Familiar role

Mon, 18 May 2015 03:18:48 GMTBy Joel A. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comMarcus Murphy knows exactly what he was drafted to do.
The former Missouri star spent most of the draft process as an afterthought in a deep running back class, a group that inc..

Saints sign several after minicamp


Mon, 18 May 2015 02:21:21 GMT
By Nick Underhill and joel A. erickson

New Orleans has signed a handful of players who worked out at this week’s rookie minicamp, including wide receiver Josh Morgan, according to multiple sources.
The team has signed kicker Zach Hocker, wide receiver Kyle Prater and offensive lineman Antonio ..

A few biggies here


Mon, 18 May 2015 01:10:37 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

After the Saints walked away from the draft with six defensive players, a talking point emerged that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan handpicked the groceries for the upcoming season.
This isn’t true — at least not entirely. While New Orleans certainly made..

Entering big-game lull, more are ahead


Sun, 17 May 2015 06:10:08 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

“Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.”
— Exodus 1:8

New Orleans missing out on landing a future Super Bowl, Final Four and College Football Playoff championship game within a year’s span wasn’t a tragedy of biblical proportio..

A few thoughts from one unusual week for the Saints, Pelicans


Sun, 17 May 2015 06:09:37 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

It has been quite a week at 5800 Airline Highway. Excuse me — 5800 Airline Drive, the address in Metairie that’s the unique home of both the NFL’s Saints and NBA’s Pelicans. Tom Benson proprietor.
So it should have been no surprise that when Saints coach ..

Tryout veterans can be valuable players for Saints


Sun, 17 May 2015 03:43:33 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Joel a. Erickson
nunderhill@theadvocate.com jerickson@theadvocate.com

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
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

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
jerickson@theadvocate.com

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 ..

SURVEYING THE SAINTS’ DEPTH CHART


Sat, 16 May 2015 00:34:10 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

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
BY ROD WALKER
rwalker@theadvocate.com

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..