Saints quiet on Brees’ contract

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 02:38:36 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson and NICK UNDERHILL
Advocate sportswritersNew Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who is headed into the final year of his contract and carries a $30 million cap charge in 2016, has been widely speculated as..

Loomis realistic as Saints work with limited resources


Tue, 15 Mar 2016 02:38:08 GMT
BY NICK UNDERHILL
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is a realist.
He knows the Saints entered free agency with limited cap space and were going to be limited in the things they were going to be able to accomplish.
He had his lists of “musts, needs and wants” and made c..

Safety Bush signs one-year deal with Detroit

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 05:24:01 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comFormer New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush is moving on after signing a 1-year, $2.4 million deal with the Detroit Lions, a source confirmed to The Advocate.
Bush, whom the S..

Saints’ moves were simply offensive

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 00:20:56 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comAfter months of talk about how the Saints needed to spend the offseason focused on finding ways to improve their defense, the team spent the first week of free agency focused on ..

For Fleener, signing with Saints a ‘no-brainer’


Fri, 11 Mar 2016 23:59:14 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

Coby Fleener had little trouble figuring out where he wanted to land in free agency.
NFL teams aren’t very subtle.
First, Fleener and his agent figured out which teams were seriously interested, and then, as free agency kicked into high gear, the list wh..

Not considered mauler, Fleener ‘adequate’ blocker


Fri, 11 Mar 2016 23:58:01 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

There’s no question Coby Fleener is more of a receiving tight end than a mauler who is going to lay fierce blocks and spring holes in the defense for running backs to run through.
Fleener knows this. He admits it and says that even though he blocked a fa..

Saints re-sign backup QB McCown, cut CB Browner


Fri, 11 Mar 2016 03:03:38 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson and Nick Underhill
Advocate sportswriters

Backup quarterback Luke McCown signed a two-year deal to remain with the Saints, according to his agent, Mike McCartney.
A source told The Advocate that McCown’s deal is worth $3 million, with a $500,000 signing bonus that allows McCown to make $1.5 mi..

Saints make offers to Hill, Lelito

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:12:02 GMTBy Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson
Advocate sportswritersThe Saints tendered offers to tight end Josh Hill and guard Tim Lelito, which should make it difficult for either player to leave town.
The tenders are at the l..

FLEENER FILLS VOID

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:28:47 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comNew Orleans opened the 2015 free-agency period by trading away tight end Jimmy Graham in a move that shocked the NFL.
One year later, the Saints opened free agency by quietly m..

Betting on Coby

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:27:07 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe Saints started the day with a void at tight end that had to be filled.
Ben Watson, who stepped up to fill the void created by the departure of Jimmy Graham last season, bolt..