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  1. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Lost Season   
    I found this info on line as of August 17th, about a month prior to the first game.
     
    NFL'S COVID-19 RESERVE LIST REACHES 110 PLAYERS
    Most players who have tested positive have been cleared to return. Broncos have one on virus list, fullback/tight end Andrew Beck, who is expected return Monday.   Author: Mike Klis Published: 8:10 AM MDT August 17, 2020 DENVER — 9NEWS has been compiling a running list of NFL players who, according to the league’s daily transaction wire, have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list since training camp testing began July 23.
    A player does not have to test positive to be on the list as he can also be placed if he becomes in contact with a person who has the virus.
    In all, 9NEWS counts 110 players who have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, including Broncos’ fullback/tight end Andrew Beck, through Sunday, August 16. Beck returned to Broncos headquarters last week to work with the medical team and conditioning staff. He is expected to be activated Monday.
    The Dolphins added their NFL-most 16th player case Saturday when defensive tackle Brandin Byant was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, although he was activated the next day. Bengals receiver John Ross, a speedster who was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 draft, went on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday.
    Many players have already been cleared from the virus list and activated back on their team’s active rosters.
    There are another 67 players who have chosen to opt-out for the season because of virus concerns (68 counting free agent guard Larry Warford). The Broncos had two players opt-out for the season -- defensive tackle Kyle Peko and offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James.
    Five teams have yet to place a player on the COVID-19 reserve list. Five other teams, including the Broncos, have one player on the virus list.
    COVID-19/Reserve by team (110):
    Miami Dolphins (16) - LS Blake Ferguson, DT Benito Jones, DB Cordrea Tankersley, LB Jerome Baker, DT Zach Sieler; G Ereck Flowers; RB Malcolm Perry; DT Davon Godchaux; DT Raekwon Davis; DT Benito Jones*; S Brandon Jones; OG Solomon Kindley; DE Shaq Lawson; WR Kirk Merritt; CB Xavien Howard; DT Brandon Bryant
    *Benito Jones was placed on list two different times.
    Jacksonville Jaguars (12) - DB Luq Barcoo, NT Davon Hamilton, OT Ryan Pope, OT Jawaan Taylor, DB Josiah Scott, OG Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, TE Charles Jones, DB Parry Nickerson; RB Ryquell Armstead; QB Gardner Minshew; WR Michael Walker; D Andrew Wingard
    Minnesota Vikings (9) - LB Anthony Barr, OT Blake Brandel, S Brian Cole, OG Tyler Higby, WR Justin Jefferson, DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, LB Cameron Smith, OT Olisaemeka Udoh, DT Armon Watts
    Detroit Lions (8) - WR Kenny Golladay, TE T.J. Hockenson, CB Amani Oruwariye, S Jalen Elliott, CB Justin Coleman, TE Isaac Nauta, P Arryn Siposs, QB Matthew Stafford
    Atlanta Falcons (7) - DB Jamal Carter, RB Keith Smith, DB Jaylinn Hawkins, DT Tyeler Davison, QB Danny Etling; LB Foysade Oluokun; DB Chris Cooper
    Buffalo Bills (5) - DT Vincent Taylor, WR Duke Williams, DB Isiah Brown, DB Dane Jackson, DB Siran Neal
    Cleveland Browns (5) - RB Dontrell Hilliard, DB Jovante Moffatt, P Jamie Gillan; QB Garrett Gilbert; WR Ja’Marcus Bradley
    Green Bay Packers (5) - K Mason Crosby, DT Treyvon Hester, LB Greg Roberts, TE Jace Sternberger; LS Hunter Bradley
    Pittsburgh Steelers (4) - DB Arrion Springs, CB Justin Layne; RB Jaylen Samuels; WR James Washington
    New York Jets (4) - LB Ahmad Gooden, DB Shyheim Carter, CB Bryce Hall; LB James Burgess
    Chicago Bears (3) - RB Artavis Pierce, TE Eric Saubert, DE John Jenkins
    New Orleans Saints (3) - LB Kaden Elliss; LS Zach Wood; WR Deonte Harris
    Philadelphia Eagles (3) - LB Nathan Gerry, OT Lane Johnson, OT Jordan Mailata
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3) - RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB Raymond Calais, RB Aca'Cedric Ware
    Las Vegas Raiders (3) - RB Devontae Booker; DE Maxx Crosby; RB Rod Smith
    Tennessee Titans (3) - OT Isaiah Wilson, DT Jack Crawford; LB Josh Smith
    Cincinnati Bengals (2) - DE Kendall Futrell; WR John Ross
    Dallas Cowboys (2) - WR Jon’Vea Johnson, DB Savion Smith
    Indianapolis Colts (2) - WR Malik Henry, DB Jackson Porter
    Los Angeles Rams (2) - TE Michael Hoecht, LB Terrell Lewis
    New York Giants (2) - WR David Sills, LB Josiah Tauaefa
    San Francisco 49ers (2) - WR Richie James, RB Jeffery Wilson
    Baltimore Ravens (1) - DB Nigel Warrior
    Denver Broncos (1) - TE Andrew Beck
    Kansas City Chiefs (1) - WR Aleva Hifo
    Washington (1) - TE Logan Thomas
    Seattle Seahawks (1) - WR John Ursua
    Arizona Cardinals (0)
    Carolina Panthers (0)
    Houston Texans (0)
    Los Angeles Chargers (0)
    New England Patriots (0)
     
