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Saints issue statement on involvement in New Orleans Archdiocese abuse litigation

The Saints have issued a statement concerning their involvement in litigation related to sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Jim Mustian of the Associated Press reported that attorneys for plaintiffs in the case claim the Saints are trying to shield more than two hundred emails that show they helped the church in its “pattern [more]

Saints emails become issue in Archdiocese of New Orleans abuse litigation

Well, if any NFL team were to find itself caught in the gears of the ongoing abuse litigation against the Catholic Church, it would make sense for it to be the Saints. Via the Associated Press, the Saints hope to shield from public view “hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations [more]

Drew Brees: Not a given I come back, but it will be for Saints if I do

Drew Brees has not said whether he will play football during the 2020 season and said this week that he’ll take some time to “decompress” before making that call, but he knows where he wants to be if he does decide to play. Brees told Jane Slater of NFL Media that he has no intention [more]

Drew Brees will “take a deep breath” before making 2020 decision

Saints quarterback Drew Brees wasn’t ready to talk about his plans for the 2020 season right after the Saints’ playoff loss to the Vikings earlier this month and he’s not saying when he’ll be ready to cross that bridge. General Manager Mickey Loomis said this week that the Saints want Brees back for another season, [more]

Saints G.M.: Taysom Hill’s “unique” skills make contract talks different

The Saints have a one-of-a-kind player in Taysom Hill, so they fully expect his future contract talks to be something other than ordinary. The quarterback/special teamer/gadget play specialist is entering restricted free agency this offseason, and with the uncertainty around the future of starting quarterback Drew Brees, it makes for a complicated calculation for them. [more]

Lamar Jackson starstruck meeting Drew Brees, Brees’s son starstruck meeting Jackson

NFL players increasingly choose to sit out the Pro Bowl, but one of the reasons some players still participate is the opportunity to spend time with the colleagues they respect the most. For Drew Brees and Lamar Jackson, the mutual respect has been evident this Pro Bowl week. Brees posted a picture on social media [more]

Saints want Drew Brees back for as long as he wants to play

Drew Brees‘ future is as uncertain as it has been since perhaps 2006 when he was a free agent coming off shoulder surgery and searching for a new home. The Saints have made it clear, though, that they want the quarterback as part of their team as long as he wants to keep playing. “No [more]

Jarrett Stidham claims he isn’t thinking about whether Tom Brady will be back in New England

If Tom Brady exercises his prerogative to move on from the Patriots in free agency, Jarrett Stidham potentially becomes the starting quarterback, in only his second season. Stidham claims he’s not thinking about that. “Right now, I can’t really think too much about all of that,” Stidham told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com on Friday. “I [more]

Alvin Kamara named to Pro Bowl, giving Saints an 11th all-star

The Saints have added an 11th player to the Pro Bowl, increasing the franchise record. Running back Alvin Kamara will join teammates Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan, Marshon Lattimore, Deonte Harris, Wil Lutz, Drew Brees, Terron Armstead, Jared Cook, Andrus Peat and Larry Warford. Cook, Peat and Warford also were injury replacements. The NFL announced the [more]

Saints fullback Zach Line announces retirement

Saints fullback Zach Line is calling it a career after seven seasons. Line, 29, announced his retirement on Instagram. “As I look back on the last seven seasons in the NFL I cannot help but to feel extremely proud,” Line wrote. “I have never bragged about my accomplishments, but knowing the odds and ignoring them, [more]

Larry Warford added to NFC Pro Bowl team

The number of Saints heading to the Pro Bowl keeps on rising. Seven players were initially selected to the team and last week saw left guard Andrus Peat and tight end Jared Cook added to the roster as injury replacements. Right guard Larry Warford is the latest addition to the group. Warford was named to [more]

Analytics have an important role in football, but certain factors complicate things

Tuesday’s rare public appearance from Browns chiefs strategy office Paul DePodesta has sparked renewed discussion about the role of analytics in football. The Browns claim that they use analytics no more than any other team; people with other teams who have gotten some exposure to how the Browns use analytics through the recently-completed interview process, [more]

Ravens to coach AFC Pro Bowl squad

The Ravens were the top seed in the AFC playoffs this season and they came into January with designs on making a run to Miami for Super Bowl LIV, but the Titans had other ideas. Instead of Miami, the Ravens coaching staff will be headed to a different game in Florida. The team announced that [more]

Happy 41st birthday, Drew Brees

Few football players have played at a high level beyond their 40th birthdays. Two currently are. Tom Brady just concluded a season at the age of 42. As of today, Drew Brees is 41. Brees had one of the best seasons of his career in 2019, despite missing five games with a thumb injury. He [more]

Chiefs are betting favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl, and next year’s too

With four teams remaining in contention to win Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs are the favorites. And with 32 teams in contention to win Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs are the favorites to win next year, too. The current odds at Caesars Sportsbook have the Chiefs as 11-10 favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl. [more]

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