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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Saints are expected to sign free agent Brandon Marshall this week.

Marshall will take Dez Bryant's spot. The Saints worked out Marshall last week and were considering adding him even before Bryant's injury. Marshall didn't show much with Seattle earlier this season but gives the Saints a veteran red-zone presence. He'll push Austin Carr and Ben Watson for targets.
Source: ESPN
Nov 11 - 10:33 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Saints could have interest in free agent Brandon Marshall.

The Saints signed Dez Bryant over Marshall earlier this week. With Bryant out for the year, they may circle back to Marshall as a veteran flyer. Marshall was a non-factor in Seattle the first seven weeks, but he could push Austin Carr and Ben Watson for targets.
Source: ESPN
Nov 10 - 8:37 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Saints and free agent Dez Bryant are "in negotiations" on a contract.

Per Pelissero, "all signs are pointing that way" regarding the two sides reaching an agreement, even though Bryant left New Orleans already. Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken also worked out for the Saints, but neither is expected to get the job. Bryant would simply be a member of the supporting cast for Drew Brees. If signed, he would be hard to trust as anything more than a WR3.
Nov 6 - 9:06 PM

Free agent WR Brandon Marshall worked out for the Saints on Tuesday.

Fellow free agents Kamar Aiken and Dez Bryant are also working out.'s Mike Garofolo reports it's more than the Saints doing due diligence, and that one of the wideouts will be signed.
Nov 6 - 2:27 PM

NFL Network's Jane Slater reports free agent Dez Bryant will work out for the Saints on Tuesday.

The Saints already have Michael Thomas and impressive rookie Tre'Quan Smith at receiver, but they run a ton of three- and four-wide sets, and Austin Carr has offered very little as the No. 3 receiver. Cameron Meredith has also struggled to get on the field in New Orleans. Bryant will be joined on Tuesday by a host of other receivers, so there's obviously no guaranteed he gets a job.
Nov 5 - 8:13 PM

Free agent DB Obi Melifonwu is visiting the Saints on Tuesday.

He has also met with the Cowboys and Patriots. It seems likely the second-round sophomore has a new team in the near future.
Oct 30 - 9:47 AM

CBS Sports' Bryant McFadden reports Patrick Peterson's "ideal trade destination" is the Saints, while the Patriots and Eagles have also showed interested in acquiring Peterson.

The Cardinals have been adamant that Peterson won't be traded, but Peterson has requested a trade and "wants out" of the desert. Arizona has zero use for Peterson as the worst team in the league in a complete rebuild. Peterson offers this organization more value by bringing in draft picks/young players to aid in the process while he's still in his prime and can fetch a nice haul. Still 28, Peterson is signed through 2020. Peterson played his college ball at LSU.
Oct 22 - 6:20 PM

Free agent CB David Amerson will work out for the Saints on Wednesday.

The Saints lost their highest graded corner, Patrick Robinson, to the injured reserve with an ankle injury, so there certainly is a void in New Orleans. Amerson was cut by the Chiefs -- that's not a good look for Amerson given the Kansas City secondary -- after a bad preseason, but he has a couple good seasons under his belt. With Bashaud Breeland off the market after signing with the Packers, Amerson is more attractive.
Sep 25 - 7:12 PM

Falcons declared RB Devonta Freeman, OT Matt Gono, OG Zac Kerin, DE Takk McKinley, DE Derrick Shelby, S Keith Tandy and CB Blidi Wreh Wilson inactive for Week 3 against the Saints.

Freeman remains week-to-week with a knee injury. Tevin Coleman will draw another start at running back with rookie Ito Smith serving in a complementary/change-of-pace role. WR Russell Gage (knee), C Ben Garland (calf), WR Julio Jones (calf), LB Corey Nelson (calf), CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle) and CB Brian Poole (ankle) are all active for Atlanta.
Sep 23 - 11:47 AM

Buccaneers declared RB Ronald Jones, OL Alex Cappa, OL Adam Gettis, CB Brent Grimes, OL Mike Liedtke, DT Vita Vea and WR Justin Watson inactive for Week 1 against the Saints.

Jones is a healthy scratch coming off a dreadful preseason. With Jones absent, the Bucs will roll with Jacquizz Rodgers behind starter Peyton Barber. OT Donovan Smith (knee), OL Evan Smith (hip) and CB M.J. Stewart (foot) are all active for Sunday's opener.

Saints waived RB Boston Scott.

