Tuesday will be a big day for the New Orleans Saints, as the team enters a three-day minicamp that will be open to the public (weather permitting). The biggest news items of the day center around the team expecting to sign quarterback Ryan Nassib, and the Week 2 preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers will be nationally televised on NFL Network.
Free agent QB Ryan Nassib is expected to sign with the #Saints, source said. They've always been high on him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 12, 2017
Finishing up with mini-camp this week and then ONLY 5 weeks until training camp 2017 begins! #WhoDat— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) June 12, 2017
NFL Network is carrying the Week 2 preseason game against the Chargers. So, if you’re out of market, you’ll be able to watch one.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) June 12, 2017
Saints WR Willie Snead was one of the best in the league from the slot in 2016. pic.twitter.com/9VZh0Osqo3— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 12, 2017
Saints' Mark Ingram unbowed by having to compete with Adrian Peterson - ESPN
“It doesn't matter who's in the backfield with me, who I'm competing with, I'm always going to give my 100 percent all,” Ingram said Sunday, when asked if Peterson’s arrival has stoked his competitive fire a bit. “I respect him and everything he's done. He's still a great player; he's overcome a lot of adversity. But at the end of the day, I'm going to compete, no matter who it is. Not afraid of competition, no matter how high on the totem pole they are. I'm always going to compete, I'm always going to give my best.”
John DeShazier: Center Josh LeRibeus making positive impression with Saints
So if you think a small reality like lining up as the No. 1 center for the New Orleans Saints right now, which only means lining up as the No. 1 center until Max Unger returns from recent foot surgery, is going to cast a shadow on LeRibeus’ outlook, then likely you haven’t been away from doing what you love to do for a year.
“I’m just happy to have this opportunity coming in, and just excited to get the work,” LeRibeus said last week. “I’ve been wanting to work for a while so it’s good to be here.”
Ted Ginn Jr. is looking to continue his renaissance with the Saints | theadvocate.com
As far as becoming a better player with age, Ginn was flattered to hear Brees’ assessment.
“For a great like that to say that -- he’s watched me for 11 years now, I’ve been in this league for a while -- for him to put that statement out just shows the work I’ve put into this game,” Ginn said.
It’s going to take Brees and Ginn time to get fully up to speed. When new receivers come in, Brees often talks about the process of learning his new targets’ body language.
The top 10 most valuable Saints in 2017 | The Saints Nation
1. Drew Brees, QB: This is the first time I’ve done this list and actually had pause about having Brees #1, just because of his age. But he’s clearly still the best player on the team and if the Saints have any chance of being better than 7-9, it’s because of him.
2. Cam Jordan, DE: I was slightly surprised I had him as high as #2 last year but I think he only solidified that standing considering the year he just had. Clearly the best defensive player on the team. “Cam Jordan is the best player on the Saints” is not as crazy of a statement as you might think – I believe he’s knocking on the door of that elite level.
New Orleans Saints must avoid slow start for chance at playoffs | Who Dat Dish
The Saints begin the season on Monday Night on the road against the Vikings. The game’s most intriguing feature is Adrian Peterson’s first game as a Saint coming against his former team in Minnesota. While that is big news, the most important part is the Saints beginning the year away from home and in primetime.
What makes this scenario even worse? New Orleans’ next game is 6 days later against the defending-Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. What luck. Week 1 is on the road against a rising Vikings squad. Week 2 comes off just 5 days rest against the best team in the world.
The Messed Up Life of "The Most Hated Man in Saints History" | Saints News Network
Erxleben's legal troubles began in 1998, after federal investigators determined that he had conned hundreds of investors (an estimated 500 of them to be exact) as the head of his foreign currency exchange firm, named Austin Forex International; out of nearly $35 million in college tuition, retirement plans and other savings --- in what the Texas State Securities Board labeled a massive "Ponzi scheme".
Known among financial investment experts as one of the oldest scams in the foreign currency exchange industry, a "Ponzi scheme" is where earlier investors are paid off with money from new investors, rather than supported returns from investments.