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Saints waived K Patrick Murray.

New Orleans also parted ways with Dejaun Butler, Rashad Lawrence, and Robenson Therezie. The Saints appear to be sticking with Will Lutz at kicker.
Aug 12 - 12:43 PM

Free agent CB Leodis McKelvin is working out for the Saints on Friday.

Fellow free agent CB Tharold Simon will also be in attendance. McKelvin, 32 next month, hasn't drawn a sniff of interest since being cut by the Eagles six months back. He doesn't have much left.
Aug 11 - 9:16 AM

Saints released OG Orlando Franklin.

Franklin made it five days as a Saint. He had been practicing as the second-team left guard. The short stint bodes poorly for his NFL future after he struggled to even land workouts following his release from the Chargers.
Aug 1 - 5:57 PM

Jets claimed KR/RB Marcus Murphy off waivers from the Saints.

The Jets are adding a body to their kick return competition. Murphy was dynamic in the SEC, but never made any noise in New Orleans, and struggled with fumbles.
Jul 27 - 4:15 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent OG Orlando Franklin is "discussing a deal" with the Saints.

He met with them on Wednesday after visiting the Jets on Tuesday. With LT Terron Armstead (shoulder) out until at least October, adding Franklin could allow LG Andrus Peat to kick out to tackle if first-rounder Ryan Ramczyk is not up to the job.
Jul 27 - 8:47 AM

Saints released KR/RB Marcus Murphy.

He was buried on the Saints' depth chart behind Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson, Alvin Kamara, Travaris Cadet, and Daniel Lasco. Murphy could draw some interest for his kick return value. Murphy's release saves $615,000.
Jul 26 - 6:06 PM

Free agent DT Tony McDaniel is participating in Saints minicamp on a tryout basis.

McDnaiel, 32, played 501 snaps for the Seahawks last season and received really strong marks from Pro Football Focus for his run defense. Despite that, McDaniel has drawn zero interest as a free agent until now.
Jun 14 - 1:02 PM

The NFL is giving all four NFC South teams an extra practice squad spot in 2017 reserved for an international player.

The catch is the player has been picked for them as part of the NFL’s international player pathway program, with the Falcons landing former English rugby player TE Alex Gray, the Panthers getting DE Efe Obada, the Saints drawing DE Alex Jenkins, and the Bucs landing LB Eric Nzeocha. The players are not allowed to be activated this season, but it is a great opportunity for them to improve while working with an NFL squad.
Source: ESPN
May 25 - 9:53 AM

Free agent C Cody Wallace has interest from the Packers and Saints.

It's his first known interest since the start of free agency. Wallace missed all last season with a knee injury he's still working back from. The Saints could be a solid fit as veteran insurance for Max Unger.
May 19 - 6:16 PM

Saints released S Shiloh Keo.

Keo struggled in his 130 defensive snaps last season, and the Saints didn't deem him valuable for special teams. He'll resume hunting for backup work.
May 15 - 5:28 PM

Free agent TE Clay Harbor attended Saints' rookie minicamp as a tryout player this weekend.

Harbor was one of five veterans in attendance. The others were Khalif Barnes, Bryce Harris, Louis Murphy and Matt Simms. Harbor logged 95 underwhelming snaps for the Lions last year. The 29-year-old has suited up for four teams since arriving as a fourth-round pick in 2010.
May 14 - 10:03 AM

Free agent WR Louis Murphy is trying out for the Saints this weekend.

TE Clay Harbor, QB Matt Simms, and OT Khalif Barnes are some other "big name" veterans trying out at the rookie minicamp. Murphy missed all of last season with a torn ACL and got into hot water in April for inadvertently bringing a gun with him to the airport. Charges from that incident have been dropped, however, and he is apparently healthy enough to try out.
Source: ESPN
May 13 - 12:55 PM

Saints waived TE Jake Stoneburner.

They also cut DE Royce LaFrance. The Saints will likely enter camp with Coby Fleener, Josh Hill, and Michael Hoomanawanui as their top-three tight ends.
May 8 - 5:30 PM

CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports CB Malcolm Butler "badly wanted" to be traded and play for the Saints.

"He wanted to be traded," Giardi said. "He knew what the money was in New Orleans. So when we talk about him, 'Oh he's happy. It's nice that he's joined his teammates again.' He had no other choice. He wanted New Orleans. He wanted them badly. They couldn't work out a deal. So what's he supposed to do now? Sit at home? No, you suck it up. You have to turn yourself back into a Patriot at least for a year." Butler reported for voluntary workouts this week, showing he likely won't be a holdout case come training camp. He'll want to put together another great season to get paid the big money he's been seeking the past two years.
May 5 - 11:04 AM

Saints waived DE D.J. Pettway and DB Jimmy Pruitt.

A name UDFA this time last year, Pettway spent his rookie season on injured reserve, and he was waived Monday with a non-football injury designation. Pruitt was let go with a failed physical designation.
May 1 - 7:27 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, earlier this month the Saints were willing to offer the Rams a second-round pick for CB Trumaine Johnson, but Johnson was unwilling to sign long-term in New Orleans.

Johnson was unwilling to sign with the Saints because he "so badly wanted to remain in Los Angeles" and work things out with the Rams, who also, as Schefter notes, weren't as motivated to move Johnson as the media made it sound in March. Johnson is going to ask for the moon from the Rams in any long-term talks since they've franchised him twice in two years. The Saints nabbed CB Marshon Lattimore at pick No. 11 on Thursday and could look at more corners Friday.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 28 - 5:51 PM

Speaking on Friday, Saints coach Sean Payton refused to rule out a trade for Patriots CB Malcolm Butler or Rams CB Trumaine Johnson.

This comes less than 24 hours after the Saints used their No. 11 pick on Marshon Lattimore. Acquiring Butler seemed inevitable for New Orleans at one point, but talks have broken down and Butler hurt his chances of being traded by waiting too long to sign his restricted free agent tender. If the Saints were going to land a top-flight corner via trade, it would have happened by now.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 28 - 1:42 PM

According to ESPN's Mike Triplett, quarterback is "in play" for the Saints on Day 2 of the draft.

While Triplett would like to see New Orleans land Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs if he falls to the third round, Miami’s Brad Kaaya, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, Pittsburgh’s Nathan Peterman and Cal’s Davis Webb will all be options to consider at No. 42. The Packers are reportedly interested in Kizer at No. 33, but that could be a smokescreen. The Saints are probably wise to start thinking about life after Drew Brees.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 28 - 1:26 PM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis said there hasn't been "any discussion for quite some time" on trading for Malcolm Butler.

The Saints haven't ruled out a Butler deal, but this falls in line with reports it's highly unlikely. With one of the deeper drafts for corners, the Saints are "leaning toward" keeping both their first round picks. Barring a late trade, Butler should play out the final year of his Patriots contract.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 4:21 PM

Packers signed RG Jahri Evans, formerly of the Saints.

The Packers have a gaping hole at right guard after losing T.J. Lang. Don Barclay was penciled in, but he's been brutal in past starting chances. Evans, 34, offers short-term security. Green Bay would be wise to draft help. Evans started all 16 games last season and made 169 career starts for New Orleans.
Apr 26 - 3:47 PM


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