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Buccaneers fans try, fail to troll Saints with New Orleans billboard

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By John Sigler | Saintswire


Well, they can’t say they weren’t warned this would happen. Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied on social media to raise funds for a billboard in New Orleans proclaiming “We Dat” after their team won Super Bowl LV, but their bid was ultimately unsuccessful. Organizers shared an update on Twitter that the billboard company they initially reached a deal with back out of the agreement and refunding their money.

That decision probably followed serious consideration as to whether Saints fans would stand for this kind of taunting. It’s a lesson Atlanta Falcons fans learned back in 2019 when New Orleans businesses wouldn’t accept their money. This was all prompted by one Saints diehard purchasing billboards in Atlanta after the “NFC no-call,” though Louisiana sports fans have an even deeper history of buying out billboards to send a message (remember the “Free Devin White” signs before 2018’s LSU-Alabama matchup?). Better luck next time to these NFC South rivals. ...

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Panthers expected to be ‘aggressive’ in pursuit of Deshaun Watson

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By Scott Rogust | Fansided

With Deshaun Watson demanding a trade, a certain NFC South team is reportedly expected to make a strong push for the quarterback.

On Wednesday evening, news broke that the Houston Texans were set to hire David Culley of the Baltimore Ravens to be their next head coach. On Thursday morning, reports surfaced that quarterback Deshaun Watson demanded a trade out of Houston weeks ago.

Considering Watson is a top-five quarterback in the entire NFL, more than half the league is going to be looking to acquire him. We’ve heard teams like the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins receive buzz, but there’s a surprise team that’s entered the fray.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Carolina Panthers are expected to be “aggressive” in their pursuit of Watson.

From NFL Now: The #Texans have received plenty of calls on Deshaun Watson, and that will continue. From the #Jets to the #Bears to #Panthers, who'll make a strong push, to many others. One of the most robust trade markets we've seen. pic.twitter.com/uMpnK6iYP0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 28, 2021
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Marcus Davenport got his mind right this offseason. Will his game follow suit?

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To put it one way, Marcus Davenport has spent the time between disappointment and hope reacquainting himself with who he is rather than the person everyone else wants him to be.

Heading into his fourth season with the New Orleans Saints, Davenport sounded comfortable and at ease when speaking with the media during the team’s minicamp this week, even as he detailed his struggles to manage the weight of expectations since the Saints traded away a future first-rounder in order to move up and select him 14th overall in 2018.

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Walker: Former Saints CB turned author Delvin Breaux tackles his past in inspirational 'Un-Breaux-Ken'

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Delvin Breaux cried when he first saw the cover of his autobiography.

Finally, he had told his story.

The book's photo, a split image of the back and front of his head, summarizes the 147 pages that were to follow.

On one side, there was the long surgical scar that runs down the back of his neck, the forever reminder of a football injury from his senior at McDonogh 35 High School that almost ended his football career.

On the other side is Breaux himself, staring at those other scars, the early ones from his early childhood that for so long he had refused to talk about.

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Saints Transactions: Drew Brees' Retirement is Official, June 11

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The New Orleans Saints officially filed the retirement paperwork for legendary quarterback Drew Brees with NFL headquarters.

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Richard Sherman waiting for “the right opportunity” with a contender

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Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman has yet to get an offer that meets his financial expectations, so he has moved on to Plan B.

Waiting for a contender.

“I want to get to a team that’s competing for a championship, so that’s what I’m focused on and waiting for a right opportunity,” Sherman told Bloomberg.com on Friday. “When it comes, that’s where I’ll be.”

Sherman became a free-agent in March. It’s believed that his contractual demands have kept teams from seriously pursuing the 33-year-old defensive back. There has been talk of a reunion with the Seahawks and a potential return to...
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Saints' Terron Armstead dreams big as he opens a new educational facility in New Orleans

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Dressed in a sharp royal blue blazer inside the place he helped become a reality, Terron Armstead spoke about what more he could do in his adopted community.

About a half hour earlier, the New Orleans Saints’ big left tackle stood under an archway of red and white balloons to cut the ribbon on the sparkling new Scholars Education facility in Old Metairie. Standing next to him were a few of the location’s first pupils. Armstead partnered with the Canada-based company to open a New Orleans location, and he has plans to open two more in the city.

