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.”
102. MIAMI DOLPHINS (9-8)
LAST SEASON: The Dolphins finished one game away from a wild-card spot despite a 1-7 start to the season, then reeling off seven consecutive wins to make things very interesting.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tyreek Hill is fast on the field, fast with his words and fast at making a first impression.
Consider this list of highlights from Hill’s first full day as a member of the Miami Dolphins: The wide receiver who calls himself “Cheetah” raved about new coach Mike McDaniel's offense, revealed that the record-setting value of his new contract nearly made him cry and challenged teammates to footraces.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Terron Armstead has become the Miami Dolphins' latest big free agent move, announcing Tuesday night that he's joining the team after spending his first nine NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LT Terron Armstead, S Marcus Williams, QB Jameis Winston, DB P.J. Williams, WR Tre’Quan Smith, LB Kwon Alexander, RB Dwayne Washington, RB Ty Montgomery, S Jeff Heath, QB Trevor Siemian, DT Jalyn Holmes, TE Garrett Griffin.
L.A. CHARGERS at LAS VEGAS
Chargers: QB Easton Stick; RB Larry Rountree III; FB Gabe Nabers; G Senio Kelemete; DL Joe Gaziano.
Raiders: CB Amik Robertson; LB Patrick Onwuasor; G Jordan Simmons; T Jackson Barton; TE Nick Bowers; DE Carl Nassib; DT Damion Square.
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) — The Saints have scratched left tackle Terron Armstead from Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Armstead's absence leave the Saints without either starting offensive tackle for a second straight game, with right tackle Ryan Ramczyk ruled out because of a positive COVID-19 test as he was trying to come back from his own knee injury.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — During their five-game skid, Saints players and coaches routinely side-stepped questions about their rash of injuries to key players.
They'd say they needed to focus on how they might win with who was available and not allow an insidious, excuse-making mentality to take hold.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas receiver Amari Cooper is available to play against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night after being listed as questionable because of his recent positive COVID-19 test in the final injury reports before the game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints scratched hobbled running back Mark Ingram, while left tackle Terron Armstead returned to the lineup against Buffalo on Thursday night.
The Bills listed receiver and returner Isaiah McKenzie as a healthy scratch.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed tight end Adam Trautman and rookie offensive lineman Landon Young on injured reserve.
Trautman injured his knee and Young hurt his foot during Sunday’s loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New Orleans Saints made too many mistakes and couldn’t do well what they usually do best.
An undermanned offense missing several key starters committed three turnovers and the league’s top-ranked run defense gave up 242 yards on the ground in a 40-29 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara will miss his second straight game Sunday in Philadelphia, and New Orleans also will be without starting tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans want to stack up wins, not style points.
On a day quarterback Ryan Tannehill battled a stomach bug that had him feeling “bad” when he woke up, the Titans found yet another way to do just that, extending the NFL's longest active win streak to six games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Star New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, starting left tackle Terron Armstead and prominent defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson have been ruled out of Sunday's game at Tennessee.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were only so many mistakes the sloppy Saints could overcome.
And a new starting quarterback on the heels of Jameis Winston’s season-ending knee injury was the least of their problems.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints keep trying different ways to get the ball to dynamic running back Alvin Kamara, chances are he'll eventually do something that turns a game in their favor.