New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st113.6 (13th)297.8 (3rd)
Defense31st132.8 (29th)251.2 (25th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
113Andrus PeatOTSTNFRD
131Stephone AnthonyILBCLEM
244Hau'oli KikahaOLBWASH
375Garrett GraysonQBCOLOST
378P.J. WilliamsCBFSU
5148Davis TullOLBTNCHAT
5154Tyeler DavisonDTFRESNO
5167Damian SwannCBUGA
7230Marcus MurphyRBMIZZOU

Schedule

4:05 pm EDT
Sun Sep 13
at ARI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 20
TB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 27
at CAR
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 4
DAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 11
at PHI
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 15
ATL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 25
at IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 1
NYG
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 8
TEN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 15
at WAS
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 29
at HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 6
CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 13
at TB
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 21
DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 27
JAC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Jan 3
at ATL

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Carolina7-8-14-2-0
New Orleans7-9-03-3-0
Atlanta6-10-05-1-0
Tampa Bay2-14-00-6-0
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Saints WR Nick Toon seeks to seize best opportunity of career
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The path is clear for Saints wide receiver Nick Toon to earn more playing time than ever. But he realizes that he must get on that path and stay on it through superior performance.

The offseason losses of Kenny Stills, Jimmy Graham and Robert Meacham should result in more reps for Toon, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He has been buried on the depth chart, though he did catch a career-high 17 passes last year.

He believes that now is the time for him to step up and break out.

"Pressure is not something that I've every worried about or thought about," he told the New Orleans Advocate. "I just try to be consistent. Anything outside of that is out of my control, so do what you've got to do to put yourself in the best position for things to work out."

Toon has a shot at the third receiver role behind Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston.

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RB Khiry Robinson could be odd man out in Saints backfield
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Running back Khiry Robinson is a fan favorite with the Saints, but the third-year pro, who once was viewed as a breakout candidate for the team, may find his role squeezed by the presence of Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller, per ESPN.com. 

Robinson dealt with a broken arm last season, which limited him to 12 carries and 32 yards over the final 10 weeks of the year. The Saints then re-upped with Ingram and brought in Spiller to replace Pierre Thomas, meaning Robinson will have to fight hard in training camp to establish a role. 

"I just gotta keep working," Robinson said. "It's all love in the backfield. We all work together, try to help each other. So I think it's a good thing we've got a full backfield again. So if anybody goes down, we've got another player right up there to do the same thing."

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Saints RB Khiry Robinson doesn't feel he's on outside looking in
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Saints running back Khiry Robinson might be the least known of his backfield counterparts, but he doesn't feel like the off man out, per ESPN.com.

Robinson knows the team is heavily invested in the likes of Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller, but he's still confident he can thrive in whatever role the Saints put him in.

“I’m the type of person, I’m gonna get what I get and do what I do with it. So whether it’s 20 carries or one carry, I’m gonna do the best of my ability every play,” Robinson said.

Robinson has shown flashes of success during his three years in the league. Injuries played a key role against him last season, which can ultimately put him as the third back on the depth chart. He will use the offseason to continue to improve and challenge his counterparts for playing time.

“I just gotta keep working,” Robinson. “It’s all love in the backfield. We all work together, try to help each other. So I think it’s a good thing we’ve got a full backfield again. So if anybody goes down, we’ve got another player right up there to do the same thing.”

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Saints guard Jahri Evans took pay cut to secure future with team
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Saints guard Jahri Evans reworked his contract this offseason to secure his future with the team, per ESPN.com.

Evans, who is entering his 10th season in the NFL, took pay cuts in 2015 and 2016, but also added an extra year to his contract, something he valued in the process.

"It worked out in the end. You know, it's part of the business, obviously. And I'm glad to be here," Evans said.

Evans said he was happy head coach Sean Payton kept the line of communication with him active throughout the process.

"So that was very great, and I was pleased with that," said Evans, who added, "I still had two years under contract, so I never saw myself not being here."

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