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8/10 @Browns 7:00
TBD @Chargers TBD
8/26 OILERS 7:00
8/31 BALTIMORE 7:00
Regular Season
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Date Opponent Time
9/11 @Vikings 6:10
9/17 PATRIOTS 12:00
9/24 @Panthers 12:00
10/2 @Dolphins 8:30am
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10/15 LIONS 12:00
10/22 @Packers 12:00
10/29 Bears 12:00
11/5 BUCS 3:05
11/12 @Bills 12:00
11/19 REDSKINS 7:25
11/26 @Rams 12:00
12/3 PANTHERS 12:00
12/7 @Falcons 7:25
12/17 JETS 3:05
12/24 FALCONS 12:00
12/31 @Bucs 3:25
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2017 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (11)  Marshon Lattimore  CB
1 (32)  Ryan Ramczyk OT
2 (42)  Marcus Williams  FS
3 (67)  Alvin Kamara RB
3 (76)  Alex Anzalone LB
3 (103)  Trey  Hendrickson DE
6 (196)  Al-Quadin  Muhammed DE

2017 Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Signings:
Devoroe Lawrence -DT, Aub.
Andrew Lauderdale-OT, NH
Sae Tautu -LB, BYU
Travin Dural -WR, LSU
Cameron Lee -G, Ill. St.
Arthur Maulet -CB, Memphis
Colin Buchanon-G/T, Mia.(Oh)
Cameron Tom-C, S. Miss.
Ahmad Fullwood -WR, Fla.
Joseph Robinson -Woodgett -FB,UMass
Chase Dominguez -LS, Utah
Clint Van Horn -T, Marshall

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2016 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (12)  Sheldon Rankins DT
2 (47)  Michael Thomas WR
2 (61)  Von Bell FS
4 (120)  David Oneyemata DT
7 (237)  Daniel Lasco RB
2016 Rookie Free Agents Signings:
Jack Allen, OL, Michigan State
Joseph Cheek, OL, Texas A&M
Ken Crawley, DB, Colorado
Jared Dangerfield, WR, WKU
Trae Elston, DB, Ole Miss
De'Vante Harris, CB, Texas A&M
Marcus Henry, C, Boise State
Sione Houma, FB, Michigan
Dillon Lee, LB, Alabama
Tommylee Lewis, WR, N. Ill.
Ryker Matthews, OT, BYU
DJ Pettway, DL, Alabama
Jeff Schoettmer, S, UNC
Dominique Tovell, LB, UL-Laf.
Landon Turner, G, UNC
John Walker, DB, Colorado
Jordan Williams, WR, Ball St.
Avery Young, OL, Auburn
Jake Lampman WR Ferris St.
Jimmy Pruitt CB San Jose St.
2015 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (12)  Andrus Peat OT
1 (31)  Stephone Anthony LB
2 (12)  Hau'Oli Kikaha LB
3 (11)  Garrett Grayson QB
4 (14)  P.J. Williams CB
5 (12)  Davis Tull LB
5 (18) Tyeler Davison DT
5 (31) Damian Swann CB
7 (13) Marcus Murphy RB
2015 Rookie Free Agents Signings: DL - Tavaris Barnes, Kaleb Eulls, Ashaad Mabry, Bobby Richardson, G - Doniel Gambrell, Cyril Lemon, WR - R.J. Harris, Malcolme Kennedy, OT- Sean Hickey, LB Marcus Pierce-Brewster, Stephon Sanders, TE - Harold Spears, Jack Tabb, LB Henry Coley, OL Antonio Johnson, K Zach Hocker and WR Kyle Prater.
2014 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (20)  Brandin Cooks WR
2 (58)  Stan Jean-Baptiste CB
4 (126)  Kahri Fortt ILB
5 (167)  Vinnie Sunseri SS
5 (169)  Ronald Powell DE
6 (202)  Tavon Rooks OT


2013 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (15)  Kenny Vaccaro S
3 (75)  Terron Armstead T
3 (82)  John Jenkins DT
5 (144)  Kenny Stills WR
6 (183)  Rufus Johnson DE
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1 Craig Robertson focused on proving himself all over again after surprising first season with Saints Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Today 12:02 AM

By Joel Erickson -- Advocate

Craig Robertson surpassed all expectations in his first season in New Orleans.
Brought in to be a versatile backup and a weapon on special teams, Robertson instead ended up playing a far bigger role on defense.

