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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...

The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, flies over downtown New Orleans and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as a salute to the health care front line responders working to help the sick during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Saints exploring Superdome naming rights options

May. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are preparing to look for a new naming rights holder for the Superdome. Mercedez-Benz has held naming rights under a 10-year agreement that expires in July 2021 and Saints have said this week that the German automaker does not intend to extend the deal. In 2015,...

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 - This Sept. 15, 2019, file photo shows The Greenbrier resort nestled in the mountains in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Several NFL teams are eyeing the resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for The Greenbrier resort on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 said they've been contacted by teams but no one has officially signed on to practice there this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

NFL teams eyeing West Virginia resort as training facility

May. 13, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several NFL teams are eyeing a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the retreat said Wednesday. The Greenbrier, a lavish resort in southern West Virginia, has previously hosted training...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs began talking about a repeat before they had even left the stadium following their Super Bowl triumph. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Chiefs among centerpieces of NFL slate as they chase repeat

May. 10, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the makeshift interview room just outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, defensive tackle Chris Jones yelled across to Chiefs teammate Frank Clark, vowing that the Super Bowl championship they had just won would not be the last. Their road to a repeat will begin at home. And there...

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...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures to a teammate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A highlight of the opening weekend of the NFL season will have Brady's regular-season debut with Tampa Bay against Drew Brees at New Orleans on Sept. 13 — the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL history. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Column: More normality from NFL. Will it happen on time?

May. 7, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

The Super Bowl champions kicking off the season at home. Spanking new stadiums in Los Angeles and Las Vegas unveiled in prime time. A Thanksgiving tripleheader. Nothing but normality for the NFL in anything but normal times. Free agency pretty much went routinely. The draft, done virtually, was a massive hit...

FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Gayle Benson, widow of NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson, walks down the steps to receive his casket with New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond for visitation at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Aymond, who knew the couple separately before they married in 2004, has become almost a part of the team, thought by some to bring the beloved Saints help from a higher power. Aymond was there to eulogize Tom Benson as a “New Orleans saint on Earth” and walk side by side with Gayle in the funeral procession. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Saints emails, lawsuits could be buried in church bankruptcy

May. 5, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

A bankruptcy filing by New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese freezes sexual abuse lawsuits and could help bury the details of alleged coverups of predator priests and thousands of internal emails documenting a behind-the-scenes alliance with the New Orleans Saints. Attorneys for those suing the church...

Staff members attend to the horse Face Time Bourbon after Sweden's Bjorn Goop won the Grand Prix d'Amerique trotting race at the Vincennes racetrack, outside Paris, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

The Latest: Harbaughs donate $100,000 to United Way

May. 4, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, are donating $100,000 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to support its COVID-19 community response fund. “We stand with families feeling the brunt of this crisis...