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314-pound Saints center Erik McCoy ran faster than Alvin Kamara on long touchdown run

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By Jordan Cohn | Radio.com

The role of offensive lineman is about as inglorious a position as there is on the football field, save for perhaps a fullback or a special teams ace. They're constantly in the trenches, paving the way for a flashier player to get all the glitz and glamour from fans and all the highlight-reel recognition from sports media.

So when offensive linemen do hog the spotlight, it's usually for a pretty significant reason. Week 3 proved to have a pair of those plays, one of which was much more obvious than the other. The more obvious of those two plays occurred on Monday night, when Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher hauled in a lob from Patrick Mahomes.

That was a can't-miss play, clearly. But while the other play wasn't as easy to spot, it may have been more impressive.

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Jonathan Vilma to call his first Saints game for FOX Sports

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

Here’s a name known well to many New Orleans Saints fans: Jonathan Vilma. The Super Bowl XLIV-winning linebacker will be in the FOX Sports broadcast booth for Week 4’s road game against the Detroit Lions, his first brush with the Saints since leaving ESPN’s college football coverage team earlier this year.

Vilma has been working as a color analyst, paired with longtime play-by-play man Kenny Albert in the booth and Shannon Spake reporting from the sidelines. He was on hand to see his old rival Atlanta Falcons choke another big lead for a loss in Week 3 (this time to the Chicago Bears, after losing in similar fashion to the Dallas Cowboys a week earlier) but did a great job keeping his composure.

Now he’ll get something of a reunion with the Saints. Vilma joined Jonathan Stinchcomb and sideline reporter Meghan Payton to cover the 2019 Saints preseason games, so this is a role he’s used to playing. He’s also remained close with Saints coach Sean Payton and some of his old teammates in the locker room over the years, so he’s as clued-in as anyone else could hope to be.

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Saints at Lions 2020 Week 4 Preview

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The New Orleans Saints (1-2) will look to bounce back after consecutive defeats this week when they travel to Ford Field for the first time since 2014 to face the Detroit Lions (1-2).

The Saints lost to the Green Bay Packers 37-30 on Sunday night. After defeating Tampa Bay in the season opener, New Orleans has dropped two straight close games and will set to reverse that trend this week.

New Orleans' Sunday night loss to the Packers featured seven lead changes. With the score tied at 27 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Saints had regained the ball near midfield on a big fourth and one-stop for no gain by S Malcolm Jenkins and CB Marshon Lattimore. However a fumble by QB Taysom Hill was forced and recovered by Green Bay LB Za'Darius Smith at the Packers' 43-yard line with K Mason Crosby eventually kicking a 49-yard field goal and the Saints behind for the remainder of the contest.

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Saints practice squad back at capacity after re-signing Will Clapp

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

That didn’t take long: just days after waiving backup offensive lineman Will Clapp, the New Orleans Saints re-signed him to their practice squad. The move was reported on the NFL daily transactions wire’s Tuesday update.

Bringing him back made sense even before an injury to left guard Andrus Peat in Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers; Clapp is one of the more experienced reserves on the team, having made the roster outright as a rookie out of LSU back in 2018. He should be a candidate for single-game activation if Peat can’t play after going down with an ankle injury.

Clapp’s return brings the Saints back to full capacity on the 16-man practice squad, having previously reunited with cornerback Ken Crawley. Other recent additions include cornerback Grant Haley and defensive lineman Anthony Zettel, though seven practice squad spots are still filled by rookies.

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Walker: Alvin Kamara earning top running back pay while giving Saints top receiver play

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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Alvin Kamara signed a contract extension a little over three weeks ago that made him the second-highest-paid running back in the NFL.

The way Kamara has shouldered the load in the Saints' passing attack so far, perhaps he and his agent should have considered negotiating for some of that wide receiver-level money.

In the absence of the sure-handed Can't Guard Mike, Drew Brees has depended heavily on Can't Tackle Alvin, a name the Green Bay Packers would vouch for after whiffing time and time again on Kamara's spectacular 52-yard touchdown reception Sunday night.

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Saints re-sign former LSU OL Will Clapp to practice squad

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The Saints re-signed New Orleans native and LSU alumnus Will Clapp to their practice squad on Tuesday, according to the NFL's daily transactions report.

The Saints waived Clapp, an interior offensive lineman, from the 53-man roster on Sept. 26 to make room for wide receiver Bennie Fowler III and defensive end Margus Hunt on the active roster. Running back Ty Montgomery was placed on the injured reserve on that day as well.

Clapp cleared waivers on Monday, meaning the Saints could re-sign him to the practice squad.

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Cam Jordan on 1-2 start: I’m putting everything on defense

  • News source: Josh Alper
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One of the questions that’s been asked around the Saints in the early weeks of this season is whether quarterback Drew Brees‘ skills are diminishing at a concerning rate.

Defensive end Cam Jordan fielded that question during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show Tuesday. Jordan laughed when asked if Brees had lost too much arm strength and said he trusts Brees “more and more every time he takes the field.”

Jordan said the secret to changing the conversation is to “win more” and that he’s casting blame for the team’s losses to the Raiders and Packers to his side of the ball.

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It’s the Week Three Goats (in a Bad Way) draft

  • News source: Mike Florio
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On Monday, we go positive. (For the most part.) On Tuesdays, one specific segment of PFT Live focuses on the negative.

It’s the Goats (in a Bad Way) draft. The Week Three edition appears in the attached video.

Some of them are obvious. Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill should be ashamed — and suspended — for his attempt to injure Seahawks running back Chris Carson by grabbing Carson’s leg while on the ground and rolling like an alligator with its prey.

