Fleur-de-Links: September 14, 2011


WWL-TV Sports
Brees said he understands what Bears' LB Urlacher is going through, referencing his mother passing away in training camp in 2009.

Jeff Duncan
Brees said he's confident negotiations on long-term contract ext will not be a distraction & it will get done "sooner rather than later."
Larry Holder
"Never count guys out." - Brees on if Urlacher will play or not with Urlacher's status in question

WWL-TV Sports
Brees said that once you're done "grieving with family," it's nice to return to locker room bc that "family" also helps you get through it.

WWL-TV Sports
But, Brees said he's not counting Urlacher out of this game: "Never count guys out."

Jeff Duncan
Lance Moore said he is optimistic he will be able to play vs. the Bears on Sunday, said tomorrow's practice will be key indicator.

Mike Triplett
RT : Charles Woodson will pay $10,000 for punch | National Football Post via

Mike Triplett
RT : say 4 players miss practice. S Chris Harris (hamstring), G Lance Louis (ankle), WR Roy Williams (groin) and Urlacher

Saints Injury Report: Did Not Participate- Hartley (R. Hip), Colston (Shoulder), Harper (Ankle). Limited- Johnson (Calf), Moore (Groin)

Jeff Duncan
No surprise. RT : New Orleans named 'America's Best City for Foodies' by Travel and Leisure | NOLA.com

New Orleans Saints
Bears Injury Report: Did Not Participate- C. Harris (Hamstring), L. Louis (Ankle), B. Urlacher (Not Injury Rel… (cont)

Larry Holder
RT : Moore says Brees will try to pick apart zone

Larry Holder
Lance Moore was asked if he had an remedies via Twitter on how to heal his groin injury: "I've had a couple of requests to rub it."

Larry Holder
And who asked Lance Moore that question? .
(Jon note: Is that's CSC user snowboard_kat?)



Louisiana Superdome will get spiffed up before the New Orleans Saints home opener on Sunday | NOLA.com
The roof is getting a good cleaning

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton jokes about Randy Moss rumor | NOLA.com
He brings over Montez Billings and introduced him as Moss

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher leaves team following mother's death | NOLA.com
(Jon note: Best wishes to Urlacher, losing a parent can't be easy for anyone.)

New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore limited at practice Wednesday | NOLA.com
Sean Payton said Moore did well at practice

New Orleans Saints injury report for 09/18/11 | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton released the following injury report for the club on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Two more will be provided prior to New Orleans game against the Chicago Bears this Sunday in the Superdome. Kicker Garrett Hartley (hip); wide receiver Marques Colston (right shoulder/collarbone); and safety Roman Harper (right ankle) did not participate. Defensive tackle Tom...

Bears offense hard to function without Forte, QB says | wwltv.com New Orleans
Matt Forte went from Slidell to Tulane, earning praise along the way as a tough running back who gets the job done, just under the radar. Now with the Chicago Bears, he’s still under the radar.

Saints Injury Report: Moore limited, Harper did not participate | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints receiver Lance Moore was limited Wednesday, the first day New Orleans fully prepared for the Bears, Sunday’s opponent in the Superdome.

Saints sticking with four-week timetable for Colston’s injury | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that receiver Marques Colston might not miss more time than the team’s original diagnosis for his broken clavicle.

AUDIO: Saints' Brees Knows What Bears Linebacker Is Experiencing - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Kristian: Saints Could Catch A Break If Urlacher Doesn't Play - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Deke: How To Beat The Bears? Give The Ball To Pierre! - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Report: Bears WR Williams Sits Out Wednesday with Groin Injury
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 superstar QB Drew Brees close to a new deal? " Saints Gab
The Definitive New Orleans Saints Blog!

Cutler on Saints
QB Jay Cutler addresses the media prior to the Bears game against the Saints.

Video: Bears-Saints storylines - NFC South Blog - ESPN
ESPNChicago.com gives you the most important storylines heading into the Bears' Week 2 showdown with the Saints.

Former New Orleans Saints defensive back Mike McKenzie will meet with fans on Sunday | NOLA.com
He'll sign autographs and take pictures at the Dome before Sunday's game

Saints revamp pregame chant

Bears' Urlacher mourns mother's death - UPI.com
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher left Chicago for Texas after the unexpected death his mother, team officials said.



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