February 25, 2015 9:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A secret panel of three doctors will determine the mental finesse of Louisiana's lone billionaire, Tom Benson.
WWL TV, a news partner of WBRZ TV and WBRZ.com, reported Wednesday , the court selected the trio but will keep their names private. A judge said information surrounding... more »
February 12, 2015 4:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints and veteran linebacker Parys Haralson have agreed on a one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity on Thursday because the deal has not been announced. The person did not... more »
February 10, 2015 3:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said Tuesday he's looking forward to taking mental and physical exams to prove his competency after a judge ordered them.
The order from Civil District Judge Kern Reese comes after a lawsuit was filed to have the 87-year-old Benson declared... more »
February 10, 2015 11:06 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans judge ruled that Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a physical and mental exam by three physicians as family members fight over his mental competency. Civil District Judge Kern Reese issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Benson's daughter, Renee,... more »
February 9, 2015 9:03 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers for Tom Benson will appeal a Texas court's decision to appoint a former mayor and attorney to oversee a trust holding his Texas assets.
Former mayor Phil Hardberger and estate planning lawyer Art Bayern have been appointed as co-receivers of the trust. The appointments come... more »
January 26, 2015 6:08 AM
GLENDALE, AZ - The New Orleans Saints had four players selected for this year's NFL Pro Bowl. Three of them shined in Team Irvin's 32-28 win over Team Carter.
The brightest was Tight End Jimmy Graham. The Black and Gold's leading receiver caught three passes for 30 yards with... more »
January 25, 2015 8:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An attorney has released a statement on behalf of Rita Benson LeBlanc and her family against her grandfather, Saints owner Tom Benson.
Tom Benson and his grandchildren are in a fight over the ownership of the Saints and Pelicans after his death.
The succession plan... more »
January 22, 2015 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The battle for control over News Orleans' Saints and Pelicans ramped up Thursday as family members connected with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit that says owner Tom Benson is incompetent to run the franchises and is being manipulated by his wife and her allies to take... more »
January 22, 2015 11:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began work Thursday to transition ownership and control of the New Orleans Saints to his wife, and away from his other family members.
The first steps reported by WWL were removing his granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, from her position of... more »
January 22, 2015 2:04 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
January 16, 2015 4:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints player, is heading to Washington to attend the State of the Union address next Tuesday. Gleason was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis more than three years ago and since then has become a popular and inspiring advocate for others living... more »
January 6, 2015 4:16 PM
METAIRIE - A lawyer for Saints linebacker Junior Galette says a woman accusing the player of battery had her earring ripped out and was scratched by a dog that was reacting to her yelling. Galette and his cousin, Terrance Banks of Newark, New Jersey, were arrested Monday after a 22-year-old... more »
December 26, 2014 3:39 PM
METAIRIE - The Saints have placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks on injured reserve, ending their season ahead of Sunday's finale at Tampa Bay. Thomas left New Orleans' game against Atlanta early last Sunday with an injury to his ribs. Hicks has been limited in practice... more »
December 21, 2014 12:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta... more »
December 18, 2014 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- An arrest warrant has been issued for a 28-year-old accused of acting as a ticket broker and selling Saints football tickets but never providing the tickets.
Matthew Alexander Dunn faces felony theft and issuing worthless checks charges, according to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2. The warrants... more »
December 9, 2014 4:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says the Saints have told receiver Joe Morgan that he has been released. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the roster move has not been announced. Morgan, whose release was first reported by... more »
December 7, 2014 11:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who has been dealing with knee soreness, is available to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Olsen had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report after missing last Wednesday's practice and then participating on a limited basis later in... more »
December 3, 2014 4:30 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson, who has missed the past six games with a forearm injury, has returned to practice on a limited basis. Coach Sean Payton says Robinson is using a brace and that everything looked good in Wednesday's practice, though the team still wants... more »
November 30, 2014 4:55 PM
PITTSBURGH - Drew Brees threw five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as the New Orleans Saints dominated the sloppy Pittsburgh Steelers 35-32 on Sunday. Kenny Stills caught five passes for a career-high 162 yards and a score as the Saints (5-7) ended a three-game losing streak by... more »
November 28, 2014 4:01 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have ruled out running back Khiry Robinson for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, meaning he'll miss his sixth straight game with a forearm injury. Linebacker Kyle Knox, who missed last week's game with a hand injury, also has been listed as out on Friday's injury... more »
November 17, 2014 3:32 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints will have to continue their chase for an NFC South title without a pair of starters: receiver Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush. Agent Jeff Sperbeck says Cooks had surgery on Monday on his broken thumb and that his recovery time is expected to... more »
November 16, 2014 12:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Andy Dalton rebounded from one of the worst outings of his career by passing for three touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the New Orleans Saints to a second straight loss, 27-10 on Sunday.
