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  Saints | New Orleans interested in Jabril Cox    Fri Apr 16, 04:57 PM

Louisiana State LB Jabril Cox has received interest from the New Orleans Saints during the pre-draft process.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds Jalen McCleskey    Thu Apr 15, 05:15 PM

Free-agent WR Jalen McCleskey (Falcons) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, April 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: McCleskey was undrafted out of Tulane last year (Oklahoma State transfer) but the Falcons picked him up and kept him around through training camp. He's a speedy slot receiver and some consider him a diamond in the rough. Fantasy GMs in crazy deep dynasty formats can keep an eye on him.

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  Saints | New Orleans eyeing Peyton Ramsey?    Sun Apr 11, 08:36 PM

Indiana QB Peyton Ramsey has 'spent a ton of time' in Zoom meetings with the New Orleans Saints, according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network.

Footballguys view: Ramsey spent one season at Northwestern as a grad transfer after his time with the Hoosiers was done. He's an undersized passer who wins with athleticism and moxie. He'll be a priority free agent picked up after the draft...perhaps by the Saints.

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  Saints | Tanoh Kpassagnon agrees with Saints    Mon Mar 29, 11:55 AM

Free-agent DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Chiefs) agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 29. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Saints | Marshon Lattimore arrested    Fri Mar 26, 12:17 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore was arrested Thursday, March 25, in his hometown of Cleveland, for failure to notify and receiving stolen property after he was found with a loaded handgun in his possession that had been reported as stolen.

Footballguys view: Lattimore could face league discipline for this incident. Patrick Robinson would be the #1 corner if Lattimore has to miss any games.

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  Saints | T.J. Carrie to visit    Thu Mar 25, 03:27 PM

Free-agent CB T.J. Carrie (Colts) is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints in the near future, according to a source.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds Nick Vannett    Wed Mar 24, 08:33 PM

Free-agent TE Nick Vannett (Broncos) is signing a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source Wednesday, March 24. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: That didn't take long. Vannett was just released by the Broncos a couple of days ago and the Saints scoop him up. He's a big-bodied 'Y' tight end who can work as a blocker or receiver. Vannett won't produce much as a reserve tight end with the Saints. Second-year pro Adam Trautman is set to be the primary tight end for the Saints in 2021.

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  Saints | Jameis Winston positioned to start in 2021?    Tue Mar 23, 03:31 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston seems to 'have the leg up' over Taysom Hill to be the team's starting quarterback in 2021, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Winston may have the leg up over Hill because he's got more experience. Hill started last year when Drew Brees was banged up but is still limited as a passer. Winston went 30-for-30 in 2019 as the Buccaneers starter and obviously needs to cut down on turnovers/interceptions if he wins the starting job with the Saints.

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  Saints | Nick Easton could return    Mon Mar 22, 02:42 PM

Free-agent OG Nick Easton (Saints) is an option for the New Orleans Saints if they can create the salary cap space.

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  Saints | Marcus Williams accepts franchise tag    Sun Mar 21, 09:33 AM

New Orleans Saints FS Marcus A. Williams has accepted his franchise tag, although both sides will continue to work toward a contract extension, according to a source.

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  Saints | Marcus Williams accepts franchise tag    Sat Mar 20, 02:31 PM

New Orleans Saints S Marcus Williams on Saturday, March 20, accepted his one-year franchise tag, according to a source. The two sides will continue to work toward a long-term deal.

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  Saints | Alex Armah contract terms    Sat Mar 20, 12:23 PM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints FB Alex Armah new deal is a one-year contract worth $1.127 million with $357,500 guaranteed. He received a $137,500 signing bonus with a $990,000 base salary.

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  Saints | James Hurst officially re-signs in New Orleans    Fri Mar 19, 07:32 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints OT James Hurst formally re-signed Friday, March 19.

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  Saints | Alex Armah deal is finalized    Fri Mar 19, 04:36 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints FB Alex Armah officially signed his offer sheet Friday, March 19.

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  Saints | One-year contract for P.J. Williams    Thu Mar 18, 04:30 PM

Free-agent S P.J. Williams (Saints) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 18, worth $2.3 million, according to a source.

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  Saints | New Orleans in agreement with Alex Armah    Tue Mar 16, 06:09 PM

Free-agent FB Alex Armah (Panthers) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source Tuesday, March 16. Terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans targeting Richard Sherman?    Tue Mar 16, 01:45 PM

Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (49ers) is receiving interest from the New Orleans Saints among other teams, according to sources.

