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  • After Further Review: Lopsided losses make this slow start different for Saints

    After Further Review: Lopsided losses make this slow start different for Saints

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski racked up a 116 yards receiving and a TD against the Saints defense. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski racked up a 116 yards receiving and a TD against the Saints defense. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    At this point, the Saints at 0-2 should shock no one. September slow starts have become the norm for this team. The Saints are now 1-11 since 2014 in September games, and have followed an all-too-familiar script in why they can’t seem to get the job done early in the season. 

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    At this point, the Saints at 0-2 should shock no one. September slow starts have become the norm for this team. The Saints are now 1-11 since 2014 in September games, and have followed an all-too-familiar script in why they can’t seem to get the job done early in the season. 

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  • After Further Review: The Adrian Peterson story that matters

    All eyes will be on Adrian Peterson Sunday (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)All eyes will be on Adrian Peterson Sunday (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)

    It was the stare that captured national headlines. But the truth is whatever happened between Adrian Peterson and Sean Payton Monday night was the most insignificant storyline stemming from their loss to Minnesota.

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    It was the stare that captured national headlines. But the truth is whatever happened between Adrian Peterson and Sean Payton Monday night was the most insignificant storyline stemming from their loss to Minnesota.

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  • After Further Review: Same ol' start for the Saints

    After Further Review: Same ol' start for the Saints

    Stefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for the Vikings. Source: Nola.comStefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for the Vikings. Source: Nola.com

    0-1. The reality is, it's the exact same record as 14 other teams in the NFL right now. Technically, it's only one game from the  best record in the NFL. It truly is just one of 16 games.  So why does it feel so different for the Saints? Maybe because it actually feels exactly the same. Four straight years the Saints have lost their season opener.  "It's just one game," Drew Brees said afterward.  That's what fans want so desperately to believe. ...

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    0-1. The reality is, it's the exact same record as 14 other teams in the NFL right now. Technically, it's only one game from the  best record in the NFL. It truly is just one of 16 games.  So why does it feel so different for the Saints? Maybe because it actually feels exactly the same. Four straight years the Saints have lost their season opener.  "It's just one game," Drew Brees said afterward.  That's what fans want so desperately to believe. ...

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  • After Further Review: Why getting to 1-0 is so important for Saints

    After Further Review: Why getting to 1-0 is so important for Saints

    Adrian Peterson played 10 years for the Vikings. Source: Mark LaGrangeAdrian Peterson played 10 years for the Vikings. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints have not had a winning record in nearly four years. 

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    The Saints have not had a winning record in nearly four years.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes on Saints roster moves

    After Further Review: Five takes on Saints roster moves

    Terron Armstead is ahead of schedule in his recovery (NOLA.com).Terron Armstead is ahead of schedule in his recovery (NOLA.com).
    Take One: It’s never final There’s no such thing as the ‘final 53’ in the NFL. The Saints are no exception. Their roster will remain fluid all season. It’s already changed since cutdown day and will likely change several more times before the Saints play Monday against Minnesota.   Take Two: Biggest Surprise At no point during training camp and preseason did I think running back Trey Edmunds had a chance to make the team.  I thought he was la...More >>
    Take One: It’s never final There’s no such thing as the ‘final 53’ in the NFL. The Saints are no exception. Their roster will remain fluid all season. It’s already changed since cutdown day and will likely change several more times before the Saints play Monday against Minnesota.   Take Two: Biggest Surprise At no point during training camp and preseason did I think running back Trey Edmunds had a chance to make the team.  I thought he was la...More >>
  • After Further Review: Saints final roster projection post Ravens

    After Further Review: Saints final roster projection post Ravens

    Willie Snead's suspension will force the Saints to readjust their roster. Source: Mark LaGrangeWillie Snead's suspension will force the Saints to readjust their roster. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Some cuts have already begun to trickle in for the Saints. Thus, it’s time to post my final roster projection. After a full preseason, this group has become pretty clear.  However, the health and playing status of a few players has forced me to adjust the bottom end of the roster. QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel I know some have been unimpressed with Daniel. It doesn’t matter. While he hasn’t had the best preseason, if he is healthy, he is the best option as ...More >>
    Some cuts have already begun to trickle in for the Saints. Thus, it’s time to post my final roster projection. After a full preseason, this group has become pretty clear.  However, the health and playing status of a few players has forced me to adjust the bottom end of the roster. QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel I know some have been unimpressed with Daniel. It doesn’t matter. While he hasn’t had the best preseason, if he is healthy, he is the best option as ...More >>
  • AFR: Five players to watch Saints vs Ravens

