New Orleans Saints

4th NFC South (--)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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  • Brees presents California teen with prosthetic leg

    Teenager Alex Ruiz found himself on the receiving end of a life-changing gift from an NFL superstar this past weekend. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees offered him a prosthetic leg.
  • Saints won't lean on Kamara despite Ingram ban

    With Mark Ingram banned the first four games of the season, most believe Alvin Kamara's workload will just increase to offset the issue. But Saints coaches said Saturday that won't be the case.
  • Payton would 'absolutely' consider A.P. for depth

    Sean Payton said he would 'absolutely' consider Adrian Peterson if the Saints elected to add a veteran running back while Mark Ingram is slated to miss the first four weeks of the 2018 season.
  • Saints sign No. 14 selection Davenport to contract

    The New Orleans Saints paid the Green Bay Packers an arm and a leg to move up to No. 14 in April's draft to select Marcus Davenport. Now, New Orleans is paying the rookie defensive end.
  • A healthy Adrian Peterson eager to prove 'I'm still the best'

    After playing in just 13 games over the last two seasons, running back Adrian Peterson is finally healthy and "ready to roll." Tom Pelissero gives an inside look at the veteran's current status heading into the 2018 season.
  • Saints players: Ingram 'will be missed' during ban

    If the suspension is upheld, Mark Ingram will miss the Saints' first four games of the 2018 season, including two divisional tilts. Saints players reacted to the possibility of being without the team's leading rusher.
  • Saints not planning to sign RB to replace Ingram

    Despite potentially being without Mark Ingram for four games because of suspension, the New Orleans Saints have no plans to sign a veteran running back in the interim, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports.
  • Ingram weighing options following PED suspension

    A day after the Mark Ingram was suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, his representative released a statement stating that the Saints RB will explore his options once the arbitrator's opinion on the appeal is released.
  • Roundup: Saints release veteran TE Coby Fleener

    Tight end Coby Fleener's time in New Orleans will come to a close. The Saints are releasing Fleener after two underwhelming seasons, according to a source informed of the move.
  • Saints signing ex-Ohio State QB Barrett as UDFA

    The Saints are signing former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett as an undrafted free agent, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. Barrett also drew interest from the Colts.
  • Draft Buzz: Could Saints move up for quarterback?

    Could the New Orleans Saints trade up to draft Drew Brees' eventual replacement Thursday night? Kevin Patra breaks down all the latest draft buzz we're hearing leading into the big evening.
  • Saints decline to match Ravens' offer for Snead

    The New Orleans Saints will not match the Baltimore Ravens' offer sheet made to wide receiver Willie Snead, Ian Rapoport reports. The offer sheet was for two seasons and worth up to $10.4 million.
  • Snead sign Ravens offer sheet; N.O. to match?

    Just a couple weeks after the Saints signed the Bears' Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet, the Baltimore Ravens have now signed New Orleans WR Willie Snead to one as well.
  • 2018 NFL schedule: NFC South

    The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule was released Thursday. Here's a team-by-team look at the schedules for each team in the NFC South.
  • Marcus Williams using missed tackle as motivation

    Saints safety Marcus Williams' impressive rookie campaign was overshadowed by the "Minnesota Miracle". Williams said he's using the missed tackle as extra motivation heading into the 2018 season.
  • Gleason a candidate for Congressional Gold Medal

    Former Saints star Steve Gleason is a candidate to be honored for his work in the area of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research. Legislation has been introduced in the Senate and House to award Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal
  • Bears not matching Saints' offer to Cam Meredith

    Cameron Meredith is bound for New Orleans. The Chicago Bears have decided not to match the two-year, $10 million offer sheet the restricted free-agent wideout inked last week with the Saints.
Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 14 (14) Davenport, Marcus DE 
Rd 3, Pick 27 (91) Smith, Tre'Quan WR 
Rd 4, Pick 27 (127) Leonard, Rick OT 
Rd 5, Pick 27 (164) Jamerson, Natrell S 
Rd 6, Pick 15 (189) Moore, Kamrin CB 
Rd 6, Pick 27 (201) Scott, Boston RB 
Rd 7, Pick 27 (245) Clapp, Will C 
Scoreboard more
U.S. Bank Stadium - Wk 19 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 0 0 7 17 24
Minnesota Vikings 10 7 0 12 29
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 09 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 16 Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
3 Sun, Sep 23 @ Atlanta 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Sep 30 @ New York Giants 4:25 PM ET
5 Mon, Oct 08 Washington 8:15 PM ET
6 Bye
7 Sun, Oct 21 @ Baltimore 4:05 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 73 48 670 5
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Alvin Kamara 21 66 3.1 1
Mark Ingram 19 47 2.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 15 216 14.4 2
Ted Ginn 12 187 15.6 1
Josh Hill 6 103 17.2 1
Alvin Kamara 5 72 14.4 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
5/18 Josh LeRibeus (OG) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/16 John Theus (OT) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
5/16 Michael Mauti (LB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
5/14 Jay Bromley (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 105-71

Postseason: 7-5

Experience: 11

Career record: 112-76

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: Jan. 14, 2018 at 09:29 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara leaps over Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks for a 14-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 08:05 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints kicker Will Lutz nails a 43-yard field goal.

  3. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 07:12 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas fools Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman and gets open for a 3-yard TD.

  4. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 07:00 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum gets under pressure and throws up a ball into the air that is easily intercepted by New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams.

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