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Why haven’t Hall of Fame locks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers won more Super Bowls?

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers secured their legacies long […]

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Brees surprises double-amputee HS QB with call

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate METAIRIE, La. — Texas high school quarterback Calder Hodge, who plays football despite having both legs amputated above the knee when he was young, received a surprise Skype call from New Orleans […]

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Saints announce they've signed Jameis Winston

It took more than a month for quarterback Jameis Winston to find his way to his new NFL home. Two days after news came to the forefront that Winston was expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Tuesday afternoon it has indeed agreed to a one-year deal to add Winston to […]

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Unforgettable NFL draft experiences, from Manning to Manziel

In NFL.com’s Press Coverage series, columnists Judy Battista, Jeffri Chadiha, Michael Silver and Jim Trotter engage in a back-and-forth discussion on a timely topic, issue or theme. In this edition, with the 2020 NFL Draft fast approaching, these four well-traveled scribes take a look back at some of the most unforgettable moments from their decades […]

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Saints among teams video interviewing Mason Fine

Sean Payton has his starting quarterback and backup returning for another postseason run. Could the New Orleans Saints offensive guru add a signal-calling project to the mix? NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday that North Texas quarterback Mason Fine conducted video interviews with several teams last week, including the Saints. Before the NFL’s lockdown on […]

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Bucky Brooks' top 5 2020 NFL Draft prospects by position 3.0

Brooks’ rankings: 3.0 2.0 1.0 With the 2020 NFL Draft (April 23-25) right around the corner, the pre-draft evaluation process is coming to a close. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced prospect access for teams, as pro days and in-person visits fell by the wayside, but I was able to obtain valuable insight through all-star exhibitions […]

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Brees: ‘American people need sports right now’

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Drew Brees said Wednesday on “The Ellen Show” that he thinks “the American people need sports right now.” The New Orleans Saints quarterback is also eager to return to the field this […]

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Iconic post-Katrina Saints-Falcons game re-airs tonight

Everyone loves a comeback story, and perhaps there is no better time for a symbolic display of perseverance. Tonight, ESPN (8:00 p.m. ET) will re-air the iconic 2006 Monday Night Football matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons — a game not remembered for its competitive esteem, but one that will forever symbolize […]