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Biggest Week 8 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams: Latest on Davante Adams, David Johnson

The Packers WR and Cardinals RB are among the key health questions this week. Get the latest scoop from inside NFL locker rooms.

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Brees says he plans on returning vs. Cardinals

As of Wednesday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he plans to return to action on Sunday against the Cardinals. He's been sidelined since undergoing thumb surgery last month.

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Saints vs Cardinals Wednesday Injury Report: Drew Brees Practicing

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Drew is back to limited practices.

Not practicing for the Saints in their week 8 matchup were WR Tre’Quan Smith (Ankle), TE Jared Cook (Ankle), RB Alvin Kamara (Ankle/Knee), DB J.T. Gray (Ankle), and CB Patrick Robinson (Hamstring).

QB Drew Brees (Right Thumb) is once again practicing on a limited basis. CB Eli Apple (Knee) was also limited.

DE Trey Hendrickson (Neck) was full.

For the Cardinals DE Zach Allen (Neck), WR Larry Fitzgerald (Not-Injury...

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Drew Brees intends to play for Saints in Week 8

Drew Brees is ready to hit the field again. The New Orleans Saints quarterback, who has been out since Week 2 with a right hand injury, said Wednesday his plan is to play in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Sean Payton was a bit less bullish, but did suggest that Brees may be a game-time decision on Sunday. This is the exact timetable that Brees had reportedly hoped to get back by. Amazingly, the Saints have won all five games that backup Teddy Bridgewater started, meaning...

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Saints' Drew Brees Says the 'Plan' Is to Return from Thumb Injury vs. Cardinals

Five weeks after undergoing thumb surgery, Drew Brees could return to the New Orleans Saints for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals . Per NFL Network's Steve Wyche , Brees said Wednesday "the plan" is for him to start in Week 8...

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Cardinals sign RBs Alfred Morris, Zach Zenner

The Cardinals signed running backs Alfred Morris and Zach Zenner Wednesday morning. The signings were first reported by Adam Caplan of ESPN.com and have since been confirmed by the team. In the team’s press release, the organization announced they released cornerback Trevor Williams to accommodate the signings. Morris, in his ninth NFL season, burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2012 with Washington rushing for over 1,600 yards. He started every Washington game (64) over his time with the...

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Saints back atop the NFC in this week’s power rankings

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Your one stop shop for all major NFL power rankings.

Week 8 of the NFL regular season is almost upon us. Here are all of the major outlets’ power rankings. So how do the New Orleans Saints rank? (change from last week’s ranking is in parentheses)

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Recalibrated expectation: Super Bowl or bust

It took two miracle finishes to knock the Saints out of the playoffs the past two years. And now they have somehow...

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New Orleans vs. Arizona matchups: Saints offense vs. Cardinals defense

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A physical Saints offense looks to bully a struggling Arizona defense despite the possible continued absence of some stars.

The New Orleans Saints are back home this Sunday to face the 3-3-1 Arizona Cardinals. The 6-1 Saints have won five straight, including the last two on the road. They've been on this streak not only without injured quarterback Drew Brees, but defeated the Chicago Bears without injured starters Alvin Kamara, Jared...

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Report: Saints looking to upgrade receiving corps ahead of trade deadline

The Patriots and 49ers strengthened their aerial groups on Tuesday, and the Saints are exploring the idea of doing the same. New Orleans is pursuing pass catchers, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. The Saints made a late-season addition of Dez Bryant last year but saw the longtime Cowboy go down before playing in a 2018  game. This Saints iteration has surprised many by going 5-0 with Teddy Bridgewater at the controls, firmly placing the team in the contention picture. This...

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Michael Thomas is proving he’s worth every penny no matter who’s throwing to him

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Drew Brees has made so many receivers look better over the years, but Michael Thomas’ play this season has shown he really is this good, with or without the future Hall of Famer slinging it his way.

Michael Thomas was set to make $1.148 million this season. He held out of training camp to push the Saints toward offering him a new deal that would pay him closer to his worth. The move paid dividends worth millions as the Saints inked Thomas to a five...

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10 potential trade targets for the New Orleans Saints

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It’s nice to dream, right?

The NFL trade deadline is one week away, and the first dominoes are starting to fall as the Atlanta Falcons have traded Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a 2020 second round pick. The New Orleans Saints are sure to be buyers rather than sellers at the deadline, but it takes two to tango. Obviously Mickey Loomis and the Saints front office would love to add players like Patrick Peterson, Davante...

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Sean Payton making early Coach of the Year case in Brees' absence

Payton has done some of his best coaching work in leading the Saints to 6-1, proving once and for all that he's not just reliant on Drew Brees to win.

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Patriots vs. Jets: Monday Night Football open thread

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An AFC East matchup caps Week 7 in the NFL. Join us here to discuss the game!

The New York Jets host the New England Patriots tonight in the Garden State. While the Jets are coming off a surprising win last week, the Pats are coming off winning, well, every week. Will the Pats let the home team hang in this one for a while? Can the Jets make this game interesting? Let’s tune in and find out!

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Saints to work out Kayvon Webster amid Eli Apple's injury

Saints cornerback Eli Apple left their game on Sunday against the Bears with an injury. While original reports suggested Apple hyper-extended his knee, the organization has yet to reveal how much time they expect him to miss. However, the team has begun looking at replenishing their secondary depth, holding a workout with free-agent corner Kayvon Webster according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Webster began his career with the Broncos, who selected him in the third round of the 2013...

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3 Ups and 1 Down from yesterday’s win over the Bears

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Three “Ups” and one “down” from the game.

The final score does not do justice for this game. The Saints dominated throughout.

It was still a roller coast of a game, though, with plenty of “Ups” and “Downs” along the way, though. Here are a few that stood out:

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Up: Coaching

The New Orleans Saints had no business winning this game on paper. They were without their Hall of Fame quarterback, one of the most...

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Game balls from the Saints 36-25 pummeling of the Bears

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Missing three Pro Bowlers on offense? No problem for these Saints as they storm to a fifth straight victory.

The New Orleans Saints won their fifth game in a row, moving their record to 6-1 with a 36-25 pounding on the road of the Chicago Bears. The Saints were in firm control of the game from the opening moments, and delivered dominating performances on both sides of the ball. They administered this beating not only without Drew Brees once again, but...

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Beignets and Café au Lait: “Teddy Two Gloves” Tames the Bears

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And Mitch Trubisky just threw another garbage time touchdown

Good morning Y’all

As always, for our novice readers or non-New Orleanians, welcome!

Let’s start with some definitions:

Beignets (English: /b?n?je?/; French: [b???], ben-YAY literally bump) are distinctly New Orleans, a delicacy intimately connected to the city’s rich French heritage. Best enjoyed heavily powdered with sugar.

Café au lait (/?kæfe? o? ?le?, kæ?fe?, k?-/; French: [kafe ol?];...

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Brees set to resume practice, eyes Week 8 return

Drew Brees said he plans to return to practice this week and hopes to be able to play as early as next Sunday's Week 8 home date with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Drew Brees to return to practice this week, hoping for Week 8 return

Drew Brees has missed five games now, and it looks like the Saints quarterback is nearing a return. Brees said he will return to practice this week and that he hopes to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com (Twitter link). That being said Brees told Triplett he’s still taking a “we’ll see” approach, so it’s far from guaranteed he suits up against Arizona. Still, he’s clearly going to be back soon. Teddy Bridgewater has gone 5-0 in his...

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