Player News - Saints

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Saints DE Cameron Jordan recently underwent surgery on his left foot.

The surgery will require a 4-6 week recovery. If Jordan was injured last year, he sure didn't play like it. The 28-year-old appeared in every game for New Orleans while earning All-Pro honors for the first time in his career. It would be a surprise if Jordan isn't ready for OTAs.
Feb 23 - 3:05 PM

The Saints and free agent Drew Brees will meet at the NFL Combine to discuss a short-term deal.

This year's Combine will be held February 27 until March 5, so it's just under a week away. Per NFL Network's Rapoport, the expectation is Brees will not try to "break the bank" by looking to become the NFL's highest-paid quarterback, which he conceivably could do. Instead, Brees is expected to seek $20-25 million annually, less than Jimmy Garoppolo's $27.5 million per year from the 49ers.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 8:52 PM

Saints re-signed LS Zach Wood to a one-year, $555,000 contract.

Wood was an exclusive rights free agent. 2017 was his first year snapping the snaps that are longer than regular snaps in New Orleans.
Feb 20 - 2:12 PM

The New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill heard "strong rumors" last offseason that the Cowboys were interested in Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro.

It's notable because Vaccaro's contract is now up, and he will likely get paid handsomely on the open market. Vaccaro is from Brownwood (TX) and played college ball for the Longhorns. The Cowboys need help throughout the secondary.
Feb 12 - 4:07 PM

The Colts requested to interview Saints TEs coach/assistant head coach Dan Campbell for their head-coaching vacancy.

Campbell, 41, was the Dolphins' interim head coach in 2015 after the team fired Joe Philbin. He's been in New Orleans with Sean Payton ever since and interviewed for the Vikings' OC job a couple weeks back. Campbell is a riser in the coach ranks and joins Eagles OC Frank Reich in the Colts' new search.
Feb 7 - 12:52 PM

Saints TE Josh Hill underwent surgery to repair the ring finger on his left hand.

The finger had apparently been locked at a "90-degree angle" during the season. Including the playoffs, Hill caught 22 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns. He's signed for $2 million for the 2018 season.
Feb 7 - 9:16 AM

Associated Press named Saints CB Marshon Lattimore its 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

The Saints swept the rookie voting, with Alvin Kamara taking offensive honors over Kareem Hunt. Lattimore allowed a 45.3 passer rating in coverage this year, the third-lowest mark in the league. He didn't give up any touchdowns and intercepted five passes despite missing three games to injury. Lattimore played a major role in the Saints first playoff appearance since 2013, turning around a perennially bad secondary. Bills CB Tre'Davious White (4) and 49ers LB Reuben Foster (1) also received first-place votes.
Feb 3 - 7:36 PM

Associated Press named Saints RB Alvin Kamara its 2017 Rookie of the Year.

Kamara won a close race with rushing leader Kareem Hunt, who finished with 21 first-place votes. Despite playing in a timeshare with Mark Ingram, Kamara had 1,554 total yards (728 rushing, 826 receiving) and 81 catches while averaging an NFL-best 6.1 YPC. His 13 touchdowns were behind only Todd Gurley (19). Kamara also ranked second in missed tackles (58) and yards after contact per carry (3.8) in one of the more impressive all-purpose seasons. Returning to a top-five offense, Kamara should build on his rookie season in 2018.
Feb 3 - 6:52 PM

ESPN’s Mike Triplett doesn’t expect free agent Drew Brees to sign more than a two-year deal.

The Saints want to go "year-to-year" with Brees entering his age-39 season. Brees hasn’t shown much interest in testing free agency and shouldn’t be a difficult re-sign. He’s likely to command $25 million annually.
Source: ESPN
Feb 2 - 7:35 PM

NFL voided the Saints' contracts with WR Josh Huff and LB Jayrone Elliott.

Both were recently signed to reserve/future deals, but the additions would have put New Orleans over the 90-man roster limit. The Saints will likely resubmit both deals once they have created some room on the depth chart.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 9:45 AM

Saints signed WR Josh Huff to a reserve/future contract.

Huff spent 2017 out of the league after getting waived from Tampa at final cuts. He'll compete for a special teams role this offseason.
Jan 26 - 5:02 PM

ESPN reports Saints TEs coach Dan Campbell will interview for the Vikings' offensive coordinator vacancy on Tuesday.

The Vikings will also conduct an interview with in-house QBs coach Kevin Stefanski. That's in addition to ex-Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell and Texans QBs coach Sean Ryan. A TEs coach since 2011, Campbell served as the Dolphins' interim head coach in 2015, overseeing a 5-7 record.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 25 - 8:10 PM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis doesn't expect "any issues" in contract talks with free agent Drew Brees.

"We want him to be our quarterback, and we’ll get going on that at some point," Loomis said. "I’m not anticipating any big issues." Brees wants to re-sign with the Saints and has no plans to test free agency. The Saints should extend Brees before the new league year in March.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 5:20 PM

Saints RT Zach Strief is considering retirement.

Strief is recovering from November ACL surgery. He's signed through 2018 but there's concerns about his health and role with Ryan Ramczyk locked in as the Saints' right tackle. Strief would likely have to settle for swing duties if he returns.
Source: ESPN
Jan 19 - 7:21 PM

Saints CB Delvin Breaux (leg) has been medically cleared for football activities.

Breaux missed the entire season with a fractured fibula he suffered in training camp. He suffered multiple setbacks with the injury, and the Saints even fired some medical personnel as a result of the injury being misdiagnosed. Breaux has played in just six games since an impressive rookie 2015 season. He's set to be a restricted free agent, and it's unclear if he'll be back in NOLA.
Jan 17 - 10:29 AM


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