    AFR: Five players to watch Saints vs Ravens

    Fan favorite Michael Mauti needs a strong performance tonight against the Ravens. Source: Nola.comFan favorite Michael Mauti needs a strong performance tonight against the Ravens. Source: Nola.com

    Adam Bighill The linebacker has been steady and productive. Through this preseason he has eight tackles, one sack, and an interception. Another solid performance just might get him on the 53. Arthur Maulet An injury stalled the cornerback's progress early in camp, but he'll get a a lot of playing time tonight with the injury to Delvin Breaux. The Bonnabel product has a real shot at making the team with a good performance. Chris Banjo Banjo is likely already on the 53. He's shown ...

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    Adam Bighill The linebacker has been steady and productive. Through this preseason he has eight tackles, one sack, and an interception. Another solid performance just might get him on the 53. Arthur Maulet An injury stalled the cornerback's progress early in camp, but he'll get a a lot of playing time tonight with the injury to Delvin Breaux. The Bonnabel product has a real shot at making the team with a good performance. Chris Banjo Banjo is likely already on the 53. He's shown ...

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  • AFR: Saints roster projection post Texans

    AFR: Saints roster projection post Texans

    Injuries to former first-round pick Stephone Anthony, are hurting his chances to make the Saints roster. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Injuries to former first-round pick Stephone Anthony, are hurting his chances to make the Saints roster. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints have now completed their most important preseason game. With each passing game, it's getting easier to project who does and does not belong. Here's my latest projection. QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco This is pretty clear. Travaris Cadet is likely on the ‘first call’ ...

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    The Saints have now completed their most important preseason game. With each passing game, it's getting easier to project who does and does not belong. Here's my latest projection. QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco This is pretty clear. Travaris Cadet is likely on the ‘first call’ ...

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  • AFR: Five players to watch in Saints vs Texans game

    AFR: Five players to watch in Saints vs Texans game

    Ted Ginn, Jr. is looking for a strong performance tonight after an inconsistent camp so far. Source: Garland GillenTed Ginn, Jr. is looking for a strong performance tonight after an inconsistent camp so far. Source: Garland Gillen

    The Saints finally return to the Superdome after playing their first two preseason games on the road. So here's five players the Who-Dats should keep their eyes on tonight.

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    The Saints finally return to the Superdome after playing their first two preseason games on the road. So here's five players the Who-Dats should keep their eyes on tonight.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes Saints vs Texans joint practice

    After Further Review: Five takes Saints vs Texans joint practice

    J.J. Watt is part of one of the best defensive fronts in football (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)J.J. Watt is part of one of the best defensive fronts in football (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)

    Sean Fazende with five takeaways from the Saints Thursday joint practice with the Houston Texans.

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    Sean Fazende with five takeaways from the Saints Thursday joint practice with the Houston Texans.

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  • After Further Review: Saints film study, Ryan Ramczyk

    After Further Review: Saints film study, Ryan Ramczyk

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    In his NFL debut against the Chargers, rookie left tackle Ryan Ramczyk played 25 snaps; 21 of those snaps were viewed as positive.

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    In his NFL debut against the Chargers, rookie left tackle Ryan Ramczyk played 25 snaps; 21 of those snaps were viewed as positive.

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  • AFR: Saints roster projection post Chargers

    AFR: Saints roster projection post Chargers

    After a strong performance against the Chargers, Chris Banjo makes AFR's 53-man cut. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)After a strong performance against the Chargers, Chris Banjo makes AFR's 53-man cut. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)
    The Saints have hit the halfway mark of the preseason, and the final 53 man roster is getting clearer. Here's my view at this point in time.  QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco No change here. FB (1) John Kuhn Once again, easy call. WR (5)  Willie Snead Michael Thomas Ted G...More >>
    The Saints have hit the halfway mark of the preseason, and the final 53 man roster is getting clearer. Here's my view at this point in time.  QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco No change here. FB (1) John Kuhn Once again, easy call. WR (5)  Willie Snead Michael Thomas Ted G...More >>
  • After Further Review: Five players to watch for Saints vs Chargers

    After Further Review: Five players to watch for Saints vs Chargers

    Marshon Lattimore should see his first work of the preseason tonight. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Marshon Lattimore should see his first work of the preseason tonight. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints visit Los Angeles Sunday night to face the Chargers. The Black and Gold currently sport a ten-game losing streak in the preseason. Here's five players to watch in the Saints second preseason game of 2017.

