Subject to review: Saints’ Willie Snead makes his case for a roster spot

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Saints wide receiver Willie Snead  stiff arms Houston Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine and makes a 23-yard -- 18 after the catch -- on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Willie Snead’s performance against the Houston Texans could have been even better. The receiver took advantage of his opportunity to work higher in the receiver rotation and caught four passes for 56 yards. It was a solid performance for a player who enters the final week of the preseason on the roster bubble. But some yards were left… Continue reading →

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Pelicans agree to terms with forward Jeff Adrien

The New Orleans Pelicans came to terms with forward Jeff Adrien on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Monday night, sources close to The Advocate confirmed. This makes the second non-guaranteed deal the Pelicans have inked this offseason. Adrien joins summer league standout Bryce DeJean-Jones as an invitee… Continue reading →

Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds names Boulet racing director

Jason Boulet, Fair Grounds racing director

Jason Boulet said he feels like he grew up on the backside of the Fair Grounds. Now he’s running it. Boulet was named director of racing for the track on Thursday, meaning he will add overseeing stall operations, horsemen relations and… Continue reading →


Outdoors calendar

MONDAY FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: TUESDAY ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.… Continue reading →