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Fleur-de-links, October 25: How bout dem Apples? News from around the league

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Saints News:

With the Saints trading for Eli Apple, what does film show they’re getting? – The Athletic
The move gives New Orleans more depth at one of the most important positions in the game.

Ex-Giants CB Eli Apple: 'Great' to change scenery with trade to Saints | NJ.com
Eight months after getting a "clean slate" from a new Giants front office and coaching staff, cornerback Eli Apple welcomes a "fresh start" with the New Orleans Saints, after being traded Tuesday for a pair of draft choices.

NFL Week 8: Can Saints get back at Vikings for epic playoff defeat?
Will the Saints get revenge for the "Minnesota Miracle"? Does Blake Bortles finish his start in London? That and more to ponder for NFL Week 8.

Report: Saints sign former Cowboys lineman Chaz Green
Offensive tackle Chaz Green has reportedly signed with the Saints.

Eli Apple preparing to contribute defensively for New Orleans Saints

Underhill: Saints look to be gearing up for a run, but recent moves also make sense for future | Saints | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints are always focused on the next game, the next opponent, the next play.

Vikings' Dalvin Cook not expected to play versus Saints - NFL.com
It looks like the Minnesota Vikings will be playing the New Orleans Saints on Sunday without Dalvin Cook. The running is expected to sit out for the fifth time in six games this week.

Watch Out, NFC: The Saints Are Building a Defense | SI.com
The trade for cornerback Eli Apple, who’ll pair with one of the best cover men in the game, could push New Orleans’ defense over the top

Eli Apple excited for fresh start with Saints | nola.com
Apple spoke with former Ohio State teammates Vonn Bell and Marshon Lattimore right after the deal.

NFL News:

4 available NFL Free Agents the Steelers should kick the tires on - Behind the Steel Curtain
No, the Steelers will not be signing Dez Bryant.

Terrelle Pryor, who had every option in sports, now needs a job
Terrelle Pryor would have been a world-class recruit at any position, but his decision to play quarterback coming out of high school has hampered his NFL career.

Why the NFL is falling in love with Alabama DL Quinnen Williams | AL.com
Alabama nose guard Quinnen Williams' draft stock is rising, in part, because he is ideally suited for today's football.

Top Targets as NFL Trade Deadline Approaches | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
This year's NFL trade deadline has a chance to be the most active ever. The action has already begun: The Cleveland Browns sent running back Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars...

Tanking NFL Teams Picked the Wrong Year to Lose for a QB | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The Giants flea market/consignment auction/estate sale is officially underway, and no reasonable offer will be refused! Inconsistent-but-still-useful cornerback Eli Apple? Off to New Orleans...

Prime-time Parlay: FPI predictions for the biggest games of NFL Week 8
Prime-time Parlay is your FPI-based guide that predicts the results of all the biggest NFL games of Week 8.

NFL - Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 8 2018
Will the Patriots have Rob Gronkowski back this week? NFL Nation reporters update all the key injuries for every team.

Gruden: 'Certainly, I don't see us trading' Derek Carr - NFL.com
Raiders coach Jon Gruden addressed reporters Wednesday for the first time since the team traded receiver Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. He did his part to quell rumors of a potential Derek Carr trade.

NFL pass blocking, pass rushing stats - Leaderboard for Pass Block Win Rate and Pass Rush Win Rate
ESPN Analytics created a new way to measure the pass-block and pass-rush performance of individual NFL players. Here's the current leaderboard.

Scary good, scary bad position groups in the 2018 NFL season - NFL.com
Gil Brandt spotlights three scary good position groups, including the group blocking for Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley -- and three position groups that are scary bad.

Giants sign receiver Corey Coleman to active roster - NFL.com
The New York Giants signed former first-round pick Corey Coleman to their active roster. Coleman joined the Giants' practice squad just last week -- his fourth organization in three months.

Blake Bortles 'couldn't care less' about critics, has eyes on SBLIII - NFL.com
Blake Bortles knows what you think about him -- and he doesn't care: "I always say I'm pretty good at not listening to people." Michael Silver writes that, despite widespread criticism, the Jaguars QB still has his sights set on Super Bowl LIII.