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    The Saints visit Los Angeles Sunday night to face the Chargers. The Black and Gold currently sport a ten-game losing streak in the preseason. Here's five players to watch in the Saints second preseason game of 2017.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints/Chargers joint practice

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints/Chargers joint practice

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    The Saints get ready to take on the Chargers

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    The Saints get ready to take on the Chargers

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #14

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #14

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    Five takeaways from the Saints 14th practice of training camp. 

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    Five takeaways from the Saints 14th practice of training camp. 

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  • After Further Review: Updated Saints roster projection

    After Further Review: Updated Saints roster projection

    Sean Payton is getting a clearer picture of his roster. (FOX 8 photo)Sean Payton is getting a clearer picture of his roster. (FOX 8 photo)

    With one preseason game in the books, it’s the prefect to update my 53-man Saints roster projections. A few players forced a few changes.

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    With one preseason game in the books, it’s the prefect to update my 53-man Saints roster projections. A few players forced a few changes.

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  • After Further Review: Preseason can provide clarity for Saints

    After Further Review: Preseason can provide clarity for Saints

    So here it is, another season of saints football is on the horizon. Tonight is the first step In a long journey. The game's outcome will mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but what we see from

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    So here it is, another season of saints football is on the horizon. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #11

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    Five takeaways from the Saints' 11th practice. 

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    Five takeaways from the Saints' 11th practice. 

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  • After Further Review: Updated Saints 53-man roster projection

    After Further Review: Updated Saints 53-man roster projection

    Brandon Coleman has made several big plays early in camp (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Brandon Coleman has made several big plays early in camp (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    With the Saints set to take their first off day, it was the perfect time to reset my roster projection. It's still way too early, there's so much more to evaluate. Nonetheless, here's where things stand. Most have stayed the same but there have been some new moves. 

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    With the Saints set to take their first off day, it was the perfect time to reset my roster projection. It's still way too early, there's so much more to evaluate. Nonetheless, here's where things stand. Most have stayed the same but there have been some new moves. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice No. 4

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice No. 4

    Ted Ginn is capable of big catches and big drops as we saw Sunday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Ted Ginn is capable of big catches and big drops as we saw Sunday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    Sean Fazende's five takeaways from Day 4 of Saints training camp.

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    Sean Fazende's five takeaways from Day 4 of Saints training camp.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #3

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #3

    Corey Fuller is pushing hard for a roster spot with an impressive camp so far. Source: FOX 8Corey Fuller is pushing hard for a roster spot with an impressive camp so far. Source: FOX 8

    Take One: Corey Fuller shines Corey Fuller has taken advantage of early opportunities. Saturday was his day to shine. During 1-on-1’s he beat Delvin Breaux on a go route. The coverage was good but Fuller was able to reel in the Drew Brees pass with one hand. Fuller also caught one earlier in the drill over DeVante Harris. Later, he got open on a shallow crossing route. There was a clear coverage bust as Fuller was all alone when he caught and raced for a big gain. Take Two: P...

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    Take One: Corey Fuller shines Corey Fuller has taken advantage of early opportunities. Saturday was his day to shine. During 1-on-1’s he beat Delvin Breaux on a go route. The coverage was good but Fuller was able to reel in the Drew Brees pass with one hand. Fuller also caught one earlier in the drill over DeVante Harris. Later, he got open on a shallow crossing route. There was a clear coverage bust as Fuller was all alone when he caught and raced for a big gain. Take Two: P...

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #2

    Take One: Ramczyk stays with the 1’s Another day with the first team at left tackle for Ryan Ramczyk. Ramczyk split reps with Khalif Barnes but received the majority of them at the position. #71 will be one of the first players I observe Saturday when the pads officially come on. Take Two: Nickel looks The linebacker group remained the same Friday but the Saints did unveil a few wrinkles to their nickel package. When the Saints went five defensive backs, Klein shifted over t...

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    Take One: Ramczyk stays with the 1’s Another day with the first team at left tackle for Ryan Ramczyk. Ramczyk split reps with Khalif Barnes but received the majority of them at the position. #71 will be one of the first players I observe Saturday when the pads officially come on. Take Two: Nickel looks The linebacker group remained the same Friday but the Saints did unveil a few wrinkles to their nickel package. When the Saints went five defensive backs, Klein shifted over t...