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  Saints | Open QB competition with Saints    Tue Mar 16, 12:37 PM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QBs Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston will compete for the starting position in training camp, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: When Drew Brees went down with injury last year, Winston took over as the main quarterback - in that game. After that, the Saints had Hill as their starter with mixed results. Winston returns to the Saints with the chance to win the job in training camp. We think that's what happens as Hill looks better as a gadget quarterback than he does a starter.

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  Saints | Jameis Winston headed back to New Orleans    Mon Mar 15, 09:56 PM

Impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Saints) agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $12 million to return to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 15.

Footballguys view: The move makes sense for both sides. With Drew Brees retiring, the Saints needed a starter and Winston was there last year learning the ropes from Brees. They still have Taysom Hill to work as a gadget quarterback from time to time but Winston should be the starter.

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  Saints | Three-year deal for James Hurst    Mon Mar 15, 05:30 PM

New Orleans Saints OT James Hurst agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with the Saints Monday, March 15, worth $9 million, according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $13.5 million with incentives.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill signs extension    Sun Mar 14, 05:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill signed a four-year contract extension with the Saints Sunday, March 14, worth $140 million but all four years of the contract are voidable, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Some much-needed room for the Saints is created with this transaction. The move creates over $7.5 million in salary cap space for the Saints in 2021.

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  Saints | Drew Brees announces retirement    Sun Mar 14, 04:57 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees announced his retirement from professional football.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The Saints gave Brees the time he needed to make a decision about his future, but this was reported over a month ago. He will go into the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot inductee and go down as one of the most prolific passers in NFL history. The Saints have Taysom Hill under contract and there is some thought they could bring Jameis Winston back to compete for the starting job.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas restructures    Fri Mar 12, 09:31 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas restructured his contract Friday, March 12, to create $8.7 million in salary cap space.

Footballguys view: The Saints still have more moves to make to get under the cap. Taysom Hill and Latavius Murray are the two fantasy relevant players to watch as the Saints are in an unenviable position with a Wednesday deadline to be cap compliant.

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  Saints | Janoris Jenkins cut    Thu Mar 11, 09:21 AM

New Orleans Saints CB Janoris Jenkins was released Thursday, March 11, which saved $7 million toward the salary cap.

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  Saints | Emmanuel Sanders cut    Wed Mar 10, 11:43 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders was released Wednesday, March 10.

Footballguys view: This move creates $4 million in cap space for the Saints. The team is feverishly trying to get under the cap before the new league year. Tre'Quan Smith will get a chance to do more without Sanders on the roster. Sanders should have interest and some are speculating a return to the 49ers could be in his future.

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  Saints | Kwon Alexander moving on    Wed Mar 10, 11:06 AM

New Orleans Saints LB Kwon Alexander is expected to be released in the coming days. The move would save $13 million against the salary cap.

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  Saints | Two Saints restructure    Wed Mar 10, 10:42 AM

New Orleans Saints S Malcolm Jenkins and OG Andrus Peat restructured their contracts Wednesday, March 10. Jenkins saved $3.4 million in salary cap space, and Peat saved $6 million.

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  Saints | Dwayne Washington stays in tow    Tue Mar 9, 07:10 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Dwayne Washington signed an undisclosed contract extension Tuesday, March 9.

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  Saints | New Orleans keeping Marcus Williams around    Tue Mar 9, 03:32 PM

New Orleans Saints S Marcus Williams received the franchise tag Tuesday, March 9.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas comfy in close quarters    Mon Mar 8, 10:30 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has recorded a league-best 73 contested catches - four more than second-place Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones - since the start of the 2015 season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Thomas is a big body who defenders have trouble getting around. That's not going to change, and he's always had incredible 'my ball' mentality dating back to his days in college.

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  Saints | Two NO defenders have contracts restructured    Sat Mar 6, 11:32 AM

New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan and LB Demario Davis had their contracts restructured Saturday, March 6, in order to create $13,443,750 of cap space, according to a source.

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  Saints | Ty Montgomery re-signed    Sat Mar 6, 09:35 AM

The New Orleans Saints re-signed RB Ty Montgomery to a one-year veteran benefit contract Saturday, March 6, with a signing bonus of $137,500.

Footballguys view: Montgomery was mostly a healthy scratch for the Saints in 2020. He did produce when called upon. Signing him to a one-year deal gives them inexpensive depth as a runner, receiver and return man.

