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Sean Payton's contract extension with the New Orleans Saints a move for stability |
The team locked him up until 2015 season

New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma praised by his teammates and foes |
He is competitive, driven, and a leader on the team

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tosses doubters aside |
The comparisons to Brett Favre have finally ended

Coach Sean Payton has justified the faith that GM Mickey Loomis had in him |
After a couple of down years, Payton has things going in the right direction

New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore misses practice again Tuesday |
No new players on Saints' injury report

Q&A with Mickey Loomis

Vilma Talks About Facing the Packers

New Orleans Saints have some new faces that might give the Green Bay Packers reason to pause |
Two weeks ago the Packers were expecting two completely different defensive ends

New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees Next In Line For Contract Ext | Who Dat Dish
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said his deal isn’t tied to any pending extension for quarterback Drew Brees when asked during his new's conference about his contract extention.

Packers plan to split backfield reps Thursday night | ProFootballTalk
There has been plenty of speculation about the Packers backfield this year, with one primary question. Who will be The Man between James Starks and Ryan Grant? The early answer is there is no answer.  The Packers will rotate their backs.

Don't forget about Pierre Thomas - NFC South Blog - ESPN
He’s not the next Reggie Bush because Darren Sproles has that tag. He’s not the next Deuce McAllister because Mark Ingram's been handed th

Flint's Mark Ingram to make NFL regular-season debut in prime time against Green Bay |
Ingram, a Flint Southwestern grad, will suit up Thursday for the New Orleans Saints against the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.

Looking at NFC South Power Rankings - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Week 1 Power Rankings are up and the NFC South has three teams in the top 12. For what it’s worth this time of year, let’s re


Report: Jaguars release David Garrard | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars have done it again. Just before Week One, they have decided to release their starting quarterback. Jay Glazer of FOX reports David Garrard was informed he was released, and Luke McCown will start Week One against the Titans.  Rookie Blaine Gabbert is the backup to McCown.