    https://www.9news.com/article/sports/nfl/the-90-players-who-have-been-placed-on-nfls-covid-19-reserve-list/73-ade3273d-92c0-407d-81bb-2f5311011fbc
     
  2. nolaspe liked a post in a topic by Boris in MT got a high ankle sprain in the game...   
    OBJ has the same problem Antonio Brown had; he is full of himself.   When he does well, he is full of himself.  When he does poorly and his team is losing, he is the first to complain and blame.
    I wouldn’t want to pay all that money for a locker problem and a selfish player.  
  3. nolaspe liked a post in a topic by Boris in MT got a high ankle sprain in the game...   
    OBJ has the same problem Antonio Brown had; he is full of himself.   When he does well, he is full of himself.  When he does poorly and his team is losing, he is the first to complain and blame.
    I wouldn’t want to pay all that money for a locker problem and a selfish player.  
  4. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in MT got a high ankle sprain in the game...   
    Well, the Saints didn’t get a lot of production from him this week, (3catches) but I’m sure he drew a lot of double coverage.  The Saints will have to do better in the running game.  The rest of the team receiving Corp will have to step up.  There might be some good come from this setback.  The main thing is they need for MT to recover completely. 
     
    I was kind of wondering why the offense was so aggressive with them game decided.  The Kamara play where the TD was called back seemed risky and unnecessary. 
  5. nolaspe liked a post in a topic by Boris in Let's keep making fun of the failpigeons, meme/pic edition...Epic Thread For the Ages   
    Isn’t it nice that we teach our children how to dislike the Falcons at an early age?😂
  6. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Lost Season   
    Geez, I hope that won’t be the case ... 😢
  7. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Gameballs Thread Saints 34 Buccaneers 23 (multiple choice)   
    I thought the defense was outstanding, particularly against Brady and a talented TB offense.  They stuffed the run, and pressured Brady.  Jackrabbit Jenkins was impressive, along with Hendrickson, Davis and the entire defense.
    The offense made enough plays to win, and I thought Murray picked up tough yardage, Kamara scored and Cook made the key offense play of the day on that long pass when the game was in question.  Sanders made a big play.  Brees didn’t have a big game but he protected the ball and made the plays that counted.
    Our special teams were special, Morestead, Lutz and Harris will win games for us.  FG block was a huge play.  Missed and blocked FGs are big momentum changers.
    Good start to the season and quick division lead.  The Saints brought intensity even without fans.  Kuddos to the coaching staff for getting the team ready.
     
