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Fleur-De-Links: Saturday, October 27

Your daily collection of Saints news, opinion, and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Former Saints CB Tracy Porter - Will he or won't he play on Sunday?

Tracy Porter: Will he or won't he play on Sunday?
Tracy Porter: Will he or won't he play on Sunday?
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cameron jordan#tbt I was a freshmen but my facial hair refused to connect

cameron jordandefense dinner,always love it...This week it was my turn, thanks Elways...Hopefully my guys loved the food cause I didn love the bill no lol

cameron jordanLol RT @r_grassmuck: @camjordan94 I feel bad for you son, i got 99 problems and glad that bill aint one! who dat! #beatthebroncos

Canal St. ChroniclesJust realized...if the replacement refs were still in action, the Saints probably would have lost that game against Tampa on the final play.

Reid G.Big like a pickle. Still getting' paid.

Kevin SpainPaging @JeffDuncanTP RT @YahooForde: My column on undefeated Louisville, and whether the school (cont)

Jeff Duncan8-0, baby! RT @kevinspainTP: Paging @JeffDuncanTP RT @YahooForde: My column on undefeated Louisville.

New Orleans Saints#SaintsFans = #BestFans

team gleasonWho's ready for the Jazz Fest Half Marathon? #NoWhiteFlags -SG

team gleasonYou better not lose to these guys. -SG

JUNIOR GALETTE6 AM I'm up #15OB Dreams Woke Me -Crazy Used 2 Wake up pillows Soaked with Tears Now Sweet Dreams every night #Blessed

ProFootballTalkCromartie says Bush is unprofessional, has poor sportsmanship

Ron HernandezThere are a lot of @saints #WhoDat fans at #MSY @NO_Airport this morning. :) #NOvsDEN


From the Saints Sideline

Joe Vitt Talks About Offensive Balance, Gives Game Injury Update |
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt met with the media on Friday to give a final injury update before leaving for Denver and to discuss the offensive balance.

Pete Carmichael: "They Are a Fast, Physical Defense" |
Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael spoke with the media on Friday about the Saints rushing attack and facing the Broncos defense.

Graham, Hawthorne will be game-time decisions for Saints at Broncos |

New Orleans Saints and their vaunted passing attack set to take on Denver |
Nakia Hogan - Saints try to improve win streak to three.

New Orleans Saints trying to regain their trust in the running game |
Mike Triplett - Saints rank first in the NFL in passing yards and last in rushing yards -- but they're taking baby steps toward improvement.

Former Saint Porter longs to play as N.O. goes to Denver | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - Though veteran NFL cornerback Tracy Porter no longer plays for the New Orleans Saints, it seems safe to say that former teammates and Who Dat Nation hold a special place for him in their collective heart.

John Fox, New Orleans Saints need no introductions | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - When the New Orleans Saints go against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night in Sports Authority Field, a familiar face will be patrolling the home team’s sideline.

Drew Brees says Saints offense is starting to click | The Advocate
Guerry Smith - Drew Brees believes the Saints’ offense is close to where it needs to be.

Saints offense beginning to click, but problems not totally solved |
Bradley Handwerger - For nearly 20 minutes in the Saints’ win over Tampa Bay, New Orleans’ offense looked familiar.

Jonathan Vilma wants to play more against Denver | The Advocate
Guerry Smith - New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma hopes to play a bigger role on the Saints defense in his second game of the season.

New Orleans Saints: The Big Picture | The Advocate
Perryn Keys - Returning from his six-game suspension this week, Joe Vitt joked that his wife, Linda, deserved to win the NFL’s Ed Block Courage Award for helping him through the exile.

Broncos manhandling teams in 4th quarter |
Eddie Pells - Some teams like to say the fourth quarter is theirs. The Denver Broncos are taking it to a different level.

Scouting the Broncos |
Andrew Juge


The Pony Express

Tracy Porter likely won't play Sunday due to illness |
Bill Williamson - Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter will likely miss Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Saints as he continues to experience symptoms following a seizure he suffered in August.

Denver Broncos CB Tracy Porter still waiting for doctors' OK to return | The Denver Post
Jeff Legwold - Cornerback Tracy Porter said he feels healthy, but his return to the Broncos lineup will depend on when the teams medical staff agrees.

How Porter helps Broncos if he doesn't play - AFC West Blog |
Bill Williamson - If Tracy Porter can’t play Sunday against his former team, the New Orleans Saints, the Broncos still might get some inside information on the Saints.

Video: John Fox on BRONCOSTV |

Breaking Drew Brees-Marques Colston connection on Broncos' to-do list | The Denver Post
Jeff Legwold - The Broncos left San Diego with plenty of momentum, having roared back from a 24-0 deficit to win a key AFC West game, 35-24.

Broncos' Wolfe displaying versatility in rookie season | The Denver Post
Tom Kensler - Hows this for a start to Derek Wolfe

Broncos' Andre Caldwell not the first 4th wideout to see spot duty | The Denver Post
Jeff Legwold - Overall, the fourth wide receiver in the Broncos offense isn't getting much action, no matter who it is.



NFL lawyers oppose efforts to remove Paul Tagliabue from hearing bounty appeals |
Mort, Ed, and the A.P. - NFL lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on Friday, arguing that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue should be allowed to hear appeals on the Saints' bounties case next week.

NFL files motion to keep Tagliabue as bounty arbiter |
Steve Reed - NFL lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans requesting former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue be allowed to hear appeals on the Saints' bounties case next week.

Fujita wages noble battle against the NFL | The Sun Herald
Jonathan Mahler - If the NFL's "Bountygate" scandal has become too complicated for you to follow -- what with the appeals, reduced suspensions, recusals and a civil suit -- here's all you need to know: In Scott Fujita, the league chose the wrong scapegoat.

There is no shortage of respect for former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue |
Larry Holder - But players are still challenging his appointment as appeals hearing officer.



Week 7 FedEx Air and Ground winners - NFL Videos |
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for over 375 yards and four touchdowns, while Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson ran for close to 200 yards and two touchdowns.

Peyton Manning gets slice of pizza market | The Advocate
Eddie Pells - Now Broncos fans can call the audibles while Peyton Manning cheers them on. Pepperoni! No, make that sausage!

Gameday Program Features McGahee |
This week, the Broncos take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football. Fans in attendance at Sports Authority Field at Mile High will receive a Gameday program — and this week’s cover features running back Willis McGahee.

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