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  • Saints re-sign reserve QB McCown

    March 26, 2014 12:56 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to the terms of a one-year contract with quarterback Luke McCown, who was Drew Brees' backup last season, as well as the holder on field goals. McCown, whose re-signing was announced on Wednesday, is entering his... more »
  • Saints, fullback Lorig agree to 4-year deal

    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 »
  • Saints re-sign free agent LB Ramon Humber

    March 14, 2014 10:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints have announced that they have re-signed free agent linebacker and special teams player Ramon Humber to a one-year contract. The announcement was made Friday by Mickey Loomis, the Saints' executive vice president and general manager. Originally an undrafted free agent signed by the Colts in... more »
  • Judge: Sharper to remain in California jail

    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 »
  • Saints LB Parys Haralson out for playoffs

    January 7, 2014 5:28 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says outside linebacker Parys Haralson has a torn pectoral muscle and has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. The injury occurred late in the first half of last Saturday's playoff game in Philadelphia, when Haralson tackled receiver Jason Avant along the sideline.... more »
  • Saints eager to test run defense vs. Eagles

    January 2, 2014 4:40 PM

    METAIRIE - If New Orleans' fourth-ranked defense is vulnerable in one area, it is stopping the run. The Saints ranked 19th in that area during the regular season, yielding 111.6 yards per game. When they open the playoffs Saturday night in Philadelphia, they'll have to contend with LeSean McCoy, the... more »
  • Saints defense preps for Panthers

    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 »
  • After another home win, Saints seek road success

    December 9, 2013 6:22 PM

    METAIRIE - With their latest double-digit triumph over a playoff contender, the New Orleans Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. The next two of their remaining three games are on the road, however, and playoff seeding is on the line. The Saints... more »
  • Seahawks fans register quake during Saints game

    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 »
  • Saints return to New Orleans delayed

    December 3, 2013 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A flight delay is forcing the New Orleans Saints to spend much of Tuesday in the air instead of starting preparations for Sunday night's pivotal NFC South clash with the Carolina Panthers. Team officials did not specify what caused the delay but spokesman Doug Miller confirmed the... more »
  • Percy Harvin inactive for Seahawks against Saints

    December 2, 2013 6:30 PM

    SEATTLE - Wide receiver Percy Harvin is inactive for the Seattle Seahawks two weeks after making his debut for the team. Harvin was listed as doubtful on Saturday's final injury report as he continued to struggle with soreness in his surgically repaired hip. Coach Pete Carroll had said it was... more »
  • Payton encouraged by Saints' ability run the ball

    November 18, 2013 4:46 PM

    METAIRIE - Coach Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' ability to run the ball, and stop the run, were the most important factors in Sunday's 23-20 win against San Francisco. The Saints, who entered the game tied for last in the NFL in opponents average per carry (5.0), held... more »
  • Rookie Eric Reid out of LSU eager to face Brees

    November 14, 2013 3:48 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Back in April, Eric Reid held his breath for a moment waiting to hear whether the New Orleans Saints would draft him out of LSU. They passed, and the standout safety wound up out West with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers instead. He has emerged... more »
  • Saints defense gaining confidence

    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 »
  • For Meachem, New Orleans feels like "home"

    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 »
  • Saints bring back wide receiver Robert Meachem

    September 3, 2013 4:41 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have brought back receiver Robert Meachem, shortly after his release by the San Diego Chargers. The Saints announced that Meachem has been signed to a one-year contract for which financial terms have not been released. The club has not yet announced who will be... more »
  • Saints cut QB Wallace, WR's Breaston, Crayton

    August 19, 2013 5:20 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have terminated the contracts of reserve quarterback Seneca Wallace and receivers Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton, placed defensive end Kenyon Coleman on injured reserve and waive five others. Wallace, who was competing with Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees, completed three of six... more »
  • Saints defense gives up early scores

    August 9, 2013 7:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The vaunted 3-4 defense didn't show up for the first quarter of the first preseason game versus the Kansas City Chiefs, allowing two first-quarter scores to an Alex Smith-led KC offense in his first appearance with the team. The Saints allowed 88 yards, seven first downs,... more »
  • Saints select OT Armstead with third-round pick

