Saints News 4/14/13: First Team Workouts for 2013 Season Start Monday

Oh, when the 2013 Saints...hit the weight room! - David Rogers

We're so starved for real Saints news that the weightlifting, conditioning, and rehab work being started by Saints players on Monday seems quite exciting! Even more exciting than maybe, possibly, getting the Jets' 4th round pick for Chris Ivory.

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Breaking Dawn of the 2013 Season - Finally!

After long wait, Saints set to get some work done | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - After waiting three and a half months to turn the page on their disappointing 2012 season, the New Orleans Saints don’t have to wait much longer.

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TUSK! Trade Talks

New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory visits with New York Jets, source says | NOLA.com
Larry Holder - Ivory is a restricted free agent.

Reports: Jets would like to trade for Chris Ivory | wwltv.com
The New York Jets are showing some interest in Saints running back Chris Ivory and several reports say they would be willing to trade for the back, as long as the price is lower than the second-round pick that Ivory would currently command.

Jets Emerging as a Candidate for Chris Ivory Trade | thesaintsnation.com
Andrew Juge - Numerous media outlets have reported that a trade sending Chris Ivory to the New York Jets is now a distinct possibility.

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Draft Digest

"I’ve Got A Fever…" | Who Dat Social Club
Himself - I have finally succumbed to draft fever.

Big Gambles for the Saints to Consider | thesaintsnation.com
Andrew Doyle - Today I’m going to be talking about a couple of moves that the Saints could surprise everyone with.

Michael Mauti has one more roadblock in his road to NFL -- proving his health | SI.com
Don Banks - Mauti, who probably saw his draft stock slip from the second round to a third-day projection with his latest knee injury, is working his way back yet again, and has as much on the line as any hopeful on draft weekend.

From Princeton, a Promising N.F.L. Draft Pick, Mike Catapano | NYTimes.com
Judy Battista - It was the morning of Notre Dame’s pro day, and the cameras, commentators and representatives from nearly every N.F.L. team gathered in South Bend, Ind., for another meticulously planned, flawlessly controlled workout at one of the most traditional spots to scour for college talent before April’s draft.

Tyrann Mathieu takes exception to USA Today report | National Football Post
Brad Biggs - Tyrann Mathieu has taken exception to a report that says he has told NFL teams he failed more than 10 drug tests while at LSU.

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Lagniappe

NFC South quick hits | ESPN.com
Pat Y.

McShay: Bucs might pull surprise | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - In Friday’s NFC South chat, I saw a lot of questions about what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might do in the draft if they don’t make the trade for cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Film of the NFC South chat | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Friday's NFC South chat drew all sorts of good questions from all around the division (that even included a question about Revis and another team).

The mystery of the "trashed" hotel room at the Combine | ProFootballTalk
Gossip from Mike Wilkening.

KSK Mock Draft: The Exterminators | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Unsilent Majority - In honor of the coming cicada horrors (where some of us live, at least), we are going to draft bugs that we would eliminate.

NFL Players as Superheroes part 3, Return of the Puns | Kissing Suzy Kolber
David Rappoccio - You know the drill by now. Bad Puns. Superheroes(and supervillians). NFL Players. Let’s do this thing.

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