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Drew Brees-led Saints offense at its healthiest since Week 2

While Saints quarterback Drew Brees plans to again wear a plastic splint on his surgically repaired thumb against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, chances are he’ll be on the field …


NFL roundup: Drew Brees sharp in return as Saints pound Cardinals 31-9

Drew Brees passed for 373 yards and three touchdowns in his first game in more than five weeks since thumb surgery, and the New Orleans Saints won their sixth straight …


AP Source: Drew Brees starting vs. Cardinals

A person familiar with the situation says record-setting quarterback Drew Brees will start for the New Orleans Saints against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, beginning his comeback from thumb surgery …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Saints QB Drew Brees says playing against Cardinals is ‘the plan’

Drew Brees pulled a football out of his locker inside the New Orleans Saints’ training headquarters and wrapped his right hand around it, splaying his surgically repaired thumb away from …


Saints’ Marshon Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective

Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He’ll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn’t play well. He’ll even volunteer when luck played a part …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Saints’ special teams emphasis evident in recent win

Between Thomas Morstead placing punts just short of opponents’ goal lines and diminutive returner Deonte Harris deftly darting away from tacklers, the New Orleans Saints like the way their special …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Saints linebacker, former Idaho standout Kaden Elliss put on IR

Former Idaho standout and New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss will miss the rest of his rookie season after sustaining a knee injury, according to New Orleans Advocate reporter Amie …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

John Blanchette: Seahawks not afraid to accept blame for blunderous effort

Safe to say that a favorite topic around Sunday’s tailgates was Saturday’s late-night Marx Brothers movie on national TV, featuring a core melt by the Washington State Cougars – turnovers …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Seattle Seahawks’ rally comes up short against New Orleans Saints

The Seahawks suffered one of the more embarrassing home losses in their recent history, 33-27 against a Saints team playing without future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Wounded Saints face unbeaten Seahawks in early NFC showdown

In his 13 seasons in charge, New Orleans coach Sean Payton has always had one constant by his side.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Seattle Seahawks not expecting to see ‘a crazy different’ Saints offense without Drew Brees

It’s not that the New Orleans Saints haven’t decided who their starting quarterback will be Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, it’s just that they’ve decided not to say.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Saints QB Drew Brees has surgery on hand, teammates move on

As Drew Brees underwent surgery on his injured throwing hand Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, his New Orleans Saints teammates went about business mostly as usual preparing for their first …


Saints QB Drew Brees: Confident in surgery, dedicated to rehab

Injured Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he has surgery on his throwing thumb scheduled on Wednesday in Los Angeles. In a text message to news outlets, Brees says he is …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …