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Drew Brees Sends Heartwarming Message To QB Lamar Jackson

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints
looks to throw a pass during the NFC Divisional Playoff at the Mercedes Benz Superdome
on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


By Chris Rosvoglou | The Spun

The Pro Bowl might not be the most competitive event the NFL has to offer, yet it does provide an opportunity for players to spend quality time with each other. For Drew Brees and his family, it means a chance to meet some of the young stars reshaping the game of football.

With the Pro Bowl set for this weekend in Orlando, the future Hall of Famer is getting his son Baylen prepared to meet Lamar Jackson.

He shared a photo of Baylen holding a Ravens helmet with the following caption:
“Lamar, my son Baylen is looking for you at Pro Bowl this week. You are his guy! He’s pumped to meet you.”
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Pro Bowl 2020 Roster: Full List of Players, Final MVP Predictions and Top Snubs

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By Joe Tansey | Bleacher Report

The 2020 Pro Bowl serves as a filler between conference championship weekend and Super Bowl LIV.

The AFC-versus-NFC clash also gives us a chance to see some of the NFL's best players on a gridiron one final time before they begin offseason regiments.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson headlines the AFC squad that will be dominated by players from the AFC North-winning side.

The New Orleans Saints were the other franchise with more than 10 Pro Bowl honorees, with a list including quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Michael Thomas.

The full rosters for both the AFC and NFC squads can be found on NFL.com.

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Michael Thomas scoffs at Super Bowl referee Bill Vinovich, who oversaw infamous Saints-Rams game

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By Jason Owens | Yahoo Sports

On Wednesday, the NFL announced that referee Bill Vinovich will head the officiating crew for the upcoming Super Bowl LIV.

He will be joined by umpire Barry Anderson, field judge Michael Banks, down judge Kent Payne, side judge Boris Cheek, line judge Carl Johnson, back judge Greg Steed and replay official Mike Chase.

At least one player who won’t be involved in the game disapproved of the selection.

‘He don’t even own any flags’

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas scoffed at the assignment with multiple tear-filled emojis on Twitter.

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Mike Detillier: The changing of the Saints roster

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By Mike Detillier / Sports Correspondent

The New Orleans Saints start their playoff journey versus the Minnesota Vikings in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and basically everything you could say about the matchup has been said or written.

Defensively the Saints need to stop the vaunted Vikings rushing attack led by Dalvin Cook and force quarterback Kirk Cousins to be the one to defeat them.

Offensively the Saints need to keep Drew Brees clean from the edge pass rush attack led by the Vikings tandem of Everson Griffen and former LSU standout Danielle Hunter.

And the Saints must show and continue to emphasize balance on offense between the run and pass.

Also, be sure to take notice of how much more quarterback/special teams wizard Taysom Hill gets involved in the offense as a wide receiver.

Off the field, the Saints front office led by Mickey Loomis, Jeff Ireland, Terry Fontenot and head coach Sean Payton did not rest on their laurels and continued from the end of the 2018 season until the final week of the regular season to add players they felt could help them put this team playing on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Taysom Hill on unique Saints role, Drew Brees, brother’s death

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Saints quarterback/tight end/special-teamer/do-everything weapon Taysom Hill
huddles with Steve Serby before Sunday’s wild-card battle with the Vikings.


By Steve Serby | NY Post

Q: How would you label yourself as a player, and how much fun is your role?

A:
I don’t know how I’d describe or label myself as a player. I think my mindset is I’m going to do what the coaches ask me to do. I’m super-willing because I enjoy it and want to be on the field, so I would just say that my mindset is willing to help our team win whatever way I can, so I’m not sure how you would label that. I still see and view myself as a quarterback at heart. As far as how much fun I’m having, I’ve had a ton of fun with what I’ve done, a ton of fun being in the huddle with Drew [Brees]. It’s such a neat experience to learn from one of the greats to ever play the position while playing with him, and I think that’s just such a unique perspective for me and for my development as a quarterback that it really means a lot to me. As far as the other stuff, I don’t really think too much about that in terms of the defense. I’ve talked to people we’ve played, and there’s always some kind of plan in how they’re going to do it. Really, my mindset is on the New Orleans Saints and how I can help them win games.

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Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic canceled

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The 28th Annual Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic, scheduled for May 18 at the Bayou Oaks course at City Park, has been canceled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in our community.

Those who had paid for foursomes previously will be refunded.

“Our main concern is for the health and welfare for all Saints fans and supporters of the Saints Hall of Fame,” Saints Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board Jay Romig said. “We’re doing this for the betterment of...
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The Saints 2020 NFL Draft hats have officially dropped!

  • News source: Kade Kistner
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For years the NFL draft caps have been a laughing stock for fans of the New Orleans Saints. We all remember this atrocity, don’t we? But Fanatics has officially dropped the New Orleans Saints cap for the 2020 NFL Draft, and for the first time, they aren’t utter garbage.

There’s a reason the New Orleans Saints are viewed to have one of the best logos in the NFL. It’s simple, classy, and elegant, but also unique and representative to the team and the city’s Jesuit...
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Canal Street Chronicles...on YouTube?

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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That’s right, Canal Street Chronicles, you favorite site for coverage and analysis for the New Orleans Saints has expanded to another platform. We’re still on Facebook. And we’re still on Twitter. But now, you can also join into the fun on YouTube.