Three games into the season, Robertson took over for James Laurinaitis at middle linebacker and never looked back, racking up a career-high 115 tackles and leading all Saints defenders by playing 972 snaps, seven more than defensive end Cameron Jordan.

By almost any measure, it was Robertson's best season.

"Doesn't matter, that's last year," Robertson said. "It's a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately league, you've got to show that you're a better player than what you were last year. I can't look back on last year and say 'Oh, I did this.' " None of that matters."

Full Article -- Advocate
New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jack Allen ready to compete for roster spot Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 10:05 PM

By NOLA.com / Picayune

After being on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad for much of his rookie year, offensive lineman Jack Allen is remaining a student of the game in order to make the 53-man roster in 2017.

Allen was picked up as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in the spring of 2016.

Midway through last season, he was moved from the practice squad onto the 53-man roster, but he did not get an opportunity to play. So Allen took that time to learn more about himself and the game.

"Coming here was like being a freshman in high school or college again," Allen said. "I thought I knew a lot, but I found out that I didn't really know anything. So being on the practice squad, I was able to learn a lot more and take more time doing things."

Full Article -- Picayune
Saints to start training camp on July 26 Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 09:37 PM

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

The Saints will have all of their players back at the facility in a little more than a month.

The NFL announced on Thursday that New Orleans' veteran players will*report for training camp on July 26. The rookies will report a week earlier on July 19.

The first day of camp is typically reserved for conditioning tests. The first day of open practice will likely be July 27, though that has not been announced.

Full Article -- Advocate
Saints 2006 Trade For Jahri Evans Pick Named One of Most Lopsided Trades in NFL History Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 08:58 PM

The Saints got the 108th pick in the 2006 draft, and it turned into gold.

By Chris Dunnells -- CSC

Say what you want about the “Approximate Value” statistic created by Pro Football Reference (shoutout to coldpizza), but it’s a fairly simple concept where all NFL players, regardless of generation and position, can be statistically compared to other players. Using this tool, numberFire named the 10 most lopsided trades in NFL history. This was done by adding up the AV stat for all players given up by one team in an NFL trade and comparing that to the AV stat for all players received (or players selected from draft picks received) in a trade. Coming in as the 7th most lopsided trade in NFL history: the Saints stealing Jahri Evans in 2006.

On day two of the 2006 draft, the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints traded fourth round picks, with veteran defensive lineman Hollis Thomas heading to the Big Easy alongside pick 108...With the Saints' 99th overall selection, Philly took guard Max Jean-Gilles. With the Eagles' 108th pick the Saints took their own guard, Jahri Evans.... While Jean-Gilles started just 26 games and posted an AV of 15 in a short four-year career, Evans -- having accumulated an AV of 135 to date -- is still playing at the age of 33. In 11 seasons with the Saints, Evans was named a Pro Bowler six times and an All-Pro performer four times. His career-best AV (19) is better than Jean-Gilles' output for his entire career. Add in Thomas' 14-year career and 77 AV and you get an overlooked, but lopsided deal all the same.

Full Article -- CSC
1 Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro hasn't met any of his goals yet Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 08:23 PM

By Josh Katzenstein -- Picayune

Kenny Vaccaro has had four productive seasons with the New Orleans Saints. He's also one of the few young players on the roster with playoff experience having played two postseason games as a rookie.

