Saints trade Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

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Two years after taking him in the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints are moving on from linebacker Stephone Anthony.

Anthony has been traded from New Orleans to Miami for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick, the teams announced today.

The 25-year-old Anthony started all 16 games as a rookie in 2015, but he got less playing time in 2016 and hasn’t played at all this year.

The Dolphins are in the market for a linebacker after they suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons today. Timmons, who was supposed to be Miami’s starting strong side linebacker, abruptly left the team on Saturday.

39 responses to “Saints trade Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

  1. Another WASTE of a 1st round pick. All you have to do is review the Horrible Draft choices Payton and Loomis have made since 2012 and it shows why our Team has Gone to Hell. Payton’s message is obviously Stale and as hard as it is to say, it’s time to move on .

  2. I never thought he was that good at Clemson and was shocked that was was picked in 1st round.He probably wont make a roster next year.

    Saints D has stunk it up for years and they dont want this guy or overrated and another Texas failed NFL player Vaccaro? What’s up with that?

  3. “Another WASTE of a 1st round pick. All you have to do is review the Horrible Draft choices Payton and Loomis have made since 2012 and it shows why our Team has Gone to Hell. Payton’s message is obviously Stale and as hard as it is to say, it’s time to move on .”

    I know he’s your buddy, Florio, but it’s time for Payton to go.

  4. Look at these Pat’s fans commenting all over the lowly ol Dolphins post’s. That’s so cute. The dolphins are “nothing” to them (despite Tom being 1-3 in Miami the last 4 trips) yet they still take the time to read all their stories and comment on them.

  5. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    September 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    How bad is Miami’s D that a player that couldn’t cut it on the pitiful Saints D looks like a good option?

    20 4 Rate This

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    great question, gramps

  6. Daughter in trouble, family is so much more important than a football game. Miami putting on a show. Gase is required to do what he’s doing. Real loser here is Dolphin defense.

  7. As a pats fan, I DONT take Miami for granted. I believe we are something like 8-8 under Belichick down there. One thing to watch is the Malcolm butler saga. Belichick won’t let a guy go for nothing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Belichick trades Butler to NO now that our game is over.

  8. davidtyreeshelmetcatch says:
    September 19, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    Look at these Pat’s fans commenting all over the lowly ol Dolphins post’s. That’s so cute. The dolphins are “nothing” to them (despite Tom being 1-3 in Miami the last 4 trips) yet they still take the time to read all their stories and comment on them.

    41 10 Rate This

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    oh no! you beat ne’s b squads in 2013 and 2015 in miami!

    that is incredible! all the way!

    what a franchise!

    enjoying those bright teal, fuschia unis with white panties are we?

  9. When you’re an inactive defensive player for the Saints then that is the bottom rung of the NFL ladder and you should really be thinking about your next career

  10. I assume the trade value of Stephone Anthony , was a 12 pack of Bud Light and that’s what the Dolphins sent to New Orleans as compensation .

  11. .
    “Another WASTE of a 1st round pick. All you have to do is review the Horrible Draft choices Payton and Loomis have made since 2012 and it shows why our Team has Gone to Hell. Payton’s message is obviously Stale and as hard as it is to say, it’s time to move on .”

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    I have to agree. To make matter worse Patriots starting DT Malcolm Brown and Giants starting S Landon Collins were still on the board when the Saints chose Anthony.
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  12. oh no! you beat ne’s b squads in 2013 and 2015 in miami!

    that is incredible! all the way!

    what a franchise!

    enjoying those bright teal, fuschia unis with white panties are we?
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    First- I didn’t beat anybody, I didn’t play in the game.

    B- I wasn’t aware the Pat’s played their B squads in the first game of the season and then in the 13th game when the Pat’s are playing for home field throughout the playoffs. If that’s the case then maybe BB isn’t as good of a coach as people think.

    Is that Broncos loss in Denver to an aged P. Manning getting to you? I mean, it was because of the Miami loss that they didn’t get home field advantage that season.

  13. davidtyreeshelmetcatch says:
    September 19, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    Look at these Pat’s fans commenting all over the lowly ol Dolphins post’s. That’s so cute. The dolphins are “nothing” to them (despite Tom being 1-3 in Miami the last 4 trips) yet they still take the time to read all their stories and comment on them.
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    I guess you had to add your 2 cents eh?

