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    Source: Defensive back David Amerson to visit short-handed Saints

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints are set to host cornerback David Amerson on a visit, according to a source. The cornerback was part of a group of players who worked out in Green Bay on Tuesday before the Packers signed Bashaud Breeland, according to various report. New Orleans has...
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    Source: Sterling Moore to visit Saints on Tuesday after visiting Chicago Bears

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints are scheduled to host Sterling Moore for a visit on Tuesday, according to a source. New Orleans’ interest in the cornerback comes after Patrick Robinson suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Falcons on Sunday and Arthur Maulet was claimed off...
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    Underhill: Saints know they have 'room to grow' defensively after struggles in win over Falcons

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate ATLANTA – Terron Armstead wouldn't agree with the premise of the question. It has become trendy in recent years for people to call September an extension of the NFL's preseason. With the rules limiting what teams can and can’t do during training camp, the play...
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    Underhill: Saints survive clash with Browns, but have a ways to go before looking like contenders

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate We should probably start by saying the Saints didn’t lose. Yes, they won, but it feels weird to tell the story with that sentence. That phrase implies action, and it doesn’t feel like there was action taken. It feels more accurate to say the Saints survived and...
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    Saints 3 & Out: Defense played well against Browns, but is offense too reliant on Michael Thomas?

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints defense played much better against the Browns than it did in Week 1, but is the offense becoming too reliant on Michael Thomas as a leading option? Here are Nick Underhill's three biggest takeaways from Sunday's win: 1. The defense played better...
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    A scary thought for defenses: How Saints RB Alvin Kamara changed his running style to become faster

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate This will likely be a scary thought for defenses. Alvin Kamara, one of the best players in the NFL and among the hardest players to tackle, figured out how to get even faster and smoother this offseason by altering his running style. That might sound like the...
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    What's the plan for Saints linebackers? New Orleans was mixing, matching vs. Bucs

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Throughout the New Orleans Saints' training camp, it was anyone’s guess as to which linebackers would be playing where. The Saints have a lot of players who can play different spots, so it made sense for the coaches to mix and match. After a while, it looked...
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    After wake-up call vs. Bucs, Saints will be doubted until they give reason to believe again

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Marshon Lattimore once talked about last year about how he approaches every game as if it is going to define who he is as a player. It doesn’t matter how many hits you have in the bank. If the next one is a dud, people are going to talk about it until the next...
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    Michael Thomas is succeeding by making everything seem 'the same'

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Maybe the key to Michael Thomas' success is always being the same. People like to use that phrase, "the same," when discussing the things about him that make the Saints wide receiver great and unique. And it’s not meant that he does everything the same as...
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    We analyzed all of Drew Brees' 7,485 passes with the Saints. Result? A clear picture of greatness

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Reggie Bush doesn’t remember the play. It probably feels more significant in hindsight than it did in the moment. It was his first career reception, but more importantly, it was the first completion of Drew Brees’ tenure with the Saints. “I don’t remember it,”...
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    Saints expect run defense to rebound after poor performance against Chargers

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Ryan Nielsen has a saying he likes to share with his players. “Stop the run so you can have some fun.” The Saints defensive line coach knows his players want to rush the passer. Those are the fun moments, the ones where the pass rushers can go straight after...
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    Whether it turns into something or not, Saints are evaluating all options at wide receiver

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate CARSON CITY, Calif. — It looked done. Maybe done is too strong of a word, but it was close. Until Saturday night, no one had ever considered the possibility that someone other than Michael Thomas, Cam Meredith, Ted Ginn Jr. or Tre’Quan Smith would lock down one...
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    Saints training camp Day 29: Saints have several good moments in second practice against Chargers

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Shorts and shells Attendance: TE Ben Watson, OL Andrus Peat and TE Michael Hoomanawanui were not spotted: WR Keith Kirkwood, CB P.J. Williams, DE Alex Okafor and CB Arthur Maulet worked out off to the side. A helping hand: Marcus Davenport has...
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    Saints could have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL if Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk continue to improve

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate COSTA MESA, Calif. — After taking a couple turns against one another during a recent practice, Saints offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk and Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher Melvin Ingram broke off to the side to have a conversation. The trio...
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    Saints training camp Day 28: The good and bad from joint practices with the Chargers

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Pads Attendance: WR Keith Kirkwood, TE Michael Hoomanawanui and CB Arthur Maulet were not spotted. CB P.J. Williams (bruised ribs) and OL Landon Turner (shoulder sprain) were limited. Returned: Alex Okafor returned in a limited capacity. BREES...
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    Saints and Chargers practices should produce several areas of intrigue this week

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate It might be difficult to know where to look when the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers break apart to conduct one-on-one drills this week. The strengths of both teams seem to counteract one another, meaning there should be high-level battles taking...
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    Saints training camp Day 25: Marshon Lattimore takes over

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Shorts and shells Attendance: DE Alex Okafor, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, S Rickey Jefferson (torn ACL), CB Arthur Maulet and WR Keith Kirkwood were not at practice. CB P.J. Williams (ribs) worked out on the side. Returned: G Andrus Peat Top form...
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    Source: Rickey Jefferson suffered torn ACL against Cardinals

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Rickey Jefferson's season has come to a close. The safety suffered a torn ACL during the third quarter of Friday's preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals, which will bring his season to a close, according to a source. A product of LSU, Jefferson signed a...
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    Saints training camp Day 24: Michael Thomas, J.T. Barrett have standout moments during Saturday's session

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Shorts and shells Attendance: CB Arthur Maulet, S Rickey Jefferson, DE Alex Okafor, G Andrus Peat and TE Michael Hoomanawanui missed practice. Overview: The Saints practiced in the late afternoon inside of the indoor facility. The practice mostly...
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    Saints training camp Day 21: Situational work, more good from Taysom Hill, more

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Shorts and shells Attendance: CB P.J. Williams (ribs) and TE Michael Hoomanawanui were not spotted. Returned: WR Cam Meredith participated in practice. DE Marcus Davenport (groin) was present but did not appear to participate in drills. Injury: DE...

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