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Report: Failure to trade up for Alvin Kamara rankles some with Jets

Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara has gotten off to a good start in the preseason with nine carries for 96 yards and one catch for 22 yards in his first two games. That’s surely pleased his new team after they dealt a 2018 second-round pick to the 49ers in order to select Kamara in [more]

Marshon Lattimore wants people to throw at him

Now that he’s on the field, Marshon Lattimore is looking for something to do. The Saints cornerback made his preseason debut last week, but the Chargers didn’t throw in his direction during the 17 plays he was on the field, leading the first-rounder to offer a challenge to future opponents. “I want to make some [more]

Manti Te’o stars against his former team

Maybe all Saints linebacker Manti Te'o needed was extra motivation. Te’o looked like an All-Pro player in 36 snaps against his former team. “It looked like Manti might have played for the . . . Chargers before or something,” Cam Jordan said, via Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Time-Picayune. “It’s crazy the way he [more]

Alvin Kamara shines for the Saints, who have some other running backs

That running back the Saints added this offseason to complement Mark Ingram had a great night. Not Adrian Peterson, the other one. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints rookie Alvin Kamara continues to show flashes and is giving plenty of reason to expect he’ll have a significant role in the offense this year. [more]

Chargers OT Tyreek Burwell injures hand

Chargers offensive tackle Tyreek Burwell left in the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Saints. When he returned to the sideline, his right hand was heavily wrapped in a club. Burwell started in place of left tackle Russell Okung, who returned to practice on a limited basis last week as he works his [more]

Max Unger passes physical, activated off PUP

Saints center Max Unger will return to practice Friday. Unger passed his physical Thursday and was activated off the physically unable to perform list, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. Unger spent the start of training camp rehabbing from foot surgery he had in May. The Saints want Unger to play at least one preseason [more]

Adrian Peterson doesn’t know if he will play in preseason

Saints running back Adrian Peterson said last week he was “itching a little more” to play in the preseason this year. Apparently, he has scratched the itch, and it has gone away. Peterson said Thursday doesn’t know whether he will play in the preseason. “I’ll talk with coach when that time comes,” Peterson said, via [more]

Marshon Lattimore returns to practice, could play Sunday

The Saints welcomed back first-round selection Marshon Lattimore, who sprained a knee July 31. Coach Sean Payton said the rookie cornerback’s chances of playing Sunday against the Chargers are “hopefully pretty good.” “We’ve got to be smart with regards to a pitch count, how many plays, but we’re optimistic that he’s going to be able [more]

Sean Payton on firing orthopedists: Everyone wants a high level of accountability

Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed on Wednesday that the team has dismissed a pair of orthopedists in the wake of cornerback Delvin Breaux finding out that he has a fractured fibula. Breaux went for a second opinion after being diagnosed with a contusion by the team’s physicians and the fracture, which is just below the [more]

Report: Delvin Breaux’s broken leg leads to Saints firing two doctors

The Saints probably won’t be able to trade cornerback Delvin Breaux anytime soon. But they do have a couple of vacancies as a result of the cornerback’s inability to stay on the field. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints have fired a pair of team orthopedists after it was discovered that Breaux has [more]

Report: Delvin Breaux’s injury more than contusion

Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux‘s injury is more serious than a contusion, according to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Breaux underwent X-rays on his left leg Monday. Although Katzenstein’s source wouldn’t reveal the exact ailment, Breaux’s injury is not considered long term. The 27-year-old, however, was seen wearing a walking boot and using crutches. [more]

Sean Payton offers non-denial denial of Delvin Breaux trade talk

Saints coach Sean Payton just denied the team was actively trying to trade cornerback Delvin Breaux. Except he didn’t, really. Asked to speak to the report from the New Orleans Advocate that they were looking to move the oft-injured cornerback, Payton talked a complete circle around it. “We would never comment if we were to [more]

Max Unger in pads at Saints practice

It looks like Saints center Max Unger is moving closer to a full return to action. Unger had foot surgery in May and has been rehabbing after that operation rather than practicing with the team over the last few months. Monday saw him take a step back in the direction of the practice field, however. [more]

Report: Saints shopping cornerback Delvin Breaux

The Saints aren’t exactly what you’d call overburdened with defensive talent. So it sounds odd on its face that they’d be trying to part with a starter. According to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, the Saints have grown frustrated with cornerback Delvin Breaux‘s injury history and are looking for trade partners. Breaux hasn’t [more]

Saints make several roster changes

Defensive end Jason Jones isn’t the only new face at Saints camp. The team confirmed the addition of the former Dolphins player on Saturday along with the addition of four other players, including another veteran defensive lineman. The team signed defensive tackle John Hughes, who has played in 58 career games with the Browns and [more]

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