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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

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New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday, Sept. 18 that the club has signed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, activated wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey from the practice squad, waived defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth, placed wide receiver Keith Kirkwood on Injured Reserve, terminated the practice squad contract of defensive back Terrell Williams Jr. and signed quarterback J.T. Barrett IV and wide receiver Krishawn Hogan to the practice squad.

Armstrong, 6-3, 220, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami (Fla.) by the St. Louis Rams in 2013. The Sanford, Fla., native has played in 78 career games with 12 starts for the Rams (2013-24), Oakland Raiders (2014-15), San Francisco 49ers (2015-17), New York Giants (2017-18) and Cleveland Browns (2018), where he has recorded 124 tackles (91), two sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 31 special teams stops. In 2018, he played in 15 games with one start for the Browns, compiling 22 tackles (15 solo) and four special teams stops. ...

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Sean Payton Says Saints Have No Interest in Antonio Brown After Raiders Release

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By Joseph Zucker | Bleacherreport

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton shot down the likelihood of his team adding Antonio Brown following Brown's departure from the Oakland Raiders.

"If you're asking if we have any interest in him [Antonio Brown], no," Payton said Saturday, per Herbie Teope of the Times-Picayune.

The Raiders announced earlier in the day they were parting ways with Brown. ESPN's Field Yates noted he's free to sign with another team starting at 4:01 p.m. ET.

Brown hasn't suffered a serious injury or received a lengthy suspension that will leave him out for a chunk of the 2019 season. Despite that, his value has taken a serious hit following his tumultuous and brief tenure with the Raiders. ...

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In search of depth, Saints try out multiple free agent linebackers

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

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The New Orleans Saints made a trade for Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso right after the NFL roster cuts deadline, but they may not be finished addressing the position. Saints head coach Sean Payton shared Monday that starting middle linebacker Alex Anzalone is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Houston Texans, and that top backup Craig Robertson is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. That won’t prevent the Saints from evaluating all of their options.

Mike Triplett of ESPN reported that the Saints would bring in two rookie linebackers for tryouts on Tuesday: Maryland prospect Tre Watson and Alabama-Birmingham’s Tre’ Crawford. Watson’s NFL career also began with the Dolphins, where he spent the summer on their 90-man roster. Crawford did the same with the Atlanta Falcons.

John Leglue: Saints newest OL has been hanging around New Orleans a while

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One of the newest Saints recently brought in on the practice squad, is former Tulane Green Wave offensive lineman, rookie John Leglue. The Alexandria native has been in camp with the Denver Broncos.

By Roy Anderson | WhoDatDish

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Former Tulane Green Wave offensive tackle John Leglue had to be ecstatic on Sunday when, after being waived by the Denver Broncos, he was claimed by the Saints for their practice squad. The move couldn’t be any more convenient. Leglue has earned his bachelor’s degree in business and is going to be continuing his studies in Tulane’s MBA program.

More on point, hopefully, he can successfully navigate the change to the pro game and join the Saints active roster someday soon. One of the last needs on the team right now is a solid backup tackle. To boot, pun intended, Leglue is an accomplished long-snapper. A duty he performed for Tulane through his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons.

Leglue was a four-year letterman in both football and baseball at Holy Savior Menard Central High in Alexandria, Louisiana before committing to Tulane. While a great high school athlete...

NFL Picks Week 3: Follow The Yellow Flag Road

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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After two weeks, the New Orleans Saints find themselves with a 1-1 record which, like last year, represents the best start the team has had over the first two weeks since 2013. That’s about where the good news ends. The Saints are without future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees for the foreseeable future, and the team is coming off an embarrassing loss in Los Angeles. Things certainly won't get any easier with a trip to the Pacific Northwest, where the Sean...
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Sean Payton has the brains, bravado to win without Drew Brees

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SEATTLE -- The timing was impeccable.

Coach Sean Payton just signed a five-year extension with the New Orleans Saints before Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams.

Then his role suddenly became more important than ever when quarterback Drew Brees suffered a thumb injury that could sideline him for at least six weeks.

“I think this is what he lives for, making these types of game plans and being tested in certain situations like this,” Saints guard Larry Warford...
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Seahawks not fretting over Saints QB choice

  • News source: Darin Gantt
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Saints coach Sean Payton won’t say which quarterback he’s starting this week, hanging on to the perceived advantage of the unknown.

But the Seahawks aren’t worrying too much about how things might change if the Saints put Taysom Hill on the field alongside of instead of Teddy Bridgewater.

“You’ve got to know where he is,’’ Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright said of Hill, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “But you can’t get too caught up in [worrying about where...
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DK Metcalf is having fun, and looking for a hobby

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf has gotten off to a fast start in the NFL, with 150 receiving yards and a touchdown in his first two games. And one thing about the professional level has stood out to him.

“How fun it is, it’s just like playing in college,” Metcalf told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m happy for my teammates every time they score or get a first down. My energy level is just like playing back in college.”

Part of the fun for Metcalf includes showcasing his...
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Brees or no Brees, Saints' players ready to answer the call and chase Super Bowl dreams

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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SEATTLE - Don't start shoveling that dirt and burying the Saints' season just yet.

