NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For perhaps the final time, Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees is about to look across the line of scrimmage at uniforms emblazoned with the lightning bolt logo of the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive ends T.J. Carter and Anthony Lanier II and linebacker Wynton McManis, general manager Mickey Loomis said Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Nigel Bradham and activated linebacker Kaden Elliss from the club's Reserve/Covid-19 list, general manager Mickey Loomis said...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn’t expect the unusual circumstances surrounding this pandemic-altered NFL season to dampen expectations for a team seeking a...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints signed their four 2020 draft picks to four-year contracts on Monday, the day rookie were scheduled to report for training camp, general manager Mickey...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Linebacker Anthony Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Ty Montgomery, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday.
The 6-foot, 216-pound Montgomery comes to New Orleans...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed offensive lineman Patrick Omameh.
The 6-foot-4, 327-pound Omameh joined New Orleans at the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club's selection of interior lineman...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis didn't want to invest draft choices in players who'd struggle to make a roster loaded with regulars from three...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints traded up twice in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night, moving up 14 spots to and take Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun 74th overall and...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have canceled their offseason program because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and informed players they will not be required to report to club...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have re-signed reserve running back and special teams regular Dwayne Washington, general manager Mickey Loomis said Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton could transform legacies by finding a big-play talent or two in the NFL draft.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to bring back free agent cornerback P.J. Williams.
General manager Mickey Loomis said Thursday the Saints were bringing Williams back,...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to free-agent contracts with defensive end Noah Spence and XFL interception leader Deatrick...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints, New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis said Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints free agent left guard Andrus Peat has agreed to a five-year contract keeping him in New Orleans and virtually ensuring the club's entire 2019 starting offensive line...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve, possibly ending his season.
New Orleans also has removed 16 other players from the...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A former University of Wyoming football player who was signed by the New Orleans Saints has asked for a new trial after pleading no contest to sexual battery and unlawful...
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...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is declining to predict a quick resolution to team-leading receiver Michael Thomas' contract holdout.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed five undrafted rookies since the NFL draft ended on Saturday.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton left no doubt about their willingness to give up multiple draft picks — in the present and future — to go after...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says 2018 Pro Bowl tight end Jared Cook has agreed to the terms of a free-agent contract with New Orleans.
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 coach Sean Payton says veteran tight end Michael Hoomanawanui is joining receiver Brandon Coleman and running back Daniel Lasco on the club's physically unable to perform list as training camp begins.
The Saints reported for camp on Wednesday. Their first practice is scheduled on Thursday morning.
Payton did not specify why Hoomanawanui and Coleman are starting camp on the PUP list or when they are expected to be activated.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed four players and waived four players following a recent rookie camp that also included veterans who were offered tryouts.
Loomis says the Saints have signed defensive tackle Jay Bromley, linebacker KeShun Freeman, offensive lineman Michael Ola and fullback Ryan Yurachek.
Linebacker Adam Bighill, offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin, and defensive backs Rickey Jefferson and Bradley Sylve have been waived.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints went all in to try to snag a potential difference maker near the top of the draft.
As for their other six picks, time will tell.
In the days leading up to the draft, Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis were convinced the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Davenport was worth trading up to take in the middle of the first round. So they did that and had to give up next year's first-rounder as part of the deal.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints plan to have an empty chair in the draft room at team headquarters in honor of their late owner.
Tom Benson, a New Orleans native who bought the Saints in 1985, died on March 15 at age 90.
His wife, Gayle, now controls both the Saints and the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, which Benson bought in 2012.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has been around long enough to appreciate the fleeting nature of success in the NFL, particularly as it relates to draft bonanzas and busts.
Last year, the Saints had one of the best drafts in franchise history and nearly wound up in the NFC title game because of it.
Loomis only wishes past success guaranteed future results. But he knows better.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL and NBA executives joined Saints and Pelicans players and coaches and New Orleans city officials in a historic French Quarter cathedral Friday for the funeral of Tom Benson, the owner of the city's two major professional sports franchises who died last week at age 90.
"You can see how much people really loved him," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu, looking at throngs of tourists and locals outside St. Louis Cathedral a few minutes before the midday Mass.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the team will seriously evaluate quarterbacks in this year's draft regardless of how negotiations toward a new deal with 12-year starter Drew Brees progress.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints officials say receiver Willie Snead has been suspended for the first three games this season because of an offseason traffic violation for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Coach Sean Payton says general manager Mickey Loomis spoke with league officials Friday about the suspension for Snead, who last season was among New Orleans' receiving leaders with 984 yards and three touchdowns.
A DUI represents a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Questions about low expectations surrounding the Saints this season had coach Sean Payton reminiscing Wednesday night about the time he told general manager Mickey Loomis that he wasn't sure New Orleans would even win one game.
That was back in 2006, Payton's first year on the job, after a lopsided preseason loss to Dallas. Things turned out a lot better than even the coach expected; that run ended one victory short of a Super Bowl berth.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley is coming off one of his best NFL seasons and it might have been his last.
At the very least, he won't be playing for New Orleans in 2017.
General manager Mickey Loomis said Monday that Fairley has been placed on the team's reserve list with a non-football illness designation, meaning the 2016 starter is out for this season.
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) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says veteran defensive tackle Nick Fairley is undergoing medical tests for an unspecified condition.
Loomis, who told The Associated Press of Fairley's medical issue in a text Saturday, has not disclosed details about what ails the 6-foot-4, 308-pound lineman, who has not attended the Saints' first two sets of voluntary offseason practices.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed six of seven draft choices, leaving only offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk unsigned.
Loomis, who announced the signings Friday, says cornerback Marshon Lattimore, safety Marcus Williams, running back Alvin Kamara, linebacker Alex Anzalone, and defensive ends Trey Hendrickson and Al-Quadin Muhammad have agreed to four-year deals, ensuring they'll be under contract for mandatory minicamp from June 13-15.
Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career.
And yet what Kennedy accomplished as a player with the Seattle Seahawks — which was good enough for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame — was secondary to the affable personality that made him a revered figure long after his career ended.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have made close to a dozen roster moves, add mostly offensive players as the club prepares for voluntary offseason non-contact practices.
General manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the moves on Monday, says the Saints have signed offensive tackle Khalif Barnes, running back Trey Edmunds, tight end Clay Harbor and guards Drew Iddings and Josh LeRibeus.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A second straight non-playoff season will not cost general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry their jobs — at least not before the start of next season.
How much patience owner Tom Benson, who turns 90 in July, and Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis will have with the pair once the season starts is another matter.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis stockpiled six picks in the first three rounds of the 2017 NFL draft and filled nearly every need they had — even if not quite in the order of their priorities.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are bringing back tight end John Phillips on a one-year contract.
Phillips joined the Saints during Week 10 of last season, when he was claimed off of waivers from the Denver Broncos.
The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Phillips started four of eight games last season with New Orleans, catching five passes for 32 yards. Including his time with Denver, Phillip played in 16 games last season and caught 10 passes, including one touchdown.