Saints News 3/21/13: Saints Bring Back LB Will Herring

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The six-year veteran was signed to a new 1-year contract after being released by the Saints on March 12th.

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

New Orleans Saints Agree To Terms With LB Will Herring
Mickey Loomis announced the move Thursday

New Orleans Saints left tackle spot sits vacant right now, Sean Payton says | NOLA.com
Sean Payton says 'availability remains biggest question mark for Charles Brown

Will Herring expected to return to Saints | ProFootballTalk
The Saints cut linebacker Will Herring last week because they thought they could find better uses for the $1.6 million in cap space they saved when they dropped him from the roster.

Saints coach Sean Payton refreshed after year away from the NFL - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Sean Paytons year away from the NFL was hell, but now hes energized for return. Saints coach Sean Payton refreshed after year away from the NFL

SaintsWin: Opinion & Analysis: Book Update #2
My Saints/Bountygate book is now available for purchase as an e-book.

Payton: Dangerous to think my return will solve all team's problems | wwltv.com New Orleans
Sean Payton is trying to guard against anyone in the New Orleans Saints' organization thinking the team will return to its playoff form of recent seasons just because he's back.

Saints’ Brian de la Puente, Isa Abdul-Quddus earn bonus checks | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

Two New Orleans Saints were among the top players receiving bonus checks from the NFL’s performance-based pay program for 2012, it was anno…

Victor Butler to visit Saints Thursday | ProFootballTalk

After already meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers late last week, linebacker Victor Butler has another visit set up with the New Orleans Saints. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Butler will visit the Saints Thursday.

Saints Nation: Nnamdi Asomugha and Victor Butler Together Would Represent Massive Upgrade to Woeful Defense

NFL free agency 2013: Victor Butler visiting Saints, according to report - SBNation.com

The free agent linebacker, previously of the Dallas Cowboys, had his most productive year in 2012.

Linebacker Will Herring expected to rejoin the New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com

Herring was released on March 12

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton says Drew Brees' job description changed in 2012 | NOLA.com

Poor run game and poor defense led to Drew Brees' struggles, according to Sean Payton

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Thomas Morstead is a helluva guy!

Saints punter Thomas Morstead going bald at Finn McCool's
Saints superstar Thomas Morstead is giving up his trademark flowing locks to help tackle the toughest opponent of his career so far - childhood cancer.

Saints' Morstead shaving his long, flowing hair for charity | wwltv.com New Orleans
It’s hard these days for Saints punter Thomas Morstead to go around New Orleans under the radar. It’s his long, flowing hair that stands out more than anything else.

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NFL Free Agency & Draft

Titans sign Bernard Pollard | ProFootballTalk
A day after one of the Ravens' starting safeties from last season, Ed Reed, signed with the Texans, the Ravens' other starting safety last season has also signed with a new team: Bernard Pollard is heading to Tennessee.

With ownership driving effort to get Revis, Bucs may eventually blink | ProFootballTalk
When it comes to the question of whether the Jets will trade cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers, plenty of things aren't clear. One thing is becoming more obvious: The move to get Revis is coming from Tampa Bay ownership.

Chicago Bears part ways with linebacker Brian Urlacher | NOLA.com
34-year-old Urlacher started 180 games for Bears

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Lagniappe

Josh Brent hasn’t heard from league office regarding possible suspension | ProFootballTalk
Amid a report that the NFL soon will be suspending Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent following his December arrest for intoxication manslaughter, a league source with knowledge of the situation has shared a fairly important fact. Brent has heard nothing from the league office about his status.

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