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Famed New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has coronavirus

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey, who famously made a 63-yard field goal in 1970 despite being born without toes on his right kicking foot, has tested positive for the coronavirus.Dempsey's daughter, Ashley, told NOLA.com about his diagnosis. Dempsey, 71, is also battling Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He is a resident at the Lambeth House senior living center in New Orleans, which has been hit
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Coach Sean Payton opens up Saints’ playbook on Twitter

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Sean Payton offered some isolation entertainment on Sunday night by sharing a handful of his favorite play calls on Twitter.Not only did the New Orleans Saints coach post drawings from his playbook, but he also explained the meaning of such terms as "Quizno" and "Lucy."Payton said it started when he saw a request for people to post their favorite all-purpose concepts out of empty formations."I quickly
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2020 NFL Power Rankings – 1-32 poll, plus where each team stands after free agency

[ad_1] 7:05 AM ETNFL NationESPN Millions have been spent and the landscape of the NFL has been significantly altered due to the initial free-agency blitz. But while there are obvious storylines (Tom Brady) that have been written and a few more to go (Jadeveon Clowney), now is a good time to take the temperature of each NFL team.Therefore, we've asked our NFL Nation writers to describe in three words where
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Bobby Hebert Sr., father of former Saint and Falcon Bobby Hebert Jr., dies from COVID-19

[ad_1] Bobby Hebert Sr. -- the father of former New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert -- died Saturday at the age of 81 after testing positive for coronavirus.Hebert Jr., a Southern Louisiana native, still works as an analyst for WWL Radio in New Orleans. He and his wife, Jojo, said in a statement that "our hearts are broken" and that Hebert Sr. was "the reason I made
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Best signings of 2020 NFL free agency

[ad_1] Most deals signed in NFL free agency turn out to be disappointing. Teams pay players expecting the best seasons from their past, but it rarely works out that way. As a result, most of my grades tend to be a C+ or below. Call me a tough grader, but ask the Jets how their massive free-agent haul from last offseason turned out.Of the more than 100 grades I've handed
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Drew and Brittany Brees commit $5 million to help Louisiana

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. - Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, announced a $5 million commitment to the state of Louisiana in 2020 to help "our communities get through this tough time."The New Orleans Saints quarterback said via Twitter last week that assessing the need in New Orleans is "a daunting task" in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak because of how many people it has affected in different ways.In Thursday's
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Saints’ Sean Payton says he’s ‘doing well’ after testing positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said he was "cleared" Tuesday after he tested positive for the coronavirus last week.Payton told WWL radio on Wednesday evening that he has not had a fever for eight or nine days after he first began feeling symptoms March 15 and took his test the next day."I'm doing well. I was cleared yesterday," Payton said. "It's been quite a process.
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Saints re-work deal with Janoris Jenkins, save $7M in cap space

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. - The New Orleans Saints worked out a new contract agreement with cornerback Janoris Jenkins that will save the team more than $7 million salary-cap space and definitely keep the ninth-year veteran in New Orleans for a second season, according to ESPN's Field Yates.Jenkins, 31, was originally scheduled to earn $11.25 million in the final year of his contract after the Saints claimed him off waivers from
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Source — Saints to bring back safety D.J. Swearinger on one-year deal

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are bringing back veteran safety D.J. Swearinger on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN.Swearinger, 28, joined the Saints late last December after being released by the Cardinals and Raiders earlier in the year, and he was active for only one game, in Week 17. But he could earn a role on the team by offering depth in the secondary and