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8/10 @Browns Loss
8/20 @Chargers Win
8/26 TEXANS Win
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9/11 @Vikings Loss
9/17 PATRIOTS Loss
9/24 @Panthers 12:00
10/2 @Dolphins 8:30am
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10/15 LIONS 12:00
10/22 @Packers 12:00
10/29 Bears 12:00
11/5 BUCS 3:05
11/12 @Bills 12:00
11/19 REDSKINS 7:25
11/26 @Rams 12:00
12/3 PANTHERS 12:00
12/7 @Falcons 7:25
12/17 JETS 3:05
12/24 FALCONS 12:00
12/31 @Bucs 3:25
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Car. 2 0 0 32 6 0-0
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2017 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (11)  Marshon Lattimore  CB
1 (32)  Ryan Ramczyk OT
2 (42)  Marcus Williams  FS
3 (67)  Alvin Kamara RB
3 (76)  Alex Anzalone LB
3 (103)  Trey  Hendrickson DE
6 (196)  Al-Quadin  Muhammed DE

2017 Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Signings:
Devoroe Lawrence -DT, Aub.
Andrew Lauderdale-OT, NH
Sae Tautu -LB, BYU
Travin Dural -WR, LSU
Cameron Lee -G, Ill. St.
Arthur Maulet -CB, Memphis
Colin Buchanon-G/T, Mia.(Oh)
Cameron Tom-C, S. Miss.
Ahmad Fullwood -WR, Fla.
Joseph Robinson -Woodgett -FB,UMass
Chase Dominguez -LS, Utah
Clint Van Horn -T, Marshall

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2016 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (12)  Sheldon Rankins DT
2 (47)  Michael Thomas WR
2 (61)  Von Bell FS
4 (120)  David Oneyemata DT
7 (237)  Daniel Lasco RB
2016 Rookie Free Agents Signings:
Jack Allen, OL, Michigan State
Joseph Cheek, OL, Texas A&M
Ken Crawley, DB, Colorado
Jared Dangerfield, WR, WKU
Trae Elston, DB, Ole Miss
De'Vante Harris, CB, Texas A&M
Marcus Henry, C, Boise State
Sione Houma, FB, Michigan
Dillon Lee, LB, Alabama
Tommylee Lewis, WR, N. Ill.
Ryker Matthews, OT, BYU
DJ Pettway, DL, Alabama
Jeff Schoettmer, S, UNC
Dominique Tovell, LB, UL-Laf.
Landon Turner, G, UNC
John Walker, DB, Colorado
Jordan Williams, WR, Ball St.
Avery Young, OL, Auburn
Jake Lampman WR Ferris St.
Jimmy Pruitt CB San Jose St.
2015 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (12)  Andrus Peat OT
1 (31)  Stephone Anthony LB
2 (12)  Hau'Oli Kikaha LB
3 (11)  Garrett Grayson QB
4 (14)  P.J. Williams CB
5 (12)  Davis Tull LB
5 (18) Tyeler Davison DT
5 (31) Damian Swann CB
7 (13) Marcus Murphy RB
2015 Rookie Free Agents Signings: DL - Tavaris Barnes, Kaleb Eulls, Ashaad Mabry, Bobby Richardson, G - Doniel Gambrell, Cyril Lemon, WR - R.J. Harris, Malcolme Kennedy, OT- Sean Hickey, LB Marcus Pierce-Brewster, Stephon Sanders, TE - Harold Spears, Jack Tabb, LB Henry Coley, OL Antonio Johnson, K Zach Hocker and WR Kyle Prater.
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

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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Grading the Saints: New Orleans finally puts it all together vs. Panthers Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Today 06:05 PM


Full Story – Nola.Com


Quarterback
Drew Brees looked like vintage Drew Brees. His biggest miss occurred on a deep ball to Ted Ginn Jr. in the second quarter. So what did Brees do? He found Ginn on the opening drive of the third quarter for a 40-yard TD connection. Brees also lucked out when Luke Kuechly dropped a possible pick-six. Grade: A-minus

Running back
The yardage might not be there, but the group, as a whole, played well. Mark Ingram ran tough and looked good in the screen game. Same goes with Alvin Kamara. Throw in some rare success for Adrian Peterson as well. Grade: B-plus

By Larry Holder / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
10 things we learned from New Orleans Saints' win at Carolina Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Today 05:58 PM


Full Story – Nola.Com


1. Panthers had no answer for Michael Thomas

The second-year wideout enjoyed a monster day. He caught all five of Brees’ completions for 50 yards, including a 5-yard scoring reception, to set the tone on the Saints’ 13-play, 74-yard opening touchdown drive. Thomas finished with seven catches for 87 yards and a TD.

