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Saints News, 5/22/14: Saints $1.9 Million Under Salary Cap With Rookies Signed

The New Orleans Saints are $1,935,121.00 under the salary cap as of Thursday morning, according to the NFL Players Association. The Saints have signed their entire draft class and currently have 90 players under contract. Only the top 51 player contracts on the team count toward the salary cap in the offseason. In other news, Saints players took the field last night....for softball. See links below to find out who won.

Stacy Revere



Saints Softball

Saints offense beats defense in 2nd annual Ben Grubbs #66 Foundation Softball Showdown
The New Orleans Saints offense defeated the defense (14-8) in the 2nd annual Ben Grubbs #66 Foundation Softball Showdown at Zephyer Field Wednesday night. The offense’s strong night started in the home run derby when QB Drew Brees took home the trophy after defeating, QB Luke McCown, DE Tyrunn Walker and LS Justin Drescher. More than 5,000 fans attended this year’s contest, which supported the New Orleans Boys and Girls club.

Recapping our coverage of Ben Grubbs' charity softball game
Pro Bowl guard's event attracted most of the team

Drew Brees on Brandin Cooks, home runs and more - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The local media caught up with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees for the first time this offseason on Wednesday night during


Saints News

New Orleans Saints are $1,935,121 under the salary cap with rookie class signed |
Saints have some of the smallest available cap room in the NFL

As he successfully did in college, Saints receiver Kenny Stills focused on avoiding sophomore slump | Black and Gold

New Orleans Saints DBs couldn't wait to start competing - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' defensive backs stand out as a competitive bunch. So it should come as no surprise that they didn’t wai

Drew Brees knows what Jimmy Graham is going through - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. – For the second time in three years, Drew Brees and his favorite target will be split apart as the New Orleans Saints kick off th

Drew Brees explains workers comp stance - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Although it can be awkward for NFL players to take firm stances against their teams on certain league issues, it's nothing new for Ne

New Orleans Saints 2014 offseason wrap-up - ESPN
With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror and training camp just a couple of months away, we assess the New Orleans Saints' offseas

Is betting on the New Orleans Saints to win the Super Bowl one of the best value bets? | New Orleans Saints

An early look at the Saints week 3 and 4 opponents: Minnesota and Dallas | The Saints Nation

Press Man, the Threat of Pressure, and Justin Gilbert |
Against the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees, Pettine knew he would likely see some empty backfield sets and he wants to punish the Saints for getting all five receivers into the pattern. Below, you'll see the Saints motion Darren Sproles out wide, at which point Buffalo checks to their all out blitz:

Former Saints stars Willie Roaf, Wesley Walls going into College Football Hall of Fame
Just the latest of many honors for Roaf


NFL News

Ed Hochuli’s son among 12 new NFL officials for 2014 | ProFootballTalk
After a season in which scrutiny on the NFL's officials was even greater than usual, the league has announced that there will be more turnover than usual in the officiating department. A press release distributed today confirmed that the NFL has hired 12 new officials for the 2014 season.

Winston thinks higher standard should apply to Irsay and other owners | ProFootballTalk
NFLPA president Eric Winston joined PFT Live on Thursday for an extended and comprehensive and enlightening discussion of a variety of issues. Inevitably, the question of the NFL's handling of Colts owner Jim Irsay came up.

Former players say they were never warned about painkiller side effects | ProFootballTalk
The mainstream news media continues to take significant notice of the latest lawsuit filed by former players against the NFL. On Thursday's edition of NBC's Today, two of the plaintiffs discussed the situation during a studio interview, J.D. Hill and Ron Pritchard.

Ryan Clark: Handling of Irsay shows hypocrisy of the NFL | ProFootballTalk
At the NFL meetings in Atlanta this week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that he was holding off on any discipline for Colts owner Jim Irsay "until we have more information and more facts.

NFL isn’t applying a double standard to Jim Irsay, yet | ProFootballTalk
It's become fashionable over the last two days to accuse the NFL of applying a different standard to Colts owner Jim Irsay than the rules that are applied to players.  The truth, however, is that the NFL hasn't applied a double standard when it comes to Irsay. Yet.

Fifty Senators send letter pushing NFL to change Redskins name | ProFootballTalk
It's one thing for a random politician to speak out about the Redskins name or another to muse about the possibility of changing it on a popular national radio and TV show.

NFL Player Calls Out Roger Goodell Over Jim Irsay 'Hypocrisy' (VIDEO)
At least one veteran player isn't pleased with how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handled -- or didn't handle -- the arrest of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark claimed that Goodell's inaction so far "sho...



VIDEO: Kenny Stills at New Orleans Saints softball game
New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills speaks at the New Orleans Saints charity softball game on Wednesday May 21, 2014. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Saintsation spotlight: Summer, Jennifer
Veteran Saintsation Summer and rookie Jennifer talked with Jared Sampson of the New Orleans Saints about making this season's squad.