New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st113.6 (13th)297.8 (3rd)
Defense31st132.8 (29th)251.2 (25th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
113Andrus PeatOTSTNFRD
131Stephone AnthonyILBCLEM
244Hau'oli KikahaOLBWASH
375Garrett GraysonQBCOLOST
378P.J. WilliamsCBFSU
5148Davis TullOLBTNCHAT
5154Tyeler DavisonDTFRESNO
5167Damian SwannCBUGA
7230Marcus MurphyRBMIZZOU

Schedule

4:05 pm EDT
Sun Sep 13
at ARI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 20
TB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 27
at CAR
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 4
DAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 11
at PHI
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 15
ATL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 25
at IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 1
NYG
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 8
TEN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 15
at WAS
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 29
at HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 6
CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 13
at TB
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 21
DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 27
JAC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Jan 3
at ATL

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Carolina7-8-14-2-0
New Orleans7-9-03-3-0
Atlanta6-10-05-1-0
Tampa Bay2-14-00-6-0
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Saints guard Jahri Evans took pay cut to secure future with team
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Saints guard Jahri Evans reworked his contract this offseason to secure his future with the team, per ESPN.com.

Evans, who is entering his 10th season in the NFL, took pay cuts in 2015 and 2016, but also added an extra year to his contract, something he valued in the process.

"It worked out in the end. You know, it's part of the business, obviously. And I'm glad to be here," Evans said.

Evans said he was happy head coach Sean Payton kept the line of communication with him active throughout the process.

"So that was very great, and I was pleased with that," said Evans, who added, "I still had two years under contract, so I never saw myself not being here."

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Saints RB C.J. Spiller has skill set to thrive in new offense
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Saints running back C.J. Spiller feels in tune with his new offense, despite him just having become familiar with it during the offseason, per the Associated Press.

Spiller says he's always understood the concepts of the Saints offense because of a close relationship with some of their former running backs.

"Obviously, I've kept a close eye on this offense, dating back to Reggie, being friends with him, and then obviously knowing Darren Sproles, watching him, so I know what type of offense it is," Spiller said.

"Coach Payton's track record speaks for itself. He uses guys with our type of skill set. So to me, it's very friendly because you can be running the ball and then if you're blessed enough to have great pass catching abilities they're going to find ways to try to get you the ball in space."

The Saints will use Spiller's pass-catching ability out of the backfield this season, and it played a huge role in why the team sought him during free agency. It's something Spiller developed as a youth playing baseball.

"I kind of credit my pass-catching ability to going from catching a baseball to a football," Spiller said during Saints minicamp this week.

"It's a whole lot easier, so I take great pride in it. Any time I drop a ball, I'm very hard on myself because I know the work that I put in trying to make sure I catch every one."

Spiller has caught 158 passes for 1,195 yards during his five-year career.

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Saints LB Junior Galette hopes to be ready for preseason
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Despite recently suffering a pectoral injury, which kept him from practicing, Saints linebacker Junior Galette said he hopes to be able to play during the preseason, reports The Times-Picayune.

Galette recently sustained a left pectoral injury while lifting weights, but he hopes by not having surgery that he'll be able to come back sooner.

"Everybody's different. You can have a torn pec, and you can come back sooner than I am, and we could be doing the same rehab," Galette said. "Every one's different. Hopefully, we'll shoot for the preseason, but we'll see."

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