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Saints sign first-round pick Cooks

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 2 months 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 years 2 months 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 years 2 months 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), 3 years 2 months 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), 3 years 2 months 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), 3 years 2 months 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 years 3 months 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...

Saints add CB Bailey

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 3 months ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms with free agent Champ Bailey on a two-year contract Friday.The veteran cornerback was released by the Denver Broncos last month."We are excited to be able to add a future Hall of Fame player with the addition of Champ Bailey," said Saints executive vice president/general manager Mickey Loomis. "His career accomplishments...

Saints add S Ball

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 3 months ago
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms with safety Marcus Ball on a three-year contract on Wednesday.Ball spent the past two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadien Football League. He recorded 142 tackles, seven sacks, four interceptions -- two returned for a touchdown -- and three fumble recoveries.The Atlanta native split his collegiate career...

Saints re-sign LB Haralson

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 3 months ago
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints re-signed linebacker Parys Haralson to a one-year contract on Tuesday.Haralson finished the 2013 season on injured reserve after tearing a pectoral muscle during the second quarter of the Saints' 26-24 playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles in early January.In 16 games (eight starts) this past season, Haralson registered 3 1/2 sacks and...