New Orleans Saints and NFL: Top News and Video Clips


"Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent a fourth procedure on his neck in the past two years that until now has been unreported, according to a report by has been widely known that Manning has had at least three procedures on his neck, and the fourth reportedly took place sometime after his May 23, 2010 surgery in Chicago to fix a bulging disk, and before his Sept. 9 procedure to have one-level cervical neck fusion surgery in California."

"Mike Sullivan, who coached Eli Manning to his second Super Bowl MVP award earlier this month, said Wednesday the opportunity to work with another NFC quarterback was what convinced him to leave his job as New York Giants quarterbacks coach to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as new coach Greg Schiano’s offensive coordinator."

"The top prospects: Stanford’s Coby Fleener was a big-play threat up the seams for Andrew Luck, catching 34 passes for 667 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011. Clemson’s Dwayne Allen had 50 catches for 598 yards and eight touchdowns. Both pass-catching tight ends could wind up being first-round draft picks. Georgia’s Orson Charles, who had 45 catches for 574 yards this past season, is also one of the top tight ends in April’s draft."

"The NFL is awash in cash. It’s raining Benjamins. Billions of dollars, high television ratings, unprecedented popularity. There has never been anything like it in the history of American sports, which makes what you’re about to read all the more puzzling. This comes from the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) which aids former NFL players that experience extreme financial hardships. These stories are taken verbatim from a GGAF email and are stunning:"

"Nowhere was the instability of recent Broncos history better illustrated than by their inability to keep a defensive coordinator longer than a single season. After then-coach Mike Shanahan fired Larry Coyer in January 2007 following a late-season collapse, any consistency in the second-floor back-corner office of Broncos headquarters evaporated. Jim Bates, Bob Slowik, Mike Nolan and Don “Wink” Martindale came and went; under their watch the defense regressed, improved in 2009, then collapsed entirely under Martindale after he lost Elvis Dumervil to a torn pectoral muscle in the 2010 training camp."

"When the New Orleans Saints struggled through bad years during the mid-to-late 1990s, there was one player who always seemed to stand out. That player was All-Pro offensive tackle William Roaf. Roaf, who was selected as a member of the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame class during Super Bowl weekend, spent his career playing for the Saints (1993-2001) and the Kansas City Chiefs (2002-05)."