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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

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The New Orleans Saints announced the following roster moves on Saturday, October 1 ahead of Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings:

The Saints have downgraded QB Jameis Winston from doubtful to out.

In addition, the Saints have signed QB Jake Luton to the active roster from the practice squad and waived FB Adam Prentice.

Standard elevation from Practice Squad

88 TE J.P. Holtz

28 RB Latavius Murray


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Bush Details Payton’s Answer When Agent Told Saints Not to Draft Him

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By Wilton Jackson | SI

Reggie Bush spent 11 seasons with five different teams in his NFL career. However, the first five years of his pro football career started as an electrifying asset to the Saints’ franchise in 2006, a team that was invigorated and emotional a year after the devastation and catastrophic damage of Hurricane Katrina.

However, before the Saints drafted Bush at No. 2 in the 2006 NFL draft following an exciting college football career at USC, he spent the months leading up to the draft thinking that he was going to be selected as the first pick to the Texans. But on April 28, 2006, the night before the draft, the Texans changed their plans and then Saints coach Sean Payton wanted Bush in New Orleans.

“My agent had been talking to Houston’s GM Charley Casserly at the time… the entire process,” Bush said recently on the I AM ATHLETE podcast. “You know when you go to the [NFL] Combine… I didn’t even interview with the other 31 teams because they was like he was not going to be here. I only spoke to Houston. That’s it. … I am thinking… I am going to Houston, looking for property down there already.”



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Winston doubtful, Dalton ready for Saints against Vikings

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(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

By KEN MAGUIRE/AP


LONDON (AP) — Saints backup quarterback Andy Dalton is preparing to square off with Kirk Cousins again in London.

Dalton is expected to start after Jameis Winston was listed as doubtful for New Orleans’ game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Dalton took first-team snaps again Friday with Winston missing a third consecutive practice because of a back injury.

“I’ll be ready if my number is called,” Dalton said. “I’ve been in this situation before where you’re the backup and have to step in and play.”

The team’s injury report listed Winston (back/ankle) as doubtful to play in the NFL’s first international game of the season, while wide receiver Michael Thomas (foot), offensive guard Andrus Peat (concussion) and safety Marcus Maye (rib) were all ruled out.

Saints first-year coach Dennis Allen said they’ll “take it to the last minute, but I think it’s doubtful” that Winston plays. ...

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Studs and Duds from Saints' overseas loss Vikings

  • News source: Dylan Sanders
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The New Orleans Saints let another very winnable game slip through their hands in their Week 4 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Saints fall to 1-3 with plenty of pieces of the team falling short of expectation. Most of the shortcoming come back to coaching, but here are all of the most impactful performances of the week, both good and bad:
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Saints better but still not good enough

  • News source: Les East
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The New Orleans Saints were better Sunday.

But they still weren’t good enough.

They lost to the Minnesota Vikings 28-25 in London for their third straight loss to fall to 1-3.

They continued their habit of starting slowly, but started getting better a little earlier than had after other slow starts.

They had a chance to win or at least get into overtime.

But they didn’t.

They had too many self-inflicted wounds (again), were hampered by the absence of four injured starters on offense and had a bit of bad luck, which tends to happen to teams that don’t play consistently well.

Andy...
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Why the Saints' loss to to the Vikings was especially heartbreaking for bettors

  • News source: BY SPENCER URQUHART | Staff writer
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It appeared that going to London may have been the recipe that the New Orleans Saints needed, as they were set to at least send things to overtime against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Saints were looking to tie the game in the final seconds, but a painful double-doink miss from Wil Lutz saw them fall short 28-25 to the disdain of the brave ones who bet them to win outright as underdogs as well as several who had bet the Vikings against the spread.

The closing Caesars Sportsbook line ended at four points in favor of the Vikings after the news of Alvin Kamara’s absence for the Saints, so the...
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'Just a blessing': RB Latavius Murray leads Saints day after joining active roster

  • News source: BY TERRIN WAACK | Staff writer
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Less than 24 hours after the New Orleans Saints elevated Latavius Murray from the practice squad to their active roster, the running back led the team on the ground in its Week 4 game.

Murray rushed for 57 yards on 11 carries and scored a touchdown in the Saints’ 28-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He made it into the end zone on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. Murray also caught his only target in the passing game for 8 yards.

“Just two weeks ago, (I was) sitting at home, uncertain about my NFL year career,” Murray said. “And so...
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Points Inside the Saints' Double-Doink Loss to the Vikings

  • News source: Kyle T. Mosley
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Wil Lutz's "double-doink" field goal may have fallen inches away from a tie, but it's how the Saints rebounded without multiple stars that should be the focus.

Without Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas, and Alvin Kamara, the Saints gave fans another heart-palpitating moment of 2022.

The NFC Rookie of the Month in September was fantastic once again. I can see Olave evolving into an All-Pro wide receiver for New Orleans. He was quiet most of the game but became clutch with a 32-yard reception when Andy Dalton needed him. The catch positioned the team for a field goal attempt.

