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The Saints Have Five Picks in the 2012 Draft

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 03/27/2012 – 4:36 pm

The Saints will have five picks in the 2012 NFL Draft: 89 (3rd rd), 122 (4th rd), 162 (5th rd), 179 (6th rd) and 234 (7th rd).

To get the full NFL 2012 Draft Order, click here.

2012 NFL Draft

The NFL draft returns to primetime in 2012, with the first round taking place Thurs., April 26, followed by the second and third rounds on Fri., April 27. Rounds 4-7 will be held Sat., April 28.

Watch all of the excitement of the 2012 NFL Draft live on NFL Network, beginning on Thurs., April 26 with the first round, continuing on Friday, April 27 for the second and third rounds, and concluding on Sat., April 28.

For the latest developments leading up to the draft, watch “Path to the Draft” on NFL Network each weeknight starting at 6 p.m. ET

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Happy Birthday to Devery Henderson

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 03/26/2012 – 6:47 pm

Devery Henderson celebrates his birthday on Monday as the Saints WR turns 30. 

Some notes on Henderson: 
*Since 2006, Henderson has the 2nd best yds per catch avg. (18.5) in the NFL behind Mike Wallace (18.7).
*Henderson’s career avg. of 18.2 yds per catch is the best in team history.

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Brees Advances to Round of 32 in Madden Cover Bracket

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 03/21/2012 – 3:38 pm

EA Sports announced that QB Drew Brees advanced to the 32-man bracket for the Madden NFL 13 cover.

He faces fellow NFC South QB Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons.

Brees graced the cover of Madden NFL 11.

Fans can vote for Brees here

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Notes on Colston

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 03/20/2012 – 10:04 pm

The Saints and WR Marques Colston agreed to terms on a five-year contract last week. Below are some quick notes about the six-year veteran.

Colston Facts:  

*He is tied for second with Eric Martin on the team’s all-time touchdown receptions list with 48 behind Joe Horn (50).

His 48 touchdown receptions is the sixth-highest total in the NFL since 2006 behind Randy Moss (55), Larry Fitzgerald (55), Terrell Owens (52), Antonio Gates (51), Greg Jennings (49) and Calvin Johnson (49).

*He is currently ranked third in the club record books with 449 receptions behind Eric Martin (532) and Joe Horn (523).

*He is third in team history in receiving yards with 6,240 receiving yards behind Eric Martin (7,854) and Joe Horn (7,622).

*He is just one of seven NFL players to record 1,000 receiving yards in five of his first six seasons and is the only Saints player to record a pair of back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons.

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New Era Cap Releases Design of New Line of NFL Hats

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 03/19/2012 – 1:51 pm

New Era Cap Co, Inc. released the design of their new NFL hats last week. 

The hats will be available for purchase on April 1.

The “Official Draft 59FIFTY” is the NFL Draft Day hat for the 2012 NFL draft picks.

New Era Caps agreed to a five-year to be the official on-field cap for the National Football League (NFL) last year.

Under the terms of the agreement, New Era will have exclusive distribution rights and branding for all on-field, sideline and locker room caps, as well as co-exclusive rights for fan headwear worldwide.   Beginning April 2012 and running through March 2017, New Era will also produce hats for marquee events, including the NFL Draft Day Cap and the Super Bowl.

Check out the design of all 32 NFL teams hats on New Era Caps’ Facebook Page 

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome Nominated for Sports Facility of the Year in the 2012 Sports Business Awards

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 03/19/2012 – 12:12 pm

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is one of four nominees in the Sports Facility of the Year category for the 2012 Sports Business Awards, the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily announced Monday. 

Along with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Amway Center, Livestrong Sporting Park and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick were nominated.

The Sports Business Journal announced 77 nominees in 15 categories for the 2012 Sports Business Awards. The winners will receive their awards during a live ceremony on May 23 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.

In January, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome hosted The Allstate Sugar Bowl, the BCS college football championship and the NFL Wildcard Playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions. The NCAA’s Men’s Final Four basketball championships (March 31-April 2, 2012) and Super Bowl XLVII (Feb. 3, 2013) will also be held in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Brees, Graham Named Contestants for EA Madden NFL 13 Cover

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 03/05/2012 – 9:04 pm

EA Sports announced that QB Drew Brees and TE Jimmy Graham are two of the 64 players who have a shot at being the cover man for Madden NFL 13.

Brees graced the cover of Madden NFL 11.

Fans can start voting on March 7th on the SportsNation Facebook page.

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