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New Orleans Saints Michael Thomas and Tyrann Mathieu both made massive strides on Saturday participating in team drills. Thomas opened with a catch immediately while Mathieu would recover a fumble by the wideout later on in the day. Hugely important progress for the players and the Saints. Also a major development for quarterback Jameis Winston to have his top weapon and a fully loaded defense to work against. Payton Turner shines, Quenton Meeks signs, and Kiko Alonso bids the NFL farewell. An eventful end to the week 2 of Saints camp.


Saints' Michael Thomas participates in 11-on-11 drills for first time in almost two years

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Thomas has not played since 2020 season

By Ryan Morik | Fox News

The New Orleans Saints are bracing for the return of an elite receiver.

Michael Thomas participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time in almost two years Saturday.

Thomas has been out since the tail end of the 2020 season with an ankle injury, and he suffered a setback during the 2021 season.

Head coach Dennis Allen said Thomas is gaining confidence in the strength of his ankle.

"Honestly, there was a couple of times he ended up on the ground," Allen said, via ESPN. ...

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Video Media Availability - Training Camp - 2022 - Day 10

Saints Training Camp Updates 8-6-22

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Good morning Who Dats! It's Day 10 of Saints Training Camp!! Today's practice is open to the public, but tickets are sold out.

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Rod Walker: 10 things we've learned about the Saints after 10 training camp practices

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Ten practices down, 11 practices (and three preseason games) to go.

We’ve learned a lot during those 10 practices, especially once the Saints put the pads on for the first time last week.

Here are 10 things we’ve learned after the first 10 days.

1. Paulson Adebo has made a giant leap in Year 2 and has been the camp MVP so far. Chris Olave and Payton Turner had MVP honors this time a week ago, but there hasn’t been a player more consistent than Adebo. It’s pretty obvious that the game has slowed down for him after a solid rookie season when he started all 17 games.

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Saints Offensive Weapons Keys to the Playoffs?

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His production in 2022 may dispense with the notion that Jameis Winston is "just a placeholder" until the Saints locate the club's next franchise quarterback. Winston is poised to have a highly fruitful season with the upgrades in the wide receivers' corps acquired via the draft and free agency.

Drafting first-round pick Chris Olave and signing veteran wideout Jarvis Landry are encouraging pieces to the Saints receivers' puzzle.

Envisioning the final piece was clouded with uncertainty.

The duo was nice — but as Jarvis Landry told the media — with Michael Thomas, the trio is "a...
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Bayou Blitz Podcast: Ep. 3 - Saints Training Camp Week 1 Recap

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On this week's episode of the Bayou Blitz Podcast, Bob Rose and Brendan Boylan welcome colleagues John Hendrix and Kyle T. Mosley to discuss observations from the New Orleans Saints' opening week of training camp. The crew broke down players who have impressed, players who have disappointed and the overall atmosphere of camp under newly appointed head coach Dennis Allen.

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Tyrann Mathieu confirms his Saints jersey number

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The speculation is over: Tyrann Mathieu will wear No. 32 for the New Orleans Saints during the 2022 season, sticking with the same jersey number he’s used in previous stops with the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, and Arizona Cardinals. So fans can feel free to order his jersey for themselves after crashing the NFL’s website when preorders became available earlier this year.

Whether this would be the end result was the subject of some fierce debate, spurred by Mathieu’s own public thoughts on which jersey he’d like to wear. At one point, he mused about going with No. 5, representing...
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Abram Smith is aiming to prove the Saints were right when they signed him after draft

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Abram Smith is going to have to earn his way onto an NFL roster, and he likes it that way.

He entered Saints training camp as a rookie without the benefits that come with a draft round next to his name.

The word “undrafted” will follow him as long as his career lasts, but the disappointment attached to not hearing his name called didn’t linger.

“It’s nothing I’m not used to,” Smith said. “It’s always been work since I’ve been little. Growing up, I knew that if you want something, you’ve got to go get it. That’s my type of mentality.

"I don’t like things handed to me. I like to go out...
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Kiko Alonso retires after one practice with Saints

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Veteran linebacker Kiko Alonso signed with the Saints last week, but he had second thoughts about whether he wanted to keep playing almost immediately.

After participating in one practice with the Saints, Alonso has decided he’s done, and the Saints have officially announced his retirement.

The 31-year-old Alonso was a second-round pick of the Bills in 2013. After two seasons in Buffalo, his college coach Chip Kelly traded for him in Philadelphia, sending LeSean McCoy to Buffalo in the deal. The next year, with Kelly gone, Alonso was traded to Miami, where he played three seasons. He...
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With talented and balanced roster, Saints look as advertised in training camp

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After a week and a half of training camp, the New Orleans Saints are who we thought they are.

