The Saints will be without Mark Ingram for the first four weeks of the regular season and they are adding a veteran to the backfield to help carry the load.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Saints are signing Shane Vereen ahead of the start of their training camp.
Workmanlike at best. The most exciting moments are passes to Lonnie Walker. I kept asking myself if this guy is a guard or forward. Brown seems like he could be an effective wing defender—three words you never want associated with your YouTube reel.
According to The Union-Times, in addition to getting closer to his roots, Dareus is also keeping a promise to his late mother Michelle Luckey by donating to Haiti, which is still recovering from the effects of a 2010 earthquake as well as 2016’s Hurricane Matthew.
I promised my mom that I would support Haiti in any way I could and now I am using my platform to keep my promise, Dareus said according to The Union-Times. It’s a beautiful country with incredible people and children who need help. I want to make sure I do everything I can to lift them up. This is just the beginning of what we’re looking to accomplish here. I plan to come back after next season to see the new school and decide what else I can do to continue to build a legacy of hope for Haiti.
When Belichick first led the Patriots to the Super Bowl, 16 years ago, his defense led the way. But for most of the Patriots’ dynasty, it’s been Tom Brady and the offense. The Patriots’ defense isn’t very good right now, and Kelce and the Eagles noticed it on film, and showed it on the field.
New offensive-minded head coach Matt Nagy will be charged with developing second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky’s strength is his on-the-move passing, but that can’t be the main part of his game. As our Andy Benoit pointed out, because of Trubisky’s good-not-great arm strength, his success depends on how well he can develop as a timing and rhythm passer.
Look for a complete overhaul of the Bears offense as we knew it under John Fox. Nagy is of the Andy Reid school, which means there will be more creative play-calling. The Bears return defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and 10 starters from the 2017 unit, which ranked 10th in yards, 11th in yards per play and ninth in points allowed. With the addition of first round pick linebacker Roquan Smith, this defense should be just as solid.