Report: Saints’ Jenkins has surgery

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:04:01 GMTby gary estwick
Special to The AdvocateSaints nose tackle John Jenkins had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle and is out until training camp, NFL.com reported Tuesday.
Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about the rep..

Never stop improving


Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:39:23 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

A motto the Saints constantly preach to one another is, “Get off your spot.”
As defensive line coach Bill Johnson explains, it means team members should not be content with being the same players they were at this time last year.
It applies to all on the..

Take it away


Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:48:11 GMT
By Guerry Smith
Special to The Advocate

In the Saints’ first organized team activity open to reporters this summer, rookie cornerback Stanley Jean-Batiste slapped the ball out of receiver Andy Tanner’s hands after he made a catch.
A few minutes later, safety Rafael Bush stripped Marques Colston..

HEY ROOKIE!

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:18:27 GMTBy Brian Allee-Walsh
Special to The AdvocateThe leap from college football to the NFL can be fulfilling, humbling, overwhelming and exhilarating in one fell swoop, in addition to being quite profitable.
Defensive end Jadev..

New fullback Lorig won’t carry the load, but he has some skills


Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:38:50 GMT
By Brian Allee-Walsh
Special to The Advocate

The next time New Orleans Saints fullback Erik Lorig rushes the football will be the first time he performs that function after four NFL seasons.
And yet despite that glaring statistic — zero carries in 56 games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Lorig posse..

All about the number(s) for Saints’ White

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:23:47 GMTby Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comAfter the Saints selected him in the fifth round of the 2012 draft, cornerback Corey White chose jersey No. 24 because that was the number worn by the two NFL players whom he ..

Morgan getting career and life back on track


Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:33:29 GMT
By BRIAN ALLEE-WALSH
Special to The Advocate

In due time, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan hopes to have his life and career back on track. For now, it continues to be an ongoing process, both on the field and off.
On the field, Morgan said he is about “80 percent’’ back from undergoing r..

For Vaccaro, reward worth risk of injury


Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:30:02 GMT
By Gary Estwick
Special to The Advocate

Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro is one season, $1.7 million and two concussions into his NFL career.
It’s a caveat Vaccaro, known for his self-proclaimed “reckless” style of play, said Thursday is unavoidable yet worth the long-term health risks.
Why..

Saints’ Payton: ‘It’s not all new anymore’


Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:30:01 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

Last year, at every step along the way — the Senior Bowl, the draft, OTAs, minicamp, the opening of training camp, before the first exhibition game and before the first regular-season game — the inevitable question came Saints coach Sean Payton’s way — “H..

Front and center


Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:54:43 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

From Saints offensive line coach Bret Ingalls’ viewpoint, center Jonathan Goodwin moves around as well as he did before he departed for San Francisco three seasons ago.
His weight’s about the same. And the Saints’ blocking schemes haven’t changed that muc..