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New Orleans Saints can’t let Marcus Williams get to free agency

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By Leigh Oleszczak | Whodat Dish

The New Orleans Saints have several players they need to try and get extended this offseason and one of those players is Marcus Williams. While Williams is unfortunately always going to be remembered for letting Stefon Diggs get away and allowing the Minneapolis Miracle to happen, the fact of the matter is that he’s been a really solid player since joining the Saints in 2018.

Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report put together a list of one move every team still needs to make and for the Saints, he said they have to extend Williams. While I personally would say extending Ryan Ramcyzk is more important, I wouldn’t complain if New Orleans kept Williams in house.

Knox wrote:

The Saints seem to view Williams as a long-term piece of their defensive puzzle. Otherwise, why give him the franchise tag? In that case, there is little reason to wait on an extension, which could free up enough cap room to make another move or two before the regular season gets underway.

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New Orleans Saints agree to terms with Murphy, Neal and Poling

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Saints add three to the offseason roster​


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New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has agreed to terms with OL Kyle Murphy, DL Lorenzo Neal and LB Quentin Poling.

Murphy, 6-6, 305, is a three-year NFL veteran who originally was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round (200th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Stanford. In his first two seasons in Green Bay, he started six games with three starts, including opening the first three contests of the 2017 season at left tackle. After spending the majority of the 2018 campaign on Injured Reserve, Murphy had stints on the Rams and Texans practice squads and went to training camp with Houston in 2020. The San Clemente, Calif. native played four years (2012-15) at Stanford (Calif.) University, appearing in 54 career games with 34 starts, including 27 consecutive to end his college career.

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Four Saints Who Could Break Out in 2021

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It goes without saying, but the NFL season can't get here fast enough. We're going through a dreaded lull period of the league year right now, which gives us a small moment to catch our breath before training camp gets here. The Saints are a somewhat mystery team going into 2021. Vegas odds give New Orleans around 9-9.5 wins for the new 17-game season, with some believing the team will just fail without Drew Brees at the helm.

It's a new era for Sean Payton's squad, and there's still a good nucleus the team has to compete. In order for the Saints to keep some postseason hopes in their...
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4 Saints rank in PFF’s Top 50 player list

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Four New Orleans Saints players ranked in Pro Football Focus’s most recent list of Top 50 players, as they released the top 31-50 best players going into 2021 for the annual ranking.

According to the article, the ranking is a projection of what PFF thinks will be the Top 50 players in 2021 and not a reaction to the 2020 season. And positional value is not considered, so the running backs actually have a fighting chance at top spots.

Coming in at No. 48 was safety Marcus Williams.

“Williams has four straight seasons of solid PFF grades, and two of those years were outstanding seasons...
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Fleur-de-Links, June 23: Jameis Winston training video on Twitter makes waves

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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Early analysis of how Carolina Panthers’ roster changes heading into the 2021 will affect their games against the Saints.

Pete Werner has said that there is “a lot that I still have to learn,” in terms of transitioning to play in the NFL for the Saints.

Cam Jordan participated in a football camp with kids, keeping in a tradition of Cam Jordan giving back to the community.

A training video of Jameis Winston practicing ball security has recently gone viral on Twitter. (Tweet below)

Drew Brees gives an interview that centers around his entire career with Men’s Journal.

Paulson Adebo...
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Peak Cam Jordan was back in his natural setting: Making a positive impact in New Orleans

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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One can make a compelling argument that peak Cam Jordan is the guy who obliterates offensive tackles on Sundays in a New Orleans Saints uniform, a dizzying blend of power and athleticism and swagger, a wrecker of double teams and offensive game plans.

But then watch him in another natural habitat, as he was Tuesday afternoon in Harahan at Cam's 3 Football Camp, being put on to support the 18th Ward nonprofit. He towered above dozens of kids, including his own, 6-year-old Tank, but in a way he looked like one of them. Take in the way he matches their energy and enthusiasm, running up and...
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Saints S Marcus Williams in Line for a Huge Payday

  • News source: Bob Rose
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The 2017 NFL Draft was the best in franchise history for the New Orleans Saints. The team netted the 2017 Defensive Rookie of Year with their first-round choice, CB Marshon Lattimore and they added 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year with RB Alvin Kamara, a third-round selection.

New Orleans also drafted perennial Pro Bowl tackle Ryan Ramczyk with their second first-round pick. Besides Kamara, the third round also netted the team two major contributors in DE Trey Hendrickson and LB Alex Anzalone.

Hendrickson and Anzalone departed as free agents this offseason. Lattimore and Ramczyk are...
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ICYMI: Saints Payton-Kamara Trolling, Marcus Williams Camp, Rickey Jackson with ED & LT, Ceedy Duce Ranks, Nassib, & Brady Regrets?

  • News source: Kyle T. Mosley
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In case you missed Saints head coach Sean Payton and star running back Alvin Kamara trading trolls, defensive backs Marcus Williams and Ceedy Duce news, Nassib's announcement, and Saints having Tom Brady regrets?

