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Saints looking at future with Drew Brees on year-to-year basis

Saints quarterback Drew Brees turned 40 in January and that means questions about how long he will continue playing will be a regular occurrence in the future. General Manager Mickey Loomis faced one of those questions during an appearance on Mad Dog Sports Radio. Loomis said that Brees has “already exceeded whatever number was anticipated” [more]

Looking at the best quarterback acquisitions not through the draft

Most great quarterbacks are obtained via the draft. Plenty of greats ones haven’t been. And that became the topic for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft — the best quarterbacks acquired by means other than the draft. Simms and I picked three each, mentioned a couple of others, and then neglected to point out Hall of Famer [more]

Saints have had “some conversations” with Michael Thomas on new deal

After the Saints announced agreement on a contract extension with defensive end Cameron Jordan last week, head coach Sean Payton said that he expects wide receiver Michael Thomas will be the next Saints player to get a new deal. Payton also said that the team and Thomas “probably have already begun discussions” about an extension. [more]

Alvin Kamara wonders what else he can do for Saints

Over his first two NFL seasons, Saints running back Alvin Kamara has shown the ability to do a lot of different things. He’s run for 1,611 yards while averaging over five yards a carry, caught 162 passes for 1,535 yards, scored 31 offensive touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Kamara said that it [more]

Drew Brees says ongoing lawsuit has been “very stressful”

Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to New Orleans in time to take part in the final two days of the team’s minicamp, but he missed all of last week and the start of this one while testifying in a California courtroom. Brees is suing a jeweler he claims defrauded him out of millions of dollars [more]

Saints sign Rishard Matthews

Veteran wide receiver Rishard Matthews tried out for the Saints during this week’s minicamp and he’s set to be with the team at training camp as well. The NFL’s daily transaction report brought word of Matthews’s signing on Thursday afternoon. The team waived wide receiver Travin Dural to make room for Matthews on the roster. [more]

Replay official will become key figure in replay review of pass interference

The March solution to the Rams-Saints outcome from January created a major problem for the league, specifically in the final two minutes of either half, in overtime, after a touchdown, or after a turnover. With replay review available for pass interference calls and non-calls, and with a fairly low standard for activating automatic replay review, [more]

Competition Committee unlikely to tweak P.I. replay rule

NFL owners last month gave the Competition Committee the authority to tweak expanded replay for offensive and defensive pass interference. After meetings with coaches and owners, though, it appears likely the Competition Committee will do nothing. Judy Battista of NFL Media reports that the Competition Committee still is working on language but the “expectation is [more]

Drew Brees back at Saints practice

Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed last week’s organized team activities and the first day of this week’s minicamp, but he was back on the field with the team on Wednesday. Brees was away from the team so that he could testify against a jeweler in a civil trial. Brees alleges the jeweler defrauded him out [more]

Sean Payton thinks Michael Thomas will be “next one” to get contract extension

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is heading into the final year of his rookie deal and said last month that he isn’t sweating the timeline to get a new contract. Thomas said he’s “pretty certain” that things will be handled well by General Manager Mickey Loomis and the Saints organization. A key part of the [more]

Cameron Jordan glad to be home, with goals in mind

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was talking to reporters moments before he signed the contract extension that could allow him to meet most of his goals. But for all the newfound riches (and with a reported $42 million in guarantees, they are considerable), there is still one big goal he can’t buy. “I bike around [more]

Saints sign Chad Hansen

The Saints made cornerback Kayvon Webster‘s signing official on Tuesday and the announcement came with word of another addition to the 90-man roster. Wide receiver Chad Hansen is the other new arrival in New Orleans. The wideout’s arrival assured the team will continue to have one Hansen on the active roster as linebacker Chase Hansen [more]

Saints extend Cameron Jordan’s contract through 2023

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has been among the best in the league at his position, even if he wasn’t worried about being paid that way. The Saints paid him anyway. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Saints have extended Jordan’s contract through the 2023 season, with a three-year, $52.5 million deal which includes [more]

Jason Garrett: Decision-makers want P.I. rule as “unobtrusive” as possible

The Competition Committee visited with coaches last week about potential changes to expanded replay for pass interference. It is circling back to owners this week as it seeks to figure out how to handle the final two minutes of each half. Coaches want the same rules that generally apply to replay review to apply to [more]

“40 yards of Gold” can be seen on TV for almost $40

I’m still skeptical that a bracket-style, made-for-TV 40-yard dash event will actually happen, because I can’t imagine NFL teams being thrilled with players under contract risking a pulled hamstring or worse less than a month before camp. But 40 Yards of Gold is still pushing forward. It’s due to happen on June 29. Via John [more]

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