Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

Free agent DT Suh cancels visit to Oakland

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Ndamukong Suh canceled a planned free agency visit with the Oakland Raiders and is returning to the Portland area. NFL Network and ESPN reported Suh's travel itinerary change, which followed sitdowns with the New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams.

Visitation for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson begins

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Admirers of Tom Benson, the New Orleans Saints owner who died last week, are getting a chance to pay their final respects. Visitation takes place from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. It continues Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private funeral service is set for noon Friday at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. The 90-year-old Benson's death was announced last Thursday. He had been hospitalized since Feb. 16 with flu symptoms. Benson was a successful automobile dealer when he bought the Saints in 1985. Under his ownership, the team achieved its first winning seasons and a Super Bowl championship. He also was the owner of the NBA's New Orleans

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at age 90

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer and longtime owner of the New Orleans Saints who brought the franchise its only winning seasons and the ''Benson Boogie,'' has died. Benson also owned the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans since 2012, but the 90-year-old made his mark in pro sports with the Saints. The teams announced Benson's death on Thursday.

Billionaire Tom Benson, Longtime Owner of the New Orleans Saints, Dead at 90

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tom Benson, the billionaire who bought the New Orleans Saints football team and New Orleans Pelicans basketball team and kept them in the city of his birth, has died. Benson built his net worth of about $1.7 billion through automobile dealerships, banking concerns and real estate. At its peak, his automotive empire encompassed 27 dealerships in Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina, according to a biography on the websites of some of his dealerships.

Saints, Pelicans owner Benson passes away

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson died Thursday at the age of 90, the teams confirmed. Benson passed away peacefully at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, La., with his wife Gayle Marie Benson by his side. Benson, a New Orleans native, purchased the Saints in 1985 when the team was on the brink of being sold and relocated.

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at 90 years old after bout with flu

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tom Benson, a New Orleans native who would go on to own both the city’s NFL franchise and its NBA franchise, died on Thursday. The Saints and Pelicans announced the news on social media. Tom Benson had been hospitalized with the flu since Feb. 16.

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at age 90

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer who brought the New Orleans Saints their only winning seasons and the "Benson Boogie," has died. Benson, who has also owned the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans since 2012, was 90. The NFL and NBA teams announced Benson's death on Thursday. Benson made his mark in pro sports with the Saints, which he bought in 1985 when it appeared the club would be sold to out-of-state interests and perhaps moved out of Louisiana. He paid $70 million for the team, which is now worth more than $1 billion. Benson's business acumen helped turn the Saints from a perennial also-ran into a contender — and the 2009 NFL champion. Yet his ownership also was less flatteringly marked by the

Can Ndamukong Suh Shore Up New England’s Porous Defensive Line?

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

One of the NFL’s worst kept secrets was finally revealed on Wednesday as the Miami Dolphins cut Ndamukong Suh. Over the last month, speculation linking the three-time All-Pro defensive tackle with a move away from Miami had grown, and the Dolphins made it official at the opening of the new league year. No sooner was Suh released than the rumour mill over his next team went into overdrive, with the New England Patriots linked with the Oregon native.

Saints place tender on wide receiver Willie Snead

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The New Orleans Saints placed the lowest restricted free agent tender on wide receiver Willie Snead, according to Adam Schefter of Since Snead entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Ball State in 2014, the “original round” tender placed on him grants the Saints the right to first refusal only and no potential draft pick compensation. Teams interested in Snead can sign him to an offer sheet with the Saints getting a chance to match any contract.

Titans agree to terms with pair of Patriots’ free agents

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to recreate the Patriot Way in Music City. General manager Jon Robinson, hired in January 2016, got his NFL start as a New England scout. Robinson signed cornerback Logan Ryan as a free agent last year.