    April 26, 2013 9:03 PM

    METAIRIE- The New Orleans Saints have selected Terron Armstead, an offensive tackle out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, with their third-round pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 306-pound lineman, picked 75th overall, represents New Orleans' lone pick on Friday night. The Saints were docked their second-round selection as part of their... more »
  • Reports: Ed Reed to Texans

    March 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    HOUSTON - Free-agent safety Ed Reed is on the verge of becoming a Houston Texan, according to multiple reports. CBSSports.com reported Wednesday night that a deal was in place, and the NFL Network quoted Reed as saying he was headed to Houston "unless something changes." Neither Reed nor his agent,... more »
  • Vilma urges rejection of Goodell motion to dismiss

    December 14, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints linebacker Jon Vilma has filed a motion urging a federal judge to reject the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's motion to dismiss the Saints linebacker's defamation lawsuit. Vilma's motion filed Friday says Goodell acted with reckless disregard for the truth when basing initial allegations about Vilma upon... more »
  • Tagliabue overturns Saints suspensions

    December 11, 2012 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league's bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players' conduct was detrimental to the league. He says they participated in a performance pool that... more »
  • Tagliabue holds Saints bounties hearing in DC

    November 29, 2012 10:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and lawyers for the league and the players' union have arrived for a hearing in the Saints bounties case. Tagliabue is overseeing the latest round of player appeals in Washington. Former Saints assistant Mike Cerullo, a key witness in the NFL's... more »
  • Still eying playoffs, Saints get ready for Falcons

    November 28, 2012 10:17 AM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, even after a loss to San Francisco dropped them to 5-6. New Orleans remains one game out of the NFC wild card race with five games left, which to Brees feels like the Saints are virtually... more »
  • Raiders look to slow down New Orleans TE Graham

    November 15, 2012 4:23 PM

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have plenty of experience dealing with elite tight ends playing in the same division as Antonio Gates and having faced Tony Gonzalez so many times over the years. Going up against New Orleans' Jimmy Graham this week might be the toughest test yet. With... more »
  • Greer: Saints 'starting to see some light'

    November 12, 2012 4:50 PM

    METAIRIE - After going winless in September, the New Orleans Saints have clawed back to within one victory of a .500 record, and what looked like a lost season without suspended coach Sean Payton has turned into something with more promise. If the Saints beat Oakland on Sunday, they will... more »
  • One Direction, Drew Brees join Pepsi for ad

    October 10, 2012 9:54 AM

    NEW YORK - One Direction is Pepsi's newest pop star. The soda company is partnering with the boy band and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees for an ad that will debut this week. It's part of Pepsi's "Live for Now" campaign, which has also featured Nicki Minaj and... more »
  • Saints remain defiant after post-bounty loss

    September 10, 2012 4:07 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans defensive captain Malcolm Jenkins says he appreciates that the Saints did nothing to change the minds of those who suspect the bounty scandal and related suspensions will derail their season. He also points out that previous playoff seasons included setbacks that looked a lot like their... more »
  • Judge gives up on NFL bounty settlement

    September 6, 2012 7:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says she doubts there are any prospects for a settlement in the case of four NFL players challenging their bounty suspensions. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, who had urged all sides to settle, now asks for more filings pertaining to the players' request... more »
  • Saints begin practice week with Patriots

    August 6, 2012 8:53 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Fresh off their 17-10 preseason-opening win over the Cardinals, the New Orleans Saints will practice in New England in the days ahead. The Saints will face the Patriots on Thursday night in their second preseason game. Quarterback Drew Brees played in just one series last... more »
  • Saints hit the field for training camp

    July 24, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints report for training camp today, and newly signed quarterback Drew Brees will speak with the media for the first time since signing his NFL record deal. The Saints will hit the practice field on Thursday afternoon, however WBRZ will have reports from... more »
  • Saints Wrap up OTAs

    June 13, 2012 2:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints will wrap up Organized Team Activities this week before breaking for six weeks. Sports 2 will catch up with Interim Coach Joe Vitt and the team to gauge its off-season progress, and what to expect from the franchise before the long hiatus leading... more »
  • Arbitrator: Goodell can discipline former Saints DE Hargrove

