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  Saints | Drew Brees locked in last season    Tue Mar 31, 10:39 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw an on-target pass - defined as a pass that did or would have hit the receiver - on a league-high 84.1 percent of his throws in 2019.

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  Saints | Sheldon Rankins expects to be ready for camp    Tue Mar 31, 03:01 PM

New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) is expected to be back to form by the time training camp starts.

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  Saints | Emmanuel Sanders a good fit?    Sat Mar 28, 11:59 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders' ability to find openings in zone coverage makes him a good fit for head coach Sean Payton's system, according to Matt Bowen of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Sanders is a great fit for the Saints. He should make for a fine target opposite of Michael Thomas in 2020.

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  Saints | More on Janoris Jenkins' deal    Wed Mar 25, 09:51 AM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints CB Janoris Jenkins has two option years after receiving all his guaranteed money upfront. He has a $10 million base salary and a $1.2 million roster bonus in 2021, and he has a $5.25 million base salary and a $500,000 roster bonus in 2022.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara saw huge dip in red zone usage    Tue Mar 24, 11:47 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was targeted only 11 times (seven receptions) and did not score a touchdown with those opportunities in 2019 after registering 20 catches and scoring three times on his 25 red zone targets in 2018.

Footballguys view: Kamara was banged up last year and that caused a dip in production. Now fully healthy, Kamara should be back to his old ways ...especially in the red zone.

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  Saints | Deatrick Nichols contract update    Tue Mar 24, 12:33 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints CB Deatrick Nichols agreed to terms Monday, March 23, on a one-year deal. Financial terms were undisclosed.

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  Saints | Janoris Jenkins restructures    Tue Mar 24, 12:03 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Janoris Jenkins converted $9 million of his 2020 salary into bonus money Tuesday, March 24, opening up $7.2 million in space on the 2020 salary cap for the Saints.

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  Saints | New Orleans signing Noah Spence     Mon Mar 23, 04:55 PM

Free-agent DE Noah Spence (Saints) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 23, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Deatrick Nichols joining NO    Mon Mar 23, 04:24 PM

Former XFL CB Deatrick Nichols signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans signing D.J. Swearinger    Sun Mar 22, 12:44 PM

Free-agent S D.J. Swearinger (Saints) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Sunday, March 22, worth $1.1 million.

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  Saints | Andrus Peat contract terms    Fri Mar 20, 01:03 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans OL Andrus Peat's new five-year contract is worth $57.5 million total, including $33 million in guarantees.

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  Saints | Andrus Peat re-ups for 5 years    Fri Mar 20, 12:51 PM

Free-agent OL Andrus Peat on Friday, March 20, re-signed with the New Orleans Saints, landing a five-year contract.

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  Saints | Ryan Ramczyk has option exercised    Thu Mar 19, 10:04 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Ryan Ramczyk had his fifth-year option exercised Thursday, March 19, according to a source.

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  Saints | Marshon Lattimore has option picked up    Thu Mar 19, 10:03 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore had his fifth-year option picked up Thursday, March 19, according to a source.

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  Saints | Colton Jumper not tendered    Thu Mar 19, 09:44 PM

The New Orleans Saints did not extend a contract tender to LB Colton Jumper, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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  Saints | Keith Kirkwood to hit open market    Wed Mar 18, 07:34 PM

Exclusive rights free-agent WR Keith Kirkwood was not offered a tender from the New Orleans Saints and will become a free agent as a result, according to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football.

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  Saints | New Orleans moving on from three RFAs    Wed Mar 18, 07:29 PM

Restricted free-agent WR Austin Carr, C Cameron Tom and DB Justin Hardee will not receive tenders from the New Orleans Saints and become free agents as a result, according to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football.

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  Saints | Malcolm Jenkins to join Saints    Wed Mar 18, 06:52 PM

Free-agent FS Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles) agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 18, worth $32 million with $16.25 million in guaranteed money, according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $35 million with incentives.

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  Saints | Malcolm Jenkins nearing deal with Saints    Wed Mar 18, 12:51 PM

Free-agent FS Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles) is close to a deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to sources.

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  Saints | Patrick Robinson reworks contract    Tue Mar 17, 09:50 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson reportedly agreed to a restructured contract on Tuesday, March 17.

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  Saints | Kiko Alonso staying in New Orleans    Tue Mar 17, 08:42 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Kiko Alonso reportedly agreed to a restructured contract on Tuesday, March 17, according to a source. Alonso was scheduled to make $7.8 million in 2020 - the final year of his contract.