2. Larry Warford was dominant

The powerful guard was the Saints’ most lucrative offseason investment, and he’s proven to be a worthwhile one so far. He showed his all-around athletic ability with a nice block to spring Mark Ingram for a key first-down conversion run, and then he got downfield on a screen pass to clear a path for Ingram on a 25-yard gain. He was one of the main reasons Saints ball carriers averaged 5.9 yards a carry in the first half. Overall, the Saints rushed for 149 yards on 27 attempts.

By Josh Katzenstein / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
Make no mistake: A.J. Klein returns to Carolina as a starter, a captain and a Saint Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Today 10:03 AM


By Josh Katzenstein -- Picayune

A.J. Klein had a hard time making a name for himself with the Carolina Panthers -- and not just because he spent much of his four seasons as a backup for the team.

Klein made plenty of plays during his time with the Panthers, tallying 146 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception, but after many of those plays, Carolina fans would cheer for one of his teammates -- star middle linebacker Luke Kuechly.

"Anytime me and him were on the field at the same time and I were to make a tackle, the whole stadium always would chant 'Luke' ... because I'm white," Klein said. "If I make a play, they would all chant Luke. It became a running joke because the fan base would get it mixed up and then the reporters and some teammates ran with it and had some fun with it."

Full Article -- Picayune
Same old defensive woes for Saints -- Mike Detillier Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Today 01:37 AM


Same old defensive woes for Saints

By Mike Detillier -- Houma Courier

What’s wrong with the New Orleans Saints defense?

If I haven’t heard that at least a 1,000 times over the past two weeks I haven’t heard it once.

Fixing it is the issue. Listening to head coach Sean Payton you hear a coach searching for answers after losing the first two games of the 2017 season (29-19) and (36-20). The Saints have been 1-11 in September since the start of the 2014 season.

The Saints have given up 65 points in the first two games of the season, and only the New York Jets have given up more with 66 in the opening two games.

Pure and simple it is a talent issue. The Saints offense has not clicked at the same level as in previous years, and for the Saints to win, Drew Brees and company can’t play good. They have to play great to combat a defense that had no answers to the Vikings and Patriots offenses.

Full Article -- Courier

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New Orleans Saints linebacker A.J. Klein finds strength in faith, family Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 10:44 PM


By Joel Erickson -- Advocate

A.J. Klein's heart is written in ink on his left arm.

"Faith" and "Family" are inscribed in script, flanking a pair of hands pressed together in prayer beneath a cross, beams shining out from every side.

Psalms 37:4 is inscribed on the inside of the same bicep. "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart," curled in the same cursive script around a heart wrapped within a crown of thorns.

"My faith is the most important thing to me," Klein said. "I was raised in a Catholic household and a Catholic family. My parents taught me the values of humility and character, obviously faith, and never to stray from your beliefs."

For Klein, faith and family are inextricably intertwined, the bedrock beneath his football career.

But the foundation was shaken last September.

Full Article -- Advocate
Dominant Panthers defense faces stiffest test vs. Saints Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 04:51 PM


By Steve Reed (AP) -- Sun Herald

It’s time to find out if Carolina’s No. 1-ranked defense is for real.

After dominating performances against sub-par offenses in San Francisco and Buffalo, middle linebacker Luke Kuechly knows the Panthers will face their stiffest test Sunday when Carolina plays host to Drew Brees and the Saints’ high-flying offense.

“Their offense is still what it is – it’s explosive,” Kuechly said. “Drew makes it run and they’re very creative with the ball.”

The Panthers have been so dominant on defense that they’ve surrendered only two field goals in eight quarters and only once have allowed an opponent to reach inside their 25-yard line – and even that ended in a turnover on downs. Carolina is looking to become the first team to hold its first three opponents to three points or less since the 1937 Bears.

Full Article -- Sun Herald
Saints promote Arthur Maulet, Justin Hardee to 53-man roster Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 04:40 PM


By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

The Saints promoted cornerbacks Arthur Maulet and Justin Hardee to the 53-man roster.

It was an expected move since New Orleans only had three healthy cornerbacks on the roster after cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and Sterling Moore (chest) were ruled out for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Maulet and Hardee join Ken Crawley, De'Vante Harris and P.J. Williams at the position.

