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    Saints defense optimistic it can hold up without Rankins

    Photo - Fox Sports By AP | Fox Sports METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints third-year defensive tackle David Onyemata plans to spend Tuesday — the players’ usual day off — performing some extra conditioning work at club headquarters. He is among a trio of defensive linemen likely headed for more snaps...
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    MRI confirms Saints DT Sheldon Rankins tore Achilles vs. Eagles, to have surgery this week

    New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) and teammates comfort defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (98) after he was injured in the first half of the divisional round of the NFC playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Advocate staff photo by...
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    Saints DT Rankins: Fans expect us to “beat the **** out of everybody”

    USA Today Sports Photo By Seth Dunlap | WWL Radio Many New Orleans Saints players have quietly voiced their frustrations about unrealistic fan and media expectations surrounding the team this season. The Saints were on a record-setting offensive pace the first half of the season, and five...
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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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    Rankins on Saints' D: We don't want to be a sideshow

    By Kevin Patra - NFL.com The New Orleans Saints are in the Upside Down. The team with the offensive-genius coach, the MVP-candidate quarterback, dynamic running back duo, and matchup-proof receiver is being led by the stingiest of defense. Over the last six weeks, the Saints have allowed a...
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    Sheldon Rankins on Saints D: 'We can be dangerous'

    By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer | NFL.com NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints didn't just feast on turkey Thursday night. They also focused their attention on devouring Dirty Birds. The Saints (10-1) dominated the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) in a 31-17 victory en route to a league-best 10th straight...
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    Saints' defense is suddenly starting to look like the one everyone expected after last year's success

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Sheldon Rankins and Tyeler Davison are expecting another critical meeting when they watch this week’s film with New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen. The Saints allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to wear...
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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’ Sheldon Rankins is quietly having a career year in 2018

    By Austin Gayle | ProFootballFocus Former Louisville standout Sheldon Rankins earned a 92.6 run-defense grade across his final two years (2014-15) with the Cardinals, ranking third among all defensive interiors with 300-plus run-defense snaps in the two-year span. And while his high-end play...
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    Good was not good enough: How Sheldon Rankins built the best version of himself

    (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Nope, no way, this was just not going to do — Sheldon Rankins is a disruptor, a difference maker, and his sophomore season with the New Orleans Saints was spent doing not enough...
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    How Saints DT Sheldon Rankins turned a basketball move into his best weapon as a pass rusher

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The move has always been there for Sheldon Rankins. It was a product of necessity back when he first found it. As a bigger guy on the basketball court, other players would set their feet and draw charges against him when Rankins drove the lane. So, one day, he...
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    Saints DT Sheldon Rankins' offseason was spent finding ways to 'win quick' and 'win now'

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Sheldon Rankins believes that it is his fault when he doesn’t win a repetition. It doesn’t matter who is lined up against him. If he is doing the things he is supposed to do, the Saints defensive tackle feels like he should win every rush. “I definitely feel...
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    Sack time: What happened at Saints training camp Day 7

    By Larry Holder - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Defensive prowess continues to be the theme for the New Orleans Saints during training camp with the trend extending into the team’s sixth practice session. The team practiced indoors with helmets, shells and shorts Wednesday (Aug. 1) after three...
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    Saints training camp Day 5: Defense has its best practice with big play after big play

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Notable observations from New Orleans Saints training camp, Day 5 from The Advocate's Nick Underhill: Dress code: Pads Attendance: WR Brandon Coleman, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, WR Travin Dural, S Kamrin Moore and C Cameron Tom did not practice. Dural (broken...
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    Underhill: Saints training camp Day 4: Tre'Quan Smith keeps making plays, early sleepers, more

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Attendance: Wide receiver Brandon Coleman and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui were the only players who did not practice. Center Cameron Tom (shoulder) and wide receiver Travin Dural (broken humerus, according to sources) left the session early. Some veteran...
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    A battle at defensive tackle: Observations from Saints training camp Day 4

    By Larry Holder - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Sheldon Rankins speaks openly about how dissatisfied he’s been with his play from 2017. The New Orleans Saints defensive tackle spent much of his downtime this offseason working to improve his game. The Saints are seemingly pushing Rankins to...
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    Who's Who through 3 days of Saints training camp

    By John Sigler | Saintswire Breakout Guy: Sheldon Rankins. In year one, Rankins was slow to find pressures but luckily turned most of them into sacks. In year two, he struggled to finish but was a frequent visitor into opposing backfields. Now we’re in year three, and it’s time for him to put...
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    Marcus Davenport is learning on the job: Day 3 observations from Saints training camp

    By Larry Holder - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune observations from Saints training camp The Saints' first-round pick is a work in progress Rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport is going through the typical rookie growing pains early on. The first-round pick from Texas-San Antonio beat Terron...

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