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  1. He signed... seems like Loomis did his thang again...
  2. We're signing a DE out of KC... I don't know much about him... Saints to sign former Chiefs defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon: source BY LUKE JOHNSON After losing several key players in free agency, the New Orleans Saints are closing in on their first move toward replenishing their defensive line depth, finalizing a two-year deal with free agent defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon, a league source confirmed. The NFL Network was the first to report the two sides were nearing an agreement. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Kpassagnon in the second round of the 2017 draft. The 6-foot-7, 289-pound Kpassagnon appeared in 61 games in his four seasons with the Chiefs, recording 75 tackles and seven sacks in his career. His best season as a pass-rusher came in 2019, when he recorded four sacks in the regular season and two more during the Chiefs' Super Bowl run while playing 62 % of the defensive snaps. The Saints lost three key members of their defensive line rotation from 2020. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson (Bengals) and defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (Jets) both signed with new clubs this offseason after their rookie contracts expired, and the Saints traded defensive tackle Malcom Brown to the Jaguars for a conditional seventh round pick.
  3. I'm looking at you, Slidell Saint... #NeverForget #WhoDat #ShouldBeANationalHoliday...
  4. Welp... Saints CB Marshon Lattimore charged with fourth-degree felony after arrest BY AMIE JUST New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was charged Friday with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony in the state of Ohio, several hours after he was arrested in Cleveland, according to court records. Lattimore, 24, was levied with a felony charge in this case because the stolen property he is alleged to have been in possession of is a firearm. Lattimore, a Cleveland native with no prior criminal record, was arrested by Cleveland’s gang investigators about 10:30 p.m. Thursday along with three other men after the car they were in was pulled over for “multiple traffic violations," including a tail lights violation, Cleveland police said in a statement. The officers reported seeing a “loaded Glock-19 handgun” in the car, and upon searching the vehicle further, police said that Lattimore had a different loaded handgun on him. The gun purportedly in Lattimore’s possession had been reported stolen from Euclid, Ohio, a suburb northeast of Cleveland, police said. Lattimore's attorney, Marcus Sidoti, released a statement before Lattimore was charged, saying, "We believe that this was a misunderstanding and that this will become even clearer as new information becomes available and is shared with the authorities." The Saints had no immediate comment on the matter. Lattimore’s bond was set at $5,000 during a court hearing held on Friday afternoon. He can be released from the Cuyahoga County Jail after he posts 10% of the bond amount. Per court records, Lattimore waived the preliminary hearing, meaning that the case will move to a grand jury. Court records do not indicate when Lattimore's next hearing will be.
  5. Saints CB Marshon Lattimore's arrest in Cleveland 'was a misunderstanding,' attorney says BY AMIE JUST New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore's arrest in connection to a stolen handgun in Cleveland was a misunderstanding, according to Lattimore's attorney. Marcus Sidoti, a Cleveland-based criminal defense attorney, said in a statement provided to The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate that Lattimore was arrested without incident, has not been charged and is fully cooperating with police regarding the matters. "We believe that this was a misunderstanding and that this will become even clearer as new information becomes available and is shared with the authorities," Sidoti said. Lattimore, 24, was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property and for failure to notify officers about having a weapon in his possession, according to Cleveland police. Lattimore, a Cleveland native, was arrested by Cleveland’s gang investigators around 10:30 p.m. along with three other men after the car they were in was pulled over for “multiple traffic violations," including a tail lights violation, Cleveland police said in a statement. After officers saw a "loaded Glock-19 handgun" in the car, they searched the vehicle further, the statement said. Upon further inspection, officers reported they found that Lattimore had another loaded handgun in his possession. The gun allegedly in Lattimore’s possession had been reported stolen from Euclid, Ohio, a suburb northeast of Cleveland, according to police. The three other men were arrested on suspicion of other violations. Two of those men, Kenyon Moon and Maurice Walton were arrested on suspicion of having weapons under disability, which means they were alleged to have had weapons while having a felony record. The other man, Carl Willis, was arrested on suspicion of improperly handling a gun in a car and was issued a citation for driving without working tail lights. None of the men have been formally charged as of 3 p.m. CT Friday.
  6. This is only the logical procession of things, amirite?
  7. Sheldon Rankins signed w/ the Jets and Anzalone w/ the Lions...
  8. Yeah, this isn't good at all from the concealed stolen handgun standpoint... but, let's see how it plays out first...
  9. I'd love to get Wilson, but I don't think we have the capital to make that work. I think that the team is going to have to bite the bullet that we all saw coming regarding the salary-cap/draft picks situation, and make do with what we've got and what we can make happen. If Winston is to be the guy this yr, I'd rather spend the draft pick in the 1st for a position of need, i.e. LB, CB, etc. I love the core of the team, and I trust in SP, but even as clever as all of the contract restructurings have been, we're going to be in for some lean times this year and probably the next with regards to FA's.
