|Dec 31 2018 - Manti Te'o|
LB Manti Te'o was active for the first time in nine games and made five tackles.
|Dec 31 2018 - Marcus Davenport|
DE Marcus Davenport, the Saints' rookie No. 1 draft choice, finished the season with 4 1/2 sacks, the most for a New Orleans rookie since Will Smith had 7 1/2 in 2004.
|Dec 31 2018 - Michael Thomas|
WR Michael Thomas broke the Saints record for receiving yards in a season, finishing with 1,405. That surpassed the 1,399 yards that Joe Horn had in 2004. His 125 catches were the fifth most in NFL history.
|Dec 31 2018 - *Dwayne Washington|
RB Dwayne Washington's 108 rushing yards were a career-high for the three-year veteran as he matched his season-high for carries. His most productive pervious game came against Chicago when he carried 16 times for 64 yards as a rookie with Detroit.
|Dec 31 2018 - Drew Brees|
QB Drew Brees failed to extend an NFL-record streak but secured another record while he sat out Sunday's game. His record streak of 12 consecutive seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards came to an end. Brees was just eight yards short of the milestone but watched from the sideline as Teddy Bridgewater ran the offense. On the other hand, Brees' completion percentage stayed at 74.4, which surpassed the NFL record of 72.0 that he set last season.
|Dec 31 2018 - *Dwayne Washington|
RB Dwayne Washington rushed for 108 yards on 11 carries after stepping in for Mark Ingram II in the finale against Carolina.
|Dec 31 2018 - Michael Thomas|
WR Michael Thomas had seven catches for 29 yards, which enabled Thomas to break Joe Horn's franchise record for receiving yards in a season and wind up with 1,405 yards.
|Dec 31 2018 - Teddy Bridgewater|
QB Teddy Bridgewater made his first start since 2015 as Drew Brees' replacement and completed 14 of 22 attempts for 118 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Panthers.
|Dec 30 2018 - Michael Thomas|
WR Michael Thomas broke Joe Horn's New Orleans franchise record for receiving yards in a season and finished with 1,405 yards.
|Dec 30 2018 - Teddy Bridgewater|
QB Teddy Bridgewater made his first start since 2015 as Drew Brees' replacement and completed 14 of 22 attempts for 118 yards in a loss to Carolina.
|Dec 30 2018 - *Dwayne Washington|
RB Dwayne Washington rushed for 108 yards on 11 carries in a loss to Carolina on Sunday.
|Dec 28 2018 - Derek Newton|
T Derek Newton was signed by the Saints Thursday (Dec. 27). He had been waived by the Saints Dec. 20.
|Dec 28 2018 - Cornelius Lucas|
T Cornelius Lucas was signed by the Saints Thursday (Dec. 27). He had been waived by the Saints Dec. 22.
|Dec 28 2018 - Teddy Bridgewater|
QB Teddy Bridgewater will start at quarterback against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday to save Drew Brees for the playoffs, Saints head coach Sean Payton announced on Friday.
Bridgewater last start came for the Minnesota Vikings in the wild card round of the playoffs after the 2015 season, and he drove the Vikings into position for a game-winning field goal try that Blair Walsh missed. The next summer, Bridgewater sustained a severe knee injury and missed the entire season before returning as a backup to Case Keenum in 2017. Bridgewater made one relief appearance for the Vikings last season, then signed with the New York Jets as a free agent and landed in New Orleans in a trade before the start of this season. In four games this season, he has thrown one pass, which fell incomplete, and last season with the Vikings he was zero for two with an interception.
|Dec 27 2018 - Benjamin Watson|
TE Benjamin Watson said Thursday he will retire at the conclusion of this season.Watson's career will end with the conclusion to his second stint with the Saints, whom he also played for from 2013 to 2015. He returned to New Orleans on a one-year deal and this season he has 33 catches for 371 yards and two touchdowns (including Drew Brees' 500th career TD pass) in 15 games.
|Dec 26 2018 - Michael Thomas|
WR Michael Thomas leads the NFL with 120 pass receptions and his 316 career catches are a NFL record for a player during their first three seasons.
|Dec 26 2018 - Terron Armstead|
T Terron Armstead, who returned last week from a five-game absence due to a pectoral injury and aggravated the injury last Sunday, did not practice Wednesday.
|Dec 26 2018 - Jermon Bushrod|
T Jermon Bushrod, who missed last week's game because of a hamstring injury suffered a week earlier, did not practice.
|Dec 26 2018 - Larry Warford|
G Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
|Dec 26 2018 - Ryan Ramczyk|
T Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder) was limited Wednesday.
|Dec 26 2018 - Vonn Bell|
S Vonn Bell (quadriceps) was limited Wednesday.
|Dec 24 2018 - Wil Lutz|
K Wil Lutz's record didn't last long. He kicked a 43-yard field late in the second quarter Sunday for his 26th consecutive field goal, breaking a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer Morten Andersen for the franchise record. Then in the fourth quarter the streak ended when the Steelers blocked Lutz' 50-yard attempt.
|Dec 24 2018 - Ted Ginn Jr.|
WR Ted Ginn Jr. had a significant impact in his first game since returning from injured reserve on Saturday. Ginn, who hadn't played since October because of a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery, caught five passes for 74 yards, including a crucial 25-yard grab on third-and-20 to set up the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
|Dec 24 2018 - Alvin Kamara|
RB Alvin Kamara also pushed McAllister down a notch in the record book. Kamara scored two touchdowns Sunday, giving him 14 for this season and breaking the record that McAllister shared with RBs George Rogers and Dalton Hilliard. Kamara, the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year last season, had 82 receiving yards, joining Herschel Walker as the only players in NFL history to have 1,500 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards in their first two seasons.
