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Sideline Steve: 5 Saints to keep an eye on at training camp

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By Steve Geller | WWL 870AM

Horrifying images from the NFC championship were seared into our memory after the Rams got a little help from the refs to beat the Saints to advance to the Super Bowl. But, now is really the time to move on and focus on 2019 since the first practice of training camp is Friday, July 26th.

This year’s Black & Gold squad is expected to be right back where they were a year ago. They finished last season 13-3 and were the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs. A super talented roster remains intact and while everyone wants to talk about Drew Brees being a “40-year-old quarterback”, he has shown no signs of a decline in production and continues to shatter NFL records. You don’t have to worry about #9 heading into camp, but here are 5 guys that do have question marks around them:

Center Erik McCoy

Will the 2nd round draft pick be the Saints starting center week 1? The consistent and reliable Max Unger retired at the end of last season which leaves a massive hole up front. Putting that responsibility on a rookie could be too much to handle, but he’s got a pretty good support system around him with Terron Armstead, Larry Warford, Ryan Ramczyk and Andrus Peat on the o-line. Of course, McCoy won’t just be given the job, he will be competing against Cameron Tom and...

Cam Jordan weighs in on 18-game NFL season proposal, Madden rating, new P.I. replay rules

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Cam Jordan had plenty to say on The Rich Eisen Show on Monday

By John J. Hendrix | Canal Street Chronicles

We’re in the calm before the storm that is NFL Training Camp, and it’s about time for us to get back to football. On Monday’s showing of The Rich Eisen Show, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan spoke about his Madden NFL 20 rating, the league’s 18-game proposal, and the new instant replay rules. The video is below on YouTube, courtesy of of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. ...


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Espys: See Drew Brees's speech, his three kids Meet Zion Williamson in matching Tuxes the 2019 ESPY Awards

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By Alex Orozco and Justin Parham | Lafayette Journal & Courier

Former Purdue and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, attended the 2019 Espy, accompanied by his wife Brittnay and three sons.

After a successful college football career at Purdue, Brees was picked by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

Brees is a Super Bowl champion and a six-time pro bowler.

What Espy Award did Drew Brees win?

Drew Brees won the ESPY for Best Record-Breaking Performance presented by the Hip Hop group "Migos". On Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

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Drew Brees wins ESPY for Best Record-Breaking Performance

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees won the ESPY for Best Record-Breaking Performance on Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
Hip Hop group "Migos" presented Brees with the award.

The ESPY award winners were selected by fans voting on ESPN.com. Brees’ award marks the fifth ESPY of his career as he won three in 2010 and another Best Record-Breaking Performance award in 2012 after breaking Dan Marino's single-season passing record.

“Thank you to the Who Dat Nation, the absolute greatest fans in the universe. Thank you to all my teammates," Brees said. "Those that were apart of this past season which was a special year, but really for the last 18 years. It's been an unbelievable journey and I want you all to know how much apart of this each and every one of you are, including the coaches and mentors who have been with me every step of the way. Thank you.”

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Barstool Sports Sued Over Famous Sad Roger Goodell Image

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By TMZ

Barstool Sports
is being sued over its most iconic image -- Sad Roger -- with the guys who allegedly created the shot of Roger Goodell with a clown nose claiming Barstool has been using it without permission.

The guys behind the suit are Jake Bernier, Kenneth LeMarier and Joseph Bernier ... who claim they created Sad Roger and licensed it to Barstool for a "one-time use in 2015."

The image became the face of Barstool's war against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when he went after Tom Brady for allegedly deflating footballs during the 2014 NFL season.

The image was a hit with Stoolies -- many of whom rocked Sad Roger towels at the Patriots 2017 home opener. Sports Illustrated reported Barstool spent $140,000 to give away 70,000 towels that day.

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Javorius "Buck" Allen gives back to hometown of Miccosukee

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By Lori Buhring | WTXL

MICCOSUKEE, Fl. (WTXL) — New Orleans Saints running back and Miccosukee native, Javorius "Buck" Allen, came back to his hometown for a special event. He hosted Buck Mission Day 2019 which is the first year for the event.

The event featured financial classes for teenagers and adults, arts and crafts, and stem projects, just to name a few.

