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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo (56) chases a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The deal was announced Saturday, May 23, 2020,  by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Saints adding ex-Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo

May. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Linebacker Anthony Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The deal was announced Saturday by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Chickillo is changing teams for the first...

Saints add versatile running back, returner Montgomery

May. 15, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Ty Montgomery, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. The 6-foot, 216-pound Montgomery comes to New Orleans after spending last season in largely a reserve and special teams role with the New York Jets. Montgomery rushed 15...

Saints bring back reserve lineman Omameh

May. 14, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed offensive lineman Patrick Omameh. The 6-foot-4, 327-pound Omameh joined New Orleans at the start of training camp last season and appeared in 14 regular-season games with one start. The seven-year veteran...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints' Larry Warford (67) blocks against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club's selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the recent NFL draft. Warford's termination was announced by general manager Mickey Loomis on Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Saints cut 3-year starter, 3-time Pro Bowl guard Warford

May. 8, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club's selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the NFL draft. Warford, whose termination was announced Friday by general...

Saints add veteran defensive lineman Hunt

May. 1, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent defensive end Margus Hunt on Friday. The 6-foot-8, 295-pound Hunt is a seven-year NFL veteran out of SMU who was drafted 53rd overall by Cincinnati in 2013. He spent his first four seasons with Cincinnati, where he was limited by ankle and...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

For Saints, fewer was better in the 2020 draft

Apr. 25, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis didn't want to invest draft choices in players who'd struggle to make a roster loaded with regulars from three straight division-winning seasons. After trading all of their picks in rounds four through seven, not to mention a...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Baun is a possible pick in the NFL Draft which runs Thursday, April 23, 2020, thru Saturday, April 25. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Saints trade up twice in third round to take Baun, Trautman

Apr. 25, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints traded up twice in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night, moving up 14 spots to and take Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun 74th overall and trading back into the third round again to select Dayton tight end Adam Trautman 105th. “If we have a vision...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis stands on the field before the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

Saints cancel offseason program amid coronavirus concerns

Apr. 22, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have canceled their offseason program because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and informed players they will not be required to report to club headquarters until training camp — whenever that may be. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said coach Sean...

Saints keep reserve rusher, special teams regular Washington

Apr. 16, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have re-signed reserve running back and special teams regular Dwayne Washington, general manager Mickey Loomis said Thursday. The four-year NFL veteran out of Washington has spent the past two seasons with New Orleans, carrying 35 times for 214 yards in that span....

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) catches a pass while Virginia cornerback Nick Grant (1) defends during the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. The NFL's shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic is denying teams the opportunity to get face time with draft prospects who have been injured, have checkered pasts or are under the radar. Higgins’ 6-foot-4 frame and superb hands stand out in a deep pool of receivers. Speed is the question, and a private workout might have helped. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

For Saints, draft could help end recent run of playoff pain

Apr. 16, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton could transform legacies by finding a big-play talent or two in the NFL draft. Chances are running out for star quarterback Drew Brees to play in a second Super Bowl. The Saints also brought back another member of their 2009...