The Saints needed the space to make room for OL Michael Ola. Scott was a sixth-round pick in April and looked good this preseason, rushing 25 times for 121 yards (4.8 YPC) and one score. The Saints had planned to start him on kick returns but they'll now hope to squeeze him onto the practice squad.
Sep 5 - 1:28 PM

Saints waived RB/FB Trey Edmunds.

A second-year UDFA out of Maryland, Edmunds spent 2017 with the Saints playing special teams. He went to create roster space for G/C Josh LeRibeus.
Sep 3 - 3:46 PM

Dolphins claimed WR Tanner McEvoy off waivers from the Saints.

A converted quarterback, McEvoy made some occasional noise in Seattle over the past two years, dressing for 29 Sundays while catching 14 passes and making a few big plays. He's not a bad player to have on the fringe of the roster. That is where he will be in Miami.
Sep 2 - 12:54 PM

Free agent RB Mike Gillislee will visit the Saints on Sunday.

This one was easy to see coming as the Saints kept just two running backs on their 53-man roster (that does not include Mark Ingram, who is serving a four-game PED suspension). Gillislee was let go by New England on Saturday after losing out to Jeremy Hill for the team's final running back spot. The 27-year-old has scored 13 touchdowns over his last two seasons and would be an ideal power complement to Alvin Kamara. Even if his meeting with the Saints doesn't work out, Gillislee should land on his feet quickly.
Sep 2 - 9:04 AM

Saints waived WR Tanner McEvoy, QB J.T. Barrett IV, LB Jayrone Elliott, LB KeShun Freeman, TE Garrett Griffin, DT Woodrow Hamilton, DB Natrell Jamerson, DE Alex Jenkins, LB Colton Jumper, LB Hau’oli Kikaha, WR Keith Kirkwood, OT Rick Leonard, DL Henry Mondeaux, DB Kamrin Moore, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, DB Linden Stephens, OL Landon Turner, RB Jonathan Williams, OL Nate Wozniak and TE Deon Yelder.

McEvoy's stay in New Orleans lasted less than a week. The Saints also released OG Don Barclay, DT Jay Bromley, WR Michael Floyd, DE George Johnson, OG Josh LeRibeus, DB Robert Nelson Jr., T Michael Ola, TE John Phillips, QB Tom Savage, WR Brandon Tate, G Andrew Tiller and DB Marcus Williams (not the one who gave up the Minneapolis Miracle last year). In addition to those moves, TE Michael Hoomanawanui and RB Shane Vereen were placed on injured reserve while RB Mark Ingram has been moved to Reserve/Suspended list.
Sep 1 - 6:08 PM

Saints released QB Tom Savage.

Savage is not good enough to be on a 53-man roster. That's just a fact. It's irresponsible the Saints were ever considering going with him as Drew Brees' backup. Savage's "experience" will undoubtedly earn him more looks, but teams need to get more creative at their backup quarterback spots.
Sep 1 - 5:35 PM

Saints waived RB Jonathan Williams.

It's a surprise as many expected Williams to back up Alvin Kamara during Mark Ingram's four-game suspension. Williams did everything he could to make the team, totaling 124 rushing yards with two touchdowns during the preseason. With Williams out of the picture, the Saints will likely look outside the organization for running back depth. Orleans Darkwa, who tried out for the Redskins last week, could be a possibility. Daily Slant: This cut is surprising, as many expected Williams to be a viable Week 1 GPP play heading into Week 1. This all but assures Kamara will have to handle a huge workload in Mark Ingram's absence, giving him a high floor/ceiling combo for the first slate of the year.
Sep 1 - 4:29 PM

Saints released WR Michael Floyd.

The 28-year-old managed one catch for 16 yards over 38 preseason snaps. A first-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2012, Floyd's career has gone downhill since his release from Arizona in 2016. His days of being an NFL difference-maker are likely over.
Aug 31 - 4:29 PM

Saints waived DE Hau'oli Kikaha.

Kikaha had a big rookie season in 2015 but has been unable to stay healthy since. Kikaha has torn his ACL three different times. He ended 2017 on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Although he's still only 26, Kikaha's poor health luck likely has him on his way out of the league.
Aug 31 - 4:28 PM

Saints released DE George Johnson.

Johnson logged 2.5 sacks during his three-game stint with New Orleans last season but didn't show enough in camp to keep his roster spot. The 30-year-old will look to catch on elsewhere as a rotational pass-rusher.
Aug 31 - 4:24 PM

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