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Saints' Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

Jun. 13, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including Drew Brees were amused. They also found it fitting, given the dynamism and versatility Kamara has come to...

Jets' Gregg Williams establishing intense culture on defense

Jun. 13, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is the furthest thing from warm and fuzzy. Never has been. And, never will. That's not how the New York Jets' defensive coordinator is wired. Williams has helped build stingy defenses all around the NFL for nearly 30 years with a mix of fiery passion, intimidating...

AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension

Jun. 11, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, who has been New Orleans' sack leader in six of the past seven seasons, has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

Saints' Murray says he can't replace Ingram, but can help

May. 30, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Saints running back Latavius Murray doesn't see himself as a replacement for his friend and former offseason training partner, Mark Ingram — not that he can't appreciate why others might view him as such. "Human nature for fans or anybody is to compare us, because obviously...

Saints' Brees eager to try new things in 19th NFL season

May. 23, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A playful grin widened across Drew Brees' face while he discussed lining up as a receiver for the read-option plays the Saints installed last season for third-string quarterback Taysom Hill. "If they're going to split me out as much, I'm going to need to have some routes that at least...

Saints rookie Mack hopes hard lessons at Notre Dame pay off

May. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Rookie tight end Alize Mack thinks playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans' prolific offense will help him fulfill the potential he never realized at Notre Dame. "This offense really allows me to put my talents on display. And that's why I'm really excited. That's why I really wanted to...

Saints safety draws high praise from coaches at rookie camp

May. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Former Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson completed all of two rookie minicamp practices when Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn predicted that defensive coordinator Dennis Allen would find a way to carve out playing time for New Orleans' fourth-round draft choice. "It's limitless...

Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm team to win Zurich Classic

Apr. 28, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Ryan Palmer had to find a teammate if he was going to get back to New Orleans, one of his favorite PGA Tour stops for reasons ranging from the food to his friendship with Saints coach Sean Payton. Palmer's past partner at the Zurich Classic team event, Jordan Spieth, had changed his...

Saints GM Loomis: Draft trades true to team philosophy

Apr. 27, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton left no doubt about their willingness to give up multiple draft picks — in the present and future — to go after prospects they like. New Orleans began the draft not slated to pick until near the end of the second...

Saints trade up 14 spots, draft Texas A&M center Erik McCoy

Apr. 26, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints moved aggressively to improve their interior blocking in the second round of the draft, trading up 14 spots to take Texas A&M center Erik McCoy with the 48th overall pick they received from Miami. "We were pretty confident he wasn't going to be available if...