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Fleur-de-Links: October 28, 2011


Coach Payton said RB Mark Ingram is OUT for Sunday

New Orleans Saints
Payton said RB Chris Ivory will be activated to the active roster prior to the Rams game.

New Orleans Saints
Payton said no matter what happens with the World Series it shouldn't affect their travel/hotel arrangements in St. Louis.
Adam Schefter
Rams QB Sam Bradford out Sunday; A.J. Feeley gets another start.

Chris Mortensen
Coach Steve Spagnulo rules Sam Bradford out vs. Saints, A.J. Feely to start; Coach Gary Kubiak said Andre Johnson will not play vs. Jaguars

deuce mcallister
Saying hello to my old and new followers hoping everyone is having a spectacular Friday. S/O to those Panthers out of Scott Cty handle up

Jason La Canfora
Bills agree on extension w/QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Will be signed today. Not sure of all the $ but had been talkin multi-yr deal around $10M/yr

Thomas Morstead
": A weekend with no LSU football isn't the same.." enjoy the bye week buddy.... Rest is always good

New Orleans Saints
Sproles is the most popular Saint fans would want to go trick-or-treating with. Clearly his speed would be a big asset going house to house

New Orleans Saints
! RT If I could go trick-or-treating with 1 Saints player it would be because bow ties are cool

Jonathan Vilma
For the canes loss we're goin to implement an amnesia rule...tweet me abt my canes losing today n i wont kno wat ur talkin abt. Boom.

Havard Lyons
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Help! Our Fox station is having a contest to determine if we get the or Cowboys on Sunday. RT Text "Saints" to 22333.

Lance Moore
TGIF everybody. Hope u all have a great and productive day.

New Orleans Saints
For a chance to win a pair of these gloves FILL in the BLANKS of our next tweet - most creative wins!

New Orleans Saints
"If I could go trick-or-treating with 1 Saints player it would be _____ because _____"

Adam Schefter
So when I turned off the World Series in the 7th inning, with the Rangers holding a commanding three-run lead, what'd I miss?

cameron jordan
Goodmornin:) time to get after it the only only Way I know how! To the fullest leavin no doubt that I gave it everything I have!!

Chase Daniel
That is the best baseball game I have ever seen! Hand it to the Cardinals, they had no quit...but that's why it's best of 7!!



Saints RB Ingram out for Rams game, team moves Ivory up to 53-man roster | New Orleans
Running back Mark Ingram will miss his first game as a professional after Saints coach Sean Payton deemed him out for Sunday’s game at St. Louis.

RB Chris Ivory Locker Room Interview 10/28/11

MICKLES: Saints right where they want to be | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
As we approach the halfway mark of the NFL season and the beginning of November, when the division races heat up and the temperatures cool …

Saints not taking Rams for granted | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
On paper, the New Orleans Saints’ meeting with the winless St. Louis Rams on Sunday looks like a mismatch if there ever was one.

Saints LT Bushrod quietly making a name for himself | New Orleans
Though Jermon Bushrod is making a name for himself as one of the better left tackles in the NFL, you’d likely never know it.

Saints LB Vilma being smart during the week with knee injury | New Orleans
For the past two days, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been on the sideline during practice, registering a "Did Not Practice" by his name while resting a left knee injury.

Saints Nation: Saints Should Absolutely Beat Rams | October

Progress on Brees deal not expected this weekend | ProFootballTalk
A very simple observation from Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune regarding the status of the contract talks between the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees has been interpreted by some news aggregators far more broadly to mean that a deal could be coming.

Keys to the Game: New Orleans
While Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have been given most of the credit and Aaron Rodgers has emerged, there might not be a more consistently prolific quarterback in the league than New Orleans’ Drew Brees.

Rams Ready for Saints

Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
New Orleans coach Sean Payton won’t reveal whether he or offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael will call the plays Sunday. Like it matters? The Saints are playing the winless Rams.

New Orleans Saints racking up the YAC - NFC South Blog - ESPN
When it comes to making things happen after the catch, no team in the NFL does it better than the New Orleans Saints.

Final Word: NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Running at the Rams. The Saints are thought of as a pass-first offense. But don’t be surprised if they change things up a bit this week. The Rams have one of the worst run defenses in recent history. St. Louis allowed 293 rushing yards to Dallas in Week 7. The Rams already have allowed 1,103 rushing yards this season. Since 2000, only two defenses have allowed more rushing yards in their first six games.

Charles Brown grows into an anchor on New Orleans Saints offensive line - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Play of second-year tackle in place of injured starter Zach Strief pleases the team

Matchups: A Sprolesian Spark - Matchups -
1:00PM ET Games New Orleans @ St. Louis The Saints are destined for rushing success against a St. Louis defense that ranks 32nd versus the run and permits a league-most 5.49 yards per carry.



Randy Moss remains possibly available, for the right situation | ProFootballTalk
As we understand it, he’d likely rejoin the Patriots in a heartbeat, but the Patriots have shown zero interest in a reunion. The Saints would be a possibility, but the price probably would be higher.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Coming Unblocked
When Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams goes shark hunting, he leaves his shark cage at home. Williams spends his vacations climbing Mount Everest, and he doesn't need any supplemental oxygen. Whenever he's in Japan, he has to order the Fugu. He's even been known to go to an Eagles' game wearing an opposing team's jersey.

Drew Brees' passing game against the Indianapolis Colts: Graphic - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 62-7 walloping of the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Legislative committee OKs Superdome naming rights deal with Mercedes-Benz - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
The deal is worth between $50 million and $60 million for New Orleans Saints

John Kasay has been more than steady for the New Orleans Saints: First-and-10 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Jeff Duncan's weekly Saints observations