  14. Remember, Stephone Anthony draft choice was part compensation that sent Jimmy Graham to Seattle. We got Max Unger a center, but for what Jimmy meant to the team as an ffensive weapon, it’s obvious now, we reall blew it.

  15. Ummm… it is for a conditional 7th “if” he becomes a Starter then a 5th which is a Steal! Keep in mind the Dolphins just beat a decent Chargers team with 2 3rd string UDFA Linebackers! So, they obviously know how to get the most out out talent. Keep disrespecting the Dolphins and Gase, they are movng on up whether you like it or not. Much respect to the Patriots, but they can only go down. Just look at the heat over the Chiefs loss. You Patriots Fans should be more humble. Nothing lasts forever.

  16. How exactly does the Dolphins trading for passing down LB depth equal them now being doomed? In the end, this is just Raekwon Mcmillan’s backup next year. “Well, he couldn’t even play in NO, on a horrible defense, he sucks.”…..or maybe the DC does. Having a backup MIke that is that quick can’t be bad.

  17. I think Mickey Loomis DEFINITELY should go but as another who dat! pointed out, Sean Payton’s messages to the team may be falling on deaf ears and he may need to go as well. Loomis has been our GM since 2002 and during his reign, most of our 1st round defensive picks have been BUSTS. And so have many of the HIGH priced FAs we’ve brought in. Since Tom Benson likes Loomis, his job is probably safe, unfortunately. The question is, who would replace Payton? I wouldn’t be upset, if we could lure Jim Harbaugh from Michigan. He seems to be an a**hole of a person but he KNOWS how to evaluate talent and how to coach that talent.

  18. davidtyreeshelmetcatch says:
    September 19, 2017 at 8:39 pm
    oh no! you beat ne’s b squads in 2013 and 2015 in miami!

    that is incredible! all the way!

    what a franchise!

    enjoying those bright teal, fuschia unis with white panties are we?
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    First- I didn’t beat anybody, I didn’t play in the game.

    B- I wasn’t aware the Pat’s played their B squads in the first game of the season and then in the 13th game when the Pat’s are playing for home field throughout the playoffs. If that’s the case then maybe BB isn’t as good of a coach as people think.

    Is that Broncos loss in Denver to an aged P. Manning getting to you? I mean, it was because of the Miami loss that they didn’t get home field advantage that season.
    ++++
    the pats won 2 of the last 3 superbowls. who friggin’ cares about a regular season game in miami more than 2 seconds after it is over?

  19. That’s the 1st rounder they got for Jimmy Graham

    Also have to consider they’ve traded away cooks, stills, sproles.. that team is a dumpster fire being led by morons.

    Why are they upsetting that number 1 ranked preseason defensive chemistry with move!

    LoL

  20. davidtyreeshelmetcatch says:
    September 19, 2017 at 8:39 pm
    oh no! you beat ne’s b squads in 2013 and 2015 in miami!

    that is incredible! all the way!

    what a franchise!

    enjoying those bright teal, fuschia unis with white panties are we?
    ____________

    B- I wasn’t aware the Pat’s played their B squads in the first game of the season and then in the 13th game when the Pat’s are playing for home field throughout the playoffs. If that’s the case then maybe BB isn’t as good of a coach as people think.
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    That first game of the season win was in ’14. In 13 the Phins beat New England in week 15 and in ’15 it was week 17. When correcting someone else it pays to be accurate.

  21. If you look back, you will remember a dumb novice with exceptional athletic ability who got comfortable at Middle Linebacker and then was asked to play outside. There has been a series of changes with the Saints and this guy just wasn’t mentally fast enough to keep up. I think if we put this guy in the middle, he will absorb the dolphins scheme in time. Outside, he is a bust because you have to think on your feet and on the fly!

    I suspect that Timmons, will either get with the program or purchase a Burger King Franchise. Allen might be the bright spot of the draft if he works out. In a worst case scenario we cut all of them, including Malalluga at the end of the year. Let’s home our depth at DB doesn’t evaporate too!

  22. “I assume the trade value of Stephone Anthony , was a 12 pack of Bud Light and that’s what the Dolphins sent to New Orleans as compensation .”

    Dilly Dilly

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