Saints News 5/11/13: Rookie Minicamp CLOSED to Everyone

We almost had some rookie minicamp coverage today. Almost. - Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

With this news breaking for me this morning, I'm disappointed to report that there will be no videos or transcripts from the rookie camp player media availability session I was expecting today. Hopefully that tweet about Mingo from Cleveland's rookie camp will whet your whistle for now...

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Saints Stuff

Former Alabama WR Duron Carter to try out for New Orleans Saints | al.com
Mike Herndon

Chasing a roster spot: Undrafted Saints rookie LB Thomas hopes to stick | wwltv.com
Bradley Handwerger - Chase Thomas sat at his family’s Georgia home the last weekend of April, expecting the phone to ring anytime from 8 p.m. Thursday until about 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saints get last unsigned pick John Jenkins on board | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Jenkins, the team’s second third-round pick in the NFL draft last month, signed a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

Georgia Bloggers' Thoughts John Jenkins | thesaintsnation.com
Juge - I was able to catch up with two very good Georgia bloggers earlier this week to get the scoop on John Jenkins and they both had interesting things to say

Saints sign all five draft picks | The Sun Herald
Gary Estwick - The Saints will enter training camp this summer with all five 2013 draft picks under contract, including No. 1 pick Kenny Vaccaro.

Saints top list of sub-.500 teams with playoff shot | NFL.com
Dan Hanzus - For NFL teams that suffered a losing season in 2012, the gift of spring is especially great. Everyone is 0-0. Everyone has a chance. Do Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints have the best shot?

Predicted 53 Roster | blackandgold.com
Smashmouth (the band has already put up a projected 2013 roster? I know they've got a lot of time on their hands now, but I had no idea they're Saints fans!)

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Lagniappe

Marc Trestman using helmet cam to assess Bears' QBs | NFL.com
Marc Sessier - Everyone expected new Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman was going to bring change and new wrinkles to the Bears' offense, but not many people probably expected something like this.

Roger Goodell talks crown-of-the-helmet rule, Tim Tebow, more | NFL.com
NFL.com's Steve Wyche sat down with the commissioner to discuss a myriad of topics, including the crown-of-the-helmet rule, Tim Tebow's future and homosexuality in sports.

Looking back at USFL and how Donald Trump ruined league | SI.com
Jeff Pearlman - Though he is almost certainly unaware of this, Tim Tebow -- the now unemployed quarterback -- should be furious with Donald Trump.

Testing Tyrann Mathieu | Kissing Suzy Kolber
David Rappoccio - A poem by the Arizona Cardinals.

Do no harm: Who should bear the costs of retired NFL players’ medical bills? | The Washington Post
Sally Jenkins and Rick Maese - After 24 knee operations, the National Football League’s former Man of the Year leans heavily on a crutch.

Cowboys still don't have a decision made on play caller | espnDALLAS/FTWORTH.com
Calvin Watkins - It was an innocent question for Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Do you know who the play caller will be? (HansDat note: I am so glad we aren't in this s***storm of a dysfunctional franchise - I'll take Bountygate and Vicodingate and Eavesdropping-gate any day over this Dallas Jerrah Jones crap.)

INTERCEPTED TEXT: Jerry Jones & Jason Garrett discuss the Cowboys Draft | ProFootballMock.com
Moar hilarity!!!

GRUDEN TALK: Jon and Herm Discuss the South Carolina Special Election With Dave Woodard | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Bobby Big Wheel - (HansDat note: Please ignore the political content of this and enjoy the Gruden and Herm Edwards banter. I do so enjoy this feature every week.)

San Francisco Still Thinks Everyone Is Impressed With iPads | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Christmas Ape - San Francisco is making its final push to host Super Bowl L in 2016. The coup de grâce in this effort by the host committee was apparently mailing auto-playing iPads to all the owners in the NFL.

KSK Mock Draft: 'Hell of a cocktail' | Kissing Suzy Kolber
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