  8. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Gameballs Thread Saints 34 Buccaneers 23 (multiple choice)   
    I thought the defense was outstanding, particularly against Brady and a talented TB offense.  They stuffed the run, and pressured Brady.  Jackrabbit Jenkins was impressive, along with Hendrickson, Davis and the entire defense.
    The offense made enough plays to win, and I thought Murray picked up tough yardage, Kamara scored and Cook made the key offense play of the day on that long pass when the game was in question.  Sanders made a big play.  Brees didn’t have a big game but he protected the ball and made the plays that counted.
    Our special teams were special, Morestead, Lutz and Harris will win games for us.  FG block was a huge play.  Missed and blocked FGs are big momentum changers.
    Good start to the season and quick division lead.  The Saints brought intensity even without fans.  Kuddos to the coaching staff for getting the team ready.
     
  9. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Lost Season   
    I found this info on line as of August 17th, about a month prior to the first game.
     
    NFL'S COVID-19 RESERVE LIST REACHES 110 PLAYERS
    Most players who have tested positive have been cleared to return. Broncos have one on virus list, fullback/tight end Andrew Beck, who is expected return Monday.   Author: Mike Klis Published: 8:10 AM MDT August 17, 2020 DENVER — 9NEWS has been compiling a running list of NFL players who, according to the league’s daily transaction wire, have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list since training camp testing began July 23.
    A player does not have to test positive to be on the list as he can also be placed if he becomes in contact with a person who has the virus.
    In all, 9NEWS counts 110 players who have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, including Broncos’ fullback/tight end Andrew Beck, through Sunday, August 16. Beck returned to Broncos headquarters last week to work with the medical team and conditioning staff. He is expected to be activated Monday.
    The Dolphins added their NFL-most 16th player case Saturday when defensive tackle Brandin Byant was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, although he was activated the next day. Bengals receiver John Ross, a speedster who was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 draft, went on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday.
    Many players have already been cleared from the virus list and activated back on their team’s active rosters.
    There are another 67 players who have chosen to opt-out for the season because of virus concerns (68 counting free agent guard Larry Warford). The Broncos had two players opt-out for the season -- defensive tackle Kyle Peko and offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James.
    Five teams have yet to place a player on the COVID-19 reserve list. Five other teams, including the Broncos, have one player on the virus list.
    COVID-19/Reserve by team (110):
    Miami Dolphins (16) - LS Blake Ferguson, DT Benito Jones, DB Cordrea Tankersley, LB Jerome Baker, DT Zach Sieler; G Ereck Flowers; RB Malcolm Perry; DT Davon Godchaux; DT Raekwon Davis; DT Benito Jones*; S Brandon Jones; OG Solomon Kindley; DE Shaq Lawson; WR Kirk Merritt; CB Xavien Howard; DT Brandon Bryant
    *Benito Jones was placed on list two different times.
    Jacksonville Jaguars (12) - DB Luq Barcoo, NT Davon Hamilton, OT Ryan Pope, OT Jawaan Taylor, DB Josiah Scott, OG Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, TE Charles Jones, DB Parry Nickerson; RB Ryquell Armstead; QB Gardner Minshew; WR Michael Walker; D Andrew Wingard
    Minnesota Vikings (9) - LB Anthony Barr, OT Blake Brandel, S Brian Cole, OG Tyler Higby, WR Justin Jefferson, DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, LB Cameron Smith, OT Olisaemeka Udoh, DT Armon Watts
    Detroit Lions (8) - WR Kenny Golladay, TE T.J. Hockenson, CB Amani Oruwariye, S Jalen Elliott, CB Justin Coleman, TE Isaac Nauta, P Arryn Siposs, QB Matthew Stafford
    Atlanta Falcons (7) - DB Jamal Carter, RB Keith Smith, DB Jaylinn Hawkins, DT Tyeler Davison, QB Danny Etling; LB Foysade Oluokun; DB Chris Cooper
    Buffalo Bills (5) - DT Vincent Taylor, WR Duke Williams, DB Isiah Brown, DB Dane Jackson, DB Siran Neal
    Cleveland Browns (5) - RB Dontrell Hilliard, DB Jovante Moffatt, P Jamie Gillan; QB Garrett Gilbert; WR Ja’Marcus Bradley
    Green Bay Packers (5) - K Mason Crosby, DT Treyvon Hester, LB Greg Roberts, TE Jace Sternberger; LS Hunter Bradley
    Pittsburgh Steelers (4) - DB Arrion Springs, CB Justin Layne; RB Jaylen Samuels; WR James Washington
    New York Jets (4) - LB Ahmad Gooden, DB Shyheim Carter, CB Bryce Hall; LB James Burgess
    Chicago Bears (3) - RB Artavis Pierce, TE Eric Saubert, DE John Jenkins
    New Orleans Saints (3) - LB Kaden Elliss; LS Zach Wood; WR Deonte Harris
    Philadelphia Eagles (3) - LB Nathan Gerry, OT Lane Johnson, OT Jordan Mailata
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3) - RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB Raymond Calais, RB Aca'Cedric Ware
    Las Vegas Raiders (3) - RB Devontae Booker; DE Maxx Crosby; RB Rod Smith
    Tennessee Titans (3) - OT Isaiah Wilson, DT Jack Crawford; LB Josh Smith
    Cincinnati Bengals (2) - DE Kendall Futrell; WR John Ross
    Dallas Cowboys (2) - WR Jon’Vea Johnson, DB Savion Smith
    Indianapolis Colts (2) - WR Malik Henry, DB Jackson Porter
    Los Angeles Rams (2) - TE Michael Hoecht, LB Terrell Lewis
    New York Giants (2) - WR David Sills, LB Josiah Tauaefa
    San Francisco 49ers (2) - WR Richie James, RB Jeffery Wilson
    Baltimore Ravens (1) - DB Nigel Warrior
    Denver Broncos (1) - TE Andrew Beck
    Kansas City Chiefs (1) - WR Aleva Hifo
    Washington (1) - TE Logan Thomas
    Seattle Seahawks (1) - WR John Ursua
    Arizona Cardinals (0)
    Carolina Panthers (0)
    Houston Texans (0)
    Los Angeles Chargers (0)
    New England Patriots (0)
     
