The New Orleans Saints have issues but also are talented enough to right the ship
Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan reacts after the Browns kick the game-winning field goal during the game between the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Such pie-in-the-sky talk was optimistic from the outset.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Saints sign placekicker Shayne Graham, waive quarterback Ryan Griffin
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Saints kicker Shayne Graham celebrates a score with tackle Marcel Jones and quarterback Luke McCown in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Aug. 15. After letting Derek Dimke and Shayne Graham battle it out for the kicker job and going four days without someone at the position on the roster, New Orleans decided to forego other available options and bring Graham back to the team. Injured players became eligible to go on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon and it was widely assumed fullback Erik Lorig or linebacker Khairi Fortt would be placed on it to open up a spot for a kicker, but neither move was made.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Saints re-sign veteran Graham, cut QB Griffin
The Saints re-signed Graham on Tuesday after releasing him three days earlier. To make room, they waived second-year quarterback Ryan Griffin .
Payton Brings Back Shayne Graham as Saints Kicker
Aug 8, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham misses an extra point against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
NFC South Storylines
But the organization spent much of the offseason adding to its defense. Could it start to rival the Drew Brees-led unit? 2 Lovie Smith is entering his first season in Tampa Bay, and he is bringing optimism to a team that has not had much to look forward to recently.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Saints NFL Preseason: 5 things you need to know after Thursday's 22-13 loss to Ravens
The New Orleans Saints closed out the 2014 NFL preseason with a 22-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Thursday night.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Saintsa Derek Dimke gets his kicks a " and makes them
Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Saints kicker Derek Dimke follows through on one of his two field goals during Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Music City Miracles
Tennessee Titans Work Out Garrett Hartley
The Titans are really searching for a kicker. They have worked out three veterans in the last two days.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
New Orleans Saints' Kicker Battle Still Going Strong
Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham kicks the game winning field goal on the final play of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Saints focused on lingering position questions
With Drew Brees back healthy, the New Orleans Saints are free to work on the little things that can make the difference between a Super Bowl run and something less.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
New Orleans Saints should go with Derek Dimke at kicker if season started now
New Orleans Saints kicker Derek Dimke kicks off after a Saints field goal against the Tennessee Titans during the game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Friday August 15, 2014.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
New Orleans Saints: Who should be kicking?
There are plenty of positions that are far more interesting to talk about than kicker, but it is an important position that deserves attention.