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No practice for Alvin Kamara due to ankle, knee injuries

Saints running back Alvin Kamara reportedly was expected to be limited in practice this week with a “high-ankle-type issue.” As it turns out, he didn’t practice at all on Wednesday, due to an ankle injury and something else. Kamara missed practice with both ankle and knee injuries, according to the team’s official report. He played [more]

Mitchell Trubisky has a full practice Wednesday

He’s back. Earlier Wednesday, the Bears were “cautiously optimistic” they will have Mitchell Trubisky back under center Sunday. After Wednesday’s practice, they should feel even better about it. The team’s starting quarterback had a full practice, putting him on track to return against the Saints. He has missed most of the past two games after [more]

Saints cutting Stephone Anthony, signing Zach Zenner

The Saints must have a positional need to fill, and they’ve found a guy to help them clear a spot. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Saints are releasing linebacker Stephone Anthony. There’s apparently a clear sense they’ll bring him back at some point, so this looks like short-term cover. They’re a little [more]

Bears “cautiously optimistic” Mitchell Trubisky will play this week

It looks like Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is going to be back in the starting lineup this week. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said at his Wednesday press conference that the team is “cautiously optimistic” that Trubisky’s left shoulder injury has recovered to the point that he’ll play against the Saints. Trubisky was injured in [more]

Some MVP odds have changed dramatically

On Tuesday, we pointed out some of the new favorites in the revised MVP odds generated by the folks at Westgate. Beyond the guys now among those considered most likely to win it are some interesting developments, and a few intriguing potential wagers. First, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s odd stand at 50-1, down from 100-1. [more]

Thomas Morstead named NFC special teams player of the week

Being the punter for the Saints can be a lonely job when Drew Brees is dealing. In their star quarterback’s absence, Thomas Morstead is making plays. The Saints punter was named NFC special teams player of the week for the second time this year. He landed five of his six punts inside the 20, and [more]

Report: Alvin Kamara has “high ankle-type issue”

Saints running back Alvin Kamara has a “high ankle-type issue” that will limit him in practice this week, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Kamara still has hope of playing Sunday against the Bears, Pelissero adds. The Saints added Kamara to the injury report Thursday. He was limited that day and didn’t practice Friday, earning [more]

P.J. Williams suspended for two games

The Saints defense will be shorthanded for the next two weeks. Cornerback P.J. Williams has been suspended by the league for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Williams was arrested in January and booked on charges of booked on charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding, failing to use turn signals and improperly using [more]

Sean Payton: Ultimately I think we’ll be dealing with full-time officials

Officiating has been the talk of the NFL after Monday night’s game between the Lions and Packers was impacted by a couple of controversial penalties called on Lions defensive lineman Trey Flowers. That comes on the heels of many weeks of discussion about pass interference replay reviews and the apparent unwillingness of the league to [more]

Mitchell Trubisky throws at Monday’s practice

The Bears had hoped their starting quarterback would return this week after their off week. Mitchell Trubisky returned to practice Monday. It remains to be seen whether he will return to game action Sunday against the Saints. “His situation again for us is just seeing exactly where he’s at with pain,” coach Matt Nagy said [more]

Saints credit adaptability with spurring winning streak

The Saints improved to 5-1 with a 13-6 win over the Jaguars that showed the team’s ability to grind out a win behind a strong defensive performance. New Orleans has won four games in a row and they haven’t always followed the same script. They gave up 514 yards in a 33-27 win over the [more]

Pope Francis accidentally tweets support for Saints

The Jaguars didn’t have a prayer against the Saints on Sunday. Pope Francis accidentally tweeted support for the Saints only hours before they took the field in Jacksonville. “Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints,” Pope Francis tweeted. “They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.” The hashtag inadvertently [more]

Cam Jordan: Facing other elusive quarterbacks made it easier vs. Gardner Minshew

The Saints, with an inadvertent blessing from the Pope, moved to 5-1 on Sunday with a win over the Jaguars. They shut down the Jacksonville offense, holding them to 226 total yards and making rookie phenom Gardner Minshew II look decidedly less than phenomenal. After the game, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan explained to PFT [more]

Saints run win streak to four games

The Saints lost to the Rams on the day that quarterback Drew Brees injured his right thumb, but the team has not stumbled since that point. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to break a 6-6 tie in the fourth quarter and the Jaguars offense wasn’t able to answer over the remaining 11:49 in Jacksonville. [more]

Saints score first touchdown in Jacksonville, lead 13-6 in fourth

The Saints and Jaguars played three quarters of football without a touchdown, but someone has finally gotten the ball into the end zone. It was Saints tight end Jared Cook that broke through. He caught a four-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater to cap a 11-play, 75-yard scoring drive a little more than three minutes into [more]

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