I have been a Saints fan as long as I can remember. Have to say Deuce McAllister is my favourite Saint of all time as he is truly a class act on and off the field. Also have a soft spot for the San Diego Chargers (have to have an AFC team to root for if the unthinkable happens when it comes the playoffs). As for hockey, hometown team is the Winnipeg Jets (Version 2) so that is where my NHL allegiance lies. However, since my wife Bre has accepted the Saints as her football team, I returned the favour and have a soft spot for the Maple Leafs as my fallback NHL team. Baseball is without a doubt the most boring sport on the planet.
Breaking: Falcons fear Julio Jones likely OUT for the rest of the year w a foot injury. He's getting a second opinion tomorrow to determine— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 8, 2013
FOX's Jay Glazer reports the Falcons "fear" Julio Jones will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury. Per Glazer, the Falcons' "initial determination" is that Jones is done, but are waiting for him to get a second opinion on Wednesday. They are "not optimistic," however. It's a crushing blow to a team that was already on the brink, and an absolute shame for a player who is second in the NFL in receiving through five weeks with 580 yards. If Jones is indeed done, it leaves the Falcons with a breaking down Roddy White and Harry Douglas at receiver. For all intents and purposes, their season is over. Fantasy owners can pounce on Douglas, but are best off looking elsewhere to "replace" their irreplaceable No. 1 receiver.
According to Rotoworld: Saints agreed to terms with WR Robert Meachem, formerly of the Chargers. It doesn't appear the deal is "officially official," but it should be in short order. In theory, Meachem fills a need as the deep threat the Saints lost when Joe Morgan went down for the season, but to say his recent play has been discouraging would be an understatement. Going on 29, Meachem appears to have lost a good deal of his signature deep speed. He was so bad for the Chargers last season, they were willing to eat $5 million guaranteed and release him at final cuts. Perhaps reuniting with Sean Payton and Drew Brees will be what the doctor ordered, but never a fantasy dynamo even before his dismal 2012, Meachem is off the re-draft radar.
As per Rotoworld: Ex-Giants S/LB Chad Jones will work out for the Saints on Wednesday. Jones has gained clearance in recent months to begin running at full speed and engaging in contact practices after he suffered life-threatening ankle and leg injuries in a 2010 car accident. The former LSU product has never appeared in an NFL game after being a third-round choice of the Giants in 2010.
After another visit Monday, the Rams decided Rob Ryan won't be defensive coordinator. Rams coach Jeff Fisher: "It wasn't a scheme fit."— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 29, 2013
As seen on Rotoworld: The Rams have decided not to hire Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator. Last week, the normally reliable Adam Schefter reported that the Rams had hired Ryan. Not so fast. "It wasn't a scheme fit," coach Jeff Fisher said. Ryan has historically run a 3-4 defense while Fisher prefers the 4-3. Now Ryan, who previously claimed he'd have a job within "five minutes," goes back to the pile. Perhaps he'll get an interview with Chip Kelly and the Eagles, who are in the market for an aggressive 3-4 proponent to coordinate their defense.
Reports are in that Drew Brees has just recently signed on the dotted line. The meal at Jimmy Johns came to a total of $37.69 after tax and tip. At this time, the type of credit card used has not been disclosed.
NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports the Saints are interested in free agent MLB Curtis Lofton. It's not good news for MLB Jonathan Vilma. The Bucs are also still "monitoring" a player they've reportedly cooled on. Lofton isn't yet known to have scheduled any visits.
Tampa Bay reached agreement with former Saints guard Carl Nicks on a five-year, $47.5 million deal including $31 million guaranteed.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2012
Tampa Bay reached agreement with former Saints guard Carl Nicks on a five-year, $47.5 million deal including $31 million guaranteed.
