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Some Saints fans still hoping Pierre Thomas will return to team

Times Picayune (Prescotte Stokes III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Just a few days after the New Orleans Saints released fan favorite Pierre Thomas, some fans having lunch in the Mid-City area were still upset about Saints management parting ways with the running...
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Drew Brees tells Florida TV station he almost ended up a Miami Dolphin twice

Times Picayune (Rachel Whittaker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — The New Orleans Saints sure are grateful quarterback Drew Brees fell into their grasp in 2006 as a free agent. In fact, the Associated Press called Brees one of the biggest bargains of...
  • New: 1 hr 13 min ago

Pierre Thomas getting released by Saints doesn't sit right with some local fans

Times Picayune (Prescotte Stokes III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — A few days after receiving the news that the New Orleans Saints were releasing 8 year-veteran running back Pierre Thomas, some Saints fans are still not happy with the move.
  • New: 1 hr 25 min ago

'Blind Side' inspiration Michael Oher to join Carolina Panthers in 2015, report says

Times Picayune (Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — The player who inspired The Blind Side book and movie will play for the Carolina Panthers for the 2015 season. Offensive tackle Micahel Oher agreed to a two-year deal with the Panthers,...
  • New: 2 hr 18 min ago

Brodrick Bunkley's pay cut makes more sense than Saints outright releasing him: Larry Holder

Times Picayune (Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Brodrick Bunkley's pay cut should save the Saints nearly $3 million in cap space
  • New: 2 hr 22 min ago

Could New Orleans Saints be eyeing Justin Forsett as fall-back option at running back?

Times Picayune (Evan Woodbery, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport cited the Saints and Washington Redskins as two teams ready to make a run at Forsett should he become a free agent.
  • New: 2 hr 28 min ago

New Orleans Saints exploring Junior Galette trade, according to report

Times Picayune (Evan Woodbery, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — The Saints have found no takers for Galette, according to Yahoo's Rand Getlin.
  • New: 2 hr 53 min ago

Brodrick Bunkley accepts pay cut to stay with New Orleans Saints, according to report

Times Picayune (Evan Woodbery, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Bunkley, 31, was slated to count $6.11 million against the 2015 salary cap before the changes.
  • New: 3 hr 18 min ago

Jacoby Jones to sign with San Diego Chargers, source tells ESPN

Times Picayune (Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — The Abramson product has nine career touchdowns on punt and kickoff returns.
  • New: 3 hr 41 min ago

New Orleans Saints re-sign Jamarca Sanford, veteran safety who joined team in 2014

Times Picayune (Evan Woodbery, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Sanford's signing leaves the Saints with 10 free agents remaining from the 2014 roster. Unsigned players become unrestricted free agents on Wednesday.
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NFL 2015 free-agent negotiating window starts on Saturday

Times Picayune (Evan Woodbery, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — All 2014 player contracts expire at 3 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday.
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New Orleans Saints' Tom Benson not only NFL owner to fight over control, New York Times reports

Times Picayune (Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — The dispute among the Bensons also includes the future ownership of the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA.
  • New: 4 hr 16 min ago

Marques Colston's return makes sense, allows Saints to concentrate on other priorities: Jeff Duncan

Times Picayune (Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Veteran receiver restructures contract to provide cap relief
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Iowa guard Brandon Scherff could be Saints' pick at No. 13 overall, and other links

Times Picayune (Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Mark Ingram might be a bargain for some NFL teams looking for a running back
  • New: 4 hr 43 min ago

Reggie Wayne "can catch it" according to former Miami assistant & current Tulane coach Curtis Johnson: podcast

Times Picayune (Tammy Nunez, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Indianapolis WR Reggie Wayne will not resign with the Colts after 14 seasons with the franchise, according to reports. The New Orleans product made a statement in Colts history, ranking second in...
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Reggie Wayne will not be re-signed by Indianapolis Colts, team says

Times Picayune (Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Played high school football at John Ehret
  • New: 5 hr 31 min ago

New Orleans Saints 2015 free agency outlook: Safeties

Times Picayune (Evan Woodbery, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — The final installment of our 10-part series examining the Saints' free agency outlook.
  • New: 5 hr 33 min ago

Marques Colston restructures deal to stay with Saints

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Marques Colston was an obvious cut candidate as the New Orleans Saints try to get under the salary cap. The receiver restructured his deal to remain with the squad.
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Marques Colston restructures his contract to remain with New Orleans Saints, source says

Times Picayune (Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Saints' all-time leading receiver was set to count $9.7 million against the 2015 salary cap
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Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs facing Saints' valuation vs. evaluation process in gauging future: Larry Holder

Times Picayune (Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) — Sean Payton has pointed out how the Saints offensive line needs improvements up the middle
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Blog Articles

Tracking the Saints Signing Rumors: Brodrick Bunkley Takes Pay Cut

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (cajuncommando58) — Action is really picking up today. Several players have either been resigned or had their contracts modified. The first reported was that Marques Colston had restructured his contract to stay...
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Safety Jamarca Sanford Signs One Year Deal With the Saints