    June 12, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW YORK - An arbitrator ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove for the New Orleans bounties program. University of Pennsylvania professor Stephen Burbank reserved judgment last week on Hargrove's case until the NFL provided more information why the... more »
  • Saints add CB Elbert Mack, waive DT Mitch King

    June 5, 2012 11:22 AM

    METAIRIE- The New Orleans Saints and veteran cornerback Elbert Mack have agreed to a one-year contract. General manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the acquisition of Mack on Tuesday when the Saints opened minicamp, says the club also has waived defensive tackle Mitch King. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Mack, who was a... more »
  • Lawmakers ask NFL to reconsider Saints penalties

    May 15, 2012 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program. The formal request received final legislative passage with a 28-1 Senate vote Monday. In the resolution, lawmakers say there is "widespread public opinion... more »
  • Union files grievance in bounty case

    May 4, 2012 11:05 AM

    NEW YORK- The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance challenging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four current and former New Orleans players who took part in the Saints' bounty program from 2009-11. The complaint claims that conduct before the new collective bargaining agreement was signed last August... more »
  • Report: Saints owner Benson purchases Hornets

    April 13, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A report out of New Orleans says Saints owner Tom Benson now owns the city's NBA franchise as well. According to WVUE-TV, NBA sources confirmed the Benson purchased the New Orleans Hornets. Benson has been in New York since Thursday working on the deal, and an... more »
  • New Orleans Saints coach Bill Parcells?

    April 3, 2012 8:41 AM

    New Orleans Saints coach Bill Parcells? That's fine with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who says he won't stand in the way if the Saints ask Parcells to take over as interim coach for suspended Sean Payton. Calling Parcells a "great coach" who would "add a lot of personality and intrigue"... more »
  • NFL, NFLPA meeting on Saints bounty issue

    April 2, 2012 11:05 AM

    NEW YORK- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is meeting with players' union officials about punishments in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. Goodell says that after Monday's meeting he hopes "we'll have some information and hopefully a recommendation from the NFLPA." The union has asked the NFL to... more »
  • Saints volunteer for annual Hall of Fame game

    February 24, 2012 8:47 AM

    The New Orleans Saints have volunteered to play in the annual Hall of Fame game on August 5th. In part they asked to play in the NFL pre-season kick off because former offense tackle Willie Roaf will be inducted into the Hall of Fame that weekend. Who the Saints will... more »
  • RB Ricky Williams says he's retiring from the NFL

    February 7, 2012 1:20 PM

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams says he's retiring from football. The 34-year-old Williams still has a year left on his contract with Baltimore, but told the team Tuesday that he does not intend to play next year. After winning the Heisman Trophy with Texas, Williams... more »
  • NFL settles legal dispute over Who Dat? chant

    January 31, 2012 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NFL and a Louisiana recording company have resolved their legal dispute over merchandising rights to the Who Dat? chant of New Orleans Saints fans. A federal judge agreed Tuesday to dismiss claims that Who Dat? Inc. and the NFL filed against each other after the Saints'... more »
  • NJ camel predicts Giants will win Super Bowl

    January 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Jersey camel with an appetite for picking winning NFL teams has signaled the New York Giants will win the Super Bowl. Princess, the star of Popcorn Park Zoo, has correctly picked the winner of five of the last six Super Bowls. She went 14... more »
  • Saints open all camp practices to the public

    July 27, 2011 12:30 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - The New Orleans Saints have released a training camp schedule that does not list any two-a-day practices, but all 15 practices and the intrasquad scrimmage is open to the public. The first practice is scheduled for Friday morning. The last practice is listed as Aug.... more »
  • Sammy Knight to be inducted into Saints HOF

    May 17, 2011 12:50 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - Former safety Sammy Knight will be the lone player inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame this year. Knight, whose selection was announced on Tuesday, played six seasons for New Orleans, leading the Saints in interceptions in five of those. Knight was a... more »
  • Bush stirs up fans with lockout posts on Twitter

