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Date: Team: Pos:

Saints signed No. 13 overall pick T Andrus Peat to a four-year contract.

As with all first-round picks, the deal includes a fifth-year team option. Peat is tentatively expected to line up at right tackle this season, although that would mean moving 6-foot-7 Zach Strief to guard.
May 21 - 12:53 PM

Saints waived WR Andy Tanner.

An annual preseason favorite in New Orleans, Tanner never did make it into an actual game. He'd been hanging around since going undrafted in 2010.
May 20 - 9:45 PM

Saints signed OL Mike McGlynn to a one-year contract.

McGlynn started 13 games for Kansas City last year, grading out as the worst guard in PFF's ratings. He'll add competition for LG Tim Lelito, who currently sits atop the depth chart. McGlynn can back up at all three interior line spots.
May 20 - 4:44 PM

Drew Brees said he's unfazed by the selection of QB Garrett Grayson in the third round.

Grayson isn't coming for Brees' job this year or next, but it's still been a rough offseason for the veteran's stock. The Saints traded away Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, invested heavily in the defense and run game, and have been talking up a less voluminous pass attack. Then they used a top-75 pick on a quarterback. Brees, now 36 years old, regressed to fantasy's No. 6 quarterback last season and is a threat to fall even further back to the pack this year. He has weakened weaponry, declining efficiency and we can't pen him in for his usual 650 attempts.
May 19 - 8:22 AM

Ryan Griffin and Luke McCown are expected to battle for the Saints' No. 2 quarterback job.

Griffin should be considered the favorite after lighting up the preseason last year to the tune of a 62.3 completion percentage, 6.88 YPA, 3:1 TD-to-INT ratio and 90.3 passer rating. Of course, it probably won't matter much as Drew Brees has missed just one game since joining the Saints in 2006. Third-round rookie Garrett Grayson is locked in as the developmental third quarterback.
May 18 - 8:15 AM

Saints signed WR Josh Morgan, formerly of the Bears.

A journeyman wide receiver who turns 30 in June, Morgan has spent time with the Redskins, Bears, and 49ers across a seven-year career. He has 209 career catches for 2,558 yards (12.2 YPR) and 12 touchdowns. In New Orleans, Morgan will compete for playing time with Brandon Coleman, Nick Toon, Seantavius Jones, and others behind Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston.
May 17 - 5:13 PM

Saints fifth-round OLB Davis Tull is not participating in rookie minicamp due to a shoulder injury.

Tull is recovering from labrum surgery. The Saints have yet to clear him to practice and could hold him out until training camp. Tull will compete at strong-side linebacker when healthy.
May 16 - 5:35 PM

Coach Sean Payton said rookie CB P.J. Williams is a candidate for nickel duties.

With Brandon Browner and Keenan Lewis locked in as starters, Williams will compete with Kyle Wilson, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, and Delvin Breaux for sub-package snaps. Williams profiles best as an outside corner in DC Rob Ryan's scheme, but has the versatility to play multiple spots. The Saints are also reportedly high on fifth-round CB Damian Swann.
May 16 - 2:47 PM

Saints second-round pick Hau'oli Kikaha has been working at Sam outside linebacker during rookie camp.

Coach Sean Payton said the plan is to play Kikaha on the strong side in base sets and use him as an edge rusher in sub packages. The rookie's only serious competition at SAM is Parys Haralson, giving Kikaha a good chance to be the Week 1 starter. The Saints view Kikaha as a potential three-down option. Junior Galette is expected to remain at the JACK spot.
May 16 - 2:29 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton said he envisions Andrus Peat playing right tackle.

Peat worked at both tackle spots in minicamp, but he has zero chance of unseating Terron Armstead at left tackle. That means his best shot at playing time is at right tackle, with incumbent Zach Strief possibly moving inside. The situation will be fluid throughout camp.
May 16 - 1:53 PM

Saints signed No. 31 overall pick ILB Stephone Anthony to a four-year contract.

The deal includes a fifth-year team option. Drafted with the first-rounder the Saints acquired for Jimmy Graham, Anthony will begin his career at Mike 'backer. "We like the makeup, his size, his flexibility, position flexibility," coach Sean Payton recently said. A solid tackler with high-end athleticism for a linebacker, Anthony could be a three-down player.
May 12 - 5:23 PM

Saints signed No. 78 overall pick CB P.J. Williams to a four-year contract.

Williams stands in at an athletic 6-foot-0, 194 pounds. He was a playmaker for Jimbo Fisher's Florida State Seminoles. With Brandon Browner and Keenan Lewis in the fold, Williams will be allowed to develop slowly as a rookie instead of being forced into heavy snaps.
May 12 - 3:11 PM

Saints signed third-round QB Garrett Grayson, second-round OLB B Hau’oli Kikaha, fifth-round OLB Davis Tull, fifth-round NT Tyeler Davison, fifth-round CB Damian Swann and seventh-round RB Marcus Murphy to four-year deals.

The 75th overall pick in the draft, Grayson has an outside shot to emerge as Drew Brees' eventual replacement in New Orleans. Brees is 36 years old, and he's owed $20 million in 2016 salary and bonuses. Kikaha should make the biggest 2015 impact in this group. He'll compete to start opposite Junior Galette.
May 11 - 5:51 PM

Saints OL Tim Lelito is expected to compete for the starting left guard job.

Lelito has been limited to spot duty at center the last two seasons. The Saints are moving him to guard after trading for Max Unger. With rookie Andrus Peat the favorite to start at right tackle, Zach Strief could also be an option on the inside.
Source: ESPN.com
May 9 - 3:31 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora speculates the Saints would be willing to trade Khiry Robinson.

La Canfora is just connecting dots here, not reporting. The talented Robinson is buried in New Orleans behind Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller. Perhaps the Cowboys, in need of running back help, would be willing to part with a guy like TE Gavin Escobar to help the Saints compensate for the loss of Jimmy Graham.
Source: CBS Sports
May 7 - 11:00 AM


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