Need a rooting interest to keep up with the NFL playoffs? The New Orleans Saints have some connections with nearly every team playing in the divisional round this weekend, though those ties are greater with some outfits — like the Cincinnati Bengals — than others. That’s already prompted some Saints fans to throw their support behind hometown heroes. Let’s survey each remaining … [Read more...] about Which former Saints players, coaches are competing in the playoffs divisional round?
We know where the New Orleans Saints are picking in the 2022 NFL draft. We have an idea of which positions they’ve valued strongest in recent years. And we can make an educated guess at where they need the most help in ranking their draft needs. But there’s little agreement in which specific prospects the Saints will be targeting in April. That makes sense. It’s very early in … [Read more...] about First-round quarterbacks growing popular in 2022 Saints mock drafts
A familiar name is getting another shot with the New Orleans Saints. The team reported a reserve/future contract with free agent wide receiver Jalen McCleskey on Tuesday’s update to the daily NFL transactions wire, meaning he’ll count towards their 90-man roster for 2022 after Super Bowl XLVI in a few weeks just like the small crowd of practice squad players the team retained … [Read more...] about Saints re-sign WR Jalen McCleskey to reserve/future contract
It almost goes without saying at this point that the New Orleans Saints have a lot of challenges to navigate in 2022. We know they’re starting out well over the salary cap. And we’ve already discussed their long list of pending free agents and their top salary cap hits (plus how New Orleans can reach cap compliance without cutting a single player). They’re set up for a big … [Read more...] about Lining up the 7 biggest dominoes of the 2022 Saints offseason
Well, our week of mourning is over. The New Orleans Saints’ 2021 season is in the books and the playoffs are in full swing without them, so it’s time for one more look back before we turn to 2022. And we’re feeling optimistic about their future — this was a great team that had a lot of bad things happen to it. If just a few of those breaks go their way next year, watch … [Read more...] about Podcast: Why we're optimistic about the Saints entering 2022 offseason
Jeff Ireland has held the title of assistant general manager for the New Orleans Saints for a couple years now, but his biggest contributions have come as their college scouting director. So when the Chicago Bears requested and were granted an interview with him for their vacant general manager job (a post he’s held before, with the Miami Dolphins) debate immediately launched … [Read more...] about How have the Saints improved at drafting with Jeff Ireland on board?
It’s great to see someone enjoy the rewards of hard work. New Orleans Saints special teams ace J.T. Gray was honored on the All-Pro first team list from the Associated Press for his efforts during the 2021 season, having paced the team with 19 tackles in the kicking game — the best of his career. Gray was selected for the All-Pro second team in 2019, when he also got into the … [Read more...] about J.T. Gray named first-team All-Pro, Demario Davis earns second-team recognition
The NFL acted quickly to discipline referee Jerome Boger and his crew for their sloppy work in Saturday’s wild-card round playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Raiders, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting that the league pulled them from consideration in working any more postseason games this year. Boger’s crew threw a combined 14 flags for 102 penalty yards … [Read more...] about Why isn't the NFL holding NFCCG no-call officials to others' standard?
We put together a list of bold predictions for the New Orleans Saints in 2021, but now that their season is in the books how do those calls look in hindsight? Were we on the mark or way off base? Let’s run through the list, check the receipts, and find out how many hits and misses we came away with: … [Read more...] about How did our Saints bold predictions end up looking for 2021?