No decision on Graham’s grievance yet


Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:05:01 GMT
BY TED LEWIS
tlewis@theadvocate.com

NFL system arbitrator Stephen Burbank took less than a week to issue his rulings in his first two cases involving the league.
Not with the Jimmy Graham case, however.
None of the parties involved in Graham’s grievance case over whether he should be class..

Saints sign one Davis, drop another

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:38:02 GMTBY TED LEWIS
tlewis@theadvocate.comThe Saints have traded one Davis for another, signing linebacker Todd Davis while releasing cornerback A.J. Davis in a waived/injured deal.
Todd Davis (6-foot-1, 230 pounds) went undraft..

Bustin’ it on the bubble


Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:38:23 GMT
By Alex Cassara
Special to The Advocate

As Saints veterans trickled in after the team’s final day of organized team activities Thursday, they sidestepped the horde of media waiting for Brandin Cooks at his locker, laughing and shaking their heads in relief.
They were grateful for his distracti..

Time in between OTAs training camp important

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:52:08 GMTBy Will Guillory
Special to The AdvocateOnce an athlete can finally attain their lifetime goal of becoming an NFL player, they often reflect on the tremendous amount of hard work, dedication and resilience that it took for..

Cooks catching on fast


Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:47:47 GMT
By Rod Walker
rwalker@theadvocate.com

Brandin Cooks has had little trouble soaking up the plays in the New Orleans Saints’ playbook.
Hauling in passes from Drew Brees seems easy too.
The hard part for the rookie wide receiver is grasping the fact that he truly is starting to live his NFL dre..

Lofton likes Saints’ potential


Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:24:33 GMT
By gary estwick
Special to The Advocate

Middle linebacker Curtis Lofton on Thursday called this offseason’s Saints the “best team on paper I’ve ever been around,” a statement which speaks to expectations for 2014.
It’s a big statement, with the Saints defense (fourth overall) and offense (fourt..

Graham supported


Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:05:59 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Nine voluntary offseason practices and a three-day minicamp were history when Saints tight end Benjamin Watson was asked for his thoughts on teammate Jimmy Graham, who missed all of the aforementioned work because of a contract dispute.
Watson’s response ..

The waiting game


Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:43:39 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Each wearing business suits and ties, Saints All-Pro Jimmy Graham and coach Sean Payton shuffled in and out of view on the second floor of the New Orleans-area hotel for several hours in the afternoon Wednesday, the day the star player’s franchise-tag-rel..

Brees says Saints have chance to win title


Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:43:01 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Saints quarterback Drew Brees told USA Today on Tuesday the chance to win a second Super Bowl in New Orleans is the main reason he’s still playing 14 years after joining the NFL, and there’s no reason why he can’t get championship ring No. 2 at the end of..

Tanner continues quest to make Saints


Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:22:05 GMT
BY BRIAN ALLEE-WALSH
Special to The Advocate

In franchise history, there may be no one better at taking “no’’ for an answer than New Orleans Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner, who’s been cut/released/waived more often than he cares to remember.
His biography in the team’s media guide reflects 34 tran..