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  • Saints' P.J. Williams recovering from concussion; to return to N.O.

    September 19, 2016 2:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams will be returning to New Orleans Monday afternoon after suffering a concussion during Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Williams was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation and was diagnosed with a concussion. Head coach Sean Payton said that... more »
  • Trial in shooting death of retired Saints player delayed

    September 15, 2016 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial date has been pushed back for the suspect in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Jury selection for the second-degree murder trial of Cardell Hayes is now set for Dec. 1, with opening statements scheduled for Dec. 5. The trial... more »
  • Carr, Raiders rally to beat Saints 35-34

    September 11, 2016 4:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oakland gambled with a 2-point conversion that Derek Carr converted with a pass to Michael Crabtree for the winning points with 47 seconds left to help the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints 35-34 on Sunday. Carr hit Seth Roberts for a 10-yard touchdown setting up the... more »
  • Barth, McCain among final Saints cuts; Hoomanawanui on IR

    September 3, 2016 8:53 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints placed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui on injured reserve and cut 21 players - including recently acquired offensive lineman Khalif Barnes and defensive end Chris McCain - to trim their roster to the regular-season maximum of 53. One of the moves made by Saturday's deadline... more »
  • Saints acquire pass-rusher McCain from Dolphins

    August 29, 2016 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have acquired defensive end Chris McCain from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a future draft choice. The Dolphins, who announced the trade Monday evening, did not disclose the draft pick they'd received. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of... more »
  • Former Saints player Benjamin Watson tears right Achilles, likely out for season

    August 27, 2016 7:39 PM

    BALTIMORE - Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has torn his right Achilles tendon and is likely lost for the season. The injury occurred on Baltimore's first offensive play in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. Watson appeared to trip while running a pattern and slumped to... more »
  • Judge won't kick DA off ex-Saints player case

    July 22, 2016 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has refused to remove the New Orleans district attorney's office from the prosecution of a man who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints defensive end Will Smith. State Judge Camille Buras on Friday rejected arguments that District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's... more »
  • Defense wants prosecutors off Will Smith shooting case

    July 20, 2016 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether the local district attorney's office should be barred from prosecuting the suspect in the shooting death of retired Saints star Will Smith. Cardell Hayes is charged with second-degree murder in the case. Defense attorney John... more »
  • Popular ex-Saint McAllister joining game radio broadcasts

    June 16, 2016 12:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints star running back Deuce McAllister is joining the radio broadcast for Saints games. McAllister, whose appointment was announced by WWL radio on Wednesday, will serve as a color announcer alongside play-by-play announcer Jim Henderson. McAllister, who remains the Saints' all-time leading rusher more... more »
  • Saints Hall of Famer Henry Childs dies at 65

    June 4, 2016 11:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL tight end Henry Childs, a Pro Bowl player with the New Orleans Saints who also had stints with Atlanta, the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay, has died at age 65. Saints officials say Childs died in his native Thomasville, Georgia, on Friday. Saints... more »
  • Ex-officer friend of Will Smith gives DNA sample to investigators

    May 6, 2016 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - There are new developments in the investigation into the shooting death of former New Orleans Saint player Will Smith. WWL-TV reports retired New Orleans Police Captain Billy Ceravolo, who had dinner with Smith and others on the night he died, has turned over DNA samples to... more »
  • Saints draft Buckeye WR Thomas in 2nd round

    April 29, 2016 9:06 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas, who was picked 47th overall, caught 56 passes for 781 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Buckeyes. His selection comes... more »
  • Saints draft defensive lineman Rankins with 12th pick

    April 28, 2016 10:02 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft. The 6-foot-1, 299-pound Rankins starred at Louisville, where he played defensive tackle and had six sacks, as well as 13 tackles for losses last season. The selection provides... more »
  • State police nix request to take over Will Smith death probe

    April 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana State Police has rejected a request to take over investigating the death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith. The request was from John Fuller, attorney for 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, who's accused of gunning Smith down. State police Col. Mike Edmonson wrote... more »
  • Slain former Saints defensive end to be laid to rest

    April 16, 2016 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Funeral services are to be held for former defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed a week ago. A private funeral and burial are to be held Saturday. Smith died a week ago after police say he was shot by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes during a... more »
  • In Saints' black, gold, fans pay homage to Smith

