AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hits came at Sam Ehlinger from just about every angle this summer.
Baker Mayfield jabbed him first. Then Terry Bradshaw landed one.
The NFC South's reputation as the NFL's most balanced division has taken a hit.
The New Orleans Saints' two-year run as division champion, including a dominant showing in 2018, has left...
Saints Preview Capsule
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (14-4)
New faces: TE Jared Cook, C Erik McCoy, DT Malcolm Brown, RB Latavius Murray, OL Nick Easton, DBs CJ Gardner-Johnson and Saquan Hampton, DE Mario Edwards Jr., RS...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints may very well be on a revenge tour this season, whether they frame it that way publicly or not.
Saints’ Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees sees discussions about his arm strength and recently declining passing yardage as moot points.
Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints...
Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans...
Close friends Brees and Rivers get to share practice field
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and Drew Brees have not been teammates since 2005 but the bond between the two still remains strong.
Saints quarterback joins Louisiana governor in announcement
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has enlisted help from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in promoting Louisiana's new program to certify veteran-owned businesses.
TE Jared Cook not taking Saints’ prolific scheme for granted
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — First-year Saints tight end Jared Cook won't take his apparent good fit with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and New Orleans' prolific offense for granted.
Familiarity for several Saints when they play Vikings
If they get on the field Friday night — and most of them are expected to play — a handful of former Vikings and current Saints will see some familiar faces on the other side.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton stopped short of declaring top draft choice Erik McCoy the starting center in the preseason opener.
Guarantano’s goals remain sky high amid Vols’ struggles
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's back-to-back losing seasons have done nothing to limit quarterback Jarrett Guarantano's ambition.
"I literally went into the offseason and said I want to...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports.
Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with Saints
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a...
Saints QB Brees: I’m still green
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees practically laughed while describing himself as "still green" at the onset of his 19th NFL training camp.
Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can see both the football Drew Brees threw in becoming the NFL's all-time passing yards leader and the uniform the Saints quarterback wore while making...
Saints Training Camp Capsule
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (14-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Metairie, Louisiana
LAST YEAR: 13th season with QB Drew Brees running coach Sean Payton's offense produced one of best in franchise...
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo is spending part of his down time between the end...
Jury awards $6M in Drew Brees diamond-fraud lawsuit
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him over-priced diamonds.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany are battling a California jeweler over the value of diamonds they claim they purchased for more than $15 million as an...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A playful grin widened across Drew Brees' face while he discussed lining up as a receiver for the read-option plays the Saints installed last season for third-string...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Rookie tight end Alize Mack thinks playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans' prolific offense will help him fulfill the potential he never realized at Notre Dame.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz owner and philanthropist Gail Miller was running between meetings when she heard the news from Washington D.C.
Saints await to make 1st pick in 2nd round of NFL draft
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints were still waiting to make their first pick of the NFL draft when Thursday night's first round ended.
Saints’ 2019 draft options limited by past deals
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center — which is why three of their top four 2019 draft...
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Saints Draft Preview Capsule
62. NEW ORLEANS (14-4)
LAST SEASON: Saints tied best regular-season mark in franchise history, and came agonizingly close to their second Super Bowl trip, only to be hampered by disputed...
Game in Hawaii highlights NFL preseason schedule
NEW YORK (AP) — The first NFL exhibition game in Hawaii in 43 years highlights the league's preseason schedule announced Tuesday.
Dallas will play the Los Angeles Rams at Aloha Stadium in...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Moving from Oakland to New Orleans was as much a personal choice as a professional one for 2018 Pro Bowl tight end Jared Cook.
Saints reach deal to keep quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a deal with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to keep him as Drew Brees' main backup.
MIAMI (AP) — Free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater met Wednesday night with the Miami Dolphins to discuss playing for his hometown team, but his visit ended without a contract...
Chiefs QB Mahomes honored as MVP and top offensive player
ATLANTA (AP) — Patrick Mahomes' breathtaking breakthrough season earned him the NFL's Most Valuable Player award.
The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards. In his second pro season, Mahomes led Kansas City to its first AFC title game since 1993 with some of the most creative and clutch plays the league has seen in years.
The Latest: Chiefs QB Mahomes wins NFL MVP award
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the AP NFL individual awards Saturday (all times local):
It was a Patrick Mahomes runaway for NFL MVP.
