Fleur-de-Links: Sunday, August 19

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Pierre ThomasJust posted a photo http://instagr.am/p/OfbRjuMQ9W/

Jermon BushrodMy birthday tomorrow (Sunday) will be the first time in 14 years Im not playin football on it. I get to chill on my day off. What yall gettin me? Lol

Johnny PatrickBeen chasing my dream all my life, now I'm here but I still feel like I need to accomplish more... Stay hungry never satisfied, god is good.

Thomas Morstead"@Princessa674: @thomasmorstead What did you name him? He is cute." Sam iCAN

Darren SprolesGreat event! RT"@Pierre_Thomas: With my man @Darrensproles http://instagr.am/p/OfYSlksQ65/"

Pierre ThomasMy boy @lanceMoore16 supporting @ICAN_foundation http://instagr.am/p/OfinKIMQ0o/

Chris IvoryWatching "Conan the Barbarian", pretty good movie 👍

Chris Ivory"Discouragement and failure, the two stepping stones toward success".. Develop success from failures

Mark Ingram Introducing my new Lil homie #BANE http://pic.twitter.com/rbW44MY3

Jonathan Vilma"@dthibodaux28: @JonVilma51 family guy is on!!!" your a lifesaver

skooksWatching Pamphilon's documentary on Ricky Williams. The first person to appear on camera is... Sean Pamphilon

Twitter-Thread on Payton's OTL Feature:

Larry HolderESPN's Outside the Lines is all about suspended #Saints coach Sean Payton. It's on right now.

Larry HolderJoe Horn said Sean Payton is "500 percent" arrogant.

Larry HolderI don't think the local media is "scared" of Sean Payton as was reported on OTL. That's a little over the top.

Larry HolderP.S. John Barr did the report.

Reid G.ESPN's standards for "journalism" are on par with the quality of Pamphilon's dumb-ass poetry.

Larry HolderAnd there it is ... Oh boy.

Andrew Juge@Larry_Holder wow you just got dunked on. Barr is such a toolbox

Larry HolderRegardless of what ESPN's OTL reported, Sean Payton and I don't have this contentious relationship. I'd say we're on very good terms.

Saints Nation BlogThere is none RT @KristianGaric1: What is the point of the OTL story?

Saints Nation BlogESPN outside the lines closed their segment saying they "stand behind" Loomis eavesdropping story & specified FBI investigation unfinished

Reid G.@Larry_Holder So basically, ESPN continues to invent storylines to satisfy their pre-determined narratives.

Reid G.I love how ESPN reports on Holder's relationship with Payton without just contacting Holder for comment. Guess they'd just rather twist it.

Larry HolderRT @bibliofleur: @Larry_Holder OTL segment was all about sour grapes.Thanks for letting us know where you stand.

The Angry Who DatOUTSIDE THE LINES DONT DO RUMORS, SON

Larry HolderDo reporters and NFL coaches butt heads? Of course. Are we at odds? No.

Adam CaplanAgreed. Distinct difference between the two. RT @Larry_Holder: Do reporters and NFL coaches butt heads? Of course. Are we at odds? No.

Who Dat Indig-Nationthat was definitely a #hackjob of a report on OTL. They created a piece about Payton out of thin air and still defend their #wirecrapping

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Chamberlain's Done for 2012...And Other Injury Updates

New Orleans Saints lose LB Chris Chamberlain for season after ACL tear | wwltv.com
Bradley Handwerger - Backup New Orleans Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain’s season is done after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the second quarter of Friday night’s exhibition game.

Saints LB Chamberlain Out for the Year | sportsnola.com
Lenny Vanglider - New Orleans Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain will miss the entire 2012 season after injuring his knee in the second quarter of Friday night's preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

New Orleans Saints LB Chris Chamberlain says he tore his ACL vs. Jacksonville | nola.com
Larry Holder - Injuries to WR Andy Tanner, S Isa Abdul-Quddus aren't as serious as originally thought.

Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain to miss season | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - Already weakened by league sanctions stemming from the bounty scandal, the New Orleans Saints sustained another blow to their "work-in-progress’’ defense Saturday with news that veteran linebacker Chris Chamberlain will undergo season-ending knee surgery.

Vitt: Loss Of Chamberlain Is A Blow | WWL - AM870 - FM105.3
Bellavia and Garic - One of the Saints' biggest off-season acquisitions is now lost for the season.

Chris Chamberlain injures ACL, out for Saints' season | NFL.com
Marc Sessier - The New Orleans Saints planned well for life without the suspended Jonathan Vilma, but he's not the only linebacker about to miss significant time.

Saints Waive And Reach Injury Settlement With CB A.J. Davis | neworleanssaints.com
Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the team has waived and reached an injury settlement with CB A.J. Davis.

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Saints-Jags/Training Camp

Running back Travaris Cadet making it tougher for New Orleans Saints to cut him | NOLA.com
Larry Holder - Cadet played nearly from start to finish vs. Jacksonville.

New Orleans Saints struggle to tackle in lackluster preseason game vs. Jaguars | NOLA.com
Peter Finney - Let's be honest. That game between the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars had to rank among the most boring of all time.

Transcript: Vitt Reviews Jaguars Game | neworleanssaints.com
New Orleans Saints Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt Press Conference - Saturday, August 18, 2012 (includes link to video).

Saints Joe Vitt concerned over tackling | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - A missed tackle, especially in a preseason game, can seem like a harmless thing.

Kristian's Quick Hits: Saints Fall To The Jaguars 27-24 | WWL - AM870 - FM105.3
Garic

32 Teams in 32 Days: New Orleans Saints | ProFootballFocus.com
John Maney - Now the team goes into the 2012 season with an interim head coach who is suspended to start the season, and a tough schedule. Will they be able to handle the adversity and remain a Super Bowl contender?

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Saints on TV

ESPN's OTL: Sean Payton - Beyond the Bounty | sportsnola.com
Despite his success on the field, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is serving a one-year suspension for his alleged role in the bounty scandal and has been no stranger to controversy in recent years. (Includes eight minute video preview.)

Payton profile plows little new ground | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - NFL coaches can be big jerks. Sean Payton is an NFL coach. Thus, Sean Payton can be a big jerk.

Gleason bothered that "no one seemed shocked" by Gregg Williams’ pre-game rant | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - Gleason, whose blocked punt that will echo in eternity is now memorialized in bronze outside the Superdome, now addresses the substance of the remarks in an interview with HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

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Lagniappe

Out of Bounds by Jabari Greer: The Oak of Wisdom | NOLA.com
As a child, once wild and free, my friend and I, while at play near a stream that divided our two homes, found at its mouth, an old oak.

NFC South quick hits - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - It's been a quiet day in the NFC South, but we do have some transactions and injury news.

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V-Roll Roll Call


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