    April 15, 2016 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of slain defensive end Will Smith are paying homage to the former New Orleans Saints football star. Hundreds of fans in their black and gold jerseys gathered Friday to a visitation held at the Saints' practice facility at a suburb of New Orleans. Smith... more »
  • Suspect in Smith shooting described as 'mild-mannered' guy

    April 14, 2016 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A minister and a former coach describe the man accused of gunning down former Saints player Will Smith as a soft-spoken man who always calls older women "ma'am" and was a team leader in high school. Minister Sha'Teek Nobles and Lee Green, who coached Cardell Hayes from... more »
  • Attorney: Will Smith did not brandish gun

    April 13, 2016 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for the family of Will Smith says the former New Orleans Saints star did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death. Peter Thompson, an attorney for the Smith family, gave an account of the shooting Wednesday based... more »
  • New Orleans police find gun in Will Smith's car

    April 12, 2016 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An official police statement was released Tuesday afternoon around 5 p.m. saying that a loaded gun was found in Will Smith’s car, according to reports by WWL . A second loaded gun was found in the car driven Cardell Hayes, responsible for the shooting death of Smith after... more »
  • WATCH: Baker, Hokie Gajan's hometown, remembers sports legend Play Video

    April 12, 2016 1:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saint and LSU running back Hokie Gajan died Monday night following a battle with cancer, WWL-TV reports. Gajan also spent time as a scout and radio broadcaster and color analyst for the Saints. He was 56-years-old. Earlier Monday, Gajan was placed in intensive care... more »
  • Saints announce preseason game opponents

    April 7, 2016 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Saints have announced their four preseason game opponents for the start of its upcoming 50th season. The Saints will play their first two games on the road starting with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium and then go on to face the Houston Texans... more »
  • Federal court hearing set on Sharper's latest plea deal

    March 22, 2016 4:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal court hearing is scheduled for former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges involving the drugging and rape of women in four states. Tuesday's hearing in New Orleans is the first for Sharper since he decided to maintain his guilty plea... more »
  • New plea deal in ex-NFL star's US drug, sex assault case

    March 2, 2016 6:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has made a new plea deal with federal prosecutors in New Orleans in a drug and sexual assault case. Court documents filed Wednesday don't give any details on the new agreement. That filing comes two weeks after a federal judge rejected an... more »
  • Falcons release team's all-time leading receiver White

    March 2, 2016 5:48 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have released Roddy White, who holds the franchise career records for most catches, receiving yards and touchdown catches. White's role in the offense declined in 2015 under first-year coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The Falcons announced the release of the 34-year-old White... more »
  • Superdome listed on National Register of Historic Places

    February 17, 2016 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Superdome has been named to the National Register of Historic Places despite an objection by the state, which owns the stadiums. The 76,000-seat home of the Saints was launched in August 1975. Amanda Keith, a Tulane University student in the Master of Preservation Studies program in... more »
  • Documents: Ex-NFL star Sharper has new plea hearing Thursday

    February 16, 2016 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents show that former NFL star Darren Sharper has a new plea hearing set for Thursday, further indication that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Earlier this month, court records showed that Sharper had renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • Judge orders Tom Benson to give deposition in family feud

    January 13, 2016 6:01 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A Texas judge has ordered New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson to give a deposition in a court battle over control of a Benson family estate trust worth almost $1 billion. Bexar County Probate Judge Rom Rickhoff on Wednesday ordered a Jan. 21 deposition by... more »
  • Sean Payton to stay with Saints

    January 6, 2016 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed he is staying in New Orleans at a Wednesday afternoon press conference. "This is where I plan on coaching," he said. "I don't envision myself coaching for any other club." Payton said the Saints have challenges ahead of them,... more »
  • Tom Benson: I'm not selling my teams

    December 27, 2015 9:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson released a statement Sunday afternoon saying he has no intentions of selling his two professional sports franchises , according to WWL-TV . Benson's statement comes a day after The Times-Picayune's columnist Jeff Duncan argued Benson should sell his team because... more »
  • Saints guarantee losing season, fall 35-27 to Detroit Lions

    December 22, 2015 12:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Matthew Stafford passed for 254 yards and three touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions held off a late surge by New Orleans to defeat the Saints 35-27 on Monday night. Detroit (5-9) raced to a 28-3 lead, but Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes - one... more »
  • Brees, Saints beat Buccaneers 24-17 to end 4-game skid

    December 13, 2015 4:29 PM

    TAMPA - Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes to Marques Colston and the New Orleans Saints stopped a four-game losing streak with a 24-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Brees completed 31 of 41 passes for 312 yards without an interception. Colston scored on receptions... more »
  • Newton keeps Panthers perfect with 41-38 win over Saints

