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    Saints sign OL Easton to replace Unger

    Photo - Twincities.com By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have a new leading contender for their starting center vacancy. The Saints agreed to a four-year, $24 million contract with former Minnesota Vikings guard/center Nick Easton, a source told...
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    Saints release safety Kurt Coleman after one season

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have released veteran safety Kurt Coleman after just one season. Coleman's release comes as no surprise after his role diminished in New Orleans throughout the season. He played only three snaps during the Saints'...
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    Are Saints a realistic option for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater?

    Chris Graythen/Getty Images By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would be an ideal successor to Drew Brees for the New Orleans Saints. The only thing that doesn't seem to fit is the timing. Bridgewater, 26, is an unrestricted free agent after...
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    Saints name Darren Rizzi special-teams coordinator

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints completed an overhaul of their special-teams coaching staff on Monday by announcing they have hired former Miami Dolphins coordinator Darren Rizzi. Rizzi, 48, worked for three different head coaches during an...
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    Saints' David Onyemata cited for marijuana possession

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata was issued a misdemeanor summons for marijuana possession last week, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. According to the JPSO, Onyemata's apartment in River Ridge...
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    Saints' biggest needs: Their own versions of Gronk and Edelman

    USA Today Sports By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints could really use their own version of Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman. The only thing that would help them even more would be their own version of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski...
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    Saints' Drew Brees displeased with Roger Goodell's silence on blown call

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees took issue with the fact that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell waited 10 days to publicly address the officiating error that went against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game. Brees made the media rounds Friday at...
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    Saints' window still open, but 2018 was their best chance

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' window to reach another Super Bowl is still open just wide enough that they might even enter the 2019 season as favorites to win the NFC. Drew Brees is still playing well enough at age 40 to lead a championship...
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    Drew Brees plans to return for 19th season for 'another run at it'

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees, who turned 40 on Tuesday, hopes to still be playing at age 41. When asked how positive he is that he will be back for a 19th season, the New Orleans Saints quarterback said, "I feel pretty positive." He later said more...
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    Drew Brees bonds with Jared Goff, but not ready to pass torch

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees and Jared Goff were at the Pro Bowl together last year -- a fate both would like to avoid this time around. But it provided a special bonding opportunity for the quarterbacks, who will now square off when the New Orleans Saints...
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    Terron Armstead feeling 'a good terrible' after fighting through injury

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Terron Armstead wasn't going to lie and say he was feeling no pain on Monday morning after he returned from a torn pectoral in time to help the New Orleans Saints win their divisional-round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles...
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    Saints' Sean Payton, Taysom Hill at it again with game-changing fake punt

    Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- And, oh by the way, the New Orleans Saints converted a fake punt with third-string quarterback Taysom Hill from their own 30-yard line in the second quarter when they were trailing 14-0. It wasn't exactly an afterthought in the Saints' 20-14...
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    Historic 11-minute, 29-second drive moves Saints to NFC title game

    Michael Thomas, who led the NFL in receptions this season, had 12 catches for 171 yards Sunday as the Saints advanced to the NFC Championship Game. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- The drive had a little bit of everything. Most...
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    Michael Thomas primed for playoffs, fueled by doubters

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- If Michael Thomas isn't careful, he might run out of ammunition soon. The New Orleans Saints receiver is fueled by doubters. He's propelled by an intense passion built up through a lifetime of being a late bloomer in high school...
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    Sean Payton, Saints rewarded for sticking together through lean years

    Click to view video By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Now that Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints are back on top as the NFC's No. 1 seed, it seems almost crazy they considered splitting up three years ago after three straight 7-9 seasons. But then again, this...
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    Saints sign TE Josh Hill to three-year, $8.85M extension

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have signed versatile tight end Josh Hill to a three-year extension worth $8.85 million, sources told ESPN's Field Yates. Hill, 28, has been a valuable blocker, pass-catcher and special-teams player for the Saints...
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    Teddy Bridgewater throws first TD pass in over 3 years

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- Teddy Bridgewater threw his first touchdown pass in more than three years on Sunday, the latest milestone in his comeback from a devastating 2016 knee injury. Bridgewater, 26, started for the New Orleans Saints in place of Drew Brees since...
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    Sunday will be free-agent audition for Saints' Teddy Bridgewater

    ESPN Photo By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Ironically, the better Teddy Bridgewater plays for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, the harder it might be for them to keep him beyond this season. The 26-year-old quarterback is already poised to be one of the most...
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    Saints' Teddy Bridgewater has 'chills' ahead of long-awaited start Sunday

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Teddy Bridgewater said he has "the chills" thinking about Sunday, when he will make his first start since suffering a devastating knee injury in the summer of 2016. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday that Bridgewater will...
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    Drew Brees leads Saints past Steelers and into No. 1 seed in NFC

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer Link to Highlights NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints proved once again Sunday how dangerous they are inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And now they won't have to leave this place again until the Super Bowl as a result of their...

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