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  Saints | Khiry Robinson ready for Week 1?    Fri Aug 28, 11:42 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (undisclosed) is dealing with a minor injury that shouldn't impact his status for the regular season, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Between Mark Ingram (RB2) and CJ Spiller (RB2/RB3) there's not a lot of room for Robinson right now. He's been highly touted by people around the NFL, but hasn't put that on the field yet and we see him as no more than an RB5. He might be worth a stash on your bench if you have a deep roster.

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  Saints | Khiry Robinson out again    Thu Aug 27, 01:50 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (undisclosed) is out of practice Thursday, Aug. 27, with an undisclosed ailment.

Footballguys view: With Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller in town, Robinson had still managed to hang around as the No2 back on the depth chart. That said, the constant injury issues might keep him as the third wheel again this season. He has ability but that won't help from the trainer's table. We have him as an RB5 right now and would only grab him very late and for depth.

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  Saints | Nick Toon could miss three weeks    Mon Aug 24, 05:05 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon (ankle) has a high ankle sprain and could miss as much as two to three weeks, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Toon's entire pro career has been plagued by injuries. This latest injury isn't going to help his chances of making the team.

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  Saints | Brandin Cooks dazzles    Sat Aug 22, 11:54 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks had four catches for 117 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown, in a preseason game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: Cooks was flying around as Drew Brees was treating the Patriots defense like it was a 7 on 7 drill. The small #1 receiver is a third round target in most leagues, and a value in the fourth.

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  Saints | Drew Brees worked on mechanics    Sat Aug 22, 10:17 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees spent two months working on his mechanics with his throwing coach this offseason, and he said the oblique injury he suffered last summer had an impact throughout the 2014 season.

Footballguys view: As Brees' arm strength and overall ability start to fade due to age, he's going to supplement what he still has by fine-tuning his technique. We still see him as not only a QB1, but one of the best and most reliable of the bunch.

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  Saints | Drew Brees expects to play vs. Pats    Sat Aug 22, 09:50 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he expects to play at least a quarter against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 22. Head coach Sean Payton has not confirmed his quarterback rotation yet, though.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram being featured    Thu Aug 20, 11:31 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram has been featured as a receiver out of the backfield in practice Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: This makes sense with CJ Spiller out. If you believe Spiller is going to have trouble staying on the field again this year, Ingram might end up being worth your second round pick, and certainly worth your third. While Ingram has had some durability issues of his own, he could end up being a true feature back this year.

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  Saints | Brandon Coleman has impressed    Wed Aug 19, 09:53 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman was cited as the player who has impressed the most during training camp, head coach Sean Payton said Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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  Saints | Two roster moves made    Wed Aug 19, 05:16 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Kevin Brock (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list. Free-agent TE Alex E. Smith (Saints) was subsequently re-signed.

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Kevin Brock player page


  Saints | Jairus Byrd may play in preseason    Wed Aug 19, 02:04 PM

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) hopefully will be able to play at some point during the preseason, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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  Saints | C.J. Spiller should be ready    Wed Aug 19, 01:47 PM

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller (knee) should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: More positive news on Spiller since the surgery, but we'll want to see him practicing the week before the opener at Arizona if we are going to trust him in our lineups. If he is available at a discount in your draft because of the surgery, he could be a hit. Spiller's nagging injury woes in the past have been more of the ankle/foot/soft tissue variety than knee, so it's possible he comes back without incident and this surgery doesn't affect his value this year.

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  Saints | Garrett Grayson could still be No. 2    Tue Aug 18, 09:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Garrett Grayson is considered a long shot to win the primary backup job to starting QB Drew Brees, but the idea has still not been ruled out.

Footballguys view: We're interested in watching Grayson's development. He could be the QB of the future for the Saints, and that's a fantasy asset dynasty owners should be all over. Grayson shined at Colorado State working from a pro-style offense. He was allowed to audible (rare for college QBs) and didn't make a lot of mistakes as a passer making pro reads and pro throws. There's some intriguing upside here with Grayson.

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  Saints | Seantavius Jones on the bubble    Tue Aug 18, 09:22 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Seantavius Jones is on the roster bubble. If he doesn't make the 53-man roster he is likely to be a candidate for the team's practice squad.

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  Saints | Brandon Coleman working up top    Tue Aug 18, 09:21 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman did not see work in the first half of the opening preseason game, but this week he has been featured in three-receiver sets during practice. Head coach Sean Payton said this week that Coleman did nothing wrong, and the team will work to get him more involved in the second preseason game.

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  Saints | Dannell Ellerbe out Tuesday    Tue Aug 18, 09:44 AM

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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  Saints | Michael Egnew added by NO    Tue Aug 18, 01:37 AM

The New Orleans Saints signed LB Justin Anderson, DT Austin Brown, TE Michael Egnew and LB Chris Young Monday, Aug. 17.

