Saints News September 14: WR Andy Tanner Clears Waivers

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Great White Hope Andy Tanner clears waivers today. Is he destined for the Saints' practice squad again?



From the Saints' Sideline

Feelin' the Brees: New Orleans Saints' offensive stats through Game 1 |
Dan Swenson - An illustrated look at how Drew Brees and the 1-0 New Orleans Saints' top five offensive playmakers performed during their first game of the 2013 season.

Banged up New Orleans Saints defense faces challenge at Tampa Bay Buccaneers |
Katherine Terrell - Saints could be missing several starters against Tampa Bay.

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What to Watch For |
Larry Holder - Mark Ingram, John Jenkins, Josh Freeman among those to watch Sunday.

We'll learn more about New Orleans Saints in game at Tampa Bay Buccaneers |
Jeff Duncan - History shows 2-0 starts can propel teams to playoffs.

Criticism or praise, it’s all the same to the Saints’ Roman Harper | The Advocate
BAW - Few would blame New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper if he chose to gloat in the afterglow of the first multiple takeaway performance of his NFL career in Sunday’s season-opening win against the Atlanta Falcons.

Mark Ingram, Saints vow to stick with ground game | The Advocate
Ramon Vargas - Like many of his team’s fans, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was frustrated with his lack of success running the ball in the Week 1 win at home against the Atlanta Falcons.

New Orleans Saints vs. Bucs: Five things to watch |
DeShazier - Some top storylines to pay attention to Sunday.

New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game preview |
The team is seeking its first win on the road for the 2013 season. INCLUDES NFL.COM VIDEO

Double Coverage: Saints-Buccaneers - New Orleans Saints Blog |
Matt Williamson vs. Pat Y - Two of the biggest stories in the NFC South in Week 1 were that New Orleans played good defense and Tampa Bay never was able to get into an offensive rhythm

Alone In First Place (Always Take the Points) | The Angry Who Dat
AWD - Of course, Ralph thinks we lose. S***. It takes all kinds. Saints 86, Bucs -3.

The Lamentation of Their Women | WDSC
Himself - What is best in the world? To crush your enemies, to seize control of the NFC South on the first day of the season, and to do it all with your defense.

Blogging with the Enemy (BucStop) |

Saints vs. Buccaneers 2013, NFL Week 2, Sean Payton, Greg Schiano |
John (don't call me Jimmy) Hendrix


From the Crow's Nest

Buccaneers vs. Saints All-22 Preview: Matching up with New Orleans | Bucs Nation
Sander Philipse - Stunting is bad enough, but the Saints pose other issues for the Buccaneers.

Bucs vs. Saints I: Big Dang Preview | Bucs Nation
JC DeLaTorre - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers open their home schedule against hated division rival New Orleans. (HansDat Note: Dang! How could you? You write for THEM????)

Bucs offensive line looks to jump start run game |
Ira Kaufman - The men paid to protect Josh Freeman and carve holes open for Doug Martin fell short on both counts in Sunday’s season opener.

Bucs Hot Reads: LB Foster gets sack-happy
(HansDat Note: Roy Cummings stole my gag!)

Friday Notes: An Answer for Sproles? |
Head Coach Greg Schiano calls Darren Sproles the best in the game in his specific role out of the Saints backfield, but the Buccaneers have athletic linebackers that they hope can keep Sproles limited...Plus, an updated injury report and more.

Video: Buccaneers Insider-Step Up |
Insider welcomes special guest John Lynch, the former Buc star turned Fox game analyst who has some insight on where the Bucs are headed in 2013.



NFL Films special on Steve Gleason to air Tuesday |
Jeff Duncan - Half-hour special is expected to be expanded to full-length documentary later this fall.

Bar patrons benefit from New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's good-guy approach: notebook |
Larry Holder - Sean Payton make his first trip back to Tampa since breaking his leg on the sideline in 2011.

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