Fleur-de-Links: July 15, 2011

TWEETS:

SAINTS:

Drew Brees ripped by ex-Packer Jerry Kramer: links | NOLA.com
He calls New Orleans Saints QB 'stupid'

Joe Horn looks to beat odds, become successful retired NFL player in business world
SportsNOLA.com IS New Orleans Sports and beyond. We cover the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Saints Nation: Rookie Pay Wage Set, Saints' Salary Cap Status | July

Reggie Bush might look good in a Dolphins uniform - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Hank Williams Jr. records Monday Night Football theme at Full Sail University - chicagotribune.com
WINTER PARK – Want to know who’s already ready for some football?

Salary floor could fuel eventual Carson Palmer power play | ProFootballTalk
With the CBA coming into focus, it's time to start thinking about the issues that will arise on the other side of a new labor deal. One such issue could arise in Cincinnati, where quarterback Carson Palmer wants out and owner Mike Brown definitely won't trade or release the first overall pick in ...

LABOR PAINS:

Will lockout impact quality of play? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
I’ve wondered a lot about how the lockout will impact the quality of football we see come September. I’ve got mixed feelings on that. Sur

Get ready for a road bump or two | ProFootballTalk
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Injunction effort for rookies and free agents likely tabled until Monday | ProFootballTalk
Before news broke on Thursday of a deal finally being struck on the rookie wage scale, based on significant concessions being made by the owners, we were told that the players had decided to delay until Monday any action on a possible effort to lift the lockout as to players not under contract (i.e.

"Right of first refusal" for free agents still a hanging issue | ProFootballTalk
With the rookie salary cap essentially in place, the NFL and NFLPA* can move on to other issues when they reconvene Friday morning.  One of the trickiest items still on the table remains the concept of right of first refusal idea for this year's free agent class.

NFL Owners And Players Jump Major Hurdle - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

AP sources: NFL players and owners making progress | NOLA.com
Key issues, such as free agency and new offseason workout rules, remain unresolved

Kramer’s disgust over Brees’ remarks typifies retirees’ dissatisfaction with labor talks - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more

Report: Global settlement is possible today | ProFootballTalk
Well, it's time to put the pink champagne on ice. With all economic issues now resolved and questions far less thorny or crucial remaining, it remains a matter of time before a labor deal is done. That time could come today.

Rookie wage scale details demonstrate that owners lost battle, won war | ProFootballTalk
On Thursday, the NFL and the NFLPA* struck a deal on the rookie wage scale.  Based on the two positions that were detailed in a memo we obtained earlier in the week, it's clear that the NFL adopted almost entirely what the players were seeking.

Once completed, new CBA will be as long as 10 years | ProFootballTalk
With a labor deal moving closer and closer to becoming a reality, plenty of you have inquired about the length of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. For weeks, we've been hearing a maximum of 10 years, with a minimum of eight.  Recently, 10 has emerged as the magic number.

DEUCE IS BROKE:

Deuce McAllister's Luling home going on the auction block | NOLA.com
Creditor suing former New Orleans Saints running back

Deuce's Home Going On The Auction Block - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Deuce McAllister’s financial woes continue, house set for auction | ProFootballTalk
Former Saints running back Deuce McAllister made tens of millions of dollars in his NFL career, but bad business decisions have left him reeling. The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that a house owned by McAllister has is being seized by the St.

McAllister's home going on the auction block - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
A house owned by former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister in Luling is scheduled to be auctioned by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office on July 27.

NFL.com news: Ex-Saint McAllister owes $1.8 million on house set for auction
A house owned by former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister in Luling is scheduled to be auctioned by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office on July 27.

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