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  1. Saints links: Debating Grahams value

    Mike Triplett

    The Times-Picayune's Larry Holder did some interesting research on how New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham fared last year when he was matched up against cornerbacks. Per Holder's research, Graham caught 20 of the 38 passes thrown his way wh...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  2. Healthy Tom Benson returns home

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson returned home from Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon after staying overnight to be evaluated for a possible concussion. Team spokesman Greg Bensel said doctors didn't want Benson to fly on Tuesday night, but said "he...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. NOLA will rally from first Super Bowl loss

    Mike Triplett

    Don't worry. The Super Bowl will come back to New Orleans. Just like it has time and again over the past five decades. It's just a matter of when, not if, now that the NFL owners have decided to award the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis instead. ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  4. Tom Benson of New Orleans Saints trips off podium, hits head

    Mike Wells and Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for a possible concussion after stumbling and hitting his head during the NFL meetings on Tuesday, according to Saints spokesman Greg Bensel.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  5. Host with the most: NOLA's Super Bowl bid

    Mike Triplett

    The Super Bowl has never had a permanent home. But New Orleans has always been its favorite vacation spot. Throughout the nearly 50-year history of sports' greatest showcase, no city has matched New Orleans when it comes to atmosphere, history, ho...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  6. Benson undergoes minor knee surgery

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was sidelined during the draft because of a knee injury. But he's expected to be back on the field in time to present New Orleans' 2018 Super Bowl bid next week at the NFL owners' meetings in Atlanta. Benson, 86...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson gives Steve Gleason $5M for A...

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to former Saints player Steve Gleason, whom he called an "NFL legend" for the way he and his Team Gleason charity are working to aid ALS patients and search for a cure.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  8. Saints outline future succession plan

    Mike Triplett

    Owner Tom Benson, who turns 87 this summer, remains actively involved on a daily basis with both of his pro sports franchises in New Orleans -- the NFL's Saints and the NBA's Pelicans. And he still has his foot firmly on the gas pedal as New Orleans ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. Saints roundup: Benson on Graham, SB LII

    Mike Triplett

    Owner Tom Benson expressed confidence that his New Orleans Saints will be able to close the deal on two of the biggest issues facing his franchise and city this offseason -- re-signing tight end Jimmy Graham to a long-term contract extension and brin...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  10. Game ball for owner Tom Benson

    Mike Triplett

    The first road playoff victory in New Orleans Saints franchise history meant a game ball for longtime owner Tom Benson, who purchased the Saints in 1985. Saints coach Sean Payton talked about Benson during his post-game speech, telling the team th...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  11. Saints unveil Ring of Honor tonight

    Mike Triplett

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints will officially unveil their Ring of Honor during halftime of tonight's game against the Dallas Cowboys. As previously announced, their inaugural class will be made up of quarterback Archie Manning, linebacker Ri...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  12. Benson statement on brother's death

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson released a statement Monday after the death of his younger brother Larry. Larry Benson was the majority owner of the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football from 1991-92...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  13. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a spin through some odds and ends from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS The team moved punter Michael Koenen to the active roster. Koenen had been on the inactive list at the start of camp due to a toe injury. Martin Fennel...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  14. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's starting off as a slow day around the NFC South, but there still are a few notes worth taking a look at: Six players are eligible for Thursday's supplemental draft. None are expected to be taken in the early rounds and some scouts are indica...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  15. Today in NFC South history

    Pat Yasinskas

    Twenty-eight years ago today, Tom Benson reached an agreement to purchase the New Orleans Saints from John W. Mecom Jr. The move was approved by other NFL owners three days later. Benson's tenure wasn't always smooth as the team didn't have much s...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  16. Ex-New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers RB Chuck Muncie dies at...

    Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 60, the New Orleans Saints confirmed to multiple media outlets.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013