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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints DE Marcus Davenport had six sacks in 13 games last year before landing on IR with a foot injury. But he said it “wasn't good enough – not even close” compared to his lofty goals. “Shoot, I'm trying to be better than Cam,” Davenport said of teammate Cameron Jordan, who has been named either first- or second-team All-Pro in each of the past three seasons. “Obviously he's one of the best, so I think that's a good goal to model. Like (Jordan) always says, ‘One percent better each day.'”

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-year Saints LB Kaden Elliss was on the Reserve/COVID-19 list for less than two days after he was medically cleared and activated on Friday. The team also officially signed veteran LB Nigel Bradham, indicating that he passed his physical and his COVID testing.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders actually helped friend and fellow WR Bennie Fowler land a job in New Orleans. When Drew Brees flew to Denver in June to spend a couple days throwing passes with Sanders and getting to know him, Brees suggested he bring another receiver. Sanders was already working out with Fowler, a close friend since they teamed with the Broncos from 2014-17. "And Drew ended up liking Bennie, the way that he ran routes," Sanders said.

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Ranking every NFL position group from 1-32

Which team has the best wide receivers? The best edge rushers? We rank all 32 teams in 10 different position groups, plus with an overall roster outlook.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints went more than a week before having a player land on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. But they had their first two players added to the list Thursday -- long snapper Zach Wood and linebacker Kaden Elliss.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton, explaining why the Saints created the option to sequester in a hotel throughout training camp, said he told players they're just trying to be ahead of the curve. “I said, ‘What do you think is gonna happen to the teams that make the postseason this year?'” Payton said – explaining that he thinks teams will get even more serious about quarantining or take extra precautions come playoff time because they'll decide, “This is too important at this time of year.”

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints promoted longtime pro personnel director Terry Fontenot to the title of VP/assistant general manager of pro personnel, as the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first noted. That puts Fontenot on equal footing with VP/assistant GM of college personnel Jeff Ireland – which is much deserved since both talented assistants have done such a great job of helping to shape this roster in recent years. Their efforts are a big reason why the Saints went from 7-9, 7-9 and 7-9 to 11-5, 13-3 and 13-3.

Is Cam Jordan right to be this confident in the Saints? (1:31)
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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints' roster is officially down to 80 on the first day of conditioning and weight training Monday after they released DT Taylor Stallworth. Meanwhile, the team has now gone a full week without any players testing positive for COVID-19.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints released three veteran receivers Sunday as they trimmed their roster from 90 to 81 — Tommylee Lewis, Krishawn Hogan and Maurice Harris. That was shaping up to be the most crowded position battle on the team. Now several young receivers should get an even better chance at the fifth or sixth roster spots. The Saints also released G Adrian Magee, FB Ricky Ortiz, RB Taquan Mizzell, CB Deatrick Nichols, S Chris Johnson, DE Gus Cumberlander.

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Brees: Reaction to flag comment was 'crushing'

Saints QB Drew Brees said he "missed an opportunity" to bring attention to social injustices and systemic racism when he made his June comment about disrespecting the flag by kneeling.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked if six weeks is enough time to get ready for Week 1, Saints DE Cameron Jordan said, “I mean, if you said, 'Cam, could you play this Sunday at midnight?' I guess I'd meet you out in the parking lot somewhere. I'm ready.” Jordan said he assumes everybody took coach Sean Payton's directive to heart earlier this offseason when Payton told the team to show up for camp in the best shape of their lives.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints left tackle Terron Armstead didn't hold back when asked for the team's mindset heading into this year following back-to-back 13-3 seasons that fell short in the playoffs. "It's gotta be Super Bowl or bust, in all honesty. That's it. There's not really anything past that. It's Super Bowl or bust," Armstead said. "If we don't get to the big dance, it's a failure of a season. That's it.”

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said he thinks the Saints will be close to full strength when they begin practicing. He mentioned LB Kiko Alonso as one player who might be limited after tearing his ACL in January. Payton also said the Saints have no specific plans for separating QBs or certain position groups, other than locker-room distancing. But he said he won't be surprised if the NFL has to suspend some games this year because of outbreaks within position groups that prevent teams from playing.

Team Stats

Passing Yards265.37th
Rushing Yards108.616th
Points For28.54th
Points Against21.320th

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