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Saints News, 2/26/16: Athletic Portion of The Combine to Begin

After a week of the weird stuff (measurements, interviews of a bunch of 19-23 year olds), it's finally time for the part of The Combine that really matters: the drills. Players can finally be gauged on their athleticism, and this will continue throughout the weekend.

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Saints News

Saints Rewind: Sean Payton talks extension, Drew Brees contract, offseason needs | NOLA.com

Payton: "we have to improve our defense"
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton discusses his decision to stay in New Orleans, his relationship with quarterback Drew Brees, and how the team plans to get back to the top of the AFC South.

Sean Payton: New Orleans Saints built on Jahri Evans, Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN

Sean Payton paid tribute to two members of his first draft class with the Saints, guard Jahri Evans and receiver Marques Colston.

Sean Payton puts pass rush near top of Saints needs, via TV interview | NOLA.com

Breaking Down New Orleans' Draft Needs

Casey Phillips spoke with New Orleans Saints beat writer Joel Erickson from The Advocate to get some insight on what the New Orleans Saints draft needs might be this year - presented by Lazydays RV.

Sean Payton says he's close to new deal with New Orleans Saints

Sean Payton told Pro Football Talk he's closing in on a new deal with the Saints.

Payton on Brees: 'There's still more success to be had' - NFL Videos

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton discusses his decision to stay in New Orleans, his relationship with quarterback Drew Brees, and how the team plans to get back to the top of the AFC South.

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NFL News

5 Things to Know from Day 2 at the NFL Combine

As NFL Draft prospects continued to descend upon Indianapolis on Thursday, a number of future pros and Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff spoke with the media at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Colin Kaepernick Demands Trade from 49ers

Seahawks nemesis Colin Kaepernick requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers last night, according NFL Network and ESPN.

Packers RB Eddie Lacy consulted with P90X creator to reshape body - CBSSports.com

Packers coach Mike McCarthy denied a report that RB Eddie Lacy wants to lose 30 pounds this offseason.

NFL Combine 2016: LIVE UPDATES of Day 3 (2/24/16) | lehighvalleylive.com

Debunking the Calvin Johnson combine 40-yard dash myth years later | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: As it turns out, we've had the story backward all these years — Calvin Johnson didn't borrow shoes for his combine 40.

New York Giants’ Jerry Reese Calls Jason Pierre-Paul’s Return a "Miracle" | Giants 101 | Sports Media 101

New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said Jason Pierre-Paul's return to the field in 2015 was nothing short of a "miracle" and the hope is he'll only continue to improve as time goes on.

John Elway opens up on Brock Osweiler: "This wont be his big contract"

Broncos GM John Elway opens up about soon to be free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler and their pending contract negotiations.