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Saints make it officially official, move Drew Brees to reserve/retired list

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What has been known for a few months is now officially official: Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was placed on the reserve/retired list on the NFL’s official transactions wire Friday afternoon.

Brees announced his retirement after 20 NFL seasons on March 14, the 15-year anniversary date of his original signing with the Saints.

The Saints waited to officially make the move until now for salary cap purposes. By waiting until after June 1, New Orleans was able to defer some of the money it still owed Drew Brees onto the 2022 salary cap.

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Drew Brees’ retirement from the NFL becomes official

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After 20 years in the National Football League, the last 15 with the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Drew Brees’s retirement became official Friday via the NFL transactions wire.

Brees was a 15-year team captain and led the Saints to nine playoff appearances, seven division titles, including four consecutive from 2017-2020, and the Super Bowl XLIV championship, where he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. The franchise signal-caller announced he would be retiring from football on March 14.

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Drew Brees officially goes on reserve/retired list

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Drew Brees announced his retirement some time ago, but the end of his playing career only became official on Friday.

The Saints placed Brees on the reserve/retired list in a move that was delayed for reasons related to the salary cap. By waiting until after June 1 to put Brees on the list, the Saints were able to gain a nice chunk of cap space because they could split the amount of dead money on the cap between this season and 2022.

Brees will account for $11.15 million under the cap in each season. Prior to retiring, Brees also cut his $25 million salary for 2021 to the league minimum...
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ICYMI: 2021 Saints Minicamp Insider Reports

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New Orleans Saints Minicamps Schedule for 2021

OTA Offseason Workouts: May 25-27, June 1-3, June 7-10 Mandatory Minicamp

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Can the Saints Afford Both Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead in 2022?

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For the past four seasons, the New Orleans Saints have had the NFL's best tandem of offensive tackles. Left tackle Terron Armstead and right tackle Ryan Ramczyk have bullied run defenders and made even elite pass rushers disappear when playing New Orleans.

Armstead and Ramczyk bookend one of the league's best offensive lines and help the Saints dominate opponents in the trenches. However, both tackles are entering the last year of their contracts.

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Big O Speaks! Saints DT David Onyemata Praises Malcolm Roach, Payton Turner, Lorenzo Neal, Jr.

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The two themes for the 2021 New Orleans Saints seem to be "embrace changes" and "accept new leadership."

The Big O, defensive tackle David Onyemata, enters this season as the elder statesman of the defensive interior in New Orleans. He had his best season as a Saint in 2020.

His emergence as a leader could explain why the club was comfortable moving on from defensive tackles Sheldon Rankins and Malcom Roach.

Ebuka "David" Onyemata has been a fixture on the defensive line since his New Orleans arrival from Manitoba in 2016.

The Saints took a flier on David as their fourth-round pick...
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Film Study: Saints using Marcus Williams as luxury item as they try to figure out cornerback No. 2

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By now, it’s well-understood around the NFL that Marcus Williams is among the best hawking free safeties in the NFL. The Utah product has made a bigger impact with each passing season in the NFL, and his confidence appears to be growing. Williams will be playing on the franchise tag in 2021, though it’s common thought that there will be an extension before the season.

The New Orleans Saints, however, still haven’t figured out their cornerback No. 2 situation. Currently, Patrick Robinson is best-suited to it on the roster, but that would put him out of position from where he thrived for...
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New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan’s desire for more not limited to the gridiron

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Over the recent year’s New Orleans Saints fans have heard defensive end Cameron Jordan consistent speak on getting “1% better every day.” Often times, this is in reference to the football field. Even after a four-sack Week 13 game in 2019, he wanted more.

In that game against the rival Atlanta Falcons wanted five sacks instead of four. In that same season, he had 15.5 sacks all told. His teammates thought 20 was attainable. He’s already spent a decade with the team that drafted him in 2011. He wants to be a “lifer”. But what’s clear about the six-time Pro Bowler is that he doesn’t have...
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What Zack Baun’s future could look like with the New Orleans Saints

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Zack Baun has been a bit of a question mark ever since he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2020 NFL draft.

Would he play linebacker? Edge? Or some sort of hybrid?

This question is still largely unanswered, as far as his long-term role. However, it was recently reported by Nick Underhill of neworleans.football that Baun will be competing as a weak-side linebacker, after playing on the strong side last year.

This would likely mean he’d be competing with rookie Pete Werner, who the Saints seem to have a vision for at that Will position. This is a transition...
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