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    Terron Armstead continues to test his torn pectoral by putting it through 'intense situations'

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Terron Armstead went through another practice on Thursday, and he remains optimistic about the health of his torn pectoral muscle. The offensive tackle does not yet know if he will play during Sunday’s playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. That will get...
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    Saints vs. Eagles analysis: Playoff rematch won't be rerun of November blowout; here's why

    Advocate Staff The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to town again, but don't be fooled -- this is a much different team than the one the Saints blew out in November. The Saints come into the divisional round playoff game off a week of rest by virtue of earning the NFC's top seed and a...
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    The Alvin Kamara effect: How Saints RB's presence helps break defenses, create in passing game

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate When Alvin Kamara looks across the line of scrimmage and sees a linebacker across from him, he only has one thought. “First down,” the New Orleans Saints running back said. The secret has been out for a long time. Opposing teams know Kamara is one of the NFL's...
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    Underhill: Saints film room: Here are 3 things likely to change in rematch with Eagles

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Another missed field goal played to the Saints' favor. New Orleans was either going to play Philadelphia, a team it beat by 41 points, or Dallas, a team that handled the Saints in a way it hasn’t been handled in a long...
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    Saints film room: Taking a closer look at Teddy Bridgewater's start vs. Panthers

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Sean Payton wasn’t shy about sharing his feelings on how his team played Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He held nothing back. He let his players know they need to get back to fundamentals if they want to have a shot at winning in the NFC playoffs, even...
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    Saints will look to clean up some things this week, and these issues could be on agenda

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints lost, and Sean Payton wasn’t happy about it. He wanted his team to finish the season with 14 wins and set a new franchise record. Instead, the team never really showed up and stumbled to a 33-14 loss to the...
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    Who's out for Saints regular season finale? Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Terron Armstead, more

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Drew Brees will be watching this game. The Saints made the quarterback one of the seven players inactive for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Teddy Bridgewater will start at quarterback. This is the third game Brees has missed during his time with...
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    Saints TE Josh Hill fined more than $20K for unnecessary roughness

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The league is trying to make Josh Hill pay for making a tackle. The Saints tight end has been fined $20,054 for unncessary roughness after tackling Pittsburgh safety Sean Davis following a Taysom Hill interception. Hill ran down...
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    Saints film room: How the offense got back on track in win over Steelers

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate No need to panic. After playing three subpar games on offense, the Saints took a step toward regaining their form on offense during Sunday’s 31-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in what might be the last live action...
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    Saints snaps: Chris Banjo plays snaps on defense against Steelers

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints did some different things on defense against the Steelers. It was the first time this season that safety Chris Banjo, who played 16 percent of the snaps, had a role with the defense in a game that wasn't a blowout. It...
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    Terron Armstead suffers setback against Steelers, hopes to be back for playoffs

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Terron Armstead's return from injury didn't go as hoped. The offensive tackle played in his first game since suffering a torn pectoral muscle on Nov. 11, which caused him to miss the next five games before returning for...
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    Underhill: How Sheldon Rankins helped deliver a Saints' win by dropping into coverage

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate If you haven’t screamed a version of that phrase at your television, or don't know someone who has, you probably haven’t been watching this team very closely. Some of the criticisms have been fair. It’s tough to see Cam...
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    Ted Ginn is back: Saints speedster back on active roster ahead of Steelers game

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints will have their offense back together this week. The team activated wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. from injured reserve and released tackle Cornelius Lucas to make space. Ginn returned to practice...
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    What have Saints missed with Ted Ginn out? A look at key differences, routes, more

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Most everyone assumed that the New Orleans Saints lacked a specific piece of their passing attack, and that it would show up in the numbers. Surely in the raw route data, anything with an arrow pointing up would be down...
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    Mike Westhoff explains how he evaluates Saints' special teams

    Advocate Staff photo by SOPHIA GERMER By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Mike Westhoff doesn’t overcomplicate how he evaluates his team’s performance. The Saints special teams guru keeps an eye on 12 categories to judge how his team is performing. There are a lot of different things that could...
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    Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. returns to practice from injured reserve

    (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate New Orleans should soon have some help at wide receiver. Ted Ginn Jr. was in uniform and on the field during Wednesday's walkthrough, which indicates that he has been designated to return from injured reserve. Ginn, who is working his...
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    Snap counts: Offensive line becomes depleted in win over Panthers

    (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Some of the issues the Saints had on offense against the Panthers can be chalked up to the offensive line being depleted. Once the strength of the team, the team relied heavily on backup players during Monday’s win. Backup left...
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    Who's inactive for Saints vs. Panthers? Austin Carr out, Will Clapp active for 1st game, more

    Advocate photo by MAX BECHERER By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Will Clapp will dress for the first time in his career against the Panthers on Monday night. The rookie guard's inclusion with the active players comes after Michael Ola landed on injured reserve last week with a knee injury...
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    Saints re-sign J.T. Barrett to the practice squad

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints have re-signed J.T. Barrett to the practice squad. The quarterback's spot on the roster was created by releasing running back Martez Cater, who was signed earlier this week. Barrett has bounced off and on the roster throughout the season. Carter...
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    Saints Sit-down: Sports analyst Nick Underhill talks personnel, playoffs

    The sky seems to be the limit for this year's New Orleans Saints Link to video - WWL https://www.wwltv.com/video/sports/nfl/saints/saints-sit-down-nick-underhill-talks-personnel-playoffs/289-8379754
 
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