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Payton said he looks at the left tackle spot on his depth chart board as being blank. Issue with Charles Brown is not being "available."

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Drew Brees will be on Person to Person Friday Nov 23rd at 10pm est 9pm cst. Check it out!

Drew Brees will be on Person to Person Friday Nov 23rd at 10pm est 9pm cst. Check it out!

Saints Beat Falcons again... The game is on NFL Replay tonight (right now) and tomorrow at 2pm. ...

Saints Beat Falcons again... The game is on NFL Replay tonight (right now) and tomorrow at 2pm. Set your DVRs.

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In a conference call with the Atlanta media before the Saints’ game with the Falcons, Vitt said...

In a conference call with the Atlanta media before the Saints’ game with the Falcons, Vitt said that he believes Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram didn’t get involved enough in the offense while he was gone, and he made a point of changing that in the Saints’ Monday night win over the Eagles.

Joe Vitt: Saints’ running backs were underutilized early this season | ProFootballTalk

When Parcells joined the Dolphins as executive vice president of football operations last year, his...

When Parcells joined the Dolphins as executive vice president of football operations last year, his deal included a onetime out clause that would allow him to walk away, with the rest of his $12 million guaranteed contract fully paid, no strings attached, if Huizenga were to sell the team.

Bill Parcells has opt-out clause, could walk away from Miami Dolphins - ESPN

The Chiefs find themselves at 1-7 and have now played eight full games and have yet to hold a lead...

The Chiefs find themselves at 1-7 and have now played eight full games and have yet to hold a lead at any point this season. Their only victory came on the final play of overtime against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 when Succop hit a 31-yard game-winning field go Ouch... Two defensive scores help Chargers blow past Chiefs | ProFootballTalk

"Before we get into that, some stuff just needs to be said," Rodgers said. "First of all, I’ve got...

"Before we get into that, some stuff just needs to be said," Rodgers said. "First of all, I’ve got to do something that the NFL is not going to do, and I have to apologize to the fans. Our sport is generated, a multi-billion dollar machine, by people who pay good money to come watch us play. And the product on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials. The games are getting out of control. Like I said in the first week, I’m OK with replacement refs as long as they don’t have a direct impact on the game. Obviously last night there was a direct impact on the game on multiple plays. But my thing is I just feel bad for the fans. They pay good money to watch this. The game is being tarnished by an NFL that obviously cares more about saving some money than having the integrity of the game diminished."

Aaron Rodgers: I apologize to fans, the NFL is tarnishing our game | ProFootballTalk

What would it take to end the officials' lockout? My colleague Peter King wrote today that the gap...

What would it take to end the officials' lockout? My colleague Peter King wrote today that the gap between what officials want and what the NFL is offering is around $3.3 million per season. Gosh. That is a big number, isn't it? I don't know how the NFL is supposed to come up with $3.3 million every year ... hey, wait, I just stumbled upon this little news item: The NFL recently signed nine-year agreements with Fox, NBC and CBS that are worth $3 billion a year. I'm no accountant, but I do have a calculator on my computer. It looks to me like the NFL could settle this dispute for the cost of 0.0011 percent of its annual TV take. That is an outrageously high number, of course. I don't think the NFL should completely cave -- this is, after all, a negotiation. The NFL can start by generously offering 0.0004 percent of its annual TV revenue, then bump it up to 0.0006 percent of its annual TV revenue, and can probably get an agreement for close to 0.00085 percent of its annual TV revenue. I'm guessing there, but I mean, the officials want to work. I don't think they will be stubborn and insist on that entire, enormous 0.0011 percent of the NFL's annual TV revenue. I think they could walk away from this with that 0.00085 percent of the NFL's annual TV revenue and feel pretty good about themselves. And then, if the NFL can somehow find a way to sell a few jerseys and tickets and beers and hot dogs and parking spots ... well, the officials wouldn't get a dime of that. Then maybe the NFL could finally turn a profit. What a relief that would be.

NFL's replacement refs have become embarrassment to league, fans - Michael Rosenberg - SI.com
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