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  Saints | Bryce Thompson making some noise again    Mon Jun 27, 04:52 PM

New Orleans Saints DB Bryce Thompson flashed during organized team activities and minicamp practices, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett, who adds that the second-year player also had a strong summer as an undrafted rookie last year before going on injured reserve.

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  Saints | Marquez Callaway back in action    Sat Jun 25, 09:01 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marquez Callaway (thumb) was able to participate in June minicamp after undergoing thumb surgery following the 2021 season.

Footballguys view: Callaway was a starting receiver by default last year, but he'll be no higher than fourth on the depth chart this year. He is still a deep dynasty hold as a very successful UDFA through two seasons and only #11 overall pick Chris Olave sure to be on the team in 2023 among the receivers ahead of him on the depth chart.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara to face civil lawsuit    Sat Jun 25, 03:55 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is set to face a civil lawsuit stemming from an alleged physical altercation he got into with another man that resulted in Kamara being charged with felony battery, according to a source. Kamara is reportedly expecting to be suspended for at least six games.

Footballguys view: This is bad news for Kamara's bank account, but doesn't change his suspension or legal outlook. The looming suspension makes him a poor pick in the first two rounds, if not first three with Mark Ingram still on the roster. The looming felony battery charge could create a much larger problem for Kamara than missing NFL games and affect his availability far beyond the NFL discipline.

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  Saints | Demario Davis agrees to extension    Fri Jun 24, 01:41 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Demario Davis agreed to an updated contract and a one-year extension, according to a source on Friday, June 24. Davis' updated deal includes $2 million in yearly incentives from 2022-24, no cap impact in 2022, and his 2023 base salary drops from $8.5 million to $8.25 million (with $1 million guaranteed) but now has a $250,000 workout bonus. In 2024, Davis can make up to $14 million via a $10 million base salary, a $2 million roster bonus, and another $2 million in incentives.

Footballguys view: Davis is the quarterback of the defense and not going anywhere any time soon. His dead cap number for 2023 (13+ million) ensures that he'll stay on the roster, but now terms for his 2024 compensation have been set.

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  Saints | Marcus Davenport to start camp on PUP list?    Thu Jun 23, 09:05 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport (finger) is 'fairly likely' to begin training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Katherine Terrell of The Athletic.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara expecting suspension    Thu Jun 23, 07:54 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is bracing for a suspension of at least six games for his involvement in a off-field incident in Las Vegas during the offseason, according to a source.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Once Kamara is suspended, the Saints will turn to Mark Ingram as the lead back. The NFL will usually let the legal process work out before handing down a suspension, so when Kamara is disciplined by the league is an unknown - making him a risky fantasy pick at his current ADP of RB8 (1.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Kahale Warring cut    Wed Jun 22, 04:23 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Kahale Warring was waived Wednesday, June 22.

Footballguys view: Well that didn't last long. Warring signed with the Saints about a month ago and now is back on the open market. A third-round pick out of San Diego State in the 2019 NFL draft, Warring has struggled to stay healthy and impress on a few different spots in the league.

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  Saints | Brandon Dillon joins Saints    Tue Jun 21, 07:42 PM

Free-agent TE Brandon Dillon (Jets) signed with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, June 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | No contract for David Johnson    Fri Jun 17, 05:17 PM

Free-agent RB David Johnson (Texans) said he will not be signing with the New Orleans Saints after trying out for them during their minicamp this week.

Footballguys view: It's not a great sign that Johnson could get a tryout and not get a deal, especially with RB Alvin Kamara facing a possible suspension. Johnson is not what he used to be as a runner, but he can still be effectively used as a receiving threat from the backfield.

