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Saints QB Jameis Winston shows off mobility in new video

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Some exciting news came for Saints fans in the form of an Instagram video. Quarterback Jameis Winston posted a clip of his training. You see the 28-year-old running around, showing off his mobility, throwing the football and lifting weights. This comes months after he tore his ACL in his left knee. That October 2021 injury ended his season.



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2022 New Orleans Saints roster breakdown: Linebackers

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Take a deep dive into the New Orleans Saints roster ahead of training camp with a player-by-player breakdown at each position.

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Zack Baun saw limited action in his first two seasons, but showed high productivity when he saw the field. He finished with 30 tackles, 22 of which were solo in 2021. He also had one tackle for loss. Baun has been used primarily on the special teams unit, but is a viable option as a flex linebacker following the departure of Kwon Alexander.

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Linebacker and team captain Demario Davis started 16 of a possible 17 regular season games for the Black and Gold last season. Davis recorded 105 tackles (70 solo), three sacks, and seven passes defended. Davis will be looking to break the 100-tackle mark for the eighth time in his career in 2022. ...

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2022 New Orleans Saints roster breakdown: Cornerbacks

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Take a deep dive into the New Orleans Saints roster ahead of training camp with a player-by-player breakdown at each position.

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Paulson Adebo solidified his spot in the defensive backfield following a successful rookie campaign. In 2021, Adebo had 66 tackles (55 solo), three interceptions, and eight passes defended. He will be looking to re-create that success in 2022.

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Justin Evans signed with the Saints as a free agent in the offseason. Prior to signing with the Black and Gold, Evans spent two years on the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 10 games last season, Evans had 59 tackles (43 solo), one interception, one fumble recovery, and two passes defended. ...

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ESPN NFL roster rankings for all 32 teams for 2022

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Saints come in at #11 which I feel like is very fair. Most of us believe in Jameis but I know the league wants to see him prove it. Add to that the uncertainty with AK and MT and I can understand #11 with upside to finish much higher. Have to have ESPN insider to see the whole article, but NFC ahead of us are (2)Bucs, (4)Rams, (5)GB, (7)Eagles.


11. New Orleans Saints

Biggest strength: New Orleans' defense ranked second in EPA per play during the 2021 regular season, behind only the Bills. The Saints are running largely the same group back in 2022 outside of safety, where Tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Maye are replacing Marcus Williams and Malcolm Jenkins. Impact players at all three levels should make it one of the stingier defenses in the league again this season, particularly against the run. The only team to allow fewer yards per run play than the Saints since 2019 is Tampa Bay.

Biggest weakness: The Saints locked in their left tackle of the future, Trevor Penning, in the 2022 NFL draft, but there could be some growing pains when it comes to replacing Terron Armstead. Penning was a dominant run blocker in his final season at Northern Iowa in 2021, earning a 99.9 run-blocking grade. However, he'll be making the jump from FCS to NFL competition as a rookie and had trouble with penalties at the college level. Whether it's Penning or James Hurst starting the season on the left side, New Orleans can expect a step back at the position.

X factor for 2022: Michael Thomas set the single-season receptions record with 149 catches in 2019. Since that point, he has played fewer than 500 offensive snaps and caught just 40 regular-season passes in two campaigns. The Saints did a good job of bolstering what profiled as one of the weaker receiving corps in the league entering this offseason with the Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry additions, but they need Thomas to get back to the level he was playing at prior to 2020 in order to really flourish as a unit.

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Payton Turner is cleared for training camp

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The Saints didn’t get much out of their 2021 first-round choice as a rookie as Payton Turner played only 143 defensive snaps and 21 on special teams. The defensive end played only five games and totaled 12 tackles and one sack.

His final game of his rookie season came Nov. 7 against the Falcons as he finished the year on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that required surgery.

Turner, the 28th overall choice, announced on social media he is cleared for traiing camp.

“It’s been a long road to recovery,” Turner wrote. “I had a pretty major shoulder surgery last November and didn’t...
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Saints DE Payton Turner anounces he has taken an important step to getting back on the field

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Payton Turner is excited to officially put his injury-marred rookie campaign behind him.

After appearing in just five games last year and rehabilitating off to the side during the team's off-season practices, Turner announced Wednesday that he's been medically cleared to return to action.

"It's been a long road to recovery," Turner tweeted. "I had a pretty major shoulder surgery last November and didn't quite have the rookie year I wanted, but shoutout to everybody that's stayed down with me and helped me get to this point, blessed to say I've been...
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Payton Turner says he's medically cleared for Saints training camp

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This is big: Payton Turner announced Wednesday that he’s been medically cleared to participate in New Orleans Saints training camp, formally adding the team’s 2021 first round pick to the mix of players we’ll be rooting for later this summer. Saints rookies will report for work on July 19, with veteran players following them on July 26. Turner was one of several players recovering from surgery and receiving treatment at the team facility during minicamp practices in June.

Turner, 24, dealt with a lot of frustration as a rookie with a training camp elbow injury sidelining him to start the...
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Payton Turner Says He's Been Medically Cleared

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We don't have to guess any further when it comes to Payton Turner and his availability for the Saints going into training camp.

