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Saints News, 5/13/16: Saints' Rookie Minicamp Opens Friday

The New Orleans Saints are back to work, sort of. Their rookies have opened their minicamp today, as the Saints attempt to parse through both their draft picks and their undrafted free agents to determine who will get a chance to compete for one of the 53 spots in the preseason.

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Saints News

This Day in New Orleans Saints History - May 13
A look back at 50 seasons of Saints history

Saints scout Brendan Prophett hired by Lions, website reports |

New Orleans Saints' top three draft picks from 2015 could switch spots - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
The Saints' top three 2015 draft picks could be on the move -- Stephone Anthony to strongside LB, Hau'oli Kikaha to DE and Andrus Peat to OG.

Former New Orleans Saints TE Ben Watson completes move to Baltimore |

Matt Shaughnessy scheduled to work out for Saints | ProFootballTalk
Defensive end/linebacker Matt Shaughnessy was out of the league in 2015 after being released by the Cardinals just before the start of the regular season, but that's not keeping him from looking for a job this season.


NFL News

The story behind this ridiculous Gronkowski-Beckham photo | New York Post
The power of Drake may have brought Rob Gronkowski and Odell Beckham Jr. together, but it was a pair of outrageous onesies that solidified their bond. After the NFL superstars shook up social media by posing in the oversized pajamas last month, Gronkowski opened up about what led to the unexpected allegiance between the Patriots tight end and Giants wide receiver. "You know my boy, Stevan Ridley, he used to play for us [New England]. He went to LSU and he's friends with Odell Beckham, who was living at Drake's," Gronkowski said on DraftKings' "Truth or Dare" video segment. While in LA with a close pal of Ridley's, the pair made their way to Drake's compound, where Beckham was staying. It wasn't long before Gronkowski and company got their hands on jumpsuits from Ridley's clothing collection, KiD-RiD. "Me and Odell got in the onesies and then we went in the backyard, because it's such a beautiful backyard, and then we took pictures in the onesies," Gronkowski continued. Though Gronkowski's teammate, Danny Amendola, also got in on the fun, the photo shoot wasn't his fondest memory at Drake's. In fact, he found his promised land in a secret locale. "[He] has a bar underneath a waterfall type thing in the back corner of the pool," he added. "It was pretty cool."

ESPN's John Clayton has Browns among most regressed NFL teams for 2016 - Waiting For Next Year
ESPN's John Clayton has the Cleveland Browns, Superbowl champ Denver Broncos, and Carolina Panthers as the NFL teams that are worse off for 2016.

49ers Chip Kelly 'no idea' if Kaepernick, Gabbert will start
Chip Kelly doesn't anticipate the 49ers quarterback duel to truly unfold until training camp, when Colin Kaepernick will be healthy to battle Blaine Gabbert

Dear Drew: How loud is NRG Stadium?

NFL has no comment on possible violation by Eagles with Wentz/Goff talks | ProFootballTalk
On Thursday, PFT reported that the Eagles secured a verbal commitment from quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz that both would accept offsets if the Eagles traded up to No. 2 and made one of them the selection.