Williams, the enigmatic running back who was taken by the New Orleans Saints and coach Mike Ditka as the fifth overall pick in the 1999 draft, struggled to live up to the hype in New Orleans. But he had a nice pro career, with 10,009 rushing yards and 66 touchdowns.
Report: Brees’ agent baffled by slow contract talks Tom Condon, Drew Brees’ agent, said he’s kind of baffled as to the slow pace of contract talks for Brees between himself and the Saints, ESPN reported. Both Brees and GM Mickey Loomis told the New Orleans Times-Picayune last week that talks had started back up again, though. Brees said he wants to be signed before free agency starts.
With the season now in the rearview mirror – though some would say not far enough behind with wounds still open – we believe at WWLTV.com it’s time to hit on our yearly “roster check,” our assessment of who should be or should not be with the club come training camp in July.We don’t think this will help close the wound that the playoff game opened. It might, in fact, open it more and for that we apologize. For the next few work days, we’ll go position group by position group (secondary, linebackers, defensive line, offensive line and skill players) and give our opinions on the players and situations.
Just before the start of Superbowl XLVI, amid all the fanfare, excitement and anticipation of the big game, a small group of men with debilitating diseases took to the field to quietly raise awareness of neurological disorders and a possible connection to football. Steve Gleason was among those few courageous men, who walked slowly and calculatingly onto the field with a cane and the aid of a helping hand.
The New Orleans Saints tried out Australian rugby player Hayden Smith, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Smith, a 6-foot-7, 265-pounder originally from Penrith, Australia, is relatively new to the sport of rugby, according to the Saracens.