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  Saints | More on Marcus Davenport surgeries    Fri Jun 17, 08:22 AM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport (finger) had part of his left pinkie amputated in the offseason after breaking a plate from a previous surgery and suffering an infection. Davenport said the pinkie has been a nagging issue since he first tore ligaments in it during his junior year in college. After it became significantly bent over time, he finally had it surgically repaired in 2021. But then he broke the plate that was inserted this offseason and had three more surgeries, ultimately resulting in the amputation. Davenport doesn't believe it will affect his performance, noting that he had already learned to adjust to the bent finger.

Footballguys view: Jason Pierre-Paul remained effective after losing his right index finger, so this shouldn't change the outlook for Davenport. The Saints hope that their defense will carry the team again this year, a defense that will include Tyrann Mathieu in his return to Crescent City, where he grew up.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill continuing rehab    Wed Jun 15, 09:53 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Taysom Hill (foot) has been rehabbing at the team facility during minicamp, according to head coach Dennis Allen.

Footballguys view: The converted quarterback and gadget player for the Saints offense is still coming back from the foot injury that bothered him last season. Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Hill will "focus" on playing tight end this offseason, but we imagine he will get some work as a gadget player near the end zone. Adam Trautman is the Saints starting tight end, so Hill is trying to win the no.2 spot behind him at the position.

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  Saints | Marcus Davenport had multiple surgeries    Wed Jun 15, 04:09 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport (finger, shoulder) said he underwent surgery on his finger and shoulder this offseason. He likely will be ready for the start of training camp.

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  Saints | David Johnson, Joe Schobert trying out    Tue Jun 14, 08:30 PM

Free-agent RB David Johnson (Texans) and LB Joe Schobert (Steelers) are participating in the New Orleans Saints minicamp this week on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Johnson is no longer the same player he used to be, especially as a runner, but he can provide value as a receiver out of the backfield. The Saints are trying to establish a depth chart behind their top two backs; Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.

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  Saints | Marcus Davenport still rehabbing    Tue Jun 14, 02:27 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport (shoulder) is not taking part in minicamp as he continues to rehab his injured shoulder, but head coach Dennis Allen told reporters Tuesday, June 14, that he expects Davenport to be ready for training camp.

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  Saints | Trevor Penning stuck on second-team for now    Tue Jun 14, 02:16 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Trevor Penning is running behind veteran OT James Hurst at left tackle during minicamp, according to Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Advocate.

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  Saints | New Orleans getting a look at Senio Kelemete    Tue Jun 14, 01:23 PM

Free-agent OG Senio Kelemete (Chargers) is reportedly taking part in minicamp with the New Orleans Saints on a tryout basis this week, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.

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  Saints | New Orleans getting to know David Johnson    Mon Jun 13, 01:30 PM

Free-agent RB David Johnson (Texans) is visiting with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, June 13.

Footballguys view: The Saints could be in the market for more help at the running back position. Johnson is no longer the player he used to be, but he could help a team as both a runner and receiver out of the backfield. New Orleans has Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram as the top two backs. Behind them, we like guys like Dwayne Washington or undrafted rookie Abram Smith - but only in deep dynasty formats.

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  Saints | Wil Lutz cleared to play    Mon Jun 13, 01:02 PM

New Orleans Saints PK Wil Lutz (groin) announced on social media on Monday, June 13, that he has been cleared to play after missing all of 2021 with a groin injury.

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  Saints | Joe Schobert meeting with New Orleans    Fri Jun 10, 02:34 PM

Free-agent LB Joe Schobert (Steelers) is visiting with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, June 10.

Footballguys view: Schobert was a late summer addition for the Steelers, but the team decided to sign his former teammate Myles Jack this offseason instead of sticking with him next to Devin Bush. He'll help a lot more in coverage than against the run and could help with the Saints inexperience at linebacker after Demario Davis.

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  Saints | WR Thomas Doubtful for Minicamp    Thu Jun 9, 04:01 PM

Amie Just, from the Times Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is doubtful for mandatory minicamp according to head coach Dennis Allen.

