Fleur-de-Links: August 2nd, 2011



Jeff Duncan


New Orleans Saints' defense anchored by Will Smith and Sedrick Ellis | NOLA.com
Fourth-year veteran Ellis still awaiting breakout season

Drew Brees' aura proves irresistible to many free agents considering New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Roster has been molded in Brees' image

Tickets Available for Saints vs. Jaguars on Oct. 2

Steve: Linebacker Battle For The Saints - Casillas Hopes To Win - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Report: Seahawks sign former Saints DE Jimmy Wilkerson
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.

Hakim Drops the Ball!: Tuesday Meltdown

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Saints and DE Jordan Agree to Terms

VooDoo receiver/return specialist PJ Berry works out for New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
He had record-breaking season with 3,702 all-purpose yards

Tory Humphrey, former Saginaw High and Central Michigan standout, signs with New Orleans Saints | MLive.com
Tory Humphrey will remain a member of the New Orleans Saints for at least one more year, as the tight end agreed to a contract with the team, the Associated Press is reporting. Humphrey, the former Saginaw High and Central Michigan standout, has spent the last two seasons with the saints. Last season, he appeared in six games and...

Metro - Saints agree to terms with top pick Jordan
METAIRIE, La. - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with their top draft pick, defensive end Cameron Jordan.


Cardinals first priority: Get Fitzgerald paid before season starts | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals know how they want to spend all that salary cap space. "Our number one priority at this point is to get an extension for Larry Fitzgerald," G.M. Rod Graves said Tuesday on PFT Live. "We are prepared to make him our highest paid player in our history.

Bryant McKinnie gets the boot | ProFootballTalk
Nearly a decade after the Vikings memorably drafted tackle Bryant McKinnie, the team has decided to let the veteran loose. PFT's Mike Florio reports via a league a source that McKinnie was released on Tuesday. "Its been fun," McKinnie wrote on Twitter.

Ron Rivera’s early impressions of Cam Newton: "Wow" | ProFootballTalk
Jimmy Clausen is taking snaps as the starting quarterback in Panthers training camp.  For now. Coach Ron Rivera isn't trying to play favorites, but Rivera found it hard to contain his excitement when asked of his early impressions of Newton. "Wow," Rivera said. Yep. That was the answer.

DeSean Jackson holdout continues | ProFootballTalk
The DeSean Jackson holdout continues. On Sunday, the folks at 6abc.com reported that Jackson would cave in and show up on Monday or Tuesday.  (The text version of report has since been massaged to "no later than Wednesday."  The video version still says "Monday or Tuesday.

Nick Fairley is in a walking boot | ProFootballTalk
When Lions first-round defensive tackle Nick Fairley came up with an injured foot on Monday, coach Jim Schwartz pooh-poohed it.  And with Fairley showing up Tuesday in a walking boot, Lions fans have pooh-poohed a little.

Martz says "elite" Roy Williams will get 70-80 catches | ProFootballTalk
If there was any doubt that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz was the driving force behind wide receiver Roy Williams coming to Chicago, Martz himself erased that doubt in his comments to the media on Tuesday.

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