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Willie Snead feels he has to prove his worth to Saints

Wide receiver Willie Snead played a big role in the Saints offense the last two seasons, catching 141 passes while playing over 65 percent of the snaps each year. A three-game suspension and a hamstring injury have kept Snead from playing any role on this year’s offense, but that could change this week. Snead is [more]

Tracy Porter arrested on domestic battery, drug possession charges

Free agent cornerback Tracy Porter was arrested on Tuesday on charges of domestic battery and drug possession. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Porter was arrested in Baton Rouge, La. after an incident on Oct. 5 involving his girlfriend at a truck-driving school. Porter allegedly had an argument with his girlfriend that turned physical. She [more]

Matthew Stafford practices, says he feels OK

Neither Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford nor coach Jim Caldwell had much interest in discussing the apparent aches and pains that Stafford acquired during last Sunday’s loss to the Panthers after the game and that didn’t change on Wednesday. Caldwell repeated his request that reporters check the injury report rather than ask him questions about Stafford, [more]

Should the draft precede free agency?

It’s a point we’ve made from time to time in recent months, and it becomes relevant again in the aftermath of the annulled marriage between the Saints and running back Adrian Peterson. Should the NFL draft precede free agency? The Bears, for example, wouldn’t have offered quarterback Mike Glennon a three-year, $45 million contract if [more]

Sean Payton calls Adrian Peterson trade “common sense”

All offseason, the Saints insisted they had a plan for Adrian Peterson. But after paying him $2.8 million for four games, they realized a conditional sixth-round pick next year was more valuable. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints coach Sean Payton said that after realizing rookie Alvin Kamara could play a bigger role, [more]

Mike Ditka tries to clarify his earlier “oppression” remarks

Upon further review, maybe Mike Ditka has seen some oppression. Or perhaps being criticized for his remarks earlier this week just brought it to his attention. Ditka issued a statement Tuesday night to try to take the edge off comments he made about players who chose to kneel during the anthem, which came off as [more]

Saints waive Gabe Martin

The Saints waived linebacker Gabe Martin. Martin, added to the roster during the bye week, never played a down for New Orleans. He played eight games with the Cardinals last season, his only season in the NFL, with four tackles and a fumble recovery. The Cardinals originally signed him as an undrafted free agent out [more]

Cardinals swap long snappers, sign Justin Drescher

The Cardinals made the release of running back Chris Johnson official. They also swapped long snappers, placing Aaron Brewer on injured reserve with a wrist injury and signing Justin Drescher. Drescher, 29, played the past seven seasons with the Saints and snapped in 102 regular-season games and five postseason contests. He spent the preseason with [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Saints trade Adrian Peterson to Cardinals

Adrian Peterson has been a forgotten man in New Orleans. And now he’s not in New Orleans at all anymore. The Saints have traded Peterson to the Cardinals, PFT has confirmed. The news was first reported by Dianna Russini of ESPN. The Saints will get a conditional draft pick in return for Peterson. The Cardinals [more]

Report: Matthew Stafford dealing with hamstring and ankle issues

The Lions have done their best to say nothing about the condition of quarterback Matthew Stafford, but this all-important case has been cracked. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Stafford suffered a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle in last week’s loss to the Panthers, information many Bothans died to bring you. Stafford’s week of treatment and [more]

Saints RB coach: Just a matter of time before Adrian Peterson has success

Through his first four games as a member of the Saints, there’s been little sign that running back Adrian Peterson has a lot of juice left in the tank. Peterson has 27 carries for 81 yards, including four yards on four carries against the Dolphins last week, and the Saints have had more success when [more]

Texans claim Ben Heeney off waivers from Saints

The Texans claimed linebacker Ben Heeney off waivers from the Saints. He adds depth at inside linebacker, where the Texans are without suspended veteran Brian Cushing. The Raiders made Heeney a fifth-round pick out of Kansas in 2015. He spent two seasons with the Raiders, but Oakland waived Heeney last month. He appeared in 19 [more]

Saints place Alex Anzalone on injured reserve

The Saints placed linebacker Alex Anzalone on injured reserve, according to Wednesday’s NFL transactions report. The rookie injured his shoulder early in Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. New Orleans drafted Anzalone in the third round this spring. He underwent two shoulder surgeries while at Florida. Anzalone made 16 tackles and a sack in 158 defensive [more]

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