Fleur-de-Links: May 4, 2011

May the 4th be with you. Make the jump for today's collection of links and tweets.

TWEETS:

Calvin Watkins
by JasonLaCanfora
Dez Bryant joins Cowboys workout: Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant worked out with at least 40 other players at...

deuce mcallister
Just touchdown in Vicksburg Ms. U can already see the flooding taking place in some areas.

RT @ A beautiful night for @ Marcia Ball will have no problems playing hot & staying cool with temps in the 70's!

Alex James Brown
Since the White House is saying the Bin Laden photos won't be released how much more has the price on those photos skyrocketed?

deuce mcallister
And this is how we travel n oxford. Gotta love it

deuce mcallister
This is how I am traveling so I should be cool in the skies

NFLPlayerNews
NFL.com NFL | Trade Association bracing for stay

deuce mcallister
Just got to Columbus Ms to find out I gotta go to Oxford for lunch

New Orleans Saints
Congrats to the ladies who made the 2011-12 New Orleans Saintsations! Team Photo:

They say if you fall down 8 times, stand up 9. PERSEVERANCE

Chris Mortensen
If people don't think real GAME of football on the field is not being adversely affected, I'll have something for you in near future

New Orleans Saints
More entertaining quotes from @ & his dad in this video interview with @

New Orleans Saints
Cam Jordan on what he remembers from his dad's NFL days "I know he was in Tecmo Bowl. I use to play that on the old-school brick Game Boy."

Back in nola

New Orleans Saints
RT @ Rookies Mark Ingram and Da’Quan Bowers took a ride through the car wash

Rehydrating on vita coco. Had a long run this a.m. God bless America.

Happy hump day tweeps. Hope everyone has a great day.

Heading to tulane

Getting ready to head to our workouts at Tulane with the team. Hopefully this lockout ends soon, but if it doesn't, we will be ready!

Drew Brees
Worked out with @ all offseason and last 2 days at Tulane. Did workouts from his book Impact Body Plan. He is the best!




SAINTS:

Saints backfield after Ingram pick not 4-of-a-kind but still a hand to keep
NEW ORLEANS – The Saints players' workout at Tulane University on Tuesday morning had plenty of star power – Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Robert Meachem, Jonathan Vilma, Jabari Greer, Malcolm Jenkins, Darren Sharper, and others. But what was missing was the most intriguing group of players on the 2011 version of this team – the top four running backs.

Saints players work during NFL lockout fueled by 'coach' Drew Brees
NEW ORLEANS – Call me crazy, but I felt Team Brees, er, the New Orleans Saints truly moved two hours closer to achieving their 2011 goal Tuesday morning. And that goal is to win Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 2012, provided, of course, there is a season.

Catching up with the 'Cajun Cannon' - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Just a quick heads-up to let you know I’ll be joining my good friends Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia on New Orleans’ WWL Radio (870 AM and

Saints Lemondae Day Ad

Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Jeff Duncan writes that Drew Brees is the glue holding the New Orleans Saints together this offseason. No surprise there. Brees has held the Saints together since his arrival in 2006. One other important item in Duncan’s column – Brees is footing almost the entire cost as the Saints work out at Tulane University. And this is a guy who has drawn some criticism for being "selfish’’ during the labor dispute?

Saints Nation: A Pitt Blogger's Take on Saints' Rookie Greg Romeus | May

Wednesday At The Square Today

Drew Brees paying for most expenses of Saints’ workout | ProFootballTalk
MDS told you about the remarkable turnout Tuesday at the Saints' surprisingly organized team activities, with 37 members of the team coming together from all parts of the country to participate in workouts Drew Brees spearheaded. Left unsaid by Brees was the cost associated with the practices.

moosedenied " Blog Archive " The King is dead. Long live the Kingram.

Drew Brees is the glue holding the New Orleans Saints together in the offseason | NOLA.com
Brees designed the program to mirror the Saints' regular offseason conditioning program and organized team activities. Other than the no-contact policy, the workouts are almost identical. "We have everything here that we would have at our training facility with the Saints," Brees said.

Drew Brees says Reggie Bush can be a big part of New Orleans Saints success this year | NOLA.com
News and notes from the Saints workouts on Tuesday

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads teammates in workout | NOLA.com
He spent the past few weeks planning the workouts

Brees reaches out to Bush - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees says he has been in touch with Reggie Bush and hopes the running back will see that he can still play a key role with the Saints even though the club made a trade to acquire Alabama running back Mark Ingram in the first round of last week’s NFL draft.

Mark Ingram Sr.’s lawyer praises Suzy Kolber | ProFootballTalk
Ingram Sr. is scheduled to be released from prison in November 2014. He’s hoping to take in a Saints game then.

Cam and Steve Jordan talk NFL - Video - SI.com
The number 24 draft pick, Cam Jordan, and his father discuss entering the NFL and how it has changed since Steve played. - Video - SI.com

NFL Videos: Bush's future
What does the drafting of RB Mark Ingram mean for Reggie Bush's future in New Orleans? "NFL Total Access" dissects the situation.




AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Ruling on stay expected Wednesday or Thursday | ProFootballTalk
With the temporary stay nearly five days old and the briefing and hearing schedule in place for the appeal of Judge Susan Nelson's order lifting the lockout, the U.S.

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