NASCAR announced Kamara will become the racing organization's first Growth and Engagement Advisor. Kamara took a photo of his badge and sent head coach Sean Payton a quick message of his new role via social media saying, "Aye @SeanPayton… kinda got a new job. We gotta figure somethin out."

Being the master troll with his great one-line responses, Payton gave Kamara something...
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An early look at the Saints 2021 opponents: Carolina Panthers

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The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers have much more in common than playing in the NFC South. Both teams will have new starting quarterbacks in 2021, players cast aside by their former teams for being mistake prone and too erratic. Both teams have superstars on offense looking to bounce back from lost seasons in Michael Thomas and Christian McCaffrey. And both teams are hoping their defenses can help stacked offenses to make the playoffs. The Panthers could be a sneaky good team in 2021, as long as their new QB and defense can play well, a statement that seemingly can also be...
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NFC South Offseason Grades: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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We continue our three-part series grading out each NFC South team's offseason, including the 2021 NFL Draft, free agency, and hires/fires. Next up, the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't been relevant for a while, but since adding former New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady, it has been a complete culture change. The Bucs added other stars such as Leonard Fournette, Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, LeSean McCoy among many others last offseason. Those moves ultimately helped lead them to a Super Bowl victory.

This offseason’s roster doesn't look...
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Quitting a Hall of Famer cold turkey: How teams have handled losing their franchise QB

  • News source: Dylan Sanders
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Listen, there’s no other way to put it - losing a Hall of Fame caliber quarterback SUCKS. Whether Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill take the first snap for the New Orleans Saints next year, it will be the first without Drew Brees since 2006. I wanted to see what the transition has been like for other teams that were put into a similar predicament: losing their Hall of Fame quality longtime starting quarterbacks.

Head Coach: Bill Belichick

Last year with Tom Brady: 2019

Did they make the playoffs in Brady’s last year: Yes

First playoff appearance without Brady: N/A

Replacement for the year...
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Have a look at Sean Payton's wedding, complete with a white tux, Nikes and a mariachi band

  • News source: BY KEITH SPERA | Staff writer
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For Saints coach Sean Payton, an engagement that started off with a country song concluded with a mariachi band over the weekend in Mexico.

Payton and Skylene Montgomery tied the knot Friday at One&Only Palmilla, a lavish resort overlooking the Sea of Cortez near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

The officiant was Avery Johnson, the New Orleans native who followed up a 16-year playing career in the NBA with head coaching stints for both NBA and college teams. Payton, a longtime friend, enlisted Johnson to help motivate the Saints during the team’s Super Bowl run in 2009...
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Saints 2021 Preview, Part 3: The passing game

  • News source: Les East
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The New Orleans Saints are beginning their most significant transition in 15 years.

Drew Brees has retired and a dozen other key players from last year’s team are gone for a variety of reasons.

As the start of the 2021 training camp looms in late July, the four-time defending NFC South champion Saints are still one of the more talented teams in the NFL. Sean Payton is still one of the longest-tenured and most-successful coaches in the league.

But things are changing as New Orleans ventures into the post-Brees era.

Crescent City Sports takes a comprehensive look at this transition in...
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Alvin Kamara: Dual-Sport Influencer, NFL & NASCAR

  • News source: Kyle T. Mosley
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Alvin Kamara has officially partnered with NASCAR to become the auto racing sanctioning body’s first Growth and Engagement Advisor.

A year has passed when he traveled to Florida to support Bubba Wallace. Kamara stood alone in the stadium's rafters as he felt the vibration of the race cars roaring by in the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400.

Kamara was observing his first NASCAR event. But quietly, NASCAR also was watching him as well.

With the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway as the backdrop on Sunday, details of the Saints All-Pro running back were announced...
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Saints' Khai Harley participating in a forum designed to accelerate Black GM candidates

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New Orleans Saints front office executive Khai Harley is participating this week in the NFL’s inaugural General Manager Forum, an event that came into existence to help advance minority hiring in NFL front offices.

Presently, only five of the NFL’s 32 front offices are led by people of color — a number that more than doubled this offseason after the hiring of Atlanta’s Terry Fontenot, Washington’s Martin Mayhew and Detroit’s Brad Holmes.

“I think it’s critical and I’m glad that the league is being intentional about doing it, because all of this work needs to be intentional,” longtime NFL...
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Saints All-Time Single-Season Statistical Records

  • News source: Bob Rose
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Except for two strike-shortened years, NFL teams have played 16-game regular seasons since 1978. A 17th regular season game was added to the schedule this offseason, with preseason schedules being shortened to three games for most teams.

The extra game means that most of the NFL's single-season records are in jeopardy of being broken more easily. Here is a list of the single season individual records for the New Orleans Saints.

How many will remain standing after a 17-game campaign in 2021?

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Brees' 2011 campaign remains one of the most impressive seasons...
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