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Fleur-de-Links: Sunday, July 29 - Morning Edition




Thomas MorsteadAwesome being back on the field with OUR fans watching on.... The season will be here before you know it! #WHODAT

Thomas MorsteadDid any of you WHODATs get any good photos today at practice? If so, please share...

Held Over"@ReidG75: Jim Harbaugh is the f****** worst." Pretty much.

Jedidiah Collins"@EOlsen69: No action on phone after practice is one of the worst feelings #Whining" Turn that frown upside down someone will text tomorrow

WWL-TV SportsDrew Brees bought the fans and players Plum Street Snoballs today. Nice gesture from the leader of the team. ...

WWL-TV SportsMalcolm Jenkins was happy w/ the snoballs, but had one concern. He asked the attendants, "Now, how many calories are in these?"

New Orleans SaintsThanks to the thousands of fans who came out to practice today & thanks to @NOLArain for taking the afternoon off!

Reid G.Dear @nflcommish, in case you get confused again, when NBC tallies the "kills" in women's volleyball matches, it's just a term.

Corey WhiteMe and pretty little Alex @stubenfoll at #PanamaCityBeach last year. Too much fun!

Mark Ingram Great first practice in pads today!! Felt real good to practice in front of the best fans in the NFL again! #WHODATNATION

WWL-TV Sports When asked about his INT of Drew Brees, Jabari Greer said, ""I'm not going to give away my secret formula..."

Held OverGot a little dusty in the house hearing about this Irish gymnast. Christ, can we ever get a good Irish story?

New Orleans Saints Take tomorrow afternoon off too. The team & fans would appreciate it! :) RT @NOLArain Anything I can do to help our Saints!

Held OverFor some reason I have a desire to go buy a Buick. #marissamilleralert

Jermon BushrodI got that drank in my cup... Lol #atthesamedamntime

New Orleans SaintsJudging by this photo, nobody enjoyed the snowballs more than @Mark_Ingram28

New Orleans SaintsPhotos from Saturday's Saints practice!

team gleason"@NOLAnews: Saints Marques Clark owes 'dream' opportunity to Brees" MC asked Michel for a TG wristband yesterday -SG

New Orleans Saints@JohnnyPatrick32 had a nice interception at today's practice! #Saints

Johnny PatrickLong day.. Another grind in morning goodnight


Camp Stuff

Friday's Leftovers

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton watches over team in new banner |
Bradley Handwerger - Where a large banner of a missed Washington Redskins field goal against the Saints in 2009 hung for more than a year, a newer, larger, more intimidating picture was posted inside the New Orleans Saints' facility.

Post-Practice Player Quotes from Friday |
WR Lance Moore, RB Pierre Thomas and C Brian de la Puente discuss the second practice of the 2012 Saints Training Camp.

Saturday's Evening Reports

New Orleans Saints defense has a solid day on the first day in pads |
Nakia Hogan - Defensive line has a good showing.

Padded practices kick off true evaluations for New Orleans Saints coaches Bill Johnson, Aaron Kromer |
Larry Holder - Contact will help gauge effectiveness of players in the trenches.

New Orleans Saints injury report: Rookie Donavan Robinson leaves practice with leg injury |
Nakia Hogan - David Thomas, Akiem Hicks miss practice.

New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer turns in play of the day |
Nakia Hogan - Greer baited Drew Brees.

New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer has quote of the day |
Nakia Hogan - Greer talks about his interception of Drew Brees.

New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer angers QB Drew Brees with interception |
Bradley Handwerger - Like a magician, New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer keeps the tricks of his trade close to the vest.

Video: Drew Brees' Interview 7/28/12 |
QB Drew Brees talks after practice on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Video: Joe Vitt's Interview 7/28/12 |
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt speaks with the media after practice on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Joe Vitt Recaps First Full-Pads Saints Practice |
The Saints were able to practice outside for the first time during Training Camp after inclement weather forced them to move indoors for the first two practices.

Saints Camp Q&A: Joe Vitt, Drew Brees, Cam Jordan, Mark Ingram (July 28) |
Transcript provided by Matt Ryan of the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees delivers snoballs to fans, teammates |
Drew Brees had an epiphany a couple of days before training camp started for the New Orleans Saints. And in typical New Orleans fashion, it involved food.

Drew Brees brings New Orleans Saints players, fans Plum Street Snoballs |
Larry Holder - Drew Brees didn't need to score any more points with his New Orleans Saints teammates or his adoring fans.

New Orleans Saints receiver Marques Clark owes 'dream' opportunity to quarterback Drew Brees |
Mike Triplett - Clark spent six years out of football before impressing Brees during workouts on high school field. (HansDat note: Is this the second coming of Beer Man?)

New Orleans Saints position breakdown: tight end |
Nakia Hogan - Team has a star in Jimmy Graham.

New Orleans Saints TE Michael Higgins' quiet confidence could land him roster role |
Bradley Handwerger - Michael Higgins is now on a path to being a key role player for the New Orleans Saints, the third tight end capable of doing whatever it is the team needs him to do.



New Orleans Saints can carry over unused salary-cap space into 2013 |
Mike Triplett - Saints are roughly $8 to $9 million under the cap.

Behind the Facemask- Mark Ingram |
Matt Mendelson - Fans were able to submit questions for RB Mark Ingram to the Saints Twitter account.

The Greatest Moments in Saints History- No. 8 |
Saints Clinch First Division Title

Video: Tom Benson Chats With Bobby & Deke - WWL | AM870 | FM105.3
He has built his NFL Team into a championship-caliber club that competes at the highest level each season.

Material Issues | moosedenied
GMW - I think we can all agree on the one burning camp question that burns more furiously than all others, and stands to shape the future of the franchise going forward like no other. So we'll begin there…Who wins the open competition at quarterback?

Steve Gleason's Block Punt Moment Forever Embedded in Saints' Fabric |
Andrew Juge

"Somewhere Under The Radar" - Who Dat Social Club

A Demise, Exaggerated | SaintsWin
Let's be clear about one thing. The Saints are p***** off.


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