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Saints Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (14-4) New faces: TE Jared Cook, C Erik McCoy, DT Malcolm Brown, RB Latavius Murray, OL Nick Easton, DBs CJ Gardner-Johnson and Saquan Hampton, DE Mario Edwards Jr., RS Marcus Sherels. Key losses: RB Mark Ingram, C Max Unger, DT Tyeler Davison, DE Alex Okafor, TE Ben Watson. Strengths: QB...

NFL 2019: Saints aim to overcome past playoff devastation

Aug. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints may very well be on a revenge tour this season, whether they frame it that way publicly or not. The Saints are among the favorites to contend for the Super Bowl berth they were agonizingly denied last season by both the Los Angeles Rams and an...

Saints add veteran linebacker Will Compton to camp roster

Aug. 21, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have added linebacker Will Compton and offensive lineman Fisayo Awolaja to their training camp roster. The additions, announced by coach Sean Payton on Wednesday, come after the club waived reserve long snapper Nick Moore and placed offensive tackle Chris Clark...

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...

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...

With new offense, new digs, LSU eyes 'special' 2019 season

Aug. 12, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Quarterback Joe Burrow goes beyond LSU's evident talent and experience at key positions when explaining his assertion that the Tigers are primed to have a "special" season. "It's kind of hard to just describe it," Burrow said with a relaxed, matter-of-fact certainty to his tone....

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...

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...