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Fleur-de-Links, October 14: News around the NFL during Saints Bye Week

Check out all the news around the league for today’s slate of games and more during the Saints bye week.

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Saints bye week content:

How Terron Armstead spent the offseason mastering body and mind, so that he could master opponents – The Athletic
Through five weeks, the Saints lineman is rated as Pro Football Focus' fourth-best tackle in the NFL.

Saints WR Michael Thomas fined $10,026 for taunting | Saints | theadvocate.com
Michael Thomas is losing a little bit of money this week.

Saints bye week review: New wrinkles, biggest surprises, reasons for hope and fear, more | Saints | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints have settled their secondary and haven’t had many coverage busts since playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener, which has been more palatable for

Saints’ Justin Hardee aspiring to be NFL’s best special teams player | NOLA.com

Film Review: What the Ravens can learn from the Saints’ use of QB Taysom Hill - Baltimore Beatdown
Since trading back into the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft to select quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens have made a couple of things clear — Joe Flacco is still the starting...

Around the NFL:

J.J. Watt calls out NFL after younger brother T.J. gets hit with a monstrous fine - CBSSports.com
J.J. Watt is not happy with the NFL right now

Bills unlikely to trade LeSean McCoy to Eagles - NFL.com
The Buffalo Bills value running back LeSean McCoy and it appears the team isn't willing to trade him away to the Philadelphia Eagles unless they pay a steep price for his services.

NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football rankings, injury updates, inactives, sleepers, lineup advice - CBSSports.com
Everything you need to know heading into Week 6

ESPN NFL Analyst Is Suggesting A Huge QB Trade
The Giants are 1-5 on the season and going nowhere. Making matters worse, their quarterback Eli Manning is struggling tremendously.

NFL odds, picks for Week 6: Advanced computer model loving Rams, Falcons - CBSSports.com
SportsLine computer model simulated every Week 6 NFL game 10,000 times with surprising results

Josh Norman faces no further discipline after benching - NFL.com
The Washington Redskins' struggles against the Drew Brees on "Monday Night Football" were exacerbated by Josh Norman's benching by coach Jay Gruden in the second half of the loss.

Ryan Tannehill out for Dolphins; Brock Osweiler starting - NFL.com
The Miami Dolphins will not have Ryan Tannehill under center against the Chicago Bears. The quarterback was ruled out for Sunday because of a shoulder injury.

NFL Week 6 odds, picks: Steelers stomp Bengals, Titans topple Ravens and more best bets - CBSSports.com
Plus more of Will Brinson's best bets for Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season

Raiders shopping recent top draft picks as they brace for an offseason of many changes - CBSSports.com
Karl Joseph, Obi Melifonwu and Derrick Johnson are among the players the Raiders are willing to move

Giants players' frustration with Eli Manning's deteriorating play is boiling over - CBSSports.com
Manning's atrocious outing against the Eagles resulted in more sideline outbursts

Broncos' Joseph faces critical stretch of the season - NFL.com
In the midst of a losing streak with a gauntlet of arduous opponents upcoming, Broncos coach Vance Joseph finds himself being monitored closely by management, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

NFL Week 6: Latest news, analysis, injury updates - The Washington Post
Can Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs upend Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Injuries: Deshaun Watson will play today for Texans - NFL.com
Texans QB Deshaun Watson, Panthers TE Greg Olsen, Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey, Redskins RB Adrian Peterson and Vikings RB Dalvin Cook all expected to play on Sunday.

NFL Week 6 News and Notes: NFL Team to London to Soon | SI.com
The league’s original goal was to get a team to London 15 years after launching the international series, and Sunday marks Year 12. How everything that could be in place is now in place for a London team. Also, notes on Dalvin Cook’s status, Andrew Luck rounding into form, a big week for the Cowboys’ staff and more

Breaking down which of two NFL unbeaten teams is better
Two NFL teams remain undefeated though five games — the Rams and Chiefs.

Which is the better team?

I’ll take the Rams, based on the fact they have a defense...

Rob Gronkowski shares the money advice he gives his NFL teammates
NFL star Rob Gronkowski explains to his rookie teammates on the New England Patriots why it's important to manage your money wisely.

Eagles LT Jason Peters slated to return this season - NFL.com
Philadelphia left tackle Jason Peters, a potential future Hall of Famer, is expected to return from a torn biceps injury in 'a week or two,' according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Steelers' Watt among several fined by NFL for QB hits
Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt has been fined $20,054 by the NFL for his hit on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, and the Steelers linebacker says he will appeal it. Watt rolled into the right leg of Ryan during the Steelers' 41-17 victory last Sunday and was called for roughing the passer. Watt, who

Saquon Barkley's rookie season has NFL players talking
Saquon Barkley was absolutely dominant for the New York Giants during the team's 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.