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Saints bringing back cornerback Sterling Moore

The Saints are rolling, and playing suddenly acceptable defense. But they’re also suffering some hits, and bringing in reinforcements. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are bringing back cornerback Sterling Moore. He was released in October, but they obviously feel like they need the depth there. Star rookie Marshon Lattimore [more]

Kirk Cousins frustrated with grounding call officials apparently got wrong

Kirk Cousins was not pressured when officials flagged him for intentional grounding late in Sunday’s loss to the Saints, and the rule requires that the passer face “an imminent loss of yardage because of pressure from the defense,” via Mark Maske of The Washington Post. Thus, officials appear to have erred after Cousins took the [more]

Saints pass-rusher Alex Okafor out for season with torn Achilles

The Saints have won eight in a row, and seemingly hit no speedbumps along the way. They may have just hit one. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, pass-rusher Alex Okafor suffered a torn Achilles and is lost for the season. Okafor was carted off late during yesterday’s win over Washington. Signed as [more]

D.J. Swearinger: Our guys didn’t play the full 60 minutes

After the Saints came back from 15 points down in the final six minutes to force overtime, the focus in the New Orleans locker room was on the 11 straight passes Drew Brees hit on the way to tying the game. The Saints would go on to win 34-31 with a field goal in overtime [more]

Drew Brees showed he still “has it” on Sunday

While the Saints were rolling to seven straight wins after starting the year 0-2, a lot more attention was paid to the play of their defense and the potency of the Mark Ingram/Alvin Kamara backfield duo than to quarterback Drew Brees. That was a big shift from past seasons in New Orleans, which saw Brees [more]

Report: Saints extend assistant G.M. Jeff Ireland’s contract

The Saints rallied from 15 points down to extend their winning streak to eight games on Sunday afternoon and they got contributions from several players brought to the team since Jeff Ireland was hired as assistant General Manager and college scouting director. Ireland was hired in January 2015 and the Saints have drafted key contributors [more]

Robert Woods has shoulder injury

An ugly loss to the Vikings on Sunday included a late-game scare for the Rams. Receiver Robert Woods, one of the team’s best players this season, suffered an injury late in the contest, and he took a cart ride to the locker room. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s a shoulder injury [more]

Saints complete comeback in OT for eighth straight win

The Saints were down 15 points in the fourth quarter, but they found themselves in time to extend their winning streak to eight straight games. Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the final minutes to tie the score at 31 with just over a minute to play and Mark Ingram ran twice for 51 [more]

Saints score 15 straight to send game to overtime

The Saints’ seven-game winning streak was on life support in the fourth quarter, but Drew Brees and company have given the Superdome a jolt. Brees hit Alvin Kamara for an 18-yard touchdown with 1:05 left to play and then handed the ball to the rookie for a two-point conversion that tied the score at 31. [more]

Kirk Cousins shakes off big hit, pushes lead to 11 points

The Saints need to get to work if they’re going to keep their seven-game winning streak alive. Kirk Cousins shook off a big hit on a third-down scramble, remained in the game after the Redskins got a first down on a fake punt and then delivered a 40-yard touchdown to Ryan Grant that put Washington [more]

Chris Thompson carted off in New Orleans

A third down scramble by quarterback Kirk Cousins in the third quarter ended badly for the Redskins. Cousins was stopped short of the first down and took a shot to the head from Saints safety Vonn Bell. It also led to running back Chris Thompson getting rolled up from behind by Cousins, Bell and Saints [more]

Saints close within four to close first half

The Saints forced the first Redskins punt of the afternoon late in the second quarter and then drove for a field goal that brought the home team within 17-13 as the first half came to a close. The field goal was set up by back-to-back completions to Ted Ginn and Michael Thomas that picked up [more]

Points coming quickly in New Orleans

The Saints were intercepted to end their first possession of Sunday’s game and it’s the only possession in the first quarter that ended without points on the board. Mark Ingram sprinted 36 yards for his fourth touchdown in the last two weeks and the Saints tied the Redskins at 10 with 35 seconds left in [more]

D.J. Swearinger’s latest interception results in early lead

D.J. Swearinger promised young fans that he’d intercept two passes against the Vikings last week and made good on that vow in a 38-30 loss. We don’t know what Swearinger may have promised this Sunday, but he’s on his way to fulfilling it. Swearinger intercepted a deep pass from Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the [more]

Week 11 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Buccaneers at Dolphins Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, CB Vernon Hargreaves, DE William Gholston, OL Caleb Benenoch, [more]

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