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2014 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (20)  Brandin Cooks WR
2 (58)  Stan Jean-Baptiste CB
4 (126)  Kahri Fortt ILB
5 (167)  Vinnie Sunseri SS
5 (169)  Ronald Powell DE
6 (202)  Tavon Rooks OT

2014 UDFA SIGNINGS

2014 Schedule
Pre-Season
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8/8 @Rams 7:00
8/15 TITANS 7:00
8/23 @Colts 7:00
8/28 RAVENS 7:00
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9/7 @Atlanta 12:00
9/14 @Browns 12:00
9/21 VIKINGS 12:00
9/28 @Cowboys 7:30
10/5 TAMPA 12:00
--- BYE ---
10/19 @Lions 12:00
10/26 PACKERS 7:30
10/30 @Panthers 7:25
11/9 SAN FRAN 12:00
11/16 BENGALS 12:00
11/24 RAVENS 7:30
11/30 @Steelers 12:00
12/7 CAROLINA 12:00
12/15 @Bears 7:30
12/21 FALCONS 12:00
12/28 @Tampa 12:00
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TBA TBA TBA
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Car. 3 2 104 120 1-0
Atl. 2 3 151 143 2-0
N.O. 2 3 132 141 1-1
T.B. 1 4 103 156 0-3


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»Wk-7: N.O. @ Detroit. 10/19
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»Wk-6: BYE
»Wk-5: N.O. 37, Tampa 31
»Wk-4: N.O. 17 @ Dallas 38
»Wk-3: N.O. 20, Minn. 9
»Wk-2: N.O. 24 @ Cle. 26 
»Wk-1: N.O. 34 @ Atl. 37

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2013 Schedule
Pre-Season
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Date Opponent Time
8/9 CHIEFS Win
8/16 RAIDERS Win
8/25 @Texans Win
8/29 @Dolphins Loss
Regular Season
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Date Opponent Time
9/8 ATLANTA Win
9/15 @Tampa Win
9/22 ARIZONA Win
9/30 MIAMI Win
10/6 @Chicago Win
10/13 @Patriots Loss
--- BYE ---
10/27 BUFFALO Win
11/3 @Jets Loss
11/10 DALLAS Win
11/17 SAN FRAN Win
11/21 @Atlanta Win
12/2 @Seattle Loss
12/8 CAROLINA Win
12/15 @St.Louis Loss
12/22 @Carolina Loss
12/29 TAMPA Win
Post Season
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Date Opponent Time
1/4 @Eagles Win
1/11 @Seattle Loss
2013 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (15)  Kenny Vaccaro S
3 (75)  Terron Armstead T
3 (82)  John Jenkins DT
5 (144)  Kenny Stills WR
6 (183)  Rufus Johnson DE
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Anatomy of a meltdown: How an ugly 5 minutes at Detroit sent Saints' season back to the brink Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-19-2014 07:24 PM


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Detroit -- Yes, there was that Drew Brees interception, an uncomfortably familiar part of the New Orleans Saints' fourth loss of the season on Sunday at Ford Field.

But the source of the ugly meltdown that led to the Saints' 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions goes beyond just Brees.

All of the Saints' problems that appeared to be vanquished -- and a few new ones, too -- emerged in the final minutes, sending the Saints (2-4) to their seventh consecutive regular-season road loss.

By Evan Woodbery / Times-Picayune

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Drew Brees says he let Saints down with late interception in loss to Lions Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-19-2014 07:21 PM


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Detroit -- If the New Orleans Saints had played only three quarters against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees would probably be getting much of the credit.

Instead, a few minutes after the Saints blew a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead to lose to the Lions, 24-23, he was shouldering the blame.

Brees was practically perfect through three quarters. He kicked off the second half by completing six of his first seven passes for 133 yards and a touchdown.

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

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Mike D's Top 35 Picks for the 2015 NFL Draft- October version sponsored by @thibodauxreg Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 10-18-2014 07:28 PM


Mike D's Top 35 Picks for the 2015 NFL Draft- October version
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By Mike Detillier

