New Orleans Saints

3rd NFC South (0-3-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Team News more

  • NFL roster cuts tracker: Trimming to 75 players

    It's that time of the preseason. With the 2016 regular season nearly upon us, NFL teams have started trimming their rosters to 75 players. Keep track of all the latest cuts here.
  • Keenan Lewis released by Saints

    Keenan Lewis was a big-name free agency signing for the New Orleans Saints in 2013. On Friday, the team parted ways with the veteran cornerback, who was plagued by injuries last season.
  • Hopkins: Saints' Thomas 'reminds me of myself'

    Michael Thomas has yet to play a meaningful NFL game, but he's already warranted league-wide praise. What does Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins see in the Saints rookie?
  • Journeyman cornerback Cortland Finnegan signs with Saints

    After appearing in his first career Super Bowl with the Panthers last season, Cortland Finnegan has decided to join forces with an NFC South rival for the upcoming campaign by signing with the Saints.
  • Saints 'stud' rookie WR Thomas dazzles

    It's just one preseason game, but New Orleans Saints rookie Michael Thomas showed why he could play a major role in 2016. The receiver made several dazzling catches in his first NFL contest.
  • Saints release wideout Hakeem Nicks

    This is the season for reclamation projects, but it is also sadly the season where those projects come to an abrupt end. The New Orleans Saints have parted ways with Hakeem Nicks.
  • Brees bothered by 'rough day' at camp

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees didn't have the best Saturday. He was intercepted so many times that it might have been the worst training camp session of his career.
  • Brees, Saints haven't talked new deal in 3 months

    Drew Brees will likely be without a new contract when the Saints report to training camp next week. Will the two sides strike a deal before the quarterback plays out his final year?
  • Payton: Brees isn't slowing down

    Drew Brees and Sean Payton have been together for a decade, and even as the quarterback's age climbs, the coach doesn't see any indicator that he's slowing down.
  • Harper 'can't wait' to trash talk Panthers

    Roman Harper returned to the New Orleans Saints after a two-year stint with the Carolina Panthers. Entering his 11th year in the NFC South, Harper says he can't wait to trash talk his former teammates.
  • Saints planning to keep training camp in West Virginia

    The New Orleans Saints are planning to keep their training camp in West Virginia after recent flooding in the state killed at least 23 people.
  • Campbell keeping fiery reputation with Saints

    Dan Campbell?s star rose last season during his time as the Dolphins? fiery interim head coach following the ouster of Joe Philbin. How his fiery reputation is continuing with the Saints.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 12 (12) Rankins, Sheldon DT 
Rd 2, Pick 16 (47) Thomas, Michael WR 
Rd 2, Pick 30 (61) Bell, Vonn FS 
Rd 4, Pick 22 (120) Onyemata, David DT 
Rd 7, Pick 16 (237) Lasco, Daniel RB 
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Pittsburgh Steelers 14 7 3 3 27
New Orleans Saints 0 7 7 0 14
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 11 @ New England 22-34   L
P2 Sat, Aug 20 @ Houston 9-16   L
P3 Fri, Aug 26 Pittsburgh 14-27   L
P4 Thu, Sep 01 Baltimore 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 11 Oakland 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 18 @ New York Giants 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Luke McCown 54 36 312 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mark Ingram 21 46 2.2 2
Daniel Lasco 18 46 2.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Tommylee Lewis 7 104 14.9 1
Michael Thomas 6 95 15.8 0
Willie Snead 5 80 16 1
Brandon Coleman 8 67 8.4 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/22 Keenan Lewis (CB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
8/13 Cortland Finnegan (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/8 Chris Highland (LS) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/7 D.J. Pettway (DE) Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured; Not Against 90 (reserve/injured from waived/injured; not against 90).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 87-57

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 9

Career record: 93-61

Payton was hired as the 14th head coach in Saints history on Jan. 18, 2006 after being a member of the Dallas Cowboys staff since 2003. In 2009, he led the Saints to their first Super Bowl championship by defeating the Indianapolis Colts.

In 2010 Payton led the Saints to their second consecutive postseason appearance and third in five seasons with an 11-5 record, becoming the only the second coach in franchise history to post three double-digit win seasons. It was only the second time in club record books that the Saints had back-to-back 11-win campaigns. He followed that up with a 13-3 campaign in 2011.

In 2012, Payton was suspended as part of the Saints' bounty program from April 1, 2012 to Jan. 22, 2013.

Payton came to Dallas after four years with the New York Giants (1999-2002), the last three as offensive coordinator.

Payton wrapped two coaching stints at San Diego State University (1988-89 and 1992-93) around a stop at Indiana State (1990-91). During his second stretch with the Aztecs, Payton was running backs coach, working with Heisman Trophy runner-up Marshall Faulk before becoming quarterbacks coach.

Following the 1993 season, Payton moved to Miami of Ohio (1994-95) where he was quarterbacks coach and later co-offensive coordinator. He spent 1996 as quarterbacks coach at Illinois before entering the NFL with Philadelphia.

Payton earned a bachelor's degree in communications at Eastern Illinois, where as a quarterback he had 10,665 passing yards, then the third-highest total in NCAA Division I-AA history. He had professional stints with Chicago of the Arena Football League, Ottawa of the Canadian Football League and the Chicago Bears in 1987.

Payton was born Dec. 29, 1963 in San Mateo, Calif., and raised in Naperville, Ill.


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  1. Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 10:16 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis comes up with a 31-yard touchdown grab from quarterback Garrett Grayson.

  2. Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 09:07 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead reels in a touchdown from quarterback Drew Brees.

  3. Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 08:53 p.m.

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell fumbles, New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe recovers.

  4. Published: Aug. 20, 2016 at 09:05 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams intercepts QB Brock Osweiler in the end zone.

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