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Saints rework Janoris Jenkins’ contract

The Saints assumed cornerback Janoris Jenkins‘ contract when they claimed him off of waivers from the Giants last December, but they’ve made some changes to it this year. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has converted $9 million of Jenkins’ $10.15 million base salary into a signing bonus. The 2020 season was the [more]

D.J. Swearinger appreciates the “luxury” of Saints’ success

The Saints were D.J. Swearinger’s third team last season, and he was only there three weeks. But that was enough for him to sense how the other half lives. The veteran safety, who signed a new one-year deal with the Saints on Sunday, said he realized quickly last year that New Orleans was the place [more]

Saints re-sign Noah Spence

Noah Spence was a late addition to the Saints roster last season, but he’ll have a chance for a longer stay this year. According to multiple reports, Spence has re-signed with the Saints. Spence joined New Orleans in December last year after spending a couple of months with Washington. He didn’t appear in any games [more]

Saints signing former XFL DB Deatrick Nichols

The XFL signings by NFL teams have not come as fast as expected. The only two known commitments are two ex Houston Roughnecks players. Quarterback P.J. Walker agreed to terms with the Panthers earlier Monday. Now comes word from Deatrick Nichols’ agent, Aston Wilson, that the XFL’s interceptions leader has agreed to terms on a [more]

Drew Brees’ deal looks a lot like the Philip Rivers and Tom Brady deals

Three aging quarterbacks will each get $25 million this year. The details are out on the Drew Brees deal in New Orleans. Like Philip Rivers in Indy and Tom Brady in Tampa, Brees will make $25 million this year. That’s $10 million below the current top of the quarterback market, at $35 million. (Or, alternately, [more]

Sean Payton has a new perspective after COVID-19 diagnosis

Saints coach Sean Payton seems to be recovering well, in his home quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. And he also seems to be realizing that as the first NFL face of the disease, he has a responsibility to share his message. Payton told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that the focus [more]

Emmanuel Sanders can become first to play in Super Bowl for four franchises

When Emmanuel Sanders signed with the Saints, he put himself in a position to do something unique in NFL history: Sanders can become the first player ever to play in the Super Bowl for four different franchises. Sanders played in Super Bowl XLV with the Steelers, Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos and Super Bowl [more]

D.J. Swearinger re-signs with Saints

D.J. Swearinger signed with the Saints late in the 2019 season and he’ll return to try to make the team in 2020. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Swearinger has re-signed with the team. It is a one-year, $1.1 million deal for the veteran safety. The Saints were Swearinger’s third stop of the 2019 [more]

Top 25 remaining free agents

Of PFT’s original list of 100 free agents, NFL teams have tagged or agreed to terms with 85. But teams have made moves since then. Here is our list of the top 25 free agents currently on the market: 1. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 2. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston 3. Seahawks edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney [more]

Emmanuel Sanders signing with the Saints

Drew Brees has another weapon. And the NFC South now has some of the best receiving corps in the NFL. The Bucs and new quarterback Tom Brady have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley play for the Falcons. The Saints have Michael Thomas . . . and now Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders, [more]

Saints agree to one-year deals with Justin Hardee, Michael Burton

The Saints have agreed to one-year deals with cornerback Justin Hardee and fullback Michael Burton, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports. The Saints declined to tender Hardee as a restricted free agent. Hardee, 26, has spent the past three seasons in New Orleans. He is a core special teams player, having played 114 defensive snaps and [more]

Saints re-sign Andrus Peat to five-year contract

Andrus Peat got a chance to see what the open market had to offer and has decided to return to the Saints. The Saints announced that Peat has agreed to a five-year deal to remain in New Orleans. They did not announce any financial terms, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it is [more]

Roger Goodell addresses COVID-19 outbreak

For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak has turned the sports world and the real world on its head, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has addressed the topic. Goodell’s comments were made in connection with the disclosure from Saints coach Sean Payton that he has tested positive for the virus. “Our primary concern is for [more]

Saints exercise fifth-year options on Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk

The Saints have exercised the 2021 fifth-year options on cornerback Marshon Lattimore and offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Lattimore and Ramczyk become the first members of the 2017 draft class to have their options picked up. Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, fifth-year options are fully guaranteed. Lattimore and Ramczyk have [more]

Sean Payton has had no respiratory symptoms from COVID-19

Saints coach Sean Payton announced on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He added that he has avoided the worst of the virus. “I’m feeling better and fortunate to not have any of the respiratory symptoms,” Payton said on Twitter. “Four more days at home.” Payton went public with his diagnosis in an [more]

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