Akiem Hicks

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:55:09 GMTDefensive end Akiem Hicks is one of the more personable Saints players, with a mix of analytic thinking and playful antics. In a meeting with the media this week, he sounded off about what short-yardage stops mean to the de..

CAMP REPORT: Ryan wants to see Walker stay on the field more often


Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:55:08 GMT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va — Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan likes what he’s seen from Tyrunn Walker.
Ryan just wants to see more. As in more often.
It’s not that Walker doesn’t perform when he’s on the field. His issue, his early flaw in his NFL c..

Learning the hard way


Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:22:17 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nnderhill@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Stanley Jean-Baptiste got beat.
Nick Toon has a knack for making cornerbacks look bad in practice, but it’s hard to know if Stanley Jean-Baptiste was added to that list Tuesday.
The coverage was there. Jean-Baptiste was is p..

BIG and QUICK


Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:47:08 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The first hint that something special was on tap that night in late September 2013 was when nose tackle John Jenkins slid over and lined up at left defensive end.
Defensive end isn’t where most would expect to find Jenkins, ..

Saints Tuesday morning briefing, Aug. 12

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:46:12 GMTBy nick underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Three more practices before the Saints come home.
The players and coaches all say that they have enjoyed their time in West Virginia. Coach Sean ..

Cornerback White working to find a fit with Saints — whatever it takes


Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:25:23 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — You can’t see it for his helmet, of course, but Saints cornerback Corey White is sporting a yellowish Mohawk these days.
Maybe that will help him stand out in a crowd.
White may be going into his third season, but he readily..

CAMP REPORT: Cooks flashes speed against Lewis


Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:33:32 GMT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — First-round pick Brandin Cooks is the most exciting player running routes at Saints training camp.
It’s a common role of high draft picks, regardless of their position, yet backup quarterback Luke McCown said Cooks is earnin..

Sloppy practice brings back memories of last season


Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:05:24 GMT
By Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — With the skies dark and a steady rain blanketing the field, the Saints player caught the ball along the sideline, turned up field and opened his eyes in panic when the defensive back covering him stripped the ball, scooped ..

Turned inside out


Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:46:47 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — When the Chicago Bears began rebuilding their offensive line last season, they took a hard look around the league and decided to follow the blueprint laid out by the New Orleans Saints.
While many teams around the NFL look t..

Trevin Wade

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:36:56 GMTn Position: Cornerback
n Years in the NFL: 3
n Acquired: Free agency (2013)
n College: Arizona
n Career highlights: A 2012 seventh-round draft pick by Cleveland, Wade played 19 snaps of defense for the Saints in the 201..