Syracuse QB Dungey excited about wildcat role with Giants

Football 05/03/19, 14:37

Getting a chance to watch Taysom Hill do his thing as the New Orleans Saints' multi-faceted third-string quarterback was enough to convince coach Pat Shurmur the New York Giants needed someone who could do that all this season.Shurmur may a found a possible solution in Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, who ...

Saints move up again, snag Florida safety Gardner-Johnson

Sports 04/27/19, 12:02

The New Orleans Saints have traded up for the second time in this year's NFL draft to select Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson early in the third round. The Saints made a deal with the Jets to move up 11 spots and select the 5-foot-11, 210-pound Gardner-Johnson 105th overall. The selection adds ...

Saints trade up 14 spots, draft Texas A&M center Erik McCoy

Football 04/26/19, 20:49

The New Orleans Saints moved aggressively to improve their interior blocking in the second round of the draft, trading up 14 spots to take Texas A&M center Erik McCoy with the 48th overall pick they received from Miami.The decision Friday night to take the 6-foot-4, 303-pound McCoy came after 2018 ...

Saints await to make 1st pick in 2nd round of NFL draft

Football 04/25/19, 23:03

The New Orleans Saints were still waiting to make their first pick of the NFL draft when Thursday night's first round ended.The Saints are slated to pick late in the second round at 62nd overall on Friday night and will try to acquire a player capable of contributing next season ...

New rules likely coming but not to replay

Sports 03/19/19, 02:13

In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer.Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game pretty much cost ...

Saints Pro Bowl center Unger retiring after 10 seasons

Football 03/16/19, 17:19

Two people familiar with the decision say New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl center and offensive captain Max Unger is retiring after 10 NFL seasons.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Saturday because the transaction has not been announced.The 32-year-old Unger has been New Orleans' starting ...

Trump expecting Patriots to capture 6th Super Bowl trophy

Football 02/03/19, 17:32

President Donald Trump expects the New England Patriots to win a sixth Super Bowl trophy Sunday. He calls quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick the best ever and says the New Orleans Saints were victims of a "terrible" call that possibly kept them from the Super Bowl. Trump plans to ...

Judge rejects possible ‘do-over’ of Rams-Saints playoff game

Sports 01/31/19, 16:03

A quest by two New Orleans Saints ticketholders to force a full or partial do-over of this year's NFC championship game because of a blown "no-call" by game officials was rejected Thursday by a federal judge.Officials failed to call interference or roughness penalties when a Rams player leveled a Saints ...

Rams’ Robey-Coleman says he got threats from Saints fans

Football 01/30/19, 12:51

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman says he received "one or two" death threats from frustrated New Orleans Saints fans on social media after the NFC championship game.Robey-Coleman was involved in the now-infamous play during which he was not penalized for his hit on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis. No flag ...

NFL playoff ‘do-over’ lawsuit moved to federal court

Football 01/28/19, 12:26

A federal judge was set to hear arguments Monday in a longshot-lawsuit seeking a possible do-over of the NFC championship game that ended with a Los Angeles Rams victory over the New Orleans Saints after officials failed to call a late-game penalty.At issue is the failure of officials to call ...

Falcons turn over practice site to Rams for Super Bowl week

Football 01/28/19, 11:49

The Atlanta Falcons have cleared out of their practice facility and given the keys to the Los Angeles Rams for the week.The Falcons are determined to be good hosts to the Rams, who are using the facility as their practice site for Sunday's Super Bowl 53. The Falcons insist they'd ...

NFL: Rams-Saints rematch would mean pricey Super Bowl delay

Football 01/25/19, 21:06

The NFL says redoing the NFC title game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints would mean a pricey delay of next weekend's Super Bowl.The New Orleans Advocate reports the NFL's chief financial officer, in a legal filing Friday, said replaying even a few minutes of the NFC ...

Podcast: The NFL has an officiating problem

Sports 01/24/19, 10:35

The NFL has an officiating problem. PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi and AP Pro Football writer Barry Wilner discuss the blown call that cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super ...

Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

Football 01/22/19, 15:04

In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to reverse the result of the NFC championship game that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl — or order a do-over.Tuesday's state court filing says NFL Commissioner ...

‘NFL bleaux it’: Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

Sports 01/22/19, 13:47

The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it."WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.New Orleans ...

Pats-Chiefs second-most watched AFC title game in 42 years

Football 01/21/19, 17:30

Sunday night's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was the second-most watched and rated AFC championship game in 42 years.The overtime thriller on CBS averaged 53.219 million viewers, just shy of the 54.850 million that viewed Pittsburgh's victory over the New York Jets in 2011. The ...

Sportsbook refunds Saints bets over uncalled penalty

Sports 01/21/19, 13:40

A sportsbook in New Jersey is refunding bets on the New Orleans Saints due to the widespread belief that the team was victimized by a blown call by referees during its loss Sunday in the NFC championship game.PointsBet said Monday it will refund spread and money-line bets on the Saints, ...

Blown call stands out, but Rams are still amazing LA Story

Football 01/21/19, 03:31

An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph.Too bad.This is one amazing L.A. Story.For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game, the Rams thoroughly earned their 26-23 overtime victory over the ...

Rams star Todd Gurley a non-factor in NFC championship game

Football 01/20/19, 21:13

The Los Angeles Rams are headed to the Super Bowl despite one of the worst games of Todd Gurley's career.The star running back carried the ball just four times for 10 yards Sunday, caught one pass for 3 yards and let a couple of passes slip through his hands — ...

Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

Football 01/20/19, 18:34

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game Sunday.The stunning finish came after New Orleans got the ball first in the extra period. Under pressure, ...

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