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Browns Waive K Garrett Hartley

Football Texture/iStockphoto(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Browns waived kicker Garrett Hartley, the team announced on Monday.

The 28-year-old Hartley took over kicking duties for the Browns late last season when the club released Billy Cundiff. In two games with Cleveland, he was three-for-three in field goals attempted.

Hartley spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Saints, where he converted on 81.2 percent of field goals attempted. He won a Super Bowl championship with New Orleans in the 2009 season.

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Saints Sign DE Anthony Spencer

Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Defensive end/linebacker Anthony Spencer signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Friday.

Spencer was selected with the 26th overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He played all eight of his previous pro seasons in Dallas.

The 31-year-old Spencer is reunited with Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who held the same position in Dallas from 2011-2012.

With Ryan as his coach Spencer had the best year of his career in 2012 compiling 95 tackles, 11 sacks, and two forced fumbles, earning him an invite to the Pro Bowl.

Spencer can line up as a defensive end in a 4-3 defense or a outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

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Saints Sign Running Back C.J. Spiller, Trade Wide Reciever Kenny Stills

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) -- The New Orleans Saints continued their offseason makeover as they've agreed to terms on a contract with former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller and trading wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins.

Spiller's deal with the Saints will be four-year contract worth $18 million, with $9 million guaranteed.

A former first round pick, Spiller is a dynamic talent, but has had trouble producing on a consistent basis since the Bills selected him ninth overall in the 2010 draft.

In 2014, Spiller was limited to just nine games and had 425 total yards of offense while scoring just one touchdown.

The Saints dealt Stills to the Dolphins in exchange for a third round draft pick as well as linebacker Dannell Elerbe .

Stills is a promising receiver who in his second NFL season caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns.

The Saints have also added cornerback Brandon Browner and Max Unger, traded tight end Jimmy Graham, and cut linebacker Curtis Lofton and running back Pierre Thomas this offseason.

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Report: Seahawks Set to Acquire TE Jimmy Graham From Saints

Banana Stock/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to acquire Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints for center Max Unger and multiple draft picks, according to ESPN.

The Saints originally selected Graham out of the University of Miami in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft.  In five seasons with New Orleans, he had 386 receptions for 4,752 receiving yards and 51 touchdowns.

The 28-year-old Unger is a two-time Pro Bowler from the University of Oregon. The Seahawks drafted him in the second round in 2009. During his six-year NFL career, he has started 67 regular-season games.

Seattle has reportedly offered several draft picks, including at least one in the first round.

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Report: Mark Ingram to Stay With Saints for Four More Years

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(NEW ORLEANS, La. ) -- The New Orleans Saints are keeping running back Mark Ingram around for a few more seasons.

The Saints and Ingram have agreed to a four-year deal, worth about $16 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ingram was one of the two first-round selections by the Saints in the 2011 draft.  New Orleans took the Heisman Trophy winner from Alabama with the 31st choice, but his NFL career has not equaled the same level of performance of that with the Crimson Tide.

The 25-year-old ran for 964 yards and nine touchdowns last season, both career highs. Injuries and splitting carries with fellow running backs have held Ingram in check. 

For his career, Ingram has rushed for 2,426 yards on 582 carries and 20 touchdowns.

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Report: Reggie Bush Accused Of Spiking Women's Drinks

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(NEW ORLEANS, La.) -- Amid Darren Sharper's legal proceedings for rape accusations a former teammate has been accused of spiking drinks.

Sharper's former New Orleans teammate Reggie Bush has been implicated by a co-defendant for dropping ecstasy in women's drinks in a Las Vegas nightclub several years ago.

Brandon Liccardi, who is also being charged with multiple counts of rape, says he witnessed Bush, now a member of the Detroit Lions, drug multiple women, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.

According to the indictment Liccardi stated:

“OK, um, I was in Vegas about three years ago and um, Reggie Bush put Molly in Champagne. He was handing out 'Molly' on the dance floor to girls. Handing it out. Like giving it to them,” Licciardi said.

“And how do you know that?” asked James O’Hern, an investigator for the DA’s Office.

“[Because] I saw it with my own eyes,” Licciardi responded.

Sharper and his co-defendants face charges across multiple states, including Arizona and California.

Bush denies the allegations.

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Saints Agree to Deal with CB Delvin Breaux

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a deal with former Canadian Football League cornerback Delvin Breaux.

The 6-foot-1, 193 pound Breaux, who played high school ball in New Orleans, was once a highly recruited prospect before enduring three broken vertebrae in his back and a partially blocked artery during a high school football game in 2006.

