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'He left me': Saints' Cam Jordan jokes about Matt Ryan's NFC South departure

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By Darryn Albert | Last updated 5/24/22

Matt Ryan officially has a new team in a new division now, and nobody is taking the news harder than Ryan’s notorious rival.

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan spoke jokingly on Tuesday about Ryan’s offseason departure from the Atlanta Falcons. Jordan has the distinction of sacking Ryan 23 times over the years, which is the most that a single NFL quarterback has ever been sacked by a single defender.

“He left me,” said Jordan of Ryan, per the New Orleans Advocate. “I’m not even the girlfriend. I’m like the side piece. He left. He didn’t text me. He changed his whole address. it was just rude.” ...

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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

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The New Orleans Saints announced that they have signed unrestricted free agent TE Kahale Warring and waived DB Jack Koerner. The announcements were made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Warring (pronounced kah-HALL-ay WHERE-ing), 6-5, 252, was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the third round (86th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of San Diego State. After playing in seven games for Houston in 2020 and recording three receptions for 35 yards, he appeared in one game for Buffalo and one contest for Jacksonville in 2021. ...

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Analysis The Little Things: What Makes Chris Olave Special

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Credit: Michale C. Hebert - New Orleans Saints

By Dan Levy - Staff Writer -

New Orleans Saints wide receiver and first-round pick Chris Olave is a pretty striaght-forward evaluation. Fluid strider, burner speed. Silky-smooth route runner and some of the stickiest hands in college football. From the get-go, I had him rated as the most NFL-ready WR in the draft--the best pure WR in his class--and was hardly alone in my assessment. To me, he is a Torry Holt clone and has a realistic shot at Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl honors.

But outside of the widely rehashed evaluations, what is it that truly separates Chris Olave from the other WRs in his class? Well, that's a deep rabbit hole to go down. For a rookie, Olave's game is extremely refined, and as with any football player, it is the more granular, nuanced craftsmanship that cascades into the more basic. A guy who shows consistent excellence in his ability to release, stem, and stick... well, he's going to be a good route runner. The micro feeds into the macro.

What I am going to do is focus on three very specific aspects of Olave's game that elevate it from great to elite:
1) Late Hands
2) Efficient Feet
3) Scramble Awareness

Late Hands
By the end of his career, Randy Moss had cemented himself as one of the best WRs to ever play the game. And while a tremendous amount of focus was placed on his height, athleticism, and general physical prowess, it is telling that what Moss is most remembered for is his ability to win those 50/50 balls--so much so that the act of winning a contested catch is now commonly referred to as mossing.

Chris Olave does not possess the 6'4 height, the wiry length, or the freakish jumping ability of Randy Moss. But what he does have is the same late hands--that ability of a receiver to not show his intentions until the very last moment, thus shortening the DB's reaction time and putting him at a disadvantage.

By keeping his hands down until the very last moment, Olave does not provide an in-phase DB with visual cues to react to the ball, thus denying him the edge he needs to win--or at least prevent those contested catches.

Efficient Feet
By now you've heard a lot about Chris Olave's running style. His tremendous route running, how smooth he is in and out of his breaks.

But what does that mean on the field?

We're going to focus on the speed out. While it's a pretty basic part of...

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Omar Khan Once Served in Saints Front Office, New Orleans Native, Promoted to Steelers General Manager

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Omar Khan once served as a New Orleans Saints football operations staff member and scouting department intern, was promoted to the general manager position of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Khan is a New Orleans native that served four seasons with the Saints before joining the Steelers as football operations coordinator in 2001.

Omar Khan graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in 1994 before earning a degree in Sports Management from Tulane University.

Khan excelled in Pittsburgh under the retiring Kevin Colbert. The Steelers won two Super Bowl titles during Khan's tenure while he...
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Saints tight ends could go under-the-radar in 2022

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With all of the focus on the trio of New Orleans Saints receivers set to take the field in 2022 - that is, Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave - the rest of the Saints offense has taken a back seat in the spotlight. Sure, the Saints still have Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara on the roster, and the Saints offense typically lives and dies by the success of Kamara and his total scrimmage yards, and yes, the Saints have re-signed Jameis Winston after failing to land Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason, but what about the rest of the offense?

