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JR Ella

A Look Around the NFC South on SB Nation

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Sam Darnold is headed to the Panthers: boom? or utter bust?

“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) Antonio Brown: Will he or won’t he? The dance between the wide receiver and Tampa Bay is becoming comical. Brown remains unsigned, despite the Bucs reportedly...

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KSkiver35

Justin Fields is can’t-miss for Sean Payton and Saints if he ends up falling

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It’s a little disappointing this is even a thought

College football is an interesting beast. It’s so common to see players dominate at that level and then go on to disappoint in the NFL that nearly everyone gets second-guessed before the draft. If that happens to Ohio State’s Justin Fields in the draft, it would be a huge boon for the Saints and Sean Payton, and they would be remiss not to take him at 27.

While it’s...

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Andrew_Bell

Saints Film Room: Tanoh Kpassagnon is a powerful, raw player who still needs refinement as a pass rusher

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Y’all thought Marcus Davenport was a project.

If you thought Marcus Davenport was a work in progress, Tanoh Kpassagnon is on another level.

With ridiculous measurables and athleticism — 4.8 40 yard dash and a 128” broad jump at the NFL Combine to go with a 6’7” and 289 pound body — Kpassagnon had scouts drooling once they first set eyes on him.

He dominated poor competition at Villanova, and was selected towards the end of the second round of the 2017...

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Chris Dunnells

Saints add defensive play-maker in Mike Tannebaum’s GM mock draft

I like it. I like it a lot.

The offseason - and mock draft season - continue rolling.

Former New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannebaum released his “GM picks” mock draft for ESPN (Insider required). For the New Orleans Saints, Tannebaum gives the team help on the defensive side of the ball in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft:

28. New Orleans Saints

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ILB, Notre Dame

I see Owusu-Koramoah as a hybrid defender in the NFL, and he’s not the type of player...

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Adam Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, April 9: Former Saints center speaks on his new role with the NFL

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Here are your daily New Orleans Saints links

New Orleans Saints News: Saints officially-licensed face coverings with new design now available - Canal Street Chronicles

Officially licensed face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design.

Transcript: LeCharles Bentley on his new role with the NFL - New Orleans Saints

LeCharles Bentley speaks on the New Orleans Saints podcast about his job within the NFL.

Saints 2021 offseason preview:...

Yardbarker: New Orleans Saints

2 trade-up options for the New Orleans Saints in the 2021 NFL Draft

It would be expensive, but this might be the time for the Saints to make a move for their QB of the future. 

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BrendenErtle

3 potential replacements for Saints LB Kwon Alexander

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Who the Saints should target to replace

Kwon Alexander was a mid-season addition to the New Orleans Saints that helped take their defense to the next level. The Saints sent off a 5th-round pick and LB Kiko Alonso to San Fransico for Kwon Alexander to pair next to Demario Davis. The Alexander-Davis duo anchored one of the best defenses in the NFL immediately following the trade. Unfortunately, Alexander tore his Achilles tendon versus the Minnesota Vikings and...

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Hayden Reel

Saints 2021 offseason preview: Pass Catchers

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Saints receivers 2020 season was marred by injuries

2020 Season Review

The 2020 Saints passing game was marred by injures to its two most important players. Drew Brees and Michael Thomas only played two full games together in 2020, as they both suffered injuries that held them out of multiple games. The season was ultimately lost for Michael Thomas, as he was injured all year and even when he was able to play, it was with Taysom Hill at QB for a majority...

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Adam Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, April 8: Superdome renovations take a hit due to pandemic

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Here are your daily New Orleans Saints links

New Orleans Saints News: Saints officially-licensed face coverings with new design now available - Canal Street Chronicles

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design.

COVID hits Superdome budgets, causing management to ‘step back’ from $450M renovation - NOLA

COVID has reportedly affected original Superdome renovation plans, with the business operations...

Bleacher Report - New Orleans Saints

Underrated Prospects Saints Must Prioritize in 2021 NFL Draft

The New Orleans Saints ’ first draft in the post- Drew Brees era will not feature a grueling search for a quarterback. The NFC South side got lucky when Jameis Winston re-signed to take the reigns of the position alongside Taysom Hill...

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Terry Kimble

Carl Granderson poised for a breakout year

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Can Granderson fill the void left by Trey Hendrickson’s departure?

