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Fleur-de-Links, December 28: Saints expected to let backups play, but will starters see field at all?

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First-and-10: Potential Saints records add meaning to finale vs. Panthers |
Some people will call this is a meaningless game, but there are plenty of meaningful marks for the Saints and players.

Dawgs in NFL: Saints TE Benjamin Watson hanging up cleats to focus on family
BULLDOGS IN THE NFL NEW ORLEANS -- The remarkable football career of Georgia graduate Benjamin Watson is coming to an end. His remarkable life will continue to flourish, we feel sure. Watson, a 2004 UGA graduate and letterman and a 15-year NFL veteran currently with the New Orleans Saints, has finally decided to call

Alex Okafor's production allows him to opt out of Saints contract, source says | Saints |
Alex Okafor has earned the right to become a free agent this offseason.

Saints players with cash to earn: A look at bonuses tied to Week 17 game | Saints |
Some Saints might have to pay for a day off.

RB Index, Week 17: Saints, Cowboys among top rushing tandems -
Maurice Jones-Drew examines each team's ground game and selects the top five rushing tandems in the league -- and yes, quarterbacks are considered. Plus, see his updated running back rankings.

They don’t call him ‘Big Nutz Lutz’ for nothing – The Athletic
If the season were to end today, Wil Lutz would have the highest field-goal percentage mark in Saints history at 93.3 percent.

Report: Saints cut Mitchell Loewen among other roster moves

Drew Brees says Teddy Bridgewater should play in Week 17

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NFL coaching candidates we'd hire 2019 - ESPN panelists make their picks
We asked reporters, analysts and former players who they'd pick to coach their team, with 25 names making the list.

Prime-time Parlay: FPI predictions for the biggest games of NFL Week 17
Prime-time Parlay is your FPI-based guide that predicts the results of all the biggest NFL games of Week 17.

Strahan wants Aaron Donald to break his sacks record -
Aaron Donald needs four sacks to break the single-season record of 22.5, which is currently held by Michael Strahan. The Hall of Famer hopes Donald breaks his record.

NFL coach hot seat rankings: Who will be gone at end of 2018 season?
Two NFL coaches have already been dismissed in the 2018 NFL season. Who else will join them when the Week 17 action wraps up?

Re-Drafting the 2018 NFL Draft's 1st Round | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
When they speak publicly, general managers won't admit to the desire to pick a different player in hypothetical re-draft scenarios. Then again, we know the selection order wouldn't look the same if all rookies returned to the draft pool...

Dallas Cowboys: Film room: NFL draft prospects who Cowboys fans need to keep an eye on in major college bowl games | SportsDay
With the New Year quickly approaching, college football's bowl season is in full swing. As teams try to end the season on a positive note, many...

NFL kickers: How league's brotherhood stays bonded amid big misses
Missing a key field goal or extra point can leave kickers on an island. But that experience is something that bonds players throughout the NFL.

NFL Week 17: The five most high-pressure situations in finales
For Lamar Jackson and several other key figures, Sunday could determine whether they're on to the postseason or headed home early.

Antonio Gates Disagrees With LeBron James' Statement About NFL "Slave Mentality"
Gates isn't buying it. Last week's episode of LeBron James' The Shop caused a stir. In the episode, which also featured Todd Gurley, Jimmy Kimmel, Ice Cube, ...

More examples of the NFL as National Foolishness League
All he had to do was shove him out of bounds!

WR Equanimeous St. Brown — his father’s name is John — had just caught a 25-yard Aaron Rodgers pass from...

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