Pro Bowl left tackle Terron...
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Most Anticipated Saints Games of 2022

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We're nearly two weeks removed from the NFL Schedule dropping, and the anticipation for the season to begin has only risen from there. The Saints started work at OTAs this week, part of three weekly sessions that will lead us into a Mandatory Minicamp in mid-June. The Saints News Network Krewe got together recently to weigh in with their thoughts on their most anticipated game of 2022. Which one is yours?

It is safe to say that games against Atlanta and Tampa Bay are always the first circled on the calendar by Saints fans when the season schedule is released. And while that is true for...
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Saints sign TE Kahale Warring, waive undrafted DB Jack Koerner

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The New Orleans Saints completed two roster moves on Tuesday’s update to the NFL’s daily transaction wire, waiving undrafted defensive back Jack Koerner (out of Iowa) to make room for free agent tight end Kahale Warring.

Warring is a former third round pick out of San Diego State, finishing his college career with 637 receiving yards and eight touchdown receptions. He was drafted by the Houston Texans, where he spent two and a half seasons before being waived in 2021 and playing a game each for the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Initially drafted highly due to his rare...
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Fleur-de-Links, May 25: Cameron Jordan speaks on Matt Ryan leaving the NFC South

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BreakingT have released a new t-shirt commemorating Tyrann Mathieu’s signing with the New Orleans Saints.

Saints reporter Nick Underhill reported that Michael Thomas is in the building this week. (Tweet below)

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has announced that the Packers will host a practice between the Packers and the Saints.

Cameron Jordan jokingly remarked “He left me,” in reference to Matt Ryan leaving the NFC South.

The Saints have waived defensive back Jack Koerner and signed tight end Kahale Warring.

Former Saints running back Ricky Williams, whose birth name was...
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Report: Steelers set to elevate New Orleans native Omar Khan to general manager position

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to name New Orleans native Omar Khan the next general manager, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Tulane and Archbishop Rummel alum has been with the Steelers for over two decades after working in the Saints organization from 1997 to 2011.

The son of an Indian father and Honduran mother, Khan obtained his degree in sports management with a minor in business administration from Tulane. He was an undergraduate football assistant with the Green Wave and hired by the Saints as an intern in scouting and personnel.
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NFL Notes: Darrell Williams to the Cardinals, Debo Jones on the trade block?

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A player that the New Orleans Saints may have had on their radar has found a new NFL home.

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams signed Tuesday with the Arizona Cardinals.

The 5-11, 224-pound product of LSU and John Ehret High School ran for 558 yards and sis touchdowns last season, adding 47 catches for 452 yards and a pair of scores. During his four-year stay with the Chiefs, the 27-year old tallied 1,674 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Williams is a well-rounded back who contributes as a runner, receiver and blocker. Also dependable, he has not fumbled in 191 touches. In...
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Saints Have Announced Two Roster Moves

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The New Orleans Saints announced a couple of roster moves made earlier today. They have signed free agent TE Kahale Warring and waived rookie DB Jack Koerner.

Warring played at San Diego State and was drafted 86th overall by the Houston Texans in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He played seven games for the Texans in 2020, one game for the Buffalo Bills as well as one game for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021.

Koerner is an undrafted rookie from Iowa, who was signed by the Saints earlier this month.

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Saints Announce Two Roster Moves for Tuesday, May 24

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The New Orleans Saints have signed TE Kahale Warring on Tuesday afternoon, according to a team report. In a corresponding move, the team also released defensive back Jack Koerner. Warring, 25, finished last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Koerner is the third undrafted rookie to be released by the Saints since the draft. The others were offensive lineman Eric Wilson and LB Joel Dublanko.

