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    Brandon Marshall: 'Healthy as a trout,' excited to join Saints

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Brandon Marshall was asked if he can still do it like he used to. He responded with a coy smile. "No, I'm done. I'm washed up," said the 34-year-old wide receiver, who signed with the New Orleans Saints on Monday after being released by...
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    Saints sign receiver Brandon Marshall

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer The New Orleans Saints went from a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to a six-timer Monday when they signed veteran Brandon Marshall to a one-year deal to replace Dez Bryant. Sean Payton confirmed the signing on Monday. When asked what he liked about...
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    Saints' offense erupts with five first-half TDs in win vs. Bengals

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer CINCINNATI -- Bold prediction: The New Orleans Saints will keep their spot as the No. 1 team in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings this week. The Saints (8-1) scored on each of their first nine possessions Sunday in a 51-14 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals. The only...
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    New Orleans Saints fear Dez Bryant tore Achilles tendon in practice

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Just two days after Dez Bryant finally returned to the NFL, it appears that his 2018 season is now over. The New Orleans Saints fear that Bryant tore his Achilles tendon on the final play of Friday's practice, a source confirmed to ESPN...
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    With Super Bowl in sights, Saints see Dez Bryant as risk worth taking

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Of course it feels like a risk, signing Dez Bryant in the middle of a seven-game win streak. That whole "don't upset the apple cart" idea. But the New Orleans Saints are obviously going into this deal with eyes wide open -- and they're...
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    Saints, 39-year-old Drew Brees poised for another Super Bowl run

    QB Drew Brees has the Saints riding a seven-game win streak at the season's midpoint. Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer The New Orleans Saints finished the first half of the season with a 7-1 record. Here's a look at how they have fared and what's ahead...
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    Dez Bryant signing with New Orleans Saints

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Dez Bryant is back in the NFL, and he is joining one of the league's top Super Bowl contenders. The former Dallas Cowboys receiver has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter on...
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    Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara are Saints' most dynamic playmakers yet

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints had already established themselves as one of the NFL's all-time great offenses for a decade under Sean Payton and Drew Brees before receiver Michael Thomas arrived in 2016 and running back Alvin Kamara arrived in...
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    Sean Payton's new toy: A 'Thor-terback' named Taysom Hill

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees laughed when he was asked how much fun Sean Payton is having with Taysom Hill this season. "He loves it. Oh, he loves it," Brees said. "A new toy. That's Sean's new toy." Can you blame him? Payton is one of the NFL's all-time...
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    From blowout win to grind-out win, Saints prove they're top contender

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer BALTIMORE -- It's hard to say which type of win is more impressive: The New Orleans Saints' 43-19 rout of the Washington Redskins at home on Monday Night Football two weeks ago, when the offense was firing on all cylinders. Or, their comeback from a 17-7...
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    Saints kick off NFL's toughest remaining schedule with Drew Brees' nemesis

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees smiled as soon as the question began. Where would beating the Baltimore Ravens rank on his career bucket list alongside things such as that all-time passing yardage record he broke last week and the 500th career touchdown pass...
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    Saints kick off NFL's toughest remaining schedule with Drew Brees' nemesis

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees smiled as soon as the question began. Where would beating the Baltimore Ravens rank on his career bucket list alongside things such as that all-time passing yardage record he broke last week and the 500th career touchdown pass...
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    What to expect from Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram going forward

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The bad news for Alvin Kamara's fantasy owners: He won't be averaging 23 touches per game anymore like he did over the first four weeks of this season, when fellow New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was on suspension. Kamara was...
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    Old and new: Saints rookies break out on Drew Brees' big night

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Monday night was all about the old vet, Drew Brees, giving one of the best performances of his 18-year career while breaking the NFL record for career passing yards. But the young guys had a pretty...
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    Why this is Drew Brees' best shot to win another Super Bowl

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees didn't just break the NFL passing yardage record Monday night. He did it with his foot slammed down on the gas pedal. Sure, the New Orleans Saints' 39-year-old quarterback relished every moment of his record-breaking night in the...
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    Marshon Lattimore leaves with concussion after first-quarter collision

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints' defense lost one of its most important pieces early in Monday night's game when cornerback Marshon Lattimore suffered a concussion. Lattimore, last season's NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, is by far the Saints' No. 1...
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    'Drew Brees week' kicks off as he approaches NFL passing record

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There's no avoiding it now. Drew Brees will try to say all the right things this week about staying focused and not thinking about the record. But the glare of that spotlight will be pretty blinding now that the New Orleans Saints...
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    Escape from New York: Alvin Kamara's 49-yard TD clinches Saints' third straight

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Alvin Kamara might finally get a breather when backfield mate Mark Ingram returns from his four-game suspension next week. But the New Orleans Saints sure are fortunate that he lived up to his leading-man role when they kept...
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    Broken ankle sends Saints CB Patrick Robinson to IR

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' struggling pass defense took another hit on Tuesday with news that veteran nickel cornerback Patrick Robinson will be placed on injured reserve with a broken left ankle. A source confirmed the news, which was first...
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    Back to their old ways, Saints struggle to stop big plays

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Here we go again. The New Orleans Saints, who have both gained more yards and allowed more yards than any team in the NFL since coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees arrived in 2006, are back to their old ways: Lighting up...


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