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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown carries his helmet during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 9:51 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers...
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Chris Miller
September 18, 2019 - 6:37 pm
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees showed off his surgically-repaired but heavily-bandaged thumb this evening. Step 1 Complete...successful surgery. This is my attempt at giving everybody a -- A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Sep 18, 2019 at 4:23pm PDT Calling it his "thumbs-up"...
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Chris Miller
September 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
Today’s the day Saints quarterback Drew Brees has surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament that’s going to sideline him for a number of weeks. Even when re-habbing, Brees will likely be looking for ways to help his team win. WWL Saints radio color analyst Deuce McAllister knows what it’s like to re-...
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WWL Newsroom
September 14, 2019 - 3:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Football coaches say they never forget losses, as much as they might like to. The most unlikely and upsetting defeats become teaching points, and that is case as LSU coach Ed Orgeron prepares the fourth-ranked Tigers (2-0) for Saturday night's home date with a Northwestern...
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Chris Miller
September 13, 2019 - 7:37 am
The Saints head west today for their big NFC Championship Game re-match with the Los Angeles Rams. A week later, they’ve got another west coast game at Seattle. Coach Sean Payton wants to make sure they’re prepared, so he’s decided to keep the team out west all week. After the Rams game, they’ll...
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Sep 9, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Trey Hendrickson (91) sacks Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Seth Dunlap
September 10, 2019 - 12:23 am
The New Orleans Saints secured their first opening week victory since 2013, with a 58-yard Will Lutz field goal sailing through the uprights as time expired to beat the Houston Texans 30-28. Watching Week 1 of any NFL season causes a cascade of overreactions, as every play is turned into a litmus...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown smiles before stretching during NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif. Brown was released by the Raiders, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Associated Press
September 07, 2019 - 7:36 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Randy Moss. Josh Gordon. And now Antonio Brown. A dozen years after Bill Belichick took a chance on Moss when the talented but troubled diva had worn out his welcome in Oakland, the Patriots picked up Brown on Saturday hours after he was released by the Raiders without ever...
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Aug 29, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in the second half against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Seth Dunlap
September 04, 2019 - 6:10 pm
The NFL is a copy-cat league, as the old addage goes. When one franchise finds success with an outside-the-box approach, most other franchises typically try to emulate it. When Peyton Manning and Tom Brady began orchestrating their offenses with a barrage of pre-snap adjustments, those offenses...
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Seth Dunlap
September 03, 2019 - 7:34 pm
A couple of clicks into any sports website this time of year and you’ll find what that platform describes as the definitive ‘power rankings’ of every NFL team. They’re inescapable, and everybody from ESPN to a place appropriately called Football Absurdity will have them. That process of ranking all...
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Chris Miller
September 03, 2019 - 2:01 pm
LSU stays put at sixth in the first AP Top 25 since the college football season began. Also firmly cemented in place are Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Michigan. No top 25 teams lost this week, except for Oregon, who lost to Auburn. The Ducks slipped to 16 and the Tigers...
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