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Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ July 19 The Times-Picayune on a recent study ranking University of New Orleans, third out of 342 schools, as a leader in equal access … Click to Continue »

Saints add a few new guys to the mix as camp approaches

The Saints are churning the last few spots on the roster leading into training camp, with more moves to come. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have signed veteran offensive lineman Martin Wallace and defensive back Dejaun Butler, in addition to the previously reported offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli. Their camp starts Thursday,…

Saints placing LB Dannell Ellerbe on IR, waiving him when healthy

The Saints are placing linebacker Dannell Ellerbe on injured reserve after he failed his physical because of a foot injury, according to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Per Katzenstein, the Saints will waive Ellerbe once he’s healthy, giving him a chance to catch on elsewhere. New Orleans put Ellerbe on the physically unable…

Sheriff's Office: Man, 18, dead after shooting in Louisiana

Authorities say that a shooting has left one man dead in a New Orleans suburb. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting that occurred Monday … Click to Continue »

Saints hire former Dolphins executive for analytics role

The Saints have added to their front office, hiring a former Dolphins executive to bolster their analytics department. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints hired Ryan Herman as a football analyst. He worked for the Dolphins as director of football administration, leaving them in August 2016. He started there in 2010, and…

Rajon Rondo Signs With The New Orleans Pelicans

According to several reports, Rajon Rondo is now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. The former Chicago Bulls starting point guard has agreed to make the Pelicans his new team. The Times-Picayune NOLA reported that Rajon Rondo will sign a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Show More Summary

Louisiana editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ July 5 The Times-Picayune of New Orleans on Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler announcing the state won't turn over voter information to the … Click to Continue »

Saints to sign veteran long snapper Thomas Gafford

The Saints agreed to terms with veteran long snapper Thomas Gafford, according to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. They will waive long snapper Jesse Schmitt. Gafford was among the tryout players the Saints had in camp this week. Gafford, 34, has signed with six other teams in his career. He had a seven-year…

New Orleans police: Woman killed 1 block from other shooting

Two people have been shot in separate incidents occurring hours apart in the same New Orleans neighborhood. NOLA.com/the Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2rjpJpG ) New Orleans police say the incident occurred Wednesday. … Click to Continue »

Trial date set for man charged with killing Joe McKnight

A trial date has been set for the man charged with shooting and killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana last year. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Judge Ellen Kovach of the 24th Judicial District Court set a trial date of August 7 on Monday. Ronald Gasser is charged with second-degree…

Saints hold scavenger hunt instead of practice

Saints coach Sean Payton gave his players a break Wednesday, cancelling an organized team activity for a scavenger hunt, according to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Several players, including Cameron Jordan and Chase Daniel, posted photos of the team building exercise on Instagram. The Saints then took part in the annual Black and…

1886: A day in the death penalty around the U.S. South

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From the New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 5, 1886. Execution of Alfred Taylor at Opelousas. Opelousas, La., June 4. — [Special.] — In accordance with Gov. McEnery‘s proclamation, Alfred Taylor, colored, was executed at 1:30 o’clock, P.M., to-day, by Sheriff Duson, the condemned man dying of strangulation about fifteen minutes after the springing of the trap. […]

Superdome renovations could be coming

With more and more NFL teams getting bigger and better and fancier stadiums, the Saints could end up renovating their current home of 42 years. Via Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a $422,000 study has been commissioned to determine potential upgrades to the Superdome. The six-month project will result in a master plan/wish…

Saints bring back tackle Bryce Harris

The Saints had three years to look at Bryce Harris, but apparently another few days convinced them. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are signing the veteran tackle, who recently attended their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Harris spent his first three years with the Saints (2012-14), but was claimed off…

Saints expected to sign two veterans after tryout camp

The Saints are expected to add a pair of veterans from last weekend’s tryout camp, including a guy they’ve seen plenty of, and then much less of. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are expected to sign offensive lineman Khalif Barnes and tight end Clay Harbor to their 90-man roster. Barnes was on and off…

BTY YoungN, New Orleans Rapper, Shot and Killed at 27

BTY YoungN, the New Orleans rapper affiliated with Birdman’s Rich Gang stable, was shot and killed Saturday night at a Shell gas station in New Orleans, The Times-Picayune reports. New Orleans police said the shooting occurred at a Shell gas station on Airline Highway in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Show More Summary

49ers kept Saints from getting Reuben Foster

The 49ers sprang back into the first round to get a linebacker they regarded as one of the three best players in the draft. In so doing, the prevented the Saints from taking him. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 49ers G.M. John Lynch told reporters that, when he called Reuben Foster to…

Louisiana editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ April 9 The Times-Picayune of New Orleans on federal consent degrees and police reform: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday (April 3) that his … Click to Continue »

Saints parting ways with Luke McCown today

The Saints brought back their old backup quarterback, so they don’t need the guy who’s been in that spot while he was gone. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are releasing quarterback Luke McCown today. The addition of Chase Daniel made McCown moot, since they also have 2015 third-rounder Garrett Grayson…

Saints put Patrick Mahomes through a private workout

Saints coach Sean Payton has said they’re “always” in the quarterback market, and that extends to a possible first-rounder in this year’s draft. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Payton was in Lubbock yesterday to put Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes through a private workout. At the moment, the Saints have two first-round…

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