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Saints extend Evans, sign Wilson

By The Sports Network, 3 months 6 days ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints signed guard Jahri Evans to a one-year contract extension and inked cornerback Kyle Wilson to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Evans, originally a fourth-round draft choice of the Saints in 2006, has started 142 contests at right guard for New Orleans. He was chosen for a sixth consecutive Pro Bowl this past season. Wilson played in...

Saints ship Stills to Dolphins

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Metairie, LA (Sports Network) - The New Orleans Saints made another trade involving an offensive player on Friday, sending big-play wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and a 2015 draft choice. The Dolphins will give New Orleans its third-round pick as part of the swap. Stills is coming off a breakout 2014 season in which he caught...

Spiller signs with Saints

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints are the latest team to participate in this offseason's running back carousel, agreeing to terms with former Buffalo Bill C.J. Spiller on a four-year contract. One of the more versatile backs on this year's free agent market, Spiller averaged five yards per carry during his five-year tenure in Buffalo and has been a dangerous return...

Chiefs acquire Grubbs from Saints

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs acquired offensive lineman Ben Grubbs from the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed draft pick on Friday. Grubbs has played in 122 games (118 starts) in eight NFL seasons with the Saints (2012-14) and Baltimore Ravens (2007-11), serving primarily as a left guard. He is a two-time Pro Bowler, earning his first selection in 2011 and...

Saints add Browner, send Grubbs to Chiefs

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints made a pair of notable moves on Thursday, agreeing to terms with cornerback Brandon Browner on a three-year contract and trading two-time Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs for a late-round 2015 draft choice. NFL.com reported that Browner, a Pro Bowl selection in 2011 who has been part of the last two Super Bowl...

Seahawks acquire Graham from New Orleans

By The Sports Network, 3 months 4 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Just minutes before the NFL's free agency period was set to begin, the New Orleans Saints traded All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham to the two-time reigning NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. The move sends Graham and a fourth-round draft pick to Seattle in exchange for center Max Unger and Seattle's first-round pick. It will mean a third straight draft for the Seahawks...

RB Thomas says goodbye to Saints

By The Sports Network, 4 months 4 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Veteran running back Pierre Thomas is saying goodbye to the New Orleans Saints. "As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end but I'm not done yet," said part of a message Thomas posted to his Instagram account Wednesday. The statement, which thanked the Saints and their fans, came amid multiple reports that the team is going to release Thomas after...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Saints re-sign K Graham, LB Haralson

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that the team has reached agreements on one-year contracts with outside linebacker Parys Haralson and kicker Shayne Graham. Both players were slated to be unrestricted free agents in March. Haralson made 12 starts for New Orleans last season and totaled 35 tackles and three sacks while appearing in all 16...

Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

By Mark Ross, 5 months 4 days ago
For a fourth time in their history, the New England Patriots are the champions of the NFL. While the party is just getting started in Foxboro, Mass., and for Patriots fans worldwide, the rest of the league’s focus has already shifted to the 2015 season. While the next game that counts is more than seven months away, it’s not too early to hazard a guess as to which teams could be...