Battle of New Orleans: Benson saga hard not to watch


Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:02:54 GMT
BY SCOTT RABALAIS
srabalais@theadvocate.com

The lawsuits are flying, the attorneys are massing on the border and people are choosing sides for what promises to be The Battle of New Orleans II, an uncivil war between Bensons and LeBlancs for control of Louisiana’s major professional sports empire.
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“The future is bright and secure for both teams here in New Orleans”


Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:52:07 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Nothing is supposed to change.
That was the gist of the statement released by the New Orleans Saints on Thursday morning announcing Gayle Benson and not Rita LeBlanc, who previously was considered heir to her grandfather’s throne, will take control of the..

CFL cornerback Delvin Breaux will work out with Saints on Friday

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:51:24 GMTThe Saints search for cornerback help will continue when the team works out Delvin Breaux on Friday.
A New Orleans native, the 6-foot-1 Breaux has been with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League since 2013..

Vikings answer backlash with show of sense


Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:20:06 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

Finally, some common sense.
Make that common decency.
Adrian Peterson won’t be wearing a Minnesota Vikings uniform Sunday when his team plays the Saints.
And if justice is served, the next uniform he does wear will have a different number than “28” and f..

Ownership moves now biggest story of offseason

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:55:00 GMTBY SCOTT RABALAIS
srabalais@theadvocate.comEveryone expected the New Orleans Saints to make big changes this offseason.
An assistant coach here. A front-office face there. A blockbuster trade, perhaps.
Hardly anyone could ..

Saints playing waiting game with Galette’s legal woes


Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:37:41 GMT
by nick underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — The New Orleans Saints are playing a waiting game in regards to Junior Galette’s legal troubles.
The team said it is taking the matter seriously and monitoring to see what facts emerge from the investigations, but have not sat down with the..

Ireland joins front office


Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:53:16 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Ryan Pace’s departure to become the general manager of the Chicago Bears created an opportunity for the New Orleans Saints to change their procedures.
The old way wasn’t broken, and continuity is valued among NFL types, but sometimes change..

Saints shaking things up


Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:52:01 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Fresh ideas.
Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis wasn’t 30 seconds into talking about the hiring of Jeff Ireland for the team’s top personnel post — the exact title is still fuzzy — Wednesday when he said those words.
And he wasn’t just ta..

Reiprish’s firing is latest wake-up call


Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:24:51 GMT
BY TED LEWIS
tlewis@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Five years ago Sunday, New Orleans Saints director of college scouting Rick Reiprish was sitting on the front row at the Senior Bowl weigh-ins, accepting the congratulations of his peers from around the NFL after the Saints had reached the ..

LSU fullback Neighbors weighs in at Senior Bowl


Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:19:41 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Tuesday’s Senior Bowl weigh-in is not for the shy.
First players come on a stage in the Mobile Convention Center wearing nothing but form-fitting compression shorts — a requirement because UnderArmour is a sponsor — to be sized up by the 5..