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Saints return home after a month on the road

Home, sweet, home. After more than a month on the road, the Saints flew into New Orleans on Sunday night. Saints players immediately began posting on social media. Marcus Williams wrote simply: New Orleans, Louisiana. Finally! Hurricane Ida forced the cancellation of the team’s final preseason game scheduled for Aug. 28 and sent them hurriedly [more]

Report: Terron Armstead’s elbow injury is not expected to be season-ending

The Saints have received some relatively good news on their left tackle. Terron Armstead had to exit Sunday’s win over the Patriots with an elbow injury. But according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the injury will sideline Armstead for weeks but is not believed to be season-ending — barring something else coming up from a [more]

Bill Belichick: There’s no magic sauce, have to work and get better

The Patriots came into Week Three after a 19-point win over the Jets in Week Two, but their momentum did not continue against the Saints. New Orleans went up 14 points in the first half and extended their lead to 21-3 on a pick-six by safety Malcolm Jenkins early in the third quarter. The Saints [more]

Saints pick off Mac Jones three times, defeat Patriots 28-13

After suffering a big loss to the Panthers last week, the Saints got back in the win column with a 28-13 victory over the Patriots on Sunday. New Orleans’ defense largely kept New England’s offense from being effective, picking off quarterback Mac Jones three times in the contest. And when the Patriots scored their first [more]

Malcolm Jenkins begins second half with a pick six, giving Saints 21-3 lead

Things are going from bad to worse for New England’s offense. On the first play of the third quarter, quarterback Mac Jones threw a low pass to tight end Jonnu Smith. The tight end dove for it, but it went off his hands and up into the arms of safety Malcolm Jenkins. With no one [more]

Saints lead Patriots 14-3 at halftime

New Orleans’ defense has given New England’s offense fits, and the Saints lead 14-7 at halftime. It took until 11:34 in the second quarter for the Patriots to gain a first down, and when that happened running back James White ended up getting carted off with a hip injury. He was shortly after ruled out [more]

James White out after being carted off the field with a hip injury

The Patriots have had trouble moving the ball against New Orleans’ defense, and there might be more trouble coming. Running back James White has been ruled out with a hip injury. White went down after he took a handoff to the left and on third-and-3 from the New England 27. He took it 6 yards [more]

Alvin Kamara gets Saints on the board with early touchdown

This week, Saints quarterback Jameis Winston talked about getting Alvin Kamara more involved in the passing game. Through a couple of possessions, Winston is putting that plan into action. Winston threw an 11-yard touchdown to Kamara to cap the Saints’ second drive on third-and-7, giving New Orleans an early 7-0 lead. In New Orleans’ first [more]

NFL Week Three early inactives: Joey Bosa set to play for Chargers

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa didn’t practice at all this week due to ankle and foot injuries, but that’s not going to stop him from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes down on [more]

Saints activate Michael Thomas from COVID-19 list, but he remains on PUP

Saints receiver Micahel Thomas went on the COVID-19 reserve list Sept. 14. He came off the list Saturday. Thomas reverted to the reserve/physically unable to perform list. He was on PUP before presumably testing positive for the virus, which means he must miss the first six weeks of the season. The Saints have an early [more]

Saints elevate Kenny Stills to active roster

Kenny Stills is poised to play in his first game as a Saint since 2014. Stills, a wide receiver who was once a big-play threat in the New Orleans offense, was elevated from the Saints’ practice squad to their active roster today. As a rookie for the Saints in 2013, Stills led the NFL with [more]

Saints won’t have three assistant coaches Sunday because of COVID-19 protocols

The Saints had eight assistant coaches miss last week’s game. They won’t have three this week. Assistant head coach/defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen, pass rush specialist Brian Young and run game coordinator/tight ends coach Dan Roushar will not coach Sunday, the team announced Friday. They remain out with COVID-19. All of the team’s coaches are [more]

NFL Week Three injury report roundup: Quarterback injuries will impact several games

Week Three of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Carolina and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 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 injury [more]

Cam Jordan laments enhanced quarterback protections

For decades, defensive players have complained about the protections afforded to quarterbacks. It likely will continue for decades to come. Saints defensive end Cam Jordan, who entered the league as a first-round pick in 2011, chimed in during a Thursday session with reporters about the changes he has seen during his time in the league. [more]

Jameis Winston: We know how to win and we’re resilient

Jameis Winston has experienced an up-and-down start to his tenure as the Saints starting quarterback. After throwing for five touchdowns in Week One, Winston finished Week Two with the worst passer rating of his career, at 26.9. Winston threw two picks, took four sacks, and completed only 50 percent of passes for 111 yards in [more]

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