Fleur-de-Links: July 6, 2011

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SAINTS:

Breaking down the New Orleans Saints safeties: links | NOLA.com
News and notes from around the nation

New Orleans Saints Mailbag: Why the Saints can't trade Reggie Bush | NOLA.com
Any team that trades for Bush would take huge cap hit

Report: Saints FB Evans admits to using banned substance contained in Deer Antler Extract
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.

New Orleans Saints: Could Zach Miller Replace David Thomas at Tightend | Who Dat Dish
According to Matt Miller of Bleacher report, the number 1 free agent tight end to test the free agent market will be Zach Miller of the Oakland Raiders, who has great numbers.

Saints Nation: Sean Payton in Trouble? | July

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

NFC South links: McNabb a fit for Panthers - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Atlanta Falcons The Sporting News' D. Orlando Ledbetter predicts the Falcons will win the NFC South in a team preview for the 2011 season. The Falco

Football-starved NFL Network reaches with top 100 list - SignOnSanDiego.com
The NFL Network, no doubt suffering from a bad case of lockout logy, has to do something to hasten its tentative pulse. So, well aware these things create Twitter unrest in its neighborhood, the network has unveiled its list of the top 100 players in The League.

T.O. pitches a sitcom based on his life | ProFootballTalk
As he gets closer and closer to the end of his football career, receiver Terrell Owens is doing everything he can to lay the foundation for the continuation of his money-for-nothing lifestyle. According to The Daily, T.O. is shopping a sitcom titled 8 & 1.  Naturally, T.O. would be the star.

Roy Williams could be victim of salary cap | ProFootballTalk
Here's yet another reason why Nnamdi Asomugha is a long shot to join the Cowboys:  It would be difficult to fit him under a proposed salary cap. A salary cap will be part of the new CBA, with estimates that the cap will be around $120 million.

Cowboys see Asomugha as huge long shot | ProFootballTalk
The Texans won't be the only team from Texas keeping an eye on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in free agency. The Cowboys have a cornerback need, and they could free up salary by releasing Terence Newman.  For now, Matt Mosley of FoxSportsSouthwest.

Ray Lewis: Work ethic makes Tom Brady "the greatest" | ProFootballTalk
Ray Lewis has no objection to finishing behind Tom Brady on NFL Network's list of the best players in the NFL. Lewis, the Ravens linebacker who came in fourth place, says that Brady, the Patriots quarterback who came in first, deserves his lofty ranking because "he was willing to go beyond lim...

If Ike Taylor leaves, don’t expect Steelers to spend big at cornerback | ProFootballTalk
Florio thinks the Steelers should let Ike Taylor walk. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Steelers are thinking otherwise, with Taylor reportedly atop their free agent priority list. Still, the Steelers will only go so far and Taylor is going to get plenty of interest around the league.Top 100 NFL Players Of 2011? - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

LABOR PAINS:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union chief DeMaurice Smith scheduled to meet Thursday | NOLA.com
Lawyers sorting out paperwork

NFL labor: Lawyers handling paperwork again | wwltv.com New Orleans
Lawyers for the NFL and the players' association are again sorting out contract language and details that could speed the process in reaching a new collective bargaining agreement.

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