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November 03, 2017 - 11:20 am
By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor LSU WILL WIN IF … Getting Wide: LSU may have been able to gash a porous Ole Miss defense without completing a pass to any of its wide receivers, but it’s nearly impossible to move the ball on Alabama without major contributions from pass catchers on the...
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Chris Miller
November 02, 2017 - 5:13 pm
The New Orleans Saints today responded to the decision of John Wells, USN Ret., to refuse the Peoples Health Champion Award that the team gives out at every home game. Wells said he could not accept the award because of how the NFL has allowed a handful of players to sit or kneel during the playing...
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David Blake
November 02, 2017 - 11:43 am
A retired Navy commander, who directs a veterans group in Slidell, is refusing to accept a special award at the Saints game this Sunday. John Wells, USN Ret., says it's all about the player protests in the NFL. CDR John Wells-Interview 11-02-17.mp3 Wells says he's had enough of the actions by...
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Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) taken off the field on a cart, after injuring his leg in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Miller hurt his leg on an apparent touchdown reception that was overturned on review. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 30, 2017 - 3:58 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller had surgery to save his left leg after he tore an artery while dislocating his knee during Sunday's loss at New Orleans. The team said the "urgent" operation Sunday to repair a torn popliteal artery was successful. Miller remains at...
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Chris Miller
October 30, 2017 - 11:54 am
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is doing "very well" after being hospitalized overnight. Saints and Pelicans spokesman Greg Bensel said Benson spent the night at Ochsner Hospital after experiencing brief weakness after the Saints 20-12 win over the Chicago Bears at the Superdome...
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Jim Hanzo
October 29, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after the Saints, Bears game on Sunday, when the 90-year-old started feeling weak. Benson is expected to be released to go home after doctors evaluate him at Ochsner hospital. Saints spokeman, Greg Bensel said...
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FILE -In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo Houston Texans owner Bob McNair speaks at an NFL press conference during an owners meeting, in Irving, Texas. At left is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. McNair has apologized after a report said he declared “we can't have the inmates running the prison” during a meeting of NFL owners over what to do about players who kneel in protest during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
October 28, 2017 - 1:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has released a second apology and is attempting to explain his comments, a day after a report revealed that he said "we can't have the inmates running the prison" during a meeting of NFL owners about players who protest by kneeling during the national...
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October 27, 2017 - 9:25 am
(AP) -- Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore have been on a midseason collision course for months now. Ever since Chicago made a surprising, aggressive and potentially risky trade to acquire Trubisky second overall in last spring's draft...
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Jim Hanzo
October 27, 2017 - 8:32 am
It should be raucous in the Mercedes Benz Superdome this Sunday when the Saints square off against the Chicago Bears at noon. We asked folks downtown if they think the Saints can make it 5 wins in a row. Most are feeling good about their team. "Chicago ought to be a fairly easy game for them, I...
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October 22, 2017 - 9:10 am
By GENARO C. ARMAS Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — This was supposed to be one of those marquee NFL games that would be dominated by the quarterbacks. New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers. Potential Hall of Famers Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers facing off at Lambeau Field. At least Brees...
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