Saints place 3 on PUP list before camp

The Saints placed safety Jairus Byrd, DT Glenn Foster and WR Marques Colston on the physically unable to perform list today. Second-year CB Brian Dixon was also placed on the non-football injury list as training camp starts Wednesday.

Payton: Galette release was best for team

Said Saints coach Sean Payton of Junior Galette's release: "Obviously, when you write a check like that and make a commitment like that, you have a long-term vision. ... As a head coach, you feel like you failed because you take a vested interest in seeing him have success and all the things you want." (via Pro Football Talk Live)

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Triplett: Microscope on Brees in 2015

ESPN NFL Nation Saints Reporter Mike Triplett chats with Dari Nowkhah and Booger McFarland about the increased attention on Drew Brees this offseason. Plus, why their defense in key to the team's success in 2015.

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Brees' decline may not be his fault

Now 36 years old, Drew Brees has taken a slight step backward recently. Is it his fault or a measure of the weapons around him? Where should he rank among NFL players? Bill Barnwell has the answers. Grantland: NFL top 100

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Saints' cap mess with Junior Galette

Writes Mike Triplett: "While I applauded them in one sense for having the conviction to release a player based on character concerns -- no matter the cost -- it won't make $17 million in dead money any easier to swallow." Dead money

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