Saints News 4/9/13: Center Brian de la Puente Re-Signs With Saints


The two-year starter has been a solid piece to the offensive line after taking the job about a month into the 2011 season when veteran Olin Kreutz left the team.



Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Saints Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent C Brian de la Puente
Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced the move on Tuesday

Center Brian de la Puente signs RFA tender with New Orleans Saints |
New Orleans Saints center Brian de la Puente signed his one-year restricted free agent tender, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. De la Puente was issued a second-round tender, which is a one-year, $2.023 million contract.

Safe or Surprise Draft: NFC South | Audibles -

The Saints have the pieces in place to unleash a fairly potent 3-4 rush, starting with Junior Galette and free-agent addition Victor Butler. Mingo could join that mix (which also includes Jonathan Vilma) as a pass-rushing hammer.

Which players should the New Orleans Saints start in their secondary? |

Saints question of the day

Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson visiting New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, source says |

Former Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson will visit with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, according to a source. Johnson is widely known as one of the top-three tackle prospects heading into April's NFL draft, but it would be a surprise if Johnson fell to the Saints at No. 15 overall.

Podcast: What direction are the Saints going in the draft, free agency? | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

Roman Harper Still Representin' the Saints

New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss how new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will impact the Saints defense. He doesn't sound like a guy who is about to be released.


Other NFL News

NFL, ex-players prep for battle over concussions - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
''The NFL failed to live up to its responsibility: it negligently heightened players' exposure to repeated head trauma and fraudulently concealed the chronic brain injuries that resulted,'' the players' lawyers wrote in their latest brief, filed in January.

Bills say Kolb doesn’t make them less likely to draft a quarterback | ProFootballTalk
We noted last week, shortly after the Bills agreed to terms with quarterback Kevin Kolb, that Buffalo still appeared to be interested in drafting a quarterback.

The Revis situation, from all angles | ProFootballTalk
Ross Tucker joined me for Tuesday's PFT Live, with both of us in the Connecticut studio of Which means I didn't have a 500-mile buffer between his fists and my face. But he didn't punch me, in large part because I didn't give him a reason to.

Report: Bengals considered trade for Rolando McClain before he was cut | ProFootballTalk
Linebacker Rolando McClain passed through waivers unclaimed after getting released by the Raiders as teams passed on the chance to pick up the former first-round pick on the terms of his pre-rookie wage scale contract.

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