Fleur-de-Links: August 14, 2012

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TWEETS:

I apologize for my sneak attack joke on this morning..great person & teammate, it was all in fun...hey Jed, I still follow u!!

I want to thank all of U who supported me through attack! Take the high road & wish those who Unfollowed well#HurtsThough

Hey Saints Fans!! The 2012-2013 Saintsation Swimsuit Calendar is being released tonight. If you want a calendar...

That NAP Just Saved My Life Time To Get Back To It!

"If you take care of your CHARACTER, your reputation will take care of itself"

Whatever don't kill you only makes you stronger!

Laying down resting, Smh it's nothing else better then this feeling right now....

This bed is everything right now!

Truth™ RT : People are far too quick to dismiss statistical analysis in favor of football maxims. ESPN syndrome

Gatorade AND AdviL.....That Practice Was Mad Real...

Saints News: New Orleans Saints v Jags but suspense builds in Vilma v Goodell -

Had a better day of practice then I did yesterday that's all that matters...

Saints owner Tom Benson spent this morning meeting and discussing his team's embattled off-season with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

O-Line doesnt get enough credit for their athleticism. Makes the screen game potent & should only enhance with addition of Grubbs

Graham and Lofton head out to the practice field

Today is the day…our store #2 opens at 1000 S Clearview Ste 1010 in the Elmwood shopping center. Hours are 10:30 am to 10 pm!

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SAINTS CAMP:

Joe Vitt Impressed with Defensive Line Through First Two Preseason Games
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt speaks with the media after practice on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Marques Colston Sees Rookie Nick Toon As Very Intelligent, Smooth Player
WR Marques Colston met with the media following practice on Tuesday

Post-Practice Player Quotes From Tuesday
T Zach Strief, DT Sedrick Ellis, DE Martez Wilson, and RB Travaris Cadet met with the media following practice on Tuesday

New Orleans Saints DT Sedrick Ellis looking for big year in final year of contract - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Ellis wants to rebound after sluggish 2011 season

New Orleans Saints WR Courtney Roby quietly making play for receiver spot | wwltv.com New Orleans
"Roby is a guy that doesn’t talk too much, period," fellow wideout Lance Moore said. "As everybody has been seeing, his play has spoken loudly. He is making plays each and every game and I have to say he is our leading receiver in this preseason so far.

Four New Orleans Saints players leave practice field with heat-related issues | wwltv.com New Orleans
Nearly an hour after practice, Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain tweeted, "Practice was a beast today! Never seen so many guys have to get IV’s in my life…this New Orleans weather is undefeated! Lol #GRINDIN."

New Orleans Saints practice Tuesday: play of the day - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Some competition Tuesday for this coveted honor at New Orleans Saints practice, but the clear winner came late in the day when linebacker Jonathan Casillas made an acrobatic interception of quarterback Drew Brees.

New Orleans Saints early 53-man roster projection: Incumbents in the lead for now - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Agree? Disagree? Chat with Saints Mike Triplett about the roster battles starting at 1 p.m.

New Orleans Saints offense dominates goal line battle at Tuesday practice - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

Two New Orleans Saints join injured reserve list
After being waived on Saturday with injuries, cornerback A.J. Davis and offensive guard Andrew Tiller passed through waivers and have joined the New Orleans Saints injured reserve list. Also waived on Saturday was linebacker Nate Bussey who was a seventh-round pick of the Saints in 2011. Bussey didn’t make it through waivers before being picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

New Orleans Saints practice Tuesday: injury report - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Out: running back Darren Sproles (knee); wide receivers Nick Toon (foot) and Adrian Arrington (knee); cornerbacks Jabari Greer (groin) and Kamaal McIlwain (groin); defensive tackle Tom Johnson (ankle); defensive end Turk McBride (ankle) and linebacker Aaron Tevis (knee).

New Orleans Saints practice Tuesday: the heat is on - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

New Orleans Saints offense shows improvement on Tuesday; defense still holding strong
New Orleans Saints offense shows improvement on Tuesday; defense still holding strong.

Bearded Galette getting attention of fans, coaches | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Junior Galette has heard fans yelling "fear the beard," when he has caused havoc in the New Orleans Saints' backfield during training camp.

New Orleans Saints Adrian Arrington running low on options as season draws near
New Orleans Saints Adrian Arrington running low on options as season draws near.

New Orleans Saints training camp updates, 08.14.12 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
From the Tuesday workouts on Airline Drive

Saints Nation: Courtney Roby Like a Fine Wine | August

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SAINTS FIGHTING BACK, WINNING SOME BATTLES:

Mickey Loomis cleared in wiretapping probe, spotlight turns to ESPN and John Barr
Way back when columnists were suggesting Gregg Williams be thrown in jail and the media was slurping up the BountyGate shock and horror fed to them by the NFL, ESPN went all-in with an explosive report further condemning the New Orleans Saints organization.

State Police Say Mickey Loomis Didn’t Rig the Superdome to Eavesdrop on Opponents, but What Will Louis Freeh Find? | The Big Lead
Right now, it looks like ESPN relied on a bad source.

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, Roger Goodell meet - ESPN
Benson wanted to address the manner in which his team has been treated for its role in an alleged bounty program, at a time when a Louisiana judge is waiting to rule on linebacker Jonathan Vilma's lawsuit against the league, according to sources.

Tom Benson, Roger Goodell reportedly met Tuesday morning - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The two sides had been planning on meeting for a while and tried to do so last week, according to the report.

Report: Benson, Goodell meet to discuss bounty case | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has encountered significant resistance to the suspensions, once the process turned from coaches and executives to the players. By refusing to disclose key evidence and by publicizing and otherwise leaking information that contained troubling flaws, the NFL opened the door for scrutiny.

Daily Special, August 14, 2012 - Who Dat Social Club
Roger knew this would happen. There is only so much a body can take. It’s like the Stockholm syndrome: hold America hostage long enough, and it will start begging for Browns vs. Jaguars. Anything, please, just make it stop.

State Police: No evidence of Saints wiretapping - Yahoo! Sports
''We found no corroborating evidence that Mickey Loomis or anybody in the Saints was engaged in wiretapping or eavesdropping,'' Edmonson said.

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LAGNIAPPE:

Chance to Watch Saints Game with Sean Payton for Good Cause
Payton is inviting all to attend Manning's Restaurant at when the New Orleans Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 21at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Behind the Facemask: Courtney Roby
Fans were able to submit questions for WR Courtney Roby to the Saints Twitter account

" Breathtaking Inanity The Angry Who Dat
What the hell happened? I thought we were getting Saints games every four days this year. Now I have to wait another damn week and a half for the next game, a game I won’t even be able to attend, against some FBS team from Florida.

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VIDEO:

Joe Vitt's Interview 8/14/12

Zach Strief's Interview 8/14/12

Martez Wilson's Interview 8/14/12






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