    https://www.9news.com/article/sports/nfl/the-90-players-who-have-been-placed-on-nfls-covid-19-reserve-list/73-ade3273d-92c0-407d-81bb-2f5311011fbc
     
  10. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in MT got a high ankle sprain in the game...   
    Well, the Saints didn’t get a lot of production from him this week, (3catches) but I’m sure he drew a lot of double coverage.  The Saints will have to do better in the running game.  The rest of the team receiving Corp will have to step up.  There might be some good come from this setback.  The main thing is they need for MT to recover completely. 
     
    I was kind of wondering why the offense was so aggressive with them game decided.  The Kamara play where the TD was called back seemed risky and unnecessary. 
  11. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Fate of Preseason   
    Evaluating rookies and back up QBs has been the focus for fans on preseason games.  As we have seen, those performances don't always equate to regular season performance.
    I think the lack of preseason helped the Chiefs, particularly Edwards-Hellaire's performance... no one knew what to expect from him, and I think he proved to be much better partly because the Texans couldn't really prepare for him.    He was a tackling nightmare.
     
  12. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Fate of Preseason   
    Seemed like last night the Chiefs were executing well.  Tackling was poor on both sides.   If this continues through the weekend, you might see 1 or 2 preseason games for  the benefit of player evaluation.   The Owners liked it because they charged full price tickets at low cost.
  13. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Saints after Jadaveon Clowney   
    It will be interesting to see whether the Saints retain Rankins... I think it will depend a lot on his play this year.   He has been injured a lot, but I think I read where he had some kind of defect in his lower leg that caused his achilles  injuries.  Davenport seems to be another player plagued by injuries.. for an elbow to keep you out of practice seems a bit unusual and possibly serious.  He is only in his third year and we gave up two draft choices for him,  so I don't think he is going anywhere for at least another year, (unless in a trade). 
    Onyemata had to be extended as he is in his 5th year, and was a 4th round pick in 2016.  But he appears to be a solid and dependable player.
  14. nolaspe liked a post in a topic by Boris in Kamara agrees to 5 year extension $75 million   
    Alvin Kamara and Saints agree to terms on $75 million contract extension: source

    https://www.nola.com/sports/saints/article_57457056-e340-11ea-89d4-c7f0dea4b440.html
     
