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8/10 @Browns 7:00
TBD @Chargers TBD
8/26 TEXANS 7:00
8/31 BALTIMORE 7:00
Regular Season
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9/11 @Vikings 6:10
9/17 PATRIOTS 12:00
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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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


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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Big-name linebackers on bubble in Saints' 53-man roster projection Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 01:28 PM

By Mike Triplett -- ESPN

The New Orleans Saints open training camp on July 26 at their practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. Hereís a 53-man roster projection:

QUARTERBACKS (2): Drew Brees, Chase Daniel

You can write these two guys in Sharpie. After that, itís a toss-up as to whether the Saints will keep a third developmental QB on the active roster. Young contenders Garrett Grayson and Ryan Nassib will need strong preseason performances to earn a place.

RUNNING BACKS (4): Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson, Alvin Kamara, Daniel Lasco

The Saints had to make two tough cuts here with Travaris Cadet and Marcus Murphy. But I think their spots are in jeopardy because rookie Alvin Kamara is the new ďjokerĒ back as a runner/receiver and new receiver Ted Ginn Jr. should be a primary return man.

Full Article -- ESPN
New New Orleans: How Bears GM Ryan Pace is using Saints blueprint Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 01:13 PM

By Adam L. Jahns -- Chicago Sun-Times

Three years into general manager Ryan Paceís run with the Bears, and the Saints are marching in.

Highlighted by quarterback Mitch Trubiskyís arrival, parts of Paceís current Bears roster reflect his 14 years with the New Orleans Saints.

Will Trubisky turn out to be the next Drew Brees?

The Bears can only dream.

But Trubisky and other players who echo Paceís past provide more to watch this year at training camp. Players report to Olivet Nazarene University on on Wednesday.

Full Article -- Sun-Times
Eric Kendricks on Adrian Peterson: ĎI canít wait to play himí Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-20-2017 11:45 PM

Add the Minnesota Vikingsí young linebacker to the list of players on the teamís defense that are eager to finally lay a hit on the former Vikings running back.

By Adam Patrick -- Viking Age

When the Minnesota Vikings take the field for the first time during the upcoming 2017 regular season against the New Orleans Saints, the air inside U.S. Bank Stadium is going to be full of excitement. Not only because of it being the teamís first game of the year, but also because Adrian Peterson will be playing against the Vikings for the first time in his NFL career as he is now a member of the Saints.

During his time in Minnesota, the teamís coaching staff let it be known that tackling Peterson in practice was not allowed. So now, all of those players on the Vikingsí defensive side of the ball that never got to hit the star running back during practice are salivating at the thought of finally being able to lay a hit on their former teammate.

Full Article -- Viking Age
Saints add Ryan Herman to front office Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-20-2017 10:49 PM

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

The Saints are diving deeper into analytics.

The team has always been open to any and all information that can help them make decisions or highlight a new way of thinking, but the team is making a deeper commitment by hiring Ryan Herman to serve as a football analyst.

Full Article -- Advocate
1 Saints mailbag: Three running backs on the field at same time this season? -- Underhill Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-20-2017 12:59 PM

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

Do you see Saints utilizing all three RBs on the field at the same time (Ingram, Peterson, Kamara)?

ó Covfefe Valenti (@Valenti_Andrew) July 20, 2017

This is certainly intriguing to think about. The Saints only used three men in the backfield on two passing plays last season, and on both occasions one of the players in the backfield was a tight end.

Here are both plays:

Full Article -- Advocate
Adrian Peterson revival adds drama to 2017 New Orleans Saints camp Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-20-2017 12:40 PM

By Mike Triplett -- ESPN

The New Orleans Saints open training camp on July 26 at their practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. Here's a closer look at the Saints' camp:

Top storyline: The two most important things the Saints need to accomplish this summer involve revamping the defense and replenishing the banged-up offensive line. But the most compelling storyline will be the revival of Adrian Peterson.

One of the NFL's all-time great running backs is determined to prove he's not close to being finished at age 32, despite missing most of last year with a torn meniscus in his knee. Peterson is especially motivated since the Minnesota Vikings let him go after 10 years, and he had to settle for a bargain deal with the Saints that would entail sharing time with Mark Ingram. Peterson has received rave reviews from his new teammates so far, but we'll be able to gauge his progress even better once the pads come on.

Full Article -- ESPN
Who are the best defensive players in the NFC South by position? Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-20-2017 12:12 PM

By Jon Ledyard -- FanRag

Our division positional rankings series rolls into the NFC South, taking a look at some of the more talented defensive players in the NFL. Every team in the division has had a difficult time getting consistently dominant play out of their defensive units as a whole on a year-to-year basis, but each team has aspects of that side of the ball that they’d like to hang their hats on as a clear strength, at least on paper.

