Saints News 3/7/13: Falcons Reach Deal With Atlanta Mayor For New Stadium

Kevin C. Cox

Looks like the Falcons will be getting a new stadium soon and the Saints will be getting a new place to go get wins each year.

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New Orleans Saints. Jermon Bushrod, Jonathan Casillas, Chase Daniel, Sedrick Ellis, Devery Henderson, Ramon Humber, Elbert Mack, Turk McBride, Will Robinson, Courtney Roby and Scott Shanle can become unrestricted free agents. Brian De La Puente, Justin Drescher, Junior Galette and Chris Ivory are scheduled to become restricted free agents. Eric Olsen and Michael Higgins can become exclusive-rights free agents.

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NFL Draft, Free Agency

Rumors link Atlanta Falcons and Darrelle Revis - Who Dat Dish
The New York Jets are ready to move on without cornerback Darrelle Revis. Reports are saying that the Atlanta Falcons may be interested.

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Kansas City Chiefs release right tackle Eric Winston after one season. Kansas City Chiefs release right tackle Eric Winston after one season

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Lagniappe

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With the mayor of Atlanta on board, the Falcons have taken a big step toward getting a new downtown stadium. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Falcons owner Arthur Blank appeared together at City Hall today and said they're both on board with a plan that would feature the city paying $200 million towa...

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