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It’s Super Bowl weekend!

NEW ORLEANS, LA:  New Orleans Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore (23) adjusts his chinstrap during warmups before a game against the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Playoffs Wild Card Round at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA: New Orleans Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore (23) adjusts his chinstrap during warmups before a game against the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Playoffs Wild Card Round at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara, Cam Jordan, Mike Thomas staying in house together at Super Bowl | NOLA.com
All four players are visiting for events during Super Bowl week

Marshon Lattimore 'hopefully' days away from winning Defensive Rookie of the Year | Saints | theadvocate.com
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Marshon Lattimore is just days away from finding out whether or not he's the Defensive Rookie of the Year, an award he's the clear favorite to pick

Drew Brees visits Ellen, says he's a 'Saint for life' | NOLA.com
Also talks about his boys fighting during Pro Bowl

'Athletic freak' Taysom Hill's success with Saints no surprise to former teammate | NOLA.com
BYU linebacker Fred Warner says Hill was too valuable on offense to play special teams in college

Running start: Saints enter 2018 with NFL’s most loaded backfield - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
The Saints won't have to spend much, if any, resources on the backfield with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram back next season.

2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year debate: Alvin Kamara nabs most votes - NFL.com
Kareem Hunt, Deshaun Watson and Alvin Kamara all took the league by storm in Year 1. Who should take home the Offensive Rookie of the Year hardware? Let's debate!

Chargers were 'dumb' to let Drew Brees leave, Rodney Harrison says | NOLA.com
Harrison and Brees were teammates with the Chargers

Lagniappe

Patrick Robinson believes Saints disappointment helped him grow into player he's become with Eagles | Saints | theadvocate.com
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The man who made the biggest play of the NFC Championship Game was once written off by the city of New Orleans.

Former Saint Malcolm Jenkins has blossomed into one of NFL's most versatile defenders and leading activists in Philly | Saints | theadvocate.com
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Malcolm Jenkins was one kind of NFL player in New Orleans.

Arizona Cardinals expected to waive running back Adrian Peterson
After acquiring him from the New Orleans Saints in October, the Arizona Cardinals will reportedly be moving on from running back Adrian Peterson.

Patriots' Malcolm Butler, a pending free agent, calls Saints 'great organization' but says he's focused on Super Bowl | Saints | theadvocate.com
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Unrestricted free agency is on the horizon for New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, but the Super Bowl legend isn't talking much about the possibility of signing

Victor Butler: The Argonauts are holding me hostage - 3DownNation
Editor’s note: the following is an article written by professional football player Victor Butler.

WMU's Darius Phillips one of NFL draft's most exciting dual-threats
Phillips had 11 return touchdowns in his Western Michigan career: 5 on kick returns, 5 on interceptions and 1 on a punt return.