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Fleur-de-Links: March 28, 2011

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TWEETS:

Drew Brees
Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" has jumped out to an early lead on the list of favorite karaoke songs. Keep'em coming

Adam Schefter
Even though hearing in Minnesota is scheduled for April 6, an NFLPA source said no ruling is expected until mid April at the earliest.
Adam Schefter
Whatever the Players Association decides to do draft week, it is unlikely to go head-to-head versus the NFL on the night of the draft.

Sir Saint dressed up for the @ tonight. What do you guys think?

Chris Mortensen
NFLPA understands alternative competing draft event is not the way to go nor embraced. Players will make own decision, as in the past.

Gateway4Cancer
by alexbrown96
10 symptoms you shouldn't to ignore

Leigh Torrence Jr
Tire pull workout at The Duke Academy just taught me something about life and about myself this morning!

Heath Evans
"@: Sounds like Aqib Talib might be in trouble again. " @ @ "I put my wheels on em!"

Jeff Duncan
Spot-on, as always. RT @: @ actually has the only article you need to read about the NYT paywall:

Reggie Bush
It's already baseball season again??? Lol! Wow! I feel like the season just ended.

deuce mcallister
Congrats to my friend my brother my mentor Luther Riley on being named the Head BBall Coach at Alcorn St. Univ. More good news to come

NFLPlayerNews
NFL.com Saints | Muhammad Wilkerson visits

EcoInspiration
by HeathEvans
@ Please help spread the word: Jim Dugan, 42, missing from since Tuesday:

Drew Brees
Last night my buddy turned 40 and we all sang karaoke at the party. So I pose the question: best karaoke songs of all time? Artist and song

Drew Brees
I can't wait to watch this Butler/VCU game. Might be one of the best of all time. I'm calling it now




SAINTS:

New Orleans Saints' Chris Ivory working his way through an uncertain time | NOLA.com
"They went in and put a screw through one of my bones, and, I believe, they connected it with my next toe," Ivory said. "That's supposed to help it align, to line the bones and the ligaments back up, and at my last checkup everything was aligned perfectly."

2011 mock draft, take three | ProFootballTalk
24. Saints: Muhammad Wilkerson, defensive tackle, Temple. Wilkerson is another red-hot pre-draft riser, even earning the tenth overall player spot on Mel Kiper’s Big Board. While we’re not quite buying what Kiper is selling, Wilkerson certainly is a first-round pick. He’d help form a dynamic duo adjacent Sedrick Ellis.

NFL.com news: Fans' choice: Pick the Super Bowl classic you'd like to watch

Looking at unsung NFC South cornerbacks - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Atlanta’s Dunta Robinson makes the huge money, Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber gets talked about as a potential Hall of Famer while teammate Aqib Talib.....

New Orleans Saints reader comment: Fans need representation | NOLA.com
"Washington D.C.'s, Brian Frederick said the $6.5 billion in PUBLIC financing for NFL stadiums gives fans a vested interest in the game equal to the players and owners. He is soooo right!! Put us on the negotiating table too!! Wheres the represenative from the fans side?? What do they mean we weren't invited!!? Who's speeking up for the public (FANS)??"

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert are both top-five picks in NFL draft - Peter King - SI.com
The draft, the only thing you can love in this wasteland of an offseason, starts one month from today. I'm here to give you 10 truths about what's still a very cloudy draft, with an assist from draftologist Mike Mayock. I also want to discuss five other things on my cranium this morning, as Myron Cope was fond of saying:

Julio Jones wants to "shake the commissioner’s hand" in New York | ProFootballTalk
"I have not heard anything about that, but hopefully I will be there to shake the commissioner’s hand," Jones told WQXI via SportsRadioInterviews.com. "Yes, sir, I want an opportunity to go to New York and be able to experience that."

Players are allowed to see team doctors during lockout | ProFootballTalk
Curran spoke with NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, who confirmed that players are free to meet with team doctors — as long as they are away from the team facility. Trainers are also allowed to get information from the doctors about the reports.

Dez Bryant sued for $246,000 in jewelry | ProFootballTalk
As Rosenthal pointed out this morning, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant may shop wherever he wants to shop. But it's important that he pay for whatever he buys. PFT has learned that Bryant has been sued by a jeweler who allegedly produced several custom items for Bryant in 2010.

Vidal Hazelton clocks in at 4.5 seconds - NFC South Blog - ESPN
All four NFC South teams have representatives at the University of Cincinnati’s pro day, which is going on right now.