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Alvin Kamara’s cryptic tweet has New Orleans Saints fans in a frenzy

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By Braulio Perez | Fansided

What is Alvin Kamara trying to tell us with his latest cryptic tweet?

Alvin Kamara is no stranger to getting fans riled up on Twitter. Of late, he’s really been active on social media, engaging with fans and leaving us wondering at times just what in the heck he’s talking about.

On Wednesday morning, Kamara posted once again on Twitter, but now more than ever, everyone is left scratching their heads. What are you trying to tell us, Alvin?!

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Deuce McAllister on the Saints Running Backs

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By Kyle T. Mosley | SI

In New Orleans, it's great to have a recent legendary player to serve as an analyst and broadcaster. The fans trust their opinions and perspective on the game of football. Today, the media heard from the New Orleans Saints leading running back in their franchise's history, Deuce McAllister, on his thoughts about the team and players' preparation for 2020. But, I want to focus on what he said about the team's running backs.

Deuce on how the team handled the running back rotation, especially with Latavius Murray.

"I want to see more[of RB Latavius Murray]. I mean, I think that's the biggest thing. When he got his opportunity, he was able to excel. He was able to really go out and produce, and you just want to see more of it. I think that was probably the biggest thing that you go back and look at this overall season. Deuce McAllister, Saints Color Analyst, WWL.

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NFL to shorten 2020 preseason, Saints to open against Steelers on the road

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The novel coronavirus pandemic has hit the 2020 NFL schedule hard, canceling team workouts over the summer as well as this year’s Hall of Fame Game. These changes have also impacted the New Orleans Saints, who will be unable to hold joint practice sessions with their preseason opponents — a move they’ve favored in recent years, using the opportunity to work against other NFL talents after weeks of grueling training camp practices.

However, the latest update has the Saints seeing even less action against other teams. Pro Football Talk and ESPN reported that the NFL plans to cancel Weeks 1 and 4 of its preseason series, limiting all teams to just two preseason games.

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NFL players raise concerns about safety of their workplace

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By Rob Maaddi (AP) | FOX Sports

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates.

JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote an open letter to players Tuesday, saying they have to fight for “necessary COVID-19 protections.”

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said last week that “football is a nonessential business and so we don’t need to do it.”

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward has asthma, so he wants to “take every precaution” if he plays.

“We are not invincible, and as recent reports have shown, we certainly aren’t immune to this virus,” Tretter wrote in his letter. “Underlying conditions like high BMI, asthma and sleep apnea are all associated with a higher risk of developing severe symptoms and complications when infected with COVID-19. Those conditions are widespread across the league. NFL players are humans — some with immuno-compromised family members or live-in elderly parents. Trust me: we want to play football. But as a union, our most important job is keep our players safe and alive. The NFLPA will fight for our most at-risk players...

VIDEO: Cam Jordan Surprised a Die-hard Fan in an Assisted Living Facility

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SaintsReport came across this heart-warming video chat between Cam Jordan and die-hard Saints fan Shannon. She is currently in an assisted living facility and in isolation. Cam Jordan made her day.

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How the pandemic affects the players, and why that matters

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I’ve discussed some of the negative effects this virus might have on both the season ticket holders and coaching staffs, but I haven’t yet touched on the most important population within the NFL: the players themselves.

The NFLPA recently sent out a memo to all player agents directing them to have conversations with their clients about the risks inherent with Covid-19. Portions of the memo were released to ESPN.

Following a rushed reopening of the economy, many states are reporting soaring new case numbers. Arizona, Texas, and Florida, which are home to six NFL franchises, are reporting...
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Colin Kaepernick teams up with RFK Human Rights to support community bail funds

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Jails present a heightened risk of infection during the ongoing pandemic. Plenty of Americans who have yet to be convicted but who can’t afford bail remain stuck in jail pending the resolution of their charges.

Colin Kaepernick and his Know Your Rights camp have teamed up with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights to help. The groups announced on Thursday morning that $1 million will be donated to community bail funds.

Dubbed the Funds for Freedom partnership, the effort expands on the RFK group’s Emergency Bail Out Action from earlier in the year. Initially, they’ll focus on 10 cities...
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Fleur-de-Links, July 2: Saints preseason cut in half and Deuce McAllister talks Latavius Murray

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Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation.

Pro Football Focus’ simulations had the Saints going to the Super Bowl about 18% of the time, more than any other NFC team.

A look at 4 of the Saints receivers and where they rank in terms of fantasy football.

Defensive end Cam Jordan surprise-called a Saints super fan who is in quarantine at an assisted living facility.

Former Saints running back Deuce McAllister talks golf, coronavirus, and his thoughts on current Saints running back Latavius...
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Catching up with Deuce McAllister the Saints, the coronavirus and his golf game

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Trying to catch Deuce McAllister the broadcaster, is probably a little easier than it was to catch Deuce McAllister the football player.

Back then it was about the most efficient and effective way to get from Point A to Point B, and he was really good at that. But these days it’s more about taking the winding road, even if it’s not necessarily by design.

McAllister tries to stay in shape in his post-playing career by playing golf. He helps his own cause.

“When I go and play, I normally hit about 13,000 to 15,000 steps,” McAllister said. “And I don’t walk, I use a cart. So that tells you...
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NFL to cut preseason in half; Saints to lose out on games vs. Rams and Dolphins

  • News source: BY KYLE WHITFIELD | Staff writer
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The NFL will shorten the 2020 preseason, cutting the number of games for most teams from four to two, according to an ESPN report.

