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Saints sign FB Greg Jones

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 6 days ago
White Sulphur Springs, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints have signed fullback Greg Jones, the team announced Wednesday.Jones was originally a second-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004. He spent the first nine years of his NFL career in Jacksonville before spending the 2013 season with the Houston Texans.In 131 career games (72 starts), Jones has carried the ball...

Saints' Graham has new deal

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have agreed to terms of a new contract.The Pro Bowl star announced the news on his Twitter account Tuesday morning, although he did not disclose any terms. The Saints also did not release contract details in a brief statement on their website."It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning!" wrote Graham...

Saints' Graham appeals tight end ruling

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints has appealed arbitrator Stephen Burbank's recent ruling that he is a tight end for franchise tag purposes.NFL.com reported the news just hours before the Monday night deadline.Burbank ruled earlier this month that Graham is indeed a tight end. His appeal will now go to a three-person panel.The NFL Players Association had filed a...

2014 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Seattle Seahawks won't officially begin defense of their Super Bowl title until Sept. 4 when they host the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL regular season. However, the real work begins July 24 with the start of training camp in Renton, Wash. The Buffalo Bills will be the first team to open training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., on July 18, while the Detroit Lions...

Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy Graham is officially a tight end.Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that Graham is a tight end, not a wide receiver, for franchise tag purposes.The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of Graham in May arguing that he deserved to be designated as a wide receiver under the franchise tag because he spent more time out wide and in the slot than at...

Saints' Byrd undergoes back surgery

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd, who inked a six-year contract with the team this offseason, had minor surgery Thursday to relieve a disc issue in his back.Byrd, a five-year vet who had spent his entire career with the Buffalo Bills, had a minor procedure that "didn't need to be done," according to Saints head coach Sean Payton. Both Byrd and the team...

Extra Points: If you build it, the NFL will come

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The new Minnesota Vikings stadium isn't quite a "Field of Dreams" just yet but it has proven that if you build a state-of-the-art facility the NFL will use its signature event as a reward, no matter the outpost.New Orleans had never lost a Super Bowl bid before Tuesday when Minnesota was selected to host Super Bowl LII in February of 2018 over both the...

Saints sign first-round pick Cooks

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints have signed wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a four-year contract.Cooks was selected with the 20th overall pick of the 2014 draft.The Oregon State product was the 2013 Biletnikoff winner as the nation's top receiver after catching 128 passes for 1,730 yards with 16 touchdowns as a junior.In 38 games, including 29 starts, during three seasons...

Saints sign paralyzed ex-Tulane safety

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - On the same day he graduated from Tulane University, former Green Wave safety Devon Walker was able to achieve another of his dreams.The New Orleans Saints paid tribute to the paralyzed ex-player by signing him to a contract on Saturday.Walker, a team captain for the Green Wave in 2012, fractured two vertebrae in his spinal cord when he collided with a teammate...

New Orleans Saints 2014 NFL Draft Review

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) -1 (20) - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State; 2 (58) Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska; 4 (126) Khairi Fortt, ILB, California; 5 (167) - Vinny Sunseri, SS, Alabama; 5 (169) - Ronald Powell, OLB, Florida; 6 (202) - Tavon Rooks, OT, Kansas StateTop Picks Analysis: You gotta keep the franchise happy and the New Orleans Saints did exactly that by trading up to draft dynamic Oregon...