Saints DT David Onyemata cited for marijuana possesion
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suburban New Orleans sheriff's department says Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata has been cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Saints defense optimistic it can hold up without Rankins
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints third-year defensive tackle David Onyemata plans to spend Tuesday — the players' usual day off — performing some extra conditioning work at club headquarters.
He is among a trio of defensive linemen likely headed for more snaps against one of the best offenses in the NFL with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.
Saints’ Onyemata fined $40.1K for 2 roughing passer calls
NEW YORK (AP) — Two illegal hits cost David Onyemata more than he made for playing in New Orleans' season opener.
The Saints defensive tackle was fined $40,108 by the NFL on Friday for two roughing-the-passer calls — $20,054 for each of the penalties — in a 48-40 loss to Tampa Bay last Sunday.
Saints’ Onyemata no longer an international curiosity
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata is no longer an intriguing international prospect with unknown potential.
The native Nigerian, who learned American-style football as a college student in Canada, is entering his third NFL season as an established starter upon whom the Saints are increasingly comfortable relying to plug up rushing lanes or make quarterbacks uncomfortable when they drop back to pass.
NFL, NFLPA to review how Panthers handled hit on QB Newton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Interim general manager Marty Hurney insists the Carolina Panthers handled the medical treatment of quarterback Cam Newton "the right way" during Sunday's 31-26 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Saints notes: David Onyemata is making strides during his second season
David Onyemata’s growth was expected.
Last year was the first time he had ever played football with American rules. So, the question wasn’t if he was going to get better. It was a question of how much he was going to improve.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees and defensive end Cameron Jordan — two ironmen who rarely miss snaps, let alone games — told reporters this week that it's not really possible for a player to be fully ready to play on a Thursday.
The biggest concerns: The lack of recovery time from the previous game and the potential of aggravating existing injuries.