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Saban: Mark Ingram just as competitive on golf course

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Duane Rankin, Montgomery Advertiser

Nick Saban had somewhere to be, but golf partner Mark Ingram wasn’t having it.

Saban was recounting when he and Ingram finished second to Georgia Tech pair Paul Johnson and Jon Berry in the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge at Reynolds Lake Oconee Resort outside Atlanta.

“We were in the playoff with Georgia Tech to win on about the fifth extra hole,” Saban said. “I said, ‘Mark, this is my last hole. I have to go speak.’ There are whole load of people at the plane and they’re all calling every five minutes saying, ‘We’ve got a 1,000 people you got to speak to tonight. We’re going to be late.’”

Full Article -- Montgomery Advertiser

New Orleans Saints 2018 NFL Draft: Why Taysom Hill Is the Winner

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By Dean Mullen

Make no mistake, Taysom Hill has to feel pretty good going into the 2018 season. He will undoubtedly have to beat out Tom Savage to win the backup job. Also, with the acquisition of J.T. Barrett, it’s likely to be a battle for that backup position. Nevertheless, Hill has the coaches’ eyes and some experience being with the team for a solid year.

The fact that the Saints didn’t select a quarterback, has to instill some confidence in Hill. Surely, Who Dat Nation was salivating in round one, when the Saints traded up to move to the 14th overall pick. The thought was that the Saints were going to pick a quarterback. That’s the usual scenario when a team moves up and gives up a couple of draft picks.

Full Article -- LWOS

Saints draft: Boom or bust? Only time will tell!!

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TRACEY JAGNEAUX

NEW ORLEANS -- No question that after last year’s bountiful draft for the New Orleans Saints, the 2018 version of let’s take a chance would be scrutinized in a way that no other draft would be.

No matter who the Saints chose this year, the comparison to 2017 would be made, even though none of the players selected starting last Thursday had even taken a snap in the NFL.

So, how did the Saints do in this year’s installment? That all depends on who you ask. The range of grades looks like the report card of a seventh grader going through the change to adulthood: it is all over the map.
ESPN gave the Saints a C+, putting New Orleans just above average.

Bleacher Report, without providing any explanation with its rankings, gave the Saints a D, the lowest in the league along with Oakland and Seattle.
Yahoo and USA Today agreed with Bleacher Report and also rated the New Orleans draft as being D worthy. However, both NFL.com and CBS Sports had the Saints with a grade of B.

The biggest move of the draft for New Orleans came very early. The Saints made a bold move in the first round Thursday, trading next year’s first-rounder to move up and take Texas-San Antonio defensive end Marcus Davenport, a player who filled a need for a pressure player at the right defensive end spot the Saints have been trying to fill long-term for years.

Full Article -- Ville Platte Gazette

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Top 5 Running Backs in the NFC South

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An unbelievable boatload of talent flooded into the NFL with the 2017 NFL Draft. The New Orleans Saints alone acquired CB Marshon Lattimore, OT Ryan Ramczyk, RB Alvin Kamara, and the since-departed S Marcus Williams, DE Trey Hendrickson, and LB Alex Anzalone. Recent additions like DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, S Marcus Maye, S Justin Evans, G Forrest Lamp, and DE Taco Charlton were also products of the 2017 draft.

Kamara, a relative unknown from Tennessee, was the fifth running back selected when the Saints picked him in the third round. He’d take the league by storm, accounting for 1,901 yards...
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Saints DE Payton Turner medically cleared for training camp

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Last year’s Saints top draft choice hopes his second season is more productive than his first. Payton Turner will at least start out training camp with a clean bill of health.

The 2021 first rounder announced on social media he is cleared for traiing camp which opens July 26 in Metairie.


Turner played only 143 defensive snaps plus 21 more on special teams last season in five games. The defensive end finished 2021 with 12 tackles and one sack.

