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    Chiefs shamefully steal Saints 'Choppa Style' celebration

    By John Sigler | Saintswire | WWL The New Orleans Saints have been victims of this kind of theft before, with the impromptu group celebrations they became known for last year spreading throughout the NFL and growing old fast. NEW ORLEANS — It’s not enough for other NFL teams to steal the...
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    Saints OC Pete Carmichael on game planning without starters

    Saintswire Photo By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael spoke with the media in a press conference in the leadup to his team’s kickoff against the Carolina Panthers. The Saints intend to rest multiple starters on offense including offensive...
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    Report: Saints DE Alex Okafor's contract has player option in 2019

    Saintswire Photo By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor has played so well in 2018 that he triggered a clause in his contract allowing him to become a free agent in 2019, per Nick Underhill of the Advocate. Because he bagged three sacks for the Saints, Okafor...
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    Report: Panthers to start third string QB Kyle Allen vs. Saints

    By John Sigler | Saintswire It doesn’t appear the New Orleans Saints will face a Carolina Panthers squad at full strength in the final week of the regular season. Per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Panthers placed backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to injured reserve with an elbow...
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    5 positions on the New Orleans Saints wish list

    Saintswire Photo By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints have done everything we could ask for in 2018: clinch the top seed in the playoffs, field another great offense and resurgent defense, and get quarterback Drew Brees some more records. With a few weeks to go until their next...
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    Final Saints injury report vs. Steelers for Week 16: Terron Armstead, Max Unger practice fully

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers posted their final injury reports for Week 16, updating the status of some players and ruling others out for their upcoming kickoff. Here’s what we know. From the Saints New Orleans again missed its backup left tackle...
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    5 Saints selected for 2019 Pro Bowl, but 9 more alternates

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints saw five of their own players voted into the 2019 Pro Bowl: quarterback Drew Brees, left tackle Terron Armstead, center Max Unger, wide receiver Michael Thomas, and defensive end Cameron Jordan. ... Nine more Saints were listed as...
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    Saints come back to beat Bucs, win NFC South and playoff berth

    Sportswire Photo By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints, sparked by a huge special teams turnover from quarterback Taysom Hill, overcame a 14-3 deficit to run over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their own building, ultimately winning 28-14. The Saints avenged a Week 1 loss, secured...
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    Report: Marshon Lattimore fined $13,369 for donating $23

    By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore was fined $13,369 by the NFL after he dropped $23 into an oversized Salvation Army kettle during his game against the Dallas Cowboys, per Nick Underhill of the Advocate. Lattimore’s stunt was a reference to a...
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    Saints preparing for heavy rain and wind in Tampa Bay

    By John Sigler | Sportswire The New Orleans Saints may play in the sheltered Mercedes-Benz Superdome, but they’re no strangers to coping for the elements outside. They’re actively taking precautions ahead of this week’s road trip to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where a 100 percent chance of...
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    Defense wins championships, and Saints have playoff picture's best

    Over their last four outings, New Orleans has allowed an average of just 13 points per game. That leads the group of teams likely to make this year's postseason. By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints defense might be the best unit in the current NFC playoff picture...
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    Sean Payton is now the NFC's longest-tenured head coach

    Sean Payton and Mike McCarthy (Sportswire Photo) By John Sigler | Saintswire Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was relieved of his position on Sunday after losing at home to the Arizona Cardinals, leaving New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton with the longest tenure in his...
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    Saints are one game away from NFC South title

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints received a little help on Sunday. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw four interceptions in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, dropping his team to 6-6 and widening the gap between them and the Saints. While New Orleans already...
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    Saints 2019 free agency preview: what happens to Bridgewater?

    Teddy Bridgewater (Sportswire Photo) By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints are in the middle of a mini-bye following their Thursday night game against the Dallas Cowboys, and things are kind of quiet. Players are off for a few days, spending time away from team facilities to...
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    Surprise! Saints still sit at the top of Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

    Sportswire / USA Today Photo By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints have improved to 10-1 after dismantling the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving, and to no one’s surprise, they’re still at the top of every reputable NFL power rankings. Here’s what’s being said about the team...
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    Austin Carr: Saints had 55 different personnel groupings vs. Falcons

    (Sportwire Photo) By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints wide receiver Austin Carr played sparingly in his first year with the team, joining them after being waived by the New England Patriots as a rookie signee out of Northwestern. Now he’s scored two touchdowns in subsequent weeks...
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    Saints expecting reinforcements down December stretch

    Sportswire Photo By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints haven’t been playing like a team with some missing pieces, but they’ve still got help on the way. Injuries and recent free agent signings are working towards taking the field. They saw the return of rookie defensive end...
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    Saints LB Demario Davis talks league-leading run defense

    (Sportswire Photo) By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis has turned into a missing piece for the Saints defense, helping them turn into a top-flight unit against the run. Davis has been instrumental in that development, and he spoke about it briefly after...
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    Saints not interested in talking up Super Bowl potential

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints are on a roll. They’ve won 10 games straight, and are among the favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl. But Saints head coach Sean Payton has shut down any talk about taking that bait, explaining that there’s plenty of short-term goals for...
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    Saints stay at the top of NFL power rankings

    USA Today Photo By John Sigler - Saintswire | USA Today The New Orleans Saints defended their throne well in Week 11, and even convinced a few holdouts that that Kansas City Chiefs were not a better team at the top of the class. USA TODAY 1. Saints (1) Post a seventh 40-burger, and they’ll...

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