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Ryan Hannable
November 19, 2018 - 2:40 pm
On the Saints' first touchdown against the Vikings a few weeks ago -- a three-yard Drew Brees touchdown pass to Alvin Kamara -- if you thought the play looked familiar, it's because it was. It was the same play the Patriots used against the Bears in late October to give James White a touchdown...
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Ryan Hannable
September 13, 2017 - 1:11 pm
FOXBORO -- Brandin Cooks was with the Saints for the first three years of his NFL career where he was fairly productive -- totaling 215 catches for 2,861 yards and 20 touchdowns. While Cooks was productive in Sean Payton's offense, on a conference call Wednesday he noted Cooks has a bit of a...
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Ryan Hannable
September 13, 2017 - 10:32 am
FOXBORO -- One of the biggest stories this offseason with the Patriots was whether or not Malcolm Butler would be a member of the team in 2017. The cornerback was upset with the team signing Stephon Gilmore to a megadeal as a free agent, as he was a restricted free agent making $3.91 million this...
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Sean Payton didn’t intend to trade Brandin Cooks. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2017 - 3:23 pm
When Brandin Cooks was traded to the Patriots at the start of free agency, many assumed it was because he wanted out of New Orleans and the Saints were actively trying to deal him. Apparently, that wasn’t how it went down as coach Sean Payton detailed at the NFL league meetings on Wednesday...
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Malcolm Butler is running out of options. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2017 - 11:22 am
Malcolm Butler doesn’t have as many options as he did a few weeks ago. Speaking to reporters at the NFL league meetings Wednesday morning, Saints coach Sean Payton said the team will not be signing Butler to an offer sheet. If they did and the Patriots didn’t match, then they would have to give New...
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Ryan Hannable
March 17, 2017 - 7:20 am
[caption id="attachment_117877" align="alignright" width="350"] Malcolm Butler appears destined for New Orleans. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)[/caption] Restricted free agent Malcolm Butler visited with the Saints on Wednesday and Thursday, and according to coach Sean Payton, the visit went well...
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Ryan Hannable
March 17, 2017 - 6:26 am
[caption id="attachment_117941" align="alignright" width="400"] Sean Payton said the move to trade Brandin Cooks was to improve the defense. (Chuck Cook/USA Today Sports)[/caption] Although it wasn't much of a surprise given all the rumors last week, once it became official last Friday there were...
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Mike Petraglia
September 08, 2016 - 9:00 am
[caption id="attachment_111043" align="alignright" width="350"] Saints head coach Sean Payton and Bill Belichick have a close relationship in the NFL. (Chuck Cook/USA Today Sports)[/caption] FOXBORO -- Loyalty means a lot to Bill Belichick. That was displayed again Thursday when the Patriots coach...
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Mike Petraglia
September 08, 2016 - 6:53 am
[caption id="attachment_111009" align="alignright" width="350"] Carson Palmer had an interesting Deflategate take. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)[/caption] FOXBORO -- There was a certain defiance about Bill Belichick on Thursday as he was asked to respond to the comments Arizona quarterback...
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Mike Petraglia
August 04, 2016 - 5:41 am
[caption id="attachment_109477" align="alignright" width="400"] Bill Belichick getting ready to work with the Saints next week. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)[/caption] FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick has always had a good working relationship with Saints head coach Sean Payton. That's why scheduling joint...
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