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Saints sign receiver De’Quan Hampton; John Phillips passes physical

The New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver De’Quan Hampton and waived/injured wide receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert on Wednesday. Additionally, tight end John Phillips passed his physical to be activated off the non-football illness list. Hampton went undrafted out of USC before signing with the Detroit Lions earlier this offseason.  Williams-Lambert was waived with an injury designation. [more]

Manti Te’o ready to make the most of fresh start in New Orleans

Manti Te'o says he’s past the whole fake-dead-girlfriend thing. And the torn Achilles that ended last season. And San Diego. The Saints linebacker told Mike Triplett of ESPN.com that he was enjoying his fresh start in a new city, and finally putting some of his awkward past behind him. “You know, that was something that [more]

Saints left tackle Ryan Ramczyk missing practices

The Saints aren’t saying why, but left tackle Ryan Ramczyk isn’t on the field. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the rookie has missed the last two practices for unexplained reasons. That’s notable mostly because he’s the guy they’re hoping will replace injured left tackle Terron Armstead, without a major shakeup of the line. The [more]

Johnny Manziel wants to get into coaching if no NFL comeback

Johnny Manziel declared that he wants to get back to football, possibly as a coach. But as with many things in his career, he chose an unusual place to make that declaration. Via ESPN, Manziel said that if he wasn’t able to get back to the NFL, his goal is to get into coaching. He [more]

Saints bring back long snapper Justin Drescher

Saints coach Sean Payton wasn’t happy with his long snappers last week, so the team has decided to make a change. Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports that the team has released Thomas Gafford and Chase Dominguez and signed Justin Drescher. Drescher spent the last seven years with the team, but was not re-signed [more]

Saints sign Patrick Murray

The Saints have added a second kicker to their 90-man roster. The agents for Patrick Murray announced on Sunday that their client has signed with New Orleans. Wil Lutz, who was the Saints’ kicker last year, was the only kicker on the team’s roster. Murray spent the 2014 season as the kicker in Tampa and [more]

Morten Andersen’s induction becomes celebration for specialists

Morten Andersen’s induction into the Hall of Fame was a celebration for specialists. He became the first kicker inducted since Jan Stenerud in 1991. Ray Guy became the first punter enshrined in 2014. “I believe my induction sends a clear message that the position of the specialist is important, relevant and undeniable,” Andersen said. “Hopefully [more]

New Orleans company has a billboard planned for the new Falcons stadium

The Falcons will be opening a new stadium this month. And a New Orleans business plans to rain on the retractable-roof parade. Via the New Orleans Advocate, a T-shirt company known as Dirty Coast Press has been raising money for a pair of billboards pointing out that the Falcons led Super Bowl LI late in the [more]

Saints claim Jerry Ugokwe off waivers from Colts

The Saints claimed offensive lineman Jerry Ugokwe off waivers from the Colts on Thursday. They waived offensive tackle Martin Wallace with an injury designation to make room. Ugokwe, a Nigerian native, walked on at William & Mary. He ended up starting 42 consecutive games for the Tribe. Ugokwe started seven games at left tackle in [more]

Sean Payton notices “a certain temperament” to Adrian Peterson’s running style

In five weeks and four days, running back Adrian Peterson will return to Minnesota as a member of the Saints. And the jury is out on how Peterson will look when he’s in the game. The naysayers say he’s too old and too banged up to be the “he’s loose!” juggernaut he once was. The [more]

Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

During running back Mark Ingram‘s time with the Saints, he has split backfield duties with a variety of backs and he’s set to do so again this year with Adrian Peterson joining the team. Ingram has not shared any displeasure about that arrangement and said that the two backs have helped each other since they [more]

Saints activate Senio Kelemete off PUP

The Saints got back one of their top offensive linemen when Senio Kelemete practiced for the first time in training camp. New Orleans placed Kelemete on the physically unable to perform list with an undisclosed injury to open camp. He missed five practices before being activated. Kelemete worked with the second team at center during [more]

LeCharles Bentley: Jamal Adams, Morris Claiborne are “young and dumb”

Former NFL offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley called Jamal Adams and Morris Claiborne “young and dumb.” Adams and Claiborne, in separate settings Monday, both expressed a willingness to die on the football field. Adams tried to clarify his comments Tuesday, but the damage was done. Bentley becomes the latest to take issue with the idea of [more]

Saints drop Orlando Franklin five days after signing him

Anthony Scaramucci lasted longer in the White House than Orlando Franklin lasted with the Saints. Franklin signed with the Saints on July 27, but the NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that his time in New Orleans is over. The Saints have released the veteran offensive lineman after five days with the team. Franklin started [more]

Cowboys sign QB Luke McCown, WR Javontee Herndon

The Cowboys signed quarterback Luke McCown to a one-year deal, McCown’s agent, Mike McCartney tweeted Friday night. McCown, 36, has been in the league since 2004 when he was a fourth-round pick of the Browns. He has played in 62 games, with 10 starts, for five different teams. McCown lasted played in a game in [more]

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