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Saints released DT Nick Fairley.

The Saints believed Fairley's career was over due to a heart condition -- and he missed the entire 2017 season because of it -- but ESPN reported in January that Fairley might return to play. He obviously wouldn't get that clearance from the Saints, but 30-year-old Fairley could try to get it from another team.
Feb 5 - 5:41 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

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield met "at length" with the Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Saints during Senior Bowl week.

The Heisman winner impressed in Mobile and is being projected as a first-round pick. Each of the teams mentioned would be a natural fit for Mayfield as the Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Saints are all seeking franchise quarterbacks. Mayfield is undersized (6'0") and has shown maturity issues, which has led to unfavorable comparisons to Johnny Manziel. However, talent evaluators have universally lauded his leadership qualities, mobility and playmaking ability.
Jan 26 - 2:05 PM

Free agent CB Nolan Carroll worked out for the Saints on Tuesday.

New Orleans also took a look at LB Jayrone Elliott, DE Malliciah Goodman and DE George Johnson. The Saints could be looking to add a cornerback with Marshon Lattimore (ankle) banged up, though they already re-signed Sterling Moore earlier this week. Carroll has yet to find a team since being let go by Dallas in mid-October, though he did work out for the Redskins last month.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 06:42:00 PM

Eagles signed LB Dannell Ellerbe, formerly of the Saints.

Ellerbe, 32 later this month, was released by the Saints with an injury settlement earlier this year after suffering a hamstring issue in the summer. Health has always been the question with him, and he hasn't been all that effective since leaving Baltimore. The Eagles lost MLB Jordan Hicks to a torn Achilles' a couple weeks back. Ellerbe will be an option there or on the outside.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:04:00 PM

Saints released CB Sterling Moore.

Moore had an up-and-down 2016 but was easily the Saints' best corner last year. He suffered a pectorals injury in Week 2 and hasn't played since. New Orleans has a new No. 1 corner in first-rounder Marshon Lattimore. Moore is 27 and can play in the slot and outside. He should get another shot.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Free agent RB Khiry Robinson worked out for the Saints on Monday.

Robinson started his career with the Saints and played three seasons there before moving onto the Jets in 2016. His career in New York was derailed after he broke his leg three different times, but he is apparently nearing or at full health now. The Saints could use some running back depth after trading Adrian Peterson last week.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Cardinals acquired Adrian Peterson from the Saints in exchange for a conditional 2018 sixth-round pick.

It is something of a surprise after the Saints RBs coach talked up Peterson during the bye week, but the move makes sense on both sides. Peterson was never a fit in New Orleans, and his departure opens up touches for both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. The Cardinals need to find a way to jump-start the running game, and Peterson is a good fit in their power scheme. That said, it is not a given Peterson has any more success than Chris Johnson behind a bad offensive line, and Arizona is likely to remain a pass-heavy attack. Peterson is now worth rostering in all leagues, but Jerick McKinnon and Aaron Jones are better adds.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Jets signed RB Travaris Cadet, formerly of the Saints.

Cadet and Knile Davis both worked out for the Jets on Tuesday. Cadet, 28, has long been connected with the Jets after visiting there in March before re-signing with New Orleans. He played for Jets OC John Morton in New Orleans and is strictly a pass-catching back. Cadet caught 40 balls last season.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:15:00 PM

Saints released FB John Kuhn.

It's the second time the 35-year-old vulture king has been cut in the past 18 days. He could be back later this season.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois worked out for the Saints on Tuesday.

New Orleans needs all the help it can get on defense, but it's unclear how much 30-year-old Jean-Francois has left in the tank. He was released by the Packers following Week 1 after playing just six snaps in the win.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Dolphins acquired LB Stephone Anthony from the Saints in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick.

It's a flier for the linebacker-needy Dolphins and a dump for the Saints. The No. 31 overall pick of the 2015 draft, Anthony flopped badly in New Orleans. He struggled as a rookie and was benched as a sophomore. He's currently recovering from a high-ankle sprain. He'll be a warm body for the Dolphins once he gets back to full health.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 06:37:00 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Lamarr Houston worked out for the Saints on Tuesday.

Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears earlier this month. He was limited to two games last season, but Houston is just a year removed from an eight-sack campaign in 2015. He would be a solid addition for a Saints defense which needs all the help it can get.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 08:01:00 AM

Free agent CB Leon Hall is visiting the Saints on Friday.

Hall, 33 in December, recently worked out for the 49ers after spending the offseason on the street. He'll likely land another job sometime after Week 1.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 09:31:00 AM

Saints released DE Darryl Tapp.

The Saints also released John Kuhn to make room for waiver claims Austin Carr and Taysom Hill. Tapp logged 17 tackles across 290 snaps last season. His next team will be his fifth in six years.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Saints released FB John Kuhn.

Beat writers believe this is just a procedural move to create space on the roster, and Kuhn will be back soon. He was the only fullback on the roster.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Saints waived QB Garrett Grayson.

A failed 2015 third-round pick out of Colorado State, Grayson never made a move to establish himself as Drew Brees' long-term backup in New Orleans. The Saints chose Luke McCown over him last year and Chase Daniel this year.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Saints released RB Travaris Cadet.

Cadet caught 40 passes for the Saints last year, but his fate was all but sealed when New Orleans drafted Alvin Kamara in the third round.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Saints released FB Zach Line.

He was only on the team for 10 days. John Kuhn will continue to function as the Saints' fullback.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 03:09:00 PM

Saints released QB Ryan Nassib.

Nassib was a summer arm in New Orleans. The Saints head into 2017 with Chase Daniel and Garrett Grayson behind Drew Brees.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 02:30:00 PM


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