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Gearing Up for the Game

The joyful civic intoxication that marked the latter half of last year’s regular NFL season and playoff action for Saints fans was so intense it’s hard to remember that New Orleans wasn’t quite in that mode at this point last…

Sources: Trust to take Bush’s Heisman

The Heisman Trophy Trust is expected to strip former University of Southern California star running back Reggie Bush of college football’s top honor by the end of September, sources told Yahoo! Sports.Bush would become the first player in the 75-year…

Six UNC players ineligible, 12 total to be held out vs. LSU

North Carolina lost before it even stepped on the plane this morning. A total of 15 players have either been declared ineligible or remain in limbo for Saturday's season opener against LSU for violations of school and/or NCAA rules, according to a…

Drew Brees Leads Top Six Candidates for 2010 MVP Award

Drew Brees came into this league as the first pick of the second round (32nd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.Almost a footnote to LaDainian Tomlinson at the time, Brees had lifted his black and gold Purdue Boilermakers to the…

How Hurricane Katrina Helped Save the Saints

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes a sporting event is so much more than that. New Yorkers won’t soon forget Mike Piazza’s homer against the Braves in the first major league game in the city after 9/11. A hundred years from now,…

Browns LB Fujita wants to save Louisiana wetlands

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Scott Fujita signed as a free agent with Cleveland in March. His heart stayed behind in New Orleans. Fujita has remained loyal to Louisiana from his time with the Saints' Super Bowl championship team. He's involved in…

NFL Preseason 2010: New Orleans Saints Report

Well the preseason hasn’t started off the way that the Saints and their fans may have hoped as they fell to their “practice partner” the New England Patriots, by a score of 27-24.  The Saints played some pretty good football…

Will Drew Brees add a trophy to his ring?

One day down, and as far as we know, Drew Brees avoided football injuries, Russian spies, falling pianos and anything else that might assist in executing the Madden Curse.Only 364 more days to go...Read more and watch the video

Drew Brees' Super scenario

METAIRIE, La. -- Moments after the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl, quarterback Drew Brees carried his son, Baylen. Brees' wife, Brittany, carried a secret.Two days later, Brittany shared it with her husband...Read More

Bush reportedly apologizes for actions that led to sanctions

New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush told recently hired University of Southern California athletic director Pat Haden last week that he was so sorry for his actions that landed the Trojans on NCAA probation that he would give back his Heisman Trophy if he…

Saints trolling for a veteran running back

The New Orleans Saints are going to consider free-agent possibilities as they deal with the loss of running back Lynell Hamilton(notes) for the season. He went down Wednesday with a torn ACL.Hamilton was in line to replace the departed Mike Bell(notes) as the club’s short-yardage back.…

Saints RB suffers ACL injury

New Orleans Saints backup running back Lynell Hamilton will miss the entire 2010 season after tearing his ACL in his right knee on Wednesday.Last season Hamilton appeared in nine games for the Saitns, carrying the ball 35 times for 125…

Saints take on Patriots in exhibition openers

After two days of scrimmages against each other, the Saints and Patriots get started on the real thing — well, almost — when they meet Thursday night.The first preseason game for both teams should have slightly more intensity than the…

Saints Sign Mark Bradley

The New Orleans Saints have announced that they have signed free agent wide receiver Mark Bradley. According to the Saints, the deal is one year. The Saints released wide receiver Matt Simon to open a roster spot...Read More

For Saints, Jackson, wait for HOF finally over

NEW ORLEANS — Rickey Jackson's fearsome pass rush rarely came from the blind side.Quarterbacks usually saw the "City Champ" coming, and many still couldn't escape his grasp.Election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame proved somewhat more elusive for the…

Saints sign top draft pick Robinson to five-year deal

(Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints signed rookie cornerback Patrick Robinson, their top pick from April's NFL Draft, to a five-year contract, the team said on Friday.  No other contract details were announced by the Saints, who…

Hornets GM confident Paul staying put

NEW ORLEANS -- Chris Paul is staying put with the New Orleans Hornets -- at least for now.The Hornets' star guard did not request a trade Monday in his meeting with new coach Monty Williams and top team officials, general manager Dell Demps said.Demps, essentially in his first…