New Orleans Saints Wiretap

Drew Brees To Practice, Eyes Week 8 Return

Oct 21, 2019 8:44 AM

Drew Brees plans to practice this week and hopes he can return as early as this coming Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

"We'll see how it goes. I'd love to [play]. It's a goal," Brees said.

When asked if he considers it a realistic goal, the quarterback said, "I hope so."

The New Orleans Saints have won five straight with Teddy Bridgewater under center.

Brees has been sidelined since he suffered a thumb injury on his right throwing hand in Week 2. He had surgery Sept. 18 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

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Alvin Kamara Out For Week 7 With Knee, Ankle Injuries

Oct 18, 2019 4:11 PM

Alvin Kamara has been ruled out of the New Orleans Saints' Week 7 game at the Chicago Bears with knee and ankle injuries.

Kamara has rushed 86 times this season for 373 yards and one touchdown to go with 33 receptions for 276 yards receiving and another touchdown.

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Saints' P.J. Williams Suspended For Two Games

Oct 16, 2019 9:17 AM

New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams has been suspended for the next two weeks for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.

Williams was initially charged with driving while intoxicated in January. However, the case was resolved in August when he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

The 26-year-old has played more than 80% of the Saints' snaps this year.

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Saints-Cowboys Draws Biggest SNF Audience Since 2016

Sep 30, 2019 4:46 PM

The New Orleans Saints' Week 4 win over the Dallas Cowboys was the most-watched regular season game on NBC Sunday Night Football since 2016.

The game had an average of 24.7 million viewers compared to 26.7 million for Cowboys-New York Giants on Dec. 11, 2016.

Sunday Night Football is averaging 21.4 million viewers across all platforms this season, which is up five percent from the same point last season.

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Drew Brees Feels He 'Can Beat' Six-Week Injury Timetable

Sep 26, 2019 9:26 AM

Drew Brees is expected to miss six weeks with a thumb injury, but the quarterback believes he could return to the New Orleans Saints sooner.

"As far as the timetable for getting back though, they say 6 to 8 weeks. I think I can beat that, but I'm just gonna take it one week at a time and see how things go," Brees said in a radio interview.

Brees revealed that he decided to have an internal brace inserted during surgery, which could expedite his recovery timetable.

"It's something that immediately gives it strength and stability, [which] allows you to start rehabbing right away. You don't have to be immobilized or be in a cast," he explained.

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Drew Brees Out Six Weeks With Thumb Surgery

Sep 16, 2019 10:54 AM

Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his thumb and will miss approximately six weeks.

Brees suffered the injury in the first quarter when hitting the hand of Aaron Donald at the end of an incomplete pass.

Brees has missed only one start because of injury since high school.

Teddy Bridgewater will start for the Saints in the absence of Brees.

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Drew Brees To See Specialist, 'Concerned' About Thumb Injury

Sep 16, 2019 7:53 AM

Drew Brees doesn't know how bad the thumb injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game is, but he conceded that he's worried.

"Yeah, I am concerned. I'm hoping it's not too significant," he said.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback plans to see renowned hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin in Los Angeles.

"I really don't know at this point. There's only so much you can do here other than have a doctor look at it on the sideline," he said.

Brees left late in the first quarter Sunday after his right (throwing) hand hit Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald's hand at the end of an incomplete pass.

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Sean Payton Signs Five-Year Extension With Saints

Sep 15, 2019 4:16 PM

Sean Payton has signed a five-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints.

Payton is the NFL's second longest tenured head coach behind Bill Belichick. Payton's previous contract was scheduled to run through 2020 and paid him more than $9 million per season.

Payton and the Saints did hit a lull in their relationship with three straight 7-9 seasons from 2014 to '16. And Payton briefly considered a possible move before recommitting to the team in January 2016.

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Drew Brees Will 'Strongly Consider' Entering Politics In Future

Sep 3, 2019 9:25 AM

Drew Brees could see himself entering the world of politics in the future.

“I don’t know," said Brees when asked about entering politics. "I’m not gonna close the door on anything. I would strongly consider something like that … You say politics—I would strongly consider politics at some point.”

Brees has said he'd like to play until he's 45.

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Saints Acquire Kiko Alonso From Dolphins

Sep 1, 2019 5:06 PM

The New Orleans Saints have acquired Kiko Alonso from the New Orleans Saints for Vince Biegel.

Alonso lost his job as a full-time linebacker with the Dolphins changing their defensive scheme under Brian Flores.

Alonso, the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America defensive rookie of the year, has now been traded three times in his career (Buffalo to Philadelphia, Philadelphia to Miami, Miami to New Orleans).

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Sean Payton Compares Taysom Hill To Steve Young

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Rishard Matthews Retires From NFL
Rishard Matthews posted his thoughts on being an NFL player on Instagram.

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Michael Thomas Agrees To Five-Year, $100M Extension With Saints
Michael Thomas is set to make $1.148 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract.

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Saints Release Cameron Meredith
Cameron Meredith has been trying to return from a major knee injury in 2017.

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Saints, Michael Thomas 'Close' To New Deal
The Saints and Michael Thomas are "close" to getting a deal done that would end his unexpected holdout, according to a source.

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Saints Rookie Sentenced To Six Months In Jail
Carl Granderson was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday after a judge rejected the terms of his plea agreement on sexual assault charges.

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Teddy Bridgewater Explains Decision To Re-Sign With Saints
Teddy Bridgewater re-signed with the Saints this offseason, bypassing the chance to sign with another club with an avenue to start.

Times-Picayune

Michael Thomas Seeking $22M Annually
Michael Thomas is seeking a new deal with the Saints that would make him the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history.

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Drew Brees Awarded $6M In Diamond Fraud Case
Drew Brees has been awarded $6 million by a jury in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him overpriced diamonds.

Associated Press

Michael Thomas Expected To Become NFL's Richest WR By Camp
The Saints and Michael Thomas are making progress on contract extension talks.

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Saints, Michael Thomas Have Had 'Some Conversations' On New Deal
Mickey Loomis says the Saints have had "some conversations" about a new contract for Michael Thomas.

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Alvin Kamara Still Looking To 'Prove' Himself
Entering his third NFL season, Alvin Kamara is still looking to "prove" himself with the Saints.

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Sean Payton Believes Michael Thomas Will Be 'Next One' To Get New Deal
Michael Thomas is heading into the final year of his rookie contract with the Saints.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Cameron Jordan Agrees To Three-Year, $52.5M Extension With Saints
Cameron Jordan now has five years and a max value of $74 million left on the deal.

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Travis Benjamin Wants To Accept Ted Ginn's 40-Yard Dash Challenge
Ted Ginn recently said he'd race anyone for $10,000, but Travis Benjamin says the Saints wide receiver won't battle him.

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Patriots, Saints, Falcons, Bengals, Colts Interested In Gerald McCoy
Gerald McCoy and the Buccaneers parted ways this week.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Saints, Titans Had Legitimate Interest In Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown was a target for the Saints and Titans.

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Sean Payton On Cowboys: I Have Fleur-De-Lis Tattoos
Sean Payton plans on remaining with the Saints.

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