Finally back on field, Swann injured again

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 01:24:53 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson, nick Underhill and SCOTT RABALAIS
Advocate sportswriters

TAMPA — Damian Swann, who returned to action Sunday for the first time in four games, was carted from the field in the fourth quarter of the Saints’ 24-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Swann, a rookie cornerback who has shown promise, was making a re..

High stepping

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 01:24:43 GMT

TAMPA, Fla. — Tim Hightower walked through the bowels of Raymond James Stadium exchanging hugs, handshakes and daps with everyone he walked by en route to the locker room.
He smiled big. Then, when he went inside the locker room, he was presented with a g..


Mon, 14 Dec 2015 01:24:43 GMT

1 What we learned
It’s quite possible we go through the next three weeks and never really gain a grasp on who the Saints are as a football team. There are going to be times when the good Saints show up and times when the bad Saints take the field. There..

Here’s what’s in Santa’s sack for the Saints

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 03:16:49 GMT
By Ted lewis

Even under the red suit and hat, there was no mistaking the unruly hair and beard and especially that protruding belly which eliminated any need for padding.
Hard as it may be to believe, Rob Ryan is Lakeside Mall’s Santa Claus.
Yes, there are reports he’..

So … is it time to tank? Saints won’t play along.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 01:30:07 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comThe word is unavoidable now, both a flippant joke to some fans and a half-earnest hope for others who have already turned the page on the 2015 season and turned their eyes to t..


Sat, 12 Dec 2015 23:50:28 GMTBy Nick Underhill

Players, Allen sticking by Browner

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 01:39:03 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

Brandon Browner has become something of a lightning rod for Saints fans, a target of vitriol in a disappointing season for the defense and the team as a whole.
But Browner’s coaches and teammates haven’t wavered in their support for the veteran cornerback..

Though there’s plenty of room for improvement, Peat’s play has impressed

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 01:05:43 GMT
By Nick Underhill

Andrus Peat’s ascension into the starting lineup wasn’t created by force or will.
Peat didn’t get his chance and run away with it or immediately start opening up eyes, causing people to question why he wasn’t serving in this role all along. Maybe this wil..

‘He’s got a nose for the ball’

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 01:04:01 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

Nearly every member of the New Orleans Saints’ draft class who made it to the regular season has gotten a chance to shine this season.
Tyeler Davison’s chance arrived Sunday.
With starting nose tackle John Jenkins sidelined because of a concussion, Daviso..

Spiller says he’s ready to handle increased role

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 01:03:10 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson
Advocate sportswriters

One of the bigger mysteries of the New Orleans Saints’ season could be solved over the next four weeks.
With Mark Ingram on injured reserve because of a torn left rotator cuff, the Saints must turn to running backs C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower to carry ..