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  1. Sibling rivalry: Saints fired up for Falcons

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- It just got real. The New Orleans Saints can finally start preparing for a game that counts -- and it's a doozy. Week 1, on the road, against the division rival Atlanta Falcons. The Saints will have more time to prepare for thi...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. Saints' Rob Ryan loves his safeties

    Mike Triplett

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan already proved how much he loves to feature safeties in his versatile defense last year. The Saints spent about 75 percent of their snaps in nickel defense -- almost al...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. Saints rankings: No. 18 S Rafael Bush

    Mike Triplett

    I'm ranking the top 20 New Orleans Saints players leading up to training camp. It's based on their current value -- meaning both past accomplishments and potential are taken into account. Think, who would you want on the field most in Week 1 this sea...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Payton, Loomis high on Bailey, Bush

    Mike Triplett

    Coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis explained the thinking behind some of the New Orleans Saints' latest moves in free agency on Wednesday while attending LSU's pro day. Among the highlights: They still believe in cornerback Champ ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Despite adding Lowery, safety still needed

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons desperately needed free safety help after losing out on restricted free-agent Rafael Bush, who re-signed with the New Orleans Saints. So rather than waiting around, the Falcons dug deep into the thin free-agent market and picke...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  6. Safety becoming a priority for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    If the Atlanta Falcons weren't considering drafting a safety high in next month's NFL draft, it definitely has to be under strong consideration now. They thought they found a starter in restricted free agent Rafael Bush from the New Orleans Saints...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  7. Saints couldn't afford to let Bush go

    Mike Triplett

    The New Orleans Saints' first gamble didn't pay off. They hoped to retain restricted-free-agent safety Rafael Bush at a discount rate of $1.4 million. But then the division-rival Atlanta Falcons swooped in and tried to steal Bush away from them. A...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. New Orleans Saints match Atlanta Falcons' offer to Rafael Bush

    Vaughn McClure

    The New Orleans Saints have matched the Atlanta Falcons' contract offer to restricted free-agent safety Rafael Bush, agent Brian Anderson confirmed in an email.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  9. Falcons offer Bush two years, $4.5 million

    Mike Triplett

    The offer sheet that restricted free-agent safety Rafael Bush signed with the Atlanta Falcons is worth $4.5 million over two years, a league source told The Advocate. The source also said Bush is hoping the New Orleans Saints won't match the deal bec...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  10. Why Bush wants Saints to let him go

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons signed restricted free-agent safety Rafael Bush to an offer sheet on Thursday. Since the New Orleans Saints previously offered Bush a one-year deal at the lowest qualifying offer of $1.431 million, they will have until Tuesday to ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  11. Falcons make play for Saints' Rafael Bush

    Mike Triplett

    The Atlanta Falcons are hoping to fill one of their biggest needs -- and to dent their longtime rivals, the New Orleans Saints, in the process. Atlanta signed restricted free agent safety Rafael Bush to an offer sheet, meaning the Saints have unti...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  12. Looking at the Saints' defensive snaps

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back when Curtis Lofton left the Atlanta Falcons for the New Orleans Saints as a free agent, he did it because he wanted to be an every-down linebacker. Lofton has said the Falcons made it clear to him shortly after the arrival of new defensive co...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  13. NFC South evening update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Remember Ray Edwards, the free-agent bust the Falcons released in the middle of last season? Well, after no other team signed him, Edwards apparently turned t...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  14. Falcons make roster moves

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons were the first NFC South team to officially announce their roster moves to get down to 53 players. They released center Brett Romberg and waived safety Rafael Bush, wide receiver Kevin Cone, wide receiver Drew Davis, guard Andr...

    Blog | September 03, 2011