NEW ORLEANS (1-1) at CAROLINA (0-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Saints by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
ATLANTA (AP) — A new coach. A bunch of guys coming back from injuries. A 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
None of it flustered the New Orleans Saints, who pulled off a stunning comeback Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS (9-8) at ATLANTA (7-10)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Saints by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas couldn't stop smiling as he sat on a countertop in the locker room at club headquarters and discussed his impending comeback.
Nearby, James Hurst beamed about being the Week 1 starter at left tackle after working his way back from a broken bone in his left foot last month.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints second-year receiver Kawaan Baker is facing a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, the league announced on Tuesday.
The statement from the NFL said Baker is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, and will be allowed to return to the Saints’ active roster on Oct.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — After New Orleans Saints top receiver Michael Thomas practiced for the first time in more than a year, he sounded determined to grow from his prolonged struggle to return from a left ankle injury — and was in no mood to consider how he might have handled it differently.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-8)
CAMP SITE: Metairie, Louisiana
LAST YEAR: New Orleans won five of seven games Jameis Winston started before his first season as Drew Brees' successor ended with a knee injury.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints expect their offense to be more productive next season.
The optimism is largely based on the expectation that they will have quarterback Jameis Winston and former All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas back from serious injuries.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon.
The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL’s least productive passing game in 2021 with 187.4 yards per game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have been relatively small players in free agency this offseason. They figure to be more active in next week’s draft.
“As an overall philosophy,” first-year head coach Dennis Allen said, “I’d rather augment our team through free agency and really build our team through the draft.”
16, 19. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-8)
LAST SEASON: New Orleans opened 5-2 in the first season that Jameis Winston took over for franchise all-time leading passer Drew Brees. But Winston’s season ended with a knee injury in his seventh game.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LT Terron Armstead, S Marcus Williams, QB Jameis Winston, DB P.J. Williams, WR Tre’Quan Smith, LB Kwon Alexander, RB Dwayne Washington, RB Ty Montgomery, S Jeff Heath, QB Trevor Siemian, DT Jalyn Holmes, TE Garrett Griffin.
When Eric Church sang about “havin' a record year,” he wasn't referring to the NFL.
The country music star could have been.
For the 2021 season that ends this weekend with the first set of 17th games in league history, a slew of marks are about to be set.
This season has been another banner year for wide receivers, with several hitting milestones in Week 16.
Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, Antonio Brown, Keenan Allen and rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown are among the receivers who reached memorable marks this week.
A year ago, the Seahawks and Steelers were heading toward the playoffs. So were the Saints, Browns and Bears.
Now? Well, even if any of them stumbles into the postseason, the likelihood of doing any damage there is slim.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This past week was defined by bad news for the New Orleans Saints, who learned they'll have to manage for the rest of this season without starting quarterback Jameis Winston and top receiver Michael Thomas.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints won't get record-setting wide receiver Michael Thomas back at all this season, another blow to an offense that just lost starting quarterback Jameis Winston to a major knee injury.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Beyond the New Orleans Saints' quarterback transition from Drew Brees to Jameis Winston, and the club's month-long displacement by Hurricane Ida, there has been the challenge of having half-dozen or more prominent players unavailable because of injury or suspension.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The previous time Ron Rivera faced the New Orleans Saints, he was on the brink of being fired from his job and in Washington's sights to take over after the season.
Back then, Rivera was used to facing the Saints coached by Sean Payton and had plenty of experience against teams quarterbacked by Jameis Winston.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jameis Winston sees a silver lining in a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined six offensive assistants for the New Orleans Saints.
It's coach Sean Payton.
“We got to experience one of the best offensive mind head coaches ever in the game one-on-one like a staff meeting running the team,” the veteran quarterback said Wednesday after another practice for the displaced Saints on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether or not the temporarily hurricane-displaced New Orleans Saints extend their playoff streak to a fifth season, there'll be no shortage of intrigue surrounding their first season in 15 years without all-time leading passer Drew Brees.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Jameis Winston and Tayson Hill dropped back to pass during 11-on-11 drills at Saints training camp Wednesday, they didn't have the option to throw to record-setting receiver Michael Thomas or established veteran Tre'Quan Smith.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton expressed annoyance at the timing of a surgical procedure that could sideline star Michael Thomas through the opening of the regular season.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: LT Willie Roaf. Drafted eighth overall out of Louisiana Tech in 1993, he became just the second Saints player enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after linebacker Rickey Jackson...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens have already made plenty of history this season...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Michael Thomas appears in the locker room at New Orleans Saints training headquarters, he doesn’t linger long...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees, receiver Michael Thomas and kicker Wil Lutz celebrated a decisive string of late-game successes that put New Orleans on the cusp of a third straight NFC South crown...
NEW YORK (AP) — A potential lockout or strike is 1 1-2 years away, yet the NFL Players Association is handing out "work stoppage guides to its players.
The guides are being distributed to all 32 teams' players this week, and features a how-to list of survival should the union and league not reach a collective bargaining agreement in 2021.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and leading receiver Michael Thomas have agreed to a new five-year, $100 million contract, his agent said Wednesday...
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L.A. RAMS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (-3)
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Dez Bryant will work out for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Bryant, 30, has been out of the NFL this season after being released by the Dallas Cowboys in April.
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