As you gear up for the weekend, here’s a look at some of the New Orleans Saints happenings from Friday.
This is my 20th year covering the NFL. I’ve never heard players hype someone the way the Saints talked about Adrian Peterson on Thursday.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) June 2, 2017
A.P. has even made an impression with his handshake. "Don’t shake his hand, though,” OG Larry Warford quipped. "He has a strong handshake."— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) June 2, 2017
Saints announced signing of everyone but Ramczyk. Sources: Anzalone got an $864K signing bonus. Hendrickson $706K. Muhammad $150K.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) June 2, 2017
worth noting Anzalone (2017), Hendrickson (2017) and Muhammad (2017 and 2018) have split salaries. Protects team in the event of an injury.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) June 2, 2017
Source: 1st round pick Marshon Lattimore signed a fully guaranteed contract with the Saints— Sean FazendeFOX8 (@SeanFazende) June 2, 2017
Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux is working to remind the world what he can do on a football field | theadvocate.com
Can Breaux return to that level? He thinks so – and then some.
“My confidence level is at an all-time high,” Breaux said. “I worked my behind off this offseason. It’s time to be that Pro Bowl or All-Pro-type guy. I’ve just been working, man.”
There’s a hill to climb for Breaux to get to that level. The potential is there. He just needs to find a way to get to the top. That’s when people will remember and forget they ever carried doubts.
Transition at long snapper plays essential role for Saints special teams | NOLA.com
And the competition between Jesse Schmitt and rookie Chase Dominguez should not be overlooked when considering its importance to special teams.
"I know it's probably not the big headlines, but it obviously has everything to do with our field goal and punt success," punter Thomas Morstead said. "That's the start of the operation."
Saints' playbook has been no problem for Larry Warford, who can focus instead on technical changes | theadvocate.com
"As far as the offense goes, it's very similar to what I ran a few years ago, so the transition has been smooth," Warford said. "It's more about the technique. How we handle things is a little different, and that's going to be my big goal, as far as the OTAs go, trying to change my instincts."
Drew Brees mighty impressed with Ted Ginn Jr. - ESPN
“I think he’s great for that room, just as being a veteran guy who’s been around a long time, played a lot of football,” Brees said. “I think he’s played some of his best football here over the last few years too, as he’s become more veteran. And I think he just brings a great element to that room -- wisdom and leadership. And he’s still extremely productive.
“He certainly doesn’t look like he’s lost a step. He can fly.”
Saints News: Is "Ball Hawk" Saints Rookie the Defense's Missing Piece? • Saints News Network
Let's just say this much about Williams: regardless of whether he lines up with the 1st team unit defense throughout the remainder of the Summer or not, make no mistake --- he'll be entrenched as a starter and will be "hunting heads" by November.
At this point, there's isn't any other reason besides a "freak" injury (God forbid) that would prevent him from doing otherwise.
The Saints have themselves a PLAYER on their hands with the selection of Marcus Williams.
And he may just be the "missing piece" to the Saints defensive puzzle, that they've need all along..........
Saints Sign Six Draft Picks
New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Friday that the club has signed six of the club’s draft picks to four-year contracts: CB Marshon Lattimore, S Marcus Williams, RB Alvin Kamara, LB Alex Anzalone, DE Trey Hendrickson and DE Al-Quadin Muhammad.