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Saints bring back veteran tackle Khalif Barnes

The Saints are thin in a number of spots, but made a move Wednesday to shore up their offensive line. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are signing veteran tackle Khalif Barnes. Barnes was in camp with the Saints this summer, but was released as they got the roster down…

Business People Oppose Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Toll Hike ($103 Million in Safety Improvements Cited)

New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, “West St. Tammany Parish business people favor the controversial Port Marigny residential and commercial development on the Mandeville lakefront but oppose a toll increase on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to fund $103 million in safety improvements on the bridges. Show More Summary

NBA Player Takes Leave for Pregnant Wife With Brain Tumor

NBA star Jrue Holiday will take an indefinite leave of absence from the New Orleans’ Pelicans to care for his pregnant wife who is suffering a brain tumor, the Times-Picayune reports. The Pelicans starting point guard said wife Lauren Holiday was diagnosed with a benign, operable tumor on the right...

Pregnant Lauren Holiday To Undergo Brain Surgery; Husband Jrue To Miss Start Of NBA Season

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Former U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Lauren Holiday, who is pregnant, will have brain surgery to remove a benign tumor sometime later this year, the Times-Picayune reported. Her husband, New Orleans Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday, will miss an indeterminate amount of the season caring for her. Read more...

Max Unger, Saints Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Center Max Unger has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the New Orleans Saints for the foreseeable future. Herbie Teope of the Times-Picayune first reported the deal, which Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed. Unger...Show More Summary

Report: Max Unger agrees to extension with Saints

The Saints don’t have quarterback Drew Brees signed beyond this season, but the guy snapping him the ball has reportedly been locked up for a few more years. Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints have agreed to a three-year extension with center Max Unger. Unger is in his second season…

Former Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis visiting the Steelers

Keenan Lewis may have never felt quite at home with Dennis Allen and the Saints. But now, he’s looking at a place where they know him very well. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Lewis is going to Pittsburgh tonight to visit the Steelers. Apparently six other teams have expressed interest as…

“Plaintiffs are only allowed one bite at the sno-ball.”

For those who like judicial puns and wordplay, it’s on display in this Fifth Circuit decision on litigation between competitors in the southern Louisiana frozen confection business. [New Orleans Times-Picayune] Tags: competition through...Show More Summary

Louisiana Flooding and Donation Information REPOST and UPDATE

Photo from MG Miller Facebook post  Reposting this from last night. And adding this update to the mix. From Nola.com How to help victims of Louisiana flooding By Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  As New Orleans and North Shore residents look for ways to help those affected by the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and across […]

Coby Fleener inexplicably falls to No. 4 on Saints depth chart

There’s officially a major curiosity on the Saints’ unofficial depth chart. As noted by Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the update to the non-binding configuration of Saints players has Fleener no longer listed as the starting tight end. The online version has Fleener at the top of the dreaded “other” designation, behind first-stringer…

Sheldon Rankins carted off the practice field with leg injury

The Saints need all the help they can get on defense, so they definitely don’t need this. According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins was carted off the practice field moments ago. Rankins was apparently injured during goal-line drills, and trainers were examining his lower left leg as…

Toya Wright’s Brothers, Rudy And Josh Johnson, Murdered — Shot Multiple Times In New Orleans

Toya Wright learned some tragic news about her own family just weeks after news broke that she is finally divorcing music executive Memphitz. In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Times-Picayune reports that Toya’s brothers, Rudy and Josh Johnson, were murdered and left in a car in New Orleans. Show More Summary

MORE ON THE MURDER OF POLICE IN BATON ROUGE: Three police officers dead, three injured. One suspect …

MORE ON THE MURDER OF POLICE IN BATON ROUGE: Three police officers dead, three injured. One suspect dead, two others sought. Link is to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Another atrocity in The War on Cops.

C.J. Spiller may be heading for No. 3 on depth chart

Saints running back C.J. Spiller recently said he’s ready to “flourish” in the New Orleans offense. He may have to get in line. Literally. Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune noted Thursday on Twitter that it’s “[p]retty apparent” the running back rotation is Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower, and then Spiller. That’s good news for…

Report: Will Smith’s Blood Alcohol Level Over Legal Limit When He Was Shot

4 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Last month, Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot eight times last month, when he was killed after a traffic accident became violent.  On Tuesday, The Times-Picayune reported that Smith had a blood alcohol level of 0.24% at the time of his death, which is three times Louisiana’s legal limit of 0.08%. The shooter Cardell Hayes, was indicted on […]

NFL's Will Smith -- Extremely Drunk During Fatal Shooting ... According to Report

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Ex-NFL lineman Will Smith was reportedly driving with a blood alcohol level 3 times the legal limit when he was shot and killed last month in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune says Smith's BAC was 0.24 the night he was shot to death.....

Report: Toxicology shows Will Smith was legally drunk

Saints defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed in what has been described as a road rage incident, was legally drunk at the time, according to a new report. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that toxicology tests put Smith’s blood alcohol content at 0.24, or three times the legal limit of 0.08. An…

Will Smith's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit

A report said that on the night former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot, his blood alcohol level was three times Louisiana's legal limit. The New Orleans Times-Picayune, citing two unnamed sources, said Smith's blood alcohol content was 0.24 on April 9, the night Smith was shot. Show More Summary

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones shot to death in Dallas

Tragedy has struck the New Orleans Pelicans and the league. Here’s the New Orleans Times-Picayune reporting: New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot to death in Dallas after he mistakenly entered the wrong apartment, his agent told CNN on Saturday (May 28). Scott Nichols told the news network that Dejean-Jones was in Dallas to visit his girlfriend [...]

Roger Goodell encourages New Orleans to keep bidding for Super Bowls

NFL owners did not bestow upon New Orleans another Super Bowl, but commissioner Roger Goodell wants to make sure they keep trying to get one. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Goodell sent Saints owner Tom Benson a letter this week congratulating him on an impressive bid, one which fell to “strong and unique”…

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