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2017 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in NFC South

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Forty of the top NFL rookies from the 2017 NFL Draft learned about the business of football today at the 23rd annual NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere, presented by Panini America, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event will continue through Saturday (May 18-20).

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4dMike Triplett

Brees: Likely wouldn't tell wife of concussion

Drew Brees said he probably wouldn't even tell his wife if he had a concussion and that the idea of self-reporting them is a "gray area" for the NFL.

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Brees on how Adrian Peterson changes Saints

Saints QB Drew Brees discusses New Orleans' acquisition of Adrian Peterson, how Peterson will change his team's offense, his future in the NFL and more.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are getting creative with some of their tryout signings. They're signing former Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas, per source, and will likely play him at DB, where he auditioned during this past weekend's rookie minicamp. Thomas is a standout athlete who switched to DB and KR for the Senior Bowl, then auditioned at DB, WR, KR and QB during Georgia Tech's pro day. The Saints are also signing former South Dakota defensive end Drew Iddings. According to NOLA.com, the Saints converted Iddings to guard over the weekend.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are expected to sign veteran OT Khalif Barnes and TE Clay Harbor after they tried out during rookie minicamp, per source. Barnes is an 11-year veteran who has started 117 career games with the Raiders and Jaguars. He bounced on and off the Saints' roster last year but never appeared in a game -- in part because they wanted him to lose weight. And he told NOLA.com he has dropped more than 40 pounds since last year to get down to 314. Harbor is a seven-year veteran who has started 38 career games with the Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots and Lions.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints CB Marshon Lattimore talks about establishing himself as a top-11 NFL Draft pick in just one full year at Ohio State after hamstring issues plagued his first two seasons.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton asked about Colin Kaepernick still being unsigned said it's "a little surprising," but said, "I think he's gonna be in a camp. … I don't think he's gonna be available too long." Payton said the "key is the fit and the vision for a club offensively." But, Payton added, "I think there will be a team that has that vision and has an offense that's built around some of the things that he does well."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie guard Collin Buchanan from Miami (Ohio) initially signed with the Saints but opted to leave the team before the start of rookie minicamp. Sean Payton said they spent some time talking in his office Friday. "He felt pretty confident he didn't want to play anymore," Payton said. "So that happens from time to time. And I told him this, and it's the truth really, it's not for everyone. He was just one of those players that felt like he was ready to get on with (what's) next."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said Saints are hoping center Max Unger can return by the third preseason game. Unger didn't suffer a new injury, but they decided to have surgery to insert a screw into the foot after they didn't see positive results following their initial plan of resting the Lisfranc injury. The Saints consulted with renowned foot expert Dr. Robert Anderson, and Payton said they're comfortable with the timetable and expect Unger can be back participating in August,

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the veteran NFL players trying out this weekend at Saints minicamp are former Saints OTs Khalif Barnes and Bryce Harris, WR Louis Murphy, QB Matt Simms and TE Clay Harbor. Murphy has seven years of experience with the Buccaneers, Giants, Panthers and Raiders but didn't play last season while recovering from a torn ACL.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have three tryout quarterbacks at their rookie camp this weekend, with a potential fourth QB spot open on the roster – veteran Matt Simms, Baylor's Seth Russell and Minnesota-Duluth's Drew Bauer. Simms, the son of former New York Giants great Phil Simms, spent last year on the Falcons' practice squad.

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Top undrafted 2017 free agents to watch

Local product Travin Dural could fight for a roster spot in New Orleans given the Saints' uncertainty at receiver in the wake of the Brandin Cooks trade.

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New Orleans Saints' 2017 spreads

Here are the spreads for Weeks 1-16 games for the New Orleans Saints from Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology.

Team Stats

Passing Yards317.11st
Rushing Yards108.916th
Points For29.32nd
Points Against28.431st

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