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2019 Schedule
13-3, 1st in NFC South
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1hMike Triplett

Brother of Saints' Bell killed in traffic accident

Volonte Bell, an assistant men's basketball coach at Chattanooga State and the older brother of New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell, was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night, the school confirmed.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have promoted assistant LB coach Michael Hodges to LB coach to replace new Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Hodges joined the Saints as a defensive assistant in 2017. Before that he coached at Sean Payton's alma mater, Eastern Illinois. He also played at Dennis Allen's alma mater, Texas A&M.

Cam Jordan, Peyton Manning live it up at Mardi Gras (0:21)
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4dMike Triplett

No ruling on Saints-church emails after hearing

No decision was made immediately Thursday after a civil court hearing to determine whether emails between officials from the New Orleans Saints and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans will be made public.

Mike Clay ESPN Writer 

2019 was another super-efficient season from Drew Brees, who has now scored 69 TDs while tossing 12 INTs in 29 games (including the playoffs) over the past two seasons. Brees has completed at least 72% of his passes each of the past three seasons, which is notable considering no QB in league history has achieved that mark even once. Yes, the Saints were 5-0 in Teddy Bridgewater's five 2019 starts, but the offense simply was not as good (2.4 TDs/G vs. 3.6/G in Brees' 10 full regular season games)

Why Stephen A. isn't sold on Brees, Saints (1:42)
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6dMike Triplett

Brees to 'make another run at it' with Saints

Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the NFL's career passing leader, will return for a 20th season after posting to Instagram on Tuesday that he will "make another run at it."

What does Brees' return mean for Hill, Bridgewater? (1:16)
How Brees returning affects the Saints (1:42)
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Hearing on Saints' emails with church to be open

Judge Ellen Hazeur ruled that a hearing on the confidentiality of emails between Roman Catholic officials and the NFL's Saints will be open and that "all the public has a right" to attend.

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Saints owners' Catholic donations draw scrutiny

A foundation for the Saints ownership has given at least $62 million to the Archdiocese of New Orleans and other Catholic causes over the past dozen years, according to an Associated Press review.

Which team has the biggest hole to fill in the NFC South? (1:09)

The Right Time: Every player in the XFL is 'sorry', can't talk potential for Tayson Hill at age 30

Bomani Jones wonders what kind of following does the XFL need to break even despite fielding a league of "sorry" players (1:55). Why do we feel the need to speak Taysom Hill into existence as a franchise QB when you already have Teddy Bridgewater on your roster (15:53)? Dwyane Wade sets an example for all parents and Bo tells you why (29:42). Plus, an IYHH including a hydrogen-powered superyacht (39:28) and your "wrastlin" destruction voicemails (50:59).


ESPN Daily: What's Next For Brady, Brees, And Rivers

Philip Rivers is officially ending his run with the Chargers and entering free agency. Fellow veteran QBs Tom Brady and Drew Brees are considering their options. The NFL quarterback market is filled with possibility, as the golden era of pocket passers may be ending - and the era of mobile quarterbacks just beginning. ESPN's Dan Graziano runs down the different destinies the elder statesmen of the NFL might be headed for this offseason.

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14dMike Triplett

Benson: Saints did nothing wrong helping Church

Saints owner reiterates the team's stance that they only offered input on how to work with the media when releasing the names of clergy members who have been credibly accused of abuse.

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14dMike Triplett

Hill wants shot at QB, with Saints or elsewhere

Saints restricted free agent Taysom Hill recently told The AP on a podcast that he views himself as a franchise quarterback, and though he hopes his future is in New Orleans, Hill suggested he'd be willing to go elsewhere for the "right opportunity."

Team Stats

Passing Yards265.37th
Rushing Yards108.616th
Points For28.54th
Points Against21.3