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Sports Writer, The New Orleans Advocate — The Advocate (New Orleans)

Sports columnist for The New Orleans Advocate. But every now and then, we'll talk about things other than sports.Mississippi born and raised.

No regrets: Ryan Perrilloux now giving back to where his legend began

theadvocate.com — RESERVE - If things had gone the way most people expected, Ryan Perrilloux would be preparing for an NFL preseason game instead of a high school jamboree this week. Perrilloux would have just played a snap or two, because that's what star NFL quarterbacks do in the preseason, especially veteran ones entering their eighth season in the league.

P.J. Williams confident in ability to take over starting CB role

theadvocate.com — P.J. Williams admits the news stung a little bit. Keenan Lewis, after all, was one of the guys Williams looked up to in the locker room. Now the second-year cornerback gets to fill the shoes of Lewis, whom the Saints released last week. "It was definitely a bad feeling," Williams said.

Like father like son, Brother Martin DB Tre Swilling commits to Georgia Tech

theadvocate.com — Brother Martin cornerback Tre' Swilling will be following in his father's footsteps. Swilling, the son of former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling, announced on Twitter Monday night that he has committed to Georgia Tech. "I have decided to commit to Georgia Tech and continue the Swilling legacy that my father and uncle started," Swilling tweeted.

Andrus Peat shuffle nearing end, expected to settle in at right guard

theadvocate.com — The New Orleans Saints first team offensive line, playing together for the first time this season preseason in Saturday's loss to the Houston Texans, struggled through most of the game. Sean Payton says "a little bit" of the problem could be caused by Andrus Peat being shuffled back and forth between left tackle and right guard during much of training camp.

Small frame, big potential: Saints undrafted rookie Tommylee Lewis is trying to prove his worth

theadvocate.com — Willie Snead, like fellow Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis, grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida. So Snead has an idea just why Lewis (and everybody else from that part of the country) is so darned quick on the football field. "I think it might be something in the water, to be honest with you," Snead explains.

Walker: New Orleans own all-star team brings NBA All-Star Game back to city on short notice

theadvocate.com — The official rosters for the 2017 NBA-All Star game won't be announced until January. But the unofficial all-stars stood on the second floor of New Orleans' City Hall on Friday, a dream team of folks who somehow came together as the shot clock was winding down and helped nail the game-winning shot that is bringing the NBA All-Star Game back to the Big Easy in 2017.

New Orleans Saints

sunherald.com — You've heard the statistics about the Saints defense so many times since the end of last season that you're probably sick of them. But let me remind you one last time, perhaps closing the book on those woeful numbers. Dead last in the NFL in points allowed.

Saints LB Kasim Edebali makes most of his return trip to old stomping grounds

theadvocate.com — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For Saints linebacker Kasim Edebali, the trip to New England was like a homecoming. No, it wasn't Germany, where he grew up. But it was the next closest thing that he considers home.

Walker: We only read an excerpt, but the 2016 Saints defense already looks like a better read

theadvocate.com — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - You've heard the statistics about the Saints defense so many times since the end of last season that you're probably sick of them. But let me remind you one last time, perhaps closing the book on those woeful numbers. Dead last in the NFL in points allowed.

It's not classic Brees vs. Brady by any stretch, but two of the game's best meet again

theadvocate.com — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The constant rain during the Saints' joint practice with the New England Patriots on Wednesday brought back memories for Tom Brady and Drew Brees. It was the same weather from 17 years ago when the two met on the football field for the first time.
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Aug 23, 2016

RT @JoelAErickson: Craig Robertson picks off Garrett Grayson in team. Nice, leaping catch as he drops underneath

Aug 23, 2016

RT @nick_underhill: Austin Johnson and Craig Robertson just threw punches at one another


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