Saints News 7/11/13: No Players Picked In Today's NFL Supplemental Draft

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All six of the eligible players now become free agents and can sign with any team.

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NFC South future salary-cap check - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have 63 players under contract and a $148.8 million cap commitment for 2014. That's the second-highest total in the league. The Saints have $130 million committed to 41 players in 2015.

10 Impressive Wins in the Payton Era: Saints shine in Super Bowl XLIV | wwltv.com New Orleans
It would be easy to fight for New Orleans’ only Super Bowl win to be the marquee victory of the Sean Payton Era.

This Week in Saints History: July 10-16
1967—Saints formally announced their mascot, a Saint Bernard dog that would be six months old when he arrived for the start of the season. It was provided by the Louisiana Resturant Association & Heiligehof Kennels of Morrison, Colorado. A contest was held for the fans to choose the dog's name where the winning entry received two season tickets for the inaugural season (name later announced as Gumbo).

25 Reasons to Get Excited about 2013 Saints Training Camp: No. 15 Junior Galette
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. 15 – Linebacker Junior Galette

Ranking the New Orleans Saints' players: No. 7, Curtis Lofton | NOLA.com
Ex-Falcon made strong impact last season

New Orleans Saints question of the day: Can Curtis Lofton become the Saints' new leader on defense ? | NOLA.com
Is Lofton the heir apparent for the Saints' defensive leadership role?

Most compelling games on the New Orleans Saints' schedule: No. 7, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | NOLA.com
Week 2 NFC South matchup crucial

New Orleans Saints schedule question of the day: Best way to attack Tampa Bay defense? | NOLA.com
Tampa has made a number of improvements in the defense over the past few seasons

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Other NFL News

No one picked in supplemental draft | ProFootballTalk
It’s the first time since 2004 that no players were selected in the supplemental draft. Doing so would cause the team using a supplemental pick to lose the corresponding pick in next April’s draft. The six players who weren’t picked now become free agents, able to sign with any team.

"Buying low" blows up again on Patriots | ProFootballTalk
At some point, the "Patriot Way" gave way to bargain shopping. With coach Bill Belichick unconcerned about job security, he could instead chase his legacy by taking chances on talented players who are available on the cheap, whether in free agency, via the draft, or by trade.

League intends to sideline players not following new padding guidelines | ProFootballTalk
The National Football League has made it mandatory for players to wear knee and thigh pads beginning with the upcoming season. Many players, especially at the wide receiver and defensive back positions, have elected not to wear the padding in previous years (such as Seattle's Sidney Rice and Atlanta...

Judge orders Goodell to testify in Super Bowl seating case | ProFootballTalk
Tuesday was a bad day for the case against the NFL arising from the seating fiasco at Super Bowl XLV. Wednesday was somewhat better. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered that the proposed class action would not be certified, meaning that the individual customers would have to pursue their own le...

Goodell, Dallas judge may decide Brent's status
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and a Dallas County judge may decide status of Josh Brent with Cowboys.

Falcons won't be taking a step back - NFC South Blog - ESPN
From the outside, the Atlanta Falcons might appear to be sitting on a splendid perch.

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Lagniappe

OJ Simpson granted parole hearing in kidnapping case - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
OJ Simpson's Nevada criminal case goes to a parole board later this month for part of his 2008 conviction in the kidnapping and armed robbery of two sports collectible dealers.

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