  10. My guess is that this nixes any hope for a Russell Wilson signing, but I think that it's good signing Winston. I'm happy to see what he can do w/ a full yr of SP's offense under his belt now... plus, I saw that he was doing some offseason work w/ some of the guys like Marquez Calloway and that RB we signed up from the prax squad... Saints and Jameis Winston reach an agreement on a 1-year deal: source BY LUKE JOHNSON A day after longtime quarterback Drew Brees retired, the New Orleans Saints may have signed his successor. The Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston agreed to a one-year contract, a league source confirmed. The Athletic first reported the news, and subsequent reports indicated the deal will pay Winston $5.5 million in base salary with potential to earn up to $12 million after hitting incentives. Winston essentially confirmed the news himself after the news broke, tweeting: "Who dat!" The Saints announced the transaction late Monday night. The one-year contract could be beneficial for both sides. New Orleans gets an opportunity to get an extended look at a player who may factor into their long-term plans but was on the field for just 55 snaps this season. For Winston, the contract represents an opportunity to bet on himself and earn a much larger payday next season. New Orleans had made no secret of its desire to bring Winston back into the fold after getting an in-person look at him during the 2020 season. Though Winston only appeared in five games (including the playoffs) last season, completing 8 of 12 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown, he made an impression on the organization. In an interview with the NFL Network before the Super Bowl, Saints coach Sean Payton made as much clear. “We didn’t have a normal offseason, but we had enough time to see what we had with him as a player, as a leader, as an athlete,” Payton said. “I really like what we had a chance to see. He was a tremendous leader for this team, and that’s hard to do when you come in new in free agency, your first year, as a backup quarterback.” Though it is unclear whether Winston had interest on the free agent market, he chose to re-sign with New Orleans for the opportunity to continue working with Payton and to pick up where Brees left off. As public as the team has been about its desire to retain Winston, it has also made it clear that he must compete for the starting quarterback job. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis indicated as much in a Monday interview on SiriusXM — which occurred well before Winston and the team agreed to a deal. "We are hopeful that both (Winston and Taysom Hill) are here and get to battle it out," Loomis said. "We saw some really good things from Taysom a year ago. Taysom has done so many things for us. He's such a talented football player. I'm anxious to see in training camp and the preseason games have him get the full process. Hopefully that happens this year. "We saw a lot of really great things from Jameis. We'd be real excited to have him with us for the same process and see how those guys compete with each other." The former No. 1 pick joined the Saints last May after spending the first five seasons of his career with the NFC South rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though he did not see much playing time a year ago, he is now the senior member of the Saints quarterback room in terms of playing time. Winston will enter the 2021 season with 19,812 passing yards and 121 passing touchdowns in 76 games played. In many respects, he had the best year of his career in his final season with the Buccaneers. Winston led the NFL in both attempts (626) and yards passing (5,109), and he threw for a career-high 33 touchdown passes. Winston and Brees are two of eight players in NFL history ever to throw for 5,000 yards in a single season. But Winston also threw 30 interceptions in 2019, becoming the first player in more than 30 years to throw 30 or more interceptions in a single season. Turnovers have been a problem for Winston since he entered the NFL. From 2015-19, he threw more interceptions (88) than any NFL player, and he also tied for the NFL lead in fumbles (50). It has been 15 years since the Saints really had to give any thought to who would be lining up at the most important position in sports. Brees made that an afterthought with his transcendent play in a Saints uniform, elevating his team from a perennial afterthought to an exciting, consistent winner. Finding the right successor is without question the most important personnel decision the team has faced since Brees agreed to sign in March 2006. New Orleans had a chance to see last season whether it believed Winston could be that, and now it gets to put that belief to the test.
  11. Yeah, there's no way we could have matched this deal, hopefully we'll get a comp draft pick... Bengals agree to 4-year, $60 million contract with Trey Hendrickson: report BY AMIE JUST New Orleans Saints standout Trey Hendrickson will no longer be suiting up for the Black and Gold, as he has reportedly agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFL Network reported Monday evening. Hendrickson, one of the New Orleans Saints' free agents this season, will be getting paid handsomely, according to Tom Pelissero — agreeing to a 4-year, $60 million contract with $32 million of that coming within the first two years of the deal. Hendrickson capitalized on his monster of season in 2020 after he posted 13½ sacks in 15 regular season games. The Saints wanted Hendrickson back in the fold for 2021, but knew they might not be able to afford him after the increased level of production he had last season. Hendrickson was "going to be an attractive free agent for anyone," Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said back in late January. The Saints drafted Hendrickson out of Florida Atlantic in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft.
  12. Great vid by Purdue...