Rise And New Orleans Saints: Top News, Videos And More

Preparations for the 2011 campaign began almost as soon as they trudged off the field last January, defending champs no longer, following their historically improbable 41-36 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

One of the position battles going on during New Orleans Saints training camp is at outside linebacker, where Scott Shanle and Jonathan Casillas are at weakside and Will Herring, Clint Ingram and Martez Wilson at stron

Today the Colts announed they had reached an agreement with 17 year NFL veteran quarterback Kerry Collins to backup Manning should he indeed not play. It’s an insurance policy, but also indicates the Colts are very worried about Manning’s availability.

The battle over the rights to the phrase “who dat” has begun in New Orleans Federal Court. Attorneys appeared in court today for opening oral arguments. On one side, small-business owners and the NFL, who say no one has commercial claim to the phrase.

Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer talks with CineSport’s Noah Coslov about the New Orleans Saints, who have a loaded backfield despite the loss of Reggie Bush. For more on the NFL, check out The Times’ pro football page.

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