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Drew Brees Likely Wouldn't Tell Wife About Concussion

May 19, 2017 7:45 AM

Drew Brees says he probably wouldn't tell his wife, Brittany, if he suffered a concussion during a game.

"I wouldn't want her to worry," Brees told The Dan Patrick Show.

Brees was asked about Gisele Bundchen's recent comments that her husband, Tom Brady, had a concussion last year that wasn't reported.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback agreed that the idea of self-reporting concussions is a "gray area," because players don't always know when they suffered a concussion and because they might be too competitive to take themselves out of a game.

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Drew Brees Expects 'Tremendous' Running Game In New Orleans

May 12, 2017 8:17 AM

The New Orleans Saints have long had a passing offense, but Drew Brees expects to see an effort to run the ball this season.

Brees said on PFT Live that the addition of Adrian Peterson will change the offense.

"That's obviously a huge pickup. You're talking about the leading NFL rusher two years ago," Brees said. "The combination of him and Mark Ingram as a 1-2 punch for us I think has the ability to be tremendous."

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Saints Were Prepared To Trade Up For Marshon Lattimore

Apr 28, 2017 8:27 AM

The New Orleans Saints considered trading up in the first round on Thursday night, but didn't have to when Marshon Lattimore was available at No. 11.

The Saints have been looking at cornerback help all offseason and sat through a run of offensive skill players leading up to their pick.

"Just through a lot of the different scenarios, he was one of the players that we felt would be difficult maybe to anticipate him being there, but things happen," Sean Payton said.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Sean Payton: Adrian Peterson Will 'Complement' Mark Ingram

Apr 26, 2017 8:14 AM

Sean Payton doesn't foresee any issues figuring out how to use both Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram at running back.

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a two-year deal with Peterson on Tuesday.

"I think the role will be very clear and defined," Payton said. "He's someone that certainly will complement Mark. Those guys are different in some ways and yet we feel like we've added another quality player."

For his part, Ingram is saying all the right things about the addition of Peterson.

"I am all about winning, so if that's what helps us win -- I am all for it," Ingram said on a conference call. "Obviously (Peterson) is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. I can learn a lot from him."

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Adrian Peterson, Saints Finalize Two-Year Deal

Apr 25, 2017 9:11 AM

The New Orleans Saints have finalized a two-year, $7 million deal with Adrian Peterson.

The deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017.

"I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints," Peterson said in a statement to ESPN. "I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings. On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit.

"They have a great offensive line, which is something that stood out to me as well. I could tell from talking to head coach Sean Payton over the last two weeks that he did his due diligence in evaluating how I could contribute. I also did a lot of homework on the defense as well. While I know that injuries have played a role in performance, I also see areas of potential with a lot of younger guys having the ability to step up. Lastly, it goes without saying that the Saints have an amazing fan base and I look forward to making them proud and creating everlasting memories."

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Adrian Peterson, Saints Moving Towards Deal

Apr 24, 2017 3:48 PM

Adrian Peterson and the New Orleans Saints are moving towards a one-year deal.

Peterson could sign for approximately $3 million-plus for 2017.

The Saints already have Mark Ingram on their roster at running back.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Adrian Peterson Leaves Saints' Meeting Without Deal

Apr 12, 2017 7:04 PM

Adrian Peterson met with the New Orleans Saints but left without a deal.

Peterson seems like an odd fit due to the Saints' pass-happy offense.

Peterson has met with the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.

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Adrian Peterson Will Visit With Saints

Apr 7, 2017 7:21 AM

The New Orleans Saints will host Adrian Peterson for a visit next week.

Peterson has already visited with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

In addition to Mark Ingram, the Saints have Travaris Cadet, Daniel Lasco and Marcus Murphy on their running back depth chart.

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Saints Agree To Sign Chase Daniel

Mar 29, 2017 3:53 PM

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a deal with Chase Daniel.

Daniel was most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Johnny Manziel Receiving Interest From Saints
Johnny Manziel and Sean Payton were spotted having breakfast together during Super Bowl week.

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Patriots, Saints Haven't Discussed Malcolm Butler Trade
The Patriots won't negotiate until Malcolm Butler signs his restricted free agency tender.

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Saints Close To Signing Manti Te'o
Manti Te'o, who turned 26 in January, has missed a combined 26 games in his four previous NFL seasons.

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Saints Bring In Chase Daniel For Visit
The Saints have Luke McCown, who will make $1.5 million in the final year of his contract, but Chase Daniel is five years younger.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

Sean Payton Explains Why Saints Interested In Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler visited the Saints on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Brandin Cooks Says He Didn't Ask To Be Traded
In his first meeting with the media as a member of the Patriots, Brandin Cooks said that he didn't ask the Saints to trade him.

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Malcolm Butler To Visit With Saints On Thursday
The Patriots have the ability to match any offer sheet given to the cornerback.

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Patriots Acquire Brandin Cooks From Saints
The Patriots will trade the 32nd and 103rd overall picks to the Saints for Brandin Cooks and their 118th overall pick.

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Saints Reject Patriots' Offer For Brandin Cooks
The Saints believe they can receive a pick in the middle of the first round for Brandin Cooks.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Titans, Eagles Talking Brandin Cooks Trade With Saints
Brandin Cooks expressed frustration about his role last season.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Drew Brees Expects To Play Several More Seasons
Drew Brees signed a two-year, $44.25 million deal with the Saints in September of 2016, taking him through 2018.

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Jim Tomsula Interviews For Job With Saints
The Saints have interviewed Jim Tomsula about their vacant defensive line job.

Alex Marvez/Sporting News

Saints Make Largest Changes To Coaching Staff In Sean Payton Era
Joe Vitt served as an interim head coach during Sean Payton's 2012 suspension as part of the Bountygate penalties.

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Eight Teams Can Be Forced To Appear On Hard Knocks In 2017
If no teams volunteers, there are eight teams that the NFL can force to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this year.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Sean Payton: 'My Plan Is To Definitely Be Back Here'
Sean Payton has denied rumors that he met with Saints general manager Mickey Loomis on Sunday to discuss his future with the club.

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Sean Payton Has Discussed Future With Saints Front Office
Sean Payton met with Mickey Loomis following Sunday's finale, according to a source.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Mark Ingram: I Need To 'Control My Emotions Better'
Mark Ingram said he needs to "control my emotions better" after he was caught by cameras on Sunday shouting at Sean Payton and throwing a fit on the sideline.

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Saints To Explore Trade Market For Brandin Cooks In Offseason
Brandin Cooks believes he is used too often as a clear-out receiver instead of as a primary option.

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