Sometimes success is only time and opportunity away from being achieved. For New Orleans Saints pass rusher Carl Granderson, his time and opportunity is right in front of him. From the looks of things this summer he is eager to seize the moment ahead of him. Canal Street Chronicles got a chance to talk with Coach Aaron Day, who is a defensive line trainer, about the work...

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Chris Dunnells

No, there isn’t a real quarterback competition in New Orleans

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...or at least one where either side has an equal chance of winning.

Contrary to popular belief, there is not an open quarterback competition for the New Orleans Saints.

I know what Sean Payton is saying. I know the team and the players - Jameis Winston included - have said that Winston and Taysom Hill are competing for the starting quarterback job in 2021. There’s even a chance the players, coaches, and front office all believe there’s a legitimate...

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KSkiver35

Mickey Loomis and the New Orleans Saints shouldn’t reach for a reclamation project at quarterback

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If Sean Payton is serious about Jameis Winston as the future, now is the time to make it work

Year after year, fans of quarterback-needy teams around the NFL look at QBs on the chopping block and go “I can fix him.” For the first time since 2006, Mickey Loomis and the New Orleans Saints are in this position, as they look to replace a Hall of Fame arm in Drew Brees. There’s not shortage of players whose names have been mentioned to helm the offense for...

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Adam Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, April 7: Saints trade up for a quarterback in recent mock draft

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Here are your daily New Orleans Saints links

New Orleans Saints News: Saints officially-licensed face coverings with new design now available - Canal Street Chronicles

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design.

Gayle Benson’s net worth climbs again on Forbes billionaire list; see where Saints owner ranks - NOLA

New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson is named one of Forbes’ billionaires, the 8th...

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Dylan Sanders

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Saints take advantage of a puzzling fall.

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The New Orleans Saints provide some clarity for the future by trading up for a quarterback.

Hello! We are just over three weeks from the NFL Draft. There aren’t many more of these mocks left. Why don’t we look at a scenario that if you presented me about a month ago, I would’ve laughed at you. Now? Not so much. This is apparently something that could realistically happen. Here, the New Orleans Saints trade up for Justin Fields.

I decided to switch it...

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Gregory Layfield

New Orleans Saints sportsbook projected win total for 2021

Saints celebrate key turnover | Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

A look at the NFL future win total for the New Orleans Saints.

Some online gaming sites have begun to release their 2021 project win totals. The New Orleans Saints are coming off four straight seasons with 10 or more wins. DraftKings sportsbook is one of the sites with their early totals posted. All Saints opponents for the 2021 season are also known. Additionally, a 17th game has been added to the schedule. This is the New...

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Terry Kimble

Sean Payton says Drew Brees retirement hasn’t fully hit yet

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Life without Drew Brees begins now

The New Orleans Saints knew inevitably they would have transition to life after Drew Brees. The future Hall of Fame quarterback made that reality official last month by calling it quits after an illustrious career in the NFL. The Saints know they must work to find Brees’ heir apparent, and whether that quarterback is already in the building or coming up in the draft remains to be seen. What is certain is that things...

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Adam Dunnells

Fleur-de-Links, April 6: Sean Payton speaks on Saints QB future

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Here are your daily New Orleans Saints links

New Orleans Saints News: Saints officially-licensed face coverings with new design now available - Canal Street Chronicles

Officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design.

What’s most important in Saints’ upcoming QB battle? Here’s what Sean Payton had to say - NOLA

Sean Payton lays out many factors that will determine who will lead the Saints as their...

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BrendenErtle

2 wide receivers the Saints shouldn’t look to as an Emmanuel Sanders replacement

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It would be nice, but don’t count on it.

We have previously covered three wide receivers the New Orleans Saints could look to as a potential replacement for the recently-released Emmanuel Sanders. Now, let’s look at a pair of receivers the Saints - and Saints fans - shouldn’t be relying on to potentially pick up Sanders’s snaps in the 2021 Saints offense.

Dez Bryant, Free agent

Dez Bryant spent last season with the Baltimore Ravens where he couldn’t...

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Terry Kimble

2021 NFL Draft prospect interview: QB Brady Davis

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Could the Saints take a look at the former Illinois QB in the latter rounds?

NFL draft season is upon us and each year teams look for that diamond in the rough that can make a significant impact for their team. For Illinois State quarterback Brady Davis, he is no stranger to being counted out. His confidence, however, is unwavering and he expects to be counted on at the next level.

Canal Street Chronicles had the opportunity to chat with the 6’4 210 pound senior...

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