Retooled Ravens’ secondary braces for Brees, Saints


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:19:00 GMT
By The Associated Press

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens’ retooled secondary had no trouble against a rookie quarterback at home. This week, however, their task is far more challenging: stopping Drew Brees on the road in New Orleans.
Brees leads a New Orleans offense tha..

Source: Saints sign rookie WR/PR Saunders

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:18:01 GMTby ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comA day after placing rookie receiver/punt returner Brandin Cooks on season-ending injured reserve with a fractured thumb, the Saints on Wednesday signed rookie former fourth-ro..

Flacco hoping Ravens can take advantage of Saints’ depleted secondary


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:19:33 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

In a way, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a lot like many people in New Orleans.
The seven-year veteran isn’t sure how the Saints defense will adjust to placing free safety Rafael Bush on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday after he fractured his right..

Ready to contribute


Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:27:45 GMT
BY GARY ESTWICK
Special to The Advocate

You may remember rookie Pierre Warren from the New Orleans Saints’ training camp and 2014 preseason.
You may not have heard of Jamarca Sanford, a sixth-year NFL veteran who last week signed with the Saints.
Moving forward, you’re going to hear a lot more..

Saints place Cooks, Bush on IR, ending their seasons


Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:04:20 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Brandin Cooks’ rookie season is over.
In a series of roster moves, the Saints placed the wide receiver on injured reserve after suffering a broken thumb during Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The team also placed safety Rafael Bush on injur..

3rd-down breakdowns

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:50:38 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comIt was probably the most confounding moment of the game, but it foreshadowed the failures that would eventually sink the Saints against the Bengals on Sunday afternoon.
The play ..

WEEK 12: RAVENS AT SAINTS FIRST LOOK

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:30:35 GMTBY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
rvargas@theadvocate.comWHEN: 7:30 p.m., Monday
WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV: ESPN
RADIO: WWL-AM, 870 in New Orleans; WDGL-FM, 98.1 in Baton Rouge; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette
RECORDS: Ravens..

Dismal weather perfect match for dismal mood around Saints camp


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:58:54 GMT
BY TED LEWIS
tlewis@theadvocate.com

Monday morning dawned cold, wet and windy.
A perfect mood-setter after the dismal performance of the Saints the day before. The kind of “Blue Monday” Fats Domino sang about.
Two weeks ago, the Saints were 4-4 and back in the Super Bowl conversion. Now the..

Cooks has surgery


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:58:54 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

As if to prove things can always be worse, Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks had surgery to repair a thumb he fractured in Sunday’s 27-10 loss to Cincinnati at home, and doctors estimate it could be between four and six weeks before he’s back in action, ..

Ball may move to starting


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:23:01 GMT
By Guerry Smith
Special to The Advocate

Marcus Ball’s most noticeable play against Cincinnati on Sunday was an offside penalty that turned a third-and-6 into a third-and-1 when he blitzed too early. He could be noticed more often next Monday against Baltimore because he might be starting.
Regu..