Chargers signed WR Robert Meachem to a four-year, $25.9 million contract. So much for Meachem not making it out of Buffalo. The deal includes $14 million guaranteed. It's a huge contract for someone who was something of an underachiever during his four seasons in New Orleans. Meachem drew heavy interest from the get-go on Tuesday, however, and is still viewed as a potential No. 1 receiver in some circles. That's what he'll have to be in San Diego after the Bolts lost Vincent Jackson to the Bucs. That, of course, bodes well for his fantasy value even though he's leaving the NFL's most prolific passing attack. Meachem is a good bet to best his career-best line of 45/722/9 from 2009 next season.
Saints signed WR Marques Colston to a five-year contract. A move that previously seemed unlikely gained momentum after dueling Tuesday reports revealed the Saints were "working feverishly" to re-sign their physical slot receiver, and that Colston "badly" wanted to remain in New Orleans. Since the Saints were expected to enter free agency with roughly $7 million in cap space, Colston will undoubtedly earn a low base salary in 2012 before seeing his numbers steadily increase. It's the best possible news from a fantasy perspective, as there is no way Colston would have been as productive outside of one of the league's most prolific passing attacks. Colston will turn 29 in June. That’s wide receiver Marques Colston, who, according to ESPN's John Clayton, has agreed to a five-year deal to remain with the team that drafted him. Clayton reports the total value of the deal is almost $40 million with $19 million guaranteed. That’s a big coup for the Saints, who are facing serious salary-cap challenges. But it brings up another big question – do the Saints have enough room to also re-sign All-Pro guard Carl Nicks?
hearing from multiple sources re Randy Moss workout today he lit it up. Was told he ran about 45 routes and "looked like the old Randy."— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 6, 2012
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, free agent Randy Moss "lit it up" in Tuesday's workout. Moss was scheduled to work out for the Saints, though Glazer's report suggests other teams may have been in attendance. Moss ran about 45 routes and "looked like the old Randy," leaving all parties "pretty floored" by the workout. Glazer's sense is that those in attendance didn't expect Moss to perform nearly as well as he did. Moss may end up with multiple suitors and guaranteed money after all.
#Saints offered Brees a contract before '11 season to make him highest paid player in NFL and Brees turned it down, via a league source.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) March 2, 2012
CBSSports.com's Larry Holder reports Drew Brees rejected an offer prior to the 2011 season that would have made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. This gibes with recent reports that hint Brees has been more demanding than expected, especially after suggestions that he "doesn't want or expect" his contract to prevent the Saints from re-signing other key players. NFL teams can get awfully creative with the cap, but $22-23 million per year for the quarterback would certainly be a hurdle in locking up players such as Carl Nicks and Marques Colston.
No more crutches for me!!! Getting better one day at a time!! #GodisGreat— Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) February 3, 2012
Mark Ingram (turf toe surgery) has shed his crutches. The Saints expect Ingram to participate fully in their offseason program after his early-January surgery. In terms of on-field risk of aggravation, the only concern would be if the Saints were playing football or running and cutting anytime soon. They obviously aren't. Ingram will be 100 percent for 2012.
Former Rams HC Steve Spagnuolo, who spent Monday interviewing with Colts, is scheduled to meet with Saints in New Orleans on Wednesday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 17, 2012
Per Adam Schefter: Ex-Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo will reportedly meet with the Saints on Wednesday. The Eagles' plans for Juan Castillo are still unclear, which could leave the Saints and Colts battling for Spags' services. Colts GM Ryan Grigson has a relationship with Spagnuolo from their time together in Philly. The Saints can offer a contending roster whereas Indy is starting over again after a 2-14 season.
Rams named Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator. Gregg Williams reportedly has agreed to become Jeff Fisher's defensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams. The NFL Network reported Monday that the Saints' defensive coordinator, whose contract expired after the season, agreed to join Fisher in St. Louis. Williams has called Fisher one of his closest friends in the coaching business.