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  Saints | Alex E. Smith cut    Mon Aug 17, 10:23 AM

New Orleans Saints TE Alex E. Smith was released Sunday, Aug. 16.

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  Saints | C.J. Spiller had knee surgery    Sat Aug 15, 04:15 PM

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday, Aug. 14, in Pensacola, FLA. Spiller is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Spiller should be back for Week 1 if he has no problems in his recovery, but "no problems in recovery" is not a common phrase in Spiller's career. He has to move down at least a round or two on your board and we understand if that makes you reluctant to take him even at a value ADP. His upside is high, but only if he's 100% for a good part of the season.

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  Saints | Brandon Browner OK    Fri Aug 14, 11:55 AM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints CB Brandon Browner (knee) is doing great and isn't expected to have a serious knee injury, according to a source.

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  Saints | Dannell Ellerbe aggravates toe injury    Fri Aug 14, 09:40 AM

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe) aggravated his toe injury in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13. LB David Hawthorne would start at weakside linebacker if Ellerbe misses time.

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Dannell Ellerbe player page


  Saints | Brandon Browner carted off the field    Thu Aug 13, 08:34 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Brandon Browner (leg) was carted off the field Thursday, Aug. 13, after his lower leg was hit by the helmet of teammate Hau'oli Kikaha.

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  Saints | Drew Brees unlikely to play Thursday    Thu Aug 13, 06:04 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is unlikely to play much, if at all Thursday, Aug. 13. Brees was seen stretching on the field prior to kickoff.

Footballguys view: We're interested in watching rookie Garrett Grayson in the preseason. He was selected in the third round of the NFL draft this year, and Grayson could be the QB of the future in New Orleans.

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  Saints | C.J. Spiller not expected to play    Thu Aug 13, 12:26 PM

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller is not expected to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: Spiller is dealing with a minor injury. It shouldn't cause you to drop him on your board, but it is a reminder of how injuries have turned a lot of his career in "what if" land. Spiller tends to not play well through injuries and has trouble getting over nagging injuries. If this is still a story in a few weeks, he will be hard to stomach at a 3rd/4th round ADP.

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  Saints | Brandon Coleman making case for WR3 spot    Tue Aug 11, 02:20 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman could emerge as the slot receiver by Week 1. He was off to a good start in the first few days of training camp before being sidelined with a minor, undisclosed injury. He has been working his way back into the lineup in team drills this week. He's listed as a second-teamer on the depth chart.

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  Saints | Khiry Robinson listed as primary backup    Mon Aug 10, 11:44 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson is listed as the primary backup tailback behind RB Mark Ingram, and ahead of RB C.J. Spiller, on the first depth chart heading into the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13, against the Baltimore Ravens.

Footballguys view: It's an interesting spot for Spiller, but we want to see this play out the rest of the preseason. Spiller had been drawing rave reviews from beat writers who cover the team.

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  Saints | C.J. Spiller third on depth chart    Mon Aug 10, 11:43 PM

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller is listed third on the depth chart heading into the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13, against the Baltimore Ravens behind RBs Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. Spiller is listed as the primary kickoff and punt return man.

Footballguys view: Spiller should work as a change-of-pace back behind Ingram, and there's a chance he could have more all-purpose yards than Ingram.

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  Saints | Jalen Saunders sits    Mon Aug 10, 09:50 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Jalen Saunders (undisclosed) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Saints | Make roster moves    Fri Aug 7, 05:10 PM

Free-agent TE Alex E. Smith (Bengals) signed with the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived/injured TE Jack Tabb (knee).

Footballguys view: The Saints got their former Bengals tight end! They had offered a contract to Jermaine Gresham earlier this year, but he decided to sign with the Cardinals. Smith is mostly a blocking tight end who gives them veteran depth, and he has little fantasy value.

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  Saints | Dannell Ellerbe on the side    Fri Aug 7, 11:00 AM

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe (undisclosed) is running on the side Friday, Aug. 7, but isn't doing full team sessions yet.

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  Saints | C.J. Spiller sitting out    Fri Aug 7, 09:36 AM

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller is not practicing Friday, Aug. 7.

Footballguys view: The Saints did not give any information on Spiller's absence. If it's an injury, even a minor one, it raises the specter of what has plagued Spiller's value for years. Stay tuned.

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  Saints | Jack Tabb carted off    Thu Aug 6, 10:34 AM

New Orleans Saints TE Jack Tabb (knee) was carted off the field Thursday, Aug. 6, with a possible knee injury.

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  Saints | Alfonzo Dennard to work out for Saints    Thu Aug 6, 09:41 AM

Free-agent CB Alfonzo Dennard (Cardinals) will work out for the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Aug. 6, according to a source.