Extra analysis, promo videos, and just videos to get you plain ole “hyped” about the New Orleans Saints can be found on our new Canal Street Chronicles YouTube channel, and we would appreciate if you could drop us a...
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Saints By Position: Top 5 linebackers in franchise history

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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When discussing the best linebackers in New Orleans Saints history and you have just five at the top of the list, you have to start with the greatest linebacker corps in NFL history. That part is easy.

Of course, there have been many good to very good linebackers in the history of the franchise. Some were block-eaters. Some were tackling machines. Some were good in pass coverage. Some were outstanding pass rushers.

Then, there were the few who could do it all and...
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Projecting the Saints 2021 cap space if Drew Brees retires in 2020

  • News source: Kade Kistner
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New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees recently inked a new two-year deal worth $50 million. This new deal may open the door to the quarterback playing another year past the 2020 season. However, Saints head coach Sean Payton recently spoke with the media and let it slip that this may be Brees’s final season (although he later tried to walk it back). That would make sense considering the team’s aggressiveness in free agency and the restructuring of a multitude of...
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4 free agent wide receivers the Saints should avoid

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We’ve gone over four wide receivers the New Orleans Saints should consider in free agency, but there are plenty of names still out there that weren’t covered. In fact, there are quite a few big names still on the market, but the Saints should avoid each them. Why? I’m glad you asked.

Josh Gordon could be an elite wide receiver again in the NFL. He looked like a budding superstar-in-the-making for the Cleveland Browns what feels like ages ago, catching 87 passes for...
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Saints trade up in new CSC mock draft

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Now that the Saints have made some major additions in free agency including safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, it is a good time to revisit the mock draft landscape. With the recent additions, and retention of in-house free agents, it feels like while New Orleans has spaces where they can improve, there are no glaring holes on the team. So the focus of this mock shifts to finding early impact players in the first two days while shoring up...
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Fleur-de-Links, April 2: Sean Payton clarifies statement on Drew Brees, speaks on Tom Brady in NFC South

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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Sean Payton clarifies Drew Brees “final season” statement, saying Brees is taking things “year by year.”

The Saints have set up the Dixie Brewery Company as their draft headquaters.

The Saints are looking at wide receivers, linebackers, cornerbacks, and a quarterback in the 2020 offseason.

Sean Payton shares his thoughts on Tom Brady joining the NFC South.

Some reasons why the Saints should extend Alvin Kamara’s contract.

Some reasons why the Saints shouldn’t...
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Sean Payton: Tom Brady makes the NFC South stronger

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The Saints have won the NFC South three years in a row, but coach Sean Payton isn’t taking anything for granted now that Tom Brady is in the division.

Payton said Brady’s presence in Tampa Bay makes the Buccaneers a real threat in the division.

“It was a great signing by Tampa, and this division has gotten a lot stronger,” Payton said, via NOLA.com.

Payton said he believes the entire Buccaneers roster will get better with Brady’s leadership.

“It’s also what he...
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Report: Competition Committee now supports idea of sky judge

  • News source: Charean Williams
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A year ago, the idea of a sky judge received “no support” from the Competition Committee. Apparently all it took to convince them was the one-year failed experiment that expanded instant replay to include pass interference.

John Kryk of the Toronto Sun reports that the Competition Committee now supports having a sky judge to ensure that certain bad calls or non-calls are fixed in real time.

“The Competition Committee had an abbreviated conference call — obviously...
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Payton, Saints adjusting to unprecedented times as NFL draft looms

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Sean Payton is back at work.

The New Orleans Saints are full speed ahead with their NFL draft preparations.

But things are far from normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The most important thing for my coaches, with everyone in football operations, is the health and safety of our families,” said Payton, who self was self-quarantined with the virus before being cleared six days ago. “I know it’s the draft and it’s important, but it’s not as important as New Orleans...
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Saints, NFL offseason programs altered by coronavirus' 'life-changing experience'

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton flips on his TV every morning to watch the news, and he sees what everyone else sees — the number of coronavirus cases continuing to increase.

What's surreal to him is the worldwide severity.

As of noon Wednesday, Louisiana had more than 6,000 cases of coronavirus. When Payton himself was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 19, Louisiana had just 392 cases.

"It's impacting our region and we're one of those hot spots," Payton...
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Sean Payton on facing Tom Brady twice a year: 'This division has gotten a lot stronger'

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton remarked on Tampa Bay’s signing of quarterback Tom Brady as “a big change” within the NFC South, and it’s not just because his team now has to compete against the three-time NFL MVP and his “outstanding” talent twice in a season.

“It’s also what he brings to the rest of the team,” Payton said of Brady. “One of the great strengths a player like Tom has is those others around him get better. I’m sure that we’ll see an entirely...
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Saints aren't done assembling their 2020 roster. What positions will they bolster next?

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Through a handful of strategic moves in free agency, the New Orleans Saints addressed some of the larger questions facing the roster at the outset of the off-season.

But with the draft still scheduled to begin in a few weeks, the team is not quite done adding to the roster, and coach Sean Payton hinted at a few of the positions at which the Saints may still strike.

“We’re going to be smart with the draft relative to the grades and paying attention to our board,”...
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