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Saints won't win the NFC South or return to NFC title game, USA Today columnist predicts

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By Staff | The Advocate / Picayune

The New Orleans Saints aren't returning to the NFC Championship game in 2019. And they're just barely going to sneak into the playoffs. That, according to USA Today's annual NFL predictions from columnist Nate Davis.

The publication pegs New Orleans with a 10-6 record, finishing second in the division to the 11-5 Atlanta Falcons and just ahead of the 8-8 Carolina Panthers.

"Can veteran group overcome consecutive playoff heartbreaks to take the Super Bowl step now," Davis asks in his evaluation of the Saints.

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What if Saints, Michael Thomas don't reach new contract by deadline?

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

It was reported in June that the New Orleans Saints hope to sign wide receiver Michael Thomas to a contract extension before training camp kicks off on Thursday, July 25. That makes perfect sense; Thomas is exactly the kind of player teams want to invest in, having accomplished everything the Saints asked of him through his first three years in the NFL.

Thomas, a 2018 first-team All-Pro, has rewritten franchise and league records in both volume (321 career receptions, so far) and efficiency (77 percent catch rate in his career) as the ideal lead receiver for quarterback Drew Brees. And at just 26 years of age, Thomas might have another 10 years still ahead of him. Who better to pair with a young heir to Brees, whether it’s Teddy Bridgewater or someone else?

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The top New Orleans Saints free agent players in 2020

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By James Parks | 247 Sports

The defending NFC South champion New Orleans Saints are already in the midst of what has been a busy offseason, but 2020 should bring some more business their way again.

After the coming season, the Saints will find themselves looking to orchestrate some new contracts with a number of marquee players on both sides of the ball.

Each move the team has made already will reflect in some way on the decisions they will have to make in the future, which means keeping their current players at the front of their mind.

Here is a look at the top 10 free agents the Saints will have in 2020.

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New Orleans Saints head to training camp with star power, few holes; here are factors to watch

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By Herbie Teope | The Advocate / Picayune

he early-summer pageantry of Saints players practicing in shorts and no pads during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp is in the rear-view mirror.

Now, it’s time to temper past enthusiasm on who looked good wearing shells in no-contact drills throughout the install phase of the offseason workout program.

The true assessment period during the march to the regular season begins in less than a week on July 26 when the Saints kick off training camp, where players have a total of 15 padded practices to show the Saints coaching staff what they learned from OTAs.

“Every year since I’ve been here, there’s something about the pads that defined certain players that had it not been for the pads, then you might not have seen their talents,” coach Sean Payton said during last month’s mandatory minicamp. “So, we’re slow to evaluate that way, but quick to evaluate if someone has trouble or can’t learn.”

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2019 New Orleans Saints training camp preview: Cornerback

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Will the Saints secondary avoid a repeat of their 2018 early season letdown?

By Bob Rose | Canal Street Chronicles

The New Orleans Saints came into the 2018 season with the thought that they had one of the better cornerback corps in the league. Marshon Lattimore was coming off Defensive Rookie of the Year honors and a Pro Bowl bid, Ken Crawley seemed to be a solid number two compliment, P.J. Williams looked like a potentially competent slot corner, and the Saints had brought back former 1st round draft pick Patrick Robinson. The Saints instead began the '18 season with their pass defense getting embarrassed against Tampa Bay in the season opener, then again two weeks later against rival Atlanta, giving up a combined 88 points, 776 passing yards, and 9 touchdowns through the air in the two contests. Crawley regressed badly, and would eventually be benched. Williams' play was nearly as bad, and Robinson went down with a...

What kind of contract will the Saints offer Michael Thomas?

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By James Parks | 247 Sports

Michael Thomas is currently projected to play the final year of his rookie contract with the New Orleans Saints, but it’s expected he’ll have a long term deal before then.

The wide receiver is expected to sign a massive long term contract extension before the Saints open up training camp, a deal that could dramatically affect the market at his position.

Now, the only question that remains is: What kind of deal will the player actually sign?

If the experts are correct, Thomas could make NFL history with his new contract.

Thomas is currently commanding an annual salary of $20.4 million and should put his name to a five year contract worth $102,331,350, according to the calculations of Spotrac.

There are four wide receivers that currently have contracts worth more than $80 million in total value: Odell Beckham Jr. ($90 million), Mike Evans ($82.5 million), DeAndre Hopkins ($81 million), and Brandin Cooks ($81 million), while three others have deals worth over $70 million (Stefon Diggs, Jarvis Landry, and Julio Jones).