     
    “The New Orleans Saints and star running back Alvin Kamara agreed to terms on a five-year, $75 million contract extension that will make Kamara one of the NFL's highest-paid running backs, a league source confirmed. 
    The NFL Network was the first to report the extension, which the two sides agreed to about 24 hours before the Saints kick off their 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kamara will receive a $15 million signing bonus in the new deal, per the NFL Network report. 
    Kamara has vastly outperformed his rookie contract, being named the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year and making three consecutive Pro Bowl teams despite never making more than $1 million in base salary. He was set to make $2.1 million in the final year of his rookie contract in 2020.
    Rather than holding out for a new deal this summer, Kamara decided to report for the 2020 season and leave contract negotiations between the Saints and his agent, Damarius Bilbo.
    “Me and my agent talked briefly about it, and I told him, ‘Don’t tell me anything about a contract until stuff is happening and there’s something I need to know,’” Kamara said after reporting for camp. “... I’m just here to do my job. I’m healthy and back with my teammates, and we’re working toward getting ready for Tampa (in Week 1).”
      The Saints don’t always use Kamara in a traditional running back role, often utilizing his route-running ability out wide in formations, and because of that he has been one of the most uniquely productive running backs in NFL history through his first three seasons.
    Kamara is one of four players in NFL history to record at least 2,000 yards both rushing and receiving through three seasons, joined by McCaffrey, Roger Craig and Herschel Walker.
    Though Kamara battled injuries last season, contributing to career-low totals in yards per touch (5.3) and total touchdowns (6), both Kamara and his coaches have expressed confidence in the running back being healthy and ready to return to form this season.
      The Saints have recently taken care of successful draft picks with second contracts. Last summer, New Orleans signed Michael Thomas to a five-year, $96.3 million contract, at that point a record for a wide receiver. This offseason, they signed offensive guard Andrus Peat (five years, $57.5 million) and defensive tackle David Onyemata (three years, $27 million) to long-term extensions.
    Kamara became the first member of the Saints’ vaunted 2017 draft class to reach an agreement on a contract extension.
    This spring, the Saints exercised fifth-year options on defensive back Marshon Lattimore and Ryan Ramczyk, whom they drafted in the first round of that year. That class also includes key defenders Marcus Williams, Alex Anzalone and Trey Hendrickson.”
     
     
     
  15. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Saints after Jadaveon Clowney   
    It will be interesting to see whether the Saints retain Rankins... I think it will depend a lot on his play this year.   He has been injured a lot, but I think I read where he had some kind of defect in his lower leg that caused his achilles  injuries.  Davenport seems to be another player plagued by injuries.. for an elbow to keep you out of practice seems a bit unusual and possibly serious.  He is only in his third year and we gave up two draft choices for him,  so I don't think he is going anywhere for at least another year, (unless in a trade). 
    Onyemata had to be extended as he is in his 5th year, and was a 4th round pick in 2016.  But he appears to be a solid and dependable player.
  16. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Fate of Preseason   
    Evaluating rookies and back up QBs has been the focus for fans on preseason games.  As we have seen, those performances don't always equate to regular season performance.
    I think the lack of preseason helped the Chiefs, particularly Edwards-Hellaire's performance... no one knew what to expect from him, and I think he proved to be much better partly because the Texans couldn't really prepare for him.    He was a tackling nightmare.
     
