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Saints News:

Outside of Michael Thomas, the Saints’ receiving issues go deep – The Athletic
Seven other wide receivers have combined for 30 catches through nine games.

Drew Brees: Saints' offense needs to bounce back - NFL.com
After falling Sunday to the one-win Atlanta Falcons in which the Saints offense failed to score a touchdown, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees called the loss "unacceptable."

Saints coach Sean Payton won’t be watching Colin Kaepernick’s workout
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton won't watch Colin Kaepernick's workout. He's happy with Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater, and Taysom Hill.

Drew Brees “extremely disappointed” by Saints’ offense on Sunday
The Saints were 14-point favorites against the Falcons on Sunday and got blown out 26-9, the first time this season that a two-touchdown favorite had lost a game. Clearly, something went wrong. Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he and his teammates on offense consider it "unacceptable" that

Drew Brees on LSU offense: Burrow, Brady, 'RPOs' and guy who 'looks just like Mark Ingram' | Saints | nola.com
Gone are the days with the Saints as Louisiana's highest-flying offense, and Drew Brees has taken notice.

'I feel like myself:' Saints WR Keith Kirkwood back at practice, signaling he's close to returning | Saints | nola.com
Nearly two months after going on the injured reserve, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Keith Kirkwood returned to practice.

Brees messed with Joe Brady after recognizing an LSU play | WWL
When LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady joined the Tigers after spending some time on the Saints coaching staff, he brought some of the plays New Orleans ran with him.

Transcript: Coach Sean Payton weekly conference call - November 13, 2019
Coach Sean Payton speaks to media prior to a Week 11 matchup at Tampa Bay

Can the Saints’ Cam Jordan recall every NFL passer he’s sacked? Take the wandering, amusing tour – The Athletic
We put the Saints' All-Pro defensive end to the test.

NFL News:

Texans claim former 1st-round pick Vernon Hargreaves - NFL.com
Just days after he was cut by Tampa Bay, Vernon Hargreaves III has been claimed off waivers by the first-place Houston Texans looking for added help in the defensive backfield.

Callahan: Redskins have 'good' rotation for Guice, A.P. - NFL.com
Derrius Guice is back after missing eight weeks with a knee injury. Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan says there will be plenty of carries to share between Guice and Adrian Peterson.

Watson: 'Very cool' to be in next generation of QBs - NFL.com
Two dynamic young quarterbacks, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson, will square off on Sunday. The back-and-forth could be legendary, but there is no animosity among the QBs.

49ers TE George Kittle likely out for Cardinals game - NFL.com
San Francisco tight end George Kittle will likely miss his second consecutive game as he's out against the Cardinals on Sunday, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday.

The 2020 QB Carousel Is Coming, and It Could Shift the NFL - The Ringer
With a quarterback-heavy draft class incoming and plenty of teams ready to move on from established veterans like Andy Dalton and Cam Newton, nearly a third of the league’s franchises could be in the hunt for new passers this offseason. Let the frenzy begin.

Richard Sherman tells NFL players to prepare for a strike
Richard Sherman doesn't think the NFL and NFLPA are close on a new CBA just yet.

NFL teams confused by Colin Kaepernick workout invite: Report | Fox Business
Kaepernick is scheduled to work out for NFL teams in Atlanta on Saturday.

NFL quarterback Nick Foles gives inspiring response when asked if he's doubted God because of a bad injury - TheBlaze
Foles gave an amazing testimony about his faith

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