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Who makes the cut? A pre-training camp 53-man roster projection

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The questions about the 2022-23 roster are far different than they were this time a year ago.

We already know the order of the quarterback depth chart, who is lining up at wide receiver, and there is an obvious No. 2 cornerback this year — maybe even three of them.

The battles this season will be waged a little further down the depth chart, reflecting the elevated talent level on this roster.

Here’s an early look at who appears to be in line to make the team following organized team activities and minicamp:

Quarterbacks (3)

Jameis Winston

2. Andy Dalton

3. Ian Book

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Saints lineman James Hurst ready for action wherever needed

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(Photo: Parker Waters)

By Rene Nadeau

“To protect and serve” is a well-known motto adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1963 that has been used by military and police units nationwide.

The words also may apply to New Orleans Saints offensive lineman James Hurst.

Entering his third campaign in New Orleans and his ninth overall in the NFL, Hurst is assigned to protect Saints quarterbacks and serve anywhere necessary along the offensive line.

In 2021, he was second on the team with 941 offensive snaps with 15 starts. Hurst graded 12th in the league with a 69.8 mark by Pro Football Focus among all NFL offensive tackles, drawing only four flags while only allowing three sacks.

Hurst has been plugged in all spots along the offensive line except at center, but for the 30-year old veteran seems to fit the crucial left tackle role like a comfortable pair of shoes. ...

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Video Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints contract extensions shows faith in future

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New Orleans Saints and Demario Davis land on contract extension to keep the star linebacker in the Big Easy through 2024. Why the deal is important, why it got done now, and what it says about Dennis Allen, Mickey Loomis, and the Saints organization's belief in the team's future. Keeping leaders like Davis, Jameis Winston, Cameron Jordan, Michael Thomas, Marshon Lattimore, and others while adding vets like Tyrann Mathieu and Jarvis Landry has been a huge success for New Orleans this offseason.


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Longtime Saints head equipment manager Dan Simmons to be honored June 29-30 at First Annual ‘Awards Of Excellence’ Event at Pro Football Hall Of Fame

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Former New Orleans Saints head equipment manager Dan Simmons and 19 other NFL equipment managers, assistant coaches, athletic trainers and public relations personnel will be recognized at the first annual ’Awards of Excellence’ event at the Pro Football Hall of Fame from June 29-30. ‘Awards of Excellence’ is a program the Pro Football Hall of Fame launched this past spring to recognize significant contributors to the game.

On Wednesday, July 29, Simmons and his family will meet with other honorees and their families, Pro Football Hall of Fame executives and Pro Football Hall of Fame...
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2022 Saints Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line

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The New Orleans Saints had one of the NFL's most dominant offensive lines entering the 2021 season. Over the previous four years, they had consistently bullied opposing defenses for one of the league's most balanced offensive attacks. They had allowed among the fewest sacks in the league and were the catalyst of a top-7 rushing attack that ranked first or second in touchdowns all four seasons.

Injuries decimated this formidable unit in 2021. Four starters missed a combined total of 35 games. Their starting five was together for a mere 22 snaps all season. Depth, which was a strength of...
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Steve Gleason to receive ESPN's Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award

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Steve Gleason will be honored next month with the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award, ESPN officials announced on Tuesday.

The former New Orleans Saints standout is one of three recipients of the honor, joining tennis legend Chris Evert and former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo. The trio will be recognized along with ESPN’s other sports humanitarian award recipients during special programming during the week leading up to the annual ESPY awards show on July 20.

The award was created in 2015 to honor the late ESPN sports anchor, Stuart Scott, and is one of four ESPN Sports Humanitarian honors. It...
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Michael Thomas set for comeback season

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It seems like a lifetime ago when Michael Thomas set NFL records and became the 2019 offensive player of the year. He would end that season with 1,725 yards and 9 touchdowns. Since then, Thomas has sort of gone ghost after spending a majority of the 2020 season on the bench due to injury and not even seeing the field for the duration of the 2021 season.

All of that seems to be ancient history now as Thomas looks set for a return at a time when the New Orleans Saints need him the most.

If you followed the Saints during the previous season, you understand that there was a severe lack in...
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Saints Fantasy Football 2022 Outlook: RB Alvin Kamara

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Kamara has been a consistent Top-5 PPR running back in fantasy football, but his 2022 fantasy value is cloudy due the possibility of receiving a suspension from the NFL.

In 2020, Kamara led all running backs in PPR scoring, edging out Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry thanks to a six-touchdown performance on Christmas Day against the Minnesota Vikings. Kamara’s historic performance cemented a victory for owners in numerous fantasy football leagues.

His versatility and nose for the endzone made him the number one running back in fantasy heading into 2021. And though he did not put up the...
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Watch: Jameis Winston Pre-Training Camp Passing and Workout Videos

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston posted video of his pre-training camp workouts via Instagram.

Winston, 28, is preparing to return to form after suffering an ACL injury against his former team on Oct. 31 in Caesars Superdome.

