Saints Training Camp: Day 9 Notes and Observations

It’s Friday, and nine days of Saints training camp are in the books. After tomorrow’s session, the team will have a day of rest after concluding a six-day week of work. Practice started indoors for a brief period, but then shifted outside and gave us tons of good stuff to check out. Here’s all of … Read more

NFL strips Miami Dolphins of 2023 first-round pick, fines Stephen Ross $1.5M for tampering with Tom Brady, Sean Payton

12:13 PM ET Marcel Louis JacquesESPN MIAMI — The NFL notified the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday that the team would be stripped of its 2023 first-round pick, among other disciplinary measures, for violations of league policies relating to the integrity of the game. Following a six-month investigation, the league found the Dolphins — primarily team … Read more

Deshaun Watson gets muted reaction at Browns’ open practice

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson sprinted onto the field to a light round of cheers Saturday at the Cleveland Browns’ first open practice of training camp. The noticeably muted reaction reflected the uncertainty surrounding Cleveland’s controversial new quarterback. Watson was the focal point as the Browns worked out in front of a near-capacity crowd … Read more

Michael Thomas ‘kind of lost for words’ as he returns to practice field at New Orleans Saints training camp

METAIRIE, La. — Michael Thomas was back on the practice field Wednesday for the first time in 18 months as the New Orleans Saints opened training camp, a huge development in the star receiver’s recovery from multiple ankle surgeries. “Man, I’m kind of lost for words,” said Thomas, who also spoke to the media for … Read more

Jets Considered Top Landing Spot for Saints’ Sean Payton

Getty An emotional New York Jets fan screaming during an NFL contest. New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh is entering his second year in 2022. Last year was an unmitigated disaster filled with injuries, another losing season, and disappointment. Woody Johnson has now resumed full ownership of the team after some time away and … Read more

Christian Green is MasterChef On Call For Zion Williamson, Marcus Davenport

Chef Christian Green was born in Many, Louisiana. Sabine Parish is known for small school basketball. The insulated vacuum of North Louisiana hog pens, tucked-away barns, and clayish dirt roads littered with angeled rims has been profiled in the New York Times on several occasions going back to the 1950s. Many of the greatest high … Read more

Zion Williamson’s personal chef Christian Green grew up on soul food. Now he cooks for pros Pelicans

Dorothy Green’s garden in Many was filled with collard greens, mustard greens, okra and sweet potatoes. As a kid, Christian Green loved visiting Louisiana from Boston. His grandmother was the best cook he knew. His favorite dish of hers was okra and tomatoes. All the ingredients were homegrown. “I never heard the word organic until … Read more

Sean Payton’s inevitable NFL return won’t be with the Cowboys

Sean Paytonphoto: Getty Images Former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton walked away from the sideline this offseason after 15 years but is already speaking about the possibility of a return — and it sounds like it could happen sooner rather than later. “Ultimately, do I think I’ll get back in? Sure,” Payton told … Read more

NFL rookies 2022: Drake London, Chris Olave could have biggest immediate impacts

NFL rookies begin reporting to training camps this week, Sun The Athletic‘s NFL draft experts Dane Brugler, Nate Tice and Diante Lee are sharing which first-year players they’ll be following closely. From the rookies who will make the biggest immediate impacts to the ones who will look like draft steals by season’s end, here’s who … Read more

Chiefs DB Chris Lammons Projected to Face Multi-Game Suspension

Getty Kansas City Chiefs special teamer Chris Lammons. On February 16, Kansas City Chiefs special teams ace Chris Lammons was a “wanted suspect” in a Las Vegas battery case involving New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, according to 8 News Now in Las Vegas. A day later, Lammons, 26, turned himself in for a … Read more