Updated: 9:52 PM 7/28/2014FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly. Coming off a 4-12 season that ended with their defense ranked last in third-down efficiency, second-worst against the run and... (More)
Updated: 6:41 PM 7/24/2014WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Saints coach Sean Payton says the new training camp setup at the Greenbrier resort is "pretty amazing," and that a change in environment should be a good thing. Payton, speaking after the team reported for camp on Thursday, says he's also pleased the list of... (More)
Updated: 2:15 PM 7/16/2014NEW ORLEANS - It was a lofty goal for a 40-year-old mother of two, but she reached it. Kriste Lewis of Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been selected by the New Orleans Saints as a cheerleader on the NFL team's dance team. Kriste Lewis says she never thought she'd make the Saintsations... (More)
Updated: 2:14 AM 7/16/2014LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper, who is facing sexual assault allegations in several states, is returning to court in California. Sharper is scheduled to appear Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, where he's charged with drugging and raping two women last year after meeting them... (More)
Updated: 12:19 AM 7/16/2014NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have resolved their differences. The club has confirmed that the two sides have agreed to a multiyear contract. Graham skipped all of the Saints' voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts, and challenged the NFL's franchise tag process through... (More)
Updated: 5:15 PM 6/25/2014CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers are putting the final touches on phase one of a $125 million stadium renovation project. Panthers director of stadium operations Scott Paul led a media tour Wednesday showing off the stadium's two new larger video boards, two new ribbon boards, an improved sound system and... (More)
Updated: 3:46 PM 6/17/2014METAIRIE - All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints met Tuesday for arbitration on his contract. Graham filed a grievance through the players' union. He contends he should be considered a wide receiver, not a tight end, when the team designated him with the 2014 franchise tag.... (More)
Updated: 7:29 AM 6/16/2014
METAIRIE - Cameron Jordan has carved out a great start to his New Orleans Saints career with 21.5 sacks in 4 years and a Pro Bowl appearance in 2013.
He also provides some much-needed comic relief for the Saints locker room.
Sports 2's Brian Holland gives us a look at some of the ways Jordan keeps things light during the long summer camp season.
Updated: 8:51 AM 6/12/2014METAIRIE - The Saints' defense has made takeaways its top priority after forcing an NFC-low 19 turnovers in 2013. Near the start of a workout in late May, New Orleans rookie cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste stripped wide receiver Andy Tanner after he made a short reception. Defenders have continued to punch... (More)
Updated: 4:47 PM 6/5/2014METAIRIE - Jonathan Goodwin figures he's probably a better center now than when he left New Orleans after the 2010 season. The key is how well he can hold up physically at age 35. Goodwin has played in the past three NFC championship games with San Francisco, going to one... (More)