Saints’ HC Sean Payton to @espn’s NFL Live on the state of a new deal for free-agent-to-be QB Drew Brees: “I don’t think about it much because I know it’s going to get done.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2018
Sean Payton said he doesn't foresee talks with Drew Brees being long and drawn out. Brees and Mickey Loomis have already talked, and Loomis is supposed to meet with Tom Condon this week.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) March 1, 2018
Some of the early positions that stand out to Payton in the draft are the running backs, cornerbacks and quarterback. Noted that he’s still doing the evaluation and gathering a better feel.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 1, 2018
Payton was asked if Taysom Hill could be the No. 2 quarterback: “I’m not saying that, but I’m not saying that he can’t be.” Said he wants to see Hill compete and if he can earn that position.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 1, 2018
While it almost certainly won’t be with the Saints, I was told that Nick Fairley wants to continue playing football.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 1, 2018
Zimmer on having a first round pick: can’t wait to draft another punt gunner with our first selection, Waynes and Treadwell have been phenomenal for us there pic.twitter.com/aqlxoDJjhI— betz (@alltwentytwo) March 1, 2018
Rams will either trade or release WR Tavon Austin before the start of the league year, source says. He’s due $8m, so his time with the team is done.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 1, 2018
Around the NFC South
Sources say Senio Kelemete is expected to have a strong market, and Saints are preparing as if he could leave | Saints | theadvocate.com
INDIANAPOLIS — The Saints currently have some holes on their roster.
Saints plan to have Mike Westhoff back to coach special teams in 2018 | NOLA.com
Westhoff joined the coaching staff last November
Sean Payton's confident Saints will get a deal done with Drew Brees smoothly | Saints | theadvocate.com
INDIANAPOLIS — The New Orleans Saints, led by general manager Mickey Loomis, will meet with Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis to
Saints, fullback John Kuhn have mutual interest in his return: source | NOLA.com
Kuhn scheduled to become unrestricted free agent
Saints loaded up at LB in 2017 but still need athletic playmaker - NFL Nation- ESPN
Rookie Alex Anzalone flashed some dynamic skills as part of the Saints' solid 2017 LB group, but free agency or the draft could bring some upgrades.
Safety Kenny Vaccaro has no plans to re-sign with Saints, source says | Saints | theadvocate.com
INDIANAPOLIS — Kenny Vaccaro will not be re-signing with the New Orleans Saints, a source told the Advocate.
Jeff Ireland would like to be a general manager again, but first he wants to help the Saints get to a Super Bowl | Saints | theadvocate.com
INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Ireland didn't hesitate when asked if he again wants to be the general manager of a team one day.
2018 NFL Free Agency: New Orleans Saints Could Emerge As Dark Horse To Land Kirk Cousins [Opinion]
Despite having Drew Brees, the Saints could make a move on Kirk Cousins. The 2018 NFL free agency period will officially begin March 14, however, names and teams are already being linked together.
Atlanta Falcons near mega-deal for QB Matt Ryan that could pay him $30M per year | WSB-TV
The Atlanta Falcons have opened negotiations with quarterback Matt Ryan’s agent, Tom Condon, which could lead to the NFL’s first $30-million a year contract.
Kyle Shanahan: I want to help Reuben Foster, but it’s a two-way street – ProFootballTalk
When 49ers General Manager John Lynch addressed linebacker Reuben Foster's two offseason arrests on Wednesday, he said that the team wants to build a "great structure" around the 2017 first-round pick while adding that it's harder to do at the professional level than it might be in college.
OL prospect Billy Price suffers apparent injury during combine bench press – ProFootballTalk
One of the top-ranked offensive linemen in this year's draft class appears to have suffered an injury at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday. According to multiple reports, Ohio State interior lineman Billy Price stopped his bench press after a few reps.
Chargers' Tom Telesco has plans for the NFL scouting combine, but he's not willing to share them
What happened at the NFL combine Wednesday related to the Chargers?
2018 Scouting Combine Q&A: Chris Ballard
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard this week sat down with Colts.com’s Caroline Cann at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine for an exclusive Q&A. What’s on the GM’s mind heading into this critical offseason?
What Ravens Rookies Said at 2017 Scouting Combine
Marlon Humphrey talked about being the best cornerback in the draft class and Chris Wormley discussed his impressions of John Harbaugh.
Mike Zimmer: If Vikings make wrong QB pick, I'll probably 'get fired'
Minnesota could go in a number of different directions at quarterback in free agency.