NFL will release schedule Wednesday

Associated Press file photo by GERALD HERBERT -- Saints tight end Jimmy Graham emerges from a tunnel during player introductions before a game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 22. The Saints will have dates and times for this year's opponents when the NFL releases its full schedule Wednesday night.

Your wait for the 2014 NFL schedule is almost over. The league confirmed Tuesday that the always-anticipated rollout will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It’s the latest announcement of the schedule since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.While the dates and … Continue reading→

Saints host slew of defensive back draft prospects

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Aaron Colvin signals 'no good' after Alabama kicker Cade Foster missed a field goal in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Colvin was among several defensive back draft prospects who visited the Saints on Tuesday.

Though they were No. 2 against the pass last season, the New Orleans Saints packed their headquarters Tuesday with draft prospects who could further boost their secondary. Cornerbacks Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State), Bradley Roby (Ohio State), Stanley Jean-Baptiste (Nebraska), Pierre … Continue reading→

The Saints Mount Rushmore Plus One

It took two sculptors, 14 years, hundreds of men and thousands of tons of dynamite deep in the heart of the Black Hills region of South Dakota to build Mount Rushmore, which celebrates the great contributions presidents George Washington, Thomas … Continue reading→

The Saints Draft Pick Series: The Fifth Round

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

.The Advocate continues the countdown to the 2014 NFL draft with the fourth of an eight-part series on the Saints’ top five selections -- round-by-round -- as chosen by long-time Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles. The series will continue each week … Continue reading→