But, as Vaccaro looks toward his fifth season, he wants more. A lot more.

"I haven't met any of my goals, and it ****** me off, really," he said. "I want to really, really, really work hard this summer and prepare for the season that I need to have because I feel like a lot of people know it's in me. A lot of people know I'm good, but I haven't earned the respect that I need and I want that."

Full Article -- Picayune
NFL Sets Training Camp Reporting Dates, Team Signs First-Round Draft Pick Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Yesterday 07:25 PM

Full Story – Inquisitr.Com

It has been a busy day for the New Orleans Saints as they have now learned that the 2017 season is going to really get underway very soon as training camp begins in less than a month. The NFL has sent out reporting dates for rookies and veterans which means all of those donning black and gold know when to report to their training facility in Metairie. Speaking of rookies, the Saints also signed first-round draft pick Ryan Ramczyk which means he will be there for it all.

The best thing about knowing that Ramczyk is signed is that now, the Saints have every single one of their 2017 selections under contract.

According to the official website for the NFL, the rookies are set to report to the Saints’ training facility in Metairie on July 19. Veterans do not have to be there for one more week as their reporting date is scheduled as July 26.

By Danny Cox / Inquisitr.Com

Full Story – Inquisitr.Com
1 Tony McDaniel | My journey to becoming a New Orleans Saint Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-21-2017 05:37 PM

By Bill Williamson -- FanRag

Editor’s note: Veteran defensive lineman Tony McDaniel recently signed with the New Orleans Saints. He has written a first-person story for FanRag Sports, as told to NFL writer Bill Williamson, on his free-agent experience.


It was an interesting free agency for me. When it started in March, I didn’t know how it would play out or how long it would take for me to find my new NFL home. I’ve been a free agent in the past and I always signed early in the process.

It turned out that I had to wait three months this time, but in the end, it’s crazy how quickly it all came together. The New Orleans Saints called with interest and before I knew it, I was there for minicamp and then I signed. So, in my 12th*NFL season, I am joining my sixth team. (I was a Seattle Seahawk twice.)

The way I joined the Saints was interesting. They had me participate in their minicamp last week on a tryout basis. I never even knew that was possible in the NFL. I’ve never seen it before.

Full Article -- FanRag
After 'fresh start' in Detroit, Rafael Bush returns to Saints as veteran leader Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-21-2017 05:11 PM

By Josh Katzenstein -- Picayune

Rafael Bush is looking forward to having fun again now that he's back with the New Orleans Saints.

The veteran safety experienced a run to the postseason with the Detroit Lions in 2016, but being with a new team led to some stressful situations as he made the adjustment following four years in New Orleans.

"Everything was so serious for me in Detroit," he said last week. "Coming into a new team, trying to earn everybody's trust and just trying to figure things out and not really knowing anybody and just trying to find your way, I was kind of uncomfortable at times. It was just my personal experience; nothing somebody had done to me.

"It took me some time to settle in. Being here, being somewhere you're comfortable where you've been before, they know you upstairs, players know you in here, it's kind of easier to get acclimated."

Full Article -- Picayune
Taveze Calhoun eyes making impact after developing on Saints practice squad Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-21-2017 04:39 PM

By Herbie Teope -- Picayune

Taveze Calhoun understands if many outside the New Orleans Saints' locker room aren't familiar with the player wearing the No. 39 jersey.

Calhoun's exposure in 2016 was limited after spending a majority of the season on the practice squad, so it could prove easy to overlook the second-year pro in discussions on the Saints' cornerback competition.

But with a year of experience, the 6-foot, 192-pound Calhoun desires to change perceptions and announce his presence when the pads come on in training camp.

"I think I'm going to have the opportunity to show what I can do in the preseason," Calhoun said. "Whenever my number is called, I just need to make sure I'm ready and make some plays.

Full Article -- Picayune
Willie Snead wants to prove he's more than just a possession receiver for the Saints Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-21-2017 04:26 PM

By Joel Erickson -- Advocate

Willie Snead has come a long way.