The now 25-year-old Breaux has played the last two seasons for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He had 33 tackles, five passes defended, three forced fumbles and an interception last season.

Breaux joins a Saints team that allowed the 25th most passing yards per game last season.

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Bears Name Saints Executive Ryan Pace General Manager

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAKE FOREST, Ill.) -- The Chicago Bears have named New Orleans Saints executive Ryan Pace as general manager, replacing the fired Phil Emery, the team announced on Thursday.

Pace spent the previous 14 seasons working in the Saints' front office, the last two serving as the director of player personnel. From 2007 to 2012, he was New Orleans’ director of pro scouting.

The Bears fired general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman in late December after they finished the 2014 season with a 5-11 record.

Pace will have to decide the future of starting quarterback Jay Cutler, who was benched late in the season because of poor play. He will also have to improve a defense that ranked 30th overall in the NFL.

The Bears have missed the postseason seven of the past eight seasons.

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Saints Fire Three Assistants, Rob Ryan Awaits Future

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) -- The New Orleans Saints fired three assistant coaches on Friday and the future of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan remains to be seen.

New Orleans parted ways with tight ends coach Terry Malone, receivers coach Henry Ellard and assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis, the NFL Network reports.

"My family and I have loved making New Orleans our home for past nine years," the longtime coach Malone said in a statement Saturday. "We have always felt like part of the family with the Saints, in the community, in the schools and in our Catholic Church. Never dreamed we would have all four of our kids graduate from high school here, two LSU grads and a Super Bowl experience ... The Malones are truly blessed! Now we start our next chapter, but will always consider Nola home. God Bless."

The Saints defense finished 31st in points allowed under Ryan's watch and failed to make the playoffs.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 12/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Atlanta Falcons 30 (6-9) - New Orleans Saints 14 (6-9)

Carolina Panthers 17 (6-8-1) - Cleveland Browns 13 (7-8)

Pittsburgh Steelers 20 (10-5) - Kansas City Chiefs 12 (8-7)

Green Bay Packers 20 (11-4) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 (2-13)

Miami Dolphins 37 (8-7) - Minnesota Vikings 35 (6-9)

New England Patriots 17 (12-3) - New York Jets 16 (3-12)

Detroit Lions 20 (11-4) - Chicago Bears 14 (5-10)

Houston Texans 25 (8-7) - Baltimore Ravens 13 (9-6)

Dallas Cowboys 42 (11-4) - Indianapolis Colts 7 (10-5)

Oakland Raiders 26 (3-12) - Buffalo Bills 24 (8-7)

New York Giants 37 (6-9) - St. Louis Rams 27 (6-9)

Seattle Seahawks 35 (11-4) - Arizona Cardinals 6 (11-4)

NBA: Toronto Raptors 118 (22-6) - New York Knicks 108 (5-25)

Cleveland Cavaliers 105 (16-10) - Memphis Grizzlies 91 (21-6)

Miami Heat 100 (13-15) - Boston Celtics 84 (10-15)

Sacramento Kings 108 (12-15) - Los Angeles Lakers 101 (8-19)

Brooklyn Nets 110 (11-15) - Detroit Pistons 105 (5-23)

Philadelphia 76ers 96 (3-23) - Orlando Magic 88 (10-20)

Phoenix Suns 104 (15-14) - Washington Wizards 92 (19-7)

Indiana Pacers 100 (9-19) - Minnesota Timberwolves 96 (5-21)

New Orleans Pelicans 101 (14-13) - Okalahoma City Thunder 99 (13-15)

NHL: Colorado Avalanche 2 (12-13-8, 32 pts) - Detroit Red Wings 1 (17-8-9, 43 pts) (F/SO)

Dallas Stars 6 (14-13-5, 33 pts) - Edmonton Oilers 5 (7-20-7, 21 pts) (F/OT)

Boston Bruins 4 (17-14-3, 37 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 3 (13-18-3, 29 pts) (F/OT)

Chicago Blackhawks 4 (23-9-2, 48 pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 0 (19-12-3, 41 pts)

New York Rangers 1 (17-10-4, 38 pts) -  Carolina Hurricanes 0 (9-20-4, 22 pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 4 (13-14-6, 32 pts) - Winnipeg Jets 3 (17-10-7, 41 pts) (F/OT)

NCAAM: (6) Virginia 76 (11-0) - Harvard 27 (7-2)

(17) Maryland 73 (11-1) - Oklahoma State 64 (9-2)


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