Saints keep the door open for a Victor Butler return
“Parys has been a consummate professional throughout his seven years as a 49er,” San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said in the statement. “His leadership, work ethic and dedication to our organization, and the Bay Area community, have provided a great example for our locker room. We would like to thank Parys for his many contributions on and off the field and wish him the very best.” Haralson, 29, was a 16-game starter on the 2011 defense that ranked No. 1 stopping the run. A seven-year veteran, Haralson has 145 career tackles and 21.5 sacks in 86 games. He had been set to be the primary backup last season behind Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith before he was injured in the third preseason game. During the offseason, Haralson restructured his contract in a move to save the team salary-cap space.
“Saints Row IV” review: A genuinely funny game
“Saints Row IV” grants the player all the same old freedoms in Steelport City, but with a few new twists, starting with the Matrix-like setting of the game. Here, you find yourself running and leaping through a virtual representation of Steelport City thanks to a full-on alien invasion. This backdrop is the excuse for the game-changing elements which grant the player super-human powers. These powers range from frost and fire abilities to telekinesis, super-speed and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. These powers make the game an absolute blast — for about 20 minutes. After that the game reveals itself to have cheated the player out of any challenge present in previous series entries. Fighting off waves of mean-old aliens becomes dull real quick — and stealing cars becomes irrelevant the moment you gained super-speed.
Smith said hed lost about 10 pounds, down to around 268, to handle some of the outside linebacker duties which will be new to him. Smith had played in no fewer than 14 games in any of his first nine seasons. His best season, statistically, was in 2009, when he had 13 sacks for the lone Super Bowl championship squad in Saints history. As recently as last week, Smith expressed confidence he would thrive in his adjusted role. For the most part, Im going to be doing the same thing Ive always done and thats why I said it wasnt that big of a transition, Smith said.
Saints trade for longtime 49ers LB Haralson
They placed Butler on the physically unable to perform list. That means Butler, who tore his ACL in the offseason program, could be eligible to return after Week 6. That still seems like a long shot, but the Saints know Butlers medical situation better than we do. In addition to placing Butler on PUP, the Saints placed linebacker Will Smith , receiver Joe Morgan and linebacker Chris Chamberlain on injured reserve. The Saints also waived linebacker Eric Martin , safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and receiver Tim Toone . The Saints also claimed cornerback Jumal Rolle off waivers from Buffalo. That leaves the roster at 75. Teams have to get down to 53 players by Saturday evening.
Person familiar with situation: Saints OLB Will Smith out for the season with knee injury
Good evidence of that can be found on the list of roster moves the team made to get down to the 75-man limit. Will Smith and Chris Chamberlain have been placed on injured reserve with torn ACLs, ending their seasons and leaving the Saints skeletally thin at linebacker. Perhaps thats why the team is holding out hope that Victor Butler can return from his own torn ACL at some point this season. Butler tore the ACL in June and the Saints placed him on the regular season PUP list rather than injured reserve in case he makes a rapid enough recovery to help them at some point in the second half of the season. Those moves got the ball rolling toward the limit and the Saints got the rest of the way there by placing wide receiver Joe Morgan on injured reserve with yet another torn ACL and releasing linebacker Eric Martin , wide receiver Tim Toone and safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah . The Saints also formally announced the acquisition of linebacker Parys Hamilton in a trade with the 49ers and claimed defensive back Jumal Rolle off waivers from the Bills. Aug 27, 2013 7:06 PM Who is Parys Hamilton?
Saints denied their fundamental rights to appease minority community: VHP
— The New Orleans Saints have placed linebackers Will Smith and Chris Chamberlain and receiver Joseph Morgan on injured reserve, designated linebacker Victor Butler as physically unable to perform and cut three players. The Saints have also added two players — trading with San Francisco for linebacker Parys Haralson and claiming cornerback Jumal Rolle off waivers — to put their roster at 75, the maximum allowed from Tuesday afternoon until the end of the preseason, when rosters are cut to 53. Smith had a season-ending knee injury in Sunday. Morgan tore knee ligaments Aug. 3 and was expected to miss the season. Chamberlain was trying to come back from a knee injury that kept him out last season. The Saints waived linebacker Eric Martin , receiver Tim Toone and safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah . Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press This story is from ESPN.com’s automated news wire. Wire index
Payton stresses ‘urgency’ for Saints to improve
“This is the team that can accomplish great things,” Brees continued. “Here’s our window of time to bring it together. We know there’s going to be tough times. We know there’s going to be adversity. Build that attitude, build that chemistry, and get ready to make a run at it.” — Here are five things to watch as the Saints make their run in 2013: PAYTON’S RECORD: Payton is entering his eighth season in New Orleans, but only his seventh on the sideline because of last year’s suspension. In his first six campaigns, he racked up double-digit victories four times, twice going to the NFC title game and once bringing a Super Bowl title to a franchise long associated with bumbling incompetence. His hallmark has been his ability to design and call plays, and the foundation he laid for New Orleans’ offense so strong that the Saints ranked second in yards per game in 2012 while Payton was away. Now that he’s back with Brees, Saints players like Lance Moore is talking about “the potential for greatness that this team has.” DEVELOPING DEFENSE: Saints defensive players, who were downtrodden a year ago when they gave up a single-season record 7,042 yards, are so far enthusiastic about changes made by new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. While the preseason can be misleading, the Saints have been encouraged by their constant pressure quarterbacks.
Saints make roster moves
Divisional secretary of VHP Mukesh Choudhary said lord Sri Ram was born in treat yug and to mark this occasion saints and Hindu community are carrying out 84 kosh yatra for thousands of years. For this they do not need any permission as it is matter of religious belief. Besides it is fundamental right of every Indian to practice their religion and rituals, but in violation of all these saints were arrested for taking out yatra. He termed it as humiliation of saints by UP government done only to appease minority community ahead of election. He added that to appease one community UP government lead of SP is hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. Protest in Indore was part of nationwide protest and dharna organised by VHP against arrest of saints and its senior leaders.
Saints use IR, PUP to help trim roster to 75
Sports Saints trade for longtime 49ers LB Haralson The Sports Xchange 18 hours ago The SportsXchange It did not take the New Orleans Saints very long to find a replacement for linebacker Will Smith, who suffered a season-ending injury Saturday. On Monday, the Saints acquired longtime San Francisco 49ers linebacker Parys Haralson, according to multiple media reports. Because the trade wasn’t officially announced, it wasn’t immediately known what the Saints gave up for the 29-year-old veteran. However, the Sacramento Bee reported that the 49ers would receive a seventh-round draft pick if Haralson makes New Orleans’ roster. Haralson was a sixth-round pick out of Tennessee in the 2006 NFL Draft and had spent his entire career in San Francisco. He suffered a torn triceps tendon last year in the preseason and missed the entire 2012 regular season. He did start all 16 games in 2011. When asked on Monday about the trade, Haralson only said, “I’m outta here.” “He was a good mentor, taught me a lot and best of luck to him in New Orleans,” said Aldon Smith, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Smith replaced Haralson last season and recorded a franchise-record 19 1/2 sacks.