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    Cam Jordan “more rejuvenated than ever before” entering 2021

    USA TODAY Sports As the Saints begin a new era at quarterback, one of their longtime defensive players is hoping to continue executing at a high level. Defensive end Cam Jordan recorded 7.5 sacks last year — his first time finishing below double digits since 2016 — but still was named a Pro...
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    Tre’Quan Smith sees the Saints getting back to normal, thanks to vaccines

    Getty Images The Saints are one of a handful of NFL teams that already have at least 85 percent of their players vaccinated, and wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith said he’s looking forward to a much more normal season in 2021 than in 2020. “We just want to get back to the normal way as quickly as...
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    Masks would be required to attend Saints games today, but the Saints expect that to change

    Getty Images The Saints will have a full house when the 2021 season begins. The only remaining question is whether fans at the Superdome will be required to wear masks. The team has announced that, if the season were to begin today, New Orleans “would require fans to wear masks” for a game...
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    David Onyemata taking on leadership role for Saints

    Getty Images Defensive tackle David Onyemata‘s numbers don’t totally tell the story of his impact on the Saints. He has become a play-wrecker. Bigger still, he has become a leader for the Saints. Entering his sixth season, Onyemata is showing his young teammates the way. “It’s something that...
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    Cam Jordan has “so much more to earn” entering 11th season

    Getty Images Defensive end Cam Jordan has played every game the Saints have played since joining the team as a 2011 first-round pick and most of them have come with Drew Brees at quarterback. Brees won’t be there for Jordan’s 161st game as a Saint because he retired this offseason. That will...
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    Saints hire Mike Hoss as new play-by-play voice, replacing Zach Strief

    Getty Images The New Orleans Saints have named Mike Hoss as their newest radio play-by voice with flagship station WWL. Hoss will partner with former Saints running back Deuce McAllister for the broadcasts. Hoss takes over for Zach Strief, who left the role to join the Saints coaching staff...
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    Mickey Loomis: Saints would love to add another cornerback

    Getty Images Cornerback was a priority for the New Orleans Saints before the NFL Draft this spring and it remains a position General Manager Mickey Loomis would like to bolster if he can. Pulling that off given their salary cap situation could prove to be a significant hurdle to accomplishing...
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    NASCAR hires Alvin Kamara as growth and engagement advisor

    Getty Images NASCAR is partnering with Alvin Kamara, having hired the Saints running back as its first growth and engagement advisor. The announcement comes a year after Kamara attended his first NASCAR race to support Bubba Wallace Jr., the only Black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series. After...
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    Jared Cook: “We probably got better talent here than we had in New Orleans”

    Getty Images Tight end Jared Cook has been around for a while. A third-round pick back in 2009, he recently signed with the Chargers — his sixth team for his 13th pro season. He spent the last two years playing with New Orleans, long one of the league’s top offenses led by head coach Sean...
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    85 percent of Dolphins, Saints players fully vaccinated or in the process

    Getty Images Saints head coach Sean Payton said recently that he is confident that the team would reach the threshold of 85 percent of players fully vaccinated and a report on Thursday indicates he had good reason to feel that way. Albert Breer of SI.com reports and PFT has confirmed that the...
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    Tre’Quan Smith sees big opportunity with Saints this season

    Getty Images The changes to the Saints’ passing game this offseason went beyond quarterback Drew Brees’ retirement. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Jared Cook are both playing elsewhere after combining for 98 catches during the 2020 season, but neither departure spurred the Saints...
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    Drew Brees: Justin Herbert’s physical tools are as good as anybody I’ve ever seen

    Getty Images It’s been a long time, but Drew Brees was back in the building. Technically, it’s a different set of four walls, since the franchise has relocated up the California coast since he last played for it. But Brees was on hand at the Chargers facility Wednesday for Los Angeles’...
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    Richard Sherman waiting for “the right opportunity” with a contender

    Getty Images Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman has yet to get an offer that meets his financial expectations, so he has moved on to Plan B. Waiting for a contender. “I want to get to a team that’s competing for a championship, so that’s what I’m focused on and waiting for a right...
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    Drew Brees officially goes on reserve/retired list

    Getty Images Drew Brees announced his retirement some time ago, but the end of his playing career only became official on Friday. The Saints placed Brees on the reserve/retired list in a move that was delayed for reasons related to the salary cap. By waiting until after June 1 to put Brees on...
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    Sean Payton on Michael Thomas’ ankle: “So far, so good”

    Getty Images Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was only able to play seven regular-season games in 2020. And while he came off injured reserve for the postseason, he didn’t make a catch in New Orleans’ loss to Tampa Bay in the Divisional Round. On Thursday, Saints head coach Sean Payton said...
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