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New Orleans Saints legend Marques Colston announced as 2021 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee

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The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame announced Thursday, Sept. 17 that former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston will be inducted as a member of the 2021 class. Colston, the all-time leading receiver for the New Orleans Saints, joins two of LSU's greatest competitors, basketball's Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and football's Glenn Dorsey, and Southern Jaguars baseball star Rickie Weeks among a star-studded group of eight 2021 competitive ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

A seventh-round draft pick in 2006 (252nd overall) out of Hofstra University, Colston easily became the most productive receiver in Saints history in a 10-year career from 2006 to 2015. In his 10-year career, Colston played in 146 games with 106 starts and caught 711 passes for 9,759 yards -- both club records. ...

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Broncos poach Saints practice squad LB Anthony Chickillo

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By John Sigler | Saintswire

Anthony Chickillo signed with the New Orleans Saints as a Pittsburgh Steelers free agent over the summer, but a training camp injury kept him from competing for a roster spot in earnest. He ended up joining the Saints practice squad as one of several veteran players teams can retain due to new rules changes, along with defensive lineman Margus Hunt and wide receiver Bennie Fowler.

However, on Thursday ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Chickillo was leaving for an opportunity with the Denver Broncos. Denver recently lost all-star pass rusher Von Miller to an ankle injury, and they’ve been trawling rosters around the league looking for new additions to help fill that void. So for Chickillo, the odds of getting on the field are better in Denver than in New Orleans, where he’s buried on the depth chart. ...

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Saints Defense at Raiders Offense Preview

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Bob Rose | SI

A surging New Orleans Saints defense will try to keep their momentum rolling in Week 2 when they travel west to take on the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football. New Orleans held a Tampa Bay offense loaded with weapons to just 310 total yards and forced 2 turnovers, returning one interception for a touchdown. The Saints finished 11th in the league in total defense a year ago, 10th in turnovers forced (23), and held seven opponents to less than 20 points.

They’ll take on a Jon Gruden Raiders squad that has a few dangerous playmakers. Las Vegas finished 11th in the league in total offense last season but averaged just 19.6 points per game, eighth-worst in the NFL. They scored 34 points on the road in a Week One victory over Carolina, putting up 372 yards of offense and not turning the ball over.

THE PASS: SAINTS DEFENSE vs. RAIDERS OFFENSE

A New Orleans pass defense that ranked 20th in 2019 predicates its success on pressuring the quarterback. The Saints took down opposing passers 51 times last season and sacked Tampa Bay QB Tom Brady three times in Week 1, hitting him several other times and forcing an intentional grounding. Defensive end Cameron Jordan leads the assault upfront. The 31-Year-old Pro Bowler has had double-digit sack totals in four of the last five seasons, including a career-high 15.5 last season. ...

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Nine former Saints among the 130 Nominees for the 2021 Hall of Fame

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Bob Rose | SI

Nine former New Orleans Saints players were among the 130 Modern-era nominees for the class of 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to a league announcement on Wednesday.

ERIC ALLEN, CB
Eagles (1988-94), Saints (1995-97), Raiders (1998-2001)

Allen made the Pro Bowl in 1995 with New Orleans, one of six times he achieved that in his career. Five of his 54 career interceptions came during his three years with the Saints. Allen was one of the league's most respected defensive backs throughout his career.

JAKE DELHOMME, QB
Saints (1999-2003), Panthers (2004-09), Browns (2010), Texans (2011)

Delhomme's success was with Carolina, where he led that franchise to its first Super Bowl appearance and went to one Pro Bowl. With the Saints he appeared in just six games, starting two, completing 58% of his passes for 634 yards with 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

LA'ROI GLOVER, DT
Raiders (1996), Saints (1997-2001), Cowboys (2002-2005), Rams (2006-2008)

Glover had 50 of his 83.5 career sacks in his five seasons in New Orleans, which also included 41 tackles for loss, 11 fumbles forced, five fumble recoveries, and an interception. Glover earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2000 with a league-leading and career-high 17 sacks, helping form one of the NFL's most dominant defensive lines. It was one of six times he earned a Pro Bowl berth in his career, two of which came with the Saints. ...

