Burrow tosses for 316 yards, 3 TD in 35-30 Week 2 loss

Joe Burrow had a “Welcome to the NFL” moment Thursday night. Despite tossing for 316 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 37-of-61 passing, the Cincinnati Bengals fell to 0-2 on the season following a 35-30 loss to the division rival Cleveland Browns. The former LSU star quarterback, in just his second professional start, led the Bengals on scoring drives on each of the team’s … Continue reading Burrow tosses for 316 yards, 3 TD in 35-30 Week 2 loss

Saints, Kamara reach agreement on five-year contract extension

Just one day before the 2020 season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement on a contract extension with running back Alvin Kamara. The agreement, first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, is worth $75 million over five years. Kamara, 25, is entering his fourth year in the pros after being selected by New Orleans in the third … Continue reading Saints, Kamara reach agreement on five-year contract extension

Rams sign former UL RB/returner Calais Jr.

It felt like just moments after being signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad, he was heading to a new city. But it appears the former University of Louisiana at Lafayette star running back Raymond Calais, Jr. has found his home for 2020. Calais, a 22-year-old Breax Bridge native, was selected by Tampa Bay in the seventh round of the NFL Draft this spring … Continue reading Rams sign former UL RB/returner Calais Jr.

Saints: Brees set to face Brady for 6th time

When the New Orleans Saints kick off the 2020 NFL season this Sunday, two future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks will take the field across from one another. The 41-year-old Drew Brees, entering his 15th season with the Saints and 20th overall, will be going head-to-head with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady. The 43-year-old Brady is also set to begin his 20th season … Continue reading Saints: Brees set to face Brady for 6th time

Former LSU QB Burrow speaks out against police brutality, stands with Bengals teammates

Louisiana State University’s national championship quarterback Joe Burrow hasn’t even thrown a pass in the National Football League but he is already making his mark at the professional level. The 23-year-old white quarterback, eight months removed from capping one of the all-time best seasons by a college football quarterback by capturing a national title for the Tigers, has been outspoken on social media. The No. … Continue reading Former LSU QB Burrow speaks out against police brutality, stands with Bengals teammates

Current & former NFL players react to Brees’ comments on national anthem protest

Ever since the May 25 murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the hands of four police officers, celebrities, athletes, coaches and organizations have been speaking out and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. On Wednesday, Yahoo! Finance editor-at-large Daniel Roberts asked New Orleans Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees a simple question: “what is your responsibility, as … Continue reading Current & former NFL players react to Brees’ comments on national anthem protest

Schedule release: Saints set to have 4 prime-time games in 2020

The National Football League isn’t letting the Coronavirus outbreak and global shutdown preventing it from moving forward with the 2020 season. Thursday evening, the league officially unveiled the regular season slate of games for all 32 teams. The New Orleans Saints, coming off a 13-3 season in which they clinched a third consecutive NFC South title, have four prime-time games on tap — three of … Continue reading Schedule release: Saints set to have 4 prime-time games in 2020

Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

Not only is Kevin Dotson’s NFL dream coming true, but the lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan was even selected by his favorite team. The Steelers used the 135th overall pick in the NFL Draft’s fourth round Saturday afternoon to add the University of Louisiana at Lafayette guard to its offensive line depth. The 6’4″/321-pounder became the first non-Combine participant to be drafted and joins fellow teammate … Continue reading Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

Pair of La. Tech DBs selected with consecutive picks

Just two Louisiana Tech players were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft this past weekend. Those selections, however, just so happened to come in consecutive picks. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs nabbed safety L’Jarius Sneed with the 138th overall pick in Saturday’s fourth round. One pick later, the Las Vegas Raiders selected cornerback Amik Robertson with the 139th pick. The 6’1″/193-pound Sneed, … Continue reading Pair of La. Tech DBs selected with consecutive picks

UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round

He didn’t have long to wait on Day 2. With the seventh pick in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night, the Miami Dolphins improved its offensive line with the selection of University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Robert Hunt. Hunt, 23, will help protect quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Miami’s fifth overall pick in Thursday night’s opening round. In 2019, Hunt earned a First Team … Continue reading UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round