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Drew Brees on injury report with right elbow issue, fully participates in practice

The Saints made a notable addition to their injury report after Friday’s practice. Quarterback Drew Brees landed on the list due to a right elbow issue. Brees was a full participant in the session, so it wouldn’t appear to affect his availability for Monday’s game against the Colts. The Saints will practice again on Saturday [more]

Sean Payton elaborates on his “worry about your frickin’ meat” line

Saints coach Sean Payton coined a potential catch phrases for the ages earlier this week, when he said on WWL that he responded to a butcher who questioned a decision to go for two early in Sunday’s eventual loss to the 49ers by saying that the butcher should “worry about your own frickin’ meat.” In [more]

Saints Hall of Famer Vaughan Johnson dies at 57

Former Saints linebacker Vaughan Johnson died Thursday in North Carolina after a long battle with kidney disease, Ken Trahan of Crescent City Sports reports. Johnson was 57. Johnson began his pro career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL. The Saints drafted Johnson 15th overall in the 1984 NFL supplemental draft. He joined the Saints [more]

Michael Thomas needs 23 catches in last 3 games to break NFL record

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is within striking distance of the NFL record for most catches in a season, and he’d have to end the year with his worst three-game stretch of the season not to break that record. Thomas has 121 catches this season, putting him 23 away from breaking Marvin Harrison’s record of [more]

Saints sign T.Y. McGill

Due to season-ending injuries to defensive end Marcus Davenport and defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, the Saints have brought in a couple of new defensive linemen ahead of Monday’s game against the Colts. The team announced the signing of defensive tackle T.Y. McGill on Thursday. They also confirmed the previously reported signing of defensive end Noah [more]

Clinton Portis, nine other ex-NFL players charged with health care fraud

The United States Department of Justice has charged 10 former NFL players with defrauding a health care program for retired players. Former Washington and Denver running back Clinton Portis is among those who have been charged. He is joined by Carlos Rogers, Robert McCune, John Eubanks, Tamarick Vanover, Ceandris Brown, James Butler, Frederick Bennett, Correll [more]

NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

The NFL has announced this year’s nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award given each year to a player based on their philanthropic and community work. There’s one nominee per team, each of whom will receive a donation of up to $50,000 to a charity of their choice. The winner of the [more]

Rich McKay acknowledges “angst” with pass interference rule

Expanded replay for pass interference was supposed to fix a problem. But while trying to right the wrong from the NFC Championship Game last January, the NFL arguably made things worse not better. Sunday offered another week, another controversy. Or two. Or three. Al Riveron, the NFL’s officiating supervisor, dropped a flag against the Dolphins [more]

Saints signing former Buc Noah Spence

The Saints need some reinforcements on defense, and they signed a former division foe to help fill in. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Saints are signing defensive end Noah Spence. The former Buccaneers second-rounder was with Washington earlier this year but was released in November. He once showed great promise as a [more]

Report: Sheldon Rankins has “significant” ankle injury

The Saints defensive line may be down two players for the rest of the season. Defensive end Marcus Davenport is set to miss the rest of the year after hurting his foot last Sunday and defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins may be set for the same fate. Rankins hurt his ankle in the loss to the [more]

5-foot-6, 170-pound Deonte Harris coming up big for Saints

Deonte Harris has often been overlooked because of his size. Listed at 5-foot-6 and 170 pounds, Harris didn’t draw the interest of any major football powerhouses, so he played in college at Assumption, a Division II school, where he set the NCAA’s all-time record for touchdown returns. He went undrafted this year, but the Saints [more]

Saints expect Marcus Davenport to miss rest of season

The Saints have lost a significant contributor on their defensive line. New Orleans defensive end Marcus Davenport suffered a foot injury in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers and is expected to miss the rest of the season, NFL Network reports. Davenport has started all 13 games this season and played 61 percent of the Saints’ [more]

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

There was no change to the six teams in playoff position in the NFC during Week 14, but there was a change to the way they stack up. The 49ers are back in the top seed by virtue of beating the Saints while the Seahawks stumbled to a loss in Los Angeles. The Packers beat [more]

Sean Payton to butcher: “Worry about your meat”

Everyone has an opinion about play-calling. That includes the local butcher, which was one step too far for Saints coach Sean Payton. The topic of the day in New Orleans was Payton’s decision to go for a two-point conversion early in Sunday’s 48-46 loss to the 49ers. That attempt failed. Via the New Orleans Times-Picayune, [more]

Richard Sherman had MRI on hamstring Monday

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman may need another round of the Mr. Miyagi treatment this week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan cited the character from The Karate Kid to explain how the team was working to get Sherman on the field despite a knee injury last week. It worked, but Sherman came out of the 48-46 win [more]

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