New Orleans Saints Wiretap

Dolphins Finished 2nd In Bid For Jimmy Graham

Mar 24, 2015 2:55 PM

The Miami Dolphins reportedly finished second in trading for Jimmy Graham with the New Orleans Saints.

Graham was traded to the Seattle Seahawks at the start of the offseason.

The Dolphins instead signed Jordan Cameron at tight end.

Graham played basketball and football at the University of Miami.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Saints Insist They Won't Trade Drew Brees

Mar 23, 2015 3:31 PM

The New Orleans Saints insist they won't trade Drew Brees.

"Anybody who thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that's just not true," general manager Mickey Loomis told USA TODAY Sports' Jim Corbett.

Brees had a down season in 2014 and the Saints appear to be rebuilding.

Loomis also took issue with the perception that the Saints' salary cap is a mess necessitating many of the moves.

"We're not in cap jail," Loomis said. "That's a myth since it's always a year to year deal."

The Saints started roughly $23 million over the threshold before moves put them slightly under the $143.2 million cap.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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C.J. Spiller Signs With Saints

Mar 13, 2015 1:38 PM

C.J. Spiller has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Spiller joins a backfield that includes Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson.

Spiller was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Spiller is coming off two injury-hampered seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Kenny Stills Traded By Saints To Dolphins

Mar 13, 2015 12:48 PM

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to trade Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins.

Stills was a fifth round pick out of Oklahoma by the Saints in 2013.

Stills had 63 catches for 931 yards and three touchdowns in 2014.

The Saints previously traded away Jimmy Graham this week.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brandon Browner Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Saints

Mar 12, 2015 2:49 PM

The New Orleans Saints have agreed upon a three-year, $18 million deal with Brandon Browner.

Browner spent the 2014 season with the New England Patriots.

Browner emerged in the NFL at cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Tags: New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Jimmy Graham Traded By Saints To Seahawks

Mar 10, 2015 3:47 PM

The Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints have finalized a deal involving Jimmy Graham.

Graham and a fourth rounder would go to the Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a first round pick.

Graham caught 85 balls for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014.

The Saints signed Graham to a four-year, $40 million contract last year.

Unger was a Pro Bowl selection at center in 2012 and 2013.

The Seahawks will not pick in the first round for the third straight year.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mark Ingram Agrees To Re-Sign With Saints On Four-Year, $16M Deal

Mar 7, 2015 9:11 PM

Mark Ingram and the New Orleans Saints have agreed upon a four-year, $16 million deal.

Ingram rushed for 964 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014, his best season since he was a first round pick out of Alabama in 2011.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Marques Colston, Saints Agree Upon Restructured Contract

Mar 6, 2015 11:11 AM

The New Orleans Saints have agreed upon a restructured contract for 2015 with Marques Colston.

Colston was due to make $6.9 million and count $9.7 million against the cap.

Colston caught 59 balls for 902 yards in 2014.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Saints Release Pierre Thomas

Mar 4, 2015 4:26 PM

The New Orleans Saints will release Pierre Thomas.

Thomas had 45 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.

Thomas' production dipped significantly from 2013 when he had 147 carries and 549 yards.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Tim Hightower Attempting Comeback With Saints

Feb 15, 2015 3:03 PM

Tim Hightower will attempt a comeback this season with the New Orleans Saints.

Hightower tore his ACL in October of 2011 and hasn't played since. Hightower was having the best season of his career.

"When I went down, I wrote down on a sheet of paper that this wouldn't be the end for me," Hightower told The Times-Picayune. "... It was a long process. But I don't think I ever stopped training. I don't think I ever stopped working toward this goal. As I trained, as I did rehab, as I went to the different surgeries, I just tried to keep that end picture in mind."

Hightower believes the Saints are "dedicated to making changes" on the heels of a disappointing 2014 season.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Brees: Lions' Offense Ran 95 Percent Of Saints' Plays
Joe Lombardi spent seven seasons with the Saints before joining the Lions' staff.

Evan Woodbery/Times-Picayune

Luke McCown Re-Signs With Saints
Luke McCown, 33, will be entering his 11th NFL season and second with the Saints.

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Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham Have 2015 Salaries Guaranteed
Drew Brees is due a salary of $18.75 million this year.

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


Drew Brees Confident Saints Identified Issues Of 2014
Drew Brees called it the most frustrating season of his career.

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Dennis Allen Returns To Saints As Senior Defensive Assistant
Dennis Allen was Sean Payton's secondary coach when the Saints won the Super Bowl.

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Saints Keep Rob Ryan As Defensive Coordinator
Rob Ryan's status was in limbo for more than a week after Sean Payton promised to make significant changes involving "every element of the program" following a disappointing 7-9 season.


Junior Galette Arrested For Domestic Violence Incident
Junior Galette developed into a top pass-rusher and signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension with the team in September through the 2019 season.


Sean Payton Doesn't Think ESPN Should Zoom On Play Sheet
Sean Payton said he doesn't think opponents can really glean anything valuable from seeing the zoomed-in look of his play-calling sheet.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Drew Brees Critical Of Report About Saints' Drafting QB
Drew Brees turns 36 in January and his play has been in decline this season.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Saints Expected To Use High Draft Pick On Quarterback
The Saints are beginning to consider the future of the quarterback position without Drew Brees and could use a high pick on one in this year's draft.

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Sean Payton, Rob Ryan Have 'Deteriorating' Relationship
Sean Payton hasn't had a comfortable relationship with any of his defensive coordinators during his tenure with the Saints.

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Ertz: Jimmy Graham Wouldn't Fit Eagles' Offense Due To Blocking
Zach Ertz believes Jimmy Graham wouldn't be a fit for the Eagles' offense.

Katherine Terrell/Times Picayune

Brandin Cooks Out 4-6 Weeks After Thumb Surgery
Brandin Cooks has caught 53 balls for 550 yards and three touchdowns.

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Mark Ingram Likely To Test Free Agency In 2015
The Saints declined their fifth-year option on Mark Ingram last offseason.

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Jimmy Graham Expected To Miss At Least Two Games After Bye
Jimmy Graham is currently dealing with a shoulder sprain.

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Jimmy Graham Injures Shoulder
Jimmy Graham caught two passes for 36 yards prior to the injury.

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Jarius Byrd Out For Season With Torn Meniscus
Jarius Byrd sustained the injury during Thursday's practice.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Brees Criticizes NFL's 'Unilateral' System Of Issuing Punishment
Drew Brees voiced criticism of Roger Goodell's unilateral powers on disciplinary issues.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Mark Ingram Out At Least One Month With Broken Hand
Mark Ingram had his hand/wrist area taped by trainers during the first half of Sunday's game but remained in the contest after that and continued to thrive.

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