Archive for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ Category

Adrian Peterson, allergic to shellfish, still enjoying NOLA’s seafood

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Adrian Peterson is enjoying his first couple months in New Orleans. Adrian Peterson makes his living crashing into defensive linemen and linebackers, so he probably has a good grasp on what is good or bad for his health. See, it’s not that Peterson is the first to go on a food bender in New Orleans.

New Orleans Saints share photoshopped image in support of Steve Scalise

Monday, June 19th, 2017

METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints are embracing a photoshopped image showing support for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot last week at a Republican congressional baseball practice. While the congressman continues his recovery in Washington, D.C., groups and individuals in southeast Louisiana and New Orleans are showing support in several different ways. One image of support showed up Monday when the Saints shared a photo on Twitter of their training facility with the words "Scalise Strong." Greg Bensel, senior vice president of communications and broadcasting for the Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, said on Twitter that he posted the image because he wanted to show support for Scalise

Brian Robison the last man standing for the Vikings

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Brian Robison watched Chad Greenway retire in the offseason and Adrian Peterson leave to sign with the New Orleans Saints. There was a time that Robison was a featured part of the Vikings defense, a standout not on the Hall of Fame track like Peterson or in the running for Pro Bowls like Greenway, but nonetheless a valued member of a team that consistently entered the season with high expectations. As younger and more potent pass rushers have been added to the defensive line over the past few years, Robison's playing time has been reduced.

Ingram motivated by push from Peterson in Saints backfield

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Mark Ingram clearly has no intention of playing second fiddle to Adrian Peterson in the New Orleans Saints' backfield. Peterson ''is one of the best running backs that's ever walked on this planet, especially in our generation,'' Ingram said during Saints minicamp this week.

Saints kick off mini camp, Peterson says he’s ready to catch the football

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

METAIRIE, La. -- The Saints kicked off mini camp Tuesday with several hundred Saints fans watching. It was their first chance to see the Saints in action in 2017. Many were focusing on running back Adrian Peterson, the Saints most notable offseason free agent signing. Watch the video above to see Peterson practice. Peterson said he's ready to be a big part of the Saints passing offense, and he's said it something he did before with Brett Favre in Minnesota. Saints head coach Sean Payton said he had no more updates on defensive tackle Nick Fairley. But he said the club should have more news soon on whether Fairley can return after seeking a third opinion on a heart condition. Cornerback PJ Williams

Recap: New Orleans Saints take to field for first day of minicamp practices

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Back to the field, and this time it's mandatory.  The New Orleans Saints began their first day of minicamp on Tuesday, a series of three practices that will conclude on Thursday (June 15).  Scroll below for live updates from the field, press conferences and more.  Can't see updates? Click here. 

What You Need to Know for Saints 2017 Minicamp

Monday, June 12th, 2017

2017 New Orleans Saints Minicamp Presented by Verizon will take place from Tuesday, June 13 to Thursday, June 15. All three practices are FREE and open to the public (weather permitting) and run from 11 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. Gates will open each day at 10:15 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat), the team may move practice indoors with little or no advance warning. Please be advised that fans attending any open practice will not be allowed inside the indoor facility due to space limitations if inclement weather forces the team indoors. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. Additional Camp Notes: Video is prohibited. Fans are advised to arrive

Saints DT Nick Fairley told not to play football by doctor, awaiting another opinion

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a serious heart condition that could be career-threatening. Payton revealed Thursday that Fairley, who has an enlarged heart, had one doctor tell him that his heart condition should prevent him from playing football ever again.

No big deal, just Drew Brees making insane trick shots with footballs

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees pulls off some impressive football feats with the dudes from Dude Perfect. If you’re not familiar with the work of Dude Perfect and their more than 3 billion (yes, B for billion) views on YouTube, they’re an entertainment group that first came to fame in 2009 by making a really wild basketball shot from the top of Kyle Field, home of Texas A&M football. It was fantastic then, just as their latest installment with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is terrific to watch now.

Are you ready? Hank Williams Jr. returning to ‘MNF’

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Hank Williams Jr. is bringing his rowdy friends back to "Monday Night Football" six years after ESPN dropped the country singer for his comments about President Barack Obama. ESPN executive Stephanie Druley tells USA Today Network-Tennessee that a new version of Williams' longtime "MNF" theme and its "are you ready for some football" catchphrase will debut before the first regular-season Monday night game — a Sept. 11 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. USA Today reports Williams filmed a new show opener in Nashville on Sunday. ESPN dropped Williams in 2011 after he compared Obama golfing with then-House Speaker John Boehner to Adolf Hitler golfing with Israeli Prime