When complete, this series will consist of 16 parts, as we rank the position groups of each division in the NFL on both sides of the ball. Keep in mind that each position group is ranked based on current ability, with a lean toward “near future” projections thrown in. Here are the divisions and position groups we’ve completed so far:

Interior Defensive Linemen

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy, Chris Baker, Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, Clinton McDonald

2. Carolina Panthers – Kawaan Short, Star Lotulelei, Vernon Butler, Kyle Love

3. Atlanta Falcons – Grady Jarrett, Dontari Poe, Derrick Shelby, Ra’Shede Hageman, Courtney Upshaw, Jack Crawford

4. New Orleans Saints – Sheldon Rankins, Tony McDaniel, David Onyemata, Tyeler Davison (Nick Fairley)

Analysis: This is a strong group across the board in the NFC South, but Gerald McCoy and Chris Baker on the same team should be fun to watch for Tampa Bay fans. Both can rush the passer and stop the run with equal propensity, although it remains to be seen how they’ll work on the field at the same time. Stevie T can eat a handful of snaps (no pun intended) as a run clogger every game, which should free up Baker and McCoy for even the occasional rotation to stay fresh.

Full Article -- FanRag
4 New Orleans Saints Who Will Make the Pro Bowl in 2017 Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-20-2017 11:45 AM

Whether you care about the Pro Bowl or not, these are some Saints players that should be in the conversation for this season.

By lok12lok -- CSC

Pro Bowlers from the New Orleans Saints have been rare for the last three seasons. 7-9 records have held several great players back but it could all change in 2017 if the team starts winning. So today we take a look at the players who could be joining the NFL's elite in Orlando next season.

Cam Jordan, Defensive End

Itís really a joke that Cam Jordan hasnít been to the Pro Bowl more than two times (2013, 2015). He has consistently been one of the very best defensive players this league has to offer, and you could even argue he has gotten better every year despite the sacks totals dropping to 7.5 in 2016.

He impacts both the running and the passing game, and he also functions as one of the leaders on a very young and inexperienced defense. The Saints are hoping this could be the season the defensive pieces fall into place, and if that were to happen Jordan will undoubtedly make the Pro Bowl.

Full Article -- CSC
Drew Brees' allegiance to Saints takes drama out of extension talk Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-19-2017 11:06 AM

By Mike Triplett -- ESPN

METAIRIE, La. -- Technically, Drew Brees is in the same situation as Kirk Cousins.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback also is heading into the final year of his contract. And unless something changes in the next month, there appears to be no urgency from either Brees or the Saints to work out an extension.

But there is one huge difference between the two. While Cousins appears likely to test the free-agent market next March, Brees has made it pretty clear that he has no desire to play anywhere else but New Orleans.

Brees, 38, could have become an unrestricted free agent this year. (Can you imagine the payday he would have been offered from other QB-needy contenders after he led the NFL in passing yards for the seventh time last season with 5,208 yards?!)

Full Article -- ESPN
Saints RB battle: Adrian Peterson, change-of-pace back? It's Big Easy to believe Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-19-2017 10:39 AM

By Vinnie Iyer -- Sporting News

It will be weird to see Adrian Peterson in a Saints uniform this season. What should not be weird is him finding his new groove as more of a receiving back.

Peterson, 32, is in the process of reinventing himself in the best way possible in New Orleans' loaded offense.

After the former Viking finally found his new NFL home in April, it was presumed he would be an early-down power alternative to oft-banged up, sometimes-doghoused Mark Ingram. That seemed even more the case a few days later, when the team used a third-round draft pick on Alvin Kamara, who built his stock as a busy, bursty, pass-catching back in college.

But from the get-go, coach Sean Payton said there would be a well-defined role for Peterson mixed in with Ingram. Kamara has done well early as a rookie, but it's becoming more evident that he's more of an initial threat to take touches away from Travaris Cadet despite the latter's re-signing in March. That's the remnant of the Darren Sproles pure receiving role.

Full Article -- Sporting News
1 Willie Snead Has a Great Opportunity to Grow in New Orleans Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-18-2017 07:54 PM

By Dan Pizzuta -- Number Fire

Itís nice to be a receiver in New Orleans. Drew Brees is your quarterback, and youíre on one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the league.

In the past five seasons, the Saints have ranked second in pass attempts four times, while in the other, they ranked fourth. Part of that is the Brees thing. Another part is a defense thatís going to give up a billion yards per game. Either way, playing wideout down on the Bayou is a nice gig.