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  Saints | Drew Brees agrees to extension    Tue Mar 17, 10:35 AM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees agreed to a two-year deal worth about $50 million with the Saints Tuesday, March 17.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Brees signs a team-friendly deal to keep playing for the team he loves. The Saints could use more of Taysom Hill in 2020 to keep Brees fresh. Brees has already said that he's okay with that if the team wants to do that. This might be his final season in the NFL.

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  Saints | Drew Brees nearing deal to stay in NOLA    Mon Mar 16, 11:25 PM

Free-agent QB Drew Brees is close to finalizing a deal to remain with the New Orleans Saints, and the deal could be completed Tuesday, March 17.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill officially tendered    Mon Mar 16, 07:02 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill received the first-round tender offer Monday, March 16.

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  Saints | David Onyemata to remain with NO    Mon Mar 16, 05:14 PM

Free-agent DT David Onyemata (Saints) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 16, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill gets first-round tender    Mon Mar 16, 04:45 PM

Updating a previous report, restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill (Saints) received a first-round tender from the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 16.

Footballguys view: The Saints are trying to keep Hill around as the heir apparent to Drew Brees. This first-round tender should keep him with the Saints and deter any other team from making a run at him. Hill might get onto the field a bit more in 2020 as the team tries to keep Brees fresh.

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  Saints | Zach Wood staying with New Orleans    Mon Mar 16, 04:37 PM

Restricted free-agent LS Zach Wood (Saints) signed a four-year contract worth $4.78 million - including a $700,000 signing bonus - to remain with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 16.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara back at full health    Tue Mar 10, 08:41 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (leg) pronounced himself completely healthy Tuesday, March 10, after suggesting his leg was about '75 percent' last season.

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  Saints | Alex Anzalone on track for 2020    Sun Mar 8, 12:02 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder) has indicated that he has recovered from his shoulder injury and is ready to return to the field.

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  Saints | NO expects deal with Taysom Hill soon    Fri Mar 6, 08:43 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill is a player the Saints expect to sign to a new contract before the start of free agency.

Footballguys view: They have a first-round tender on Hill and most speculate that the team thinks he's the quarterback of the future. Drew Brees is coming back for one more season in 2020, but Hill could play more this year and then take over as the starter in 2021.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill to receive highest tender    Fri Mar 6, 06:05 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill will receive the first-round tender this offseason, according to a source.

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  Saints | Drew Brees doubles down on return    Thu Mar 5, 12:34 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees reiterated Thursday, March 5, that he plans to re-sign with the Saints and added that he plans to finish his career in the Big Easy as well. 'Listen, I have no intention of going anywhere,' Brees said Thursday during a charity event. 'I don't care what the offer would be or what the situation might be, I am Who Dat Nation for life.'

Footballguys view: Brees is not done playing -- yet. He'll be back for the 2020 season and Teddy Bridgewater will move on in free agency. We'll see if Brees gives some snaps away to Taysom Hill as the team tries to get Hill groomed as a potential heir apparent to their future Hall of Fame passer.

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  Saints | Ted Ginn could return    Wed Mar 4, 07:48 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. is a player the Saints could look to re-sign this offseason since he is a veteran presence for the younger receivers on the roster, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.

Footballguys view: We don't think the market is going to be that hot for Ginn. The speedy veteran can stick with the Saints because he fits well into his known role with the team. Fantasy GMs won't be paying much attention to Ginn no matter where he lands in 2020.

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  Saints | Two could be options at guard    Wed Mar 4, 07:47 PM

New Orleans Saints OG Nick Easton and C Will Clapp could be candidates to start at guard next season if the team is not able to re-sign impending free-agent OG Andrus Peat.

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  Saints | Cameron Jordan had offseason surgery    Sat Feb 29, 08:33 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan (core) underwent core muscle surgery after the 2019 season but should be fully healthy for the start of training camp.

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  Saints | Vonn Bell switches agents    Sat Feb 29, 01:43 PM

New Orleans Saints S Vonn Bell, a pending free agent, has changed his representation ahead of free agency, retaining David Canter as his new agent.

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  Saints | Drew Brees contract expected by new league year    Thu Feb 27, 05:54 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his representation haven't yet had substantive contract talks with the team, according to general manager Mickey Loomis Thursday, Feb. 27, but a contract is expected to get done before the beginning of the new league year (March 18). 'We definitely have a goal to get it done before the league year begins,' Loomis said.

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  Saints | Michael Hodges earns promotion    Mon Feb 24, 12:21 PM

New Orleans Saints assistant linebackers coach Michael Hodges was named the team's new linebackers coach Monday, Feb. 24.

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  Saints | Drew Brees coming back    Tue Feb 18, 01:08 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees announced he'll play in 2020.