1. Leonard Williams- Defensive Tackle, USC

2. Andrus Peat- Offensive Tackle, Stanford

3. Brandon Scherff- Offensive Tackle, Iowa

4. Randy Gregory-Defensive End, Nebraska

5. Marcus Mariota-Quarterback, Oregon

6. Amari Cooper-Wide Receiver, Alabama

7. Cedric Ogbuehi- Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

8. Vic Beasley-Outside Linebacker, Clemson

9. Marcus Peters- Cornerback, Washington

10. Dante Fowler, Jr.-Outside Linebacker, Florida

11. Shilique Calhoun- Defensive End, Michigan State

12. Shawn Oakman- Defensive End, Baylor

13. Connor Cook- Quarterback, Michigan State

14. Trae Waynes- Cornerback, Michigan State

15. Landon Collins- Strong Safety, Alabama

16. Todd Gurley- Halfback, Georgia

17. Shaq Thompson- Outside Linebacker, Washington

18. Leonard Floyd- Outside Linebacker, Georgia

19. Jalen Strong- Wide Receiver, Arizona State

20. Ereck Flowers- Offensive Tackle, Miami (Fla.)

21. Ty Montgomery- Wide Receiver, Stanford

22. Devil Funchess- Wide Receiver/Tight End, Michigan

23. Melvin Gordon- Halfback, Wisconsin

24. P.J. Williams-Cornerback, Florida State

25. Benardrick McKinney- Inside Linebacker, Mississippi State

26. Shane Ray- Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Missouri

27. Spencer Drango- Offensive Tackle, Baylor

28. Sammie Coates- Wide Receiver, Auburn

29. Kevin White- Wide Receiver, West Virginia

30. La'el Collins- Offensive Tackle, LSU

31. Alvin Dupree- Defensive End, Kentucky

32. Dak Prescott- Quarterback, Mississippi State

33. Arik Armstead- Defensive End, Oregon

34. A.J. Cann- Offensive Guard, South Carolina

35. D'haquille Williams- Wide Receiver, Auburn

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Sean Payton's final presser before the Detroit Lions game Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-18-2014 09:12 AM


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Does Erik Lorig’s return mean anything to the offense or add anything?

“We will see where he is at. He has had a good week or preparation. His rehab has gone well. The thing that he brings is he has some size and stature to him. Austin (Johnson) has been playing well. It is just a matter of how we see gameday.”

Is there any chance of two fullbacks staying on the roster?


“We will see. They are both on the roster.”

By New Orleans Saints.Com

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Rob Ryan talks about facing the Detroit Lions Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-18-2014 09:10 AM


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Did you guys take an extra-long self-scout look during the bye week at the front four and the pressure on the quarterback?

“We took a long look at about everything. Our situational football’s been really poor on defense. So we did that. The lack of sacks, we did go back and look at that. The pressures are up but the sacks are down. But there are a lot of things on the bye week as coaches that you have to look at yourself first. It is scheme first when you look at it, what your players do well, what are they not doing well, so you have to address those and then go forward and get better.”

Can you share what you and your dad talked about in Kentucky?


“Just a lot of good times. He is not doing too well so it was all about him and just getting caught back up and talking about old times and enjoying each other.”

By New Orleans Saints.Com

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Saints receivers Joe Morgan, Nick Toon doing 'really good,' but game day lineup tough to crack Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-17-2014 08:21 AM


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There are six receivers on the roster, and the New Orleans Saints typically activate only four on Sundays.

For most of the season, Joe Morgan and Nick Toon have been the odd men out.

Morgan was active in Week 1 when Kenny Stills was out with a hamstring injury. He didn't have any receptions and hasn't played since.

Toon has been active once, at Dallas, but did not play any snaps. The role is a familiar one for Toon, who is in his third year in the league. Morgan played in 14 games in 2012 after bouncing around the practice squad in 2011.

By Evan Woodbery / Times-Picayune

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Lions coordinator Joe Lombardi: Drew Brees probably taught me more than I taught him Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-17-2014 08:16 AM


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Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who spent seven years as an assistant coach with the New Orleans Saints, said he's tried not to get sentimental as he prepares to play his old team on Sunday.

The Saints (2-3) and Lions (4-2) kick off at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday.

"The quarterbacks told me that I get fined for every hug, so I'm going to try to keep those to a minimum," Lombardi told Detroit media on Thursday in quotes provided by the Lions. "I'll just try to wave and shake hands."

By Evan Woodbery / Times-Picayune

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New Orleans Saints face formidable challenge against Lions defense Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-17-2014 08:14 AM


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It's not often that a team can register eight sacks in a game. Eight teams in the league, including the New Orleans Saints, haven't even hit that mark yet this season.

So when Jahri Evans and Terron Armstead were asked the last time they could recall such a game happening, they both scratched their heads.

"It had been a while I think," Armstead said.

Added Evans: "It's been a long time."

At least until last Sunday.

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

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New Orleans Saints' coaching staff must find identity, just like players Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-17-2014 08:13 AM


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When the New Orleans Saints kick off against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday, some familiar faces will be wearing headsets on the opposing sideline.

