Saints News 3/26/13: Saints Reportedly 'Pushing Really Hard' to Get Nnamdi Asomugha

Reports indicate the Saints might release one of their 2012 starters, Patrick Robinson or Jabari Greer, if they sign Asomugha. Nnamdi is reportedly "torn" between choosing the Saints or 49ers.

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Report: Nnamdi Asomugha 'torn' between 49ers, Saints - CBSSports.com
After getting cut by the Eagles, corner Nnamdi Asomugha is struggling to choose his new team. A new report says he's torn between the 49ers, where he'd join an elite defense, and the Saints, where he'd be reunited with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

Tracy Porter visited the Saints | ProFootballTalk
Interest in Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter is beginning to pick up. After reported interest from the Raiders, heā€™s also made at least one visit. According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, Porter visited the Saints Monday but didn't immediately sign a contract.

Tracy Porter visits old stomping grounds at Saints facility Monday
The focus on improving the cornerback position by the New Orleans Saints could bring a Louisiana Super Bowl hero back.

Saints Nation: Browns Blogger's Take on Ben Watson

Drafting LSU's Barkevious Mingo would require a leap of faith from New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
NFL teams will get their next look at Mingo and other Tigers prospects Wednesday at LSU's Pro Timing Day

Where would you rank New Orleans Saints in 2013 NFL power rankings? | NOLA.com
Saints columnist Mike Triplett offers his rankings, with Saints just inside the top 10; most analysts have them just outside the top 10

Antoine Winfield, Not Tracy Porter, Should Be Saints' 'Plan B' at CB | Bleacher Report
The New Orleans Saints are still courting cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network , Asomugha has narrowed his choice down to New Orleans or the San Francisco 49ers ...

Sheldon Richardson makes most sense for Saints in first round of NFL Draft
The New Orleans Saints should take defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson from Missouri with the 15th pick in the 2013 draft. I will make the case via process of elimination.

Potential Saints first round option Alec Ogletree defines risk/reward pick
One player continues to intrigue me in this year's draft but he comes with a "buyer beware'' tag. His name is Alec Ogletree, a 6-3, 232-pound linebacker who is bypassing his senior season at the University of Georgia.

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Other NFL news

Browns rumors: Victor Butler visits, takes physical in Cleveland - SBNation.com
The Cleveland Browns could be on the verge of out-bidding the Saints for the second time this free agency period, as Victor Butler is taking a physical with the team on Monday.

Jermichael Finley staying with the Packers at $8.25M - JSOnline
Ten minutes after the deadline passed, Jermichael Finley announced the news himself.

The tight end is staying put in Green Bay.

Carson Palmer of Oakland Raiders unlikely to restructure -- source - ESPN
Despite rampant speculation that quarterback Carson Palmer will restructure his contract, it is highly unlikely he will do so, per one league source.

Former Steeler Harrison still without a contract | TribLIVE

Ed Reed didnā€™t fully understand the business of the NFL until now | ProFootballTalk
After leaving the Ravens and signing with the Texans, Ed Reed said this offseason has been a wakeup call for him in learning about the business of the NFL. Reed said on 105.

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Lagniappe

Sean Payton Delivers Gift Baskets to Children at Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton helped deliver more than 250 baskets of hope at Ochsner on Monday

Ayanbadejo speaks at Supreme Court rally | ProFootballTalk
On Tuesday, the United State Supreme Court took up the question of whether California's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution. Outside, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke at a rally supporting same-sex marriage.

Jewelry stolen from Giants Shaun Rogers hotel safe | Pro32: Head to Head
Miami Beach police are looking for a woman accused of taking over $400,000 worth of jewelry from a safe inside Rogers' room at the Fontainebleau Hotel. A police report shows Rogers reported the items missing Monday after a night out on South Beach.

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