2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees said after the Zurich Classic of New Orleans pro-am that he's excited for the opportunity facing both Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston as they compete to be his successor with the Saints.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Taysom Hill on the chance to succeed Drew Brees at QB this year in an expected competition with Jameis Winston: "For the last four years, my workout routine has been different. It's been structured to be the Swiss Army knife and do all these other things I was going to be called upon to do. where now my emphasis, my focus is just being a full-time quarterback."


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton, speaking after the Zurich Classic of New Orleans celebrity shootout, said the Saints don't consider the QB position a "must" in this year's draft since they feel like they have two good candidates in Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston. But he did identify CB as a position that must be addressed at some point before the start of the season.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are signing another former Tulane player after seeing them work out at the school's pro day last month. Center Christian Montano, who spent last summer as an undrafted rookie with the Steelers but didn't make the roster, will join the Saints according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Last week, the Saints also signed former Tulane WR Jalen McCleskey, who spent last summer with the Falcons.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints players joined a growing list around the league in announcing Saturday that, "We came together as a team and we will not be attending in-person voluntary workouts.” They said in a statement that they are calling for a “fully virtual offseason” — similar to how teams operated during the pandemic last year. They said benefits include “significant reductions to concussions, missed time injuries and soft tissue recovery.”

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NFLPA chief: Players better off skipping workouts

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith says it is in the best interest of players to not participate in voluntary offseason workouts. Players from 19 teams have announced they will be skipping the workouts.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints signed former Tulane WR Jalen McCleskey after seeing him at the school's recent pro day. The New Orleans native began his college career at Oklahoma State. The 5-10, 178-pounder signed with the Falcons after going undrafted in 2020 but didn't make the roster. His father J.J. McCleskey played cornerback for the Saints and Cardinals from 1993-99.


Hour 2: Pressure on Payton?

Keyshawn explains why he thinks that Sean Payton has the most pressure of any head coach heading into this NFL season, while Bart says that it's Bill Belichick. Justin Fields got a resounding endorsement from Ryan Day, but will he be successful in the NFL? Plus, ESPN Football Analyst Booger McFarland on Jadeveon Clowney signing with the Browns.

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Sean Payton to be played by Kevin James in film

In an upcoming movie produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be portrayed by comic actor Kevin James.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater could be available via trade now that the Panthers have acquired Sam Darnold. The Saints obviously liked Bridgewater when he spent two years with them and went 5-0 as a starter. But it would be extremely hard for them to afford Bridgewater, who is due $18 million this year and $21 million next year.

Are the 49ers and Saints looking for their future quarterbacks? (1:18)

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Intriguing 2021 regular-season games created today with the official addition of a 17th week: 🏈New Orleans at Tennessee 🏈Tampa Bay at Indianapolis 🏈Green Bay at Kansas City 🏈N.Y. Giants at Miami 🏈Dallas at New England

How the NFL's 17-game schedule came to be (0:43)
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Kamara: NFL's likely 17-game schedule 'dumb'

The Saints' Alvin Kamara was among NFL players to tweet their displeasure at the expectation that owners will vote to approve a 17-game season for 2021.

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Saints' Lattimore arrested for loaded, stolen gun

Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, was booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail on Thursday after being arrested for possessing a loaded handgun that was believed to be stolen.

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.919th
Rushing Yards141.66th
Points For30.05th
Points Against21.128th