Celebrating the arrival of the 9th season of No. 9 in black and gold


Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:31:51 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Drew Brees is heading into his ninth year wearing his No. 9 jersey for the Saints, and there’s no doubt about one thing: The Saints franchise quarterback is to blame for a lot of celebratory hangovers in New Orleans.
He’s led the Saints to half of the 10 ..

Going with youth, Saints cut ties with Bailey, Meachem


Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:20:19 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

The Saints sided with youth, no one at all and everybody in some of their key roster battles.
In trimming the roster to 53 names by Saturday’s 3 p.m. deadline, New Orleans made 22 cuts, the headliners being cornerback Champ Bailey and receiver Robert Meac..

Saints release Robert Meachem

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:36:03 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe Saints are siding with youth on offense.
In paring down its roster to 53 names, New Orleans parted ways with veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem Saturday afternoon.
Meachem ..

Saints release Champ Bailey

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:12:27 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe Saints made a splash this offseason by adding Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey to their secondary.
Byrd has lived up to his billing and appears ready to solidify the New Orleans ..

Should I stay or should I go?


Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:42:42 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

For a guy whose NFL playing career was in the balance Friday, Greg Jones didn’t act too concerned.
The 11-year veteran fullback signed by the Saints midway through training camp was sitting in his locker, smiling as he watched a video on his iPhone, await..

He’s off to a great start


Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:42:04 GMT
By Gary Estwick
Special to The Advocate

So much for the rookie wall.
Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks said Friday he’s avoided a mental or physical slump during his initial NFL experience.
Neither two-a-days during training camp in West Virginia and Saints headquarters nor the Saints offense’s ..

Robinson could be giving ground to Bailey


Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:48:49 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Patrick Robinson appeared to have the starting cornerback position opposite Keenan Lewis sewn up a few weeks ago.
That might not have changed during Thursday’s 22-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason finale, but Robinson also failed to hammer ..

This is just one goal for rookie Warren, but it’s within reach


Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:17:41 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

It would be easy to dismiss Saints rookie safety Pierre Warren’s interception in his team’s 22-13 defeat against Baltimore at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday night as cherry-picking a woefully overthrown ball by a backup quarterback.
But that woul..

Saints release Greg Jones

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:19:04 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe New Orleans Saints have begun chopping down their roster to 53 men.
The team released fullback Greg Jones in the first known move, according to a league source.
The 10-year v..

NOW THEY COUNT


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:48:54 GMT
By Scott Rabalais
srabalais@theadvocate.com

The final chapter of the New Orleans Saints preseason schedule was written Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens.
The 22-13 loss to the Ravens was more epilogue than page-turning climax — maybe even just the index. That’s the way of it by the time t..