Archive for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ Category

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
The stolen Super Bowl jerseys belonging to quarterback Tom Brady were returned to the New England Patriots on Thursday, the FBI announced. The uniform top Brady wore in last month's Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons disappeared shortly after the game and it set off an investigation led that to both jerseys being recovered in Mexico. - - The Super Bowl champion Patriots will make their fifth trip to the White House on April 19, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced.

Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star's killer (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed.

AP source: Linebacker Manti Te'o agrees to deal with Saints (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
NFL veteran linebacker Manti Te'o has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to a person familiar with the situation. New Orleans also is bringing back free-agent cornerback Sterling Moore. Moore's agent, Andy Simms, said Moore has agreed to a one-year deal.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal. Lacy, 26, would make $5.5 million. Head coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks were still scheduled to meet with free agent Jamaal Charles.

Sharper's lawyers: Plea terms not adequately explained (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
A federal judge did not adequately explain the terms and consequences of a plea agreement resulting in an 18-year federal prison sentence on drug and sexual assault charges for disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper, lawyers for Sharper said in appeal briefs filed Friday. Sharper pleaded guilty or no-contest to rape or related charges in four states where women accused him of drugging then assaulting them. A 2015 ''global'' plea agreement in state courts in Arizona, Nevada, California and Louisiana - and federal court in New Orleans - was expected to result in a nine-year sentence.

Glennon gets Bears job, RG3 gets walking papers (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
It looks like Mike Glennon has a starting job in the NFL. Robert Griffin III no longer has any job. The Bears finalized their deal with Glennon, the former Tampa Bay quarterback, on Friday, one day after cutting Jay Cutler.

Ravens make Brandon Williams highest-paid NFL nose tackle with five-year deal (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
When the Baltimore Ravens signed safety Tony Jefferson, the fear was that they might not have been able to retain nose tackle Brandon Williams, a key cog to one of the NFL’s best run defenses. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the deal will be worth $54 million, with $27.5 million of that guaranteed for the 6-foot-1, 335-pound nose tackle.

Free agent buyers beware: Osweiler, others on spot in 2017 (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Each March, market-setting contracts with gargantuan guarantees are given out by NFL teams in search of veteran upgrades for their roster before the rookies are added through the draft and subsequent signings. Martin was slowed by hamstring problems and averaged just 2.9 yards per rush, the lowest in the NFL among ball carriers with at least 100 attempts.

Sentencing for retired Saints star's killer reset for March (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been postponed to March 27.

Retired Air Force sergeant to host Super Bowl radio show (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Bernard Edwards spent the past 16 years as an Air Force surgical operations manager, leading and training more than 300 medics and caregivers and aiding surgeons serving in the military. The retired technical sergeant is on Radio Row during Super Bowl week getting a chance to host a one-hour talk show on SiriusXM's special channel dedicated to the NFL championship game. ''I am launching a career in public speaking, which encompasses all different forms of media,'' Edwards said as he prepared for his Wednesday program on Super Bowl LI Radio, SiriusXM 134.