New Orleans re-signed Jameis to a 2-year, $14M contract during the offseason.
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Why the Saints could hoist the Lombardi Trophy, Part IV: Running back

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Bringing back a series of pieces from the past three years, we’re going to check each position group on the New Orleans Saints and discuss how they improve the Saints’ chances of making a run in 2022. On to the Saints’ running backs.

To view previous parts, see below:

Part I, Receivers:
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Fleur-de-Links, June 28: Cameron Jordan speaks on Tom Brady coming out of retirement

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With Alvin Kamara’s status for the 2022 season currently up in the air, the Saints are still in need of a running back.

A brief player-by-player analysis of the Saints current defensive linemen, including a look at players like Marcus Davenport, Payton Turner, Cameron Jordan, and more.

Cameron Jordan shares his thoughts on Tom Brady’s decision to come out of retirement.

Canal Street Chronicles’ writers are currently split 3-2 in who will win the London game between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

Reports indicate that Alvin Kamara will also be sued by the alleged victim of his...
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Saints' Michael Thomas Primed for a Huge Rebound

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Prior to the 2020 NFL season, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas was among the most productive wideouts in NFL history. A second-round choice in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Thomas had set league records for productivity over a player's first four seasons.

Thomas had at least 92 receptions and over 1,100 yards in each of his first four years, with catch totals and yardage increasing over each of those seasons. He led the NFL with a career-high 1,725 yards in 2019, breaking his own franchise record. In the process, he also broke a 17-year NFL record with 149 receptions.

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Crescent City Sports claims four awards in LSWA writing contest

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Crescent City Sports took home four top-three finishes in judging for the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association contest announced Sunday.

Les East was third in the Prep Writer of the Year in Division I, in which writers submit multiple stories in different formats for judging. East also had a pair of stories place in the top three – a third place in pro event for his coverage of the Saints-Buccaneers game on Oct. 31, and third in breaking news for his coverage of the passing of former Times-Picayune sports editor Bob Roesler last February.

Lenny Vangilder took home a second place...
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One rookie from each NFL team who will surprise in 2022

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Every team expects a lot out of their top picks in the NFL draft, but they won’t be the only rookies who contribute in Year 1. There will be first-year players who emerge as valuable starters or key role players at some point this season.

It’s just difficult to predict which rookies will be the ones to step up and surprise both fans and analysts.

The NFL Wire network went team by team and selected one rookie who could be a pleasant surprise in 2022, highlighting players on an upward trajectory:
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Saints Players With Most to Prove This Season

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We're just about three weeks away from the Saints rookies reporting to training camp on July 19. Veterans will join up the following week on July 26, and practices will get underway by the end of next month. New Orleans is looking to get back into the postseason after a successful five-year run came to an end last season. Despite a season full of adversity, they narrowly missed the playoffs,

This is a hungry team that's certainly made some enhancements and upgrades from last season, but there are still some lingering questions. Part of that hinges on some particular players and their...
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Running back still a position of need for the Saints

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No one knows what is going to happen to Alvin Kamara this offseason. Not Alvin Kamara, not Pro Football Talk, and likely not even the New Orleans Saints.

All that is known at this time is that Kamara’s offseason incident could result in a suspension for the 2022 season for an amount of games still to be determined. However, this uncertainty leaves the Saints with a question mark at the running back position. What if Alvin Kamara is indeed suspended for a large chunk of the 2022 season? Can the Saints really rely on 32-year-old Mark Ingram to carry the workload in what many hope to be a...
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Week 4 Prediction: New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings

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Matt: This is going to be such an entertaining game in my opinion.

A big question I have: how will jetlag affect these two teams?

For the New Orleans Saints, you have a young, high-powered offense and an elite defense. Not to mention starting the season 2-1. You’ve got confidence in this group that has a history of success in London.

But then there’s Minnesota.

Kirk Cousins is a heavily overrated quarterback, but when you add in weapons like Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, and Justin Jefferson and you have something.

This is going to be a very high-scoring affair with star-studded...
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Fleur-de-Links, June 27: Alvin Kamara walked the red carpet at NASCAR race

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Pro Football Talk reports that Alvin Kamara will likely face “a suspension of at least six games.”

Some fans seem to think that the potential six game suspension of Alvin Kamara may be too harsh.

Alvin Kamara was recently spotted with Michael Jordan at a NASCAR race.

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says that the team needs to be “prepared for anything,” in regards to Alvin Kamara’s suspension.

Demario Davis recently restructured his deal with the Saints, extending his contract through 2024.

Images from the recent football youth camp hosted by Steve Gleason and his Team Gleason...
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Saints lineman James Hurst ready for action wherever needed

  • News source: Rene Nadeau
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“To protect and serve” is a well-known motto adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1963 that has been used by military and police units nationwide.

The words also may apply to New Orleans Saints offensive lineman James Hurst.

Entering his third campaign in New Orleans and his ninth overall in the NFL, Hurst is assigned to protect Saints quarterbacks and serve anywhere necessary along the offensive line.

In 2021, he was second on the team with 941 offensive snaps with 15 starts. Hurst graded 12th in the league with a 69.8 mark by Pro Football Focus among all NFL offensive...
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