  17. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Fate of Preseason   
    Seemed like last night the Chiefs were executing well.  Tackling was poor on both sides.   If this continues through the weekend, you might see 1 or 2 preseason games for  the benefit of player evaluation.   The Owners liked it because they charged full price tickets at low cost.
  18. nolaspe liked a post in a topic by Boris in Kamara agrees to 5 year extension $75 million   
    Alvin Kamara and Saints agree to terms on $75 million contract extension: source

    https://www.nola.com/sports/saints/article_57457056-e340-11ea-89d4-c7f0dea4b440.html
     
     
    “The New Orleans Saints and star running back Alvin Kamara agreed to terms on a five-year, $75 million contract extension that will make Kamara one of the NFL's highest-paid running backs, a league source confirmed. 
    The NFL Network was the first to report the extension, which the two sides agreed to about 24 hours before the Saints kick off their 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kamara will receive a $15 million signing bonus in the new deal, per the NFL Network report. 
    Kamara has vastly outperformed his rookie contract, being named the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year and making three consecutive Pro Bowl teams despite never making more than $1 million in base salary. He was set to make $2.1 million in the final year of his rookie contract in 2020.
    Rather than holding out for a new deal this summer, Kamara decided to report for the 2020 season and leave contract negotiations between the Saints and his agent, Damarius Bilbo.
    “Me and my agent talked briefly about it, and I told him, ‘Don’t tell me anything about a contract until stuff is happening and there’s something I need to know,’” Kamara said after reporting for camp. “... I’m just here to do my job. I’m healthy and back with my teammates, and we’re working toward getting ready for Tampa (in Week 1).”
      The Saints don’t always use Kamara in a traditional running back role, often utilizing his route-running ability out wide in formations, and because of that he has been one of the most uniquely productive running backs in NFL history through his first three seasons.
    Kamara is one of four players in NFL history to record at least 2,000 yards both rushing and receiving through three seasons, joined by McCaffrey, Roger Craig and Herschel Walker.
    Though Kamara battled injuries last season, contributing to career-low totals in yards per touch (5.3) and total touchdowns (6), both Kamara and his coaches have expressed confidence in the running back being healthy and ready to return to form this season.
      The Saints have recently taken care of successful draft picks with second contracts. Last summer, New Orleans signed Michael Thomas to a five-year, $96.3 million contract, at that point a record for a wide receiver. This offseason, they signed offensive guard Andrus Peat (five years, $57.5 million) and defensive tackle David Onyemata (three years, $27 million) to long-term extensions.
    Kamara became the first member of the Saints’ vaunted 2017 draft class to reach an agreement on a contract extension.
    This spring, the Saints exercised fifth-year options on defensive back Marshon Lattimore and Ryan Ramczyk, whom they drafted in the first round of that year. That class also includes key defenders Marcus Williams, Alex Anzalone and Trey Hendrickson.”
     
     
     
  19. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Kamara agrees to 5 year extension $75 million   
    Saints exercised their 5th year options so I think they will be extended next year. 
  20. nolaspe liked a post in a topic by Boris in Kamara agrees to 5 year extension $75 million   
    Alvin Kamara and Saints agree to terms on $75 million contract extension: source

    https://www.nola.com/sports/saints/article_57457056-e340-11ea-89d4-c7f0dea4b440.html
     
     
    “The New Orleans Saints and star running back Alvin Kamara agreed to terms on a five-year, $75 million contract extension that will make Kamara one of the NFL's highest-paid running backs, a league source confirmed. 
    The NFL Network was the first to report the extension, which the two sides agreed to about 24 hours before the Saints kick off their 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kamara will receive a $15 million signing bonus in the new deal, per the NFL Network report. 
    Kamara has vastly outperformed his rookie contract, being named the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year and making three consecutive Pro Bowl teams despite never making more than $1 million in base salary. He was set to make $2.1 million in the final year of his rookie contract in 2020.
    Rather than holding out for a new deal this summer, Kamara decided to report for the 2020 season and leave contract negotiations between the Saints and his agent, Damarius Bilbo.
    “Me and my agent talked briefly about it, and I told him, ‘Don’t tell me anything about a contract until stuff is happening and there’s something I need to know,’” Kamara said after reporting for camp. “... I’m just here to do my job. I’m healthy and back with my teammates, and we’re working toward getting ready for Tampa (in Week 1).”
      The Saints don’t always use Kamara in a traditional running back role, often utilizing his route-running ability out wide in formations, and because of that he has been one of the most uniquely productive running backs in NFL history through his first three seasons.
    Kamara is one of four players in NFL history to record at least 2,000 yards both rushing and receiving through three seasons, joined by McCaffrey, Roger Craig and Herschel Walker.
    Though Kamara battled injuries last season, contributing to career-low totals in yards per touch (5.3) and total touchdowns (6), both Kamara and his coaches have expressed confidence in the running back being healthy and ready to return to form this season.
      The Saints have recently taken care of successful draft picks with second contracts. Last summer, New Orleans signed Michael Thomas to a five-year, $96.3 million contract, at that point a record for a wide receiver. This offseason, they signed offensive guard Andrus Peat (five years, $57.5 million) and defensive tackle David Onyemata (three years, $27 million) to long-term extensions.
    Kamara became the first member of the Saints’ vaunted 2017 draft class to reach an agreement on a contract extension.
    This spring, the Saints exercised fifth-year options on defensive back Marshon Lattimore and Ryan Ramczyk, whom they drafted in the first round of that year. That class also includes key defenders Marcus Williams, Alex Anzalone and Trey Hendrickson.”
     