For Dalton, the game represented a dramatic reversal from a week ago,... more »
November 16, 2014 11:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Cincinnati Bengals have scratched starting right tackle Andre Smith and starting cornerback Terrence Newman for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has scratched receiver Robert Meachem, who also missed last week's loss to San Francisco with an ankle injury. Meachem had been listed... more »
November 9, 2014 4:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a game-tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. The victory snapped a... more »
November 9, 2014 1:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Did a couple extra days off leave the Saints a little rusty?
The Saints giving a 14-0 lead to the 49ers, but since have narrowed that lead to 21-17.
Drew Brees throwing an interception on the 3rd play of the game to set up a... more »
October 31, 2014 11:28 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - U-High wasting no time showing who's boss in District 7-3A.
The first play of the game against West Feliciana, running back Nick Brossette threw a 45 yard bomb to Tre Jackson for 7. The rest was history.
The Cubs defeating the Saints 48-20 to take... more »
October 30, 2014 8:50 PM
Are the road woes over for the Saints?
At least for now they are, as the Black and Gold picking up their first road win with a 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. The win snaps a 7 game regular season road losing streak.
New Orleans at (4-4),... more »
October 30, 2014 6:29 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is active for Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. Williams, the Panthers' all-time leading rusher, has missed the last four games with an ankle injury and six games in all this season. He's expected to split time in the... more »
October 19, 2014 5:12 PM
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 »
October 17, 2014 3:06 PM
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 »
October 15, 2014 6:14 PM
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 »
October 9, 2014 9:00 AM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson gets a little nervous when media gathers around his locker, which is a more frequent occurrence lately. The second-year pro never got much attention playing junior college and Division II football. That's changed now that he's leading the Saints in rushing... more »
October 5, 2014 2:28 PM
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 »
October 3, 2014 2:02 PM
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 »
September 22, 2014 5:56 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints are taking a critical look at their first victory of the season. While they're relieved they've finally won after a pair of close loses to open the season, they're not entirely happy with how they played in their home opener against Minnesota. New Orleans,... more »
September 21, 2014 3:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back... more »
September 17, 2014 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - A local restaurant shared a bacon-wrapped oyster recipe good enough for any Saints fan.
JK Lockhart from Lava Cantina cooked bacon-wrapped oysters. He then fried the oysters in tempura batter and topped it off with a remoulade sauce.
To make the dish, these ingredients are... more »
September 14, 2014 5:02 PM
CLEVELAND - Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff's kick helped the Browns (1-1) snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers and gave rookie coach Mike Pettine his first NFL... more »
September 8, 2014 5:50 PM
METAIRIE - Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he and his teammates have to get back to the lessons they learned in Pop Warner football. The Saints say poor fundamentals, mainly in the area of tackling, were costly in their 37-34 overtime loss at Atlanta to open the regular season. Before... more »
September 7, 2014 3:42 PM
ATLANTA - Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints. In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday, Matt Ryan threw for a franchise-record 448... more »
August 29, 2014 6:07 PM
METAIRIE - Saints rookie linebacker Ronald Powell said he felt as if he was waiting for a call-back after a job interview. With the final preseason game over, young players such as Powell, receiver Nick Toon, and safety Pierre Warren have little to do but wait and see if they'll... more »
August 28, 2014 11:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Justin Tucker hit five field goals and the Baltimore Ravens wrapped up a perfect preseason with a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. Baltimore (4-0) found the end zone only once on Tyrod Taylor's 8-yard pass to Deonte Thompson, but that was... more »
August 26, 2014 5:14 PM
METAIRIE - Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas,... more »
August 25, 2014 9:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The cajun spice company, Slap Ya Mama, is no longer allowed to superimpose their banner ad on the football field in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The local favorite spice brand got a notice from the NFL saying they could no longer electronically superimpose their logo on the... more »
August 24, 2014 1:49 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got the message from the NFL. He's not dunking footballs over goal posts any more. On Saturday night, the Pro Bowl tight end finally responded to a $30,000 fine imposed by league officials. He called it "steep" and said "you can't really have... more »
August 23, 2014 10:46 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and led New Orleans to a 23-17 win at Indianapolis on Saturday night. After missing more than two weeks of practice and the Saints' first two preseason games with a strained left side muscle, Brees showed no sign... more »
August 15, 2014 7:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - While Drew Brees didn't get the start at quarterback for the first preseason game inside the Superdome this season, Luke McCown showed great command of the offense to get the Saints off on the right foot.
The scoring drive took 16 plays, 80 yards, and 6:30... more »
July 31, 2014 7:13 PM
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Marques Colston says he made resting his ailing left foot a priority during the offseason and feels far healthier than he did a year ago. Colston heads into his ninth season as New Orleans' all-time leading receiver, but is coming off one of his least... more »
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 »