Posts Tagged ‘Curtis Lofton’

Saints QB Chase Daniel reflects on the time that LB Curtis Lofton destroyed him in college…

Earlier in the week, Saints teammates QB Chase Daniel and LB Curtis Lofton tried to fight each other during practice. It was an interesting and brief altercation … but it wasn’t the first time those two had been jawing on the field.

Reactions to a rumble: Saints players explain why they all tried to fight each other

At a sweltering, dragging Saints mini-camp this morning, things got heated. I mean, it was already heated at over 100 degrees. But tempers flared. As you read on Twitter and right here, the Saints got into a little fracas, donnybrook, or brouhaha. A skirmish, perhaps. One might say rumble. After he had just been picked off twice during nickel day, QB Chase Daniel was pissed off that LB Curtis Lofton landed on him after trying to deflect a pass. Lofton came in unblocked, and touched Daniel. Uh oh. And it was on. Daniel threw the ball into the ground, it hit Lofton, and players came from all over to push, shove, and yell. “Don’t hit the quarterback!” Daniel screamed. Players […]

My story: LB Curtis Lofton did his homework before joining the scandal-ridden Saints

When Curtis Lofton hit free agency, the Saints issues were well-known. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had already announced the investigation into the bounty system, and Drew Brees was still unsigned. The possibility of trouble loomed. Yet Lofton, the prize middle linebacker of the free agent class, came to New Orleans anyway. But before he did, Lofton did his homework. “I mean, I asked about the bounties,” Lofton told me in the locker room yesterday, “what was going on with that, what players they thought were going to be suspended, what they thought the suspensions were, what they were going do with me and (Jonathan) Vilma — I asked all those questions. They were very up front and truthful with me, […]

Three and out: Fantasy implications of Saints’ suspensions

Happy Wednesday, everybody. The NFL has handed down the fines for Jonathan Vilma and others today, and today we’re just going to focus on the fantasy implications for those caught in the wake.

Saints looking at free agents who could replace Vilma

As the only Saints player named specifically in the NFL’s news release announcing the punishments of Saints personnel involved in the team’s “bounty” program, LB Jonathan Vilma is likely in line for steep discipline as well.

Saints set weekend visit with LB Lofton; Bucs submit offer

Free-agent LB Curtis Lofton will visit the Saints this weekend, according to a league source.

Saints showing interest in LB Lofton

The Saints are showing interest in former Falcons LB Curtis Lofton, according to league sources.

VJax might be just the start of Bucs’ binge

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their man in wide receiver Vincent Jackson, signing him to a five-year deal that will average $12 million over the first three years.

Tatupu agrees to deal with Falcons; Lofton on way out?

Ex-Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu has agreed to terms with the Falcons and there’s a very good chance he will replace Curtis Lofton, league sources said Saturday.

Falcons have hit on many gems under Dimitroff

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, in concert with head coach Mike Smith, has unearthed some gems who have paid big dividends this season.

Falcons report: Ryan has more options

Pat Kirwan was at Falcons camp on Tuesday with an update for “Around the League,” taking a closer look at Matt Ryan, replacing Michael Jenkins and the rookies on defense.

Falcons’ Turner returns to practice

Michael Turner took a positive step in returning from the ankle injury that kept him out of last week’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Giants on Wedneday, returning to the practice field for the first time as the Falcons returned from their off day.

Midseason awards — not stating the obvious

There are so many things that can be debated at the midseason point. Even though there’s still a lot of football left to be played, I’m about to give props to some deserving guys who might not be getting the recognition they deserve.

White among Falcons’ starters listed as questionable

The Falcons’ Friday injury report listed six starters, including WR Roddy White, who are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins.

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