July 16, 2014 1:58 PM
NEW 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 »
July 2, 2014 12:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An arbitrator has sided with the New Orleans Saints in ruling that Jimmy Graham can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. The ruling Wednesday by Stephen Burbank is setback for Graham, agent Jimmy Sexton and the NFL Players Association,... more »
June 25, 2014 5:15 PM
CHARLOTTE, 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 »
June 17, 2014 3:46 PM
METAIRIE - 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 »
June 5, 2014 4:47 PM
METAIRIE - 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 »
May 27, 2014 3:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are getting out of a dispute between New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and NFL players about workers compensation claims. Hammond Rep. Chris Broadwater said Tuesday he's shelving the bill for the legislative session, hoping the two sides can negotiate a compromise. Broadwater's bill was pushed... more »
May 20, 2014 6:56 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Could the Super Bowl be coming back to Louisiana? NFL owners should decide today.
New Orleans is a finalist for Super Bowl LII in 2018, along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The Crescent City is considered the favorite to win the bid, largely because of its warm... more »
May 20, 2014 3:16 AM
METAIRIE, La. - Former Saints player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis more than three years ago, has had a tracheotomy to help his breathing. Following the surgery to open the airway in his neck on Monday night, an update posted on the Team Gleason website states... more »
May 19, 2014 1:03 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has added four players following last weekend's three-day rookie camp. Loomis announced Monday that rookie receiver Steve Hull, rookie running back Derrick Strozier, veteran outside linebacker Cheta Ozougwu and veteran offensive lineman Thomas Welch were signed after taking... more »
May 7, 2014 4:15 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints could conceivably find next season's starting center in this week's NFL draft. The center position is relatively complicated one in that it requires reading defensive fronts and making pre-snap calls to fellow blockers. But Loomis says the Saints... more »
April 24, 2014 7:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The NFL released team schedules for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. The Saints have several exciting primetime match-ups.
That includes a pair of Monday Night Football games in a month's span. The Black and Gold take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on November 24th and... more »
April 18, 2014 11:02 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for... more »
April 4, 2014 3:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they'd agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Champ Bailey for a two-year contract.
Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said he believed Bailey would add to their defense, calling him a "prideful and competitive" future Hall of Fame contender.... more »
April 3, 2014 1:34 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club and safety Marcus Ball have agreed to the terms of a three-year contract. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Ball has played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played in collage at Florida State, Pearl... more »
April 1, 2014 10:15 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. New Orleans acquired the 6-foot, 225-pound Haralson in a trade shortly before the start of the 2013 regular season. He played in every regular... more »
March 27, 2014 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Les Miles invited Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to the Pete Maravich Center to speak to high school coaches from around the state.
While the well-traveled defensive mind gave a quick tutorial on the 3-4 defense, Ryan said the best part of coaching was his players.... more »
March 20, 2014 5:45 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester. The team announced the deal Thursday. The 31-year-old Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler who last year tied an NFL record with his 19th scoring return in eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Coming off... more »
March 18, 2014 2:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints and free agent fullback Erik Lorig have agreed to a four-year contract. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Lorig, whose signing was announced Tuesday, has spent his first four NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who selected him in the seventh round of the 2010... more »
March 13, 2014 2:01 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va.- The New Orleans Saints will spend part of this year's NFL training camp at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. The team announced the West Virginia venue in a news release Thursday. The Saints will split time this summer between The Greenbrier and their facility in Metairie, La.,... more »
March 13, 2014 12:36 PM
LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
March 13, 2014 9:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Running back Darren Sproles has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fifth round, according to multiple reports.
New Orleans had originally planned to release the speedy back, but decided to trade him instead after at least 10 teams expressed interest. After that... more »
March 12, 2014 12:42 PM
METAIRIE - The Saints have agreed to terms with running back Pierre Thomas on a two-year contract extension. The move was announced Wednesday morning as the second day of NFL free agency heated up. Thomas has played only in New Orleans, where he signed as an undrafted free agent in... more »
March 7, 2014 10:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says Darren Sproles has been informed that the Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club's decision, first reported by... more »
February 28, 2014 5:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have placed their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham in order to protect the club's rights to its star tight end through next season.
