Sean Payton told Pro Football Talk the Saints released Junior Galette because, Ã¢
The New Orleans Saints are hoping that the 359-pound John Jenkins will be more consistent for a defense that needs to improve versus the run.
The New Orleans Saints arrived in West Virginia for the start of training camp, with the the first practice Thursday in White Sulphur Springs.
The New Orleans Saints released veteran defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, citing a failed physical, among other moves they made Tuesday.
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)
The running backs position is as loaded as it has ever been in New Orleans. Mike Triplett breaks down the roster.
There might not be a more compelling position group on the Saints' roster as a new generation of receivers begins to make its mark.
Cameron Jordan's production slipped a bit last season, but he still moved up the Saints player rankings.
They replaced linebacker Junior Galette and backup center Michael Brewster.
With rookie Garrett Grayson likely to be the Saints' No. 3 QB, Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin will have to win the No. 2 job to make the roster.
The release of Junior Galette, and its salary-cap aftermath, could be the beginning of the end of the Saints' Drew Brees era.
Several undrafted rookies should have a chance to make the roster on the Saints' defensive line.
Junior Galette passed his physical Saturday and was officially released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
The New Orleans Saints have plenty of depth and experience at safety, putting guys with starting experience on the roster bubble.
Mike Triplett ranks the top-20 Saints players heading into camp. Keenan Lewis is next on the list.
A pair of Junior Galette's former teammates came to his defense in the wake of Galette's release by the Saints.
The bad news: All of the team's options come with question marks.
The Saints are expected to wait until Galette passes a physical before releasing him.
The former New Orleans Saints player and ALS advocate Steve Gleason attended his 20-year high school reunion last week.
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.
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
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
The term "dead money" doesn't seem to do justice to the mess the New Orleans Saints got themselves into with Junior Galette.
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