New Orleans Saints Wiretap

Adrian Peterson Acknowledges 'It Was Time For Change Of Scenery'

Jul 11, 2017 12:56 PM

Adrian Peterson acknowledged it was time for a change of scenery leaving the Minnesota Vikings for the New Orleans Saints.

"It was time for a change of scenery," he says. "I wanted to do something different. I knew a change was needed."

There are doubts as to whether Peterson can stay healthy and stay productive.


"Yes, the doubt motivates me," Peterson says. "I'd be lying to say it doesn't. You want to do things people say you can't do."


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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees Launching Co-ed Youth Flag Football League

Jun 28, 2017 9:15 AM

Drew Brees is launching a co-ed youth flag football league that he hopes will grow into a safer alternative to tackle football across the country.

"I think that this has the opportunity to really save the game of football, honestly," Brees said.

The Football 'N' America league will kick off this fall in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Covington, Louisiana before expanding into other states next year and possibly nationwide someday.

"I think we're filling a void that is much-needed," Brees said. "We felt like, you know what, we have the opportunity here to really create what will be the premier youth co-ed flag football league in America."

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

Nick Fairley Out For 2017 Due To Heart Condition

Jun 26, 2017 4:40 PM

Nick Fairley has been placed by the New Orleans Saints on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Fairley was initially diagnosed with a heart condition at the combine but he went on to play seven years in the NFL.

Fairly signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Saints in March.

Fairley visited a cardiologist last month and since then has been away from OTAs and out of communication with many of his teammates.

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

Cam Jordan: Saints Are Ready To Win Super Bowl

Jun 26, 2017 7:16 AM

Cam Jordan believes the New Orleans Saints are now ready to win the Super Bowl.

Drew Brees raised eyebrows in March when he made a similar proclamation.

"We're building a team to win a Super Bowl," Jordan says. "We're not building for the future. It's hard not to believe in our team. We're ready to win it now."

The Saints have put together three consecutive 7-9 seasons despite a terrible defense.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

Saints Lose Terron Armstead For 4-6 Months

Jun 16, 2017 2:19 PM

New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead will miss four to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Armstead suffered the injury on Wednesday.

The news is a crushing blow for a Saints offensive line that already saw Max Unger undergo foot surgery this offseason.

Armstead signed a five-year, $65.25 million contract extension last offseason.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Injury

Adrian Peterson Wants To Play Until 37, 38

Jun 8, 2017 8:15 AM

Adrian Peterson feels rejuvenated with the New Orleans Saints and says he wants to play another six or seven years in the NFL.

"Thirty-seven, 38 would be good," Peterson said.

The running back, 32, is driven to prove critics wrong. Players at his position typically suffer a steep decline after age 30.

"Yeah, that's always been my mindset, to defeat the odds, to be that person to show the youngsters and the aspiring kids that want to play football and just athletes around the world in every sport, that it doesn't matter what the people say around you," Peterson said. "As long as you believe and you put in the work, and God blesses you with good health, you could accomplish anything you put your mind to. So that's the kind of example that I want to leave."

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

Nick Fairley Away From Saints With Heart Condition

Jun 4, 2017 11:14 AM

Nick Fairley has been away from the New Orleans Saints in recent weeks as he's tested for a heart condition.

The heart condition previously came up when Fairley was in the draft.

Fairley signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Saints in March.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Injury

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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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Draft, Misc Rumor

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

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

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Adrian Peterson, Saints Finalize Two-Year Deal
The deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017.

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Adrian Peterson, Saints Moving Towards Deal
Adrian Peterson could sign for approximately $3 million-plus for 2017.

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Adrian Peterson Leaves Saints' Meeting Without Deal
Adrian Peterson seems like an odd fit due to the Saints' pass-happy offense.

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Adrian Peterson Will Visit With Saints
Adrian Peterson has already visited with the Seahawks and Patriots.

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Saints Agree To Sign Chase Daniel
Chase Daniel was most recently with the 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.


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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