Another Hill lands on the list: Saints quarterback Taysom. His fumble on a poorly-read read-option play flipped the momentum in...
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Saints continue to tumble in Week 4 Power Rankings

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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It’s about to be as bad as you think. Here are all of the major outlets’ power rankings. So how do the New Orleans Saints rank? (Change from each week will be in parentheses.)

Do you agree with these rankings? Let us know in the comments. Make sure you follow Canal Street Chronicles on Twitter at @SaintsCSC, “Like” us on Facebook at Canal Street Chronicles, and make sure you’re subscribed to our new YouTube channel. As always, you can follow me on Twitter @ChrisDunnells.
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3 Biggest takeaways from the New Orleans Saints vs the Green Bay Packers

  • News source: Kade Kistner
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The New Orleans Saints dropped another game bringing their record to 1-2. This time is was to the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers on a nationally televised game on Sunday Night Football.

There were plenty of takeaways from Sunday’s game. Despite another heart breaking loss, I refuse to overreact in this piece. But, there was plenty on display that lends to optimism, but there was also plenty that gives worry. The offense looked better than Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders, but the defense was once again lackluster, despite the high billing ahead of the season.

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Titans, Vikings suspend in-person activity after 8 positive coronavirus tests, NFL says

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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The NFL made it through three weeks of the 2020 season before its first major reckoning with the coronavirus pandemic, but eight positive tests following a game left a pair of teams in limbo.

Both the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings have suspended in-person activities, the league announced Tuesday, after the Titans reported eight positive coronavirus tests following their Week 3 matchup.

"Both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA, including our infectious disease experts, to evaluate close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments," read a...
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CSC’s Week 4 fantasy waiver wire

  • News source: Hayden Reel
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The 35 year-old Peterson continues to defy Father Time as he is now clearly the #1 option in Detroit. AD carried the ball 22 times in the Lions victory over the Cardinals and has leapfrogged Kerryon Johnson and D’Andre Swift in the Lions backfield. He has a tough matchup this week against the stout Saints run defense, but he is worth adding to your bench if you are in need of a running back.

Jefferson is going to be the prize of the waiver wire this week as he dominated the Titans secondary for 175 yards and a touchdown. We know the Vikings offense can sustain two top fantasy options at...
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If the Saints lose to the Chargers and Lions, they need to consider benching Drew Brees

  • News source: Matthew Terry
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In a few weeks’ time, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton might have to do the unthinkable.

The Saints are 1-2 so far in 2020, after losses to a tough Las Vegas Raiders team on the road and a Green Bay Packers team playing with a revitalized Aaron Rodgers. It is far from time for the boys in black and gold to panic. Most teams would be 1-2 with the schedule the Saints have had so far, many of them probably also losing to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Each of the two losses has been relatively close even, and they’re not getting blown out or totally outclassed on the field...
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WATCH: CSC’s What Just Happened? breaks down Saints’ loss to the Green Bay Packers

  • News source: Ross.Jackson
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In our newest YouTube video, Ross Jackson recaps the action and reactions around the New Orleans Saints’ 30-37 Sunday Night Football loss to the Green Bay Packers.

After a disappointing loss to the Las Vegas Raider in week two, the defense, at best questionable calls, and a lack of rhythm derail an incredible performance by Alvin Kamara. Watch as Ross highlights the good, the bad, and the ugly of Sunday night’s loss in the Superdome.

Subscribe to the YouTube channel to get a weekly breakdown following each game and much more including hype videos, film breakdowns, and previews.

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Fleur-de-Links, September 29: Reactions from Saints players following Week 3 game

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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CSC’s Madeleine Hudak gives a breakdown of the Saints’ week 3 game.

Mickey Loomis spoke on WWL Radio about the Saints’ performance against the Green Bay Packers and said things like, “We’re good enough and we should be able to get to the point where one call isn’t going to make or break the game.

The Saints have reportedly signed cornerback Ken Crawley to the practice squad. (Tweet below)

A transcript of the conference call between Cameron Jordan and New Orleans media following the week 3 game.

CSC says that Jameis Winston could make a difference if given a shot ahead of Drew Brees in...
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Second look: Where was the Saints pass rush? What about the downfield passing game?

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints lost back-to-back games for the first time in three years.

That sentence alone should leave room for some optimism as the Saints sit at 1-2 after three weeks, but there is definitely some room for concern after a good Packers team handed New Orleans a 37-30 loss in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, mainly because some issues have been persistent through three weeks.

Each week, we’ll put the game tape under the microscope to either identify some interesting trends that emerged on the second watch, or figure out exactly how the big plays came to be.

First up from the...
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Ravens vs. Chiefs: Monday Night Football open thread

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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The Kansas City Chiefs host the Baltimore Ravens tonight in arguably the most anticipated matchup of the entire regular season. The reigning Super Bowl Champs come in to this one at 2-0 as do their counterparts from Baltimore. Despite this game coming so early in the season, there is little doubt the result could have major ramifications on who gets the lone first round bye in the playoffs this season. Can reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson outshine the Super Bowl LIV MVP ? Will Patrick Mahomes get the best of his opponents once again? Let’s tune in and find out!

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Erik McCoy reached higher speed than Alvin Kamara on 52-yard touchdown

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Erik McCoy may have missed his calling.

The Saints center had a key role in running back Alvin Kamara‘s 52-yard catch and run on Sunday night, hustling downfield to throw a block that helped fuel Kamara’s quest for the end zone.

According to the NFL’s NextGenStats account on Twitter, Kamara never moved faster than 15.28 miles per hour as he weaved through traffic en route to a touchdown. McCoy reached a maximum speed of 16.22 miles per hour.

Although McCoy deserves praise for his effort and Kamara deserves praise for his skill, the Green Bay defense deserves a public finger wag and/or a...
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