Fleur-de-Links: October 25, 2012

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE:WR Joe Morgan and TE Daniel Graham ruled out vs. Broncos Sunday night

TWEETS:

Jimmy Graham was limited at practice today. Sproles was excused from practice for a family matter

Vitt said WR Joe Morgan will not play Sunday

Vitt also said TE Daniel Graham will not play on Sunday

Morgan has been limited at practice with a chest injury. Daniel Graham sat out practice yesterday with a knee injury

Sunday's forecast for Denver: Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s via

John Fox on CB Tracy Porter: "Right now he's being evaluated ... when we figure out how to deal with the illness, he'll be out there.''

": also reminiscing about hanging with in the dorms. he won a super bowl and my dinner tonight is soup in a bowl." Haha

That 40 was sweet!RT Hanging out in Legends Lobby @ Barry Switzer center & found a defensive legend (make...

Backing whole-heartedly: anyone who watches games with us wearing #51 gets first round on us. Open Sunday 5pm for Broncos game!

Vitt's just begging to get popped upside the head with a bottle. RT : Vitt on Chris Ivory: Chris ain't going nowhere.

Vitt on Broncos DB Champ Bailey "When you profile what you are looking for in a corner, you look at a guy like him"

Uh-oh RT : Sandy is forecast to take a turn toward East Coast, making landfall early next week. Latest:

Brees (27/37, 377 yds, 4 TDs) or A-Rod (30/37, 342 yds, 3 TDs)? Which player gets your VOTE for Player of the Week?

Looking fwd to giving you guys some insight on the Broncos - Saints game this Sunday night.

Just bought a new shirt for next weeks Gleason Gras. Also my mustache will be epic....

Through Week 7, Sproles is 4th in the NFL in all-purpose yds with 854 (402 KO return, 267 rec, 118 rush, 67 punt return)

the 3 players ahead of Sproles in all-purpose yards haven't had their bye week yet

Vote! RT fans: Last chance to vote Drew Brees for Player of the Week!

The Super Bowl in New Orleans is 100 days away; Mitch Landrieu to give update on city's preparations

"In every contest, comes a moment that separates winning from losing. True warrior understands & seizes that moment" Riley

Gonna get better today. Hope everyone has a great day!

Let’s get this W on the road Sun night! Watch the vs Broncos LIVE on from

Given the short week, no surprise teams are combining to average nearly 8 points fewer on Thursday games than games played Sunday and Monday

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WEEK 8 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - SAINTS @ BRONCOS:

New Orlean Saints | New Orleans Saints – Denver Broncos Thursday Injury Report
Did Not Practice: TE Daniel Graham (Knee) RB Darren Sproles (Not Injury Related/Family Mattter)

New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt: "Chris Ivory aint going nowhere." - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
No excuses, Vitt said, "we need to play better defense."

New Orleans Saints set to leave for game at Denver on Friday - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Team will leave after Friday's practice in Metairie

Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter has missed practice due to seizure-like symptoms - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Porter suffered seizure in August before the Denver Broncos' second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks

New Orleans Saints prepared for a temperature drop in Denver on Sunday - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Forecast calls for a low of 37 degrees in Denver on Sunday

Chris Ivory is frustrated, Saints say they won’t trade him | ProFootballTalk
Saints running back Chris Ivory is buried on a crowded depth chart in New Orleans and has yet to play in a game this season, and he's getting frustrated about that. But the Saints say his frustration won't result in a ticket out of town.

Brees leads Saints to face Manning, Broncos
A matchup between two of the NFL's most prolific passers headlines "Football Night in America" when Drew Brees leads his New Orleans Saints into the Rockies to face off with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Broncos CB Porter looking forward to facing former teammates Sunday night | wwltv.com New Orleans
Roman Harper will likely get in touch with former New Orleans teammate Tracy Porter this week but it’s not the reason you would think.

Saints WR Joe Morgan, TE Daniel Graham out vs. Broncos | wwltv.com New Orleans
Three days before the Saints play at Denver, acting head coach Joe Vitt already has deemed to players out for the interconference showdown.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan will not play against Denver Broncos - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Tight end Daniel Graham is also out for Sunday's game

Possession receiver or not, Saints' Moore coming up big in 2012 | wwltv.com New Orleans
Lance Moore isn’t an imposing figure. Listed generously at 5-foot-9, the New Orleans Saints receiver isn’t towering over opponents’ defensive backs. But what he lacks in stature he makes up for in other ways.

David Hawthorne: New Orleans Saints WLB Returned To Practice This Week
The New Orleans Saints' WLB David Hawthorne returned to practice this week. How much of an impact can he have in week eight?

Peyton Manning, Drew Brees have picked their games up in recent weeks - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
QBs set to battle on Sunday night for the first time since Super Bowl XLIV

Denver Broncos: 5 Keys to the Broncos Beating the Saints
As the Denver Broncos prepare to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football, here are five keys they need to execute in order to win the game.

Sproles looks for improvement after slow start | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Darren Sproles is learning how difficult it can be to follow a breakout NFL season.

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BOUNTYFARCE:

Shockey says report that he was Saints snitch makes it difficult for him to return to N.O. | wwltv.com New Orleans
Jeremy Shockey says he was not a whistle-blower in the Saints bounties case, and that Warren Sapp's accusation he was has made it difficult for him to go back to New Orleans

Twelve New Orleans Saints players submit declaration letters denying existence of bounty program - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Legal team for Saints LB Jonathan Vilma will use declarations as evidence in appeal hearing

New Orleans Saints fan pulls ambush on Roger Goodell for priceless photo - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Fan unveils hidden 'Free Sean Payton' T-shirt after fan forum

Saints fan finagles priceless photo with Goodell | ProFootballTalk
Monday night's SiriusXM town hall with Commissioner Roger Goodell included a photo opportunity for those who attended the event. One of the folks present was a Saints fan. A zealous Saints fan.

Scott Fujita’s Noble Battle Against the NFL - Bloomberg
If the NFL’s "Bountygate" scandal has become too complicated for you to follow -- what with the appeals, reduced suspensions, recusals and a civil suit -- here’s all you need to know: In Scott Fujita, the league chose the wrong scapegoat.

Is the NFL ready for some safer football? | NOLA.com
What if a compassionate and litigious society rose up to put an end to much of the violence associated with football games?

NFLPA asks court to require joint agreement on arbitrator | ProFootballTalk
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has asked Judge Helen Berrigan to prevent former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue from serving as the arbitrator in the appeal of the bounty suspensions, and to appoint someone else to handle the matter. The NFLPA has made a similar, but not identical, request.

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LAGNIAPPE:

Week 7 Film Review: Saints So-So on Defense - NYTimes.com
New Orleans failed to pressure Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, but Drew Brees's brilliance carried the Saints to a victory.

Forecast: Watching LSU and Saints in 2012 is bizarre | wwltv.com New Orleans
Are you enjoying the polar opposites of the 2012 football season? If you are both an LSU and Saints fan then you are watching maybe the most bizarre football display in history.

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VIDEO:

Joe Vitt Interview 10/25/12

Curtis Lofton Interview 10/24/12

Roman Harper Interview 10/24/12

Pierre Thomas Interview 10/24/12

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