Stanford’s Garnett put it all together


Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00:10:52 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Joshua Garnett found himself searching for answers after his junior season at Stanford.
A three-year starter, Garnett had played every game on one of the best offensive lines in the Pac-12 and failed to earn any kind of recognition. Garnett..

Big headline


Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:04:37 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Drew Brees sits behind the line of scrimmage and surveys the Washington Redskins’ defense.
The two cornerbacks are lined up about 10 yards off the receivers and the safeties, who split the middle of the field, are only about 2 yards behind the corners. It..

Williams has NFL in his bloodline


Fri, 19 Feb 2016 05:24:01 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Bryce Williams never got to meet the NFL marker in his bloodline.
His second cousin, Brooks Williams, played six seasons in the NFL, including four seasons with the New Orleans Saints to open his career, but Bryce grew up in North Carolina,..

Saints free up cap space by changing DE Jordan’s bonus


Thu, 18 Feb 2016 05:40:01 GMT
BY JOEL A. ERICKSON and NICK UNDERHILL
Advocate sportswriters

The New Orleans Saints have created $4.8 million more in salary cap space by converting defensive end Cam Jordan’s $6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus, a source confirmed to The Advocate on Wednesday.
By converting Jordan’s bonus, the Saints spre..

Sterling sharp


Thu, 18 Feb 2016 05:39:02 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

The New Orleans Saints hold special meaning for Sterling Shepard.
So do the Washington Redskins, and the Dallas Cowboys.
If any of those three teams selected Shepard in this spring’s NFL draft, the elation of achieving a lifelong dream would be even mo..

Braxton Miller out to prove he’s an NFL-caliber receiver


Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:57:30 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Braxton Miller already has the swagger of a No. 1 receiver.
At Senior Bowl practices last month, the Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver talked trash back and forth with the North’s defensive backs, celebrated a little after big plays, e..

Miss. State’s Prescott the best dual-threat QB in 2016 draft


Wed, 17 Feb 2016 01:37:23 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

MOBILE, Ala. — Dak Prescott sees himself in Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.
Prescott, arguably the greatest player in the history of Mississippi State football, is on the path to the NFL draft right now, preparing with quarterback guru Tom Shaw in Orlando,..

Foundation in Place


Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:27:48 GMT
By Nick Underhill | nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Disappointing results often lead to sweeping changes.
The Saints should end up as an outlier in that equation.
Last year’s 7-9 finish was different than the one New Orleans just completed. That finish was the result of a dysfunctional locker room and un..

Ellerbe, Saints agree to new deal


Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:43:30 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

The Saints have figured out a way to keep Dannell Ellerbe in town.
The New Orleans and the linebacker agreed to a restructured deal, of which the details are not currently known.
Under the provisions of his previous agreement, Ellerbe’s base salary of $4..

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..