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  1. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been a fairly quiet day in the NFC South with the Falcons taking an extra day off after a Thursday night game, Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano saying the team still is awaiting test results on an injury to kick returner LeQuan Lewis and New Orleans...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  2. Good perspective on Drew Brees situation

    Pat Yasinskas

    There were a few reports last week the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees were close to finalizing a long-term contract. To date, there's been no announcement of a deal, so it appears those reports were premature. I've said before that ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  3. Bounty defense a conflict for NFLPA?

    Pat Yasinskas

    There have been so many subplots to the New Orleans Saints' bounty program that some significant ones have gotten lost in the shuffle. Thanks to Jeff Schultz for bringing attention to one of them. In this column, Schultz writes about the role and ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  4. Jonathan Vilma issues statement

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who was suspended by the NFL earlier Wednesday, issued a statement through his attorney a few minutes ago. Here it is in its entirety: "I am shocked and extremely disappointed by the NFL's decision to su...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  5. Why each player was suspended

    Pat Yasinskas

    Say this much about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell -- he's consistent. Goodell was harsh when he issued punishment for the New Orleans Saints organization, coaching staff and front office for roles in a three-year bounty program. Saints coach Sean...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  6. NFL must release information on New Orleans Saints investigation,...

    Pat Yasinskas

    NFLPA director DeMaurice Smith says the NFL must release to the union all relevant information pertaining to its investigation of the Saints' bounty program before making any recommendations or rulings on possible player discipline.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  7. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank -- New Orleans Saints' penalti...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank on Tuesday became the first NFC South owner, including New Orleans' Tom Benson, to publicly address the NFL's punishments of the Saints for their three-year bounty program.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  8. Who was 'the snitch'?

    Pat Yasinskas

    The New Orleans Saints' bounty program has prompted a pretty interesting Twitter war. On his verified account, former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp said that former New Orleans tight end Jeremy Shockey was "the snitch." On his verified Twitter ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  9. NFL: Saints targeted Cam Newton

    Pat Yasinskas

    The announcement of the NFL's penalties for the New Orleans Saints bounty program contained one item that involves another NFC South team. The league specifically mentions four players who were targeted with bounties. They were Brett Favre, Kurt W...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  10. Tom Benson's biggest challenge

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just finished reading through the very lengthy and detailed release the NFL sent out to announce the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints for their bounty program. My initial reaction? The penalties are extremely severe and pretty much...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  11. Anthony Hargrove speaks on Favre hit

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've got a new development in the story about the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. Former New Orleans defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, who spent last season with Seattle, has issued a lengthy statement, courtesy of NFC North colleague Kevin...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  12. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 8 (remember, the Buccaneers and Falcons are on bye): The Chris Weinke Bowl. Carolina's Cam Newton and Minnesota's Christian Ponder will meet in a matchup of rookie quarterbacks, but they have more in common tha...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  13. Saints' win by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Since the New Orleans Saints were the only NFC South team to win Sunday, they are the only team who will get a list of statistical highlights this week. We might throw out some lowlights on the Falcons, Buccaneers and Panthers later on. For now, t...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  14. Drew Brees is Sportsman of the Year

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sports Illustrated just made a pretty major announcement involving the NFC South. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the magazine's Sportsman of the Year for 2010. Brees will be featured in a cover story that details how the ...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  15. 49ers not a trap Saints will fall into

    Pat Yasinskas

    On the surface, Monday night's game in San Francisco (ESPN, 8:30 ET) looks like the classic trap game for the New Orleans Saints. It has all the elements. A seemingly easy game against a wounded opponent at a time when the Saints still might be c...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  16. Perfection wasn't required for Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- They unfurled a Super Bowl championship banner in the Superdome on Thursday night. But did the New Orleans Saints roll out a Super Bowl team? Well, it sure didn't look like it on first glance, but that might be a bit misleading when...

    Blog | September 10, 2010