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Chris Miller
March 16, 2018 - 4:04 pm
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton guest-wrote a column for Sports Illustrated 's Monday Morning Quarterback website in which he remembers late team owner Tom Benson. "The city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana are in mourning, and should be. Tom Benson—a giant of an owner in all...
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Chris Miller
March 16, 2018 - 3:32 pm
The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans today released the following statement from Gayle Benson, Tom Benson's widow: A message from Owner Gayle Benson to Saints fans 'Thank you for your unwavering devotion to our teams and city' While we are heartbroken by the loss of my husband, we are also...
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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
March 16, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Gayle Benson now takes over the major professional sports franchises in New Orleans. A top Saints and Pelicans executive is confident she'll continue to run the business in much the same way. Dennis Lauscha: Mr. Benson took a chance on me at 28 "I don't expect to see much change here," Saints and...
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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
March 16, 2018 - 1:22 pm
The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans today announced arrangements for public visitation and a private funeral for Tom Benson. Visitation will take place Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 22, 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 S. Carrollton...
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Saints DE Alex Okafor
USA Today Sports
Chris Miller
March 16, 2018 - 10:30 am
Alex Okafor is expected to a sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the New Orleans Saints, the NFL Network reports. The #Saints are re-signing pass-rusher Alex Okafor to a 2-year deal worth up $10M, source said. He visited the #Bucs but stayed home. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2018 Okafor...
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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
March 15, 2018 - 6:12 pm
The death of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has the people who knew him reminiscing about the self-made billionaire sports mogul. WWL's Bobby Hebert said if it weren't for Tom Benson teaming up with then-Governor Edwin Edwards, he might not have come to the Saints after Benson...
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March 15, 2018 - 4:34 pm
The following was released today by the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans: Thomas Milton Benson, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was born on July 12, 1927 in New Orleans to Thomas Milton Benson, Sr. and Carmelite Marie Pintado Benson. He is survived by his loving wife...
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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Kristian Garic
March 15, 2018 - 3:36 pm
The Saints are set to visit with free agent defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh tomorrow. This is very interesting, Suh has been a polarizing player at times in his career. As the Detroit Lions second overall draft pick in 2010, Suh didn't disappoint. "When he wants it, nobody can block him," explained...
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USA TODAY
March 12, 2018 - 9:39 am
(WWL.com) Spring football is underway at LSU and so is the competition to be the Tigers starting quarterback in the fall. Head Coach Ed Orgeron says soon to be junior Justin McMillan made a good first impression on Sunday, the first practice of spring. "I thought Justin had a tremendous day and so...
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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
February 28, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Zach Strief, a member of Saints coach Sean Payton's first draft class in 2006, is expected to retire after 12 NFL seasons, The New Orleans Advocate reports. A seventh-round pick out of Northwestern, Strief spent the first few years of his Saints career as a situational player, usually coming in for...
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