The move means Graham, barring a holdout, will almost certainly play for New Orleans next season for no less... more »
February 28, 2014 11:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man accused in two rapes in a case involving former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper turned himself into police Friday morning.
26 year old Erik Nunez was booked on two counts of aggravated rape. Both he and Sharper are accused in incidents that took... more »
February 27, 2014 4:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities in New Orleans issued arrest warrants for former Saints star Darren Sharper and an acquaintance Thursday on suspicion of two aggravated rapes in Louisiana last year.
Detectives accused Sharper and Erik Nunez, 26, of two counts of aggravated rape each.
NOPD investigators said they... more »
February 14, 2014 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women. A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a... more »
February 12, 2014 1:39 PM
ST. LOUIS - Gregg Williams is returning to the Rams as defensive coordinator for the first time since he lost his job in New Orleans as fallout from the bounty scandal. The Rams announced the hiring Wednesday. A news conference introducing Williams will be Thursday. He will replace Tim Walton,... more »
February 5, 2014 2:30 PM
METAIRIE- Saints coach Sean Payton says he's hired former scout and current Tulane assistant Mike Neu as New Orleans' quarterbacks coach. Neu will replace Joe Lombardi, who left this offseason to become the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator. Neu has experience as a head coach in the Arena Football League with... more »
January 18, 2014 2:38 PM
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department says former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape. LAPD says Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults... more »
January 11, 2014 3:41 PM
SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win.
The Saints could never fully... more »
January 9, 2014 10:09 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints got out-toughed in their last game in Seattle, a 34-7 loss in early December.
What did the Saints learn?
The Seahawks are going to play bump-and-run coverage at the line of scrimmage with the Saints receivers.
The key to beating the... more »
January 9, 2014 2:14 PM
SEATTLE- Earthquake trackers are ready for the Seahawks' re-match with New Orleans on Saturday at CenturyLink Field - one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Pacific Northwest Seismic Network's Bill Steele said they have installed two more seismometers for the game - one on CenturyLink Field and one in... more »
January 7, 2014 6:33 PM
METAIRIE - Ever since getting pounded by the Seahawks early last month, the New Orleans Saints have learned to love the idea of going back to Seattle. Coach Sean Payton has even had Seahawks logos painted in the middle of outdoor and indoor practice fields. Quarterback Drew Brees says ever... more »
January 5, 2014 6:47 PM
The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.... more »
January 5, 2014 5:42 PM
METAIRIE - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates. Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday. "Certainly when you watch the tape, the... more »
December 29, 2013 10:50 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy had 131 yards and a receiving score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 in a win-or-go-home game for the NFC East title Sunday night. The Cowboys (8-8), with Kyle Orton filling in two... more »
December 29, 2013 10:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for four touchdowns and ran for another score, and New Orleans clinched a wild card spot with a 42-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Three of Brees' scoring strikes were longer than 40 yards - 76 to Kenny Stills, 44 to Lance Moore... more »
December 25, 2013 10:47 PM
METAIRIE - Drew Brees sounds as if he's fine with coach Sean Payton's commitment to stick with rookie left tackle Terron Armstead in a game New Orleans may have to win to make the playoffs. Armstead made his debut Sunday in a 17-13 loss at Carolina. Three times, the player... more »
December 23, 2013 7:23 PM
METAIRIE, La. - With the Saints still trying to lock up a playoff spot, coach Sean Payton's theme this week is to focus on what his team can control and tune out all the uncertainties. Payton has even made the unusual move of quickly ending any speculation about safety Kenny... more »
December 23, 2013 2:03 PM
METAIRIE- Saints coach Sean Payton says safety Kenny Vaccaro has a broken left ankle and is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. The injury means the Saints will be without one of their top defensive backs for Sunday's regular season finale in the Superdome against Tampa Bay - a game the... more »
December 22, 2013 12:42 PM
CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton led a game-winning, 65-yard drive with :28 remaining to seal a Panthers victory over the Saints 17-13.