Veteran defensive linemen Darryl Tapp and Kendall Langford were released to make room. Both players signed earlier this week.

Full Article -- Advocate
Stop Cam Newton or Saints will be 0-3 before London trip Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 03:31 PM


By Brian Allee-Walsh -- Sun Herald

NEW ORLEANS -- Even if quarterback Cam Newton is laden with months of built up rust, I contend he still gives the Carolina Panthers the best chance to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Assuming one agrees with that hypothesis, then Saints coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen have to devise a plan to take Newton out of the game.

Literally.

No, I'm not advocating a page out of the Saints' Bounty-gate playbook used by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams back in 2009-'11. But I am saying they need to make Newton feel Carolina blue -- within the NFL rules, of course -- when he's in or outside the pocket.

Tug on Superman's cape.

Put his head on a swivel.

Full Article -- Sun Herald
Saints stuck in neutral until offensive horsepower returns Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 02:56 PM


By Larry Holder -- Picayune

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Watching the New Orleans Saints' defense is enough to melt your brain into mush. Prepare for more brain drain from the defense without rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore for Sunday's matchup against Carolina.

Drew Brees and the Saints' offense typically allow New Orleans a fighter's chance in any game. But that side of the ball has walked into the ring the first couple of weeks with their gloves by their side, by Saints standards.

Say what you want about the defense. The Saints will be in trouble on a weekly basis until this offense discovers a consistent scoring rhythm.

The Saints have only scored three touchdowns in eight red-zone trips. It's the only three touchdowns they've scored all season. Of their 39 points scored, 17 came in the fourth quarter when the games were already out of reach.

Only Coby Fleener and Brandon Coleman have scored touchdowns. Not Mark Ingram. Not Michael Thomas. Not Adrian Peterson. Not Alvin Kamara. Not Ted Ginn Jr. And, of course, not the suspended Willie Snead.

Full Article -- Picayune
Chicago Bears are least affordable team to watch in NFL, according to study Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 02:45 PM


By Helen Clark -- Gears of Biz

Sept. 22 — A new study found that the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings are the most affordable teams to watch in the NFL.

The Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints offer some of the most expensive experiences in the league.

The consumer research group ValuePenguin evaluated the cost of tickets, concessions and parking for all 32 NFL teams to understand the affordability of the NFL game experience.

The study based its findings on the average family of 2.58 people, multiplying the average price for tickets in 2016 by three to find the cost for a family to attend a game. The research group added the cost of three hot dogs, two beers and a soda and parking at the stadium to the total cost of attending a game. Those costs were compared to each metro area’s median household income. Analysts then divided the annual income by 2,080 or the total hours for working 52 full 40-hour work weeks to find how many hours a person would have to work to afford an NFL experience.

Full Article -- Gears of Biz
Saints expected to elevate Arthur Maulet to active roster: sources Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 10:18 AM


By Herbie Teope -- Picayune

The New Orleans Saints are set to bolster the cornerback group before Sunday's matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

The Saints are expected to elevate rookie cornerback Arthur Maulet from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster on Saturday, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Moving the rookie cornerback to the active roster makes sense, of course.

With Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and Sterling Moore (chest) ruled out for Week Three, the Saints were scheduled to enter Sunday's game with P.J. Williams, Ken Crawley and De'Vante Harris as the only healthy cornerbacks on the roster.

Full Article -- Picayune
1 Is Bears GM Ryan Pace Seeking a Reunion With Sean Payton? Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 09-22-2017 10:37 PM


Two things have become clear in recent weeks. John Fox is on the hot seat and Sean Payton may be near the end of his run with the New Orleans Saints.

By Erik Lambert -- NFL Mocks

It can’t be a surprise about Fox. He’s built a paltry 9-25 record with the Chicago Bears thus far, starting 0-2 in 2017. It marks the third-straight time his teams have done that since he took over the franchise. Signs point to him losing his grip on the job. The stubborn refusal to bench Mike Glennon and continued sloppy performance from his players aren’t doing him any favors.

Meanwhile Payton continues the same old song and dance with the Saints. After winning the Super Bowl in 2009, the coach quickly developed a notable reputation. His offenses would be outstanding every year, but his defenses consistently ranked among the worst in the league. From 2010 to 2016 the Saints had a top 6 offense seven times and a bottom 6 defense four times.

