New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense5th185.0 (2nd)249.0 (12th)
Defense1st80.0 (1st)176.0 (4th)
2014 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
120Brandin CooksWROREGST
258Stanley Jean-BaptisteCBNEB
4126Khairi ForttOLBCAL
5167Vinnie SunseriSSBAMA
5169Ronald PowellOLBFLA
6202Tavon RooksOTKSTATE

Schedule

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Standings

NFC
South
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Carolina9-3-012-4-0
New Orleans9-3-011-5-0
Atlanta3-9-04-12-0
Tampa Bay2-10-04-12-0
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Jairus Byrd back at Saints practice
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Saints welcomed safety Jairus Byrd back at practice Tuesday, his first as a member of the team. Byrd had been on the PUP list recovering from offseason back surgery. 

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Nick Toon stating his case
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

In his battle with Joe Morgan and Robert Meachem for two roster spots, Saints receiver Nick Toon is making a strong early impression, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

"He's healthy. He's really running well. It was tough last year with the numbers of getting him into the rotation," coach Sean Payton told the paper. "This year I definitely see him as someone who competes and factors in for not only playing time, but for touches. He has done well these first few days."

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Mark Ingram working primarily with first team
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints running back Mark Ingram spent most of Saturday's practice working with the first team, and coach Sean Payton referred to him as "one of our starters," reports the New Orleans Times Picayune. Pierre Thomas worked a lot with the reserves, the paper said.

Ingram is "a guy that we felt played very well in the last half of the season," Payton said. "It's a position where we obviously carry depth, because it's a position that gets nicked up in our game. (Ingram) is smart. He's tough. He runs with good pad level. So far, he's doing well."

Ingram will try to separate himself in a crowded backfield that includes Thomas, Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet.

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Brandin Cooks picking things up fast
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints rookie receiver Brandin Cooks missed offseason workouts due to Oregon State's academic calendar, but coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees say the speedster is picking up the offense fast. "He absorbs it very quickly and goes out and applies it," Brees told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Payton said the team will find a way to keep Cooks involved offensively. "He's explosive. He's made some plays," Payton said. "There will be a handful of things we have to do to get him touches whether it is through the passing game, whether it is through handoffs or bubble screens. He has some versatility."

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Robert Meachem feeling back tightness
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints receiver Robert Meachem did not practice Sunday due to tightness in his back, reports the New Orleans Times Picayune.

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