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Saints' Dan Arnold credits coach Dan Campbell for successful transition to tight end

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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune


For tight end Dan Arnold, the New Orleans Saints' preseason finale last Thursday provided a "deep sigh moment."

Late in the second quarter, Arnold caught a pass over the middle in traffic for a 29-yard gain. It was the kind of play Arnold had made multiple times in training camp this summer, but he had yet to make it happen in the preseason as he had just three catches for 17 yards in the first three exhibitions.

"It was like, finally, we got it," Arnold said Monday.

Arnold was among the underdog players to make the Saints' 53-man roster after cuts on Saturday, and it's a feel-good story after what he's experienced thus far in his short NFL career. ...

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Saints' Marcus Davenport feeling good physically, still working on mental approach

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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Saints rookie Marcus Davenport had a simple breakdown of what he learned from playing in the final two preseason games this year.

"I learned that the game is still the game," the defensive end said. "There's some technical things I can work on, but overall, it's still just football."

Davenport, this year's first-round pick, said Monday that he doesn't know what his role will be when the Saints begin the regular season Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He said he's ready physically, which is good considering he missed three weeks of training camp with a groin injury, but he still has to improve with the mental aspects of the game.

When the season begins, the presumption is that Cameron Jordan and Alex Okafor will be the starting defensive ends, but it's unclear how much backups Davenport, Trey Hendrickson and Mitchell Loewen will be involved in the rotation. ...

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Saints favored by a touchdown against Buccaneers in opener

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Amos Morale III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints kick off the 2018 season Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at noon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tampa Bay will be without starting quarterback Jameis Winston, who is serving a suspension. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start for the Bucs, and oddsmakers apparently feel that gives New Orleans an advantage as the Saints opened favored by more than a touchdown.

New Orleans is a 7-point favorite at home against Tampa Bay.

Take a look at the NFL's Week 1 odds below. ...

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Saints re-sign offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus, cut running back Trey Edmunds

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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints continued tinkering their roster on Monday, re-signing offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus.

To make room for LeRibeus, the team waived running back Trey Edmunds to make room for LeRibeus, according to a league source.

The 29-year-old LeRibeus was among the team's final cuts on Saturday, but the Saints brought him back quickly to add to the depth along the offensive line. He was with the Saints for all 16 games last season as a backup center and guard.

Edmunds was one of the Saints' top special teams players last year, but with the addition of running back Mike Gillislee on Sunday, the team decided Edmunds was expendable. ...

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New Orleans Saints cut linebacker Nate Stupar

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Amos Morale III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints have cut linebacker Nate Stupar in order to make room for newly signed running back Mike Gillislee, according to a source Monday (Sept. 3).

Stupar had a good showing in the preseason, including a stellar performance in the finale where he had three sacks, an interception, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery. He made the Saints' initial 53-man roster Sunday.

He missed the Saints' final 11 games last season after tearing his ACL in Week 6.

The Saints added Gillislee on Sunday after he was cut by the Patriots. ...

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Why the Saints should sign CB Kendall Fuller

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In the NFL, versatility is key. Every team needs pieces who can fill in multiple spots throughout an injury-ridden NFL season. The Saints have guys like Taysom Hill on offense and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson on defense who fit this billing.

With 17 players from the 2019-2020 Saints roster hitting the market as unrestricted free agents, finding more players with this type of versatility helps tremendously.

This is where a guy like Kendall Fuller could come in handy...
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Saints 2019 year in review: Janoris Jenkins

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The New Orleans Saints came into the the 2019 season with arguably the deepest and most talented secondary in franchise history. It was a a standard that they lived up through the midway portion of the season. Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple would contain some of the best receivers in the NFL one-on-one, giving their physical defense a big advantage over opponents. Apple began to struggle with penalties and blown coverages down the stretch of the year...
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Fleur-de-Links, February 17: New England named a future home for Taysom Hill, Drew Brees worries fans, and Saints should watch Cardale Jones

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NFL columnist Mike Freeman believes that the New England Patriots will try to sign Taysom Hill, even if Tom Brady returns.

DC Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones would be a good fit for New Orleans Saints in a post-Drew Brees era.

Drew Brees posted an Instagram picture of himself and his wife with a gorilla in the background, but the picture was from 2019.

Charley Casserly of NFL.com says that Colorado’s Laviska Shenault would be a good compliment to Michael...
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How much will free agency reshape Saints' defense?

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METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints’ defense doesn’t need an overhaul.

It ranked 11th in the NFL in yards allowed in 2019 -- its best finish in six years. And it had three players named to either the Pro Bowl or first-team All-Pro teams in end Cameron Jordan, linebacker Demario Davis and cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

But depending on how much the Saints choose to pony up in free agency, this unit could look significantly different in 2020.