The move is the biggest move by the NFL to date in response to coronavirus. ESPN's report says the decision was made to give players more time to round into football shape before game action.

For the New Orleans Saints, that means the team's two preseason games will be at Pittsburgh on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. and at home against Houston on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

The Saints will lose their preseason games at the Los Angeles Rams and at home against the Miami Dolphins...
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Interviews: Saints legends Jonathan Vilma and Deuce McAllister

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New Orleans Saints Linebacker Jonathan Vilma Legends Video Call with New Orleans Media Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Can you talk about how your new deal as a FOX analyist came to fruition? “It started at Super Bowl time down here in Miami (in February). I met with Brad (Zager), (and) some of their other higher administration guys and we were just talking briefly about calling games. I told them that I had called games before (college and 2019 Saints preseason). I also told them that I really enjoyed my time at ESPN. I told them that my time at ESPN never felt like work. They told me they’d...
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Report: NFL cuts 2020 preseason in half by eliminating two games

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The NFL has scrapped the originally scheduled first and final weeks of the 2020 preseason, according to Pro Football Talk,

The league’s announcement to confirm the cancellations are expected by Thursday, according to the report.

As a result, August schedules for teams include two games with every one of them playing one home and one road game. The Saints preseason road game in week one at the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, Aug. 14 and their week four home tilt Thursday, Sept. 3 versus the Miami Dolphins are canceled.

The remaining preseason games for New Orleans at the Pittsburgh Steelers...
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Reliving some of our worst Saints vs Falcons memories

  • News source: Deuce Windham
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Great rivalries are built over time, and for six decades now the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons have been providing each of their fans with memorable losses to pain the heart and ache the mind. With rivalry week coming here to SBN we’re going to explore some of the worst (and eventually best) wins over the Saints rivals starting with the Falcons.

Seasoned veterans of the Who Dat Nation will remember the drubbings the team received in the seventies an younger fans will be more familiar with the painful stretch of the late 90s. From 1969 to 1973 the Saints lost nine straight...
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Saints fantasy position groups: Wide Receivers

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The New Orleans Saints added much needed depth at the wide receiver position in the form of free agent Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders joins the best WR in the league in Michael Thomas, as well as Tre’Quan Smith andspeedster Deonte Harris as the core group of Saints receivers. So here’s how we evaluate each receiver prior to entering the 2020 fantasy season.

Michael Thomas is the best receiver in the NFL and should be the first WR off the board in every fantasy league this season.

Position Ranking: WR1

ADP: 3-5

New Orleans added a much needed WR2 this off season in the form of 10-year...
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Fleur-de-Links, July 1: More from Latavius Murray and Cam Jordan ranks #2 in overall sacks for the Saints

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation.

Former Saints player Jonathan Vilma talks about his move over the summer to FOX as an in-game analyst and how he looks forward to his new role in the 2020 season.

The biggest positions to watch for on offense ahead of the 2020 season are QB2, RB3, and a third WR behind Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Latavius Murray speaks more on his Boys and Girls Club luncheon, his feelings on Drew Brees, and more.

A look at how Drew Brees has impacted...
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Former Saints LB Jonathan Vilma looking forward to challenge of the broadcast booth

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Jonathan Vilma effectively had 24 hours to prepare for what must have amounted to one of the strangest job interviews of his life.

Fox reached out to the Miami resident this February when its representatives were in town for the Super Bowl. The network wanted Vilma as an in-game analyst for its NFL broadcasts, and Vilma reciprocated the interest.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which resulted in a couple things: Vilma’s interview — which would require him perform a mock live game broadcast — was not only pushed back, but Vilma would also have to conduct it virtually by video...
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How Saints rank in quarterback play in Super Bowl era

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It’s well-established by now that the New Orleans Saints don’t have the best franchise history. It took over 40 years to win a Super Bowl, and a lot of suffering and mediocrity led up to that zenith. That’s due in no small part to some brutal quarterback play over the franchise’s history.

According to rankings from ESPN’s Doug Clawson, however, the Saints’ quarterback history in the Super Bowl era isn’t all that bad. As it turns out, having one of the best quarterbacks ever for over a decade in Drew Brees can really boost your standing, even with a history riddled with poor play.

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Saints roster battles to watch on offense, part one

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Remember the days when the biggest concern around the Saints was “Who is going to be the third running back?” Good ole 2019.

The bad news is that this is 2020. The good news is that training camp is right around the corner. Should all go as planned, the Saints expect to hit the team facilities in July to get started with their off-season programs. Up until then, relegated to computer screens from home, the Saints have not been able to address logjams and competition at certain positions.

Getting back on the practice field late July (and no earlier according to head coach Sean Payton)...
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Saints urge mask wearing

  • News source: Mike Florio
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At some point in the last four months of this extended episode of The Twilight Zone, an important public-health issue became a political litmus test. It shouldn’t be. And people and organizations in positions of influence are trying to reverse that.

The Saints are on board with the effort, posting on Monday an image of coach Sean Payton wearing a face covering bearing a Saints logo on the sideline, with this message: “Do your job . . . wear a mask.”

Even if you don’t care about protecting yourself (you should) or others (you should), there’s a simple and logical connection between...
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