Player News - Saints

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Cameron Meredith has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

Meredith, who has missed several days of practice in a row, tweeted about the situation on Tuesday. "So many obstacles on my path, trying to test my perseverance," Meredith said. "No need to fear, my faith is unshaken and I can do all things through Him, for He gives me strength." That doesn't sound the most encouraging, though NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the issue is not with Meredith's surgically-repaired knee. Meredith did not suit up for the Saints' preseason opener, and will undoubtedly sit out Friday's game against the Cardinals.
Aug 14 - 1:24 PM

The Advocate's Nick Underhill believes Saints RB Jonathan Williams is "making a run up the depth chart."

Williams played only four snaps in the Saints' preseason opener, finishing with a final rushing line of 4-26-1. He's currently competing with Terrance West (5-10-0 Thursday) to become Mark Ingram's fill-in while the latter is suspended for the first four games. As it stands, Williams has a leg up on goal-line work over West, Shane Vereen, Trey Edmunds, and sixth-round rookie Boston Scott.
Aug 13 - 3:44 PM

Saints signed CB Marcus Williams.

The Saints seem to have cornered the market on players named Marcus Williams. The 27-year-old was among the league leaders with six interceptions in 2015 but has achieved journeyman status by spending time with four organizations in the past year.
Aug 12 - 10:49 AM

Saints CB P.J. Williams will miss a week with a bruised rib.

The injury occurred in Thursday's preseason opener at Jacksonville. When healthy, Williams will serve as depth behind starters Marshon Lattimore, Ken Crawley and slot corner Patrick Robinson.
Aug 10 - 4:46 PM

Saints signed WR Brandon Tate.

Tate caught 14 balls in 28 games for the Bills over the past two seasons. He's an experienced camp body for the Saints.
Jul 31 - 7:42 PM

Saints signed WR Michael Floyd.

It's the first we've heard of Floyd since March. The Saints' receiver corps is not particularly deep, but it is still going to be hard for Floyd to crack the 53-man roster. The one-time ascendant player has just 47 receptions over the past two seasons. He's also dealt with some off-the-field issues. That being said, still only 29 in November, Floyd is in an ideal spot for a comeback if he's in shape and committed.
Jul 31 - 7:21 PM

Cameron Meredith (knee) is participating in team drills in training camp.

Meredith avoided the active/PUP list, but coach Sean Payton said the team planned to be "smart" with him. The fact that being smart with him already includes participating in 11-on-11s is an excellent sign both for Meredith's health and his odds of carving out a big/fantasy-meaningful role in the Saints' offense.
Jul 26 - 2:41 PM

Cameron Meredith (ACL, MCL) avoided the Saints' active/PUP list to begin camp.

Meredith tore his ACL and MCL last preseason, so he'll be over 12 months removed from the injury once the season starts. Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday the Saints plan to be "smart with him," and will likely limit Meredith's practice reps early in training camp. Meredith projects as the Saints' discount Marques Colston in the slot with Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn patrolling the outside.
Jul 25 - 6:46 PM

The Times-Picayune's Josh Katzenstein believes Cameron Meredith is the "best bet" for the Saints' No. 2 receiver job.

It is a bit of a surprising assertion considering Meredith is coming off a serious knee injury and Ted Ginn had the most efficient season of his career last year. Ginn is 33, however, and actually played fewer snaps than Brandon Coleman last season despite seeing 33 more targets. A better player than Coleman, Meredith should be an even bigger factor if he is healthy. He is a great pick in the 12th round.
Jul 24 - 11:01 AM

Saints signed RB Shane Vereen, formerly of the Giants.

This is our first blurb on Vereen since last Week 17, showing just how little interest he had as a free agent the previous four months. Now 29, Vereen didn't make much of an impact in his three years with the Giants after spending the first four in New England. A satellite back who offers very little as a runner, Vereen has 221 career catches for 1,865 yards and 11 scores. He's no lock to make the Saints' roster and is only insurance behind Alvin Kamara and company.
Jul 18 - 11:35 AM

Cameron Meredith (knee) hopes to be cleared for training camp.

"The main objective is to do as much as I can with the trainers to get ready for the season," Meredith said. "My goal is to try and get back to training camp. As long as there aren't any setbacks, it shouldn't be a problem." Meredith was limited to individual drills at OTAs. The Saints may move him slowly in camp, but he's nearing 100 percent. Meredith has some downside in a new scheme coming off injury, but there's potential for a career year in a Drew Brees offense.
Jul 17 - 11:16 AM

Saints DL Mitchell Loewen was one of the standouts of offseason workouts.

Loewen also flashed last offseason before landing on IR. The 2016 UDFA looks like a lock to make the Saints' roster. Loewen should push for sub-package snaps.
Source: ESPN
Jun 16 - 3:06 PM

Saints signed RB Terrance West, formerly of the Ravens.

West was the most impressive among a group of backs that tried out for New Orleans on Wednesday. West, 27, battled a slew of 2017 leg injuries and got bounced by Alex Collins in Baltimore. West has never averaged above 4.01 yards per carry in his four-year career. He will get a chance to compete with Jonathan Williams and Trey Edmunds for Mark Ingram's role during Ingram's four-game ban.
Jun 13 - 3:53 PM

Saints LG Andrus Peat (ankle) expects to be ready for training camp.

Peat suffered a broken fibula and high-ankle sprain in the Divisional Round. It's an injury that's proven to be a tricky rehab for many players. "It's getting better," Peat said. "I'm taking it day by day, and my goal is to be back for training camp, so that's kind of what they set for me and I feel like I'm on schedule." Peat's words, though encouraging, are not a guarantee. He could still need more time once late July rolls around.
Jun 12 - 6:18 PM

Free agent RB Terrance West will visit the Saints on Wednesday.

The Saints are also hosting Jamaal Charles on Wednesday. Coach Sean Payton framed it as the team simply finding out where Charles is at. We would assume it's the same with West, though he could fill in for suspended Mark Ingram behind Alvin Kamara Weeks 1-4. West visited the Jaguars, Colts and Eagles last month.
Jun 12 - 4:08 PM


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