Player News - Saints

Date: Team: Pos:

Saints CB Kyle Wilson (I.R.) suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder.

This is mostly for bookkeeping purposes as the Saints did not disclose Wilson's injury when they put him on injured reserve. Wilson is scheduled to be a free agent after this season.
Jun 26 - 8:21 PM

Saints signed DT C.J. Wilson, formerly of the Lions.

Wilson appeared in 12 games last season, recording 11 tackles and one sack between the Raiders and Lions. The 29-year-old spent his first four years in Green Bay after entering the league as a seventh-round pick in 2010.
Jun 24 - 5:07 PM

Saints placed CB Kyle Wilson on injured reserve.

The Saints haven't disclosed his injury. Wilson entered the league as a first-round pick in 2010 but hasn't lived up to expectations. He's logged just four interceptions over 95 career games including one in 15 contests last season. The 28-year-old is headed for free agency after this season.
Jun 24 - 5:02 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett suggests Brandon Coleman's roster spot isn't assured.

Triplett writes "Coleman will need a strong preseason to secure his roster spot" after the Saints used a second-round pick on Michael Thomas, who is a similar style of player but far more talented. Triplett's statement is particularly notable because another Saints beat writer recently suggested Coleman was the favorite for the "big slot" role over Thomas. That never seemed likely.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 22 - 1:11 PM

After watching Coby Fleener's Colts tape, Drew Brees observed that the athletic tight end seemed to be "always open."

"I'm watching Colts film or Fleener film," Brees recalled. "It was like, 'Man, this guy has an uncanny ability to separate.' He's always open. There's always a place to throw the ball where he can get it." The New Orleans Times-Picayune says Fleener, Brandin Cooks, and Willie Snead were the "three most-targeted players" by Brees at Saints minicamp. Signed to a five-year, $36 million deal by New Orleans, Fleener offers mid-range TE1 upside in one of the league's pass-heaviest offenses with one of the league's premier passers.
Jun 20 - 10:15 AM

Saints placed S Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve.

DT Lawrence Virgil was signed in a corresponding move. Sanford's injury has not been disclosed, but he was sidelined for the entirety of last week's minicamp. He could be released with an injury settlement later in the summer.
Jun 18 - 1:14 PM

Saints WLB Dannell Ellerbe expects to be 100 percent for training camp.

Ellerbe has played in seven games the last two years due to injuries. He was forced to take an offseason pay cut to remain with the Saints. Ellerbe was limited this spring, but will be full-go for the start of camp.
Jun 17 - 7:11 PM

Senio Kelemete and Tim Lelito will compete for the starting job at left guard during training camp.

Andrus Peat has been named the starting right guard. Although Kelemete has been getting slightly more first-team reps at OTAs, Lelito shined as a run blocker across 13 starts last season and would be the superior option.
Jun 17 - 3:57 PM

Saints DE Obum Gwacham has been working with the first-team at OTAs.

The Saints are looking for an edge rusher to replace Hau'oli Kikaha, who suffered a torn ACL last week. Davis Tull has been working with the twos while Kasim Edebali will jump into the mix when he returns from an undisclosed injury. Don't be surprised if the Saints look outside the organization for pass-rushing help.
Jun 17 - 2:59 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune believes "fantasy owners should consider Michael Thomas in their fall drafts."

Reporter Jeff Duncan doesn't go into detail, but says Thomas has "gained the trust of Drew Brees." Saints receivers are a bit infamous for getting overhyped during the offseason, but this is different than a Brandon Coleman or Seantavius Jones, as Thomas is a second-round pick. Thomas could end up being a bit of fool's gold in fantasy with Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead not going anywhere, but will push for immediate WR4 status.
Jun 16 - 8:02 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports it's "pretty apparent" C.J. Spiller is behind Tim Hightower in the Saints' running back rotation.

The Saints have gone to great pains to talk Spiller up this offseason, but he's apparently the same place he was at the end of last season: Behind Hightower. It's an embarrassing failure for a back on a four-year, $16 million contract. Hightower hadn't touched the ball since 2011 before last November. We wouldn't consider Spiller's roster spot guaranteed.
Jun 16 - 1:29 PM

Saints.com believes Andrus Peat is securing right guard duties.

In-house reporter Sean Kelley believes it "seems to become more solid by the day." All of Peat's reps came at right guard on the first day of minicamp. It's been the most logical landing spot for the 2015 first-rounder all along.
Jun 14 - 6:40 PM

Saints.com believes second-round WR Michael Thomas' size has "shown very well" this offseason.

Standing in at 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, Thomas has been playing with a "confidence about him." Per in-house reporter Sean Kelley, Thomas is "going to be a star." Kelley, of course, literally gets paid to write positive things about Saints players, but he's just part of a larger chorus praising Thomas' early progress. It would be stunning were Thomas not to claim No. 3 duties, and perhaps even push Willie Snead opposite Brandin Cooks.
Jun 14 - 6:36 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton believes Hau'oli Kikaha's third torn left ACL is "not necessarily" career ending.

Going on 24, Kikaha tore his left ACL twice in college. In somewhat confusing reasoning for his optimism, Payton said the ACL could be repaired "as if it were the first ACL, not the third." Kikaha is holding off on surgery, but it's inevitable. It's not unheard of to return from three ACL tears, but the odds are sadly against the 2015 second-rounder.
Jun 14 - 2:52 PM

No frontrunner has emerged in the Saints' kicking battle between Connor Barth and Kai Forbath.

"These two guys are almost identical all the way back through their college years," said coach Sean Payton. "We feel good about the way both of them are hitting it." Barth was much better for the Bucs last year (23-for-28 on FGs) than Forbath was during his two stops in Washington and New Orleans (10-for-15).
Jun 14 - 9:16 AM


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