Building his future

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 23:48:40 GMTBy Joel A. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comBattered and beaten by water and wind, all but forgotten, the tower still stands in New Orleans East.
Formerly known as the thriving elderly community of Forest Towers East, i..

Division III QB Neal lands with Saints after unexpected opportunity at Tulane’s pro day


Sat, 09 Apr 2016 22:43:00 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

No one could have expected Griffin Neal to end up at Tulane’s pro day.
He was busy working out with his quarterback coach Rudy Carpenter, trying to perfect his craft and prepare for his next opportunity, when they heard the Green Wave didn’t have a senior..

Source: Saints to re-sign RB Hightower

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 00:16:13 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe Tim Hightower story is not done in New Orleans.
The running back, who resurrected his career last season, will re-sign with the Saints, a source told The Advocate on Friday.
..

Do the math: Saints must tread lightly with Brees deal

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 23:04:12 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comHow many quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl with a $20 million salary-cap charge?
There had to have been a few through the years, right? Peyton Manning? Ben Roethlisberger? Maybe..

Saints to open preseason with lengthy road trips

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 23:00:11 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe Saints are going to be racking up some airline miles this summer.
The team will open its preseason schedule with road games against the New England Patriots and Houston Texan..

Saints’ Payton uses analytics, but still relies on instincts

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:58:49 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comSean Payton looks at the numbers.
He studies them. He knows what they suggest to do in specific situations. He also knows when to toss them aside and trust his own instincts.
An..

Saints’ Payton uses analytics, but still relies on instincts

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:58:49 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comSean Payton looks at the numbers.
He studies them. He knows what they suggest to do in specific situations. He also knows when to toss them aside and trust his own instincts.
An..

Saints redo Ingram’s contract

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:42:32 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson and NICK UNDERHILl
Advocate sportswritersThe New Orleans Saints have restructured the contract of running back Mark Ingram in order to open up more salary cap space, according to NFLPA records.
Ingra..

Saints continue to find creative ways to manage cap


Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:25:51 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Regardless of how you feel about how the Saints conduct their business, you have to give general manager Mickey Loomis and the brass credit for finding ways to add players to the roster.
The creative accounting the team likes to use reached its peak — or ..

A big addition

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:30:06 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe Saints have been working the free-agent market and salary cap harder than an accountant trying to turn a bill into a return during tax season.
The team entered the market with..