On Wednesday afternoon, Turner revealed via his personal Twitter account that's been cleared and good to go:

Turner, who the team drafted 28th Overall in 2021, showed major glimpses of what he could bring to the table in Week 2's meeting against the Panthers last season, but the potential definitely started in training camp. He'd only appear in just five games for the Saints last season, missing the opener and playing in Weeks 2-5 before being absent for two...
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Browns' Kareem Hunt suggested as another Saints RB trade target

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It’s no secret that the New Orleans Saints could use more help at running back. Between the suspension looming for Alvin Kamara and the lackluster showing from last year’s backups, the position has become a popular topic for offseason chatter — especially with trade speculation on everyone’s minds ahead of training camp.

We’ve already heard the argument for a potential Saints trade for the Las Vegas Raiders’ Kenyan Drake. Here’s an alternative from Pro Football Focus’ Doug Kyed, who suggested New Orleans make a move for Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt:

Hunt, 26, has made a name...
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Saints Training Camp: 25 Questions We Have

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We're almost out of June, and training camp is quickly approaching across the NFL. There's tons of questions we have when it comes to New Orleans going into the buildup that leads to the start of the regular season. Similar to last year, here's 25 questions we have that range from easy to complex when talking about the Saints and their outlook, in no particular order.

As a reminder, rookies will report on July 19, and the veterans will be out there the following week. Expect a training camp schedule announcement by no later than mid-July.
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The Saints Should Consider TE Eric Ebron

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Free-agent tight end Eric Ebron is being recruited by the New Orleans Saints' lead recruiter DE Cam Jordan. The Saints' tight end room is questionable. It's led by Adam Trautman, who hopes to blossom in year three. They also added Taysom Hill back to the room, where he will take on a bigger part of the Y position. The depth of the room comes from veterans Nick Vannett and Juwan Johnson. The Saints have brought in numerous tight end’s for tryouts and have already signed as well as waived a couple too. J.P. Holtz, Brandon Dillon, and Lucas Krull are also names currently on the roster.

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Saints fans like the new helmet, but still respect the old

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We recently asked our readers for their thoughts about the new black helmets for the New Orleans Saints. While people are naturally adverse to any change, it turns out, most of you actually like the new alternate helmet for the team.

Here are some of the best comments/thoughts shared by our readers:

The most common criticism of the new helmets had to do with the lack of stripes:

That’s not to say everyone likes the new helmet. The original gold helmet still received a lot of love:

For a team that went so long without any major changes to their helmets or uniforms, the introduction of...
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2 NFL Analysts Differ on Michael Thomas' Projected 2022 Production

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Two NFL analysts have differing viewpoints on Michael Thomas for 2022. One is a former player turned analyst, and the other is a fantasy football specialist. So, "laissez les bon temps rouler" on Robert Griffin III's and Michael Fabiano's analysis of All-Pro Michael Thomas.

Of course, missing a whole season was not in the plans for Michael Thomas or the Saints organization. New Orleans was void of the All-Pro wide receiver's production. General manager Mickey Loomis had to address the position this offseason when the team's running back led in receptions (Kamara-47, Callaway-46) while...
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'He looked like he belonged - and he did' - How underdog Sam Mills became a Hall of Famer

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We ranked all 32 NFL rosters: Strengths, weaknesses, X factors and projected starting lineups

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Fleur-de-Links, June 29: Steve Gleason named Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Honoree

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A look at how Michael Thomas could have a comeback season in 2022.

Former New Orleans Saints head equipment manager Dan Simmons will be 1 of 20 people honored at the first annual ‘Awards of Excellence’ event at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Steve Gleason was named a Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Honoree, and award which “celebrates people that have taken risk and used an innovative approach to helping the disadvantaged through the power of sports.”

After undergoing a knee procedure earlier this offseason, Ryan Ramczyk participated in minicamp practices.

Chad Reuter of NFL.com left Chris...
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5 Saints players who have a lot on the line going into a contract year

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Three years ago, Michael Thomas snapped a week-long holdout when he agreed to a five-year extension with the New Orleans Saints that made him the NFL’s highest paid receiver.

In the time since then, the Saints have not been shy about reaching new contract agreements with their top players in the weeks and months leading up to the regular season. Alvin Kamara signed his five-year extension one day before the start of the 2020 regular season. Ryan Ramczyk and Marshon Lattimore both signed long-term mega extensions between the end of minicamp and the start of the season last year.

So who...
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Former Saints equipment manager Dan Simmons, LSU alumnus Terry Robiskie to be honored by Hall of Fame

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A longtime New Orleans Saints staff member and a local product who spent decades coaching in the NFL will be honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week as part of the inaugural "Awards of Excellence" class.

Former Saints head equipment manager Dan “Chief” Simmons and Louisiana native Terry Robiskie are part of the 20-member class that will be recognized at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday as part of a program launched last spring to honor the achievements of assistant coaches and support staff.

Simmons spent 42 years with the organization on its equipment staff...
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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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