From his starting point as practice-squad fodder, Snead has become an established No. 2 target in one of the NFL's most productive passing offenses, a key cog on the verge of getting his first big contract.

Snead still feels like he has to prove himself, particularly in one key area of his game.

"I want to be more of a deep threat, down-the-field type of guy," he said. "I feel like most people know me as an underneath, check-down, short throws type of guy. I feel like a part of my game people haven't seen is me down the field."

Full Article -- Advocate
Payton to return to Classic Pro-Am Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-21-2017 04:36 AM

From wire reports -- The Register-Herald

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will once again be part of the field for the popular Wednesday Pro-Am at The Greenbrier Classic on July 5.

Payton, who brought his Saints to The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center from 2014 through 2016 for Training Camp, has been a frequent participant in the Pro-Am and a great friend of The Greenbrier.

“We’re always glad to have Coach Payton back at The Greenbrier,” said Habibi Mamone, executive tournament director of The Greenbrier Classic. “He’s a fantastic coach and person, and I know the fans at The Greenbrier Classic will be excited about seeing him once again.”

Full Article -- The Register-Herald
Saints' Willie Snead switches agents amid contract negotiations Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-21-2017 03:51 AM

By John Katzenstein -- Picayune

Wide receiver Willie Snead said last Wednesday he was letting his agent handle his contract negotiations with the New Orleans Saints. Less than a week later, it seems a new agent will be pursuing the deal.

Snead has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports, according to a tweet from the agent on Tuesday. Snead's previous agent was Jim Miller of Off-Tackle Sports Management.

Full Article -- Picayune
1 10 biggest rivalries in the NFL revealed by Western Carolina study Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-20-2017 04:54 PM

By Ryan Wooden -- All 22

The Western Carolina University research measured a number of variables, but it centered around the level of animosity a fan base feels toward its rival, and the animosity a fan base receives from around the league. The responses were gathered in 2015 and 2016.

The study gave each fan 100 points to allocate however he or she chose, ranking a team’s biggest rivals. The aggregate score combined the points applied, on average, from one fan base to another, and vice versa.

Here are the results with aggregate scores listed:

The 10 biggest rivalries in the NFL

1. Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints (138.94)
2. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens (124.48)
3. Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears (124.15)
4. New England Patriots vs. New York Jets (107.28)
5. Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles (100.24)
6. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings (81.78)
7. Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (81.14)
8. San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks (79.22)
9. Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders (78.70)
10. Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots (77.08)

Full Article -- All 22
1 Saints' Adrian Peterson enjoying New Orleans cuisine despite shellfish allergy Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-20-2017 03:40 PM

By Josh Katzenstein -- Picayune

Adrian Peterson won't let a seafood allergy alter his New Orleans experience.

The New Orleans Saints*running back knows he's allergic to scallops, and he's had bad experiences with shrimp. But, as he samples the cuisine in his new city, Peterson said he's still planning on eating shellfish when he can.

Of course, Peterson is being cautious as he carries an EpiPen with him just in case there's an issue, though he hasn't had any problems recently.

Since signing with the Saints in April, Peterson said charbroiled oysters have been among his go-to options.*

"I've been tearing them up," he said.

Full Article -- Picayune
1 Brawls, Booze and True Believers: The Saints’ Wild First Season Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-20-2017 02:06 PM

It’s late June in the NFL. Minicamps have broken, and teams have dispersed for some R&R before training camps open late next month. So it’s time for something different: 1967 Week at The MMQB. Join us as we look at what the game, the players and the culture of professional football were like a half-century ago. First up, the debut of the New Orleans Saints.

By Ben Baskin -- MMQB

John Mecom looked around at the chaos that engulfed him, at the 50-odd players on the Yankee Stadium field, their fists flying wildly, at the fans pouring down from the stands, legs lurching over the railing to join the ruckus, and the owner of the New Orleans Saints thought to himself, Damn, I probably shouldn’t be out here.