Footballguys view: Big news for the Saints here as Brees is probably playing his last season in the NFL. This also means that Teddy Bridgewater is likely to move on in free agency, and he may command a salary that pays him around $30MM annually. The Saints will also likely put a first-round tender on RFA Taysom Hill. He can be groomed to be the eventual replacement for Brees.

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  Saints | David Onyemata could be a priority    Mon Feb 17, 05:05 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent DT David Onyemata likely will be a priority for the Saints this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.

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  Saints | Chauncey Gardner-Johnson may see bigger role    Mon Feb 17, 04:36 PM

New Orleans Saints S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson could receive a bigger role in the defense next season if the team does not re-sign impending free-agent S Vonn Bell.

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  Saints | Vonn Bell hopes to return    Wed Feb 12, 02:47 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent S Vonn Bell said he hopes to re-sign with the Saints this offseason. He said he will look to sign with a contender if he does not return to the Saints.

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  Saints | Kiko Alonso ahead of schedule    Mon Feb 10, 05:18 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Kiko Alonso (knee) has been 'making great strides in just a few short weeks' after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the Saints' Wild Card round loss to the Minnesota Vikings last month, according to physical therapist Sharif Tabbah.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill open to leaving New Orleans    Mon Feb 10, 05:03 PM

Impending free-agent QB Taysom Hill told 97.5 The Fanatic's Rob Maaddi during Super Bowl week that he views himself as a franchise quarterback and is open to leaving the New Orleans Saints if they don't share that view. However, he also emphasized he 'loves' playing with QB Drew Brees and hopes to continue doing so.

Footballguys view: Hill is a restricted free agent and we'll see what kind of tender the Saints put hon him. The rest of the league is trying to find a quarterback like Hill who can work as a gadget player to be featured as a runner, passer or receiver. We think he stays with the Saints...but we'll see if Brees returns for another season ahead of him on the depth chart.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill may receive top tender    Sun Feb 2, 02:58 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill may receive the first-round tender offer this offseason.

Footballguys view: It seems like the Saints are pretty intent on keeping Hill around as a gadget player and change-of-pace quarterback. Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater are also set to be free agents this offseason, so the Saints have some interesting decisions to make at the position. First things first, Brees has to announce that he's going to keep playing and not retire.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas named top offensive player    Sat Feb 1, 05:59 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas was named the 2019 Associtated Press Offensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 1.

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  Saints | Drew Brees willing to share load    Fri Jan 31, 09:09 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would be willing to give more snaps to QB Taysom Hill if both players return in 2020. 'Call the plays that puts us in the best position to win,' Brees said. 'If that means Taysom Hill is taking 30 snaps a game, 25 snaps a game, so be it.'

Footballguys view: Brees, Hill and Teddy Bridgewater are all free agents this offseason. The Saints have some big decisions to make, provided that Brees does not retire. They won't be able to keep all three quarterbacks, but re-signing Brees and Hill might be the way they go.

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  Saints | Drew Brees still playing at high level    Thu Jan 30, 01:24 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, a pending free agent, is still performing at a high level, head coach Sean Payton said Thursday, Jan. 30, in an interview on ESPN's First Take. 'The job is for (Brees) is to win, and he's done that,' Payton said. 'Is the ball going down the field the same way? Maybe it's not. And yet his (yards per attempt) and all those things have been real good.'

Footballguys view: Brees may not quite be the player he used to be but his game has not fallen off a cliff. In fact, he can still be incredibly effective as a starter and with the Saints he keeps them a Super Bowl contender. Brees is going to take a month or so to make a decision on his future.

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  Saints | Sean Payton expects QB change    Thu Jan 30, 01:14 PM

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thursday, Jan. 30, that he doesn't expect QBs/pending free agents Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill will all be back with the Saints next season. To have all three of those guys back is probably very unlikely,' Payton said. 'You really appreciate the season you had when you had all three of them.'

Footballguys view: Change is part of the game, and getting all three quarterbacks back in 2020 just isn't going to happen. Brees could remain as the starter if he decides he wants to keep playing and can come to an agreement with the Saints. Bridgewater was incredibly effective as the starter while Brees was out in 2019, and he could be the heir apparent to Brees. Hill is a great part-time player and will have a market for his services because of his versatility as a passer, runner and receiver.

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  Saints | Tommylee Lewis signs futures deal    Mon Jan 27, 05:34 PM

Free-agent WR Tommylee Lewis (Lions) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the New Orleans Saints Monday, Jan. 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Lewis is back with the Saints and will have to compete for a roster spot in training camp. He appeared in 34 games for the Saints from 2016-2018 after making the team as an undrafted rookie free agent. He was primarily used as a return man.

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