Humber, Hawthorne also cut

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:16:04 GMTBY NICK UNDERHILL
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe New Orleans Saints are remaking their roster.
With teams being permitted to begin releasing players Monday, the Saints quickly parted ways with guard Jahri Evans, linebacker..

Saints, Evans part ways


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:07:06 GMT
BY JOEL ERICKSON
jerickson@theadvocate.com

Only a few minutes after the 2015 season ended, Drew Brees, Jahri Evans, Marques Colston and Zach Strief paused on their way off of the Georgia Dome turf to take a picture.
With the offseason beginning and the uncertainty of New Orleans’ salary cap situat..

Saints now look for way to replace one of league’s best guards


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:48:58 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

A line printed on the league’s transaction wire announced the end of Jahri Evans’ tenure with the Saints.
One of the most decorated players in team history, one of the faces of the revitalization of this once-dilapidated organization, will not be a part o..

Newton’s dream season ends in nightmare


Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:23:50 GMT
By STEVE REED
AP sportswriter

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A dejected Cam Newton sat slouching behind the podium on Sunday night, wearing a black Panthers hoodie and a frown.
The league’s top player this season didn’t feel much like answering questions, doing so mostly in delayed one- and tw..

Broncos linebacker Miller earns MVP honors


Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:23:00 GMT
By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP pro football writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Von Miller was second-to-none in the Super Bowl.
Five years after being drafted No. 2 behind Cam Newton, Denver linebacker Miller harassed Carolina’s quarterback from start to finish Sunday, forcing two fumbles, compiling 2½ sacks an..

Boldin edges Watson, Eli for Man of the Year Award


Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:38:13 GMT
BY JOEL A. ERICKSON
jerickson@theadvocate.com

SAN FRANCISCO — New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin took center stage at the NFL Honors awards show Sunday.
And their centerpiece roles had very little t..

Brees, sisters connected by more than NFL experience


Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:14:05 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Nanette Prolo and Paula Piatt had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into.
Prolo and Piatt had won one of Verizon’s Minute50 prizes, a prize for a promotional campaign that asked fans to text a number every hour on the 50th minute while..

LOUISIANA’S ‘SUPER’ MOMENTS

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:13:00 GMTBy SCOTT RABALAIS | srabalais@theadvocate.com1
Super Bowl I: Jim Taylor (Baton Rouge, LSU) scores the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history, a 14-yard run in the second quarter for Green Bay against Kansas Cit..

Trio making a difference off the field


Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:08:05 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Eli Manning, Benjamin Watson and Anquan Boldin met more than a decade ago.
Back in 2003, Manning and Watson were rookies preparing for their first NFL action. Boldin was coming off of a surprising rookie year, and all three trained at the ..