Saints News 3/27/13: Could Colt McCoy Become Saints' New Back-up QB?

Chris Graythen

His release from the Browns is reportedly coming soon. Some media prognosticators say New Orleans could be a likely landing spot.



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Dwight Freeney could be New Orleans Saints target -
Dwight Freeney left Denver Broncos headquarters without a contract last week. Could the pass-rush-needy New Orleans Saints get him if they fail to land cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha?

Linebacker Victor Butler visits Eagles, leaves without a deal
Free agent linebacker Victor Butler visited with the Eagles on Tuesday but left without a contract. There was still mutual interest in getting a deal done, an NFL source said. But Butler has met with a number of other teams, including the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers, and could be mulling over multiple offers.

Report: Saints interested in Dwight Freeney | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The New Orleans Saints continue to explore ways to improve their 32nd-ranked defense through free agency. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network repo…

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Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) in action against Dallas Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith (77) at Cowboys S

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Other NFL News

Colt McCoy won’t be with the Browns much longer | ProFootballTalk
The signing of quarterback Jason Campbell will hasten a move that everyone has been expecting: The Browns will soon part ways with quarterback Colt McCoy. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that McCoy is expected to be released or traded soon.

Browns still hoping they can trade Colt McCoy, not cut him | ProFootballTalk
But it’s harder to see why any team would trade for McCoy. He simply hasn’t been good enough in his three NFL seasons for it to make sense for a team to give up a player or a draft pick to acquire him. So the Browns will probably cut McCoy. Even if they’re going to take their time about it.

Dolphins confirm new logo | ProFootballTalk
"It was leaked by somebody at Nike," team CEO Mike Dee said Wednesday after a press conference regarding the ongoing stadium renovation effort, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "We had always had a plan to kind of roll it out over a 30-day period so we’re going to start rolling it out. But the logo is only one part of the announcement. It’s a complete re-branding of the team."

Plenty of teams have plenty of cap room | ProFootballTalk
This year, teams are required to spend 89 percent of the unadjusted cap. But that number is determined at least for now on a four-year rolling average, which essentially allows teams to pocket 44 percent of a single year’s spending limit from 2013 through 2016. Based on the current cap numbers, some teams are well on their way to that number.

Chiefs lay foundation to trade top pick | ProFootballTalk
With buzz increasing regarding quarterback Geno Smith, including the teams picking second (Jaguars), third (Raiders), and fourth (Eagles) linked to the former West Virginia quarterback, the Chiefs' best play becomes obvious. Get one of them to trade up to No. 1 to get Smith.

NFL sees no increase in injuries on Thursdays | ProFootballTalk
According to a health and safety press release published by the NFL this week, the Competition Committee asked the league’s medical advisors to study whether there was an increase in the number of injuries — and specifically an increase in concussions — during Thursday night games. And the study said there was no increase at all.

Bucs' Barber still undecided on return or retirement | Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans: Keep up with your team news on Bucs Beat, our blog for all things Bucs. St. Petersburg Times sports writers keep you posted on the latest Bucs news, and you can weigh in with your own thoughts.

Reggie Bush steaks his mark in Detroit
Lions running back Reggie Bush, a recent free-agent addition, already has a steak named after him.

Vince Young throws at Texas' pro timing day - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Vince Young picked some familiar ground as he tries to resurrect his sinking NFL career. Vince Young throws at Texas pro timing day

Manti Te'o lowers 40 time at Notre Dame pro day - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN
Manti Teo ran a little better on his home field than he did at the NFL combine, lowering his 40-yard time by more than a tenth of a second during Notre Dames pro day. Manti Teo lowers 40 time at Notre Dame pro day



Why did the Tennessee Titans hire Gregg Williams? |
"The stuff Gregg said, I heard him say it a hundred times, going back to when we (the Oilers) hired him as a quality-control in 1990," Munchak told King. "I never thought he crossed the line. It was just the way he talked. Rah rah. No one ever thought he meant to hurt anyone. If I didn't know him, his words would probably be a problem. But I knew Gregg. I'd heard it all before.

Ndamukong Suh eliminated from ‘Splash’
Lions fans, your prayers have been answered. Ndamukong Suh’s foray into celebrity diving was short-lived. The defensive tackle was eliminated on Splash in a dive-off with former soccer star Brandi Chastain.

Super Bowl champ works as intern - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Super Bowl champion Torrey Smith spent the first month of his offseason the same way many college students spend their summers — interning. Super Bowl champ works as intern

Ex-NFL cheerleader suffers first MMA loss |
If you thought being a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs was brutal, try WMMA fighting! I don’t know what’s harder? Let’s be honest. Rachel Wray got in more offense in her first five MMA fig


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Cowboys cheerleaders prep for calendar shoot
Cowboys cheerleaders had a dress rehearsal on for the outfits they will be wearing in the annual calendar.

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