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Michael Thomas injury: Here's what Saints did on 13 snaps without star WR in Buccaneers game

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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What might a Saints offense without Michael Thomas look like? It's difficult to imagine, considering the star wide receiver has missed just one game over his four-plus seasons.

But an ankle injury in Week 1 has cast Thomas' status in doubt for Week 2 in beyond, though Saints coach Sean Payton declined to discuss his potential availability on Thursday.

"I'm not going to discuss injuries," he said when asked about Thomas' availability for Week 2 against the Raiders on Monday night.

Thomas' ankle injury appeared to occur as he blocked on a run during Saints' final drive against the Bucs...
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Bengals vs. Browns: Thursday Night Football open thread

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The Cleveland Browns host the Cincinnati Bengals in a matchup of AFC North arch-rivals. Both teams find themselves unsurprisingly winless after Week 1 losses. The loser of this one will likely find themselves sitting in the division cellar for quite some time. Can Baker Mayfield avoid another embarrassing loss? Will Joe Burrow pick up his first victory as a pro quarterback? Let’s tune in to find out!

Enjoy the game with the CSC family and join the thread below!

The easiest way to watch NFL action on your TV, smartphone, or streaming device is through fuboTV. fuboTV provides you access to...
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Saints preparing for 'hard bubble' in Las Vegas, can't go 'roll some dice' due to coronavirus rules

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints may be playing in Las Vegas this week, but the most they'll be seeing will be on the drive to and from their hotel and the stadium, considering all teams — regardless of game location — are locked down due to coronavirus protocol.

Payton stressed that these weren't Saints-specific rules, but rather ones created by the NFL.

"When we travel or when we're at home, we go to a hard bubble," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "We'll be in a secured area. Period. So it's not like you can stroll down the lobby and roll some dice for an hour."

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Is the Saints defensive line primed for a big 2020? 'We could be special'

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Cam Jordan tried to tell you.

A couple of weeks ago, he thinks, sometime around the first or second week the New Orleans Saints reported to training camp. He saw it then, the potential of the defensive line unit to be a wrecking crew once the season comes around. Jordan called his shot then, so Sunday’s performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should not have come as a surprise.

“I like us,” Jordan said. “... The way our d-line is growing, we could be special, and I’m going to encourage us to keep on growing.”

The Saints have invested heavily in their defensive front. Jordan...
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Saints At Raiders Thursday injury report: Michael Thomas misses practice

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As expected wide receiver Michael Thomas missed practice. Thomas suffered what is described as a high ankle late in the game against the Buccaneers when RB Latavius Murray rolled over on him. Some of the media is reporting him to miss several games. We all know Michael Thomas will push to play if at all possible.

Those not practicing for the Saints were WR Michael Thomas (Ankle), DE Marcus Davenport (Elbow), and Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders was not injury related.

On the good side G/C Cesar Ruiz (Ankle) did return to practice as limited.

S P.J. Williams (Hamstring) was full.

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Saints Michael Thomas, Marcus Davenport miss practice; Sanders absence not injury related

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The first New Orleans Saints injury report ahead of their Week 2 contest against the Las Vegas Raiders cast some doubt on the availability of two key players.

Receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Marcus Davenport (elbow) did not participate in Thursday's practice. Neither did receiver Emmanuel Sanders, though his absence was annotated as "not related to injury."

Reports earlier this week indicated Thomas could miss several weeks with a high-ankle injury, but coach Sean Payton declined to discuss any details about Thomas’ health when asked in a Thursday morning conference call...
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Saints activate RB Dwayne Washington from reserve/COVID-19 list

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints running back Dwayne Washington was back at practice on Thursday, signaling that he was activated from reserve/COVID-19 list after spending nearly 20 days away from the team.

At practice on Thursday, Washington was fully enjoying being back and was seen dancing at various points during stretch.

"Definitely missed him," running back Alvin Kamara said. "He had to deal with the protocol and stuff like that. He's back. He looked good, just knocking some rust off a little bit.

"... When one of your guys is gone, it's kind of like, you're looking at his seat like, 'Dang...
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Thomas, Davenport out while Ruiz, Williams return to practice for Saints

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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In the first injury report for the Monday Night Football contest between the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders, as expected, Michael Thomas did not practice today as the Saints returned to work in preparation for the game. Thomas has a high ankle sprain.