Allen explained that he thought about holding a football camp but realized that many football players already hold camps, so he decided to do something a little different for his hometown. "For me, I thought of a bigger picture, you know, about parents getting kids to the camp, grandparents and all that. I just came up with a whole day pretty much that helps them fulfill their needs. Get them something that they can't get on a daily basis; free STD testing, free visual, free eye exams, things like that."

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Darren Sproles shares video from workout with Drew Brees

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By John Sigler | Saintswire

It may not be curtains just yet for former New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles. He’s looking for one more season in the NFL after playing for the Philadelphia Eagles the last few years, but it’s an uphill climb for him following several serious recent injuries and his 36th birthday celebration earlier in June.

Sproles posted a video of himself catching passes from Saints quarterback Drew Brees and former Saints backup Chase Daniel (now with the Chicago Bears) to his official Instagram account, which was shared across other social media platforms. He’s one of several players Brees often works out with during the offseason, so this isn’t a new development. It is interesting that Sproles is taking the extra step to publicize his involvement.

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NFL analysts debate the future king of the NFC South

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By John Newby

Drew Brees is the unquestioned king of the NFC South, but who is next in line for the throne?

Given that Brees is 40 years old, the end of his career is clearly in sight. However, when it comes is yet to be determined. The Saints quarterback is still playing near the top of his game despite showing some occasional signs of his age. Still, his age does bring about some questions.

Specifically, who will be taking over as king of the NFC South? Will it be Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Jameis Winston, or even Teddy Bridgewater? New NFL Network analyst DeAngelo Hall sees Winston taking over as the top quarterback, but for Nate Burleson, deciding on the heir apparent isn't a simple matter. ...

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Saints minicamp is here, and Who Dat fans are ready

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The first day of minicamp brought a crowd filled with excitement.

By Jade Cunningham / WWL Eyewitness News

METAIRIE, La. — Fans traveled from across Louisiana and surrounding states to get a front row seat to Tuesday's open practice. Many hoped to get autographs, meet their favorite players and, of course, get a sneak peek at what this year's players look like.

"I'm ready," said Scottie Dickerson. "I don't like basketball, baseball or golf. I like football."

Under the sun and in the heat, fans lined up anxiously waiting to see their favorite team and players take the field.

"Very excited," said Gianna Rodriguez.

"I've had many dreams about this," said Ariana Rodriguez.

It was the first minicamp of the season and people came from all over to be there.

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Cam Jordan calls Drew Brees best QB, would like to see Tom Brady 'without Bill Belichick'

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By Jason Owens | Yahoo Sports

It’s no surprise that when asked, the New Orleans Saints defensive end would choose Drew Brees as the best quarterback in the NFL.

But in doing so in an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Monday, he didn’t limit his case for Brees by simply talking him up.

He took shots at Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes and sent what sounded like unintentional shade at Saints head coach Sean Payton in the process.

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Saints' Cam Jordan, asked if Drew Brees is NFL's best QB: 'Isn't that obvious?'

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By Staff | The Advocate

Is Drew Brees the best quarterback in the NFL?

According to New Orleans Saints teammate and defensive end Cam Jordan, that's not even up for debate.

"Isn't that obvious," Jordan said Monday on Good Morning Football.

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Kamara on Ingram leaving in free agency: ‘that’s my boy, always love forever’

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Garland Gillen, Sports Managing Editor | Fox8live.com

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The Saints backfield will be noticeable different in 2019 with running back Mark Ingram leaving in free agency. After eight years with the Saints, the Heisman Trophy winner signed with Baltimore.

Alvin Kamara forged a close relationship with Ingram in his first two years with the Saints, and was sad to see Ingram go.

“Definitely miss him. I hope he does the same thing, different color, different team. If we play him, I don’t want him to do good. Because I know he’s a gamechanger. That’s my boy, always love forever,” said Alvin Kamara.

I followed that up by asking Kamara if he shed a little tear when he found out Ingram was going to the Ravens.

“Yeah, that’s my guy. He’s a big part of why I had the success that I had, these two years. I can say that without a pause or a stutter. He’s a big reason why I could do the things I’ve done. Thankful for him, and the short amount of time that we had him,” said Kamara.

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