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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:52:12 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (hand) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 14. Sproles was a full-go in shells and looked good, according to head coach Joe Vitt.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:55:57 -0700
New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt is returning from his seven-week suspension as the team prepares to face the Denver Broncos in Week 8.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:15:40 -0700
New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton will attend the team's game against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5, but general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt will not be present.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:53:39 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees requested that suspended head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt be allowed to attend the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers, as he attempts to break the NFL record with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games. The NFL granted permission for the suspended coaches to attend, according to a source. "Commissioner (Roger) Goodell has granted that permission. Coaches Payton and Vitt and Mickey Loomis will be permitted to watch the game in a private area of the stadium and will have no contact with the team," the NFL said Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a statement.
Thu, 24 May 2012 07:22:32 -0700
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said the team has made progress on the field during voluntary practices. The focus has been on football instead of off-the-field issues. "Listen, I couldn't be more proud of the guys," Vitt said. "We've had a great tempo, we've been in and out of the huddle, we're up and down. We're running hard defensively. We're introducing a new system, but our guys have really responded."
Mon, 07 May 2012 11:15:11 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Anthony Hargrove said in a written declaration to the NFL that he was told by St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt to deny the existance of the Saints' bounty program in 2010 when all were members of the Saints and were being investigated by the NFL. Hargrove denied the existence of the program when talking with NFL investigators in 2010 like the coaches told him.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:39:35 -0700
New Orleans Saints rookie WR Nick Toon could be asked to replace WR Robert Meachem, who left during the offseason as a free agent, in the team's offense. Interim head coach Joe Vitt said Toon has a great pedigree (his father is former NFL star Al Toon), is a polished route runner and can catch the ball outside of his framework while making big plays.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:25:08 -0700
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt must wait until Week 8 to return from his six-game suspension because his team has a bye in Week 6.
Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:52:08 -0700
New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees said Joe Vitt is "the obvious choice" to take over as interim head coach for the team while head coach Sean Payton spends the entire 2012 season serving a suspension for his role in the club's bounty system. "Joe Vitt is one of the most respected coaches I have ever been around," Brees said. "His ability to lead this team in an uncertain time throughout this offseason and for whatever term we have him during the regular season is undeniable in our locker room."
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:42:35 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have announced linebackers coach Joe Vitt will become the interim head coach once head coach Sean Payton begins his one-year suspension.
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