Saints News 7/10/13: Are The Saints The NFL's Most Fascinating Team?

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Adam Schein of NFL.com thinks so. He doesn't think much of Rob Ryan and the Saints defense, but he thinks the "Sean Payton Redemption Tour" headlined by Drew Brees will put up a ton of points. He also states the Saints are the second best team in the NFC South behind the Falcons, so maybe we shouldn't take his opinion too seriously.

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

New Orleans Saints: NFL's most fascinating team in 2013 season - NFL.com
Meet the 2013 New Orleans Saints, also known as the most fascinating team in the NFL.

10 Impressive Wins in the Payton Era: Saints victorious in NFC title game | wwltv.com New Orleans
It can be argued that No. 3 is too low for a game in which the Saints won their first conference championship and exorcised a bunch of demons in doing so.

Most compelling games on the New Orleans Saints' schedule: No. 8, at Carolina Panthers | NOLA.com
Will Panthers be in the playoff hunt at this time?

NFC South All-Money defense - NFC South Blog - ESPN
We’ve already shown you which NFC South players are taking up the most 2013 salary-cap room. Now, let’s switch over to the defense and please remember these are salary-cap figures, not actual salaries:

NFC South Top 25: No. 8 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
We continue my NFC South Top 25 with No. 8: Jimmy Graham, tight end, Saints

Saints Nation: Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Wide Receivers

25 Reasons to Get Excited about 2013 Saints Training Camp Presented by Verizon: No. 16 Mark Ingram
NewOrleansSaints.com will showcase one reason a day to get excited about the start of the 2013 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. Reason No. 16 – Mark Ingram

New Orleans Saints question of the day: Is Ben Grubbs worth the money? | NOLA.com
$36 million over five years for the Saints offensive lineman

Ranking the New Orleans Saints' players: No. 8, Ben Grubbs | NOLA.com
Grubbs improved as 2012 season wore on

Are New Orleans Saints the Most Interesting Team in NFL? - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 28, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; New Orleans Saints player Kenny Vaccaro reacts to a play by a kid during a NFL Play 60 event during the NFC Rookie Symposium

25 Reasons to Get Excited about 2013 Saints Training Camp Presented by Verizon: No. 17 Young WRs
NewOrleansSaints.com will showcase one reason a day to get excited about the start of the 2013 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. Reason No. 17 – Young Wide Receivers

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Ortiz told investigators Aaron Hernandez pulled the trigger in Odin Lloyd Murder

Affidavit confirms Ortiz flipped on Hernandez, told them the whole story | ProFootballTalk
Ortiz told police that, on the drive back, "he overheard Mr. Hernandez state directly to Mr. Lloyd that he was ‘chilling’ with people that [Hernandez] had problems with." Ortiz said that Hernandez and Lloyd "made up by ‘shaking hands’ and added that ‘it’ was squashed." Ortiz then fell asleep. He woke up when the vehicle stopped, and Ortiz saw the other three men — Hernandez, Wallace, and Lloyd — get out of the car "to urinate." Ortiz then heard gunshots. Hernandez and Wallace got back in to the car "without Mr. Lloyd," and the vehicle "fled" the scene.

Aaron Hernandez admitted to firing fatal shots, documents say - NFL.com
A man linked to the murder case against Aaron Hernandez told police that the former New England Patriots tight end admitted firing the shots that killed Odin Lloyd last month.

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Other NFL News

Nalen calls Broncos "cowards" for silence on Heckert’s June arrest | ProFootballTalk
Broncos Director of Pro Personnel Tom Heckert was arrested for drunk driving on June 11. The Broncos knew about it and informed the league office, but they didn't suspend him, and they said nothing about it publicly.

Utecht wins concussion arbitration against the Bengals | ProFootballTalk
In a development that could actually undermine the concussion lawsuits filed by thousands of former players, former Bengals tight end Ben Utecht has won an arbitration proceeding filed after he suffered a serious concussion during training camp in 2009.

Second Broncos executive facing DUI charges | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With two team executives facing drunken driving charges, the Denver Broncos on Tuesday acknowledged a "disturbing patter…

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Video

Who will break NFL records in 2013? - NFL Videos
2012 was a record-breaking season to remember. Which players are likeliest to continue the trend in 2013? Our "NFL Total Access" experts debate.

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