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Saints owner Tom Benson says the decision to leave the team to his wife instead of daughter and grandchildren was a "deliberate, reasoned and difficult decision."

Benson's decision prompted an immediate lawsuit, with his daughter and grandchildren alleging that he is no longer mentally competent, and under the spell of his wife, whom he married 10 years ago. Benson insists he made every effort to groom his daughter and grandchildren to take control of the team upon his death, but that they "never rose to the task." A protracted legal battle appears likely.
Jan 27 - 5:23 PM

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website thinks Mark Ingram could be an option to replace fellow impending free agent DeMarco Murray.

The chances of Murray re-signing with Dallas seem extremely long, as he should be following the cash. The Cowboys don't have the cash to line Murray's pockets. Ingram also won't be coming cheap, but he won't be as expensive as Murray. If Ingram lands in Dallas behind that offensive line and in OC Scott Linehan's scheme, he'd be flirting with RB1 numbers on a weekly basis. Ingram is likely to command $3-5 million per year on the open market after his breakout 2014.
Jan 26 - 10:03 PM

Following Sunday's Pro Bowl, Jimmy Graham said he still believes he will avoid offseason shoulder surgery.

Graham looked healthy during the Pro Bowl, catching three passes for 30 yards with two touchdowns. "It made a big difference, just having some rest," he said. We still don't know the exact specifics of Graham's injury, but we do know it really limited his catch radius and role during a disappointing 85-889-10 season. He'll get a lot more rest before next season, setting up a potential bounce-back campaign in 2015.
Jan 26 - 9:07 AM

Jimmy Graham said he's still considering offseason shoulder surgery.

Graham didn't miss any games due to his shoulder issue, but it noticeably limited his production in the second half. He reportedly plans to use the Pro Bowl to decide whether he'll need surgery. Graham had an 85/889/10 line in 2014.
Jan 24 - 7:07 PM

Saints signed CB Delvin Breaux.

A shutdown corner in the CFL, Breaux received strong interest from NFL teams this offseason. He lands in a good spot with the Saints, who had some of the worst cornerback play in the league last year. At 6-foot-1, 195, Breaux has prototype size for Rob Ryan's Press Man concepts. With Keenan Lewis and Terrence Frederick currently atop the Saints' depth chart, Breaux will have a chance for immediate playing time.
Jan 24 - 2:39 PM

Impending free agent Mark Ingram said the Saints have informed him they'd like to re-sign him.

"They want me back, for sure," Ingram said. "I definitely want to stay with the Saints." The Saints may want Ingram back, but they're a poor bet to give him what he wants money-wise. With Khiry Robinson already in the fold at the minimum along with the Saints' poor cap situation, Ingram is a good bet to be playing in a different uniform. He'll likely seek $3-5 million per year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 23 - 9:00 AM

Saints owner Tom Benson is being sued by his daughter and grandchildren after announcing Thursday that he planned to change his will to leave the team to his wife.

The Saints have long been slated to be left to Benson's daughter and grandchildren, but that abruptly changed Thursday when Benson announced he intended to leave the team to his wife of 10 years. The daughter and grandchildren's lawsuit alleges that Benson — who is 87 — is no longer mentally competent, and being manipulated by his wife. At stake is a fortune of more than $2 billion, which includes the NBA's Pelicans as well as the Saints. The drama has reportedly been brewing behind the scenes for some time.
Jan 22 - 10:30 PM

Jimmy Graham anticipates avoiding offseason shoulder surgery.

Graham battled a shoulder injury for the entire second half of the 2014 season, severely affecting his production. He wouldn't reveal the injury's specifics in a Thursday interview with reporters. Still only 28 years old, we suspect Graham has a few seasons left in him of top-three tight end production. He'd be a value pick in the third round of 2015 fantasy drafts.
Jan 22 - 3:52 PM

The Steelers recently worked out CFL CB Delvin Breaux.

Breaux and WR Duron Carter are the prizes of the CFL "free agents" this offseason. Breaux is a tall, lanky corner at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds. He was a top high-school recruit but never received clearance to play at LSU because of a neck injury. Pittsburgh may be the most cornerback-needy team in the league.
Jan 21 - 3:06 PM

Marques Colston is reportedly amenable to a pay cut.

Due $6.9 million and set to count $9.7 million against the cap, Colston is a prime candidate for a cut. Per Cole, Colston is willing to accept a smaller cut, but "may" balk if asked to take a significant reduction. Coming off a season where he was highly mediocre before Brandin Cooks' injury, we wouldn't be shocked if Colston were released outright. The Saints have one of the league's worst cap situations.
Jan 20 - 7:29 PM

Saints hired ex-Raiders coach Dennis Allen as a defensive assistant.

Just a few days ago, Allen was thought to be the favorite for the Bears' defensive coordinator gig. Instead, he takes a background role in New Orleans, where he'll help out DC Rob Ryan. It's a homecoming for Allen, who was a defensive line and secondary coach for the Saints from 2006-10. If Ryan can't get the Saints' No. 31 defense turned around, Allen could replace him.
Jan 20 - 8:31 AM

Saints LT Terron Armstead will not require offseason neck surgery.

Armstead missed the final two games with a neck injury, but it was an issue for him all year. He should be ready for the start of OTAs if he avoids setbacks. Armstead was PFF's No. 17 left tackle this season.
Jan 17 - 8:16 PM

The Saints will work out CFL CB Delvin Breaux next week.

Breaux, 25, was the best corner in the CFL last season. A former top high-school recruit, he was never cleared to play at LSU after a career-threatening neck injury. Breaux has good size at 6-1, 195 pounds. He's visited with 12 teams and is expected to land a reserve/future contract.
Jan 17 - 7:49 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora "continues to hear" that ex-Raiders coach Dennis Allen is the favorite for the Bears' defensive-coordinator job.

Allen interviewed for the Giants defensive-coordinator vacancy earlier this week, but was passed over for Steve Spagnuolo. He's also been linked to the 49ers' DC job. Allen has ties to GM Ryan Pace and served as John Fox's defensive coordinator in 2011 with Denver. He joins ex-49ers DC Vic Fangio as the leading candidates to replace Mel Tucker.
Jan 16 - 8:45 PM

Brandin Cooks (thumb surgery) has resumed catching passes and lifting weights.

Cooks should be close to 100 percent, and will be a full participant in the Saints' offseason program after going down in mid-November. "This work that I’m going to put in during the offseason will be huge for next year," Cooks said. "I can’t wait to get out there and be a playmaker." Cooks flashed as a rookie, but the Saints seemed torn on whether to feature him underneath or outside. However he's utilized in 2015, Cooks will be a candidate for a big step forward.
Jan 16 - 4:25 PM


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