The University of Houston product was placed on injured reserve in early November with a shoulder injury that required surgery.
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Cam Jordan: Being able to win with different QBs has boosted our confidence

  • News source: Josh Alper
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The Saints have gone through a good deal of change in the last couple of years, but neither Drew Brees’ retirement nor Sean Payton’s departure has left defensive end Cam Jordan feeling unsure about the team’s prospects for the 2022 season.

During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Jordan said that there is already “established trust” with new head coach Dennis Allen because of the time he spent as the team’s defensive coordinator. He also said that winning games while Brees was injured in his last two seasons with the team and going 9-8 with four different quarterbacks last season have...
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Payton Turner announces he has been medically cleared

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After a lost rookie season, Payton Turner announced on Twitter that he is finally medically cleared to play and will be ready for training camp. The Saints will essentially get three first-round picks in 2022 with a healthy Payton Turner and Chris Olave and Trevor Penning. A healthy Payton Turner will have high expectations for a break through season in 2022.

Payton Turner was the 28th overall pick for the New Orleans Saints just a year ago and we haven't been able to see a lot of him since. Turner has all of the traits to be a dominant edge rusher at this level, 6’6” and 270 pounds is...
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Gear up for summer with the best Saints gear from FOCO

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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I know it seems like it’s been summer for the past two months considering recent heat, but summer is only recently “officially” here, which means we’re one step closer to the start of 2022 NFL season. Show off your love for the New Orleans Saints with officially licensed Saints gear from our friends at FOCO.

FOCO has tons of great products for the summer, but here are some of our favorites:

New Orleans Saints 3 Stripe Big Logo Swimming Trunks

Need a break from the heat of gameday competition? Cool off by going for a dip in these New Orleans Saints 3 Stripe Big Logo Traditional Swimming...
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Top 5 Quarterbacks in the NFC South

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The NFC South division has underwent a massive change on the offensive side over the last two years. As recently as 2019, the division boasted two league MVPs at quarterback in Matt Ryan of Atlanta and Carolina's Cam Newton, a top overall draft choice in Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston, and a Super Bowl MVP and first-ballot Hall of Famer in Drew Brees of New Orleans.

Winston left the Buccaneers in 2020, ironically signing with the Saints to back up Brees. He was replaced by none other than Tom Brady, a five-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time league MVP.

Times have changed. Brees retired after...
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Fleur-de-Links, June 30: Payton Turner announces he is “cleared”

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Saints defensive end Payton Turner, who was the 2021 first round pick for the Saints, has announced via Twitter that he is “cleared.” (Tweet below)

Saints fans and reporters seem to have high hopes for Payton Turner as he returns to play in 2022.

A look at the New Orleans Saints/Nike 11-ON event, which took place at the Saints indoor facility on Tuesday, June 22nd.

Josh Edwards of CBS Sports predicted that Kenny Pickett will have his first career start in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 10 home game against the Saints.

A Tweet from Robert Griffin III claimed that, with the return of...
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Payton Turner is cleared for training camp

  • News source: Charean Williams
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The Saints didn’t get much out of their 2021 first-round choice as a rookie as Payton Turner played only 143 defensive snaps and 21 on special teams. The defensive end played only five games and totaled 12 tackles and one sack.

His final game of his rookie season came Nov. 7 against the Falcons as he finished the year on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that required surgery.

Turner, the 28th overall choice, announced on social media he is cleared for traiing camp.

“It’s been a long road to recovery,” Turner wrote. “I had a pretty major shoulder surgery last November and didn’t...
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Saints DE Payton Turner anounces he has taken an important step to getting back on the field

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Payton Turner is excited to officially put his injury-marred rookie campaign behind him.

After appearing in just five games last year and rehabilitating off to the side during the team's off-season practices, Turner announced Wednesday that he's been medically cleared to return to action.