The Saints players surely aren't.

With Drew Brees or without him, they know the show must go on. Their expectations havent changes one bit.

Just ask Alvin Kamara, who had this to say when a reporter asked him if the team still had Super Bowl aspirations.

"Do I still have a fleur-de-lis on my helmet?" Kamara answered. "Alright then."

Not that you should have expected any other...
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What They’re Saying: Sean Payton, Pete Carroll, Teddy Bridgewater, Taysom Hill on Saints-Seahawks week

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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

Media Conference Call

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Can you give us any update on Drew Brees?

“The latest today, he will have surgery on his thumb. It will be done in Los Angeles. I am not going to speculate on a recovery timeframe, but I know just having texted with him and visited with our trainers and doctors (that) we are optimistic. I know it is being done this afternoon.

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Who's officiating Saints vs. Seahawks? NFL announces referees for game

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Veteran NFL official Ron Torbert will be lead the referee for the Saints-Seahawks matchup in Seattle on Sunday.

Torbert, a Michigan State graduate, has an been an NFL official for 20 years.

These are the officials who'll join Tobert on the field:

Officiating has been a major topic for the Saints in the past three games, each one prompting the NFL to concede that mistakes were made at key moments.

Against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2, Walt Anderson's crew...
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Biggest Week 3 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams - Latest on Johnson, Singletary, Williams and more

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Quarterbacks around the league have fallen victim to a variety of maladies in recent weeks, and following Week 2, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Cam Newton joined the ranks of passers on the shelf.

But there's more to the sport than just the players behind center, and just about every team has a key player in question as we look ahead to Week 3. NFL Nation reporters provide the latest intel from inside every locker room:

Jump to: ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR |...
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Saints at Seahawks Wednesday Injury Report: Drew Brees and Tre’Quan Smith do Not Practice

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QB Drew Brees who had surgery this afternoon on his right thumb missed practice. No surprise there. WR Tre’Quan Smith ankle also did not practice.

The following players were all limited. WR Ted Ginn Jr. thigh, RB Zach Line knee, G Andrus Peat ankle, and DT Sheldon Rankins achilles.

While that may seem a lot for week two, it’s nothing compared to the Seahawks.

Not practicing were G Ethan Pocic neck, CB Neiko Thorpe hamstring, S Tedric Thompson hamstring, and G D.J...
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Far from Shy, Saints rookie Tuttle has forced his way onto the field

  • News source: Rene Nadeau
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When defensive tackle Shy Tuttle stepped into the starting lineup in the season opener against the Houston Texans, it marked a milestone in Saints franchise history. It had been 47 seasons since an undrafted rookie at that position had started to open a season.

On Sept. 16, 1973 against the Atlanta Falcons, undrafted rookie Elex Price was a starter for the Black and Gold, alongside veteran Bob Pollard. The Yazoo City, Mississippi native played at Alcorn State before...
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2 Saints miss Wednesday practice, 4 more limited

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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SEATTLE — Two New Orleans Saints players did not practice on Wednesday due to injury: quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith.

Brees underwent surgery for his right thumb on Wednesday, saying the surgery was "successful," and Smith left the game against the Rams with an ankle injury.

Four players were limited in practice, as wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. has a thigh injury, fullback Zach Line has a knee injury, offensive lineman Andrus Peat has an...
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Drew Brees posts on social media after surgery

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Drew Brees had a smile on his face and a cast on his hand after coming out of surgery Wednesday.

The Saints quarterback used social media to post an update on his surgically repaired thumb.

“Step 1. Complete…successful surgery. This is my attempt at giving everybody a [thumbs up],” Brees wrote.

Dr. Steven Shin performed the surgery in Los Angeles.

The Saints have offered no timetable on a return, but they will not place Brees on injured reserve. Reports on Monday...
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Saints complete more roster moves

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The Saints completed more roster moves today in the wake of multiple injuries to key contributors.

Yesterday, wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was placed on injured reserve which prompted the team to promote rookie UDFA Lil’Jordan Humphrey to the active roster from the practice squad.

Humphrey impressed in preseason after signing with the team out of the University of Texas, hauling in 4 receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown.

Linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong was...
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Seeking an edge, Payton leaves door open for two-quarterback system without Brees

  • News source: Ed Daniels
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For you Louisiana football fans who double as seasoned citizens, you have experienced the two quarterback system before.

At LSU in the 1970’s, head coach Charley McClendon had Bert Jones and Paul Lyons. Later that same decade, current LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger alternated with David Woodley.

At Tulane in the early ’70’s, head coach Bennie Ellender went with Steve Foley and Terry Looney.

Welcome to Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill.

Saints head...
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Saints add linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey to active roster

  • News source: Jude Young
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The Saints have now filled their two remaining open roster spots by signing veteran linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong as a free agent and promoting rookie wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey from their practice squad.

Armstrong has spent time with the Browns, Giants, 49ers, Raiders and Rams since entering the league in 2013 and has been used mostly on special teams.

Humphrey signed with New Orleans after going undrafted out of the University of Texas. He made four catches...
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