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    Saints add former 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite to special teams coaching staff

    (Photo by John Munson, NJ Advance Media, for NJ.com) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune INDIANAPOLIS — The New Orleans Saints have added a third member to their new-look special teams coaching staff this offseason, hiring former NFL linebacker Michael Wilhoite. The...
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    Keith Kirkwood hopes to be a key contributor for Saints in 2019

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Once the New Orleans Saints promoted Keith Kirkwood to the active roster in 2018, it didn’t take the undrafted rookie long to make an impact. The Saints gave Kirkwood his first chance...
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    Drew Brees on Saints: ‘We’re within our window, and we’ve got to seize the opportunity’

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ATLANTA — Drew Brees turned 40 last month, but as he looks to the future, he thinks the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl window is still open. “Listen, this is our window,” he said Friday on radio row at Super Bowl LIII. “We’re within our...
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    Drew Brees wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ATLANTA — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award on Saturday night. There were eight finalists for the award, which was created in...
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    Drew Brees to skip NFL Honors. Is Patrick Mahomes a lock for MVP?

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ATLANTA — Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes are the clear frontrunners to be the 2018 NFL MVP, but only one of them will attend the NFL Honors ceremony where the league announces the award. Brees, the New Orleans Saints quarterback, said Friday...
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    7 myths about the Saints-Rams no-call dispelled

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Before we begin, let me make one thing clear. This is not a defense of the NFL, the officials or commissioner Roger Goodell. The referees in the NFC Championship Game had the worst missed call I’ve ever seen in a football game, and I can’t...
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    Morten Andersen ‘wanted to throw up’ when he saw no-call in NFC Championship

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ATLANTA — Morten Andersen was happily promoting Certified Angus Beef as he walked around radio row at Super Bowl LIII on Thursday. Then, a reporter asked him about the missed call in the NFC Championship, and he looked ready to puke. “I...
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    Saints' Cameron Jordan: ‘At this point, I’m just saying it takes a miracle to beat us’

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ATLANTA — The New Orleans Saints have lost in the postseason in heartbreaking fashion the past two years, first on the “Minneapolis Miracle” last year and then after the unbelievable no-call two weeks ago. “At this point, I’m just saying it...
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    Michael Irvin says Saints receiver Michael Thomas doesn’t get his due

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ATLANTA — Michael Irvin was ready to share praise as soon as he heard Michael Thomas’s name. “He’s a bad man, isn’t he?” said Irvin, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network...
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    Former ref Gene Steratore discusses blown call in Saints-Rams NFC Championship

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ATLANTA — Gene Steratore, the CBS rules analyst and former NFL referee, spoke at length on Tuesday (Jan. 29) about the crucial missed defensive pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles...
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    Mickey Loomis discusses Drew Brees' NFL-high cap hit for 2019

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune MOBILE, Ala. — Quarterback Drew Brees is currently set to count for $33.5 million against the New Orleans Saints salary cap in 2019, but general manager Mickey Loomis acknowledged the team has ways to reduce that number if necessary. “We’ll...
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    Mickey Loomis expects Saints to ‘get stronger’ after devastating NFC Championship loss

    (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune MOBILE, Ala. — Mickey Loomis didn’t want to discuss the missed pass interference call from the NFC Championship game. The New Orleans Saints general manager said he’s standing behind team owner...
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    22 Saints who are due to become free agents

    NOLA.com Photo By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints will need some time to recover from the emotional toll of Sunday's heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship. However, the NFL is a business above all else, and the offseason...
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    Can the Saints limit Rams star Aaron Donald as well as they did in Week 9?

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Whether it takes one, two or three players to block Aaron Donald, the New Orleans Saints have to do whatever it takes to keep the Los Angeles Rams’ All-Pro defensive tackle away from...
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    Will the Saints and Rams get into another shootout? Dat Chat Predictions Show

    By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune In Week 9, the New Orleans Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season with a 45-35 victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. On Sunday (Jan. 20), the stakes are much greater as the winner of the rematch advances to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta...
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    Saints confident in Taysom Hill’s hands despite limited opportunities as receiver

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Of all the impressive plays Taysom Hill has created in his do-it-all role this season, the backup quarterback has yet to make a big impact as a receiver for the New Orleans Saints. In...
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    Saints wideout Keith Kirkwood officially out for NFC Championship

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Keith Kirkwood earned a significant role in the second half of this season, but he won’t play in Sunday’s NFC Championship against the Los Angeles...
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    Saints tight end Benjamin Watson battling appendicitis

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday due to appendicitis, according to a league source. The 38-year-old Watson returned to practice...
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    Saints' Marshon Lattimore back to making big plays after dealing with heightened expectations

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune It was surprising to hear Skip Bayless call Marshon Lattimore the best cornerback in the NFL on Monday’s episode of “Undisputed.” Not because Bayless is wrong, but because nobody was...
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    Saints continue to marvel at Drew Brees' work ethic as he turns 40

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Age is just a number. It’s a popular saying, and over the past couple weeks, it was a common refrain from New Orleans Saints players as they discussed quarterback Drew Brees, who...

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