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Loomis and Payton Issue Satement About Bounty System

Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis have issued the following joint statement regarding the NFL’s investigation into the team’s “bounty” program that ran from 2009 through 2011. “We acknowledge that the violations disclosed by the NFL during their investigation of our club happened under our watch. We take full responsibility. “This […]

Benson Still Backing Loomis and Payton Over “Bounty Gate”

Saints owner Tom Benson isn’t backing off his support of his general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton, even as his team is accused by the NFL of maintaining a bounty program to injure opponents. ”The bond between Sean and Mickey and Mr. Benson could not be stronger,” a team the official told The […]

Brees Just “Very Good” said Saints GM

Sometimes contract talks get ugly. Drew Brees is not new to this. Going into the 2001 NFL draft talk was that Brees could be the top overall pick. But the San Diego Chargers traded that pick to the Atlanta Falcons. Who took Michael Vick. Brees became the top pick of the 2nd round. After some […]

RB Thomas Set to Be Ready for Training Camp

RB Pierre Thomas, who underwent surgery in January on the ankle injury that sidelined him for 10 games last season, is on schedule to be ready for training camp — if the labor issues are resolved by then, general manager Mickey Loomis said. “The report I had last week was that he was doing well, […]

Saints Release LB Troy Evans and 4 Others

In a surprise move, the New Orleans Saints have released LB Troy Evans and four others in an attempt to trim down their roster. Also released were: WRs Mark Bradley and Rod Harper, CB Danny Gorrer, and G Tim Duckworth. I am very surprised at the release of Evans above all others because of what […]

Decision on McAllister to Come by Free Agency

From: The Times Picayune Saints general manager Micky Loomis acknowledged that the Saints have an important decision to make with running back Deuce McAllister, one of the most popular players in franchise history who is due to earn $5.3 million in salary and bonuses this year. “It’s something we have to review, no question. It’s […]

Saints With Their Sights Set on CB Nnamdi Asomugha This Offseason?

From: New Orleans Times-Picayune Sean Payton said he and Mickey Loomis have always shared a philosophy of being “judicious” when it comes to “so-called high-priced free agents, ” which suggests that the Saints aren’t looking to break the bank for one defensive star. Undoubtedly, they would show interest in Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha if […]

Stop the Talk about the Saints Leaving New Orleans

Recently, some statements have been made by Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis when discussing whether the Saints would return to New Orleans for the season opener against Tampa Bay and by Howie Long on the Fox pre-game show on this past Sunday. Both of these individuals statements questioned whether New Orleans was a realistic long-term […]