Fleur-de-Links: September 5, 2011

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New Orleans Saints will throw young defensive ends into fire against Green Bay Packers | NOLA.com
Turk McBride, Cameron Jordan most likely starters while veteran Will Smith serves two-game suspension

New Orleans Saints defensive end Turk McBride ready to step forward | NOLA.com
Saints news and notes

Green Bay Packers plan to let fans do the partying for them | NOLA.com
Team just wants to play and not worry about the partying

New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers unlikely to be in a partying mood for season opener | NOLA.com
While everyone else is going crazy, the two teams just want to play ball

Get ready for a classic meeting of the minds when New Orleans Saints visit Packers | NOLA.com
Creative and shrewd play callers will match wits

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton announces roster transactions | NOLA.com
In his remarks to reporters Monday, Saints Coach Sean Payton revealed a handful of roster moves the club has made. Offensive tackle William Robinson and guard Dennis Landolt were signed to practice squad deals, along with wide receiver Montez Billings who has bounced on-and-off the Saints practice squad roster for two years now. To make room for that trio,...

New Orleans Saints injury report: Receiver Lance Moore misses practice | NOLA.com
Receiver Adrian Arrington, kicker Garrett Hartley also miss practice; DT Tom Johnson limited

McCarthy, Rodgers Talk Saints

Saints DT Franklin expects to play against Packers | wwltv.com New Orleans
When defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin went down with a sprained right knee in the second preseason game at Houston, the original prognosis for his return was between 2-4 weeks.

Saints extend Payton's contract through 2015 | wwltv.com New Orleans
Sean Payton has led the Saints to their best five-year run in franchise history. And on Monday – Labor Day – he reaped the rewards of that success.

Saints' Vilma impresses Packers' QB Rodgers | wwltv.com New Orleans
Jonathan Vilma rarely gets mentioned when the best middle linebackers in the NFL are brought up.

Saints WR Moore misses practice; Franklin, Jordan practice | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints receiver Lance Moore didn’t practice Monday, sitting out with a lingering groin issue.

Payton contract extension with Saints silences rumors, critics
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Countdown to Saints-Packers: Payton, McCarthy Have Many Ties
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 DEs are ready for the challenge - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints go into Thursday’s season opener at Green Bay without either starting defensive end from last season.

Undrafted Abdul-Quddus Eager to Earn his Stripes

New Orleans Saints Announce Roster/Practice Squad Moves | Who Dat Dish
New Orleans Saints make roster/practice squad moves for Monday.

METAIRIE, La. | Saints coach Sean Payton gets extension | The Herald - Rock Hill, SC
The New Orleans Saints have given coach Sean Payton a contract extension through 2015.

Money Matters Resolved, Race to Super Bowl Begins - NYTimes.com
With the bitter wrangling over money now resolved and the charade of pre-season games over, the NFL finally gets down to real business this week when the race to the Super Bowl begins.

Saints sign Payton to New Deal; Is Drew Brees Next?
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has one victory under his belt before the NFL season officially kicks off Thursday night. The Saints have given Payton a contract extension that 2015, the team said Monday. The Saints organization says Payton has agreed to the deal. Speculation is now focused on whether the Saints will reach a new deal with quarterback Drew Brees, currently in talks with the organization.

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