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Saints confident in Kayvon Webster despite recent injuries

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By James Parks | 247 Sports

Kayvon Webster was a late addition to the New Orleans Saints’ secondary, but the veteran cornerback already has one of the team’s coaches on his side as they prepare for training camp.

Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn said that he and the team heard enough good things about Webster from around the league to give him a shot at earning a spot.

“In one on one drills, he has made some good plays,” Glenn said, via The Advocate.

“In his workout, you could see he moves around well. Then you get information from other guys around this league and you find out he’s a really smart player. You have a player like that who has good athletic ability and he’s smart, there is somewhere for him to play. He’s come in here late and has to learn the scheme, but we have to see where that goes.”

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Forecast: 3 Things to Watch At 2019 Saints Training Camp

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Saints training camp is about two things; praying players avoid injuries and talking ourselves into players who will be cut before Week 1.

By Ralph Malbrough | WWL TV

NEW ORLEANS — The wait for the New Orleans Saints 2019 football season to arrive was the longest, most awful wait I can remember. The sadness, outrage, disbelief, and melancholy of the NFC Championship just sort of lingers with us. Like some uninvited guest in our heads that just won't leave and pops up to remind Saints fans what protracted anguish is, the blown call remains.

I had to train myself to not fight with national media, fans, or whoever when they would say on Twitter, “Saints fans need to just get over it, one call never decides a game WONK WONK WONK.”

I'll get over this how I damn well please, thank you very little. I care about the Saints way too much, but that's my life choice, and while I don't need so called smart media to respect it, I do reserve the right tell them to go play in traffic. And let me tell you, yelling at national media on Twitter was EXAHAUSTING.

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Saints receiver Ginn believes in his own '40 yards of gold'

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By Associated Press | The Blade

Even as Ted Ginn, Jr. enters his 13th NFL season, the 34-year-old Saints receiver still considers his foot speed his most distinguishing asset.

New Orleans hopes the former Ohio State football and track star can live up to the hype he himself has promulgated this offseason — namely by publicly inviting anyone to race him for $10,000 and by entering the "40 Yards of Gold" competition that purportedly will determine the NFL's fastest player.

"When you think about speed, and you come to the New Orleans Saints, you think about one guy," Ginn said. "We've all got our labels of who we are. We've all just got to go out and man up to it."

Whether Ginn's outward confidence is genuine or a means of self-motivation is difficult to discern.

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What if Saints, Michael Thomas don't reach new contract by deadline?

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

It was reported in June that the New Orleans Saints hope to sign wide receiver Michael Thomas to a contract extension before training camp kicks off on Thursday, July 25. That makes perfect sense; Thomas is exactly the kind of player teams want to invest in, having accomplished everything the Saints asked of him through his first three years in the NFL.

Thomas, a 2018 first-team All-Pro, has rewritten franchise and league records in both volume (321 career receptions, so far) and efficiency (77-percent career catch rate) as the ideal lead-receiver for quarterback Drew Brees. And at just 26 years of age, Thomas might have another 10 years still ahead of him. Who better to pair with a young heir to Brees, whether it’s Teddy Bridgewater or someone else?
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Matt Ryan....Saints killer?

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Matty Ice steps his game up against New Orleans.

By Chris Dunnels | Canal Street Chronicles

There are always certain players that seem to give specific teams trouble, despite the fact that they might be otherwise be a mediocre player to the rest of the league. In some cases, the player might be a Pro Bowl caliber player, but they just take it to another level against particular opponents.

Pro Football Focus did some analysis on this front and determined each NFL team’s “team killer.” For the New Orleans Saints, it’s Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan:

Way-Too-Early NFC South Projections

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By Drew Crabtree | Last Word On Sports

NFC South projections in July? Okay, it may be way too early to begin thinking about the NFL season, but who else can’t wait until fall? In this way-too-early series, I will give my take on each of the NFL divisions and how I believe they will shape up. The NFC South is home to a team that blew a 28-3 in the Super Bowl and a team that was a miracle and a blown-call away from potential back-to-back Super Bowls. Who will end up on top?

Way-Too-Early NFC South Projections

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-13) (2-4)

Wins: Carolina Panthers (week 6), Arizona Cardinals (week 10), Atlanta Falcons (week 17)

Losses: San Francisco 49ers (week 1), at Carolina Panthers (week 2), New York Giants (week 3), at Los Angeles Rams (week 4), at...

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