Kick ’em to the curb?


Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:59:42 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Saints fans have cracked the joke at kicker Shayne Graham’s expense countless times this season.
“My heart can’t take it,” they say, “when he lines up for a kick” — or something to that effect.
But those fans should be thankful they don’t root for the Det..

More happy returns


Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:19:23 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

When the New Orleans Saints chose Brandin Cooks in the first round of the NFL draft in May, viewers didn’t imagine that he’d shine exclusively in the passing game under coach Sean Payton. They also figured Cooks could provide a spark that has been absent ..

Graham to be game-time decision


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:39:15 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

It sounds like a decision on Jimmy Graham’s availability for this week’s game will not be made until Sunday morning.
The Saints tight end has been making progress from an undisclosed shoulder injury suffered Week 6 against Tampa Bay, to the point he has b..

Taking note of a fearsome front


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:13:04 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

As left tackle for the New Orleans Saints, Terron Armstead is well aware of how devastating the Lions’ pass rush has been through six games this season.
But he couldn’t stop himself from raising an eyebrow in awe at his locker Thursday when he was informe..

Galette, defense look to fine-tune pass rush


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:12:30 GMT
By Gary Estwick
Special to The Advocate

Outside linebacker Junior Galette said one of his self-evaluations during the New Orleans Saints’ bye week included his complimentary pass-rushing skills.
The way he sees it, Galette said Thursday, he needs to improve them.
For example, speed rusher Glenn..

Ingram, Lorig hoping to back on the field against Detroit

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:04:03 GMTBY GARY ESTWICK
Special to The AdvocateSaints running back Mark Ingram said Wednesday afternoon he knew something was wrong with his left hand on this third carry of the first quarter of a Week 2 loss at Cleveland.
Ingram,..

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham catches a touchdown pass against Tennessee Titans on Aug. 15 in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Graham is nursing a sprained shoulder he injured against the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:46:35 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comDrew Brees caused some ripples this offseason when he proclaimed the Saints offense would be fine with or without Jimmy Graham.
The Saints quarterback pointed to his cache of wea..

Respect for Reggie

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:37:40 GMTby ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comFor the Saints, the debate about whether Reggie Bush fulfilled on-field expectations during his five seasons in New Orleans is a short one.
The 46-year-old franchise reached i..

On road to 1,000?


Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:43:03 GMT
by gary estwick
Special to The Advocate

Khiry Robinson sidesteps talk about his rushing rise with the same aptitude he utilizes to avoid defenders — quick and steady.
Still, Robinson’s newfound role as the Saints’ leading rusher through five games offers a different tale.
He enters Sunday’s gam..