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    Saints win, but they haven't proven anyone right so far

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune One thing is clear after two weeks of the 2018 NFL season: The New Orleans Saints are not proving them right so far. The trendy Super Bowl picks of many preseason prognosticators are a less-than-impressive 1-1 and looking decidedly less like last...
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    Teddy Bridgewater gives Saints options at quarterback, all of them good

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune When Sean Payton took the head coaching job with the New Orleans Saints back in 2006, one of the first things he did was address the quarterback position. Having played quarterback at Eastern Illinois and coached it with the Eagles, Cowboys and...
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    Defense dominates: 8 takeaways from the Saints-Chargers preseason game

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 1. Defensive reserves dominate The Saints second- and third-team defense dominated counterparts once the starters exited the game. Neither of the Chargers’ backup quarterbacks, Geno Smith nor Cardale Jones, was able to muster much offense against...
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    Forget the 4 turnovers, Taysom Hill is still the heir apparent to Drew Brees

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune COSTA MESA, Calif. - Let's get this out of the way right off the bat. Four turnovers is bad. The two fumbles and two interceptions Taysom Hill committed against the Arizona Cardinals last week left an indelible mark on the psyche of Saints fans...
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    What happened at the first Saints-Chargers joint practice

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers competed intensely for two-and-a-half hours on Wednesday, but unlike other joint workouts, the teams never crossed the...
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    New Orleans Saints 2018 53-man roster projections: Young cornerbacks making moves

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune We’re less than two weeks away from final roster cuts (Sept. 1) and the race to win jobs has entered the stretch drive. Truth be told, only a handful of jobs are left to be won. And the next two weeks of practice and exhibition action will go a...
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    5 Saints who hurt their cause in the 20-15 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Cameron Meredith The free agent receiver has had a quiet camp so far and didn’t help his cause by turning what should have been a third-down conversion reception into a tip-drill interception when he let Taysom Hill’s short pass slip through his...
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    5 Saints who helped their cause in the 20-15 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Trey Hendrickson With Cameron Jordan, Alex Okafor and Marcus Davenport sidelined, the second-year end earned the start and continued is strong preseason performance. He had a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and two pressures in 25 productive...
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    Young cornerbacks making a move: What happened at Saints training camp Day 18

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Two under-the-radar cornerbacks appear to be climbing the Saints depth chart. Rookie Natrell Jamerson and second-year man, Arthur Maulet, could be simply the beneficiaries of injury and the recent release of De'Vante Harris, but both were working...
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    5 Saints players who hurt their cause in preseason opener

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Five players who hurt their cause in the New Orleans Saints’ 24-20 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at TIAA Bank Field. Al-Quadin Muhammad The second-year edge rusher earned the start at right defensive end but didn’t...
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    5 players who helped their cause in preseason opener

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Five players who helped their cause in the New Orleans Saints’ 24-20 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at TIAA Bank Field: Jayrone Elliott The veteran outside linebacker had himself a game with four tackles, 2.5 sacks and...
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    Dunc & Holder Podcast Ep. 2: Breaking down the highs & lows of Saints training camp

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Larry Holder and I break down the New Orleans Saints training camp on the second episode of the Dunc & Holder Podcast on Thursday. In Segments 1 and 2, we discuss what we like and dislike about the first week of Saints camp, including the...
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    Michael Thomas, Taysom Hill shine: What happened at Saints training camp Day 8

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints offense ruled the day on Thursday. After days of defensive domination, Drew Brees and Co. finally got even during red-zone drills. Brees connected with Michael Thomas for a touchdown on a beautiful fade pattern against...
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    How the Saints spent their offseason vacations

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Terron Armstead, left tackle Family: Twin daughters, Triniti and Tatiana; son, Tristan. We did Disney World for four days and got destroyed by the heat, but it was a great experience. We tried to hit as many parks as we could. It was a grind but...
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    Steve and Michel Gleason are expecting again; baby girl due in October

    By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Steve and Michel Gleason are expecting a second child, a Team Gleason spokesperson confirmed on Monday. The Gleasons posted a picture of a pregnant Michel from their summer vacation in Idaho on Michel's Instagram account on Sunday. The baby girl...
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    Drew Brees' heir apparent is 'in the building,' and his name is Taysom Hill

    By Jeff Duncan The New Orleans Saints' search for the heir apparent to Drew Brees has been an annual exercise for the much of the last half-decade. The club spent two years developing Ryan Griffin in 2013-2014, used the No. 75 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to...

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