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  Saints | New Orleans signs two players    Wed Aug 21, 04:54 PM

Free-agent LB Will Compton (Titans) and undrafted free-agent OT Fisayo Awolaja (Northern Colorado) signed with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Aug. 21. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived LS Nick Moore.

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  Saints | Chris Clark to IR    Wed Aug 21, 12:08 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Chris Clark (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Clark was competing for the swing tackle job which might be Marshall Newhouse's gig now with Michael Ola also banged up, although Andrus Peat has some tackle in his background and could move to the position if injuries force the Saints hand.

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  Saints | Devine Ozigbo catches TD    Sun Aug 18, 08:31 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Devine Ozigbo rushed eight times for 30 yards and caught three passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill does it all    Sun Aug 18, 08:27 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill completed 11 of his 15 pass attempts for 136 yards and two touchdowns and rushed five times for 53 yards in a 19-17 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Saints | Chris Clark carted off    Sun Aug 18, 05:27 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Chris Clark (leg) was carted off the field Sunday, Aug. 18, with an apparent lower right leg injury.

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  Saints | Ulrick John released    Fri Aug 16, 02:22 AM

New Orleans Saints OT Ulrick John (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement and was released from the Reserve/Injury list on Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Saints | Keith Kirkwood back on field    Thu Aug 15, 01:12 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Keith Kirkwood (undisclosed) returned to practice in pads Thursday, Aug. 15, after missing the previous two weeks with an undisclosed injury.

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  Saints | Drew Lewis joins Saints    Wed Aug 14, 07:10 PM

Free-agent LB Drew Lewis (Colts) signed with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Aug. 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans inks a pair    Mon Aug 12, 02:34 PM

Free-agent OT Chris Clark (Panthers) and FB Shane Smith (Giants) signed undisclosed contracts with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Aug. 12.

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  Saints | Keith Kirkwood remains sidelined    Sun Aug 11, 08:42 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Keith Kirkwood (undisclosed) has not practiced since exiting with an undisclosed injury Thursday, Aug. 1.

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  Saints | Shane Smith likely to join NO    Sun Aug 11, 06:21 PM

Free-agent FB Shane Smith (Giants) is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

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  Saints | Ulrick John placed on injured reserve    Sun Aug 11, 10:18 AM

The New Orleans Saints placed OT Ulrick John (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara to remain on 'pitch count'    Sat Aug 10, 07:27 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is expected to approach the 61 percent of snaps he played over the final 12 games of last season after Mark Ingram returned from suspension as opposed to the 82 percent of snaps he saw in the first four games, according to comments made by head coach Sean Payton.'It will be similar to what we've been seeing. We've been pleased with the balance we've had with him. We think it's been a good count. ... Look, is one player taking exactly Mark Ingram's reps? I can't tell you that right now. And yet I think there's that presumption that Alvin's going to get more. And I think our pitch count and how we've played and utilized him has been really good,' Payton said.

Footballguys view: Kamara had a huge workload when Mark Ingram was out last year, so it was possible that he would get more work than he did with Ingram if the team didn't trust Murray to the extent they liked Ingram. Kamara is still worth a top five pick in drafts, but this throws cold water on the case to take him #1.

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  Saints | Jake Powell gets the boot    Sat Aug 10, 06:39 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Jake Powell was waived Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Saints | Rishard Matthews done in New Orleans    Sat Aug 10, 06:31 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Rishard Matthews was released with a left squad designation Saturday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Matthews fall from fantasy grace is complete now. Whatever caused him to fall so far so fast was probably connected to him leaving his latest team.

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  Saints | Kerwynn Williams catches on with New Orleans    Thu Aug 8, 05:01 PM

Free-agent RB Kerwynn Williams (Buccaneers) signed an undisclosed contract with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, Aug. 8. RB Matthew Dayes was waived with an injury designation to make room for him on the roster.

Footballguys view: The Saints have moved some pieces around in the backfield over the last week or so. Williams is the latest edition and he'll try to latch onto the roster by showcasing his speed and ability to rip off big plays. He's at the end of the bench with guys like Jacquizz Rodgers and undrafted rookie Devine Ozigbo.

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  Saints | A.J. Derby joins Saints    Wed Aug 7, 12:05 PM

Free-agent TE A.J. Derby (Dolphins) signed an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Aug. 7. OL Nate Wozniak was waived.

Footballguys view: Derby has failed to impress with a few teams in the NFL. He's providing them with a camp body and only veteran depth if he makes the 53-man roster.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray back on field    Sat Aug 3, 07:14 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (undisclosed) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 3. Murray missed the previous four practice because of an undisclosed reason.

Footballguys view: We can take Murray off of our camp injury watch list now. He's worth a bench pick as the Saints #2 back with some work at the goal line and to finish out wins.

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  Saints | Jacquizz Rodgers signs with Saints    Sat Aug 3, 01:13 PM

Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Buccaneers) signed with the New Orleans Saints Saturday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Rob Kelley.

