NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Drew Brees sidelined, the defense has become the must-see unit for the New Orleans Saints.
That's lowered pressure on a Saints offense operating without their...
SEATTLE (AP) — The debate started once Drew Brees went down last Sunday. How should the New Orleans Saints handle their quarterback situation going forward?
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints receiver Michael Thomas' contract holdout, which began when he failed to report to team headquarters on Thursday, continued through the first practice of training camp...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints left tackle Terron Armstead and Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett are active for their NFC divisional round playoff game Sunday, setting up a key matchup of prominent starters trying to overcome physical ailments in the playoffs.
Armstead, who has been hampered by a pectoral injury since Nov. 11, last played part of New Orleans' victory over Pittsburgh on Dec. 23. He appeared to aggravate the injury during that game and went to the sideline early.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints starting right guard Larry Warford came out of the trainer's room, he scooped a mini basketball off the floor of the locker room and casually executed a quick, spinning dribble around a teammate.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Teddy Bridgewater will start New Orleans' regular-season finale Sunday against Carolina.
The decision announced Friday afternoon allows starter Drew Brees to rest for playoffs with the Saints already having wrapped up the top seed in the NFC.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is out against the Arizona Cardinals because of a knee injury.
Gurley did not practice on Thursday, but said he expected to play in Sunday's game despite knee inflammation that flared up last week against Philadelphia.
Gurley leads the NFL with 21 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns for the Rams (11-3), who have already clinched the NFC West.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive tackle Kawaan Short is active and will play against the Saints on Monday night despite being listed as doubtful with a calf injury.
Short was upgraded to questionable on Sunday after making progress in his rehab.
Carolina kicker Graham Gano will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, meaning Chandler Catanzaro will again handle kicking duties.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out left tackle Terron Armstead for Monday night's game at Carolina because of a chest injury.
Armstead is the Saints' second-highest paid offensive player after Drew Brees but has missed the past four games. He has yet to play since returning to practice on a limited basis nearly two weeks ago.
The Saints already have clinched the NFC South title and now are vying for the NFC's top seed.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are closer to getting back their second-highest-paid offensive player as they try to rebound from a first loss in more than two months — and lock down a playoff berth.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints receiver Tre'Quan Smith, Drew Brees' top target just last Sunday, has been scratched from the lineup with a foot injury for Thursday night's game against Atlanta.
However, rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport, a first-round draft choice who has missed the previous three games with a sprained toe, is available to play, bolstering the pass rush.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have activated returner and receiver Tommylee Lewis from injured reserve.
Meanwhile, the Saints have ruled out left tackle Terron Armstead for Thursday night's game against Atlanta because of his pectoral injury.
Lewis hurt his knee returning a punt against Cleveland in Week 2 and has been on injured reserve since.
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa will make his season debut on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Bosa missed the first nine games due to a bone bruise to his left foot. He is expected to see limited snaps, with Damion Square likely getting the start.
Bosa and the Chargers will face a Broncos offensive line that is missing two starters to season-ending injuries.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints left tackle Terron Armstead rattles off travel destinations that — unfortunately for him — have nothing to do with the kind of jet-setting leisure a big NFL contract affords.
Rather, New Orleans' second-highest-paid offensive player has been on a protracted search for answers about how to stay healthy.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints receiver Travin Dural and center Cameron Tom each have been injured at Saints training camp.
Both went down with apparent upper body injuries during practice on Sunday.
Dural is a second-year pro out of LSU who spent his rookie year on the practice squad.
Tom, who is from Baton Rouge and played in college for Southern Miss, is entering his third NFL season.
Both players were able to walk with trainers off the practice field.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed left guard Andrus Peat and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel on injured reserve and added offensive tackle Bryce Harris and defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton to their active roster.
The decision to place Peat on injured reserve, announced Wednesday, has been anticipated since he was carted off the field Sunday with a fractured fibula during the Saints' playoff victory over Carolina.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers each are getting starting offensive linemen back for their early round playoff matchup.
Saints left tackle Terron Armstead and Carolina guard Trai Turner each had been listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC wild-card game after both were unable to play in their teams' regular-season finales a week earlier.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have listed top cornerback Marshon Lattimore as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, which will decide the leader of the NFC South Division.
Lattimore, a rookie drafted 11th overall, missed last week's loss to the Los Angeles Rams with a left ankle injury which occurred near the beginning of New Orleans' Week 11 victory over Washington.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Given how well Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara were running the ball against Buffalo, Saints quarterback Drew Brees couldn't resist getting in on the fun.
Unable to find an open receiver while dropping back on first-and-goal from the 7, Brees took off to his left and scampered into the end zone courtesy of a key block from tackle Terron Armstead.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Rookie Ryan Ramczyk wasn't expecting to be thrust into the role of protecting Drew Brees from both edges of the offensive line in his first five NFL games.
Ramczyk has been able to demonstrate his versatility quickly — and when the Saints really needed it.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Saints have placed top linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and three offensive linemen on the club's physically unable to perform list in advance of this week's opening of training camp.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed the second of its two first-round draft choices, offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk.
Loomis says the 6-foot-6, 314-pound Ramczyk, who was drafted 32nd overall out of Wisconsin, has signed a four-year contract. Ramczyk's signing means all seven of New Orleans' draft choices are under contract in advance of training camp.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have lost starting left tackle Terron Armstead for the start of the regular season.
Armstead needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and his rehabilitation is expected to take four to six months, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday because there has been no announcement about the specific nature of Armstead's injury.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed starting left tackle Terron Armstead on injured reserve, ending his season.
The 6-foot-5, 304-pound Armstead, who last May signed a five-year contract extension worth up to $65 million, has played in only seven of New Orleans' 13 games this season because of nagging knee and quadriceps injuries.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Orleans cornerback Delvin Breaux is inactive for the Saints' game Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers because of a hamstring injury.
Breaux had been listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
Tackle Terron Armstead (knee) and running backs Daniel Lasco (hamstring) and Travaris Cadet (knee) will not play for the Saints due to injuries. Also inactive are wide receiver TommyLee Lewis, linebacker Steve Barrington and offensive lineman Landon Turner.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, leaving open the possibility that he'll play for the first time since injuring his quadriceps during preseason.
Left tackle Terron Armstead, who returned from a knee injury at Kansas City last week, but appeared to hurt himself again, also has been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have scratched starting safety Kenny Vaccaro, receiver Willie Snead and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe for their game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Those three starters join Terron Armstead, who already had been listed as out on Saturday with knee soreness, on Monday night's inactive list.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says New Orleans has released veteran receiver Hakeem Nicks and starting left tackle Terron Armstead is coming off the team's physically-unable-to-perform list.
Armstead is now cleared to practice for the first time since players reported for camp on July 27.
Nicks, who has spent most of his seven-year career with the New York Giants, has said the Saints' offense provided the best fit for him. He says he...