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Dolphins acquire LB Stephone Anthony from Saints

20 Sep

We have a trade. The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 2018 undisclosed draft pick. Both teams confirmed the swap. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source, that it is a 2018 fifth-round pick. In a juicy twist of fate, Anthony […]

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro benched amid trade talks

18 Sep

As trade winds swirl around New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro, the starter ended up benched midway through Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots. Vaccaro played just 45 of 72 defensive plays (63 percent), per Next Gen Stats. Coach Sean Payton cited needing to get more “consistent” play out of his safeties as the […]

New Orleans Saints shopping standout safety Kenny Vaccaro

17 Sep

Just two weeks into the season, the Saints are planning for a major move on defense. They spent the early portion of the week calling teams and shopping former first-round safety Kenny Vaccaro, according to multiple sources. A playmaker on the back end, Vaccaro is a do-everything defensive back who was a starter right […]

Robinson on Peterson: ‘You are a backup running back’

17 Sep

Adrian Peterson has had better weeks. The future Hall of Famer saw just nine snaps and six carries against his former team in his New Orleans Saints debut, while his fellow backs, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, saw 31 and 26, respectively. Peterson was then caught on camera chirping at coach Sean Payton to “run […]

Saints’ Adrian Peterson ‘didn’t sign up for nine snaps’

16 Sep

Fresh off of a disappointing debut with the New Orleans Saints that saw him throw more daring glances to his coach than defenders to the ground, Adrian Peterson elaborated on his low snap count. “I didn’t sign up for nine snaps, though. But unfortunately that’s the way the game played out,” Peterson told reporters Thursday, […]

Saints’ Adrian Peterson ‘didn’t sign up for nine snaps’

16 Sep

Fresh off of a disappointing debut with the New Orleans Saints that saw him throw more daring glances to his coach than defenders to the ground, Adrian Peterson elaborated on his low snap count. “I didn’t sign up for nine snaps, though. But unfortunately that’s the way the game played out,” Peterson told reporters Thursday, […]

Saints’ Adrian Peterson ‘didn’t sign up for nine snaps’

15 Sep

Fresh off of a disappointing debut with the New Orleans Saints that saw him throw more daring glances to his coach than defenders to the ground, Adrian Peterson elaborated on his low snap count. “I didn’t sign up for nine snaps, though. But unfortunately that’s the way the game played out,” Peterson told reporters Thursday, […]

Saints’ Adrian Peterson ‘didn’t sign up for nine snaps’

15 Sep

Fresh off of a disappointing debut with the New Orleans Saints that saw him throw more daring glances to his coach than defenders to the ground, Adrian Peterson elaborated on his low snap count. “I didn’t sign up for nine snaps, though. But unfortunately that’s the way the game played out,” Peterson told reporters Thursday, […]

Vaccaro: ‘We can’t let Brandin Cooks get a deep ball’

14 Sep

Brandin Cooks returns to New Orleans this week. The speedy wideout was shipped to New England this offseason for a first-round pick (which ended up being starting left tackle Ryan Ramczyk) after spending three seasons with the Saints. Ahead of the matchup against his former teammates, Cooks downplayed his return. “I’m here now,” Cooks […]

Injuries: Texans’ C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) on IR

14 Sep

The New Orleans Saints‘ offseason plan to construct a sturdy offensive line has taken another hit. Right tackle Zach Strief is expected to miss a few weeks after exiting Monday night’s game with an MCL sprain, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. Strief will undergo more tests Tuesday to determine the extent of his injury. […]