WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 69-year-old Florida woman has died two months after police say her grandson beat her and set fire to her home.
NEW ORLEANS (4-1) at BALTIMORE (4-2)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m., Fox
OPENING LINE — Ravens by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Saints 3-2, Ravens 4-2
SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 5-1
LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Saints 34-27, Nov. 24, 2014
LAST WEEK — Saints had bye, beat Redskins 43-19 on Oct. 8; Ravens beat Titans 21-0
AP PRO32 RANKING — Saints No. 4, Ravens No. 6
SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (19), PASS (3).
SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (1), PASS (30).
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Willie Snead has a knack for weaving through a row of linebackers in the middle of the field before making a clutch catch for the Baltimore Ravens.
Such was the case last Sunday against Tennessee, when Snead squeezed between two defenders for a 24-yard gain on a third-and-17 from the Baltimore 15.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-6)
New faces: LB Demario Davis, S Kurt Coleman, CB Patrick Robinson, WR Cameron Meredith, QB Teddy Bridgewater, OL Jermon Bushrod, TE Ben Watson, DE Marcus Davenport, WR Tre'Quan Smith.
Key losses: S Kenny Vaccaro, TE Coby Fleener, OL Senio Kelemete, WR Willie Snead, RT Zach Strief.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets found someone to lead their offense. Next up: the search for a quarterback.
New Orleans Saints wide receivers coach John Morton was hired by the Jets on Tuesday to be their offensive coordinator.
Morton replaces Chan Gailey, who retired after the season following two years on coach Todd Bowles' staff.
The hiring came four weeks after the Jets finished a 5-11 season during which the offense struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The grin on Drew Brees' face as he discussed the longest of New Orleans' seven touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams showed how much the Saints' record-setting quarterback enjoyed the 50-yard pass — even if he wasn't the one who threw it.
"There's an old adage: Let the throwers throw and let the catchers catch, but, man, that was pretty impressive," Brees said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Daniel Sorensen saw the pass from Drew Brees get tipped by Eric Berry and ricochet off the helmet of Willie Snead IV, and made sure he was there to grab the deflection out of midair.
Then, the former undrafted safety out of BYU turned into a running back.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees' top three receiving targets this season range in age from 23 to 24. None has played more than two NFL seasons and one is a rookie.
They way they've been playing is helping the Saints' 37-year-old quarterback continue accumulating elite passing numbers.
Now in his 16th season, Brees said one benefit to having such a young receiver group is that they don't know any other way of playing receiver in the NFL "except the way that we are molding them and teaching them."
The fantasy football waiver wire won't be as active the next couple days compared with last week, when a plethora of injuries resulted in role changes throughout the NFL.
The bye weeks begin in Week 4 with the Eagles and Packers idle, meaning no Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Eddie Lacy or Jordan Matthews. Owners of Delanie Walker, Antonio Gates, Sammy Watkins, Dez Bryant, Willie Snead and Michael Floyd may need to find replacements on waivers pending the status of their injuries.
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.