Returns of Grubbs, Evans big boost for offensive line


Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:48:35 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

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
BY GARY ESTWICK
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..

ALL TOGE THER NOW


Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:10:39 GMT
BY NICK UNDERHILL
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

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..

For the most part, Saints able to complete checklist


Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:28:02 GMT
scott rabalais
srabalais@theadvocate.com

INDIANAPOLIS — CBS saw a tantalizing matchup between New Orleans and Indianapolis when it decided to televise Saturday’s preseason game, in full denial of the fact preseason games rarely resemble the real thing.
For the Saints, though, there was a lot abo..

Saints see all they need to from Brees


Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:25:01 GMT
BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
rvargas@theadvocate.com

INDIANAPOLIS — When quarterback Drew Brees capped a second 80-yard drive with touchdown pass No. 2 on Saturday, the Saints decided they’d seen all they needed and gave him the rest of the night off.
It mattered not in the slightest that Brees strained his..

NFL, Cox ban Slap Ya Mama red zone, virtual ads

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:54:12 GMTby ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comCox Sports Television has told the Cajun food products company Slap Ya Mama that its in-game red zone promotion seen recently during broadcasts of Saints preseason contests at..

Saints roster

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:11:34 GMTBY NICK UNDERHILL and RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
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Prayers go up for Saints at Touchdown Club luncheon


Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:14:01 GMT
By gary estwick
Special to The Advocate

Msgr. Christopher H. Nalty delighted Friday afternoon’s packed crowd at the 46th Annual Meet The Saints Luncheon with his rendition of “O God, Our Help is Ages Past,” a traditional hymn.
O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come,
Our shel..

League fines Graham $30,000


Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:12:47 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate

Jimmy Graham’s act of defiance is going to cost him.
The New Orleans Saints tight end was fined $30,000 for throwing down a pair of goalpost dunks following his two touchdowns in last Friday’s 31-24 win over the Tennessee Titans at the Mercedes-Benz Super..