Footballguys view: Kelley lasted about a week with the Saints. Rodgers is there to give the team veteran depth at the position if he makes the 53-man roster. He can add value to the roster because of his ability as a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Saints | J.T. Barrett released    Fri Aug 2, 02:54 AM

New Orleans Saints QB J.T. Barrett was released Thursday, Aug. 1; in a corresponding move, the team signed TE Jake Powell.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas not done    Thu Aug 1, 01:51 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas, who on Wednesday, July 31, signed a lucrative second contract, told general manager Mikey Loomis that he plans to sign a third contract with the Saints. 'After I signed that deal I told Mickey I'll be back to do a third deal,' Thomas said. 'Now it's on to the next goal. You're now the highest-paid, now you've got to go earn it. So that's the biggest thing I'm trying to do. I'm trying to earn every penny of it.'

Footballguys view: Thomas is far from done. He's one of the best in the league and the Saints paid him as such. Thomas is up-and-down at times as a fantasy factor but his end-of-the-season numbers are always in the WR1 tier.

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  Saints | Chris Campbell clears waivers    Thu Aug 1, 02:46 AM

New Orleans Saints CB Chris Campbell (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to the team's Reserve/Injured list on Wednesday, July 31.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas agrees to deal    Wed Jul 31, 09:12 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension Wednesday, July 31. The deal includes $61 million guaranteed, and he becomes the highest-paid receiver in the league, through the 2024 season.

Footballguys view: Thomas was in the final year of his new contract and now gets the money he deserves, especially after catching 321 passes for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns through his first three seasons in the league. Fantasy GMs know what he can do as the top target for QB Drew Brees, and Thomas has a current ADP of WR4 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Chris Campbell cut    Tue Jul 30, 11:47 PM

New Orleans Saints DB Chris Campbell was waived Tuesday, July 30.

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  Saints | Travin Dural signs with New Orleans    Tue Jul 30, 12:54 PM

Free-agent WR Travin Dural re-signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, July 30. In a corresponding move, CB Chris Campbell (undisclosed) was placed on the Waived/Injured list.

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  Saints | Javorius Allen placed on IR    Tue Jul 30, 12:47 PM

New Orleans Saints RBs Javorius Allen (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve / Injured list Tuesday, July 30.

Footballguys view: This explains the team working out running backs and signing Rob Kelley. Allen won't be a factor in the backfield this year.

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  Saints | Rob Kelley signs with Saints    Tue Jul 30, 11:23 AM

Free-agent RB Rob Kelley (Redskins) signed an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, July 30.

Footballguys view: The Saints seemed unsettled about their running back depth with multiple workouts of free agents recently. Kelley played his college ball at Tulane and returns to the Big Easy, but he's a longshot to make the final roster.

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  Saints | Alfred Morris visiting New Orleans    Mon Jul 29, 02:40 PM

Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (49ers) is reportedly meeting with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, July 29.

Footballguys view: Morris might be a threat to Dwayne Washington or Devine Ozigbo, but he won't push Latavius Murray for touches if he is signed. It is notable that the Saints are sniffing around free agent running backs. It could indicate some questions about the bottom of their depth chart.

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  Saints | Cameron Meredith released    Mon Jul 29, 11:22 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith was released Monday, July 29.

Footballguys view: Meredith has clearly lost something from his surgery that he is unlikely to get back. The Saints negotiated a pay cut with him to increase his chances of making the roster, but it isn't going to work out. UDFA Emmanuel Butler has been getting buzz, so he has a better chance of making the roster with this news. Simmie Cobbs has also gotten some praise from beat writers.

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  Saints | Patrick Omameh agrees to terms    Mon Jul 29, 01:48 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent Patrick Omameh (Jaguars) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, July 28, his representation announced via social media.

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  Saints | New Orleans taking a look at Patrick Omameh    Sun Jul 28, 02:23 AM

Free-agent OL Patrick Omameh (Jaguars) is expected to try out for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, July 28, according to a source.

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  Saints | Keith Kirkwood making an impact    Sat Jul 27, 10:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Keith Kirkwood has 'made the most plays' of any receiver during training camp, according to Luke Johnson of USA TODAY Sports.

Footballguys view: Kirkwood is getting valuable experience in place of Michael Thomas while Thomas is holding out for a new contract at the top of the wide receiver market. He appears to be equal if not ahead of Tre'Quan Smith in importance in the Saints wide receiver corps.

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  Saints | Jared Cook building chemistry    Sat Jul 27, 10:05 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook has been seeing 'a lot of looks' from QB Drew Brees during training camp, according to Luke Johnson of USA Today Sports.

Footballguys view: The Saints haven't had a tight end of Cook's caliber since Jimmy Graham, so his upside is unknown. He's worth a TE1 pick after 6-7 of them are off of the board.

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  Saints | Theo Riddick to meet with NO    Sat Jul 27, 06:14 PM

Free-agent RB Theo Riddick (Lions) is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Riddick would revive the Darren Sproles role in the Saints backfield. It might take some snaps/targets away from Alvin Kamara, but with Mark Ingram gone, even with Latavius Murray replacing Ingram, the Saints are poised to give Kamara all he can handle. It would make Riddick a waiver wire speed dial back if Kamara goes down.

