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Fleur-de-Links: October 26, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Both TE Jimmy Graham and LB David Hawthorne to be game-time decisions. WR Joe Morgan and TE Daniel Graham already ruled out.

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Mike Ehrmann


Happy to be back on the plane with the boys! Wheels up..

Bout to take off ✈✈

Denver, here WE come. WHODAT

Heading out to Denver soon. Get acclimated to that altitude.

The NFL filed its response to the NFLPA's motion for Paul Tagliabue to recuse himself. NFLPA can reply Mon. We'll see if we have hearing Tue

": i hope someone takes your knee out you cheater your a fraud"awwww that's so sweet of u. Dream of me!

Bitter Vikings fan. Still can't get past NFC 09 game. Retweeted by

Times-Picayune: New Orleans Saints fan Jon Menges had no idea photo would turn him into Who Dat Nation hero

Per , are only team to score at least 24 pts in every game... And are also only team to ALLOW at least 24 pts every game.

Big game this weekend. I know that the Who Dat Nation is ALL IN. Find out where to get your tee at

Congrats to Drew Brees on being named the FedEx Air Player of the Week!

NFL using LB Jonathan Vilma's words against him in opposition of motion to recuse Tags

Mary Jo White and the firm of Debevoise and Plimpton will represent the NFL and the appeals. Not Covington & Burling.

Thanks for hooking me up with some new headphones...

Final Saints-Broncos Injury Report:



A note to all young college athletes who clearly can write there own check with GOD GIVEN ABILITY stop being followers and letting your

Family down you have nieces nephews brother and sisters who look up to u.Its all fun and games until your in the news looking stupid then

Mom and Dad grandma crying over your stupid behavior GROW THE FK UP!!!!

So now the players they love in the news im pickin up my 12 year old hes hurt because i bought games with these cats on it NOW I GOT TO EXSP



J. Graham said if it was up to him he would play. Said he watched the game last Sunday from the training room

Sproles missed practice time this week due to a family matter but Vitt said he will play Sunday

Vitt said J. Graham and Hawthorne will both be a game-time decision for Sunday

I BELIEVE that today is Friday in most places and Lord willing the sun will rise on Saturday. The rest is total nonsense

Times Picayune's John Reid interviews Mr. Benson for a Hornets Preview article coming this Sunday

Great pics from our fans last week:

I know what this means to me... How about y'all??

It's Friday! JJ & Honey Badger bout to wake & bake up in this bitch. Where's the PS3 controllers at?

Today I am to play a game that I love

TGIF. Hope everyone has a great day and start to their wknd.

I thought I was runnin late lol packed this mornin and now in this fog I'm slappin wiz n bob marley lol thought it was appropriate

White Jerseys, Black Pants RT what color jerseys are we wearing Sunday night



New Orlean Saints | New Orleans Saints – Denver Broncos Friday Injury Report
Did Not Practice – Game Status TE Daniel Graham (Knee) – OUT

Limited – Game Status TE Jimmy Graham (Ankle) – Questionable, WR Joe Morgan (Chest) – OUT, LB David Hawthorne (Hamstring) – Questionable

Jimmy Graham wants to play for New Orleans Saints -
"If it was up to me, I'd play," said Graham, who is listed as questionable on the Saints' Friday injury report. "I'm good."

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will be a game-time decision - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Linebacker David Hawthorne is also a game-time decision

Jimmy Graham will be a game-time decision | ProFootballTalk
As the Saints attempt to extend their winning streak to three games, they may have tight end Jimmy Graham. Then again they may not. Graham, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports that Graham's availability for Sunday night's game against the Broncos will be deter...

Saints TE Jimmy Graham, LB David Hawthorne will be game-time decisions | New Orleans
Tight end Jimmy Graham and linebacker David Hawthorne will be game-time decisions Sunday in Denver after being limited in practice this week.

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma said he'll embrace any role on the defense - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Vilma is preparing for his second game back this season against the Denver Broncos

Saints defense working to figure out new system | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — Strong safety Roman Harper and the rest of the New Orleans Saints defense realize that first-year defensive coordinator Steve Sp…

Saints-Broncos Injury Reports: Tracy Porter reportedly has had seizures
A Louisiana native and New Orleans Saints legend has had to deal with an unexpected and concerning issue when he left his home state to play for the Denver Broncos.

USA Today NFL writer: Broncos' Manning should be in MVP discussion | New Orleans
"Take away the first quarter of the Atlanta game, when he threw three interceptions, and Peyton Manning is an MVP candidate. Even with that one bad quarter, he still should be in the discussion.

Brees and Manning square off when Broncos host Saints -
A matchup between two of the NFL's most prolific passers headlines "Football Night in America" when Drew Brees leads his New Orleans Saints into the Rockies to face off with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Drew Brees a heavenly quarterback since signing with Saints in 2006 - The Denver Post
All those disgruntled defensive coordinators and agitated defensive backs can blame the Broncos for what Drew Brees has accomplished since the start of the 2006 season.

Drew Brees, Peyton Manning matchup one for the NFL history books - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Manning and Brees are in the top-10 of almost every statistical NFL passing category

'Pop' quiz: Who is Joe Vitt's daughter rooting for this week?
Suspended by the NFL for six games for his role in Bountygate, Joe Vitt could only watch as his players struggled through the first month of the season. Vitt was so eager to return to his team, and assume his

Drew Brees, Peyton Manning to duel for maybe last time in NFL - Peter King -
Drew Brees-Peyton Manning V, Sunday night in Denver ... certainly a place neither man ever thought they'd meet for maybe the last time of professional careers likely to end, for both, in Canton.

Two Saints out against Broncos; two more questionable
Two Saints out against Broncos; two more questionable.



NFL using Jonathan Vilma's words against him in opposition of motion to recuse Paul Tagliabue - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Jonathan Vilma deemed Paul Tagliabue as a neutral arbitrator after win in Tampa Bay

New Orleans Saints fan Jon Menges had no idea photo would turn him into Who Dat Nation hero - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"The whole premise wasn't to be a jerk," said Menges, who said he and his wife Jennifer were bouncing around ideas to "just kind of make a statement" when they came up with the idea for him to hide the T-shirt under his Deuce McAllister jersey, then reveal it just in time for the photo opportunity. "Really, what I wanted to say was, 'Commissioner Goodell, I understand you're in charge of the NFL. But never forget it's a fan-driven league. Without the fans, you don't have a league. And remember that before you completely disassemble a team like you have (with the bounty punishments against the Saints)."

NFL lawyers plan to oppose efforts to remove Paul Tagliabue from hearing bounty appeals - ESPN
NFL lawyers plan to file their opposition to efforts by suspended players in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal to remove Paul Tagliabue as the appeals officer in advance of Friday's federal court deadline, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.



NFL's battle against breast cancer needs green over pink - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
The NFLs battle against breast cancer stops at raising awareness; whats needed is raising money for early detection for everyone, FOXSports.coms Jen Floyd Engel says. NFLs battle against breast cancer needs green over pink SI POLL: TEBOW IS MOST OVERRATED
It's no surprise that Tim Tebow is among the most underutilized players in the league this season, but according to a recent SI poll the Jets' Wildcat QB ranks atop another notable list.

Manning gets slice of pizza market in new hometown - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Manning gets slice of pizza market in new hometown Manning gets slice of pizza market in new hometown



Jimmy Graham Interview 10/26/12

Jonathan Vilma Interview 10/26/12

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