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Fleur-de-Links: June 1, 2011




The NFL Fans’ Lockout Demands
6. Darren Sharper (retired or not), Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, Terrell Owens, Miles Austin and Thomas Jones must be shirtless at all times. (Don’t question the demands of the fans…it’s bigger than you or me!) 7. Rex Ryan must wear a shirt at all times. We haven’t seen him shirtless thus far…and we want to keep it that way.

Wednesday At The Square Today

Saints Nation Poll Result: Fans Most Excited to See Mark Ingram | June

Colston Seems Healthy After Microfracture Surgery " Saints Gab
The Definitive New Orleans Saints Blog!

New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper to hold charity event at Zephyr Field on July 23 |
He has already raised $10,000 for charities

Safety Darren Sharper would like to remain a Saint, but hopes mostly for a 15th year in the NFL |
"I don't want to hobble out of the game," he said.

Podcast: Saints QB Chase Daniel - NFC South Blog - ESPN
New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel dishes on what he's doing to help the people of Joplin, Mo.



NFC South links: Panthers work in private - NFC South Blog - ESPN

Poll Finds NFL Risks Losing More than One Fourth of Its Fans if Lockout Hurts 2011 Season
Sachs said the poll results "clearly indicate the owners and players should consider the risks of inaction: significantly less revenue, fewer fans in stadiums and living rooms and a tragic loss of trust among a huge slice of the NFL’s market."

Tom Brady to gather teammates for workouts, starting Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
In recent years, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been spending less offseason time in New England, and more in Los Angeles.  This week, he's back in the Boston area, and he reportedly will be gathering some teammates for lockout workouts, starting today. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.

Another victim of the lockout: youth football camps | ProFootballTalk
It's hard to find a corner of the football world that hasn't been affected by the lockout.  Youth football camps are even taking the brunt of the decision by owners and players to squabble at a time of unprecedented prosperity.

49ers need a few good receivers for workouts | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers have a ratio problem at their player organized workouts.  Ideally, they'd have three times as many receivers as they do quarterbacks. Instead, they have three quarterbacks and three receivers.

Report: Steve Smith not at Panthers workout | ProFootballTalk
At noon today, we know where Giants receiver Steve Smith will be.  He'll be visiting via phone with PFT Live. We also know where Panthers receiver Steve Smith won't be.  He won't be working out with his teammates in North Carolina.

Howard Mudd wants to simplify Eagles line, improve Vick’s understanding | ProFootballTalk
While reading a remarkable and recommended profile of Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd on Wednesday by Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Inquirer, I learned that Mudd has nearly died a few times while riding a motorcycle.

Scott Wells gets Packers linemen together for workouts | ProFootballTalk
Though Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has yet to round up his wideouts for lockout workouts, the man who snaps Rodgers the ball has taken the bull by the horns. Alex Marvez of FOXSports.

Jack Del Rio on NFLCA brief: No one on staff knew about it | ProFootballTalk
A third coaching staff has come out publicly to say they don't support the court brief filed last week by the NFL Coaches Association, which sided with the players.

Recovering Pats Aaron Hernandez, Ty Warren among big group at practice session | ProFootballTalk
Florio mentioned this morning that Tom Brady was leading a Patriots player-only workout for the first time. And since we have nothing better to write about while we listen to Florio yammer on PFT Live, we may as well update what went on at the workout. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.

Jake Locker tries to deflect attention from himself | ProFootballTalk
Titans rookie quarterback Jake Locker, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft, showed up for workouts with his teammates on Tuesday. And he asked the media not to make a big deal about him.