Payton says Jimmy Graham contract situation is a challenge (Bayou Buzz)

The New Orleans Saints‘ pending contract talks with star tight end Jimmy Grahampresents a challenge for the organization. Whether the Saints use the franchise tag on Graham or sign him to a long-term deal will have a huge impact on the Saints’ salary-cap outlook, coach Sean Payton acknowledged in an interview with FOX Sports. Click ..

New Orleans Saints have eighth weakest strength of schedule in 2014

The New Orleans Saints are tied for the eighth weakest 2014 strength of schedule, based on the 2013 results of their opponents. For comparison, going into the 2013 season, the Saints had the third most difficult strength of schedule based on 2012 results. Click to read the original Saints article by buzz: new orleans saints.

Strength of schedule: New Orleans Saints

It’s really a futile exercise to look at any NFL team’s schedule in February and declare it easy or difficult. For instance, who knew the Carolina Panthers would be so good at this point last year? And regardless, two of the New Orleans Saints’ five … Click to read the original Saints article by buzz: ..

Vilma on “Mike and Mike” (ESPN Audio)

Vilma on “Mike and Mike” (ESPN Audio)

Saints LB Jonathan Vilma explains his comments about how the NFL would receive a gay player, Michael Sam’s draft status, challenges Sam could face in the league and more. &nbsp

Junior Galette: 2013 season in review

… two fumble recoveries, which tied for first on the team with Jordan and sixth in the NFL. Best Game: Registered a career-best three sacks for 30 yards lost in the New Orleans Saints’ 31-13 win against the Carolina Panthers in Week 14. New Orleans … Click to read the original Saints article by buzz: ..

Source: Browns to Hire Bill Kuharich (Bayou Buzz)

Following a six-year hiatus, former New Orleans Saints executive Bill Kuharich is about to re-enter the NFL race. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cleveland Browns are hiring Kuharich as an assistant to General Manager Ray Farmer, whom Kuharich worked with while serving as the Vice President of Player Personnel with the Kansas City Chiefs. ..

All Things Saints: Your Daily News 2/11 (Who Dat Dish)

We’ll get you caught up on a few stories today, and we sure have some good ones! It’s almost as though the off-season is one big powder keg, and someone just lit the gun powder. Mike Triplett | ESPN.com | What happens if Graham fights TE tag? Here’s how the process would work: If the Saints franchise ..