Saints News 3/1/13: Saints One Of Many Teams Taking Advantage Of Salary Cap Loophole

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It's technically a loophole, but it's a benign loophole, because when you take a closer look it's actually beneficial for everyone involved.

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

NFL Contract Restructuring Takes Advantage Of Loophole - Business Insider
It's technically a loophole, but it's a benign loophole, because when you take a closer look it's actually beneficial for everyone involved.

Video: Fox Sports – Schrager: Can Ryan Save Saints D? " Saints Gab
The Saints defense is a mess. Peter Schrager asks if Rob Ryan up to the task of overhauling the woeful d?

New Orleans Saints' trajectory hard to predict one year after bounty news knocked them off course | NOLA.com
Saints can still be bona fide contenders, like recent Super Bowl champions Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants

Report: Saints make it clear they want to keep Jermon Bushrod | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this week, Saints tackle Jermon Bushrod said that he hoped to start negotiations soon on a deal that would keep him in New Orleans for the long term.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: NFC South
It's going to be a transitional year for the New Orleans' defense, with plenty of new faces both in free agency and the draft. But it's likely they will improve (they can't get much worse, after all), and even a little improvement on defense could get them back in the playoff race.

Saints Nation: Was Johnny Patrick Waived for Blabbing to Larry Holder?
Famous late New Orleans radio talk show personality Buddy Diliberto used to always say something to my buddy Ralph Malbrough that always resonated with me: "never listen to what they say, watch what they do" in reference to the Saints' front office. Watching their moves, the theory goes, would tell you everything you ever need to know about their thought process, while the words they share with the media only serve to further their agenda and paint public perception. So I watched them waive Johnny Patrick and upon further reflection it told me something.

Steve Gleason embarking on 395-mile bike ride with wounded veterans in Ride 2 Recovery Gulf Coast Challenge | NOLA.com
Former New Orleans Saint continuing adventures despite ALS

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Atlanta Falcons cut ties with 3 key veterans, will the New Orleans Saints be next? | NOLA.com
Falcons cut Michael Turner, John Abraham and Dunta Robinson

Michael Turner classy as he leaves Atlanta, says he’s not finished | ProFootballTalk
Falcons running back Michael Turner was cut by the Falcons today, but he took his release in stride. Turner praised the Falcons on his way out, saying he was proud of his five years in Atlanta and grateful to the team and its fans.

Te’o says no one asked him about sexual orientation | ProFootballTalk
When Katie Couric asked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o about his sexual orientation, Te'o replied "far from it" with a lot of added emphasis on the far part of the answer. That apparently satisfied the curiosity of the NFL teams that spoke to him at the combine.

Manti Te'o Scrapes Together $5,000 For Combine Fee | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
With the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine drawing to a close, linebacker Manti Te’o confirmed Tuesday that he had managed to scrape together enough money to pay the $5,000 fee to participate in the event. "The guy on the phone told me my results wouldn’t count unless I paid the registration fee, so I made sure to get him that money as soon as I could," the former Notre Dame football standout told reporters, adding that his Western Union wire transfer to Flex-Trak OKK Offshore Holdings, Ltd. ensured him free access to each of the combine performance tests, as well as "Premier Elite" admission to Lucas Oil Stadium.

Final Police Report: Only 20,000 Killed During Ravens' Super Bowl Parade | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
According to the report, the corpses littering the area surrounding Commerce Street included less than 5,410 residents killed by gunshot wounds, a mere 9,553 stabbing victims, and, in a particularly welcome surprise, a near-negligible 2,892 casualties who were violently beaten to death.

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