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  Saints | Thomas Morstead let go    Thu Mar 4, 03:05 PM

New Orleans Saints P Thomas Morstead was released Thursday, March 4.

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  Saints | Wil Lutz restructures    Thu Mar 4, 10:10 AM

New Orleans Saints PK Wil Lutz restructured his contract Thursday, March 4, to create $1.74 million in salary cap space.

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  Saints | Josh Hill cut    Wed Mar 3, 04:53 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill was released Wednesday, March 3.

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  Saints | Jared Cook released    Wed Mar 3, 04:51 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook was released Wednesday, March 3.

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  Saints | David Onyemata restructures    Wed Mar 3, 09:32 AM

New Orleans Saints DT David Onyemata restructured his contract Wednesday, March 3, to create $4.34 million in salary cap space.

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  Saints | JT Gray re-ups with Saints    Wed Mar 3, 09:30 AM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent S JT Gray re-signed with the Saints on a two-year deal Wednesday, March 3. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Saints | Noah Spence back to Saints    Tue Mar 2, 11:50 AM

Free-agent DE Noah Spence re-signed with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, March 2, on an undisclosed deal.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara got it done in the red zone    Mon Mar 1, 07:49 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara scored a league-high 16 rushing touchdowns inside the red zone in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Kamara is dangerous in space as a runner or receiver, but he's also dangerous when things are cramped ...like in the red zone. The Saints will likely have a new quarterback this year but the emphasis on Kamara will remain.

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  Saints | New Orleans hopes to keep Marcus Williams    Mon Mar 1, 04:48 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent S Marcus Williams will be a priority for the Saints this offseason despite their salary cap situation, according to sources.

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  Saints | Russell Wilson linked to Saints?    Mon Mar 1, 10:13 AM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton hit it off at the Pro Bowl three years ago, according to MMQB's Peter King.

Footballguys view: The Saints are on Wilson's list of desired destinations if he's traded. If they can make a deal happen, it would be great to go from Drew Brees to Wilson. Brees hasn't yet retired, so that's the first domino that would have to fall if the Saints can truly get in on this deal.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara picks up chunks in passing game    Sun Feb 28, 11:27 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has tallied 58 catches of at least 15 yards since entering the league in 2017 - the most by any running back over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Kamara is dangerous in space, something the Saints do a really good job of highlighting in their offense. Who knows how the QB situation will work out this offseason, but we do know that Kamara will continue on as a great threat for the Saints offense.

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  Saints | Drew Brees not done yet?    Sat Feb 27, 01:54 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is featured in a recent video posted on Instragram by fitness trainer Todd Durkin in which Brees is pushing a weighted sled. At one point in the video, the phrase 'something must be brewing' is posted.

Footballguys view: The Saints would keep Brees around if he wants to keep playing. However, with Russell Wilson perhaps an option for the Saints that could change things. Most expected Brees to retire after this year, but he's not yet done that.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara terrific after catch    Sun Feb 21, 02:15 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara recorded 734 yards after the catch this season, which led the NFL.

Footballguys view: The Saints are among the best in the league when it comes to utilizing running backs in the passing game. Kamara is dangerous in space and should continue producing like this in 2021 and beyond.

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  Saints | Quinn Meinerz to talk with New Orleans    Sat Feb 20, 05:49 PM

Wisconsin-Whitewater C Quinn Meinerz is scheduled to have a virtual meeting with the New Orleans Saints in the next few weeks.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara a handful in open space    Mon Feb 15, 08:45 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has forced a league-high 79 missed tackles on receptions since entering the league in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Kamara is ultra quick and can use his incredible foot frequency to make defenders miss in the open field. Expect more of the same in 2021.

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  Saints | Jared Cook may not be re-signed    Mon Feb 15, 04:30 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Jared Cook probably will not re-sign with the Saints this offseason because of the team's salary cap situation, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.

Footballguys view: OverTheCap.com has the Saints being $69 million OVER the cap at this time. They'll clean that up and get some room, to at least sign a draft class but the Saints don't have much to work with in terms of cap space this offseason.

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  Saints | Nick Easton released    Fri Feb 12, 05:19 PM

New Orleans Saints OG Nick Easton was released Friday, Feb. 12.

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  Saints | Two tight ends removed from roster    Fri Feb 12, 05:17 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Jason Vander Laan and TE Cole Wick were waived Friday, Feb. 12.

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