New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 9/26

Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) runs as Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley (52) pursues during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

We should get our first glimpse of the Monday Night injury report, as the Saints are back on the practice field today. Stay tuned for more!

Saints morning report: Mr. Monday Night
Mike Triplett | ESPN.com

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Saints have the NFL’s longest active winning streak on “Monday Night Football,” with eight straight wins dating back to 2008.

Drew Brees has been the Saints’ starting quarterback in all eight of those games, giving him the fourth longest winning streak in MNF history. His numbers in those games are astounding: 308.4 yards per game, 24 touchdowns, five interceptions and a completion percentage of 71.1.

Saints don’t care where you came from
Mike Triplett | ESPN.com

The Saints currently have 23 players on their 53-man roster who were undrafted when they came into the NFL, including veteran starters such as cornerback Jabari Greer and linebacker David Hawthorne who played for other teams before joining the Saints.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Saints have used a total of 64 undrafted players since 2006, the third most in the NFL. The league average is 47 during that span. And dating back to 2008, the Saints have had undrafted players take 22.3 percent of all offensive or defensive snaps, the fifth most in the NFL.
Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, September 26
Samantha McClain | NewOrleansSaints.com

Sean Payton and Drew Brees will meet with the media after practice around 1:45 p.m. Watch the live steam at bit.ly/CoachLive.

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