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Your daily collection of Saints/NFL-related news, opinion, and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: OLB Junior Galette has agreed to terms on a 3-year contract with the Saints, while RB Chris Ivory and C Brian de la Puente have been tendered at the second-round level.
Pittsburg releases James Harrison. I think the Saints should sign him to a 1 year contract. Now that we are a 3-4 defense, he is a good fit— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) March 9, 2013
Finally got to my flight on time I'm getting better— rafael bush (@rbush36) March 9, 2013
Mexico and Canada ARE BRAWLING at the World Baseball Classic. My Mexican wife just insulted ALL OF CANADA Best #WBC moment ever— Ralph Malbrough (@MilneMalbrough) March 9, 2013
So I can't buy a new phone #sadtweet— Joseph Morgan(@jmthegreat) March 9, 2013
How many ppl actually turn off their electronic devices on the plane I sure as hell don’t lol— rafael bush (@rbush36) March 9, 2013
Somebody jus @ me it rubbed me the wrong way so instead of being disrespectful I had to block em look like a older cat too had me 😡— rafael bush (@rbush36) March 10, 2013
Visualize accomplishing your pro day goals. Y'all go get it!! "@danger_field20: About to pack for this Towson business trip !¡"— Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) March 10, 2013
I missed my magnum jus riding— rafael bush (@rbush36) March 10, 2013
So who won the brawl: America's hat or America's pants?— Held Over (@hakimdropsball) March 10, 2013
Barclay center got their money worth during B Hop fight, 2 fights in the stands all b for 5round. twitter.com/J_7TRE_E/statu…— JAHRI EVANS (@J_7TRE_E) March 10, 2013
The toughest place to run in the NFL? Over right end for the Tennessee Titans - 37 attempts for minus 32 yards before contact. Ouch!— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 10, 2013
Saints Free Agency Signings and Tenderizings
Saints agree with Galette, offer tenders to two other RFAs - Black and Gold Blog | theadvocate.com
Sheldon Mickles - The club announced that defensive end-turned-linebacker Junior Galette agreed to a three-year contract and General Manager Mickey Loomis later confirmed that center Brian de la Puente and running back Chris Ivory were extended second-round tender offers.
Sean Payton understands tough decisions remain for New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Larry Holder - Sean Payton envisions Jermon Bushrod, Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith on the Saints roster in 2013.
Saints preparing for start of free agency | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - While they can’t sign anyone until the new league year begins Tuesday afternoon, NFL teams began the free-agency process at 11 p.m. Friday with the commencement of a three-day negotiating window.
New Orleans Saints issue second-round tender on RB Chris Ivory | NOLA.com
Larry Holder - Saints offer Chris Ivory a one-year, $2.023 million deal.
New Orleans tenders two more RFAs - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Center Brian de la Puente and defensive end Junior Galette also have been designated for the $2.023 million tender.
New Orleans Saints reach 3-year deal with DE/OLB Junior Galette | NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan - Galette was a restricted free agent.
Saints Agree To Terms With LB Junior Galette On Three-Year Contract | neworleanssaints.com
Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis has announced the move on Saturday.
Saints, Galette agree to new 3-year contract | wwltv.com
Bradley Handwerger - Galette, a role-playing defensive end for the past three seasons, will move to outside linebacker in the Saints' new 3-4 defensive alignment. The move will help him take advantage of his athletic ability and speed off the edge.
Saints bring back Junior Galette | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - There’s mixed news for the New Orleans Saints as the NFL prepares for its annual winter/spring shopping spree known as veteran free agency.
Saints have plans for Junior Galette - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - After initially placing a second-round tender on Junior Galette, the New Orleans Saints have made a longer commitment to the defensive end/linebacker.
Saints give Galette 3-year deal | The Sun Herald
Gary Estwick - Junior Galette appears to be a part of the Saints defense's switch to a 3-4 alignment.
NFL free agency 2013: Negotiating pace picks up | SBNation.com
NFL Free Agency story stream with all the latest rumors and signings on SBNation.com.
Browns moving forward with strong commitment to analytics | Ohio.com
Nate Ulrich - As the Browns dive into the start of free agency this week and prepare for the NFL Draft next month, analytics is playing a much more prominent role in the organization than ever before.
AFC Free Agency Preview | NYTimes.com
Judy Battista - In the A.F.C., active teams in free agency could be the Dolphins, who need receivers; the Colts, who need offensive linemen; and the Jets, who need, well, almost everything.
Rozelle Award winner Bill Polian says New Orleans Saints have the right leadership to recover next season | NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan - Polian, a former NFL GM turned ESPN analyst, praised the re-signing of Junior Galette.
Top 15 Free Agents in Saints History | thesaintsnation.com
Andrew Juge - Here are my top 15 free agent signings in team history.
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