Fleur-de-Links: June 11, 2012

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TWEETS:

Another good day of work this morning. Lunch now w the fellas. Anybody have a nap that I can borrow??? Lol

Drew Brees hasn't tweeted a commercial in 4 days. Not saying it means anything, but it's definitely weird.

Source: Tim Tebow to receive half of the first team snaps at mandatory mini-camp. This will be a real QB competition.

Ate with and sproles the burgers was on point, got that itis

I had a Krispy Kreme donut for the first time today, there definatly putting dunkin donuts 2 shame lol

I'll be here tonight with

Jesus. is making an art form out of trolling. I can't look away.

Just got done with another good day of work, time too sit back and enjoy the rest of my day

when someone with an accent comes up & says hello & for some reason U respond in their accent

What songs do you think Darren Sproles listens to in pregame?

Nothing's wrong w me just watching God Work In Strange Ways In Other Peoples Lives

pick up MY BAYOU 87 SAUCE in the new store on the new site: !!!! !

Me and patrick robinson Arguing in locker room with and , they think jersey track better then FLA... Noooooooooo

thanks for making the operation easy on me today...

!!!👉RT : If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

Nothing bad can ever happen without someone capitalizing on it with a cheesy t-shirt.

It's not even hard - just throw "Save ____" on a plain t-shirt, you can make a ton of money, and you don't even have to care about ____.

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him" – David Brinkley

Yay for conspiracy theories

sign Chad Ochocinco; working on a deal with Terrell Owens.

Your either getting better or ur falling behind

"A champion believes there are more ways to WIN than there are ways to LOSE" Happy to be back in Nola, now back to work

Ok...wth were the original humans running from in Prometheus?? And y were the bodies piled up at the door??

": Ok...wth were the original humans running from in Prometheus??" presumably their own creations got loose and trapped them.

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SAINTS CAMP:

Adrian Arrington vies for Saints' No. 4 WR role - NFL.com
The Saints are deep at wide receiver even after losing Robert Meachem to the Chargers. With the top spots already settled, a training camp battle will be for the team's fourth wide receiver.

Saints waive RB Chris Taylor, CB Nick Hixson | wwltv.com New Orleans
The Saints waived running back Chris Taylor and cornerback Nick Hixson last week in a move the team has yet to announce.

Best tight end in the NFL is New Orleans Saints Graham, Not Gronkowski
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has the edge over the New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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DREW BREES:

New Orleans Saints backup QB Chase Daniel is taking big steps in Drew Brees' absence - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Sooner or later, the Drew Brees-New Orleans Saints contract impasse will end. The most likely outcome is a lavish deal that keeps the star quarterback in the fold for years to come. But while both camps can then claim victory for negotiating the terms most favorable to their respective sides, there will be no debate about who was the biggest winner from this lengthy haggling.

Drew Brees Can Spend His Offseason Making Sandwiches - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
The Saints placed the franchise tag on Drew Brees earlier this year but the quarterback has yet to sign it, which means he's technically unsigned. It also means he's not getting paid right now and considering his last contract was worth only $60 million, Brees needs to start earning a paycheck.

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NFL LAWSUITS:

Concussion lawsuits continue | ProFootballTalk
Last week's filing of a 2,000-player "master complaint" hardly represented the beginning of the process -- and if definitely wasn't the end. Via the folks at NFLConcussionLitigation.com, at least three new lawsuits have since been filed.

Ernie Palladino: Stunning Numbers In Concussion Suit Vs. NFL " CBS New York
A story that should have been just as big as the Yankees sweeping the first three Subway Series games or Union Rags’ race for the ages after I’ll Have Another dropped out of a Triple Crown bid was all but overlooked last week.

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LAGNIAPPE:

Daily Special, June 11, 2012 - Who Dat Social Club
Life is a wheel. Sometimes you’re up; sometimes you’re down. Sometimes the wheel is rolling over your head. The news cycle is also a wheel. Right now, it’s parked.

Could 'replacement' refs impact NFL secondaries? | National Football Post
Looking at the idea from a player's perspective.

Mike Carey says game "unquestionably" will be different with replacement officials | ProFootballTalk
"I think unquestionably. You just don’t walk out on a field and contend with that speed and size and impact and the complexity of the NFL rules. It’s a completely different game."

Roger Goodell making post-career transition for players a priority - Peter King - SI.com
Goodell said he has spent more time this offseason on player safety than on any other issue -- more time, he told me, than on the Saints' bounty program. He also pointed to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health study that said former NFL players lived a longer life than average male citizens as bursting a myth that the life span of football players is shortened by the game.

League officially suspends Simpson three games | ProFootballTalk
In the grand scheme of things, receiver Jerome Simpson escaped his conviction for receiving a large amount of pot at his home with a pop on the wrist.

Falcons hope a healthy Baker can protect Ryan’s back | ProFootballTalk
After drafting quarterback Matt Ryan with the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff made a bold move to get back into the first round to protect Ryan’s blind side.

Agent: Ex-Saints TE Humphrey Signs With Raiders
Humphrey, 29, now teams up with former Saints assistant Dennis Allen, the new head coach of the Raiders.

Childhood friend of Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk's writes a book about their lives - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

" Much Ado About Nothing The Angry Who Dat
I mean, it’s been a crazy offseason already, and the last thing we should (or even have the right to) do is ask for more excitement.

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VIDEO:

NFL Videos: Saints' biggest challenger in NFC South
Find out which NFC South team has the best chance to take the top spot in the division in 2012.

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