Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

NFL 2019: Mahomes encore could depend on defensive makeover

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Melvin Gordon's prolonged holdout and Derwin James' foot injury in L.A., Antonio Brown's head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Patrick Mahomes, the MVP who threw for 5,000-plus yards and 50 touchdowns in his first season as a starter, never touched the ball in overtime of the AFC championship because Kansas City's defenders couldn't get off the field against the Patriots after New England won the coin toss.

NFL 2019: Saints aim to overcome past playoff devastation

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints may very well be on a revenge tour this season, whether they frame it that way publicly or not. The Saints are among the favorites to contend for the Super Bowl berth they were agonizingly denied last season by both the Los Angeles Rams and an untimely officiating lapse in the NFC title game. And that heartbreak came just one year after their previous postseason run was stunningly halted by the first decisive touchdown on the final snap of regulation in NFL playoff history - on a 61-yard passing play, no less.

Saints add veteran linebacker Will Compton to camp roster

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The New Orleans Saints have added linebacker Will Compton and offensive lineman Fisayo Awolaja to their training camp roster. The additions, announced by coach Sean Payton on Wednesday, come after the club waived reserve long snapper Nick Moore and placed offensive tackle Chris Clark on injured reserve. Clark was carted off the field with a right leg injury during Sunday's game against the Chargers in Los Angeles after being tangled up in a sack of Saints reserve quarterback Taysom Hill.

Peter Schrager: New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill is a ‘future star’

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Peter Schrager breaks down why he thinks New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill is a "future star."

Saints put Chris Clark on injured reserve

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Saints offensive lineman Chris Clark was carted off the field in Sunday's preseason game, and that will be his last action of the year. Clark has been placed on injured reserve, according to Herbie Teope of the Times-Picayune. The 33-year-old Clark started 13 games for the Panthers last year and previously played for the Texans and Broncos.

NFL preseason takeaways: What we learned from AFC West in Week 2

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The NFL preseason action ramped up a touch last week as teams prepare for the all-important third "dress rehearsal" preseason game. In the AFC West, the Raiders continue to deal with Antonio Brown, his feet, his helmet, a fish head and anything else you can think of. The Broncos made Jimmy Garoppolo look like a practice squad quarterback in his return to action, while the Chargers struggled on the ground against the Saints in the absence of Melvin Gordon.

Report: Laquon Treadwell fined for illegal block against Saints

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has been fined $28,075 for an illegal blindside block against the New Orleans Saints, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. On the penultimate on the first half of last week's first preseason game, Treadwell delivered a blindside block to Saints safety Chris Banjo as he chased tight end Irv Smith Jr. The banning of blindside blocks was among the highlighted points made in the league's preseason officiating video presented to each team during training camp. I made a terrible play in the game,'' Treadwell said about the play.

Jets sign Stephone Anthony, waive Santos Ramirez

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Just days after being released by the Atlanta Falcons, linebacker Stephone Anthony has found a new team with a familiar face as head coach. Anthony has signed a new deal with the New York Jets, which the team announced Tuesday night. The move to New York reunites him with head coach Adam Gase, who had him in Miami the last two seasons, and linebacker coach Joe Vitt, who coached him with the New Orleans Saints.

Saints’ Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints quarterback says - and that will be a driving factor in determining his longevity. ''I can't throw the ball 70 yards like some guys can. While Brees is in the last season of his contract - and said he has no plans to discuss a possible extension until after this season - he is less than a year removed from capping off possibly the most efficient campaign of his previous 18 NFL seasons.

Saints’ Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints quarterback says — and that will be a driving factor in determining his longevity. "I can't throw the ball 70 yards like some guys can. While Brees is in the last season of his contract — and said he has no plans to discuss a possible extension until after this season — he is less than a year removed from capping off possibly the most efficient campaign of his previous 18 NFL seasons.