NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have been relatively small players in free agency this offseason. They figure to be more active in next week’s draft.
“As an overall philosophy,” first-year head coach Dennis Allen said, “I’d rather augment our team through free agency and really build our team through the draft.”
16, 19. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-8)
LAST SEASON: New Orleans opened 5-2 in the first season that Jameis Winston took over for franchise all-time leading passer Drew Brees. But Winston’s season ended with a knee injury in his seventh game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Retired New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be the speaker at Loyola University’s spring commencement ceremonies.
Payton also will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree at the May 14 ceremonies, the university said in a Friday news release.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Newly named New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen asserts that he's “at peace” with being constantly measured against the person he's replacing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dennis Allen is getting a second chance to be an NFL head coach — this time with a New Orleans Saints franchise he helped transform from an oft-stumbling, also-ran into a regular contender during the 16-year tenure of his former boss, Sean Payton.
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said the club remains “in the middle” of its coaching search after interviewing three candidates — including former Miami coach Brian Flores — whom Loomis described as “all very impressive in their own right.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even as Saints general manager Mickey Loomis spoke highly of defensive coordinator Dennis Allen on Friday as a candidate to replace retired coach Sean Payton, he also emphasized his desire to thoroughly consider candidates from outside the club.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Sean Payton took his first head coaching job in New Orleans in 2006, the Saints had a grand total of one playoff victory since their founding in 1967.
The standard will be considerably higher for the next head coach in the Big Easy.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints linebacker and defensive captain Demario Davis gushes with pride over New Orleans' resilience in the face of a season that has been littered with impediments to success.
Just like the Super Bowl, the draft, and the Jets missing the playoffs, there is another ritual in every NFL season.
The coaching carousel.
It's spinning already with two openings, in Las Vegas and Jacksonville, forced by the departures of two disgraced coaches, Jon Gruden and Urban Meyer.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Taysom Hill and linebacker Demario Davis were among 11 New Orleans players who rejoined the active roster Wednesday from the COVID-19 reserve list, while starting free safety Marcus Williams was placed on reserve because of a positive COVID-19 test.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton sounded ready to accept and move on immediately from a potentially costly late-season defeat.
A COVID-19 outbreak had removed 16 players from the Saints' active roster before they hosted a Miami squad that came in on a six-game winning streak.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said quarterback Ian Book's NFL debut was "hard to evaluate."
The very reason the rookie out of Notre Dame was pressed into service in the first place was a COVID-19 outbreak on the club that also robbed New Orleans' active roster of 16 players.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints gathered Monday to review footage of their stunning shutout victory at Tampa Bay, defensive coordinator and acting head coach Dennis Allen offered players his thoughts on keeping their extraordinary performance in perspective.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nobody hounds Tom Brady like the New Orleans Saints.
Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans defense gave Brady fits again, shutting down Tampa Bay’s high-powered offense Sunday night as the Saints put the Buccaneers’ division-title celebration plans on hold with a 9-0 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champions.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was not at practice on Wednesday but tested negative for COVID-19, the club said.
The Saints, who visit Tampa Bay on Sunday, did not provide many details on Payton's health other than to say he was “under the weather” and working remotely.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five straight losses didn't sit well with the New Orleans Saints. So they took it out on the skidding New York Jets, and things felt just about normal again.
Alvin Kamara ran for 120 yards and a touchdown in his return from a four-game absence, and the Saints snapped their longest skid under Sean Payton with a 30-9 victory Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It has been 16 years since the Saints were in this lengthy a slump. It's also the first time Sean Payton has lost five straight games since taking over as coach in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The jolt Taysom Hill provided for the injury-riddled, reeling New Orleans Saints against Dallas on Thursday night dissolved in a slew of turnovers.
Starting at quarterback for the first time this season, Hill passed for 264 yards and ran for another 101, but he threw four interceptions, including three on consecutive fourth-quarter series as the Saints lost their fifth in a row for the first time since coach Sean Payton was hired in 2006.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about his team's inability to convert any of the five 2-point tries attempted this season, his response spoke to a more overarching issue for New Orleans' offense.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a slew of key starters missing, the struggling New Orleans Saints didn't know who to turn to or where to go on offense against Buffalo.
Most of the time they went nowhere, failing to score until the fourth quarter and losing 31-6 to the Bills on Thursday night in a Thanksgiving prime-time mismatch.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian's fledging second stint as an NFL starter has been both promising and disappointing.
While New Orleans pulled out a victory over NFC South-leading Tampa Bay when Siemian replaced an injured Jameis Winston during the second quarter of a tie game, Siemian's first two starts have been losses.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and his players are bitter and encouraged in equal measure about New Orleans' latest loss.
The Saints were fuming over questionable officiating that likely affected the outcome, but they were pleased that even with some key players missing and a pivotal call going against them, they nearly upended the Tennessee Titans, who share the NFL's best record.
In a most unpredictable of NFL seasons, with only the Detroit Lions showing true consistency — and not quite what you seek — pinpointing the best performances at the halfway mark is a particularly difficult task.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton described a frustrating session on Monday watching video of his team's latest loss.