    May 10, 2011 12:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Reggie Bush says he was only joking when he posted a message on Twitter about enjoying opportunities to relax during the NFL lockout. The Saints running back stirred up a number of his nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers when he posted messages saying that rather than... more »
  • Hartley signs 5 more years with Saints

    March 3, 2011 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Saints kicker Garrett Hartley has agreed to a new five-year contract with the team. The terms of the deal is not being released. Hartley, was briefly benched last season after several short-range misses, but finished 20 of 25 on field goals. He's hailed as one of... more »
  • Andy Garcia will be Bacchus

    February 15, 2011 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Actor Andy Garcia will reign as Bacchus on the Sunday before Mardi Gras. The krewe made the announcement on Tuesday at the National World War II Museum. Its March 6 parade will have a World War II theme this year. Garcia portrayed a mob... more »
  • Seahawks bounce Saints from playoffs

    January 8, 2011 7:10 PM

    SEATTLE - Matt Hasselbeck threw four touchdown passes and Marshawn Lynch scored on an electrifying 67-yard touchdown run in the final minutes to lead the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 41-36 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the opening round of the playoffs. The... more »
  • Seahawks lead Saints at half

    January 8, 2011 5:06 PM

    Vegas oddsmakers put the Saints as a 10 point favorite entering today's wild card matchup with the Seahawks. Perhaps they forgot to account for New Orleans' lack of running backs. With Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory sidelined for the rest of the season, the Saints find themselves trailing the... more »
  • Saints place Chris Ivory on IR

    January 4, 2011 3:21 PM

    New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the team has placed running back Chris Ivory on the reserve/injured list after the rookie suffered a season-ending foot injury in Sunday's regular season finale against Tampa Bay. The Saints have signed free agent running back DeShawn Wynn... more »
  • Bucs edge injury-plagued Saints

    January 2, 2011 5:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- Josh Freeman is making a habit of good performances in the Louisiana Superdome. Freeman passed for two touchdowns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints 23-13 on Sunday to stay alive in the NFC playoff race. Tampa Bay (10-6) entered the game... more »
  • Brees is AP's Male Athlete of the Year

    December 17, 2010 3:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has New Orleans swinging, singing and trumpeting their Saints like never before. When the Rebirth Brass Band tears it up during one of their late night shows at a funky old neighborhood bar, the tin-walled place bounces to a drum beat and a... more »
  • Advice from Brees helped Rams' rookie Bradford

    December 10, 2010 5:12 PM

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's not your typical role model week for Sam Bradford. Sure, the St. Louis Rams' rookie quarterback was excited to see how he matched up with Matt Ryan last month and Philip Rivers back in October. There's more of a connection this week headed into... more »
  • Sale locations for Super Bowl tags expanding

    December 4, 2010 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All 82 branches of the state Office of Motor Vehicles will be selling the special New Orleans Saints Super Bowl license plates by Dec. 8. The first batch of tags went on sale at 29 of the larger agency offices in metropolitan areas this week. Agency... more »
  • First day for Saints license plates at local OMV offices

    December 1, 2010 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Specialty license plates celebrating the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV win went on sale this morning at Office of Motor Vehicles offices around the state. The license plate features a white background with the Saints "Old Gold" bordering the top third of the plate with the... more »
  • Saints Super Bowl license plates now on sale

    December 1, 2010 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New Orleans Saints state-issued license plates commemorating the team's Super Bowl victory are now on sale. So far, 4,400 special license tags have been stamped out so far by the arm of the corrections system that produces the plate. Not all OMV offices will have the Saints... more »
  • Saints DE arrested in Lafayette

    November 27, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints defensive end Will Smith was arrested in Lafayette on simple battery and domestic abuse. According to Cpl. Paul Mouton with the Lafayette Police Department Smith and his wife got into a dispute just after 2 a.m. Saturday morning, while leaving a night club. Mouton says police... more »
  • License plates on horizon for Saints fans

    November 17, 2010 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Who Dat Nation will have to wait another two weeks to get the license plates commemorating the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl victory from last February. The state is completing a last-minute agreement with the league that should clear the way for the plates... more »
  • Coach Sean Payton rewarding Saints with rest

