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  • Saints look for silver lining after losing to Lions

    Saints look for silver lining after losing to Lions

    Updated: 10:52 PM 10/20/2014

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton is starting this week by emphasizing the many good things he noticed during New Orleans' latest loss. With his players mystified by their inability to close out close games, Payton is steering clear of the kind of criticism that could shatter the... (More)
  • Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Updated: 8:30 AM 10/20/2014

    DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (2-4) were in control late in the fourth quarter when Stafford... (More)
  • Saints' Graham expects to be game-day decision

    Saints' Graham expects to be game-day decision

    Updated: 3:06 PM 10/17/2014

    METAIRIE- Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game. Graham has returned to practice on a limited basis this week despite a shoulder injury that knocked him out of New Orleans' Week... (More)
  • Ingram eager to return to Saints No. 2 offense

    Ingram eager to return to Saints No. 2 offense

    Updated: 8:33 AM 10/16/2014

    METAIRIE - While Saints tight end Jimmy Graham sat out practice on Wednesday, running back Mark Ingram has returned without limitations and is eager to rejoin one of the NFL's top-ranked offenses. Ingram says he should be able to play in Detroit on Sunday with a soft pad over his... (More)
  • Saints add another tight end to the roster

    Saints add another tight end to the roster

    Updated: 8:56 AM 10/8/2014

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - With Jimmy Graham nursing a shoulder injury, the New Orleans Saints have signed tight end Tom Crabtree. The 28-year-old Crabtree, who has played three seasons with Green Bay and one season with Tampa Bay, signed on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Saints placed injured safety... (More)
  • Saints cut 4th-round draft pick Khairi Fortt

    Saints cut 4th-round draft pick Khairi Fortt

    Updated: 5:39 PM 10/6/2014

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have released rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt, a fourth-round draft choice who had been placed on short-term injured reserve and designated for return. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Fortt, drafted out of California, missed much of training camp with an unspecified leg injury before the Saints made... (More)
  • Saints defeat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT

    Saints defeat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT

    Updated: 8:53 AM 10/6/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints locked up their second win of the season with a touchdown 5 minutes and 36 seconds into overtime. The win puts the Saints (2-3) tied for second in the NFC South with Atlanta and 1 game behind Carolina for the division lead. The Saints... (More)
  • Saints safety Byrd has season-ending knee surgery

    Saints safety Byrd has season-ending knee surgery

    Updated: 2:15 PM 10/3/2014

    METARIE - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says starting free safety Jairus Byrd has had season-ending knee surgery. Payton said Friday the three-time Pro Bowler injured his lateral meniscus Thursday during a workout. Payton, who doesn't normally announce injuries, says Byrd had informed his father, Gil, an assistant with... (More)
  • Saints leaders aim to keep morale, focus high

    Saints leaders aim to keep morale, focus high

    Updated: 6:18 PM 10/1/2014

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says the uphill climb his team faces is the kind of scenario he had in mind when he and his staff placed an emphasis on the character of the players they acquired. Payton says mental toughness isn't tested so much when teams are winning... (More)
  • Saints humbled, but not hopeless after 1-3 start

    Saints humbled, but not hopeless after 1-3 start

    Updated: 6:15 PM 9/29/2014

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette says he and his teammates "have to be realistic and know" that they're not as good as they thought they were. Galette says the Saints need to improve drastically during their final 12 games, and there doesn't seem to be a... (More)