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Jul

30

New Orleans Saints agree to deal with rookie tailback Mark Ingram

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with rookie tailback Mark Ingram, both he and his agent Joel Segal have confirmed.

Terms of the deal have not been released yet. Ingram is here at Saints camp to sign the deal this morning. So it’s possible he could make it out to the practice field before this morning’s session ends around 11 a.m. If so, he would probably be more of a spectactor than a participant.

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Jul

28

Reggie Bush agrees to be traded from New Orleans Saints to Miami Dolphins

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Saints tailback Reggie Bush has agreed to a new contract with the Miami Dolphins, agent Joel Segal confirmed.

That will allow the Saints and Dolphins to complete a trade for Bush, as was originally reported by Fox’s Jay Glazer. Terms of that trade have not been disclosed.

The Saints are planning to issue a statement later today.

Bush’s new deal will reportedly be for just under $10 million over two years, according to a league source.

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Jul

28

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton announced more signings

By Doug Tatum, The Times-Picayune

Updates from New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton’s news conference:

Transactions to date: “Lance Moore, Jermon Bushrod, Scott Shanle, Leigh Torrence, Chris Reis and Jo-Lonn Dunbar have all agreed to terms on new contracts.”

Payton: front office “really haven’t gotten a lot of sleep.”

Team meeting held at 2 p.m.; conditioning test; players have had physicals and gotten equipment. First two days of practice non-pads.

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Jul

28

New Orleans Saints make sure they keep receiver Lance Moore

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

Sure-handed receiver Lance Moore has been one of quarterback Drew Brees’ most dependable targets the past five years. That’s why the New Orleans Saints made it one of their top priorities to hang on to him.

Moore announced via his Twitter account Wednesday that he has agreed to a five-year deal to stay in New Orleans. Terms were not disclosed.

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Jul

28

New Orleans Saints reportedly discussing Reggie Bush trade with Miami Dolphins

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints are reportedly discussing a rare “sign and trade” arrangement that would send tailback Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins, according to Fox’s Jay Glazer.

Glazer tweeted that the two teams have worked out the terms of a trade that is contingent on Bush agreeing to a new contract with the Dolphins. He said Bush’s agent Joel Segal is negotiating with the Dolphins late into the night.

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Jul

26

New Orleans Saints add two more undrafted free agents

By James Varney, The Times-Picayune

Reports indicate the Saints have added two more undrafted free agents to their roster. If true – and the Saints have not commented on a single named player since the NFL lockout ended Monday – it would bring to 11 the number of such players to join the Saints.

One of the players was North Dakota State cornerback Josh Gatlin, the other Coy Beilby, an offensive tackle out of Marian University.

Jul

26

New Orleans Saints players excited to be back at practice facility

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

About 10 to 15 New Orleans Saints players have stopped by the team’s practice facility today for some voluntary workouts and some long-overdue quality time with the coaching staff.

The players will officially report to training camp Thursday. The first practice is expected to take place Friday, though that still has not been announced.

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Jul

25

New Orleans Saints make Clemson safety team’s first undrafted free agent signee

By James Varney, The Times-Picayune

The Saints have wasted no time jumping into the undrafted free agent pool, and the first player expected in Metairie later this week is Clemson strong safety DeAndre McDaniel, according to published reports. Clubs were allowed to talk with ndrafted free agents Monday night, just hours after the players signed off on the framework for a new collective bargaining agreement.

McDaniel, 6-feet, 217, was a first team All-ACC player and third team All-American last year. He finished his Clemson career having played in 53 games, which tied a school record, and 35 starts. In that span he recorded 296 tackles (18.5 tackles for loss), with two sacks and 15 interceptions.

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Jul

25

New Orleans Saints pick up Ohio State DT as mad, undrafted free agent scramble continues

By James Varney, The Times-Picayune

Continuing to push the undrafted free agent pedal to the metal, the Saints made Ohio State defensive tackle Dexter Larimore the second such addition to their roster Monday night.

Larimore first drifted on to the radar of NFL scouts when he notched 20 tackles in the Buckeyes 2010 Rose Bowl victory over Oregon, butdespite being a four-year contributor in Columbus he was not invited to the NFL Combine.

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Jul

25

Saints back-to-work FYI

By Pat Yasinskas

Readiness factor: The Saints got a lot of media attention during the players-only workouts. This team did as good a job of handling the lockout as any team in the league. The workouts were well attended, and quarterback Drew Brees and linebacker Jonathan Vilma were running the offense and defense, respectively. The coaches weren’t around, but Brees and Vilma have basically been coaches on the field for the past few years, so the Saints probably weren’t getting away with too many mistakes while working on their own. It also helps that the Saints are largely a veteran team. They also have a coaching staff that’s remained mostly in place. The lockout wasn’t ideal for any team, but the Saints are probably in better shape than most as they come out of it.

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