    November 8, 2010 12:51 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - Sean Payton says this week's bye leaves him hopeful that running back Chris Ivory and defensive backs Darren Sharper and Malcolm Jenkins won't have to miss a game. The Saints coach says Sharper had a slight left hamstring pull and Jenkins had a pinched nerve in... more »
  • Baton Rouge man wins $100,000 on scratch-off

    October 18, 2010 10:48 AM

    A Baton Rouge man has claimed the second $100,000 prize in a Louisiana State Lottery scratch-off game. Charles “Aaron” Page III recently bought two World Champions New Orleans Saints tickets at the LaPlace Travel Center, and said he had the store clerk pick which game he played. He also told... more »
  • Manning to open restaurant in NO

    October 8, 2010 8:08 AM

    Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning will open a restaurant in association with the Harrah's Hotel and Casino complex in downtown New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports the restaurant, called Manning's, will have a bar and courtyard. It is scheduled to open in fall 2011. Manning, a Mississippi native, starred... more »
  • Bush may miss 6 weeks due to injury

    September 21, 2010 8:52 AM

    Saints star Reggie Bush may miss 6 weeks of the season because of a leg injury suffered in Monday night's victory at San Francisco. New Orleans beat the 49ers 25-22 on a 37-yard Garrett Hartley field goal as time expired. Bush was injured earlier the game and helped... more »
  • Well rested Saints look to get on roll against 49ers

    September 20, 2010 12:50 PM

    The New Orleans Saints are going from a prime-time season opener to kick off the NFL season to a second straight game in the national spotlight. Quarterback Drew Brees doesn't mind all the early season hype surrounding the defending Super Bowl champions. They've had plenty of time to... more »
  • Heisman Trust expected to meet Tuesday

    September 13, 2010 12:37 PM

    The Heisman Trophy Trust is expected to hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, but there has been no indication from the group about whether a decision on Reggie Bush and the 2005 award is coming soon. Heisman spokesman Tim Henning said Monday the eight-member trust had no plans to make... more »
  • Reggie Bush: Heisman matter 'out of my hands'

    September 8, 2010 12:54 PM

    Reggie Bush says whether he is stripped of his Heisman trophy is out of his hands and that his play on the field in college speaks for itself. Bush says he "cannot confirm or deny" whether he's met with anyone from the Heisman Trust and has had no comment... more »
  • Saints: Ticket buyers be wary of counterfeits

    September 8, 2010 12:45 PM

    The New Orleans Saints are warning those seeking tickets to this season's home games to be on the lookout for counterfeits. Michael Stanfield, the Super Bowl champion's vice president of ticket and suite sales, says the team has learned of fake tickets in unofficial secondary markets. Stanfield says... more »
  • Report: Reggie Bush to be stripped of Heisman

    September 7, 2010 12:59 PM

    Yahoo! sports is reporting that 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush is expected to be stripped of the award by the end of the month. The former Southern Cal running back would become the first player in the 75-year history of the award to have the Heisman Trophy taken... more »
  • First Lady to visit La. for anti-obesity campaign

    September 1, 2010 12:52 PM

    First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy in Louisiana next week to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity. Obama's Sept. 8 visit to Brock Elementary School in Slidell will be held on the eve of... more »
  • NFL auction to help Gulf Coast

    September 1, 2010 12:33 PM

    The NFL is hosting an online auction of signed memorabilia through the first week of the regular season to support the New Orleans Saints' Gulf Coast Renewal Fund. The charity auction on the league's website is among festivities planned around the opening of the regular season on Sept. 9,... more »
  • Saints RB Hamilton hurts right knee in practice

    August 11, 2010 12:38 PM

    New Orleans Saints running back Lynell Hamilton has left practice after injuring his right knee. Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that Hamilton was hurt while planting his foot. The third-string running back was scheduled for X-rays. The good news for the Saints is that Reggie Bush was... more »
  • Obama welcomes Super Bowl champs Saints

