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While Sean Payton revels in Taysom Hill’s diverse skills, Matt LaFleur and Packers can only wonder what might’ve been

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By Jason Wilde | Salamanca Press

GREEN BAY — Sean Payton loves the story so much that, when given the opportunity to not have to retell it, the New Orleans Saints longtime coach still insisted on regaling his audience with the epic tale of how he ended up with Taysom Hill on his roster.

Hill, of course, has developed into one of the NFL’s most intriguing multi-dimensional weapons — the kind of versatile player who, frankly, would fit in well with the Green Bay Packers, the team that let him go at the end of training camp in 2017 and set the stage for his emergence in The Big Easy.

“There are not too many Taysom Hill-type players out there,” said Packers coach Matt LaFleur, who wasn’t with the team back when Hill was an oft-injured, 27-year-old undrafted rookie quarterback from BYU. “Those are guys that are just tough to find — a guy who can go in there and play special teams, or you can line up him really anywhere on the offensive side of the ball, whether it’s quarterback, running back, tight end, fullback, receiver.

“They’re a rarity, man. And if you definitely have a guy like that, that is an added luxury. I think it puts a lot of stress and a lot of strain on the defensive staff trying to prepare for somebody like that.”

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Report: Packers' Adams to be game-time decision vs. Saints

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By Zachary Jacobson | 247 Sports

Despite not practicing at any point this past week, there’s still a chance -- albeit a small one -- that the Green Bay Packers will have their star wide receiver in the lineup Sunday night.

Davante Adams will have up until inactives are announced for the inter-conference clash against the New Orleans Saints to determine whether or not he’s healthy enough to play, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

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The New Orleans Saints have signed wide receiver Bennie Fowler III and defensive lineman Margus Hunt to the active roster from the practice squad, waived C/G Will Clapp and placed RB Ty Montgomery II on Injured Reserve, it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

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Week 3 late games open thread

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Week 3 continues and the late slate of games are ready to kickoff while we wait for the New Orleans Saints to take the field on Sunday Night Football! Here is today’s late slate:

New York Jets at Indianapolis

Carolina at Los Angeles Chargers

Dallas at Seattle

Tampa Bay at Denver

Detroit at Arizona

The two most important games in the second half of the day are clearly the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going to Mile High to face the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers heading to the City of Angels to take on the Los Angeles Chargers. Hopefully it will be a big afternoon for AFC West teams...
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Report: Michael Thomas eyes a Week Four return

  • News source: Mike Florio
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The Saints have the best receiver in football on their roster. They currently don’t have him on the field. That could change next week.

Michael Thomas currently is targeting a Week Four return to action, according to Adam Schefter of

Thomas reportedly was “moving really well” on Friday and “looked good” as he recovers from a high ankle sprain suffered late in a Week One win over the Buccaneers. There is, however, a real difference between the force applied when making cuts on an ankle during a game and the movements of a workout.

The fact that the Saints didn’t place Thomas on...
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Week 3 early games open thread

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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Week 3 is here and the early slate of games are ready to kickoff while we wait for the New Orleans Saints to take the stage on Sunday Night Football! Here is today’s early slate:

Houston at Pittsburgh

Cincinnati at Philadelphia

Las Vegas at New England

San Francisco at New York Giants

Tennessee at Minnesota

Washington at Cleveland

Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo

Chicago at Atlanta

The most important game in the first half of the day is clearly the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Chicago Bears. Here’s to another crushing Atlanta loss to tide us over this afternoon!

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NFL hopes for 100 percent compliance with mask rule this weekend

  • News source: Mike Florio
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With five coaches fined $100,000 and their teams fined $250,000 for failure to wear masks in Week Two, the NFL hopes the message has been received.

Soon, we’ll find out whether that’s the case.

Week Three began with Dolphins coach Brian Flores and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone complying with the mask requirement. The balance of the Week Three games begin to unfold at 1:00 p.m. ET, with two of the five coaches who were punished last week (Kyle Shanahan of the 49ers and Jon Gruden of the Raiders) on the sideline.

As a league source explained it to PFT, the powers-that-be hope there will be...
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Saints vs. Packers: Game Time, TV, Radio, Online Streaming, Mobile, and Odds

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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The Saints face the Packers in an incredibly important early-season showdown. The Saints looked uninspired and lethargic last Monday Night but they have the chance to quickly turn things around where they shine brightest, in the Superdome, on Sunday Night Football, where they have been simply excellent against Aaron Rodgers. This is certainly a game both teams have had circled on their calendars since the schedule was released. Here’s to a Saints win over Green Bay tonight! Who Dat!

