Luke Johnson, Baton Rouge Advocate

Luke Johnson

Baton Rouge Advocate

Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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Past articles by Luke:

Can we expect the Saints to bring back Michael Thomas this season? Our staff weighs in.

The NFL’s new league year starts Wednesday. With that comes free agency, a chance for teams to bolster their rosters. → Read More

The Saints have their QB. What's their No. 1 priority now? Our writers give their take.

The NFL’s new league year starts Wednesday. With that comes free agency, a chance for teams to bolster their rosters. → Read More

Did Derek Carr get off on the right foot with the Saints? Our experts give their take.

The NFL’s new league year starts on March 15. With that comes free agency, a chance for teams to bolster their rosters. → Read More

Shy Tuttle becomes the second Saints defensive tackle to sign with an NFC South rival

Shy Tuttle is heading home. → Read More

Former LSU star B.J. Ojulari is heeding big brother's advice as he charts his NFL course

INDIANAPOLIS — As he tries to make his mark on NFL clubs at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine, former LSU edge rusher B.J. Ojulari has a man on the inside → Read More

Could the Saints rebuild their defensive interior with one of their top picks?

The annual NFL scouting combine begins next week in Indianapolis, and in many ways that marks the unofficial start of the NFL team-building process. → Read More

Saints bringing back versatile young offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton on 1-year deal

Calvin Throckmorton has worn a lot of hats in his two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, and the team is bringing back the versatile young player. → Read More

Saints announce 5 new coaches as staff goes through major overhaul under Dennis Allen

For a long time, the New Orleans Saints boasted a rare commodity in the NFL world: coaching stability. → Read More

Track the Saints as they maneuver around their annual salary cap problem

The number crunchers in the New Orleans Saints front office have begun their annual process of chipping away at the tens of millions of dollars in salary cap excess in → Read More

Cam Jordan plays Twitter general manager, has some ideas for the Saints this offseason

The Saints defensive end also reached out to now-former Raiders QB Derek Carr through Twitter. → Read More

Raiders release QB Derek Carr, pitting Saints against what should be a competitive market

Ready, set, go: The Las Vegas Raiders officially released Derek Carr Tuesday, setting the stage for what promises to be a competitive market for the veteran quarterback's services. → Read More

The NFL was going to fine Saints' Dennis Allen $100k. Now that money is going toward charity.

The Allen family was already going to be without $100,000, so they figured it might as well go toward a good cause. → Read More

Sorting out what it means for the Saints now that Derek Carr has refused to be traded

It turns out the New Orleans Saints won’t be trading for Derek Carr after all — but that doesn’t necessarily rule out a union between the two sides in the → Read More

From Amite to Zachary, there are plenty of Louisiana ties in Super Bowl LVII

Super Bowl LVII won’t feature any current New Orleans Saints, but five former Saints players and three former coaches will dot the sidelines. → Read More

Sean Payton has reportedly poached a familiar member of the Saints coaching staff

As a player, broadcaster and assistant coach, Zach Strief has spent his entire professional career in New Orleans — until now, that is. → Read More

The Saints have reportedly found their new defensive coordinator

Dennis Allen is reshaping his coaching staff with the New Orleans Saints, and the latest addition will reunite him with one of his staffers from his days with the Oakland → Read More

Could the Saints look to the past to determine their future at quarterback?

Drew Brees’ name came up twice at the Senior Bowl, the first time referencing his long tenure with the New Orleans Saints, the next referencing how hard it has been → Read More

Catching up with the local products who made an impression at the Senior Bowl

Eight players with local ties participated in Senior Bowl practices this week, and a number of them turned heads with their performances in practice. → Read More

The Saints are moving on from one of their top defensive assistants: source

MOBILE, Ala. — The New Orleans Saints went into the 2022 season with two coaches sharing defensive coordinator duties, and now both of them will be coaching elsewhere in 2023. → Read More

Another Saints assistant coach interviewed for a promotion with a division rival

MOBILE, Ala. — The New Orleans Saints coaching staff has completed its NFC South bingo card, after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they interviewed Saints quarterbacks coach Ronald Curry for → Read More