Saints News 3/25/13: Are Saints Interested in Bringing Back Super Bowl Hero Tracy Porter?

Jed Jacobsohn

If we're interpreting an earlier tweet from Junior Galette correctly, the free agent cornerback may have visited the Saints' facility today.

Tweets

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

NFL Free Agency 2013: Tracy Porter Visiting Saints? - Canal Street Chronicles
Based on a cryptic tweet from Junior Galette, it sounds like the former Saints cornerback is at the Saints facility today meeting with the team.

Could Tracy Porter return to New Orleans Saints? - ESPN
While all indications are that the New Orleans Saints still are pursuing free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, they apparently have a backup plan. A

Well, Well - Who Dat Social Club
Seems as though our friend Mr. Morstead has entered into the fray.

Dallas Cowboys free agent LB Victor Butler leaves Saints visit without contract, still in search of new team | Dallas Cowboys Blog
Butler, 25, has been courted this off-season by New Orleans, Pittsburgh and the New York Jets. And, on Monday, Butler is scheduled to visit the Cleveland Browns.

New Orleans Saints' Thomas Morstead Shaves his Head and Beard for Charity
The Pro Bowl punter donated his hair to Wigs for Kids

Check out NFL Pro Bowl player's drastically changed look
Before Saturday, Saints punter Thomas Morstead hadn't cut his hair in three years

Saints Nation: Five Possible Targets for the Saints in Round 3 of 2013 Draft

New Orleans Saints free agent contract numbers rolling in, according to report | NOLA.com
After last week's signings, the Saints are unofficially about $2 million under the salary cap.

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Other NFL news

Tracy Porter on Raiders radar | ProFootballTalk
Porter played just six games for the Broncos last season after suffering a seizure in the preseason and then experiencing similar symptoms during the year. He finally made it back to the lineup, but suffered a season-ending concussion in the final weeks of the regular season.

Ravens bracing for Week One trip to Denver, Pittsburgh, or Chicago | ProFootballTalk
The NFL wisely dumped the bad news on the first Friday of the NCAA basketball tournament: The Ravens won't host the midweek regular-season opener at home.

Foster would sign waiver of legal rights | ProFootballTalk
Texans running back Arian Foster seems to be new school, in many ways. But when it comes to football, Foster has an old-school mentality. And Foster is willing to prove his acceptance of the risks by signing away his rights to sue the NFL in the future.

Report: Packers "uncomfortable" with Finley’s salary | ProFootballTalk
There's been a lot of discussion about what the Packers plan to do with tight end Jermichael Finley since the middle of the regular season and we've reached a big moment in that decision.

Thomas Dimitroff: Umenyiora discussions are "fluid and amicable" | ProFootballTalk
All signs still point to defensive end Osi Umenyiora signing with the Falcons, but the deal isn't done yet. That was General Manager Thomas Dimitroff's message when he spoke to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.

Schedule apparently is coming on April 16 | ProFootballTalk
It's now officially the time to look for the unofficial clues regarding the date on which the NFL will release the 2013 schedule. And the biggest clue comes via Mark Durant of the Greenfield (Mass.

Denver Broncos lose pass rusher Elvis Dumervil to Baltimore Ravens - The Denver Post
Elvis Dumervil no longer is a Broncos defensive end, as he had been since he was a fourth-round pick in the 2006 draft.

Baltimore Ravens agree to terms with Elvis Dumervil - baltimoresun.com
The Baltimore Ravens landed a big piece today in their quest to rebuild their defense, agreeing to terms with former Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil, according to a team source.

Todd McClure officially retires from Atlanta Falcons | NOLA.com
LSU product was the Falcons' center for 14 year

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Lagniappe

Journalism on Today’s Interweb, Part II - Who Dat Social Club
Why was anyone upset by the prospect of the Times-Picayune folding? It’s been lousy for decades, and it continues to plumb new depths.

With Supreme Court hearing this week, Ayanbadejo, Fujita continue push for gay marriage | ProFootballTalk
"[W]e’re people first, and football players a distant second," Fujita wrote. "Football is a big part of what we do, but a very small part of who we are. And historically, sports figures like Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King and Muhammad Ali have been powerful agents for social change. That’s why the messages athletes send — including the way they treat others and the words they use — can influence many people, especially children."

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