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New Orleans Saints Training Camp Report

There's a new D in New Orleans. Robert Klemko reports from The Greenbrier, where the defense is different, Drew Brees looks better than ever and Brandin Cooks is due for a breakout season

Ten Years Later: The Saints and Katrina

Remembering the role Sean Payton and company played in helping New Orleans rebuild after the hurricane devastated a city. Plus, mailbag questions on preseason alternatives, journalistic integrity and the rookie symposium

What It Takes To Build a Super Bowl Contender

Brandon Browner explains what made his Seahawks and Patriots teams so special, and George Iloka dissects what’s kept the Bengals from winning in the playoffs (don’t blame Andy Dalton). Plus, the reaction to Jordy Nelson’s lost season and training camp observations

The Evolution of the Saints Passing Game

Jimmy Graham is gone, and while many won't admit it Drew Brees’ arm strength is starting to tail off. Their roster changes hint at the inevitable: The Saints plan to move away from the vertical passing game that has defined the Payton-Brees era

The Saints’ Class of 2006, Ten Years Later

Ten years ago in New Orleans, Sean Payton came on as head coach, Drew Brees signed on at quarterback, and the franchise helped lift the spirits of a city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. And a decade later, three late-round picks from a unique draft class are still around as franchise cornerstones

Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall

The 32 teams are near unanimous in believing the point after touchdown needs to change. Precisely how is another story. The details of a compromise that goes to vote in May. Plus why the Saints own the draft, and eight coaches on the spot

On Trades, Retirement and the Winston-Goodell Chat

Jimmy Graham’s a Seahawk, Sam Bradford’s an Eagle, and NFL fans are dizzy. The opening of the 2015 league year brought a frenzy of headlines—including likely No. 1 pick Jameis Winston’s surprise meeting with the NFL commissioner

The Salary Cap Myth, and More Insights Into Deal-Making Season

In the right hands, the cap can be a useful tool for managing rosters—or a useful excuse for getting rid of an unwanted player. Plus, thoughts on Larry Fitzgerald’s contract savvy and the leverage of Los Angeles stadium plans

The NFL’s Reality TV Mess

PSI: New England and Saints Family Feud—as engrossing as anything the networks can concoct—pull back the curtain on the internal pressures and paranoia pervading the NFL

An Aging Star, A Lost Season

It's been more than a month since the Saints were eliminated from playoff contention. Now 36, Drew Brees can only hope the franchise learns from its mistakes and turns things around—before it’s too late for him

The Final Over/Under

A college stats professor charts NFL wins, comparing all 32 teams to Vegas and statheads predictions going into the 2014 season

Are the Broncos Now a Power-Running Team?

Are Peyton Manning's Broncos now a ground-and-pound offense? And who is the Patriots' 2014 MVP: Gronkowski or Revis? (But not Brady?) Plus, five things to watch in Week 16

Week 14 Twitter Mailbag

Are the Eagles headed for a quarterback controversy? What's wrong with the Saints? And what's the real reason Johnny Manziel wasn't the Browns' starter last week? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

Talented Losers

The New Orleans Saints have plenty of talent and good coaching, but winning games in the NFL takes professionalism and leadership too. These Saints have neither

Can J.J. Be MVP?

J.J. Watt is making his case—with actions, not words—as the best player in the NFL. Can a defensive player on an average team earn the honor? Plus, Cam Newton puts the Panthers back in the playoff race, the trade value of Jim Harbaugh and much more

James Harrison is Back

How did the menacing defender go from being a retired linebacker to one of the most impactful Pittsburgh players this season? The answer, plus thoughts on the turkey day results, the Week 13 spotlight player and 10 things to watch Sunday