The team appears to have a top five NFL defense, a potentially stellar special teams unit and an offense that appears to be middle of the pack in the NFL.

After what could be a subpar draft in 2020, the Saints appear to have put together two classes since then that have a chance to be really good.

The Saints’ first pick, wide receiver Chris Olave, is as advertised. He’s a player with outstanding speed and hands.

There’s also a lot to like about the way Olave handles his business.

When asked...
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Saints' Demario Davis meets with local cancer survivor to push NFL's 'Crucial Catch' initiative

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Demario Davis knows what it’s like to get the type of news Ashley Stevens received in 2015.

Stevens was working her shift as a part-time manager at Starbucks in Slidell when her phone rang.

She didn’t recognize the number, but the “985” prefix let her know that it was probably Ochsner calling about her test results. So she rushed to the back to take the call.

“It’s one of those moments where everything sorta freezes and you can’t breathe because you hear 'cancer' and 'surgery' in the same sentence,” Stevens said. “And I’m only 25. Wait. What?”

Stevens is now 33.

The Stage 1 of...
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Major progress for Michael Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu in our Day 10 Saints camp takeaways

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The New Orleans Saints have wrapped up their 10th day week two of New Orleans Saints training camp is in the books throughout the last two weeks we’ve been treated to highlight moments roster moves and even surprise retirement. As the 10th day of camp wrapped up it was easy to see that the story of the day would be centered around the progress of two star players and the continued success of two standout defenders. Here are our key takeaways from day 10 of saints camp:
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Saints Camp Day 10: Alonso Retires, Honey Badger makes his 11-on-11 debut

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NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints wrapped up their 10th day of training camp on Saturday.

Linebacker Kiko Alonso decided to retire just a day after signing with the team.

Safety Tyrann Mathieu made his debut in 11-on-11 drills after spending time away from the team for personal reasons.

The Saints have their first preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. CST.
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Saints: C.J. Gardner-Johnson training camp absence excused to attend to a family matter

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C.J. Gardner-Johnson was not present at either of the New Orleans Saints last two practices, and his absence came on the heels of his reported rift with the team over his contract.

But Saturday coach Dennis Allen said Gardner-Johnson’s absence was neither related to injury nor his contract situation.

“He’s dealing with a family matter,” Allen said. “... He’s been excused and I expect him to be back Monday.”

Gardner-Johnson is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to earn $2.54 million in base salary this season. He has outperformed his rookie deal, intercepting...
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Saints Michael Thomas hits another benchmark in his return from his ankle injury

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Saturday marked another benchmark in Michael Thomas’ return from the ankle injury that sidelined him for most of the last two years when he participated in his first full-team period of training camp.

“I told you it was coming sooner rather than later, right?” coach Dennis Allen joked after practice.

And Allen liked what he saw from Thomas, who hauled in three of his four targets during the 11-on-11 periods.

Even the plays in which Thomas was not able to haul in a target were encouraging to Allen. Thomas battled with young cornerback Paulson Adebo for a ball on the sideline at one point...
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Jeff Duncan: Sam Mills gets his Hall of Fame day. 'More than just a great football player.'

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Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner made an astute point during the NFL Network broadcast of the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Saturday. The Class of 2022, he said, was about substance, more so than statistics.

And no one more epitomized substance over style more than Sam Mills.

Fittingly, it was Mills’ intangibles that were celebrated on Saturday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Field.

Mills’ wife, Melanie, delivered a composed, heartfelt speech, honoring her late husband, who died of cancer in 2005. Her speech, like the man affectionately known as "The Field Mouse,"...
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Saints camp, Day 10 observations: Michael Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu near the end of the ramp?

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Midway through the New Orleans Saints 10th training camp practice, a siren blared and warned of lightning in the area.

With that, the team moved things indoors and away from the huge crowd of fans who’d come out to see the team on a steamy Saturday morning in Metairie.

Here’s what the fans missed from the indoor facility.

The following players did not practice Friday: Tight end Taysom Hill, defensive end Marcus Davenport, defensive backs Marshon Lattimore, C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Dylan Mabin, defensive lineman Jaleel Johnson, offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, linebacker D’Marco Jackson...
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Saints WR Thomas participates in 11-on-11 drills

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Saints LB Kiko Alonso retires from the NFL

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As many know by now, the New Orleans Saints just signed linebacker Kiko Alonso on yesterday. After Kiko was not spotted at practice today, which was his first chance to show up, he announced his retirement per multiple sources. This news was first reported by Brooke Kirchhofer, then confirmed by Nick Underhill.

The reason for his retirement is likely due to his age in combination with his injury history, at 32 years old and not being able to play the last 2 seasons. Katherine Terrell of ESPN states that his retirement was a personal decision, and not due to any current injuries. Alonso...
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