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Richard Sherman waiting for “the right opportunity” with a contender

Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman has yet to get an offer that meets his financial expectations, so he has moved on to Plan B. Waiting for a contender. “I want to get to a team that’s competing for a championship, so that’s what I’m focused on and waiting for a right opportunity,” Sherman told on [more]

Drew Brees officially goes on reserve/retired list

Drew Brees announced his retirement some time ago, but the end of his playing career only became official on Friday. The Saints placed Brees on the reserve/retired list in a move that was delayed for reasons related to the salary cap. By waiting until after June 1 to put Brees on the list, the Saints were [more]

Russell Wilson insists he never requested trade and “is here to win it all”

Star quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday he is fully committed to the Seahawks. He insists he never requested a trade from Seattle, even though his agent publicly provided a list of four teams — the Bears, Cowboys, Raiders and Saints — for whom Wilson would waive his no-trade clause. “I think first of all, you [more]

Sean Payton on Michael Thomas’ ankle: “So far, so good”

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was only able to play seven regular-season games in 2020. And while he came off injured reserve for the postseason, he didn’t make a catch in New Orleans’ loss to Tampa Bay in the Divisional Round. On Thursday, Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thomas’ ankle that limited him last [more]

Ryan Ramczyk, Marcus Williams decline to discuss contract status

Following the lead of cornerback Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints tackle Ryan Ramczyk and safety Marcus Williams both declined to discuss the outlook of their contracts with the team. According to Luke Johnson of, Ramcyzk, who had his fifth-year option picked up the team last year, and Williams, who was franchise tagged this offseason, [more]

Jameis Winston: Taysom Hill and I have the same mentality in QB competition

The quarterback competition between Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston likely won’t be decided for a while. And at least for now, Hill and Winston have been cordial about it. Hill has said that Winston was supportive when Hill filled in at starting quarterback last year for Drew Brees. And Hill has tried to be as [more]

Saints will approach third preseason game the same way they did in the past

The NFL will play a 17-game regular season schedule this season and that change also led to a change in how the preseason is going to look. For teams not playing in the Hall of Fame Game, there will now be three preseason games instead of four. That fourth game rarely featured players who were [more]

Sean Payton: Offense will be built “a little bit” around QB choice

The Saints had a pair of quarterbacks address the media on Tuesday, which served as a reminder of the biggest storyline of their offseason. Drew Brees retired and the team is holding a competition between Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston to replace him as their starter. The two players have very different styles that would [more]

Saints restructure Marshon Lattimore’s deal to make room for their draft class

The Saints signed their entire draft class Tuesday, but they needed to create salary cap space to do it. They did that by restructuring the contract of cornerback Marshon Lattimore, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The move converts the $10.2 million of Lattimore’s fifth-year option to a $990,000 base salary with the rest as [more]

Sean Payton: Saints’ Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff all vaccinated, 85 percent of players will be

Saints employees are doing the responsible thing and getting vaccinated. New Orleans head coach Sean Payton said all the Saints’ Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees have been vaccinated, according to Katherine Terrell of Tier 1 employees are those who have the closest contact with players, such as coaches and trainers. Tier 2 employees [more]

Saints sign their entire draft class

The Saints waited more than a month to sign any of their draft picks, but they won’t drag things out any longer. According to multiple reports, the Saints have signed all six rookies they added during this year’s draft. First-round defensive end Payton Turner‘s four-year deal comes with a team option for a fifth season [more]

Marshon Lattimore won’t talk about legal issue, contract status

Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore talked for the first time since the 2020 season ended. But he had nothing of substance to say about his legal issue or his contract status. Lattimore was arrested in March and charged with a fourth-degree felony of receiving a stolen handgun. Lattimore’s attorney called Lattimore’s arrest a “misunderstanding.” I’m not [more]

Jameis Winston: One year not playing has just made me even hungrier

Jameis Winston was the No. 1 overall pick in 2015. The team that drafted Winston won the Super Bowl six years later — after replacing him with Tom Brady. Now following a year spent as the Saints’ backup to Drew Brees and Taysom Hill, Winston has a chance to start again. He’s embracing the chance [more]

Dre Kirkpatrick visiting Saints

The Saints may have found a veteran for their defensive backfield. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, New Orleans is bringing in Dre Kirkpatrick for a visit. Kirkpatrick most recently played for the Cardinals in 2020, appearing in 14 games and starting 11. He recorded three interceptions and seven passes defensed for the club. Kirkpatrick [more]

Jevon Cottoy working out for 49ers next week

Canadian Jevon Cottoy, a receiver/tight end, is garnering interest from NFL teams. Cottoy has worked out for the Texans, Raiders, Patriots and Saints already. He has a scheduled workout with the 49ers for next week, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Cottoy, who is 6 foot 5, 230 pounds, played in the Canadian Junior Football [more]

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