Footballguys view: We're not surprised by this news. In fact, it will be more of a surprise when Thomas is actually healthy and out there participating in practice. Perhaps that will be at the start of training camp later in the summer. WRs Jarvis Landry and first-round pick Chris Olave will get more looks with Thomas out, and they could get a bump in fantasy potential if Thomas is slow to start the 2022 regular season. Stay tuned.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas not expected to go at minicamp    Thu Jun 9, 03:14 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is 'doubtful' to participate in next week's minicamp, according to head coach Dennis Allen.

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  Saints | WR Landry 'Dominating' OTAs    Fri Jun 3, 03:07 PM

Nick Underhill, from NewOrleans.Football, reports New Orleans Saints WR Jarvis Landry has been dominating during OTAs and his presence has been felt during practices.

Footballguys view: This is a note for Fantasy GMs to pay attention to. Yes, it's June and it's not even mandatory minicamp but it's interesting to note that Landry is making the most of his fresh start with a new team. With WR Michael Thomas still coming back from the ankle injury that cost him most of the last two years, Landry could be a sneaky good addition to your fantasy team (PPR formats) late in the draft.

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  Saints | Malcolm Jenkins on retired list    Thu Jun 2, 06:48 PM

New Orleans Saints S Malcolm Jenkins was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Thursday, June 2.

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  Saints | Sharif Finch let go    Thu Jun 2, 06:47 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Sharif Finch (undisclosed) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, June 2.

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  Saints | Khalique Washington joins Saints    Thu Jun 2, 06:25 PM

Undrafted free-agent OG Khalique Washington (Southern Mississippi) signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, June 2. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill not on field    Mon May 30, 05:44 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Taysom Hill (foot) is not participating in offseason workouts because he is still recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered during the 2021 season.

Footballguys view: Hill is a officially a tight end now, but this pass offense should run through the wide receivers and Alvin Kamara (who may miss some or all of the season due to legal issues). Hill is still a tactical piece that can put the defense off balance due to his versatility, but his fantasy value is minimal.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara skipping workouts    Mon May 30, 05:41 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has not been participating in voluntary workouts this offseason.

Footballguys view: Kamara has legal troubles stemming from a February incident in Las Vegas that resulted in a felony battery charge. Longtime beat writer Jeff Duncan wrote recently that no one knows exactly how much of this season Kamara will play, if at all, and that he expects the team to sign a veteran back before the open of camp. Kamara's value is shaky at current ADP, but there's always a chance the league won't punish him until the legal process is done, and that could take until 2023.

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  Saints | Undrafted Rookie TE Krull Impresses    Mon May 30, 03:40 PM

Nick Underhill, from NewOrleans.Football, reports New Orleans Saints undrafted rookie TE Lucas Krull has impressed during team OTAs.

Footballguys view: Krull, a former college baseball player at Arkansas, played two years at Florida then two years at PITT. The Saints depth chart is wide open after starter Adam Trautman, so Krull could do enough to make the 53-man roster. A former quarterback (in addition to being a baseball first athlete), Krull knows how to find the soft spots in a zone and has speed to attack the seam. We'll be monitoring him in super deep dynasty formats. Plus, he's automatically made the Black Eyed Joe All-Name Team in 2022.

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  Saints | Jameis Winston still limping    Mon May 30, 10:30 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) was still walking with a visible limp during organized team activities last week.

Footballguys view: Winston has been a limited participant in OTAs, and reports have mostly been positive about his recovery from the knee injury that cut his 2021 season short. His passes still have plenty of zip to them, but this report indicated most of his passes in team drills were close to the line of scrimmage. Saints head coach Dennis Allen is confident that Winston will be ready for the start of training camp.

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  Saints | Chris Olave making good impression    Sun May 29, 09:14 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Chris Olave has the same traits as some top receivers, according to assistant general manager Jeff Ireland. 'He reminds me of some players who have played in our league, the Marvin Harrisons, who were just silky smooth and effortless,' Ireland said.