    December 6, 2015 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are collecting some nice memories in New Orleans. Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the unbeaten Carolina Panthers clinched the NFC South with a 41-38 victory over the... more »
  • Sean Payton says no changes to Saints coaching staff

    November 16, 2015 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints Head Coach Sean Payton squashed rumors Monday that there would be a coaching change in New Orleans during his Monday morning meeting with the press. Payton began by lamenting Sunday’s game against Washington, saying he and his staff had reviewed the tape and were beginning... more »
  • Saints bring in new kicker, Forbath, to replace Hocker

    October 19, 2015 4:50 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints have decided to make a change at kicker, releasing Zach Hocker on Monday and replacing him with former Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath. Hocker missed two field goal attempts during Thursday night's Saints victory over Atlanta, dropping him to 9 of 13 on the... more »
  • Saints' top draft choice Peat ready for likely first start

    October 9, 2015 4:35 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says the club is "looking at" playing first-round draft choice Andrus Peat at left tackle on Sunday in Philadelphia. Terron Armstead normally starts at that spot, but he has not practiced this week after playing through a knee injury in last... more »
  • Brees out for Saints this Sunday

    September 25, 2015 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints head coach Sean Payton told the media Friday that quarterback Drew Brees would not play this Sunday in South Carolina. Luke McCown will start in his place, according to WWL-TV . Brees bruised his rotator cuff in the Saints' loss to the Tampa Buccaneers... more »
  • Sentencing reset for ex-NFL player Sharper in Vegas sex case

    September 17, 2015 9:39 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Sentencing has been reset to Dec. 17 for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony Las Vegas attempted sex assault case made part of a four-state plea agreement. Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld said Wednesday that prosecutors didn't oppose the delay during a Sept. 3 hearing in Clark... more »
  • Payton, Saints confident they can fix red-zone failures

    September 14, 2015 4:59 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints tight end Ben Watson grinned when former teammate Jimmy Gaham's name came up, saying he wasn't at all "sick" of hearing how much New Orleans' offense might miss the 6-foot-7 receiving target inside an opponent's 20-yard line. "However much time Jimmy was here, he was... more »
  • Saints' DE Cameron Jordan addresses night club accusations

    September 11, 2015 5:25 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan says he has addressed teammates and coaches about his alleged inappropriate acts toward a woman and her boyfriend at a New Orleans night club last weekend. Jordan says he's focused on being the best player, defensive captain and father he can be while... more »
  • Saints not rushing to judgment on Jordan's club incident

    September 9, 2015 7:17 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton and several players say they're withholding judgment while police look into allegations that defensive end Cameron Jordan touched a woman inappropriately at a New Orleans night club and then tried to physically intimidate her boyfriend. Accord to a complaint filed with New Orleans police,... more »
  • Junior Galette out for the season with Achilles tear

    August 28, 2015 9:58 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Redskins coach Jay Gruden says outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles tendon. Galette is the fifth Redskins player lost to a season-ending injury in the preseason. The Saints traded Junior Galette to the Redskins earlier this year. more »
  • Saints fall to Ravens in Preseason Opener 30-27

    August 13, 2015 11:17 PM

    BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and backup quarterback Matt Schaub directed first-quarter touchdown drives, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints 30-27 Thursday night in a preseason opener. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was held out by coach Sean Payton. Brees participated in pregame drills but remained on the... more »
  • Saints scrimmage indicates Watson, Colston still productive

    August 7, 2015 4:50 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Tight end Ben Watson and receiver Marques Colston looked more like enduring playmakers running downhill than aging veterans in decline. As Drew Brees drove the Saints to the end zone on the opening series of the club's annual preseason scrimmage Friday, his six completions included... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: West Feliciana Saints Play Video

    August 6, 2015 12:40 AM

    St. Francisville - West Feliciana had a banner season last year, one that will be tough to top with the loss of a few stars, including LSU wide receiver Jazz Ferguson. The Saints went 11-3 and made the Class 3A state semifinals, and while they are younger this season,... more »
  • Judge rules Saints, Pelicans owner Benson is competent

    June 18, 2015 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A judge has ruled that New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains competent to run his business empire. The ruling legally upholds Benson's decision nearly six months ago to place his third wife, Gayle, first in line to inherit control of his NFL and NBA teams... more »
  • Ex-Saints player Sharper pleads guilty to rape in Louisiana

