Latest Sheldon Rankins News

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown carry by Alvin Kamara in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Payton: Saints identifying ways to shore up 13-win squad

Jan. 7, 2020 8:24 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and players who've been in New Orleans the past few years have endured a cruel kind of three-peat. Three straight seasons have ended with playoff loses in which the decisive points were scored on the final play. The latest loss Sunday came in overtime against...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passes against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

Saints' mental, physical toughness tested in latest win

Dec. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints' playoff readiness was tested during their trip to Tennessee. The results were mostly encouraging. After a first quarter plagued by penalties and defensive breakdowns, the Saints were down by two touchdowns on the road, in the rain, against a Titans team also...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates his touchdown pass to tight end Josh Hill, which broke the NFL record for career touchdown passes, surpassing Peyton Manning, in the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Brees chasing more history as Saints visit Tannehill, Titans

Dec. 19, 2019 3:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill has followed Drew Brees since he was still in high school. So Tannehill couldn't miss watching at least a little bit as the Saints quarterback wrote his name into the NFL record book a couple of more times. “Obviously, he was on fire,” Tannehill said of...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) runs off the field after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 34-7 in an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Brees broke the NFL record for career touchdown passes, surpassing Peyton Manning, and the all-time single game completion percentage as well. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Saints QB Brees in vintage form as playoffs approach

Dec. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vintage Drew Brees is back. Or so it would seem the past two weeks, during which the Saints' 40-year-old quarterback has passed for nine touchdowns and 656 yards, setting career and single-game NFL records in the process. His return to stellar form comes at a good time for the...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Michael Thomas in the second half an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Injury-plagued Saints brace for visit from desperate Colts

Dec. 12, 2019 9:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton is trying not to let New Orleans' latest bout with key injuries undermine his club's Super Bowl aspirations. A pair of starting defensive linemen who are both former first-round draft choices — end Marcus Davenport and tackle Sheldon Rankins — left...

Colts-Saints Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 1:58 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (6-7) at NEW ORLEANS (10-3) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Saints by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Colts 6-5-2, Saints 8-5 SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 8-5 LAST MEETING - Saints beat Colts 27-21, Oct. 25, 2015 LAST WEEK - Colts lost to Buccaneers 38-35; Saints lost to 49ers 48-46 AP PRO32...

Saints place defensive linemen Davenport, Rankins on IR

Dec. 11, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have place starting defensive linemen Sheldon Rankins and Marcus Davenport on injured reserve. The move ends the season for the former first-round draft picks with New Orleans just weeks away from beginning a third-straight playoff run. Rankins, a defensive tackle...

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) carries on a touchdown reception as New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) and defensive back K'Waun Williams (24) pursue in the first half an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Super Bowl-or-bust Saints have plenty to improve on

Dec. 9, 2019 7:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton had no interest in emphasizing the positives in a thrilling 48-46 loss that came down to the final seconds against the team with the best record in the NFC. “We can’t kid ourselves,” Payton said Monday after analyzing video of New Orleans'...

El pateador de los 49ers de San Francisco Robbie Gould celebra tras anotar el gol de campo que le dio el triunfo a su equipo sobre los Saints de Nueva Orleans el domingo ocho de diciembre del 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Garoppolo's 4 TD passes help 49ers top Saints, 48-46

Dec. 8, 2019 11:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out, and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender grabbed his face mask. “Run...

File-This Sept. 24, 2019, file photo shows New Orleans Saints' Manti Te'o (51) on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Teo has a new perspective on life and football. The New Orleans Saints could find out Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, how Teo’s outlook affects his performance in a high-stakes clash with San Francisco that will decide who has the inside track to the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. With fellow linebackers Kiko Alonso (thigh) and A.J. Klein (knee) missing practice on Wednesday and their playing status unclear, the newly signed Teo participated in an NFL practice for the first time since last season. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Teo returns to Saints defense for high-stakes tilt vs 49ers

Dec. 4, 2019 7:41 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Manti Teo has a new perspective on life and football. The New Orleans Saints could find out Sunday how Teo’s outlook affects his performance in a high-stakes clash with San Francisco that will decide who has the inside track to the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. With fellow...