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Jameis Winston won’t play in Friday’s game

Quarterback Jameis Winston has been taking part in the Saints’ joint practices with the Packers and that’s going to be the extent of his activity in Green Bay this week.Saints head coach Dennis Allen told reporters on Wednesday that Winston will not take part in Friday’s preseason game between the teams.Winston didn’t play in the [more]

NFL on Alvin Kamara: “No change to his status”

Saints running back Alvin Kamara continues to face felony battery charges, arising from a Pro Bowl-weekend incident in Las Vegas. Kamara continues to be eligible to practice and play.“There’s no change to his status,” an NFL spokesman told PFT via email on Wednesday. “We continue to monitor all legal developments in the matter which remains [more]

Browns claim Easop Winston off waivers

The Saints waived receiver Easop Winston on Monday. The Browns claimed him Tuesday, Zac Jackson of reports.Winston, 25, played 24 snaps in the Saints’ preseason game and made one reception for 12 yards.He signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2020 but was cut out of the preseason. He caught on [more]

Saints sign Jon Bostic, Niko Lalos, Jaleel Johnson

The Seahawks have made several moves on Monday, highlighted by bringing in a veteran defender.New Orleans announced the team has signed linebacker Jon Bostic, defensive end Niko Lalos, and defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson.Bostic spent the last three seasons with Washington. He started four games last season before a pectoral muscle tear sidelined him for the [more]

Saints camp is “business as usual” without Sean Payton; how unusual will it be when season starts?

Reporting from Saturday night’s preseason game between the Saints and Texans, Peter King explained that training camp for post-Sean Payton New Orleans is “business as usual” under Payton’s successor, Dennis Allen.The vibe underscores the fact that, but for Payton’s departure, everything else is pretty much the same for the Saints. The players haven’t dramatically changed [more]

Michael Thomas won’t play for Saints Saturday

Wide receiver Michael Thomas’ return to game action will have to wait a little longer.Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Thomas did not travel to Houston with the team for Saturday’s preseason opener. Thomas missed all of last season with a foot injury, but has been practicing fully for the last week.Quarterback [more]

Trevor Penning: I’m not going to take away the physical part of my game

Saints rookie tackle Trevor Penning made an ornery mark on early training camp practices by fighting with teammates often enough that the team kicked him out of one of the sessions.Penning said he’s heard from coaches about where he needs to draw the line, but that he’s not going to change the playing style that [more]

Report: Kyle Allen tested positive for COVID-19, will miss preseason opener

Texans quarterback Kyle Allen tested positive for COVID-19 Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports.The positive test kept Allen out of Thursday’s practice, and it will keep him home for the team’s first preseason game Saturday against the Saints.Texans coach Lovie Smith announced earlier in the night that Allen was out for “personal reasons.”Allen signed a [more]

Saints sign Brian Allen, release Jaleel Johnson

The Saints announced a handful of roster moves on Thursday, including a new addition to their secondary.Defensive back Brian Allen has joined the team. The Saints also officially announced the previously reported signings of quarterback KJ Costello and defensive back Jack Koerner.Allen was a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Steelers who appeared in 16 games [more]

Saints release Malcolm Brown

The Saints released veteran running back Malcolm Brown, according to the NFL’s Wednesday transactions report.The team signed Brown on July 26 to compete with Tony Jones, Dwayne Washington, Abram Smith and Devine Ozigbo for the third running back spot behind Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.Brown, 29, played seven games with three starts for the Dolphins [more]

Saints re-sign Jack Koerner

The Saints have re-signed safety Jack Koerner, Sean Fazende of Fox8 reports.The team worked out Koerner and other free agent defensive backs T.J. Carrie, Jordan Brown, Brian Allen and Jameson Houston earlier this week. The Saints also signed Brown.New Orleans signed Koerner as a college free agent after the draft and waived him May 24 [more]

Saints to sign QB KJ Costello

Jameis Winston will miss some practice time and the preseason opener after hurting his foot in a recent practice session and the Saints are adding a quarterback to the roster to spread out the workload in his absence.Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports that the Saints are signing KJ Costello.Costello played at Stanford and Mississippi State [more]

Taysom Hill: Role isn’t necessarily what I want, but it’s best for the team

If Taysom Hill had his way, he’d be playing quarterback for the Saints.Hill doesn’t get to make that call, however, and those that do have pushed him toward tight end. Hill’s overall role is still likely to include taking snaps and moving around the offense, but the Saints have primarily viewed Hill as a tight [more]

Saints activate Marcus Davenport off PUP list

While quarterback Jameis Winston‘s sprained foot will keep him off the field for a few days, there was some positive injury news to come out of Saints practice on Tuesday.Defensive end Marcus Davenport has been activated off the physically unable to perform list and participated in some aspects of the session.Davenport had part of his [more]

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