Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

Saints DT David Onyemata suspended for season-opener after marijuana citation

Friday, June 28th, 2019

The NFL has suspended New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata for one game for violating its substance abuse policy, the league announced on Friday. Onyematta was cited by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in January for having nearly three ounces of marijuana, cannabis oil, marijuana edibles and hemp powder in his apartment, according to the New Orleans advocate. The marijuana was allegedly delivered to his home, which prompted the misdemeanor citation.

Saints’ Alvin Kamara refused to take out nose ring before meeting an NFL GM

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara explained one such figurative hoop he was asked to jump through — but one he refused to. Kamara told Andrew Hawkins for a segment called “Guard Down” for Uninterrupted about how someone with an NFL team warned him that the general manager might not love his physical appearance. I had a team before I went into a meeting, one of the guys came up to me and was like, 'Well, you're about to go in with the GM so, you know, he doesn't really understand the nose rings and things like that,'” Kamara said.

Gayle Benson has no plans to stop referring to herself as an NBA and NFL “owner”

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

As with any word, phrase or expression, interpretations can be perceived differently,” Gayle Benson said in the statement. That is in many ways why diversity, inclusion and openness is so important to companies and society. As with any expression, my intention and the intentions of the organization I am responsible for is never to be insensitive or insulting.

Why New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is the best receiver in the NFL | Baldy’s Breakdowns

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

NFL Network's Brian Baldinger breaks down game tape from New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas and explains what makes him a top receiver in the NFL.

Pelicans take issue with Panthers tweet to Zion: ‘Ya know you guys have an NBA team in your city?’

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Everybody wants a piece of Zion Williamson. Fortunately for the New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA lottery balls bounced their way, and they officially have the rights to the former Duke phenom after Thursday's draft. Panthers take their shot at Zion's attention Despite the fact that he's leaving the state of North Carolina, the Carolina Panthers took the opportunity to congratulate Williamson while grabbing a piece of the Zion hype on Twitter.

Report: Michael Thomas looking for $22M annually in new Saints’ contract

Friday, June 21st, 2019

As a second-round draft pick in 2016, Michael Thomas is headed into the fourth and final season of his rookie contract. In his first three seasons, the New Orleans Saints receiver has been named to the last two Pro Bowls, and last year was first-team All-Pro. Running toward a record: New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is reportedly looking to be the highest-paid player at his position.

NFL confirms new pass interference replay rule, but for 2019 only

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Pass interference is already seemingly flagged inconsistently - and now it will fall under replay review. On Thursday, the NFL announced on its league operations Twitter page that the Competition Committee “unanimously recommended” the new rule for instant replay of pass interference but stressed that it will be for 2019 only. In a short text video that was part of the tweet, the language of the rule was explained: “The replay official will stop the game after the two-minute warning of each half and during OT; when there is 'clear and obvious visual evidence' that a pass interference foul may or may not have occurred, based on viewing the play live or any initial replays.

Trace McSorley has gotten reps as a punt returner

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

After drafting former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, Ravens G.M. Eric Decosta said in a visit to PFT Live that McSorley could be doing a little bit of everything in Baltimore. “I think he's a football player and everything that entails,” DeCosta said. McSorley recently said that, during the offseason program, he took reps as a punt returner.

Saints, WR Thomas discussing long-term deal

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is headed for paydirt, one way or another. General manager Mickey Loomis said on Mad Dog Sports Radio that the Saints and Thomas have begun talks geared toward a long-term deal. Thomas is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Sports teams do not “heal” cities or nations

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The team that helped revitalize a city in ruins and heal a nation in turmoil, showing the world you can turn the inconceivable to the improbable to the possible to the incredible, in a way only sports can possibly do. Now would be a good time to remember that the city the Mets allegedly revitalized found itself on the brink of bankruptcy in the early-to-mid-70s and experienced urban decay and spiking crime rates for the next 20+ years. It would also be a good time to remember that the nation the Mets allegedly healed witnessed the Kent State shootings a few months later, among other bits of strife for the next, oh, 50 years and counting.