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    Alvin Kamara on saying the Saints would have beat Eagles in playoffs: 'Yeah, that's what I said'

    (AP Photo/Frank Victores) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Alvin Kamara is convinced the Saints would have beat the Eagles in the playoffs last season. The Saints running back didn’t mean any disrespect. He just simply believes in the talent of his team, and he thinks New Orleans would have...
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    Saints CB Eli Apple continues to settle into the defense

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Each week gets a little bit better for Eli Apple. Now that he’s been with the Saints for three games, things are getting a little bit easier and more comfortable for him, and each game has felt better than the last. But the...
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    With Terron Armstead injured, how might Saints shuffle powerful offensive line?

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate On one play in the first quarter of the New Orleans Saints' 51-14 win Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Terron Armstead picked up a pass rusher with one arm and slammed him to the turf. That was the kind of season the Saints...
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    How Sheldon Rankins has made the bull rush one of the deadlier elements of Saints' defense

    (AP Photo/Jim Mone) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate It looked like his spin move was going to be the most deadly weapon in Sheldon Rankins' arsenal. He ripped it out with some frequency earlier in the season, finding success almost every single time he reached for it. It was deadly, but...
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    Saints film room: Defense back to aggressive schemes, blitzes in blowout of Bengals

    (AP Photo/Gary Landers) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate If you ask people who have worked alongside or played for Dennis Allen about the defining characteristics of his defense, they would respond by saying that he is aggressive, that he likes to blitz. That was true when Allen was the...
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    Saints waive J.T. Gray

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints have waived safety J.T. Gray. The former undrafted rookie impressed the team during camp with his ability on special teams, which helped him land a spot on the initial 53-man roster. However, the Missippi State product had been inactive the last few...
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    Snap counts: Cam Jordan gets light duty against the Bengals

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Cam Jordan spent a lot of time watching the Saints play the Bengals on Sunday. It was the result of a dominant performance. The defensive end only played 53.5 percent of the defensive snaps, which was the lowest total of his...
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    Source: Brandon Marshall to visit Saints on Monday, team hopes to sign him

    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) By Nick Underhill CINCINNATI — The Saints are looking to add another veteran receiver. Brandon Marshall will be in with the team on Monday, and New Orleans is Interested in bringing him into the fold, according to a source. Marshall impressed the Saints during a...
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    Keith Kirkwood promoted to 53-man roster, Dez Bryant placed on injured reserve

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Keith Kirkwood should get his chance to show what he’s been doing behind the scenes. The New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday. He takes the place of Dez Bryant, who was placed on injured...
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    Marcus Davenport the only player missing from practice

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints got healthy over the night. New Orleans had everyone back at practice except for defensive end Marcus Davenport, who remains out of action with a toe injury. Cornerback P.J. Williams (hamstring) and guard Larry Warford (not-injury related) returned...
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    Why cornerback is the NFL's hardest position for players to maintain a high level of play

    Advocate Staff photo by SOPHIA GERMER By Nick Underhill | The Advocate It isn’t hard to name the best players in the league at most positions. No one is going to argue with Drew Brees or Tom Brady at quarterback. Alvin Kamara and Todd Gurley are safe names when discussing running backs. Now...
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    Saints film room: The role for Dez Bryant? Here's how, where he can still be an asset

    (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Michael Thomas is the best wide receiver Drew Brees has ever played with. You want the ball in Thomas' hands. Often. He’s the surest shot at positive yardage, which is why for the first time in Brees’ career, the New Orleans offense...
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    Cameron Meredith among those missing from Wednesday's practice

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints were missing a handful of players during Wednesday's practice. Defensive end Marcus Davenport (toe), wide receiver Cameron Meredith (knee), cornerback P.J. Williams (hamstring) and guard Larry Warford (not...
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    Source: Saints restructure Terron Armstead contract, freeing up space for Dez Bryant signing

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints are making room for Dez Bryant's arrival by restructuring the contract of Terron Armstead, according to a source. The offensive tackle has $4.8 million of his $10.2 million base salary remaining on this...
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    Underhill: Saints' offense a machine thanks in part to those high-powered opening drives

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Sometimes it feels too easy. It wasn’t supposed to be on Sunday, up against the last undefeated team in the NFL, the one that went out and added a bunch of name players to an already stacked defense. But the Rams were...
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    Drew Brees the receiver? Saints QB was set to catch pass in win over Rams ... until he was covered

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate It has been one of the more anticipated moments of the season. The Saints have been building toward throwing Drew Brees a pass, and it nearly happened during the first quarter on Sunday. The Saints designed a play where...
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    Alvin Kamara says he's 'good' after missing Thursday's practice due to illness

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints will have their star running back available for Sunday's game against the Rams. After missing Thursday's practice due to illness, Alvin Kamara returned to practice on Friday and said "I'm good" when asked how he was doing after the session. The only...
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    'His mind is different': Why Saints anticipate seeing weekly wrinkles, game plan Sean Payton comes up with

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Teddy Bridgewater looks forward to Wednesdays. If everything goes right for the Saints, the backup quarterback won’t ever get a chance to execute any of the things laid out in the game plan for the next upcoming Sunday, but he still gets excited to thumb...
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    Red-hot Saints one of NFL's elite teams -- but that doesn't mean they're flawless

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate One of the effects from following a team like the New Orleans Saints closely is that their flaws are obvious and apparent. The blemishes stand out because you look at them every week. When looking at a team from a distance, those same flaws might blend in and...
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    Snap counts: Tre'Quan Smith sets the pace as No. 2 WR

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints keep playing physical football, which continues to favor wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith. The rookie logged 41 snaps during Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings, while Cam Meredith only played nine. One reason for this is because the team took a...


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