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Saints DE Cameron Jordan: Defense's confidence 'through that roof' after winning with multiple quarterbacks

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By Grant Gordon - NFL.com

Over the last three New Orleans Saints seasons, six quarterbacks have started for the team, including future Hall of Famer Drew Brees, who also retired in that span.

Overcoming injuries at quarterback -- and still searching for Brees' long-term heir apparent -- have become a standard for the club. So too has been the outstanding play of its defense, which has seen its confidence grow no matter the travails.
It's a reason for optimism as Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan and the Saints head into the 2022 campaign looking to return to the playoffs and vying for a fifth consecutive season.

"We were still able to win at such a high clip that our confidence was boosted through that roof," Jordan said of New Orleans going 8-1 in 2019-20 with Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill starting in place of an injured Brees. "We realized that defense can not only sustain games or win games because of us, as well as we can win with a multitude of quarterbacks. That confidence is unreal." ...

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Saints' Michael Thomas is Running Routes

  • News source: John Hendrix
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Saints receiver Michael Thomas is running routes now, as his latest Instagram stories have revealed.

This 30-second video shows Thomas doing a few different things, but the main takeaway being that he's running and doesn't appear to have any limitations.

It's no secret that Thomas is a huge rebound candidate, something Bob Rose wrote about a couple days ago. He's the player I wrote about that has the most to prove this upcoming season.

We saw Payton Turner tweet out that he had been medically cleared for training camp the other day, and when you add Wil Lutz and Michael Thomas back in...
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NFC South Offseason Report Cards

  • News source: Kyle T. Mosley
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The NFC South offseason report cards for the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, and Carolina Panthers were graded by the FanNation/SI publishers covering those teams.

New Orleans' offseason appeared bleak until general manager Mickey Loomis and vice president of football operations Khai Harley began to attack the team's salary-cap issues. "Loomisnomics" won and a $77 million over the cap figure transformed into $20 million in available space to sign players and cash in on key free agents.

Tampa Bay's future was clouded by Tom Brady's and Bruce Arians' retirement...
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Michael Thomas is running routes as he continues working his way back

  • News source: Charean Williams
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It’s been a long time since the Saints have seen Michael Thomas on the practice field. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver has not played a game since 2020.

But Thomas is getting closer to a return.

He posted video of himself running routes as he works his way back from ankle surgery, which kept him out all of last season. Thomas wasn’t ready to participate in team drills in the offseason program either.

Saints coach Dennis Allen said a couple of weeks ago that Thomas was “making significant progress.”

Thomas had one of the greatest seasons for a receiver in NFL history in 2019 with 149...
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Saints Nagging Questions: Who's Better, Kwon or Pete?

  • News source: Bob Rose
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In 2021, the New Orleans Saints had perhaps their best overall linebacker unit since the dominance of the Dome Patrol in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. All-Pro Demario Davis and athletic veteran Kwon Alexander had already shown great chemistry in their first year together. Added into the mix last year was Pete Werner, a second-round pick from Ohio State.

This trio combined for 6.5 sacks, 19 pressures, 24 tackles for loss, and broke up 11 passes last season. It was a group that was both athletic and versatile for a defense that ranked around the top-five in every major category. New...
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10 things we learned about the Saints this offseason

  • News source: Ross Jackson
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With OTAs and mandatory minicamp in the rearview mirror, the New Orleans Saints will enjoy a break before rookies report for training camp on July 19. It’s been an eventful offseason that included several major storylines around Sean Payton, Deshaun Watson, LSU Tigers homecomings, and much more.

All revolving around what should be an impactful draft class and a rejuvenated passing game. From the returns from injuries for Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas, and Wil Lutz to the departures of heavyweight free agents Marcus Williams and Terron Armstead, the Saints have undergone a good amount of...
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When will Kamara’s suspension most likely happen?

  • News source: Sterling Mclymont
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It’s no secret what drama the star RB of New Orleans got himself involved in this past February in Las Vegas during Pro Bowl weekend. After this news hit the social media feeds, fans of the New Orleans Saints knew almost immediately that this would turn into a possible suspension for the offensive landmine known as Alvin Kamara.

Luck has never been on the side of the Saints when it comes to suspensions. In years past, the league has waited until midway through the season or when the team needs a player the most to suspend the individual. While I hope that this isn’t the case, I’m...
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Updated 53 man roster projections offense

  • News source: AlecSalas
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Training camp is just weeks away and while this New Orleans Saints roster looks to be mostly set for camp which starts on July 19th for rookies and the 26th for veterans, this roster certainly is built much differently compared to the last couple seasons. With Malcolm Jenkins retirement, there are now no more players from the Super Bowl XLVI roster and with Sean Payton stepping down, only Dennis Allen, Pete Carmichael, Zach Strief and Brian Young remain on the coaching staff from that Super Bowl. That said, let's start this 2-part series with the offensive side of that ball which certainly...
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Fleur-de-Links, July 1: Analyst suggests Saints trade for Kareem Hunt

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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A guide for Saints summer gear from FOCO, including Saints branded bathing suit, shirts, sandals, and more.

