Shawne Alston

#34RB,
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 236
College: West Virginia
Birth Place: Hampton, Virginia
Draft: Undrafted
  • Coby Fleener more comfortable, hopes for better in Year 2 with Saints
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    Coby Fleener more comfortable, hopes for better in Year 2 with Saints

    Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Follow on Twitter METAIRIE, La. -- Expectations for Coby Fleener proved to be way too high last season. Ideally for Fleener and the New Orleans Saints, though, they’ve become too low now as the 28-year-old hopes to take advantage of that Year 2 bump in a new offensive system. “I think just opening the playbook for the first time this year and being familiar with those terms [is the biggest difference]. I’m not learning a whole new language this year, I’m not learning from Square 1,” Fleener said during

  • Saints shows some love, restructure RT Zach Strief's contract
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    Saints shows some love, restructure RT Zach Strief's contract

    The Saints were planning for the future when they selected OT Ryan Ramczyk 32nd overall last April, but on Friday, they let longtime veteran and current starter at right tackle Zach Strief know they still value his services. New Orleans restructured the 33-year-old’s contract, giving him an opportunity to earn an extra $1 million in 2017. The Saints upped Strief’s base salary by $700K, making him set to earn $1.7 million next season. His per-game roster bonus was also raised by $300K, from $1.4 million to $1.7 million, which increases his cap hit for 2017 to $6.1 million. 2017 will be Strief’s 12th season with the Saints, who drafted him in the seventh round back in 2006. He’s made 92 starts

  • Six NFL franchises that peaked and are heading downhill
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    Six NFL franchises that peaked and are heading downhill

    Could the Packers' best football be behind them? Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports To quote Bill Murray from Groundhog Day – “It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last the rest of your life.” The shelf life for contention in the NFL is about as small as any professional sports league. For teams that rely on running backs to succeed, said window is even smaller. Though, the following six teams have more than just one or two positions to worry about in looking to continuing to remain in contention. For the New Orleans Saints, it’s all about an inability to build even an average defense that has failed veteran quarterback Drew Brees at every turn. In Seattle, a combination of the