Saints News, 2/18/14: Will Saints Draft O-Lineman In First Round?

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Mike Mayock thinks they should and we all know how much Payton and Loomis love to take their direction from the sports media, right? Yeah, not at all. Still, O-lineman is a position of need for the Saints. They have the 27th overall pick in the Draft.

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Saints News

Saints should draft offensive lineman in first round, Mike Mayock says | Black and Gold
Two days before the scouting combine in Indianapolis begins in earnest, NFL Media’s Mike Mayock thinks the Saints should select an offensive lineman with the 27th overall pick of the upcoming draft. Mayock, draft expert for NFL Media, mentioned three names as possibilities during a Tuesday conference call with reporters: Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin (a 6-foot-4, 305-pound redshirt senior), Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandijo (a 6-foot-5, 310-pound junior) and Stanford guard David Yankey (a 6-foot-5, 314-pound redshirt junior).

Inside Slant: 'Dead money' totals - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Saints - $10,450,051 in 'dead money'

Free agent spotlight: OLB Parys Haralson - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have 13 players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on March 11. Here’s a breakdown on outside linebacker Parys

Free-agent spotlight: OT Charles Brown - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have 13 players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on March 11, plus the three players they released last week. Here'

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NFL News

Jeff Fisher: It’s unlikely NFL will add replay review of penalties | ProFootballTalk
Last NFL season, several games turned on questionable penalties -- particularly pass interference and personal fouls -- that looked like they would have been overturned if the referee were allowed to review penalties on replays.

Eric Decker open to Denver return but wants to do right by his family | ProFootballTalk
One of the most well-regarded offensive players slated to hit free agency reportedly shared some insight Tuesday as to how he will approach the process.

Buccaneers uniform changes won’t be drastic | ProFootballTalk
The Bucs will take the field with a new coach and a new General Manager next year, and they're getting a new look. But it apparently won't be the kind of dramatic makeover that coincided with the franchise's greatest success.

Speculation about Marino coming back to Dolphins begins | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins are, for lack of a better phrase, a hot mess right now. And it just so happens, their last quarterback to be taken seriously is out of a job. So the speculation that a return of Dan Marino might help the team out of its current jam is natural.

Competition Committee unlikely to seek change in extra points | ProFootballTalk
The extra point may be so predictable it's pointless, but that doesn't mean the NFL is going to change it. Jeff Fisher, the Rams' coach and a longtime member of the NFL Competition Committee, said on Mike and Mike in the Morning that there will be discussions about the extra point this offseason,...

Tony Gonzalez in, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe out at CBS | ProFootballTalk
Any thought that Tony Gonzalez might change his mind about retirement (again) can probably put to rest, as Gonzalez has a high-profile new job: CBS has announced that Gonzalez is joining its pregame show.

Roddy White of Atlanta Falcons arrested for failing to appear in court - ESPN
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White was arrested early Tuesday morning for failure to appear in court, a representative from the Gwinnett County Jail confirmed.

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