Giving a ‘different look’


Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:04:02 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Corey White’s role with the Saints could be growing.
As they enter the 15th week of the season, the Saints are still looking to find their best mix of players on defense. That picture could now include White at safety.
A cornerback by trade, White said Th..

Graham: Saints’ kicker workouts won’t affect me


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:02:42 GMT
by Ramon Antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

The past few days haven’t been the best of New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham’s season.
After booting a 42-yard field goal attempt wide left in Sunday’s 41-10 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers, Graham was met at the sideline by a visibly displeas..

Promotion was sweet start for WR Jones

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:02:42 GMTBy Gary Estwick
Special to The AdvocateIt may have been the best waffle ever.
Rookie Seantavius Jones was eating breakfast earlier this week at a local eatery when he learned his great fate: The Saints (5-8) had moved him ..

Saints’ Vaccaro looking to regain his fire for football


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:41:26 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

If there’s one thing that defines Kenny Vaccaro, it’s his love for football.
As he tells it, he spends the majority of his evenings watching tape of himself and his upcoming opponent. After games, he rushes home to immediately digest the tape. He’s also k..

Payton shoots down ‘wanderlust’ report


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:22:56 GMT
by Ramon antonio Vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Lately, it has almost become as much a part of the New Orleans Saints’ weekly routine as watching game film: The team loses a game, there’s a national media report of dysfunction within the organization and coach Sean Payton eviscerates whoever wrote the ..

A MESSAGE OR A MOVE? Saints try out three kickers


Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:08:07 GMT
by nick underhill and ramon antonio vargas
nunderhill@theadvocate.com rvargas@theadvocate.com

Three days after Shayne Graham missed his second field goal of the season for the Saints, New Orleans worked out at least three possible replacements.
But the Saints weren’t ready to make a switch Wednesday. Graham remained the team’s kicker, and the try..

Former Saints WR Morgan clears waivers

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:07:13 GMTby ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comFor the four years he was a member of the Saints, wide receiver Joseph Morgan handled various difficult situations that confronted him as gracefully as he could.
He did not br..

Saints blog: Saints bring in kicker Garrett Hartley for workout

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:40:42 GMTBY NICK UNDERHILL
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe Saints might not be done making roster moves. After informing Kenny Vaccaro that he will be benched and waiving wide receiver Joe Morgan Tuesday, New Orleans brought former k..

Trestman stands behind QB Cutler


Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:21:55 GMT
By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP sportswriter

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman remained firm in his support of quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday. Not so much for defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.
Trestman dismissed a report that the Bears considered benching Cutler during last mo..