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2-3, 2nd in NFC South
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9hMike Triplett

Saints waive former Packers QB Joe Callahan

A week after claiming him off waivers from Green Bay, the Saints waived rookie quarterback Joe Callahan, apparently in need of roster space.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints waived rookie QB Joe Callahan Saturday, one week after claiming him off waivers from the Packers. They promoted DE Chris McCain from the practice squad to replace him. It's possible the Saints could try to bring Callahan back to their practice squad if another team doesn't claim him. However, he could sign with any practice squad he wants -- meaning he could opt to return to Green Bay if invited.

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19hMike Triplett

After refusing 'Victory Monday,' Saints defense wants complete game

METAIRIE, La. -- As promised, the entire New Orleans Saints defense came in to watch film together Monday at the request of the players -- rejecting the “Victory Monday” they felt like they hadn’t earned after a 41-38 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

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Kiper: Saints' Thomas catching everything

New Orleans' second-round pick made a habit of big plays at Ohio State. So far in his rookie season, he's leading the Saints in catches in their air-it-out offense. Kiper's rookie big board (Insider)

Thomas or Snead: Better Saints WR? (1:09)
Why Matthew Berry is 'super nervous' about Mark Ingram (1:39)
ESPN Stats & Info

Everyone's picking the Chiefs

Both our Saints and Chiefs reporters like Kansas City winning a high-scoring affair at Arrowhead. So too does our FPI, which gives the Chiefs a two-thirds chance of getting their first win streak of the season going. Week 7 predictions (Insider)

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How to bet New Orleans-Kansas City

Where does the betting value lie in the New Orleans-Kansas City Week 7 matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice on the game.

The science behind Week 7's fantasy players (2:21)
Jarrius shares his experience with the Saints (2:14)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Brandin Cooks said he is looking forward to Sunday's rematch against the Chiefs' standout young CB Marcus Peters. The two of them went head-to-head in college in 2013, with Cooks at Oregon State and Peters at Washington. Cooks finished with 10 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown, but mostly while playing catch-up in a 69-27 loss to the Huskies. Peters had two interceptions, a forced fumble and three pass defenses. "It was a battle," Cooks said. "One of those battles, I guess you're going back and forth on punches as you would say in boxing terms. But it was a great one. He made some plays, I made some plays. It was one of those, you remember that game and you build off it."

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Saints' D even worse than last year's?

New Orleans has allowed at least 34 points in four of five games this season. Only one team (2010 Bills) has allowed 34-plus in five of the first six games of a season in the Super Bowl era, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints LT Terron Armstead said he will "definitely try to play this weekend" at Kansas City after missing the past three games with an unspecified knee injury. He said he took more reps in Thursday's practice than Wednesday. The Saints need him, since he is arguably one of the two or three best players on the team -- and because his backup Andrus Peat has missed practice all week with a groin injury.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Tulane DE Royce LaFrance signed with the Saints practice squad Tuesday after not catching on with a team all offseason. He admitted that he was starting to lose hope but said he kept working out and his mom wouldn't even let him get a regular job to move on.

Team Stats

Passing Yards335.41st
Rushing Yards78.029th
Points For31.02nd
Points Against33.632nd

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