clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saints News, 9/2/15: Keenan Lewis misses practice, Brandon Browner participates

New, comments

From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: Cornerback Keenan Lewis was missing from New Orleans Saints practice on Tuesday for an undisclosed reason, joining a handful of players who remain out with injuries: Running backs C.J. Spiller and Khiry Robinson, safety Jairus Byrd and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. On a brighter note, Saints cornerback Brandon Browner increased his activity, joining teammates during the stretching period and individual drills that were open to the media.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; Keenan Lewis misses practice, Brandon Browner participates <a href="http://t.co/yto5NqkOKF">http://t.co/yto5NqkOKF</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/639047774684643328">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good argument against those who always think it&#39;s smarter to trade down and stockpile picks <a href="https://t.co/1gxPOePN4q">https://t.co/1gxPOePN4q</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/638816454188601344">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video recap of yesterday&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> roster moves: <a href="http://t.co/d1jHWtNrn1">http://t.co/d1jHWtNrn1</a> presented by <a href="https://twitter.com/AcmeOyster">@AcmeOyster</a> <a href="http://t.co/9jxAiTctH5">pic.twitter.com/9jxAiTctH5</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/639064757404860416">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How bad was Seattle&#39;s Super Bowl hangover? Apparently, not even nanobubbles could cure it <a href="http://t.co/C4J3MllzLE">http://t.co/C4J3MllzLE</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/639064238724632576">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Column on Tues. moves: Saints ready to move on from Nick Toon by exposing him to waivers <a href="http://t.co/Si918a6Vsn">http://t.co/Si918a6Vsn</a> <a href="http://t.co/IrYEE2XhKA">pic.twitter.com/IrYEE2XhKA</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/639048550911881216">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> QB Drew Brees texts support to LSU assistant Cam Cameron after cancer recovery <a href="http://t.co/0P3k1k9NjA">http://t.co/0P3k1k9NjA</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/639047669491458048">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank You <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> for the lifetime opportunity! Looking forward to the new path God brings into my life! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Phil413?src=hash">#Phil413</a> <a href="http://t.co/J9Xm4AjeGB">pic.twitter.com/J9Xm4AjeGB</a></p>&mdash; Jalen Saunders (@jalen6saunders) <a href="https://twitter.com/jalen6saunders/status/638911792085893120">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dave singing country music outside a Buffalo Wild Wings. KILL. ME. NOW. <a href="http://t.co/kOmXqhrHuH">pic.twitter.com/kOmXqhrHuH</a></p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/status/638904801825153024">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton talks about today&#39;s roster moves (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/iMVjogMTQj">http://t.co/iMVjogMTQj</a> <a href="http://t.co/Xm085Ztmkv">pic.twitter.com/Xm085Ztmkv</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638904040617824256">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints-Texans on Hard Knocks</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/638903092688257024">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Smack talking on Mark Ingram. Then Cushing on near INT in red zone, &quot;I&#39;m on you Drew.&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/638903541097041920">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees reviews first 3 preseason games, talks about young WRs (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/ZMxD86ebDZ">http://t.co/ZMxD86ebDZ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/OMWnOZwGZR">pic.twitter.com/OMWnOZwGZR</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638896256178368512">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees &#39;doesn&#39;t think&#39; he&#39;ll play vs. Green Bay; Brandon Coleman to get more work <a href="http://t.co/X6h6oYGfvm">http://t.co/X6h6oYGfvm</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/638885413105569793">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Full list of today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> roster moves <a href="http://t.co/vI1YgkH9eU">http://t.co/vI1YgkH9eU</a> <a href="http://t.co/xTqU9Yc8Yk">pic.twitter.com/xTqU9Yc8Yk</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638855489510621185">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton on Toon: he&#39;s had some great weeks, but depth their has been good.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/638854102135537664">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton said there are some vets who didn&#39;t play vs. Houston that could play at Green Bay.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/638854618034868224">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton noted good chance that waived/injured players (LB Ronald Powell, S Vinnie Sunseri &amp; WR Nick Toon) could return to roster on IR</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638853978239934464">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Saints made 15 roster moves today to reach today’s <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL">@NFL</a>-mandated active roster limit of 75: <a href="http://t.co/vwjQbkwK97">pic.twitter.com/vwjQbkwK97</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638852325533163521">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

______________________

Saints News

Keenan Lewis misses New Orleans Saints practice, Brandon Browner back - NFL Nation - ESPN
New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis missed Tuesday night's practice, but cornerback Brandon Browner returned to practice.