Olave was...
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Lamar Jackson among players with fashionable attire ahead of Week 4

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Lewis Cine has “significant fractured ankle,” will stay in London

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Vikings rookie safety Lewis Cine suffered a serious injury in the first half of Sunday’s game in London. It was sufficiently serious to keep Cine in London, at least for now.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said after the game on KFAN radio that Cine suffered a “significant fractured ankle.” O’Connell also said that a Vikings official will remain in London while Cine has a medical procedure.

It has to be a scary time for Cine and his family, having such a bad injury so far from home, to the point at which he needs to be hospitalized and...
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Instant analysis from the Saints' 28-25 loss to the Vikings

  • News source: John Sigler
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There’s not much working well for the New Orleans Saints. They’re 1-3 after losing to the Minnesota Vikings, and they rank among league leaders in penalties. Their offense and special teams units are two of the least effective squads around the league. The defense can’t do everything on its own. It’s a really frustrating spot to be in after just four weeks, but it’s the hole they’ve dug for themselves. Let’s ask and answer three key questions: what went right, what went wrong, and what’s the bottom line?
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Saints cannot overcome bad calls, come up a foot short in loss to Vikings

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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There are 22 starters in any football game on offense and defense. When you are missing five of those players, it is an ominous sign and much to overcome.

When you lose the turnover battle, it is an ominous sign and much to overcome. When you have over 100 yards in penalties, it is much to overcome.

When you get two pathetic, blown calls against your team which gives the opponent a touchdown and clearly impacts the outcome of the game, you are not going to overcome it.

Still, the New Orleans Saints came within an inch, literally a foot, of having a chance to beat the Vikings in London...
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Three things we learned from the Saints' 28-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings

  • News source: BY JEFF DUNCAN | SPORTS COLUMNIST
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LONDON -- The Saints lost another heartbreaker to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday when Wil Lutz's potential game-tying 61-yard field goal attempt bounced off the left upright and crossbar.

Three things we learned from the game:

The former LSU star torched the Saints for 10 catches and 147 yards, all season-high totals. His 39-yard reception in the final 2 minutes set up Greg Joseph's game-winning 47-yard field goal. Jefferson did most of his damage against Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who has been lights out for most of the season.

Wil Lutz showed his mettle

After a tough day...
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Saints Look Better, But Fall Short to Vikings in London

  • News source: John Hendrix
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LONDON -- The Saints had a better showing on Sunday against the Vikings, but their bid to get back to .500 just came up just short. They fall to 1-3 after losing 28-25 to the Vikings.

The Vikings started with the football, as the Saints won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. They put the first points up on the board in the game after going 75 yards in 13 plays. New Orleans had Minnesota's offense pinned in a good position after an offensive pass interference call on Justin Jefferson backed them up to a 3rd-and-Goal from the 15-yard-line, but missed tackles on the...
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Fumbles, penalties doom Saints in 28-25 loss to Vikings

  • News source: New Orleans Saints - WWL TV
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LONDON, UK — Greg Joseph kicked a 47-yard field goal with 24 seconds left and the Minnesota Vikings hung on for a 28-25 win over New Orleans on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when the Saints' Wil Lutz’s 61-yard tying attempt hit the left upright and then the crossbar as time expired.

Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson beat Marshon Lattimore on a 39-yard reception to set up Joseph's go-ahead kick — after the kicker had missed an extra point earlier in the quarter.

The missed kick left the Vikings with a 25-22 lead.

The Saints then had an eight-play drive and Lutz made a 60-yard...
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"Double Doink" in final seconds leads to heartbreak loss for Saints, 28-25

  • News source: New Orleans Saints - WWL TV
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NEW ORLEANS — Despite an effective performance by backup quarterback Andy Dalton, the Saints fell in heartbreaking fashion in London to the Minnesota Vikings, 28-25.

Vikings kicker Greg Joseph hit a 47-yard field goal with 24 seconds left to give the Vikings a 28-25 lead. The Saints still had a chance to tie the game late, but kicker Wil Lutz missed the potential game-tying kick as he rung the ball off the left upright and crossbar.

The offensive woes that have plagued the team early this season weren't as evident, but the Saints still struggled to garner a rhythm in the first half...
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NFL Week 4 takeaways: Saints lose double-doink 61-yard FG miss, Tua injured in Dolphins loss

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'DOUBLE DOINK? CHEERIO' -- Donovan Mitchell, Julian Edelman and more react to thrilling Vikings-Saints finish

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New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings game recap: Everything we know

  • News source: John Sigler
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Things haven’t gone according to plan. The New Orleans Saints have fallen to 1-3 after losing Week 4’s game to the Minnesota Vikings, continually raising the stakes for a team dealing with injuries and sloppy, mistake-prone football. Let’s break it down one thing at a time.
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