"It's been a long road to recovery," Turner tweeted. "I had a pretty major shoulder surgery last November and didn't quite have the rookie year I wanted, but shoutout to everybody that's stayed down with me and helped me get to this point, blessed to say I've been...
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Payton Turner says he's medically cleared for Saints training camp

  • News source: John Sigler
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This is big: Payton Turner announced Wednesday that he’s been medically cleared to participate in New Orleans Saints training camp, formally adding the team’s 2021 first round pick to the mix of players we’ll be rooting for later this summer. Saints rookies will report for work on July 19, with veteran players following them on July 26. Turner was one of several players recovering from surgery and receiving treatment at the team facility during minicamp practices in June.

Turner, 24, dealt with a lot of frustration as a rookie with a training camp elbow injury sidelining him to start the...
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Payton Turner Says He's Been Medically Cleared

  • News source: John Hendrix
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We don't have to guess any further when it comes to Payton Turner and his availability for the Saints going into training camp.

On Wednesday afternoon, Turner revealed via his personal Twitter account that's been cleared and good to go:

Turner, who the team drafted 28th Overall in 2021, showed major glimpses of what he could bring to the table in Week 2's meeting against the Panthers last season, but the potential definitely started in training camp. He'd only appear in just five games for the Saints last season, missing the opener and playing in Weeks 2-5 before being absent for two...
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Browns' Kareem Hunt suggested as another Saints RB trade target

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It’s no secret that the New Orleans Saints could use more help at running back. Between the suspension looming for Alvin Kamara and the lackluster showing from last year’s backups, the position has become a popular topic for offseason chatter — especially with trade speculation on everyone’s minds ahead of training camp.

We’ve already heard the argument for a potential Saints trade for the Las Vegas Raiders’ Kenyan Drake. Here’s an alternative from Pro Football Focus’ Doug Kyed, who suggested New Orleans make a move for Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt:

Hunt, 26, has made a name...
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Saints Training Camp: 25 Questions We Have

  • News source: John Hendrix
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We're almost out of June, and training camp is quickly approaching across the NFL. There's tons of questions we have when it comes to New Orleans going into the buildup that leads to the start of the regular season. Similar to last year, here's 25 questions we have that range from easy to complex when talking about the Saints and their outlook, in no particular order.

As a reminder, rookies will report on July 19, and the veterans will be out there the following week. Expect a training camp schedule announcement by no later than mid-July.
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The Saints Should Consider TE Eric Ebron

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Free-agent tight end Eric Ebron is being recruited by the New Orleans Saints' lead recruiter DE Cam Jordan. The Saints' tight end room is questionable. It's led by Adam Trautman, who hopes to blossom in year three. They also added Taysom Hill back to the room, where he will take on a bigger part of the Y position. The depth of the room comes from veterans Nick Vannett and Juwan Johnson. The Saints have brought in numerous tight end’s for tryouts and have already signed as well as waived a couple too. J.P. Holtz, Brandon Dillon, and Lucas Krull are also names currently on the roster.

The...
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Saints fans like the new helmet, but still respect the old

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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We recently asked our readers for their thoughts about the new black helmets for the New Orleans Saints. While people are naturally adverse to any change, it turns out, most of you actually like the new alternate helmet for the team.

Here are some of the best comments/thoughts shared by our readers:

The most common criticism of the new helmets had to do with the lack of stripes:

That’s not to say everyone likes the new helmet. The original gold helmet still received a lot of love:

For a team that went so long without any major changes to their helmets or uniforms, the introduction of...
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2 NFL Analysts Differ on Michael Thomas' Projected 2022 Production

  • News source: Kyle T. Mosley
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Two NFL analysts have differing viewpoints on Michael Thomas for 2022. One is a former player turned analyst, and the other is a fantasy football specialist. So, "laissez les bon temps rouler" on Robert Griffin III's and Michael Fabiano's analysis of All-Pro Michael Thomas.

Of course, missing a whole season was not in the plans for Michael Thomas or the Saints organization. New Orleans was void of the All-Pro wide receiver's production. General manager Mickey Loomis had to address the position this offseason when the team's running back led in receptions (Kamara-47, Callaway-46) while...
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