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Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 6 days 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), 1 month 3 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), 2 months 2 days 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), 2 months 4 days 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), 2 months 6 days 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), 2 months 1 week 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...

Saints trade up to get WR Cooks in 1st round

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints traded up to take Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks with the 20th pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday.The Saints dealt the No. 27 pick and a reported third-round selection to the Arizona Cardinals to move up seven places.Cooks, who is 5-foot-10, caught 128 passes for 1,730 yards and 16 touchdowns this past season, winning the...

Report: NFLPA files grievance for Saints' Graham

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association has reportedly filed a grievance concerning the franchise tag for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham.According to USA Today, the grievance was filed after months of failed talks toward a long-term agreement.The Saints have tagged Graham as a tight end, but the NFLPA believes Graham lined up in a wide receiver position for more snaps and...

New Orleans Saints 2014 Draft Preview

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The marquee free-agent addition of star safety Jairus Byrd teamed with last year's first-round pick in New Orleans, Kenny Vaccaro, gives Sean Payton and the Saints one of the best safety tandems in the league.The next step on defense should be upgrading a cornerback group headlined by Keenan Lewis and descending future Hall of Famer Champ Bailey, who came over in the...

Saints retain WR Meachem

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 5 days ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints re-signed wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract on Friday.Meachem has spent all but one of his seven NFL seasons with the Saints, who used a first-round pick on the Tennessee product in the 2007 draft. He returned to New Orleans last season after playing for San Diego in 2012.The 29-year-old veteran has caught 171 passes for...