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Saints' David Onyemata project progressing as he competes for starting role

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By Josh Katzenstein

Defensive tackle David Onyemata might be the quietest player on the New Orleans Saints.

"He just sits down and plays his Nintendo Switch all day, and then he doesn't say much," right guard Larry Warford said. "But then he gets on the field, and his actions speak real loud."

It's been surprising to see Onyemata in the middle of some practice scuffles this offseason, but the edge with which he...

Sean Kelley's Saints training camp observations for Sunday, Aug. 12

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By Sean Kelly

The New Orleans Saints spent Sunday morning sweating through a two-and-a-half hour practice in full pads at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. The practice was open to the public. Temperatures soared in to the low 90s and the heat index made it feel like 103 degrees by the end of practice. Here are some observations:

Andrus Peat is participating more in the full team periods this weekend. The Saints starting left guard is making his way back from a broken leg...

Young cornerbacks making a move: What happened at Saints training camp Day 18

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By Jeff Duncan

Two under-the-radar cornerbacks appear to be climbing the Saints depth chart.

Rookie Natrell Jamerson and second-year man, Arthur Maulet, could be simply the beneficiaries of injury and the recent release of De'Vante Harris, but both were working with the second-team defense throughout practice on Saturday.

The Saints' top three cornerbacks are set. Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley are the established starters outside with veteran...

Saints' Sheldon Rankins hoping to be more disruptive in 3rd season

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By Josh Katzenstein

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has a unique way of looking at his in-game matchups on each play.

The best defensive linemen in the NFL affect about a handful of plays per game, but Rankins expects to win his matchup every play.

"I definitely feel like anytime I line up against anybody that if they block me it's because I did something wrong," Rankins said....

Rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith learning from the good and bad after Saints debut

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By Luke Johnson

Tre'Quan Smith was feeling pretty good about himself when he strolled into the New Orleans Saints practice facility Friday (Aug. 10) morning to review the film from his previous night's performance.

Why would he not have been? The rookie wide receiver out of Central Florida caught more passes (4) for more yards (48) than any player who took the field in Jacksonville. Included in that number was the most explosive play of...

New Orleans Saints News: Tom Savage Vs. Taysom Hill – Who Was Better In The First Preseason Game?

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By Danny Cox

The New Orleans Saints didn’t have a lot of starters play in their first game of the 2018 NFL preseason, but they still managed a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Any starters that were on the field were only out there for a limited amount of time, but longtime starting quarterback Drew Brees didn’t get a single moment of playing time. Instead, the game belonged to the other quarterbacks on the roster as the race for the back-up spot is just getting underway.

While...

How the New Orleans Saints rallied in the fourth to defeat Jaguars 24-20

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By Clyde Verdin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Drew Brees and Cameron Jordan, two of the New Orleans Saints brightest stars, suited up for but did not play in the preseason opener against the Jaguars. Others benefitted from their absence in the Saints’ 24-20 come-from-behind win.

Taysom Hill played most of the second half and had an up-and-down start to his first action as a Saints quarterback, but showed off the tantalizing skill set that has intrigued the Saints since he arrived last...

7 takeaways from the New Orleans Saints' 24-20 preseason win over Jaguars

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By Josh Katzenstein

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The New Orleans Saints had a 24-20 comeback win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in their preseason opener Thursday night (Aug. 9), but player evaluation is more important than the final score in these exhibitions.

At times, it can be hard to tell who had a good or bad night because the competition fluctuates as backups and third-stringers enter the game, but there were still some obvious moments...

Saints to begin 'prove them right' campaign in Jacksonville

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By Luke Johnson

A little more than 200 days have passed since New Orleans Saints players stared on dumbstruck as Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs sank their 2017 season with his unthinkable touchdown in the closing seconds of a divisional playoff game in Minneapolis.

In one way, the Saints will take a step toward closing that wound Thursday (Aug. 9) in their 2018 preseason opener against the Jaguars in Jacksonville....

No. 7 is more than a uniform number to Saints quarterback Taysom Hill

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By Jeff Duncan

When Taysom Hill pulls on his jersey for the New Orleans Saints'exhibition game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night (Aug. 9), there will be a moment of reflection.

No. 7 is more than a uniform number for the second-year quarterback.

It is a testimonial to his older brother, Dexter, who wore No. 7 during a quarterback career at Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College, Northern Iowa...

New Orleans Saints News: How Much Will The Starters Play Against Jaguars On Thursday? – How To Watch

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By Danny Cox

The New Orleans Saints are just two days from returning to the field as they will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in their 2018-2019 preseason opener. Everyone in the “Black and Gold Nation” cannot wait to see what happens this year after a very successful season in 2017. The excitement is there, but there is still a lot to be done before the regular season begins next month, and the Saints are putting the plan together for their starters and reserves.

Football fans...

Describing Saints practice in one word? Competitive!

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By Kristian Garic

2009 was my first year covering the team. What stood out early on that training camp was how competitive the practice was between the offense and defense. Jonathan Vilma going back and forth with Drew Brees. Those practices helped sharpen the entire team for what ended up being a Super Bowl Championship season.

This year the Saints have that same vibe going on in practice. Ultra competitive battles. Back and forth, trash talking and confidence. You can see both sides of the ball competing...

New Orleans Saints rookie receiver Tre'Quan Smith is catching on fast

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By John DeShazier

It was indistinguishable as to who was the rookie after the leaping, contorting sideline catch that saw the receiver land on his back after plucking the football away from the defensive back, on a throw that the quarterback made sure that the receiver – and only the receiver – had a chance to catch.

Thirty-nine-year-old Drew Brees almost immediately broke into a celebratory sprint, a beeline that ended where 22-year-old rookie Tre’Quan Smith was on the ground, clutching the ball even though New...

Scooter company hooks Alvin Kamara up with new ride

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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Alvin Kamara experienced a common New Orleans problem during Carnival earlier this year, but he recently found a unique solution.

Kamara, the New Orleans Saints running back and reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, celebrated Mardi Gras in the Big Easy last year for the first time, and, like most people, he had trouble navigating the city because of the traffic.

A week before Fat Tuesday, Kamara tweeted about an issue...

Ultra-confident rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith striving to impress at training camp

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By Seth Dunlop | WWL.com

The Saints prioritized adding more weapons this offseason for their usually potent passing attack. They signed wide out Cameron Meredith and sure-handed tight end Ben Watson in free agency, but it's rookie third round draft pick Tre'Quan Smith that may prove to be their most important addition.

Smith has stood out during the first week of training camp, consistently hauling in...

Report: Saints sign WR Michael Floyd

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By James Parks | 247 Sports

Sean Payton called the wide receiver position a “must” this offseason with designs on improving the New Orleans Saints’ rotation in 2018, and in the midst of their training camp, the team brought in a veteran presence to help out.

On Tuesday, the Saints signed veteran Michael Floyd, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Floyd’s addition comes on the heels of the Saints likely losing former LSU...

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