Saints News 3/2/13: Flacco Passes Brees As NFL's Highest-Paid Player

Here's a pic from the most recent Flacco vs. Brees game, from 2010. - Larry French

Your daily collection of Saints/NFL-related news, opinion and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Flacco reportedly passes Brees as highest paid player in NFL.

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Saints Stuff

Saints show finesse in cost-cutting | The Sun Herald
Gary Estwick - Months before the 2013 season starts, the Saints have found a way to tighten their financial belt without loosing their britches.

Evaluating the Defense | thesaintsnation.com
Andrew Doyle - This week I'm going to be talking about the elephant in the room, the defense.

New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets Help Kickoff Lemonade Day Louisiana | neworleanssaints.com
Members of the Saintsations, Honeybees and Saints mascots Gumbo and Sir Saint were in attendance at the announcement on Friday.

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Free Agency Targets?

Free agency primer: Ranking the top pass rushers | NFL.com
Chris Wesseling breaks down the options from Michael Johnson to Cliff Avril to Paul Kruger.

Free agency primer: Ranking top interior D-linemen | NFL.com
Marc Sessler breaks down the options from Henry Melton to Richard Seymour.

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Flacco vs. Brees

Joe Flacco passes Drew Brees as NFL's highest-paid player | NOLA.com
Associated Press - (HansDat note: Oh, snap!) Super Bowl-winning QB, Ravens agree to deal in excess of $120 million.

With Flacco deal done, no talks yet for next wave of quarterback contracts | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - So what about the next three who are widely presumed to be on deck?

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Lagniappe

Falcons' moves also about Matt Ryan - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
I know there is a lot of talk from Atlanta Falcons fans about how the release of Michael Turner, John Abraham and Dunta Robinson could mean Atlanta is going after Dwight Freeney and Steven Jackson.

N.F.L. Will Use IPads to Expand In-Game Concussion Testing | NYTimes.com
Judy Battista (HansDat note: Reports of the iPad concussion test consisting of banging the player on the head with the iPad and asking "Did you feel that?" are reportedly false.)

Brandon Carr calls himself 'team player' in re-doing contract | National Football Post
Brad Biggs - We’re not sure how team-oriented it is. Carr didn’t lose any money in the deal. (HansDat note: Now THIS is SSP.)

KSK Mock Draft: New Combine Events | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Unsilent Majority - That’s why we’re going to draft new tests, drills and/or measurements to liven things up a bit and tell us more about these potential NFLers.

Vontae Davis Observes Tampering, Later Claims It Was Hackers | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Christmas Ape

NFL Quarterbacks on Facebook: Super Bowl Wrap-Up | Total Pro Sports
I thought I had already posted this in an FDL, but maybe I didn't. So here it is. (maybe again)

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