Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

Derrick Henry bucks NFL’s pass-heavy trend, but other RBs will need versatility for big payday

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Today’s NFL is about throwing, and multiple evaluators noted that teams are more comfortable paying big money to RBs they can feature in the pass game.

What is Dak Prescott’s future after not getting long-term deal?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

The Cowboys haven't had many instances in franchise history when they weren't able to reach agreement with a cornerstone player they desired to keep. But they didn't get Dak Prescott signed to a long-term deal before Wednesday's deadline. Prescott becomes only the third NFL quarterback to play under the franchise tag, joining Drew Brees (2005) [more]

News outlets seek to unseal files on Saints owner Tom Benson

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

News outlets including The Associated Press headed to court Wednesday seeking to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give his third wife ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises. Public interest in the 2015 case has been heightened, the news organizations argued, by revelations this year that Saints executives engaged in a behind-the-scenes public relations campaign to help the Archdiocese of New Orleans contain the fallout from a clergy abuse crisis. "Legitimate questions are being raised about the connection between the team and the local Roman Catholic Church,” attorneys for the news organizations wrote in a court filing.

Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara among the biggest snubs in ‘Madden NFL 21’ running back ratings

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara deserved better in "Madden NFL 21."

Former Saints lineman LeCharles Bentley created a sports agency exclusively for offensive linemen

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Even with his playing career coming up on its second decade in his rearview mirror, former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley feels a kinship with the big guys. So, when Bentley announced the creation of his new sports agency — AMDG Sports — it should not have come as much of a surprise that his agency plans to exclusively represent offensive linemen. "Because they're the smartest, coolest people on earth,” Bentley said with a laugh.

Madden 21 QB ratings revealed; Matt Ryan ranks below Drew Brees and Tom Brady

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Well folks, it’s that time of the year again. Although we currently don’t know how the 2020 NFL season will play out in the real world, the current pandemic won’t have an impact in the virtual world, as Madden 21 will be released next month. EA Sports has slowly been revealing some of their annually, highly-coveted player ratings, starting with the quarterbacks.

Watch: Alvin Kamara adds a new element to his offseason training

Monday, July 13th, 2020

New Orleans Saints superstar running back Alvin Kamara hit the ground at a sprint when he made his NFL debut, and that’s largely been due to the intense training he puts in during the offseason to hone his talents. It’s not for nothing that the 24-year old three-time Pro Bowler already ties for sixth-best in Saints history for career touchdown carries (27), using his unique ability to maintain his balance when tackled by opponents and rack up the points.

Saints fantasy position groups: Tight Ends

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Jared Cook has been the best Tight End the Saints have had in their arsenal since trading away Jimmy Graham in 2015. He is joined by rookie Adam Trautman and veteran Josh Hill and technically by QB/RB/WR/TE/ST Taysom Hill, who was reclassified as a TE for the 2020 fantasy football season. So are any of them worth drafting besides Cook?

Titans’ Taylor Lewan makes ESPN’s top 10 OT list

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan got off to a rocky start in 2019 after serving a four-game suspension, but eventually rounded into form once he was able to get his penalties under control. When it was all said and done, Lewan finished No. in pass-blocking grade (83.5) and No.

Inside the NFL offensive linemen summit, where players prepare for a season of uncertainty

Monday, July 13th, 2020

As Terron Armstead tells it, no place is a bad place for an offensive lineman to repeatedly practice his stance. It’s something you can do in Walmart, in the cereal aisle,” the All-Pro Saints left tackle told a gathering of 47 NFL and collegiate offensive linemen Friday. Over and over.