Drew Brees replaces RG3 on Pro Bowl squad

For the seventh time in his illustrious career, Drew Brees will be headed to Honolulu. The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday that the Saints quarterback has been named to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster, replacing the injured Robert Griffin III. Joining guard Jahri Evans and punter Thomas Morstead, Brees is the third Saints player to earn the…

NFL ‘vacates all player discipline’ in Saints bounty case

After months of legal recourse and hand-wringing, the BountyGate scandal has seemingly been put to rest. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed on his Twitter account that the four players involved in the case have been cleared of any discipline despite engaging in conduct detrimental to the league. Tagliabue affirms factual findings of Commissioner Goodell…concludes Hargrove,…

Drew Brees donating $1 million to Sandy relief

Having experienced Hurricane Katrina, Drew Brees knows all too well how a storm of that magnitude can affect those unfortunately caught in its path. And, just as he did after Katrina, the Saints’ superstar quarterback is lending a helping hand. According to the Associated Press, Brees is donating $1 million to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts….

Sean Payton contract voided; could wind up in Dallas?

We won’t see Sean Payton on the sidelines this season, but there’s no doubt he’ll be returning to the coaching ranks in 2013. Where, though, is yet to be determined. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has voided Payton’s recent three-year contract extension, allowing the suspended Saints coach to test the free agent waters…

Drew Brees sets NFL record with TD pass streak

Another year, another record broken for Drew Brees. In the first quarter of the Saints’ Sunday night matchup against the Chargers, Brees tossed a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game, surpassing legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas for the all-time record. With suspended head coach Sean Payton and Unitas’ son, Joe, looking on, Brees hooked up…

Saints’ Shanle blasts Donte Whitner, 49ers on Twitter

They may hail from different divisions and their paths don’t cross very often, but the Saints and 49ers are quickly becoming the NFL’s hottest rivalry. The two have traded barbs since their NFC Divisional Round tilt, and the verbal battle continued to drag on this week. It started (again) on Monday, when San Fran safety…

Huge Sean Payton picture hangs over Saints facility

He may be gone for the upcoming season, but suspended coach Sean Payton definitely is not forgotten. How could he be, when there’s a self-portrait literally hanging over the Saints’ collective heads? As FOX reporter Jennifer Hale shared via Twitter, the team on Friday added a giant-sized picture of Payton atop their indoor training facility….