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (cajuncommando58) — Sanford's Agent, Drew Rosenhaus confirmed today that he had resigned with the Saints on a 1 year deal. Jamarca Sanford was a late season addition to the team in 2014 due to the numerous...
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Mel Kiper Mock Draft 2015: Saints Select Brandon Scherff

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Dave Cariello) — For the first time this year, Mel Kiper has the Saints selecting someone on the offensive side of the ball in the 2015 NFL draft. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper  has released version 3.0 of his ...
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Saints News, 3/6/15: Marques Colston Restructures Contract To Remain With Saints

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (David "Satch" Kelly) — This comes from a tweet by Larry Holder, who I'm sure will have more details later as they come in. Looks like 'The Quiet Storm' will remain a Saint for at least another year. Tweets Can...
  • New: 5 hr 58 min ago

Loyal to the Game

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Tee Word) — The NFL is a business and every season teams have to move on from fan favorite players. After the release of New Orleans Saints fan favorite Pierre Thomas, I wonder: are you loyal to the game, the...
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Saints 2015 NFL Salary "Cap-Down Clock" Ticking Down to March 10

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Hans Petersen) — Here's your home base to keep up with exactly where the Saints stand in regard to the salary cap as we count down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the 2015 league year (and free agency)...
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Saints News, 3/5/15: Releasing Thomas Only Makes Sense If Saints Plan To Spend On RB

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (David "Satch" Kelly) — From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: To me, this signals that the Saints might be planning to pony up and re-sign free agent Mark Ingram – something I was speculating as a possibility even before...
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Jairus Byrd Restructures Deal, Saves Saints Millions

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (The Irish Assassin) — Jairus Byrd and the Saints front office have agreed to a restructuring of the former's contract, leading to a $4.8 million cap saving for the team. The Saints just cut $4.8 million in this...
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Saints NFL Free Agency 2015 Tracker

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Jon Oliver) — Everything you need to know to keep up with the Saints in NFL free agency 2015 including schedule, salary cap info, re-signings, and potential new signings. NFL Free Agency Schedule March 7th ...
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Jairus Byrd Says He's Medically Cleared To Play

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Hans Petersen) — But no word on whether he's cleared and plans to play BETTER than he did in 2014 before going on Injured Reserve. At a time when mostly adequate linebackers are being shopped and fan favorite...
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Source: Pierre Thomas Informed Of His Release

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Kevin Skiver) — Saints' RB Pierre Thomas, one of the Saints' most recognizable faces and a part of the 2009 Super Bowl team, was informed of his release Wednesday, according to a source. Thomas was a Saint since...
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New Orleans Saints are reportedly Shopping LB Curtis Lofton

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Jon Oliver) — Unexpectedly, the Saints are reportedly shopping one of the team's successful linebackers and veteran leaders. Curtis Lofton , a veteran leader on the team, hasn't missed a single game in an...
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Saints News, 3/4/15: Former Rams DT Kendall Langford to Visit Saints

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (David "Satch" Kelly) — From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: Langford, 29, is free to sign with teams now since he was released by the Rams last week. But it appears he’s planning to test the market first, since he has...
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NFL Offseason 101: Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents (and Exclusive Rights)

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Jon Oliver) — The new league year opens at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. Central) on March 10th, when unrestricted free agents can sign with any team. On March 7th, clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract...
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Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Grade Dem Saints: Junior Galette

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (The Irish Assassin) — In this series, we take a look at the starters and major role-players of the 2014 New Orleans Saints. Members are encouraged to put a grade on the player, as well as give me a brief summary of...
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NFL Releases Saints Actual Cap Overage Number: $28,042,000

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (cajuncommando58) — The Saints are still the tops, in cap overage that is! Today the NFL has released the actual figures to each team for which they are over the cap. This number may come as a shock to you. The team...
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2015 Franchise and Transition Players Announced

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Jon Oliver) — Although the Saints didn't tag any of the team's free agents this year, six clubs did choose to use the Franchise or Transition Player designations. Yesterday afternoon was the deadline for...
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Saints News, 3/3/15: Sean Payton Gives Updates on Mark Ingram, Jairus Byrd

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (David "Satch" Kelly) — From ProFootballTalk.com: [regarding Byrd] - “He’s doing well,” Payton said, via Jen Hale of FOXSports New Orleans. “His rehab is on schedule. He’ll be cleared for minicamp. We’re looking at about...
  • 3 days ago
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Saints Salary Cap and Free Agency Plans: Podcast

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Malbrough) — Want to join the fun or ask the guys a question, tweet them @PodcastSaints or email them at cscpodcast@hotmail.com. The boys discuss Gayle vs. Rita brawl, Message Board Kevin on the ...
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NFL 2015 Salary Cap: New Orleans Saints are 22 Million Dollars Overspent

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Jon Oliver) — The 2015 NFL salary cap is confirmed at $143.28 million. Saints GM Mickey Loomis has plenty of work ahead of him if he wants to squeeze the franchise under the cap and still field a competitive...
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