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  Saints | Kenny Bigelow to IR    Sat Jul 27, 02:50 AM

New Orleans Saints DL Kenny Bigelow Jr. (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Friday, July 26.

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  Saints | New Orleans parts with two    Thu Jul 25, 05:59 PM

New Orleans Saints DL Kenny Bigelow was waived with an injury designation Thursday, July 25. The Saints also waived WR Chad Hansen.

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  Saints | New Orleans lands T.J. Green, Josh Martin    Thu Jul 25, 05:41 PM

Free-agent DB T.J. Green (Seahawks) and LB Josh Martin (Jets) signed undisclosed contracts with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, July 25.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas yet to report    Thu Jul 25, 12:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is seeking a new contract and has not reported to the team's training facility as of Thursday, July 25. The Saints begin training-camp practices on Friday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Thomas deserves to be paid at the top of the market. The Saints aren't in a great spot cap wise, but they can make this work. Don't move Thomas down unless this extends well into August.

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  Saints | New Orleans signing Ziggy Hood    Wed Jul 24, 02:33 PM

Free-agent DT Ziggy Hood (Dolphins) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, July 24, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Sheldon Rankins starts on PUP    Tue Jul 23, 06:18 PM

New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 23.

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  Saints | Drew Brees shredded the blitz in 2018    Tue Jul 23, 02:13 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees compiled a passer rating of 120.0 against the blitz in 2018 - the second-best mark in the league for a quarterback with at least 50 pass attempts - according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Brees is really good under pressure. He does a good job of buying time and moving within the pocket to find a passing lane. Brees is not quite the player he used to be from a fantasy perspective but should still be able to post low-end QB1 numbers in 2019.

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  Saints | DeShawn Shead works out    Tue Jul 23, 01:32 PM

Free-agent CB DeShawn Shead (Lions) worked out for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, July 23.

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  Saints | Emmanuel Butler ready to roll    Mon Jul 22, 05:56 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Butler passed his physical Monday, July 22, after landing on the team's Active/Non-Football Injury list last week.

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  Saints | Emmanuel Butler lands on NFI list    Thu Jul 18, 05:21 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Butler (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on Thursday, July 18.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas in a league of his own    Wed Jul 10, 10:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has logged 321 receptions since entering the NFL, and he is the only player in league history to record at least 300 catches in his first three seasons.

Footballguys view: Thomas should have never fallen to the second round of the draft. He's simply one of the best and brightest stars in the NFL today. In late June, Thomas and the Saints were trying to get a new deal done that would make him one of the highest paid receivers in the league. Thomas has a current ADP is WR3 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Marshall Newhouse works with starters    Mon Jul 8, 11:17 AM

New Orleans Saints OT Marshall Newhouse took several repetitions at left tackle with the first-team offense during organized team activities.

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  Saints | Alize Mack impresses    Mon Jul 8, 11:08 AM

New Orleans Saints TE Alize Mack has shown great hands this offseason and could battle TE Dan Armold for the third tight end spot.

Footballguys view: Mack was a seventh-round pick out of Notre Dame in the 2019 NFL draft. He's certainly got incredible athletic traits, and we are excited to see what he can do in training camp and the preseason. Alize is a non-factor as a blocker but can stand out as a receiving threat. Jared Cook is the top tight end for the Saints this year, and we'll see if Alize can make the roster as a reserve/developmental prospect.

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  Saints | Cyril Grayson made a statement    Mon Jul 8, 11:05 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Cyril Grayson made several big plays in organized team activities and minicamp, and he could be the sleeper of the receiving corps.

Footballguys view: Grayson is still learning the game of football. He was a track star in college at LSU and never played a down of college football. Grayson did play football in high school, but impressed enough with his speed at LSU's pro day in 2017 that the Seahawks offered him a contract. Now with the Saints, Grayson is trying to earn a spot deep on the roster or at least on the practice squad.

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  Saints | Three Saints backs competing    Mon Jul 8, 11:02 AM

New Orleans Saints RBs Javorius Allen, Devine Ozigbo and Matthew Dayes are challenging for a roster spot.

Footballguys view: Allen and Dayes have NFL experience (with varying degrees) and Ozigbo is the undrafted rookie out of Nebraska. Alvin Kamara is the starter with Latavius Murray as his primary backup. We think Dwayne Washington works as their No. 3 running back, likely leaving only one spot for Allen, Ozigbo and Dayes to fight over. We'll watch this battle in training camp with interest in deep dynasty formats.

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  Saints | J.T. Barrett pegged for practice squad    Mon Jul 8, 10:59 AM

New Orleans Saints QB J.T. Barrett is likely pegged for the practice squad again this year.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Barrett is the fourth quarterback on the depth chart behind Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill. The practice squad is a good landing spot so the athletic quarterback can continue to develop. We'll see if he has made improvements when Barrett gets to play in the preseason.

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