Here are your links to follow all of tonight’s Saints Week 3 action:

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Saints made four roster moves on Saturday

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With the absence of wide receiver Michael Thomas the Saints have promoted wide receiver Bennie Fowler to the active roster. Fowler was a favorite of QB Drew Brees in camp who spoke highly of him. This is probably why he made the practice squad. The practice squad was increased to 16 players this year in response to Covid-19. Defensive end Margus Hunt was also moved to the active roster. Hunt blocked a fieldgoal late in the first half of the game against the buccaneers.

Center/guard Will Clapp was waived and running back Ty Montgomery was sent to injured reserve. Ty Montgomery first...
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What went wrong for the Saints passing game Monday & how they can fix it

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There’s a little bit more hope for the New Orleans Saints passing attack to get going as they gear up to face the Green Packers on Sunday Night Football, after taking a look at every passing snap from Monday night.

The Monday Night Football broadcast footage made Drew Brees look a lot worse than the All-22 did against the Raiders.

Not that he was great by any means, but the 41-year-old quarterback had a few, dare-I-say, encouraging plays that showed off his anticipation and ability to look off defenders. But the chemistry with the receiver just wasn’t there.

Take this one for example...
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How the Saints defensive line rotations performed in week two

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It was another busy day along the New Orleans Saints defensive line. Didn’t help that the Las Vegas Raiders held the ball for 76 offensive plays per ESPN. New Orleans had some success along the line in the first quarter coming up with three sacks in the first 15 minutes. Unfortunately though, no more sacks after that.

Before we dig in, you can go and review vocabulary, gap assignments, and defensive line techniques in last week’s piece.

One of the more remarkable things about Monday night’s gameplan in the trenches was the variety of looks they gave. Last week, we broke down...
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Interview with the Enemy: Drew Brees could find success attacking middle of Packers defense

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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Another week of football, and another week of our Interview with the Enemy series. This week, Jon Meerdink of Acme Packing Company answers 5 quick questions before our Week 3 Sunday Night Football showdown: the New Orleans Saints welcoming Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers into the Superdome.


How is the health of the Packers team? Specifically, what’s the status of Davante Adams?

Who is one player on both sides of the ball that Saints fans might not be familiar with that you expect to make an impact on this game?

Finish this sentence: The Packers will win this game unless...
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Davante Adams doubtful, but still hoping to play tonight

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Packers receiver Davante Adams is still hoping to play tonight against the Saints.

Although Adams is still officially listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury, he wants to play and he’ll be given every opportunity to show he can go in pregame warmups, according to multiple reports.

Adams did make the trip to New Orleans, which he wouldn’t have done if there were no chance of him playing, so the Packers are holding out hope.

Adams is the Packers’ leading receiver with 17 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns this season. He was also the Packers’ leading receiver last season, but the...
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Source: Saints WR Thomas eyes Week 4 return

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New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas, who will miss his second straight game Sunday night with a high ankle sprain, was "moving really well" during Friday's workout and wants to play in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, a league source told ESPN.

Thomas' availability ultimately will hinge on whether he is cleared by doctors, but the record-setting receiver "looked good" this weekend, according to the source.

Thomas has not practiced since he suffered the ankle injury during the final minutes of New Orleans' Week 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Saints chose...
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How to watch Saints vs. Packers: TV information, expert predictions, how to get live updates, more

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The New Orleans Saints look to bounce back from Monday night's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, squaring off against the Green Bay Packers back at home in the Superdome.

The Saints have never lost a Sunday Night Football game in the Dome during the Sean Payton-Drew Brees era, but they'll have a tough task in containing Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and the rest of the Packers' league-best offense, which is averaging 505 yards per game.

Get important gameday information, including how to watch, stream and follow the game, below.

When: Sunday, Sept. 27 (7:20 p.m. CT)

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Can Saints offense get back on track? Who are Green Bay's non-QB stars? 3 things to watch for

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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At least the New Orleans Saints didn’t have to wait as long as usual to get the bad taste out of their mouths.

Last week was a tough one for the Saints, losing 34-24 to the Las Vegas Raiders in a nationally televised game. Their punishment is to play a surging Green Bay Packers team after a shortened week of preparation in another prime time game.

But history is working on the Saints side. Since the start of the 2010 season, New Orleans has gone 19-3 in prime time games at the Superdome, and they’ve won five straight. The Saints also haven’t lost back-to-back regular-season games since...
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'How does a kid like this get cut?' Saints' Taysom Hill faces Packers team that let him go

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The 2017 Green Bay Packers had begun trimming their roster to 53 players and Max McCaffrey didn’t make the cut, so he started exchanging goodbyes.

The wide receiver was in good spirits, though, after signing to the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. As he continued to finish up his business in the locker room, one more person walked in. And McCaffrey had to thank him, because without this rookie quarterback, McCaffrey himself might not have found a landing spot.

“We start talking like, ‘Taysom, it’s been awesome, man. I’m heading out to New Orleans,’” McCaffrey said. “He’s like, ‘Oh...
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