Saints News: Drew Brees heads back to Purdue and a new RB joins the team

Wild Card Round - Chicago Bears v New Orleans Saints
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In Saints news, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is officially heading back to college! The future Hall of Famer has agreed to become the assistant coach of the Purdue Boilermakers. Brees played at Purdue from 1997-2000 and helped them reach the Rose Bowl during the 2000 season.

In other Saints news, the team successfully acquired running back Eno Benjamin on the waiver wire. Benjamin initially played for the Cardinals and was shockingly waived by them a few weeks back. The Texans acquired him but he didn't do much there so back to the waiver wire he went.

Now Benjamin is with the Saints and they'll need a running back to compliment Alvin Kamara after Mark Ingram was lost for the season.

Here's what else is trending in Saints news from around the web.

Should the Saints stick with Dennis Allen? [Sterling Mclymont, Canal Street Chronicles]

Most Saints fans would respond to Mclymont's title with a resounding NO. Allen has not been good in his first head coaching stint since he was fired by the Raiders in 2014 and Mclymont backs up fans' sentiments.

"Looking at the track record of Dennis Allen, one could argue that he hasn’t been the most successful coach of the modern era. His all-time record as of this writing is 15-46. That’s 15 wins out of 61 total games. Prior to his firing from the Raiders, he was 0-4 during that season. "

Sterling Mclymont

Saints set to have first losing season since 2016; so, what went wrong? [Katherine Terrell, ESPN]

I'm a big fan of Terrell's work and here, she did what none of us want to do and went into more detail about why this season has been so bad. Some of those reasons were a lack of killer instinct and the quarterback position.

"The Saints had multiple games in their grasp that slipped away for various reasons. Those issues showed up as early as Week 2, when they turned a 3-3 tie into a 20-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. "

Katherine Terrell

The Saints are on the wrong side of this terrible Cardinals stat [John Sigler, Saints Wire]

I won't give away the stat but this is an article that just once again proves how laughably bad New Orleans has been this season.

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