CAMP REPORT: Bailey hopes Saints succeed where Broncos fell short

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:29:04 GMT
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Broncos (2013) versus Saints (2014).
One team reached last season’s Super Bowl. And this season, the other hopes to do the same — albeit with an different outcome.
Cornerback Champ Bailey has played for both.
Bailey on Tuesday didn’t feel comfortable with..

Butler didn’t do it

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:14:34 GMTby ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comLinebacker Victor Butler had assimilated himself with the Dallas Cowboys during his first four years in the NFL, but he yearned for much more than that. So he seized the oppor..

CAMP REPORT: Brees misses practice with wife expected to give birth soon

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:58:23 GMT

It sounds like there will soon be a new member of the Brees family.
The Saints said Drew Brees was not at Monday’s practice to be with his pregnant wife, Brittany, who was expected to soon give birth to the couple’s fourth child.
Saints coach Sean Payton ..

Just ‘like old times’

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:36:49 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas

Walking away from the visitors’ locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday night, Jonathan Goodwin wouldn’t say whether he felt he had earned the starting job at center for the Saints after New Orleans’ 23-17 victory over the Colts.
He i..

Saints have a low-key Monday practice sans quarterback Drew Brees

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:10:03 GMTMonday’s training camp practice was relatively low key, but it generated a few moments of note:
– After picking off a pass in Saturday’s 23-17 win at Indianapolis, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro stripped running back Mark Ingr..

Analysis: Breaking down Saints’ backup QB battle

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:58:03 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comBased on the way the New Orleans Saints have used the players, there has been little to suggest that there is even a competition taking place for the backup quarterback spot.

Filling up his roster bid

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:01:30 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas

INDIANAPOLIS — After the huddle broke Saturday night and he realized he’d be the top option on the ensuing passing play from 3 yards out of the Colts’ end zone, Saints fullback Austin Johnson couldn’t stop his mind from replaying what happened the last ti..

Returns of Grubbs, Evans big boost for offensive line

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:48:35 GMT
By Nick Underhill

The return of the secondary stole the headlines Saturday night, but the offense also had it’s own reunion with the return of guards Jahri Evans and Ben Gubbs.
For the most part, Drew Brees’ two interior protectors proved they were worth the wait. The quar..

Johnson shows off versatility

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:10:43 GMT
Special to The Advocate

Austin Johnson lacks the blocking résumé of his Saints fullback peers.
Yet Johnson has placed himself in a position to start the regular season ahead of 11-year veteran Greg Jones on the depth chart, thanks to his pass-catching abilities. His 3-yard touch..


Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:10:39 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS — Keenan Lewis had already watched the replay a few times and was ready for the question. He wanted to tell someone — anyone — that he felt he was robbed.

The New Orleans Saints cornerback believed he had the highlight moment of S..