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Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey tests positive for COVID-19

Tom Dempsey, who was born without toes on his right foot and fingers on his right hand but nonetheless became a record-setting NFL kicker, has tested positive for COVID-19. The 73-year-old Dempsey, who is suffering from dementia, is one of several residents of a New Orleans senior living facility who have tested positive. His daughter [more]

Sean Payton shares a little of Saints playbook on Twitter

Saints head coach Sean Payton is feeling better after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but he remains quarantined at home like most Americans for the time being. Like many of his fellow Americans, that’s meant he’s spending a fair amount of time on social media and that’s been beneficial to Twitter followers who [more]

Bobby Hebert Sr., father of former NFL QB, dies of COVID-19

Bobby Hebert Sr., the father of former NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert Jr., died from COVID-19 on Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports. Hebert Sr. was 81. Hebert Jr. played for the Saints and Falcons and now serves as an analyst for WWL Radio in New Orleans. He and his wife, Jojo, released a statement that [more]

Who are the most intriguing available free agents?

More than a week into free agency, plenty of intriguing names remain available — including a trio of No. 1 overall draft picks. So, on Friday’s PFT Live, Peter King and I drafted the available free agents we find the most intriguing. The video is attached. We picked three each, along with an unplanned honorable [more]

Did Drew Brees do a team-friendly deal?

Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis is praising quarterback Drew Brees for taking a team-friendly deal. Which raises this question: Was it really a team-friendly deal? “We needed to know what Drew was going to count on our [salary] cap this year, what resources are we using because then that gives us the ability to do some [more]

Mickey Loomis didn’t expect to re-sign David Onyemata, Andrus Peat

When Drew Brees was playing out the final year of his contract in 2019, the only real concern for the Saints was that he might retire rather than sign on to extend his time in New Orleans. General Manager Mickey Loomis had different thoughts when it came to other members of the team. Defensive tackle [more]

By retiring, Eli Manning avoided Vinny Testaverde’s career loss record

When Eli Manning announced his retirement, he avoided breaking a record that he probably would have broken with another season as a starter: The record for the most losses by a starting quarterback in NFL history. That record currently belongs to Vinny Testaverde, who lost 123 games as a starter during his long NFL career. [more]

Jimmy Graham says he can still run, but will the Bears want him to?

Tight end Jimmy Graham recently said that the Bears have the right plan for him, but Graham didn’t say what it is. So what is it? Graham added in his introductory conference call that he can still run. Many would say he can’t run like he used to. The reality is that he can still [more]

Eagles weren’t willing to invest in Malcolm Jenkins into the future

Malcolm Jenkins was everything teams say they want in a player — good at his job, always available, a leader in the locker room and in the community. At least until he wanted more money and a commitment for the future. Via Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, Eagles General Manager said the usual [more]

Three former No. 1 overall picks are available

As free agency moves from phase two to phase three, a trio of former No. 1 overall picks are available to be signed by anyone who wants them. Quarterback Cam Newton (2011), edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney (2014), and quarterback Jameis Winston (2015) were each the first pick in their respective draft, and they are all [more]

Ravens sign XFL long snapper Nick Moore

The Ravens signed long snapper Nick Moore, according to the NFL’s official transactions report. Moore is another signee from the XFL. He played for the Tampa Bay Vipers. The Ravens already have Morgan Cox on their roster as their long snapper. Moore has played in the Boston Red Sox organization, playing in the minors for [more]

Teddy Bridgewater: Taking over for Cam Newton “a unique situation”

Nothing about the situation Teddy Bridgewater finds himself in today is anything resembling normal. And for a change, that has nothing to do with the coronavirus outbreak that left him doing an introductory press conference for the Panthers by videoconference. Bridgewater walks into the unusual position of a rebuilding franchise with a new coach, which [more]

Drew Brees donates $5 million to Louisiana coronavirus relief

Saints quarterback Drew Brees embedded himself in his adopted hometown after Hurricane Katrina. Now, he’s giving back to Louisiana in another time of trouble. Brees just announced on social media that he and his wife Brittany are donating $5 million to help people in Louisiana in 2020. “The priority now is helping our communities get through [more]

Taysom Hill will have same role as No. 2 QB

Taysom Hill played 241 offensive snaps last season, most of them at positions other than quarterback in the Saints offense. He will continue in that role this season, Sean Payton said Wednesday, but Hill will add another duty. Hill also will serve as the Saints’ backup quarterback behind Drew Brees. “Taysom has earned this opportunity [more]

Sean Payton cleared by doctors from coronavirus

Saints coach Sean Payton, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, said doctors “cleared” him Tuesday. “I’m feeling a lot better,” Payton said on WWL Radio on Wednesday, via Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com. Payton began feeling the symptoms of coronavirus on March 15. He took a COVID-19 test the following day and received the result [more]

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