Documents show fracturing of family running Saints, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints were in the midst of 2014 training camp in West Virginia when team president Dennis Lauscha received a stern message from owner Tom Benson’s daughter. Renee Benson had not yet been disowned by her father, and the current legal struggle among Benson family members for control of[…]

NFL trades, retirements, and Revis Island back to NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s business season began with a bang. Several actually: trades, retirements and, yes, even some big free agent moves. It wasn’t until mid-evening Tuesday that the first huge star took advantage of free agency: Darrelle Revis returning to the Jets for five years and $70 million. There were plenty of[…]

Big trades steal spotlight from free agents

NEW YORK (AP) — As free agency began Tuesday, the NFL looked more like fantasy football. Trades, anyone? Monster deals sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free agent signings. New Orleans agreed to send its star tight end to the Seahawks for center Max Unger, with draft[…]

AP Source: Colston, Saints agree on contract changes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Saints have not publicly discussed Colston’s contract. Colston’s contract[…]