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Fleur-de-Links: June 17, 2011


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New Orleans Saints OT Jon Stinchcomb still not 100 percent, but getting close |
He says no matter what, offensive linemen are expected to perform

Report/Video: Hotel worker accused of stealing Saints LB Arnoux's Super Bowl ring arrested IS New Orleans Sports and beyond. We cover the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

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Reggie Bush shows up for no Saints lockout workouts | ProFootballTalk
After the Saints traded up to pick running back Mark Ingram at the bottom of round one and running back Reggie Bush bid (bade?) farewell to New Orleans on Twitter, speculation mounted that Bush eventually would be leaving the Saints.

Reggie Bush to the Philadelphia Eagles? | Who Dat Dish
The Eagles are reportedly interested in signing Reggie Bush if he does not resign with the New Orleans Saints after the NFL Lockout.

New Orleans Saints players say workouts made them a better team |
Drew Brees, Chase Daniel, Sean Canfield to continue to work together

Drew Brees closing in on Hall of Fame - NFC South Blog - ESPN
He already has thrown for 7,000 more yards than Terry Bradshaw, completed one fewer touchdown pass than George Blanda and won one more Super Bowl cham

Quarterback Danny Wuerffel Diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Quarterback Danny Wuerffel had a successful college football career winning the Heisman Trophy in 1996 before being drafted by the New Orleans Saints and


A look at the Packers Super Bowl ring | ProFootballTalk
The Packers are in the middle of receiving their Super Bowl rings on Thursday night. It's a private event, although a few players and Packers personnel will be speaking after the ceremony.

Ahman Green takes aim at Texans G.M. Rick Smith | ProFootballTalk
The Ahman Green era in Houston is long forgotten, so this post would probably have made more sense to write in 2008. But Florio has one test for whether something is postworthy:  Is the story interesting?  And I definitely found an exchange between Green and Texans G.M.

Urlacher reiterates his belief that Bears are better than Packers | ProFootballTalk
Last month, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher raised eyebrows with his contention that the Bears, not the Packers, are the best team in the conference.  During a surprise appearance Thursday on ESPN 1000's Waddle & Silvy, Urlacher was given a chance to say that he was merely "playing to the crowd...

Connecting the dots between Matt Hasselbeck and the Titans | ProFootballTalk
When spinning the quarterback carousel this offseason, the Tennessee Titans and Matt Hasselbeck have often been connected. Tennessee is looking for a potential starter to play while Jake Locker gets ready.  And compared to Kerry Collins, Hasselbeck looks like a kid just entering his prime.

Front offices will need time to study new rules | ProFootballTalk
There's an assumption in some circles that, if/when a new labor deal is reached, the free-agency will open when the clock strikes 12 to start the next day.

Carolina’s Steve Smith briefly considered retirement when wife was ill | ProFootballTalk
Steve Smith of the Panthers has had a lot on his mind this offseason that is completely unrelated to trade rumors. Speaking at his football camp Friday, Smith said that he briefly considered retirement when his wife was ill this offseason, according to Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette.

Wade Phillips likes his new defense, but unsure about the secondary | ProFootballTalk
New Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips more or less agrees with conventional wisdom regarding his new team's defense.  He likes the front seven, but he's not sure about the team's secondary. Starting with last year's first-round pick, Kareem Jackson.


Report: Some owners are resisting potential deal | ProFootballTalk
Despite more than two weeks of real progress being made on talks regarding a new labor deal, it's still too early to believe it's a done deal that a deal will be done.

New Orleans Saints OT Jon Stinchcomb, LB Jonathan Vilma on status of NFL labor negotiations |
They are cautiously optimistic

Locked-out fringe players, one a Saint, find ways to get by - New Orleans Saints -
NEW ORLEANS -- With the NFL lockout putting the squeeze on both his wallet and pursuit of a pro football career, former Connecticut quarterback Tyler Lorenzen has created some of the latest culinary innovations in the Big Easy, just so he can eat at home and save a little coin.