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Jets sign Saleh favorite Blair to add depth to D-line

Jun. 01, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive lineman Ronald Blair, a favorite of coach Robert Saleh from their days together with the San Francisco 49ers. The addition of Blair on Tuesday bolsters a defensive line that is considered a strength of the Jets....

Jets kick off rookie camp with 'high energy' Saleh in charge

May. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh wrapped up his first practice with the New York Jets by taking his usual spot behind the huddle and waiting for the head coach to address the team. Then, it quickly dawned on him. “Oh, shoot,” Saleh said Friday with...

Saints add Huggins to depleted interior defensive line

May. 06, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive tackle Albert Huggins in a move that addresses a position where the club lost two prominent regulars this offseason. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Huggins is a third-year pro out of Clemson who has played in...

AP source: Foot sidelines Jets' Quinnen Williams 8-10 weeks

May. 04, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets standout defensive lineman Quinnen Williams broke a bone in a foot and is expected to have surgery and be sidelined eight to 10 weeks, according to a person with knowledge of the injury. Williams was hurt last week during on-field workouts...

Circumstances led Saints to draft for value more than need

May. 01, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first Saints draft since the retirement of record-setting passer Drew Brees featured the selections of defensive players in the first three rounds. That wasn't necessarily by design. “It’s just the way the draft fell,”...

Saints mindful of holes beyond QB in first post-Brees draft

Apr. 23, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As counterintuitive as it may seem, the first New Orleans Saints draft since the retirement of all-time leading NFL passer Drew Brees might not include a quarterback. A cornerback, however, could very well be in the cards. Saints...

Saints enter draft with holes at all levels of defense

Apr. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

28. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5) LAST SEASON: The Saints won the NFC South for a fourth consecutive season, and made the playoffs for the ninth time under coach Sean Payton, going 12-4 despite being without Drew Brees, the NFL's all-time leading passer, for four games. Brees...

Jets sign DE Curry, agree on deal with RB Coleman

Mar. 24, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets added experience and depth on both sides of the ball with their latest moves in free agency. The team announced Wednesday it signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry, who'll provide an already formidable D-line a...

AP source: Jets agree to terms with former Saints DT Rankins

Mar. 21, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets reached an agreement with former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins on a two-year deal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The contract is worth up to $17 million, said the person who spoke to The...

Cap constraints could limit Saints in free agency

Mar. 18, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Jameis Winston, DE Trey Hendrickson, DT Sheldon Rankins, LB Craig Robertson, DB PJ Williams, S Marcus Williams (franchise tag), DB Justin Hardee, DB Johnson Bademosi, S D.J. Swearinger, FB Michael Burton, RT James...