June 21, 2012 |
Anthony Hargrove says it wasn't him. In a 13-minute, nearly 1,500-word prepared statement, Hargrove emphatically said it was not his voice in the video clip used as evidence in the New Orleans Saints' bounty investigation. One day after Hargrove and three of his former Saints teammates formally appealed their suspensions, the Green Bay Packers defensive end held an informal news conference outside the NFL offices in Manhattan. In a passionate, direct tone, Hargrove maintained his innocence.
October 13, 2015 |
BASEBALL PEOPLE will tell you about the beneficial effects of competition within a pitching staff, about how one starter's success can silently challenge the others, and how challenge followed by challenge followed by challenge each time through the rotation can bring out the best among people who compete for a living. All of which makes you wonder if Ryan Mathews has a chance to spur on DeMarco Murray. In the ongoing game of "Who Is Assimilating Better?," the leader so far is Mathews.
June 26, 2015 |
Former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett has joined Penn State's football team as a consultant, the Nittany Lions said Wednesday. Haslett, a native of Pittsburgh, coached the Saints from 2000 through 2005 and led the team to its first playoff win. His most recent position came with the Washington Redskins, where he spent the last five years as defensive coordinator. Coach James Franklin's statement announcing the move did not mention whether Haslett would work in any specific area on offense, defense or special teams.
January 3, 2014 |
METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette says his three seasons at Temple were highly beneficial, even if he wasn't able to finish what he started. Galette may not be a household name, but he could be soon. This season, his fourth with the Saints, he finished sixth in the NFL with 12 sacks. He will return to Lincoln Financial Field for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Eagles. "I have a lot of great memories" from Temple, Galette said after Wednesday's practice at the Saints facility.
May 15, 2013 |
Penn State linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti have signed contracts with Minnesota, the Vikings said Tuesday. Hodges, a Paulsboro graduate who will play one of the outside spots, was picked in the fourth round. Mauti, whose position is in the middle, was a seventh-round selection. Also signing was defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, a seventh-round pick out of Florida State. Muncie dies. Chuck Muncie, 60, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died of heart failure Monday at his Los Angeles-area home.
July 5, 2012 |
The New Orleans Saints continue to dominate the news cycle during the NFL's so-called offseason. In rapid fire announcements Tuesday, quarterback Drew Brees won his arbitration case against the team; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league's investigation of the Saints' bounty program; and coach Sean Payton and his wife, Beth, filed divorce petitions. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, ruled the Saints would have to give Brees a 44 percent raise, to about $23.5 million, if they applied the franchise tag to him again in 2013.
January 6, 2016 |
Sean Payton is still coach of the New Orleans Saints. But if he became available, he'd have the endorsement of Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles are interested in Payton if he moves on from the Saints, according to two reports, including one from the Daily News. Payton has won 87 regular-season games and a Super Bowl in nine seasons coaching the Saints. Jenkins played four seasons for Payton and called him a great coach who "knows the importance of building a culture. " "I think he has the personality for it," Jenkins said.
March 15, 1995 |
If the New Orleans Saints are able to get cornerback Eric Allen's signature on an offer sheet, it appears they won't have to worry about the Eagles matching the offer. Eagles coach Ray Rhodes indicated yesterday he won't stand in Allen's way if the five-time Pro Bowler is determined to leave Philadelphia. "Eric has his mind made up about leaving," Rhodes said. "That's something he's very adamant about. I'll probably talk to him again. But at some point, we'll have to go in another direction.
April 26, 1993 |
Notre Dame's Irv Smith sat in the grand ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in New York City and fidgeted. The Eagles were due to pick 19th in the first round, and the 6-foot-3, 255- pound tight end, who played at Pemberton High School in South Jersey, was wondering if there was room for him in Rich Kotite's offense. "My agent (Jeff Irwin) called them near the 19th pick and they said they would take me on their 24th pick," Smith said. "I was disappointed that they didn't feel I could fulfill their needs.
November 16, 1986 |
Things started to go sour for the New Orleans Saints in 1967, about 10 seconds after the team launched its maiden season with one of the most misleading plays in NFL history. It occurred against the Los Angeles Rams, when Saints rookie John Gilliam returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. The Rams recovered to win, 27-13, and the Saints went on to finish their first season with a 3-11 record. As the NFL's most consistent and colorful losers for 19 seasons, the Saints maintained their residence at the bottom of pro football despite the efforts of nine head coaches, a legion of haggard assistants and some of the most intriguing names in professional football.