The Saints did not only start a new placekicker on the road with the NFC South Division in the balance, New Orleans will also start a rookie left... more »
December 20, 2013 6:52 AM
METAIRIE - Experience tells Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins that forcing turnovers is a state of mind. In that case, New Orleans' defense has some thinking to do. During the past seven games, the New Orleans has forced two turnovers - a league low during that span. That's left the Saints... more »
December 16, 2013 4:38 PM
METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton is putting nearly all of his players on notice, whether he winds up making any significant late-season changes or not. One day after a potentially costly 27-16 loss in St. Louis against a Rams club that is out of the playoff picture, Payton says... more »
December 12, 2013 6:10 PM
METAIRIE - While Saints coaches hoped former first-round draft pick Cameron Jordan would emerge as an elite pass rusher this season, they didn't expect Junior Galette to start. Now the pair comprise best pass-rushing tandem the Saints have had in years, combining for 20 1/2 sacks through 13 games. Jordan,... more »
December 8, 2013 8:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Carolina Panthers took their first two drives of the first quarter in for a pair of field goals, but ever since then the Saints have regained control of the contest.
New Orleans would start the second quarter with two straight scoring drives ending with Marques... more »
December 5, 2013 8:38 PM
METAIRIE - Malcolm Jenkins doesn't envision New Orleans' defense crumbling for a second-straight week, no matter how similar the challenges of stopping Russell Wilson and Cam Newton may be. Jenkins can point to the Saints' No. 8 ranking in total defense as the basis for his rationale. He'd also like... more »
December 5, 2013 2:14 PM
CHARLOTTE, NC - Cam Newton is learning he doesn't have to do it all for the Carolina Panthers. And the Panthers are winning games as a result. Eight straight, as a matter of fact. Coach Ron Rivera said Carolina's dynamic and athletically gifted third-year quarterback no longer feels he has... more »
December 4, 2013 6:20 AM
SEATTLE- Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The game registered on nearby seismic... more »
November 19, 2013 3:47 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - These are strange times for the Atlanta Falcons. They are 2-8, have lost four in a row and are pretty well assured of their first losing season since 2007 heading into Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints (8-2). Players such as quarterback Matt Ryan... more »
November 17, 2013 5:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - For the Saints, it's been about overcoming turnovers and mistakes all game long.
All 17 San Francisco points have come after New Orleans has turned over the ball.
The 49'ers lead 17-14 and currently have the ball at the Saints' 28 yard line to start... more »
November 17, 2013 4:56 PM
NEW ORLEANS - San Francisco's Phil Dawson nailed a 55-yard field goal, but the Saints responded with a 1-yard run from Jed Collins to take the lead 14-10 with left 1:58 in the half.
Travaris Cadet started the drive off with a long kickoff return to get the ball... more »
November 17, 2013 4:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The 49'ers respond to the Saints' 97-yard touchdown drive with a TD pass of their own.
Anquan Boldin hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from San Fran QB Colin Kaepernick.
New Orleans lost the ball on a muffed punt by Lance Moore that set up San... more »
November 17, 2013 4:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints offense finally got going at the end of the first quarter against a stingy San Francisco defense.
Drew Brees connected on a three-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill to cap the scoring drive.
Both teams had punted in their first two possessions.
... more »
November 17, 2013 3:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints(7-2) will attempt to knock off the team who beat them in the 2011-12 NFC Divisional Game and stay atop the NFC South Division.
The Carolina Panthers trail the Saints with a 6-3 record and play New England on Monday Night Football.