Joe Lombardi, John Bonamego and Tony Oden each spent multiple seasons on the Saints' staff before advancing their careers elsewhere. Now all three are on Jim Caldwell's first staff in Detroit. And their hirings did not occur by accident. Their championship pedigrees attracted Caldwell.

"I think that's extremely important," Caldwell said. "I think there is quite a few of us on this staff that have been to various different Super Bowls, and I think that it benefits the guys that teach and instruct. They know what it takes to win."

By Jeff Duncan / Times-Picayune

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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram back to 100 percent after thumb injury Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-16-2014 09:35 AM


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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram had a strong sense of deja vu following the second game of the season.

Ingram took his glove off in the locker room following the Saints 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sept 14. He stared at his swollen thumb.

The thumb had hurt throughout the game after he landed on it after a run, but not to the extent that he couldn't play through it.

But he knew it wasn't good looking at it in the moments following the loss. That meant x-rays, which led to a prognosis of a fractured thumb and surgery.

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

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Sean Payton says waiving rookie Khairi Fortt was in the Saints' best interest Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-16-2014 09:23 AM


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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton didn't have much to say about the decision to cut fourth round draft pick Khairi Fortt last week.

Payton didn't even read it off the list of transactions the Saints over the course of the week, which included placing Jairus Byrd on IR and signing tight end Tom Crabtree. Fortt's release, which occurred Oct. 6, was the first transaction of a busy bye week for the Saints.

"We just felt like it was in our best interest," Payton said when asked about the decision. "It didn't work out for him. I will keep it at that."

By Katherine Terrell / Times-Picayune

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#ThrowbackThursday: New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey boots 63-yard field goal to defeat Detroit Lions in 1970 Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-16-2014 09:15 AM


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Every Thursday on NOLA.com until the end of the NFL regular season, we'll be taking a look back at Saints history against that week's opponent.

The Detroit Lions are next.

New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions history

Season series: New Orleans, 11-9-1 in the regular season and 1-0 in the playoffs

Most recent meeting: Saints defeated Lions 45-28 in New Orleans on Jan. 7, 2012 in the NFC Wild Card playoffs

By Andrew Lopez / Times-Picayune

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Saints position spotlight: Running backs Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-14-2014 01:18 PM


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A position-by-position look at the New Orleans Saints’ roster through the Week 6 bye:

Snaps played:
Pierre Thomas 147, Khiry Robinson 117, Travaris Cadet 61, Mark Ingram 40, FB Austin Johnson 87.


Key stats: Robinson 61 carries, 304 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns; 3 receptions, 26 yards, 0 touchdowns. Ingram 24-143-3; 4-22-0. Thomas 24-120-2; 22-187-1. Cadet 3-10-0; 10-83-1. Johnson 5-16-0; 0-0-0.

By Mike Triplett / ESPN

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Poor performances by other NFC South teams have Saints back in divisional race Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-14-2014 11:05 AM


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The New Orleans Saints were able to pull out a 37-31 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week five, and then they went into their bye week. After starting off the season with two losses and now sitting at 2-3, many thought the Saints may be out of the NFC South race. Poor play and a number of losses by the other teams in the division has actually kept the Saints right in the thick of things.

New Orleans had dropped into the bottom of the NFC South, but now they've gotten a bit of help from the Atlanta Falcons (2-4), Carolina Panthers (3-2-1), and Buccaneers (1-5).

The Falcons ended up with an opening day victory over the Saints, but have since lost four of five games and that includes three in a row. It's quite the wonder why the Falcons are losing each week because they have a great offense, but the defense is making it hard for them to stay in games.

By Danny Cox / New Orleans Saints Examiner

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Lions Calvin Johnson could miss Saints' game, but Reggie Bush may be back Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-14-2014 11:04 AM


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The New Orleans Saints are hoping to pick up another win after the bye week, but they're going to have to do it on the road against the Detroit Lions. While the Saints haven't done well on the road in the past couple of seasons, a few timely injuries for the Lions may help matters. It was revealed on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, that the Lions may be without wide receiver Calvin Johnson for at least two more games.

Johnson missed his first game of the season as the Lions defeated the Minnesota Vikings in week six. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said that Johnson's high ankle sprain could keep him out through the New Orleans and Atlanta games.

"I do not hold a medical degree. It may appear I do from time to time to you, maybe, but I don't," Caldwell said. "The fact of the matter is I leave it up to the doctors. Those are the professionals. They know exactly what it takes.

By Danny Cox / New Orleans Saints Examiner

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New Orleans Saints' lack of pass rush headlines 9 issues during bye week Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On 10-11-2014 08:06 PM


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As the New Orleans Saints take advantage of some down time in the bye week, they are by no means oblivious to the issues standing in their way to making a run at the postseason.

