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Saints Pick Up DE Akiem Hicks with 89th Overall Selection

By Jake Saltzman The prospect from further North than any other is headed to the NFL franchise further South than any other. With the 89th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected Akiem Hicks, a defensive end from Regina, Saskatchewan. A onetime LSU recruit, Hicks becomes just the latest defensive […]

New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview and Draft Preview

By Jake Saltzman Don’t be fooled by all the off-field news involving the Saints this offseason. Even without Sean Payton and some key members of his staff, the Saints are a very talented football team and as of now, look capable (at least on paper) of returning to the NFL playoffs for a fourth straight […]

Saints Say They Don’t Expect to Move Up in the Draft

The Saints traded their 2012 first round pick during last year’s draft to acquire running back Mark Ingram and forfeited their 2013 second round pick as part of their punishment for their illegal “bounty” program. Along with the Raiders, the Saints have a league-low five picks in this year’s draft, with their first pick scheduled […]

Saints Ink First Round Pick Cam Jordan

Jordan Was A Steal At Pick #24 “I think I’m insane.” Those were the words of New Orleans Saints’ 24th overall pick, defensive end Cameron Jordan. At 6-foot-4, 287-pounds, Jordan ran a 4.76 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the “insane” product of Cal has agreed to a deal with […]

Saints Ink First Round RB Mark Ingram

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reporrts the Saints have reached an agreement with first round pick rookie running back Mark Ingram. He may not begin Saints camp at the top of the depth chart, but he’s fully expected to be the team’s Week one feature back. Ingram arrived at Saints headquarters on Saturday morning and […]

RB Ingram Involved in Accident with 18-Wheeler; No Injuries

Saints first round draft choice Mark Ingram was involved in a traffic accident in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday morning according to WBRC in Huntsville Alabama. Ingram’s car collided with an 18-wheeler just before 1:00 a.m. Ingram’s girlfriend was in the vehicle. Huntsville police say no one was injured. Police are not commenting on who is […]

Saints Gab Grades the Teams Picks in the 2011 Draft

By Abe Munch 1st- Cameron Jordan, DE, California 1st- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama 3rd- Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois 3rd- Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville 7th- Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh 7th- Nate Bussey, LB, Illinois Synopsis: The Saints wanted to re-load on defense, especially in their front seven to assist and add speed to Greg Williams’ attack […]

Bush Might Be Unwilling To Play At A Reduced Price

Reggie Bush is trying to talk his way out of New Orleans and while the Saints would like to keep him, he might get a chance to move on. Bush, who is under contract through 2011, basically declared his career with the Saints was over after they traded back into the first round to draft […]