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 »
September 22, 2013 2:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees, not usually known for his scrambling abilities, ran in the Saints' third touchdown of the day with a seven-yard TD run.
The run came after officials ruled his touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham incomplete.
Drew Brees is now over the 300-yard passing plateau,... more »
September 22, 2013 2:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - After throwing an interception in the end zone to former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu(his first interception of his NFL career), Drew Brees and the offense drove down the field to put points on the board.
The Saints lead the Cardinals 17-7 with 4:03 left in... more »
September 22, 2013 1:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS -Drew Brees connected with Jimmy Graham for a 16-yard touchdown pass-and-catch that gave the Saints the lead 14-7 with 2:56 left before the half.
Brees went 16-for-25 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
The Saints defense gave up only 147 yards... more »
September 22, 2013 1:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS -After the Saints and Cardinals traded opening-possession touchdown drives, both defenses have stepped up to keep the high-powered offensive attacks at bay.
Arizona and New Orleans are tied at 7 with 10:21 left in the second quarter.
Saints DE/LB Junior Galette got his second sack of... more »
September 22, 2013 12:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Saints wasted no time getting even with the Arizona Cardinals, with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Robert Meachem to tie the game at 7-7.
The scoring drive spanned 8 plays and 80 yards.
Brees was 5-for-6 passing for 88 yards on the... more »
September 22, 2013 12:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Arizona Cardinals get on the board first with a 11-play, 80-yard drive on the first possession, for either team, in the ball game.
Alfonso Smith capped the series with a 3-yard touchdown run to put the Cards up 7-0 on the New Orleans Saints.
The... more »
September 21, 2013 3:25 PM
GRETNA, La. - Injured New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has pleaded not guilty to a first-offense DWI charge. The Times-Picayune reports (http://s.nola.com/A2XiDYm ) Morgan's attorney filed the plea Tuesday in 1st Parish Court in Metairie, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Morgan was arrested May 25 after Louisiana... more »
September 19, 2013 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louis Mykoff is your average Baton Rouge native who likes to keep in shape by running, except lately he's been running a lot more - and for a cause.
The McKinley High & LSU graduate is running 125 miles from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in... more »
September 19, 2013 3:51 PM
METAIRIE - Darren Sproles says Tampa Bay's Dashon Goldson delivered a dirty hit when the defensive back was penalized for a blow to the Saints' running back's head. Sproles has watched replays of the hit and says Goldson has a history of delivering "dirty" hits, adding, "He tried to hurt... more »
September 18, 2013 6:41 PM
METAIRIE - Drew Brees sees no reason why the offense he leads shouldn't approach the 40-point plateau on a regular basis. So even though the New Orleans Saints have a chance to improve to 3-0 this Sunday when they host Arizona, Brees is a bit unsettled by the fact that... more »
September 18, 2013 4:25 PM
METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says cornerback Patrick Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury. Robinson, a 2010 first-round draft choice, injured his patella tendon during the third quarter of New Orleans' 16-14 victory at Tampa Bay last Sunday. Payton says the Saints... more »
September 18, 2013 1:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints safety Steve Gleason will be honored at a Wall Street benefit to raise money for research into cures and treatment for muscular dystrophy and ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, will receive the 2013 Spirit Award.... more »
September 18, 2013 10:49 AM
NEW YORK - Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson's one game suspension has been reduced to a $100,000 fine for his hit on Darren Sproles of New Orleans. The NFL announced the decision Wednesday by Matt Birk, who handles appeals of discipline of on-field punishment for players for the league and NFL... more »
September 16, 2013 4:56 PM
METAIRIE - Sean Payton can't complain about the Saints' 2-0 record. That doesn't mean he hasn't isolated some shortcomings with his normally prolific offense, and even his own play calling. As the Saints prepare to host Arizona this Sunday, Payton says there's a lot the Saints have "to look at... more »
September 12, 2013 3:22 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive end Jay Richardson, bolstering their defensive line following a left knee injury to end Tyrunn Walker in Week 1. Coach Sean Payton said Thursday the club also waived receiver Andy Tanner to make room for Richardson. Richardson was among New Orleans'... more »
September 9, 2013 9:57 PM
METAIRIE - Although Sean Payton downplays the role that he alone will play in whatever success the Saints may have this season, his players tell a different story. Cornerback Jabari Greer says Payton's combination of leadership, confidence and practice habits provided New Orleans with the resilience under pressure it needed... more »
September 8, 2013 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints extended their lead with 3:13 to go in the game with a Garrett Hartley 22-yard field goal. It's the first points, by either team, in the fourth quarter.
Drew Brees has passed for 300 yards for the 68th time in his career, only Peyton... more »
September 8, 2013 2:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints traded touchdown scores to open the second half of play. Matt Ryan connected with Julio Jones on a four-yard touchdown pass, then Drew Brees found Jimmy Graham from seven yards out to put the Saints up 20-17.
The Saints currently have 244 passing yards... more »
September 8, 2013 1:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints fell behind 10-0 early in the first quarter, but New Orleans rebounded with 13 unanswered points to claim a three-point lead going into halftime.
Garrett Hartley hit his second field goal of the game, a 31-yarder, to hand New Orleans their first lead of... more »
September 8, 2013 12:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS -Garrett Hartley put the Saints on the scoreboard for the first time this regular season with a 48-yard field goal to cap a 12-play, 50-yard drive. The Saints now trail the Falcons 10-3 with 10:53 left in the first half.
The drive was helped with a pivotal... more »
September 8, 2013 12:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Saints were stopped on a fourth-and-one, Matt Ryan scrambled for 12 yards, and the Falcons were helped by a personal foul (unnecessary roughness on the quarterback) penalty on rookie Kenny Vaccaro to help the Falcons set up for a chip shot field goal.
Matt Bryant kicked... more »
September 8, 2013 12:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The visiting team got on the board first in the Saints' regular season opener, with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez. The scoring drive was helped by a 52-yard pass from Matt Ryan to Harry Douglas that got Atlanta to the 8-yard line on their second possession... more »
September 4, 2013 6:47 PM
METAIRIE, La. - Robert Meachem compares his second stint with the New Orleans Saints to the comfort of coming home. Meachem left in free agency only one year ago for San Diego - which handed him a four-year contract worth nearly $26 million - only to be cut after this... more »