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    Officiating VP: Saints' Davenport should not have been flagged

    By John Sigler | Saintswire Here’s some small vindication for New Orleans Saints fans. The NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, Al Riveron, admitted that referees botched a call against the Saints per NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero. The play in question was a roughing the passer penalty on...
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    Saints rookie RB Boston Scott clears waivers, joins practice squad

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints created a minor uproar among fans on Wednesday by waiving tailback Boston Scott, the team’s fourth rookie draft pick to be waived this summer. Fortunately, Scott cleared waivers per NFL.com’s Herbie Teope: ... View...
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    2 Saints named to PFF's preseason Team of the Week

    By John Sigler | Saintswire A pair of New Orleans Saints offensive linemen were honored in Pro Football Focus’s preseason Team of the Week: starting right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, and reserve interior offensive lineman Will Clapp. New Orleans was the only team to have multiple representatives on...
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    Suggestion: Saints should sign former Bengals safety George Iloka

    By: John Sigler | 4 hours ago The Cincinnati Bengals made their latest confusing personnel decision on Sunday by releasing longtime starting safety George Iloka. The Bengals are spinning this move as a financial consideration, as it saves them a little over $5 million in salary cap space. It...
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    Updated New Orleans Saints 53-man roster projection

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints have made it through two of their four preseason games and closed out training camp for 2018, so here’s an updated projection for the 53-man roster: Offense (25) Quarterback (3): Drew Brees, Tom Savage, and Taysom Hill I really hoped that...
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    PFF impressed early by Saints rookie OL Rick Leonard

    By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints fans and the larger community of NFL Draft enthusiasts were taken aback when Rick Leonard was drafted in this year’s fourth round. And while coaches have taken issue with Leonard’s day-in, day-out work ethic during training camp, there’s little to...
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    Highlights, injury report from last day of Saints training camp

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The final practice session of New Orleans Saints training camp is upon us. The 2018 Saints camp has been a fun experience, with rookies like wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith showing up with big play after big play and newcomers such as linebacker Demario Davis quickly...
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    Saints DB coach Aaron Glenn: 'Watch out for Jamerson'

    By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn has something of an eye for talent. He’s done a great job the last few years working with young defensive backs, teaching them to discipline their eyes and perfect their footwork. While Marshon Lattimore probably...
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    Jonathan Williams building momentum in Saints RB battle

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints will need someone to fill in for Mark Ingram during the two-time Pro Bowler’s month-long suspension, and it looks like third-year back Jonathan Williams is in the lead position. Williams won fans over with his go-ahead score over the...
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    Alex Okafor's quick return from injury a big blessing at Saints camp

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints drafted Marcus Davenport to give the pass rush a shot in the arm, but don’t be surprised when Alex Okafor contributes more in 2018. Okafor won the starting job opposite Cameron Jordan last season and played out of his mind, only to see his...
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    5 Saints to watch at tonight's Fan Fest practice

    Boston Scott By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints are hosting a Fan Fest tonight at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium, with festivities opening at 5:30 p.m. CST and practice kicking off at 7 p.m. It looks to be a great time for fans in attendance. Now that you know what’s going on, where...
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    Drew Brees likens Marcus Williams to Ed Reed

    By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had an interesting comparison in mind during today’s post-training camp practice media availability. He was still trying to wrap his head around a beautiful interception made by second-year safety Marcus Williams, and only...
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    PFF: Saints have a top 10 receiving corps

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The team at Pro Football Focus do a great job evaluating every snap for every player, so they’re as good a judge as any to rank the NFL’s receiving units. And wouldn’t you know it, they think the New Orleans Saints have one of pro football’s top 10 pass-catching...
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    Pre-preseason Saints 53-man roster projection

    By John Sigler | Saintswire It’s too early for this but it’s happening anyway. Here’s my take on which 53 New Orleans Saints will make the 53-man opening day roster on the eave of preseason exhibition against the Jacksonville Jaguars: Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2): Drew Brees and Taysom Hill...
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    Saints unveil new slogan at practice facility

    By John Sigler | Saintswire Breaking news: the New Orleans Saints have adopted a new slogan for the 2018 season, posted boldly at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, Louisiana. Take a look: It’s kind of an odd message, but it makes sense. Proving the analysts calling New...
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    New Orleans local Arthur Maulet making strong case in training camp

    By John Sigler | Saintswire A small defensive back prospect from a small school goes undrafted and signs with the nearest team to make them an offer. They go through fierce competition in training camp for a roster spot and initially get buried on the depth chart. The cornerback makes a couple...
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    3 Saints players who should be put on ice until kickoff

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints have built a very good roster for the 2018 season. Training camp practices have been intense contests between the offense and defense, with multiple players standing out in big ways. These few players are so good, in fact, that they should be...
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    Marcus Davenport misses practice with unspecified injury

    By John Siglar - Sportswire - USA Today I’ll be blunt: New Orleans Saints rookie Marcus Davenport missing practice after exiting Monday’s session (players had Tuesday off) is not good. But that’s exactly what happened Wednesday as reported by Mike Triplett of ESPN, who explained that Davenport...
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    Who's Who through 3 days of Saints training camp

    By John Sigler | Saintswire Breakout Guy: Sheldon Rankins. In year one, Rankins was slow to find pressures but luckily turned most of them into sacks. In year two, he struggled to finish but was a frequent visitor into opposing backfields. Now we’re in year three, and it’s time for him to put...
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