New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense5th185.0 (2nd)249.0 (12th)
Defense1st80.0 (1st)176.0 (4th)
Saints make roster moves
by Larry Hartstein |

The Saints signed nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson and waived linebacker Cheta Ozougwu with a failed physical designation. Ezell has spent time with the Texans, and Thompson with the Dolphins.

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Saints waive Moses McCray
by Larry Hartstein |

The Saints waived nose tackle Moses McCray, an undrafted free agent out of Akron.

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Jairus Byrd on schedule, should be in camp on-time
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Saints safety Jairus Byrd is expected to be ready for the start of training camp this week, a source tells ESPN. Byrd is rehabbing from offseason back surgery and could be limited at first. There's even a chance the Saints take a cautious approach with him and give him plenty of time to recover before the start of the season.  

After signing a six-year, $54 million deal with the Saints this offseason, Byrd missed all of his new team's OTAs and minicamps. The team thought it was best for Byrd's long-term health to get the "minor surgery" done and over with so it wouldn't impact him this season. 

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Brandin Cooks making good impression
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Saints are already impressed with rookie receiver Brandin Cooks and are tallking about him as a Rookie of the Year candidate, reports ESPN.

"When you see a guy catch a pass and you see his first two steps look like he's about to run a 40-yard dash, you know that the guy is quick and fast. And when you get the ball to him and he learns what to do, there might be problems [for opposing defenses]," Saints tight end Benjamin Watson said. "And that's what we all saw from the first pass he caught. Everybody looked at each other like, 'Wow, this kid is definitely at a different speed.'"

Cornerback Keenan Lewis nicknamed his new teammate "Lightning" after Cooks torched him down the field on an end-around, even pausing to playfully let Lewis try to catch up for a moment.

Outside linebacker Junior Galette added, "I haven't seen that kind of speed in a while," which is saying an awful lot since Galette has played across the field from Darren Sproles, Reggie Bush, Joe Morgan, Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson while in New Orleans.

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Jimmy Graham gets four-year, $40 million deal
by Larry Hartstein |

Jimmy Graham's new contract with the Saints is a four-year, $40 million deal, including $20 million to $21 million guaranteed, reports NFL Network. Graham becomes the highest-paid tight end in league history. 

His average salary ranks above Rob Gronkowski's $9 million annual average.

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