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Alabama head coach Nick Saban exits the field after a team photo prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 03, 2019 - 1:17 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban denies offering a job to ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith last year, citing the results of a background check as the reason. The Crimson Tide's connection with Smith surfaced with the release Friday of former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's texts and...
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Aug 2, 2019; Canton, OH, USA; Ed Reed speaks at a press conference at McKinley High.
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Seth Dunlap
August 02, 2019 - 6:55 pm
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be inducted tomorrow (Saturday) at 6 p.m. CT in Canton, OH. This year’s group has a distinct Louisiana flavor, with three players having ties to the Pelican state. The most prolific player of the group is Ed Reed, the ball-hawking safety that played...
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Steve Geller
August 02, 2019 - 6:22 pm
How high is Alvin Kamara on your fantasy football draft board? He’s been a consistent producer that racks up points rushing, receiving and for getting into the endzone. In the last two seasons he totaled 1,611 yards rushing, 1,535 receiving with a grand total of 31 glorious touchdowns. Kamara...
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Bobby Hebert and Deuce McAllister
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Kristian Garic
August 02, 2019 - 6:09 pm
The Saints are well into training camp and expanding the basic install of offensive and defensive plays/packages. Today the team focused on Red Zone run period. The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert looked on with a watchful eye. “The defense with their run fits were pretty stout against the run. Overall I...
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Chris Miller
August 01, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Wide receiver Michael Thomas is back in Saints camp after signing a big-money contract extension. Today was his first post-practice interview, and while he fielded questions about what it was like to be back, it was Saints defensive end Cam Jordan who cut to the chase. Cam Jordan just asked Michael...
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Teddy Bridgewater
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Seth Dunlap
August 01, 2019 - 2:16 pm
It was less than a year ago when the Saints made a trade with the Jets to acquire quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The team had a need for a solid, veteran backup to Drew Brees and paid a fairly heft price, a third round draft pick, to get Bridgewater in New Orleans. Bridgewater could have been the...
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Marcus Sherels
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Seth Dunlap
July 30, 2019 - 10:09 pm
Two of the most intriguing battles unfolding at Saints training camp are those for the kick and punt return jobs. Head coach Sean Payton has been open about his desire to improve those two areas this season as the Saints try to make another push to a Super Bowl. The team signed Marcus Sherels this...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws to running back Alvin Kamara (41) during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Kristian Garic
July 30, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Early in training camp it’s never a good idea to formulate concrete opinions on any one player or coach… except for the stars. However, there have been some interesting observations that could lead to a finite conclusion at the end of training camp. Here are the five things I am thinking about. I...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth (95) and defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) and defensive end Geneo Grissom (99) and defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) look on during training camp at the Ochsner Sport
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Kristian Garic
July 30, 2019 - 4:54 pm
This is an exciting part of training camp, getting to evaluate the offensive and defensive lines with pads on. Today the big guys up front on the defensive line made their presence felt. “A handful of times it forced to Drew (Brees) where he couldn’t step into this throws,” said The Cajun Cannon...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints center Erik McCoy (78) participates in a drill during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Seth Dunlap
July 29, 2019 - 7:19 pm
NFL training camp is always a bit of a hard knock life for any rookie. Heck, there’s a hit television show that covers camp aptly named around that idea. It can be even more difficult for a newcomer at center, especially one who is expected to step in and replace an All-Pro. That’s the task in...
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