NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints' fifth straight victory without record-setting quarterback Drew Brees was just the latest highlight in an extraordinary run for coach Sean Payton.
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Green Bay running back Aaron Jones keeps building on a career day at the Dallas Cowboys.
SEATTLE (AP) — The debate started once Drew Brees went down last Sunday. How should the New Orleans Saints handle their quarterback situation going forward?
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are moving on from cornerback Aaron Colvin after releasing the player with three years left on his contract after a dreadful performance in their loss to New...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans released cornerback Aaron Colvin after his struggles in the team's season-opening loss to New Orleans, a person familiar with the move tells The Associated...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have added linebacker Will Compton and offensive lineman Fisayo Awolaja to their training camp roster.
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...
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...
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Easton Stick has drawn comparisons to Carson Wentz and Taysom Hill since being drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the fifth round two weeks ago. There's nothing wrong...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Getting a chance to watch Taysom Hill do his thing as the New Orleans Saints' multi-faceted third-string quarterback was enough to convince coach Pat Shurmur the New...
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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coach Sean Payton the New Orleans Saints are anything but risk averse.
After all, Payton's Saints won a Super Bowl with the help of a surprise onside kick nine years ago, and now New Orleans is one home victory away from its first Super Bowl since then — thanks to a pair of aggressive and pivotal fourth-down play calls when the Saints were trying to come back from a two-touchdown deficit.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints third-string quarterback Taysom Hill never envisioned launching his body across the path of a punted ball when he arrived in New Orleans last season to serve as an understudy to record-setting passer Drew Brees.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron Meredith got a chance to show what he can bring to the Saints' offense.
Meredith caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown in a 28-0 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in the teams' preseason finale Thursday night. The former Bears wide receiver was one of the top free agents signed by the Saints, who brought him in even though he had major knee surgery last fall.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to acquire veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round pick from the New York Jets for a third-round draft pick on Wednesday.
While record-setting quarterback Drew Brees is entrenched as New Orleans' starter, the move signifies that Saints coach Sean Payton was not entirely comfortable with either veteran Tom Savage or second-year pro Taysom Hill serving as Brees' backup.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints receiver Brandon Coleman has been declared out of Sunday's divisional-round playoff game in Minnesota.
Coleman has not practiced this week because of a neck injury.
Coleman played in the wild-card round against Carolina, catching four passes for 44 yards last Sunday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The close competition for the Green Bay Packers' third-string quarterback job ended in an unfortunate tie for Joe Callahan and Taysom Hill.
They were among roster cuts and other moves announced by the team Saturday to get to the 53-man roster.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Tanner Mangum's moment at BYU is finally arriving.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — There's nothing unusual about the backup quarterback wearing a coach's headset on the sideline, but BYU had a deeper plan with that.
Tanner Mangum wore the headset as the No. 2 behind Taysom Hill in 2016 because coach Kalani Sitake and offensive coordinator Ty Detmer were thinking ahead to 2017.
BYU (8-4, Independent) vs. Wyoming (8-5, Mountain West), 9 p.m. EST
Line: BYU by 7 ½
Series Record: BYU leads 44-30-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
A renewal of a rivalry that lasted from 1922 until 2010, most recently in the Western Athletic Conference and the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars left the Mountain West Conference to go independent.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — The wait is over for Tanner Mangum.
The BYU sophomore quarterback sat most of 2016 despite setting several freshman records in 2015 after Taysom Hill suffered a season-ending foot injury. Hill won the job back as a fifth-year senior, but will miss the final game of his career due to an elbow injury. Mangum will start the Poinsettia Bowl against Wyoming (8-5) on Dec. 21 and take over what should be his team for the foreseeable future.
BYU (8-4, Independent) vs. Wyoming (8-5, Mountain West, Dec. 21, 9 p.m. EST)
LOCATION: San Diego
BYU: RB Jamaal Williams has rushed for a team-leading 1,165 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns.
Wyoming: RB Brian Hill is the Cowboys' career rushing leader, and he broke his single-season school record with 1,767 yards and 21 touchdowns.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Quarterback Taysom Hill will miss the final game of his collegiate career due to injury.
BYU announced Monday that the senior suffered an elbow strain in the regular-season finale Saturday and will not play in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21.
Hill failed to finish four of his five seasons due to injury. The 2016 season was a medical redshirt year after playing just one game in 2015.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jamaal Williams ran 18 times for 131 yards and a touchdown and BYU beat Utah State 28-10 in the annual Old Wagon Wheel rivalry game on Saturday night.
BYU (8-4) pulled away with Taysom Hill's 10-yard pass to Mitch Juergens that made it 21-10 late in the third quarter and Tanner Magnum's 5-yard TD pass to Colby Pearson early in the fourth. The Cougars led 14-10 at the break and outgained Utah State 227-46 in the second half.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Taysom Hill threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns and BYU secured a bowl berth with a 37-7 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.
The Cougars (6-4) will play in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21 in San Diego against a Mountain West Conference team.
Hill rushed 16 yards for the game's first score and passed 31 yards to Nick Kurtz and 21 to Colby Pearson for touchdowns. KJ Hall ran over from 2 yards out in the final minute of the first half as the Cougars took off to a 31-7 lead.
CINCINNATI (AP) — BYU enjoyed the chance to simply grind one out.
Taysom Hill set up his touchdown scramble with a long flea-flicker completion, and BYU pulled away to a 20-3 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday despite losing running back Jamaal Williams for much of the second half.
"People say a 20-3 game isn't exciting, but that's my kind of excitement," BYU coach Kalani Sitake said.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell are among 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors the top scholar-athlete in college football.
The other finalists announced Tuesday by the National Football Foundation for the academic Heisman are:
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Taysom Hill guided Brigham Young through the third quarter, and Jamaal Williams took over in the fourth.
Williams ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns, and BYU beat Michigan State 31-14 on Saturday, sending the Spartans to their third straight loss. Hill ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the second half.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jamaal Williams ran for a program record five touchdowns and a career-high 286 yards, and Rhett Almond chipped in a 19-yard field goal as time expired to lift BYU over Toledo 55-53 on Friday night.
There were eight lead changes in the second half.
Logan Woodside matched a career-best with five touchdown passes and a school-record 505 yards passing to lead Toledo (3-1). Jon'Vea Johnson caught three scores and finished with nine receptions for 182 yards.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dana Holgorsen could sense it on the sideline when West Virginia built a two-score lead early in the fourth quarter against BYU. The Mountaineers were feeling too good.
"I said we can get excited about being up 16 points if you want to but this thing ain't over," Holgorsen said.
He was right.
Taysom Hill and BYU rallied, but Maurice Fleming ended the Cougars' last threat with an interception near his own goal line and the Mountaineers hung on 35-32 on Saturday.