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  • After Further Review: Four intriguing Saints players to watch as training camp opens

    After Further Review: Four intriguing Saints players to watch as training camp opens

    Peterson still looks the part. The question is, can he still get it done at 32? (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)Peterson still looks the part. The question is, can he still get it done at 32? (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)

    Four Saints players to keep an eye on during training camp. 

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    Four Saints players to keep an eye on during training camp. 

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  • AFR: Saints pre-training camp 53-man roster projection

    AFR: Saints pre-training camp 53-man roster projection

    The Saints will conduct their first practice of training camp Thursday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)The Saints will conduct their first practice of training camp Thursday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The time has just about come for football to jump back to the forefront of the sports landscape. 

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    The time has just about come for football to jump back to the forefront of the sports landscape. 

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  • After Further Review: With Nick Fairley down, Sheldon Rankins must step up

    After Further Review: With Nick Fairley down, Sheldon Rankins must step up

    Nick Fairley will miss the 2017 season (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).Nick Fairley will miss the 2017 season (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).

    You have to feel for Nick Fairley. He worked to reshape his image last season and bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the team. 

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    You have to feel for Nick Fairley. He worked to reshape his image last season and bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the team. 

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  • After Further Review: Saints wrap up off season with third day of minicamp

    After Further Review: Saints wrap up off season with third day of minicamp

    The Saints wrapped up their offseason program Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).The Saints wrapped up their offseason program Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).

    School let out a little bit early for the Saints today. The team cut practice short by about an hour on their final day of minicamp. 

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    School let out a little bit early for the Saints today. The team cut practice short by about an hour on their final day of minicamp. 

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  • After Further Review: Marshon Lattimore impresses at Day 2 of Saints minicamp

    After Further Review: Marshon Lattimore impresses at Day 2 of Saints minicamp

    The Saints completed their second day of minicamp Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).The Saints completed their second day of minicamp Wednesday (Source" Sean Fazende / FOX 8 photo).

    First round pick Marshon Lattimore had his best practice the offseason. Lattimore split reps with the first team and made the most of them.

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    First round pick Marshon Lattimore had his best practice the offseason. Lattimore split reps with the first team and made the most of them.

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  • After Further Review: Ginn goes deep, Williams shines and other observations from Saints OTA #6

    Saints finished their second week of OTA's Thursday (FOX 8 photo).Saints finished their second week of OTA's Thursday (FOX 8 photo).

    No Sean Payton at OTA #6. He and other staff members attended the funeral of Cortez Kennedy. In his absence, it looked like assistant head coach Dan Campbell ran things. 

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    No Sean Payton at OTA #6. He and other staff members attended the funeral of Cortez Kennedy. In his absence, it looked like assistant head coach Dan Campbell ran things. 

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  • After Further Review: Observations from Saints OTA #3

    Judging by the unusually high amount of media at practice, it’s safe to say people are itching for Saints news. On Thursday, we got our first glimpse of the new look Saints with their third OTA open to the media. 

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    Judging by the unusually high amount of media at practice, it’s safe to say people are itching for Saints news. On Thursday, we got our first glimpse of the new look Saints with their third OTA open to the media. 

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  • After Further Review: Four intriguing position battles to keep an eye on during Saints OTA's, training camp

    After Further Review: Four intriguing position battles to keep an eye on during Saints OTA's, training camp

    Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)

    It's football in May, let the overreaction begin! All kidding aside, we’ll get our first chance to view the 2017 Saints on Thursday. It's only the first week of OTA's, so any observations should be met with caution. It;s still way early in the process. Nonetheless, with the roster now set, this team has significant questions at certain positions. We broke down the top four. 

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    It's football in May, let the overreaction begin! All kidding aside, we’ll get our first chance to view the 2017 Saints on Thursday. It's only the first week of OTA's, so any observations should be met with caution. It;s still way early in the process. Nonetheless, with the roster now set, this team has significant questions at certain positions. We broke down the top four. 

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  • After Further Review: What we learned from '17 Saints draft

    After Further Review: What we learned from '17 Saints draft

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    We’ve graded the Saints seven-player draft class, now it’s time to examine what we learned from one of the more entertaining drafts in quite some time. 

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    We’ve graded the Saints seven-player draft class, now it’s time to examine what we learned from one of the more entertaining drafts in quite some time. 

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  • After Further Review: Saints schedule observations

    After Further Review: Saints schedule observations

    The first thing that pops out of the Saints schedule is the first quarter of the season. It's brutal.

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    The first thing that pops out of the Saints schedule is the first quarter of the season. It's brutal.

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