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Saints News, 6/18/15: Drew Brees: More New Things Than Ever for Saints Offense

From Mike Triplett: “I’d say we’re doing probably more new things now than we ever have,” said Brees, who explained that this is always the time of year for experimenting with the playbook. “There’s always new ideas, there’s always offseason studies that you kind of undergo. And you say, ‘Hey, I think we can incorporate this into our offense. It’s something that Brandin Cooks could do really well, something Ben Watson could do really well, something the running backs could do really well.’ Some things stick and some things don’t. And I’d say maybe there’s just more things that have stuck thus far.”

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Saints News

Drew Brees: More new things than ever for New Orleans Saints offense - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Changes were clearly needed to the Saints offense, both because of last year's 7-9 collapse and because the Saints' personnel looks so much different.

Junior Galette of New Orleans Saints to meet with NFL about January arrest
New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette said he'll meet with NFL officials in New York at the end of this month to help determine whether any punishment is warranted for his January arrest.

Marques Colston on pay cut: I didn’t want to leave a Hall of Fame quarterback | ProFootballTalk
Wide receiver Marques Colston is the Saints' all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, but that didn't stop the Saints from asking him to slash his salary this offseason.

Five takeaways from Coach Sean Payton's Wednesday press conference
He met with the media following second day of minicamp

John DeShazier: Marques Colston aiming to finish what he started with Saints
Team's all-time leading receiver wants to finish his career in New Orleans

Junior Galette talks about injury, offseason
Junior Galette speaks with reporters on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

Wide Receivers Coach talks about his receivers
John Morton speaks with the media following Minicamp Day 2 in Metairie, LA. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

Hall of Famer Willie Roaf talks about the Saints
Willie Roaf speaks with the media following Minicamp Day 2 in Metairie, LA. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

Dannell Ellerbe has fond memories of New Orleans, including Super Bowl win |
Saints acquired Ellerbe in trade with Dolphins

New Orleans Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri making most of his chances at minicamp |
Sunseri says he feels more comfortable in year two

Jairus Byrd prefers not to dwell on dismal 2014 as he prepares for 2nd year with Saints |
Only one month into the 2014 season, Byrd suffered a torn meniscus in practice, ending his first year with the Saints just as it was beginning.

New Orleans Saints experimenting with multiple defensive fronts |
Saints using 3-4, 4-3 fronts at minicamp

New Orleans Saints QB Ryan Griffin discusses being struck by bottle - NFL Nation - ESPN
New Orleans Saints quarterback Ryan Griffin spoke to the media for the first time since being struck by a champagne bottle at a New Orleans club.

Saints rookie Andrus Peat working his way out from 'behind the 8-ball' - NFL Nation - ESPN
New Orleans Saints rookie offensive tackle Andrus Peat has had some "Welcome to the NFL" moments while grinding out his first week of practices.

New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette doesn't need surgery on pectoral - NFL Nation - ESPN
New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette found out he didn't need surgery on his injured pectoral and expects to be back by training camp.

New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks adding to highlight reel - NFL Nation - ESPN
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks is putting up a personal highlight reel in minicamp as he's ready to emerge as the team's No. 1 option.

Saints minicamp Day 2 rewind: Junior Galette pleads his case; Jairus Byrd looking to bounce back |
All of our Saints coverage from Wednesday's minicamp session

Saints' Drew Brees helps rookie receiver R.J. Harris correct 'pretty bad' route mistake |
One such mistake occurred during Tuesday's minicamp session when Harris messed up a route – "pretty bad," according to the rookie from New Hampshire.

Kevin Williams' 1-year contract with Saints worth $1.495 million |
The Saints now have about $2.6 million in cap room, according to and NFLPA records.


NFL News

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Kelvin Benjamin’s weight tops 250, a concern in Carolina | ProFootballTalk
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Texans and Buccaneers joining the trend of calling minicamp early | ProFootballTalk
Maybe it's the heat, maybe it's just a reward. But the trend of calling off minicamp practices is spreading. The Patriots had previously canceled their final day of minicamp, and now other teams are following suit.

NFC South Off-Season grades: Falcons | The Saints Nation

Panthers' Michael Oher says 'The Blind Side' hurt his career, he doesn't like the movie |
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