    June 15, 2015 11:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to rape in a Louisiana drug-and-sexual-assault case, completing a series of pleas in four states that will see him serve at least nine years in prison. Sharper entered his plea Monday in a Louisiana state court in... more »
  • Tom Benson in contentious court hearing today, without media

    June 1, 2015 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has begun today, without the presence of the media. The trial is focused on Benson's competency and comes after his granddaugher Rita was removed from certain aspects of his will and trust. The hearings... more »
  • Judge keeps court closed in Saints, Pelicans ownership row

    May 29, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has denied a motion by media outlets who sought to open court for next week's trial involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his estranged heirs. Judge Kern Reese, who ruled Friday in New Orleans civil court, says he carefully weighed the... more »
  • Media wants Benson trial to be public

    May 29, 2015 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More people are getting involved in Tom Benson's legal battle. ESPN and other media outlets are saying the trial should be open to the public. Earlier this month a judge ruled the trial would be closed. Now, the media is asking to have that decision... more »
  • Sharper back in court Friday

    May 29, 2015 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in... more »
  • Benson trial won't be a spectacle

    May 19, 2015 11:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The billion - dollar legal fight over Tom Benson 's mental status will be closed, a judge decided Tuesday. The public will be barred from the trial in which estranged heirs of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner intend to argue that their patriarch was... more »
  • Champions Square image of Sharper being removed

    May 12, 2015 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Champion Square banner image of cornerback Tracy Porter clinching the 2010 Super Bowl with his late interception return for a touchdown is coming down. The New Orleans Saints said the image is being removed because racing behind Porter is Darren Sharper - a now confessed serial... more »
  • Saints release 2015 schedule

    April 21, 2015 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans will get their first chance to see the New Orleans Saints in action on August 13 when the team visits the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., the team announced late Tuesday. Of the four preseason games, the first and last are... more »
  • Saints sign LB Anthony Spencer to 1-year deal

    April 10, 2015 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints signed LB Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract Friday. Spencer is an 8-year veteran who spent his entire career in Dallas. Drafted in the first round in 2007, Spencer served as a linebacker and defensive back for the Cowboys, where he posted... more »
  • Judge receives Benson psychiatric report, sets hearing

    April 2, 2015 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A confidential report on the mental health of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has been submitted to a civil judge. Orleans Parish Civil District Court spokesman Walt Pierce says Judge Kern Reese has set a June 1 hearing to discuss the implications of the... more »
  • Sharper back in Louisiana for hearings in sex assault cases

    April 2, 2015 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper is back in Louisiana to enter pleas next week in state and federal sex assault cases. According to online jail records, Sharper was moved to the St. Tammany Parish jail Wednesday. The 39-year-old Sharper is due Monday in New Orleans'... more »
  • Report: Sharper to plead guilty in rape case deal

    March 20, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints player Darren Sharper agreed to a plea deal that will cover wide-ranging rape and drug cases in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arizona and Nevada, according to WWL-TV. The happened the same day Sharper was charged with rape in a case out of Las Vegas.... more »
  • Jimmy Graham traded to Seattle

    March 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a trade that will send Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN , the Saints will trade Graham to the Seahawks for center, Max Unger, and multiple draft picks. At least one... more »
  • In secret decision, doctors selected to examine Tom Benson

    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 »
  • Source: Saints, linebacker Haralson agree on 1-year deal

    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 »
  • Benson says bring on mental exam

    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 »
  • Exam ordered for Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson

    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 »
  • Benson doesn't like empire handlers

    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 »
  • Saints shine in Pro Bowl

    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 »
  • Atty. released statement on behalf of Benson grandchildren over control of Saints, Pelicans

    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 »
  • Benson's family files lawsuit over change to succession plan

    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 »
  • Benson's granddaughter off Saints board

    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 »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    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 »
  • Former Saints player Gleason to attend State of the Union

    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 »
  • Galette lawyer: Alleged female victim was hurt by dog

    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 »
  • Season over for Saints RB Thomas, DL Hicks

    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 »
  • Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    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 »
  • Warrants issued in Saints ticket scheme

    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 »
  • Source: Saints tell WR Morgan he's been cut

    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 »
  • Olsen to play for Panthers vs. Saints

    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 »
  • Saints running back Robinson back at practice

    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 »
  • Brees leads Saints past sluggish Steelers 35-32

    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 »
  • Saints' Robinson to miss 6th straight game

    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 »

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