The injury to Roman Harper is a new one and its significant. Don't remember seeing him get injured vs. DET. Harper is key to #Saints run D.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) January 11, 2012
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Saints SS Roman Harper is dealing with a "significant" ankle injury. It sounds like a possible high ankle sprain. Harper must have suffered the injury late in last Saturday's win over the Lions. It's "a new one," reports beat writer Jeff Duncan, "and it's significant." Harper is one of the league's better in-the-box, run-support safeties, so his absence would be major against San Francisco's run-first offense in the Divisional round.
Good day Niners fans! Grumps from Canal Street Chronicles here. First let me start off by congratulating you on a great regular season record and a "welcome back to the playoffs". You have to...
Lance Moore (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Wild Card round. Moore is out indefinitely. Robert Meachem should start against Detroit.
As the regular season comes to a close and the start of a new year is looming for everyone. Just wanted to wish all Saints Fans (as well as any visitors from around the world wibe web of tubes) a...
I had to share this I laughed so hard...in the middle of their Open Game thread this poster put a message titled "Meanwhile in Minneapolis" then the following: ________________________________________________ Ponder: Man, I can’t believe we’re only down by one against the Saints right now. We could actually pull off an upset. Gerhart: I know, fellow white teammate. This is awesome! Peterson: Sup crackers, believe we actually this close? (Gerhart and Ponder exchange confused looks) Gerhart: Are you talking to us? Peterson: Yea…. Ponder: Cool… Gerhart: Yea, I’m excited that we’re this close rig…(Brees throws TD) Peterson: Dammit! Ponder: Well, we’re still within one possession. (Goes 3 and out) Gerhart: Well, not great but our defense has been playi…(Brees throws TD) Peterson: God dammit! Ponder: It’s not that bad, guys. We’ve been down before. We can’t give up (Punts) Ponder: Ok, so we need to get som….(Brees throws TD) Peterson:….. Gerhart: Hey Adrian… Peterson: Don’t talk to me. Gerhart: Well, there goes that… Brees: Sup losers. Ponder: Drew Brees? What are you doing on our sidelines? And if you’re here, then who is playing QB? Brees: Oh, that’s Tom. Yea, he’s with the Make a Wish Foundation. His wish was to score a TD in an NFL game. Ponder: But he’s like 12, and has canc….(Tom throws TD) Brees: Way to go, buddy! Peterson: F*** this, I’m getting traded. ________________________________________________ Thank you Charlie Kelly for a great laugh
Venturing back to the land of the Purple. Let's all be on our best behavior.
Hello to all Vikings fans. Grumps from Canal Street Chronicles here. Our two teams, depending on who you speak to, have formed a bit of a out of divisional rivalry. I was supposed to be at the...
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Hello Titans fans! Grumps from Canal Street Chronicles here. Week 14 in the NFL has our teams scheduled to match up on your home field. Considering how the Saints have played on the road this...
Breaking News: Ndamukong Suh's appeal on his 2-game suspension without pay has been denied via his hearing officer Art Shell— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 2, 2011
The NFL has upheld Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's two-game suspension for violating the league's on-field conduct policy after an appeal attempt. Suh will sit out Sunday's game against the Saints and next week's home game versus the Vikings. The Lions should be pleased if they emerge from the two-game stretch 1-1. Heading into the New Orleans game, Detroit should be quite concerned with its pass defense. Suh won't be rushing quarterbacks and drawing double teams, and CB Chris Houston (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) both missed practice all week. Drew Brees could shred them in Week 13.
Filed to ESPN: Vikings plan to release Donovan McNabb today, according to a league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 1, 2011
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings are set to release QB Donovan McNabb on Thursday. We've seen speculation on this ever since the Broncos granted Kyle Orton his release. McNabb will be subject to the waivers process with $1.5 million remaining on his 2011 salary. He would certainly have interest in playing for his hometown Bears, who have a higher waiver claim than the Texans. We're not sure he'd be much of an upgrade on Caleb Hanie, however.
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Hello Lions fans! Grumps from Canal Street Chronicles here. It’s time for our teams to go Prime Time this week, after the NFL powers that be mercifully moved the game between our two talented...
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