It was fun, for a couple of minutes. Mecom had rushed to the aid of the felled Doug Atkins, who had three Giants players whaling on him. But now Atkins was on his feet, and Mecom couldn’t quite figure out why the 39-year-old defensive end kept tossing his helmet to him. So Mecom just kept throwing it back, like they were playing a game of catch in the middle of a war zone.

“He was trying to tell me to put the helmet on to protect myself,” Mecom, 77, says now. “But I didn’t understand that.”

Had Mecom just wanted to be a fan—had he wanted to sit in the stands—he would have bought a ticket for six dollars. But he didn’t. In December of the previous year he’d paid the $8.5 million expansion fee for the newly minted NFL team in New Orleans. At 26, he was younger than most of the players on his team, and he watched every game from field level. And so when linebacker Steve Stonebreaker had come to the sideline, with the clock winding down in the fourth quarter, and told everyone to gird themselves for a fight that would begin right after the final whistle, ******* if he wasn’t going to run out onto the field with rest of the guys and hit somebody.

Full Article -- MMQB
Reception Perception: Zone, Man, Press, or Double; the NFL Can’t Guard Mike Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 06-20-2017 01:36 PM

The Ohio State Buckeyes star turned a lot of heads while running some of the best routes seen in the NFL last year.

By John Sigler -- CSC

Michael Thomas’ thunderous rookie year has been written about at length, and you’re probably familiar with most of the stats: he led the 2016 rookie class in catches (92), yards (1,137), touchdowns (9), catches for 20+ yards (18), first downs (62), and a host of other metrics. In the bigger picture, Thomas ranked ninth in catches, yards and catches for 20+ yards, as well as sixth in touchdowns and first down catches.

But there’s more to being a great receiver than that raw production. Matt Harmon’s Reception Perception project (available for purchase here) charts how efficiently receivers run the different routes and how effectively they gain separation versus different types of coverage, and his findings make a strong case for why Thomas is already one of the NFL’s top receiving threats.

Full Article -- CSC
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Mike D's Very Early Look at the Top 52 Prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft
Posted On 06-08-2017

A Very Early Look at the Top 52 Prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft

By Mike Detillier

1. Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

2. Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming

3. Arden Key, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, LSU

4. Derwin James, Safety, Florida State

5. Saquon Barkley, Halfback, Penn State

6. Malik Jefferson, Middle/Outside Linebacker, Texas

7. Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

8. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Cornerback/Free Safety, Alabama

