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2020 NFL Free Agency: Best potential Rams targets for the Saints

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

Where could the New Orleans Saints look for improvements when free agency kicks off in March? Their search for upgrades will lead them throughout the NFL, including the rosters of conference rivals like the Los Angeles Rams. Here’s the list of Rams free agents set to hit the open market:
  • CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (Club Option)
  • DE Dante Fowler Jr.
  • DE Morgan Fox (RFA)
  • DT Michael Brockers
  • K Greg Zuerlein
  • LB Cory Littleton
  • LB Bryce Hager
  • LB Josh Carraway (ERFA)
  • OC Coleman Shelton (ERFA)
  • OG Austin Blythe
  • OT Andrew Whitworth
  • OT Kyle Murphy
  • QB Blake Bortles
  • SS Donte Deayon (RFA)
  • SS Marqui Christian
  • TE Johnny Mundt (ERFA)
  • WR Jojo Natson (RFA)
  • WR Mike Thomas
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Saints Draft Prospects: Offensive Line

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By Kyle T. Mosley | SI

Finding NFL Draft gems are a specialty for Saints GM Mickey Loomis and his team of scouts. The New Orleans hit another home run in 2019 when they drafted C Erik McCoy (Texas A & M) in the 2nd round. McCoy entered training camp as the #2 center behind their free-agent acquisition C/G Nick Easton (Vikings). Sean Payton quickly noticed McCoy’s talents. McCoy unseated Easton weeks into the camp and never relinquished the role as the team’s starter. Profootball Focus graded McCoy as 76.2 overall, 77.0 in pass blocking, and 76.0 in run blocking. McCoy had 8 penalties and allowed only one sack in 1058 offensive snaps on the season.

The Saints have drafted highly productive offensive lineman under Sean Payton. The names of T Jahri Evans, T Zach Strief, T Carl Nicks, T Jermon Bushrod, T Terron Armstead, T Andrus Peat, and T Ryan Ramczyk have anchored the Saints offensive line while protecting Drew Brees most seasons. The Saints have drafted the tackle the most. Only former LSU OL Will Clapp and C Erik McCoy were drafted for the Saints interior since 2006. Evans, Nicks, and Peat moved to the guard positions and excelled.

Full Story - SI

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Cowboys' Mike McCarthy says Mike Nolan is 'perfect fit' for Dallas

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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INDIANAPOLIS — The New Orleans Saints had just one coaching change this offseason when linebackers coach Mike Nolan departed the Crescent City for Dallas to work as Mike McCarthy's defensive coordinator.

And McCarthy is ready for the road ahead with Nolan leading the Cowboys' defense.

"I think Mike's a fantastic football coach," McCarthy told The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate on Wednesday. "He's someone on a personal level that I hold in high regard. He's...
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How LSU's Justin Jefferson transformed himself from an afterthought into a top prospect

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Jefferson has been working toward this moment at the NFL Scouting Combine longer than you might think.

This has been a years-long process, not just a few months of pre-draft training at a fancy facility. Diligently, quietly, Jefferson has been plugging away at this since he first arrived at LSU as a scrawny walk-on in an ungainly number. He was in the shadows then. No longer.

Now, Jefferson is one of the top receivers in a draft class that is...
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NFLPA reps approve proposed CBA; Now full union's turn to vote

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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INDIANAPOLIS — After nearly four hours of deliberating, the NFL's player representatives voted in favor of sending the proposed collective bargaining agreement to the players as a whole on Wednesday.

The NFLPA announced the the news at nearly 1 a.m. CT.

Seventeen player reps voted for the CBA, while 14 voted against and one abstained, as reported by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and ESPN's Dan Graziano. Because it did not pass by a two-thirds majority, the proposal...
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Predicting the NFC South quarterbacks for 2020

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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We’ve mock drafted the 2020 NFL Draft until it can’t be mocked any more. We’ve mocked the entire offseason. We’ve predicted the 2020 Saints quarterbacks. But now, let’s predict now just the starting quarterback for New Orleans, but all four teams in the NFC South.

This one is now confirmed. Drew Brees is returning. Who plays behind him (or splits time with him at quarterback) is to be determined, but Drew will be the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints...
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As he returns, Drew Brees needs to improve playoffs performances

  • News source: JR Ella
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There will be a familiar “Number 9” jersey taking snaps under center for the New Orleans Saints in the 2020-2021 NFL season. Drew Brees is coming back to the Saints for one more season, and that deep exhale you’ve just heard came from the great city of New Orleans. Think about it, there are some 12-year old Saints fans who know nothing but the Saints as a winning franchise with Drew Brees as their quarterback. I know, crazy right?

