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New Orleans Saints top 2020 Performances: Malcolm Jenkins vs. the Green Bay Packers

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Despite the loss, Malcolm Jenkins proved his value early in his second stint with the New Orleans Saints

Yes. The New Orleans Saints lost this game to the Green Bay Packers. If you asked veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins about his individual performance in this game, he’d probably remind you that winning is what’s most important. But despite falling short of that goal as a team, Jenkins was all over the field in this matchup against one of the most...

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Chris Dunnells

Marcus Davenport is much better than you think

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He hasn’t been perfect, but he hasn’t been a total bust either.

Marcus Davenport has not yet been the caliber of player the New Orleans Saints envisioned when they drafted him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. That’s no smoldering hot take. But at the same time, he hasn’t been terrible either. His career numbers don’t look great (12 sacks and 14 tackles for loss over the course of 3 NFL seasons), but there’s a...

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3 Saints who will need to step up in 2021

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What Saints will need to step up the most this season ?

The New Orleans Saints will need some key players to step into much larger roles this year after losing a lot this past offseason. New Orleans lost both key veterans and role players due to the salary cap, and these three players will have to step up this season if the Saints want to keep contending.

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Deonte Harris has been an All-Pro punt returner for the Saints, but he could be so much...

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Adam Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, June 21: Saints head coach gets married

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New Orleans Saints News: Saints hit important Covid-19 benchmark - Canal Street Chronicles

The Saints are one of the NFL’s leaders in terms of COVID vaccination rates among players.

Saints DE Payton Turner Discusses Being a Violent Presence On the Edge - Saints News Network

Payton Turner appears on the Jim Rome Show where he discussed his versatility on the field, along with other topics.

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Kamara's new job: Help NASCAR grow fan base

Saints star running back Alvin Kamara has a new job with NASCAR in which he will connect with fans and share his own fan experience digitally and on social media.

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Saints' Alvin Kamara Joins NASCAR as Growth and Engagement Officer

Alvin Kamara announced Sunday he was partnering with NASCAR as a "growth and engagement officer" for the racing body.  What Kamara will be doing in this...

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JR Ella

A Look Around the NFC South on SB Nation

The last time a team repeated as Super Bowl champs, Brady was at the helm. | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Can Brady, Bucs emulate 2004 Patriots and repeat?

“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” - Michael Corleone, The Godfather Part II.

A weekly look at the top stories being discussed on the other three NFC South blogs on SB Nation.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation) Can the Bucs repeat in 2021-22? Bailey Adams takes a look at the Bucs’ chances to do what the...

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Dylan Sanders

Top 5 undrafted free agents most likely to make the roster

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The New Orleans Saints signed 11 free agents after the draft, these are the ones I think have a chance to make the team.

We all know that the New Orleans Saints love the UDFA market. This year was no different as they signed 11 undrafted free agents after the draft. Now, as we approach the start of camp, can take a look at the ones still here and which ones we want to make the roster once the regular season gets here. Here are...

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Chris Dunnells

Steve Gleason and family to be featured Father’s Day on SportsCenter

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Get the tissues ready. Just a guess.

In 2011, former New Orleans Saints special teams ace Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Once Gleason then learned he was going to become a father, he started keeping video journals for his son, Rivers.

In 2013, Gleason, Rivers, the Gleason family, and the videos, were profiled by SportsCenter.

Now, in 2021, SportsCenter returns to the Gleason family for Father’s Day. Ten years after...

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Chris Dunnells

Saints hit important Covid-19 benchmark

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But I’m sure the NFL will still find a way to punish the Saints anyway.

The New Orleans Saints have a bit of a checkered past with Covid in the eyes of the NFL. After post-game celebrations again went viral last year showing some Saints players and coaches without masks, the Saints were fined a 2022 6th round draft pick.

However, fast forward to the 2021 offseason, and the Saints are not one of the NFL’s leaders as far as Covid vaccinations...

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Adam Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, June 18: Saints players reach 85% player vaccination threshold

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New Orleans Saints News: Taysom Hill remains optimistic on future with Saints - Canal Street Chronicles

Taysom Hill has not given up on the possibility of being the starting quarterback for the Saints.

NFL Super Bowl odds 2022: Proven model lists predictions, picks to win, teams to avoid - CBS Sports

Saints make the top 10 in teams most likely to win the 2021 Super Bowl, according to early Sportsline betting...

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Former All-Pro teammate John Kuhn thinks Aaron Rodgers will play for Packers in 2021

There will continue to be a ton of speculation regarding Rodgers playing or retiring in 2021. Those close to him clearly expect him to suit up for the Packers.

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Film: David Onyemata trending towards becoming Pro Bowl-caliber DT

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He took a step last year and showed all the qualities he needed to be worth the contract he received in 2020.

Perhaps one of the most underrated defensive linemen in the league, Canada’s own David Onyemata is quietly trending towards becoming a perennial Pro Bowl-caliber defensive tackle.

With the performance this guy put on display last season, you’d think he’d be recognized more across the league as a high-level three-technique tackle.

He recorded a...

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Sterling Mclymont

Taysom Hill remains optimistic on future with Saints

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What does the future hold for Taysom?

With training camp starting to kick off, all eyes of the New Orleans Saints and Who Dat Nation are on who will land the starting position at quarterback post-Drew Brees. While the obvious choice remains Jameis Winston, one could wonder what would become of Taysom Hill if this were to become a reality. What would this do to Hill’s mental state heading into games knowing that he’ll only be a backup to...

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Saints' Tre'Quan Smith has great chance for long-awaited breakout

"I feel like they expect me to show up this year," Smith said of his expanded role on offense. "And that's just what I'm gonna do."

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Adam Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, June 17: Drew Brees speaks on Chargers quarterback

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New Orleans Saints News: New Orleans Saints 2021 season poised to be most unpredictable since 2006 - Canal Street Chronicles

With Drew Brees’s retirement leaving a question mark surrounding the Saints’s starting quarterback, the Saints are poised to have one of the most unpredictable seasons in more than a decade.

Adam Trautman poised for lead role among New Orleans Saints tight ends - New Orleans...

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Drew Brees raves about Justin Herbert after visiting Chargers camp

Brees also raved about the Chargers’ hire of Joe Lombardi, his former quarterback coach with the Saints. Brees felt that Lombardi would be the perfect coach to further develop Herbert and nurture his skills.

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[WATCH] Meet the man behind the coolest Saints car you will ever see

OK, admit it: You’re jealous.

Adorning your car with flair from your favorite team is not anything new. Take a ride down I-10 right now and you are bound to see a Saints bumper sticker, license plate, or a flag hanging from someone’s car. Every now and then, you may even see a really elaborate show of support for the Saints on someone’s car with a huge decal or graphic.

But one super Saints fan wanted to go above and beyond to deck his car out with Saints love. Meet Joseph...

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New Orleans Saints 2021 season poised to be most unpredictable since 2006

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The loss of Drew Brees is most felt in offseason conversation

There’s a weird air around New Orleans football heading into the 2021 season. Coming off of a fourth straight division title and a fourth straight disappointing postseason, the Saints are entering the year without a presence that has steadily been there since 2006: Drew Brees. The inevitable Hall of Famer’s retirement dominated headlines this offseason for the Saints, but with offseason...

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Terry Kimble

Saints Depth Chart Projections: Quarterback

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For the first time in 15 years we don’t know who the Day 1 starter at Quarterback is yet.

In our way-too-early roster prediction series, we break down who’s a lock, who’s not, and who could step up and make the roster at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.

Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Let the Quarterback Competition Begin

Head Coach Sean Payton’s stance has always been that there will be a QB battle this...

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