Coach Sean Payton announced Wednesday that the team has added kicker Shayne Graham and receiver Robert Meachem to the active roster. Both players didn't make the initial 53-man roster when it was submitted to the league Saturday afternoon. To make room for the players the Saints released quarterback Ryan Griffin and placed rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt on the injured reserve/designated to return list.
#WhoDatNation I Just signed My 4 Year Extension it's Official I will Retire A #Saint! #LOOKATGOD— SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) September 3, 2014
New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 3, 2014
Congrats to my guy @JuniorG93 #paytheman— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) September 3, 2014
Three names on #Saints injury list: WR Kenny Stills limited (quad). FB Erik Lorig (ankle) and S Marcus Ball (hamstring) DNP.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
Productive day at the office...looking fwd to Sunday! #WhoDat #Saints— Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) September 3, 2014
#Saints Galette: I'm content with what I got. But I feel like I'm gonna give em a discount.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
Galette said he knew last night a deal was done. He didn't want to tell me about the deal until it was done. Touché.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) September 3, 2014
Meachem is back!!!!!— Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) September 3, 2014
#Saints Galette, who also was named captain this week, said "Feels great, man. Best week of my life." Signed right after practice.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
Think Coach would have a problem with Junior whipping it out and pulling a Remi right in the middle of the 2Q after a sack? (Just once.)— Pope of Chili Town (@moosedenied) September 3, 2014
Galette said he just wanted to get deal done. Said it took a few weeks.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) September 3, 2014
Galette is now combing his beard to get ready for the cameras. "Best day of my life."— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) September 3, 2014
Who dat!!! @Saints @drewbrees pic.twitter.com/OC4xxvOQ3z— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) September 3, 2014
Galette ran out of locker room just before the news of his contract. Saying he was going to lift but had a smile on his face. I know why now— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) September 3, 2014
Saints act aggressively on young stud >> RT @RapSheet Saints LB Junior Galette’s extension is for 4 years and $41.5 million, $23M guaranteed— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 3, 2014
#Saints bring back released WR Robert Meachem http://t.co/vpXuhZTqtc via @espnnfl— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
#Saints Drew Brees said he's "100 percent." Didn't get his usual amount of preseason reps but said he made most of ones he did get— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
Said Brees, an admitted master of positive thinking: I think I tricked my mind into thinking I took the reps.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
@Saints League of Shadows @The_Dream99 @camjordan94 @JuniorG93 #WhoDat #WhoDatNation #saints #leagueofshadows pic.twitter.com/dpaWKnAFmK— Ryan Preatto (@Achievement00) September 3, 2014
Photos from today's #Saints practice: http://t.co/dq7dFGp9d8 #NOvsATL pic.twitter.com/8EbyQKofSM— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 3, 2014
#Saints explained that waiting to sign Graham was more about waiting for an extra roster spot to open. Risked losing him but liked his camp.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
Drew Brees ranks 1st in NFL in Pass TD, Pass yds, and Comp pct since 2006. Don't miss #QuarterbackSCenter on 6 ET SC! pic.twitter.com/B6L0vBaH7D— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 3, 2014
Payton: doesn't have time to watch Hard Knocks but has someone keeping up with it for any thing that could be used— WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) September 3, 2014
#Saints announce 4 roster moves http://t.co/8c71HFfWmf #NOvsATL— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 3, 2014
#Saints Payton on going with Shayne Graham at kicker: We felt like he won that battle. And we felt like it was pretty clear.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
#Saints Payton said there was no deal made with Robert Meachem. They were fortunate he was still available to re-sign.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
#Saints Payton said decision with Champ Bailey had a lot to do with what his role would be on game day— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 3, 2014
Roddy White hasn't scored against the Saints since 2010.— #FalconsHateWeek (@TBK_nola) September 3, 2014
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New Orleans Saints resign K Shayne Graham, waive QB Griffin | wwltv.com New Orleans
After more than 72 hours of waiting, the great kicker mystery of 2014 has finally been solved. The New Orleans Saints resigned veteran kicker Shayne Graham Tuesday after terminating his contract on Saturday in order to cut their roster to 53 players.
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New Orleans Saints path to Super Bowl (part 1): Home-field advantage | wwltv.com New Orleans
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New Orleans Saints path to Super Bowl: Key players (part 2) | wwltv.com New Orleans
If the New Orleans Saints are going to make a run to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., their talented roster, which looks, on paper, to be among the best in the NFL, will have to prove that on the field. Part of that, though, is staying healthy.
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Junior Galette agrees to extension with Saints | ProFootballTalk
The Saints got 12 sacks from linebacker Junior Galette last season and they hope to get that kind of production through the end of the decade. Galette's agent Alvin Keels announced Wednesday that his client and the Saints have agreed on a contract extension that binds Galette to the team through ...
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Cowboy$ will $ell Michael $am practice $quad jer$ey$ | ProFootballTalk
Earlier today, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said with a straight face that the addition of Michael Sam to the practice squad was only "about football." Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the team's decision to sign Michael Sam to the practice squad has nothing to do with giving a chance to the NFL's first openly gay player and everything to do with adding a defensive end who can help the team win. "This is about football.
Seau family opts out of concussion settlement | ProFootballTalk
The concussion settlement will end the ongoing talk about head-injury litigation and the NFL. Unless it doesn't. Legally, all players have the right to "opt out" of the class-action resolution of the claims that started as a 4,500-plus lawsuit and became a collection of all NFL retirees.
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