By Shane Newell | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: August 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm | UPDATED: August 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm Alex Ruiz won’t forget his first week as a high school senior. Ruiz, a quarterback who chose to amputate part of his right leg after suffering an on-field injury in October, started the year at Temecula’s Linfield Christian on Monday, Aug. 20. Then he spent Thursday, Aug. 23, meeting New Orleans Saints players at a practice in Costa Mesa. High school QB Alex Ruiz had his left leg amputated below the knee as a result of a severe knee injury he suffered this past season His favorite player Drew Brees presented him with his first prosthetic leg in May Ruiz and his family were at practice today!#Saints pic.twitter.com/vcs7BxWnJL — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 23, 2018 Finally, on Saturday, Aug. 25, Ruiz visited the Saints’ sidelines for the team’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers at the … [Read more...] about Temecula quarterback who lost leg meets New Orleans Saints at practice and game
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) Las Vegas handicapper Kelly Stewart and Wynn Las Vegas sports book director Johnny Avello join the Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey to preview the New Orleans Saints’ season in the 21st of a series of 32 NFL team videos. The Saints went 11-5 in 2017 and their 2018 win total is 9½ (Over minus 130). More betting: Follow all of our sports betting coverage online at reviewjournal.com/betting and @RJ_Sports on Twitter. Contact reporter Todd Dewey at [email protected] Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Sports Betting Spotlight: New Orleans Saints season preview
The Saints have the best chance to emerge out of a very crowded NFC field by Sean Wagner-McGough @seanjwagner 1m ago • 13 min read The New Orleans Saints have the gameplan to bring down the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. That's not just a figure of speech or a bold prediction. Saints coach Sean Payton actually has a gameplan for the Eagles. He drew it up in the aftermath of the Saints' devastating walk-off loss to the Vikings -- appropriately dubbed the Minneapolis Miracle -- even though his season was over and it was the Vikings who were advancing on to Philadelphia, where they would get absolutely pummeled. Payton just couldn't help himself. "You get over the tough loss. Everyone has different ways to do it. We came back after that game, we met, we began a procedure of evaluations," Payton told Pro Football Talk in the offseason. "And look, on Wednesday and Thursday, we had the Philly cut-ups. I gameplanned Philly like … [Read more...] about NFL bold predictions: Here’s why the New Orleans Saints will win the NFC in 2018
SportsIt’s time for NFL football 2018, and one of the games on tap for NFL Preseason Week 1 is the New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars.These preseason NFL games can be tricky to find on TV, but we’ve got you covered for finding what TV channel the Saints are on against the Jaguars.First, the nitty gritty:New Orleans vs. Jacksonville date/location: Thursday, August 9, at Jacksonville, Florida.Recommended Slideshows76In Pictures: the Biggest Stadiums in the World51In Pictures: 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World32World's Most Valuable Sports TeamsGame time: 7 p.m. central.Now, here’s the TV channel info Saints vs. Jaguars preseason game 1 2018 (As with many NFL preseason games, it’s the local TV stations that have the rights. That’s the case with the Saints-Jaguars game Thursday):Saints-Jaguars TV channels local markets: See all of the best photos of the week in these slideshowsFox 8 in New Orleans CBS47 or FOX30 in Jacksonville For live streaming, … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason Game 2018 Time, Live streaming: What TV Channel is the Saints Game On?
NEW ORLEANS – Garrett Griffin’s welcome-to-the-NFL experience occurred in the first week of his rookie season.The New Orleans Saints opened with the Oakland Raiders and, in preparation, placed an emphasis on blocking linebacker Khalil Mack. Griffin, on the practice squad directly out of Air Force, was assigned to play Mack on the scout team.So every play Griffin was chipped, blocked, scraped and, in general, targeted by his new teammates.“I was just trying to make myself useful,” said the tight end, looking over the limbs that took a beating that week. “You definitely gain an appreciation for the type of physicality those guys have.”Those eye-opening experiences are now long in the past. Griffin is now in his third camp with the Saints, having logged more than a season and a half on the practice squad before being activated on the 53-man roster for the final five games of the season.To make the roster again, Griffin will have to emerge from a … [Read more...] about Air Force graduate Garrett Griffin works to recapture a spot with the New Orleans Saints