Marcus Davenport remained out with his elbow injury while Emmanuel Sanders sat out but it was apparently not related to an injury.

Offensive lineman and top draft pick Cesar Ruiz returned to practice on a limited basis. Ruiz missed the season opening win over Tampa Bay with an ankle injury.

Safety P.J. Williams returned to work...
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Michael Thomas doesn’t practice Thursday

  • News source: Josh Alper
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Saints head coach Sean Payton didn’t have much to say about wide receiver Michael Thomas’ ankle injury on Thursday, but the team’s injury report provided an update.

Thomas didn’t practice as the team worked to prepare for Monday night’s game against the Raiders in Las Vegas. That’s not a great surprise as reports this week indicated that the team believes he will miss multiple weeks as a result of a high-ankle sprain.

Payton said he wouldn’t discuss injuries when asked if putting Thomas on injured reserve was a possibility. Players can be activated from the list after three weeks under a...
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Friends said 'Why the Saints? Nobody likes them!' But this Canadian became a Who Dat anyhow

  • News source: BY DOUG MACCASH | Staff writer
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Duane Dawson’s new Saints Shack is a thing of beauty — ask anybody.

A sandwich delivery man gasped with appreciation when he glimpsed inside the cozy converted utility shed, decorated with a 30-year accumulation of black and gold memorabilia. That’s the usual reaction.

The Saints Shack was a coronavirus project; something there had never been time to do before. Previously, the backyard shed was just a place to park a riding lawn mower. The interior was a skeleton of raw studs. But, with the help of his dad and some loyal pals, Dawson has made it into a palace.

“A couple of friends said...
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A look at the details of Alvin Kamara's 5-year, $75 million contract

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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An ESPN report showing the details of Alvin Kamara’s $75 million contract extension with the New Orleans Saints shows a heavily backloaded deal that allows the team some financial flexibility in the near future.

Though the average annual salary is $15 million, Kamara’s annual base salary does not rise above $10 million until the 2024 season. In 2025, the last year of his contract, Kamara is set to make $22.4 million. For cap purposes, his $15 million signing bonus is prorated over the duration of the five-year contract.

With the NFL salary cap potentially set to drop as low as $175...
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NFL Picks Week 2: Vegas, Baby! Vegas!

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The New Orleans Saints travel to Sin City to face the Las Vegas Raiders in the inaugural game for the Silver and Black in the Silver State. The newest flashy fixture off the Las Vegas Strip is the debuting Allegiant Stadium. Even without thousands of well-inebriated fans in the stands to celebrate the inaugural game in the giant desert roomba, it should still be an exciting atmosphere just minutes off the strip. Come on, its Vegas, baby! Vegas! It’s the Saints under the bright lights of Monday Night Football and few things are more fun than that.

Last week I went 12-4

I told you so...
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Saints-Raiders get 'The Killers' halftime show on MNF, but they won't be at Allegiant Stadium

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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There will be live music during halftime when the Saints and Raiders meet on Monday Night Football, but it won't be happening in the new Las Vegas stadium.

The show will feature "The Killers" performing from the Caesar's Palace roof roughly three miles from newly minted Allegiant Stadium, according to ESPN. The team has announced no fans will be allowed at Raiders home games in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Las Vegas band has some ties to New Orleans, most notably performing as the closing act of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in 2017, an annual festival held at City Park...
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Saints-Raiders featured in ESPN’s multi-network presentation Monday night

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• ABC to Simulcast ESPN’s Presentation; ESPN2 Airs a Special Telecast with an Array of Guests; ESPN Deportes with Spanish-Language Presentation

• Showcase of Allegiant Stadium, The Killers Performance at Halftime, Las Vegas-Themed Pregame Segments, and ESPN Social Shows Among Offerings Surrounding Inaugural Game

• Saints-Raiders Takes Place on 50th Birthday of Monday Night Football

ESPN will present a Monday Night Football MegaCast (Monday, Sept. 21, 8:15 p.m. ET) to celebrate the NFL in Las Vegas, utilizing multiple networks to showcase the Raiders’ first game in their new city...
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