In his second pro season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took The Associated Press 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player award. He received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees got the other nine in balloting announced at NFL Honors.
Will experience _ and lack of it _ be Super Bowl difference?
ATLANTA (AP) — The idea that experience pays off in the most-pressurized situations sports offer is nothing new. Does it apply to the Super Bowl in general, and this one specifically?
Recent history will tell us not really. The Super Bowl thing was something novel for virtually all of the Eagles last year, and they knocked off the perennial contender and frequent AFC champion Patriots.
Fitzgerald, Brees, Kelce reward military vets with tickets
ATLANTA (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald, Drew Brees and Travis Kelce are among NFL stars rewarding military veterans with trips to the Super Bowl.
Through USAA, they will be joined by Christian McCaffrey, Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum, Falcons coach Dan Quinn and former Browns great Joe Thomas in honoring the veterans for their service.
Fitzgerald is bringing Army Lt. Jameson Lopez to Atlanta. Lopez was responsible for coordinating more than 300 combat missions with the Iraqi and Kurdish security forces.
LA’s Cooks grabs 2nd shot at Super Bowl after Patriots trade
ATLANTA (AP) — In the past three NFL seasons alone, Brandin Cooks has caught passes from Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Jared Goff while playing for Sean Payton, Bill Belichick and Sean McVay.
"I guess I know how to pick 'em, right?" Cooks asked Tuesday with a laugh.
Cooks has racked up 3,786 yards receiving and 21 total touchdowns in that three-season span, which will include six playoff games and two consecutive Super Bowls.
LSU taps Saints assistant Brady to oversee passing game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he has hired New Orleans Saints assistant Joe Brady as the Tigers' passing game coordinator and receivers coach.
Brady fills the vacancy created when veteran receivers coach Jerry Sullivan retired after the 2018 season.
Orgeron says Brady brings LSU an innovative approach to offense and knowledge of the run-pass option after working under Saints coach Sean Payton.
Brees named 2018 LSWA Headliner of the Year
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Sports Writers Association's 2018 Headliner of the Year award goes to Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Rams’ Robey-Coleman will pay NFL fine for infamous hit
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman will pay his fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game.
Saints owner vows to pursue changes in NFL policies
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity."
Benson says it's clear the Saints were "unfairly deprived" of a trip to the Super Bowl by the inaction of game officials "charged with creating a fair and equitable playing field."
NFL Today, Conference Championships
Sunday, Jan. 27
AFC vs. NFC in Pro Bowl, 3 p.m. EST. The NFL's all-star game will be played in Orlando, Florida, with Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Todd Gurley and J.J. Watt all among those voted as starters.
Super Bowl berths on the line in conference title games
The Los Angeles Rams are back inside the stadium where they lost for the first time this season, looking for retribution and a Super Bowl berth as they face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game.
The Superdome is coming alive for the last time this football season as predominantly Saints fans arrive for just the second NFC title game to be held at the site of seven Super Bowls.
Aqib Talib is cornerstone of Rams’ efforts to rein in Saints
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams realize they're heading into one of the NFL's most intimidating environments when they visit the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in the deafening Superdome for the NFC championship game.
Leave it to Aqib Talib, their voluble veteran cornerback, to remind his teammates about the upside of the New Orleans fans' famed investment in the game.
The gumbo the New Orleans Saints are cooking up is flavored with lots of passes from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas, plenty of runs by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, and enough dashes of defense to negate the high-powered offense of the Los Angeles Rams.
Always learning, Rams’ Goff seeks results in NFC title game
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he's around the NFL's best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year.
The most prolific passer in NFL history had no problem sharing aspects of his mental approach and game-day preparation with Goff, who was eager for knowledge a few weeks after taking a loss in his first career playoff game for the Los Angeles Rams.
Brees first game at 40 his biggest in 9 years
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees is about to play his first game as a 40-year-old — and his biggest game in nine years.
When the Saints host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game in New Orleans on Sunday, it'll be the first time Brees, who turned 40 on Tuesday, has played for the conference title since the 2009 season. Brees turned 31 shortly before the Saints defeated Minnesota en route to the franchise's lone Super Bowl.
Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships
Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff.
Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.
The NFL's highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday. Brady leads the New England Patriots into Kansas City to take on Mahomes and the Chiefs, and Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.