Graham helping out rookie kicker


Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:36:16 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For Saints kicker Shayne Graham, it started not too far from here: across the state line in his hometown of Radford, Virginia, and then at nearby Virginia Tech.
And it might be that it ends here, or at least in New Orleans..

Rams’ Fisher: Unlikely Bradford will play vs. the Saints on Friday


Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:18:36 GMT
By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Rams coach Jeff Fisher said it’s “unlikely” quarterback Sam Bradford, coming off knee surgery, will play in the preseason opener Friday against the Saints.
Bradford has said he feels fine with no worries. He missed the final nine games last se..

Payton: Potential meeting with Williams no big deal


Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:07:24 GMT
by gary estwick
Special to The Advocate

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va — Time may not have healed the relationships of the main coaching figures in the Saints’ Bountygate scandal.
Or, maybe it has.
Sean Payton and his former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, will they greet each other Frida..

Jairus Byrd

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:01:01 GMTBy Gary Estwick
Special to The AdvocateSaints free safety Jairus Byrd is preparing for his first NFL game in his hometown of St. Louis. Two of his NFL mentors hail from New Orleans and played for the Rams.
The Advocate: Wh..

CAMP REPORT: Benson treated after showing altitude-related symptoms


Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:00:06 GMT
By Ramon Antonio Vargas and Gary Estwick
Advocate sportswriters

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — After experiencing altitude-related symptoms, Saints owner Tom Benson left practice at The Greenbrier resort Tuesday to receive oxygen, team spokesman Greg Bensel said.
Bensel said Benson received treatment at a hospital in..

Enough to go around?


Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:40:38 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — At first glance, it seems Saints rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks won’t touch the ball as much as he did in his final year at Oregon State.
He caught 128 passes and took 32 handoffs for a combined 1,947 yards and 18 touch..

Saints make minor moves


Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:20:32 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Ramon Antonio Vargas
nunderhill@theadvocate.com and rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Saints made a number of transactions Tuesday to turn over the bottom of their roster.
The team signed wide receiver Tobias Palmer and tight end Richard Quinn. It also released wide receiver Steve Hull, nose tackle Tyron..

Vinnie Sunseri


Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:15:05 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill814@gmail.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The first thing everyone will tell you about Vinnie Sunseri is that he the son of a football coach.
It seems like a throwaway line, something uttered when there is nothing better to say, but it’s an important detail when di..

Grubbs’ injury has Saints interior line living in limbo


Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:43:24 GMT
BY GARY ESTWICK
Special to The Advocate

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — What a mess on the Saints interior line.
Neither second-year pro Tim Lelito nor veteran Jonathan Goodwin have stepped forward during the first nine days of training camp to become the front-runner at center, holding back def..

Derek Dimke

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:15:02 GMTn Position: Kicker
n Years in the NFL: 1
n Acquired: Free agency (2014)
n College: Illinois
n Career highlights: In college, he was the most accurate kicker in Illinois history, making 39-of-46 field goal attempts (84.8..