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  1. Drew Brees situation has 2013 challenges

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in March, I wrote this column about how a potential long-term contract for quarterback Drew Brees could gut the New Orleans Saints. The premise was simple. If the Saints gave Brees big money, they might not be able to keep all the players the...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  2. Evening update on the Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    METAIRIE, La. -- A few quick notes on the Saints, who had a much calmer practice Wednesday afternoon than they did in the morning session. The practice was moved indoors and essentially amounted to a walkthrough. Rookie wide receiver Nick Toon ha...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  3. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a quick look at the headlines from around the NFC South. Atlanta free-agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden could take the same route as linebacker Curtis Lofton. Hayden visited with the New Orleans Saints. Outside linebacker Jordan Senn repo...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the NFC South. Although it had been widely reported that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would hear appeals from New Orleans coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis on their suspensi...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  5. What's up with Jonathan Vilma?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Since the start of free agency, we've seen the New Orleans Saints tied to linebackers Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Joe Mays and Chris Chamberlain. That has led to rampant speculation that the team will release veteran middle linebacker Jonathan...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday has been a pretty quiet day in the NFC South, at least so far. I'm not saying that to make you think there's something brewing tonight, but you never know. If there is, we'll let you know. In the meantim...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  7. David Hawthorne to visit Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    The New Orleans Saints are bringing in free-agent linebacker David Hawthorne for a visit Friday, a league source said. Hawthorne, 26, spent the past four seasons in Seattle and emerged as a starter in 2009. Hawthorne had a career-high three interc...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  8. Atlanta LB duo a fixture on the field

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta linebackers Curtis Lofton and Sean Weatherspoon almost never left the field during the 2011 season. According to playing-time numbers obtained by, Lofton participated in 986 of Atlanta's 996 defensive plays (99 percent). Weathersp...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  9. Saints: First look at free agency

    Pat Yasinskas

    No NFC South team faces a more challenging period between now and the start of free agency than the New Orleans Saints. They have to find a way to re-sign quarterback Drew Brees, and there are at least a couple other players that it's essential th...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  10. Saints' cap situation not that dire

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been a rough couple days for fans of the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans was eliminated from the playoffs by San Francisco on Saturday and the gloom is going to linger for a bit. But I've got a little news that might help it begin to lift. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  11. NFC South players not signed for 2012

    Pat Yasinskas

    A lot can change between now and the start of free agency and I sure don't see any way the New Orleans Saints let quarterback/King Drew Brees walk away. I also think there's a pretty good chance tight end Tony Gonzalez can return to the Atlanta Falco...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  12. Wrap-up: Saints 22, Titans 17

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 22-17 victory against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at LP Field: What it means: It wasn't pretty, but the Saints got a win. At 10-3, they're atop the NFC South. They also recorded their third straight 10-win se...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  13. Report: Jonathan Vilma had surgery

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- On Thursday, New Orleans coach Sean Payton said linebacker Jonathan Vilma had not had surgery on his injured knee. The Times-Picayune now reports that Vilma has had surgery. Vilma didn't play in Sunday's victory against Atlanta and also...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  14. Checking injuries that matter most

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're at the midway point of the season and guys are getting banged up. I guess that's why we have what looks to be the most significant Friday injury report so far this season. Some things already have been decided and some are still hanging out ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  15. Saints banged up on defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    As they prepare for Sunday's game with Atlanta, the New Orleans Saints appear to have some injury issues on defense. Three key players sat out Wednesday's practice. Middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) and cornerbacks Tracy Porter (neck/chest) ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  16. Saints bring out the bats for victory

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS - After getting pushed around by St. Louis in Week 8, the New Orleans Saints did the only logical thing. They brought out the bats. Yeah, the baseball bats. For those who haven't followed the Saints in recent years, the bats are si...

    Blog | November 06, 2011