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'He left me': Saints' Cam Jordan jokes about Matt Ryan's NFC South departure

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By Darryn Albert | Last updated 5/24/22

Matt Ryan officially has a new team in a new division now, and nobody is taking the news harder than Ryan’s notorious rival.

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan spoke jokingly on Tuesday about Ryan’s offseason departure from the Atlanta Falcons. Jordan has the distinction of sacking Ryan 23 times over the years, which is the most that a single NFL quarterback has ever been sacked by a single defender.

“He left me,” said Jordan of Ryan, per the New Orleans Advocate. “I’m not even the girlfriend. I’m like the side piece. He left. He didn’t text me. He changed his whole address. it was just rude.” ...

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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

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Margaret Bowles

The New Orleans Saints announced that they have signed unrestricted free agent TE Kahale Warring and waived DB Jack Koerner. The announcements were made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Warring (pronounced kah-HALL-ay WHERE-ing), 6-5, 252, was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the third round (86th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of San Diego State. After playing in seven games for Houston in 2020 and recording three receptions for 35 yards, he appeared in one game for Buffalo and one contest for Jacksonville in 2021. ...

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Analysis The Little Things: What Makes Chris Olave Special

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Credit: Michale C. Hebert - New Orleans Saints

By Dan Levy - Staff Writer -

New Orleans Saints wide receiver and first-round pick Chris Olave is a pretty striaght-forward evaluation. Fluid strider, burner speed. Silky-smooth route runner and some of the stickiest hands in college football. From the get-go, I had him rated as the most NFL-ready WR in the draft--the best pure WR in his class--and was hardly alone in my assessment. To me, he is a Torry Holt clone and has a realistic shot at Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl honors.

But outside of the widely rehashed evaluations, what is it that truly separates Chris Olave from the other WRs in his class? Well, that's a deep rabbit hole to go down. For a rookie, Olave's game is extremely refined, and as with any football player, it is the more granular, nuanced craftsmanship that cascades into the more basic. A guy who shows consistent excellence in his ability to release, stem, and stick... well, he's going to be a good route runner. The micro feeds into the macro.

What I am going to do is focus on three very specific aspects of Olave's game that elevate it from great to elite:
1) Late Hands
2) Efficient Feet
3) Scramble Awareness

Late Hands
By the end of his career, Randy Moss had cemented himself as one of the best WRs to ever play the game. And while a tremendous amount of focus was placed on his height, athleticism, and general physical prowess, it is telling that what Moss is most remembered for is his ability to win those 50/50 balls--so much so that the act of winning a contested catch is now commonly referred to as mossing.

Chris Olave does not possess the 6'4 height, the wiry length, or the freakish jumping ability of Randy Moss. But what he does have is the same late hands--that ability of a receiver to not show his intentions until the very last moment, thus shortening the DB's reaction time and putting him at a disadvantage.

By keeping his hands down until the very last moment, Olave does not provide an in-phase DB with visual cues to react to the ball, thus denying him the edge he needs to win--or at least prevent those contested catches.

Efficient Feet
By now you've heard a lot about Chris Olave's running style. His tremendous route running, how smooth he is in and out of his breaks.

But what does that mean on the field?

We're going to focus on the speed out. While it's a pretty basic part of...

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Projecting the Saints' starting defense for the 2022 season

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We have likely seen the last of any major shakeups to the New Orleans Saints roster for the 2022 season. As the Saints begin their quest for a Super Bowl championship this year, the defense will be the heart of the journey. With uncertainties on the offensive side of the ball, having the defensive coordinator move up to the head coach and then most of the defensive staff sticking around, the defense should be just fine switching over from year to year. That’s the hope at least.

Most of the defense is the same but there are some key changes from the last season. There are a couple of...
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Look: Highlights from the Saints rookie crawfish boil

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The New Orleans Saints have brought back the tradition of the rookie crawfish boil after a two-year hiatus, treating the team’s draft picks and undrafted free agents for a night of food and fun. This was the first experience with peeling crawfish for many of the players, but some are no stranger to the popular seafood dish.

