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Saints News, 9/8/16: 2016 Season Finally Underway

Meaningless football is a thing of the past! The Carolina Panthers kick off against the Denver Broncos tonight, as the 2016 season will finally begin.

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Saints News

Saints at the bottom of the barrel in NFL's Power Rankings | FOX Sports
The Saints weren't very good last year, which probably caused them to be so low in the rankings to open the year up.Elliot Harrison of NFL.comhas released his week one NFL power rankings, and the Saints are mighty low.They're sitting at #27.It's painful, but not a surprise t...

Saints Release First Depth Chart for 2016 Season | FOX Sports
The Saints have released their first unofficial depth chart of 2016.Wednesday evening, following adizzying day of roster and contract moves, Saints beat reporter from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Josh Katzenstein, released a link to the first unofficial depth chart for the Black and Gold's...

Sean Payton: Drew Brees contract was never a distraction - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
Drew Brees' new deal took a little longer to get done than Sean Payton might have believed at one point, but it should provide the Saints a boost.


NFL News

Ex-49ers TE Bruce Miller accused of using cane in alleged assault | NFL | Sporting News

Steelers 'optimistic' about sealing extension for DeCastro before season opener | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pro Bowl guard says he’s hopeful to get deal done so "we can move on with life and worry about the Redskins."

Watch: DC Smith on CB Hargreaves
DC Mike Smith spoke to the media on Thursday about the competitiveness and skills of CB Vernon Hargreaves.

Watch: Koetter on Cecil Shorts' Progress
HC Dirk Koetter spoke to the media on Thursday about the progress made so far by WR Cecil Shorts.

Bills' Ed Reed: Would take $300 million to get me out of retirement - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Former NFL safety and current Bills assistant coach Ed Reed said it would a lot of money to convince him to strap on cleats and to play again.