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Fleur-de-Links: April 21, 2011


10 Years Ago Today: With the 23rd pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, the Saints selected Deuce McAllister (@)

deuce mcallister
Thanks for all of the well wishes and negative tweets as well. 10 years man that's a long time Who Dat Nation for life

New Orleans Saints
From @, a video recap of when Deuce broke the Saints TD record
Chase Daniel
The stinkiest stink!! Haha RT @ Do you think Nicole Shrezinger or Kim Kardashian breath stinks in the morning?

New Orleans Saints
One more classic @ video from @, leading the team out vs. the Cardinals in the playoffs!

Jermon Bushrod
Shootout to anyone who does I-95 traffic daily during rush hour, cuz I'm in it now n it sucks

Adam Schefter
For those that missed it - and don't - it's on again tonight. Gruden's QB Camp: The Draftees airs at 7 et on ESPN. Gruden is great TV.

Lance Moore
Grocery store is always tiring lol. Now we have to put all of this stuff away lol *bbm yawn face*

Jason La Canfora
All NFL teams will have a former great player announcing their second-round pick at Radio City Music Hall next week. Pretty cool.

deuce mcallister
"@: @ can't blame a girl for trying! Maybe u could humor me and say you'll "consider" it. LOL"I will consider

Adam Schefter
NFL Draft is one week from tonight. Not locked out; locked in.

Thomas Morstead
Back to Dallas, can't wait

New Orleans Saints
Photo of the Day: Coach Payton hugs Deuce McAllister after he broke the Saints career TD record (11/24/08)

Jermon Bushrod
They gotta be kiddin me with this plane lol... And I hafta board it

michael miller
by Official_Saints
@ running back @ is the most loved player in saints history. I still see #26 jerseys.

New Orleans Saints
With the Saints drafting Deuce McAllister 10 years ago today, we will be posting photos/videos to honor our career TD & rushing yds leader!



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Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Tulsa running back Charles Gray has visited with the Saints. He’s a guy you could see in the later rounds. He’s a jack of all trades, who played running back, fullback and H-back in college and probably could help on special teams in the NFL.

Blogger mock draft coming Monday - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The blog network is deep into our mock draft, which will run on Monday. 

Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller may be first defender picked in 2011 NFL draft |
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NFL draft 2011: A closer look at the linebackers |
Outside LB Akeem Ayers has impressive size and speed

2011 NFL Mock Draft with Cam Newton, Marcell Dareus, more - Peter King -
24. New Orleans Saints Will Pick: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa Should Pick: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa A very strong proviso here: Watch out for Alabama RB Mark Ingram. I think he's the player Sean Payton loves the most at 24. But he looks at his running back crop, including undrafted free agents Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas, and knows he can get a good back later. He also realizes it's now or never to get a defensive end who's got a chance to be a pass-rush force. New Orleans likes Anthony Castonzo too -- but he'll likely be off the board by this point.



Rams not looking to trade, like their options at 14 | ProFootballTalk
Last year the Rams knew well in advance that they'd use their first-round draft pick, the first pick overall, on quarterback Sam Bradford. This year the Rams can only guess about who will still be on the board when their first-round draft pick, the 14th pick overall, comes up.

Larry Fitzgerald is ready to help his teammates financially | ProFootballTalk
With the lockout nearly six weeks old, there have been tales of players taking out high-interest loans in order to stay afloat. If any of those players play for the Cardinals, they don't need to go to those extremes.  Receiver Larry Fitzgerald is ready to help.

Clearing the air on rookie contact rules | ProFootballTalk
Some of you have asked us to clarify the rules regarding contact with draft picks after they become draft picks. Initially, it was widely believed that, after the rookie's name is called from the podium at Radio City Music Hall, the rookie joins the category of locked-out players.

Bucs may take different route to London - NFC South Blog - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may take a different approach with their trip to London this season than they did in 2009. They play a home

Report: Ruling from Judge Nelson expected on Monday | ProFootballTalk
With mediation over for nearly a month, the next labor domino to fall should be a ruling from Judge Susan Nelson on the pending motion to lift the lockout. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports we won't have to wait much longer.

Retired players will announce second-round draft picks | ProFootballTalk
As usual, Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the first-round picks in next week's NFL draft. But the league announced today that it's doing something different on the second day of the draft: Bringing in retired players to announce the picks.

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