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  Saints | More players sit Wednesday    Wed Aug 5, 03:20 PM

New Orleans Saints LBs Dannell Ellerbe (undisclosed) and Anthony Spencer (undisclosed) and rookie CBs P.J. Williams (undisclosed) and Damian Swann (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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P.J. Williams player page


  Saints | Josh Hill still out    Wed Aug 5, 03:18 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill (undisclosed) was still not on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: The fantasy buzz about Hill has died down. He's a good part-time player, and that's what he should be again this year. Reports indicate the Saints are going to use a TEBC featuring Ben Watson and Hill.

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  Saints | Marques Colston still limited    Wed Aug 5, 03:15 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was limited in practice Wednesday, Aug. 5. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Colston is a seasoned veteran, so there's no rush to get him back on the field. We'll see him activated off the PUP list when ready. Colston is a WR4 for fantasy owners at this point in his career.

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  Saints | Three players ailing    Wed Aug 5, 03:11 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Keenan Lewis (undisclosed), FS Jairus Byrd (undisclosed) and WR Brandon Coleman (undisclosed) were not at practice Wednesday, Aug. 5. Head coach Sean Payton did say that Byrd is progressing well.

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Keenan Lewis player page
Brandon Coleman player page


  Saints | Marques Colston sees more work    Mon Aug 3, 01:36 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) participated in some 7-on-7 drills during practice Monday, Aug. 3. Colston said he was taking things slow during practice since he started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Colston is a seasoned vet, and he doesn't need a ton of reps in the preseason. We'll see him do more as the season draws closer. Fantasy owners should realize that Colston isn't quite the same as he used to be. His current ADP is WR46 (10.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Jairus Byrd remains sidelined    Mon Aug 3, 01:33 PM

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (undisclosed) started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and has not returned to the field at this time. General manager Mickey Loomis said he did not believe Byrd was dealing with a long-term injury.

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  Saints | Josh Hill sitting out Monday    Mon Aug 3, 01:29 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 3, but was present at practice.

Footballguys view: The fantasy shine has come off of Hill in recent weeks. The team offered Jermaine Gresham a contract before he decided to sign with the Arizona Cardinals. There are reports that also indicate the team will employ a tight-end-by-committee featuring both Hill and Ben Watson.

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  Saints | Terron Armstead leaves practice    Mon Aug 3, 01:29 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 3, because of an undisclosed injury. Head coach Sean Payton would not reveal the injury after practice.

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  Saints | Orson Charles suspended    Fri Jul 31, 05:59 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Orson Charles has been suspended one game by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Footballguys view: Charles isn't going to be much of a fantasy factor this year even when he comes back from suspension.

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  Saints | Marques Colston comes off PUP    Fri Jul 31, 01:42 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31, after three days.

Footballguys view: That didn't take long. Colston is likely to get the "veteran treatment" during training camp. This means he'll get limited reps as the team wants to keep him healthy for the start of the regular season.

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  Saints | Brian Dixon goes to NFI list    Tue Jul 28, 05:48 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Brian Dixon (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.


  Saints | Brodrick Bunkley released    Tue Jul 28, 05:36 PM

New Orleans Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley (undisclosed) was released with a failed physical designation Tuesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Bunkley tore his quad late last year, and he's still recovering from that injury. Once healthy, the 31-year old run-stuffer should get some interest.

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  Saints | Two more players go on PUP    Tue Jul 28, 05:21 PM

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) and DT Glenn Foster (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.

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Glenn Foster player page


  Saints | Marques Colston placed on PUP list    Tue Jul 28, 05:19 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: The Saints are just wisely being cautious with their veteran wide receiver. Many expected his training camp reps to be limited and monitored closely as there's no need to overwork such a seasoned player in camp.

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  Saints | Junior Galette officially released    Mon Jul 27, 05:25 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette was officially released Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Galette was reportedly part of the chemistry problems the Saints had on defense last year. He led the team in sacks last year, but the off-field incidents proved to be the last straw. Galette suffered a severe pectoral injury at minicamp, and his status for Week 1 is unknown.

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  Saints | Add Kevin Brock    Mon Jul 27, 04:59 PM

Free-agent TE Kevin Brock (Bengals) signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: The Saints were interested in another former Bengals tight end, Jermain Gresham, so the addition of Brock is not a surprise. Brock is mostly a blocking tight end, but he can also contribute on special teams. He's not much of a threat to the fantasy value of guys like Ben Watson or Josh Hill.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson to start?    Fri Jul 24, 06:15 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson is slated to start at tight end over TE Josh Hill, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Watson is a good all-around tight end, but he's not much of an option for fantasy owners. Hill can make some plays here and there in a part-time role.

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Josh Hill player page


  Saints | Junior Galette released    Fri Jul 24, 02:23 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette was released Friday, July 24, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Galette's off-field incidents proved to be too much for Sean Payton. He suffered a pectoral incident earlier this year in minicamp, and his status for Week 1 is in question. The Saints will turn to Anthony Spencer with Galette now bounced off the team.

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