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Saints sign Chris Clark, Shane Smith

The Saints made a couple of additions designed to bolster their blocking on Monday. The agents for veteran offensive tackle Chris Clark announced that their client has signed with New Orleans. Herbie Teope of NOLA.com spotted Clark at practice and reports that fullback Shane Smith has also joined the team. Clark started 13 games for [more]

Vikings sign Nate Wozniak, waive Tyler Catalina

A former University of Minnesota tight end is back in the Twin Cities as a member of the Vikings. The Vikings announced the signing of Nate Wozniak on Sunday. Offensive lineman Tyler Catalina was waived in a corresponding move. While Wozniak played tight end for the Golden Gophers, he has moved to offensive tackle at [more]

Saints release Rishard Matthews after he left team

The Rishard Matthews era in New Orleans didn’t last long. Per Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints released the veteran wide receiver after he chose to leave camp, a day after playing in their first preseason game. “It’s not for everyone,” Payton said. The Saints signed Matthews in June. The 29-year-old Matthews asked the Titans [more]

Seahawks add J.T. Barrett, linebacker Juwon Young

With backup quarterback Geno Smith having surgery on Friday to remove a cyst from his knee, the Seahawks added another quarterback to the roster on Saturday. Seattle signed former New Orleans Saints quarterback J.T. Barrett and added linebacker Juwon Young to their roster. To make room on their 90-man, the team waived linebacker Chris Worley [more]

Teddy Bridgewater has solid outing against his former team

Teddy Bridgewater had a chance to leave for Miami in the offseason. He chose to return for another season behind Drew Brees in New Orleans. With Brees sitting out the preseason opener Friday night, Bridgewater got a chance to start against the team that drafted him 32nd overall in 2014. Bridgewater, 26, played the entire [more]

Kirk Cousins sharp early for Vikings

Do night games still count as prime time when it’s summer and the days are longer? They may not, because Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is looking very good early on against the Saints, despite his 5-13 record in late games in the regular season. The Vikings took a 7-0 lead on Cousins’ 1-yard pass to [more]

Saints sign Kerwynn Williams

Saints head coach Sean Payton said he doesn’t expect Alvin Kamara‘s workload to change much this season, but the team s still working on which running backs will join him on the roster. They made a change to the group on Thursday. The Saints have signed Kerwynn Williams and waived Matthew Dayes with an injury [more]

Saints caution Louisiana Supreme Court against potential impact of spectator lawsuits

Frivolous lawsuits make strange bedfellows. The Saints and the NFL have had a rocky relationship to say the least in recent years, starting with the bounty scandal and continuing with the badly-blown call at the end of regulation in the NFC Championship loss to the Rams. On the question of whether a ticket holder should [more]

NFL hopes to keep depositions of Roger Goodell, game officials out of Louisiana

The NFL hopes to secure a dismissal of the Rams-Saints NFC Championship lawsuit because (duh) it wants to win and (more importantly) it wants to shield Commissioner Roger Goodell and multiple game officials from answering tough questions under oath. The NFL, as a fallback proposition, wants to ensure that Goodell and other league employees won’t [more]

Sean Payton doesn’t see Alvin Kamara’s workload changing much

When Mark Ingram was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season, Saints running back Alvin Kamara played on 82 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. He dropped to just over 62 percent of the snaps over the course of the entire regular season, but the 611 yards he produced in those four [more]

NFL goes to Louisiana Supreme Court to block deposition of Roger Goodell

With Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered to testify in the lawsuit arising from the Rams-Saints NFC Championship debacle, the NFL is throwing a Hail Mary. And the Saints are trying to tip the ball in the league’s direction. David Hammer of WWL-TV reports that the NFL has filed an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court aimed [more]

Teddy Bridgewater in a good place, glad to see old friends

Teddy Bridgewater may still have some feelings about the way his time in Minnesota ended. But mostly, he feels grateful to be well, and in a good spot. The former Vikings first-rounder will see his old team for the first time Friday night, when they play the Saints in the preseason. He’s three years removed [more]

Mike Zimmer “proud” to face off with Teddy Bridgewater in the preseason

Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will face his old team on Friday night when the Vikings visit New Orleans for their preseason opener, and Bridgwater’s old coach is looking forward to it. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he’s excited to see what Bridgewater is doing in New Orleans, three years after suffering a career-threatening injury [more]

Saints sign A.J. Derby

The Saints have added a player to their tight end group. A.J. Derby is the new arrival and is taking part in practice with the team on Wednesday. Derby was a 2015 sixth-round pick of the Patriots and has also spent time with the Broncos and Dolphins. He had three catches for 48 yards and [more]

Tommylee Lewis over questions about the NFC title game

The Lions activated wide receiver Tommylee Lewis from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday and he spoke to reporters after he got the green light to practice with the team. Lewis faced questions about making up for lost time in the competition for roster spots, but the 2019 season wasn’t the only topic [more]

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