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Full press release on the Saints 2011 preseason schedule:

New Orleans Saints
Specific dates & times for the preseason games besides the Oakland contest will be released at a future date.

New Orleans Saints
The Saints-Raiders game in Oakland will take place Sunday, August 28 at 7 p.m. CT & nationally-televised on NBC
Adam Schefter
Each team has announced its preseason schedule. Now if the two sides could only figure out a way to actually get those games played.

Adam Schefter
Jim Harbaugh on Cam Newton: "That's plutonium-grade raw material. I haven't seen upside like with this guy probably in the last 10 years."

Usama Young
Lol "I believe the children are our future,teach them well and let them lead the way..." RT @: @ Usama loves the kids!

Usama Young
Leaving Kettering Middle School, reminisced the whole time, thinkn about me in those seats

New Orleans Saints
The regular season schedule will be announced later this month....

Reggie Bush
Just left gas station and this how much it cost to fill up my tank! Gas is getting out of control!

Chase Daniel
About to get on the links with Bomar here at Grapevine..see how this goes

Jonathan Vilma
Owners and players set to meet thurs to resume talks...let's get er done!!

deuce mcallister
Man I wish I could hit the water today. Nice brisk day

Drew Brees
Today is the 150th Anniversary of the start to the Civil War. Can anyone trace their heritage that far? Any pics of relatives who fought?

Drew Brees
What’s the you ever got? Check out mine in Katie Couric’s new book.

Jermon Bushrod
How is everyones tuesday morning?!?... Helped out wit Towson spring ball and got some good conditioning in!! Breakfast then oline meetings!!

Lance Moore
Happy tuesday tweeps. Let's make this day better than the last!!! Gym time for me. Ill holla later.

Alex James Brown
Good morning twitter world... Go out and have the best Tuesday possible.

jonathan goodwin
Bout to go fishing for the first time since I I was a kid. Wish me luck.

Usama Young
Up and at em! Enthusiasm is contagious. Be excited about helping others out...... It goes a long way

Adam Schefter
A gloomy prediction of what the NFL schedule could look like. RT @: WEEK 1: BYE WEEK 2: BYE WEEK 3: BYE WEEK 4: BYE.....



Q&A with New Orleans Saints receiver Robert Meachem | Tulsa World

New Orleans Saints' 2011 preseason schedule is announced - home games vs. San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans |
The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to host two games inside the Superdome - in Week 1 of the preseason against the San Francisco 49ers and in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans. They will play at the Houston Texans in Week 2 and at the Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

Beason tops NFC South LB Power Rankings - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Beason was the only linebacker from the division on my ballot and was the only NFC South linebacker to receive any votes from any of the panelists. For the record, I gave strong consideration to New Orleans’ Jonathan Vilma. He would have made my ballot if so many pass-rushers didn’t get in the way and those guys do make a big impact.

New Orleans Saints to workout local stars Drake Nevis, Daniel Graff, Tommy Connors and Lance Lacoste

The belief: The New Orleans Saints have to upgrade their pass rush | Philly | 04/12/2011
This writer must have missed the memo that Pierre Thomas was re-signed just before the lockout.

'Madden 12' cover vote down to final four - ESPN
The Gamer Blog on

Mock mania: No consensus among analysts on New Orleans Saints' first-round draft pick |
Every prognosticator has a different projection

NFL Videos: On the Beat: Saints No. 24
Mike Triplett from the New Orleans Times-Picayune makes the 24th overall selection in the 2011 On the Beat Mock Draft.



Mock first round for NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn went to New Orleans at No. 24, and I easily can see that happening since the Saints need a defensive end as much as the Bucs. Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward went No. 27 to Atlanta. I’m not as sure about the Heyward pick as the others.

Tale of the tape: Ingram vs. Leshoure - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Mark Ingram and Mikel Leshoure are the two RB prospects most likely to make the most immediate impact. - National Football League news



Attorneys for NFL players meet with judge | Saints | — Baton Rouge, LA

Judge orders NFL, players to try fresh talks | Saints | — Baton Rouge, LA
2theadvocate is your leading source for the latest in news, sports, and entertainment for the Baton Rouge area and its surrounding communities

Judge orders court-supervised mediation in NFL labor dispute - New Orleans Saints -
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The NFL and its locked-out players have been ordered to start talking again.

Game changes show Carolina's need for QB - NFC South Blog - ESPN
I’ve written several times in recent weeks that the Carolina Panthers are giving strong consideration to using the first pick in the upcoming dr

For the Panthers, a QB or no QB with first NFL draft pick? -
The one sure thing about the 2011 NFL season the April 28-30 draft is hardly a sure thing for the Carolina Panthers. Despite the lockout limbo that imperils the season, the draft will proceed minus any trades of veteran players since all league...