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

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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 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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Saints add edge-rushing linebacker Kendall Donnerson

  • News source: John Sigler
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Here’s some news for New Orleans Saints fans calling for help at linebacker. The team has signed free agent Kendall Donnerson, as first reported by Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football and confirmed by the Times-Picayune | Advocate’s Luke Johnson and the Athletic’s Katherine Terrell. The first thing to know about Donnerson’s skills set is his flexibility; he could end up playing more often at defensive end for the Saints given his history as a hand-in-the-dirt edge rusher at 6-foot-3 and 249 pounds, though some of his past teams have listed him at linebacker.

Donnerson is a fourth-year...
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Report: Michael Thomas is expected to start season on PUP, return Week 7

  • News source: Charean Williams
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The Saints should be livid and likely are that star receiver Michael Thomas waited so long to have ankle surgery. Now, they are bracing to be without Thomas for about half the season.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Thomas is expected to start the season on the physically unable to perform list, which will keep him out at least six weeks, and return by Week 7 against the Seahawks.

The surgery, which Thomas underwent in June, calls for a four-month recovery. It’s the same ankle Thomas injured in Week 1 last season, and he ended up playing only seven games.

Thomas signed a five-year...
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Saints 2021 Preview, Part 8: The big picture

  • News source: Les East
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The New Orleans Saints are beginning their most significant transition in 15 years.

Drew Brees has retired and a dozen other key players from last year’s team are gone for a variety of reasons.

As the start of the 2021 training camp looms, the four-time defending NFC South champion Saints are still one of the more talented teams in the NFL. Sean Payton is still one of the longest-tenured and most-successful coaches in the league.

But things are changing as New Orleans ventures into the post-Brees era.

Crescent City Sports takes a comprehensive look at this transition in this...
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Aaron Rodgers planning to report to Packers, on track to play Saints Week 1

  • News source: John Sigler
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Nothing is official until he’s on the practice field in training camp, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Aaron Rodgers is planning to play for the Green Bay Packers this season. That puts him on a collision course with his Week 1 opponent — the New Orleans Saints.

This news arrives after a tumultuous summer of friction between Green Bay and the reigning league MVP, with speculation of a high-profile divorce swirling around the NFL. LeVar Burton must have done a better job auditioning for his “Jeopardy” hosting opportunity (as did Saints superfan Robin Roberts) than Rodgers...
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Saints Countdown to NFL Kickoff 2021: #49 Zach Wood

  • News source: Brendan Boylan
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The New Orleans Saints are 49 days away from their Week 1 clash with the Pack. Here is a look at one of New Orleans Saints' greatest players to wear #49: LS Zach Wood.

Zach Wood, 28, enters his fifth NFL season in 2021, all with the New Orleans Saints. A DT in High School, Wood posted 115 tackles and 5 sacks as a Senior earning All-State honorable mention. He would go on to play college football in his home state of Texas at SMU. In his Redshirt Sophomore and Junior seasons, Wood started every game at DE for SMU and was named team captain as a senior. Wood finished his SMU career with 137...
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Saints announce Caesar's Superdome partnership, share new renderings

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There it is: after receiving state legislature approval last week, the New Orleans Saints have announced their new 20-year naming-rights contract with Caesar’s Entertainment to rename their home venue as the Caesar’s Superdome. The Times-Picayune | Advocate’s Amie Just reports the contract with the Nevada-based casino operator is valued at $138 million, which the team has pledged will be put towards improvements and renovations.

It’s a big change for the Superdome, which was previously named the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, dating back to 2011. But the German automaker’s sponsorship of...
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Iconic New Orleans stadium rebranded as Caesars Superdome

  • News source: Justin Macione
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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints and Caesars Entertainment announced today the formation of a 20-year, exclusive naming-rights partnership that rebrands New Orleans’ iconic downtown stadium as the Caesars Superdome.

Caesars Superdome will host all Saints home football games, and Super Bowl LIX to be played in February 2025. The building will also host the 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the annual Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff contests, a variety of concerts and hundreds of other annual events including Essence Festival, the Bayou Classic football game between Grambling State...
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Stefon Diggs snubbed by Madden as top receiver in NFL

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Last year, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs made an immediate impact with his new team, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards. That wasn’t enough, however, to vault him to the top of the Madden ratings for the new version of the game.