Five of the nine...
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Saints 2019 Season in Review: Craig Robertson

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The Saints signed Craig Robertson to a 3 year $5 million contract in 2016. He received a 2 year extension in 2019. This freed up some cap space and makes him expendable in 2020. If cut he would only carry $650,000 in dead cap and free up $1,750,000.

Robertson was a valuable signing in 2016, proving his worth in it as well as the 2017 season. 2018 saw a sharp reduction in production. In 2016 he played in 15 games all as the starter, one missed due to injury and...
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5 points of focus as the Saints shape their 2020 roster, depending on 1 big question

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Every single area of the New Orleans Saints' roster will be under scrutiny heading into the 2020 season, but since we are not paid as much as the front office folks, let's just narrow it down to the top five.

So, let’s dive right in with the one question that is likely to shape the entire Saints’ off-season.

Is it going to be Drew Brees? Teddy Bridgewater? Taysom Hill?

Someone else?

The thing about it is the Saints truly do not know the answer to this question...
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Saints 2019 Year in Review: Erik McCoy

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Erik McCoy was the player the New Orleans Saints didn't know they needed until they suddenly needed him. On March 16, 2019 the Saints surprisingly lost their Pro Bowl center, Max Unger to retirement. This announcement placed center as an immediate position of need going into the 2019 season. The Saints immediately signed free agent center/guard Nick Easton from Minnesota the very next day, for four years/$24 million. The Saints wisely didn't look at that signing as...
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Could any Saints free agents be franchise tagged?

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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If you were paying attention, February 25th represents the first day NFL teams could franchise tag their pending free agents.

What is a franchise tag? It’s a one-year contract that a team can use on a pending free agent, with the amount set by the collective bargaining agreement, or an amount equal to 110% of the previous year’s salary for the player, whichever is greater. OvertheCap has estimated the franchise tag amounts for the NFL in 2020 by position:

Part of...
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Why the Saints should sign TE Hunter Henry

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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There was a period last year when Jared Cook was out due to injury, that the New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Taysom Hill was the second tight end behind Josh Hill on the roster, with no other tight end available.

The aforementioned Cook is only under contract turning 33 years old later this season, and he’s only under contract for one more year in New Orleans. It’s time the Saints address the position with something that provides a bit more long-term...
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Fleur-de-Links: February 14: Free agents that New Orleans should sign, and speculation on Saints quarterbacks

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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The Bengals offer many free agents that could be an upgrade for the Saints, including wide receiver A.J. Green and tight end Tyler Eifert.

Analysis on if Taysom Hill can be the Saints’ new franchise quarterback.

NFL Spin Zone recommends that the Saints avoid wide receiver Amari Cooper, tight end Greg Olsen, and linebacker Shaquil Barrett.

Saints Wire provides a list of 31 free agents that the Saints could pursue in the offseason. Highlights include tight end...
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Hearing regarding emails between Saints, Archdiocese will be open to media

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The Saints joined the Archdiocese of New Orleans in asking Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Ellen Hazeur to bar the media from a hearing next week regarding whether emails between the team and the Archdiocese about sexual abuse committed by clergy should remain under seal, but their bid was unsuccessful.

Ramon Antonio Vargas of NOLA.com reports that Judge Hazeur ruled on Thursday that the hearing, which is scheduled for Feburary 20, will be open to media...
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Hearing on Saints' emails with church to be open

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News outlets and the public will be able to attend a hearing next week on the confidentiality of emails between Roman Catholic officials and the NFL's New Orleans Saints concerning clergy sex-abuse scandals.

A state judge in New Orleans ruled Thursday that the Feb. 20 hearing will be open, although she cautioned attorneys that they must not disclose the contents of the emails at that hearing.

As The Associated Press reported last month, victims' lawyers allege that...
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Saints mock offseason: Conservative edition

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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Forget “mock drafts.” How about a full-on mock offseason? Roster releases, free agent acquisitions, trades, and the NFL draft - the whole nine yards. This will be the first of multiple mock offseasons, and since it’s the first, let’s keep this one simple...

The New Orleans Saints are set to begin the 2020 offseason with only $9 million in cap space.

The Saints first re-sign Drew Brees to a two-year deal that is essentially a one-year deal with a void year in 2021...
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Hearing over Saints emails involving Archdiocese to be open to media, judge rules

  • News source: BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | Staff writer
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A judge on Thursday granted a request from New Orleans media organizations to be allowed in the courtroom next week for a hearing about the Saints involvement with the Archdiocese of New Orleans during the church's sexual abuse crisis.

The Feb. 20 hearing is about whether emails between the archdiocese and executives of the NFL team should remain under seal. The communications turned up in a lawsuit about clergy abuse.

Judge Ellen Hazeur granted the media's request...
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