Tryout veterans can be valuable players for Saints

Sun, 17 May 2015 03:43:33 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Joel a. Erickson

Before the Saints opened their rookie minicamp on Friday, Sean Payton told the 67 players assembled that he’s not worried about how they arrived in New Orleans.
All Payton wants to know is whether or not the newcomers can help the Saints.
For five vetera..

Speak up, rook: Anthony could be D’s voice

Sun, 17 May 2015 03:25:44 GMT
By Nick Underhill

Stephone Anthony’s ability to win a starting job for the New Orleans Saints will have as much to do with how he performs on the field as it does with what he says on the field.
Performing will be the easy part. Anyone with an Internet connection and the a..

Back to school

Sun, 17 May 2015 03:25:44 GMT
By Joel A. Erickson

Garrett Grayson hasn’t had a chance to think about taking over as the heir apparent to Drew Brees.
He’s still starstruck by the man he might someday replace.
Grayson, who hadn’t spoken with Brees since the Saints took him with the 75th pick of the draft ..


Sat, 16 May 2015 00:34:10 GMT
By Nick Underhill

With the jockeying for roster spots and jobs getting off the blocks with this week’s rookie minicamp, on an individual level, everything now becomes about depth chart.
The New Orleans Saints have spent the offseason shaking things up, so the certainty tha..

Undrafted DL Eulls could be a steal for Saints

Fri, 15 May 2015 05:49:01 GMT

This wasn’t exactly the path Kaleb Eulls thought he’d have to take to make it in the NFL.
It sure didn’t seem that way back on May 2.
His cell phone was blowing up that Saturday as he sat in his Starkville, Mississippi, apartment with family members and..


Fri, 15 May 2015 00:16:24 GMT
By Nick Underhill

If it wasn’t blatantly clear when the Saints traded away Jimmy Graham earlier this offseason, the theme for this season is change.
The status quo isn’t going to be accepted. Last season’s 7-9 finish can’t happen again, and major measures were taken to ens..

Peat appears to be the future at OT for Saints

Thu, 14 May 2015 00:58:18 GMT
By Nick Underhill

Hau’oli Kikaha spent last season making offensive tackles look foolish.
With his combination of a quick first step and violent hands, the second-round pick of the New Orleans Saints didn’t find too many blockers he couldn’t solve or move out of the way.

Saints covet cover skills of Williams

Wed, 13 May 2015 02:05:09 GMT
By Nick Underhill

It’s not a stretch to say that improving the secondary has been one of the New Orleans Saints’ priorities.
They signed safety Jairus Byrd to a $56 million deal last winter, brought in cornerback Brandon Browner this offseason and have drafted three player..

NFL still investigating possible penalties against Galette

Wed, 13 May 2015 00:58:55 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comIt would seem difficult to punish a player over allegations that officials decided not to pursue, but the NFL is still trying to determine whether Junior Galette acted inappropri..