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Saints News, 4/9/14: Saints To Face Gregg Williams In Preseason Opener

The NFL released the 2014 preseason schedule today and the Saints' schedule goes as follows: WEEK 1 - Saints @ Rams, WEEK 2 - Titans @ Saints, WEEK 3 - Saints @ Colts (nationally televised on CBS), Week 4 - Ravens @ Saints. Gregg Williams recently became the Rams' defensive coordinator.

Chris Graythen

NFL Preseason Schedule


NY Giants vs. Buffalo (NBC, 8/3)


WEEK 1 – AUGUST 7-10

Buffalo at Carolina

Cincinnati at Kansas City

Cleveland at Detroit

Dallas at San Diego

Green Bay at Tennessee

Houston at Arizona

Indianapolis at NY Jets

Miami at Atlanta

New England at Washington

New Orleans at St. Louis

Oakland at Minnesota

Philadelphia at Chicago

Pittsburgh at NY Giants

San Francisco at Baltimore

Seattle at Denver

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 14-18

Jacksonville at Chicago (ESPN, 8/14)
Kansas City at Carolina (FOX, 8/17)
Cleveland at Washington (ESPN, 8/18)
Arizona at Minnesota
Atlanta at Houston
Baltimore at Dallas
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Denver at San Francisco
Detroit at Oakland
Green Bay at St. Louis
Miami at Tampa Bay
NY Giants at Indianapolis
NY Jets at Cincinnati
Philadelphia at New England
San Diego at Seattle
Tennessee at New Orleans

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 21-24

Oakland at Green Bay (CBS, 8/22)

New Orleans at Indianapolis (CBS, 8/23)

San Diego at San Francisco (FOX, 8/24)

Cincinnati at Arizona (NBC, 8/24)

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

Jacksonville at Detroit

Tennessee at Atlanta

Chicago at Seattle

Tampa Bay at Buffalo

Dallas at Miami

Carolina at New England

NY Giants at NY Jets

Washington at Baltimore

St. Louis at Cleveland

Houston at Denver

Minnesota at Kansas City


Arizona at San Diego

Atlanta at Jacksonville

Baltimore at New Orleans

Carolina at Pittsburgh

Chicago at Cleveland

Denver at Dallas

Detroit at Buffalo

Indianapolis at Cincinnati

Kansas City at Green Bay

Minnesota at Tennessee

New England at NY Giants

NY Jets at Philadelphia

San Francisco at Houston

Seattle at Oakland

St. Louis at Miami

Washington at Tampa Bay




Saints News

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NFL News

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LSU's Pro Day: Live updates
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Arian Foster: Back surgery wasn’t as major as it sounded | ProFootballTalk
The Texans signed running back Andre Brown recently, but their incumbent starter doesn't sound like he's ready to take on a smaller workload. Texans running back Arian Foster said last month that he has been medically cleared after the microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery on his back that ended...

Jim Kelly completes first round of chemotherapy | ProFootballTalk
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly has completed his first round of chemotherapy. Jill Kelly wrote on Twitter that her husband's first round of chemo is done. The Kelly family has been open about the challenges Jim has faced since he was diagnosed with oral cancer.

Reggie Wayne proclaims himself "way ahead of schedule" | ProFootballTalk
When Colts receiver Reggie Wayne suffered a torn ACL six months ago, the biggest question was whether he'd be ready to work on the first day of training camp. Now Wayne says that's not a question at all.

Considerable NFL Rule Changes Because of Players
Jimmy Graham is not the first, and will certainly not be the last player to have a rule change because of his actions. There's already a laundry list.

Falcons add safety Dwight Lowery, cornerback Josh Wilson. | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
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