So far in 2017? Yep. Their offense is ranked 3rd and their defense is ranked 32nd. With Drew Brees likely to become a free agent next year, most feel it’s about that time to make a change at the head coaching position as well. Thus begs the question. If Bears GM Ryan Pace fires Fox after this season, would he pounce on the chance to get Payton?

Full Article -- NFL Mocks
What's behind the downfall of the Saints' defense? Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 09-22-2017 07:43 PM


By Mike Triplett -- ESPN

METAIRIE, La. -- Identifying what has gone so epically wrong with the New Orleans Saints' defense is kind of like the age-old "chicken or the egg" debate.

The Saints keep changing their defensive players, coordinators and schemes because they’ve been so lousy on that side of the ball. But they keep struggling on defense because they have no continuity.

The Saints have started 55 different defensive players since the start of the 2014 season. And 23 different defensive backs have started at least two games in that 50-game span. Both are the highest totals in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

By contrast, the Minnesota Vikings have used only 26 starters since the start of 2014. And the Denver Broncos have had only eight defensive backs start multiple games since then.

Full Article -- ESPN
Saints lean to another next-man up scenario at the cornerback position Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 09-22-2017 07:12 PM


By Herbie Teope -- Picayune

The NFL's 32nd ranked pass defense suffered yet another blow Friday.

The New Orleans Saints are without cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and Sterling Moore (chest) for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

With Lattimore and Moore officially ruled out, the Saints are down to cornerbacks P.J. Williams, Ken Crawley and De'Vante Harris as healthy options on the active 53-man roster.

It's a good thing the Saints went down this road before, most recently a year ago at this time when Williams and Delvin Breaux, who is currently on injured reserve, were out entering Week Three.

Full Article -- Picayune
Mark Ingram reaches new milestone with Saints despite being in timeshare throughout career Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 09-22-2017 06:08 PM


By Josh Katzenstein -- Picayune

Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory, Travaris Cadet, Khiry Robinson, Edwin Baker, C.J. Spiller, Tim Hightower, Marcus Murphy, Kendall Hunter, Daniel Lasco Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara.

The list of tailbacks that have received handoffs for the New Orleans Saints since Mark Ingram joined the team in 2011 is long, but somehow, Ingram has managed to carve out a big enough role during his seven seasons to reach second on the franchise's list of all-time rushing yards leaders.

With 4,307 career rushing yards, the 27-year-old Ingram trails only Deuce McAllister's 6,096 yards in Saints history.

To reach this milestone, Ingram has shown persistence as well as the talent that led the Saints to draft him in the first round in 2011. In coach Sean Payton's offense, New Orleans so frequently changes personnel that it can be tough for players, particularly running backs, to amass impressive numbers.

Full Article -- Picayune
1 Saints coordinator Dennis Allen takes aim at highlighting strengths, eliminating secondary's uncertainty Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 09-22-2017 04:46 PM


By Joel Erickson -- Advocate

The New Orleans Saints have to find some answers on defense to turn around an abysmal start.

And the bulk of that responsibility falls on the shoulders of coordinator Dennis Allen.

After two games filled with coverage busts and big plays, Allen is focused on eliminating those mistakes.

"We've got to go out there and put those guys in position where they know exactly what to do and they can go out and execute," Allen said.

One of the ways to erase mismatch problems is to find ways to get defenders playing to their strengths.

Full Article -- Advocate
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Mike D's Very Early Look at the Top 52 Prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft
Posted On 06-08-2017


A Very Early Look at the Top 52 Prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft

By Mike Detillier


1. Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

2. Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming

3. Arden Key, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, LSU

4. Derwin James, Safety, Florida State

5. Saquon Barkley, Halfback, Penn State

6. Malik Jefferson, Middle/Outside Linebacker, Texas

7. Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

8. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Cornerback/Free Safety, Alabama