    August 9, 2010 9:12 AM

    The New Orleans Saints have come marching in to the White House. President Barack Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champions in an East Room ceremony where he congratulated the players, owner and coaches. He said the team lifted up "the hopes and the dreams of a shattered city" in the... more »
  • La. seafood leaders plan meeting with Obama

    August 9, 2010 5:44 AM

    Seafood industry representatives are in Washington to help boost Gulf seafood confidence. Today the seafood representatives have an appearance planned with President Barack Obama and members of the New Orleans Saints. One member of the delegation is making plans to create a 30-foot-long po' boy for officials in Washington. The... more »
  • Obama to host New Orleans Saints at White House

    July 28, 2010 6:39 PM

    The Saints will go marching in to the White House next month. President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints on Aug. 9. The Saints electrified their city and fans by beating the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in February. Obama is an avid sports... more »
  • Food given to oil spill victims

    July 27, 2010 5:21 AM

    Feed the Children and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton are teaming up to help 2,800 families affected by the BP oil spill. Today Payton and some of his fellow Saints coaches, as well as country music artist Sammy Kershaw, are scheduled to help distribute food and personal items to... more »
  • Saints exhibit is a hit in Shreveport

    July 9, 2010 8:53 AM

    Thousands of northwest Louisiana fans flocked to the Shreveport Convention Center for the Saints' Championship Tour exhibit. Even though no current members of the New Orleans Saints were there, the star attraction of the exhibit was the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Among the dignitaries on hand was Mayor Cedric Glover, who,... more »
  • Saints bring "Lombardi-Gras" to Baton Rouge

    July 2, 2010 3:29 PM

    The Capital City will get a taste of the Crescent City Championship this coming summer. The Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints announced Friday that a "Championship Tour" featuring the Lombardi Trophy will travel throughout the Gulf South region during the month of July. Baton Rouge will host... more »
  • NFL pairs with Nickelodeon for cartoon series

    June 28, 2010 1:09 PM

    The NFL is getting animated. The league's players and coaches will lend their voices to a series of short cartoons for Nickelodeon's Nicktoons channel. The 22 episodes, which will each run 2 to 5 minutes, will air weekly during the NFL season from September to February. "Rush... more »
  • Saints and QB Drew Brees up for mulitple ESPY awards

    June 24, 2010 4:27 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have won the Super Bowl, now they're in line to haul in some more trophies. Nominations for the ESPY Awards were handed out today (Thursday) and the Saints and their quarterback Drew Brees stand to haul in a number of them. Drew Brees joins Peyton... more »
  • Payton's book "Home Team" due out June 29

    June 17, 2010 7:26 AM

    Sean Payton said he hopes readers of his new book come away feeling like they spent a few hours chatting with him in an airport bar during a flight delay. The New Orleans Saints coach said the book gave him a chance to "come clean" concerning his initial reservations... more »
  • Saints to raffle Super Bowl ring

    June 8, 2010 1:35 PM

    The New Orleans Saints used a visit to Plaquemines Parish to raise residents' spirits and announce an effort to raise funds as well. Quarterback Drew Brees told the crowd that the team will receive their Super Bowl rings soon, and some fan will get one just before the first... more »
  • Saints minicamp wraps up

    June 6, 2010 3:28 PM

    Saints minicamp wrapped up Sunday afternoon with an outdoor practice session. Coach Sean Payton had the team working primarily out of third down and nickel packages. Wide receivers Robert Meachem and former LSU Tiger Devery Henderson both dressed out but were limited throughout camp. Coach Payton was also pleased... more »
  • Saints linebacker Coleman arrested at a casino

    May 26, 2010 9:52 AM

    Rookie New Orleans Saints linebacker and former LSU standout Harry Coleman was arrested after shoving someone out of the way at a casino. Chitimacha police say Coleman was leaving a tribal casino in St. Mary Parish early Sunday when someone, possibly a football fan, approached him. Police also say Coleman... more »
  • Court: NFL is 32 teams, not single business

    May 24, 2010 1:32 PM

    The Supreme Court rejected the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection Monday, saying that it must be considered 32 separate teams - not one big business - when selling branded items like jerseys and caps. "Although NFL teams have common interests such as promoting the NFL... more »
  • Ex-Saint Grant gets probation in Ga. club fight

