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Fleur-de-Links: Saturday, July 28 (non-Twitter edition)


Camp Coverage

New Orleans Saints have methodical day at practice Friday |
James Varney

New Orleans Saints receiver Adrian Arrington making best of opportunity |
Bradley Handwerger - New Orleans Saints receiver Adrian Arrington leapt off the line, streaking straight towards the end zone before breaking off his route and cutting to a hole in the defense.

New Orleans Saints receiver Adrian Arrington off to a good start in training camp |
Nakia Hogan

Saints Camp Q&A: Pete Carmichael & Steve Spagnuolo (July 27) |
Transcript provided by Matt Ryan of the New Orleans Saints.

Photo Gallery - Saints Training Camp (July 27, 2012) |

New Orleans Saints players, not defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, will transform the unit |
John DeShazier - Change will come from assembled talent.

New Orleans Saints set at starters for C/G, but backup battles wide open |
James Varney

New Orleans Saints acting Coach Joe Vitt has quote of the day Friday |
James Varney - He talks about new poster of Sean Payton.

New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson makes play of the day at Friday practice |
James Varney - He takes pass away from Jimmy Graham.

New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas misses Friday practice with back strain |
Larry Holder - Mark Ingram practices on a limited basis with his knee injury.

Suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton will be watching his team figuratively |
Larry Holder - Billboard-sized poster serves as inspiration for the organization.

Sean Payton's eyes still on Saints - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - I just finished a news story for our main NFL page on this, but it's well worth sharing here. Includes notes from practice...


Gleason Tribute - "Hey Steve, 's dat choo?" (statue) - bad joke from my childhood

New Orleans Saints unveil statue at Superdome commemorating Steve Gleason's famous punt block |
James Varney - 'This is pretty amazing,' Gleason says.

Saints unveil statue of Gleason punt block | The Advocate
Brett Martel — The blocked punt that etched Steve Gleason into Saints lore and became symbolic of New Orleans’ resilience.

Statue of former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason symbolizes the resilience of a man as well as a city |
James Varney - Saints, friends and family on hand to see unveiling of statue.

Atlanta Falcons refuse to allow their symbols to be used in Steve Gleason statue at Superdome |
James Varney

An NFC South rivalry gone too far? - NFC South Blog | ESPN
Pat Y. - In recent years, the rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons has been the best in the NFC South.


Contract Conversation - TCOB and Not TCOB...?

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead remains in shock with new contract |
Larry Holder - Deal only took four days to work out.

No contract talks between New Orleans Saints and tackle Jermon Bushrod |
Larry Holder - Bushrod enters the final year of his contract after Pro Bowl season.

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