This dynamic gave us some passing game stars in previous seasons. Jimmy Graham was a top-tier tight end with New Orleans. Marques Colston was a target machine at his peak. Brandin Cooks was a big-play threat. Today, everyone is excited about what Michael Thomas will do in 2017, even if he might have trouble living up to the current hype.

Full Article -- Number Fire
Top New Orleans Saints training camp battles to watch Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-18-2017 07:06 PM

Training camp is sure to generate a lot of interest for the Saints, as they try to piece together their best 53 players for 2017. Of course, competition isnít a bad thing.

By John J. Hendrix -- CSC

After a long offseason wait, the New Orleans Saints are on the doorsteps for training camp. The team is one of five that are scheduled to have rookies report to work on Tuesday, with the rest of the squad joining them a week later. While some players would appear to have roster spots locked down, other members of the 90-man squad will have their work cut out for them. Hereís some of the position battles to watch intently.


Many get caught up in a base alignment for Dennis Allenís defense, pointing out whether or not the team will run a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme, or play more 3-safety sets. While there were predominantly a lot of 3-safety sets in the teamís walkthroughs during minicamp, the Saints did have some 4-3 looks. A.J. Klein and Craig Robertson likely hold the top considerations for the teamís starting linebackers, with Klein being the favorite for middle linebacker.

Full Article -- CSC
Grayson getting back in gear for NFL spot Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-18-2017 09:59 AM

Local standout quarterback attends Mountain View practice

By Meg Wochnick -- The Columbian

Garrett Grayson knows he’s at a crossroads.

The former Heritage High School and Colorado State standout who set multiple passing records as a prep and college quarterback, has seen more downs than ups to begin his NFL career.

But this season — the start of his third with the New Orleans Saints, the organization that made him their third-round draft pick in 2015 — he views as make-it-or-break-it time.

“I took a step back,” Grayson said Monday, “and that looks bad.”

Full Article -- The Columbian
Film review: Why Adrian Peterson could help Saints offense Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-18-2017 09:43 AM

By Josh Katzenstein -- Picayune

Looking at Adrian Peterson's performance from 2016, it's easy to see why it took two months for him to find a job.

The numbers obviously speak volumes as a 1.9-yard average on his 37 carries in just three games didn't attract any teams. Couple that statistic with Peterson turning 32 in March, and it makes sense why teams didn't want to take a chance on him.

The New Orleans Saints, though, were willing to see if Peterson could return to his MVP form -- or close to it -- and gave him a two-year, $7 million deal. If he plays well, the combination of Peterson, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara could give the Saints an even more lethal offense.

Full Article -- Picayune
The New Orleans Saints are going back to work; here's how you can attend their training camp Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-18-2017 01:54 AM

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

The Saints are going to back to work.

The team announced earlier this month that training camp is set to open for all players on July 26, with the first practice taking place the next day. The first practice that will be open to the public is on July 29, which will also be the first session conducted in pads.

Practices, which will take place at the teamís facility on Airline Drive in Metairie, are free to attend, however tickets are required for entry and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting the Saints ticket office.

Season ticket holders will have early access to tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Those on the wait list for season tickets will have access to the tickets beginning the next day. The remaining tickets will be made to the public Friday. Tickets for joint practices against the Houston Texans will not be made available until a later date.

Full Article -- Advocate
Saints Announce Schedule for 2017 Training Camp presented by Verizon Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 07-17-2017 07:05 PM

By NewOrleansSaints.com

New Orleans Saints 2017 Training Camp Presented by Verizon will feature a total of 11 practices open to the public at their Metairie Training Facility, including six on weekend mornings and seven workouts featuring a Fan Fest. In addition, Rouses Markets, the official grocery store of the New Orleans Saints, will also be introducing a Cool Zone area for fans visiting the event this year.

Fans interested in attending any of the open training camp practices will require a ticket for entry. FREE tickets can be claimed by visiting Saints Training Camp on Friday, July 21, with early access opportunities available for season ticket holders (7/19) and wait list members (7/20).

The Saints will open 2017 Training Camp Presented by Verizon on Wednesday, July 26, when players report for physicals, meetings and strength and conditioning tests. The club will begin on-field workouts in non-padded sessions on Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 from 8:50-11:40 a.m. The team will hold their first padded practice, which will also be the first practice open to the public, on Saturday, July 29 from 8:50-11:40 and will continue practicing in pads through July 31. Following an off day for the team on Aug. 1, practices resume Aug. 2 from 8:50-11:40 in a session open to the public. Prior to the club departing for Cleveland for their preseason opener at the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Aug. 10, the practices on Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-7 will be open to the public.

Full Article -- NewOrleansSaints.com
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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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Kamaraís 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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