Mock Madness: Saints plan just a big guessing game (Bayou Buzz)

Kelvin Benjamin’s rangy talents helped Florida State capture the final BCS Championship. NEW ORLEANS — The only thing more worthless than my NCAA bracket right now is an NFL mock draft 46 days before Day 1 of the annual pro football crapshoot. No disrespect to any of the draft analysts, my colleagues Al Dupuy and ..

Fullback Jed Collins to visit Lions on Wednesday (Bayou Buzz)

The Lions search for a fullback continues. Former New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins will visit Lions headquarters in Allen Park on Wednesday, according to his agent Derrick Fox. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said last month he likes having a fullback on the roster, and after Henry Hynoski re-signed with the New York Giants ..

Swap Darren Sproles for DeSean Jackson? Not in This Lifetime (Who Dat Dish)

What was it that deputy Barney Fife used to say on the Andy Griffith show? “Nip it… Nip it in the bud”. That’s exactly what I’d tell Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton about the Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson if I had the chance. You know, I’m not often impressed by NFL Network analysts, but ..

Is trading Jimmy Graham the best move for the Saints? (Yardbarker)

Before I start anything; let me be clear: I love Jimmy Graham. He has shown nothing but classiness (from what I’ve seen) over his young and bright NFL career. I love him as a player on the field and off because he has shown he is a role model. Now with that being said, I ..

State fines solar panel contractor for operating without a license (Bayou Buzz)

The action is the first taken against one of the two largest solar panel installers in the state, and it comes as Sader struggles to stay afloat in a rapidly changing industry. The state Legislature voted last summer to phase out lucrative tax credits that leasing companies like Sader rely upon to finance their businesses. ..

Saints re-sign WR Morgan, add FB Lorig (Bayou Buzz)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have re-signed receiver Joseph Morgan for one year and have agreed to a four-year deal with free agent fullback Erik Lorig. Morgan returns after a knee injury in training camp cost him all of last season. Lorig joins New Orleans after spending his first four NFL seasons ..

Lewis restructures; other contract updates (Bayou Buzz)

The New Orleans Saints restructured cornerback Keenan Lewis‘ contract to save some salary-cap space. And they are $ 3.09 million under the salary cap after all of their latest moves, according to the NFL Players Association. Lewis did not take a pay cut. He simply converted some of his base salary in 2014 and 2015 ..

Thomas Morstead going bald at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub (Bayou Buzz)

Saints superstar Thomas Morstead is once again shaving his head to help tackle the toughest opponent of his career – childhood cancer. This year the footballer is going a step further and is also whipping off the beard he has been growing for months. Thomas is taking part in the huge St Baldrick’s Day block ..

Saints' Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham: 'Be patient' (Bayou Buzz)

Drew Brees knows how Jimmy Graham is feeling, perhaps more than any player in the NFL. Two seasons ago, Brees and the New Orleans Saints had a protracted contract standoff after the Saints placed the franchise tag on him. Brees didn’t sign the tag, and wound up missing offseason work before the sides came to ..