9. Christian Kirk, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M

10. Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, North Carolina State

11. Derrius Guice, Halfback, LSU

12. Courtland Sutton, Wide Receiver, SMU

13. Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, Clemson

14. Tarvarus McFadden, Cornerback, Florida State

15. Harold Landry, Defensive End/OLB, Boston College

16. Sam Hubbard, Defensive End, Ohio State

17. Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama

18. Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

19. Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

20. Trey Adams, Offensive Tackle, Washington

21. Cameron Smith, Middle Linebacker, USC

22. Marquis Haynes, Outside Linebacker, Ole Miss

23. Mark Andrews, Tight End, Oklahoma

24. Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State

25. Jaylon Ferguson, Defensive End, Louisiana Tech

26. Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville

27. James Washington, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State

28. Clelin Ferrell, Defensive End, Clemson

29. Da'Shawn Hand, Defensive End, Alabama

30. Iman Marshall, Cornerback, USC

31. Tyquan Lewis, Defensive End, Ohio State

32. Martez Ivey, Offensive Tackle/Guard, Florida

33. Jaire Alexander, Cornerback, Louisville

34. Lowell Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah

35. Connor Williams, Offensive Tackle, Texas

36. Marcus Allen, Free/Strong Safety, Penn State

37. Bo Scarbrough, Halfback, Alabama

38. Deon Cain, Wide Receiver, Clemson

39. Martinas Rankin, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State

40. Jerome Baker, Outside Linebacker, Ohio State

41. Royce Freeman, Halfback, Oregon

42. Derrick Nnadi, Defensive Tackle, Florida State

43. Da'Ron Payne, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

44. Orlando Brown, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma

45. Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma

46. Troy Fumagalli, Tight End, Wisconsin

47. Quenton Nelson, Offensive Guard, Notre Dame

48. Dante Pettis, Wide Receiver, Washington

49. Quin Blanding, Strong Safety, Virginia

50. Armani Watts, Free Safety, Texas A&M

51. Larry Allen, Jr., Offensive Guard, Harvard

52. Micah Kiser, Inside Linebacker, Virginia


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Kamara’s Early Impact and Much More -- Mike Detillier
Posted On 05-07-2017


Kamara’s Early Impact and Much More

By Mike Detillier

Coming out of every NFL draft folks ask about immediate impact players for their respective teams. Every once in a while you get a signature player as a rookie as a pass rusher or defensive back, but most of those immediate first year impact guys are on offense at halfback or wide receiver.

Last season the San Diego Chargers got a big impact hit on defense with the selection of defensive end Joey Bosa and in 2015 the Kansas City Chiefs hit early gold in cornerback Marcus Peters, but in 2016 look at the impact wide receiver Michael Thomas made with the New Orleans Saints and the huge impact halfback Ezekiel Elliott had with the Dallas Cowboys.

Early contributions of wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr., DeAndre Hopkins, Amari Cooper, Mike Evans and Jarvis Landry made them Year 1 impact players in the NFL.

While cornerback Marshon Lattimore and free safety Marcus Williams are talented players to add to the Saints defensive squad and it is so needed, I believe the Year 1 impact performer will be Tennessee halfback Alvin Kamara.

He fits the role that Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles played so well with the Black and Gold and his receiving skills will eat up some of the catches wide receiver Brandin Cooks had on the offensive side of the ball.

With Cooks now in New England, the combination of Kamara and the addition of veteran wideout Ted Ginn, Jr. should fill in that huge opening of catches out on the field.

As a rookie Reggie Bush split time with Deuce McAllister at the halfback spot, but the former USC Heisman Trophy winner was the ideal fit in Sean Payton’s offense as the back in the slot as a receiver, the receiver catching the swing pass, the edge runner and punt returner.

While McAllister was still considered the lead-dog runner Bush touched the ball 271 times in 2006 as a runner, receiver and return man and contributed 1,523 yards of all-purpose yards.

Sproles was an established performer when he came to the Saints after six seasons with the San Diego Chargers, but in his first season with New Orleans in 2011 he touched the ball 242 times for 2,696 yards as a runner, receiver, punt returner and kickoff return man which set a new NFL all-purpose yardage mark.

One AFC general manager told me his team tried to trade up into the 3rd round to draft the speedy Volunteer halfback.

“We had to go defense in Round #2 to fill a huge need spot, but when Alvin fell into Round #3 we started making calls,” the AFC general manager said. “We knew other teams were too and we had found a trade partner, but the Saints got him first. We thought he could be a “Jamaal Charles-Kansas City Chiefs” type edge back and receiver. Before the knee injuries settled in with Jamaal he was a really good back and we were willing to part with multiple picks to get Kamara. He’s a great fit for the Saints. It is part of the business you miss out on a player that really can boost an offense quickly in the league and Kamara could have done that with us and he will with New Orleans.”

With Mark Ingram still the heavy-duty rushing back and him being backed up by 32-year old and future NFL Hall of Fame halfback Adrian Peterson, the speedy Kamara may not get 271 or 242 touches in the 2017 season, but you can bet the bank Sean Payton has a specific and extensive role for him in the Saints... Read More...
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