Saints News 3/29/13: Saints Sign Former Cowboy Kenyon Coleman....Or Did They?

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PFT's Mike Florio was the first to report that the Saints had signed Coleman, but Nola.com writers are now disputing that report and saying Coleman only visited the Saints and has not yet signed. Stay tuned to find out who's correct.

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Report that may or may not be true: Saints sign Kenyon Coleman

Saints bring in Kenyon Coleman from Cowboys | ProFootballTalk
The brand new Dallas-to-New-Orleans pipeline continues to push guys from Texas to New Orleans. Earlier this week, linebacker Victor Butler jumped from the Cowboys to the Saints. Now, defensive end Kenyon Coleman has joined a defense that will be run before former Cowboys coordinator Rob Ryan.

Free-agent defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman visits with New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com

Despite a published report that the New Orleans Saints have signed free agent defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman, a league source said the Saints haven't signed the former Dallas Cowboys player. Coleman visited with the Saints but a deal hasn't been reached.

Kenyon Coleman reportedly joins New Orleans Saints - NFL.com
The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive end Kenyon Coleman, ProFootballTalk reported. Coleman started five games in 2012, but was placed on injured reserve after he tore the triceps in his left arm. The 33-year-old was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2002 draft. He was a regular starter with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Cowboys from 2007-2011. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder had 36 tackles and one sack in 2011.

Saints Nation: Saints Sign DE Kenyon Coleman

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Other Saints News

Victor Butler: "All I Want is a Chance to Compete"
"The chance to come in and compete is all I wanted in this free agency opportunity," said Butler. "After sitting down and talking with everybody, I felt like my best chance to compete and be a part of a winning team was in New Orleans."

New Orleans Saints: Rob Ryan Could Be Key for Team
The New Orleans Saints were lucky to acquire the services of Rob Ryan.

Saints sign ex-Cowboys LB Victor Butler | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The New Orleans Saints added another piece to their defensive puzzle Thursday when unrestricted free agent linebacker Victor Butler agreed …

Cowboys Corner: Butler joins Rob Ryan with the Saints, and Cowboys can close the book on swing-and-miss 2009 draft class
The Cowboys had 12 picks in that draft, and the last two remaining -- Butler and tight end John Phillips -- each signed free agent contracts with other teams this year.

Asomugha could help defend third-down targets | CSN Bay Area

The 49ers and the New Orleans Saints have shown the most interest in Asomugha, who remains unsigned. Last week, general manager Trent Baalke, in an interview with CSNBayArea.com, intimated the ball is in the 49ers' court.

New Orleans Saints have to like what they see in LSU's Barkevious Mingo | NOLA.com
Observers raved about Mingo during LSU' Pro Timing Day, which was heavily attended by Saints coaches and scouts

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Other NFL News

Report: NFL opposes FCC proposal that could affect wireless mics | ProFootballTalk
The New York Times has a fascinating story on how the Federal Communication Commission's proposal to auction off airwave space utilized by wireless microphone users is drawing pushback from numerous groups -- including the NFL.

Raiders appear close to adding Matt Flynn, cutting Carson Palmer | ProFootballTalk
The "imminent" trade involving Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn appears to be with the Raiders, who would cut Carson Palmer once a deal gets done. The Seahawks are deep in talks with Raiders on a Flynn trade, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Report: Deal done, Romo gets more guaranteed money than Flacco | ProFootballTalk
As is always the case, the contract details will come out in time. But the initial indication is that Jerry Jones backed up the Brink’s truck to pay Romo. Schefter says the total value of the deal is a six-year contract worth $108 million.

Changes to Eagles culture extends to seating chart | ProFootballTalk
There is no limit to Chip Kelly’s willingness to bring change to the Eagles. From defensive schemes to hiring a sports science coordinator, the entire deck is being shuffled. And so is the locker room.

NFL quietly reaches key anniversary | ProFootballTalk
As the Pro Football Hall of Fame noted earlier today, NFL owners voted 36 years ago Friday to expand the regular season to 16 games. At that same league meeting, owners also agreed to add a second wild-card team.

Osi Umenyiora calls Falcons the most talented team he’s ever seen | ProFootballTalk
In Osi Umenyiora's 10 seasons with the Giants, they had a winning record seven times, made the playoffs five times and won the Super Bowl twice. But Umenyiora says none of those Giants teams has the talent of the Falcons team he just joined.

Talent won’t determine Falcons’ Super Bowl hopes | www.ajc.com
Tony Gonzalez pushed back retirement because he believed the Falcons can win a Super Bowl. Steven Jackson and Osi Umenyiora migrated here because they believed the Falcons can win a Super Bowl.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers getting closer to massive long-term extension, according to sources - ESPN
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are getting closer to a long-term contract extension that would make the star quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history, according to league sources.

Polamalu says players should have a vote in rule changes | ProFootballTalk
"There’s rule changes every year," Polamalu said in an interview on SportsCenter. "I do wish, however, that the NFL did have a voice from the players’ side, whether it’s our players’ union president, or team captains, or our executive committee on the players’ side. Because we’re the guys that realize the risk, we’re the guys on the field."

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Lagniappe

Leon Sandcastle visits Chiefs facilities
Leon Sandcastle (aka Deion Sanders) held a fictional press conference at the Chiefs' training camp facility

Fox 8 Presents 3rd Annual Saints Hall of Fame Reception/Auction
The Fox 8 Saints Hall of Fame Auction/Reception will take place on Sunday, May 19 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the New Orleans Saints facility at 5800 Airline Drive in Metairie in the indoor practice facility and cafeteria.

FOX 8 Sponsors 3rd Annual Saints Hall of Fame Reception/Auction
Event will take place at the Saints facility on May 19

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