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Fleur-de-Links: April 14, 2011


Jeff Duncan
Agreed. RT @: @ think Saints in prime position to trade out of 1st Rd with QB hungry team trying to get in front of SEA?

Results from our Fan Poll (3,369 votes) on most-anticipated Preseason Saints Game: vs 49ers 73%; at Texans 10%; at Raiders 9%; vs Titans 8%

Adam Schefter
RB Mark Ingram officially changed agents today and hired Joel Segal, who also represents, amongst others, Michael Vick and Reggie Bush.
Sports Agent
by usama_young28
Which type of NFL Player is affected by lockout now...Read this story on Redskins client Selvish Capers

Alex James Brown
At the house watching a classic... ROBOCOP!!!!

Jermon Bushrod
Laboca "@: @ What was the name of the restaurant we went to for your O-line dinner?"

Jeff Duncan
Mixed reports. Versatile talent but raw. RT @: @ Two mock drafts have taking Muh. Wilkerson, Temple. Thoughts?

Chase Daniel
30,000 followers by the end of the weekend! Re-Tweet this, please. Im going to give away a signed football to one of y'all if it happens!

NFLPlayerNews Saints | Charles Clay to visit

Pierre Thomas
@ where at?

Pierre Thomas
@ nah man, i'm back in pensacola for rehab...its gon be craazy tho huh?

Lance Moore
Sun is out!!! No naps for me today. Gonna enjoy this while I can.

Jonathan Vilma
As usual the media is blowing this kobe thing way outa proportion. Its over. Let it go already

Scott Shanle
Only two of the 10 named plaintiffs attending mediation via 4 owners present? no hurry i guess

Adam Schefter
Owners present at today's mediation, according to the NFL: Clark Hunt, Robert Kraft, Jerry Richardson, Art Rooney.

Lance Moore
I will make today better than yesterday!!! Ya I said it. I challenge u to the same tweeps. Oh yes!

New Orleans Saints
Video: "Almost no possibility, with a throw that good, that you are going to be able to stop that" - Cris Collinsworth



New Orleans Saints to visit with USC tight end Jordan Cameron |
After striking gold with basketball player-turned-tight end Jimmy Graham in last year's NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints are taking an extended look at this year's version, USC tight end Jordan Cameron. He is scheduled to make a pre-draft visit in New Orleans on Sunday and Monday.

Updated list of New Orleans Saints' pre-draft visits |
Teams are allowed to visit with unlimited number of local prospects, up to 30 non-local prospects before draft

Drew Brees 3rd, Peyton Manning 4th in NFL jersey sales

NFL Draft: 10 best and worst picks of the New Orleans Saints -- No. 6 best |
Continuing series leading up to this year's draft

Saints Nation: Dropping Rookie Salaries in the NFL is a Good Thing | April Needs Contributing Writers For Saints Coverage " Who Dat Dish | A New Orleans Saints Blog



Report: Tulsa's Charles Clay to visit with Saints

Team needs: New Orleans Saints | ProFootballTalk
The Saints made the playoffs as defending champs, but never quite seemed the same is they were in their '09 title year.  The offense fell from first to eleventh in points.  The defense improved overall, but stopped forcing turnovers.

Call It: Draft needs for the Saints - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Here’s your chance to voice your opinion on what the New Orleans Saints should do with their first-round pick.

Draft Watch: NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
....the Saints like to focus on the best available player and they don’t lock into needs that can be filled if and when free agency arrives. Defensive end is New Orleans’ biggest area of need, but the history of Loomis and Payton suggest they’re not going to take someone at that position unless they’re convinced he’s the best player available. With this approach, just about any position other than quarterback is in play when the Saints pick at No. 24.

NFC South needs to look at RBs in draft - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The numbers say the Saints are just fine at running back. But recent history tells another story. The Saints also had Ingram in for a visit, and he has to be a consideration if he’s available at No. 24. Even if it’s not Ingram, the Saints need to add a running back somewhere in the draft.



Palmer, lockout put Bengals in a tough bind - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Uncertainty surrounding Carson Palmer's future could make Cincy an intriguing team to watch at the NFL draft. - National Football League news

DeMarcus Ware will not take money from NFLPA lockout fund - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
DeMarcus Ware will not take a handout from the NFLPA. The trade association that was formerly the players... - National Football League news

Finally, Aaron Rodgers overtakes Brett Favre in jersey sales - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
After matching Brett Favre in terms of Super Bowl victories, Aaron Rodgers has finally passed the quarterback... - National Football League news

Mark Ingram completes his agent switch | ProFootballTalk
We reported last week that running back Mark Ingram, winner of the 2009 Heisman Trophy, had fired agent Rocky Arceneaux. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Ingram has hired Joel Segal, whose client list includes Mike Vick and Reggie Bush, among others.

Only two of the 10 named plaintiffs attending mediation | ProFootballTalk
As percentages go, the plaintiffs in the Brady antritrust lawsuit are slightly better represented than the defendants. The lawsuit has 10 named plaintiffs, including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees.

"Life coach" fires JaMarcus Russell | ProFootballTalk
The latest embarrassment for the former No. 1 overall pick: Russell’s "Life coach" John Lucas told Russell he would no longer work with him and asked Russell to leave Houston, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. Just think about that for a second. A man who is getting paid to help Russell, who makes a career out of rehabilitating athletes, gave up on the kid.

Keeping score: Power rankings by division - NFC West Blog - ESPN

NFC South running fifth in Power Rankings - NFC South Blog - ESPN
NFC West colleague Mike Sando has a scorecard on how all the divisions have fared in the Power Rankings we’ve been doing in recent months.

Mediation resumes in NFL, players dispute | Saints | — Baton Rouge, LA
Goodell declined to comment as the group entered the courthouse. Pash said: "The only way we're going to get this whole set of issues resolved is by negotiating."