    May 11, 2010 10:00 AM

    Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant was fined $1,000... more »
  • Saints draft USC OT Charles Brown in 2nd round

    April 23, 2010 7:50 PM

    The Saints have taken Southern California offensive tackle Charles Brown with their second-round pick in the NFL draft. New Orleans already has several experienced offensive tackles, including left tackles Jammal Brown, Jermon Bushrod and Zach Strief. However, general manager Mickey Loomis said last week that the Saints would be... more »
  • NFL, Saints fire back over `Who Dat?'

    April 23, 2010 3:50 PM

    A court fight over who owns the rights to "Who Dat?" is escalating with the NFL and the New Orleans Saints filing trademark counterclaims against the company that made a 1983 recording of what became the popular cheer of Saints fans. On March 4, Who Dat? Inc. filed suit... more »
  • Top names still available in NFL draft

    April 23, 2010 11:20 AM

    A pair of big name quarterbacks will still be on the board when the NFL draft resumes with the second round tonight in New York. Texas' Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame went unclaimed in last night's opening round and could be the stars of day two... more »
  • Drew Brees lands cover of Madden video game

    April 22, 2010 1:24 PM

    Drew Brees has another prize to put next to his Super Bowl MVP trophy: He's the cover model for this year's edition of the "Madden NFL" video game. EA Sports announced Thursday that the New Orleans Saints quarterback would be featured on the front of "Madden NFL 11," the... more »
  • Brees ready to begin Super Bowl defense

    April 20, 2010 1:21 PM

    Drew Brees says the last thing the New Orleans Saints want to be is a one-hit wonder. Brees says the 2009 Saints will celebrate New Orleans' recent - and first - Super Bowl triumph for the rest of their lives. At the same time, the quarterback says it's... more »
  • Saints sign former Bucs DE Wilkerson

    April 20, 2010 11:34 AM

    The New Orleans Saints have signed former Tampa Bay defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says the 29-year-old Wilkerson, who visited the club last week, has signed a one-year deal. Wilkerson has played seven seasons in the NFL, the first five with Kansas City and the... more »
  • Analyst predicts Saints will go for "D" in NFL Draft

    March 29, 2010 9:00 AM

    The NFL Draft is coming up April 22-24, and a senior analyst at NFL.com predicted the Super Bowl champion-New Orleans Saints will go for a defensive player in the first round. Pat Kirwan projected the Saints will select Florida defensive end Carols Dunlap with the final pick of the... more »
  • Man charged with defrauding members of Saints organization

    March 22, 2010 4:37 PM

    A man was charged Monday in connection with the fraudulent sale of Louisiana film tax credits sold to current and former members, coaches and staff of the New Orleans Saints, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. Wayne Read, 46, of Wonderlake, Ill., faces one count of interstate transporation of... more »
  • Fujita signs with Browns

    March 7, 2010 5:03 PM

    The Cleveland Browns have signed former New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita to a multiyear contract. Fujita, helped lead the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl victory last month. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. more »
  • Bills sign former Saint, Tiger Favorite

    March 2, 2010 3:42 PM

    The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday the signing of free agent defensive tackle Marlon Favorite, a former LSU Tiger who was on the New Orleans Saints practice squad for the recent Super Bowl run. While at LSU, Favorite was part of the 2007 national championship team. He signed with Carolina... more »
  • Saints sign free agent fullback

    February 23, 2010 12:17 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have signed fullback Zak Keasey to a 1-year contract, a spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press. Keasey, a 6-foot, 235-pound graduate of Princeton, played for the San Franscisco 49ers in 2007 and 2008. He was signed by the Washington Redskins out of college in... more »
  • Jazz funeral will be held to bury "Aints" nickname

    February 19, 2010 8:43 AM

    For many years, the Saints were so bad that fans wore paper bags over their heads and called the team the "Aints". Now, they've won the Super Bowl, and some Who Dats think its time to bury that nickname. Trombonist Glen Davis Andrews and the Baby Boyz Brass Band... more »

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