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Saints' Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats

Aug. 20, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees sees discussions about his arm strength and recently declining passing yardage as moot points. Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints quarterback says — and that will be a driving factor in determining his longevity. "I can't throw the ball 70...

Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers

Aug. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally for a...

Close friends Brees and Rivers get to share practice field

Aug. 15, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and Drew Brees have not been teammates since 2005 but the bond between the two still remains strong. The quarterbacks are sharing a field as the Los Angeles Chargers host the New Orleans Saints for practices for the third straight year. The two teams will work out...

New Orleans Superdome to be renovated before 2024 Super Bowl

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans' iconic Superdome, home to the Saints football team and a symbol of the city's revival after Hurricane Katrina, will undergo a $450 million facelift, under a financing plan approved Thursday that is aimed at keeping the NFL team in Louisiana for decades. The 44-year-old...

Saints quarterback joins Louisiana governor in announcement

Aug. 13, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has enlisted help from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in promoting Louisiana's new program to certify veteran-owned businesses. Brees appears with the Democratic governor in a new public service announcement about the program that was released...

TE Jared Cook not taking Saints' prolific scheme for granted

Aug. 13, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — First-year Saints tight end Jared Cook won't take his apparent good fit with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and New Orleans' prolific offense for granted. After a decade in the NFL that often fell short of expectations — particularly in Green Bay with star QB Aaron...

Vikings debut new offense in 34-25 preseason win over Saints

Aug. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota's new offense — both from under center and watching from the sideline. Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the...

Vikings look good on offense in 34-25 win over Saints

Aug. 9, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the Vikings defeated New Orleans 34-25 in the preseason opener for both clubs on Friday night. The game marked the Vikings' first test of...

Familiarity for several Saints when they play Vikings

Aug. 8, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

If they get on the field Friday night — and most of them are expected to play — a handful of former Vikings and current Saints will see some familiar faces on the other side. The Saints have punt returner Marcus Sherels, center Nick Easton, fullback Zach Line, running back Latavius Murray and, of...

Saints preseason opener brings big snaps for center hopefuls

Aug. 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton stopped short of declaring top draft choice Erik McCoy the starting center in the preseason opener. Yet, if recent practices are any indication, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound rookie out of Texas A&M has as good a chance as anyone to open the season snapping the...