Cameron Jordan shares his thoughts on how the Saints were able to stay competitive with multiple different quarterbacks, believing that a stable quarterback will make them better.

The Saints have high expectations for Matt Rhea after hiring him away from the Alabama football program.

A case for the Saints to sign former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron.

Sports Illustrated’s Michael Fabiano lays out the reasons why Michael Thomas could be a fantasy football bust for the...
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Who are some under the radar Saints who could exceed expectations in 2022? Try these 4

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Shortly before the start of the 2021 season, the New Orleans Saints appeared to have a gaping hole at cornerback, so they made an aggressive move to shore that up by sending a third-round pick to the Houston Texans for Bradley Roby.

The only thing was Roby still had to serve the remainder of a suspension that was handed down to him at the end of the 2020 season, and he would miss the Saints season-opener against the high-flying Green Bay Packers offense.

Turns out, Roby never got the job, because in that one game rookie cornerback Paulson Adebo proved he was more than up to the task of...
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Saints training camp countdown Part 3: The offensive line

  • News source: Les East
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METAIRIE – The New Orleans Saints’ success or failure in 2022 likely will hinge on the offensive line as much as any other position group.

The line has a chance to be really good, but it also features one of the biggest questions going into training camp and the preseason: Will the left tackle position be in good hands?

That position will attract as much scrutiny as any other during training camp and the preseason.

The Saints used their second No. 1 draft choice (No. 19 overall) in the draft in April to select Trevor Penning from Northern Iowa to ultimately replace long-time starter...
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Top 5 Running Backs in the NFC South

  • News source: Bob Rose
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An unbelievable boatload of talent flooded into the NFL with the 2017 NFL Draft. The New Orleans Saints alone acquired CB Marshon Lattimore, OT Ryan Ramczyk, RB Alvin Kamara, and the since-departed S Marcus Williams, DE Trey Hendrickson, and LB Alex Anzalone. Recent additions like DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, S Marcus Maye, S Justin Evans, G Forrest Lamp, and DE Taco Charlton were also products of the 2017 draft.

Kamara, a relative unknown from Tennessee, was the fifth running back selected when the Saints picked him in the third round. He’d take the league by storm, accounting for 1,901 yards...
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Saints DE Payton Turner medically cleared for training camp

  • News source: CCS Staff
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Last year’s Saints top draft choice hopes his second season is more productive than his first. Payton Turner will at least start out training camp with a clean bill of health.

The 2021 first rounder announced on social media he is cleared for traiing camp which opens July 26 in Metairie.


Turner played only 143 defensive snaps plus 21 more on special teams last season in five games. The defensive end finished 2021 with 12 tackles and one sack.

The University of Houston product was placed on injured reserve in early November with a shoulder injury that required surgery.
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Cam Jordan: Being able to win with different QBs has boosted our confidence

  • News source: Josh Alper
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The Saints have gone through a good deal of change in the last couple of years, but neither Drew Brees’ retirement nor Sean Payton’s departure has left defensive end Cam Jordan feeling unsure about the team’s prospects for the 2022 season.

During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Jordan said that there is already “established trust” with new head coach Dennis Allen because of the time he spent as the team’s defensive coordinator. He also said that winning games while Brees was injured in his last two seasons with the team and going 9-8 with four different quarterbacks last season have...
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Payton Turner announces he has been medically cleared

  • News source: BrendenErtle
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After a lost rookie season, Payton Turner announced on Twitter that he is finally medically cleared to play and will be ready for training camp. The Saints will essentially get three first-round picks in 2022 with a healthy Payton Turner and Chris Olave and Trevor Penning. A healthy Payton Turner will have high expectations for a break through season in 2022.

Payton Turner was the 28th overall pick for the New Orleans Saints just a year ago and we haven't been able to see a lot of him since. Turner has all of the traits to be a dominant edge rusher at this level, 6’6” and 270 pounds is...
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Gear up for summer with the best Saints gear from FOCO

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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I know it seems like it’s been summer for the past two months considering recent heat, but summer is only recently “officially” here, which means we’re one step closer to the start of 2022 NFL season. Show off your love for the New Orleans Saints with officially licensed Saints gear from our friends at FOCO.

FOCO has tons of great products for the summer, but here are some of our favorites:

New Orleans Saints 3 Stripe Big Logo Swimming Trunks

Need a break from the heat of gameday competition? Cool off by going for a dip in these New Orleans Saints 3 Stripe Big Logo Traditional Swimming...
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Top 5 Quarterbacks in the NFC South

  • News source: Bob Rose
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The NFC South division has underwent a massive change on the offensive side over the last two years. As recently as 2019, the division boasted two league MVPs at quarterback in Matt Ryan of Atlanta and Carolina's Cam Newton, a top overall draft choice in Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston, and a Super Bowl MVP and first-ballot Hall of Famer in Drew Brees of New Orleans.

Winston left the Buccaneers in 2020, ironically signing with the Saints to back up Brees. He was replaced by none other than Tom Brady, a five-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time league MVP.

Times have changed. Brees retired after...
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