P.J. Williams, Anthony Spencer to IR as Saints trim roster | ProFootballTalk
The Saints spent much of the offseason with Junior Galette, Anthony Spencer and Ronald Powell in line for roles at outside linebacker, but none of them will be on the team come the start of the regular season.

New Orleans Saints stay clear of microphones in 'Hard Knocks' visit to Superdome | NOLA.com
HBO show keeps focus on Houston Texans players, coaches

Sean Payton: Waived/injured status doesn't always signal end of season for some New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Ronald Powell, Nick Toon, Vinnie Sunseri were waive/injured on Tuesday

Drew Brees 'doesn't think' he'll play vs. Green Bay; Brandon Coleman to get more work | NOLA.com
Brandon Coleman to get a lot of reps, according to Sean Payton

New Orleans Saints cut ties with veterans, shelve injured players in roster trim | NOLA.com
Linebacker Ronald Powell and safety Vinnie Sunseri, both drafted in the fifth round in 2014, and receiver Nick Toon, drafted in the fourth round in 2012, were waived with an injury designation.

Saints preseason clouded by injuries to key veterans

John DeShazier: Green Bay game important evaluation tool for Saints
Decisions still need to be made on 53-man roster

Drew Brees talks about Brandon Coleman, Willie Snead
Transcript of Drew Brees' Tuesday session with the media

New Orleans Saints announce transactions to meet 75-man limit
Saints claim CB Sammy Seamster

New Orleans Saints host Hispanic flag football cultural exchange

New England Patriots: Jalen Saunders Brings Huge Upside
On Tuesday, the New England Patriots made a trade to bring in WR/KR Jalen Saunders. He will now compete for a job on the Patriots' depleted WR core.

Sean Payton talks about team's roster moves
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton met with the media Tuesday, Sept. 1 and announced the team's roster moves. Video by Ashley Amoss

Drew Brees reviews preseason, talks young WRs
Drew Brees speaks with reporters on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Video by Ashley Amoss

Saints-Packers Matchup Features Young Players Fighting for Roster Spots | The Saints Nation

Saints rookie CB P.J. Williams to miss 2015 season
The New Orleans Saints announced that they have placed 2015 third-round draft pick P.J. Williams on season-ending injured reserve with a torn hamstring.

Saints claim cornerback Sammy Seamster off of waivers - Black and Gold

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees falls too far in ESPN.com NFLRank - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees took a big tumble in ESPN.com's 2015 NFL player rankings, down to 34th overall and eighth among quarterbacks.

New Orleans Saints get nice bonus by trading Jalen Saunders - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Anything the Saints get for Jalen Saunders will be considered a nice bonus since Saunders was likely going to be cut this week.

_______________________

NFL News

Sony emails show tiptoeing around NFL over Concussion film | ProFootballTalk
Sony wasn't afraid to stand up to Kim Jong-un. Sony chose not to pick a fight with the NFL. Sort of. The studio whose 2014 holiday-season project depicting assassination of the North Korean leader sparked a hack into Sony's servers followed by an email mega-dump has walked on eggshells...

Tom Brady: It’s been such an enjoyable offseason | ProFootballTalk
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not spoken much publicly since the release of the Ted Wells report in May, making a paid appearance at Salem State University just after the report was released and otherwise keeping his thoughts to himself.

Hard Knocks goes inside Mallett’s rough week | ProFootballTalk
It's safe to assume Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett won't be utilizing the 'save forever' function on his DVR when it comes to the fourth episode of the HBO series Hard Knocks: Houston Texans, which aired Tuesday night.