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  1. No blueprint for defending Graham

    Mike Triplett

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - The play of the day at New Orleans Saints camp Saturday was provided by tight end Jimmy Graham, who outleaped safety Vinnie Sunseri, reeled in a pass with one hand from quarterback Ryan Griffin and took it to the house ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  2. NFL arbitrator rules that Jimmy Graham of New Orleans Saints is a...

    Mike Triplett

    In a groundbreaking decision, the NFL has confirmed that arbitrator Stephen Burbank denied Jimmy Graham's request to officially be declared a wide receiver under the NFL's franchise-tag rules.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  3. Saints still need to do right by Graham

    Mike Triplett

    The New Orleans Saints won big on Wednesday. But now they need to do right by Jimmy Graham. The Saints still need to offer Graham what he's worth -- at least $10 million per year, no matter if you consider him a wide receiver, a tight end or a hyb...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  4. Graham, Saints should strike deal now

    Mike Triplett

    It's probably fair to paint Jimmy Graham as the underdog in his long-awaited grievance hearing, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday. However, I think it's the New Orleans Saints that stand to lose the most. That's why the best play for both sid...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  5. Saints sign Goodwin, Deaderick

    Mike Triplett

    The New Orleans Saints officially announced the signing of center Jonathan Goodwin to a one-year deal on Tuesday. They also signed veteran defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick to a one-year deal. Terms were not disclosed. Deaderick is a fifth-year ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. Saints links: Optimism on Byrd surgery

    Mike Triplett

    For those wondering if a back surgery can truly be considered "minor," The Advocate's Ramon Antonio Vargas has some good news. He spoke to three prominent orthopedic doctors, who believe that it's indeed feasible for New Orleans Saints safety Jairus ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. Undrafted Coleman embraces opportunity

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- Brandon Coleman was surprised he didn't get drafted and said he doesn't know exactly why it happened. But as for the idea of using that as motivation to drive him to NFL success? The New Orleans Saints rookie receiver said he didn...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  8. Saints sign veteran OT Thomas Welch

    Mike Triplett

    Add one more name to the list of players the New Orleans Saints signed following their three-day tryouts at rookie minicamp this past weekend -- veteran offensive tackle Thomas Welch. Welch (6-foot-7, 310 pounds) has played in 27 career games with...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  9. Mock review: Why I see Saints trading up

    Mike Triplett

    All 32 of ESPN's team reporters got together Tuesday for our NFL Nation mock draft, where we took our best stabs at what our teams will do on Thursday night. I decided to get aggressive on behalf of the New Orleans Saints, trading up eight spots to s...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. New Orleans Saints schedule analysis

    Mike Triplett

    Breakdown: In general, the New Orleans Saints' schedule is fairly manageable. Their strength of schedule is tied for 23rd in the NFL, and they don't face the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos or New England Patriots. However, the Saints probably would...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  11. Adaptable Saints more balanced than ever

    Mike Triplett

    The New Orleans Saints are evolving. At their core, they haven't changed much since coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees arrived in 2006. The Saints are still led by a dynamic passing offense that toys with opponents inside the Mercedes-Be...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  12. Saints not pursuing DeSean Jackson

    Mike Triplett

    The New Orleans Saints are not among the teams pursuing receiver DeSean Jackson, according to ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. Werder reported that at least two unidentified teams are negotiating with Jackson -- in addition to his scheduled visit with ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  13. Does history suggest Saints should win?

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRE, La. -- A No. 6 seed isn't supposed to go on the road and beat a No. 1 seed, right? And surely the fact that the Seattle Seahawks just routed the New Orleans Saints 34-7 means they'll be able to do it again Saturday. Not so fast. Recent...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  14. Up-tempo chess match: Ryan vs. Kelly

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- All of the descriptions I've heard about the way Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly likes to move his players around in various formations to create confusion reminds me a lot of how we've seen Rob Ryan operate since he became defe...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  15. Brees wins weekly NFC honor - again

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season after his five-touchdown performance in Sunday's 42-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brees threw for 381 yards and fou...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  16. Rob Ryan left Rams to find perfect fit

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans defensive coordinator Rob Ryan talked at length Friday for the first time about his decision to leave the St. Louis Rams after less than a week on the job this past offseason. Although Ryan said he didn't specifically lea...

    Blog | December 13, 2013