Yet, in the midst of all the...
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NFLPA to send new Collective Bargaining Agreement to players for vote

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Some early morning breaking news. The NFLPA voted overnight to send the new CBA to the players for a vote.

As previously reported this would mean 7 playoff teams, one bye team per conference, and a 17-game regular season with one less preseason game. Of note, the 17 game season would not take affect until 2021.

Of importance to the players is the increased revenue sharing - they would now receive 48%, possibly up to 48.5%, (or over 5 billion added dollars) of the...
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NFLPA to send new Collective Bargaining Agreement to players for vote

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Some early morning breaking news. The NFLPA voted overnight to sent the new CBA to the players for a vote.

As previously reported this would mean 7 playoff teams, one bye team per conference and 17 game regular season games with one less preseason game. Also the 17 game season would not take affect until 2021. I can get behind that fewer preseason game bit. More important to the players is the increased revenue sharing. They would now receive 48% possibly rising to...
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Fleur-de-Links, February 26: Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa model themselves after Drew Brees, Marshon Lattimore’s 2019 season, and more Saints celebra

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow both speak about their communication with and admiration of Drew Brees.

A look back on Marshon Lattimore’s 2019 season.

A look at the Saints’ cornerbacks going into the 2020 offseason.

Former Saints draft pick and XFL linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha retires from the XFL.

Saints players join the parade route with the Krewe of Orpheus on during a Mardi Gras parade.

A look at cornerback Amik Robertson as a potential draft pick for the Saints...
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New Orleans Saints offseason preview: Tight End

  • News source: BobRose
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The New Orleans Saints surprised most people by not selecting either a wide receiver or tight end during the 2019 NFL draft. The Saints would make a free agent splash by signing Pro Bowler Jared Cook to a two-year contract, adding a playmaking element to the position that had been lacking since trading Jimmy Graham after the 2014 season. The Saints enter the 2020 offseason still in search of offensive playmakers. Today we examine the possibility of adding such a...
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Top draft need for all 32 NFL teams, plus prospects to watch at the combine

  • News source: www.espn.com - New Orleans Saints
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More than 300 of the top 2020 NFL draft prospects have gathered in Indianapolis for the annual NFL scouting combine, which runs through Monday. Players will undergo medical testing and be put through on-field drills at Lucas Oil Stadium. Then it's on to interviews with team personnel and the media in advance of the the draft, which will take place April 23-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out coverage on ESPN throughout the week, including specials on Thursday and...
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What is old is new again, as the NFL combine is going through major changes

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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INDIANAPOLIS — NFL coaches and front office personnel are creatures of habit, which may explain some of the reactions among them when asked about the changes to the NFL Scouting Combine this year.

“It’s funky,” Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. “It’s really weird.”

“The first thing that kind of hits you in the face is the schedule, how everything’s been redone,” Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said.

“There’s always some good in change...
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Drew Brees is role model for LSU's Joe Burrow, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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INDIANAPOLIS — It's no secret that LSU's Joe Burrow grew up a fan of the New Orleans Saints. The Heisman winner has talked about his non-geographically based childhood team for months.

And now, Burrow has had the opportunity to pick the brain of Saints quarterback Drew Brees — who Burrow said was his childhood idol.

"I saw him last week and we were just talking ball. And you know, I was trying to be all cool, like, 'Yeah, I know what I'm talking about.' But then...
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2020 New Orleans Saints draft prospects: Amik Robertson

  • News source: Ross.Jackson
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A New Orleans Native, Amik Robertson has picked up the reputation as one of the best playmaking defenders in college football. No, he’s not a Power-5 Conference guy. Despite that, you cannot ignore his destruction of his competition. He also has some quality opponents on his resume performing admirably against Collin Johnson (6’6”) and the Texas Longhorns in 2019 and LSU in 2018.

During that Texas Game, LA Tech sent him on a blitz from off the perimeter and Collin...
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Saints 2019 Year in Review: Marshon Lattimore

  • News source: Saintjohnbutler
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From day one, Marshon Lattimore earned the respect of his teammates and opponents in the NFL and quickly became a household name in New Orleans. The former Ohio State Buckeye and current cornerback for the New Orleans Saints, has been playing at a high level since 2017. Lattimore continued that trend in 2019.

Looking at the numbers, Lattimore had rankings of 65.6 in overall defense, 63.2 in run defense, 74.3 in tackling and 65.7 in coverage according to pff.com...
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