Saints agreed to terms with TE John Gilmore

Saints agreed to terms with TE John Gilmore The nine-year veteran was cut by the Steelers Saturday. He’ll see time in two-tight end sets as a blocking specialist in New Orleans. Gilmore has never caught more than 15 passes in a season

Fleur-De-Links: Sunday, September 4

Whoa, nelly!! There is much to read today with all the roster moves and the beginning of the run-up to the Back-to-Football Premiere this Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers @ Lambeau Field. The Times-Picayune ran their special Saints 2011 Preview section, Drew Brees held a press conference, and the Saints had their first ..

Saints Sign Eight Players to Practice Squad

The New Orleans Saints have signed eight players to their practice squad after clearing waivers this morning. They are LB Nate Bussey, QB Sean Canfield, TE Michael Higgins, CB Terrail Lambert, DT Swanson Miller, LS Kyle Nelson, C Cecil Newton and WR Andy Tanner. Can’t say I’m surprised by any of these names. Glad they were able to hold on to Nate Bussey after a good training ..

Sports Illustrated ‘2011 NFL Preview’ Issue Hits The Stands

With the NFL’s Week One on the horizon, I started looking for SI’s NFL Preview 2011 issue (see sample cover here), and there it was, on the rack at my Kroger yesterday morning as Mrs. Hans and I completed our weekly shopping trip. This is another one of my favorite football rituals (go here for my Lindy’s Lovefest ..

New Orleans Saints Final Preseason Stats

Make the jump to view the Saints complete stats from the 2011 preseason.  Season Stats New Orleans Opponent Total First Downs 88 69 Rushing 33 28 Passing 50 35 Penalty 5 6 3rd Down: Made/Att 22/51 15/51 3rd Down Pct. 43.1% 29.4% 4th Down: Made/Att 3/5 1/5 4th Down Pct. 60.0% 20.0% Possession Avg. 28:55 ..

The Official 2011 Saints 53-Man Roster

After all of today’s cuts, here is what the Saints final 53-man roster looks like as they head into the regular season.  Interesting to note, the Saints are carrying two fullbacks yet only two tight ends. They are also going with five defensive tackles and seven linebackers.  Surprise players to make the final roster are ..

Saints Announce Final Roster Cuts

With the deadline to make their final roster cuts at 6:00 PM EST, the Saints waited until the very end to make their official announcement. From what I can tell, most of what was announced had already been tweeted last night, and was in Dave’s post last night. Though, a few more names have popped ..

Who Dat Gear!

Who Dat Gear! Just your regular reminder that my store (Campus Connection) sells Who Dat gear. I’ve updated the section so now you can choose shirt color and design color. Also accepting new shirt ideas!

What’s Payton Got Up His Sleeve for 2011?

OK, now that we’re less than a week from the season opener at Green Bay, the Saints are in lock-down game preparation mode. Today is the day the roster must be cut down to 53 players, so we should be soon hearing news of the final cuts, if we haven’t already, and Dave has already ..

Titans 32 @ Saints 9: The View from Section 140 in Pictures

Champions Square. My choice for dinner.    Pulled pork sandwich with slaw.    My boy Larry.    Entrance to Club XLIV.    Club XLIV rules and regulations.    Swanky.    There are inspirational messages all over this place.    I liked this dude’s homemade jersey.    Wall of portraits.    Wayne Gretzky was a genius.  ..