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Saints waive J.T. Gray

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

The Saints have waived safety J.T. Gray.

The former undrafted rookie impressed the team during camp with his ability on special teams, which helped him land a spot on the initial 53-man roster.

However, the Missippi State product had been inactive the last few weeks, making his spot on the roster a bit tenuous. ...

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New Orleans Saints sign Brandon Marshall, Sean Payton confirms

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By Christopher Dabe - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints consider Brandon Marshall another “big target” who can help Drew Brees when the team gets close to scoring range.

Sean Payton confirmed the signing of Marshall during a morning teleconference Monday (Nov. 12), verifying an ESPN report.

Marshall visited the Saints last Tuesday for a workout along with former Dallas Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant. The team signed Bryant but put him on injured reserve Saturday with a reported Achilles tear.

As a result, the Saints brought back Marshall with hopes he can give a veteran presence to an...

Saints sign receiver Brandon Marshall

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By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

The New Orleans Saints went from a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to a six-timer Monday when they signed veteran Brandon Marshall to a one-year deal to replace Dez Bryant.

Sean Payton confirmed the signing on Monday.

When asked what he liked about Marshall's workout, Payton said, "He moved around well. He's smart, he's experienced, he's someone that's been in a number of systems. And overall he had a good workout. He's got good length and size. He's another big target."

Both receivers auditioned for the Saints this past Tuesday. And sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter...

New Orleans Saints Targeting Brandon Marshall After Dez Bryant Injury

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By Danny Cox, Inquisitr.Com

The New Orleans Saints have had a very interesting week in the middle of the 2018 NFL regular season. First of all, they extended their win streak to seven games by handing the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season. Next, they signed wide receiver Dez Bryant before losing him just two days later to an injury. Now, they’re looking in another direction with hopes that receiver Brandon Marshall can add more to their offense.

It’s not like the Saints need much help on offense as they have one of the most explosive units in the entire NFL. The problem is that number one receiver Michael Thomas could use some help and Drew Brees could use another...

Source: Brandon Marshall to visit Saints on Monday, team hopes to sign him

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By Nick Underhill

CINCINNATI — The Saints are looking to add another veteran receiver.

Brandon Marshall will be in with the team on Monday, and New Orleans is Interested in bringing him into the fold, according to a source.

Marshall impressed the Saints during a workout last week, but they ultimately decided to sign Dez Bryant, who suffered a torn Achilles during his second practice. New Orleans promoted Keith Kirkwood from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's win over the Bengals. He caught two passes for 45 yards.

The 6-foot-5 Marshall appeared in six games with the Seahawks this season and caught 11 passes for...

Report: Saints to pursue former Seahawks WR Marshall

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By John Sigler | Saintswire

The New Orleans Saints are moving quickly to replace the Dez Bryant-shaped hole in their receiving corps. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, New Orleans is expected to contact Brandon Marshall, lately of the Seattle Seahawks, early next week about signing with the team.


The Saints liked what they saw from Marshall during a three-receiver workout they held last week, and were considering him as a depth option before Bryant’s untimely injury. The 34-year old would offer New Orleans plenty of experience, having logged 13 years in the NFL for six different teams. Marshall ranks 16th in receptions throughout the league’s...

Article Saints Film Room: The signing of Dez Bryant provides unique new weapon | Article, Short Video, & Open QnA

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Dez Bryant. Spent Wednesday going through years of analytics and snaps to try and determine what exactly the Saints are getting. With Cameron Meredith going on IR to have knee surgery, Bryant and Carr will likely see most of the slot snaps.
Notes:
-Struggles often mentioned might be exaggerated
-Routes speak to a player who fits well
-Various analytics/tape point to a very productive RZ receiver

Full details in the article here: Saints Film Room: The signing of Dez Bryant provides unique new weapon

The Saints show they’re all-in for a Super Bowl run by adding Dez Bryant

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By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune


The New Orleans Saints are all in.

If you didn’t know it when they traded their 2019 first-round pick to draft Marcus Davenport in April or when they dealt a third-rounder to acquire Teddy Bridgewater in August or last month when they traded a pair of picks for Eli Apple, you certainly do today.

By adding veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant to the roster, the Saints are leaving nothing to chance.

When they failed to acquire a pass rusher in free agency, they went hard for Davenport, the best one they could acquire in the...

Saints film room: The role for Dez Bryant? Here's how, where he can still be an asset

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

Michael Thomas is the best wide receiver Drew Brees has ever played with.

You want the ball in Thomas' hands. Often. He’s the surest shot at positive yardage, which is why for the first time in Brees’ career, the New Orleans offense has one guy eating up a disproportionate amount of targets.

Thomas earns every pass that comes his direction. You aren’t going to find examples of Brees forcing him the ball or looking off open receivers to go back to Thomas. At the same time, it’s fair to wonder if things would be this lopsided if the other receivers on this roster were forcing Brees'...

With Super Bowl in sights, Saints see Dez Bryant as risk worth taking

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By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

METAIRIE, La. -- Of course it feels like a risk, signing Dez Bryant in the middle of a seven-game win streak.

That whole "don't upset the apple cart" idea.

But the New Orleans Saints are obviously going into this deal with eyes wide open -- and they're obviously willing to pull out all the stops while they feel this season's Super Bowl is within their grasp.

They did the same thing last month when they traded for cornerback Eli Apple, despite some of Apple's past chemistry concerns with the New York Giants.

And though backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wasn't any type of character concern, the Saints were also aggressive when they...

Dez Bryant signing with New Orleans Saints

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By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

METAIRIE, La. -- Dez Bryant is back in the NFL, and he is joining one of the league's top Super Bowl contenders. The former Dallas Cowboys receiver has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Bryant's salary was not immediately known.

Sources told Schefter that Bryant, who will sign the deal Thursday, is comfortable proving what he can do for a contending team this season before becoming a free agent again.

Although the Saints (7-1) have a seven-game win streak and are the No. 2 scoring team in the NFL, they are thin on proven receivers. Veteran Ted Ginn Jr. was placed...

Saints signing WR Dez Bryant to one-year deal

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By Austin Knoblauch, NFL.Com

Dez Bryant is hoping to rejuvenate his career by catching passes from Drew Brees.

The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver is signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Jane Slater. The pending deal comes one day after the free-agent wide receiver worked out for the team. Rapoport adds Bryant will officially sign Thursday.

Bryant, 30, was released by the Cowboys in April after his on-field productivity slipped in 2016 and 2017. The once dominant physical wideout hasn't surpassed 900 yards since signing a lucrative extension in 2015 -- an extension...

Saints sign WR Dez Bryant to a 1 year deal

Bryant leaves NOLA without a deal. (Negotiations in progress)

Bryant workout with Saints separate from Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken per Garafalo

Source: Sterling Moore to visit Saints on Tuesday after visiting Chicago Bears

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate


The Saints are scheduled to host Sterling Moore for a visit on Tuesday, according to a source.

New Orleans’ interest in the cornerback comes after Patrick Robinson suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Falcons on Sunday and Arthur Maulet was claimed off waivers by the Colts on Monday.

Moore spent time with Saints each of the last two seasons. He started 12 games in 2016 after the New Orleans secondary was decimated by injuries and finished the year with two interceptions. ...

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