Footballguys view: Olave was arguably the best wide receiver coming into the league this year. He's a nuanced receiver with guile, speed and a nose for the end zone as the hallmarks of his game. Olave has 'late hands' and does a good job masking the incoming pass, plus he has the body control to make sideline and back-of-the-end-zone catches seem routine. With the injury history of WR Michael Thomas, there's a chance the rookie from Ohio State is the Saints leading receiver in 2022.

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  Saints | WR Thomas 'Heading in Right Direction'     Sat May 28, 03:32 PM

Nick Underhill, from NewOrleans.Football, reports New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is 'heading in the right direction' in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Footballguys view: Thomas missed all of last year and a good chunk of the 2020 season dealing with this ankle problem. He's back this year and should be full strength, but his role will be altered somewhat from where we remember. The Saints have Jarvis Landry to work underneath routes, and they selected Ohio State WR Chris Olave in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft to get plenty of targets as well.

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  Saints | Veteran Running Back signing before camp coming?    Fri May 27, 04:07 PM

Jeff Duncan, of Nola.com, would be surprised if the Saints did not sign a veteran running back before the start of training camp because of the uncertainty about whether Alvin Kamara will be with the team at the beginning of the season and how much of the season he'll be eligible to play after getting charged with felony battery in February stemming from an incident in Las Vegas

Footballguys view: Mark Ingram is in the winter of his career and Tony Jones was unimpressive in limited duty last year. Dwayne Washington and Devine Ozigbo are on the roster, but don't offer a lot of upside. UDFA Abram Smith (Baylor) is a name to remember as he was a natural after converting to running back from linebacker, but Duncan has covered the team for a long time and probably has his finger on the pulse of this situation. If we're looking for speculative redraft value to hedge against a Kamara suspension, the answer might not be on the roster yet.

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  Saints | Ethan Wolf cut from IR    Thu May 26, 05:05 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Ethan Wolf (undisclosed) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, May 26.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas hopeful for training camp    Thu May 26, 01:31 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) 'is not ready yet' and 'still well in his rehab,' but head coach Dennis Allen told reporters Friday, May 26, that 'our plan' is to have Thomas ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: We'll have a better idea about Thomas when training camp starts later this summer. He played seven games in 2020 and missed all of the 2021 season due to this ankle problem. Nobody knows how Thomas will look upon his return, and we'll have to see how his role works with WRs Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry there taking away targets.

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  Saints | Jameis Winston on field Wednesday    Wed May 25, 05:46 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, May 25.

Footballguys view: Things have been trending positively in Winston's recovery from last year's knee injury. He was an efficient passer last year before he got hurt, and working with WRs Michael Thomas, Chris Olave (2022 first-round pick) and Jarvis Landry should boost Winston's play.

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  Saints | Kahale Warring joins Saints    Tue May 24, 05:08 PM

Free-agent TE Kahale Warring (Jaguars) signed with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, May 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived S Jack Koerner.

Footballguys view: Warring has talent as a pass-catcher but he's got to stay healthy to play up to his potential. Since coming into the league as a third-round pick out of San Diego State in 2019, Warring has appeared in nine games while playing for three teams (he's been on five teams total). The Saints have Adam Trautman and Taysom Hill at the top of the TE depth chart, so Warring will be competing for a spot behind those two and is a long shot to make the 53-man roster.

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  Saints | Sharif Finch placed on IR    Wed May 18, 05:54 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Sharif Finch (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, May 18.

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  Saints | Josh Black signs with New Orleans    Wed May 18, 05:38 PM

Undrafted free-agent DT Josh Black (Syracuse) signed with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, May 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Jameis Winston making progress    Wed May 18, 02:53 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) recently began planting and throwing in what is the latest sign of progress in his rehab of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Wednesday, May 18.

