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Fleur-de-Links: July 23, 2012



This was a first... autographing a Jimmy John's sub! Keep'em coming

Uh oh! Its bout that time again! Dust my pads off and put me in tha game coach! New challenges and new chips on my shoulders! Just Business!

✈ NOLA! It's go time.

Thanks bro! Good luck with everything. RT: : I enjoyed training w/u guys. Good luck this season.

What do you think about this new Saints hat by ?

Sittin at Jimmy Johns with on Vets. I’ve been looking forward to this all day

Man I am craving some Jimmy John’s. what am I going to do about it…

RT : Looks like New Orleans LB, Nate Bussey, is ready for season - we (cont)

The official 2012 media guide in our lockers today! It's almost here...

30LBS AGO.....B4 DA SCARS....

TE Visanthe Shiancoe, who had a visit with the Pats last week, will visit the Eagles on Tues. One of the best free agents still on market

Football is right around the corner.. Just left facility worked out and had a meeting

Had a blast a my man James farrior wedding in htown. It's been real and I've been on the road for 3weeks. Time to get to nola and sit still.

Told y'all the rain would stop and the sun would come out for training camp

All my guys are headed back today!! Can't wait to see everyone, can't wait to get started!!

Good morning! Let's make today a great one.

"An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold" -Chinese Proverb Could not be truer sitting at the airport!

": whad up Fam "Lolol!! Holla at ur boy Mr 305

People ask: "U ready for the season?" Me:"was born baked and ready, they just put clothes on me"



SaintsWin: Analysis & Opinion: Running Backs, Sean Payton, and 2012
While Sean Payton is properly recognized for his significant contributions to the state of the modern NFL passing attack, he's often overlooked for re-imagining the role and implementation of running backs in today's NFL.

Saints questions: Will Drew Brees show any rust from his layoff from the team? | New Orleans
As summer seems to get hotter and hotter and we get down to only baseball on TV, there’s only one thing to do to keep our interest – answer questions and give our thoughts about the Saints heading into training camp.

Saints Nation: 6 Burning Training Camp Questions | July

Daily Special, July 23, 2012 - Who Dat Social Club
Okay, we’re finally there: the eve of training camp. Tomorrow marks the real start of the football season. Everything up to now has been preparation for (or distraction from) the moment when the players step onto the field and begin the process of installing the offense, learning the new defense, and whittling down the roster to the final 53.

New Orleans Saints top 25 countdown, Jahri Evans, No. 3 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Guard is the league's best interior lineman

Jenkins Has Seen a Lot of Change
Safety Malcolm Jenkins has become used to changes since joining the Saints and looks forward to 2012



Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith of New Orleans Saints talk settlements with NFL - ESPN
Vilma declined to comment on the talks, but said, "I want the team to do well, and I want to be part of the team."

Jonathan Vilma and NFL hearing ends with no resolution - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
They will meet again on Thursday

Only Vilma will pursue a preliminary injunction for bounty suspension | ProFootballTalk
We've assumed for weeks that the three players whose bounty suspensions commence as of Week One of the regular season will seek a preliminary injunction blocking those suspensions until the litigation attacking the suspensions is resolved. To date, they haven't.

New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith arrive for settlement conference - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Conference is last-ditch effort to reach compromise

Freeh report generated for Saints may never be published | ProFootballTalk
As the NCAA imposes on Penn State an array of penalties that arguably are more punitive and long-lasting than the so-called death penalty, the sanctions trace directly to the report generated by former federal judge and FBI director Louis Freeh.

Bounty case settlement conference occurs Monday | ProFootballTalk
Peter King of is back from vacation, and the opening portion of his Monday Morning Quarterback column served as a reminder that today is the day on which a U.S. magistrate judge will preside over an effort to resolve the lawsuits filed in connection with the bounty-related suspensions.



Peyton watch in Denver headlines preseason | NFL Football | The Sun Herald
Peyton Manning has changed his ride, from a Colt to a Bronco.

Saints need to make a move on Andre Carter before the Patriots
Enter Andre Carter, currently a free agent, and former New England Patriot defensive end who totaled 10 sacks in 14 games last season.

Hakim Drops the Ball!: Drew Brees is the one who knocks...
I look forward to seeing somebody use this as inspiration for meshing Saints players with the cast of 'The Wire' or something.

DETROIT: Drew Sharp: Time for NFL headquarters to instill discipline in Lions | NFL Football | The Sun Herald
The Lions should just change their logo: "Bubbles" with his paws up, or maybe with leg irons across his hind quarters. Or how about fitting him with an orange jump suit?

Tying up loose ends before heading out on my annual training camp tour - Peter King -