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2019 Schedule
13-3, 1st in NFC South
Cam Jordan drops Mahomes from top QBs list (0:43)
Why Stephen A. is reluctant to consider the Saints NFC favorites (1:25)
The surprise team Booger wants to sign Jameis (2:00)
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A peek under an XFL helmet

Jay Bromley joined Larry Hardesty to offer us his experience playing in the XFL for the DC defenders, how it felt to get the news that it was all over, and offers a peek behind the curtain of a pro athlete.

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Brees commits $5 million to help Louisiana

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany announce they're committing $5 million to help Louisiana communities deal with the impact of the coronavirus.

Sean Payton says he is clear of the coronavirus (1:31)
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Saints rework Jenkins' deal, save $7M vs. cap

The Saints have reworked the deal of cornerback Janoris Jenkins to free up $7 million in salary-cap space and keep the ninth-year veteran in New Orleans for a second season.

Sanders is excited to get to work with Brees and Thomas (1:39)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Sanders is as close to a perfect fit as you'll find in free agency because of how well he seems to fill the Saints' most glaring void — and because he'll free them up to truly target the best player available in the draft.

Why Emmanuel Sanders is a great fit for Saints (1:06)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Malcolm Jenkins didn't waste much time surveying FA options. He said if he wasn't returning to Eagles, then Saints was his first choice. He called New Orleans “home” and said his second daughter's middle name is Nola. “For me it wasn't really about the highest bidder… At this point in my career I want to be near my family, I want to be on a team that can win, and I want to be happy." Wants to "help push the team just that one more step that I think it needs to be back in that Super Bowl again.”

How Sanders can benefit Saints' offense (0:49)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

You never want to over-embellish how much a team “wins” in March. But adding WR Emmanuel Sanders feels like Saints are filling their most glaring need with a perfect fit. The value is nice, too (two years, $16 million, up to $19M in incentives, per Adam Schefter). Michael Thomas had 119 more catches than any Saints WR last year. And Sanders, who just turned 33 this week, is a great route runner who often lines up in the slot -- perfect for Drew Brees, who thrives on accurate mid-range throws.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints agreed to 1-year deals with backup CB/core special teams player Justin Hardee and fullback Michael Burton. Hardee has been a big part of the Saints' special teams coverage units over the past three years, so it was important for them to keep him even though they didn't tender him as a restricted free agent. Burton, meanwhile, didn't make the Saints' 53-man roster last summer -- but has a better chance now that fullback Zach Line has retired. Burton also bring special teams experience.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints paid up to keep LG Andrus Peat, after all. Their 5-year deal is worth $57.5 million with $33 million guaranteed per source. I thought this was a position where the Saints might try to save money with limited cap space after Peat had a down year in 2019. But the former 1st-rounder was very solid from 2016-2018. And the Saints obviously value his ability to play both LG and LT when needed. It will be curious to see if they keep investing in guards Larry Warford and Nick Easton, as well.

Team Stats

Passing Yards265.37th
Rushing Yards108.616th
Points For28.54th
Points Against21.3