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  1. Another arbitrator shoots down Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Unless the NFL Players Association has some sort of Hail-Mary pass hidden deep in its playbook, it's starting to look like New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma will have to serve his season-long suspension and defensive end Will Smith will ha...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  2. Ruling could prompt Saints to draft DE

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's another reason the New Orleans Saints could target a defensive end with the No. 24 overall pick in tonight's draft. A court ruling in Minnesota on Thursday could clear the way for New Orleans defensive end Will Smith to serve a four-game su...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  3. Draft needs: New Orleans Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    The New Orleans Saints are up as we continue our series of team-by-team draft needs. Defensive end. The Saints let Charles Grant go last season and Alex Brown and Jimmy Wilkerson were adequate. But neither of them give the Saints anything special...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  4. Will Smith suspension could be coming

    Pat Yasinskas

    The StarCaps saga that's been playing out for more than two years finally could end up with New Orleans defensive end Will Smith serving a four-game suspension. Smith was one of five players to reportedly test positive for a banned diuretic back i...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  5. Saints regular-season wrap-up

    Pat Yasinskas

    Arrow denoting whether team is trending up or down. Final Power Ranking: 5 Preseason Power Ranking: 2 Biggest surprise: Chris Ivory. The undrafted rookie running back saved the Saints from a potentially catastrophic situation. With a preseason...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tuesdays generally are off days for players and coaches around the league. But there's still a fair amount of happenings in the NFC South today. Let's take a look at some headlines. Trent Dilfer said the New Orleans Saints still are the best team ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  7. Saints a dynasty waiting to happen?

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- I'm not sure what really qualifies an NFL team as a dynasty anymore. Back-to-back Super Bowl wins? Perhaps. But what's the real time frame for a team to be considered a dynasty? Just for the sake of argument, let's make it five years....

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  8. Ranking the NFC South defensive ends

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're going to resume our series of NFC South position rankings with the defensive ends. This is not exactly a position of strength entering the season, but I think that could change as time goes on. There are a lot of young defensive ends around ...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  9. Camp Confidential: Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    ESPN.com NFL Power Ranking (pre-camp): 2 METAIRIE, La. -- As the New Orleans Saints finished their first camp practice Friday morning, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, a man known for holding back nothing on or off the field, unloaded. He wan...

    Blog | July 31, 2010
  10. Early observations on the Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    METAIRIE, La. - Time for some observations from the New Orleans Saints' first practice of camp. Rookie cornerback Patrick Robinson got his contract signed, passed his physical and got on the field for a good chunk of practice. I'm not going to an...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  11. Saints bring back Bobby McCray

    Pat Yasinskas

    There have been some early reports out there about the New Orleans Saints making some moves. The team just made it official, announcing they have re-signed defensive end Bobby McCray to a one-year contract and signed fifth-round draft choice Matt Ten...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  12. Saints release Bobby McCray

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's a move that's a bit of a surprise. The New Orleans Saints just announced they have released defensive end Bobby McCray. A starter much of last season after Charles Grant was injured, McCray seemed to have a secure roster spot. But the Saint...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  13. Lingering questions in NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The offseason programs essentially are over and during the next few weeks, players, coaches and front-office officials will disappear for a little down time. They'll return in late July for training camp, but the vacations don't mean that every NF...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  14. Big Question: Will Saints be better?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Will the New Orleans Saints be better in 2010 than they were in 2009? We actually need to give credit to New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for creating that question. While driving over the weekend, I caught a quick clip of Williams...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  15. NFC South Saturday mailbag

    Pat Yasinskas

    Shawn in Dunedin, Fla., writes: I have heard a lot of talk about that the Bucs like Gerald McCoy more and more since they drafted him. What is it that they are attributing it to? His play on the field or is it something else? Pat Yasinskas: I've h...

    Blog | May 29, 2010
  16. The Big Question: Where's the pass rush?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Where will the pass rush come from in the NFC South? We asked that same question back when Julius Peppers was leaving the Carolina Panthers. Although you could have argued at the start of the offseason that every team in the NFC South needed to ma...

    Blog | May 25, 2010