9. Christian Kirk, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M

10. Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, North Carolina State

11. Derrius Guice, Halfback, LSU

12. Courtland Sutton, Wide Receiver, SMU

13. Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, Clemson

14. Tarvarus McFadden, Cornerback, Florida State

15. Harold Landry, Defensive End/OLB, Boston College

16. Sam Hubbard, Defensive End, Ohio State

17. Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama

18. Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

19. Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

20. Trey Adams, Offensive Tackle, Washington

21. Cameron Smith, Middle Linebacker, USC

22. Marquis Haynes, Outside Linebacker, Ole Miss

23. Mark Andrews, Tight End, Oklahoma

24. Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State

25. Jaylon Ferguson, Defensive End, Louisiana Tech

26. Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville

27. James Washington, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State

28. Clelin Ferrell, Defensive End, Clemson

29. Da'Shawn Hand, Defensive End, Alabama

30. Iman Marshall, Cornerback, USC

31. Tyquan Lewis, Defensive End, Ohio State

32. Martez Ivey, Offensive Tackle/Guard, Florida

33. Jaire Alexander, Cornerback, Louisville

34. Lowell Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah

35. Connor Williams, Offensive Tackle, Texas

36. Marcus Allen, Free/Strong Safety, Penn State

37. Bo Scarbrough, Halfback, Alabama

38. Deon Cain, Wide Receiver, Clemson

39. Martinas Rankin, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State

40. Jerome Baker, Outside Linebacker, Ohio State

41. Royce Freeman, Halfback, Oregon

42. Derrick Nnadi, Defensive Tackle, Florida State

43. Da'Ron Payne, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

44. Orlando Brown, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma

45. Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma

46. Troy Fumagalli, Tight End, Wisconsin

47. Quenton Nelson, Offensive Guard, Notre Dame

48. Dante Pettis, Wide Receiver, Washington

49. Quin Blanding, Strong Safety, Virginia

50. Armani Watts, Free Safety, Texas A&M

51. Larry Allen, Jr., Offensive Guard, Harvard

52. Micah Kiser, Inside Linebacker, Virginia

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Kamara’s Early Impact and Much More -- Mike Detillier
Posted On 05-07-2017

Kamara’s Early Impact and Much More

By Mike Detillier

Coming out of every NFL draft folks ask about immediate impact players for their respective teams. Every once in a while you get a signature player as a rookie as a pass rusher or defensive back, but most of those immediate first year impact guys are on offense at halfback or wide receiver.

Last season the San Diego Chargers got a big impact hit on defense with the selection of defensive end Joey Bosa and in 2015 the Kansas City Chiefs hit early gold in cornerback Marcus Peters, but in 2016 look at the impact wide receiver Michael Thomas made with the New Orleans Saints and the huge impact halfback Ezekiel Elliott had with the Dallas Cowboys.

Early contributions of wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr., DeAndre Hopkins, Amari Cooper, Mike Evans and Jarvis Landry made them Year 1 impact players in the NFL.

While cornerback Marshon Lattimore and free safety Marcus Williams are talented players to add to the Saints defensive squad and it is so needed, I believe the Year 1 impact performer will be Tennessee halfback Alvin Kamara.

He fits the role that Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles played so well with the Black and Gold and his receiving skills will eat up some of the catches wide receiver Brandin Cooks had on the offensive side of the ball.

With Cooks now in New England, the combination of Kamara and the addition of veteran wideout Ted Ginn, Jr. should fill in that huge opening of catches out on the field.

As a rookie Reggie Bush split time with Deuce McAllister at the halfback spot, but the former USC Heisman Trophy winner was the ideal fit in Sean Payton’s offense as the back in the slot as a receiver, the receiver catching the swing pass, the edge runner and punt returner.

While McAllister was still considered the lead-dog runner Bush touched the ball 271 times in 2006 as a runner, receiver and return man and contributed 1,523 yards of all-purpose yards.

Sproles was an established performer when he came to the Saints after six seasons with the San Diego Chargers, but in his first season with New Orleans in 2011 he touched the ball 242 times for 2,696 yards as a runner, receiver, punt returner and kickoff return man which set a new NFL all-purpose yardage mark.

One AFC general manager told me his team tried to trade up into the 3rd round to draft the speedy Volunteer halfback.

“We had to go defense in Round #2 to fill a huge need spot, but when Alvin fell into Round #3 we started making calls,” the AFC general manager said. “We knew other teams were too and we had found a trade partner, but the Saints got him first. We thought he could be a “Jamaal Charles-Kansas City Chiefs” type edge back and receiver. Before the knee injuries settled in with Jamaal he was a really good back and we were willing to part with multiple picks to get Kamara. He’s a great fit for the Saints. It is part of the business you miss out on a player that really can boost an offense quickly in the league and Kamara could have done that with us and he will with New Orleans.”

With Mark Ingram still the heavy-duty rushing back and him being backed up by 32-year old and future NFL Hall of Fame halfback Adrian Peterson, the speedy Kamara may not get 271 or 242 touches in the 2017 season, but you can bet the bank Sean Payton has a specific and extensive role for him in the Saints... Read More...
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