Saints News, 1/1/14: Saints Make Slight Roster Adjustments, Pierre Thomas Misses Practice

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The team promoted linebacker Kyle Knox from the practice squad to the active roster and released safety Eric Frampton. Defensive back Eddie Whitley was also signed to the practice squad. Knox is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker from Fresno State who played in four games earlier this season when he was with Jacksonville. In other news, Pierre Thomas missed practice today due to a chest injury. The severity of his injury is unknown at this time.



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New Orleans Saints release first injury report for Eagles game
Pierre Thomas, Rafael Bush did not practice

New Orleans Saints promote linebacker Kyle Knox to active roster
Team releases safety Eric Frampton

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PHILADELPHIA -- If Kyle Orton threw for 358 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles, Drew Brees could set a record.

Saints morning report: Playing catch-up - NFC South Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Chip Kelly's offense is a lot like Sean Payton's offense. In fast-forward. The Philadelphia Eagles' rookie head coach has introduced


Eagles Prepare for Saints

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Earl Wolff misses practice for Eagles | ProFootballTalk
It doesn't look good for safety Earl Wolff's chances of taking the field for the Eagles on Saturday night. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Wolff didn't practice on Wednesday because of the right knee injury that's forced him to miss five of the last six games.

Anderson Returns To Practice
The Eagles got good news on the injury front as reserve safety and special teams demon Colt Andersonreturned to practice for the first time since suffering a knee injury late in the Minnesota game back on December 15.

Nick Foles and Drew Brees: Big state, small world - ESPN
PHILADELPHIA – Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has pointed this out before: Texas is a big state. He pointed it out when the Eagles played Washin

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Chip Kelly ignores New Orleans Saints' road record, not Drew Brees - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. – The New Orleans Saints’ road record might be the dominant theme in the public eye heading into their trip to Philadelphia

Eagles coach isn't buying Saints road woes storyline | New Orleans
Chip Kelly isn’t buying into the storyline that the Saints are human away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Not one bit, in fact.

Kelly: Saints' Schemes Are Quite Devilish

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Eagles: Playoffs Tested And Ready
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Other Saints News

NFL upholds Manning single season passing record | New Orleans
The NFL will allow Peyton Manning to keep his single season yardage record.

2009 New Orleans Saints - In Photos: Ranking the Super Bowl Winners From This Century - Forbes
Regular season record: 13-3 Simple rating system (SRS): 10.8 Net points: 169 Average margin of victory in playoffs: 17 Super Bowl margin of victory: 14 The Saints were 13-0 at one point in the season before losing their last three games. Quarterback Drew Brees was the Super Bowl MVP, but the defense played a big role in the win when Tracy Porter ran back a 74-yard interception return to seal the game.

Kenny Stills goes deep for New Orleans Saints - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Rookie receiver Kenny Stills ended his first NFL regular season in style, catching a 76-yard touchdown pass in the New Orleans Saints


NFL News

Report: Teddy Bridgewater will enter NFL Draft | ProFootballTalk
For months, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been talked about as a potential top pick in the 2014 Draft with his status as an underclassman who might not elect to join the professional ranks one of the only things standing in the way of a handshake with Roger Goodell.

Report: Redskins to interview Jim Caldwell | ProFootballTalk
Jim Caldwell's dance card is filling up. The Ravens offensive coordinator is drawing interest from the Lions for their head coaching vacancy and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Caldwell is also slated to interview with the Redskins.



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