New Orleans Saints: Top news and video clips

His most important job this offseason, however, deals not with those he’s helping scout at the Senior Bowl. No, that would be getting Pro Bowl and record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under a long-term contract. Should that happen, Loomis knows the repercussions.

Over the weekend, I linked to a National Football Post report that  said Steve Spagnuolo’s decision came down to the Eagles and the  Saints. And he chose New Orleans in large part because Drew Brees provided a better chance than Michael Vick and the  Birds to win the Super Bowl.But there were other factors involved as well.’s Peter King says one of them was Jim Washburn:

Time for a look at the top Tuesday morning headlines from around the division. Although there still is a lot of work ahead, New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis sounded optimistic the Saints can keep potential free agents Drew Brees, Carl Nicks and Marques Colston.

Though he has the luxury of more time this year than he did last, New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is wasting none in the 2012 offseason. Nearly an hour before college players in attendance for the Senior Bowl were due to walk on stage and be weighed and measured, Loomis was ensconced in a front row seat. And a half hour before the players hit the turf at Ladd-Peebles Stadium for their first practice Monday in Mobile, Ala., Loomis was in the stands.

Oregon football Coach Chip Kelly announced Monday that he’s remaining with the Ducks, though he says he was flattered by the interest shown in him by the NFL’s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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