|Dec 24 2018 - Mark Ingram II|
RB Mark Ingram II broke one Saints career record and inched closer to another. His 50th rushing touchdown broke a tie with Deuce McAllister for the most in Saints history. Ingram has 55 total touchdowns, tying McAllister for second-most in Saints history. He has a long way to go to break that record because WR Marques Colston scored 72 touchdowns.
|Dec 24 2018 - Andrus Peat|
OL Andrus Peat has played three different spots on the line during the last two games. He's the starting left guard and moved to left tackle a week ago after Jermon Bushrod was injured against Carolina. He was back at his normal position against the Steelers, but moved to right tackle briefly when Ryan Ramczyk was sidelined temporarily because of a sprained ankle.
|Dec 23 2018 - Ted Ginn Jr.|
WR Ted Ginn Jr. played in his first since being activated from injured reserve and caught a pass to the Pittsburgh 7 on Sunday on the way to the Saints' game-wiinning touchdown. "Ted is a big-time player and obviously a guy we count on a lot," QB Drew Brees said. "That was a huge play in the game."
|Dec 22 2018 - Cornelius Lucas|
T Cornelius Lucas was placed on waivers by the Saints Saturday (Dec. 22).
|Dec 22 2018 - Ted Ginn Jr.|
WR Ted Ginn has been activated from injured reserve, the New Orleans Advocate reported. Ginn has been out since Week 7 because of a knee injury, leaving most of the receiving chores to Michael Thomas. Ginn returned to practice this week. Ginn has appeared in only four games this season, catching 12 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns.
|Dec 20 2018 - Cornelius Lucas|
T Cornelius Lucas was signed by the Saints Thursday (Dec. 20). His contract had been terminated by the Rams Sept. 1.
|Dec 20 2018 - Derek Newton|
T Derek Newton was placed on waivers by the Saints Thursday (Dec. 20).
|Dec 20 2018 - Ted Ginn Jr.|
WR Ted Ginn Jr. was designated for return from reserve/injured by the Saints Wednesday (Dec. 19). He is eligible to be activated to play immediately.
|Dec 15 2018 - Simmie Cobbs Jr.|
WR Simmie Cobbs was signed by the Saints Friday (December 14) from the Redskins practice squad.
|Dec 13 2018 - Martez Carter|
RB Martez Carter was signed by the Saints to their practice squad Thursday (Dec. 13). He had been waived from reserve/injured with an injury settlement by the Redskins Aug. 24.
|Dec 12 2018 - Isaiah Williams|
G Isaiah Williams was signed by the Saints to the practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 12). He had been released by the Saints from the practice squad Saturday.
|Dec 12 2018 - Taysom Hill|
QB Tayson Hill of the New Orleans Saints earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking a punt during Sunday's 28-14 victory versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Dec 11 2018 - Michael Ola|
T Michael Ola (ankle) was placed on reserve/injured by the Saints Tuesday (Dec. 11). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.
|Dec 11 2018 - Derek Newton|
T Derek Newton was signed by the Saints Tuesday (Dec. 11). His contract had been terminated by the Texans April 12 with the designation failed physical.
|Dec 11 2018 - Marshon Lattimore|
CB Marshon Lattimore had an interception and two pass defenses against Tampa Bay.
|Dec 11 2018 - Drew Brees|
QB Drew Brees is being utilized more and more as a runner on the goal line. He leaped above the line of scrimmage for a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down Sunday to give the Saints their first lead of the day. It was Brees' fourth rushing touchdown this season, a career high.
|Dec 11 2018 - Cameron Jordan|
DE Cameron Jordan continues to play at a high level week in and week out. He provided consistent pressure on Jameis Winston Sunday and finished with two sacks. Jordan has 12 sacks this season, one fewer than the career-high he set last season.
|Dec 11 2018 - Michael Thomas|
WR Michael Thomas had his most productive game in a month as well as his second extremely productive game against the Bucs this season. Thomas caught 11 passes for 98 yards after not catching more than five passes in any of the last three games. In the season opener against Tampa he had 16 catches for 180 yards and one touchdown. Payton downplayed any significance to Thomas' consistent success against the Bucs. "I think sometimes it's coverage related with what they're doing," Payton said. "He made some plays for us on third down. There are some things he has to do better and clean up, but a lot of it has to do probably with the structure of what certain teams do defensively."
|Dec 11 2018 - Mark Ingram II|
RB Mark Ingram II tied Deuce McAllister's franchise record for career rushing touchdowns when he powered his way through a series of Bucs defenders during a 17-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run. It was the 49th rushing touchdown of Ingram's career. "I think that was a good run to be able to tie Deuce," Ingram said. "He had such a great career here and set the standard for running backs coming through New Orleans. He's always been supportive of me and I appreciate him, so just to be able to have a run in that fashion to tie such a great record in this franchise, it's good."
|Dec 10 2018 - Isaiah Williams|
G Isaiah Williams was released from the practice squad by the Saints Saturday (Dec. 8).
|Dec 5 2018 - Isaiah Williams|
G Isaiah Williams was signed by the Saints to their practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 5). He had been released from the practice squad by the Raiders Nov. 6.
|Dec 5 2018 - Zach Line|
FB Zach Line (concussion) practiced fully and Wednesday said he will play Sunday.
|Dec 5 2018 - David Onyemata|
DT David Onyemata (hip) was limited Wednesday.
|Dec 5 2018 - Ryan Ramczyk|
T Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder) was limited Wednesday.
|Dec 5 2018 - Michael Thomas|
WR Michael Thomas (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
|Dec 5 2018 - Terron Armstead|
T Terron Armstead, who has missed the last four games because of a pectoral injury, returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. It's unclear if Armstead will be available Sunday, but he said after practice that he was doing everything possible to make himself available. QB Drew Brees called Armstead "a difference-maker."