Footballguys view: Everything seems to be trending in the right direction with Winston. He's the unquestioned starter, and Winston did look good last year before his knee injury. Winston is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  Saints | Jarvis Landry's incentives revealed    Wed May 18, 01:58 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Jarvis Landry's one-year, $6 million max value contract includes a base salary of $1.12 million and a signing bonus of $1.88 million. The veteran has incentives that include $250,000 for 55 catches or $500,000 for 65 catches or $1 million for 75 catches. In addition, he gets $500,000 for each of the following: five receiving touchdowns, playing at least 48.5 percent of snaps, 60 catches and a playoff appearance, and 607 yards and a playoff appearance.

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  Saints | Eric Wilson cut    Tue May 17, 06:29 PM

New Orleans Saints OG Eric X. Wilson was waived Tuesday, May 17.

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  Saints | Josh Andrews joins New Orleans    Mon May 16, 07:01 PM

Free-agent OG Josh Andrews (Falcons) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds two, lets two go    Mon May 16, 04:37 PM

Free-agent RB Devine Ozigbo (Patriots) and LB Eric Wilson (Texans) signed undisclosed contracts with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, May 16. The Saints also waived C Cohl Cabral and LB Joel Dublanko.

Footballguys view: Ozigbo has bounced around the league a bit over the last few years, and he's been with the Saints a couple of times since 2019. The Saints have a jam-packed backfield, so Ozigbo faces an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster. If you're looking for a sleeper in that backfield, we recommend stashing undrafted rookie Abram Smith (Baylor) in deeper leagues.

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  Saints | Drew Brees joking about comeback?    Mon May 16, 11:36 AM

Retired QB Drew Brees hinted that a comeback was possible while addressing his future on Sunday, May 15, following reports saying he was done as a broadcaster with NBC. 'I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids or all of the above. I'll let you know,' Brees tweeted. However, New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen believes Brees wasn't serious about unretiring. 'I think the comment was made in jest,' Allen said.

Footballguys view: Allen also revealed that there have been no conversations about Brees coming out of retirement with the team. Brees is done playing football, but it seems like he was having a little fun on social networking. The Saints have QB Jameis Winston as their starter for the 2022 season.

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  Saints | Jalen McCleskey waived    Sun May 15, 05:14 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Jalen McCleskey was waived on Sunday, May 15, per source.

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  Saints | Two players off roster    Sat May 14, 04:25 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Dylan Soehner was waived Friday, May 13, with a failed physical designation. The team also waived/injured TE Ethan Wolf (undisclosed).

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  Saints | Two draft picks sign contracts    Fri May 13, 05:31 PM

New Orleans Saints fifth-round draft choice LB D'Marco Jackson and sixth-round draft choice DT Jordan Jackson signed four-year contracts with the Saints Friday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Jarvis Landry headed home to Louisiana    Fri May 13, 04:16 PM

Free-agent WR Jarvis Landry (Browns) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, May 13. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: The deal is reportedly worth "up to $6 million" according to other reports. Landry gets a new home, and returns to Louisiana where he played college football at LSU, but it's on a one-year "prove it" deal. It might be tough to find production as the no.3 receiver behind Michael Thomas and rookie first-round pick Chris Olave. We'll see what kind of connection Landry can build with QB Jameis Winston in training camp.

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  Saints | Chris Olave signs rookie deal    Fri May 13, 12:03 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Chris Olave signed a four-year rookie deal worth $19.27 million, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Friday, May 13. The Saints have a fifth-year option on the fully guaranteed contract.

Footballguys view: Olave was arguably the best wide receiver in this draft class. He certainly could have been the most polished route runner of the bunch. Olave doesn't play with great speed, but he knows how to get open and has a knack for making the tough catch. He'll work as the no.2 receiver opposite of Michael Thomas in 2022.

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  Saints | Trevor Penning signs rookie deal    Fri May 13, 09:43 AM

New Orleans Saints first-round pick OT Trevor Penning agreed to a four-year, fully guaranteed contract Friday, May 13. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but the deal includes a fifth-year option.

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