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New Orleans Saints 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 days ago
As long as Drew Brees is the quarterback, the Saints will always have a shot to win the NFC South and make the playoffs. But rivals have passed the Saints in other areas, and it all caught up to them in 2014. Team officials realized they couldn’t continue to rely on Brees to simply outscore opponents with his dazzling passing skills. So they conducted an eyebrow-raising roster overhaul in...

NFC South Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 1 month 1 week ago
The NFC South was easily the worst division as a whole last season, producing not only the worst team in the league, but also no team over .500. However, that means the division is really up for grabs, and one team has to make the playoffs. Related: NFC West Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015 Take a look at some of the key players for each NFC South team for the...

Saints' Junior Galette Allegedly Part of 2013 Beach Brawl

By Josh Hamburger, 1 month 1 week ago
The NFL has dealt with too many off the field issues recently, especially involving assault. Now, another incident has evolved, this time with Saints linebacker Junior Galette, who allegedly attacked a dancer earlier in the year. Those charges were dismissed, but a video from 2013 has surfaced that seems to show him whipping a woman with a belt on a Miami beach. The video appears to display...

Report: Saints LB Galette has pectoral injury

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette suffered a pectoral injury and is considering surgery, according to a report from Fox Sports on Thursday. Galette was absent from the team's optional OTA workout on Thursday. The report said it was uncertain how Galette suffered the injury. Players who undergo surgery for pectoral injuries are usually sidelined...

Saints ink DE Jordan to 5-year extension

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 day ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints signed defensive end Cameron Jordan to a five-year extension on Tuesday. With the extension, Jordan, selected 24th overall by the Saints in the 2011 NFL Draft, is under contract for six years through the 2020 season. According to the Times-Picayune, the deal is worth $60 million. "Since his arrival, Cameron has progressed...

Saints sign 1st-round pick Andrus Peat

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints on Thursday agreed to a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Andrus Peat. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis made the announcement. Peat, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle, was taken No. 13 overall by the Saints, the fourth offensive lineman selected. He played three seasons at Stanford and was a first-team All-Pac-12...

Saints release K Graham, sign WR Lewis

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints released veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Tuesday, just over three months after signing him to a one-year contract. Graham played his first full season for the Saints in 2014, making 19 of his 22 field goal attempts. The well-traveled 37-year-old has been on the roster of 10 teams during his 14-year NFL career and owns an 85.5...

Saints sign LB Anthony, CB Williams

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Stephone Anthony and cornerback P.J. Williams to four-year contracts on Tuesday. Anthony was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the 31st overall pick out of Clemson. The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder appeared in 52 games with 35 starts and recorded career totals of 330 tackles, 9 1/2 sacks,...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia DE Shaq Riddick

By Jeremy Simon, 3 months 6 days ago
With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and BlueGoldSports.com will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we examine DE Shaq Riddick and where he might land in the draft. Many considered Riddick to be West Virginia’s top prospect heading into the last season before he ever played a snap. Riddick played...

New Orleans Saints 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - New Orleans coach Sean Payton is an offensive guy but he's on record saying the Saints have "to bring in some (defensive) guys that we feel like can help us play right away." Nebraska's Randy Gregory is the best pure pass rusher in this draft and likely would have been a top-five pick if not for a significant marijuana problem. Payton's desperation leads me to believe...