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  Saints | Three players joining roster    Sun May 16, 03:57 PM

Free-agent OT Kyle N. Murphy (Texans) and LB Quentin Poling (Vikings) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Sunday, May 16. The team also agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent DT Lorenzo Neal Jr. (Purdue). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Deuce Wallace signed    Sat May 15, 08:16 AM

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent S Deuce Wallace (Louisiana-Lafayette) Friday, May 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Two players let go    Fri May 14, 08:08 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Trill Williams (undisclosed) and S Eric Burrell (undisclosed) were waived Friday, May 14, with failed physical designations.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds Albert Huggins    Thu May 6, 03:52 PM

Free-agent DT Albert Huggins (Lions) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, May 6. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Sutton Smith joins Saints    Thu May 6, 03:11 PM

Free-agent FB Sutton Smith (Seahawks) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, May 6, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Easop Winston signing with Saints    Thu May 6, 02:43 PM

Free agent WR Easop Winston (Rams) is signing with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, May 6, according to his agent.

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  Saints | New Orleans adding Stevie Scott    Tue May 4, 04:38 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Stevie Scott (Indiana) reportedly agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, May 2.

Footballguys view: Scott is a big-bodied running back with an nose for the end zone (30 rushing touchdowns in three seasons). He's a grinder who won't break off big runs but he is intent between the tackles.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds 11 college FAs    Sun May 2, 03:36 PM

Undrafted free-agent CB Bryce Thompson (Tennessee), CB Trill Williams (Syracuse), CB Lawrence Woods (Truman State), S Eric Burrell (Wisconsin), DT Josiah Bronson (Washington), LB Shaq Smith (Maryland), OG Mike Brown (West Virginia), OT Alex Hoffman (Carroll), P Nolan Cooney (Syracuse), RB Stevie Scott III (Indiana) and TE Dylan Soehner (Iowa State) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Sunday, May 2. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans moves up    Sat May 1, 04:43 PM

The New Orleans Saints acquired the 206th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the 218th and 229th picks Saturday, May 1. The Saints selected Kentucky OT Landon Young with the pick.

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  Saints | Ian Book drafted by New Orleans    Sat May 1, 01:51 PM

Notre Dame QB Ian Book on Saturday, May 1, was selected in the fourth round (133rd overall pick) by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Book is a scrambler as a rusher and rough around the edges as a passer, so he'll work as a Taysom Hill-like developmental prospect for the Saints. We'll see if he can improve his passing skill with pro coaching.

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  Saints | Payton Turner lands in New Orleans    Thu Apr 29, 11:41 PM

Houston DE Payton Turner was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 28th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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  Saints | Marcus Davenport's option picked up    Thu Apr 29, 04:44 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport had his fifth-year option exercised Thursday, April 29, according to a source.

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  Saints | Caleb Farley of interest to New Orleans?    Wed Apr 28, 01:24 PM

Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley may be a target for the New Orleans Saints in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the Saints are reportedly under the belief they may need to move up from their No. 28 overall pick in the first round and ahead of the Tennessee Titans at No. 22 in order to select Farley.

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  Saints | Demario Davis rents space in quarterbacks' minds    Tue Apr 20, 09:05 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Demario Davis has accumulated 73 quarterback pressures since the start of the 2018 season - the most by any linebacker over that stretch - according to Pro Football Focus.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill giving up versatility?    Tue Apr 20, 06:59 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill is training exclusively as a quarterback this offseason after previously coming to camp prepared to play multiple positions.

Footballguys view: Hill doesn't need to work on other positions, he needs to be a better passer. That comes from work in the offseason, so that's what he's doing. It's not like he's going to lose his athleticism, and Hill will still be a dual-threat quarterback if he's the starter or not.

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  Saints | Will Clapp back with New Orleans    Tue Apr 20, 06:02 PM

Free-agent C Will Clapp (Saints) re-signed with the New Orleans Saints on an undisclosed contract Tuesday, April 20.

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  Saints | Christian Montano lands with Saints    Tue Apr 20, 11:41 AM

Free-agent C Christian Montano (Steelers) agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 20. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans interested in Jabril Cox    Fri Apr 16, 04:57 PM

Louisiana State LB Jabril Cox has received interest from the New Orleans Saints during the pre-draft process.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds Jalen McCleskey    Thu Apr 15, 05:15 PM

Free-agent WR Jalen McCleskey (Falcons) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, April 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: McCleskey was undrafted out of Tulane last year (Oklahoma State transfer) but the Falcons picked him up and kept him around through training camp. He's a speedy slot receiver and some consider him a diamond in the rough. Fantasy GMs in crazy deep dynasty formats can keep an eye on him.