Eight games into the season, Payton's team is failing to consistently mind fundamental details — such as avoiding pre-snap penalties or holding on to catchable, well-placed passes — that can help a team avoid beating itself.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian will start a game for the first time in more than two years when New Orleans hosts Atlanta on Sunday.
Saints coach Sean Payton announced his decision on Friday, specifying that fellow quarterback Taysom Hill, who came back this week from an Oct.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints won't get record-setting wide receiver Michael Thomas back at all this season, another blow to an offense that just lost starting quarterback Jameis Winston to a major knee injury.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Jameis Winston was diagnosed on Monday with torn knee ligaments that will end his season, coach Sean Payton said.
Payton confirmed the extent of the injury, first reported by the NFL Network, following an MRI that showed a torn anterior cruciate ligament and damage to the medial collateral ligament in Winston’s left knee.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — P.J. Williams intercepted Tom Brady's pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left, helping New Orleans seal a dramatic but potentially costly 36-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Saints quarterback Jameis Winston could no longer walk on his own, his New Orleans teammates rose up in dramatic fashion to knock off Tom Brady and the defending champs.
Quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Sam Darnold got hurt running the ball and kicker Chris Boswell was injured throwing it.
Winston was carted to the locker room with a “significant” left knee injury when Buccaneers linebacker Devin White pulled him down on a scramble in the second quarter of New Orleans’ 36-27 win over Tampa Bay.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Running back Mark Ingram was traveling to New Orleans on Thursday, is slated to practice on Friday with the Saints and play on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Sean Payton said.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — After Jameis Winston connected with Marquez Callaway on a Hail Mary touchdown on the final play of the first half, Sean Payton recalled a similar play in his first season as New Orleans Saints coach.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The previous time Ron Rivera faced the New Orleans Saints, he was on the brink of being fired from his job and in Washington's sights to take over after the season.
Back then, Rivera was used to facing the Saints coached by Sean Payton and had plenty of experience against teams quarterbacked by Jameis Winston.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton generally doesn't like to dwell on losses.
A new week brings a new game, new matchups and a new scheme that may emphasize some players and de-emphasize others relative to the previous week.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara and the Saints' offense broke the huddle to start a drive with nine minutes left in regulation, New Orleans looked poised to close out a victory in its first game in front of a full Superdome in more than a year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It wasn't so long ago that Saints coach Sean Payton was designing and calling some of the most prolific passing offenses the NFL had ever seen.
That was the Saints' identity for most of the past 15 years, when Drew Brees was their quarterback.
Sean Payton isn’t interested in discussing the challenges of being displaced, or missing injured starters, or having his available game-day coaching staff decimated by COVID-19 protocols.
New Orleans’ coach says the Saints were simply out-schemed at the line of scrimmage by Carolina, didn’t adjust well and were outplayed — and that is why they came crashing back to earth in Week 2.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sure, the New Orleans Saints were short-handed on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4, when they will host the New York Giants in the Superdome, coach Sean Payton said Friday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers could never really figure out Drew Brees when he was playing quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.
They’re hoping things will be different on Sunday with Jameis Winston at the helm.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jameis Winston sees a silver lining in a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined six offensive assistants for the New Orleans Saints.
It's coach Sean Payton.
“We got to experience one of the best offensive mind head coaches ever in the game one-on-one like a staff meeting running the team,” the veteran quarterback said Wednesday after another practice for the displaced Saints on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas.
With one game in the books as the Saints' successor to all-time leading NFL passer Drew Brees at quarterback, Jameis Winston has five touchdowns and no interceptions.
And the Saints (1-0) have bolted out of the gate with a lopsided 38-3 victory over a projected Super Bowl contender in Green Bay.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether or not the temporarily hurricane-displaced New Orleans Saints extend their playoff streak to a fifth season, there'll be no shortage of intrigue surrounding their first season in 15 years without all-time leading passer Drew Brees.
The New Orleans Saints are investigating the possibility of remaining in the Dallas area for up to a month and opening their regular season against Green Bay in the Cowboys’ home stadium, coach Sean Payton said.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Displaced by Hurricane Ida, the New Orleans Saints went back to work Monday about 500 miles away in the stadium of another NFL team.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Juwan Johnson, a former practice squad receiver who was moved to tight end this year, lined up during Saints training camp on Thursday as the No. 1 player at his position.
That was in large part because of who wasn’t healthy enough to practice — and the situation was similar at some key spots on the other side of the line of scrimmage as well.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut cornerback Prince Amukamara and waived kicker Brett Maher with an injury designation, coach Sean Payton said Tuesday.
Payton said New Orleans also waived rookie running back Stevie Scott, cut linebacker Noah Spence, placed offensive lineman Kyle Murphy on injured reserve and placed defensive back KeiVarae Russell on the club's COVID-19 reserve list.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Tyler Huntley ran for a 7-yard touchdown with 6:35 remaining, and the Baltimore Ravens extended their preseason winning streak to 18 games with a 17-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night.