Posts Tagged ‘Mickey Loomis’

My story: Sean Gilbert, the last man to take a year-long stand, backs Saints QB Drew Brees

There are so few people who can understand what Drew Brees is going through. The Saints franchise quarterback is without a contract for 2012, and he doesn’t want to sign his franchise tag that provides no long-term security. A contract drama that has played out in public may result in Brees missing mandatory mini-camp, some of training camp, and then who knows? The possibilities are chilling and endless. To gain some perspective, I spoke to the one person who can understand what Brees is going through and what his options are — Former Pro Bowl DT Sean Gilbert. Still the last player to sit out the entire season in protest of the franchise tag, Gilbert took the one stand so […]

Saints’ Payton on way to owner’s meetings

The Saints said Monday that head coach Sean Payton is on his way to the NFL Annual Meeting.

Will Payton’s move have repercussions?

When news broke Monday that Sean Payton intended to relocate to Dallas and commute to New Orleans for his job as coach of the Saints, it seemed an awful lot like a non-story. Quite frankly, it still does.

Saints start with Sharper, Colston on PUP list

The Saints announced Thursday that FS Darren Sharper, WR Robert Meachem, WR Marques Colston and LB Clint Ingram will begin training camp on the PUP list.

Saints uncertain about intentions of key RFAs

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis expects three of his team’s restricted free agents to sign their tenders Monday, but the status of the team’s other five remains in limbo.

Loomis: Saints have figure in mind for Sharper

Saints GM Mickey Loomis says the team has “a specific idea” of what it wants to pay unrestricted free-agent safety Darren Sharper. Both sides say their open to his return. But at what price?

Scenes from a Super sideline

Even before riding along with the New Orleans Saints with a police escort from the team hotel to Sun Life Stadium for Super Bowl XLIV, I gained a better understanding of the love affair Saints fans have for their team, and the love the team has for its fans.

Bush defining own role for Saints

For everyone who wants Reggie Bush to be their kind of runner, try allowing him to be his own kind of runner. Just as we watched Gale Sayers and Barry Sanders create a new artistic form of running, we should allow Bush to freely find his own road to the endzone.

Saints still looking at RB James, GM says

The Saints continue to have RB Edgerrin James on their free-agent radar, but adding to the offensive backfield in the short term isn’t a priority, general manager Mickey Loomis said Tuesday at the NFL Spring Meeting.

Saints make evacuation plans

With Tropical Storm Gustav threatening to hit the Louisiana coast early next week as a major hurricane, the Saints have made precautionary plans if they need to evacuate from New Orleans. Saints executive VP/GM Mickey Loomis said in a statement late Thursday the team would evacuate to Indianapolis.

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