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  Saints | New Orleans eyeing Peyton Ramsey?    Sun Apr 11, 08:36 PM

Indiana QB Peyton Ramsey has 'spent a ton of time' in Zoom meetings with the New Orleans Saints, according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network.

Footballguys view: Ramsey spent one season at Northwestern as a grad transfer after his time with the Hoosiers was done. He's an undersized passer who wins with athleticism and moxie. He'll be a priority free agent picked up after the draft...perhaps by the Saints.

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  Saints | Tanoh Kpassagnon agrees with Saints    Mon Mar 29, 11:55 AM

Free-agent DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Chiefs) agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 29. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Saints | Marshon Lattimore arrested    Fri Mar 26, 12:17 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore was arrested Thursday, March 25, in his hometown of Cleveland, for failure to notify and receiving stolen property after he was found with a loaded handgun in his possession that had been reported as stolen.

Footballguys view: Lattimore could face league discipline for this incident. Patrick Robinson would be the #1 corner if Lattimore has to miss any games.

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  Saints | T.J. Carrie to visit    Thu Mar 25, 03:27 PM

Free-agent CB T.J. Carrie (Colts) is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints in the near future, according to a source.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds Nick Vannett    Wed Mar 24, 08:33 PM

Free-agent TE Nick Vannett (Broncos) is signing a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source Wednesday, March 24. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: That didn't take long. Vannett was just released by the Broncos a couple of days ago and the Saints scoop him up. He's a big-bodied 'Y' tight end who can work as a blocker or receiver. Vannett won't produce much as a reserve tight end with the Saints. Second-year pro Adam Trautman is set to be the primary tight end for the Saints in 2021.

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  Saints | Jameis Winston positioned to start in 2021?    Tue Mar 23, 03:31 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston seems to 'have the leg up' over Taysom Hill to be the team's starting quarterback in 2021, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Winston may have the leg up over Hill because he's got more experience. Hill started last year when Drew Brees was banged up but is still limited as a passer. Winston went 30-for-30 in 2019 as the Buccaneers starter and obviously needs to cut down on turnovers/interceptions if he wins the starting job with the Saints.

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  Saints | Nick Easton could return    Mon Mar 22, 02:42 PM

Free-agent OG Nick Easton (Saints) is an option for the New Orleans Saints if they can create the salary cap space.

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  Saints | Marcus Williams accepts franchise tag    Sun Mar 21, 09:33 AM

New Orleans Saints FS Marcus A. Williams has accepted his franchise tag, although both sides will continue to work toward a contract extension, according to a source.

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  Saints | Marcus Williams accepts franchise tag    Sat Mar 20, 02:31 PM

New Orleans Saints S Marcus Williams on Saturday, March 20, accepted his one-year franchise tag, according to a source. The two sides will continue to work toward a long-term deal.

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  Saints | Alex Armah contract terms    Sat Mar 20, 12:23 PM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints FB Alex Armah new deal is a one-year contract worth $1.127 million with $357,500 guaranteed. He received a $137,500 signing bonus with a $990,000 base salary.

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  Saints | James Hurst officially re-signs in New Orleans    Fri Mar 19, 07:32 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints OT James Hurst formally re-signed Friday, March 19.

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  Saints | Alex Armah deal is finalized    Fri Mar 19, 04:36 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints FB Alex Armah officially signed his offer sheet Friday, March 19.

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  Saints | One-year contract for P.J. Williams    Thu Mar 18, 04:30 PM

Free-agent S P.J. Williams (Saints) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 18, worth $2.3 million, according to a source.

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  Saints | New Orleans in agreement with Alex Armah    Tue Mar 16, 06:09 PM

Free-agent FB Alex Armah (Panthers) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source Tuesday, March 16. Terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans targeting Richard Sherman?    Tue Mar 16, 01:45 PM

Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (49ers) is receiving interest from the New Orleans Saints among other teams, according to sources.

