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Drew Brees calls Taysom Hill’s performance “magnificent”

Taysom Hill has gotten many pats on the back and congratulatory messages since leading the Saints to a 24-9 victory over the Falcons in his first start at quarterback. Perhaps, though, it was Drew Brees‘ compliment that was the most meaningful. Brees gushed about his protégée. “Listen, I thought he played great,” Brees told Mike [more]

Even with added pressure, Taysom Hill delivered

A week ago, common sense and the depth chart pointed to Taysom Hill starting on Sunday for the Falcons. Even so, many insisted it would be Jameis Winston. It wasn’t. It was Taysom all along; Hill told PFT after Sunday’s win that he first got a pretty good idea that he’d be starting last Monday [more]

Taysom Hill gives himself a B or B-plus for first start

Saints quarterback Taysom Hill had a pretty good idea on Monday night that he’d get his biggest test in the NFL on Sunday. After registering his first career win in his first career start, I asked Hill what grade he’d give himself. “I don’t know,” Hill said initially. “I haven’t seen the film yet. At [more]

Julio Jones to get more information on hamstring Monday

The Falcons played without wide receiver Julio Jones for much of Sunday’s game and an update on his outlook for the future will come on Monday. Jones hurt his hamstring in the first half of the game and was out for most of the remainder of the game, although he did return to catch his [more]

Saints win 24-9 in Taysom Hill’s starting debut

The Saints did well when Drew Brees was out of the lineup last season and they are off to a good start this season as well. Taysom Hill ran for two touchdowns and their defense overwhelmed the Falcons in the second half of a 24-9 home win for the Saints. The victory gives them an [more]

Saints stretch lead to 15 on two Taysom Hill TDs

Taysom Hill is still looking for his first passing touchdown, but he’s doing just fine on the ground. Hill ran in from 10 yards out with just under 13 minutes left to play for his second touchdown of the second half of Sunday’s game against the Falcons. Those scores and a strong defensive effort have [more]

Saints up 10-9 on Falcons at halftime

Taysom Hill‘s first half as the Saints’ starting quarterback was short on offensive fireworks, but he did enough to get his team to halftime with a lead. Cam Jordan sacked Matt Ryan near midfield on a third down in the final minute of the first half to ensure that the Saints’ 10-9 lead would stand [more]

Week 11 early inactives: Marshon Lattimore out for Saints

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Saints will have a new starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Falcons after placing Drew Brees on injured reserve and they’ll also be missing cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Lattimore was listed [more]

Sean Payton wants to see what Taysom Hill can do (along with everyone else)

Plenty of reasons could be identified for the Saints’ decision to give quarterback Taysom Hill the start on Sunday, in the absence of Drew Brees. Reportedly, one of the reasons is good, old-fashioned curiosity. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, New Orleans coach Sean Payton has a desire to learn what Hill can do not [more]

Drew Brees has 11 rib fractures but has seen improvement in lung function

Drew Brees had X-rays, CAT scans and saw doctors every other day this week. They confirmed eight rib fractures on his left side and three on the right, the Saints quarterback told Ed Werder of ESPN on Saturday night. (Humans have 12 ribs on the right side and 12 on the left, in case you [more]

Bruce Arians guesses both Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston will play on Sunday

Technically, the opinions of Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians on the expected quarterback playing time for the Saints on Sunday against Atlanta isn’t relevant because Tampa Bay wouldn’t face New Orleans again until the 2020 postseason, at the earliest. As a practical matter, the views of another NFL head coach on one of the biggest questions [more]

Falcons promote Kurt Benkert from practice squad

The Falcons called up quarterback Kurt Benkert from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Saints. They designated him as a COVID-19 replacement. Benkert will revert to the practice squad Monday. It marks the first time the Falcons have promoted Benkert to the active roster, but they have used practice [more]

Saints take Trevor Siemian from Titans’ practice squad

With starting quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve, the Saints needed another quarterback. Enter Trevor Siemian. The Saints have signed Siemian from the Tennessee practice squad, according to Siemian’s agent, Mike McCartney. A seventh-round pick of the Broncos in 2015, Siemian became the starter after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with the Texans. [more]

Timing of Drew Brees’ placement on IR likely means he’ll miss four games

The latest Drew Brees injury seemed to spark an internal tug-of-war over whether he’d be placed on injured reserve. The issue became resolved on Friday, when Brees exited the 53-man roster for IR. The timing of the move, however, makes it likely that he’ll miss more than three games. By rule, he can’t return to [more]

NFL Week 11 injury report roundup: Several teams dealing with QB questions

Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Seahawks and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

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