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Drew Brees Expects To Play In Week 4

Sep 28, 2015 1:48 PM

Drew Brees expects to play in Week 4 after missing Week 3 with a shoulder injury.

"I don't know my situation this week. I'm day to day. I plan to and expect to start on Sunday but if I don't we're in good hands with Luke (McCown)," Brees told Cox Sports Television.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Brees is a "long shot" to play in Week 4 after suffering a rotator cuff injury.

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Drew Brees Out For Week 2 With Rotator Cuff Injury

Sep 25, 2015 2:16 PM

Drew Brees has been ruled out by the New Orleans Saints for Week 3 with a rotator cuff injury.

Luke McCown will start at quarterback for the Saints in place of Brees.

Brees has never missed a start for the Saints due to injury.

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Drew Brees Likely To Miss Several Games With Rotator Cuff Injury

Sep 22, 2015 12:38 AM

Drew Brees has a rotator cuff injury that will likely cause him to miss several games.

Brees underwent an MRI on Monday.

Sean Payton told reporters Monday that it was too "early" to tell whether the team might consider sitting Brees down to let him heal.

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Hakeem Nicks Works Out For Saints

Sep 8, 2015 7:03 PM

Hakeem Nicks had a workout on Tuesday with the New Orleans Saints.

Nicks was with the Indianapolis Colts last season and his speed has decreased in recent seasons.

The Saints have just Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Brandon Coleman at wide receiver.

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

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Saban: I Might Still Be With Dolphins If Drew Brees Signed

Sep 6, 2015 10:39 AM

Nick Saban said he might still be with the Miami Dolphins if he had been allowed to sign Drew Brees.

Brees was a target for Saban in 2006, but Dolphins' doctors didn't give their seal of approval as he was coming off a shoulder injury.

The Dolphins instead signed Daunte Culpepper and Brees went onto win a Super Bowl with the Saints.

“If we’d had Drew Brees, I might still be in Miami,” Saban said.

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Sean Payton: TV Networks Need To Stop Glorifying Fights

Aug 19, 2015 10:53 AM

Sean Payton criticized the glorification of practice fights and sent a message to his players that it won't be tolerated.

"You guys watched it last night," Payton said of Tuesday's melee between the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams. "For as much as we're harping about avoiding it, hell, the network puts in on 11 times."

Payton didn't specifically call out any networks.

"It's a big reason why we're practicing with them [Patriots] a third time," Payton said. "We know it's gonna be about improving both teams. We're both trying to do the same thing at this period of training camp.

"That's unfortunate when you see it happen with other teams. And clearly when you put a team on television like "Hard Knocks" and then practice with someone else, we've seen that formula happen two years in a row. So that's nothing new."

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Brandon Browner Would Welcome Return To Seahawks Someday

Jul 20, 2015 2:00 PM

Brandon Browner has interest in someday returning to the Seattle Seahawks.

The New Orleans Saints signed Browner to a three-year, $15 million deal in the offseason.

Browner was a part of the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" defense during the Super Bowl-winning season of 2013. Browner played on another Super Bowl winner in 2014 with the New England Patriots.

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Ken Stabler Passes Away At Age Of 69

Jul 9, 2015 7:59 PM

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory in 1977, has passed away at the age of 69.

According to the family, Stabler passed due to complications associated with Stage 4 colon cancer, which he had been battling since February.

Stabler was the NFL's MVP in 1974 and was nicknamed "The Snake."

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Video Appears To Show Junior Galette In Fight On Beach

Jun 21, 2015 8:57 PM

The New Orleans 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.

"We were made aware of the video, and we sent it to the league office," Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said. "There is a process this will go through at the league office level, and we are waiting on that to be determined."

In the video, a man who appears to be Galette fights another man using his belt. He then swings the belt at the surrounding group and strikes a woman twice with it. Later on, he shoves several people and throws a punch.


Galette's attorney, Ralph Whalen, has told media outlets that his client is not the person in the video.

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Jermaine Gresham Meets With Saints

Jun 4, 2015 1:56 PM

Jermaine Gresham is meeting with the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints are looking for a replacement at tight end for Jimmy Graham.

Gresham, 26, was a former first round pick of the Bengals and spent five seasons there. He had five touchdown receptions and 460 receiving yards last year.

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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.

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Saints Could Draft QB But Doesn't Mean End Of Drew Brees
Bryce Petty of Baylor was worked out by the Saints.

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Saints Sign Anthony Spencer
Anthony Spencer had his best year under Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan when the two were with the Cowboys in 2012.

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Saints Create $4M In Cap Space By Restructuring Jahri Evans' Deal
Jahri Evans received a $5.4 million signing bonus as part of the deal.

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Dolphins Finished 2nd In Bid For Jimmy Graham
The Dolphins signed Jordan Cameron at tight end, but attempted to add Jimmy Graham via trade.

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Saints Insist They Won't Trade Drew Brees
Drew Brees had a down season in 2014 and the Saints appear to be rebuilding.

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C.J. Spiller Signs With Saints
C.J. Spiller is coming off two injury-hampered seasons with the Bills.

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Kenny Stills Traded By Saints To Dolphins
Kenny Stills had 63 catches for 931 yards and three touchdowns in 2014.

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Brandon Browner Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Saints
Brandon Browner spent the 2014 season with the Patriots.

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Jimmy Graham Traded By Saints To Seahawks
Jimmy Graham and a fourth rounder would go to the Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a first round pick.

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Mark Ingram Agrees To Re-Sign With Saints On Four-Year, $16M Deal
Mark Ingram rushed for 964 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014.

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Marques Colston, Saints Agree Upon Restructured Contract
Marques Colston was due to make $6.9 million and count $9.7 million against the cap.

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

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Tim Hightower Attempting Comeback With Saints
Tim Hightower tore his ACL in October of 2011 and hasn't played since.

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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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