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Fleur-de-Links: Sunday, March 6, 2011

Glad you could make it to your afternoon sampler of tweets and links.

You may read them after the jump...


alexbrown96 U can say that again.... RT @ChrisHarrisNFL: Workout freak does not equal great football player
alexbrown96 Getting HOT at the right time..RT @ChiTribSports: Photos: #Blackhawks beat the #MapleLeafsfor 8th straight win.
ChaseDaniel RT @MoSportsMag Proud of @ChaseDaniel as he continues to show his support of MU by announcing scholarship endowment...#Mizzou Thank you!
ChaseDaniel Overwhelming response to the "CD Lone-star Scholarship" I'm blown away by the support! Thank you guys so much..let's start a trend! #Mizzou
dmcallister26  A Mardi Gras Edition of #TeamInsomniacheckin n with ya world
LanceMoore16 Good night w my heims. Gotta catch these z's real quick.
alexbrown96 Sitting up watching "love and other drugs" and I must say Anne Hathaway played the hell out if her part...
TylerLorenzen So amped for Mardi Gras!
T_Porter22 I want we about to have a crawfish boil!
T_Porter22 We ready to go! I have a driver too!
T_Porter22 I wish I could invite all u guys. I will keep that in mind. May not be a bad idea in the future!


New Orleans Saints on the mark with recent offseason moves |
Jeff Duncan - Team off to fast start, but there's plenty more to be done.

New Orleans Saints reader comment: Low-key moves could pay off |
Staff report - Highlighting comments from our readers.

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert took risk in 1990 and won |
Peter Finney - Cajun Cannon once sat before Judge David Doty.

New Orleans Saints' Chase Daniel sets up endowed scholarship at Mizzou |
Staff report - Backup QB to help players at alma mater.

New Orleans Saints hot spots - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - We'll continue our series of team-by-team mailbags with the New Orleans Saints.  

New Orleans Saints 2011 Mock Draft: 1 Writers Wish List | Bleacher Report
Mack Bonner - Last year I made a mock draft and only got one of the players I had hoped for (Jimmy Graham). This year, I think I'll call it my wish list as most of these players will probably not be playing for New Orleans this season...


Labor Pains

NFL, union taking weekend break from mediation |
Associated Press - They will have until Friday to reach a new CBA.

American Needle’s silver lining could help NFL in antitrust case | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - If the NFL and the players' union can't get a deal done by Friday, an avalanche of litigation will be launched.

Loss of benefits in lockout is a lose-lose situation | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - We've heard plenty about the loss of player health insurance benefits during a lockout, since that's the most important employment benefit for any worker -- and since players will for the first time in their careers have to write a monthly check to ensure the continuation of the benefits.

Chiefs plan lockout work | ProFootballTalk
Michael David Smith - Add the Kansas City Chiefs to the list of teams whose players are making plans to practice on their own if the owners lock them out. 



NFL Transactions Report |
List of individual team transactions (sorted by day) for the month of March.

Cam Newton, defense among dominant themes |
After the Cam Newton mania subsided, defense became the prevailing theme of the 2011 combine, John Clayton writes.

Report: Panthers not sold on taking defensive lineman with first pick | ProFootballTalk
Gregg Rosenthal - We are six weeks away from finding out who the Panthers will draft No. 1 overall, and we're bound to hear a lot of reports and rumors about their preference in the meantime.