One record... more »
October 28, 2013 5:46 PM
METAIRIE - It hasn't taken long for the New Orleans Saints defense to shed its reputation as a laughing stock of the NFL. One season after giving up a league-record 7,042 yards, the Saints are now among the leaders of several key defensive rankings. Heading into a midseason visit to... more »
October 27, 2013 2:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints rookie, Kenny Stills, is had a career game against the Buffalo Bills.
The former Oklahoma Sooner had three receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon.
The Saints beat the Bills 35-17.
Drew Brees had another tremendous day. The Saints... more »
October 27, 2013 2:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints finally got their offense going thanks to two touchdown throws to tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a first quarter of penalties and miscues, Drew Brees finally got the offense firing on all cylinders - starting with a long 69-yard touchdown pass to rookie wideout... more »
October 27, 2013 12:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints forced a fumble deep in the Bills territory on the first play from scrimmage, but kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 47-yard field goal to take no points from the opportunity.
Thad Lewis left the game after the sack, but came back in the game... more »
October 7, 2013 4:46 PM
METAIRIE - For Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints, time of possession is of the essence. Payton says it's "an important statistic" which has played a role in New Orleans' 5-0 start. The Saints' fourth-ranked offense has had the ball for an average of 34:37 per game, which led... more »
October 2, 2013 2:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louis Mykoff began his journey on the Mississippi River levee right outside downtown Baton Rouge. He crossed the finish line Monday, fittingly, at the Steve Gleason "Rebirth" statue right outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Mykoff's goal was to simply bring attention, and possibly donations, to finding a... more »
September 30, 2013 10:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints are cruising to the finish line in the matchup of undefeated teams on Monday Night Football.
Garrett Hartley nailed a 29-yard field goal, as the New Orleans currently lead the Dolphins 38-17 with 7:15 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Drew Brees has already... more »
September 30, 2013 10:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints kept racking up gaudy offensive numbers in the second half, as Drew Brees tied his own NFL record with 300 or more passing yards in a game for the ninth straight regular season game.
Brees is currently 23-for-31 for 337 yards passing and four... more »
September 30, 2013 9:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints opened up the second half with the same offense that opened up their 11-point halftime lead in the first half.
Drew Brees hit tight end Benjamin Watson for a four-yard touchdown score and then to Jimmy Graham for a 43-yard touchdown grab to extend... more »
September 30, 2013 9:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Saints' defense has come up with two turnovers in the game - a fumble and an interception of Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Drew Brees and the offense took over at the Miami 23 yard line after a Jabari Greer interception.
Brees converted the opportunity into... more »
September 30, 2013 8:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints put a little more distance between them and the Dolphins with a 27-yard touchdown toss from Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham.
Graham, who was double-covered on the play, jumped over Dolphin defenders to reel in the jump ball in the end zone.
New... more »
September 30, 2013 8:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The first quarter in front of a Monday Night Football audience was dominated by quarterbacks.
Miami's Ryan Tannehill went 3-for-4 for 21 passing yards in leading the Dolphins down the field for a field goal; New Orlean's Drew Brees completed eight of his 10 passes in the... more »
September 30, 2013 7:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints had no trouble engineering a score on their first drive of the game, a six-play, 82-yard drive capped by a five-yard touchdown scamper by Darren Sproles.
On his 18-yard completion to Kenny Stills during the drive, Drew Brees passed the 47,000 career passing yards... more »
September 30, 2013 7:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints will meet with the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football in a battle of 3-0 teams.
New Orleans comes into tonight's game 10-2 with head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees on Monday night games.
Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill is the NFL's... more »
September 26, 2013 5:41 PM
METAIRIE - Running back Mark Ingram says he's "happy" to be part of the 3-0 Saints, even if the running game has struggled and his role has diminished because of an injured toe. Ingram denies a CBSSports.com report that he could request a trade, saying on Thursday that the information... more »