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NEW ORLEANS | AP Source: Bryant has torn Achilles

NEW ORLEANS — A person familiar with the situation says medical examinations and imaging have confirmed that Saints receiver Dez Bryant has a torn Achilles, ending his season before it had begun. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Saints have not announced details of the veteran receiver’s … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | AP Source: Bryant has torn Achilles

METAIRIE, La. | Saints’ Dez Bryant hurt, calls injury the ‘ultimate test’

METAIRIE, La.  — Dez Bryant’s tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived. In just his second practice with New Orleans, the newly acquired wide receiver indicated in social media posts Friday that he has had a significant setback. The team’s injury report listed Bryant as questionable for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati with an ankle … Continue reading METAIRIE, La. | Saints’ Dez Bryant hurt, calls injury the ‘ultimate test’

METAIRIE, La. | Bryant practices with Saints, asserts he’s ‘not a bad guy.’

METAIRIE, La. — Dez Bryant wasn’t about to declare himself a changed man just because he’d changed teams. At age 30, the ninth-year NFL veteran receiver said he is comfortable with who he always has been and hopes he’ll fit in with the New Orleans Saints, a team on a seven-game winning streak that looks … Continue reading METAIRIE, La. | Bryant practices with Saints, asserts he’s ‘not a bad guy.’

BATON ROUGE, La. | LSU’s Orgeron takes signature win over No. 2 Georgia, 36-16

BATON ROUGE, La. — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU’s defense staggered Georgia’s normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory. Five fourth-down decisions by Orgeron influenced the result. LSU converted all four … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | LSU’s Orgeron takes signature win over No. 2 Georgia, 36-16

NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished. Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS | Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

NEW ORLEANS — Before Drew Brees could blow kisses to the adoring Superdome crowd, before he could embrace his wife and children on the sideline, the Saints’ 39-year-old quarterback had to shred one of the NFL’s top pass defenses with ruthless efficiency. And so he did. Brees passed Peyton Manning to become the NFL’s all-time … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

NEW ORLEANS | Saints’ Brees becomes NFL’s all-time yards passing leader

NEW ORLEANS— Drew Brees has become the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it in style. The 39-year-old Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter of Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins. After the record-breaking … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Saints’ Brees becomes NFL’s all-time yards passing leader

NEW ORLEANS | Fitzpatrick, Bucs stun Saints 48-40

NEW ORLEANS— Ryan Fitzpatrick backpedaled giddily for about 20 yards as he watched DeSean Jackson come down with a 36-yard touchdown pass over the middle. The journeyman quarterback then turned toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline and triumphantly thrust his arm in an upward arc. Time will tell if the Bucs are on a similar … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Fitzpatrick, Bucs stun Saints 48-40