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PFT Live draft redrafts the 2017 draft

With the 2018 draft a week away, Thursday was a good occasion to stage a PFT Live draft based on a redraft of the top of the 2017 draft. As I learned the hard way, it was definitely a good day to win the coin toss for the first overall pick. I didn’t, Simms did, [more]

Report: Cowboys to continue tradition of playing the Thursday following Thanksgiving

The Cowboys have played every Thanksgiving Day since 1978, and they played 10 other Thanksgiving Days before that, too. It’s a Dallas tradition to watch football on Turkey Day. Apparently, the Cowboys have another Thursday tradition the following week, too. According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Cowboys will host the Saints [more]

Report: Saints will host Falcons on Thanksgiving night

The Falcons and Saints have played one of their annual meetings in prime time in nine of the last 11 meetings, but they have never faced each other on Thanksgiving. That is reportedly going to change in 2018. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints will be playing host to the [more]

Marcus Williams using missed tackle as 2018 motivation

Marcus Williams had a brilliant rookie season. And he knows all anyone will remember for the time being is that one play he didn’t make. The Saints safety’s good work will largely be overshadowed by his missed tackle at the end of the NFC divisional round loss to the Vikings, which allowed Stefon Diggs to [more]

Saints to re-sign Brandon Coleman

The Saints are re-signing receiver Brandon Coleman, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. He was a restricted free agent who the Saints declined to tender. Coleman, 25, played in 16 games with six starts last season, making 23 catches for 364 yards and three touchdowns. He originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free [more]

Report: Keenan Lewis negotiating settlement with Saints in injury grievance

Keenan Lewis is negotiating a settlement in an injury grievance he filed against the Saints, the New Orleans Advocate reports. An arbitration hearing was scheduled to begin later this week. The Saints released Lewis before the 2016 season after he had a lingering hip injury. He has required multiple operations since, per the Advocate, and [more]

What’s the best fit for Dez Bryant?

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants or, presumably, either of his former team’s two other rivals in the NFC East. But none of these teams may be the best fit. So which teams would be the best fit? That was the subject of Tuesday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I [more]

Willie Snead at Saints workouts

Wide receiver Willie Snead hasn’t signed his restricted free agent tender with the Saints, but it looks like that’s probably going to happen sooner rather than later. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Snead reported for the first day of the team’s offseason program on Monday and plans to take part in workouts despite [more]

Sean Payton: No QB prospects as good as Luck or Wentz in this draft

The Saints own the 27th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, which means they won’t be taking one of the top quarterbacks, which frees coach Sean Payton to speak honestly about those prospects. And Payton isn’t overly impressed. Payton told Peter King of SI.com that he doesn’t view any of these quarterbacks as the [more]

Saints talked to Reuben Foster’s girlfriend during draft

Things worked out for the Saints because the guy they picked at the end of the first round turned out to be a good player. But as importantly for them, things worked out because they didn’t get a chance to take linebacker Reuben Foster. Saints coach Sean Payton told Peter King of SI.com that he [more]

Saints pick up Andrus Peat option

The Saints have invested heavily in a quarterback, and they want to make sure to protect him. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Saints have picked up the fifth-year option on offensive lineman Andrus Peat, keeping him under contract through 2019. The 13th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the tackle from Stanford [more]

Saints place center Gabe Ikard on reserve/retired list

Former New Orleans Saints center Gabe Ikard has decided to retire from football after parts of five seasons spent in the NFL. Ikard announced his decision last week on his Twitter account with the Saints moving him to the reserve/retired list on Thursday. Ikard signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out [more]

Gayle Benson vows to keep running the Saints the way Tom Benson did

After the death of longtime Saints owner Tom Benson, his widow is promising to continue running the team the way he did. “As is standard NFL practice, my husband provided a report to the Commissioner summarizing the Ownership Succession Plan of the New Orleans Saints,” Benson wrote in a letter to her fellow owners, which [more]

Steve Gleason nominated for Congressional Gold Medal

Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason has been nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal, the most prestigious civilian recognition that Congress awards, for his work in the fight against ALS. Gleason, who is best remembered for his blocked punt in the Saints’ first game at the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina, was diagnosed with ALS [more]

Cameron Meredith sees no reason he won’t be ready for season

Wide receiver Cameron Meredith is officially a member of the Saints after the Bears chose not to match the offer sheet he signed in New Orleans. Meredith signed a two-year deal worth $9.6 million after being tendered by the Bears at a salary of $1.9 million for the 2018 season and said on SiriusXM NFL [more]

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