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Aaron Jones has earned his second contract

After Packers running back Aaron Jones racked up 236 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in Sunday’s eventual romp over the Lions, Jones told me by phone with a laugh, “I’m gonna have to go and call my agent.” Maybe Jones, a fourth-year running back who has yet to get his second contract, also should [more]

League issues memo reminding teams about game-day protocols

The NFL’s $100,000 fines to five head coaches — and $250,000 fines to their teams — showed how serious the league is about its risk-mitigation efforts. The NFL made it crystal clear with a Friday night memo to teams reminding them about game-day protocols, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The memo emphasized face covering [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Saints officially rule out Michael Thomas

There was never much sign that Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas would be in the lineup against the Packers on Sunday night and official word that he won’t play came on Friday afternoon. A high-ankle sprain will keep Thomas out of the lineup for the second straight week. Thomas has not practiced since suffering the [more]

Davante Adams doubtful, Kenny Clark questionable for Packers

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said on Friday that wide receiver Davante Adams was “probably doubtful” to play against the Saints on Sunday. Adams is now definitely doubtful. That’s how he’s been listed on the Packers injury report as a result of the hamstring injury that knocked him out of last week’s win over the [more]

Matt LaFleur: Davante Adams “probably doubtful” for Sunday

The Saints likely won’t have star receiver Michael Thomas, who is rehabbing an ankle injury that kept him out last week. The Packers likely won’t have star receiver Davante Adams, who has a hamstring injury. Adams did not practice again Friday, and Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Adams is “probably doubtful.” “We’ll give him the [more]

Saints great Derland Moore dies at 68

Derland Moore, a defensive tackle who spent 13 seasons in New Orleans and is a member of the Saints’ Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 68. After initially enrolling at Oklahoma on a track scholarship, Moore walked onto the football team and became an All-American. Moore then went to the Saints with [more]

Saints expect Emmanuel Sanders production to pick up

It would be reasonable to expect more from Emmanuel Sanders, especially in the absence of Michael Thomas from the Saints lineup last week. But they’re confident the veteran wide receiver will find his place soon, and become a more productive part of their offense. “We are [just] two weeks in,” Saints coach Sean Payton said, [more]

DeAndre Hopkins’ natural chemistry with Kyler Murray has led to 22 receptions

Saints receiver Michael Thomas set the NFL record last season with 149 catches. He made 20 of those in the first two weeks. Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins has 22 catches already this season. His previous best through the first two games was 14 receptions, which he accomplished three times with the Texans. Yes, it’s early, [more]

Davante Adams remains out of practice Thursday; Kenny Clark limited

Packers receiver Davante Adams said Wednesday his hamstring was better, but he was uncertain about his status for Sunday. It would seem that it remains that way a day later. Adams did not practice again Thursday. He played 38 of 73 snaps before his injury, catching three passes for 36 yards. Defensive lineman Kenny Clark [more]

Michael Thomas out of another practice Thursday

It looks like the Saints are likely going to be without wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Packers this weekend. Thomas was listed as not participating on Wednesday’s estimated practice report and he didn’t take part in Thursday’s actual return to the practice field. Thomas suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Buccaneers in Week One [more]

Saints will test viability of fans by inviting 750 guests on Sunday night

The Saints aren’t ready to sell tickets to games at the Superdome just yet, but they’re inching toward it with a trial run on Sunday night. The team announced today that 750 family members of players, coaches and staff will be allowed to attend Sunday night’s game against the Packers, and if that goes well [more]

Sean Payton: I get caught up in the game and forget about the mask

Sean Payton had a black gaiter around his neck Monday night. The Saints coach just didn’t pull it up over his face enough to satisfy the league. The NFL fined him $100,000 and the Saints $250,000. Payton was one of five head coaches the NFL cited for not wearing a face covering enough in Week [more]

NFL’s chief medical officer explains why face coverings are “not optional”

The NFL proved it is serious about making head coaches wear face coverings on the sideline. Pete Carroll, Kyle Shanahan, Vic Fangio, Sean Payton and Jon Gruden found that out the hard way. The NFL docked those five coaches $100,000 each and fined each of their teams $250,000. The question many are asking is: Why [more]

No practice for Michael Thomas, in estimation

When the Saints didn’t place receiver Michael Thomas on injured reserve, the non-move implied that he’d be back within three weeks. And he very well may be. For now, however, he’s still not back at practice. If the Saints had practiced. The high-ankle sprain suffered by Thomas in Week One against the Buccaneers would have [more]

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