     
     
  21. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Fate of Preseason   
    The start of this season might help determine the fate of preseason going forward.   It will be interesting to see how well teams play by starting play directly into the regular season.
    Some teams with established rosters will probably do better; teams with new systems probably will struggle.   Of course, from a fan’s standpoint, preseason games are probably better than no games; but from a season ticket holder standpoint, they were a waste of money. 
     
    Star players played very little... rookies made the roster with good performances.  Injuries in preseason were always a risk.
     
    I would expect there will at least a reduction of preseason games going forward.
     
  22. Bonckers liked a post in a topic by Boris in Saints after Jadaveon Clowney   
    One thing I’ll give the Saints credit for is that they retain their own players.. very few have gotten away in free agency since Loomis has been around... one that got away, Jenkins is back.   
    We’ve been a few plays away from the Super Bowl the past 3 years, so you can’t say they haven’t spent the money well.  It’s been more bad luck than a lack of talent. 
    I think Clowney was an opportunity to get an impact player to help against improving competition in the NFC South.  They tried and failed.  No doubt the Saints are strapped against the cap, but I’d rather see that than have a team that’s not spending.  The issue with their strategy is that the cap supposed to increase where that might not be the case next year, which is why it’s important to retain our draft choices.   
     
    One reason why they might have went for Clowney is that Davenport has had injuries... he did  not practice today, and is on the injury report, along with Ruiz. 
     
     

     
     
  23. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Fate of Preseason   
    The start of this season might help determine the fate of preseason going forward.   It will be interesting to see how well teams play by starting play directly into the regular season.
    Some teams with established rosters will probably do better; teams with new systems probably will struggle.   Of course, from a fan’s standpoint, preseason games are probably better than no games; but from a season ticket holder standpoint, they were a waste of money. 
     
    Star players played very little... rookies made the roster with good performances.  Injuries in preseason were always a risk.
     
    I would expect there will at least a reduction of preseason games going forward.
     
  24. Bonckers liked a post in a topic by Boris in Saints after Jadaveon Clowney   
    One thing I’ll give the Saints credit for is that they retain their own players.. very few have gotten away in free agency since Loomis has been around... one that got away, Jenkins is back.   
    We’ve been a few plays away from the Super Bowl the past 3 years, so you can’t say they haven’t spent the money well.  It’s been more bad luck than a lack of talent. 
    I think Clowney was an opportunity to get an impact player to help against improving competition in the NFC South.  They tried and failed.  No doubt the Saints are strapped against the cap, but I’d rather see that than have a team that’s not spending.  The issue with their strategy is that the cap supposed to increase where that might not be the case next year, which is why it’s important to retain our draft choices.   
     
    One reason why they might have went for Clowney is that Davenport has had injuries... he did  not practice today, and is on the injury report, along with Ruiz. 
     
     

     
     
  25. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Boris in Saints roster cuts to get to 53...   
    It will be interesting to see how many they can get back..... and how many they sign from other teams... looks like the only draft pick cut was Stevens....
    kind of strange they kept 2 punters?