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MINNEAPOLIS, MN:  New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) takes the field during warmups before an NFL Division Round playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) takes the field during warmups before an NFL Division Round playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.

I’m cold, you’re cold, the New Orleans Saints are cold, we’re all cold. Get your mind off it with some news:

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Thomas Morstead vows to deliver check to Minnesota hospital during Super Bowl week if donations hit $100K | Saints | theadvocate.com
Thomas Morstead might be taking the torn cartilage in his ribs back to Minneapolis sooner than expected. Vikings fans are donating to his charitable foundation out of respect for his gutsy performance.

Delvin Breaux says he's finally fully healthy after season lost to injury | Saints | theadvocate.com
Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux had a trying year in New Orleans.

Saints finally enter offseason only needing to add to core, not overhaul it | Saints | theadvocate.com
The last few times New Orleans reached the end of a season it felt like there was a lot of work to be done. The idea of immediate success the next season was what felt fake. After the 2014 season, the roster had to be stripped down. Then it was the scouting staff. After that, the coaching staff.

Saints sign 10 players to reserve/future contracts | Saints | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints began their offseason by signing the entire practice squad to reserve/future contracts.

Terron Armstead is confident that a healthy season will come in the near future | Saints | theadvocate.com
Terron Armstead is hopeful that a healthy season is in his near future.

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes doesn't believe knockout blow to Andrew Sendejo was dirty hit | TwinCities.com
Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo lay crumpled on the 11-yard line at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Teammate Xavier Rhodes was livid at the blindside hit levied by Saints receiver Michael Thomas during the third quarter of Minnesota’s 29-24 win over New Orleans in the NFC divisional-round playoff game.

Lagniappe

Cinotti’s Bakery sends 7 turnovers to Ben Roethlisberger - Big Cat Country
It's a creative, delicious symbol of thanks.

Jarvis Landry not happy with Dolphins’ handling of contract | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry and his agent spoke about their contract talks with the team and about the concerns raised about him.

Eagles fan arrested for punching horse in the face - Bleeding Green Nation
Don’t be this guy.

I Scouted the Patriots Using Steve Belichick’s Book | SI.com
Bill Belichick’s father, Steve, literally wrote the book on football scouting. I attempted to watch Patriots-Titans through Steve’s eyes, using his principles

PewterReport.com's Pre-Shrine Week 2018 NFL Mock Draft | Pewter Report
In their first mock draft of 2018, PewterReport.com gives you a look at what is slated to be for all 32 NFL teams before East-West Shrine Week kicks off.

2018 NFL mock draft: How QB changes will alter the draft - SBNation.com
Where veteran signal callers go will greatly impact where rookies end up.