Saints save $150,000 in salary for 2015


Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:10:20 GMT

The Saints salary total for 2015 lost $150,000 worth of weight Wednesday, according to NFLPA documents.
Looking through the documents, it appears the savings come from wide receiver Andy Tanner and safety Ty Zimmerman’s salaries remaining at $435,000, ins..

Thomas says Vaccaro can get back on track


Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:39:19 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — When Kenny Vaccaro was going through a rough patch earlier this season that led to his role being changed by the Saints, he reached out to Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas for some words of wisdom.
A fellow star from the University of Texas..

Focus helps ex-Saint Ninkovich find a home with New England


Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:01:01 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — Part of Rob Ninkovich is thankful for the time he spent in New Orleans.
If he ever falters as a defensive end, he now knows he has a skill he can fall back on as a long snapper. So he never has to worry about finding a job in another field. It’s..

Sharper faces rape charges next month


Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:39:05 GMT

LOS ANGELES — A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge set the new heari..

SUPER BOLDEN


Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:19:39 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — Brycen Bolden has sat in his great-grandfather’s living room more than once and been forced to watch old videos of the Super Bowl that features a much younger version the man identified by the announcers of Frank Pitts.
Brycen Bolden is only 3 y..

Patriots’ Casillas: Both he and Reis recovered onside kick


Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:44:56 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — The official game book for Super Bowl XLIV credits Jonathan Casillas with recovering Thomas Morstead’s onside kick to start the second half, which helped the New Orleans take a lead over the Indianapolis Colts and propelled the Saints to victory..

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:43:48 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — Delvin Breaux never stopped believing in himself.
It didn’t matter that three broken vertebrae in his neck that kept out of football for six years or that he never played a snap of college football. He believed he belonged in the NFL and never ..

Previous lawsuits could be flags in vetting


Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:34:06 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

As the NFL and NBA begin the process of vetting Gayle Benson, the wife of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and the new proposed heir to his two sports franchises, the leagues’ officials might raise their eyebrows at one fact from her life as a busines..

Graham slams aside any worries


Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:11:30 GMT
By Mike Cranston
Special to The Advocate

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jimmy Graham showed off a healthy shoulder … and he brought back his touchdown dunk, too.
The New Orleans tight end provided relief for worried Saints fans while grabbing two touchdown passes, including the winning 1-yard catch on fou..

Seeking Benson gossip? Get real.


Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:31:13 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

Enjoying the Benson Family Feud?
Well, who wouldn’t?
You’ve got money, power and relationship issues far beyond what just about any of us would ever be involved with.
You’ve got a man some have never forgiven for supposedly wanting to move the city’s mos..