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New quarterback Derek Carr had a familiar helping hand this past week -- former Raiders coach Jon Gruden -- as the New Orleans Saints installed their offense during offseason workouts.

The Saints brought in Gruden to help Carr and the offensive coaching staff under coach Dennis Allen, reported Friday.

A second-round draft pick by the Raiders in 2014, Carr spent his career in the silver and black until his release after the 2022 season. He signed a four-year, $150 million contract with the Saints in March.

With the Raiders, Carr ran the West Coast offense installed by Gruden during the latter's tenure as coach from 2018 through the first five games of the 2021 season. The offense is similar to the one the Saints employ. ...

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Jon Gruden present for QB Carr's early work with Saints, AP source says

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NEW ORLEANS — Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden was among a handful of invited guests who observed New Orleans Saints voluntary offseason practices this week.

A person familiar with the situation confirmed Gruden’s presence during the Saints’ first week of voluntary practices with new quarterback Derek Carr, who posted some of his best career passing numbers in Gruden-designed offenses. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the club did not publicly disclose the names of non-Saints coaches who attended practices.

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Saints consult Gruden to enrich development of Carr and offense

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Jon Gruden is a proven NFL head coach with a Super Bowl victory in his back pocket.

He was an intriguing analyst on television as well.

His coaching career ended with embarrassment over inappropriate and offensive communication via e-mails which were discovered.

Whether Gruden is viewed as a winner or as a bad person or both, his football knowledge is certainly valued.

That is what Dennis Allen and the New Orleans Saints are thinking.

That Gruden has been brought in as a consultant, reported by Jeff Duncan of The Advocate, is understandable.

Gruden was the head coach of the Raiders...
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Report: Gruden helps Carr, Saints install offense

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The Saints brought in ex-Raiders coach Jon Gruden for the week to help QB Derek Carr and the coaching staff install the offense, reported.
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Jon Gruden worked with Derek Carr and the Saints’ offensive coaches this week

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Jon Gruden hasn’t had a coaching job since he was fired by the Raiders in 2021 over offensive emails. But this week, he’s doing some work for the Saints.

Gruden has been with the Saints this week to help them work on building the offense around quarterback Derek Carr, Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune reports.

Carr was Gruden’s quarterback with the Raiders, and Gruden was working at the Saints’ facility with Carr and the offensive coaching staff this week as they begin installing the offense.

Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael has been on the job in New Orleans since 2009, but...
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Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith listed as a surprise roster cuts candidate

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The New Orleans Saints have brought in some new faces to the roster in the 2023 NFL off-season, which means some old faces won’t be able to return. As we get ready for roster cut season, we need to look at who doesn’t fit. David Kenyon of Bleacher Report noted veteran receiver Tre’Quan Smith as one of the probable odd men out. Here was his reasoning:

Smith has been a great run-blocking body for the Saints, but sadly that’s all he’s been fairly reliable for. While that does mean something, it might not be enough to keep a roster spot when combined with his history of missing chunks of a...
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Saints legend Marques Colston shares interesting thoughts on OC Pete Carmichael

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Former New Orleans Saints receiver and Super Bowl champion Marques Colston sat down with for a wide-ranging discussion that was released Wednesday morning.

Colston discussed his history with Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael. Carmichael was Colston’s offensive coordinator during his tenure with the team (2006-2015).

It’s safe to say that Colston and Carmichael are very familiar with each other after nine seasons of working together. Even after a troublesome 2022 season for the Saints offense, Colston still regards Carmichael as one of the league’s best coordinators...
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Saints Reacts Survey Results: Should the Saints try to trade for Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow?

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Earlier this week, we posted an SB Nation Reacts survey asking fans “Should the New Orleans Saints try to trade for Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow?”

The results are in and 62% of Saints fans said... YES!

Also judging from the comments on social media, fans really want the team to pursue Renfrow IF he becomes available and why not? The QB/WR chemistry is already there as Renfrow was one of Carr’s favorite targets when he was with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fortunately, June 1st is right around the corner so we will know soon whether Renfrow will actually make a break from Las Vegas to ???

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B/R lists the Saints among teams under the most pressure in 2023

  • News source: Dylan Sanders
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The New Orleans Saints are entering a key season for future of the franchise. After the disappointing 2022 season, everyone can be looked at as on the hot seat. They made some big moves, such as adding Derek Carr, but after going all-in again they must be competitive this season.

Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski shared this sentiment after naming the Saints as one of the teams that can’t afford to miss the playoffs. Here is his reasoning:

With the outlook of the division, it really does give the Saints no excuses if they miss the playoffs. It’s by far the best roster in the division, not...
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Touchdown Club of New Orleans holds their annual Saints “Rookie Super Boil”

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On Wednesday, May 24th the Touchdown Club of New Orleans held their annual “Rookie Super Boil.” The New Orleans Saints rookies got their first taste of New Orleans by enjoying some crawfish as well as taking a ride on the historic Steamboat Natchez down the Mississippi River.

Every year, the TDCNO holds their Rookie “Super Boil,” giving them a chance to be introduced to fans and one of Louisiana’s favorite crustaceans.

The TDCNO was established in 1967 and through the many events they host each year, the non-profit organization makes contributions to The Ray Hester Memorial for Leukemia...
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Trevor Penning dubbed Saints’ biggest X-factor in 2023

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The New Orleans Saints made a huge splash in the 2022 NFL Draft after taking both Chris Olave and Trevor Penning in the first round, sacrificing their first round pick in 2023 in doing so. While Olave has clearly worked out, the jury is still more than out on Penning.

No one expected him to start at left tackle last season, but an early injury really stunted his rookie season development window. He wasn’t able to reach 200 snaps played last season before going down with another injury, but he’s been participating at minicamp practices while finishing his recovery.

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Social media reactions to this week’s Saints news

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Let’s dive right into what happened this week in New Orleans Saints news and some of the reactions.

That is all for this week, but we will be back next Friday with your reactions to the latest Saints news and information.

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3 New Orleans Saints rookies make ESPN's top 100 draft picks list

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The New Orleans Saints had a solid 2023 NFL draft, depending on who you ask. ESPN analyst Matt Miller would agree with this sentiment. Miller recently made a list of the 100 best selections in this year’s draft andthree Saints rookie made an appearance on this list. Most interestingly, the only one of the three that was a top selection was running back Kendre Miller. Defensive tackle Bryan Bresee and defensive end Isaiah Foskey were absent from the list. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The back half of the draft being highlighted should create optimism around the depth of this class...
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Jeff Duncan: What will the Saints offense look like under Derek Carr? Similar to past years, with some tweaks

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The NFL offseason is always a time to tweak and tinker. Even more so when a team is breaking in a new quarterback.
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Todd Grantham brings knowledge, experience to Saints defensive line as new position coach

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Whether it’s an electronic tablet or a paper pad, New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Todd Grantham will adapt to whatever tools ultimately resonate most with his players. Even the method of the message can be a case-by-case basis.
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Fleur-de-Links, May 26: Carr’s former teammate having a hard time seeing him in Saints uniform

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