Here are some highlights from the night; watch players get introduced to what could potentially become a regular meal if they stick around New Orleans. It was a new experience for California native and Saints first-round pick Chris Olave, but some of his teammates like...
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Jameis Winston viewed as dark horse MVP candidate

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Could Jameis Winston utterly and completely tank the chances of the New Orleans Saints making a deep postseason run in 2022? Sure. Anything is possible. Is Jameis Winston set to lead a revamped and reenergized New Orleans to a potential postseason berth in a weak NFC? That is far more likely at this point.

Likely due in no small part to the supporting cast Mickey Loomis and the Saints front office is building around him, Jameis Winston is even getting early MVP considerations for Vegas bettors. DK Nation released the 2022-2023 regular season MVP betting totals and Jameis Winston is...
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5 biggest questions for the Saints heading into the 2022 season

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Organized team activities, affectionately known as “OTAs,” have arrived and you can almost smell the football season getting closer. Dennis Allen and the front office have undoubtedly been busy all off-season and this team looks ready for a Super Bowl run now. What’s in the way?

The New Orleans Saints were the most injured team we’ve seen in NFL history last season (58 starters & four different starting QBs) and still managed to weather the storm about as much as possible, falling 0.5 games short of the playoffs. Injuries decimated the team everywhere across the board and it’s pretty much...
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Things to Watch for and Expect at Saints OTAs

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Thursday kicks off the first of three weekly open sessions to the media to watch the Saints practice at OTAs. This will take us all the way to the team's Mandatory Minicamp from June 14-16. It's undoubtedly an exciting time as we get closer to the season. Here's some things we'll be watching out for and paying close attention to.

THINGS TO REMEMBER: Don't expect training camp vibes here, as contact is not permitted. However, do remember that the team can conduct 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills. We'll get to watch a good bit of each session, so there's going to be plenty of good...
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Barnwell ranks the NFL teams with the worst offseasons: What went right, what went wrong and what's next

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Over the next two weeks, I'm going to rank the NFL's 32 offseasons. Let's start with the worst 16 offseasons and rank them from 32 to 17. I'll finish up with the top 16 next Wednesday.

For the purposes of considering these offseasons, I'm evaluating the personnel decisions each team made relative to its situation the day after the Super Bowl. As an example, while the Colts probably regret trading multiple draft picks for Carson Wentz last year, I'm evaluating only their decisions from February on (which now include a Wentz trade to Washington).

I'll mostly focus on player acquisitions...
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Fleur-de-Links, May 26: Saints finalize their preseason schedule

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BreakingT have released a new t-shirt commemorating Tyrann Mathieu’s signing with the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints have announced the date and time of every preseason game for the 2022 season.

Photos from the Saints organized team practice activities show Jameis Winston participating in on-field activities.

Saints fans seem, in general, to be happy to see the return of Jameis Winston to on-field activity.’s Brian Baldinger recently spoke on what Chris Olave brings to the Saints.

Photos from the Saints practice activities show old and new team members practicing in on-field...
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Jameis Winston Returns at Saints' OTA Practice

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The scenes of the New Orleans Saints' first day of the OTA sessions were incredible. Especially the images of Jameis Winston, who endured waiting 206 days to make his return. The Saints leader hadn't been a part of the team's organized activities since he fell to injury on October 31, 2021 - 206 days ago.

Many can recall the awkward fall after Devin White's horse-collar tackle and watching Winston lay on the Caesars Superdome's turf in agonizing pain. His knee required surgery to repair the ACL and partially-torn MCL in his left knee.

On May 25, 2022, Winston returned to the Ochsner...
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NFL, NFLPA Agree on Roster Changes for 2022

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The NFL and NFLPA announced some big roster changes on Wednesday that will affect the 2022 season. The Saints were among several teams that had to deal with some major roster shuffling due to COVID-19 and injuries last year, leading them to have nearly 60 different starters throughout their 17-game season. Some of these won't come as a shock, but are notable changes as we move forward.