A third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans out of San Diego State, Warring had 31 catches for 372 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2018 for the Aztecs. He spent his entire rookie year...
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Cameron Jordan says Matt Ryan trade hurts, already misses his favorite QB to sack

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New Orleans Saints star defensive lineman Cameron Jordan has always made his feelings clear about the Atlanta Falcons and longtime franchise quarterback Matt Ryan. There isn’t a quarterback he’s enjoyed defeating more than Ryan, and Jordan has always embraced the Saints-Falcons rivalry. So it’s no surprise that Jordan wasted no time in sharing how he feels about Ryan leaving the division through a trade with the Indianapolis Colts earlier this offseason.

“He left me. I’m not even the girlfriend, I’m like the side piece,” Jordan bemoaned to the Baton Rouge Advocate. “He left. He didn’t...
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Saints HC Dennis Allen Set Up for Optimal Success

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The NFL world and New Orleans sports community was blindsided in January when Saints head coach Sean Payton surprisingly retired after 16 seasons with the franchise. Payton brought unprecedented success to the Saints and arguably did his finest coaching job with an injury-ravaged squad in 2021.

Replacing the legendary coach is 49-year-old Dennis Allen, a defensive assistant of Payton's for 12 years.

This is Allen's second chance as a head coach. His first was with the Oakland Raiders, where he held an 8-28 record from 2012 to 2014 and was fired four games into 2014. He also took over...
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Realistic predictions for every Saints rookie draft pick in 2022

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The New Orleans Saints drafted five players in the 2022 NFL draft. Obviously, when a player gets drafted you want them to have immediate success and become a starter in year one. What is important to realize is that every player’s journey is different and people need time to grow. With that being said, some teams need players to jump ahead of the curve and provide solid depth. The Saints are going to be one of those teams this year.

Luckily for each of the draft picks this year, there is a path to a starting role for all of them. Some paths harder than others, however. Not everyone needs...
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Which Saints players drew the most penalties in 2021?

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Penalties. An inevitable part of any NFL game, sometimes for better other times for worse. The New Orleans Saints have become a hot topic around yellow flags going back to the infamous “NOLA No-Call” to being the team with the largest disparity of penalty yards against versus being the beneficiary to calls.

In 2019 and 2020, the Saints ranked amongst the top-10 of most penalties accepted against. Last year that ranking came down as they committed only 98 infractions and came in at No. 21.

Of the 98 penalties called against New Orleans in 2021, false start (20), offensive holding (17) and...
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Peter King sees the Saints as a playoff team in 2022

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During Peter King’s latest column for Pro Football Talk, he shares what seems to be rare optimism for the New Orleans Saints in the upcoming 2022 NFL season. He ranks the Saints as the sixth-best team in the NFC, ranking at No. 11 overall across the league. This would mean that he has the Saints making the playoffs, albeit as a wild-card team. Here is what King had to say about the Saints:

While he does mention that the Saints will likely miss Sean Payton, he does give credit to the fact that they have a much improved corps of offensive weapons to make things easier. Winston and...
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Saints WR Chris Olave lands top-10 in rookie dynasty rankings

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Fantasy football season is nearly here and for some, it’s already under way. With dynasty leagues continuing to pick up in popularity, rookie drafts are a huge focus for experienced players. Thus the rankings begin very quickly after rookies find their new homes.

Former NFL scout and fantasy football expert Matt Williamson ranked his top-40 rookies for dynasty leagues on the Peacock and Williamson NFL Show. And New Orleans Saints rookie wideout and top draft selection Chris Olave cracked his top ten.

Some immediate reaction to the ranking may be that the former Buckeye might be ranked...
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The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule is almost complete

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As offseason team activities get under way across the NFL, the preseason creeps closer as well. The New Orleans Saints are set to play two of their three exhibition matchups on the road. We now know when two of the three games will take place.

New Orleans will open the preseason at NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 3. The preseason opener will be an evening matchup with a 7 P.M. CT kickoff. This will be everyone’s first look at first-round rookies like Chris Olave and Trevor Penning and a lot of undrafted free agents’ first shot at making an impact and carving their way to the...
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