Sean Payton spoke for the first time since the NFL announced the change in format and protocols for teams returning to their facilities in preparation for the 2020 season and dissatisfied with multiple elements of the situation.
As the Saints report to training camp, they will be doing so with their full rookie draft class after the club announced Monday morning that all four selections have been signed to four-year contracts.
Three weeks after Drew Brees’ initial comments about kneeling during the national anthem in lieu of George Floyd’s death drew the ire of many teammates and fellow athletes, one of the main critics, Malcolm Jenkins, is viewing the conversation as a positive.
The NFL continues to beging the 2020 season on time, starting with training camp. While there is no timetable for players to return to their team facilities, coaches are allowed to do so as of Friday, June 5th but the Saints are holding off.
Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen spoke to the media via videoconference Monday and provided insight on how the team is handling the initially-divisive comments “I think the fact that we have got a veteran team allows us to handle these types of situations a lot better."
LSU football is less than a week away from welcoming players back to campus and if all goes well with COVID-19 testing, training will resume June 8th.“We are so excited that the NCAA decided our players can come back," Ed Orgeron said.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s drafting by the Kansas City Chiefs was quickly deemed a perfect fit by onlookers due to the versatility the diminutive running back will undoubtedly bring to a Super Bowl-winning offense that prides itself on variety.
Sean Paytons has always valued versatility in his offense. From the early days of Reggie Bush to the more recent evolution of Taysom Hill and most recently, the drafting of Tommy Stevens, Payton has looked to create mismatches in favor of the Saints offense.
Two months after the sports world shuttered due to the Coronavirus pandemic, LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward is optimistic that student-athletes will return to campus soon and that the defending national championship football team will get to play a full season.
The Saints scheduled release Thursday night brought a realization of just how challenging the 2020 season could be. In the final four games of the season, three of their opponents will be playoff participants from 2019.
The momentum of LSU’s national championship has not been slowed on the recruiting trail by the Coronavirus pandemic as the coaching staff has capitalized on the down time to pursue prospects. That persistency paid off Monday with the commitment of Garrett Nussmeier, a quarterback from Texas whose fa
Alvin Kamara may be one of the NFL’s most underpaid players - he’s set to earn just $2.1 million in the final year of his rookie deal - but that doesn’t diminish his affection for the franchise that he has called home since entering the league in 2017.
The Saints’ search for versatility and specialized talent has been on display all offseason with a contract extension for Taysom Hill, the drafting of Tommy Stevens and most recently, the signing of Margus Hunt.
The Saints followed up the draft with a contract extension for Taysom Hill and are reportedly nearing a deal for Jameis Winston. Meanwhile, LSU put together a historic class of draftees. Chris Hagan and Sean Fazende react to the busy weekend in Louisiana football.
The Saints started their second straight NFL Draft by picking an offensive lineman, specifically a center, when they took Cesar Ruiz out of Michigan with the 24th overall selection. In 2019, Erick McCoy got the call after the Saints traded up to the 48th selection.
When the Saints let Mark Ingram walk in free agency during the 2019 offseason, the then-29-year-old had 1,321 rushes for 6,007 yards over 8 seasons. After putting up his third-best rushing total (1,018 yards) on his fourth-highest rush attempts (202) in his first year with the Ravens, Ingram is re-e
It has been seven years since Leonard Fournette played football in New Orleans, but he still considers the Crescent City home and now, he’s stepping up to help the city during it’s ongoing struggle with coronavirus.
As the coronavirus continues to run its course in America, the NFL has reportedly taken a preemptive measure to make sure that teams do not have a disadvantage based on the mandated lockdowns their local jurisdictions may be enforcing.
Jeff Ireland was added to the Saints staff in January of 2015 and after a rough transition draft that spring, New Orleans has had a tremendous success rate. Since 2016, 10 draftees have gone on to contribute as starters.
Taysom Hill’s one-of-a-kind rise to being a household name started with Troy Aikman mentioning during special teams action that Sean Payton had high hopes for the backup quarterback sprinting down the field on kickoff coverage.
The Pelicans’ maiden campaign under the new leadership of David Griffin and star power of Zion Williamson came to a screeching halt three weeks ago as the NBA paused the season just moments before the Pels were set to tip off a game in Sacramento against the Kings.
One day after making headlines for describing 2020 as Drew Brees’ “final season," Sean Payton spoke in detail about his veteran quarterback’s status, how Payton is feeling after his Coronavirus diagnosis and the unique offseason unfolding.