Diggs actually lands at No. 4 in the initial ratings, with a 97 overall. Landing at No. 1 is Packers receiver Davante Adams, with a 99. Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins is No. 2 with a 98. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill is No. 3, also with a 98.

Titans receiver Julio Jones has a 95 and is fifth. Saints receiver Michael Thomas comes in at No. 6...
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Report: Saints to Try Out WR Chris Hogan

  • News source: Bob Rose
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After Friday's news that All-Pro WR Michael Thomas will miss a significant portion to start the 2021 season after ankle surgery, the New Orleans Saints were expected to look at free-agent options at wide receiver.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports on Monday that the Saints will work out a handful of free agents at the position. The most notable of those names is former New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan.

Hogan, who turns 34 in October, has 216 receptions for 2,795 yards and 18 touchdowns through a nine-year NFL career. He last played for the New York Jets in 2020, appearing in...
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It's official! Caesars Superdome is new name for iconic New Orleans stadium

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NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints have a new home: the Caesars Superdome.

The NFL team announced that it had reached a 20-year exclusive naming rights deal with Caesars Entertainment, Inc., to rename New Orleans' iconic Superdome.

Last week, the Louisiana legislature's Joint Budget committed unanimously approved the deal. Although the Saints did not share the final details of the contract, it is estimated to be worth $138 million according to information provided by the committee.

The money will go to the Saints organization, but lawmakers were told that the team intends to invest...
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Chad Ochocinco says he’d play for Saints for ‘a company car and a place to stay’

  • News source: John Sigler
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There haven’t been many self-promoters in the NFL like Chad Johnson. The man called “Ochocinco” also happens to be a big fan of Michael Thomas, so news of the All-Pro wide receiver’s offseason ankle surgery has Johnson looking at the New Orleans Saints a little differently.

Of course the 43-year old isn’t seriously looking to come out of retirement; he’s busy enjoying the best breakfasts Miami can offer when he isn’t joining celebrity boxing matches. But it doesn’t speak well of the Saints receiving corps as it stands that Johnson could joke about this and get anything but laughs in...
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Saints: Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Tweets for a Tryout; Chris Hogan and Vet WRs Workout Monday

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Mike Garafalo reported that the Saints are hosting a group of veteran wide receivers in New Orleans for workouts. Former NFL wideout Chris Hogan is one of the candidates hoping to latch-on with the New Orleans. At the moment, Hogan is playing lacrosse for the Cannons Lacrosse Club in the PLL.

The most intriguing tweet of the morning came for Chad Johnson. The former All-Pro wide receiver wrote, "@sainTS, Here me out, even years removed I’m STILL in better shape than 90% of these earthlings & can play until my guy @Cantguardmike [Michael Thomas] comes back, don’t need money/contract...
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Former NFL WR-turned-lacrosse pro Chris Hogan among Saints free agent tryouts

  • News source: John Sigler
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The New Orleans Saints are leaving no stone unturned in their search for help at wide receiver following Michael Thomas’ prolonged absence in recovering from ankle surgery. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports that the Saints are hosting a group of free agents for a workout on Monday, notably including former New England Patriots receiver Chris Hogan.

Hogan has been making a career turn with the Premier Lacrosse League, but obviously he’s still interested in a return to the NFL. The 33-year old has spent nine years playing pro football, including stops with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina...
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Top priorities for the Saints after not extending Marcus Williams

  • News source: Anthony Mocklin
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The NFL’s July 15 deadline for extending franchise-tagged players has come and gone, but the New Orleans Saints were unable to strike a deal with standout safety Marcus Williams.

Williams signed his $10.612 million franchise tag in March, which he will play on for the upcoming season. New Orleans must now wait until the 2021 season has concluded to reopen contract negotiations.

This is the first time in the Sean Payton era that the Saints have failed to sign a franchise-tagged player prior to the deadline.

Williams has recorded 13 interceptions, 30 pass deflections and 246 total tackles...
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