The demands of a longer season will certainly take its toll on teams, and it's important to point out that New Orleans has a later bye week (Week 14). The Saints could have had an automatic bye following...
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Jameis Winston participating in on-field work at OTAs

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The Saints and Jameis Winston have pointed toward Week 1 for his return. That seems like a certainty barring a setback.

The Saints’ official Twitter account posted photos of Winston participating in on-field drills at organized team activities Wednesday.

Winston tore his anterior cruciate ligament in an Oct. 31 game against the Buccaneers, requiring season-ending surgery and putting his 2022 season in question. The question now has been answered.

Winston, 28, threw 14 touchdowns, three interceptions, and the Saints had a 5-2 record in Winston’s seven starts.

He will have an even better...
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Saints finalize preseason schedule

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The New Orleans Saints today announced the date and time of their Week Two preseason contest at the Green Bay Packers to finalize their 2022 slate.

New Orleans will play at the Houston Texans on Sat., August 13 at 7 p.m. CT and then will face the Packers at Lambeau Field on Fri. Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. CT. The Saints and Packers have met nine times overall in the preseason, with this matchup marking the first preseason game between the clubs to take place in Green Bay since 2015. New Orleans closes out the preseason, hosting the Los Angeles Chargers on Fri. Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. CT.

The entire...
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Saints-Packers Preseason Game Set for Aug. 19

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The Saints announced their missing preseason date and time for their road game against the Packers on Wednesday afternoon, which means we have the full schedule now. If you somehow missed the regular season one, you can check that out here.

Here's how things look for New Orleans in the month of August.

All games will be televised locally on WVUE-FOX 8, and several markets will also be able to catch it. Those include:

The dates for joint practices with the Packers have not been announced yet by the team, but are expected to be on the docket during the week leading up to their game. We...
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Former Saints' RB Ricky Williams Legally Changes His Name

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Former New Orleans Saints No. 1 draft pick Ricky Williams legally changed his name.

The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Texas told Dan Le Batard that "he legally changed his name to Errick Miron. His birth name is Errick Williams, but he said when he got married he took his wife’s name."

Saints ex-head coach Mike Ditka traded all of New Orleans' draft choices in 1999 to Washington for the team to draft him. Miron, aka Williams, has always led a life out of the mainstream.

He was diagnosed with a social anxiety disorder during his playing days with the Saints. Once...
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Omar Khan Once Served in Saints Front Office, New Orleans Native, Promoted to Steelers General Manager

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Omar Khan once served as a New Orleans Saints football operations staff member and scouting department intern, was promoted to the general manager position of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Khan is a New Orleans native that served four seasons with the Saints before joining the Steelers as football operations coordinator in 2001.

Omar Khan graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in 1994 before earning a degree in Sports Management from Tulane University.

Khan excelled in Pittsburgh under the retiring Kevin Colbert. The Steelers won two Super Bowl titles during Khan's tenure while he...
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Saints tight ends could go under-the-radar in 2022

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With all of the focus on the trio of New Orleans Saints receivers set to take the field in 2022 - that is, Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave - the rest of the Saints offense has taken a back seat in the spotlight. Sure, the Saints still have Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara on the roster, and the Saints offense typically lives and dies by the success of Kamara and his total scrimmage yards, and yes, the Saints have re-signed Jameis Winston after failing to land Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason, but what about the rest of the offense?

Pro Bowl left tackle Terron...
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Most Anticipated Saints Games of 2022

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We're nearly two weeks removed from the NFL Schedule dropping, and the anticipation for the season to begin has only risen from there. The Saints started work at OTAs this week, part of three weekly sessions that will lead us into a Mandatory Minicamp in mid-June. The Saints News Network Krewe got together recently to weigh in with their thoughts on their most anticipated game of 2022. Which one is yours?

It is safe to say that games against Atlanta and Tampa Bay are always the first circled on the calendar by Saints fans when the season schedule is released. And while that is true for...
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