The Saints understand they're playing catch-up in a shaky NFC South. They have to be thankful for playing in a mediocre division thus far as New Orleans only stands a game back for the division lead.

Saints coach Sean Payton, Drew Brees and the rest of the team acknowledge they bear critical issues that, if not fixed, could have the Saints bouncing around the .500 mark this season. Or worse.

Here are a few topics worth mulling over for the 2-3 Saints:

By Larry Holder / Times-Picayune

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Mike D's Top 35 Picks for the 2015 NFL Draft- October version sponsored by @thibodauxreg
Posted On 10-18-2014


Mike D's Top 35 Picks for the 2015 NFL Draft- October version
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By Mike Detillier

1. Leonard Williams- Defensive Tackle, USC

2. Andrus Peat- Offensive Tackle, Stanford

3. Brandon Scherff- Offensive Tackle, Iowa

4. Randy Gregory-Defensive End, Nebraska

5. Marcus Mariota-Quarterback, Oregon

6. Amari Cooper-Wide Receiver, Alabama

7. Cedric Ogbuehi- Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

8. Vic Beasley-Outside Linebacker, Clemson

9. Marcus Peters- Cornerback, Washington

10. Dante Fowler, Jr.-Outside Linebacker, Florida

11. Shilique Calhoun- Defensive End, Michigan State

12. Shawn Oakman- Defensive End, Baylor

13. Connor Cook- Quarterback, Michigan State

14. Trae Waynes- Cornerback, Michigan State

15. Landon Collins- Strong Safety, Alabama

16. Todd Gurley- Halfback, Georgia

17. Shaq Thompson- Outside Linebacker, Washington

18. Leonard Floyd- Outside Linebacker, Georgia

19. Jalen Strong- Wide Receiver, Arizona State

20. Ereck Flowers- Offensive Tackle, Miami (Fla.)

21. Ty Montgomery- Wide Receiver, Stanford

22. Devil Funchess- Wide Receiver/Tight End, Michigan

23. Melvin Gordon- Halfback, Wisconsin

24. P.J. Williams-Cornerback, Florida State

25. Benardrick McKinney- Inside Linebacker, Mississippi State

26. Shane Ray- Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Missouri

27. Spencer Drango- Offensive Tackle, Baylor

28. Sammie Coates- Wide Receiver, Auburn

29. Kevin White- Wide Receiver, West Virginia

30. La'el Collins- Offensive Tackle, LSU

31. Alvin Dupree- Defensive End, Kentucky

32. Dak Prescott- Quarterback, Mississippi State

33. Arik Armstead- Defensive End, Oregon

34. A.J. Cann- Offensive Guard, South Carolina

35. D'haquille Williams- Wide Receiver, Auburn

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Mike D's Top 12 Observations sponsored by Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
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By Mike Detillier

1. NFL teams feed off the energy, focus and proper frame of mind from their head coach. NFL coaches are the face of each team. Just take a look at the NE Patriots with Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin in Pittsburgh, Rex Ryan with the NY Jets, Chip Kelly with the Philadelphia Eagles, Mike McCarthy in Green Bay, Mike McCoy in San Diego and Sean Payton in New Orleans.

Every team and head coach in the NFL goes through a period in which their squad is in a mental funk and the head coach has to snap that team back in the right mental frame and mood. Right now the Saints are not playing with any energy or sense of urgency.

Sean Payton knows his team needs a jump-start and now it is up to him to get this team back in the "winning" groove. And that comes one game at a time. Can't worry about Game #7, Game #10 or playoffs.

It's cliche, but it is true, it is one game at a time. Focus and get your team ready mentally and emotionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Coaches Motto: At any level players have to feel you are a part of them and they are a part of you.

It is indeed a crucial moment in 2014 for Sean Payton this week to snap this team out of their funk.. In a line from the movie "Moonstruck" in which Cher slaps Nicholas Cage and utters the line, "Snap out of It."- We are at that moment today.

2. Always a big believer in that "pressure" breaks the football pipe and the NO Saints defensive front have not gotten much of a sniff of a pass rush in 2014.

In the first 4 games this season the Saints have recorded 5 QB. sacks. Last year after the first 4 games the Saints racked up 12 QB. sacks.

The NFL is built around throwing the ball and for the Saints defense to come around they need to find that pass rush element and fast. Only 5 turnovers in the last 15 games, including two playoff games, reflects their lack of a pass rush early on in 2014.

That minus-6 in the giveaway/takeaway stat in 2014 is huge today.

3. Current NFL offensive coordinator on Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

"I have a lot of respect for Rob (Ryan), but like...
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