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Tracy Porter Fish tailing out the parking lot leaving #Magic

Tracy Porter Phresh kut on the way. S/o @regdareal

Tracy Porter Yeah man! Lemme get 10 traditional (extra crispy), 8 boneless (both mild) n some wedges! Thx RT @HannaBay: @T_Porter22 want some BDubs??

Mark Ingram I'm listenin to Dat throwback #COB #MacDesktopSwagg @BOW88KEY @BIG_MARK_MUZIK @ITS_J_OVA_BITCH @RobbyGreenJr1

Chase Daniel Look at him go! Haha...extreme go-karting with @ChiefMcAdams

Mark Ingram Rollin around the city runnin gettin a few things done

Courtney Roby These Jamaican patties I'm eating are truly something special..

Jason La Canfora Alabama's Trent Richardson, the top RB in this draft, had minor knee scope 3 weeks ago, and won't do on-field drills at the combine...

Jason La Canfora Richardson suffered the minor injury leading up to national champ game and is making a good recovery but will hold off here as a precaution

Jason La Canfora He is slated to conduct full drill work at Alabama's Pro Day and the situation should not impact him moving forward #insideslant

Courtney Roby What's everyone sacrificing for #Lent ..?

Nate BUSSEY Just landed in NOLA and its 70+ degrees.... Wat up "Baaaaaabe"

Gabe Feldman Judge Boylan (memmmmories) sets 12/15 trial date for retired NFL players' lawsuit against NFL Films.



New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks says he still hasn't talked to team about new deal |
Nicks tells SiriusXM Radio he doesn't want to receive franchise tag.

Carl Nicks doesn't want franchise tag - NFC South Blog - ESPN
"Yes, I’d be upset if I got franchise tagged, straight up and down,’’ Nicks said.

Best plan for the New Orleans Saints to let Jahri Evans go and retain Carl Nicks?
But an interesting point was brought up recently -- should the Saints part ways with Jahri Evans so they can find the money to sign Carl Nicks long term?

New Orleans Saints Porter and Dunbar appear ready to accept whatever happens
New Orleans Saints free agents Tracy Porter and Jo-Lonn Dunabr show they are ready to head into free agency if they need to with some recent posts on Twitter.

Saints Nation: Pro Football Focus Scores for Saints Players in 2011 (Offense)
The Saints were the best offense in NFL history this year, so these high scores shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Still, it's great to see how well they stack up with the rest of the league. Top to bottom the Saints have no weaknesses at any position on offense

Jeff Duncan and The Times-Picayune do well at journalism contest |
Contest judging is going on in Kissimmee, Fla.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under the Cap: NFC South Cap Overview
New Orleans Saints: Estimated Cap Space: $20-$25 million

NFC South combine primer - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Y.

Falcons won’t overpay to keep Curtis Lofton, John Abraham | ProFootballTalk
Curtis Lofton and John Abraham are both stalwarts of Atlanta's defense, but as free agency approaches, the Falcons seem willing to let both of them walk.

Jimmy Clausen is candidate for release | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers spent a boatload of money in free agency last year, and the bill has come due. While the team doesn't have many key players to re-sign, Carolina needs to shed a lot of salary before the start of the new league year.

Colts permitted to sign Luck as soon as Friday | ProFootballTalk
In past years, some first overall picks were signed to contracts before the draft actually began. Last year, due to the lockout, that was impossible.

NFLPA vows to assist NFLCA, Cornwell | ProFootballTalk
Three weeks ago, sports lawyer David Cornwell sent a memo to players and agents urging serious consideration of the replacement of NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith.

Competition Committee to consider adjusting 12 men penalty | ProFootballTalk
Following the 12 men on the field penalty called on the Giants late in the Super Bowl, Florio started banging the drum for the league to consider changes to the rule.

Tom Brady Cruelly Consolidates Power By Marrying Sister Off To Twisted But Influential Kevin Youkilis | The Onion
BOSTON—While acknowledging Tom Brady’s decision to betroth his sister Julie to savage, lecherous Kevin Youkilis may be morally repugnant on a personal level, Boston sports analysts said Thursday the move should consolidate the superstar’...

New Sitcom To Feature Blocking Tight End Living With Pass-Catching Tight End | The Onion
LOS ANGELES—CBS executives announced Friday they have ordered a full season of a new show called Loose Ends, a situation comedy about a buttoned-down NFL tight end known for his blocking ability who lives in a condo with his brash young teammate.

Roger Goodell Backs Off Expansion Talk After Being Reminded Of Jacksonville Jaguars | The Onion
NEW YORK—Amid talks of "possibly adding a 32nd team" to the National Football League, Commissioner Roger Goodell was reminded by aides Tuesday that the Jaguars have been playing in the AFC South for more than a decade.

Roger Goodell Asks Football Fans How Much They Are Willing To Pay To Make Pro Bowl Go Away | The Onion
NEW YORK­—Football fans "do not like the Pro Bowl" and "would rather get rid of the all-star game altogether," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Saturday, saying the league is open to hearing exactly how much mone...

Doctors Clear Peyton Manning To Let 300-Pound Men Slam Him Into The Ground As Hard As They Can | The Onion
INDIANAPOLIS—Sources confirmed Friday that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had been cleared by doctors to resume his career of being chased, clubbed, and thrown to the ground by 300-pound men, often with the 300-pound men falling on to...

Eli Manning: 'My Mom And Dad Are Taking Me To Disney World!' | The Onion

NFL Wives Club: Holly Robinson Peete, The Celebrity Football Chick
Chick in the Huddle