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Fleur-de-Links: April 19, 2011

Be sure to check back later for a story detailing the Saints' 2011 schedule. All NFL team schedules are to be revealed at 6:00 CST. Let's hope these games actually happen.


Rita Benson LeBlanc recording radio spots for @! Sign up for May 7 -

NFLPlayerNews NFL | Mediation continues

Karimar Brown
by bobbymccray
I'm so tired of hearing about the abuse and killing of so many kids here in the US. We are supposed to care for them not hurt them!

Jeff Duncan
In @'s mock draft for SI, the will take Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn, which would make ex-Hawkeye @ giddy.

Usama Young
Back home enjoying this beautiful Tuesday. Done with my workout for the day. Hope y'all r having a good one

Jeff Duncan
The always insightful @ with his annual list of the Top 100 players in the NFL has two in the Top 50:

Reggie Bush
RT @: @ you all good over there young sir? (yep)

Reggie Bush
That's crazy though that the spaced out the first two games so far apart?

Adam Schefter's power rankings of the Top 10 NFL cornerbacks.

Reggie Bush
Ok apparently the game is tomorrow my bad! Lol! Guess I'm too excited

Reggie Bush
Game 2 today between Hornets and Lakers gonna be crazy! Man I grew up a Laker fan but @ is my dude and I play in Nawlins!

NFLPlayerNews Saints | Alex Green visit update

New Orleans Saints
Video of the Day: "Favre...short drop...gets jostled...has it intercepted - It's Jonathan Vilma!"

Scott Shanle
NFL points to Stewart Bradley as reason for changes on concussions via @..player's responsibility tell'em

Mark Ingram
by j_bushrod7475
Lord thank you for waking me up this morning, please help me to have a blessed and productive day!!

Leigh Torrence Jr
I've taken to Baking! Time on my hands... Proud poppa!



Three New Orleans Saints players ranked among top 100 in NFL: links |'s Pete Prisco ranks quarterback Drew Brees and guards Carl Nicks and Jahri Evans among top 100 NFL players

Hawaii’s Alex Green Next RB To Meet With The New Orleans Saints " Who Dat Dish | A New Orleans Saints Blog
The New Orleans Saints are meeting with another running back prospect a week before the draft in Hawaii's Alex Green

New Orleans Saints Video: Quality defensive players available in NFL Draft to boost Black & Gold

The lockout needs to end, for Darren Sharper’s sake | ProFootballTalk
Like so many other athletes whose physical skills are beginning to erode, veteran NFL safety Darren Sharper apparently wants to stay in the spotlight after he retires via one of the various seemingly money-for-nothing professions.

NFL Draft: 10 best and worst of the New Orleans Saints -- No. 4 worst pick |
Continuation in a series leading up to this year's draft



Quintin Mikell is boycotting the draft | ProFootballTalk
Plenty of fans have expressed to us a desire to boycott all TV coverage of the 2011 NFL draft.  At least one NFL player has decided to just that. "I usually am [a big NFL Draft guy], but I won’t be watching it this year," Eagles safety Quintin Mikell told Tim McManus of PhillySportsDaily.

2011 mock draft, take four | ProFootballTalk
24. Saints: Jabaal Sheard, defensive end, Pittsburgh. Many draftniks wrote off Sheard after a relatively under-the-radar college career that included one off-the-field incident. The character concerns are overblown, however, and the 2010 Big East Defensive Player of the Year will be an impact rusher in Gregg Williams’ up-tempo defense.

Colts, Patriots, Saints kick the tires on Andy Dalton - Peter King -
On March 18, New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien flew to Fort Worth to work out TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.

Wide receivers A.J. Green, Julio Jones set themselves apart heading into the NFL draft |
Position breakdown leading up to the NFL draft

A closer look at tight ends for the NFL draft |
Bios on the top guys



It's schedule day in the NFL - NFC South Blog - ESPN
My guess -- and this is only a guess -- is that the New Orleans Saints will get the Thursday night game to open the season against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. It makes too much sense not to have the last two Super Bowl champions open the season against one another. I’ll also guess the Saints get two other prime-time games.

Panthers will have NFL's hardest schedule - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The National Football League is releasing its regular-season schedule Tuesday night, but we already know the Carolina Panthers will play the league’s toughest schedule.

NFC South shut out of CB Power Rankings - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Power Rankings for cornerbacks are out and the NFC South has been shut out.

Seahawks want to trade out of the first round | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks G.M. John Schneider will enter next Thursday with the 25th pick in the first round of the NFL draft. But he sounds like a man who would like to avoid making a pick on Thursday altogether. "Personally, I’d like to move back," Schneider said Monday.

NFL, players resume court-ordered negotiations | Saints | — Baton Rouge, LA

Who can gain from lengthy lockout? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat thinks the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons belong on any list of teams that might benefit from a lengthy lockout.

Random NFC South thoughts, notes - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Some random thoughts and a couple of notes on a Monday evening. Watching Roddy White run wild on Twitter makes me wish the technology had been invent