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Demario Davis, Doug Baldwin push for a ban on corporal punishment in schools

Here’s something I didn’t know 15 minutes ago: Corporal punishment in schools remains legal in 19 states. Here’s something else I didn’t know: Kentucky had more than 400 incidents of corporal punishment during the most recent school year, up from the prior school year. I now know these things thanks to the efforts of Saints [more]

Friday’s PFTOT tackles a quintet of topics

Simms, as you know by now, works only four days per week. Which means that, on Friday, I’ve got to do PFTOT on my own. Today’s Simms-free effort is attached, with five different topics covered. First, there’s more on the Leonard Fournette arrest as it relates to his guaranteed money. Next, the importance of clarifying [more]

Sean Payton happy to keep Saints quarterback room intact

With the re-signing of Teddy Bridgewater last month, the New Orleans Saints managed to keep their collection of quarterbacks intact headed into the 2018 season. In an interview with flagship station WWL on Thursday evening, Saints head coach Sean Payton stressed his excitement at being able to keep the group together. “It’s such an important [more]

Chargers, Saints will hold joint practices again

Saints coach Sean Payton loves joint practices, and the team again will work against the Chargers during the preseason. New Orleans practiced against the Chargers the past two preseasons and will again, Payton said Thursday. “Our plan would be to have joint practices with the Chargers,” Payton said on WWL Radio. “We haven’t set specific [more]

Sean Payton on Dallas rumors: I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos

The rumors about Sean Payton eventually ending up in Dallas continue. It’s easy to connect the dots. Jason Garrett is in the final year of his contract with the Cowboys, who won’t extend him before the season. Payton is a former Cowboys assistant coach who has a good relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and [more]

Tyeler Davison visiting 49ers on Friday

Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison will visit the 49ers on Friday, Herbie Teope of NFL Media reports. Davison visited the Falcons earlier this week. He spent the past four years with the Saints after they made him a fifth-round pick in 2015. The Saints signed Malcom Brown and Mario Edwards this offseason. Davison, 26, started 48 [more]

Shoulder healed, Jerry Tillery makes the rounds before the draft

Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery had shoulder surgery last month, and he’s now healed and ready for the draft. Per a league source, Tillery’s recent return to Indianapolis for a medical recheck went well. He had played eight games last year with a torn labrum. His pre-draft visits include the Saints, Bucs, Eagles, Colts, [more]

Vikings taking a look at former Saints linebacker Davis Tull

With NFL teams picking over the remnants of the AAF, players with previous NFL experience are getting looks. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Vikings are working out linebacker Davis Tull today. An undersized-but-athletic pass-rusher, Tull played for Memphis in the AAF. A fifth-round pick of the Saints in 2015, he spent some [more]

Drew Brees gets dig in during shirt commercial

Drew Brees has largely taken the high road regarding the blown no-call which cost the Saints a shot at the Super Bowl. But he couldn’t help getting a shot in. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints quarterback made his joke during a new commercial for UNTUCKit shirts. At the end of the [more]

N’Keal Harry’s world tour ramps up

Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry has gained a lot of notice this offseason. That also means he’s gaining lots hours in the air and meals on someone else’s tab. According to Tom Pellissero of NFL Network, Harry has a busy week of travel lined up, with a fairly wide range of teams (in terms [more]

Tyeler Davison visiting Falcons

Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison has spent the last four years with the Saints, but he’s set to spend some time with another NFC South club. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Davison will visit with the Falcons. It’s the first reported visit of free agency for Davison. Davison was a 2015 fifth-round pick and [more]

Gerald Hodges announces retirement

Veteran NFL linebacker Gerald Hodges won’t return for another season. Hodges announced his retirement via Twitter on Friday. He spent six seasons in the NFL. Hodges entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Vikings in 2013 and appeared in 29 games for the team before being traded to the 49ers during the 2015 [more]

Saints don’t regret trading this year’s first-rounder

The Saints will be spectators this year during the first round of the draft. And even though they got just 4.5 sacks out of defensive end Marcus Davenport last season, they don’t regret the aggressive move to go get him. The Saints traded last year’s first-rounder (27th overall), this year’s first (30th) and a 2018 [more]

Saints sign P.J. Williams to a one-year deal

The Saints announced they re-signed cornerback P.J. Williams to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $5 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. New Orleans selected Williams in the third round of the 2015 draft. He has appeared in 33 games with 14 starts, making 106 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, 20 pass breakups [more]

Hau’oli Kikaha worked out at University of Washington Pro Day

Linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha’s NFL career got off to a promising start as the 2015 second-round pick made 10 starts for the Saints during his rookie season. Kikaha had 52 tackles, four sacks and four forced fumbles that year, but he missed all of 2016 after tearing his ACL for the third time. He returned with [more]

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