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Garrett Griffin carted off Saints sideline

Saints tight end Garrett Griffin was carted off the sideline after being examined in the blue medical tent, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports. Griffin needed assistance off the field with what appeared to be his lower left leg. He entered the game on the roster bubble. Drew Brees targeted him once Saturday night, but [more]

Saints first offense impressive, then gets an early night off

It appears that Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas are good at football. So the Saints aren’t going to risk them any more than necessary. Brees authored an impressive eight-play, 72-yard touchdown drive in the Saints’ third preseason game against the Jets, and promptly got the rest of the night off. Brees was 4-of-6 [more]

Former NFL lineman Barry Bennett and wife found dead

Barry Bennett, a defensive lineman who spent 11 seasons in the NFL, and his wife were found dead Wednesday, via the Associated Press. Foul play is suspected, and their 22-year-old son reportedly is the primary suspect. The 63-year-old Bennett lived in Long Prairie, Minnesota. A third-round pick in 1978, Bennett spent four seasons with the [more]

If Cam Newton misses time, what should the Panthers do at quarterback?

The latest Cam Newton injury shines a bright light on a trio of backup options who may not currently be ready for prime time. Behind Newton on the Carolina depth chart are Kyle Allen, rookie Will Grier, and Taylor Heinicke. So if Newton ends up missing time with a foot/ankle injury, what should the Panthers [more]

Laquon Treadwell appealing fine for illegal block

Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell is appealing his $28,075 fine for an illegal blindside block against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. “They’re enforcing the rules, and you’ve got to follow the rules,” Treadwell told Tomasson. “I have an appeal set for Tuesday at 3. I’ll try to get it a little [more]

Drew Brees set to play against Jets on Saturday

The Saints started Teddy Bridgewater against the Vikings in the first preseason game, but he won’t get a start against the other team he spent time with before going to New Orleans. Bridgewater spent last offseason and most of the preseason with the Jets before a late August trade for a third-round pick brought him [more]

Saints sign Will Compton

The Saints have added a veteran linebacker to the roster ahead of their third preseason game of the summer. John Keim of ESPN.com reports that the team has signed Will Compton to the 90-man roster. The Saints have also placed offensive lineman Chris Clark on injured reserve. Compton entered the league as an undrafted free [more]

Saints put Chris Clark on injured reserve

Saints offensive lineman Chris Clark was carted off the field in Sunday’s preseason game, and that will be his last action of the year. Clark has been placed on injured reserve, according to Herbie Teope of the Times-Picayune. The 33-year-old Clark started 13 games for the Panthers last year and previously played for the Texans [more]

Report: Laquon Treadwell fined for illegal block against Saints

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has been fined $28,075 for an illegal blindside block against the New Orleans Saints, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. On the penultimate on the first half of last week’s first preseason game, Treadwell delivered a blindside block to Saints safety Chris Banjo as he chased [more]

Jets sign Stephone Anthony, waive Santos Ramirez

Just days after being released by the Atlanta Falcons, linebacker Stephone Anthony has found a new team with a familiar face as head coach. Anthony has signed a new deal with the New York Jets, which the team announced Tuesday night. The move to New York reunites him with head coach Adam Gase, who had [more]

Tuesday’s supersized #PFTPM has a Super Bowl MVP guest

For most episodes of #PFTPM, you have to listen to me babble on and on for like an hour. Frequently, you get to hear someone else. On Tuesday, you get to hear one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Saints quarterback Drew Brees joined the program for a conversation that last about 15 minutes. [more]

Sean Payton compares Taysom Hill to Steve Young

The Saints have found a useful role for third-string quarterback Taysom Hill. And Saints coach Sean Payton isn’t afraid of dreaming big, even if it means comparing him to a Hall of Famer. Via Nathan Brown of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Payton invoked the name of Hill’s fellow BYU product Steve Young when talking about [more]

Chargers came away impressed by Taysom Hill

The absence of starting quarterbacks has made the preseason increasingly irrelevant, but in the case of the Saints, the backup quarterback competition between Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill has made the preseason worth watching. On Sunday, with Bridgewater battling an illness, Hill was the best player on the field. Playing the entire second half, Hill [more]

Teddy Bridgewater played despite illness

Fans who paid for tickets to Sunday afternoon’s game in Los Angeles probably were sick after watching mostly backups play. Philip Rivers and Drew Brees were among the stars who watched from the sideline. That left Teddy Bridgewater to start for the Saints. He nearly didn’t and probably shouldn’t have. The Saints backup went 5-for-12 [more]

Chris Clark carted off with air cast

Saints offensive tackle Chris Clark signed last week. He was carted off with an air cast on his right leg Sunday. Clark, 35, was injured with 1:14 left in the first half. He was attempting to block defensive linemen Jerry Tillery, who sacked Taysom Hill before rolling into the back of Clark’s leg. Clark started [more]

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