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    List of players with Louisiana connections invited to NFL combine

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate The NFL Combine list was released on Thursday. Of the 338 prospects invited to the combine, 14 have ties to the state of Louisiana. The combine will be held Feb. 26 - March 4 in Indianapolis. Below is the list of the players with Louisiana ties who have been...
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    Rams' lackluster Super Bowl* performance leaves Saints fans wondering 'what if'

    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By Rod Walker - Advocate ATLANTA — For those who chose to attend the Boycott Bowl instead of watching the Super Bowl, you didn't miss much. Super Bowl LIII* (yeah, it'll always have an asterisk beside it to the folks who spent their Sunday partying in the streets...
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    Nothing super about this Super Bowl Sunday for Saints fans

    AP Photo - David Goldman By Rod Walker | The Advocate ATLANTA — If you walked around Centennial Park in Atlanta this weekend, you'd know the Patriots were in the Super Bowl. But you might have had a hard time figuring out who they were playing. Just based on the jerseys spotted around...
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    Drew Brees: "We're within our window and we have to seize the opportunity"

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate ATLANTA — Drew Brees would much rather have spent his Friday morning in Atlanta preparing for the New England Patriots. Instead, he was only in town to make appearances on the national television and radio shows doing live broadcasts leading up to Sunday's Super...
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    Do Saints fans feel better after Roger Goodell's address? Absolutely not

    Roger Goodell © John David Mercer | 2019 Jan 30 By Rod Walker | The Advocate ATLANTA — For New Orleans Saints fans, Super Bowl week more or less came to an end Wednesday. Nothing else that happens in Atlanta over the next four days really matters. (Well, unless Drew Brees upsets Patrick...
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    Walker: One week after Saints season ended, still plenty of questions about the no call

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate It's been a week now. Chances are, you still haven't gotten over it. Chances are, you never will. This time next week, it'll feel even worse as you watch (if you can even stand to do so) the Los Angeles Rams (instead of the New Orleans Saints) playing the New...
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    Saints RB Dwayne Washington looking forward to Year 2 in black and gold

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate Yeah, it came during the most meaningless game of the regular season. Still, it showed glimpses of what New Orleans Saints running back Dwayne Washington can do. It was the second-best rushing day of the season for the...
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    Saints GM Mickey Loomis on that missed call: 'It goes under the category of life ain't fair'

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK By Rod Walker | The Advocate MOBILE, Ala. — Mickey Loomis would much rather his team be preparing for a Super Bowl this week. Instead, the Saints executive vice president and general manager is in Alabama for the Senior Bowl, a showcase of the nation's...
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    'We're all ready': New Orleans Saints, their fans and the city try to grab a Super Bowl berth

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Rod Walker | The Advocate Terron Armstead, like everyone else in the New Orleans Saints locker room, has waited for this chance all his life. The Saints' left tackle, in his sixth NFL season, knows these opportunities don't come along often. So...
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    Ted Ginn Jr. eyeing third Super Bowl trip in seven seasons

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate Ted Ginn Jr. has already played in two Super Bowls. Once with the San Francisco 49ers. Another with the Carolina Panthers. So getting a chance to make his third trip to the Super Bowl in seven seasons means the world to...
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    Big O: Saints DT David Onyemata quiet off the field, but makes plenty noise on it

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate There are two David Onyematas on the New Orleans Saints' roster. There's locker-room Onyemata. And there's gameday Onyemata. Locker-room Onyemata is one of the quietest guys around, typically sitting at his locker, scrolling through his cell phone while more...
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    Saints vs. Rams first look: Scouting Los Angeles on offense, defense, special teams

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (NFC Championship) When: 2:05 p.m. Sunday Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans TV: Fox Radio: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3 in New Orleans; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette; WDGL-FM, 98.1 in Baton Rouge; en español: WGSO-AM...
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    Saints rally for 20-14 victory over Eagles, march step closer to Super Bowl

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate It started about as bad as it possibly could. A Drew Brees interception on the first play of the game. Losing defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins a few minutes later. Then falling into a 14-point hole by the end of the first...
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    Ageless wonders Drew Brees, Tom Brady showing 'they still got it'

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON By Rod Walker | The Advocate They are two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, GOATs according to their respective fan bases in New Orleans and New England. They are two victories away from playing against each other on the biggest stage of...
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    Drew Brees' attention to detail keeps him going strong as he approaches 40th birthday

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rod Walker | The Advocate The task probably took a little longer than it would have for most people. But for Drew Brees, everything has to be done just right. So Brees meticulously lined up all his shoes just the way he wanted them, looking more like someone...
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    Eagles coach Doug Pederson on facing Saints at Superdome: 'I love that place'

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson didn't get a chance to coach in the Superdome during his high school coaching days in Louisiana at Calvary Baptist. "I came up one game short of playing in the Dome for a state championship," Pederson recalls. "Ticked me off...
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    Saints vs. Eagles first look: Scouting Philadelphia on offense, defense, special teams

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Rod Walker | The Advocate Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints in divisional round of playoffs When: Sunday, 3:40 p.m. Where: Mercedes Benz Superdome TV: FOX Radio: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3 in New Orleans; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette; WDGL-FM...
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    Eagles vs. Saints: New Orleans to face reigning Super Bowl champs for second time this season

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints, in one of their most dominant performances of the season, manhandled the reigning Super Bowl champions once this season. But for the Saints to keep their own Super Bowl dreams alive, they'll have to...
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    Drew Brees may miss out on MVP trophy yet again, but Saints QB eyeing bigger prize

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Rod Walker | The Advocate Last week, Drew Brees was once again named to the list of 10 Best Mannered People by the National League of Junior Cotillions. That distinction means Brees probably will never say what he really wants to say about being on...
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    Michael Thomas becomes first Saints player to lead league in receptions since 1969

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Rod Walker | The Advocate His Twitter handle is Can't Guard Mike. Now Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has the receptions title to prove just how hard it is for someone to guard him. Thomas, in his third season, caught 125 passes this season to...

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