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  Saints | Open QB competition with Saints    Tue Mar 16, 12:37 PM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QBs Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston will compete for the starting position in training camp, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: When Drew Brees went down with injury last year, Winston took over as the main quarterback - in that game. After that, the Saints had Hill as their starter with mixed results. Winston returns to the Saints with the chance to win the job in training camp. We think that's what happens as Hill looks better as a gadget quarterback than he does a starter.

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  Saints | Jameis Winston headed back to New Orleans    Mon Mar 15, 09:56 PM

Impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Saints) agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $12 million to return to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 15.

Footballguys view: The move makes sense for both sides. With Drew Brees retiring, the Saints needed a starter and Winston was there last year learning the ropes from Brees. They still have Taysom Hill to work as a gadget quarterback from time to time but Winston should be the starter.

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  Saints | Three-year deal for James Hurst    Mon Mar 15, 05:30 PM

New Orleans Saints OT James Hurst agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with the Saints Monday, March 15, worth $9 million, according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $13.5 million with incentives.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill signs extension    Sun Mar 14, 05:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill signed a four-year contract extension with the Saints Sunday, March 14, worth $140 million but all four years of the contract are voidable, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Some much-needed room for the Saints is created with this transaction. The move creates over $7.5 million in salary cap space for the Saints in 2021.

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  Saints | Drew Brees announces retirement    Sun Mar 14, 04:57 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees announced his retirement from professional football.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The Saints gave Brees the time he needed to make a decision about his future, but this was reported over a month ago. He will go into the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot inductee and go down as one of the most prolific passers in NFL history. The Saints have Taysom Hill under contract and there is some thought they could bring Jameis Winston back to compete for the starting job.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas restructures    Fri Mar 12, 09:31 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas restructured his contract Friday, March 12, to create $8.7 million in salary cap space.

Footballguys view: The Saints still have more moves to make to get under the cap. Taysom Hill and Latavius Murray are the two fantasy relevant players to watch as the Saints are in an unenviable position with a Wednesday deadline to be cap compliant.

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  Saints | Janoris Jenkins cut    Thu Mar 11, 09:21 AM

New Orleans Saints CB Janoris Jenkins was released Thursday, March 11, which saved $7 million toward the salary cap.

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  Saints | Emmanuel Sanders cut    Wed Mar 10, 11:43 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders was released Wednesday, March 10.

Footballguys view: This move creates $4 million in cap space for the Saints. The team is feverishly trying to get under the cap before the new league year. Tre'Quan Smith will get a chance to do more without Sanders on the roster. Sanders should have interest and some are speculating a return to the 49ers could be in his future.

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  Saints | Kwon Alexander moving on    Wed Mar 10, 11:06 AM

New Orleans Saints LB Kwon Alexander is expected to be released in the coming days. The move would save $13 million against the salary cap.

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  Saints | Two Saints restructure    Wed Mar 10, 10:42 AM

New Orleans Saints S Malcolm Jenkins and OG Andrus Peat restructured their contracts Wednesday, March 10. Jenkins saved $3.4 million in salary cap space, and Peat saved $6 million.

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  Saints | Dwayne Washington stays in tow    Tue Mar 9, 07:10 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Dwayne Washington signed an undisclosed contract extension Tuesday, March 9.

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  Saints | New Orleans keeping Marcus Williams around    Tue Mar 9, 03:32 PM

New Orleans Saints S Marcus Williams received the franchise tag Tuesday, March 9.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas comfy in close quarters    Mon Mar 8, 10:30 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has recorded a league-best 73 contested catches - four more than second-place Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones - since the start of the 2015 season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Thomas is a big body who defenders have trouble getting around. That's not going to change, and he's always had incredible 'my ball' mentality dating back to his days in college.

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  Saints | Two NO defenders have contracts restructured    Sat Mar 6, 11:32 AM

New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan and LB Demario Davis had their contracts restructured Saturday, March 6, in order to create $13,443,750 of cap space, according to a source.

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  Saints | Ty Montgomery re-signed    Sat Mar 6, 09:35 AM

The New Orleans Saints re-signed RB Ty Montgomery to a one-year veteran benefit contract Saturday, March 6, with a signing bonus of $137,500.

Footballguys view: Montgomery was mostly a healthy scratch for the Saints in 2020. He did produce when called upon. Signing him to a one-year deal gives them inexpensive depth as a runner, receiver and return man.

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  Saints | Thomas Morstead let go    Thu Mar 4, 03:05 PM

New Orleans Saints P Thomas Morstead was released Thursday, March 4.

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