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Fleur-de-Links - Jan. 20th: Thomas Morstead Has Successful Shoulder Surgery

In other news, Saints DB coach Dennis Allen will interview for both the Broncos and Eagles defensive coordinator positions, Drew Brees is named the 2011 Bart Starr award winner, and our good friend Ralph Malbrough makes his fearless offseason predictions for the Saints.


Thomas Morstead
Thomas Morstead
Shoulder is doing great. I'm icing it right now. Recovery is about 4 months. I'll keep y'all posted...

Jay Glazer
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Denver has also sought permission to interview saints db coach dennis allen as DC. Plan is to meet w denver 1st then philly this weekend.

Usama Young
None of those r me fooooo! RT @: @ @ are you on this list? (pic below)

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New Orleans Saints
RT @: Just wrapped up an interview w/ @ on the foundation! Should be in the Feb 14 edition!

New Orleans Saints
Brees Named 2011 Bart Starr Award Winner

New Orleans Saints
The award honors 1 NFL player for outstanding character & leadership in the home, on the field & in the community & voted on by NFL players.



Saints’ Morstead has successful shoulder surgery | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | | Eye on Black and Gold
Saints punter Thomas Morstead had successful surgery to correct an injury he suffered in a preseason game, a person familiar with the operation said.

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead has successful shoulder surgery |
Shoulder was injured in preseason game

Denver Broncos receive permission to interview New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Dennis Allen for coordinator job |
Allen is also a candidate for Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator job

New Orleans Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen will likely interview with Denver Broncos, then Philadelphia Eagles this weekend |
Assistant up for defensive coordinator positions

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton sings praises of secondary coach Dennis Allen |
"It's a small league, and there aren't many secrets. His reputation has grown, and the word has gotten around. You can see it on film," Payton said. "He's extremely talented, and another thing about him, he's an extremely hard-working guy. He's a guy that's gonna have more of these opportunities down the line (if he isn't hired this time around)."

Philadelphia Eagles receive OK to interview New Orleans Saints assistant Dennis Allen |
He will be candidate for defensive coordinator position

Eagles To Interview Saints' Dennis Allen For Defensive Coordinator Position - Bleeding Green Nation
Jay Glazer is reporting that the Eagles have asked for and received permission to interview Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen for their vacant defensive coordinator job. | Saints | SAINTS NOTES: Evans, Ivory honored by pro football magazine — Baton Rouge, LA
Two New Orleans Saints have been named to the 2010 All-NFL and All-Rookie teams picked jointly by the editors of Pro Football Weekly and members of the Professional Football Writers of America.

Drew Brees wins Bart Starr Award - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
The Saints just sent out an announcement that quarterback Drew Brees has been selected as the 2011 winner of the Bart Starr Award.

New Orleans Saints agree to futures contract with Calgary Stampeders defensive tackle Tom Johnson |
Former Southern Miss player has played in Arena league, CFL

The scripted New Orleans Saints seem to perform better than non-scripted: Mailbag |
Answering your Saints questions

Forecast: Fearless offseason predictions for the Saints | | WWL Sports
The Saints are now nearly two weeks into the offseason and have yet to DO ANYTHING!



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Dallas Cowboys hire Rob Ryan as Jason Garrett's defensive coordinator - ESPN Dallas
The Dallas Cowboys have officially announced that Rob Ryan is new coach Jason Garrett's defensive coordinator after interviewing on Friday and agreeing to the job over the weekend.

Roger Goodell, NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith meeting in New York - ESPN
"The players are aware that the antitrust exemptions exist as a gift from Congress. The players are aware that the NFL has nonprofit status that's been given as a gift from Congress. So, look, we're not asking for anything. The players have been clear about that," said Atallah, the union spokesman. "Every business in America, especially a $9 billion industry, has a presence on the Hill. This is not negotiating through Congress. This is just players and employees sharing their issues with people that should care."

Record 56 players exit college early for NFL draft |
Uncertain labor situation hasn't affected decisions

NFL Urged Toyota To Remove Helmet-To-Helmet Hit From TV Ad
Toyota spokesman Tim Morrison recently told Reuters that the National Football League urged the car maker to remove a helmet-to-helmet hit from a television ad.