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Call to arms: Saints, Steelers reel with Brees, Big Ben out

Saints, Steelers see their title hopes damaged with major injuries to Brees, Roethlisberger.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Wil Lutz’s 58-yard field goal lifts Saints over Texans, 30-28

Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Houston Texans 30-28 on Monday night in a game that had three scoring …

Taysom Hill rallies New Orleans Saints to 19-17 victory over Los Angeles Chargers

Taysom Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the New Orleans Saints rally for a 19-17 exhibition victory over the Los Angeles Chargers …

TE Jared Cook not taking Saints’ prolific scheme for granted

First-year Saints tight end Jared Cook isn’t taking his apparent good fit with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and New Orleans’ prolific offense for granted. Cook’s first decade in the NFL …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

NFL preseason roundup: Vikings look good on offense in 34-25 win over Saints

Kirk Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota’s new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the Vikings defeated New Orleans …

Saints preseason opener brings big snaps for center hopefuls

Saints coach Sean Payton isn’t ready to announce who’ll be snapping the ball to record-setting quarterback Drew Brees this season. But New Orleans’ preseason opener against Minnesota on Friday night …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Saints’ Drew Brees describes “kinship” with Pelicans’ Zion Williamson

Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t see himself and Pelicans top draft choice Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and different sports. Brees says he sees key parallels …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Saints WR Michael Thomas plans to earn ‘every penny’ of new deal

Saints receiver Michael Thomas says his is determined to earn ‘every penny’ of the new contract that has ended his nearly one-week holdout from training camp. Thomas is back at …

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:05 a.m.

Agent: Saints, Michael Thomas, agree on 5-year, $100M contract

The agent for New Orleans Saints leading receiver Michael Thomas says Thomas and the Saints have agreed on a new five-year contract worth up to $100 million. Andrew Kessler of …

Another federal lawsuit over playoff ‘no call’ between Saints, Rams dismissed

A judge has dismissed the last of three federal lawsuits targeting Roger Goodell and other NFL officials over officiating at January’s NFC title game between the Los Angeles Rams and …

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with New Orleans Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson’s athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Saints QB Drew Brees: I’m still green

Saints quarterback Drew Brees practically laughed while describing himself as “still green” at the onset of his 19th NFL training camp. The smile on the 40-year-old’s face looked like an …

Saints’ Michael Thomas misses first camp practice

Saints receiver Michael Thomas’ contract holdout continued through the first practice of training camp following his failure to report to team headquarters a day earlier. How long Thomas’ absence might …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Saints GM Mickey Loomis won’t predict quick end to Michael Thomas holdout

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is declining to predict a quick resolution to team-leading receiver Michael Thomas’ contract holdout. Loomis says he does not believe the two sides are far …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

State court suit over ‘no-call’ can proceed against NFL

A Louisiana judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the NFL over the blown playoff “no-call” that led to the Rams beating the Saints and advancing to the Super …

Saints’ Alvin Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

Saints running back Alvin Kamara says the offseason is a time when he experiments with training methods and nutrition to improve as an athlete. Kamara says he also has continued …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension

A person familiar with the situation says Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press …

Saints, Ted Ginn Jr. banking on veteran’s enduring speed

Saints receiver Ted Ginn Jr. says speed remains his most distinguishing asset as he enters his 13th NFL season. The 34-year-old former Ohio State star says he worried knee problems …

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss selected by New Orleans Saints in seventh round of NFL draft

Add Kaden Elliss to the list of New Orleans Saints with Idaho ties.

After further (judicial) review: No do-over of Rams-Saints

A federal judge is refusing to order the NFL to implement a rule that could have led to a do-over of the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

It may be the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass: Two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders want a court-ordered do-over of the NFC championship game that sent the …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Los Angeles Rams to Super Bowl LIII

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

NFC Championship preview: Saints-Rams a clash of like-minded coaches

New Orleans’ Sean Payton and Los Angeles’ Sean McVay design and call plays for two of the NFL’s top offenses.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Paul Newberry: Steve Gleason comes along for the New Orleans Saints’ playoff ride

As the New Orleans Saints go for another Super Bowl title, Steve Gleason is along for the ride – the perfect beacon for a city that knows about emerging from …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

By the numbers: 20 stats to know ahead of the NFL’s conference championship games

The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

NFC Championship preview: Rams and Saints predicted they’d see other again

After suffering an early-November loss to the New Orleans Saints, several Los Angeles Rams players said they were relieved that the pressure to complete a perfect season was over.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 …

Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff. Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

NFC Divisional advance: Playoff stakes more important than perceived slights for Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton dismisses the premise that the Eagles could derive extra motivation from the perception that New Orleans ran up the score when they met in November.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Former Saint Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal official

President Donald Trump has signed legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal.