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Drew Brees Has $10.85M Of His $20M For 2016 Now Guaranteed

Feb 10, 2016 5:42 PM

Drew Brees had $10.85 million of his $20 million salary for the 2016 season guaranteed effective on Wednesday.

Brees is almost certain to return to the New Orleans Saints.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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Saints Cut Jahri Evans

Feb 9, 2016 12:40 AM

The New Orleans Saints have released Jahri Evans.

Evans has been a 10-year starter and a four-time first-team All-Pro selection. Evans signed a seven-year, $56.7 million deal in 2010.

The Saints will save $3.1 million against the cap by releasing Evans, who is considered one of the best players in franchise history.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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Sean Payton Decides To Stay With Saints

Jan 6, 2016 3:49 PM

Sean Payton confirmed he will remain head coach of the New Orleans Saints.

"I'll be here as long as they'll have me."

"I know it appeared there was a looming decision. But I think this is really me saying again, 'Here I am, and nothing's changing,'" Payton said at his news conference.

Payton has two seasons remaining on his contract and he's yet to agree to an extension.

There were several teams interested in trading for Payton.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Colts Expressed Interest In Sean Payton Before Extending Pagano

Jan 5, 2016 12:37 PM

The Indianapolis Colts expressed interest in Sean Payton on the same day they negotiated a contract extension with Chuck Pagano.

Pagano was given a four-year extension Monday night.

Teams technically are not allowed to negotiate with Payton, who has two years remaining on his contract with the Saints.

Payton and Saints brass met extensively Monday to discuss his future in New Orleans. They are expected to continue talks on Tuesday.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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Drew Brees Fully Expects To Remain With Saints In 2016

Dec 29, 2015 12:26 PM

Drew Brees says he and Sean Payton will return to the New Orleans Saints in 2016.

"No, I don't," he said when asked if he can see a scenario in which he leaves the franchise. "I think we -- a plan was put in place throughout last offseason as to how we were going to build a foundation by which to make a run at it in the future. That includes some new faces, that includes some young players that, I think, will all have a chance to come together and kind of build a team that can make a run at it in the future.

"Unfortunately, we had high expectations going into this year and we fell a bit short. But I'm confident with the character, the leadership, the talent we have."

Ian Rapoport noted that Brees and Payton could both be elsewhere next season. Brees could be a victim of his massive, $30 million cap hit in 2016 and sources close to Payton note that he has his eye on potential landing spots should a change go down.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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Sean Payton Sees Himself Remaining With Saints Long-Term

Dec 24, 2015 11:52 AM

Sean Payton insists he won't leave the New Orleans Saints this offseason.

"Well, I said this earlier in the season. ... This is my ninth year coaching here in New Orleans, and it's come up every, I'm going to say, two to three years. And I guess ... listen, it comes with the territory," Payton said. "This is where I call home. I just finished building a home here. I'm close enough to my son back in Dallas where I'm pretty much back there once a week or he's over here; my daughter is off in college now.

"So, I see myself coaching this team long past this season."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Drew Brees Has Torn Plantar Fascia In Right Foot

Dec 22, 2015 10:09 PM

Drew Brees has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot but he intends to finish out the remaining two weeks of the season.

According to the source, an MRI was sent to Dr. Robert Anderson, the Charlotte specialist who treated Peyton Manning for a similar injury.

Anderson has not yet made a recommendation to Brees, who is believed to be considering several different treatment protocols, the source said.

Brees was hurt during the second quarter of the Saints' loss on Monday.

Ed Werder/ESPN

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Mark Ingram Out For Season With Shoulder Injury
Mark Ingram had rushed 166 times for 769 yards and six touchdowns this season for the Saints.

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Saints Promote Dennis Allen To Defensive Coordinator
The Saints attempted to simplify Rob Ryan's scheme in the offseason, and brought in a number of promising young rookies.

Katherine Terrell/Times Picayune

Rob Ryan Fired By Saints As Defensive Coordinator
Rob Ryan became defensive coordinator of the Saints in 2013.

Alex Marvez/Fox Sports

Saints Lead NFL In Dead Money On Cap
The Saints have four of the 20 worst dead money deals in the NFL and $32.6 million in total, which is the highest in the league.

Will Laws/Sports Illustrated

Saints On Pace For Fewest Points, Deep Passes In Payton-Brees Era
The Saints' offense looks entirely different this year, focused on ball-control.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Saints Shuffle Kickers By Releasing Zach Hocker, Signing Kai Forbath
Zach Hocker missed a potential game-winning 30-yard field goal against the Cowboys.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

USC Interested In Sean Payton, Chip Kelly
USC has interest in Sean Payton and Chip Kelly for their head coaching vacancy.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Sean Payton Loves Coaching Saints, Doesn't See Himself Leaving
Sean Payton was linked to the Dolphins' job in an ESPN report on Sunday

Katherine Terrell/Times Picayune

Dolphins, Other Teams Expected To Pursue Sean Payton
Sean Payton has two seasons remaining on his deal, but the Saints appear to be moving towards a rebuild.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Drew Brees Expects To Play In Week 4
Ian Rapoport reported Drew Sunday that Brees is a "long shot" to play in Week 4 after suffering a rotator cuff injury.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Drew Brees Out For Week 2 With Rotator Cuff Injury
Luke McCown will start at quarterback for the Saints in place of Drew Brees.

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Drew Brees Likely To Miss Several Games With Rotator Cuff Injury
Sean Payton told reporters that it was too "early" to tell whether the team might consider sitting Drew Brees down to let him heal.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Hakeem Nicks Works Out For Saints
The Saints have just Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Brandon Coleman at wide receiver.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Saban: I Might Still Be With Dolphins If Drew Brees Signed
The Dolphins instead signed Daunte Culpepper and Drew Brees went onto win a Super Bowl with the Saints.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Sean Payton: TV Networks Need To Stop Glorifying Fights
Sean Payton criticized the glorification of practice fights and sent a message to his players that it won't be tolerated.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Brandon Browner Would Welcome Return To Seahawks Someday
The Saints signed Brandon Browner to a three-year, $15 million deal in the offseason.

Christopher Dabe/Times-Picayune

Ken Stabler Passes Away At Age Of 69
Ken Stabler played for the Raiders, Oilers and Saints in the NFL.

TMZ.com

Video Appears To Show Junior Galette In Fight On Beach
The Saints are aware of a 2013 video that allegedly shows outside linebacker Junior Galette striking a woman with a belt during a group scuffle on a beach that was recorded by an onlooker.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Jermaine Gresham Meets With Saints
Jermaine Gresham was a former first round pick of the Bengals and spent five seasons there.

Katherine Terrell/Times Picayune

Saints 'Stack' Cornerback Position After Difficult 2014
The Saints had issues at cornerback last season and the position has undergone more turnover than any other on their roster this offseason.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

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